Philippines fantasy, sci-fi books

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The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

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

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

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

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

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

Edgar Rice Burroughs & Frank E. Schoonover - A Princess of Mars artwork A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs & Frank E. Schoonover
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 19 March 1950
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This science fantasy novel is the first in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s eleven book Barsoom series. Follow along with the adventures of John Carter, a never aging 30-year-old Confederate officer who finds himself stuck on the planet Mars.


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A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs & Frank E. Schoonover

Homer Eon Flint - The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life artwork The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life
Homer Eon Flint
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a story book. A doctor, an architect, an engineer, and a geologist step into a space car. In their new invention, they set off on an expediton to Mercury, planning to visit Venus on the return voyage. On Mercury they find a strange city eerily abandoned. Sculptures of giant figures alarm them. In a building they discover a machine. The engineer gets it running, and blaring out of the machine a thundering voice speaking Mercurian begins to sound in a way that conveys to them that it is telling a story. After an enormous effort the men translate the audio book. Here is the story translated from the Mercurian’s recording explaining what happened to him, and the story of the space travelers of what happened next.


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The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life - Homer Eon Flint

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Tanglewood Tales artwork Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Here is a delightful collection of charming stories from Greek Mythology. This collection features some very popular characters like our beloved Jason, Ulysses, King Pluto, Theseus and Minotaur.


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Tanglewood Tales - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

George Chetwynd Griffith - The Mummy and Miss Nitocris artwork The Mummy and Miss Nitocris
George Chetwynd Griffith
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Book tells the fiction fantasy story. Certain it should be that, beyond and about this World of Length, and Breadth, and Thickness, there is another World, or State of Existence, consisting of these and another dimension of which only those beings who are privileged to enter or dwell in it can have any conception. Now, if this postulate be granted, it follows that a dweller in this State would be freed from those conditions of Time and Space which bind those beings who are confined within the limits of Tri Dimensional Space, or Existence. For example, he would be able to make himself visible or invisible to us at will by entering into or withdrawing himself from this State, and returning into that of Four Dimensions, whither our eyes could not follow him even though he might be close to us in our sense of nearness. Moreover, he could be in two or more places at once, and cause two bodies to occupy the same space which to us is inconceivable. Stranger still, he might be both alive and dead at the same time since Past, Present, and Future would be all one to him; the world without beginning or end.


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The Mummy and Miss Nitocris - 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

H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man artwork The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 13 August 1946
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

H. G. Wells’s science fiction thriller about a scientist who turns invisible and attempts to terrorize England was published in 1897.


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The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells

Mary W. Shelley - The Last Man artwork The Last Man
Mary W. Shelley
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 January 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a science fiction novel about a plague that destroys a future world. It also contains semi-biographical portraits of both Perecy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. It was first published in 1826.


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The Last Man - Mary W. Shelley

Jack London - Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories artwork Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories
Jack London
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 21 November 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of Brown Wolf, also included other stories are; That Spot, Trust, All Gold Canyon, The Story of Keesh, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, Yellow Handkerchief, Make Westing, The Heathen, The Hobo and the Fairy, Just Meat, and A Nose for the King.


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Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories - Jack London

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

Homer Eon Flint - The Blind Spot artwork The Blind Spot
Homer Eon Flint
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This science fiction gives an account of a room in San Francisco where strange things happened--or a doorway into another cosmos, a different world, or perhaps the key to the past or future? What would happen if two things occupied the same place at the same time--even such a small space as a single room in a modest house? And if those two things happened to be two worlds--this one and. . . another.


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The Blind Spot - Homer Eon Flint

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

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

Garrett Putman Serviss - A Columbus of Space artwork A Columbus of Space
Garrett Putman Serviss
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A colombus of space science fiction novel. With high adventure, strange worlds, danger, wonder, scientist-heroes, and pathos.


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A Columbus of Space - Garrett Putman Serviss

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

Marie Corelli - The Life Everlasting; a reality of romance artwork The Life Everlasting; a reality of romance
Marie Corelli
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Marie takes her readers into this world where you start questioning yourself is this fiction or reality. The idea is noble, engaging and lifts you out of the doldrums of everyday life as process the aspect of Life, soul and immortality.


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The Life Everlasting; a reality of romance - Marie Corelli

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

Edgar Allan Poe - Histoires extraordinaires artwork Histoires extraordinaires
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Histoires extraordinaires est un recueil de nouvelles écrites par Edgar Allan Poe, puis traduites et réunies sous ce titre par Charles Baudelaire en 1856.


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Histoires extraordinaires - Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

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

Andrew Carnegie - Round the World artwork Round the World
Andrew Carnegie
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Years ago, Vandy, Harry, and I, standing in the very bottom of the crater of Mount Vesuvius, where we had roasted eggs and drank to the success of our next trip, resolved that some day, instead of turning back as we had then to do, we would make a tour round the Ball. My first return to Scotland and journey through Europe was an epoch in my life, I had so early in my days determined to do it; to day another epoch comes our tour fulfils another youthful aspiration. There is a sense of supreme satisfaction in carrying out these early dreams which I think nothing else can give, it is such a triumph to realize one's castles in the air. Other dreams remain, which in good time also must come to pass; for nothing can defeat these early inborn hopes, if one lives, and if death comes there is, until the latest day, the exaltation which comes from victory if one but continues true to his guiding star and manfully struggles on.


