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December 2021 Erä

Giveaway Ended: December 27 at 06:00 pm EST

As a baby, Santa Claus is found by the Master Woodsman of the World. Raised by Necile the Wood Nymph, Claus eventually encounters human society. Horrified by the poverty and brutality of everyday life, Claus begins making toys for children all over the world. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a children’s book by L. Frank Baum.
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August 2021 Erä: 2 Kirjat Offered

Giveaway Ended: August 30 at 06:00 pm EDT

In 1880s Paris, the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House is rumored to be haunted by a malignant entity. Known as the Phantom of the Opera, he has been linked to the hanging death of a stagehand in addition to several strange and mysterious occurrences. Just before a gala performance, a young Swedish soprano named Christine is called on to replace the opera’s lead, who is suffering from a last-minute illness. From the audience, the Vicomte Raoul de Chagny recognizes Christine, his childhood sweetheart, and goes backstage after the opera has ended to reintroduce himself. While waiting by her dressing room, he hears her talking to an unknown man, but upon entering finds himself alone with Christine. Pressing her for information, she reveals that she has been receiving lessons from a figure she calls the Angel of Music, prompting suspicion and terror in Raoul, who is familiar with the legend of the Phantom. As Raoul makes his feelings for Christine known, the Phantom professes his love for his protégé, and a battle for her affection ensues. Caught in this love triangle, threatened on all sides by jealousy and pursuit, Christine struggles to hold on as her star in the Paris Opera rises.
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Sarjat: Les Misérables (1)
Les Misérables Volume One: Fantine is the introduction to Victor Hugo’s acclaimed historical novel centering a weary hero and heroine torn by poverty and politics. It’s a captivating story marked by love, betrayal and ultimately, loss. The story follows former convict, Jean Valjean, who spent nearly two decades in prison for stealing food for his family. After he’s released, Valjean is unable to find work or proper lodging. He’s forced to sleep on the streets before a kind soul offers him food and shelter. Valjean decides to change his name, creating a new life for himself as a successful factory owner and mayor. Valjean’s rise coincides with the decline of a young woman named Fantine. She is a single mother who is struggling to support her daughter Cosette. Due to the child’s illegitimacy, Fantine is unable to keep a job and is forced into prostitution. When the overzealous Inspector Javert arrests Fantine, the mayor intervenes on her behalf. This decision leads to an unexpected reveal and unfortunate tragedy.
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June 2021 Erä

Giveaway Ended: June 28 at 06:00 pm EDT

On a Grey Thread (1923) is the debut poetry collection of Elsa Gidlow. Written while the poet was living in New York, On a Grey Thread is a groundbreaking work of poetry, the first in North American history to openly express lesbian desire. Both personal and political, Gidlow’s poems express the poet’s complex feelings as a young woman whose political ideology and sexual identity ran counter to the traditional values of her time.
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May 2021 Erä: 3 Kirjat Offered

Giveaway Ended: May 31 at 06:00 pm EDT

The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai (1863) is a story by S.N. Hale‘ole. Based on Hawaiian mythology, The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai was adapted from songs and tales from ka‘ao, a form from Hawaiian oral tradition blending song and narrative. Initially serialized in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, a popular newspaper, Hale‘ole’s story was the first work of literature published by a Native Hawaiian. When Laʻieikawai and her twin sister Laʻielohelohe are born on Oahu, their father, a powerful chief, plans to have them killed in order to ensure that the throne will pass to a male heir. Separated from her sister, Laʻieikawai is taken to a secret cave that can only be accessed by a deep pool of water. When a rainbow, the traditional sign of royalty, is seen in the sky above her location, Laʻieikawai is taken by her grandmother Waka to the legendary paradise of Paliuli. On the journey to the island, news of her beauty and power spread among the people, drawing the attention of the handsome chief Aiwohikupua. At Paliuli, the princess is served by ornately feathered birds, supernatural beings who protect and comfort her. As the story unfolds, Laʻieikawai will face a series of trials with the grace and wisdom known only to a sacred few. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of S.N. Hale‘ole’s The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai is a classic of Hawaiian literature reimagined for modern readers.
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The Home and the World (1916) is a novel by Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore. Written after Tagore received the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature, the novel dramatizes the Swadeshi movement for Indian independence from British rule. Through the lens of one family, Tagore illuminates the conflict between Western culture and Indian nationalism while exploring the complex relationships of men and women in modern India. Concerned for his wife, who spends most of her days inside, Nikhil, an educated aristocrat, brings Bimala to a political rally. There, they hear the magnanimous revolutionary Sandip speak out against British imperialism and call for Indian independence. Although Nikhil remains passive, if not indifferent, regarding British rule, Bimala, who comes from a poor family, reaches a political awakening of her own. When Nikhil and Bimala invite Sandip to stay as a guest at their home, Bimala moves further away from her traditional role as a wife and begins to develop romantic feelings for the radical figure. Aware of his growing influence, Sandip places himself between Nikhil and his wife while secretly attempting to convince Bimala to use her husband’s wealth to support the Swadeshi cause. The Home and the World is a masterful novel that explores the personal behind the political, inserting the lives of individuals into history’s great wheel without losing sight of humanity. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and the World is a classic of Indian literature reimagined for modern readers.
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A Child of Sorrow (1921) is a novel by Zoilo Galang. The novel, Galang’s debut, has been recognized as the first work of published Filipino fiction written in English. Modeled after popular nineteenth century romances written in Spanish and Tagalog, A Child of Sorrow is a classic coming of age tale engaged with themes of friendship, desire, and the loss of innocence. Simple and heartfelt, A Child of Sorrow remains a groundbreaking work of literature from an author who dedicated his career to education and the arts.
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April 2021 Erä: 2 Kirjat Offered

Giveaway Ended: April 26 at 06:00 pm EDT

When Tibbets questions the ghost that has started to haunt him, he learns all about the rules and realities of the realm after death. Featuring sixteen of Lewis Carroll’s whimsical poems, Phantasmagoria and Other Poems explore love, pests, and the supernatural. This collection of the critically acclaimed poetry of Lewis Carroll encourages imagination and wit as its whimsical and adventurous poems provide an accessible experience for all readers.
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“I always insist that the written poems, even when they are said to be good, are only the second best, as the very best poems are left unwritten or sung in silence.” In this essay collection, Yone Noguchi explores the nature of Japanese poetry and its relation to the West. The Spirit of Japanese Poetry is a book by Yone Noguchi.
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