Memorable Quotations

Famous Teachers of the Past

Author: Diana Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595202225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

View: 4828

This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and keen wit gleaned from the writing of famous teachers of the past: Lord Acton, Henry Brooks Adams, John Adams, A. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Matthew Arnold, Isaac Asimov, W. H. Auden, Saint Augustine, Simone de Beauvoir, Henri Bergson, Allan Bloom, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Burgess, Thomas Carlyle, Willa Cather, Confucius, John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Durant, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Margaret Fuller, Georg Hegel, Thomas Hobbes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William James, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Joyce, Immanuel Kant, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Herbert Marcuse, John Milton, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, May Sarton, Jean-Paul Sartre, Seneca, Adam Smith, Socrates, Anne Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Lionel Trilling, Booker T. Washington, Evelyn Waugh, Simone Weil, Thornton Wilder, and Woodrow Wilson.

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: 東西文坊

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 8434

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

Memorable Quotations

Philosophers of Western Civilization

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595011837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

View: 7859

Book Description: This memorable collection of quotations is a treasure trove of insight and wisdom by ninety great philosophers of Western civilization, including Saint Thomas Aquinas, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Saint Augustine, Sir. Alfred J. Ayer, Francis Bacon, Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke, Albert Camus, Cicero, John Dewey, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Engels, Heraclitus, Thomas Hobbes, Eric Hoffer, Immanuel Kant, John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Stuart Mill, Lewis Mumford, Friedrich Nietzsche, Blaise Pascal, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, Jean-Paul Sartre, Socrates, Benedict Spinoza, Henry David Thoreau, Alexis de Tocqueville, Voltaire, and Alfred North Whitehead. Author bio: Carol A. Dingle is a former English teacher, USO director, and business owner. A student of Aristotelian philosophy, she has traveled and lived in numerous countries throughout the world.

A Room of One's Own (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544535162

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1082

In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590513777

Category: Education

Page: 16

View: 1120

Includes an author biography, chapter summaries, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, and cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for Anne Frank's historic diary

The Kite Runner

Rejacketed

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140882485X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 595

Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

Memorable Quotations

Irish Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595183751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 119

View: 8354

This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and sharp wit gleaned from the words of Ireland’s finest writers: William Allingham, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Marguerite Blessington, Elizabeth Bowen, Edmund Burke, Joyce Cary, Susannah Centlivre, James Connolly, John Philpot Curran, Maria Edgeworth, George Farquhar, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Oliver Goldsmith, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Emily Lawless, C. S. Lewis, Samuel Lover, Robert Lynd, Charles Macklin, George Moore, Thomas Moore, Arthur Murphy, Lord Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Sean O'Casey, Sean O’Faolain, Patrick Henry Pearse, George W. Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Sir Richard Steele, James Stephens, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, J. M. Synge, Richard Chevenix Trench, Percival Arland Ussher, Oscar Wilde, and W. B. Yeats.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 287

View: 2763

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 8053

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Emblem Editions

ISBN: 1551994968

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9547

In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

The Hunger Games: Special Edition

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545229937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5357

This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games; an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series; and an engaging archival conversation between Suzanne Collins and YA legend Walter Dean Myers on writing about war. The Special Edition answers many questions fans have had over the years, and gives great insight into the creation of this era-defining work. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Silas Marner

The Weaver of Raveloe

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adopted children

Page: 364

View: 1289

Kindred

Author: Octavia Butler

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083704

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 1901

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Frankenstein (The Original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of the Science Fiction Classic)

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: e-artnow (Open Publishing)

ISBN: 8026848241

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 1187

This carefully crafted ebook: “Frankenstein (The Original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of the Science Fiction Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition. Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place, and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her future husband, Percy Shelley. The storyline emerged from a dream. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made. She then wrote Frankenstein.

Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4975

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129511

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

View: 9154

"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--

The Stranger

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827666

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7889

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 413

View: 3564

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition)

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062474243

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 4069

“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

Author: N.A

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781586634018

Category: Study Aids

Page: 72

View: 9874

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!