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  • 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...

  • vi Editor Pocket Referenceby Arnold Robbins

    O'Reilly Media 1999; US$ 7.99

    For many users, working in the UNIX environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most UNIX systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.The vi Editor Pocket Reference is a companion volume to O'Reilly's updated sixth edition of Learning the vi Editor , a complete guide to text editing... more...

  • The Old Wives' Taleby Arnold Bennett

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    It is a beautiful novel revolving around the lives of three women, Mrs. Baines, Sophia, Constance, and those who surround them. The narration follows occurrences that change life. It is so realistic that one can find one’s life in any of the described characters. Bennett compels the reader to search the souls of ordinary people and in the end... more...