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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. --From publisher's description.

Editions:1268  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:1009  Date:1018 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Western stories


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:331  Date:1986 - 2016  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:46  Date:1990 - 2010  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Anecdotes


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:28  Date:1993 - 2012  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Parables



by:Girzone, Joseph F.

"When Joshua moves to a small cabin on the edge of town, the local people are first mystified, then confused by his presence. A quiet and simple man, Joshua appears to seek nothing for himself. He supports himself solely by carpentry and woodworking; and he charges very little for his services. A statue of Moses he carves for a synagogue causes amazement and consternation. His carvings of the apostle Peter [for the town's churches] surprise the pastors and members ... Neither is what they expected. Both are haunting. What sort of a person is Joshua? How can the townspeople explain a few rumors about him? ... The woodcarver disturbs some of his neighbors. While he quietly and lovingly urges all around him to break down the walls that separate them, there are others who are frightened of him ..."

Editions:53  Date:1983 - 2003  Genre(s):Parables, Religious fiction, Religious fiction, Christian fiction, Allegories



by:Lagerkvist, Pär, 1891-1974

Barabbas, the thief, was acquitted when Christ was crucified, but he cannot put the thought of that man out of his mind. He finds himself drawn to the Christians who remain.

Editions:461  Date:1800 - 2016  Genre(s):Biographical fiction, Christian fiction, Parables


Heart of darkness

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

A journey up the river in the Belgian Congo is also a journey into the darkest part of a man's soul.

Editions:160  Date:1900 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables


Palace walk

by:Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006

The engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900's. Arabic title: Bayn al-Qasrayn. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Editions:92  Date:1956 - 2014  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Parables

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Heart of darkness ; : and, the secret sharer

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

The story of the civilized, enlightened Mr. Kurtz who embarks on a harrowing journey into the savage heart of Africa and the saga of a young, inexperienced skipper forced to decide the fate of a fugitive sailor who killed a man in self-defense.

Editions:122  Date:1902 - 2016  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Sea stories, Parables


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