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Christ the Redeemer (statue)

Christ the Redeemer, is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was built between 1922 and 1931 and stands 30 metres tall. It sits on a 8 metres pedestal on the peak of the 700-metre

                                               

David (Michelangelo)

David is a statue by Michelangelo, begun in 1501 and completed in 1504. It is made of marble and is 17 feet tall. It is a statue of a shepherd, David, whose story is told in the Bible. David fought a battle with a giant soldier called Goliath. He ...

                                               

Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn is a giant statue of Marilyn Monroe designed by Seward Johnson. The statue is made to look like one of the most famous images of Monroe, taken from the movie The Seven Year Itch. The statue was created in July 2011. It has been di ...

                                               

Gargoyle

A Gargoyle is a grotesque statue that is attached to a building. It is carved out of stone, usually granite. It is used to get water away from the building when it rains. Gargoyles are often made to look like animals or people. The collected wate ...

                                               

The Little Mermaid (statue)

The Little Mermaid is a statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. It sits on a rock in the harbor. It was inspired by a performance of a ballet based on the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. It is 1.25 metres tall. Sculptor Edvard Er ...

                                               

Moai

Moai are stone statues on Easter Island. Each moai is made out of one large stone but some have an extra stone on top of the head. Most were made from the volcanic rock in the Rano Raraku area of the island. Moai are sometimes called "heads" but ...

                                               

National Statuary Hall Collection

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is a collection of statues donated by individual states to honor people very important in their history. Originally set up in the old Hall of the House of Representatives, renamed ...

                                               

Little Dancer of Fourteen Years

Little Dancer of Fourteen Years French: La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans 1881 is a statue by Edgar Degas. The work measures 81 inches in height. The subject is a young dance student named Marie van Goethem. The relationship between van Goethem ...

                                               

Statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Japan

The Statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at the Koyasan University in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is a public monument of Babasaheb Ambedkar. Ambedkar was an Indian polymath, Dalit leader, human and civil rights activist, the architect of the Indian ...

                                               

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a monument symbolising the United States. The statue is placed on Ellis Island, near New York City Harbor. The statue commemorates the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. It was given to the United S ...

                                               

Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is a tribute to the Indian leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, unveiled on 31 October 2018. This statue is a patriotic symbol of the legacy of a man who spent his life in the struggle for freedom. As a mark of respect, statue is ...

                                               

The Thinker

The Thinker is a bronze statue. It was made by the sculptor Auguste Rodin. It depicts a man sitting and thinking with his arms bent on his knee and his chin on his hand. Rodin first called the statue The Poet. It was part of a commission by the M ...

                                               

The Plague Dogs

The Plague Dogs is a 1977 novel written by Richard Adams, who is famous for his well-known and best-selling novel, Watership Down. Like Watership Down, The Plague Dogs was made into a movie by Nepenthe Productions in 1982. It eventually got taken ...

                                               

Watership Down

Watership Down is a novel written by Richard Adams. It tells the story of rabbits and their adventures concerning their warren at a hill in the north of Hampshire, England known as Watership Down. In this fantasy book, rabbits with human intellig ...

                                               

Emma (novel)

Emma is a book by Jane Austen. It was first published in the year 1815. Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a "heroine whom no one but myself will much like" when she began writing Emma. It is a comedy about Emma Woodhouse, a rich young l ...

                                               

Lady Susan

Lady Susan is an early epistolary novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of an |unscrupulous coquette widow who does not care about the feelings of other men. She wrote it when she was writing her first version of Sense and Sensibility, and whi ...

                                               

Mansfield Park (novel)

Mansfield Park is about a poor young girl named Fanny Price. Born in Portsmouth, Fannys mother has two sisters, one of whom has married Sir Thomas Bertram of Mansfield Park miles away and the other lives in a cottage on the grounds of Mansfield. ...

                                               

Northanger Abbey

A seventeen-year-old girl, Catherine Morland, travels with her rich relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, to Bath in England. Innocent and inexperienced, Catherine Morland is a plump country girl with no friends in the city. At first, she is disappointe ...

                                               

Persuasion (novel)

Persuasion is the story of a second chance of lost love. Anne Elliot is the second daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, a proud and foolish baronet. Sir Walter Elliot is a widower with no son, so his land will go to a cousin, William Elliot. Eight year ...

                                               

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a book by Jane Austen. It was published in 1813. It was made into a movie in 1940 and again in 2005. There were two BBC television productions, in 1980 and 1995.

                                               

Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. It is a biting satire of the "New Soviet man". It was written in 1925 at the height of the NEP period, when Communism seemed to be weakening in the Soviet Union. Its theme is "the revolutions misguid ...

                                               

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, a Russsian author. It has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. Like much of Bulgakovs work, magic realism and fantasy occurs to the background of life in the 1920s Sovie ...

                                               

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus is the first science fiction book in the Pastwatch series, and is written by Orson Scott Card. The books story about the explorer named Christopher Columbus. Most of the book is about scientists w ...

