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2 States: The Story of my Marriage

by Chetan Bhagat

From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern India.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Sequel to Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a strong candidate for the Great American Novel. Huck and his friend Jim, an escaped slave, travel down the Mississippi together, having adventures and meeting interesting people, in this satire of the antebellum South. A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the subject of much debate since its publication in 1884. The novel has been criticized for its coarse language and racial stereotypes, but it remains a bona fide American classic.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

by Mark Twain

A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul.

The Adventures of Roderick Random

by Tobias Smollett

English adventure satire.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

Whether forming a pirate gang to search for buried treasure or spending a quiet time at home, sharing his medicine with Aunt Polly’s cat, the irrepressible Tom Sawyer evokes the world of boyhood in nineteenth-century rural America. In this classic story, Mark Twain re-created a long-ago world of freshly whitewashed fences and Sunday school picnics into which sordid characters and violent incidents sometimes intruded. The tale powerfully appeals to both adult nostalgia and young imaginations. Readers explore this memorable setting with a slyly humorous born storyteller as their guide.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

A nostalgic return to the world of 19th-century rural Missouri—a world of endless summers and desperate adventures, seen through the eyes of that most lovable of American heroes. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recalls the joy and abandon of youth and hearkens back to a simpler time. This is a bona fide American classic.

Alien Attack! (PDF)

by Alan Macdonald Nigel Baines

Welcome back to Mighty High - the school for superheroes. Stan and his friends are so busy preparing for their Heroes exams and having flying lessons that no one seems to realise that Miles has been abducted by aliens! Can fully-fledged superhero Captain Courageous lend a hand or will their fates be decided by a piece of bionic bubble gum? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.

Aliens Love Underpants

by Claire Freedman Ben Cort

"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise. . . . " This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off!

Anatomy of Satire (PDF)

by Gilbert Highet

Literary satire assumes three main forms: monologue, parody, and narrative (some fictional, some dramatic). This book by Gilbert Highet is a study of these forms, their meaning, their variation, their powers. Its scope is the range of satirical literature—from ancient Greece to modern America, from Aristophanes to Ionesco, from the parodists of Homer to the parodists of Eisenhower. It shows how satire originated in Greece and Rome, what its initial purposes and methods were, and how it revived in the Renaissance, to continue into our own era.Contents: Preface. I. Introduction. II. Diatribe. III. Parody. IV. The Distorting Mirror. V. Conclusion. Notes. Brief Bibliography. Index.Originally published in 1962.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Angus, Thongs And Full-frontal Snogging

by Louise Rennison

Brilliantly funny, teenage angst author Louise Rennison's first book about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now repackaged in a gorgeous new paperback and looking even fabber than ever. Louise is an international bestselling author and her books can't fail to make you laugh out loud. There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose. 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room. 4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberf#65533;hrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic 'teachers'. 5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home. 6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive. Follow Georgia's hilarious antics as she tries to overcome the dilemma's that are weighing up against her, and muddle her way through teenage life and all that it entails: how to replace accidentally shaved-off eyebrows; how to cope with Angus, her small labrador-sized Scottish wildcat; her first kiss with Peter - afterwards known as Whelk Boy; annoying teachers; unsympathetic friends and family, and how to entice Robbie the Sex God! Phew - she's really got her work cut out!

Angus, Thongs And Full-frontal Snogging (PDF)

by Louise Rennison

Brilliantly funny, teenage angst author Louise Rennison's first book about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now repackaged in a gorgeous new paperback and looking even fabber than ever. Louise is an international bestselling author and her books can't fail to make you laugh out loud. There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose. 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room. 4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberf#65533;hrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic 'teachers'. 5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home. 6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive. Follow Georgia's hilarious antics as she tries to overcome the dilemma's that are weighing up against her, and muddle her way through teenage life and all that it entails: how to replace accidentally shaved-off eyebrows; how to cope with Angus, her small labrador-sized Scottish wildcat; her first kiss with Peter - afterwards known as Whelk Boy; annoying teachers; unsympathetic friends and family, and how to entice Robbie the Sex God! Phew - she's really got her work cut out!

