Books published in 1887

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A Crystal Age

  [english | 1887]  

William Henry Hudson


Summary: [Crystal Express is a collection of Science fiction and fantasy stories by cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling. It was released in 1989 by Arkham House. It was initially published in an edition of 4231 copies and was the authors first book published by Arkham House. Many of the stories appeared in Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and the first five ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 427

A Final Reckoning

  [english | 1887]  

G Henty


Summary: [An exciting adventure of outlaws in the early days of the Australian gold rush when fortunes were made and stolen and when bush rangers and natives constituted a real and formidable danger to the settlers. All boys will read this story with eager and unflagging interest. The episodes are in Mr. Hentys very best vein--graphic exciting realistic and as in all Mr. Hentys books the tendency is to the ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 272

A History Of Art For Beginners And Students

  [english | 1887]  

Clara Erskine Clement Waters


Summary: [A History of is a 1971 non-fiction book by physicist Petr Beckmann that presents a laymans introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant Pi. Beckmann was a Czechoslovakian who fled the Communist regime to come to the United States his dislike of authority gives A History of a style that belies its dry title. For example his chapter on the era following the classical age of ancient ...]
Genres: [history | artDownloads: 391

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 Millionaire Of Rough And Ready

  [english | 1887]  

Bret Harte


Summary: [Maruja.--Snow-bound at Eagles.--A millionaire of rough-and-ready.--A drift from Redwood Camp.--Captain Jims friend.--The heritage of Dedlow Marsh.--A knight-errant of the foot-hills.]
Genres: [westernDownloads: 97

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 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

Adrift In The Wilds

  [english | 1887]  

Edward Ellis


Summary: [Adrift In The Wilds by Edward S Ellis. An excerpt One beautiful misummer night in 18-- a large heavily laden steamer was making her way swiftly up the Pacific coast in the direction of San Francisco. She was opposite the California shore only a day s sail distant from the City of the Golden Gate and many of the passengers had already begun making preparations for landing even though a whole night ...]
Genres: [adventure | young readersDownloads: 434

Allan Quatermain

  [english | 1887]  

Henry Rider Haggard


Summary: [Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggards 1885 novel King Solomons Mines and its various prequels and sequels. Allan Quatermain was also the title of a book in this sequence.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 436

An Old Acquaintance

  [english | 1887]  

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy


Excerpts: [... frosty sky. By the tents and on the lower ground around the arms rushed the Cossacks, dragoons, and artillerists, with great galloping and snorting of ...... His restless lips, barely covered by a sparse, soft, whitish moustache, were constantly changing their shape as though they were trying to assume ...... in the fur jacket took no share in the conversation, obstinately refused ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 71

Autobiography Of Frank G Allen Minister Of The Gospel

  [english | 1887]  

Frank Allen


Summary: [Frank Allen is a Dublin born playwright screenwriter director and teacher. His latest work Twelve Days in May was shown at the Liberty Hall Dublin during November 2009. The play is about the last twelve days of James Connolly. Allen has completed a screenplay for a movie about the life of James Connolly with film producer Tom Stokes.]
Genres: [religion | biographyDownloads: 48

Behind The Bungalow

  [english | 1887]  

Edward Hamilton Aitken


Excerpts: [... papers appeared in the Times of India, and were written, of course, for the Bombay Presidency but the Indian Nowker exhibits very much the ...... these accounts and know them. It is vain to be indignant. You must just pay the bill, and if you do not want another, you must make up your mind to be ...... and so on, until they mature into hamals and mussals themselves. Like all larvae,...]
Genres: [periodical | politics | historyDownloads: 366

Bridge Disasters In America

  [english | 1887]  

George Vose


Excerpts: [... of that bridge by any competent engineer would have been sure to condemn it. A few years later the Ashtabula bridge upon the Lake Shore Railroad ...... we shall have a remedy for the fearful disasters which are altogether too common in the United States. In a country where government controls ...... await only an extra large crowd of people, a company of soldiers, a procession, or ...]
Genres: [non fictionDownloads: 210

By The Sea

  [english | 1887]  

Herman White Chaplin


Excerpts: [... in her funny little way he picks his way round for all the world just like a pussycat, and never gets no spots on him, nowhere.. You saw at once, ...... 'em the other way. You see, he went to the college at Woonsocket, and he learned there how to settle accounts the other way: and that's the way he settled ...... why, he 's spent the whole afternoon as nervous as a hawk, going up ...]
Genres: [short story | fiction and literatureDownloads: 70

Comment On Construit Une Maison

  [french | 1887]  

Eugne Emmanuel Viollet Le Duc


Excerpts: [... L'arbre de la science. -IV. Des ides de M. Paul en matire d'art, et comment elles furent modifies. -V. M. Paul suit un cours de construction ...... qu'on n'ait point en souponner l'existence. De plus, il faut, proximit de la cuisine, la cour de service, les communs, le poulailler, un petit potager, ...... un nouveau venu de se conformer ces habitudes. D'ailleurs ce domaine, que M. ...]
Genres: [instructionalDownloads: 41

Cordwood

  [english | 1887]  

Bill Nye


Excerpts: [... to overstock the ranges at last and founder the goose that now lays the golden egg. This, of course, is really none of my business, but if I didn't ...... telescope which he had made himself from an old bamboo fishing-rod. But astronomy is a very enervating branch of science. Galileo frequently came ...... shades in dress. Small pugs that are warranted not to bag at the knees are ...]
Genres: [humor | essaysDownloads: 473

Country Walks Of A Naturalist With His Children

  [english | 1887]  

W Houghton


Excerpts: [... which these animals form their holes. I will clap my hands, and off our little friend with his dusky coat starts, diving under the water, whence when ...... tiny black specs so we can hardly call the mole a blind animal but as it lives for the most part underground its power of vision must be small. The ...... to its stomach towards the opposite extremity the animal tapers, till it ...]
Genres: [nature | young readersDownloads: 84

Das Hamail

  [german | 1887]  

Karl May


Summary: [Mays kurze Erzhlung Das Hamail wurde vermutlich 1887 geschrieben und im Mai 1887 in Der gute Kamerad. Spemanns Illustrirte Knaben-Zeitung. anonym verffentlicht.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 0

De Kasteelen Van Koning Lodewijk Ii Van Beieren

  [dutch | 1887]  

Anonymous


Excerpts: [... van zijn dood en afbeeldingen van zijne paleizen en kasteelen. Daar ik echter ook een photografietoestel had medegenomen, wenschte ik zelf eenige ...... De oude kleine stad ligt zeer pitoresk aan den oever van de Lerch hoog boven haar troont het voormalige kasteel der bisschoppen van Augsburg, benevens ...... bouw zijn zeker geene groote kosten besteed, want de geel gepleisterde ...]
Genres: [historyDownloads: 457

De Zaan En Waterland Een Kijkje In Noord Holland

  [dutch | 1887]  

Anonymous


Excerpts: [... Waterland. Een kijkje in Noord Holland. Daar zijn vier jaren verloopen, sedert wij-de lezers van De Aarde en ik, die het voorrecht geniet hun op velerlei ...... dien stijl gebouwd toen de gothiek in westelijk Europa bloeide, werden niet alleen kathedralen en kerken, maar ook paleizen, raadhuizen en gewone woningen ...... zelf wilde van deze verbinding met de zee niets weten. De ...]
Genres: [travelDownloads: 203
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