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  • Anonymous

    The New York Times bestselling author of Diary of an Oxygen Thief and Chameleon in a Candy Store is back with the spellbinding conclusion to the series. You’ve never seen romance do this before. So brutally honest and breathtakingly perverse you’ll want to throw this book at the wall, but you’ll also want to know if it can possibly get any more disturbing (it can and it does). And as you start to wonder whether men and women were ever even meant to be together, a surprise ending brings the trilogy full circle and provides unexpected closure to an issue raised by a certain photographer's assistant in the first book. Eunuchs and Nymphomaniacs is about how we love today...read more

  • Anonymous

    In time for the 2020 presidential election, Anonymous returns to expand on their 'must read' (Time), #1 bestselling behind-the-scenes 'scathing portrait' (USA Today) of the Trump presidency with new words of warning for Americans everywhere.On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as 'a senior official in the Trump administration,' the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check. With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the...read more

  • – Anonymous

    Ali Baba and Cassim are two Persian brothers. Ali Baba barely manages to put food on the table for his family, while his brother lives an easy life thanks to his rich wife. One day, while chopping wood in the forest, Ali Baba sees a band of thieves laden with treasures approaching. They stop in front of a rock and the captain shouts 'Open Sesame!'. What happens next is pure magic. The giant rock moves to the sides and opens a portal which the thieves enter. After a few minutes they come out with empty hands, making it clear to Ali Baba that they have left their loot inside the mountain. Who are those thieves? How is it possible for them to move a giant rock with only two words? What are...read more

  • – Anonymous

    Aladdin is a boy, who lives in poverty with his mother. One day, while he is playing outside, an African magician approaches him and claims that he is Aladdin’s uncle. The mysterious man tricks the boy to work for him by promising him wealthy rewards. Aladdin agrees after having gotten his mother's permission. The African man instructs the boy to enter a dark cave and fetch him an oil lamp and Aladdin jumps into the cave to finds it. However, the boy refuses to pass it to the magician before he is helped out of the cave and back into daylight. In his rage, the magician traps Aladdin inside the cave. Who is the magician that visits Aladdin and are his intentions good? Why does he want...read more

  • – Anonymous

    After their father’s death, the two brothers, Nur al-Din and Shams al-Din, agree to marry two sisters on the same day. The main idea is that Nur wants to have a son, while Shams wants to have a daughter. And so it happens. Shams al-Din has a daughter and Nur al-Din has a son – Badr al-Din. Right before he dies, Nur tells his young boy about his uncle Shams, who is still in Cairo. After the death of his father, Badr al-Din loses the approval of the sultan and must flee away. Why did Nur and Shams come up with this plan to marry two sisters on the same day? What will the young Badr al-Din do after he finds out about his uncle? Will he try to find him? What obstacles awaits the...read more

  • – Anonymous

    Sinbad is a poor man who works as a carrier under the regime of Harun al-Rashid. Every day, obediently, the man carries the heavy load on his head. One day he feels that fatigue taking over him, and he decides to sit and rest for a few minutes. While Sinbad rests, he sees a store full of fascinating luxuries and he thanks Allah for the beautiful sight. When the owner of the shop sees the poor man, he decides to invite him inside. When the two men gets to know each other, it turns out that the storekeeper is a former sailor like Sinbad. Why is Sinbad so fascinated by the store he sees? What does he truly desire? How did the shop owner come to acquire such wealth and what can the poor man...read more

  • – Anonymous

    One day a poor fisherman finds a large and heavy chest. Caliph Harun al-Rashid buys the chest, thinking that it encloses a treasure. Instead, he finds out that it contains a woman’s corpse sliced into pieces. Following this discovery, the caliph orders his vizier Ja’far, to find the murderer within three years, otherwise he will be executed. Unfortunately, due to the lack of evidence, the vizier is not able to make a proper investigation and the fatal day looms closer. But Ja’far gets lucky: right before his execution two men arrive and claim to have committed the murder. Who is the woman in the chest? Why was she murdered in such a brutal way? Does the fisherman have anything in...read more

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Ensayos sobre los Pasos y las Tradiciones escritos por Bill W. hablan de los principios de la recuperación personal y la unidad del...read more

