Books published in 1939

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Almuric

  [english | 1939]  

Robert Ervin Howard


Summary: [Almuric by Robert E Howard. Esau Cairn a former boxer seeking exile is transported from Earth to the planet Almuric. Cairn finds human tribes in fortified towns and fights apelike humans winged demons and other monsters. By the end of the novel he and his friends from the towns Khor and Koth must capture Ugg -- citadel of the winged Yaga demons A thrilling sword-and-planet novel originally ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | science fictionDownloads: 234

Anne Of Ingleside

  [english | 1939]  

Lucy Maud Montgomery


Summary: [At the station.--Tirar y Soult.--Walhalla.--The doctors wife.--Anne.--An ignoble martyr.--Across the gulf.--A wayside episode.--Mademoiselle Joan.--The end of the vendetta.--A faded leaf of history.--The Yares of the Black Mountains.--Marcia.]
Genres: [fiction | juvenileDownloads: 464

Carson Of Venus

  [english | 1939]  

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Summary: [Carson of Venus is the third book in the Venus series (Sometimes called the Carson Napier of Venus series) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was serialized in Argosy in 1938 and published in book form a year later.The novel which was written close to the outbreak of World War II satirizes Nazi Germany by including a fascist political faction called the Zani.]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 456

Children Of Tomorrow

  [english | 1939]  

Arthur Leo Zagat


Summary: [They roamed the vanished world that yesterday was America.]
Genres: [science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 338

Daughters Of Doom

  [english | 1939]  

Herbert Livingston


Summary: [Deep in space lay a weird and threatening world. And it was there that Ben Sessions found the evil daughters...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 22

Dawn Of Flame

  [english | 1939]  

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum


Summary: [An abridged version of the tale of orphaned eleven-year-old Pollyanna who comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly bringing happiness to her aunt and other members of the community through her philosophy of gladness.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 52

Design In Plaster

  [english | 1939]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... advance, he told her. But it took the heat wave to make Ottinger put in this window. I can't say much for the view but-have you seen the wire collection? Yes, ...... all, into her slender arms. He was chief electrical engineer at the studio and his thirty-foot fall wasn't costing a penny in doctor's bills. But that-and ...... seems strange to have you ask me. Why? You almost always ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 161

Drums Drone Death

  [english | 1939]  

J Allan Dunn


Excerpts: [... the chiefs of police, French and British the judges. The resident commissioners had received him affably, but he had still to prove himself. The chiefs ...... stood in the open doorway, saluting punctiliously. Futu was a sort of bush wizard, attached to the courts as interpreter. That called for certain ...... on the last mail from home, inquiring about a chap named Burton-two ...]
Genres: [pulp | post 1930 | short storyDownloads: 192

In The Walls Of Eryx

  [english | 1939]  

Howard Phillips Lovecraft


Summary: [In the Walls of Eryx is a short story by the pulp fiction author H. P. Lovecraft and Kenneth J. Sterling written in January 1936 and first published in Weird Tales magazine in October 1939. It is unusual among Lovecrafts work as a standard science fiction story involving space exploration in the near future.Sterling a precocious Providence high school student who had befriended Lovecraft the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 293

Lappin And Lappinova

  [english | 1939]  

Virginia Woolf


Summary: [(Adeline) Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925) To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928) and the book-length ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 237

Medusas Coil

  [english | 1939]  

Howard Phillips Lovecraft


Summary: [Medusas Coil is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop. Certainly the terror of a deserted house swells in geometrical rather than arithmetical progression as houses multiply to form a city of stark desolation. The sight of such linked infinities of black brooding compartments given over to cobwebs and memories and the conqueror worm start up vestigial fears and aversions that not ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 17

My Wonderful Year

  [english | 1939]  

Zatella Turner


Excerpts: [... readers of their own happy experiences in Great Britain, or to parallel and verify the knowledge they already have derived from English literature ...... of meal on shipboard that it is in most homes. It is served from 7 to 9. One sits wherever one chooses, but for lunch and dinner one has a special seat ...... of stone and the driver said, This is College Hall. . Chapter Iii. ...]
Genres: [travel | post 1930 | african american studiesDownloads: 323

Seven Out Of Time

  [english | 1939]  

Arthur Leo Zagat


Summary: [Once On A Time is a fairy tale created by A. A. Milne. Written in 1917 Milnes own introduction begins This is an odd book and indeed it is very difficult to classify. Ostensibly a typical fairytale it tells the story of the war between the kingdoms of Euralia and Barodia and the political shenanigans which take place in Euralia in the kings absence all supposedly rewritten by Milne from the ...]
Genres: [science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 399

Synthetic Men Of Mars

  [english | 1939]  

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Excerpts: [... of voices saying nothing. I believe that such as these would drive Martians insane. We were still in the hills and not yet in sight of the city when our ...... name might be. I am Tor-dur-bar, it replied. I am Tor-dur-bar, himself. You are very fortunate to have me for a friend. I am really outstanding. You ...... an army in tanks, constantly providing sufficient food and, because ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 12

Tarzan The Magnificent

  [english | 1939]  

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Excerpts: [... Lake Rudolph. We came too far. It was the old story. Our boys became frightened by rumors of a fierce tribe inhabiting the country in which we were. ...... was during a moment of her femininity that she helped me to escape but she must have repented it, for it could have been only Mafka's power that reached ...... speak that language, replied the ape-man. It is not spoken by men. ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 61

The Evil Clergyman

  [english | 1939]  

Howard Phillips Lovecraft


Summary: [The Evil Clergyman is an excerpt from a letter written by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft in 1933. After his death it was published in the April 1939 issue of Weird Tales as a short story.The letter to his friend Bernard Austin Dwyer recounted a dream that Lovecraft had had. Although Lovecraft frequently based stories on his dreams An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia notes that it is ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 484

The Golden Amazons Of Venus

  [english | 1939]  

John Murray Reynolds


Summary: [Dakta death horrible beyond the weirdest fever-dreams of Earth-men faced Space Ship Commander Gerry Norton. The laconic interplanetary explorer knew too much. He stood in the dynamic path of Lansa Lord of the Scaly Ones the crafty monster bent on conquering the fair City of Larr and all the rich shadowless lands of the glorious Amazons of Venus.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 86

The Lost Decade

  [english | 1939]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... the offices of the news-weekly and Orrison Brown had all sorts of relations with them. Outside of office hours he was one of the editors-during work ...... nor otherworldly like a monk, but something of all three. The name on his card, Louis Trimble, evoked some vague memory, but having nothing to start ...... Mr. Trimble was to be his first course at lunch. Mr. Trimble-Mr. Brown, ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 66

The Ninth Life

  [english | 1939]  

E Charles Vivian


Excerpts: [... Gees remarked. The flat is number thirteen, Tott added. My grandmother died of pneumonia, Gees said. What's that got to do with ...... about that-er, that remarkable resemblance I noticed. About the lady with Mr. Briggs, I mean. He cleared his throat loudly, and Gees held grimly on ...... a crawling taxi. Somebody came out of the shadows to halt beside her and take her arm. I say. ...]
Genres: [science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 71

The Winter Murder Case

  [english | 1939]  

S Van Dine


Excerpts: [... and, as the girl completed an involved jump and spiral spin, Vance approached her with a cheerful greeting. At first she was startled then she smiled ...... pilot, and only a governmental veto had stayed her proposed solo flight across the Atlantic. What's up, Bee? came a rumbling voice behind me, ...... her spine while skating, when she was only ten years old.) Joan's fatigue need ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 200
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