Oman fantasy, sci-fi books

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The Last Man - Mary W. Shelley

Oscar Wilde - Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories artwork Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short semi-mystric stories that include "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime", "The Canterville ghost", ″The Sphinx Without a Secret″, ″The Model Millionaire″.


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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories - Oscar Wilde

Bram Stoker - The Mystery of the Sea artwork The Mystery of the Sea
Bram Stoker
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It tells the story of an Englishman living in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who meets and falls in love with an American heiress. She is involved with the intrigues of the Spanish-American War, and a complex plot involving Second Sight, kidnapping, and secret codes unfolds over the course of the novel.


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The Mystery of the Sea - Bram Stoker

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Bishop and Other Stories artwork The Bishop and Other Stories
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Chekhov’s penultimate short story, is the tragedy of a member of the intelligentsia whose pursuit of a highly successful clerical career cuts him off from genuine human intercourse. Not until he faces death does the bishop realize that something important is missing from his life—namely, a love and respect for himself, not for his rank.


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The Bishop and Other Stories - Антон Павлович Чехов

George Chetwynd Griffith - A Honeymoon in Space artwork A Honeymoon in Space
George Chetwynd Griffith
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Honeymoon In Space is an adventurous story about a well to do man who abducts a woman aboard his ship and takes her on a tour of the solar system where they encounter hostile Martians, helpful Venusians, "angelic" Ganymedians and two headed monsters.


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A Honeymoon in Space - George Chetwynd Griffith

Jules Verne - The English at the North Pole artwork The English at the North Pole
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The English at the North Pole was originally published in 1864, being begun even before Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. This vigorous Arctic tale was used to found and introduce a "Magazine of Adventure,"which was continued for some years. The book contains an accurate picture of Arctic life and of the Arctic geography known to the world of 1864. The account of the Franklin expedition and of the persistent and heroic search for its relief is carefully studied and complete, only it necessarily fails to include the later investigations of the American expedition under Lieutenant Schwatka. These finally settled the last details of the historic tragedy.


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The English at the North Pole - Jules Verne

Richard Garnett - The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales artwork The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales
Richard Garnett
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales includes the title story, in which a mortal girl meets Prometheus on a mountain top.


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The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales - Richard Garnett

Robert Browning - The Pied Piper of Hamelin artwork The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Robert Browning
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.


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The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Robert Browning

Elizabeth Von Arnim - The Ordeal of Elizabeth artwork The Ordeal of Elizabeth
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An unforgettable family saga which revolves around the beautiful young Elizabeth. Elizabeth is orphaned and raised by her spinster aunts. As an adult, she finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage and ultimately falls in love with another man. After telling her lover the truth about her marriage - her husband is found murdered the very next day! This is a story of destiny, temptation, and courage of the heart.


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The Ordeal of Elizabeth - Elizabeth Von Arnim

Pu Songling - Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Vol. 1) artwork Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Vol. 1)
Pu Songling
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The stories are filled with magical foxes, ghosts, scholars, jiangshi, court officials, Taoist exorcists and beasts. But, the author focused on the everyday life of commoners. He used the supernatural and the unexplainable to illustrate his ideas of society and government. Criticized the corruption and injustice in society and sympathized with the poor.


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Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Vol. 1) - Pu Songling

George MacDonald - The Flight of the Shadow artwork The Flight of the Shadow
George MacDonald
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mystery and supernatural elements are just enough to give some tension to the story and allow the reader to experience a wonderful example of fatherhood through the relationship between a niece and her uncle. Beautiful parable of the love of a father for his child.


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The Flight of the Shadow - George MacDonald

Jules Verne - 20000 lieues sous les mers  artwork 20000 lieues sous les mers
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Vingt mille lieues sous les mers est un roman d'aventures de Jules Verne, paru en 1869-1870. Dans ce roman, le scientifique français Pierre Aronnax, son fidèle domestique Conseil et le harponneur canadien Ned Land sont capturés par le capitaine Nemo qui navigue dans les océans du globe à bord du sous-marin Nautilus. L'aventure donne l'occasion de descriptions épiques (dont un enterrement sous-marin, un combat contre des calamars géants, etc.


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20000 lieues sous les mers - Jules Verne

Virginia Woolf - Jacob's Room artwork Jacob's Room
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 01 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders and is presented almost entirely through the impressions other characters have of Jacob. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed with a void in place of the central character if, indeed, the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms.


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Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf

Jules Verne - Off on a Comet! a Journey through Planetary Space artwork Off on a Comet! a Journey through Planetary Space
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

As Comet Gallia flys by Earth it touches the planet and collects a few small chunks. Along with these pieces there were thirty-six people. At first the people did not realize at what had happened then they noticed weight loss, then Ben Zoof jumped twelve meters high. Zoof with Servadac also soon noticed that the alternation of day and night is shortened to six hours, that east and west changed sides, and that water begins to boil at 66 degrees Celsius If wasn't for a time that they realized that the were Off on a Comet.


