Books published in 1927

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A Certain Dr Thorndyke

  [english | 1927]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [A winding adventure that begins in an exotic teasing location. Richard Austin Freeman introduces the reader to the delights of an extraordinary jewel heist. Hollis is a retired soap manufacturer richer than Croesus and some say mad. Obsessed with amassing wondrous jewels precious stones and bullion Hollis chooses a strong room to deposit his dazzling hoard. But when he discovers that hes the ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 443

A Short Trip Home

  [english | 1927]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... gleaming at the neck of his fur coat. He was a senior at New Haven, I was a sophomore. He was prominent, a member of Scroll and Keys, and, in my ...... excited, appeared in the dining-room door. Mr. Jelke, she called in a low voice. Joe's face fell as he turned toward her, sensing bad news. Miss ...... chauffeur approached it on the wrong side???the side on which the line of cars ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 276

Advanced Chemistry

  [english | 1927]  

Jack Huekels


Summary: [There is a lot of entertainment and also a great deal of truth in this story. We recommend it highly.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 172

Albertine Disparue

  [french | 1927]  

Marcel Proust


Summary: [Albertine Disparue dont le titre original est La fugitive est le sixime tome d la recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust paru en 1927 titre posthume. la Fugitive devait originairement regrouper la Prisonnire et Albertine disparue. De fait Albertine disparue est la suite indissociable sur le plan narratif au moins de la Prisonnire.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 232

Allan And The Ice Gods

  [english | 1927]  

Henry Rider Haggard


Excerpts: [... either case, and therefore die as they have lived-quite good because nothing has ever moved them to be otherwise-the objects of the approbation of the ...... coal, I ain't ready. Ought I to say any hocus-pocus? Dash it all! it is like a nightmare about being hanged. No, I replied, as I dropped the ember ...... its last hold by the warmth of the sun, came thundering down the slope ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 18

Catalogue Of Early Pennsylvania And Other Firearms And Edged

  [english | 1927]  

Henry Shoemaker


Summary: [Henry Wharton Shoemaker (1880?1958) was a prominent American folklorist historian diplomat writer publisher and conservationist.]
Genres: [non fiction | historyDownloads: 489

Cities Of The Plain Sodom And Gomorrah

  [english | 1927]  

Marcel Proust


Summary: [In this fourth volume Prousts novel takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love and examines how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Sodom and Gomorrah is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that will inevitably supplant it.]
Genres: [fiction | romance | psychologicalDownloads: 359

Color Out Of Space

  [english | 1927]  

H Lovecraft


Summary: [The Colour Out of Space is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed surveyor from Boston. In order to prepare for the construction of a new reservoir in Massachusetts he surveys a rural area that is to be flooded near Lovecrafts fictional town of Arkham. He comes across a mysterious patch of land an abandoned five-acre farmstead which is completely devoid of all life.]
Genres: [short story | horror | pulpDownloads: 234

Death Comes For The Archbishop

  [english | 1927]  

Willa Cather


Summary: [The 2nd work sung in English.]
Genres: [fiction | religiousDownloads: 130

Jacobs Ladder

  [english | 1927]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Summary: [This is a lighter (and more lighthearted) book than most of the authors work. It is a purely personal story with more attention paid to the lot of the common man although the trappings and descriptions of Society life will also be familiar to his readers. Should be read more for enjoyment than challenge.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 265

Le Temps Retrouve

  [french | 1927]  

Marcel Proust


Summary: [Valentin Louis Georges Eugne Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 ? 18 November 1922) was a French novelist critic and essayist best known for his monumental la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past). It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 209

Left On The Labrador

  [english | 1927]  

Dillon Wallace


Excerpts: [... a rock. You'll see.. Helpless to do otherwise, Charley submitted, and Toby led him down to the boat, and when Charley was seated astern, and Toby ...... back to the wall. Set down, now, and when I lights my pipe we'll talk over this fix you're gettin' in, said Skipper Zeb. Drawing a pipe and ...... for un for four years-. Five years, Zeb, Mrs. Twig corrected. You're right, Sophia, ...]
Genres: [adventureDownloads: 328

Les Archives De Sherlock Holmes

  [french | 1927]  

Arthur Conan Doyle


Excerpts: [... humeur, mais dans l'humeur oppos'ee, il est le diable incarn'e. La vie est pleine de fantaisie, Watson. - C'aurait pu ^etre une trag'edie! - Ma foi, ...... regard `a notre horloge, notre 'etrange visiteur courut litt'eralement vers la porte et disparut. - H'e bien! fit Holmes au bout d'un bref silence. M.Gibson ...... le dos, monsieur. Aucune trace de lutte. Pas d'empreintes. Pas ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | short storiesDownloads: 141

Lukundoo

  [english | 1927]  

Edward Lucas White


Summary: [Lukundoo -- Flokis blade -- The picture puzzle -- The snout -- Alfandega -- The message on the slate -- Amina -- The pig-skin belt -- The house of the nightmare -- Sorcery Island.]
Genres: [short story | horrorDownloads: 212

Metropolis

  [english | 1927]  

Thea Von Harbou


Summary: [This is Metropolis the novel that the films screenwriter -- Thea von Harbou who was director Fritz Langs wife and a collaborator in the creation of the film -- this is the novel that Harbou wrote from her own notes. It contains bits of the story that got lost on the cutting-room floor in a very real way it is the only way to understand the film.]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 300

Murder

  [english | 1927]  

Arnold Bennett


Summary: [Beyond Belief: A Chronicle of Murder and its Detection (1968) is a semi-fictionalized account of the Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley by the Welsh author and playwright Emlyn Williams.]
Genres: [mysterydetective | short storyDownloads: 183

Pickmans Model

  [english | 1927]  

Howard Phillips Lovecraft


Summary: [Pickmans Model is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft written in September 1926 and first published in the October 1927 issue of Weird Tales. It was adapted for television in 1972 as an episode of the Night Gallery anthology series.Pickmans aesthetic principles of horror resemble those in Lovecrafts essay Supernatural Horror in Literature (192527) which he was working on at the time the short story ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 290

Planetoid

  [english | 1927]  

Edgar Wallace


Summary: [Planetoid 127 Greenhill Science Fiction Fantasy by Edgar Wallace. A young man finds that his old science teacher and benefactor Professor Colson is in contact with another world. The information the Professor is receiving has made him rich but has also made him a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to discover the Professor s secret and use it for his own ends. Planetoid 127 is one of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 219

Seven Footprints To Satan

  [english | 1927]  

Abraham Merritt


Summary: [Seven Footprints To Satan by Abraham Merritt. a selection from CHAPTER 1 The clock was striking eight as I walked out of the doors of the Discoverers Club and stood for a moment looking down lower Fifth Avenue. As I paused I felt with full force that uncomfortable sensation of being watched that had both puzzled and harassed me for the past two weeks. A curiously prickly cold feeling somewhere ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | thrillersDownloads: 37

Seven Icelandic Short Stories

  [english | 1927]  

Anonymous


Summary: [Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various. Edited by sgeir P tursson and Steingr mur J. orsteinsson]
Genres: [short story collectionDownloads: 174
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