A village recluse, miserly and lonely, is robbed of all his worldly goods but discovers in a young orphan girl that love is more valuable than money.
With a heart as big as his nose, the poet-swordsman lends his words and wit to the handsome but tongue-tied Christian to win the hand of the fair Roxane. Spurned by love due to his enlarged nose, Cyrano transfers his love and poetic words for Roxane to Christian in order for him to win her love.
Somerset Maugham, the author of Of Human Bondage, traveled to the South Pacific in order to write this memorable story based on the life of artist Paul Gauguin, a man who leaves his wife and children for the passion of art. This is a fascinating story of pride, self serving, and questionable intentions. One of Maugham's best.
Phileas Fogg made a bet. Together with his servant, hot-blooded Passepartout, they travel by train, steamship, sled, and even an elephant in an attempt to win that bet. Exploration, adventure, and suspense make this crazy novel an all-time classic.
Three wishes - as if out of Arabian Nights - come to a man and his wife. Too fascinating to turn down, they fall victim to the ruse and make their wishes, unmindful of the enormously devastating consequences.
The irony of the mind is the psychological twist that propels an old man to persuade a young woman to wait for his son, whom he is convinced will return "To-morrow".