George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone【精装】
"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'.Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
If Ever I Fall (free sampler)
A heart-rending story of family tragedy, perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse and Jojo Moyes. Is holding on harder than letting go? Dan’s life has fallen apart at the seams. He’s lost his house, his job is on the line, and now he’s going to lose his family too. All he’s ever wanted is to keep them together, but is everything beyond repair? Maria is drowning in grief. She spends her days writing letters that will never be answered. Nights are spent trying to hold terrible memories at bay, to escape the pain that threatens to engulf her. Jack wakes up confused and alone. He doesn’t know who he is, how he got there, or why he finds himself on a deserted clifftop, but will piecing together the past leave him a broken man? In the face of real tragedy, can these three people find a way to reconcile their past with a new future? And is love enough to carry them through?
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Fitzgerald—inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore—began planning the novel in 1923, desiring to produce, in his words, "something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." Progress was slow, with Fitzgerald completing his first draft following a move to the French Riviera in 1924. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was vague and persuaded the author to revise over the next winter. Fitzgerald was repeatedly ambivalent about the book's title and he considered a variety of alternatives, including titles that referenced the Roman character Trimalchio; the title he was last documented to have desired was Under the Red, White, and Blue. First published by Scribner's in April 1925, The Great Gatsby received mixed reviews and sold poorly; in its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and became a part of American high school curricula and numerous stage and film adaptations in the following decades. Today, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel." In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board voted it the 20th century's best American novel and second best English-language novel of the same time period.
Pride and Prejudice (傲慢与偏见)
Crime and Punishment(罪与罚)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles(德伯家的苔丝)
冒险家、神奇动物学家纽特·斯卡曼德刚刚结束一次环球旅行，四处搜寻最为珍稀和不凡的神奇动物。他来到纽约，原本只想短暂停留几天，但他的旅行箱被人拿错了，导致一些神奇动物从箱子里逃了出来，惹出了大麻烦…… 《神奇动物在哪里：原创电影剧本》的灵感来自纽特·斯卡曼德为霍格沃茨魔法学校创作的教科书，它是J.K.罗琳创作的第一个电影剧本，她是深受读者喜爱的国际畅销书“哈利·波特”系列的作者。这个史诗般的冒险故事用非凡的想象力，展现了一系列富有魅力的角色和神奇动物。无论是对哈迷，还是对初涉魔法世界的人们来说，它都是书架上的绝佳藏品。 电影《神奇动物在哪里》于2016年11月18日上映。
"Original and exciting, NIGHT SKY propels readers into a dangerous future. Loved it." —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made For You and the Wicked Lovely series. See how it all begins...In this pulse-pounding prequel to the Night Sky series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann, Skylar has her first brush with Destiny. She's about to meet a boy who will change her life—and a girl who wants to end it.I know her. Know her from inside the dreams. Inside those terrible, murderous, bloody dreams. I've heard her-screaming, her voice mixing in an awful chorus with all those other girls. Little girls. Please, God. That's what one of the little girls keeps saying, in the dream that is not just a dream. Please, God. But I know better. There's no escaping this fate. This is destiny. I must kill Skylar. Skylar Reid is the new girl at school. Her mom just moved them to Florida—aka The Land of the Living Dead where the average age of her new neighbors was seventy-five—to start over. Skylar is not a fan of the change or her total lack of friends. Until she meets Calvin, a funny, sarcastic boy who doesn't let being in a wheelchair stop him from verbally shredding their preppy classmates. Skylar's just about to decide her new school's not a total loss when an odd girl wearing an oversized trench coat in the murderous Southern heat declares, "You're one of us." And then tries to kill her.Don't miss out on YA's most thrilling new series. Praise for Night Sky : "A gripping page-turner from first to last...the start of something that can only be described as 'greater-than.'" ?Kirkus STARRED review "Action-packed, mysterious, charming and witty. I'm ready for more!" — Gena Showalter, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Alice in Zombieland "Full of adventure, humor, and just the right amount of Brockmann wit...I love this book!" ?P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling co-author of the House of Night series.
