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Heart of darkness : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.

Editions:1258  Date:1753 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables

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The pearl

by:Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

Based on a Mexican folktale, this is the story of a great pearl found by a poor fisherman, the sorrow it brought to his family, and how it was lost again.

Editions:984  Date:1018 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Western stories


The tale of Genji

by:Murasaki Shikibu, 978?-

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel'and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor, is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superb translation is detailed, poetic, and true to the Japanese original while allowing the English reader to appreciate its timeless beauty. In this deftly abridged edition, Tyler focuses on the early chapters, which vividly evoke Genji as a young man and leave him at his first moment of triumph. The first abridged edition of Tyler's masterful translation Includes detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies.

Editions:730  Date:1600 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Romances

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Death in Venice

by:Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955

A story about a writer of world renown and his slow spiral to a degrading sensuality and eventual death.

Editions:913  Date:1900 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Short stories, Short stories

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The celestine prophecy : an adventure

by:Redfield, James

The unnamed hero takes on the Peruvian government, priests, and drug dealers to find an ancient manuscript whose nine insights prophesy New Age spirituality. An adventure story replete with energy transfers and other psychic phenomena.

Editions:98  Date:1986 - 2011  Genre(s):Parables, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Parables


Chicken soup for the soul : 101 stories to open the heart & rekindle the spirit

by:Canfield, Jack, 1944-

A collection of uplifting and touching stories about the truly important aspects of life : loving, learning, parenting, obstacles and living our dreams.

Editions:49  Date:1990 - 2010  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Anecdotes


The tale of Genji; : a novel in six parts

by:Murasaki Shikibu, 978?-

The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji.

Editions:155  Date:1900 - 2010  Genre(s):Romances, Parables, Romances, Psychological fiction, Novels

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A 2nd helping of chicken soup for the soul : 101 more stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit

by:Hansen, Mark Victor

A collection of life-affirming anecdotes on the experiences of love, parenting, death, dreams, and learning.

Editions:31  Date:1993 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Anecdotes


Chicken soup for the woman's soul : 101 stories to open the hearts and rekindle the spirits of women

by:Canfield, Jack, 1944-

This fresh serving of "Chicken Soup" stories for and about women features contributions from Mary Kay Ash, Leo Buscaglia, Robert Fulghum, Bessie Delaney, Erma Bombeck, and others.

Editions:36  Date:1996 - 2013  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables


Chicken soup for the mother's soul : 101 stories to open the hearts and rekindle the spirits of mothers

by:Canfield, Jack, 1944-

A collection of inspirational writings for and about mothers.

Editions:22  Date:1996 - 2010  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Short stories, Parables, Short stories


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