7 book set of the acclaimed series by George R.R Martin
Comes with the Map of Westeros!
Wonderful paperback set
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Number Of Pages: 5232
Release Date: 05-01-2016
Details: Product Description HBOs hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R R Martins internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled byTime magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R.Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world. Seasons one and two of the HBO adaption of A Game of Thrones aired world-wide to critical acclaim. The box set includes:
A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold A Feast for Crows A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast
Review ‘Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best’Time Magazine ‘Colossal, staggering… Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome’SFX ‘The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads… Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.’Guardian Book Description The bestselling epic fantasy masterpiece that inspired the award-winning HBO TV series GAME OF THRONES About the Author George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Details: Product Description Passionate, violent, sexy and daring … A true page-turner – USA TODAY on A Court of Thorns and RosesFeyre is a huntress. The skin of a wolf would bring enough gold to feed her sisters for a month. But the life of a magical creature comes at a steep price, and Feyre has just killed the wrong wolf …Follow Feyre’s journey into the dangerous, alluring world of the Fae, where she will lose her heart, face her demons and learn what she is truly capable of.This stunning, four-book box set of the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Sarah J. Maas includes A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin and the companion tale A Court of Frost and Starlight. Review Thrilling ― Hello on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Passionate, violent, sexy and daring … A true page-turner ― USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed! ― HuffPost on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Sexual tension and deadly action ― Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Vicious and intoxicating … A dazzling world, complex characters, and sizzling romance ― RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses ― USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY
Darkly sexy and thrilling ― Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY
Fast-paced and explosively action-packed ― Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN
The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more ― RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN Review 1. Thrilling -Hello on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 2. Passionate, violent, sexy and daring … A true page-turner -USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 3. Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed! -HuffPost on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 4.Sexual tension and deadly action -Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 5. Vicious and intoxicating … A dazzling world, complex characters, and sizzling romance -RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 6.Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses -USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY 7.Darkly sexy and thrilling – Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY 8.Fast-paced and explosively action-packed -Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN 9.The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more – RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN Book Description Lose yourself in the seductive world of the Court of Thorns and Roses series by internationally bestselling author Sarah J. Maas with this stunning four-book box set About the Author Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. Sarah lives with her husband, son, and dog. sarahjmaas.comfacebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaasinstagram.com/therealsjmaas
Details: Product Description The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking, award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London’s West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018, in Melbourne in 2019 — and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) — the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show’s journey to the stage — from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry Potter’s story to life.With stunning photography, insightful interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos, and more, this full-color deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production, and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theater lovers alike. About the Author Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd was founded in 2013 to develop and produce the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. The team from Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd has worked closely with Sonia Friedman Productions and Colin Callender’s Playground to produce the play, and also in expanding to new productions around the world. Jody Revenson has written extensively about the films of the Wizarding World, beginning with her contributions to the New York Times bestsellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen. Jody wrote the Harry Potter Vault series, Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News, among many other titles. She has also authored Looney Tunes comic books, MAD Magazine articles, Walt Disney theme park souvenir books and Power Rangers: The Ultimate Visual History. Not surprisingly, she’s a Ravenclaw. Jody lives in New York City.
Details: Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (Children’s Paperback) (Set of 7 Volumes) A beautiful boxed set containing all seven Harry Potter novels in paperback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON . It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON – with brand new children’s editions of the classic and internationally bestselling series
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone p>Escape to Hogwarts with the unmissable series that has sparked a lifelong reading journey for children and families all over the world. The magic starts here. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The magic starts here! These editions of the classic and internationally bestselling Harry Potter series feature thrilling jacket artwork by award-winning illustrator Jonny Duddle. They are the perfect starting point for anyone who’s ready to lose themselves in the greatest children’s story of all time.
The spellbinding first adventure in the Harry Potter series and Winner of Winners in the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards – voted for by children to celebrate twenty years of Blue Peter’s amazing prize.
Cindrela The ultimate collection to introduce the best-known and most popular world of our greatest storyteller.
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Number Of Pages: 34
Release Date: 05-02-2013
Details: Product Description All 21 original Famous Five books in a slipcase – The ultimate collection to introduce the best-known and most popular world of our greatest storyteller. These are the original books which children have been enjoying since the 1940s. Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and George’s dog, Timmy, who have adventures and solve mysteries on and around Kirrin Island. They encounter smugglers, thieves, runaways and other strange and mysterious people – both good and bad. The Famous Five began life as eagerly-awaited magazine serials which achieved an instant following. So popular were the books that readers urged the publishers to establish a Famous Five club. The characters have inspired board games, stationery, a play and two TV series. Having celebrating 70 fabulous years in 2012, it’s clear the Five are here to stay for a long time to come! About the Author Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved writers of children’s stories. She is consistently voted a children’s favourite in author polls, and has over 600 children’s books to her credit, including the Famous Five series, the Secret Seven series, the Naughtiest Girl series – and the Malory Towers and St Clare’s series, both available from Hodder on audio.