How We Live and Why We Die
How do we move, think and remember? Why do we get ill, age and die? Distinguished biologist Lewis Wolpert explains how cells provide the answers to the fundamental questions about our lives. Cells are the basis of all life in the universe. Our bodies are made up of billions of them: an incredibly complex society that governs everything, from movement to memory and imagination. When we age, it is because our cells slow down; when we get ill, it is because our cells mutate or stop working. In How We Live and Why We Die, Wolpert provides a clear explanation of the science that underpins our lives. He explains how our bodies function and how we derive from a single cell - the egg. He examines the science behind the topics that are much discussed but rarely understood - stem-cell research, cloning, DNA - and explains how all life evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, How We Live and Why We Die is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and, essentially, life itself.
销售中的闪转腾挪，谈判中的斗智斗勇，面试中的抽丝剥茧； 恋爱中的一颦一笑，夫妻间的相濡以沫，家教中的沟通互动； 人心莫测，却可痕迹识人。 《痕迹识人》教你的不是读心术，不是驾驭人，是和谐沟通和交往的方式。 不管什么背景的人，绝大多数人在行为举止中，是有其自身规律的。我们只要能很好地把握人性的要点，敏感地发现一个人外显的痕迹，运用恰当的交流技巧，就能对他人进行有效的判断，从而找到与他人和谐相处之道。 《痕迹识人》告诉你： ● 了解人性的基本规律：什么时候看人最准？什么情况下能把人看透？如何影响甚至改变他人的价值观？ ● 痕迹识别：如何从各种细节中发现对方的痕迹？ ● 判断技巧：只有痕迹，是不能简单地得出结论的，否则就是瞎猜。发现痕迹之后，需要通过有效的交流方式、严谨的逻辑推理，根据已识别的痕迹，进行更深入的交流和判断，得出更加趋近于事实的结论。熟练掌握这种技巧，你会发现，谈笑间，真假了然于胸。 无论在职场中从事管理、销售、客服、人力资源等工作，还是在生活中进行子女教育、家庭关系塑造、婚恋交友等方面，只要是在与人打交道的时候有了困惑，相信你都能从本书中得到一些启发。
Angel on the Square
In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady-in-waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses; the royal family feels like her own. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution. Now, as Katya's once-certain future begins to dissolve, she must seek to understand what is happening to her beloved country and, for the first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny.
Building Blockchain Projects
Key Features ?Create powerful, end-to-end applications for Blockchain using Ethereum ?Write your first program using the Solidity programming language ?Change the way you think and design your applications by using the all new database-Blockchain Book De*ion Blockchain is a decentralized ledger that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are secured from tampering and revision. Every user is allowed to connect to the network, send new transactions to it, verify transactions, and create new blocks, making it permission-less. This book will teach you what Blockchain is, how it maintains data integrity, and how to create real-world Blockchain projects using Ethereum. With interesting real-world projects, you will learn how to write smart contracts which run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship, or third-party interference, and build end-to-end applications for Blockchain. You will learn about concepts such as cryptography in cryptocurrencies, ether security, mining , smart contracts, solidity, and more. You will also learn about web sockets, various API services for Ethereum, and much more. The blockchain is the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for bitcoin transactions. What you will learn ?Walk through the basics of the Blockchain technology ?Implement Blockchain's technology and its features, and see what can be achieved using them ?Build DApps using Solidity and Web3.js ?Understand the geth command and cryptography ?Create Ethereum wallets ?Explore consortium blockchain
The Thorn Birds(荆棘鸟)
New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman delivers a suspenseful and thrilling novel that's perfect for fans of Unwind and UnWholly.Tennyson is not surprised, really, when his family begins to fall apart, or when his twin sister, Bront?, starts dating the misunderstood bully, Brewster (or The Bruiser, as the entire high school calls him). Tennyson is determined to get to the bottom of The Bruiser's reputation, even if it means gearing up for a fight. Bront?, on the other hand, thinks there's something special underneath that tough exterior. And she's right…but neither she nor Tennyson is prepared for the truth of what lies below the surface. Told through Tennyson, Bront?, and Bruiser's points of view, this dark, twisting novel explores friendship, family, and the sacrifices we make for the people we love.Bruiser was named to the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among many other state lists, and was selected as a Book Page Top Ten Book of the Year, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, and a Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice.Supports the Common Core State Standards