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Off on a Comet! a Journey through Planetary Space - Jules Verne

Jules Verne - 20000 lieues sous les mers artwork 20000 lieues sous les mers
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'animal rapide, fusiforme et phosphorescent est responsable de plusieurs naufrages, brisant le bois des navires avec une force colossale. De retour d'une expédition dans le Nebraska, Pierre Aronnax, professeur suppléant au Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Paris, émet l'hypothèse d'un Narval géant.


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20000 lieues sous les mers - Jules Verne

Jules Verne - Voyage au centre de la Terre artwork Voyage au centre de la Terre
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Voyage au centre de la Terre est un roman de science-fiction, écrit en 1864 par Jules Verne. Il fut publié en édition originale in-18 le 25 novembre 1864, puis en gd in-8° le 13 mai 1867. Le texte de 1867 est différent de celui de 1864. Il comporte en effet deux chapitres de plus (45 au lieu de 43).


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Voyage au centre de la Terre - Jules Verne

Jules Verne - Topsy-Turvy artwork Topsy-Turvy
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1999
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains characters ,Barbicane and J.T. Maston from “Earth to the Moon” who now give us their own approach to the topic of “global warming”. Although they are searching for coal and not oil. This science fiction is an adventurous tale that states auction of the Arctic energy reserves has a definite 21st century ring.


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Topsy-Turvy - Jules Verne

Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court artwork A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Mark Twain
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The tale begins when the "yankee," a skilled mechanic in a 19th century New England arms factory, is struck on the head during a quarrel, and awakens to find himself being taken as a prisoner to the Camelot of 528 A. D. With his 19th century know-how, the "yankee" sets out to modernize the Kingdom, but is opposed by a jealous court magician. Clever enough, but buried beneath Twain's humor is a serious social satire.


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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

Jules Verne - Voyage au centre de la terre. English artwork Voyage au centre de la terre. English
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is french translation of Journey to the Center of the Earth. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend.


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Voyage au centre de la terre. English - Jules Verne

Robert Louis Stevenson - Tales and Fantasies artwork Tales and Fantasies
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These are stories written by a literary master in which characters from the distant past come vividly to life. This is an eclectic collection that covers everything from the macabre to the mawkish but if you like quality writing you will hardly be disappointed. Tuck in!


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Tales and Fantasies - Robert Louis Stevenson

Anne Brontë - Agnes Grey artwork Agnes Grey
Anne Brontë
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

My father was a clergyman of the north of England, who was deservedly respected by all who knew him; and, in his younger days, lived pretty comfortably on the joint income of a small incumbency and a snug little property of his own. My mother, who married him against the wishes of her friends, was a squire's daughter, and a woman of spirit. In vain it was represented to her, that if she became the poor parson's wife, she must relinquish her carriage and her lady's-maid, and all the luxuries and elegancies of affluence; which to her were little less than the necessaries of life.


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Agnes Grey - Anne Brontë

Guy Boothby - A Bid for Fortune artwork A Bid for Fortune
Guy Boothby
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Bid For Fortune is quite a novel. It is unnecessarily complicated, filled with villainous people chasing objects that the reader never really has explained, and, in the last stretch, wildly politically incorrect.


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A Bid for Fortune - Guy Boothby

Jules Verne - L'île mystérieuse artwork L'île mystérieuse
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Grec Nicolas Starkos, lui, collabore sans vergogne avec l’occupant turc et transporte sur ses navires des Grecs capturés pour les vendre comme esclaves. Une seule personne ose lui résister : sa mère Andronika, qui lui interdit de rentrer dans sa mayson.


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L'île mystérieuse - Jules Verne

Jules Verne - Autour de la Lune artwork Autour de la Lune
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Autour de la Lune est un roman d’anticipation de Jules Verne, paru en 1869. Ce roman décrit les aventures des trois hommes (Nicholl, Barbicane et Michel Ardan) qui sont montés dans un obus tiré par un immense canon pour les envoyer vers la Lune.


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Autour de la Lune - Jules Verne

Anthony Trollope - The Small House at Allington artwork The Small House at Allington
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is perhaps Trollope''s gentlest and most charming story. Trollope''s characters are drawn with affection and humour'.


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The Small House at Allington - Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne - Robur the Conqueror artwork Robur the Conqueror
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Club in Philadelphia, Uncle Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Go-Ahead, should have its directional screw located in the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil are kidnapped and taken on an around the world trip in the Albatross, Robur’s heavier than air “Clipper of the Clouds”. A fascinating companion to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robur the Conqueror explores many of the same themes.


