Philippines fantasy, sci-fi books

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The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rudyard Kipling - Kim artwork Kim
Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This engrossing and moving novel, with its diversity of memorable characters, offers many insights into political, religious and social tensions.


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Kim - Rudyard Kipling

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

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

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

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

L. Frank Baum - Rinkitink in Oz artwork Rinkitink in Oz
L. Frank Baum
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Like many of author L. Frank Baum's Oz and non - Oz novels, Rinkitink in Oz is a quest story that follows King Rinkitink and his traveling companion Princess Inga on a long and perilous journey through the land of the Nomes, and finally, to Oz itself. Although most of the action in the novel is only tangentially related to the primary cast of well-known Oz characters, Baum's rich imagination shines through, making this an engaging read for fans of the fantasy fiction genre.


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Rinkitink in Oz - L. Frank Baum

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

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic artwork Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The boook describes the Fairy Tales, Legends and Mythology type of story. Hawthorne in his Wonder Book has described the beautiful Greek myths and traditions, but no one has yet made similar use of the wondrous tales that gathered for more than a thousand years about the islands of the Atlantic deep. Although they are a part of the mythical period of American history, these hazy legends were altogether disdained by the earlier historians; indeed, George Bancroft made it a matter of actual pride that the beginning of the American annals was bare and literal. But in truth no national history has been less prosaic as to its earlier traditions, because every visitor had to cross the sea to reach it, and the sea has always been, by the mystery of its horizon, the fury of its storms, and the variableness of the atmosphere above it, the foreordained land of romance. In all ages and with all sea going races there has always been something especially fascinating about an island amid the ocean. Its very existence has for all explorers an air of magic. An island offers to us heights rising from depths; it exhibits that which is most fixed beside that which is most changeable, the fertile beside the barren, and safety after danger. The ocean forever tends to encroach on the island, the island upon the ocean. They exist side by side, friends yet enemies. The island signifies safety in calm, and yet danger in storm; in a tempest the sailor rejoices that he is not near it; even if previously bound for it, he puts about and steers for the open sea. Often if he seeks it he cannot reach it. The present writer spent a winter on the island of Fayal, and saw in a storm a full rigged ship drift through the harbor disabled, having lost her anchors; and it was a week before she again made the port.


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Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

L. Frank Baum - The Master Key, an Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity artwork The Master Key, an Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity
L. Frank Baum
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of the book The protagonist is a boy named Rob Joslyn. His age is not specified. Baum dedicated the book "To My Son, Robert Stanton Baum," who was born in 1886 and would thus have been about fifteen at the time it was published. Rob is an electrical experimenter whose father encourages him and sees that he "never lacked batteries, motors or supplies of any sort.


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The Master Key, an Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity - L. Frank Baum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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 - 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

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

Fanny Trollope - Domestic Manners of the Americans artwork Domestic Manners of the Americans
Fanny Trollope
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a travel novel book. Domestic Manners of the Americans is an 1832 travel book by Frances Trollope, which follows her travels through America and her residence in Cincinnati, at the time still a frontier town. The text now resides in the public domain. Frances Trollope traveled to America together with her son Henry, 'having been partly instigated by the social and communistic ideas of a lady whom I well remember, a certain Miss Wright, who was, I think, the first of the American female lecturers'. (Anthony Trollope - An Autobiography) She briefly stayed at the Nashoba Commune, a Utopian settlement for ex-slaves which Wright had set up in Tennessee, where she was dismayed by the primitive conditions.


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Domestic Manners of the Americans - Fanny Trollope

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

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

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

Norman Hinsdale Pitman - A Chinese Wonder Book artwork A Chinese Wonder Book
Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Utter cold wind, had caught pneumonia. Lois days of illness followed, with the spending of extra numey for medicine. All their scant savings had soon melted away, and at the shop where Ming-li had been employed his place was filled by another. When at last he arose from his neck-bed he was too weak for hard labom and there seemed to be no work in the neighbouring villages fen- him to do. I fight after night he came home, trying not to be discouraged, but in his heart feeling the deep pangs of sorrow that come to the good son who sees bis mother suffering for want of food and do thing.


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A Chinese Wonder Book - Norman Hinsdale Pitman

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

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

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

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

William Morris - Signs of Change artwork Signs of Change
William Morris
Genre: Epic
Publish Date: 02 October 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a fantasy book. Signs of Change is a progressive rock album by After the Fire. Released 1978, after attempting to get a record contract, the band managed to get this made themselves at a time when this was all but unheard of. What was more of interest as that it sold out its initial 2000 copy run within two weeks with little or no media publicity. The band went on to change musical direction, leaving behind most of the progressive stylistic markers and redefining themselves as new wave. With a contract from Epic they went on to more success throughout the 1980s.


