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  • The Grand Babylon Hotelby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 3.47

    Arnold Bennett's The Grand Babylon Hotel , from 1902, tells the story of a German prince mysteriously disappearing. American millionaire Theodore Racksole and his daughter Nella stay at the exclusive Grand Babylon Hotel. When Nella is denied her dinner order of steak and Bass beer, Racksole's solution is to purchase the entire hotel for exactly... more...

  • The Light of Asiaby Edwin Arnold

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.21

    The Light of Asia , subtitled The Great Renunciation , weaves through its poetic verses the life and philosophy of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree and became the Buddha. Receiving high acclaim since its publication in 1879, Edwin Arnold's work was adapted from the Lalitavistara Sutra (The Unfolding of the... more...

  • The Old Wives' Taleby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.21

    Regarded as one of Arnold Bennett's finest works, The Old Wives' Tale was first published in 1908. It tells the story of sisters Constance and Sophia Baines, both very different from one another, and follows their lives from youth into old age. Bennett's inspiration was an encounter in a Parisian restaurant: "an old woman came into... more...

  • Mental Efficiencyby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 6.08

    The mind can only be conquered by regular meditation, by deciding beforehand what direction its activity ought to take, and insisting that its activity takes that direction; also by never leaving it idle, undirected, masterless, to play at random like a child in the streets after dark. This is extremely difficult, but it can be done, and it is marvellously... more...

  • The Human Machineby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 6.08

    Considering that we have to spend the whole of our lives in this human machine, considering that it is our sole means of contact and compromise with the rest of the world, we really do devote to it very little attention. When I say 'we,' I mean our inmost spirits, the instinctive part, the mystery within that exists. And when I say 'the... more...

  • Literary Tasteby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 6.08

    The aim of literary study is not to amuse the hours of leisure; it is to awake oneself, it is to be alive, to intensify one's capacity for pleasure, for sympathy, and for comprehension. It is not to affect one hour, but twenty-four hours. It is to change utterly one's relations with the world. An understanding appreciation of literature means... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.21

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Girl in a Blue Dressby Gaynor Arnold

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 21.77

    A fictional account of the marriage of a Victorian novelist resembling Charles Dickens, narrated by his wife. A brilliant, moving novel about love, fame and destiny. more...

  • GDB Pocket Referenceby Arnold Robbins

    O'Reilly Media 2005; US$ 7.99

    Many Linux and Unix developers are familiar with the GNU debugger (GBD), the invaluable open source tool for testing, fixing, and retesting software. And since GDB can be ported to Windows, Microsoft developers and others who use this platform can also take advantage of this amazing free software that allows you to see exactly what's going on inside... more...

  • sed and awk Pocket Referenceby Arnold Robbins

    O'Reilly Media 2002; US$ 7.99

    For people who create and modify text files, sed and awk are power tools for editing. sed, awk, and regular expressions allow programmers and system administrators to automate editing tasks that need to be performed on one or more files, to simplify the task of performing the same edits on multiple files, and to write conversion programs.The sed... more...