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Lonely Vigil

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From the bestselling author of Day of Infamy: In the bloodiest island combat of WWII, one group of men kept watch from behind Japanese lines. The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the Solomon Islands’ highest points. Sometimes encamped in comfort, sometimes exposed to the elements, these coastwatchers kept lookout for squadrons of Japanese bombers headed for Allied positions, holding their own positions even when enemy troops swarmed all around. They were Australian-born but Solomon-raised, and adept at survival in the unforgiving jungle environment. Through daring and insight, they stayed one step ahead of the Japanese, often sacrificing themselves to give advance warning of an attack. In Lonely Vigil, Walter Lord, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of A Night to Remember and The Miracle of Dunkirk, tells of the survivors of the campaign and what they risked to win the war in the Pacific.

RICHARD MARSH Boxed Set: Murder Mysteries, Horror Classics & Supernatural Thrillers

RICHARD MARSH Boxed Set: Murder Mysteries, Horror Classics & Supernatural Thrillers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Marsh
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.Novels:The BeetleTom Ossington's GhostCrime and the CriminalThe Datchet DiamondsThe Chase of the RubyThe Twickenham PeerageMiss Arnott's MarriageThe Great TemptationThe Master of DeceptionA DuelThe Woman with One HandThe Coward behind the CurtainA Woman PerfectedViolet Forster's LoverA Hero of RomanceA Second ComingShort Stories:Marvels and MysteriesThe Long Arm of CoincidenceThe MaskAn ExperiencePourquoipasBy SuggestionA Silent WitnessTo Be Used Against HimThe Words of a Little ChildHow he Passed!Between the Dark and the DaylightMy Aunt's ExcursionThe Irregularity of the JurymanMitwaterstraandExchange is RobberyThe Haunted ChairNellyLa Haute FinanceMrs. Riddle's DaughterMiss Donne's Great GambleSkittlesEmA Relic of the BorgiasFrivolitiesThe Purse Which Was FoundFor One Night OnlyReturning a VerdictThe Chancellor's WardA Honeymoon TripThe Burglar's BlunderNinepenceA Battlefield up-to-DateMr. Harland's PupilsA Burglar AlarmA Lesson in ScullingOutsideAmusement OnlyThe Lost DuchessThe Strange Occurrences in Canterstone JailTwins!A Vision of the NightThe Way of a Maid with a ManAunt Jane's JalapWillyumHis First ExperimentAn Old-fashioned ChristmasBy DeputyMr. Whiting and Mary AnnA SubstituteThe Confessions of a Young LadyA Wonderful GirlCupid's MessengerThe OgreThe HandwritingThe People's Stock ExchangeBreaking the IceA Girl Who Couldn'tThe Princess MargarettaThe End of His HolidayThe Girl and the BoyA Mutual AffinityMagical MusicA Runaway WifeUnder One FlagA Pet of the BalletA Christmas MiracleOur Musical ComedyStaggersMy Wedding DayTwo of a TradeRewardedOn the RiverA Member of the Anti-Tobacco LeagueThat FoursomeAn Episcopal ScandalMr Bloxam and the British ConstitutionFor DebtThe Thirteen ClubUncollected StoriesCapturing a ConvictThe Disappearance of Mrs. Macrecham

The Gates of Kamt

The Gates of Kamt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Baroness Orczy
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Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orci) (23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947), usually known as Baroness Orczy (the name under which she was published) or to her family and friends as Emmuska Orczy, was a Hungarian-born British novelist and playwright. She is best known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who turns into a quick-thinking escape artist in order to save French aristocrats from "Madame Guillotine" during the French Revolution, establishing the "hero with a secret identity" in popular culture.