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Signs of Change - William Morris

Edward Bellamy - Equality artwork Equality
Edward Bellamy
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 21 May 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book tells the story of Julian West, a young American who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up one hundred and thirteen years later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts), but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000 and, while he was sleeping, the United States has been transformed into a socialist utopia. The remainder of the book outlines Bellamy's thoughts about improving the future. The major themes include problems associated with capitalism, a proposed socialist solution of a nationalisation of all industry, the use of an "industrial army" to organize production and distribution, as well as how to ensure free cultural production under such conditions.


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Equality - Edward Bellamy

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

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

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

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

Manuel Fernández y González - Amparo artwork Amparo
Manuel Fernández y González
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La novela es un diario de un loco con el lector(contada por su esqueleto) se sumerge en la cotidianidad de una vida que se desarrolla entre la realidad y la fantasía.


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Amparo - Manuel Fernández y González

William Wake - The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 7, Barnabas artwork The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 7, Barnabas
William Wake
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1736
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Having perceived abundance of knowledge of the great and excellent laws of God to be in you, I exceedingly rejoice in your blessed and admirable souls, because ye have so worthily received the grace which was grafted in you. For which cause I am full of joy, hoping the rather to be saved; inasmuch as I truly see a spirit infused into you, from the pure fountain of God: Having this persuasion, and being fully convinced thereof, because that since I have begun to speak unto you, I have had a more than ordinary good success in the way of the law of the Lord, which is in Christ, For which cause brethren, I also think verily that I love you above my own soul; because that therein dwelleth the greatness of faith and charity, as also the hope of that life which is to come. Wherefore considering this, that if I shall take care to communicate to you a part of what I have received, it shall turn to my reward, that I have served such good souls. I gave diligence to write in a few words unto you; that together with your faith, your knowledge also may be perfect.


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The suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the original New Testament of Jesus the Christ, Volume 7, Barnabas - William Wake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Oliver Curwood - The Gold Hunters artwork The Gold Hunters
James Oliver Curwood
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In The Gold Hunters we find 3 men in search of a treasure of gold hidden away in the upper reaches of the Canadian wilderness. One, a young white man, another his half breed friend, and the third the wise old Indian sage who communes with the wilderness as only his people have done through the generations. The 3 men know the gold is there, they had found the map which is leading them to it. Yet it seems that the map is leading them to places that don't exist, and each day finds a new adventure and new dangers which they must overcome if they are to achieve their reward.


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The Gold Hunters - James Oliver Curwood

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

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

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

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

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

William Hope Hodgson - Carnacki, the Ghost Finder artwork Carnacki, the Ghost Finder
William Hope Hodgson
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder is a collection of supernatural detective short stories by author William Hope Hodgson. Thomas Carnacki occasionally invites four of his friends over for dinner and over after-dinner cigars regales them with tales of his latest adventures as a sort of paranormal detective.


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Carnacki, the Ghost Finder - William Hope Hodgson

Charles Babbage - Reflections on the Decline of Science in England artwork Reflections on the Decline of Science in England
Charles Babbage
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 17 October 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a science book. It cannot have escaped the attention of those, whose acquirements enable them to judge, and who have had opportunities of examining the state of science in other countries, that in England, particularly with respect to the more difficult and abstract sciences, we are much below other nations, not merely of equal rank, but below several even of inferior power. That a country, eminently distinguished for its mechanical and manufacturing ingenuity, should be indifferent to the progress of inquiries which form the highest departments of that knowledge on whose more elementary truths its wealth and rank depend, is a fact which is well deserving the attention of those who shall inquire into the causes that influence the progress of nations. To trace the gradual decline of mathematical, and with it of the highest departments of physical science, from the days of Newton to the present, must be left to the historian. It is not within the province of one who, having mixed sufficiently with scientific society in England to see and regret the weakness of some of its greatest ornaments, and to see through and deplore the conduct of its pretended friends, offers these remarks, with the hope that they may excite discussion, --with the conviction that discussion is the firmest ally of truth, --and with the confidence that nothing but the full expression of public opinion can remove the evils that chill the enthusiasm, and cramp the energies of the science of England. The causes which have produced, and some of the effects which have resulted from, the present state of science in England, are so mixed, that it is difficult to distinguish accurately between them. I shall, therefore, in this volume, not attempt any minute discrimination, but rather present the result of my reflections on the concomitant circumstances which have attended the decay, and at the conclusion of it, shall examine some of the suggestions which have been offered for the advancement of British science.


