Books published in 1940

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Across The Fruited Plain

  [english | 1940]  

Florence Crannell Means


Excerpts: [... book Jack Of The Bean Fields, by Nina Millen. This book is dedicated to a whole troop of children across the fruited plain: Tomoko, Willie May, Fei-Kin, ...... down to her stout slippers, too and Grandpa had mended the slippers till the tops would hardly hold another pair of soles. Hi, Rosie. called ...... on earth can all be well. Grandma protested. I don't see no prospects.. This ...]
Genres: [non fiction | post 1930Downloads: 212

Emma Goldman

  [english | 1940]  

Charles Madison


Summary: [Biographic sketch.--Preface.--Anarchism: what it really stands for.--Minorities versus majorities.--The psychology of political violence.--Prisons: a social crime and failure.--Patriotism: a menace to liberty.--Francisco Ferrer and the modern school.--The hypocrisy of Puritanism.--The traffic in women.--Woman suffrage.--The tragedy of womans emancipation.--Marriage and love.--The drama: a powerfu]
Genres: [biography | post 1930Downloads: 27

Farewell To The Master

  [english | 1940]  

Harry Bates


Summary: [I disagree with Gil that the 1951 movie left out the surprise punchline. While that ending was not used as-is it was implicate in the background that Klaatu gave in his speech to the Scientists. Since I do not want to give away that ending I can not be more explicate but if you think about it you can see how that ending was morphed into the scenario about the status of the Robots used in the ...]
Genres: [science fiction | short story collection | post 1930Downloads: 483

How To Tie Flies

  [english | 1940]  

E Gregg


Summary: [Cobwebs to Catch Flies is a childrens book by Ellenor Fenn originally anonymous but later editions were advertised as being by Mrs Teachwell or Mrs Lovechild. It was a reading primer and was one of the first books to differentiate between reading age groups and which was widely used until the 1890s.]
Genres: [instructionalDownloads: 208

John Carter And The Giant Of Mars

  [english | 1940]  

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Excerpts: [... looked down upon a giant Martian thoat as it raced silently over the soft mossy ground. Eight powerful legs carried the creature forward in great, ...... from the ransom note. No, Tardos Mors, I think he is more formidable than you imagine. He is clever, also. There must have been an airship, with a silent ...... Now he could hear other steps all around him. Inside the ruins ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 247

Legends Of The Skyline Drive And The Great Valley Of

  [english | 1940]  

Carrie Hunter Willis


Excerpts: [... MILLER AND HIS NEIGHBORS 5. JOIST HITE, THE PIONEER 7. GERMAN NEIGHBORS, Quakers 9. Dunkards 11. THE SCOTCH-IRISH IN THE VALLEY 12. INDIANS ...... like to have for his own. This house no longer has a direct descendant of Adam and his good wife to occupy it, for the last one of his line recently ...... Washington on July 4th, 1754 when Fort Necessity was taken, and he was present ...]
Genres: [history | post 1930Downloads: 290

Letrange Defaite

  [french | 1940]  

Marc Bloch


Summary: [Ce tmoignage sur la dfaite de 1940 crit sur le vif par un grand historien est particulirement prcieux. Avec le recul on ne peut quadmirer la lucidit la clart desprit de Marc Bloch. Ces qualits allies un vrai humanisme et une qualit dcriture certaine font que nous vous conseillons vivement la lecture de ce texte. En seconde partie du livre divers crits de Marc Bloch vous sont proposs. Le dernier ...]
Genres: [non-fiction | history | militaryDownloads: 121

Mr Polton Explains

  [english | 1940]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [Told through the eyes of a watchmaker Dr Thorndyke is once again faced with a nettly mystery involving a mysterious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining and amazing twist thanks to the eagle eyes of the Doctor and his friend the watchmaker Mr Polton.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 280

Paula The Waldensian

  [english | 1940]  

Eva Lecomte


Summary: [Marcel Lecomte (25 September 1900 Saint-Gilles - 19 November 1966 Brussels) was a Belgian writer member of the Belgian surrealist movement. In 1918 he was introduced to dadaism and Eastern philosophy by Clment Pansaers. He also started to study literature and philosophy at the Universit Libre de Bruxelles that year but he left the studies in 1920. Between 1934 and 1945 he was a teacher at a ...]
Genres: [young readers | religion | post 1930Downloads: 385

Sapphira And The Slave Girl

  [english | 1940]  

Willa Cather


Excerpts: [... all Mrs. Blake could see, her mother's grey-and-chestnut hair was in perfect order combed up high from the neck and braided in a flat oval ...... out of the lives of her family or lost touch with her friends. Until her illness came upon her, she made every year a long visit to the sister who lived ...... taken a fancy to her and called her Molly. It was understood that this name ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 438

Tarzan And The Castaways

  [english | 1940]  

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Summary: [Tarzan and the Castaways is a collection of stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs the twenty-fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. In addition to the title novella it includes two Tarzan short stories. Of the three pieces Tarzan and the Jungle Murders was written first in January 1939. It was first published in the magazine Thrilling Adventures in the issue for June ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventureDownloads: 461

The Chief Witness

  [english | 1940]  

Herbert Adams


Excerpts: [... asked Lisle. No. It was all perfectly genuine. Another Christopher Bennion had been at the hotel a few days previously, and his sister Julia had ...... I suppose they would come up in the lift as you did, and he would admit them.. Unless they rang for the porter to bring them up.. I did not ...... her, though what she said was no doubt true. Do they generally come in at the front ...]
Genres: [mysterydetective | post 1930Downloads: 197

The Creature From Beyond Infinity

  [english | 1940]  

Henry Kuttner


Summary: [Cosmic terror strikes as a messenger of death sweeps through the universe.]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 458

The Deputy Sheriff Of Comanche County

  [english | 1940]  

Edgar Rice Burroughs


Excerpts: [... features - a pair of unusually arresting gray eyes. The road wound through low rolling hills covered with stunted cedars, beyond which rose a range ...... high heeled shoes. I'm just hoping he can stay on a horse without help, said Blaine. The buckboard that was approaching, drawn by a team ...... polo ponies. Do you play bridge, Mr. Marvel? demanded Mrs. Talbot. Do you play bridge ...]
Genres: [fiction | westernsDownloads: 227

The Pat Hobby Stories

  [english | 1940]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Summary: [The Pat Hobby Stories are a collection of 17 short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald first published by Arnold Gingrich of Esquire magazine between January 1940 and May 1941 and later collected in one volume in 1962. The last installments in Esquire of The Pat Hobby Stories were published posthumously Fitzgerald had died in 1940. Pat Hobby is a down-and-out screenwriter in Hollywood once ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 126

The Prince Of Mars Returns

  [english | 1940]  

Philip Francis Nowlan


Summary: [The Prince is a political treatise by the Italian public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities) it was originally written in 1513 but not published until 1532 five years after Machiavellis death. The Prince was one of the first works of modern philosophy in which pragmatic ends as opposed to teleological concepts are the ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 458