Delphi Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Baroness Emma "Emmuska" Orczy
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The Hungarian-born British novelist, Baroness Emma Orczy achieved immense fame as the author of ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, one of the greatest successes of twentieth century literature, as well as numerous historical adventure novels and innovative detective fiction. This comprehensive eBook presents Orczy’s collected works, with the complete Scarlet Pimpernel adventures, numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Orczy’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major novels and other texts * 35 novels, with individual contents tables * The complete Scarlet Pimpernel novels and short stories, featuring tales often missed out of collections * Special ‘Scarlet Pimpernel Series’ table of contents, allowing you to navigate the famous works quickly * Includes rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including BY THE GODS BELOVED, A SON OF THE PEOPLE and NICOLETTE * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * The complete short story collections, first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Orczy’s rare OLD HUNGARIAN FAIRY TALES – available in no other collection * Includes Orczy’s autobiography - discover the author’s personal and literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series The Novels THE EMPEROR’S CANDLESTICKS IN MARY’S REIGN THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL BY THE GODS BELOVED I WILL REPAY A SON OF THE PEOPLE BEAU BROCADE THE ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL THE NEST OF THE SPARROWHAWK PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT A TRUE WOMAN FIRE IN STUBBLE MEADOWSWEET EL DORADO UNTO CÆSAR THE LAUGHING CAVALIER A BRIDE OF THE PLAINS THE BRONZE EAGLE LEATHERFACE LORD TONY’S WIFE A SHEAF OF BLUEBELLS HIS MAJESTY’S WELL-BELOVED THE FIRST SIR PERCY THE TRIUMPH OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL NICOLETTE PIMPERNEL AND ROSEMARY SIR PERCY HITS BACK MARIVOSA A JOYOUS ADVENTURE A CHILD OF THE REVOLUTION THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL LOOKS AT THE WORLD THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL SIR PERCY LEADS THE BAND MAM’ZELLE GUILLOTINE THE WILL-O’-THE-WISP The Short Story Collections OLD HUNGARIAN FAIRY TALES THE CASE OF MISS ELLIOTT THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER LADY MOLLY OF SCOTLAND YARD THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL CASTLES IN THE AIR UNRAVELLED KNOTS SKIN O’ MY TOOT ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL IN THE RUE MONGE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Autobiography LINKS IN THE CHAIN OF LIFE Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Power of Vision

The Power of Vision Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Barna
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According to George Barna, uncovering God's vision for your ministry is not an option. It's essential for the most productive ministry that will accomplish God's goals for building his kingdom. Ministry leaders with a clear picture from God of where they are headed are much more likely to experience a successful journey. In this book, Barna uncovers how God has shared his vision throughout history, how vision is different from mission, common practices and beliefs that inhibit true vision, practical steps toward experiencing and carrying out God's unique vision for them, and ways to share and promote congregational ownership of the vision.The Power of Vision

Shadows in the Steam

Shadows in the Steam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Brandon,Alan Brooke
Editor: The History Press
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Shadows in the Steam by David Brandon,Alan Brooke Summary

Ghosts traditionally make their presence felt in many ways, from unexplained footfalls and chills to odours and apparitions. This fascinating volume takes a look at some of the strange and unexplained hauntings across the length and breadth of Britain’s railway network: signals and messages sent from empty boxes; trains that went into tunnels and never left; ghostly passengers and spectral crew; the wires whizzing to signal the arrival of trains on lines that have been closed for years... Based on hundreds of first-person and historical accounts, Shadows in the Steam is a unique collection of mysterious happenings, inexplicable events and spine-chilling tales, all related to the railways. Compiled by David Brandon and Alan Brooke, acknowledged experts on railways and the supernatural, and including sections on the London Underground and railway ghosts in literature and film, this book will delight lovers of railways and spooky stories alike.

The Beetle: A Mystery

The Beetle: A Mystery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Marsh
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"The Beetle: A Mystery" by Richard Marsh. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Celtic Myth & Magick

Celtic Myth & Magick Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edain McCoy
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Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for true magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magick describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative Pagan ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve, and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.

