His Favorite, Vol. 9 (Yaoi Manga)

His Favorite, Vol. 9 (Yaoi Manga) Author : Suzuki Tanaka
Release : 2016-06-14
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
ISBN : 1421590875
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Awkward Yoshida’s life got flipped upside down when the hottest guy in school started going out with him. Things should be easier for Yoshida now that his whole class knows about his relationship, but it's never that simple with Saito as a boyfriend. And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, Yoshida has quite the challenge ahead of him if he hopes to satisfy Saito's demand for a special treat. -- VIZ Media

His Favorite

His Favorite Author : Suzuki Tanaka
Release : 2016-06-14
Publisher : SuBLime
ISBN : 9781421588551
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Yoshida is short, scrawny and generally unattractive. To make matters worse, all the girls in his class hate him because Sato, the hottest guy in school, always uses hanging out with him as an excuse to turn them down. Is Yoshida just a convenient excuse or is there something more? Could this odd couple even make things work?!

The Best of the World's Classics prose Volume 9

The Best of the World's Classics prose Volume 9 Author : Henry Cabot Lodge
Release : 2015-11-20
Publisher : 谷月社
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Volume IX (of X) - America Ever since civilized man has had a literature he has apparently sought to make selections from it and thus put his favorite passages together in a compact and convenient form. Certain it is, at least, that to the Greeks, masters in all great arts, we owe this habit. They made such collections and named them, after their pleasant imaginative fashion, a gathering of flowers, or what we, borrowing their word, call an anthology. So to those austere souls who regard anthologies as a labor-saving contrivance for the benefit of persons who like a smattering of knowledge and are never really learned, we can at least plead in mitigation that we have high and ancient authority for the practise. In any event no amount of scholarly deprecation has been able to turn mankind or that portion of mankind which reads books from the agreeable habit of making volumes of selections and finding in them much pleasure, as well as improvement in taste and knowledge. With the spread of education and with the great increase of literature among all civilized nations, more especially since the invention of printing and its vast multiplication of books, the making of volumes of selections comprizing what is best in one's own or in many literatures is no longer a mere matter of taste or convenience as with the Greeks, but has become something little short of a necessity in this world of many workers, comparatively few scholars, and still fewer intelligent men of leisure. Anthologies have been multiplied like all other books, and in the main they have done much good and no harm. The man who thinks he is a scholar or highly educated because he is familiar with what is collected in a well-chosen anthology, of course, errs grievously. Such familiarity no more makes one a master of literature than a perusal of a dictionary makes the reader a master of style. But as the latter pursuit can hardly fail to enlarge a man's vocabulary, so the former adds to his knowledge, increases his stock of ideas, liberalizes his mind and opens to him new sources of enjoyment. The Greek habit was to bring together selections of verse, passages of especial merit, epigrams and short poems. In the main their example has been followed. From their days down to the "Elegant Extracts in Verse" of our grandmothers and grandfathers, and thence on to our own time with its admirable "Golden Treasury" and "Oxford Handbook of Verse," there has been no end to the making of poetical anthologies and apparently no diminution in the public appetite for them. Poetry indeed lends itself to selection. Much of the best poetry of the world is contained in short poems, complete in themselves, and capable of transference bodily to a volume of selections. There are very few poets of whose quality and genius a fair idea can not be given by a few judicious selections. A large body of noble and beautiful poetry, of verse which is "a joy forever," can also be given in a very small compass. And the mechanical attribute of size, it must be remembered, is very important in making a successful anthology, for an essential quality of a volume of selections is that it should be easily portable, that it should be a book which can be slipt into the pocket and readily carried about in any wanderings whether near or remote. An anthology which is stored in one or more huge and heavy volumes is practically valueless except to those who have neither books nor access to a public library, or who think that a stately tome printed on calendered paper