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Round the World - Andrew Carnegie

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

Washington Irving - Tales of a Traveller artwork Tales of a Traveller
Washington Irving
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 27 November 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells a number of humorous stories and anecdotes about exotic dinners and the European travels of Geoffrey Crayon and his colorful relatives. Full of dry wit, this book will please readers today as much as it pleased them in the early 19th century.


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Tales of a Traveller - Washington Irving

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 - Île mystérieuse. English artwork Île mystérieuse. English
Jules Verne
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. Few can possibly have forgotten the terrible storm from the northeast, in the middle of the equinox of that year. The tempest raged without intermission from the 18th to the 26th of March. Its ravages were terrible in America, Europe, and Asia, covering a distance of eighteen hundred miles, and extending obliquely to the equator from the thirty-fifth north parallel to the fortieth south parallel. Towns were overthrown, forests uprooted, coasts devastated by the mountains of water which were precipitated on them, vessels cast on the shore, which the published accounts numbered by hundreds, whole districts leveled by water spouts which destroyed everything they passed over, several thousand people crushed on land or drowned at sea; such were the traces of its fury, left by this devastating tempest. It surpassed in disasters those which so frightfully ravaged Havana and Guadalupe, one on the 25th of October, 1810, the other on the 26th of July, 1825. But while so many catastrophes were taking place on land and at sea, a drama not less exciting was being enacted in the agitated air. In fact, a balloon, as a ball might be carried on the summit of a waterspout, had been taken into the circling movement of a column of air and had traversed space at the rate of ninety miles an hour, turning round and round as if seized by some aerial maelstrom.


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Île mystérieuse. English - Jules Verne

John Jacob Astor - A journey in other worlds artwork A journey in other worlds
John Jacob Astor
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 28 March 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is adventure book. 'The author speculates cleverly and daringly on the scientific advance of the earth, and he revels in the physical luxuriance of Jupiter; but he also lets his imagination travel through spiritual realms, and evidently delights in mystic speculation quite as much as in scientific investigation. If he is a follower of Jules Verne, he has not forgotten also to study the philosophers.


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A journey in other worlds - John Jacob Astor

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - All Things Considered artwork All Things Considered
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 14 June 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this all things considers are red wine, fairy tales, chasing after his hat and the difference in teaching French and British students in relation to architecture.


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All Things Considered - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Charles Edward Carryl - Davy and The Goblin artwork Davy and The Goblin
Charles Edward Carryl
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

" The story begins on Christmas Eve when eight-year-old Davy drowses by the fireplace reading Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Soon he meets a Goblin who transforms the family longcase clock into a boat, beginning Davy on a "believing voyage" where he meets the Butterscotchmen, Mother Hubbard, the Giant Badorful, Robin Hood (and his daughter Little Red Riding), Robinson Crusoe, and other charming characters. "Davy and the Goblin"'s use of nonsense and punning places it firmly amongst those works influenced by Lewis Carroll's Wonderland; its fast-paced, kaleidoscopic narrative gives it an American flavour.


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Davy and The Goblin - Charles Edward Carryl

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

Edward Payson Roe - A Day of Fate artwork A Day of Fate
Edward Payson Roe
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book in detail is mixing the appealing format of a romance with a hefty dose of religious faith, the story of two people who find love in the welcoming household of a Quaker family. The story telling is old fashioned but I still found myself with plenty of sympathy for the main characters.


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A Day of Fate - Edward Payson Roe

Johnny Gruelle - Friendly Fairies artwork Friendly Fairies
Johnny Gruelle
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1938
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story is about a family. There the Cricket family lived happily and every thing was just as cozy as any little bug would care to have; on cold nights the people who owned the great big old fashioned house always made a fire in the fireplace.


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Friendly Fairies - Johnny Gruelle

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - Eugenics and Other Evils artwork Eugenics and Other Evils
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 01 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Chesterton exercises his full polemical gifts in 'Eugenics and Other Evils' , targeting the once-popular view that the State should regulate how (and with whom) its citizens ought to breed. Chesterton talks a lot of pungent good sense about how morally and practically dangerous such regulatory schemes must be, and why they inevitably lead to coercive and intrusive legislation.


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Eugenics and Other Evils - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Sidney Austen - The Frightened Planet artwork The Frightened Planet
Sidney Austen
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 23 August 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a Science Fiction Story Book. This book tells that Karn was only a savage, but he knew a thing or two about the way justice should be meted out and he did it Against the blackness of the early morning sky the huge ball traced an arc of flame. Had Karn been watching the sky he would have seen the ball slow in its descent and then come to a landing some distance ahead of him. But he was too busy for that.


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The Frightened Planet - Sidney Austen

Wilkie Collins - A Rogue's Life artwork A Rogue's Life
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A delightful tale of thwarted ambition and forbidden love, this book follows the fortunes of an endearing young man. Proffering his own take on picaresque storytelling--and with many a grain of truth for twenty-something today. Propelled into society by his ever-hopeful father, Frank Softly is introduced to a variety of professions in order to make his fortune. Not industrious by nature, however, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by his 25th birthday, he has failed medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery. Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit to--until he meets Alicia Dulcifer and her inexplicably wealthy father.


