Free literary fiction Kindle books for 23 Aug 18

Tiara

by John Reinhard Dizon

The Princess of Edinburgh has been kidnapped, and peace talks in Northern Ireland are in danger of falling apart.

Princess Jennifer’s fate attracts the attention of several international organizations, including the IRA, MI6, and the CIA. While Jennifer finds herself the mistreated prize in an age-old war, no one can expect what happens when an Irish assassin, only known as the Golden Terror, takes an interest in her.

With the future of a nation hanging in the balance, the two cross paths and enter a deadly race against time… and some of the most dangerous men in the world.

John Reinhard Dizon’s Tiara is an action-packed thriller that centers around the Good Friday Agreement and the turbulent times of late 20th century Northern Ireland.

Praise for TIARA:
…a tale full of action and intrigue, and an intimate look at the different factions of Northern Ireland… keeps you going to the last page. – Michael R. Collins, Amazon review
“Intrigue, suspense, excitementâ?¦you’ve got all three in this political thriller. But the gritty nature of the story is what really sucked me in. Think Sons of Anarchy meets Mission Impossible.” – Ann Marie Marano, Amazon review
“…a superbly written novel from beginning to end. John Dizon ranks up there with the best.” – Jason Peterman, Amazon review



The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (A to Z Classics)

by Charles W. Eliot

The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.

Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result.

Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400-450 pages, and the included texts are “so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world’s written legacies.” The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier’s and elsewhere, with great success.

Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’, offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the ‘The Harvard Classics’ comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century.



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