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Phantastes

  [english | 1858]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald first published in London in 1858. It was later reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fourteenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1970. The story centres on the character Anodos (pathless or ascent in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism particularly ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 303

Phantastes A Faerie Romance

  [english | 1858]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [21-year-old Anodos (pathless or ascent in Greek--both of which suit him) awakes one morning to find he has been transported to Fairy Land a magical land of bewildering loveliness inhabited by ethereal beings of great beauty and dark creatures of menace. Traveling through the land to find his way home Anodos pursues mysterious maidens discovers a hidden palace seemingly made for him and ponders ...]
Genres: [romance | audiobook | fantasyDownloads: 19

Police

  [english | 1915]  

Robert William Chambers


Summary: [He Do the Time Police in Different Voices is a collection of parodies and pastiches of the work of multiple authors of science fiction fantasy and detective fiction all written by David Langford between 1976 and 2002 for various publications the collection was published in 2003 by Wildside Press. The title is an homage to the originally proposed title of T. S. Eliots groundbreaking poem The Waste ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 183

Portent And Other Stories The

  [english | 1864]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [The Portent And Other Stories by George Macdonald. George MacDonald s classic work]
Genres: [fiction and literature | short story collection | fantasyDownloads: 96

Prince Prigio

  [english | 1889]  

Andrew Lang


Summary: [Prince Prigio is a literary and comic fairy tale written by Andrew Lang in 1889 and illustrated by Gordon Browne. It draws in Langs folklorist background for many tropes. This story was republished by Little Brown and Company in 1942 with illustrations by Robert Lawson and by David R. Godine in 1981 along with another Lang fairy tale Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia in a volume entitled The ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | fantasyDownloads: 411

Prince Ricardo Of Pantouflia

  [english | 1893]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... was wrong, you know, said the queen. Why, if it had not been for all these fairy presents, the Cap of Darkness and all the rest of them, you never could ...... dear, you were so hard-hearted that you were quite a proverb. Why, I have been told that you used to ask girls dreadful puzzling questions, like 'Who ...... Lina. I want you to write a few letters for me.. The princess ...]
Genres: [fantasyDownloads: 80

Pursuit Of The House Boat

  [english | 1897]  

John Kendrick Bangs


Excerpts: [... of it, gentlemen, Elizabeth of England, Calpurnia of Rome, Ophelia of Denmark, and every precious jewel in our social diadem gone, vanished completely ...... friend on the string-piece. The motion, having been seconded, was duly carried, and the stranger resumed. I will explain for the benefit of his Majesty ...... of him who pursues it. This man is an impostor, whispered Le Coq to ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 55

Queen Of The Black Coast

  [english | 1934]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... autumn paints the leaves with somber fire Believe I held my heart inviolate To lavish on one man my hot desire. The Song of Belit Hoofs drummed down ...... it's any of my business, but I thought perhaps- I've nothing to conceal, replied the Cimmerian. By Crom, though I've spent considerable time among ...... high hills of the northern uplands. The wanderer was no less of interest ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 167

Racconti Fantastici

  [italian | 1869]  

Igininio Ugo Tarchetti


Summary: [this book is very fantastic!]
Genres: [fantasyDownloads: 468

Rasselas Prince Of Abyssinia

  [english | 1759]  

Samuel Johnson


Summary: [Rasselas prince of Abyssinia (or Ethiopia) grows dissatisfied with the unceasing pleasures of his utopian home in the Happy Valley. According to Ethiopian tradition the children of royalty were confined to an edenic valley secluded from the harsh realities of the outside world. Rather than being seen as a paradise by Rasselas Happy Valley is instead considered to be a prison harboring boredom and ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 318

Rattle Of Bones

  [english | 1929]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... through the black forest with sinister echoing. This place hath a forbidding aspect, meseemeth. Two men stood in front of the forest tavern. ...... forbidding face. The other was of a different type entirely, bedecked with lace and plumes, although his finery was somewhat stained from travel. He ...... l'Armon pursued. Few come twice, the host grunted. Kane started and glanced up ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 284

Red Nails

  [english | 1936]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... follow me from Zarallo's camp, or were you whipped forth for a rogue? He laughed at her insolence and flexed his mighty biceps. You know Zarallo ...... Do you think I've followed you this far, to turn around and ride off empty-handed? Be sensible, wench. I'm not going to harm you. He stepped toward ...... to the spirelike pinnacle, he stared out over the forest roof. He stood a ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 489

Red Shadows

  [english | 1928]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Summary: [Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are (1993) is a non-fiction book by the late Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan.]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 201

Rinkitink In Oz

  [english | 1916]  

Lyman Frank Baum


Excerpts: [... an island called the Isle of Phreex, where the inhabitants had no use for pearls. And far north of Pingaree - six days' journey by boat, it was said ...... he turned to Kitticut and remarked: You have no talking goats on your island, I suppose. We have no goats at all, replied the King nor have we ...... ventured to look out through the leaves. The warriors were now engaged in ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | juvenileDownloads: 229

Rogues In The House

  [english | 1934]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... in the part of the city occupied by the purple-towered marble and ivory palaces of the aristocracy. There was a priest of Anu whose temple, rising ...... and thick-muscled limbs combined the strength of a grizzly with the quickness of a panther. Under his tangled black mane his blue eyes blazed with unquenchable savagery. Would ...... his chamber again, he drank a toast to the man, ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 282

Shadows In The Moonlight

  [english | 1934]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... She recoiled, turning toward the waters lapping bluely among the reeds. Yes! His flash of open anger was like a spark struck from flint. ...... here. Oh, do not leave me here! His warriors are not far behind him. They will find his corpse???they will find me near it???oh! She moaned in her terror ...... we were out of employment so we took to plundering the outlying dominions of ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 307

Shadows In Zamboula

  [english | 1935]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... step, and frowned down at his importunate companion. What do you mean by peril? he demanded. The desert man glanced furtively over his shoulder ...... destinies dwelt in dark Khemi or gleaming Aghrapur. Jungir Khan ruled Zamboula, and men whispered that Nafertari, the satrap's mistress, ruled Jungir ...... comment and closed it again behind the Cimmerian, locking it and bolting it. ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 71

Skulls In The Stars

  [english | 1929]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Excerpts: [... of the quagmires, sir, that you might not see in the dark. You had better return to the village and continue your journey in the morning, ...... his irritation the swamp road and the moor road???what is it that threatens me and why should I go miles out of my way and risk the bogs and mires? Sir, ...... deeds of some power of evil. The lords of darkness have laid a curse upon the ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 376

Sky Island

  [english | 1912]  

Lyman Frank Baum


Summary: [Island is a book of short stories by Alistair MacLeod published in 2000 by McClelland and Stewart. The book collects all of the short stories published in MacLeods earlier collections The Lost Salt Gift of Blood and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories as well as two previously unpublished stories. The volume was published because the success of MacLeods 1999 debut novel No Great ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | juvenileDownloads: 232

Spell Of Apocalypse

  [english | 1994]  

Mayer Alan Brenner


Summary: [Whose magic will prove mightiest in this final showdown between gods mortals and other beings?]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 312
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