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A Rogue's Life - Wilkie Collins

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 - 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

Jack London - Moon-Face artwork Moon-Face
Jack London
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

From "Moon-Face" John Claverhouse was a moon-faced man. You know the kind, cheekbones wide apart, chin and forehead melting into the cheeks to complete the perfect round, and the nose, broad and pudgy, equidistant from the circumference, flattened against the very center of the face like a dough-ball upon the ceiling.


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Moon-Face - Jack London

John Kendrick Bangs - The Pursuit of the House-Boat artwork The Pursuit of the House-Boat
John Kendrick Bangs
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 21 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This fantasy book brings various historical and fictional figures together. After the House-Boat was hijacked by Captain Kidd at the end of A House-Boat on the Styx, the various members of its club decided that in order to track it down, a detective would have to be called in. So they hired Sherlock Holmes, who, at the time of the book's publication, had indeed been declared dead by his creator.


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The Pursuit of the House-Boat - John Kendrick Bangs

Garrett Putman Serviss - Other Worlds artwork Other Worlds
Garrett Putman Serviss
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The point of view of this book is human interest in the other worlds around us. It presents the latest discoveries among the planets of the solar system and shows their bearing upon the question of life in those planets.


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Other Worlds - Garrett Putman Serviss

David Lester Richardson - Flowers and Flower-Gardens artwork Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a Anthologies book. A friend tells me that the allusion to the Acanthus on the first page of this book is obscurely expressed, that it was not the root but the leaves of the plant that suggested the idea of the Corinthian capital. The root of the Acanthus produced the leaves which over hanging the sides of the basket struck the fancy of the Architect. This was, indeed, what I meant to say, and though I have not very lucidly expressed myself, I still think that some readers might have understood me rightly even without the aid of this explanation, which, however, it is as well for me to give, as I wish to be intelligible to all. A writer should endeavor to make it impossible for any one to misapprehend his meaning, though there are some writers of high name both in England and America who seem to delight in puzzling their readers. By some accident or mistake the dots have been omitted, but any one can understand where the stop hedges which the dotted lines indicated might be placed so as to give the wanderer in the maze, additional trouble to find his way out of it.


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Flowers and Flower-Gardens - David Lester Richardson

Anna Katharine Green - The House of the Whispering Pines artwork The House of the Whispering Pines
Anna Katharine Green
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mcxm rode high; but ominous clouds were rushing towards it — clouds heavy with snow. I watched these clouds as 1 drove recklessly, desperately, over the winter roads. I had just missed the desire of my life, the one precious treasure which I coveted with my whole undisciplined heart, and not being what youcall a man of self-restraint, I was chafed by my defeat far beyond the bounds I have usually set for myself.


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The House of the Whispering Pines - Anna Katharine Green

Cleveland Moffett - Possessed artwork Possessed
Cleveland Moffett
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There were soft lights and low divans and the strumming of a painted ukulele that sang its little twisted soul out under the caress of Penelope's white fingers. I can still see the big black opal in its quaint setting that had replaced her wedding ring an.


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Possessed - Cleveland Moffett

Grant Allen - Science in Arcady artwork Science in Arcady
Grant Allen
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These book is written about the essays deal for the most part with Science in Arcady. My native country: for I am not of those who praise the busy town. On the contrary, in the words of the great poet who has just departed to join Milton and Shelley in a place of high collateral glory, I love to rail against it still, with a naturalist's bitterness. For the town is always dead and lifeless. There is who admire it, they say poor purblind creatures because, and forsooth there is so much life there. So much life indeed No grass in the streets no flowers in the lanes no beetles or butterflies on the dull stone pavements Brick and mortar have killed out all life over square miles of Middlesex. For myself. I love better the densely peopled fields than this human desert this be flagged and macadamized man-made solitude. The country teems with life on every hand a thousand different plants and flowers in the spangled meadows a thousand varied denizens of pond and air and heath and copses. Their ways are endless. They attract me far more with their infinite diversity than the grey and gloomy haunts of the cab-horse and the stock-broker.


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Science in Arcady - Grant Allen

Jack London - The Scarlet Plague artwork The Scarlet Plague
Jack London
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel explores life following a devastating plague that wipes out most of humanity.


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The Scarlet Plague - Jack London

Robert Barr - One Day's Courtship artwork One Day's Courtship
Robert Barr
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Eva Sommerton thought she was not proud, or if there was any tinge of pride in her character, it was pride of the necessary and proper sort. She also possessed the vain belief that true merit was the one essential, but if true merit had had the misfortune to be presented to Miss Sommerton without an introduction of a strictly unimpeachable nature, there is every reason to fear true merit would not have had the exquisite privilege of basking in the smiles of that young Bostonian. But perhaps her chief delusion was the belief that she was an artist. She had learned all that Boston could teach of drawing, and this thin veneer had received a beautiful foreign polish abroad. Her friends pronounced her sketches really wonderful.


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One Day's Courtship - Robert Barr

Georg Ebers - An Egyptian Princess — Volume 02 artwork An Egyptian Princess — Volume 02
Georg Ebers
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book shares many of the characters and events of Men of Bronze, being set in the approximate time period. It teaches Egyptian history, culture, and religion through a series of historical romances. Much of the story thus far has revolved around Phanes bidding farewell to the famous Greek courtesan Rhodopis.


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An Egyptian Princess — Volume 02 - Georg Ebers

Jack London - The Red One artwork The Red One
Jack London
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story tells of an island tribe held in thrall by an extraterrestrial object.


