Because Thomas Hardy's poetry and fiction are so closely associated with Wessex, it is easy to forget that he was, in his own words, half a Londoner, moving between country and capital throughout his life. This self-division, Mark Ford says, can be traced not only in works explicitly set in London b..
This handbook provides the background necessary for fully understanding the nearly one thousand poems of Hardy. As it treats the poems individually and often supplements the analysis of a poem by relating it to other poems and to passages in the fiction, every comment helps build a portrait of Hardy..
Writers like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen over seventy poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their ver..
In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father--a man conflicted by power who wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as ambassador to France yet yearned fo..
Taken from her native Iceland to Scotland in the early 1950s when her widower father drowns at sea, young Gemma Hardy comes to live with her kindly uncle and his family. But his death leaves Gemma under the care of her resentful aunt, and she suddenly finds herself an unwelcome guest. Surviving oppr..
Most people today know Thomas Edison as the inventor of the light bulb-except, he isn't! In Edison's time, other inventors were working on the light bulb, but no one could figure out how to keep the light bulb lit. This is where Edison came in.Read and find out all about the real story of Thomas ..
Little boys ages 2-5 who are fans of "Thomas & Friends" will love this fun format that features sturdy board pages with glow-in-the-dark ink. The moon, stars, and Thomas' headlight brighten the night in this sleepy bedtime story...
Preparations for the annual Easter egg hunt on the Island of Sodor are behind schedule Not to worry Thomas the Tank Engine saves the day by hurrying around with a trainload of colorful eggs, helping to get them hidden just in time. Boys ages 3 to 7 will delight in searching for the sparkly, glitte..
Salty is bringing a new friend to the Sodor aquarium--A SHARK And he needs Thomas the Tank Engine's help to get him there. Little boys ages 3-7 who love trains will dive in to this Step into Reading adventure featuring all their favorite Thomas & Friends engines...
When a group of powerful Irish Protestants and Catholics gather at a country house to discuss Irish home rule, contention is to be expected. But when the meeting's moderator, government bigwig Ainsley Greville, is found murdered in his bath, negotiations seem doomed. Unless Superintendent Thomas Pit..
Now a major motion picture starring Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, and Addison Timlin, and directed by Stephen Sommers "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER ""The dead don't talk. I don't know why." "But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confid..
Winter is coming and Thomas, being a small engine, needs to put on his
snowplow. Thomas hates his snowplow; he thinks it makes him look funny,
and when he has it on, the other, bigger engines tease him. But Thomas
saves the day when a big storm comes up and Toby is stuck on his branch
Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing. It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas’ boiler is what the driver is fishing in In the early 1940s, a loving fa..
Since the first Thomas stories written by a father for his son over 60 years ago, Thomas the Tank Engine continues to delight children everywhere. This collection contains 14 of the best-loved titles of the Reverend W Awdry's classic Railway Series and includes the most famous adventures of Thomas a..
Thomas is taking the judge to the train show, but things keep slowing him down First a cow, then a dog, then a town. and a log Will Thomas get to go fast--at last? Can he get the judge to the train show in time? "Go, train, go "..
Thomas the blue train works all day while Percy the green train works all night. But what exactly do they do? Told in the simplest language, here is a charming tale of a day and night on the Island of Sodor. Perfect for Bright and Early readers..
Stepney, a very old engine, is taking the museum cars to the Natural History Museum. James and Henry think that not only is Stepney an old bucket of bolts, but that the museum cars carry just a lot of old nonsense. When Stepney breaks down, Thomas doesn't want to get stuck being seen with the old di..
Thomas thee blue train works all day while Percy the green train works all night. Told in the simplest language, here is a charming tale of what they each do. PerfectNand portableNfor toddlers and their caregivers...
Requested again and again, here, at last, is the Thomas Bright and Early Board Book Box Set. All four of the enormously popular Thomas board books are here: Go, Train, Go ; Stop, Train, Stop ; A Crack in the Track ; and Blue Train, Green Train. Boxed together in a nifty little lunchbox, these four b..
EMILY, THE NEWEST engine, is determined to prove that she is as Really Useful as Thomas, so she challenges Thomas to a race: whoever can do the job the fastest is the winner. Soon they are off, each on a whirlwind rush around the Island of Sodor. But they both realize that speed is only part of bein..
Thomas and all the other engines are working hard. At the end of a long day, Thomas discovers an old track that long ago fell into disuse. As the track becomes more and more overgrown, Thomas thinks he must be lost, until he pulls into a forgotten town that has been abandoned for fifty years. Thomas..
Little boys ages 3-6 will love this charming Little Golden Book that captures all the fun, friendship, and adventure of the Thomas the Tank Engine DVD Hero of the Rails. Thomas discovers a long-lost engine and attempts to save him from the scrap yard by repairing him in secret. The plan works perfec..
Thomas, James, and all of your favorite characters from HIT's Thomas & Friends are featured in five different puzzles in this oversized padded book. Each full-color puzzle has twelve sturdy board pieces that fit right inside the pages of the book--so they're fun to put together and easy to keep toge..
This sturdy Thomas & Friends board book offers train-loving boys ages 0 to 3 a simple rhyming story about humorous misadventures on the track. Readers will giggle at the antics of the Troublesome Trucks and the messes they make for Thomas the Tank Engine and his engine friends...
Beginning with Thomas Edison's childhood, when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a 10-year-old, and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor, this is the true story of the man who brought the world the phonograph, motion pictures, and even ..
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Thomas the Tank Engine heads out into the solar system and lands on the
moon—or does he? This Thomas & Friends Little Golden Book will
tickle the imaginations of train-loving boys and girls ages 2 to 5...