The Three Worlds Of The Witches

The Three Worlds Of The Witches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Seaton
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The powerful story of a young girl who stands accused of being a witch.Forced to leave her home and family and flee from an angry mob, Carmelia finds herself in the forest alone, frightened and cold. Carmelia also finds an iner strength that she didn’t know she had. She outruns the mob who is hell bent on burning her only to succumb to fatigue and fever before she reaches her aunts house. As she lays down her head unable to go on she passes into a deep slumber. When she wakens she finds herself in a very strange place inhabited by very strange beings. Unbeknown to her she is about to embark on a remarkable and epic journey.

The Rainbow Trail

The Rainbow Trail Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zane Grey
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504063341
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A disillusioned minister searches the Utah desert for a girl who went missing years ago in this sequel to western classic Riders of the Purple Sage. With Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Grey invented the western literary form. His timeless novel tells the tale of a mysterious gunman named Lassiter and a Mormon woman named Jane Withersteen, who risk everything to escape the tyranny of a polygamist Mormon minister. Together with a little girl named Fay Larkin, they trap themselves behind a boulder in the lush but secluded Surprise Valley. Ten years later, a disillusioned minister named John Shefford comes looking for Surprise Valley—and Fay. Though his faith in God is shaken, he refuses to lose hope that she can be saved. But as the trail leads Shefford to a secret Mormon village, he begins to wonder—even if he does find her—who she has become.

The Third Apostle

The Third Apostle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John W. Yarbro
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469123905
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"Professor Batchelor Calwood leaves his university campus, torn by the riots of Vietnam protesters, to search for an ancient library buried near a monastery at Gaza in Israel. Unknown to him, an assistant has concealed in their luggage a new and deadly device that will allow terrorists to highjack and destroy airplanes. As the Professors archeological discoveries about the origins of Christianity begin to cause alarm in the Vatican, his accidental involvement with terrorists puts his own life at risk on the eve of the six day war between Israel and her neighbors."

Snake and Sword

Snake and Sword Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Percival Christopher Wren
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"Snake and Sword" by Percival Christopher Wren. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Western

Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Western Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. M. Bower,Andy Adams,Bret Harte,Hamlin Garland,Zane Grey,August Nemo
Editor: Tacet Books
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Big Book of Best Short Stories - Specials - Western by B. M. Bower,Andy Adams,Bret Harte,Hamlin Garland,Zane Grey,August Nemo Summary

This book contains 25 short stories from 5 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers.The theme of this edition is: Western. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Bret Harte: - The Luck of Roaring Camp - The Outcasts of Poker Flat - Colonel Starbottle for the Plaintiff - A Convert of the Mission - A Widow of the Santa Ana Valley - A Yellow Dog - Melons - Andy Adams: - Drifting North. - Siegerman's Per Cent. - "Bad Medicine". - A Winter Round-Up. - A College Vagabond. - The Double Trail. - Rangering. - B. M. Bower: - The Lonesome Trail. - First Aid To Cupid. - When The Cook Fell Ill. - The Lamb. - The Spirit of the Range. - The Reveler. - The Unheavenly Twins - Zane Grey: - Amber's Mirage - The Ranger - Don: The Story Of A Lion Dog - The Wolf Tracker - Lure of the River - A Missouri Schoolmarm - Monty Price's Nightingale - Hamlin Garland: - Under the Lion's Paw - A Branch Road - A "Good Fellow's Wife" - A Night Raid at Eagle River - Uncle Ethan Ripley - Mrs. Ripley's Trip - A Day's Pleasure

Prayer - 10th Anniversary Edition

Prayer - 10th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard J. Foster
Editor: Harper Collins
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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest. Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery." Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.

