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Three men In a boat

Three men In a boat

Three men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.The book was initially intended to be a serious travel Guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about three men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers – The jokes seem fresh and witty even today.The three men are based on Jerome himself and two real-life friends, George wingrave (who would become a senior manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom J. Often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional but, "as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all Englishmen, contains an element of the dog." The trip is a typical boating holiday of the time in a Thames camping skiff. This was just after commercial boat traffic on the upper Thames had died out, replaced by the 1880s craze for boating as a leisure activity.

The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species

Widely regarded as a Keystone for evolutionary theories, on the origin of species by British naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, has influenced modern Western society and thought. Br>darwin’s bold theory initially shocked religious Victorian society by its audacious suggestion that animals and humans shared a common ancestry. His nonreligious Biology found a following in the emerging Class of scientists. Formulated in 1837-39 post his famous voyage around the world aboard HMS Beagle where as a naturalist, he kept collecting data in support of his theory, he published this in 1859. On the origin of species is an “abstract” of natural selection centered on the principles of evolution, natural selection, mutation and variation. Its premise is that plants and animals produce more numbers than can be sustained in each generation. These numbers vary in characteristics that are both physical and behaviour and these are passed on to the next generation. Those who adapt to their changing environments are likely to survive, what remains essentially, a numbers game. The book also covers in great detail, the intellectual, social and religious cross-currents that Darwin had to navigate to develop and propagate his theory as well as the challenges to the acceptance of his work posed by his peers and critics. Br>darwin’s work has become a foundational text of the sciences and he was accorded the ultimate british honour – that of a burial in westminster Abbey, London.

As A Man Thinketh

As A Man Thinketh

The Central br>Theme of the book is the power of thought and particularly with the use and application of thoughts in transformation one's life condition.The book is written in a simple, easily grasp able format to help the reader implement the method it advises so elegant.

Meditations

Meditations

"Meditations" Is Marcus br>
Aurelius' Private book of reflections, written over a series of years in far-flung places as he led the Romans in Military campaigns, quashed revolts, and dealt with the other tribulations of governing the empire. It is best described as a spiritual journal, containing a record of Marcus' Philosophical exercises. The book is interesting as an example of stoic thought and is valuable for Historical reasons as a document of the inner life of a remarkable Roman emperor. It remains compelling, however, because it bears witness to a profound journey of the human spirit and speaks to us across the millennia about perennial human problems.

Rs. 148.75

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Written in 1912, The Metamorphosis was first published in 1915. “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” With these startlingly bizzare opening lines, Kafka begins his masterpiece–one of the most influential works of twentieth century fiction. The novella tells the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning only to find himself transformed into an insect. It subsequently details Samsa’s struggles to adapt to his new condition, as well as his family’s reaction to his “metamorphosis”.

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

Relativity, The Special and General Theory is a simple and easy to read version of Einstein’s Scientific paragon theory, written by the genius himself. In the preface Albert Einstein (1879-1955) himself writes that this book is intended “to give an exact insight into the Theory of Relativity to those Readers who, from a General Scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics.” Back in 1916 when he first wrote it, Einstein’s name had not yet become the household name that it is today. Born in 1879 to German-Jewish parents Einstein developed this Theory first as a short paper, eventually publishing it as a book with the appendix being added by Einstein at the Time of the fifteenth re-printing of this book.
The General Theory of Relativity provided a fresh look at the Theory of gravity and promised a new perspective on the universe creating a book that simplifies one of the most celebrated Scientific theories of all Time and that gives insight into one of the most beautiful minds of the 20th century.

The Leader in You

The Leader in You

In today’s fast paced Business World where People do not have Time to communicate on a regular basis, clients are looking for something more. Dale Carnegie, in this book stresses on the point that relationship Building is the cornerstone of every successful business. He suggests that businesses can no longer ignore the needs of their customers and also mentions that, ‘people will have to think quicker, Work smarter and dream wilder and relate to each other in very different ways..’
Carnegie says, ‘About 15 per cent of one’s Financial success is due to one’s technical knowledge and about 85 per cent is due to skill in human Engineering – the personality and the ability to lead people.’
In this book he emphasizes the need for such a leader who will have to communicate and inspire others using a distinguished skill set, encouraging his People to adapt to change and move with the times and by recognizing untapped and creative talent within their workplace.
Although, Carnegie wrote this book years ago, he did leave a set of principles that are as relevant today as they were then. Some of his principles that any leader can easily apply in their daily lives are :
Consider the other persons’ perspective
Praise genuinely and open-heartedly
Tap on the power of enthusiasm
Respect others’ dignity
Keep criticism on the low
Give People a good reputation to live up to
Maintain a balance between Work and fun, in life and workplace.