The "New York Times" bestseller is "a fascinating fantasy" ("Midwest Book Review"). Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by Linden Avery's magic-a defiant act of love that has unleashed unimaginable power capable of devastating the Land. The only hope to stop this may lie with..
A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend's father...
Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay when they are frightened off by a scream. The boys return to the apparently haunted house when they make a connection between the place and a smuggling case their father is working on. When their father ..
With two cases in tow, the Hardy boys look to Turner mill for clues. Determined to learn the secret of the old mill, Frank and Joe employ a clever ruse to gain entrance, only to find themselves trapped. How the young detectives extricate themselves from this dangerous situation and unravel mysteries..
A blind peddler's warning and a weird glass eye plunge Frank and Joe Hardy into one of the most baffling cases they have ever tackled. The young detectives' investigation takes them to a walled estate guarded by savage dogs, where a wealthy businessman is hiding out in fear for his life. In a climax..
The handwritten will of a deceased world-traveler is strange and mysterious. Its cryptic instructions are to deliver "the valuable Aztec warrior to the rightful owner, a descendant of an Aztec warrior." Frank and Joe Hardy have only one slim clue to work with: the name of a complete stranger who can..
A long-distance telephone call from Chet Morton's uncle summons Frank and Joe Hardy and their staunch pal Chet to a summer art school, located near old Fort Senandaga which is reputed to be inhabited by a ghost. The young detectives' assignment: recover two famous oil paintings stolen from the valua..
Frank and Joe Hardy are determined to bring to justice the vicious criminals who kidnapped their detective father while he was investigation sabotage of a road-building project in the Kentucky wilderness. After Mr. Hardy's escape, the two young sleuths are spurred into action when he mumbles the wor..
Rarely do magicians reveal their professional secrets. Consequently Frank and Joe Hardy are amazed when a well-known magician, the Incredible Hexton, offers to reveal the secret of his "Vanishing Man Act" and invited Mr. Hardy to be the subject. When their detective father fails to reappear, his son..
An assignment form their famous detective father to track down a ring of credit-card counterfeiters takes Frank and Joe Hardy on an exciting camping trip to the Rocky Mountains. But the cross-country trek with their pals Chet Morton and Biff Hooper is jinxed from the very first day. Strange happenin..
Why is a wealthy sportsman so frightened by the serpent design on a mysterious balloon that he begs Frank and Joe Hardy to protect him? And who stole the ancient life-size chess king which is to be presented to the winner of the world chess championship? Targets of diabolical enemies, Frank and Joe ..
When the Hardy Boys take a winter vacation in Jamaica, Joe finds an ancient bronze death mask washed up near their beach house during a violent storm. Helping the Hardys and their friends in this bizarre mystery is William, a Jamaican boy, who flies to New York with startling news, only to be interc..
A million dollars' worth of gold bullion has been stolen from the Wakefield Mint under strange circumstances. Mr. hardy is asked to investigate but before long his life is threatened, and he asks Frank and Joe to help him. The boys fly to Zurich, Switzerland, hoping to get information at the Swiss G..
The launching of the Firebird Rocket is endangered when a famous rocket scientist disappears without a trace on his way to the Woomera Monitoring Station in Australia. Assigned to the case, Fenton Hardy tells his sons he needs their help. And Frank and Joe must turn down a request that they find the..
During Mr. Hardy's investigation of a ruthless gang of terrorists, Frank and Joe witness an explosion in the sky near an airborne dirigible owned by Quinn Air Fleet. The young detectives look into a clue that takes them into a new animal park outside Bayport, where they are lured into a trap by an u..
Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an archi..
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie ..
A special treat for Hardy Boys fans The first five books in the classic mystery series are packaged together in a collectible box set featuring a newly redesigned slipcover. Titles included are "#1 The Tower Treasure," "#2 The House on the Cliff," "#3 The Secret of the Old Mill," "#4 The Missing Ch..
Five Thomas & Friends Little Golden Book movie retellings are collected in a beautiful slipcase: "Thomas and the Great Discovery, Hero of the Rails, Misty Island Rescue, Day of the Diesels, " and "Blue Mountain Mystery." This nifty little library will please train-obsessed boys ages 3-7...
Thomas the Tank Engine is on the go Every place he travels to on the Island of Sodor offers things to discover--and train-obsessed little boys from ages 1-4 can find them by lifting and looking under more than 30 flaps in this Thomas & Friends sturdy board book...
Acclaimed as the best book ever written on St. Thomas, this outstanding profile introduces one of Christianity's most important and influential thinkers. G. K. Chesterton chronicles the saint's life, focusing on the man and the events that shaped him, rather than on theology. In a concise, witty, an..
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White Hou..
Train-obsessed boys ages 2 to 5 will love this deluxe 320-page hardcover storybook collection with thirteen Thomas & Friends adventures: "Little Engines Can Do Big Things, The Special Delivery, Down at the Docks, Thomas and the Naughty Diesel, The Monster Under the Shed, Lost at Sea, Thomas Gets a S..
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy are startled--and scared--to see a dinosaur in the forest Train-l and dinosaur-obsessed boys ages 3 to 7 will get a double thrill from this Thomas & Friends Little Golden Book...
Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz ..
National Bestseller For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compromised by a steady stream of g..
BERTIE THE BUS thinks he is faster than Thomas. Before you can say "Ready? Set. Go " they're on their way. An interactive element of working wheels affixed to the book lets Thomas fans experience the great race first hand as they chug along with Thomas..
From the bestselling author of "Band of Brothers" and "D-Day," the definitive book on Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his persona..