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The Red One - Jack London

Henry White Warren - Recreations in Astronomy artwork Recreations in Astronomy
Henry White Warren
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is science book. During all the ages there has been one bright and glittering page of loftiest wisdom unrolled before the eye of man. That this page may be read in every part, man's whole world turns him before it. This motion apparently changes the eternally stable stars into a moving panorama, but it is only so in appearance. The sky is a vast, immovable dial-plate of 'that clock whose pendulum ticks ages instead of seconds', and whose time is eternity. The moon moves among the illuminated figures, traversing the dial quickly, like a secondhand, once a month. The sun, like a minute-hand, goes over the dial once a year. Various planets stand for hour-hands, moving over the dial in various periods reaching up to one hundred and sixty-four years; while the earth, like a ship of exploration, sails the infinite azure, bearing the observers to different points where they may investigate the infinite problems of this mighty machinery.


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Recreations in Astronomy - Henry White Warren

Robert William Chambers - In Search of the Unknown artwork In Search of the Unknown
Robert William Chambers
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Our narrator is hired by the New York Zoological Society to assist a professor who is in charge of their gardens and exhibits. He embarks on his search for a Great Auk, a species that was extinct for fifty or so years. it is a collection of romantic comedies. An unnamed protagonist hopes around the world, searching for zoological oddities but mostly finding doe-eyed young women and hilarious calamity. It appears to the writer that there is urgent need of more nature books books that are scraped clear of fiction and which display only the carefully articulated skeleton of fact. Hence this little volume, presented with some hesitation and more modesty. Various chapters have, at intervals, appeared in the pages of various publications. it may inspire enthusiasm for natural and scientific research, and inculcate a passion for accurate observation among the young.


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In Search of the Unknown - Robert William Chambers

Willis George Emerson - The Smoky God, or, a voyage to the inner world artwork The Smoky God, or, a voyage to the inner world
Willis George Emerson
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Willis George Emerson wrote the Smoky God in 1908. It is subtitled A Voyage to the Inner Earth. Olaf Jansen was a Norwegian sailor who sailed his sloop though an entrance near the North Pole to the earth's interior. This novel is an early example of an underground civilization. Jansen spent two years living with the inhabitants in a network of subterranean colonies. A smoky central sun lighted the world. Their capital city was believed to be the original Garden of Eden.


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The Smoky God, or, a voyage to the inner world - Willis George Emerson

Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin - Bluebeard; a musical fantasy artwork Bluebeard; a musical fantasy
Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A musical fantasy fiction has been depicted in this book. Bluebeard, the prime character of the fantasy fiction, is a man of enormous wealth but dubious morals. Pioneer of the trial-marriage idea.


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Bluebeard; a musical fantasy - Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

Henry Rider Haggard - Dawn artwork Dawn
Henry Rider Haggard
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

H. Rider Haggard's Dawn offers something for everyone: thrilling action sequences, tender romance, and a fascinating glimpse into the social forces that governed courtship in the nineteenth century. If you prefer your tales of star-crossed lovers to be served up with a whole lot of page-turning suspense and excitement, put this novel on your must-read list.


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Dawn - Henry Rider Haggard

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 - Robur-le-Conquérant artwork Robur-le-Conquérant
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Prudent et Phil Evans sont respectivement président et secrétaire du Weldon-Institut de Philadelphie, mays aussi d'intimes ennemis. Le Weldon-Institute est un club rassemblant tous ceux qui pouvaient s'intéresser à l'aérostatique, Ces ballonistes en sont à se disputer la meilleure manière de diriger un aérostat, Robur, fait irruption dans la salle de séance : il provoque la fureur de ses membres en disant que l'avenir appartient non pas aux ballons, mays aux machines volantes. Pour prouver ses dires, il enlève Prudent et Evans et les embarque à bord de l'Albatros, une machine volante digne du Nautilus. Robur commence un périple autour du monde, prouvant à Prudent et Evans qu'une machine volante mue par l'électricité se contrôle beaucoup mieux qu'un ballon gonflant.


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Robur-le-Conquérant - Jules Verne

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum - A Martian Odyssey artwork A Martian Odyssey
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Early in the 21st century, nearly twenty years after the invention of atomic power and ten years after the first lunar landing, the four-man crew of the Ares has landed on Mars in the Mare Cimmerium. A week after the landing, Dick Jarvis, the ship's American chemist, sets out south in an auxiliary rocket to photograph the landscape. Eight hundred miles out, the engine on Jarvis' rocket gives out, and he crash-lands into one of the Thyle regions. Rather than sit and wait for rescue, Jarvis decides to walk back north to the Ares. Just after crossing into the Mare Chronium, Jarvis comes across a tentacled Martian creature attacking a large birdlike creature. He notices that the birdlike Martian is carrying a bag around its neck, and recognizing it as an intelligent being, saves it from the tentacled monstrosity. The rescued creature refers to itself as Tweel. Tweel accompanies Jarvis on his trip back to the Ares, in the course of which it manages to pick up some English, although Jarvis is unable to make any sense of Tweel's language. At first, Tweel travels in tremendous, city-block-long leaps that end with its long beak buried in the ground, but upon seeing Jarvis trudge along, walks beside him.