Confessions of a Thug

Confessions of a Thug

"Thugs are unlike any other. No remorse seems to posses their souls", - Philip M. Taylor's words that brutally simplify the complex nature and rigour of the Thuggee.
Inspired by actual Events and primarily set in a British prison in Sagar, India, circa 1832, the tale builds on the roguish life of the Indian Thug Ameer Ali.
An anti-hero of sorts, Ameer Ali's rise to power only contrasts his eventual fall and the savage vengeance he brought upon his enemies. Journey through 19th Century colonial India and explore how the story mould Ali into a unique figure - one that came to be recognized as one of the most alluring serial murderers in Victorian literature.

Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking

Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking

Whether it’s the thought of making a presentation to your boss or a client or saying a few words of praise to celebrate a loved one, the fear of Public Speaking can negatively impact your life. Author and lecturer Dale Carnegie has helped hundreds of People overcome this fear with Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking, one of his many best-selling self-help books.
Carnegie provides practical and easy-to-use Advice to help People not only speak well in public, but also to craft a compelling Speech that commands the audience’s attention from the beginning. His expert Tips will help you learn how to write, prepare for and execute a Speech in a confident manner.
Carnegie analyses speeches made by the greatest orators in the World – from Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson and uses real-life, practical examples to illustrate the effectiveness of their methods. Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking will help you communicate clearly and confidently, overcoming your fear of Public Speaking once and for all.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Largely considered as one of Fitzgerald’s finest works, this book is based on the times of the Jazz Age. Through the Eyes of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire who Throws lavish Parties in his towering mansion in the hopes of meeting the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan – Nick’s cousin. Set amidst the backdrop of the New York skyline, Fitzgerald also exemplifies on the country’s everlasting fixation with money, power and ambition. With the glorious rise and heart-breaking fall of Jay Gatsby, this book tells an admonishing tale about the “American Dream”.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Meet Mowgli, a precocious young boy who lives in the Jungle with the wolves and the rest of the wild animals. Mowgli is a man-cub raised by the wolf pack of the Seeonee hills, stranger to man, friend of animals, brother of the wolves. His mentors, Bagheera the Black Panther and Baloo the Bear, teach Mowgli the Law of the Jungle that all its inhabitants must follow to show respect and live in peace. But destiny has other plans for Mowgli. Hunted by Shere Khan the Tiger, Mowgli must use the ways of both man and beast to defeat the Tiger once and for all.

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

In his lifetime and since his death, Paramhansa Yogananda has inspired thousands of People worldwide to adopt a spiritual lifestyle. He brought Yoga to the West, where he established churches, spending nearly three decades teaching Yoga and meditation. Autobiography of a Yogi tells the story of Yogananda’s search for spiritual enlightenment, his relationship with his guru and his teachings in Kriya Yoga. The book gives a compelling insight into the spiritual leader as he takes us on his journey from his early childhood in Gorakhpur to California in the 1940s. Along the way, we are introduced to the Men and Women who had a lasting impact on his life – and those whose lives he changed forever.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

When the oppressed animals of Manor Farm defeat their master, Mr. Jones and take over the farm for themselves, they envisage it to be the beginning of independence and abundance. However, a devious and heartless elite among the animals starts to take control and the other animals find themselves helplessly trapped as another gradually replaces one form of dictatorship. Orwell’s frightening ‘fairy story’ is a timeless and overwhelming Satire of idealism deceived by power and corruption. Although, it almost remained unpublished due to its savage attack on Stalin, Britain’s then ally and got turned down by publisher after publisher, today it’s known to be one of Orwell’s best works and a world-famous classic.

