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Life in the Iron Mills

Rebecca Harding Davis (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423024

Life in the Iron Mills is one of the first American novels that depicts the precarious state of the impoverished working class. Molly Wolfe is a member of this class working 12 hours a day, six days a week to earn a living. Because of his condition, he cannot develop his innate artistic talent. His cousin, Deborah tries to help him but the consequences are devastating.

Letters from a Stoic

Seneca (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422997

Read the stoic wisdom collected in one eBook. These letters illustrate the ideals admired by the Stoics and reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas.

Kokoro

Lafcadio Hearn (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422898

A collection of 15 essays that examine the inner spiritual life of Japan through the people that make Japan the unique place it is.

Human, All Too Human

Friedrich Nietzsche (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422706

Friedrich Nietzsche viewed science as key to undercutting traditional metaphysics. In Human, All Too Human, the philosopher describes science as a crucial step in the emergence of free spirits who will be the avant-garde of culture.

Hunger

Knut Hamsun (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422713

This existential novel by Norwegian author, Knut Hamsun, is often compared to works by Dostoevsky or Émile Zola, two of his main influences. Hunger has been called the "literary opening of the 20th century" and is a psychological narrative of a man whose interior is in a state of decay. Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prize for literature and Hunger is one of his finest novels.

From the Valley of the Missing

Grace Miller White (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422492

When a husband is stricken with grief over his wife's death, he kidnaps the twin children of the man he believes responsible. From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White is a suspenseful and chilling story about the power of resentment and two children's drive to survive.

Gorgias

Plato (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422546

Gorgias is dialogue written by Plato, based on a conversation between Socrates and a small group of sophists at a dinner gathering, where Socrates debates with the sophist seeking the true definition of rhetoric. It is a study of virtue founded upon an inquiry into the nature of rhetoric, art, power, temperance, justice, and good versus evil.

Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422324

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays are an American classic. These essays explore Emerson's thoughts about transcendentalism and romanticism. Some of the most famous essays in this collection are Self-Reliance, Compensation, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet, Experience, and Politics.

Essays and Lectures

Oscar Wilde (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422331

A collection of essays, lectures, poetry, reviews, private correspondence and aphorisms by Oscar Wilde.

Dawn of the Morning

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422140

In this historical romance, a young woman flees a marriage she never wanted and a life she wished she had never lived. Dawn of the Morning tells the story of Dawn Rensselaer's journey to find love on her own terms.

Dave Dawson With the R.A.F.

Robert Sydney Bowen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422126

In this volume, Dave and Freddy, dropped by parachute into Belgium, deep in Nazi-occupied territory, on a dangerous spy mission, escape at the risk of their lives with the secret information which enables England to foil the planned German invasion. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.

Don Juan

Lord Byron (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422225

Don Juan is an epic poem by Lord Byron about a womanizing Spaniard who is sent away for dishonoring his family. His adventures lead him through slave markets and royal courts until he grows into a man who can be admired.

Cloudy Jewel

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421990

Mistreated by her selfish sister and in danger of becoming a mere servant, Julia Cloud is saved by her niece and nephew. Both are in college and both are in need of a guiding mother. Julia succeeds in undertaking this role and soon becomes known as ‘Cloudy Jewel.’

Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421983

Civil Disobedience was Thoreau's first published book and continues to transform American discourse. It is unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many-layered storytelling.

Dave Dawson with the Commandos

Robert Sydney Bowen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422119

Dave Dawson performs all manner of courageous stunts and tricks in this battlefield thriller. Each Dave Dawson is packed with action, patriotism, and a historical fiction adventure set during WWII, perfect for middle grade and teen readers.

Candide

Voltaire (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421921

Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds".

Brewster's Millions

George Barr McCutcheon (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421891

When the young Montgomery Brewster inherits one million dollars from his grandfather, his luck is only about to get better. His rich and eccentric uncle dies just a short time later, and Brewster finds some very interesting conditions in his uncle's will. He stands to inherit seven million dollars as long as he spends every dime of his grandfather's money in the course of a year. Originally written in 1902, Brewster's Millions is a charming story of wealth and responsibility.

Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

Ian Maclaren (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421822

Ian McLaren's Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush became a manifesto of non-violent protest used by Gandhi and Martin Luther King about how the individuals shouldn't permit governments to revoke their consciences.

Childhood

Leo Tolstoy (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421952

A beautiful biographical story - the novel, published in 1852 when he was 23 years old, is the first in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood, and Youth.

Best Russian Short Stories

A.S. Pushkin (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421839

A collection of short stories from prominent Russian author A. S. Pushkin.

Babbitt

Sinclair Lewis (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421785

Although it was first published in 1922, Babbitt reveals the flaws of our modern society. Are money going to make us happy? Is social status such an important aspect in our lives? Can’t we just live in the moment? Asked some 90 odd years ago, these same questions haunt the Western society to this day. Can George F. Babbitt find the answer?

As a Man Thinketh

James Allen (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421747

What are you thinking right now? Is it moving you forward or holding you back? In James Allen's classic text, As a Man Thinketh, you'll learn the skills needed to change the way you think, and in doing so change the direction of your life. Read the book that has inspired millions to take control of destructive thought patterns and revolutionize the way they think. This self-improvement book is a must-read and is filled with insights into the human mind.

Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzche (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421853

One of the most influential books of the 20th century, this is Nietzsche's provocative and thought-provoking work of philosophy questioning centuries of Western tradition, thought and morality. Building on Nietzsche's, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil is a critical response to religion and other systems of moral conventions.

Almayer's Folly

Joseph Conrad (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421570

Dutch Kaspar Almayer, a trader married to a native Malayan and father of one daughter Nina, is obsessed with wealth. He seeks in vain the lost treasure of Borneo and waits for the British conquerors in his unfinished house named by a fellow seaman ‘Almayer’s Folly.’ A local prince in love with Nina swears to help the Dutch find the gold but can he be trusted?

An Outcast of the Islands

Joseph Conrad (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421624

This second novel from Conrad details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter.