Vietnam fantasy, sci-fi books

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Round the World - Andrew Carnegie

Gaston Leroux - The Phantom of the Opera artwork The Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.


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The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Bishop and Other Stories - Антон Павлович Чехов

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

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


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A Honeymoon in Space - George Chetwynd Griffith

Jules Verne - 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

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

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


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

Edgar 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

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 - 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

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

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

Edwin Lester Linden Arnold - Gulliver of Mars artwork Gulliver of Mars
Edwin Lester Linden Arnold
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a novel combining elements of both fantasy and science fiction. It is considered important in the development of 20th century science fiction in that it is a precursor and likely inspiration.


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Gulliver of Mars - Edwin Lester Linden Arnold

Jules Verne - 20000 Lieues Sous Les Mers — Part 2 artwork 20000 Lieues Sous Les Mers — Part 2
Jules Verne
Genre: Adventure
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ce roman d’aventures de Jules Verne, composé en 2 parties de respectivemement 24 et 23 chapitres , est le sixième de la série desVoyages Extraordinaires .   En cette année 1866, une forte angoisse règne sur les océans. Un monstre marin effrayant a été signalé dans diverses mers par plusieurs navires. Une expédition s'organise à bord de la frégate américaine Abraham Lincoln. Elle a notamment à son bord le capitaine Faragutt, le canadien Ned Land,   le fameux naturaliste français Aronnax du Muséum de Paris  et son fidèle domestique Conseil. Le but de cette expédition est de débarrasser les mers de cette abominable menace.


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20000 Lieues Sous Les Mers — Part 2 - Jules Verne

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

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


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Autour de la Lune - Jules Verne

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

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 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

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

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

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

Jules Verne - De la Terre à la Lune artwork De la Terre à la Lune
Jules Verne
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

À la fin de la guerre fédérale des états-Unis, les fanatiques artilleurs du Gun-Club (Club-Canon) de Baltimore sont bien désoeuvrés. Un beau jour, le président, Impey Barbicane, leur fait une proposition qui, le premier moment de stupeur passé, est accueillie avec un enthousiasme délirant. Il s'agit de se mettre en communication avec la Lune en lui envoyant un boulet, un énorme projectile qui serait lancé par un gigantesque canon ! Tandis que ce projet inouï est en voie d'exécution, un Parisien, Michel Ardan, un de ces originaux que le Créateur invente dans un moment de fantaisie, et dont il brise aussitôt le moule, télégraphie à Barbicane : « Remplacez obus sphérique par projectile cylindroconique. Partirai dedans »… Avec ses personnages parfaitement campés, son humour toujours présent,  De la Terre à la Lune est une des grandes oeuvres de Jules Verne, une de ses plus audacieuses anticipations


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De la Terre à la Lune - Jules Verne

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

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

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

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

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


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Across the Zodiac - Percy Greg

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

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

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

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

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

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

雪花飘 - 后西游记 artwork 后西游记
雪花飘
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 03 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

盖闻天何言哉,而广长有舌,久矣嚼破虚空;心方寸耳,而芥子能容,悠然遍满法界。造有造无,三藏灵文,由兹演出;观空观色,百千妙义,如是得来。耳之稀有,谛听若雷;目所未曾,静观如镜。故花吐拈香,泠泠般若之音;月呈指影,滴滴菩提之味。悟入我闻,万缘解脱;猛登彼岸,千佛证盟。无如聋聩渺茫,失之觌面;遂至痴嗔固结,误也当身。己饥而贪割他人,鹰虎糜我佛之驱;获罪而幸求自免,苦难费观音之力。佛心清静,而庄严假相,佞入迷途;性体光明,而扑灭慧灯,锢居暗室。净莲出口,障作藤烟;乱棘丛心,诧为花雨。施开妄想,首祸究及慈悲;果炫诳言,下根因之堕落。诸佛菩萨,唤醒我无过梦幻须臾,鬼判阎罗,吓杀人也只死生苦恼。岂知去也如来恒性,显金刚于不坏;观之自在灵光,妙舍利于常明。匪我招愆,深悯有生之失教;是谁作俑,追尤无始之立言。盖津水甚深,无济半沉半浮之浅渡;法门至正,难供百出百入之旁求。袖观不忍,于焉苦沥婆心;直口谁听,无已戏拈公案。曲借麻姑指爪,遍搔俗肠之痛痒;高悬秦台业镜,细消矮腹之猜疑。悲世道古今盲毒,加天眼之针;忧灵根旦暮死硬,着佛头之粪。聚魔炼圣,笔端弄水火神通;挟兽骄人,言外现去存航筏。以敬信而益坚敬信,善缘永不入于轮回;就沉沦而超拔沉沦,恶趣早同归于极乐。活机触窍,木石生情;冷妙刺心,虚无出血。听有声,观有色,虽犹然嘻笑怒骂之文章;精不思,妙不议,实已参感应圆通之道法。大事因缘,谓不信请质灵山;真诚造就,如涉诬愿沉阿鼻。