Feathered Friends

Feathered Friends

In the thick of the forest there resides a colony of wonderful birds. Woodsy the woodpecker, Hooter the owl, Fledge the swallow, Blue the peacock, Emerald the parrot and many more. Each bird is gifted with a special talent and purpose. All together they enrich each other’s lives and their own. Feathered Friends is an illustrated collection of Aesopian stories about birds of the forest learning to live in harmony with each other and with their natural surroundings while ever growing as individuals in their own independent ways.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sisters with opposing temperaments – Elinor is prudent, rational and responsible; Marianne is passionate, excitable and emotional. When Marianne is abandoned by an unscrupulous suitor, she is disconsolate, driving herself to a serious illness. Elinor, meanwhile, is dealing with her own betrayal but is stoic, refusing to reveal her emotions to even those closest to her. The sisters must navigate the misery of heartbreak in a Society where status and money determine the outcomes of love and marriage. And to find happiness, they must learn to accept that both sense and sensibility are intertwined.

The Crows of Agra

The Crows of Agra

Just into his twentieth year, Akbar readies himself to emerge from behind the veil and stake his claim to the Mughal throne. But the figure of his regent, Bairam Khan, looms large in his path. After an exchange of blows and wits, Bairam Khan is subdued. Akbar forgives him, and forces upon him a pilgrimage to Mecca. On the eve of his departure, Bairam Khan is found murdered in his chamber. With the help of Mahesh Das—a Brahmin who Akbar has befriended—Akbar must find out who killed Bairam Khan. But in the insidious Mughal court—a hotbed of intrigue and suspicion—danger lurks at every step. One false step could cost them their lives.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is possibly Alexandre Dumas père's finest Literary Work – a gripping tale of suspense, superbly woven around the theme of revenge as a means of divine redemption. The action takes place against the backdrop of post-revolutionary France of the 19th century, a tumultuous period in French history, with the rise and fall of Napoleon and his opponents, the French royalty, which brought about multiple changes in the power structure within the span of half a century. The novel first appeared as a series in the newspaper 'Journal des Débats' from 1844 to 1846, which was later adapted and translated into the book form in multiple languages. Its popularity with the masses also gave rise to countless films and Television series since the dawn of motion pictures.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

When Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to Liverpool with young Heathcliff in tow, the lives of the Earnshaws are forever changed. Young Hindley Earnshaw detests Heathcliff, while his sister, Catherine, adores him. Thus begins a decades-long story of love and revenge that inextricably binds two generations of families – the Earnshaws and the Lintons – in what is considered to be one of the greatest novels of all time.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which People earth. Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but Women feel just as Men feel; they need exercise for their faculties and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as Men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.

The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.” Anne Frank, Saturday, June 20,1942.

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories - Vol. 2

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories - Vol. 2

Meet the world's favourite detective Sherlock Holmes. Journey through the seamy underbelly of late 19th century England with Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson as they go on a series of adventures, each more exciting than the next. It is an exhilarating ride as Holmes and Watson set about solving the most extraordinary mysteries featuring some of the most fascinating characters in modern-day fiction and even solve a diplomatic crisis or two. Read each story in chronological order in the first of a special two volume series brought to you by Amazing Reads. The two volumes contain all four novels and 56 short stories. Volume I reveals the unconventional genius that is Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, a fascinating tale of murder and revenge. The Sign of Four is a mystery featuring an exotic Indian treasure lost in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 and also introduces the Readers to Miss Mary Morstan, John Watson's intrepid lady love. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, are collections of Short Stories that propel Sherlock Holmes through a series of classic investigations that include the spectacular stories, The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Musgrave Ritual as well as Holmes' first encounter with the notorious Irene Adler in A Scandal in Bohemia. Sherlock's arch-nemesis and intellectual rival, Professor Moriarty, makes a formidable appearance in The Final Problem, rounding off this collection of classic tales featuring the world's most iconic detective.

