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Don Quixote. The name is universally known for the idealistic, possibly insane, wannabe knight as much as a masterpiece of literature. Don Quixote, the book, is widely regarded as the first modern novel while Don Quixote, the character, is among the most recognizable and beloved ever created. The misadventures of Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are comical and entertaining to readers of all ages. At the same time, they speak deeply of man's place in the world and his aspirations.
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Don Quixote. The name is universally known for the idealistic, possibly insane, wannabe knight as much as a masterpiece of literature. Don Quixote, the book, is widely regarded as the first modern novel while Don Quixote, the character, is among the most recognizable and beloved ever created. The misadventures of Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are comical and entertaining to readers of all ages.
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Evil rakshasa Kalanemi is back on Earth, this time as Kansa, the tyrant king of Mathura. To vanquish him and his horde of evil monsters, Lord Vishnu takes birth on earth in his eighth avatar - Krishna, the defender of dharma. Since his birth, Krishna valiantly fights evil in the form of monsters, showing courage and valour. But as he grows up and becomes a councillor of the race of Yadavas, he observes that the real struggle in this age is not with magical monsters but with evil kings and warriors. Accompany this wise and courageous hero on his journey on Earth as he conquers evil to put mankind back on the path of righteousness.
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In search of riches, Sinbad sets sail for adventure. In the course of his seven voyages, he will encounter seahorses and rocs, a cannibalistic monster and a madness inducing plant, and much more. His courage and his daring will see him and his crew through many adventures - and at the end, they will find many riches.
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Ravan, the king of Lanka, has abducted and imprisoned Ram's wife Sita. As they search for her, Ram and his brother Lakshman meet Sugreev, the king of the monkeys. In aid of Ram, Sugreev sends out search teams in all directions. One of the teams discovers that Sita is imprisoned in Lanka, the rich and splendid city of demons, across the southern sea. The wide and tumultuous sea poses a challenge. There is only one who can cross it and bring back news of Sita. He is Hanuman, son of the Wind, advisor to Sugreev, and devotee of Ram. Based on an episode from the Ramcharitmanas by the poet Tulsidas, the story described here needs little introduction to readers familiar with the Indian epic of Ramayan. Hanuman is strong and invincible, but he is also a brave and loyal follower of Ram and is able to overcome all crises through his single-minded devotion.
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The Widow Douglas is doing her best to civilize Huckleberry Finn, but it just isn't working. Wearing clean clothes, going to school, and having a hot meal waiting for him when he gets home are becoming boring and tedious. So, to make his life more interesting Huck sets sail on his raft for a secluded island. When he arrives he finds he's not the only one who has decided to live there. On the river, he encounters thieves, a flood, con men, violent shootouts, family feuds and much more.
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When Edmond Dantes is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he vows to escape and destroy those who betrayed him. Revenge drives him to transform himself into the powerful and enigmatic Count of Monte Cristo, and systematically he hunts the men who put him behind bars. Acting as destiny's agent, Dantes must face not only his enemies but also the moral dilemmas raised by his ruthless quest for justice. Can the man who once had so much to live for find peace, or will fate thwart his plan at the very last?
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When a tempest-a violent storm-wrecks the ship of King Alonso of Naples and his entourage in the Mediterranean Sea, the men all find safety on a small, isolated island. The storm was conjured up by the magician Prospero, who lives on the island with his teenage daughter Miranda, his faithful spirit Ariel, and his half-human, half-animal slave Caliban. Why has Prospero brought the king, his teenage son Ferdinand, his devoted advisor Gonzalo, and the others to the island? What plans does he have for them? A mixture of tender romance and cruel revenge, The Tempest is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Although the play, Shakespeare's last, is filled with the supernatural, its message is that real magic lies in the emotions of the human heart: love, loyalty, the desire to be free, remorse, and forgiveness. By the end of the story, the tempest-in its sense of severe storm and emotional upheaval-has enabled love to blossom, reunited old friends, freed the enslaved, washed away the sins of evildoers, and calmed the vengeance of a wronged man.
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From his throne high atop Mount Olympus, the mighty and powerful god Zeus reigned over ancient Greece with his fellow Olympians. Feared for his lightning bolt but loved for his compassion for humanity, Zeus presided over an era of peace and prosperity. But Zeus's ascension to power was violently contested. In fact, he claimed power for his own by waging a horrible war that threatened to destroy the entire world. And to make matters worse, he was opposed in this battle for all existence by none other than his own father. See how Zeus takes power for himself as he picks up his famous sword of storms for the first time and leads the rise of the Olympians!
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