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The Worm Ouroboros

  [english | ]  

E Eddison

Summary: [The Worm Ouroboros (1922) is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric Rucker Eddison. The book describes the protracted war between the domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an imaginary world that appears mainly medieval and partly reminiscent of Norse sagas. A half-finished framing story describes this world as Mercury though it is clearly a fantasy version of Earth a ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 389

The Worshippers

  [english | 1953]  

Damon Francis Knight

Summary: [The Worshippers by Damon Francis Knight. They went aboard the alien ship that had showed up at their hostel on the moon. Harriet and two other women and six men counting the guide and Weaver. The ship was a red-lit cavern. The crewman turned out to be a hairy horror a three-foot headless lump shaped like an eggplant supported by four splayed legs and with an indefinite number of tentacles ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 80

The Wouldbegoods

  [english | 1899]  

Edith Nesbit

Summary: [After being sent to the country to learn to be good the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods but continue to become involved in adventures.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | juvenileDownloads: 362

The Wreck Of The Golden Mary

  [english | 1856]  

Charles Dickens

Excerpts: [... and although I am not an educated man, I am able, I am thankful to say, to have an intelligent interest in most things. A person might suppose, from ...... some doubts of this voyage. Of course I knew, without being told, that there were peculiar difficulties and dangers in it, a long way over and above those ...... permission to treat him to a tolerably correct Cutter there was in ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 241

The Writing Lesson

  [english | ]  

Frank Morlock

Summary: [Franois-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 ? 30 May 1778) better known by the pen name Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties including freedom of religion and free trade. Voltaire was a prolific writer and produced works in almost every literary form including plays poetry novels essays historical and scientific works ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 470

The Wrong Black Bag

  [english | ]  

Angelo Lewis

Excerpts: [... law of opposites, selected the largest lady of his acquaintance as the partner of his joys. He himself was of a meek and retiring disposition. ...... an intense repugnance to all things foreign, holding as an article of faith that no good thing, whether in art, cookery, or morals, was to be ...... chanced that a clerk in the same office, one Peter Flipp, had made one of a ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 3

The Wrong Woman

  [english | ]  

Charles Stewart

Excerpts: [... of tobacco. The big tongue of his busting plow knocked in the ring of the wheelers' yoke the chain clanked idly against it a little cloud of debris-hair ...... with the honey unspilt, was oblivious to the half of the world that was behind his back but when he turned about and took up the dish of batter, ...... ahead without making explanations. He seemed deficient in that sort of ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 279

Wagner Tristan Und Isolde

  [english | ]  

George Ainslie Hight

Excerpts: [... same: that art is not a mere play of beautiful forms, but that the artist must know a truth and have been able to express it that his work must ...... reveals much that minds less poetic than his had not noticed before. The morality which these arts are able to convey is the morality of nature. But ...... metaphor so conspicuous throughout the act, of the day as destructive of love....]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 265


  [english | ]  

Dorothy Parker

Summary: [Dorothy Parker (August 22 1893 ? June 7 1967) was an American poet and satirist best known for her wit wisecracks and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood Parker rose to acclaim both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle Parker traveled to ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 53


  [english | 1954]  

Michael Shaara

Summary: [A Timescape Book.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 160


  [english | 1837]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Summary: [Wakefield by Andrei Codrescu. What is the connection between breast enlargement and building renovation yoga retreats and gourmet restaurants cell phones and globalization Wakefield both the title of Andrei Codrescu s hilariously absurd and brilliantly observed novel and the name of its alienated hero examines these and other perplexities of the late twentieth century. Picture Wakefield He s ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 23


  [english | 1854]  

Henry David Thoreau

Summary: [Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854 it details Thoreaus life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond not far from his friends and family in Concord Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year with expressed ...]
Genres: [non-fiction | biography autobiography | philosophyDownloads: 255


  [english | ]  

Berthold Auerbach

Summary: [Romanized.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 219

Wallensteins Tod

  [english | ]  

Friedrich Schiller

Summary: [Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 1759 - 9 May 1805) was a German poet philosopher historian and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788?1805) Schiller struck up a productive if complicated friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 89

Walls Of Acid

  [english | 1947]  

Henry Hasse

Summary: [Five millenniums have passed since the loathsome Termans were eliminated from the world of Diskra.... But what of the other planets?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 106


  [english | ]  

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. 629-636) and index.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 1

Walter Scott And The Border Minstrelsy

  [english | ]  

Andrew Lang

Summary: [Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scots poet novelist and literary critic and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named for him.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 100

Waltzing Matilda

  [english | ]  

A banjo Paterson

Summary: [Waltzing Matilda by A B Banjo Paterson. From back A.B. Banjo Paterson became one of Australia s most loved poets and ballad writers. Waltzing Matildais Australia s much-loved and much-sung unofficial national anthem. This new book illustrated by Michael Salmon has been adapted from Paterson s original verse. Michael Slamon has written and illustrated over 80 children s books.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 328


  [english | ]  

Ashbel Woodward

Summary: [First published 1878.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 397

Wanderings By Southern Waters Eastern Aquitaine

  [english | ]  

Edward Harrison Barker

Excerpts: [... as Chinamen to please in the matter of water, and are only to be found in very clear streams. As is the case with their congeners-the sea crayfish ...... had too surely come, and the fear of poverty was gnawing the hearts of the poor men-many of them old-who had been bending their backs such a number ...... ravine where the sunshine was lost, and the twilight dwelt with greenness ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 455
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