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A Martian Odyssey - Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

John Kendrick Bangs - A House-Boat on the Styx artwork A House-Boat on the Styx
John Kendrick Bangs
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died has gone to Styx. This does not appear to be the conventional Hell described by Dante in The Inferno, but rather the Hades described in Greek myth: a universal collecting pot for dead souls, regardless of their deeds in life. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled and annoyed by the arrival of a house boat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is actually to be appointed the boat’s janitor. What follows are eleven more stories, for a total of twelve which are set on the house boat. There is no central theme, and the purpose of the book appears to be as a literary thought experiment to see what would happen if various famous dead people were put in the same room with each other. Each chapter is a short story featuring various souls from history and mythology.


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A House-Boat on the Styx - John Kendrick Bangs

Alfred Henry Lewis - The President artwork The President
A Novel
Alfred Henry Lewis
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 22 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel focuses on a U.S. president who changes his mind about his policies, disappears, and then reappears to run a reelection campaign based on social justice. It was published in 1904.


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The President - Alfred Henry Lewis

Thomas Stevens - Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II artwork Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II
Thomas Stevens
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The first snow of the season commenced falling while a portion of the English colony were enjoying a characteristic Christmas dinner of roast-beef and plum-pudding, at the house of the superintendent of the Indo-European Telegraph Station, and during January and February, snow-storms, cold and drizzling rains alternated with brief periods of clearer weather. When the sun shines from a cloudless sky in Teheran, its rays are sometimes uncomfortably warm, even in midwinter; a foot of snow may have clothed the city and the surrounding plain in a soft, white mantle during the night, but, asserting his supremacy on the following morning, he will unveil the gray nakedness of the stony plain again by noon. The steadily retreating snow line will be driven back-back over the undulating foot-hills, and some little distance up the rugged slopes of the Elburz range, hard by, ere he retires from view in the evening, rotund and fiery. This irregular snow-line has been steadily losing ground, and retreating higher and higher p the mountain-slopes during the latter half of February, and when March is ushered in, with clear sunny weather, and the mud begins drying up and the various indications of spring begin to put in their appearance, I decide to make a start. Friends residing here who have been mentioning April 15th as the date I should be justified in thinking the unsettled weather at an end and pulling out eastward again, agree, in response to my anxious inquiries, that it is an open spell of weather before the regular spring rains, that may possibly last until I reach Meshed.


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Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II - Thomas Stevens

427? BC-347? BC Plato (spurious and doubtful works) - Alcibiades I artwork Alcibiades I
427? BC-347? BC Plato (spurious and doubtful works)
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 21 September 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

(1) That is most certainly Plato's which Aristotle attributes to him by name, which (2) is of considerable length, of (3) great excellence, and also (4) in harmony with the general spirit of the Platonic writings. But the testimony of Aristotle cannot always be distinguished from that of a later age (see above); and has various degrees of importance. Those writings which he cites without mentioning Plato, under their own names, e.g. the Hippias, the Funeral Oration, the Phaedo, etc., have an inferior degree of evidence in their favour.


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Alcibiades I - 427? BC-347? BC Plato (spurious and doubtful works)

Daniel Defoe - Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton artwork Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 23 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Book about Dutch war between Holland and England as told in a narrative mode by a England captain.


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Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton - Daniel Defoe

William Wake - The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 1, Mary artwork The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 1, Mary
William Wake
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1736
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

To uphold the "right of private judgment," and our "Christian liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free;" to add fuel to the fire of investigation, and in the crucible of deep inquiry, melt from the gold of pure religion, the dross of man's invention; to appeal from the erring tribunals of a fallible Priesthood, and restore to its original state the mutilated Testament of the Saviour; also to induce all earnest thinkers to search not a part, but the whole of the Scriptures, if therein they think they will find eternal life; I, as an advocate of free thought and untrammelled opinion, dispute the authority of those uncharitable, bickering, and ignorant Ecclesiastics who first suppressed these gospels and epistles; and I join issue with their Catholic and Protestant successors who have since excluded them from the New Testament, of which they formed a part; and were venerated by the Primitive Churches, during the first four hundred years of the Christian Era.


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The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 1, Mary - William Wake

Edward Bellamy - To Whom This May Come artwork To Whom This May Come
Edward Bellamy
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

To Whom This May Come is an early novel by American author Edward Bellam. This american novel falls in the fantasy category.


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To Whom This May Come - Edward Bellamy

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum - The Worlds of If artwork The Worlds of If
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Weinbaum introduces another short story featuring the characters of Haskel van Manderpootz and Dixon Wells. Dixon Wells has become infamous for his tardiness and in "The Worlds of If", Wells explores the world of of if's, time travel, and missed opportunities.


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The Worlds of If - Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

William Henry Rhodes - Caxton's Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches. artwork Caxton's Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches.
William Henry Rhodes
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The sketches and the poems of this volume were written at the time when the author was engaged in the practice of a laborious profession. Many of the poems were written for the monthly gatherings of the Bohemian Club. The wit was keen and sparkling, without a shade of malice; and many an anecdote, that begun with some delightful absurdity, closed in a pathos that showed the great versatility of Caxton's genius.


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Caxton's Book: A Collection of Essays, Poems, Tales, and Sketches. - William Henry Rhodes

Edmond About - The Man With The Broken Ear artwork The Man With The Broken Ear
Edmond About
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is based on a swash-buckling, self-important, self-centred, bullying, English-hating war-monger.