  • Anonymous

    Brought to you by Penguin. On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west, but when death came to me nothing of all that I had gathered was of any avail. You who see me take heed: for Time is not to be trusted.' Dating from at least a millennium ago, these are the earliest known Arabic short stories, surviving in a single, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. Some found their way into The Arabian Nights but most have never been read in English before. Tales of the Marvellous...read more

  • Anonymous

    The truth only fiction can tell. This is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard. The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world—some invented and some...read more

  • Anonymous

    Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear. Often considered a critical influence on such later works as Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Story of the Volsungs is a powerful epic that continues to...read more

  • Anonymous

    Though the author of this fourteenth century classic remains anonymous, in no way does that diminish the importance of this book. The simple and straightforward style calls us to love God in a deeper manner. This inspirational title has influenced and directed many Christians throughout the centuries and continues to be a model of contemplative and devotional...read more

  • Anonymous

    King Leir is an anonymous Elizabethan play about the life of the ancient Celtic king Leir of Britain. It was published in 1605 but was entered into the Stationers' Register on 15 May 1594. The play has attracted critical attention principally for its relationship with King Lear, Shakespeare's version of the same story. (Summary by...read more

  • Anonymous

    In 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labor. This account of his two trials was compiled from the original shorthand court reports by an anonymous author. While a more complete account of the trial was published several years later, it omitted the more 'sensational' exchanges. This shorter version was clearly intended for a more prurient reader. In it we hear Wilde's famous defence of "the love that dare not speak its name", and see the evidence mount as a succession of attractive young men step into the witness box to tell their tales. - Summary by Rob...read more

  • Anonymous

    The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The book counsels a young student to seek God, not through knowledge and intellection (faculty of the human mind), but through intense contemplation, motivated by love, and stripped of all thought. This is brought about by putting all thoughts and desires under a "cloud of forgetting", and thereby piercing God's cloud of unknowing with a "dart of longing love" from the heart. This form of contemplation is not directed by the intellect, but...read more

  • An Anonymous Christian

    This fictional classic describes the factual persecution endured by the early Christians living in the catacombs beneath Rome through the character of Marellus, a captain in the Praetorian Guard and despised Christian. Penned by an anonymous nineteenth-century author, Martyr of the Catacombs has challenged and encouraged the faithful for over a hundred...read more

  • Anonymous

    They told you that you would die if you opened the book. But would you dare to listen to it? The first audiobook in the international bestselling series, narrated by Jeff Harding. The Book with No Name is a fast-paced, cinematic page-turner shot through with black humour, which will hold you rapt from its intriguing opening to the dramatic climax. Detective Miles Jensen is called to the lawless town of Santa Mondega to investigate a spate of murders. This would all be quite ordinary in those rough streets, except that Jensen is the Chief Detective of Supernatural Investigations. The breakneck plot centres around a mysterious blue stone, 'The Eye of the Moon', and the men (and women)...read more

  • Henry Ford

    01. F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 02. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 03. Mark Twain - On The Decay of the Art of Lying 04. Sun Tzu - The Art of War 05. E.A. Poe - The Raven 06. Kahlil Gibran - The Madman 07. W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw 08. Anonymous - Aladdin 09. The Founding Fathers - The Declaration of Independence 10. Plato - The Apology of Socrates 11. Lord Alfred Tennyson - Charge of the Light Brigade 12. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land 13. William Dean Howells - Wild Flowers of the Asphalt 14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto 15. E.A. Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum 16. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate 17. Leo...read more

  • Anonymous

    The Cloud of Unknowing is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer in the late Middle Ages. The underlying message of this work suggests that the way to know God is to abandon consideration of God's particular activities and attributes, and be courageous enough to surrender one's mind and ego to the realm of 'unknowing', at which point one may begin to glimpse the nature of God. The text is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th...read more

  • Anonymous

    Les Épîtres de Paul ou Épîtres pauliniennes sont un ensemble de 13 lettres attribuées à l'apôtre Paul de Tarse et adressées à différentes communautés chrétiennes du Ier siècle. Une quatorzième lettre, l'Épître aux Hébreux, œuvre d'un auteur anonyme, leur est parfois ajoutée. Elles ont rapidement été intégrées au canon des Écritures. Dès la fin du ier siècle, la plupart des communautés chrétiennes utilisaient ces textes dans leur liturgie. Certains thèmes se recoupent dans les lettres de Paul. On peut donc les regrouper en fonction des enjeux majeurs qu'elles portent ou en fonction de leur...read more