Car la sakproblemo, donita en antaua pago,
perpleksigis kelkajn miajn legantojn, eble estas
dezirinde klarigi ke gi estas korekte ellaborita,
rilate al la
de Ruga kaj
Blanka eble ne estas tute precize observata, kaj
la “arokigo” de la tri Reginoj nur signifas ke
ili eniris la palacon: sed la “sak!” al la Blanka
Rego je movigo 6, la kaptigo de la Ruga
Kavaliro je movigo 7, kaj la fina “mato” de la
Ruga Rego, trovigos, se oni provos repr...
Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, money, money, money, and what money can make of life but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his ...
Bib Koober is a dwarf who wants to be a cop in 1970's Winchester, Virginia. Thanks to a childhood tragedy and a mother who likes to party a little too much, Bib joins with the Hero Squad to take down the forces of evil who want to flood Northern Virginia with a scary new drug called "mofo."
"Why is the best novel of 2015 only 53 pages? I want more!"
Arold Chig, Omaha Literary Review of Literature
"Bib Koober is every dwarf stereotype and shallow cliche come to lif...
The author, Ben Hecht, was a prolific writer as well as a renowned screenwriter, producer, and director of films. His screenwriting skills include some of the most popular films of Hollywood's golden era, including Gone With the Wind, Wuthering Heights, Spellbound, and Scarface, to name but a few. Hecht had already established himself as a novelist and an author of short stories when Gargoyles was published. Gargoyles delves deep into the psyches of individuals and of th...
The story of seven girls who have banded themselves together for mutual help and cheer under the name of Nous Autres. They represent, collectively, the professions open to women of no deliberate training, though well educated. They are introduced to the reader at one of their weekly gatherings and then the author proceeds to depict the home and business life of each one individually. (From the 1909 back-of-book advertisement)
This intimate portrait of a coal-miner's family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children - most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coa...
Young Code Schofield had lost his schooner May Schofield in an Atlantic gale a few months ago, and now the townspeople on the small island of Grande Mignon off the coast of New Brunswick were beginning to talk suspiciously of the events surrounding that loss. Insurance investigators have been summoned to investigate, friends are alienating themselves from Code, and he finds himsef challenged by even those he's known and trusted his whole life. Does Code Schofield have an...
This is a story of an innocent, caring, beautiful young girl from and extremely poor family who throughout her life is drawn into affairs with two different men from a much higher social class. How members of her family, the family of one of the wealthy men, and society in general react to her situation is the basis of this story. (Summary by Richard Kilmer)
From the comfort of the hills of Kentucky traveled Celia and her husband Seth to the desolate prairies of Kansas, where cyclones, tornadoes, and endless wind were to greet them. Always, there was the wind cutting across the plains as the young couple builds their home while working the soil, while Seth awaits the wise men of the east to begin building the magic city where he has staked his territory on the plains. But sometimes life plays cruel tricks upon us. Sometimes ...
Anne's story continues with her marriage to Gilbert and their years in the House of Dreams. ( Summary by Karen Savage)
Fiction, Literature, Romance, Teen/Young adult
Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egert...
Fiction, Romance, Humor
A collection of short stories written by the author of other literary greats such as The Railway Children, Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet. Many of her books have been made into television series or films. She wrote for both adults and children and also wrote non-fiction and poetry. (Summary by Michele Eaton)
Adventure, Fiction, Short stories
From their humble beginnings as inventors of a handheld device with basic mind control capabilities, the tech-folk behind World Weary Avengers, Incorporated moved on to develop such gadgets as one capable of recording an individual's very personality and replaying it back into another person. Devices with even more sinister potential are in the pipeline. Only a small band of software quality assurance engineers stands between these audacious inventors and your very soul....
Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, en définitif, la somme des types que présente chaque génération et que La Comédie Humaine comportera. Ce nombre de figures, de caractères, cette multitude d'existences exigeaient des cadres, et, qu'on me pardonne cette expression, des galeries. De là, les divisions si naturelles, déjà connues, de mon ouvrage en Scènes de la vie privée, de province, paris...
Comedy, Fiction, Literature, Psychology
If you will listen to this book, you will meet a cast of unforgettable characters, as different from one another as the sun and moon. But they have one thing in common - all of them hide many, many secrets. The plot of this book is full of twists which may leave you guessing until the end. Bridget's lively reading adds much to the joy of listening to this book. (Summary by Stav Nisser)
The Money Moon is a light-hearted romance. Jilted in love, our American millionaire hero, George Bellow, takes a walking tour of the Kent countryside to overcome the “Haunting Spectre of the Might Have Been”. Along the way he makes friends with a young boy out to discover a fortune to save his Aunt Anthea from having to sell the family estate and George discovers his ideal “Arcadia” and true love. (Summary by John Lieder)
A collection of jokes.
This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman. It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his lo...
A romance and adventure novel, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The book is much unlike the author's later detective short stories. The actual book is difficult to locate and appears to have been forgotten. It is not even listed by Wiki as part of the author's work, nevermind have any information on the book itself. (Summary by JCarson)
Fiction, Adventure, Romance
Twelve tales of everyday life set in the fictional mid-19th century Lancashire village of Thornleigh (a.k.a. Little Crosby, one of the last remaining recusant Catholic villages in England. M. E. Francis was born Mary E. Sweetman in Dublin and moved to Lancashire on her marriage to Francis Nicholas Blundell, of the family who continue to occupy Crosby Hall to this day. Mary's husband died young and she remained in Little Crosby, where she became a prolific author, taking ...
Fiction, Short stories