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The Man With The Broken Ear - Edmond About

William Henry Hudson - A Crystal Age artwork A Crystal Age
William Henry Hudson
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. The book has been called a 'significant S-F milestone' and has been noted for its anticipation of the 'modern ecological mysticism' that would evolve a century later.


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A Crystal Age - William Henry Hudson

Franz Kafka - Betrachtung artwork Betrachtung
Franz Kafka
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Der Begriff Betrachtung steht in Nähe zum philosophischen Konzept der Anschauung.  Betrachtung ist eine schon im Mittelhochdeutschen als betrahtunge belegte Substantivbildung aus dem Verb betrachten und bedeutet "Trachten nach etwas, Überlegung". [1] Das Verb betrachten (mhd.  betrahten, ahd.  bitrahtön) bedeutete als Präfixbildung zu trachten zunächst "bedenken, erwägen, streben". Im Frühneuhochdeutschen entwickelte sich daraus über "nachdenklich ansehen" die heutige Bedeutung von betrachten: "ansehen, beschauen".


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Betrachtung - Franz Kafka

Georg Ebers - Cleopatra — Volume 04 artwork Cleopatra — Volume 04
Georg Ebers
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Gorgias went to his work without delay. When the twin statues were only waiting to be erected in front of the Theatre of Dionysus, Dion sought him. Some impulse urged him to talk to his old friend before leaving the city with his betrothed bride. Since they parted the latter had accomplished the impossible; for the building of the wall on the Choma, ordered by Antony, was commenced, the restoration of the little palace at the point, and many other things connected with the decoration of the triumph alarches, were arranged. His able and alert fore man found it difficult to follow him as he dictated order after order in his writing- tablet.


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Cleopatra — Volume 04 - Georg Ebers

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

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum - The Ideal artwork The Ideal
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"The Ideal" is a shorty story written by renouned science fiction author, Stanely Grauman Weinbaum. This short story revolves around the concept of the "ideal", as the title suggests, individuality, and the existence of artificial intelligence.


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The Ideal - Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

Rudyard Kipling - With The Night Mail artwork With The Night Mail
Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

With The Night Mail is a Science Fiction Story Book. At nine o'clock of a gusty winter night I stood on the lower stages of one of the G. P. O. outward mail towers. My purpose was a run to Quebec in "Postal Packet 162 or such other as may be appointed"; and the Postmaster General himself countersigned the order. This talisman opened all doors, even those in the despatching caisson at the foot of the tower, where they were delivering the sorted Continental mail. The bags lay packed close as herrings in the long gray under bodies which our G. P. O. still calls "coaches". Five such coaches were filled as I watched, and were shot up the guides to be locked on to their waiting packets three hundred feet nearer the stars. From the despatching caisson I was conducted by a courteous and wonderfully learned official Mr. L. L. Geary, Second Despatcher of the Western Route to the Captains' Room (this wakes an echo of old romance), where the mail captains come on for their turn of duty. He introduces me to the Captain of "162" Captain Purnall, and his relief, Captain Hodgson. The one is small and dark; the other large and red; but each has the brooding sheathed glance characteristic of eagles and aëronauts. You can see it in the pictures of our racing professionals, from L. V. Rautsch to little Ada Warrleigh that fathomless abstraction of eyes habitually turned through naked space.


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With The Night Mail - Rudyard Kipling

Anna Jameson - The Diary of an Ennuyée artwork The Diary of an Ennuyée
Anna Jameson
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a fantasy book. Calais, June 21. What young lady, travelling for the first time on the continent, does not write a Diary? No sooner have we stept on the shores of France no sooner are we seated in the gay salon at Dessin s, than we call, like Biddy Fudge, for French pens and French ink, and forth steps from its case the morocco-bound diary, regularly ruled and paged, with its patent Bramah lock and key, wherein we are to record and preserve all the striking, profound, and original observations the classical reminiscenses the thread-bare raptures the poetical effusions in short; all the never-sufficiently to-be-exhausted topics of sentiment and enthusiasm, which must necessarily suggest themselves while posting from Paris to Naples.


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The Diary of an Ennuyée - Anna Jameson

Rudyard Kipling - The Day's Work - Part 01 artwork The Day's Work - Part 01
Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. The least that Findlayson, of the Public Works Department, expected was a C.I.E.; he dreamed of a C. S. I. Indeed, his friends told him that he deserved more. For three years he had endured heat and cold, disappointment, discomfort, danger, and disease, with responsibility almost to top-heavy for one pair of shoulders; and day by day, through that time, the great Kashi Bridge over the Ganges had grown under his charge. Now, in less than three months, if all went well, his Excellency the Viceroy would open the bridge in state, an archbishop would bless it, and the first train load of soldiers would come over it, and there would be speeches.


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The Day's Work - Part 01 - Rudyard Kipling

George MacDonald - Far Above Rubies artwork Far Above Rubies
George MacDonald
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hector Macintosh was a young man about five-and-twenty who with the proclivities of the Celt inherited also some of the consequent disabilities as well as some that were accidental. Among the rest was a strong tendency to regard only the ideal and turn away from any authority derived from an inferior source.