and "profusely illustrated" is an ornament to a center-table in a parlor rarely used except on solemn or official occasions. I have mentioned these advantages of verse for the purposes of an anthology in order to show the difficulties which must be encountered in making a prose selection. Very little prose is in small parcels which can be transferred entire, and therefore with the very important attribute of completeness, to a volume of selections. From most of the great prose writers it is necessary to take extracts, and the chosen passage is broken off from what comes before and after. The fame of a great prose writer as a rule rests on a book, and really to know him the book must be read and not merely passages from it. Extracts give no very satisfactory idea of "Paradise Lost" or "The Divine Comedy," and the same is true of extracts from a history or a novel. It is possible by spreading prose selections through a series of small volumes to overcome the mechanical difficulty and thus make the selections in form what they ought above all things to be—companions and not books of reference or table decorations. But the spiritual or literary problem is not so easily overcome. What prose to take and where to take it are by no means easy questions to solve. Yet they are well worth solving, so far as patient effort can do it, for in this period of easy printing it is desirable to put in convenient form before those who read examples of the masters which will draw us back from the perishing chatter of the moment to the literature which is the highest work of civilization and which is at once noble and lasting. Upon that theory this collection has been formed. It is an attempt to give examples from all periods and languages of Western civilization of what is best and most memorable in their prose literature. That the result is not a complete exhibition of the time and the literatures covered by the selections no one is better aware than the editors. Inexorable conditions of space make a certain degree of incompleteness inevitable when he who is gathering flowers traverses so vast a garden, and is obliged to confine the results of his labors within such narrow bounds. The editors are also fully conscious that, like all other similar collections, this one too will give rise to the familiar criticism and questionings as to why such a passage was omitted and such another inserted; why this writer was chosen and that other passed by. In literature we all have our favorites, and even the most catholic of us has also his dislikes if not his pet aversions. I will frankly confess that there are authors represented in these volumes whose writings I should avoid, just as there are certain towns and cities of the world to which, having once visited them, I would never willingly return, for the simple reason that I would not voluntarily subject myself to seeing or reading what I dislike or, which is worse, what bores and fatigues me. But no editor of an anthology must seek to impose upon others his own tastes and opinions. He must at the outset remember and never afterward forget that so far as possible his work must be free from the personal equation. He must recognize that some authors who may be mute or dull to him have a place in literature, past or present, sufficiently assured to entitle them to a place among selections which are intended above all things else to be representative. To those who wonder why some favorite bit of their own was omitted while something else for which they do not care at all has found a place I can only say that the editors, having supprest their own personal preferences, have proceeded on certain general principles which seem to be essential in making any selection either of verse or prose which shall possess broader and more enduring qualities than that of being a mere exhibition of the editor's personal taste. To illustrate my meaning: Emerson's "Parnassus" is extremely interesting as an exposition of the tastes and preferences of a remarkable man of great and original genius. As an anthology it is a failure, for it is of awkward size, is ill arranged and contains selections made without system, and which in many cases baffle all attempts to explain their appearance. On the other hand, Mr. Palgrave, neither a very remarkable man nor a great and original genius, gave us in the first "Golden Treasury" a collection which has no interest whatever as reflecting the tastes of the editor, but which is quite perfect in its kind. Barring the disproportionate amount of Wordsworth which includes some of his worst things—and which, be it said in passing, was due to Mr. Palgrave's giving way at that point to his personal enthusiasm—the "Golden Treasury" in form, in scope, and in arrangement, as well as in almost unerring taste, is the best model of what an anthology should be which is to be found in any language.