Details: Containing books 1-12 in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling series all the way up to The Getaway, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader’s bookshelf. With over 180 million copies of the books in print around the world in 70 editions and 59 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers. Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away. From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine’s Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud. Titles in this collection (12) : Diary Of a Wimpy Kid, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Rodrick Rules, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Last Straw, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Dog Days, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Cabin Fever, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Third Wheel, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Hard Luck, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Old School, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down, Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Getaway.
Details: Product Description Bestselling Holly black boxed set of the folk of air trilogy. Newly available as a boxed set for the first time, These stunning paperback editions of the bestselling folk of the air trilogy will be sure to delight both existing fans and new readers. About the Author Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Her titles include the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and the Folk of the Air series, which begins with The Cruel Prince in 2018, nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019, and w inner of the Silver Inky for best International YA book. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.
Details: Product Description A form of technical analysis, Japanese candlestick charts are a versatile tool that can be fused with any other technical tool, and will help improve any technician’s market analysis. They can be used for speculation and hedging, for futures, equities or anywhere technical analysis is applied. Seasoned technicians will discover how joining Japanese candlesticks with other technical tools can create a powerful synergy of techniques; amateurs will find out how effective candlestick charts are as a stand-alone charting method. In easy-to-understand language, this title delivers to the reader the author’s years of study, research and practical experience in this increasingly popular and dynamic approach to market analysis. The comprehensive coverage includes everything from the basics, with hundreds of examples showing how candlestick charting techniques can be used in almost any market. Review Quote from the first edition of Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques: “It’s hard to be too effusive about the quality of Nison’s work. This is clearly one of the best investment books ever written.”Bruce Babcock, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, Commodity Traders Consumers Report From the Publisher An exciting and valuable addition to the literature of technical analysis this ancient Japanese technique is available to American traders in a comprehensive, well-written, and understandable format. John Murphy, President JJM Technical Advisors, Inc. and Author of Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets Its hard not to be too effusive about the quality of Nisons work reading [his book] was a pleasure. This is clearly one of the best investment books ever written . We strongly recommend this book, which has already become an investment classic. Bruce Babcock, Jr. Editor-in-Chief, Commodity Trades Consumer Report From the Inside Flap Charting techniques used by the Japanese for over 100 years are explained for todays traders and investors in: JAPANESE CANDLESTICK CHARTING TECHNIQUES, SECOND EDITION: A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Investment Techniques of the Far East Steve Nison Completely informative and global in its outlook, Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, Second Edition provides an in-depth explanation of candlestick plotting and analysis. This exciting book exposes the reader to the practical applications Steve Nison gained from years of study and research in this now popular and dynamic area. Today, almost all charting packages include candle charts. This book contains hundreds of examples that show how candlestick techniques can be used in all of todays markets. Through such patterns as the dark-cloud cover and hanging-man lines, traders will discover how candlestick techniques provide unique market insights. They will discover see how candles will provide early reversal signals, improve timing entering and exiting markets and can be merged with classic Western charting techniques. This totally updated revision focuses on the needs of todays traders and investors with: * All new charts including more intra-day markets * New candlestick charting techniques * More focus on active trading for swing, on-line and day traders * New Western techniques in combination with candles * A greater spotlight on capital preservation. Candle charts are older than bar charts, older than point-and-figure charts, but were completely unknown in the West until Steve Nison introduced them through his articles, seminars, and his books. From the Back Cover High Praise for Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques from leading financial experts The candlestick charts and charting techniques provided by Nison have become an important tool for our international securities market making. They provide a wealth of information and are instrumental for our daily operations. The charting technique is valuable for the individual or professional investor. Robert L. H
Details: Product Description A policeman, a criminal overlord, a film star, beggars, cultists, spies and terrorists-the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai in this soaring, uncompromising and unforgettable epic masterwork of literary art. Review One of the most masterful works of literature, a great crime thriller, a magnifi cent city novel, and an exploration of the Indian psyche, Hindustan Times
A masterpiece . . . this was only the second 900-page novel in my life that I never wanted to come to an end, Indian Express
Sacred Games [is] as hard to put down as it is to pick up, New York Times Book Review
An astonishing triumph of the imagination — Vir Sanghvi
A sheer entertainment extravaganza, Elle About the Author Vikram Chandra’s first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and the David Higham Prize. His collection of short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Eurasia Region). Sacred Games was awarded the Hutch Crossword Award for English Fiction and the Salon Book Award. His latest book is Mirrored Mind: My Life in Letters and Code, a non-fiction New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. Chandra is a recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, and his work has been translated into nineteen languages.