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后西游记 - 雪花飘

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

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

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


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With The Night Mail - Rudyard Kipling

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

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


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A Bid for Fortune - Guy Boothby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

坐觀老人 - 清代野记 artwork 清代野记
坐觀老人
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 19 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

蓋聞天何言哉,而廣長有舌,久矣嚼破虛空;心方寸耳,而芥子能容,悠然遍滿法界。造有造無,三藏靈文,由茲演出;觀空觀色,百千妙義,如是得來。耳之稀有,諦聽若雷;目所未曾,靜觀如鏡。故花吐拈香,泠泠般若之音;月呈指影,滴滴菩提之味。悟入我聞,萬緣解脫;猛登彼岸,千佛證盟。無如聾聵渺茫,失之覿面;遂至癡嗔固結,誤也當身。己飢而貪割他人,鷹虎糜我佛之驅;獲罪而幸求自免,苦難費觀音之力。佛心清靜,而莊嚴假相,佞入迷途;性體光明,而撲滅慧燈,錮居暗室。淨蓮出口,障作藤煙;亂棘叢心,詫為花雨。施開妄想,首禍究及慈悲;果炫誑言,下根因之墮落。諸佛菩薩,喚醒我無過夢幻須臾,鬼判閻羅,嚇殺人也只死生苦惱。豈知去也如來恆性,顯金剛於不壞;觀之自在靈光,妙舍利於常明。匪我招愆,深憫有生之失教;是誰作俑,追尤無始之立言。蓋津水甚深,無濟半沉半浮之淺渡;法門至正,難供百出百入之旁求。袖觀不忍,於焉苦瀝婆心;直口誰聽,無已戲拈公案。曲借麻姑指爪,遍搔俗腸之痛癢;高懸秦台業鏡,細消矮腹之猜疑。悲世道古今盲毒,加天眼之針;憂靈根旦暮死硬,著佛頭之糞。聚魔煉聖,筆端弄水火神通;挾獸驕人,言外現去存航筏。以敬信而益堅敬信,善緣永不入於輪迴;就沉淪而超拔沉淪,惡趣早同歸於極樂。活機觸竅,木石生情;冷妙刺心,虛無出血。聽有聲,觀有色,雖猶然嘻笑怒罵之文章;精不思,妙不議,實已參感應圓通之道法。大事因緣,謂不信請質靈山;真誠造就,如涉誣願沉阿鼻。


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清代野记 - 坐觀老人

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

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


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Ein Hungerkünstler - Franz Kafka

Luiz Augusto Rebello da Silva - A Casa dos Fantasmas - Volume II artwork A Casa dos Fantasmas - Volume II
Luiz Augusto Rebello da Silva
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

a procissão do corpo de deus, em lisboa, era talvez a festa religiosa mais solemne da cidade. nossos avós, e sobre tudo nossas avós, preparavam-se para ella mezes antes, e nas vesperas do grande dia as costureiras, os alfayates, e os cabelleireiros viam-se doidos com as impertinencias, recados, e instancias. é que todas as sumptuosidades da mobilia, toda a prata mareada das baixellas, todo o recheio das arcas e armarios tinha de apparecer e luzir n'aquella bem vinda festividade, que abria as portas das casas e o seio das familias a uma verdadeira inundação de visitas, de conhecidos, e de curiosos.


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A Casa dos Fantasmas - Volume II - Luiz Augusto Rebello da Silva

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

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

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

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

The, self-aclaimed "great", Haskel van Manderpootz has been "cheated" out of the coveted Morrell Award and unable to accept of life of modesty and in the discussion of varying points of view, van Manderpootz sets in motion his next great experiment.


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The Point of View - 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

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

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 Rider Haggard - Doctor Therne artwork Doctor Therne
Henry Rider Haggard
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Doctor Therne is a 1898 science fiction novel about a plague that sweeps England. It tells the story of "James Therne", a promising young doctor who suffers some early tragedies. He is unjustly accused in a malpractice case, loses all his patients even though he is acquitted, and later suffers the loss of his young wife. Though a staunch believer in vaccination, he runs for Parliament on an anti-vaccination platform, selling out his beliefs and morals for political gain and filthy lucre.