Asperger Meets Girl: Happy Endings for Asperger Boys

by Jonathan Griffiths Hugh Jones

Men with Asperger's Syndrome, young and old, experience difficulty with social interaction, which can be a stumbling block when it comes to getting a girlfriend. Here is a book that demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms (some of them mathematical, naturally). Asperger Meets Girl provides hope for all hopeless wooers by offering a choice of three interrelated abstract models for understanding boy-girl relationships. And, to make life easier, these models are presented in graph form where possible. The book also gives valuable practical tips for maximising one's chances of successfully developing a relationship, such as how to start a conversation without scaring the other person off, avoiding the inclination to stare and understanding the concept of 'personal space'. Serious, and seriously funny, this book will help bring happy endings to Asperger boys and make them laugh in the process.

Asperger Meets Girl: Happy Endings for Asperger Boys (PDF)

by Jonathan Griffiths Hugh Jones

Men with Asperger's Syndrome, young and old, experience difficulty with social interaction, which can be a stumbling block when it comes to getting a girlfriend. Here is a book that demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms (some of them mathematical, naturally). Asperger Meets Girl provides hope for all hopeless wooers by offering a choice of three interrelated abstract models for understanding boy-girl relationships. And, to make life easier, these models are presented in graph form where possible. The book also gives valuable practical tips for maximising one's chances of successfully developing a relationship, such as how to start a conversation without scaring the other person off, avoiding the inclination to stare and understanding the concept of 'personal space'. Serious, and seriously funny, this book will help bring happy endings to Asperger boys and make them laugh in the process.

The Awesome Egyptians (Horrible Histories)

by Terry Deary Martin Brown Peter Hepplewhite

Step back to an awesomely ancient time with the Awesome Egyptians. Discover which king had the worst blackheads, why some kings had to wear false beards and why the peasants were revolting. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

Awful Auntie (PDF)

by David Walliams

From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventureStella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret and slightly spooky weapon up her sleeve "

The Blitzed Brits

by Terry Deary Kate Sheppard

Learn all about the BLITZED BRITS, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and Learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Blitzed Brits (PDF)

by Terry Deary Kate Sheppard

Learn all about the BLITZED BRITS, with all the nasty bits left in. Find out what really happened in Dad's Army, see how to make a rude noise with a gas mask and Learn why the Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty! Includes a grisly quiz to test your knowledge. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Classical Hollywood Comedy

by Henry Jenkins Kristine Brunovska Karnick

Classical Hollywood Comedy applies the recent return to history in film studies to the genre of classical Hollywod comedy, as well as broadening the definition of those works considered central in the field. This anthology combines detailed case studies of specific films and filmmakers, with overviews of general theoretical and questions. The book as a whole considers film comedy's roots in other forms of popular culture, its place within industry practice, the shifting relationship to the audience, and its gradual integration into the normative of the studio film narrative. Within this framework, the book examines the issues of gender and sexuality, neglected by most previous treatments of classical Hollywood comedy, as well as taking on both silent and sound comedy, areas of the genre rarely examined together. The essays offer new insights into canonical figures such as Preston Sturges and Buster Keaton, as well as reflecting new interest in the work of Cecil B. DeMille, Mae West and Jerry Lewis. Jenkins has also published Textual Poachers (Routledge, 1992).

Classical Hollywood Comedy (PDF)

by Henry Jenkins Kristine Brunovska Karnick

Classical Hollywood Comedy applies the recent return to history in film studies to the genre of classical Hollywod comedy, as well as broadening the definition of those works considered central in the field. This anthology combines detailed case studies of specific films and filmmakers, with overviews of general theoretical and questions. The book as a whole considers film comedy's roots in other forms of popular culture, its place within industry practice, the shifting relationship to the audience, and its gradual integration into the normative of the studio film narrative. Within this framework, the book examines the issues of gender and sexuality, neglected by most previous treatments of classical Hollywood comedy, as well as taking on both silent and sound comedy, areas of the genre rarely examined together. The essays offer new insights into canonical figures such as Preston Sturges and Buster Keaton, as well as reflecting new interest in the work of Cecil B. DeMille, Mae West and Jerry Lewis. Jenkins has also published Textual Poachers (Routledge, 1992).

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