When the brass foundry, where eighteen year old Alex Kincaid works, is gutted in fire, he and his sister Kate and youngest sibling Jim choose to relocate to their uncle's home two hundred miles away in Cleveland. They plan to skate over the solidified Great Lakes with their provisions and their faithful dog Tug. But all of this is not as simple as it sounds. The children must face the threat of starvation, harsh winter, separation and great psychological duress to achieve any success. Read on! Ernest Ingersoll (1852-1946) was a renowned American naturalist, writer and explorer.
This meticulously written biography presents the exciting and remarkable life of the most notable French statesman and military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte. In addition, this book is also supplemented with a biographical sketch of Napoleon's wife, Josephine.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking-Glass Sylvie and Bruno Sylvie and Bruno Concluded Stories: A Tangled Tale Bruno's Revenge and Other Stories: Bruno's Revenge Crundle Castle The Legend of Scotland The Ladye's History Novelty and Romancement A Photographer's Day Out Photography Extraordinary The Walking Stick of Destiny Wilhelm von Schmitz What the Tortoise Said to Achilles Poems: Early Verse: My Fairy Punctuality Melodies Brother and Sister Facts Rules and Regulations Horrors Misunderstandings As It Fell upon a Day Ye Fattale Cheyse Lays of Sorrow The Two Brothers The Lady of the Ladle Coronach She's All my Fancy Painted Him Photography Extraordinary Lays of Mystery, Imagination, and Humour The Mock Turtle's Song Upon the Lonely Moor Miss Jones Puzzles from Wonderland Prologues to Plays Rhyme? And Reason? College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel: Ode to Damon Those Horrid Hurdy-Gurdies! My Fancy The Majesty of Justice The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council The Deserted Parks Examination Statute Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses: Acrostic To Three Puzzled Little Girls Double Acrostic Three Little Maids Puzzle Three Children Two Thieves Two Acrostics Double Acrostic Acrostic Acrostic Acrostic To M. A. B. Acrostic Madrigal Love among the Roses Two Poems to Rachel Daniel The Lyceum Acrostic Dreamland To my Child-Friend A Riddle A Limerick Rhyme? And Reason? A Nursery Darling Maggie's Visit to Oxford Maggie B— Inscribed to a Dear Child Five Fathom Square the Belfry Frowns The Wandering Burgess A Bacchanalian Ode Red Riding-Hood A Square Poem Three Sunsets and Other Poems: Three Sunsets The Path of Roses The Valley of the Shadow of Death Solitude Far Away Beatrice Stolen Waters The Willow-Tree Only a Woman's Hair The Sailor's Wife After Three Days Faces in the Fire A Lesson in Latin Puck Lost and Found A Song of Love The Hunting of the Snark The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll
This carefully edited collection of "THE COLLECTED WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents Make Way For Lucia Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Dodo Trilogy Dodo: A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize Series: David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door Other Novels The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Short Story Collections The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Historical Work Crescent and Iron Cross Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories.
We invite you to make an amazing trip to the magical land of Oz, which was born as a result of the irrepressible imagination of the great American writer Lyman Frank Baum, whose books were beloved by more than one generation of children around the world. Having become acquainted with the kind and naive characters of the book - the girl Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and many others - you will surely love them and keep them in your heart for life.
Lewis Carroll is best known for his children's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" which tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. Novel was followed by a sequel "Through the Looking-Glass". He continued to write books for children in prose and poetry. Most of his output was humorous, sometimes satirical, but his standards and ambitions were exacting. e-artnow presents to you this unique children's books collection, carefully crafted and meticulously edited for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Table of Contents: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There Sylvie and Bruno Sylvie and Bruno Concluded Bruno's Revenge and Other Stories What the Tortoise Said to Achilles The Hunting of the Snark Puzzles from Wonderland The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll
Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Queen, one of the most influential bands in history, this complete Queen lyric book, the first of its kind, includes hundreds of images that accompany the songs, from handwritten lyrics to rare photographs from the stage to the studio. Original.
