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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Dodgson, describing how Alice was conj...
1984
The year 1984 is finally upon us, and George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1984 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is...
Twilight
Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, TWILIGHT captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a lo...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and ...
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you ...
Breaking Dawn
Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book tha...
New Moon
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistibl...
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Though the war against Voldemort is not going well, life at Hogwarts goes on, with the sixth-year students continuing their wizardly studies and tryin...
Underworld
‘This book is an aria and a wolf-whistle of our half-century’ Michael Ondaatje 'Extraordinary. . . Underworld is a rousingly impressive achievemen...
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel PieSociety, her curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she ...
Lords of Chaos
"* * * * * *! The most incredible story in the history of music … a heavyweight book."-Kerrang! "An unusual combination of true crime journa...
Roman Emperor Zeno
Peter Crawford examines the life and career of the fifth-century Roman emperor Zeno and the various problems he faced before and during his seventeen-...
German Railroads, Jewish Souls
Renowned Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg considered the German railway system that delivered European Jews to ghettos and death camps in Eastern Europe...
A History of Tea
A History of Tea tells the compelling story of the rise of tea in Asia and its eventual spread to the West and beyond. From the Chinese tea houses of ...
Life Ascending
Powerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atomic structure...
Eugenics
In 1883, Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, coined the word "eugenics" to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws...
Historicizing Race
The idea of race may be outdated, as many commentators and scholars, working in a broad range of different fields in the sciences and humanities, have...