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Heart of darkness

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:1142  Date:1899 - 2021  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables

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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:1283  Date:1449 - 2022  Genre(s):Parables, Romances, Romances, Romances, 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:983  Date:1018 - 2055  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Western fiction, Novellas


Who moved my cheese? : an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life

by:Johnson, Spencer

Relates a highly meaningful parable intended to help one deal with change quickly and prevail, offering readers a simple way to progress in their work and lives.

Editions:102  Date:1458 - 2008  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables


Death in Venice

by:Mann, Thomas

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

Editions:925  Date:1897 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Parables, Parables

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The celestine prophecy : an adventure

by:Redfield, James

The unnamed hero takes on the Peruvian government, priests, guerrillas 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:155  Date:1993 - 2018  Genre(s):Parables, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Parables, 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:1993 - 2010  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Anecdotes


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

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

In turn-of-the century Africa, colonial traders driven by greed brave forbidding dangers to exploit the continent's vast treasures. One of these is sea captain Marlow, who penetrates the Congo's jungles in pursuit of the mysterious Mr. Kurtz, deranged chief of a remote trading station.

Editions:88  Date:1963 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Novellas, Novellas


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:30  Date:1996 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables


Labyrinths : selected stories & other writings

by:Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986

Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives.

Editions:85  Date:1962 - 2007  Genre(s):Short stories, Short stories, Essays, Essays, Parables


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