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Summary: "Levitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking in tongues. A hateful, glowing stare. Spirit possession has been documented for thousands of years and across religions and cultures, even into our time: In 2019 the Vatican convened 250 priests from 50countries for a week-long seminar on exorcism. The Penguin Book of Exorcisms brings together the most astonishing accounts: Saint Anthony set...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2020

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Agee, James

Summary: On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly, leaving his wife, brother, and young son to deal with his sudden death.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION AGE

Collins, Wilkie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Dickens, Charles

Summary: After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2011

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Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2009

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Lewis, Cecil

Contents: Craining -- The Somme -- Testing -- Aerial fighting -- Home defence -- Overseas again -- Civil flying -- The voyage east -- Teaching the Chinese to fly.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, CECIL LEW

Marx, Karl

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335.42 MAR

Miller, Arthur

Summary: "I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 812.52 MIL

Pessoa, Fernando

Summary: Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, poet Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious body of work, much of it credited to "heteronyms"--alter egos with startlingly different styles, points of view, and biographies. Offering a unique sampling of his famous voices, this collection features Pessoa's major, best known works and several stunning poems that have only come to light in this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 861.141 PES

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Summary: Interesting philosophical ideas written by Seneca. These letters illustrate the ideals admired by the Stoics and reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Xist Publishing 2016

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Steinbeck, John

Contents: Introduction. The twenty-first-century portable Steinbeck by Susan Shillinglaw ; Introduction to the 1971 portable Steinbeck by Pascal Covici, Jr. -- From The long valley. Flight ; The snake ; The harness ; The chrysanthemums -- From The pastures of heaven. Tularecito ; Molly Morgan ; Pat Humbert's -- From Tortilla Flat. Danny ; Pilon ; The pirate ; The treasure hunt ; Tortillas and beans --...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Steinbeck, John

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Thackeray, William Makepeace

Summary: The story of the amoral beauty Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to climb the social ladder, and her sentimental companion Amelia, who falls for a caddish soldier, presents a panoramic satire of Regency society.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2001

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Tocqueville, Alexis de

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.973 de Tocqueville

Summary: Synopsis: An illuminating collection of work by members of the Religious Society of Friends. Covering nearly three centuries of religious development, this comprehensive anthology brings together writings from prominent Friends that illustrate the development of Quakerism, show the nature of Quaker spiritual life, discuss Quaker contributions to European and American civilization, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2010

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 ARI

Austen, Jane

Summary: Content with her life and not interested in marriage, Emma Woodhouse, a rich and beautiful heiress, causes complications with her matchmaking schemes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2009

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Chopin, Kate

Summary: Gathers stories about suicide, death, infidelity, dreams, hypnosis, adolescence, convent life, child abuse, and social outcasts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1991

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHO

Gaskell, Elizabeth

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAS

Kerouac, Jack

Contents: The legend of Duluoz -- Poetry -- On spontaneous prose -- The modern spontaneous method -- On Bop and the Beat Generation -- On Buddhism -- Selected letters.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2007

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Machiavelli, Niccolò

Summary: Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince is a political treatise sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 MAC

More, Thomas

Summary: Presents the English statesman's classic denunciations of sixteenth-century tyranny and corruption and vision of an ideal society, along with historical and biographical notes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335.02 MOR

Narayan, R. K.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAR

Swift, Jonathan

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SWI

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