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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. First published in 1970 as "Jonathan Livingston Seagull — a story", it became a favorite throughout the United States. By the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, Reader's Digest had published a condensed version, and the book reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list where it remained for 38 weeks. The novella inspired the production of a motion picture of the same title, with a soundtrack by Neil Diamond.




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