Dracula's Guest

Dracula's Guest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
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Dracula’s Guest (1914) is a collection of short stories by Irish author Bram Stoker. Edited and published by Florence, the author’s wife, following Stoker’s death only two years prior, Dracula’s Guest helped to establish the Irish master of Gothic horror’s reputation as a leading writer of the early-twentieth century. In “Dracula’s Guest,” an unnamed Englishman journeys by carriage into the countryside from his hotel in Munich to take in some of the local scenery. On the journey, his driver warns him of the dangers of Walpurgis Night only hours away, a time in which demons and ghosts are rumored to roam the land. Stopping near an abandoned village, the Englishman ignores his driver’s unease and, sending the carriage back to Munich, makes his way into the hills alone. Lost in the dark, a sudden appearance of moonlight reveals his eerie surroundings—a dark and dreary cemetery. As a storm abruptly begins, he takes shelter in the doorway of a tomb, accidentally disturbing the entrance to reveal, at its center, the body of a beautiful, sleeping woman. In “The Judge’s House,” a scholar on holiday in a seaside town spends the night in a mysterious home, despite the warnings of locals who beg him not to stay at such a place. Dracula’s Guest compiles nine works of short fiction by Bram Stoker, the secretive and vastly underrated creator of Dracula, one of history’s greatest villains. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest is a classic of Irish literature reimagined for modern readers.

James II

James II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Callow
Editor: The History Press
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John Callow's book reassesses James II's strategy for dealing with his downfall and exile after his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690, presenting a portrait of a man who planned for himself great political rewards and popular acclaim.

The Tragic Muse

The Tragic Muse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James H.
Editor: Рипол Классик
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Henry James (1843–1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional fi gure between literary realism and literary modernism. «The Tragic Muse» is wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who throws over a political career in his efforts to become a painter, and Miriam Rooth, an actress striving for artistic and commercial success.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Grahame
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One of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame remains a timeless tale of camaraderie, loyalty and bravery more than a hundred years after its first publication. Mole and Rat have a pleasant life by the river, where they talk, boat and wile away the days. The wise and private Mr Badger lives sedately in the Wild Woods, content in his solitude. Then there's Mr Toad - wealthy, impulsive and utterly obsessed with motor cars, he's always getting into scrapes and can't survive without the help of his friends. With sixteen gorgeous colour illustrations by the celebrated Arthur Rackham, and an afterword by author David Stuart Davies.

The Wreck of the Ethie

The Wreck of the Ethie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Hyland
Editor: Holiday House
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In 1919, just before Christmas, the S.S. Ethie sets sail for St. John's Harbor, but a violent winter storm casts the steamship onto the rocky cliffs of northwest Newfoundland, threatening the passengers' survival. Ninety-two passengers and crew, all eager to be reunited with family for the holidays, are now at the mercy of the stormy sea. Seeing the wrecked ship off the coast, a fishing family sends their dog Skipper, a hardworking and courageous Newfoundland, to brave the icy and dangerous waters to carry a lifeline from the sinking ship to shore. In this minute-by-minute fictionalized account of the S.S. Ethie's dramatic voyage, Hillary Hyland vividly brings the adventure to life, showing the spirit of survival amongst the passengers and crew, as well as the strength and determination of a poor fishing family and their courageous dog to save those ninety-two souls.

The Amateur Cracksman

The Amateur Cracksman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ernest William Hornung
Editor: Read Books Ltd
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This early work by Ernest William Hornung was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Amateur Cracksman' is the first collection of short stories featuring the charming A. J. Raffles. Arthur Raffles is a prominent member of London society, and a national sporting hero. As a cricketer he regularly represents England in Test matches. He uses this as a chance to commit a number of burglaries, primarily stealing valuable jewellery from his hosts. In this he is assisted by his friend, the younger, idealistic Bunny Manders. Both men are constantly under the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland Yard who is always thwarted in his attempts to pin the crimes on Raffles. Ernest William Hornung was born in Middlesbrough, England in 1866. After working briefly as a journalist, and publishing a series of poems in The Times, Hornung created the character for which he is best-remembered: A. J. Raffles, a "gentleman thief" plying his trade in Victorian London.

In Happy Valley

In Happy Valley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Fox Jr.
Editor: The Floating Press
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While away a pleasant afternoon in the enchanting landscape author John Fox Jr. conjures in the stories of In Happy Valley. Though tinged with tragedy along the way, the idyllic world of a bygone era and the cast of one-of-a-kind characters who populate these narratives are enough to ensure that your every escapist urge will be satisfied.