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Robur the Conqueror - Jules Verne

Robert Cromie - The Crack of Doom artwork The Crack of Doom
Robert Cromie
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a novel story. The rough notes from which this narrative has been constructed were given to me by the man who tells the story. For obvious reasons I have altered the names of the principals, and I hereby pass on the assurance which I have received, that the originals of such as are left alive can be found if their discovery be thought desirable. This alteration of names, the piecing together of somewhat disconnected and sometimes nearly indecipherable memoranda, and the reduction of the mass to consecutive form, are all that has been required of me or would have been permitted to me. The expedition to Labrador mentioned by the narrator has not returned, nor has it ever been definitely traced. He does not undertake to prove that it ever set out. But he avers that all which is hereafter set down is truly told, and he leaves it to mankind to accept the warning which it has fallen to him to convey, or await the proof of its sincerity which he believes the end of the century will produce. (Often quoted as being the first reference to the idea of an atomic bomb).


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The Crack of Doom - Robert Cromie

William Morris - The Water of the Wondrous Isles artwork The Water of the Wondrous Isles
William Morris
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Water of the Wondrous Isles is a fantasy novel by William Morris. Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captress's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands. Among these is the Isle of Increase Unsought, an island cursed with boundless production, which Morris intended as a parallel of contemporary Britain and a vehicle for his socialistic beliefs.


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The Water of the Wondrous Isles - William Morris

Percy Greg - Across the Zodiac artwork Across the Zodiac
Percy Greg
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book details the creation and use of apergy, a form of anti-gravitational energy, and details a flight to Mars. The planet is inhabited by diminutive beings; they are convinced that life does not exist elsewhere than on their world, and refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth.


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Across the Zodiac - Percy Greg

George MacDonald - Malcolm artwork Malcolm
George MacDonald
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1964
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story revolves around a small Scottish fishing village and the marquis' estate. And, of course, the marquis owns the village, but doesn't take much note of what goes on there except when he wants to entertain himself and his guests. which often turns out to be a sorry mess. He has a young daughter who begins to find Malcolm interesting, but at times repressive.


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Malcolm - George MacDonald

William Makepeace Thackeray - The Rose and the Ring artwork The Rose and the Ring
William Makepeace Thackeray
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Rose and The Ring is a satirical work of fantasy fiction written by William Makepeace Thackeray. The plot opens on the royal family of Paflagonia eating breakfast together: King Valoroso, his wife, the Queen, and their daughter, Princess Angelica. Through the course of the meal it is discovered that Prince Bulbo, heir to the neighbouring kingdom of Crim Tartary, and son of King Padella is coming to visit Paflagonia. It is also discovered, after the two females have left the table, that King Valoroso stole his crown, and all his wealth, from his nephew, Prince Giglio, when the prince was an infant.


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The Rose and the Ring - William Makepeace Thackeray

Richard Jefferies - After London artwork After London
Richard Jefferies
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first part of the book, The Relapse into Barbarism, is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilization and its consequences, with a loving description of nature reclaiming England. The second part, Wild England, is an adventure set many years later in the wild landscape and society.


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After London - Richard Jefferies

Xueqin Cao - Hung Lou Meng, Book I artwork Hung Lou Meng, Book I
Xueqin Cao
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hsiao Hung, the story continues, was much unsettled in her mind. Her thoughts rolled on in one connected string. But suddenly she became drowsy, and falling asleep, she encountered Chia Yün, who tried to carry out his intention to drag her near him. She twisted herself round, and endeavoured to run away; but was tripped over by the doorstep. This gave her such a start that she woke up. Then, at length, she realised that it was only a dream. But so restlessly did she, in consequence of this fright, keep on rolling and tossing that she could not close her eyes during the whole night.


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Hung Lou Meng, Book I - Xueqin Cao

William Morris - News from Nowhere, or, an Epoch of Rest : being some chapters from a utopian romance artwork News from Nowhere, or, an Epoch of Rest : being some chapters from a utopian romance
William Morris
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the book, the narrator, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work. In the novel, Morris tackles one of the most common criticisms of socialism; the supposed lack of incentive to work in a communistic society.


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News from Nowhere, or, an Epoch of Rest : being some chapters from a utopian romance - William Morris

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - Ausgewählte Fabeln artwork Ausgewählte Fabeln
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 14 February 1781
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Zu der Wiege eines jungen Prinzen, der in der Folge einer der groessten Regenten seines Landes ward, traten zwei wohltaetige Feien".Ich schenke diesem meinem Lieblinge", sagte die eine, "den scharfsichtigen Blick des Adlers, dem in seinem weiten Reiche auch die kleinste Muecke nicht entgeht".


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Ausgewählte Fabeln - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Jules Verne - The Master of the World artwork The Master of the World
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A series of unexplained happenings occur across the eastern United States, caused by objects moving with such great speed that they are nearly invisible. The first-person narrator John Strock, 'Head inspector in the federal police department' in Washington, DC, travels to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to investigate and discovers that all the phenomena are being caused by Robur, a brilliant inventor who had previously appeared in Verne's Robur the Conqueror.


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The Master of the World - Jules Verne


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