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A Smile Of Fortune

  [english | 1910]  

Joseph Conrad


Excerpts: [... 1 By half-past seven in the morning, the ship being then inside the harbour at last and moored within a long stone's-throw from the quay, my stock ...... it was a remarkable feat to have produced it so quickly, and I congratulated the steward on his smartness in a somewhat ominous tone. He gave me a deprecatory smile ...... the quarter-deck two shabby individuals stepped forward ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 80

A Society

  [english | 1921]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [An Essay on the History of Civil Society is a book by the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Ferguson first published in 1767. The Essay established Fergusons reputation in Britain and throughout Europe.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 404

A Son Of The Sun

  [english | 1912]  

Jack London


Summary: [A number of lesser-known South Pacific tales.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 192

A Spaceship Named Mcguire

  [english | 1961]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [The basic trouble with McGuire was that though he was a robot spaceship nevertheless he had a definite weakness that a man might understand....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 252

A Splendid Hazard

  [english | 1910]  

Harold Macgrath


Summary: [Lost treasure buried by early admirers of Napoleon Bonaparte is at the center of this incredible adventure.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 220

A Stable For Nightmares

  [english | 1896]  

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Excerpts: [... A Stable for Nightmares Dickon the Devil About thirty years ago I was selected by two rich old maids to visit ...... property, including a house and demesne to which they had, a long time before, succeeded as coheiresses. The last forty miles of my journey I was obliged ...... I am told it is now a great deal less wild, and, consequently, less beautiful. At the inn where I had ...]
Genres: [fiction | ghost | horrorDownloads: 124

A Strange Disappearance

  [english | 1880]  

Anna Katharine Green


Summary: [A housekeeper reports the disappearance of a sewing-maid from a wealthy household. She insists that the girl has been abducted. Mr Gryce and a young detective investigate. The missing young woman has a secret. But she is not the only one]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 400

A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder

  [english | 1888]  

James De Mille


Summary: [The satiric and fantastic romance is set in an imaginary semi-tropical land in Antarctica inhabited by prehistoric monsters and a cult of death-worshipers called the Kosekin.The main story of the novel is the narrative of the adventures of Adam More a British sailor shipwrecked on a homeward voyage from Tasmania. After passing through a subterranean tunnel of volcanic origin he finds himself in a ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | fantasyDownloads: 185

A Study In Scarlet

  [english | 1887]  

Arthur Conan Doyle


Summary: [A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes who would later become one of the most famous and iconic literary detective characters with long-lasting interest and appeal. The books title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his companion Doctor Watson on ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 96

A Summing Up

  [english | 1944]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [Janus: A Summing Up (1978) is a book by Arthur Koestler in which he develops his philosophical idea of the holarchy introduced in his 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine. The holarchy provides a coherent way of organizing knowledge and nature all together. The idea of the holarchy is that everything we can think of is composed of holons (simultaneously both part and whole) so that each holon is ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 160

A Tale Of Jerusalem

  [english | 1832]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... Abel-Phittim to Buzi-Ben-Levi and Simeon the Pharisee, on the tenth day of the month Thammuz, in the year of the world three thousand nine hundred ...... Gizbarim, or sub-collectors of the offering, in the holy city of Jerusalem. Verily, replied the Pharisee, let us hasten: for this generosity in the ...... the Ammonites proved wanting to their own interests? Methinks it is no ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 447

A Tale Of The Ragged Mountains

  [english | 1843]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... uneven, although sound, than I had ever before seen teeth in a human head. The expression of his smile, however, was by no means unpleasing, as might ...... grew accustomed to it, and my uneasiness wore off. It seemed to be his design rather to insinuate than directly to assert that, physically, he had not ...... doctrines of Mesmer. It was altogether by means of magnetic remedies ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 52

A Tale Of Three Lions

  [english | 1887]  

Henry Rider Haggard


Excerpts: [... doors the angels of the sun seem to move continually. And there, too, is the wild game, following its feeding-grounds in great armies, with the springbuck ...... life, and most curious some of them were. No man can pass all those years following the rough existence of an elephant-hunter without meeting with many ...... just in time, for in another moment I should have gone for him, ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | short storiesDownloads: 423

A Tale Of Two Cities

  [english | 1859]  

Charles Dickens


Summary: [A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the ...]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 103

A Texas Matchmaker

  [english | 1904]  

Andy Adams


Summary: [From the writer and genuine Western Trail cattle driver responsible for some of the best and most realistic accounts of cowboy life in literature.]
Genres: [fiction | westernsDownloads: 345

A Thief In The Night

  [english | 1905]  

Ernest William Hornung


Summary: [A Thief in The Night is a 1989 book British historian and journalist John Cornwell on Pope John Paul I conspiracy theories in which the author challenges previous writings on the subject by David Yallop.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | short storiesDownloads: 265

A Thin Ghost And Others

  [english | 1920]  

Montague Rhodes James


Summary: [A collection of short stories by a master of the genre.]
Genres: [fiction | ghost | short storiesDownloads: 80

A Thought For Tomorrow

  [english | 1952]  

Robert Gilbert


Summary: [Any intolerable problem has a way out?the more impossible the likelier it is sometimes!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 20

A Transmutation Of Muddles

  [english | 1960]  

Horace Brown Fyfe


Summary: [An experienced horse-trader bargain-haggler and general swapper has a very special talent for turning two headaches into one aspirin pill....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 486

A Trip To Venus

  [english | 1897]  

John Munro


Summary: [When evening came I turned to the books and gathered a great deal about the fiery planet including the fact that a stout man a Daniel Lambert could jump his own height there with the greatest ease. Very likely but I was seeking information on the strange light and as I could not find any I resolved to walk over and consult my old friend Professor Gazen the well-known astronomer who had made his ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 119
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