Sherlock Holmes - The Complete Novels & Stories Volume I

Sherlock Holmes - The Complete Novels & Stories Volume I

Meet the world's favourite detective - Sherlock Holmes. You can journey through the seamy underbelly of late 19th Century England on a series of adventures, each more exciting than the next, with Sherlock and his friend and partner in adventure, Dr. John Watson. It is an exhilarating ride as Holmes & Watson set about solving the most extraordinary mysteries featuring some of the most fascinating characters in modern-day fiction. Read each story in chronological order in this, the first of a special two volume series brought to you by Amazing Reads. The two volumes contain all four novels and 56 short stories. Volume I reveals the unconventional genius that is Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, a fascinating tale of murder and revenge. The Sign of Four is a mystery featuring an exotic Indian treasure lost in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857, and also introduces the Readers to Miss Mary Morstan, John Watson's intrepid lady love. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, are collections of Short Stories that propel Sherlock Holmes through a series of classic investigations including his first encounter with the notorious Irene Adler in A Scandal in Bohemia. Holmes arch-nemesis and intellectual rival from the dark side - Professor Moriarty - makes his formidable appearance in The Final Problem. The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Musgrave Ritual round out this collection of the finest adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

This is the book that gave birth to a self-improvement industry that spans the Globe (according to the Daily Express Newspaper). First written in 1936, this is the 2016 edition specially typeset for easy readability and offering terrific value for money. The book has sold over 32 million copies worldwide and has been translated into every major language. Still as vibrant and helpful as the day it was written it offers a simple set of guidelines, lucidly explained, that will enable every reader gain insights into being Popular, Persuasive, Influential and Happy in all of his or her relationships.

Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

Think And Grow Rich has earned itself the reputation of being considered a textbook for actionable techniques that can help one get better at doing anything, not just by rich and wealthy, but also by People doing wonderful Work in their respective fields. There are hundreds and thousands of successful People in the World who can vouch for the contents of this book. At the Time of author’s death, about 20 million copies had already been sold. Numerous revisions have been made in the book, from Time to time, to make the book more readable and comprehensible to the readers.

The book details out the most fundamental questions that once bothered the author, Napoleon Hill. The author once set out on a Personal quest to find out what really made some People so successful. Why is it that some People manage to remain healthy, happy and financially independent, all at the same time? Why, after all, do some end up being called as lucky? The answers, no wonder, had to be no less than revelations.

For more than a decade, the author interviewed some of the wealthiest and most successful People in the world. It was based on what author learnt in the process from all these people, when asked about how they achieved not just great riches but also Personal wellbeing. The author formulated hundreds and thousands of answers, into concise principles which when acted upon, many claim, can help one achieve unprecedented success.

The author has in many places narrated Short Stories and examples that help explain the concept at hand in an engaging manner. Think and Grow Rich teaches not just concepts but also methods. It is not a book that a reader can use for one Time consumption. The book, even author recommends, has to be read one chapter at a Time and in sequence. Several Readers and even some motivational Speakers claim to have been reading this book over and over again, few pages at a time, for a long Time now. Till date, it remains the number one self help book in the world, as far as Sales are concerned!

About author:

An American journalist, lecturer and author, Napoleon Hill is one of the earliest producers of 'personal-success literature’. As an author of self-help books, Hill has always abided by and promoted principle of intense and burning passion being the sole key to achieve success. Hill has authored numerous Books among which Think and Grow Rich has been his most well-known works and had sold over 20 million copies back in the 1930s.

Books published by Amazing Reads at best prices | Best of Amazing Reads (26 books)

Books published by Amazing Reads at best prices | Best of Amazing Reads (26 books) Price
Three men In a boat Rs. 75.0
The Origin of Species Rs. 125.0
As A Man Thinketh Rs. 49.0
Meditations Rs. 148.75
Metamorphosis Rs. 44.0
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory Rs. 98.0
The Leader in You Rs. 99.0
Confessions of a Thug Rs. 49.0
Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking Rs. 29.0
The Great Gatsby Rs. 74.0
The Jungle Book Rs. 40.0
Autobiography of a Yogi Rs. 78.0
Animal Farm Rs. 63.0
Feathered Friends Rs. 75.0
Sense and Sensibility Rs. 98.0
The Crows of Agra Rs. 215.0
The Count of Monte Cristo Rs. 225.0
Wuthering Heights Rs. 149.0
Jane Eyre Rs. 120.0
The Diary of a Young Girl Rs. 90.0
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories - Vol. 2 Rs. 255.0
Sherlock Holmes - The Complete Novels & Stories Volume I Rs. 160.0
How to Win Friends and Influence People Rs. 79.0
Think and Grow Rich Rs. 75.0

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