The Best of Star Wars Insider Volume 9: The Original Trilogy

The Best of Star Wars Insider Volume 9: The Original Trilogy Author : Jonathan Wilkins
Release : 2019-05-21
Publisher : Titan Comics
ISBN : 1785856022
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Star Wars: The Original Trilogy celebrates Episodes IV-VI of the Star Wars saga: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. This collection includes classic interviews with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams and profiles of actors Sir Alex Guinness and Harrison Ford. Also included are in-depth examinations of key scenes, essential trivia and rarely seen images from the creation of the epic space fantasy that changed cinema forever.

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 9

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 9 Author : James O'Reilly
Release : 2012
Publisher : Travelers' Tales
ISBN : 1609520572
File Size : 74.22 MB
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A collection of twenty-seven stories about travel.

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 9

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Volume 9 Author : Ernest Bramah
Release : 2020-04-09
Publisher : Tacet Books
ISBN : 3967248143
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This book contains70 short storiesfrom 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the criticAugust Nemo, in a collection that will please theliterature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - John Galsworthy:The First and Last A Stoic The Apple Tree The Juryman Indian Summer of a Forsyte The Hedonist Buttercup Night - Théophile Gautier:Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot One Of Cleopatra's Night Omphale: A Rococo Story King Candaules Arria Marcella The Romance of a Mummy - Paul Heyse:The Dead Lake Doomed Beatrice Beginning, and End L'Arrabiata! Count Ernest's Home Blind - Selma Lagerlöf:The Holy Night The Emperor's Vision The Wise Men's Well Bethlehem's Children The Flight Into Egypt In Nazareth In The Temple - Thomas Burke:The Chink and the Child The Father of Yoto Gracie Goodnight The Paw The Cue Beryl, the Croucher and the Rest of England The Sign of the Lamp - E. Nesbit:The Ebony Frame John Charrington's Wedding Uncle Abraham's Romance The Mystery Of The Semi-Detached From The Dead Man-Size In Marble The Mass For The Dead - Arthur Morrison:That Brute Simmos A Poor Stick Behind the Shade To Bow Bridges A Conversation All That Messuage Three Hounds - Stacy Aumonier:A Source of Irritation Where Was Wych Street? Burney's Laugh The Chinese Philosopher and the European War Cricket George "Solemn-Looking Blokes"

The Chesapeake Skipper

The Chesapeake Skipper Author :
Release : 1951
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Maximum Ride: The Manga

Maximum Ride: The Manga Author : James Patterson
Release : 2015-12-15
Publisher : Yen Press LLC
ISBN : 0316310883
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When Dr. Martinez and her colleagues established the Coalition to Stop the Madness, spreading environmental awareness through the flock's public air shows, Max knew it could be dangerous. Never in her wildest dreams, though, did she imagine that a criminal mastermind would abduct her mother! Now the flock has to team up with the U.S. navy to rescue Dr. Martinez...and of course, the world! Follow the Ninth installment of internationally acclaimed author James Patterson's New York Times bestselling manga series!

Best Karate

Best Karate Author : Masatoshi Nakayama
Release : 2012-11-09
Publisher : Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN : 9781568364681
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These advanced kata may be selected for testing above shodan level. The techniques in Bassai Sho, using sword hand, ridge hand and tiger mouth, make good defenses against stick attacks. In Kanko Sho are many counter-attacks to the upper level. Chinte has unique techniques, the rarely seen tateken, and is especially valuable for women's self-defense.

Pokémon Adventures Collector's Edition, Vol. 9

Pokémon Adventures Collector's Edition, Vol. 9 Author : Hidenori Kusaka
Release : 2021-08-10
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
ISBN : 9781974711291
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All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! A stylish omnibus edition of the best-selling Pokémon Adventures manga, collecting all the original volumes of the series you know and love. One of Team Rocket’s Three Beasts turns against their leader Giovanni and seeks to usurp his power. Silver learns a shocking secret about his family. Red and Mewtwo hazard a daring escape. And—whoa! The Team Rocket airship is about to crash-land! Plus, meet Trainer Emerald, who likes Pokémon battles but doesn’t like Pokémon! Collects the original Pokémon Adventures volumes 25, 26 & 27!

Jormungand

Jormungand Author : Keitaro Takahashi
Release : 2012-06-12
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
ISBN : 9781421541891
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Death is their business, and business is good. Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences rated mature. Jonah is a child soldier, born amidst the chaotic conflicts that rage across West Asia, his family lost to a war fueled by weapons supplied by the so-called Merchants of Death--international arms dealers. Despite Jonah's hatred of weapons and violence, he employs both extremely well in the service of high-flying arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar and her band of mercenaries. Their journey through the dark underbelly of the world's arms markets may lead only to damnation, but will Jonah one day make his way back to the light? Only one thing is certain: it's going to be a long, hard road out of hell... Koko’s team of professionals come from many different backgrounds, but each member has been handpicked for their own particular skill set. Unfortunately, while traveling through Iraq on a convoy protected by a British PMC, Koko and her squad must deal with a decidedly less than professional security force and the dangers of the road at the same time. Then Koko and Dr. Minami meet to discuss a fateful scheme, while elsewhere, Koko’s brother Kasper launches a new enterprise. Like the coils of a serpent, arms dealers encircle the world with their poisonous plans.

West Coast Review of Books

West Coast Review of Books Author :
Release : 1984
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Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook Author : Thomson Gale
Release : 2007-10
Publisher : Gale Cengage
ISBN : 9781414400990
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Stereophile

Stereophile Author :
Release : 1988
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Jazz

Jazz Author : Paul Tanner
Release : 1988
Publisher : WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN :
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Provides various examples of jazz styles to show its development from the early 1900's to the present.

Words on Cassette 2002

Words on Cassette 2002 Author :
Release : 2002
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780835245173
File Size : 28.36 MB
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