Details: Product Description Sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller. Sarah J. Maas’s sexy, groundbreaking CRESCENT CITY series continues with this second installment.Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar have made a pact. As they process the events of the Spring they will keep things . platonic . until the Solstice. But can they resist when the crackling tension between them is enough to set the whole of Crescent City aflame?And they are not out of danger yet. Dragged into a rebel movement they want no part of, Bryce, Hunt and their friends find themselves pitted against the terrifying Asteri – whose notice they must avoid at all costs. But as they learn more about the rebel cause, they face a choice: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight. And they’ve never been very good at staying silent.In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode – and the people who will do anything to save it. Review Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James ― Telegraph
Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building … a page-turning delight ― Guardian
Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint in her first blockbuster for grown-ups . To be devoured with relish ― Daily Mail
A sweeping epic packed full of romance and adventure, House of Earth and Blood is a bold, brilliant opening chapter in what promises to be a spectacular new series from Maas ― Waterstones Best Books Pick 2020
Bryce Quinlan is a firecracker of a main character ― SciFi Now Book Description Sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller. Sarah J. Maas’s sexy, groundbreaking CRESCENT CITY series continues with this second installment. About the Author Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. Sarah lives with her husband, son, and dog. sarahjmaas.comfacebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaasinstagram.com/therealsjmaas
Details: Product Description ‘For all those who believe in the politics of principle and hope this a wonderful reminder that they do not always lose. For all those who despair that politics can ever be inspiring again this is a must-read to shake you out of your misery’ Paddy Ashdown
‘There is a serious prospect that, in our time, we are losing faith in politics. The words of politicians float by, practised and polished, but profligate. The respect, veneration and hope first expressed by Pericles, has gone missing. It is the grand purpose of this book to help to call it back.’
In his work as a speechwriter to senior politicians and business leaders around the world, Philip Collins has become well versed in understanding what it is that makes a speech great.
When They Go Low, We Go High explores the ways in which the most notable speeches in history have worked, analysing the rhetorical tricks to uncover how the right speech at the right time can profoundly shape the world.
Travelling across continents and centuries, Collins reveals what Thomas Jefferson owes to Cicero and Pericles, who really gave the Gettysburg Address and what Elizabeth I shares with Winston Churchill.
And in telling the story of the great speeches he tells the story of democracy. For it is in the finest public speeches that progress unfolds and we need those speeches now more than ever.
While we are bombarded by sound bites and social media, fake news and sloganeering and while populists are winning support, democratic politicians need to find words that inspire and give us hope. Because disenchantment with politics fosters the dangerous illusion that there is an alternative.
Informed by Collins’s own experiences as a speech writer, When They Go Low, We Go High is a passionate defence of the power of good public speaking to propagate and protect democracy and an urgent reminder of how words can change the world. Review ‘Anyone interested in the past, present and future of speeches and speechwriting will find it a fascinating read. For those of us who like nothing better than to marvel at effective use of an anaphoric tricolon, it’s an absolute must.’ Spectator ‘Wonderfully sharp and well informed’ Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday ‘It deserves to find a home in many Christmas stockings, in the library of anyone interested in oratory or political theory, and on the odd A-level reading list… he brings to his analyses a deep understanding of the pragmatics of speech-making’ Guardian ‘Collins… understands intimately the mechanics of rhetoric. He believes that we, as human beings, possess the capacity to extract ourselves from the swamp in which we have sunk. Great speeches, the author suggests, are the solution to Trump’ The Times ‘Perfect conference reading’ Andrew Marr ‘No writer today understands the art of the speech so well as Philip Collins. His brilliant new book is an urgent tour through 2000 years of human history, revealing how the greatest addresses were shaped, while reminding us that politics and politicians still matter, and that when the greatest men and women speak to us, their words have the power to change the world’Dan Jones, bestselling author of The Plantagenets ‘An utter gem of a book: Collins takes some of the finest speeches ever made and breathes new life into words you thought you knew well. Whether it’s the inaugural addresses of US presidents – or the revolutionary writing of Castro, Pankhurst and Mandela – Collins’ deft touch illuminates and contextualises these moments in history with wit and sensitivity – and the conviction that rhetoric may yet be our most powerful tool for changing the world’Emily Maitlis About the Author Philip Collins is a columnist for The Times and an Associate Editor of Prospect magazine. He was Chief Speech Writer to Prime Minister Tony Blair in 10 Downing Street between 2004 and 2007 and has subsequently written keynote speeches for a range of senior politicians, leaders of charities
