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The Long and the Short of It (International edition)

By John Kay
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  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Isbn : 1782832696
  • Pages : 166
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The follies of finance have threatened the stability of the global economy, and the world of finance has become increasingly complex and sophisticated, but also greedy, cynical and self-interested. The Long and the Short of It provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance and explains how to put your finances in the only hands you can confidently trust - your own. In this new, wholly updated edition of The Long and the Short of It, you will learn everything you need to be your own investment manager. You will recognise your investment options, the institutions that try to sell them, and how to distinguish between fact and fiction in what companies say. You will discover the principles of sound investment and the research that supports these principles. Crucially, you will learn a practical investment strategy and how to implement it. Leading economist and hugely successful investor John Kay uses his academic credentials and practical experience to lay out the key principles of investment with characteristic clarity and dry humour. This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Charles Dickens” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Dickens's Children Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife Mr. Nightingale's Diary No Thoroughfare The Frozen Deep Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord The Uncommercial Traveller Contributions to “All The Year Round” Contributions to “The Examiner” Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie D. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

The Three Clerks

By Anthony Trollope
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726803577
  • Pages : 518
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 462
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First published in 1858, ‘The Three Clerks’ by Anthony Trollope has been described as his most autobiographical. Drawing on his own experiences working as a Junior Clerk in the Post Office, we follow the lives of three Civil Servants; Henry Norman, Alaric Tudor and Charley Tudor in their personal and professional pursuits. Politics, family dramas, romance and crime all follow in this early Trollope novel. Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was a Victorian writer and author of 47 novels. He also wrote an autobiography, short stories and plays, travel articles, reviews and lectures. A prolific writer, he made no secret of the fact that money was his motivation for writing – an admission which raised eyebrows among his literary contemporaries at the time. The amount of works Trollope authored are testament to his belief in hard work. His first successful novel was The Warden followed by its sequel, Barchester Towers. The Chronicles of Barsetshire are perhaps his most well-known series of novels, though many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring many familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander. Alongside his literary career, Trollope also worked for some time for the Post Office and is credited with the introduction of the iconic post box to Britain. A memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1993.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : LA CASE Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1662
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 497
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Martin Chuzzlewit has been raised by his grandfather and namesake. Years before Martin senior took the precaution of raising an orphaned girl, Mary Graham, to be his companion and nursemaid, with the understanding that she will receive income from him only as long as Martin senior lives. Old Martin considers that this gives her a motive to keep him alive, in contrast to his relatives, who want to inherit his money. His grandson Martin falls in love with Mary and wishes to marry her, conflicting with Old Martin's plans. Martin and his grandfather argue, each too proud to yield to a resolution. Martin leaves home to live on his own and old Martin disinherits him.

The Scandal of Father Brown

By G. K. Chesterton
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986770208
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 404
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The Scandal of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton - It would not be fair to record the adventures of Father Brown, without admitting that he was once involved in a grave scandal. There still are persons, perhaps even of his own community, who would say that there was a sort of blot upon his name. It happened in a picturesque Mexican road-house of rather loose repute, as appeared later; and to some it seemed that for once the priest had allowed a romantic streak in him, and his sympathy for human weakness, to lead him into loose and unorthodox action.

The Inimitable Jeeves

By P. G. Wodehouse
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504058429
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 537
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“The immortal comic duo of ditsy Bertram Wooster and his unflappable valet Reginald Jeeves” are at it again in this hilarious follow-up to My Man Jeeves (The Washington Post). As Evelyn Waugh said of him, P. G. Wodehouse “satisfies the most sophisticated taste and the simplest.” His second collection to feature British butler Jeeves and his frivolous aristocratic employer, Bertie Wooster, contains some of his best loved stories, including “The Great Sermon Handicap,” in which bets are placed on which parson will preach the longest Sunday sermon. Many of these linked stories feature the romantic misadventures of Bertie’s friend Bingo Little—who falls in love with everyone from a parson’s niece, a romance novelist, and a Communist to Bertie’s own fiancée. Bertie also struggles with willful Aunt Agatha and the formidable and athletic Honoria Glossop, who just may be a bit too much woman for him. As always, Jeeves steps in to set things right. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101667303
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 947
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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Proof House

By K. J. Parker
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : 0748113916
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 359
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COLOURS IN THE STEEL and THE BELLY OF THE BOW, the first two volumes of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. THE PROOF HOUSE is the final volume in K.J. Parker's brilliant Fencer Trilogy. After years spent in the saps under the defences of the apparently impregnable city of Ap' Iscatoy, Bardas Loredan, sometime fencer-at-law and the betrayed defender of the famed Triple City, is suddenly a hero of the Empire. His reward is a boring administrative job in a backwater, watching armour tested to destruction in the Proof House. But the fall of Ap' Iscatoy has opened up unexpected possibilities for the expansion of the Empire into the land of the Plains people, and Bardas Loredan is the one man Temrai the Great, King of the Plains tribes, fears the most... Look out for more information on this book and others on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Gryll Grange

By Peacock T.L.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521071075
  • Pages : 251
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 255
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Thomas Love Peacock (1785–1866) was an English novelist, poet, and offi cial of the East India Company. The fi nal novel of Thomas Love Peacock followed the others after a silence of 30 years, its typical Peacockian format intact: an idyllic, country house setting, a genial host, many opinionated guests, and a romantic love interest. Like all of Peacocks novels, Gryll Grange dissects the philosophy, manners, and culture of his day through a sparkling cocktail of dialogue and poetry.

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141974435
  • Pages : 1008
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 846
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With an essay by George Gissing. 'You talk very easily of hours, sir! How long do you suppose, sir, that an hour is to a man who is choking for want of air?' A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. As Arthur discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect many lives, from Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

The Last Chronicle of Barset

By Anthony Trollope
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191663476
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 347
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'All Hogglestock believed their parson to be innocent; but then all Hogglestock believed him to be mad.' Josiah Crawley lives with his family in the parish of Hogglestock, East Barsetshire, where he is perpetual curate. Impoverished like his parishioners, Crawley is hard-working and respected but he is an unhappy, disappointed man, ill-suited to cope when calamity strikes. He is accused of stealing a cheque to pay off his debts; too proud to defend himself, he risks ruin and disgrace unless the truth can be brought to light. Crawley's predicament divides the community into those who seek to help him despite himself, and those who, like Mrs Proudie, are convinced of his guilt. When the Archbishop's son, Major Grantly, falls in love with Crawley's daughter Grace, battle lines are drawn. The final volume in the Barsetshire series, The Last Chronicle draws to a close the stories of many beloved characters, including the old Warden, Mr Harding, Johnny Eames, and Lily Dale. Panoramic in scale, elegiac and moving, it is perhaps Trollope's greatest novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.