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Far Above Rubies - George MacDonald

Georg Ebers - Cleopatra — Volume 09 artwork Cleopatra — Volume 09
Georg Ebers
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

After accompanying Dion to the harbour, the architect had gone to the Forum to converse with the men he met there, and learn what they feared and expected in regard to the future fate of the city. All news reached this meeting-place first, and he found a large number of Macedonian citizens who, like himself, wished to discuss passing events in these decisive hours. The scene was very animated, for the most contradictory messages were constantly arriving from the fleet and the army. At first they were very favourable; then came the news of the treason, and soon after of the desertion of the cavalry and foot soldiers. A distinguished citizen had seen Mark Antony, accompanied by several friends, dashing down the quay. The goal of their flight was the little palace on the Choma.


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Cleopatra — Volume 09 - Georg Ebers

Franz Kafka - Ein Hungerkünstler artwork Ein Hungerkünstler
Franz Kafka
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ein Hungerkünstler ist eine Erzählung von Franz Kafka, die erstmals 1922 in der Zeitung Die neue Rundschau erschien. Gleichzeitig ist es der Titel für den 1924 erschienenen Sammelband des Autors, der noch drei weitere Prosatexte enthielt.


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Ein Hungerkünstler - Franz Kafka

Sarah Schoonmaker Baker - The Golden House artwork The Golden House
Sarah Schoonmaker Baker
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a story book. A story of travel and adventure in the Great Prairies of North America, from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains. A few more free movements of the swift horses, and the carriage stopped before a white-arched gateway. A wall of high old lindens shut in the churchyard from the world without, if world the green pastures, quiet groves, and low cottages could be called. It was but a small enclosure, and thick set with old monuments and humbler memorials, open books of iron on slender supports, their inscriptions dimmed by the rust of time, small stones set up by loving peasant hands.


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The Golden House - Sarah Schoonmaker Baker

Daniel Defoe - The Consolidator artwork The Consolidator
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron Miller Featured in Ron Miller’s The Conquest of Space Book Series. Author is a prime example of the early use of an imaginary voyage to the moon to satirize life, politics and culture on earth. Defoe's novel is made even more remarkable by his prescient use of scientific devices, such as a flying machine propelled by an internal combustion.


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The Consolidator - Daniel Defoe

Gilbert Parker - The Trail of the Sword, Complete artwork The Trail of the Sword, Complete
Gilbert Parker
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book, like Mrs. Falchion, was published in two volumes in January. That was in 1894. It appeared first serially in the Illustrated London News, for which paper, in effect, it was written, and it also appeared in a series of newspapers in the United States during the year 1893. This was a time when the historical novel was having its vogue. Mr. Stanley Weyman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a good many others were following the fashion, and many of the plays at the time were also historical--so-called. I did not write The Trail of the Sword because it was in keeping with the spirit of the moment. Fashion has never in the least influenced my writing or my literary purposes. Whatever may be thought of my books, they represent nothing except my own bent of mind, my own wilful expression of myself, and the setting forth of that which seized my imagination.


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The Trail of the Sword, Complete - Gilbert Parker

Frank Richard Stockton - The Great War Syndicate artwork The Great War Syndicate
Frank Richard Stockton
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A sketch of a future war between Great Britain and the United States, in which such newly-discovered engines of destruction are brought to bear for the first time.


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The Great War Syndicate - Frank Richard Stockton

John Kendrick Bangs - The Enchanted Typewriter artwork The Enchanted Typewriter
John Kendrick Bangs
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 21 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a collection of short stories. The author finds and restores a dusty old typewriter. It becomes haunted by a couple of the spirits of those shades who have passed over the River Sticks. The late James Boswell, who was an editor for a newspaper in Hades, communicates with the author by means of an old typewriter.


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The Enchanted Typewriter - John Kendrick Bangs

François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon - Les aventures de Télémaque suivies des aventures d'Aritonoüs artwork Les aventures de Télémaque suivies des aventures d'Aritonoüs
François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1714
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Calypso ne pouvait se consoler du départ d'Ulysse. Dans sa douleur, elle se trouvait malheureuse d'être immortelle*. Sa grotte ne résonnait plus de son chant: les nymphes qui la servaient n'osaient lui parler. Elle se promenait souvent seule sur les gazons fleuris dont un printemps éternel bordait son île[5]: mais ces beaux lieux, loin de modérer sa douleur, ne faisaient que lui rappeler le triste souvenir d'Ulysse, qu'elle y avait vu tant de fois auprès d'elle. Souvent elle demeurait immobile sur le rivage de la mer, qu'elle arrosait de ses larmes; et elle était sans cesse tournée vers le côté où le vaisseau d'Ulysse, fendant les ondes, avait disparu à ses yeux. Tout à coup elle aperçut les débris d'un navire qui venait de faire naufrage, des bancs de rameurs mis en pièces, des rames écartées çà et là sur le sable, un gouvernail, un mât, des cordages flottants sur la côte, puis elle découvre de loin deux hommes, dont l'un paraissait âgé; l'autre, quoique jeune, ressemblait à Ulysse. Il avait sa douceur et sa fierté, avec sa taille et sa démarche majestueuse.