Monarchy in Britain is a mindset - sociological and emotional - seldom scrutinised save by diehard supporters or detractors. Matthew Dennison's new biography of Elizabeth II offers to evaluate a magisterial reign now spanning seven decades and the Queen's record as practitioner of monarchy. The person of the monarch is the closest an ethnically and culturally diverse society comes to a visible representative of past, present and future, although population changes since 1945 have made it impossible for Elizabeth II convincingly to embody the wide-ranging outlooks and aspirations of a muddled demographic. Instead she is understood as the champion of a handful of 'British' values endorsed - if no longer practised - by the bulk of the nation: service, duty, steadfastness, charity, stoicism: a visible definition of an aspect of 'Britishness'.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels - Complete Collection: 26 Books in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J.G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of 'THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)'. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. He started his novel writing career in 1893 with the fashionably controversial Dodo, which was an instant success, and followed it with a variety of satire and romantic and supernatural melodrama. He repeated the success of Dodo, with sequels to this novel, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series consisting of six novels and two short stories. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. Table of Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Lucia in London Mapp and Lucia Lucia's Progress or The Worshipful Lucia Trouble for Lucia The Male Impersonator Desirable Residences Novels: Dodo; A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door David Blaize of King's The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Paying Guests Short Story Collections: The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Visible and Invisible Spook Stories More Spook Stories Historical Works: Deutschland Über Allah Crescent and Iron Cross Charlotte Bronte
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are the world-famous storytellers. The first edition of the collection, which contents 86 fairy tales, was printed in only 900 copies. Then the circulation began to grow rapidly. The influence of the Grimm brothers' tales was enormous. From the first edition these wonderful stories earned the favor of the children's audience. Since 2005, a collection of fairy tales of these German writers and collectors of folklore appears in the international UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Illustrated by Nataliia Gerasymenko.
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of the complete novels of Jack London. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Kempton-Wace Letters The Sea-Wolf The Game White Fang Before Adam The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Valley of the Moon The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Star Rover (The Jacket) The Little Lady of the Big House Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor and war correspondent.
For a while, the famous writer Irving Washington was an employee of the American diplomatic mission in Spain. He spent three months in the famous Alhambra Palace. This acquaintance with the historical relic inspired him to write this book. In addition to historical descriptions and essays the book contains many magnificent legends that have become loved by millions of readers. By the way, Irving's work is still called the Alhambra guidebook.
A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic Farseer Trilogy, praised by George R. R. Martin as “fantasy as it ought to be written” and Lin-Manuel Miranda as “an incredible series,” featuring a new foreword by Robin Hobb and ten illustrations. Twenty-five years ago, Robin Hobb’s first novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. To celebrate a quarter-century of wonder, this special edition of Assassin’s Apprentice presents a modern classic as it’s never been seen before: in hardcover, with ten beautiful illustrations by Magali Villeneuve. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill—and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Apprentice “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne.”—Publishers Weekly “This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don’t want it to be over.”—Steven Brust
Best Russian Short Stories initially published in 1917, is a collection of short stories by Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Turgenev, Chekhov, Gorky, and many others—each selection is the work of a master. This collection was revolutionary in its approach to realism, injecting characters with human weaknesses familiar to all. It also provided fodder for other such important concepts as existentialism and even passive resistance, which was rooted in the works of Tolstoy, and practiced resistance, which was rooted in the works of Tolstoy and practiced successfully by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The 19 powerful short stories in this collection are excellent examples of writing by the foremost authors from Russia's Golden Age of Literature. This magnificent collection will appeal to a wide audience. (Best Russian Short Stories by Various Authors, 9788180320132)
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The myths given in this book are part of a large body of material collected among the Cherokee, chiefly in successive field seasons from 1887 to 1890, inclusive, and comprising more or less extensive notes, together with original Cherokee manuscripts, relating to the history, archeology, geographic nomenclature, personal names, botany, medicine, arts, home life, religion, songs, ceremonies, and language of the tribe. Contents: Historical Sketch of the Cherokee Stories and Story-tellers The Myths Cosmogonic Myths Quadruped Myths Bird Myths Snake, Fish, and Insect Myths Wonder Stories Historical Traditions Miscellaneous Myths and Legends
A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Elena Odarich.
Kim (Kimball O'Hara) is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. He occasionally works for Mahbub Ali, a Pashtun horse trader who is one of the native operatives of the British secret service. Kim is so immersed in the local culture, few realise he is a white child, though he carries a packet of documents from his father entrusted to him by an Indian woman who cared for him. The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third, probably in the period 1893 to 1898. The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India. "The book presents a vivid picture of India, its teeming populations, religions, and superstitions, and the life of the bazaars and the road." Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".