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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:1294  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 the great pearl found by a poor fisherman, the sorrow it brought to his family, and how it was lost again.

Editions:1056  Date:1018 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Western stories, 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:117  Date:1458 - 2010  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Parables, Juvenile works


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. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He 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 superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves.

Editions:812  Date:1600 - 2017  Genre(s):Parables, Romances, Romances, Parables, Parables

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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:923  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, 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:132  Date:1986 - 2015  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:158  Date:1900 - 2010  Genre(s):Romances, Parables, Romances, Psychological fiction, Novels

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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 offering words of wisdom, hope, and empowerment for mothers.

Editions:63  Date:1996 - 2014  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Parables, Short stories, Short stories


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


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