Details: Product Description A RIVETING ACCOUNT OF LOVE AND DESIRE’This is an exquisite book, at once tender and profane, like desire itself’ Shashi Tharoor’With this book and others, Das has established himself as a truly modern Indian thinker’ Sanjaya Baru, The Week’Das has created this sense of enchantment . . . He is a poet-philosopher to be cherished’ The Hindu’Das’s unique success is to tell the Indian story of “desire” which is much beyond sexuality’ Indian Express’If you are someone who has ever loved, or lost, or dreamed of loving, or is frustrated by its paradoxes, this book is definitely for you’ Scroll.inIndia is the only civilization to elevate kama-desire and pleasure-to a goal of life. Kama is both cosmic and human energy, which animates life and holds it in place. Gurcharan Das weaves a compelling narrative soaked in philosophical, historical and literary ideas in the third volume of his trilogy on life’s goals: India Unbound was the first, on artha, ‘material well-being’; and The Difficulty of Being Good was the second, on dharma, ‘moral well-being’. Here, in his magnificent prose, he examines how to cherish desire in order to live a rich, flourishing life, arguing that if dharma is a duty to another, kama is a duty to oneself. It sheds new light on love, marriage, family, adultery and jealousy as it wrestles with questions such as these: How to nurture desire without harming others or oneself? Are the erotic and the ascetic two aspects of our same human nature? What is the relationship between romantic love and bhakti, the love of god? About the Author Gurcharan Das is a renowned author, commentator and thought leader. He is the author of two bestsellers, India Unbound and The Difficulty of Being Good, which are volumes one and two of a trilogy on life’s goals, of which Kama: The Riddle of Desire is the third.His other literary works include a novel, A Fine Family, a collection of plays for the theatre, Three Plays, and a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm. His last book, India Grows at Night was on the Financial Times’ best books for 2013. He is general editor for Penguin’s multivolume ‘Story of Indian Business’. He studied philosophy at Harvard University and was CEO, Procter & Gamble India, before he became a full-time writer. He writes a regular column for six Indian newspapers, including the Times of India and occasional pieces for the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and New York Times.He lives with his wife in Delhi.
Details: Explores the universal themes of spirituality and sexuality. Taking the sexual experience to a fresh echelon of understanding and insight, this title explores transcendence through the most primal instinct we have.
Details: Product Description For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.
“I have tried, as far as possible using the words of the authors themselves, to explain their craft, aiming to take readers on a journey into the concerns, techniques, tricks, flaws, and, occasionally, obsessions of our most luminous writers.”—from the Preface
Behind every acclaimed work of literature is a trove of heartfelt decisions. The best authors put painstaking—sometimes obsessive—effort into each element of their stories, from plot and character development to dialogue and point of view.
What made Nabokov choose the name Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald use first-person narration in The Great Gatsby? How did Kerouac, who raged against revision, finally come to revise On the Road? Veteran editor and teacher Richard Cohen draws on his vast reservoir of a lifetime’s reading and his insight into what makes good prose soar. Here are Gabriel García Márquez’s thoughts on how to start a novel (“In the first paragraph you solve most of the problems with your book”); Virginia Woolf offering her definition of style (“It is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words”); and Vladimir Nabokov on the nature of fiction (“All great novels are great fairy tales”).
Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable. The result is a unique exploration of the act and art of writing that enriches our experience of reading both the classics and the best modern fiction. Evoking the marvelous, the famous, and the irreverent, he reveals the challenges that even the greatest writers faced—and shows us how they surmounted them.
Praise for How to Write Like Tolstoy
“The highest compliment one can pay How to Write Like Tolstoy is that it provokes an overwhelming urge to read and write, to be in dialogue or even doomed competition with the greatest creative minds . . . . That Mr. Cohen is an editor, that his love of literature comes in large part from awe in the presence of better writers than he, is no small matter. His love is infectious, and regardless of how well he ends up teaching us to write, that is miracle enough.” —Wall Street Journal
“[A] perfect tasting menu . . . the homage of a passionate reader to the writers who have provided his ‘main pastime.’ ” —The Sunday Times (U.K.)
