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  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143107323
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2014
    "The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen In recent years, neither the persistent effort to "clean up" the racial epithets in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn nor its consistent use in the classroom have diminished, highlighting the novel's wide-ranging influence and its continued importance in American society. An incomparable adventure story, it is a vignette of a turbulent, yet hopeful epoch in American history, defining the experience of a nation in voices often satirical, but always authentic"--
  • Hadji Murad

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812967111
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: July 2003
    Tells the story of Hadji Murad, a Muslim warrior of the Caucasus, caught between the Russians and the Chechens in 1851-1852.
  • My Uncle Napoleon

    By Iraj Pezeshkzad

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812974430
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: April 2006
    A teenage boy makes the mistake of falling in love with the much-protected daughter of "Napoleon," the curmugeonly patriarch of a large and extended Iranian family in 1940s Tehran. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812971064
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: 2004
    Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils & immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. In this extraordinary and courageous memoir, their stories intertwine with the ones they are reading, their resilience luminous in the face of tyranny.
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir In Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $6.95 - $8.00
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812979305
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: November 2008
    Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafasi, a bold and inspired teacher, secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classivcs. Some of the women were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they removed their veils and began to speak more freely - their stories intertwining with the novels they were reading by Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists sezied hold of the universities and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the women in Nafisi's living room spoke not only of the books they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafis's luminous book gives readers a rare gllimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran. An authentic tribute to liberty, and the liberating powers of literature. Suggested Reading. 380p. Kindle Price: $11.99
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007178483
    • Publisher: Fourth Estate
    • Published: February 2004
    In Iran, in the late 90s, Azar Nafisi and seven young women - her former students - gathered at her house every Thursday to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. Shy and uncomfortable at first, they soon began to open up; not only about the novels they were reading but also about their own dreams and disappointments. Their personal stories intertwine with those they are reading - Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller, and Lolita - their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi also tells her own story, back to the early days of the revolution when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran, amid a swsirl of protests and demonstrations. 347p.
  • Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

    By Abolqasem Ferdowsi

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143108320
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2016
    A new translation of the late-tenth-century Persian epic follows its story of pre-Islamic Iran's mythic time of Creation through the seventh-century Arab invasion, tracing ancient Persia's incorporation into an expanding Islamic empire. 15,000 first printing.
  • The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143127789
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2015
    "A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, whichtold the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle,where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others-she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination,' a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream"--
  • Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812973907
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: March 2010
    In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country's political revolution. A girl's pain over family secrets, a young womlan's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval - these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world. From the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. 343p.

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