                                               

Prentice Alvin

Prentice Alvin is an alternate history / fantasy book that was written by Orson Scott Card. It is the third book in Cards The Tales of Alvin Maker series and is about Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son. Prentice Alvin was considered f ...

                                               

Red Prophet

Red Prophet is an alternate history / fantasy book by Orson Scott Card. It is the second book in Cards The Tales of Alvin Maker series and is about Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son. Red Prophet was nominated for the Nebula Award for ...

                                               

Seventh Son (book)

Seventh Son is an alternate history fantasy book written by Orson Scott Card. It is the first book in Cards The Tales of Alvin Maker series about Alvin Miller, the seventh son of a seventh son. Seventh Son was nominated for both the Hugo Award fo ...

                                               

Songmaster

Songmaster is a science fiction book by Orson Scott Card. The story of the Songmaster occurs in a future human empire, and follows Ansset, a young boy whose singing voice has the power of making peoples feelings stronger. This makes him both a po ...

                                               

Almayers Folly

Almayers Folly is Joseph Conrads first novel. It was published in 1895. Set in the late 19th century, it centers on the life of the Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer in the Borneo jungle and his relationship to his half-caste daughter Nina.

                                               

An Outcast of the Islands

An Outcast of the Islands is the second novel by Joseph Conrad. It was published in 1896. It was based on Conrads experience working on a steamer, the Vigar. The novel tells about the fall of Peter Willems. He is a bad man, and has a bad reputati ...

                                               

Jurassic Park

The plot of this story is of a theme park that is filled with dinosaurs. The park seems like a great idea to the people building the park. John Hammond, the man who built the park, invites several people, including his grandchildren and the paleo ...

                                               

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is Charles Darwins third major work of evolutionary theory, following On the Origin of Species and The Descent of Man. Darwin had intended it as a section of The Descent of Man. However, that book ...

                                               

The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle is the usual title of the book written by Charles Darwin. He first published it in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks. The title refers to the second survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle. The ship set sail from Plymouth ...

                                               

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a novella by the British writer Charles Dickens. It was first published on 19 December 1843 by Chapman & Hall in London. The illustrations were drawn by John Leech. The first edition was a beautiful and expensive book. It was ...

                                               

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is a novel by Charles Dickens. Like his other novels, it first came out as a series in a magazine under the title The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rook ...

                                               

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Philip Pirrip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 ...

                                               

Sketches by Boz

Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens. The book was published in 1836. The first edition was illustrated by George Cruikshank.

                                               

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities is a book written by Charles Dickens. It was published in 1859. It is set during the time of the French Revolution. The story happens in France and England. It talks about the French Revolution and the troubles the poor go th ...

                                               

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment is a novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was the first great novel of his mature period. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in 12 monthly series in 1866. It was later published in a ...

                                               

The Gambler (novel)

The Gambler is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is about the bad side of gambling and has to do with Dostoyevskys own experiences from his travels to Wiesbaden, Baden-Baden and other casinos. At the time when he wrote The Gamb ...

                                               

The Grand Inquisitor

"The Grand Inquisitor" is a parable told by Ivan to Alyosha in Fyodor Dostoevskys novel The Brothers Karamazov. Ivan and Alyosha are brothers, Ivan questions the possibility of a kind, caring God. If there is a kind God, Ivan argues, why do peopl ...

                                               

The Final Problem

The Final Problem is a short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In it Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty die in the Reichenbach Falls. The author used this plot as a device to kill Holmes. Later, pressed by public demand, Holmes was shown to ha ...

                                               

Professor Moriarty

Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character in some of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Moriarty is a criminal mastermind whom Holmes describes as the "Napoleon of crime". Doyle got the phrase from a Scotland Y ...

                                               

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Dr James Mortimor comes to Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to seek their help with the Baskerville family of Devon. Sir Charles Baskerville, the last of his Baskerville family was an elderly man. He believed that there was a curse on the family. In ...

                                               

A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It introduces his new characters, the detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. John Watson. They became two of the most famous characters in literature. Conan ...

                                               

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first sold in 1925. The novel takes place in New York City and Long Island in New York. The Great Gatsby is one of the most popular books in the United States. The book was number two on ...

                                               

This Side of Paradise

Amory Blaine leaves his mother and friend behind to go to a good American university. At university he falls in love with a girl called Isabelle, but she is not interested in Amory. Amory then goes to fight in the First World War. When he returns ...

                                               

Hello, Harvest Moon

Hello, Harvest Moon is a childrens picture book written by Ralph Fletcher with drawings by Kate Kiesler. It was first published in 2003 by Clarion Books.

                                               

The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was published in 1851. The book is about an old New England family. Themes include guilt, revenge, and atonement. The supernatural and witchcraft are a part of the story. ...

                                               

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1831 French novel written by Victor Hugo. It is set in 1482 Paris. The story is about a Gypsy, a bell-ringer in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the archdeacon.

                                               

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving. The story was published in 1820 in a collection of Irvings literary pieces called The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The story was one of the first fictional works by an Am ...

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