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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:1221  Date:1753 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Sea stories

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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:1129  Date:1537 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Romances, Romances, Romances

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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:1025  Date:1018 - 2017  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:119  Date:1458 - 2010  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Parables, Juvenile works


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:957  Date:1900 - 2018  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:96  Date:1986 - 2013  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 - 2012  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Anecdotes



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


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

by:Canfield, Jack, 1944-

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

Editions:30  Date:1993 - 2017  Genre(s):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:82  Date:1963 - 2017  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables


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