“This book is a wry, critical friend to both writer and reader. It is filled with cogent examples and provoking statements. You will agree or quarrel with each page, and be a sharper writer and reader by the end.” —Hilary Mantel“These twelve essays are like twelve perfect university lectures on the craft of writing fiction. The professor—or, in this case, author—succeeds in being not only knowledgeable but also interesting, charming, and engaging.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Insightful . . . [Cohen] escorts his readers to Iris Murdoch for sage counsel on launching a novel, to Salman Rushdie for shrewd guidance on developing an unreliable narrator, to Rudyard Kipling for a cagey hint on creating memorable minor characters, and to Leo Tolstoy for a master’s help in transforming personal experience into fictional art.” —Booklist Review “The highest compliment one can pay How to Write Like Tolstoy is that it provokes an overwhelming urge to read and write, to be in dialogue or even doomed competition with the greatest creative minds . . . . That Mr. Cohen is an editor, that his love of literature comes in large part from awe in the presence of better writers than he, is no small matter. His love is infectious, and regardless of how well he ends up teaching us to write, that is miracle enough.” —Wall Street J
Details: Product Description The world’s top trader’s reveal the secrets of their phenomenal success! How do the world’s most successful traders amass tens, hundreds of millions of dollars a year? Are they masters of an occult knowledge, lucky winners in a random market lottery, natural-born virtuosi—Mozarts of the markets? In search of an answer, bestselling author Jack D. Schwager interviewed dozens of top traders across most financial markets. While their responses differed in the details, all of them could be boiled down to the same essential formula: solid methodology + proper mental attitude = trading success. In Market Wizards Schwager lets you hear, in their own words, what those super-traders had to say about their unprecedented successes, and he distils their responses down into a set of guiding principles you can use to become a trading star in your own right.
Features interviews with superstar money-makers including Bruce Kovner, Richard Dennis, Paul Tudor Jones, Michel Steinhardt, Ed Seykota, Marty Schwartz, Tom Baldwin, and more Tells the true stories behind sensational trading coups, including the one about the trader who turned $30,000 into $80 million, the hedge fund manager who’s averaged 30% returns every year for the past twenty-one years, and the T-bond futures trader who parlayed $25,000 into $2 billion in a single day!
“Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books ever written about Wall Street. A few of the ‘Wizards’ are my friends—and Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi on the head.” –Martin W. Zweig, Ph.D., Editor, The Zweig Forecast From the Inside Flap MARKET WIZARDS The Investment Classic, Updated with a New Preface and Afterword “I’ve read the book at several stages of my career as it shows the staying power of good down-to-earth wisdoms of true practitioners with skin in the game. This is the central document showing the heuristics that real-life traders use to manage their affairs, how people who do rather than talk have done things. Twenty years from now, it will still be fresh. There is no other like it.” Nassim N. Taleb, former derivatives trader, author of The Black Swan, and professor, NYU-Poly Praise for the First Edition “Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books ever written about Wall Street. A few of the ‘Wizards’ are my friendsand Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi on the head.” Martin W. Zweig, PhD, Editor, The Zweig Forecast “It is difficult enough to develop a method that works. It then takes experience to believe what your method is telling you. But the toughest task of all is turning analysis into money. If you don’t believe it, try it. These guys have it all: a method, the conviction, and the discipline to act decisively time after time, regardless of distractions and pressures. They are heroes of Wall Street, and Jack Schwager’s book brings their characters vividly to life.” Robert R. Prechter Jr., Editor, The Elliott Wave Theorist Featuring interviews with seventeen of the most successful market-beaters, including Bruce Kovner, Richard Dennis, Paul Tudor Jones, Michael Steinhardt, Ed Seykota, Marty Schwartz, and Tom Baldwin, Market Wizards is packed with real-life anecdotes from the trading world. From the electrical engineer from MIT whose computerized trading earned returns of 250,000% over sixteen years to the trader who, after wiping out several times, successfully turned a $30,000 investment into an $80 million fortune, Schwager identifies the factors that define a true Market Wizard. From the Back Cover MARKET WIZARDS The Investment Classic, Updated with a New Preface and Afterword “I’ve read the book at several stages of my career as it shows the staying power of good down-to-earth wisdoms of true practitioners with skin in the game. This is the central document showing the heuristics that real-life traders use to manage their affairs, how people who do rather than talk have done things. Twenty