Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Women Who Inspired Us... This Weeks Theme from Barnes and Noble eBook Promotion


A Little Nook News...

This weeks theme for the Free Classic eBooks from Barnes & Noble is Women Who Inspired Us. And what a great selection it is... there's Alexandra Bergson, "a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her fathers farm in Nebraska A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father s patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business." from Willa Cather's O Pioneer. And Socialite Lily Bart who "falls in love with lawyer Lawrence Selden, whose lack of money spoils their chances for happiness together. Dubious business deals and accusations of liaisons with a married man diminish Lily s social status, and as she makes one bad choice after another, she learns how venal and brutally unforgiving the upper crust of New York can be." from Edith Wharton's House of Mirth. These eBooks are part of Barnes & Nobles "Build Your Own Library of Classic eBooks" Promotion. Each week until Sept. 14th, Barnes & Noble will make available 12 different Barnes & Noble Classics eBooks for Free and for downloading on your Nook. You can find the current available downloads at Barnes & Noble, and in the meantime Here's What's Available This Week...
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  • Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  • O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
  • Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James
  • Nana by Emile Zola
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens

2 comments:

Linda said...

I have the B & N nook and love it. There are quite a few free ebooks on B & N, but I think Amazon beats them out in freebies.

Suzanne said...

Hi LInda,
I'm really loving my Nook too! Amazon does beat out B & N in the freebie dept. but I always look to see if B & N is offering what Amazon is for free and sometimes I'll stumble upon a few goodies.

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