´´The horror! The horror!´´ These are the final words spoken by Mr. Kurtz in Joseph Conrad´s ´´Heart of Darkness,´´ the story of a man who travels into the jungle to seek his fortune and who instead finds an all-consuming moral and spiritual wilderness. Conrad´s tale of the darkness that festers in the heart of the civilized is one of the most enduring works of twentieth-century literature and a touchstone for many later works of fiction inspired by its somber theme. This collection of Conrad´s best fiction includes an additional five tales of the land and sea and the intrepid men who adventure upon them. Heart of Darkness and Other Stories is one of Barnes & Noble´s Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world´s greatest authors in exquisitely designed foil-stamped binding, with distinctive colored edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.
Scandinavians of the Viking Age explored the mysteries of life through their sagas. Folklorist Helene Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these stories. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, these legends tell of passion, love, friendship, pride, courage, strength, loyalty and betrayal. Each volume in the Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions series features authoritative texts by the world´s greatest authors in an exquisitely designed, bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark.
Classic tales of fairies and princesses, ducklings and dancing shoes from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including ´´The Ugly Duckling,´´ ´´Thumbelina,´´ ´´The Red Shoes,´´ ´´The Princess on the Pea,´´ and ´´The Emperor´s New Clothes,´´ fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector´s edition. Also included is ´´The Tallow Candle´´-one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! A great book of bedtime stories or for rainy day reading, as there are both short and long anecdotes included. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures you´ll never lose your place as you wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children´s writers of all time. Curl up with this collection of classics and lose yourself in childhood memories.
Lewis Carroll´s novels Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (first published in 1865 and 1871, respectively) have entertained readers young and old for more than a century. Their magical worlds, amusing characters, clever dialogue, and playfully logical illogic epitomize the whit and whimsy of Carroll´s writing. Both stories feature the coloured classic illustrations of John Tenniel. Alice´s Adventures in wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is one of Barnes & Noble´s Ieather bound classics for children. It features classic illustrations, an elegant bonded leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, and distinctive gilt edging.
The Mermaid Handbook is a unique compendium, a sumptuous compilation divided into four sections--Fashion and Beauty; Arts and Culture; Real Mermaids and Where to Find Them; and Food, Entertaining, and Stories from the Sea. Each section includes a wealth of step-by-step projects and recipes throughout. Among them are instructions for making a sailor´s valentine; a mermaid comb; and a pearl and sequin paillette necklace. There are recipes for mermaid-themed poke bowls, aquatic-themed honey gingerbread cookies, and the official cocktail of 1960s-era mermaid attraction Aquarama, plus profiles on true modern mermaids and mermaid bars; and tips on getting beachy mermaid hair and creating an alluring eye. The hardcover includes an inset image on the front cover; ornate metallic blue foil patterning on the front, spine, and back; blue stained edges; heavy paper; and a satin bookmark.
Get cozy with the classics! Jules Verne collects some of the author´s best-known works in a beautiful keepsake volume. 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Finalist in Gift Books Legendary science fiction and adventure author Jules Verne is remembered for his fascinating stories of travel and excitement. With countless adaptations available, the titles of his works are familiar. But no joy can compare to reading the originals--and reading them in a deluxe classic edition is even better! This revised, elegant book features the African exploration of Five Weeks in a Balloon ; the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea ; Around the World in Eighty Days , the famous story of an incredible expedition; and the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth , which takes readers into our world´s geological past. With a genuine leather cover, printed endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark, as well as an introduction by an expert on Verne´s life and writing, it´s an excellent introduction to the work of this well-loved author. Expand your home library--and your imagination--with Jules Verne !