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Reflections on the Decline of Science in England - Charles Babbage

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)

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

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

Holman Day - Joan of Arc of the North Woods artwork Joan of Arc of the North Woods
Holman Day
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is Joan of arc of the north woods and written about different type stories included this book like as When egypt went broke All wool morrison Where your treasure is. The timber situation in the Tomah country was surcharged. I don't know, of course, who started those stories, but I do know that they have been used against me. They have helped you, it seems! I wanted to keep my plans under cover but I've got to protect myself with the truth, even if the truth gives you a tip. I went away to take a special course in hydraulic engineering, so as to know more about protecting the common rights in the flowage of this river. He swung his hand to indicate the thundering falls of Hagas. You have used your tongue to hurt my standing with some of the independents they distrust my reliability and good faith you have pulled in a few of them. The others will stand by me. Frankly, Mr. Craig, I don't like your style! It'll be a good thing for both of us if we have no more talk after this. He walked rapidly down the tote road, not turning his head when Craig called furiously after him.


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Joan of Arc of the North Woods - Holman Day

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

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

James Oliver Curwood - The Valley of Silent Men artwork The Valley of Silent Men
James Oliver Curwood
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a story book. A Story of the Three River Country. James Kent has learned that he is terminally ill with perhaps only days to live, and so decides to confess to a murder and thus save an innocent man. Nobody believes his confession, particularly Marette, a mysterious girl who had shown up at Athabasca Landing only weeks before. Kent’s illness takes a turn and his death is postponed, and he sets about to find out more about the girl, who he ends up falling in love with, although she’ll not reveal her past to him, nor what she knows about the murder. A story of intrigue, suspense, action, and above all, a story of love in the furthest out reaches of the Great White North where three great rivers flow; the Athabasca, the Slave, and the McKenzie and where somewhere is hidden.


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The Valley of Silent Men - James Oliver Curwood

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

Jules Verne - Facing the Flag artwork Facing the Flag
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Facing the Flag or For the Flag is a patriotic novel. Like The Begum's Millions which Verne published in 1879 , it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism. It can be considered one of the first books dealing with problems which was to become paramount half a century after its publication: brilliant scientists discovering new weapons of great destructive power, whose full utilisation might literally destroy the world; the competition between various powers to obtain control of such weapons; and also the efforts of ruthless non-state groups to have it.


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Facing the Flag - Jules Verne

William Dean Howells - Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete artwork Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete
William Dean Howells
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. Then he saw that it was only a question which steamer they should take, and not whether they should take any. He explained, at first gently and afterwards savagely, that their visit to the Colmannia was quite enough for him, and that the vessel was not built that he would be willing to cross the Atlantic in. When a man has gone so far as that he has committed himself to the opposite course in almost so many words; and March was neither surprised nor abashed when he discovered himself, before they reached home, offering his wife many reasons why they should go to Europe. She answered to all, No, he had made her realize the horror of it so much that she was glad to give it up. She gave it up, with the best feeling; all that she would ask of him was that he should never mention Europe to her again.


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Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete - William Dean Howells

of Samosata Lucian - Trips to the Moon artwork Trips to the Moon
of Samosata Lucian
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 10 December 2003
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

True History, wherein is contained the account of a trip to the moon, a piece which must have been enjoyed by Rabelais, which suggested to Cyrano de Bergerac his Voyages to the Moon and to the Sun, and insensibly contributed, perhaps, directly or through Bergerac, to the conception of Gulliver’s Travels.


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Trips to the Moon - of Samosata Lucian

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

Edward Salisbury Field - Cupid's Understudy artwork Cupid's Understudy
Edward Salisbury Field
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Our train left Grand Central Station at two o'clock next afternoon; it was bitter cold, I remember, and I drove to the station, smothered in furs. But our car was wonderfully cozy and comfortable, and it warmed my heart to see how proud Dad was of it: I must inspect the kitchen; this was my stateroom, did I like it? I mustn't judge Amos by his appearance, but the way he could cook he was a wonder at making griddle cakes.


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Cupid's Understudy - Edward Salisbury Field

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

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories artwork Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The stories are conveyed in a very specific situation and sets of characters with a moving plot and a moral / philosophical lesson gain in its conclusion.


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Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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