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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Flight of the Shadow - George MacDonald

Jules Verne - 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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die Erzählung hat den Charakter einer Novelle und handelt von einem Vater-Sohn-Konflikt. Georg Bendemann, Sohn eines Kaufmanns, verlobt und kurz vor der Heirat stehend, korrespondiert brieflich mit seinem - aus seiner Sicht - glücklosen Freund in Petersburg. Um diesen zu schonen, verschweigt Georg in seinen Briefen viel von seinem eigenen erfolgreichen Leben. Doch nach langem Überlegen und eifrigem Zureden von Seiten seiner zukünftigen Frau entschließt er sich, ihm doch von seiner bevorstehenden Hochzeit zu erzählen. Als Georg mit dem Brief zu seinem Vater geht, kommt es zu einem Disput. Während des Streits erfährt der Sohn, dass sein Vater angeblich schon lange mit dem Petersburger Freund in Verbindung stehe und diesen längst über alles unterrichtet habe.


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Das Urteil - Franz Kafka

Jules Lermina - L'élixir de vie artwork L'élixir de vie
Jules Lermina
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Une enfant qui se meurt sans motif apparent, un jeune médecin impuissant devant l'inexplicable et un vieillard : Monsieur Vincent… Ici Jules Lermina nous mène sur les traces d'un vieux savant qui se sert de la vitalité des enfants pour rajeunir.


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L'élixir de vie - Jules Lermina

Prosper Mérimée - La Vénus d'Ille artwork La Vénus d'Ille
Prosper Mérimée
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'auteur, Prosper Mérimée, Il a vu un site où des fouilles archéologiques avaient dégagé un temple antique dédié à Vénus. L'histoire se déroule à Ille (nom inspiré par un lieu réel : Ille-sur-Têt) durant trois jours et demi. L'histoire se prolonge ensuite pendant environ deux mois.


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La Vénus d'Ille - Prosper Mérimée

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Théophile Gautier - The Mummy's Foot artwork The Mummy's Foot
Théophile Gautier
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story relates the fantastical tale of a contemporary man and the adventures which befall him when he ventures into a Parisian curiosity shop and buys the four thousand year old foot of Princess Hermonthis. A man enters an antiques shop and buys a mummified foot which supposedly belonged to an Egyptian princess. He intends to use the foot as a paperweight. In the night, he sees a vision of the princess, and he agrees to return her foot in exchange for a small statuette. He is abruptly woken from this dream by the arrival of a friend. Now awake, he observes that the mummified foot that was on his desk has indeed been replaced by the statuette.


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The Mummy's Foot - Théophile Gautier

Richard Jefferies - Nature Near London artwork Nature Near London
Richard Jefferies
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. Beginning with a loving description of nature reclaiming England -- fields becoming overrun by forest, domesticated animals running wild, roads and towns becoming overgrown, the hated London reverting to lake and poisonous swampland -- the rest of the story is an adventure set many years later in the wild landscape.


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Nature Near London - Richard Jefferies

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

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


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