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An international bestseller

Over 80 million copies sold worldwide

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 pick

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling mi... Read more about The Alchemist

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We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life-daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ulti... Read more about Man's Search for Meaning

ON JANUARY 27, 2006, the sixty-first anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, where 1.5 million people died, nations around the world observed the first International Holocaust Remem...

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This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment.... Read more about Siddhartha

SIDDHARTHA, the handsome son of the Brahmin, the young falcon, grew up together with his friend Govinda, the Brahmin’s son, in the shadow of the house, in the sun of the riverbank near the boats, in t...

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Thought-provoking, comforting and wise, the simple truths of The Prophet remain compelling and rewarding to this day.

Utterly unique and beloved around the world, The Prophet is a collection of twenty-six poetic essays by the Lebanese artist, philoso... Read more about The Prophet

Too many fragments of the spirit have I scattered in these streets, and too many are the children of my longing that walk naked among these hills, and I cannot withdraw from them without a burden and ...

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The Tao Te Ching is a spiritual, inspirational work that guides us through life, helping us to live within each moment and find the beauty that is all around each of us. Simple, beautiful, and life changing. The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Tao... Read more about Tao Te Ching

Must I fear what others fear? Should I fear desolation when there is abundance? Should I fear darkness when that light is shining everywhere? Nonsense! The people of this world are steeped in their me...

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What do readers say about The Art of Happiness?

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Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and s... Read more about The Art of Happiness

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The worldwide bestselling phenomenon that has helped millions tap the power of the law that governs all our lives to create-intentionally and effortlessly-a joyful life.

In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the ... Read more about The Secret

“The predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet, and the law is that like attracts like, consequently, the mental attitude will invariably attract such conditions as correspond to its na...

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Napoleon Hill's transformational classic on creating wealth

Also includes the bonus essay "Adversity-A Blessing in Disguise"

Originally published in 1937, Napoleon Hill's life-changing philosophy of success has sold millions of copies and changed cou... Read more about Think and Grow Rich

Truly, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material obje...

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A visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus' masterpiece that offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book's unique atmosphere.

The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him ... Read more about The Stranger

The old people’s home is at Marengo, about eighty kilometers from Algiers, I’ll take the two o’clock bus and get there in the afternoon. That way I can be there for the vigil and come back tomorrow ni...

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Orwell's classic dystopian fiction warns us of our future, and deals with issues that speak to multiple dangers faced by many nations today.

Winston Smith is a member of 'the party' and subject to constant surveillance by the eyes of Big Brother, th... Read more about 1984

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