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Relatos y Cuentos 002

By: Various

Recopilación de relatos y y cuentos de temas variados: humor, fantasía, y temas sociales, entre otros. (Resumen: Marian Martin) Collection of short stories of varied genres, including humour, fantasy, and social issues, among others. (Summary: Marian Martin)

Short stories, Fiction

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Protector, The

By: Harold Bindloss

Harold Bindloss, while born in England, based most of his novels in western Canada, and The Protector is based primarily in and around Vancouver and Victoria. There is often danger involved in the mining and timber industries north of Vancouver, and there is also danger in the trust given to people who own and operate these mines and timber lands. And finding one's way in locating them can be equally as difficult as well. Wallace Vane and his trusted friend Carroll seeme...

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Against The Grain, or Against Nature

By: Joris-Karl Huysmans

“THE BOOK THAT DORIAN GRAY LOVED AND THAT INSPIRED OSCAR WILDE”. Such is the enticing epigraph of one early translation of Huysmans’ cult novel of 1884, which is also routinely called the Bible of Decadence. Accurate descriptions, both, of this bizarre masterpiece which has reverberated ever since through high and popular culture.“Against Nature” (or in this version “Against The Grain”) explores to the furthest limit the life of the world-rejecting aesthete living a recl...

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Black Beauty - Young Folks' Edition

By: Anna Sewell

The same beloved story of the adventures of a young horse that we all know and love, but rewritten by the author for young people. All of the pathos, tenderness and fun are still there, just written for a younger audience. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. (Summary by phil chenvert and wiki)

Fiction, Children, Animals

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Three Thousand Dollars

By: Anna Katharine Green

This short story by Anna Katharine Green revolves around a plot to steal some goods secured safely within an impenetrable vault within the confines of Mr. Stoughton's business concern. Nobody seems to have any clue as to how the vault can be accessed, and yet access is gained once a day by person or persons unknown, by a means not known to anyone, apparently Mr. Stoughton himself included! Every clerk in the office is suspect, as the devious plot to plunder the vault's c...

Mystery, Fiction

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Trail of the Lonesome Pine, The

By: Jnr. John Fox

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1908 romance novel/western novel written by John Fox, Jr.. The novel became Fox's most successful, and was included among the top ten list of bestselling novels for 1908 and 1909. Set in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century, a feud has been boiling for over thirty years between two influential mountain families: the Tollivers and the Falins. The outside world and industrialization, however, is beginning to ent...

Fiction, Westerns, Romance

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Null-ABC

By: H. Beam Piper ; John J. McGuire

There's some reaction these days that holds scientists responsible for war. Take it one step further: What happens if book-learnin' is held responsible ...? (quote from Astounding Science Fiction, Feb 1953)

Fiction, Science fiction

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Little Bear

By: Laura Rountree Smith

A story for children about a little bear with no name, “there were not enough names to go round,” and his adventures in finding one. (Summary by Carolyn Frances)

Children, Fiction, Animals

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Pomona's Travels

By: Frank R. Stockton

Pomona and Jone of Rudder Grange fame travel to England and Scotland. Along the way, Pomona tangles with wild pigs, haymaking, hotels great and small, Pullman cars, comparison-makers, and a Duchess. She makes two matches and - in her usual, unorthodox way - stag hunts and attends a knighting. Pomona is as hilarious as ever, if a bit more rounded off on the edges.

Fiction

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Animal Ghosts

By: Elliott O'Donnell

Summary: This is a collection of ghost stories in which the antagonists are various animals. Divided up into chapters of ghost sightings by each group of animals, you will hear of hauntings by dogs, cats, birds, jungle animals, etc. (Summary by Allyson Hester)

Horror/Ghost stories, Fiction

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Around the World in Eighty Days (version 4)

By: Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Adventure, Fiction

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Fauteuil Hante, Le

By: Gaston Leroux

L'intrigue se déroule sous la coupole de l'Académie française. À la suite de la mort de Mgr d'Abbeville, chaque nouveau candidat à l'immortalité qui est désigné pour occuper son fauteuil, meurt lors du discours d'hommage à son prédécesseur. Hippolyte Patard, secrétaire perpétuel commence à désespérer, personne ne voulant être le successeur de Mgr d'Abbeville, craignant une malédiction lancée par un mage, dont on n'aurait pas voulu comme académicien. C'est alors qu'arrive...

Mystery, Fiction

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American Senator, The

By: Anthony Trollope

The American Senator is a novel written in 1875 by Anthony Trollope. Although not one of Trollope's better-known works, it is notable for its depictions of rural English life and for its many detailed fox hunting scenes. In its anti-heroine, Arabella Trefoil, it presents a scathing but ultimately sympathetic portrayal of a woman who has abandoned virtually all scruples in her quest for a husband. Through the eponymous Senator, Trollope offers comments on the irrational a...

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Eight Strokes of the Clock, The

By: Maurice Leblanc

The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Arsène Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge Rénine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, travels with her, solving eight mysteries on the way. (Summary by Leni)

Fiction, Short stories, Mystery

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Old Man in the Corner, The

By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic penny dreadful newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs. He narrates all this information (while tying complicated knots in a piece of string) to a Lady...

Mystery, Fiction

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Honor of the Big Snows, The

By: James Oliver Curwood

What unseen force may have brought young Jan Thoreau and his music from out of the barren lands into the remote camp of Lac Bain, forever changing the lives of those few who lived there? What brought him to the home of John and Melisse Cummins as the latter lay on her death bed? Moreover, what was the great sorrow and overpowering sadness which permeated the life of the young man in the months and years following his arrival, and by what means was he to struggle with The...

Fiction, Romance

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Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 4

By: Various

In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In this fourth volume, we find stories originally written in French, Italian, Spanish...

Fiction, Mystery, Short stories

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Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave

By: Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was the first woman writer in England to make a living by her pen, and her novel Oroonoko was the first work published in English to express sympathy for African slaves. Perhaps based partly on Behn's own experiences living in Surinam, the novel tells the tragic story of a noble slave, Oroonoko, and his love Imoinda. The work was an instant success and was adapted for the stage in 1695 (and more recently by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1999). Behn's work p...

Fiction

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Siddhartha

By: Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha is one of the great philosophical novels. Profoundly insightful, it is also a beautifully written story that begins as Siddhartha, son of an Indian Brahman, leaves his family and begins a lifelong journey towards Enlightenment. On the way he faces the entire range of human experience and emotion: he lives with ascetics, meets Gotama the Buddha, learns the art of love from Kamala the courtesan, and is transformed by the simple philosophy of the ferryman Vasudev...

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Sport of the Gods, The

By: Paul Laurence Dunbar

The Sport of the Gods is a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar, first published in 1902, centered around urban black life. Forced to leave the South, a family falls apart amid the harsh realities of Northern inner city life in this 1902 examination of the forces that extinguish the dreams of African Americans. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Fiction

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