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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland

The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea - Victor Hugo, James Hogarth, Graham Robb From the introduction, I learned that Victor Hugo intended this book, Les Mis and The Hunchback of Notre Dame to be a trilogy; nature, society and religion being the themes that connected them. Though I now know more about the ocean, tides and storms than I ever thought I'd want to know, I'm glad I read it. Having read Les Mis many years ago, next will have to be The Hunchback.