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Written in 1651 during the chaos of the English Civil War. Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign - or 'Leviathan' - to enforce peace and the law. The work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy when it was first published. Hobbes' view that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish is as challenging today as it was when originally published, the work remains relevant to the modern world and stands as one of the most fascinating works of modern philosophy.
This charming story details the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It was based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts. In response to reader demand Alcott wrote the sequel 'Good Wives'. Enthusiasm for the book has not dimmed since it was written; the book has been adapted to theatre, opera, and Anime.
Love and Mr. Lewisham showcases H.G. Wells' deft writing outside the science-fiction genre. Mr.Lewisham is a young science student who leaves the country with ambitious dreams to live in London. His plans are thrown into turmoil, however, when he falls passionately in love with Ethel who along with her stepfather are involved in mystical charlatanism, beguiling the weak in exchange for monetary gain. This of course goes against Mr.Lewisham's ethical standards - will he be able to reconcile these differences?
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