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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. Traveling 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:1276  Date:1753 - 2020  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:1155  Date:1449 - 2019  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:926  Date:1018 - 2055  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Western fiction, Novellas


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:971  Date:1897 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Short stories, Short stories

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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:97  Date:1458 - 2010  Genre(s):Parables, 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:1993 - 2010  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Parables, Anecdotes


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:81  Date:1993 - 2018  Genre(s):Parables, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Parables, Parables


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


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:31  Date:1993 - 2018  Genre(s):Parables, Parables, Anecdotes, Parables, Anecdotes


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:21  Date:1996 - 2012  Genre(s):Anecdotes, Short stories, Parables, Short stories


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