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Doctor Therne - Henry Rider Haggard

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

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


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An Egyptian Princess — Volume 02 - Georg Ebers

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

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

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


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The Last American - John Ames Mitchell

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

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

William Dean Howells - Venetian Life artwork Venetian Life
William Dean Howells
Genre: Science Fiction
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Howells was appointed United States consul in Venice, Italy. In Venetian Life, an utterly engaging travelogue, Howells revises a series of travel letters he had written about his experiences in Venice for the Boston Advertiser. Honest in its love for (yet discomfort in) Venice, it would be followed by Italian Journeys.


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Venetian Life - William Dean Howells

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

Anthony Hope - Simon Dale artwork Simon Dale
Anthony Hope
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A wise woman has predicted the birth of Simon Dale, to the very day and district. But if the rest of her ominous forecast is accurate, how can this ordinary child be predestined to love where the King loved, know what the King hid, and drink of the King's cup? For the young man, Simon Dale, only one course of action can be taken: not to seek his own path, but to leave himself in the hands of Fate.


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Simon Dale - Anthony Hope

William Henry Giles Kingston - In the Rocky Mountains artwork In the Rocky Mountains
William Henry Giles Kingston
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a book based on the hero and his sister, Ralph and Clarice, are from a farming family in the middle states of America. The father, unwillingly followed by the mother, decide to move to the west, but unfortunately first the mother, and then the father, dies, and the two young people are left without an adult to guide and lead them.


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In the Rocky Mountains - William Henry Giles Kingston

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

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

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


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Dawn - Henry Rider Haggard

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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The Great War Syndicate - Frank Richard Stockton

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

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

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


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Histoires extraordinaires - Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne - 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

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

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


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The Scarlet Plague - Jack London

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

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


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The Crack of Doom - Robert Cromie

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

George Washington Cable - Bylow Hill artwork Bylow Hill
George Washington Cable
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Classic American novel by the American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Louisiana. His fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner.


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Bylow Hill - George Washington Cable

William Henry Hudson - A Shepherd's Life artwork A Shepherd's Life
William Henry Hudson
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. Meanwhile, there is a corresponding change going on in the human life of the district. Let anyone describe it as he thinks best, as an improvement or a deterioration, it is a great change nevertheless, which in my case and probably that of many others is as disagreeable to contemplate as that which we are beginning to see in the down, which was once a sheep-walk and is so no longer. On this account I have ceased to frequent that portion of the Plain where the War Office is in possession of the land, and to keep to the southern side in my rambles, out of sight and hearing of the 'white-tented camps' and mimic warfare. Here is Salisbury Plain as it has been these thousand years past, or ever since sheep were pastured here more than in any other district in England, and that may well date even more than ten centuries back.


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A Shepherd's Life - William Henry Hudson

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

Marie Corelli - Ardath artwork Ardath
Marie Corelli
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel opens with the book “Saint and Skeptic” which introduces us to the narrator and main character Theos Alwyn. A poet who has lost his muse, and suffers as so many of Corelli’s characters do from a loss of faith. Alwyn has spent his life chasing fame and seeks, and finds in the very first chapter the renowned Heliobas, whom he believes can help him gain fame and fortune. The method he desires is the out-of-body experience detailed in Corelli’s first book. Heliobas tries to correct Alwyn’s opinion of himself (as a mesmerer) and address his lack of faith, but Alwyn is resolute, both in his beliefs as well as his demands of Heliobas. As a result Heliobas tries to refuse, but is surprised when Alwyn has such power within him to force it to happen.


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Ardath - Marie Corelli

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

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

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

What Froude says of history is true also of astronomy: it is the most impressive where it transcends explanation. It is not the mathematics of astronomy, but the wonder and the mystery that seize upon the imagination. The calculation of an eclipse owes all its prestige to the sublimity of its data; the operation, in itself, requires no more mental effort than the preparation of a railway time-table. The dominion which astronomy has always held over the minds of men is akin to that of poetry; when the former becomes merely instructive and the latter purely didactic, both lose their power over the imagination. Astronomy is known as the oldest of the sciences, and it will be the longest-lived because it will always have arcana that have not been penetrated.


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Curiosities of the Sky - Garrett Putman Serviss

Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage - Queixumes do Pastor Elmano Contra a Falsidade da Pastora Urselina artwork Queixumes do Pastor Elmano Contra a Falsidade da Pastora Urselina
Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage
Genre: Epic
Publish Date: 31 December 1804
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Atrai esse teu génio interesseiro, E eu, posto que leal, que verdadeiro, De clara geração, de sangue honrado, Caducos, frágeis bens não devo ao Fado, E por isso não posso no teu peito produzir da ternura o doce efeito; Consola-te, Pastor; essa perjura Não deve motivar tua amargura; Castiga-lhe a traição, e o fingimento lançando-a n'um profundo esquecimento. Que mais satisfação, que mais vingança.


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Queixumes do Pastor Elmano Contra a Falsidade da Pastora Urselina - Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage


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