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Beasts And Super Beasts

  [english | 1914]  

Saki


Summary: [Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914. The title parodies that of George Bernard Shaws Man and Superman. Along with The Chronicles of Clovis Beasts and Super-Beasts is one of Sakis best-known works. It was his final collection of stories before his death in World War I and several of its ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | short storiesDownloads: 300

Beatrice

  [english | 1890]  

Henry Rider Haggard


Excerpts: [... face like that which upon this day first dawned on Geoffrey Bingham to his sorrow and his hope. It was strong and pure and sweet as the keen sea breath, ...... and the crowd ran after them. Who is the other? somebody asked. Mr. Bingham-the tall lawyer who came down from London the other day. Tell policeman-run ...... citadelled within the silent heart, that no human skill could ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 244

Beatrix

  [french | 1844]  

Honore De Balzac


Excerpts: [... de la Provence, celle du si`ecle de Louis XIV au fond du Poitou, celle de si`ecles encore plus anciens au fond de la Bretagne. La plupart de ces ...... `a bien placer son argent. Mais mademoiselle de Pen-Hoel aurait-elle eu trois cent mille francs en or, somme `a laquelle 'etaient 'evalu'ees ...... de Pen-Hoel ce soir, demanda le cur'e. - Oui, r'epondit la baronne. - Elle a, je le ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 99

Because Of The Dollars

  [english | 1914]  

Joseph Conrad


Summary: [Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published by Random House in 1997 is the last book written by renowned American astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan before his death in 1996. The book is a collection of essays Sagan wrote covering diverse topics like global warming the population explosion extraterrestrial life morality and the abortion ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 239

Before Adam

  [english | 1907]  

Jack London


Summary: [Adam Copeland on Edge is an autobiographical book written WWE professional wrestler Adam Copeland better known by his ring name Edge. The first hardcover edition was published by WWE Books and distributed by Pocket Books on November 4 2004. A paperback edition was released on October 11 2005 and a Kindle edition on May 10 2010.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 275

Before Egypt

  [english | 1957]  

Ek Jarvis


Summary: [Amelia Peabodys Egypt : A Compendium is a 2003 non-fiction book edited by Elizabeth Peters and Kristen Whitbread. It provides background and commentary for the settings customs and characters in the Peters series of mystery novels featuring Amelia Peabody which take place in Victorian-era Egypt.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 494

Behemoth

  [english | 2007]  

Peter Watts


Summary: [Lenie Clarke-rifter avenger amphibious deep-sea cyborg-has destroyed the world. Once exploited for her psychological addiction to dangerous environments she emerged in the wake of a nuclear blast to serve up vendetta from the ocean floor. The horror she unleashed-an ancient apocalyptic microbe called ehemoth- has been free in the world for half a decade now devouring the biosphere from the bottom ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 234

Bel Ami

  [french | 1885]  

Guy De Maupassant


Summary: [Bel-Ami est un roman raliste de Guy de Maupassant publi en 1885 sous forme de feuilleton dans Gil Blas et dont laction se droule Paris au xixe sicle en pleine Rvolution industrielle.Ce roman retrace lascension sociale de Georges Duroy homme ambitieux et sducteur (arriviste - opportuniste) employ au bureau des chemins de fer du Nord parvenu au sommet de la pyramide sociale parisienne grce ses ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 144

Belle Rose

  [french | 1847]  

Amedee Achard


Summary: [Belle-Rose gentilhomme et soldat ne peut obtenir la main de sa belle car il ne peut prtendre la fortune ou la noblesse de son rival. Il annonce quil les gagnera et quil reviendra... Suivent les annes de combat pendant lesquelles il gagne lamiti indfectible de la Droute et de son fidle Grippard mrite lamiti des soldats et linimitis des intriguants et des puissants. Le destin de notre hros sera ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 82

Ben Hur A Tale Of The Christ

  [english | 1880]  

Lewis Wallace


Summary: [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12 1880 by Harper Brothers. Wallaces work is part of an important sub-genre of historical fiction set among the characters of the New Testament. The novel was a phenomenal best-seller it soon surpassed Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) as the best-selling American novel and retained this distinction until ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | religiousDownloads: 168

Benediction

  [english | 1920]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... then I'll be here just waiting and hoping for every long dream of you to come true. Howard. She had read the letter so many times that she knew it ...... for flowered bushes or wild climbing garden. Some of the trees were very gay and young, but the monastery trees were older than the monastery which, ...... novices were being batted out by a fourth, amid great chasings and ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 309

Benefactor

  [english | 1958]  

George Smith


Summary: [We can anticipate that robots will be fiercely resented at first in a society that will see them as the latest--and an indestructible--widespread threat to the workers whom they will replace. The men who will seek to alter the status quo will be called robot lovers and stoned. But what happens next?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 188

Benita An African Romance

  [english | 1906]  

Henry Rider Haggard


Excerpts: [... beautiful was that night! No air that stirred the black smoke from the funnels of the mail steamer Zanzibar lay low over the surface of ...... something dark rose beside them. It was a piece of wreckage, and clinging to it a woman, who clasped a bundle to her breast. More, she was alive, ...... with Benita senseless on his breast, and that answer still locked in her sleeping heart? ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | romanceDownloads: 64

Benito Cereno

  [spanish | 1855]  

Herman Melville


Excerpts: [... encontrarse un solo barco, era costumbre entre marineros pac'ificos de todas las naciones. Considerando la soledad y el desamparo del lugar, y la clase ...... como si, por el hecho de estar ellos forzados a vivir de pan negro, consideraran equitativo que toda persona que se les acercase estuviera ...... o m'as bien en un ca~n'on cargado, que no tiene nada que decir hasta que ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 291

Berenice

  [french | 1835]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... joie qu'est n'e le chagrin soit que le souvenir du bonheur pass'e fasse l'angoisse d'aujourd'hui, soit que les agonies qui sont tirent leur origine ...... - mais plus sp'ecialement dans la galerie des vieux tableaux, - dans la physionomie de la biblioth`eque, - et enfin dans la nature toute particuli`ere ...... de tous les jours, mais positivement mon unique et enti`ere existence ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 72

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

  [english | 1920]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Summary: [Collections of Fitzgeralds stories and Selected works about F. Scott Fitzgerald: p. xxxix-xl.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 298

Beside Still Waters

  [english | 1953]  

Robert Sheckley


Summary: [When people talk about getting away from it all they are usually thinking about our great open spaces out west. But to science fiction writers that would be practically in the heart of Times Square. When a man of the future wants solitude he picks a slab of rock floating in space four light years east of Andromeda. Here is a gentle little story about a man who sought the solitude of such a ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 305

Between Friends

  [english | 1914]  

Robert William Chambers


Summary: [Friends Lovers Chocolate is the second of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith set in Edinburgh Scotland and featuring the protagonist Isabel Dalhousie. It was first published in 2005 and is the sequel to The Sunday Philosophy Club.]
Genres: [fiction | romance | short storiesDownloads: 227

Between The Acts

  [english | 1941]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [In Woolfs last novel the action takes place on one summers day at a country house in the heart of England where the villagers are presenting their annual pageant. A lyrical moving valedictory.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 458

Beverly Of Graustark

  [english | 1904]  

George Barr Mccutcheon


Summary: [Beverly is a bewitching American girl who has gone to that stirring little principality--Graustark--to visit her friend the princess and there has a romantic affair of her own.]
Genres: [fiction | romanceDownloads: 190
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