Henry Van Dyke's The Mansion is essentially a Christmas novella that tells the story of a wealthy man known for his very generous donations to the church as well as for his contributions to charitable foundations and associations. However, he always insists on the mentioning of his name whenever he makes a contribution. Generally, it is from this contestable behavior that emanates the moral of the story. Most readers will also notice an obvious similarity between Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol and Dyke's story which is distinguished by its American context. Like Dickens, Dyke seems to convey the message that a true act of charity and goodness should be done without any attempt at profiting from it. When one night Dyke's protagonist dreams of going to heaven, he is surprised to see the very luxurious palaces built for the poor, as well as for other philanthropists, while his own home is just a simple hut. A guide in heaven explains to him that they use only what he sends from Earth for the building of his heavenly home. Waking up from his dream, the man immediately decides to become a different man and starts giving to the poor without imposing any sort caveat.
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Laodicean’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Thomas Hardy’.
Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Hardy includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily.eBook features:* The complete unabridged text of ‘A Laodicean’* Beautifully illustrated with images related to Hardy’s works* Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook* Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
A special 50th anniversary edition of the magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from N. Scott Momaday, with a new preface by the author
A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather’s, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world—modern, industrial America—pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, and goading him into a destructive, compulsive cycle of depravity and disgust.
Beautifully rendered and deeply affecting, House Made of Dawn has moved and inspired readers and writers for the last fifty years. It remains, in the words of The Paris Review, “both a masterpiece about the universal human condition and a masterpiece of Native American literature.”
This is the definitive eBook Edition of the great writer’s fictional works. Wells is an important writer, claimed by many to be the most original storyteller the world has ever known. (Current version: 6)Features:* Over 40 novels and all with individual contents tables* Illustrated with attractive images relating to Wells’ life and works* Annotated with introductory paragraphs to many of the novels and other works* Images from film adaptations of Wells’ work* ALL the short story collections* Rare novels, and all formatted for your enjoyment* The Father of Science Fiction’s works are presented in a scholarly order* INCLUDES rare early short stories, including Wells’ very first published story "A Family Elopement"* ALSO includes 10 BONUS non-fiction texts, including the famous Little Wars, Floor Games and Wells’ renowned socialist essays * Enjoy ours upon hours of reading original stories like The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man* Features BONUS text of fellow sci-fi writer J.D. Beresford's essay on Wells' works* UPDATED with A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLDPlease note: due to copyright restrictions, some of the later novels are not included. The Dream, Christina Alberta's Father, Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island, The Bulpington of Blup, Brynhild, The Camford Visitation , Apropos of Dolores, The Brothers, Babes in the Darkling Wood, All Aboard for Ararat, You Can't Be Too Careful, are not available. However, when they enter the public domain, they will be added as a free upgrade for customers who’ve purchased the eBook.Contents:The NovelsTHE TIME MACHINETHE CHRONIC ARGONAUTSTHE WONDERFUL VISITTHE ISLAND OF DR MOREAUTHE WHEELS OF CHANCETHE INVISIBLE MANTHE WAR OF THE WORLDSWHEN THE SLEEPER WAKESLOVE AND MR LEWISHAMTHE FIRST MEN IN THE MOONTHE SEA LADYTHE FOOD OF THE GODSKIPPSA MODERN UTOPIAIN THE DAYS OF THE COMETTHE WAR IN THE AIRTONO-BUNGAYANN VERONICATHE HISTORY OF MR POLLYTHE NEW MACHIAVELLIMARRIAGETHE PASSIONATE FRIENDSTHE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMANTHE WORLD SET FREETHE PROPHETIC TRILOGYBEALBYTHE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENTMR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGHTHE SOUL OF A BISHOPJOAN AND PETERTHE UNDYING FIRETHE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEARTMEN LIKE GODSTHE DREAMMEANWHILETHE KING WHO WAS A KINGTHE AUTOCRACY OF MR PARHAMTHE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COMETHE CROQUET PLAYERSTAR-BEGOTTENTHE HOLY TERRORThe Short Story CollectionsTHE EARLY SHORT STORIESTHE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTSTHE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERSTALES OF SPACE AND TIMETWELVE STORIES AND A DREAMTHE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIESUNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIESThe Short StoriesCHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIESALPHABETICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIESSelected Non-FictionTHE MISERY OF BOOTSFLOOR GAMESLITTLE WARSNEW WORLDS FOR OLDTHE OUTLINE OF HISTORYRUSSIA IN THE SHADOWSMR. BELLOC OBJECTS TO “THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY”THE OPEN CONSPIRACYWHAT ARE WE TO DO WITH OUR LIVES?THE NEW WORLD ORDERThe CriticismH.G. WELLS By J.D. BeresfordThe BiographyEXPERIMENT IN AUTOBIOGRAPHYVisit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our impressive range of titles
The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn’t invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public’s imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross paths with the fanged menace.
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