Download E-books The Magic Christian PDF

By Terry Southern

One of the funniest, most harsh, and such a lot savagely revealing books approximately American existence ever written, The Magic Christian has been referred to as Terry Southern's masterpiece. man Grand is an eccentric billionaire — the final of the large spenders — decided to create affliction within the fabric global and prepared to spare no rate to do it. best a lifestyles jam-packed with useful jokes and madcap schemes, his final aim is to turn out his conception that there's not anything so degrading or so distasteful that somebody will not do it for funds. In man Grand's international, each person has a cost, and he's all too keen to pay it. A satire of America's obsession with bigness, sturdiness, funds, television, weapons, and intercourse, The Magic Christian is a hilarious and wickedly unique novel from a real comedian genius.

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Download E-books Taft 2012: A Novel PDF

By Jason Heller

AND he is the largest factor IN POLITICS.

He is the correct presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceable, innovative practicality. The media can’t get adequate of his larger-than-life character. And the entire American humans love that he’s a good, hard-working guy who tells it love it is.

There’s only one challenge. he's William Howard Taft . . . and he used to be already president 100 years in the past. So what in the world is he doing alive and good and contemplating a working mate in 2012? 

A so much remarkable satire, Jason Heller’s debut novel follows the unusual new lifetime of a presidential Rip Van Winkle: a guy who by no means even sought after the White residence within the first position, but unearths himself hurtling towards it as soon as more—this time, during the media-fueled insanity of 21st-century America.


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Download E-books Say Cheese PDF

Set within the Brezhnev period, this satirical novel is an exploration of residing freely in Soviet society. utilizing their cameras to inform truths, a bunch of photographers produces a model of fact rather assorted to that which the nation propounds. the writer additionally wrote "Generations of Winter".

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Download E-books The Terror of St Trinian's and Other Drawings (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle takes us again to the area of the Gothic Public institution in The Terror of St Trinian's. during this gloriously anarchic academy for younger women we witness shootings, knifings, torture and witchcraft, in addition to many maidenly arts. the topic of many evergreen motion pictures, St Trinian's is synonymous with this type of outrageous behaviour that may make a convict blench. This ebook additionally includes a collection of Ronald Searle's paintings from the non-school books, together with The Rake's Progress, Souls in Torment and Merry England, etc. and their e-book in a single volumes stakes Searle's declare to be the best and such a lot influential English satirist because the warfare.

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Download E-books Babylon PDF

By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield

Translated from the Russian, this razor-sharp satire on shopper tradition, Russian type, follows the impossible to resist upward push of a Moscow ads copywriter, who specialises in adjusting Western advertisements to the japanese mentality and promoting Pepsi, Seven-up, Gucci, Mercedes and Reebok to the emerging heart classification.

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Download E-books A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Mark Twain

One of many maximum satires in American literature, Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court starts off while Hank Morgan, a talented mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England palms manufacturing unit, is struck at the head in the course of a quarrel and awakens to discover himself one of the knights and magicians of King Arthur’s Camelot.

What follows is a tradition conflict of the 1st value, as practical-minded Hank, disgusted with the lack of understanding and superstition of the folk, comes to a decision to enlighten them with schooling and know-how. via a sequence of splendidly inventive adventures, Twain celebrates American homespun ingenuity and democracy compared to the backward ineptitude of a chivalric monarchy. even as, besides the fact that, Twain increases the query of no matter if fabric development inevitably creates a greater society. As Hank turns into extra strong and self-righteous, he additionally turns into extra ruthless, extra autocratic, and no more capable of keep an eye on occasions, until eventually the single approach out is a hugely damaging war.

While the darkish pessimism that will totally blossom in Twain’s later works will be discerned in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the unconventional will however be remembered essentially for its wild leaps of mind's eye, outstanding wit, and exciting storytelling.

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Download E-books Morte D'Urban (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By J.F. Powers

Winner of The 1963 nationwide e-book Award for Fiction.

The hero of J.F. Powers's comedian masterpiece is Father city, a guy of the material who's additionally a guy of the area. fascinating, with an expansive imaginative and prescient of the non secular lifestyles and a excessive tolerance for ethical ambiguity, city enjoys a countrywide acceptance as a speaker at the non secular circuit and has sizeable plans for the longer term. yet then the provincial head of his dowdy non secular order banishes him to a retreat condo within the Minnesota hinterlands. Father city quickly bounces again, wearing God's notice with undaunted enthusiasm during the golfing classes, fishing inns, and yard barbecues of his new turf. but whilst he triumphs his tribulations mount, and after all his maximum luck proves a setback from which he can't recover.

First released in 1962, Morte D'Urban has been praised through writers as quite a few as Gore Vidal, William Gass, Mary Gordon, and Philip Roth. This superbly saw, frequently hilarious story of a very unlikely Knight of religion is without doubt one of the most interesting achievements of an writer whose singular imaginative and prescient assures him an enduring position in American literature.

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