A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe

By Chinua Achebe

By way of the popular writer of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and exhibits the colour and vivacity in addition to the violence and corruption of a society making its personal approach among the 2 worlds.

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An Essay on Criticism
Sappho to Phaon
Epistle to overlook Blount, with the Works of Voiture
Windsor Forest
The Guardian,no. 173
The spouse of bathtub from Chaucer
The Rape of the Lock
To Belinda at the Rape of the Lock
Letter to Martha Blount, November 1714
The Temple of Fame
A Farewell to London within the 12 months 1715
Epistle to Mr Jervas
Epistle to overlook Blount, on her Leaving town after the Coronation
A complete and precise Account of a Horrid and Barbarous Revenge
A extra Account of the of Edmund Curll
Letter to Lord Burlington, November 1716
Eloisa to Abelard
Elegy to the reminiscence of an unlucky Lady
Letter to Teresa and Martha Blount, September 1717
Letter to girl Mary Wortley Montagu, 1718
The Iliad, publication XVIII
To Mr Gay
To Mr Addison
Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford
Letter to quick, August 1723
Letter to Martha Blount, 22 June 1724
Preface to the Works of Shakespeare
Peri Bathous, or the artwork of Sinking in Poetry
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Epitaph meant for Sir Isaac Newton
An Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington
An Epistle to Allen Lord Bathurst
The First Satire of the second one publication of Horace Imitated
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Letter to fast, 20 April 1733
The Fourth Satire of Dr John Donne Versified
An Epistle to Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham
The moment Satire of the second one publication of Horace Imitated
The moment Satire of the 1st booklet of Horace Imitated within the demeanour of Mr Pope
Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot
An Epistle to a Lady
The moment Satire of Dr John Donne Versified
Letter to rapid, 25 March 1736
The moment Epistle of the second one booklet of Horace Imitated
The First Epistle of the second one publication of Horace Imitated
The 6th Epistle of the 1st booklet of Horace Imitated
The First Epistle of the 1st booklet of Horace Imitated
Epilogue to the Satires: discussion I
Epilogue to the Satires: discussion II
Epigram Engraved at the Collar of a Dog
Epitaph for one that wouldn't be Buried in Westminster Abbey
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If questioned, he could plausibly say that he was trying to buy razor blades. The proprietor had just lighted a hanging oil lamp which gave off an unclean but friendly smell. He was a man of perhaps sixty, frail and bowed, with a long, benevolent nose, and mild eyes distorted by thick spectacles. His hair was almost white, but his eyebrows were bushy and still black. His spectacles, his gentle, fussy movements, and the fact that he was wearing an aged jacket of black velvet, gave him a vague air of intellectuality, as though he had been some kind of literary man, or perhaps a musician.

Just once in his life he had possessed—after the event: that was what counted -- concrete, unmistakable evidence of an act of falsification. He had held it between his fingers for as long as thirty seconds. In 1973, it must have been—at any rate, it was at about the time when he and Katharine had parted. But the really relevant date was seven or eight years earlier. The story really began in the middle sixties, the period of the great purges in which the original leaders of the Revolution were wiped out once and for all.

From somewhere at the bottom of a passage the smell of roasting coffee -- real coffee, not Victory Coffee—came floating out into the street. Winston paused involuntarily. For perhaps two seconds he was back in the half- forgotten world of his childhood. Then a door banged, seeming to cut off the smell as abruptly as though it had been a sound. He had walked several kilometres over pavements, and his varicose ulcer was throbbing. This was the second time in three weeks that he had missed an evening at the Community Centre: a rash act, since you could be certain that the number of your attendances at the Centre was carefully checked.

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