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A Kidnapped Santa Claus

  [english | 1904]  

Lyman Frank Baum


Summary: [Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley where stands the big rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. His workmen selected from the ryls knooks pixies and fairies live with him and every one is as busy as can be from one years end to another. On one side is the mighty Forest of Burzee. At the other side stands the huge mountain that contains the Caves of the Daemons. And between them ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 181

A Knyght Ther Was

  [english | 1963]  

Robert Franklin Young


Summary: [But the Knyght was a little less than Perfect and his horse did not have a metabolism and his castle was much more mobile--timewise!--than it had any business being!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 497

A Laodicean A Story Of To Day

  [english | 1881]  

Thomas Hardy


Summary: [A vacillating young woman is thrust onto the horns of religious and romantic dilemmas.]
Genres: [fiction | religious | romanceDownloads: 165

A Life In Pictures

  [english | 2007]  

Mark Ward


Summary: [A Life In Pictures manages to be absurd and touching at the same time a buddy movie of an entirely different story.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 183

A Little Princess

  [english | 1903]  

Frances Hodgson Burnett


Summary: [The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights is a 1833 fairy-tale poem by Aleksandr Pushkin. The story is based on the tale Little Snow White from Grimms Fairy Tales. Pushkin owned a copy of the Grimms Fairy Tales in a French translation called Vieux contes. Pours les grandes et les petits enfans. There also exist Pushkins own outline of the story which he planned to write but which does ...]
Genres: [fiction | juvenileDownloads: 317

A Lombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs

  [french | 1919]  

Marcel Proust


Summary: [ lombre des jeunes filles en fleurs est le second tome d la recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust publi en 1919 chez Gallimard. Il reoit la mme anne le prix Goncourt.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 464

A Lost Lady

  [english | 1923]  

Willa Cather


Excerpts: [... thing one saw on departing. To approach Captain Forrester's property, you had first to get over a wide, sandy creek which flowed along the eastern ...... and pick up my skirts, and in I go! She thrust out a white shoe and shook it. But you can swim, can't you, Mrs. Forrester, said George. Most women ...... roses. He and his wife still went away for the winter, but each year the ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 3

A Man Divided

  [english | 1950]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Summary: [Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye is the name of a 1985 biography on American singer Marvin Gaye. The biography was written by music reviewer David Ritz including conversations he had with the singer who put the biography together shortly after Gayes death at the hands of his father Marvin Gay Sr. in 1984.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 183

A Martian Odyssey

  [english | 1934]  

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum


Excerpts: [... I set the two cameras clicking and buzzed along, riding pretty high-about two thousand feet-for a couple of reasons. First, it gave the cameras ...... observed Jarvis, from here on I'll be telling a few things Putz didn't see! He rubbed his tingling nose, and continued. I knew that I had ...... sometime, though. The ditch was covered with what looked like a nice green lawn. Only, ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 257

A Master Of Fortune

  [english | 1898]  

Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne


Summary: [The pay is small enough said Captain Kettle staring at the blue paper. Its a bit hard for a man of my age and experience to come down to a job like piloting on eight pound a month and my grub.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 245

A Matter Of Importance

  [english | 1959]  

Murray Leinster


Summary: [The importance of a matter is almost entirely a matter of your attitude. And whether you call something a riot or a war... well there is a difference but what is it?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 124

A Matter Of Interest

  [english | 1897]  

Robert William Chambers


Excerpts: [... as Sand Point, I believe, but anybody at West Oyster Bay can direct you to it. Captain McPeek, who keeps the West Oyster Bay House, drives duck shooters ...... James. I glanced timidly at her. She's thinking of the same thing, said I to myself. What an ass I must appear! However, the young lady seemed ...... not familiar with sporting goods. If I knew your name I should ask ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 296

A May Evening

  [english | 1887]  

Nikolai Gogol


Excerpts: [... melodies which, though glad, are never without a strain of sadness. The pensive eventide was dreamily embracing the blue heaven, and transforming every visible ...... the night is near, Come, oh, come to me, sweetheart, dear! No use, murmured the Cossack when he had finished his song, at the same time drawing near ...... and there is nobody near. And if anybody does come, I will ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 228

A Midsummer Nights Dream

  [english | 1596]  

William Shakespeare


Summary: [A Midsummer Nights Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare suggested by The Knights Tale from Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens Theseus and Hippolyta and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is ...]
Genres: [fiction | drama | romanceDownloads: 133

A Mixture Of Genius

  [english | 1958]  

Adam Castle


Summary: [Who but the imaginative young shall inherit the stars?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 326

A Modern Lover

  [english | 1933]  

David Herbert Lawrence


Excerpts: [... But when he arrived at the brow where the hill swooped downwards, where the broad road ended suddenly, the sun had vanished from the space before him, ...... like a dream which wastes a sleep with unrest, was the South and its hurrying to and fro. Here, on the farther shore of the sunset, with the flushed tide ...... her go, and looked aside, saying some words of greeting. He had ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 18

A Modern Magician

  [english | 1979]  

William Olaf Stapledon


Excerpts: [... was deciding that though she was drawn to him she also disliked him. Why had she come out with him again? He was weedy and self-centered. Yet she had come. Something ...... that had been done in America with dice. You threw the dice time after time, and you willed them to settle with the two sixes uppermost. Generally ...... experiments on his own, guided by the findings of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 251

A Modern Utopia

  [english | 1905]  

H Wells


Summary: [A Modern Utopia is a work of fiction by H. G. Wells]
Genres: [fiction | non-fiction | philosophyDownloads: 132

A New Leaf

  [english | 1931]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... wine. Julia Ross ate a few with her bread and listened to the big goldfish rippling in the pool and the sparrows whirring about an abandoned table. You could ...... down his hostess' back, kisses the serving maid and passes out in the dog kennel. But he's done it too often. He's run through about everybody, until ...... slouched and postured rather than sat and stood very straight, ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 62

A Nice Quite Place

  [english | 1930]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... and die, but mother is sort of narrow-minded in some ways, and she feels that sixteen is too young to go to a prom and Lil Hammel's mother feels ...... father had decided, from observations of their own and some revelations on the part of their elder daughter, Constance, that Josephine knew her ...... was to be deprived this summer. A Nice Quite Place Chapter 2 ? Into Chicago, ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 85
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