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Les aventures de Télémaque suivies des aventures d'Aritonoüs - François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon

John Ames Mitchell - The Last American artwork The Last American
John Ames Mitchell
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Last American is a quick though somewhat unsettling read. Beginning in Persia, the reader is taken along with a group of travelers who voyage across the ocean to find the remains of a once great nation, Merhika. Landing first in Nh-Yok and later then in Washington, the reader follows these travelers as they make their way about the ruins, all the while commenting and comparing Persian society with the lost American society that they have found a society, a race of people that they saw as purely imitative; simply an enlarged copy of other nationalities extant at the time. A society that was obsessed with pleasure and money, with their chief passion being to buy and sell. And also a society that suddenly disappeared as a result of frightful climatic changes which swept the country like a mower s scythe. If this book had been written today, with global warming and climate change at the forefront of issues facing America, and as well in light of our current relations with Iran, the reader might not be surprised by the possibility of such a tale.


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The Last American - John Ames Mitchell

George Meredith - The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Complete artwork The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Complete
George Meredith
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Shaving of Shagpat: An Arabian Entertainment is a fantasy novel by George Meredith. It was first published in hardcover by Chapman and Hall in 1856, and there have been numerous editions since. Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its reissuing by Ballantine Books as the seventeenth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in July 1970. The Ballantine edition includes an introduction by Lin Carter. The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights. Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asides.


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The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Complete - George Meredith

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

James De Mille - A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder artwork A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder
James De Mille
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is the most popular book. The main story of the novel is the narrative of the adventures of Adam More, a British sailor shipwrecked on a homeward voyage from Tasmania. The satiric and fantastic romance is set in an imaginary semi-tropical land in Antarctica inhabited by prehistoric monsters and a cult of death-worshipers called the Kosekin. After passing through a subterranean tunnel of volcanic origin, he finds himself in a lost world of prehistoric animals, plants and people sustained by volcanic heat despite the long Antarctic night. A secondary plot of four yachtsmen who find the manuscript written by Adam More and sealed in a copper cylinder forms a frame for the central narrative. They comment on More's report, and one identifies the Kosekin language as a Semitic language, possibly derived from Hebrew. In his strange volcanic world, More also finds a well-developed human society which in the tradition of topsy-turvy worlds of folklore and satire.


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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder - James De Mille

Homer Eon Flint - The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix artwork The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix
Homer Eon Flint
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is science fiction book. In the Devolutionist, space travelers experiment with Venusian methods of telepathic space travel. They leave our solar system to discover and explore the earthlike planet Capellette of the star Capella. In the Emancipatrix, they go to the planet Sanus of the star Arcturus. In both unique worlds, they become embroiled in the struggles and challenges of the inhabitants, and much more.


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The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix - Homer Eon Flint

Garrett Putman Serviss - Pleasures of the telescope artwork Pleasures of the telescope
Garrett Putman Serviss
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

O telescope, instrument of much knowledge, more precious than any scepter! Is not he who holds thee in his hand made king and lord of the works of God?" John Kepler. If the pure and elevated pleasure to be derived from the possession and use of a good telescope of three, four, five, or six inches aperture were generally known, I am certain that no instrument of science would be more commonly found in the homes of intelligent people. The writer, when a boy, discovered unexpected powers in a pocket telescope not more than fourteen inches long when extended, and magnifying ten or twelve times. It became his dream, which was afterward realized, to possess a more powerful telescope, a real astronomical glass, with which he could see the beauties of the double stars, the craters of the moon, the spots on the sun, the belts and satellites of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the extraordinary shapes of the nebulæ, the crowds of stars in the Milky Way, and the great stellar clusters. And now he would do what he can to persuade others, who perhaps are not aware how near at hand it lies, to look for themselves into the wonder-world of the astronomers.


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Pleasures of the telescope - Garrett Putman Serviss

Garrett Putman Serviss - The Moon Metal artwork The Moon Metal
Garrett Putman Serviss
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A novel by Serviss dealing with a fictional monetary crisis due to discoveries of overwhelming deposits of all the world's precious metals.


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The Moon Metal - Garrett Putman Serviss

William Elliot Griffis - Japanese Fairy World artwork Japanese Fairy World
William Elliot Griffis
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 05 February 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The thirty four stories included within this volume do not illustrate the bloody, revengeful or licentious elements, with which Japanese popular, and juvenile literature is saturated. These have been carefully avoided. It is also rather with a view to the artistic, than to the literary, products of the imagination of Japan, that the selection has been made. From my first acquaintance, twelve years ago, with Japanese youth, I became an eager listener to their folk lore and fireside stories. When later, during a residence of nearly four years among the people, my eyes were opened to behold the wondrous fertility of invention, the wealth of literary, historic and classic allusion, of pun, myth and riddle, of heroic, wonder, and legendary lore in Japanese art, I at once set myself to find the source of the ideas expressed in bronze and porcelain, on lacquered cabinets, fans, and even crape paper napkins and tidies. Sometimes I discovered the originals of the artist's fancy in books, sometimes only in the mouths of the people and professional story tellers. Some of these stories I first read on the tattooed limbs and bodies of the native foot runners, others I first saw in flower tableaux at the street floral shows of Tokio. Within this book the reader will find translations, condensations of whole books, of interminable romances, and a few sketches by the author embodying Japanese ideas, beliefs and superstitions. I have taken no more liberty, I think, with the native originals, than a modern story teller of Tokio would himself take, were he talking in an American parlor, instead of at his bamboo curtained stand in Yanagi Cho, (Willow Street,) in the mikado's capital.


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Japanese Fairy World - William Elliot Griffis

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


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