Nostromo

Nostromo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Conrad
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The lure of riches can be too much for some men who will stop at nothing to steal the silver from the fictional land of Costaguanero. Nostromo is the story of one man and his unshakable will to become a better man in the eyes of society and be welcomed into the upper classes. Political instability and corruption drive the port of Sulaco, but the man known as Nostromo is seen as incorruptible in a world of thieves. This novel is seen as one of Conrad’s finest novels as it explores capitalist greed, the lengths that some men will go to get what they want and what can happen in the pursuit of those things that they don’t deserve. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in the language after settling in England. His most famous novel is ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.

Dracula (Seasons Edition -- Fall)

Dracula (Seasons Edition -- Fall) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
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Dracula, by Bram Stoker, one of literature’s most beloved and frightening stories, is now available in a fine exclusive collector’s edition featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike. Each collectible volume will be the perfect addition to any well-appointed library. The Dracula Seasons Edition--Fall: Presents Bram Stoker’s terrifying novel, widely viewed as the unparalleled exemplification of Gothic horror, permanently establishing its iconic characters as archetypes in the long span of literary history Explores such important themes as modernity vs. antiquity, the repercussions of female sexual expression, the threat of madness, fear of “the other,” and the affirmation of Christian salvation Is ideal for special-edition book collectors, fans of literary fiction and classic literature, and people who love both the book and the cinematic adaptations it inspired Whether you’re buying this as a gift or as a self-purchase, this remarkable limited edition features: Beautiful hardcover with a distinctive one-of-a-kind, high-end/high-treatment laser-cut jacket, perfect for standing out on any discerning fiction-lover’s bookshelf Trim Size: 6 x 9 Beautiful decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes distributed throughout An exquisite matching laser-cut bookmark Part of a 4-volume Fall Seasons series including Sense and Sensibility, Anne of Green Gables, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker journeys to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula only to discover that his nobleman client is a vampire who is thirsty for new blood. After imprisoning Harker in his castle, Dracula travels to England to seduce Jonathan’s fiancée, Mina, and the battle against an ineffable evil begins. Dracula by Bram Stoker (Seasons Edition—Fall) is one of four titles available in the Fall Seasons series. The Fall collection also includes Sense and Sensibility, Anne of Green Gables, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets.

Inside the Wire

Inside the Wire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Hollingsbee
Editor: The History Press
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Stalag VIII-B, Colditz, these names are synonymous with POWs in the Second World War. But what of those prisoners in captivity on British soil? Where did they go? Gloucestershire was home to a wealth of prisoner-of-war camps and hostels, and many Italian and German prisoners spent the war years here. Inside the Wire explores the role of the camps, their captives and workers, together with their impact on the local community. This book draws on Ministry of Defence, Red Cross and US Army records, and is richly illustrated with original images. It also features the compelling first-hand account of Joachim Schulze, a German POW who spent the war near Tewkesbury. This is a fascinating but forgotten aspect of the Second World War.

My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Muir
Editor: Modern Library
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John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to the glorification and preservation of this magnificent wilderness. My First Summer in the Sierra, whose heart is the diary Muir kept while tending sheep in Yosemite country, enticed thousands of Americans to visit this magical place, and resounds with Muir’s regard for the “divine, enduring, unwasteable wealth” of the natural world. A classic of environmental literature, My First Summer in the Sierra continues to inspire readers to seek out such places for themselves and make them their own.

The Headless Horseman: A Strange Tale of Texas

The Headless Horseman: A Strange Tale of Texas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mayne Reid
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The Headless Horseman: A Strange Tale of Texas by Mayne Reid Summary

"The Headless Horseman: A Strange Tale of Texas" by Mayne Reid. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Story of Astronomy

The Story of Astronomy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Aughton
Editor: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1849169454
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From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Hawking's research into black holes, The Story of Astronomy charts the discoveries made by some of the greatest minds in human history, and their attempts to unveil the secrets of the stars. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, The Story of Astronomy demystifies some of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of science, as well as explaining why we have 60 minutes in an hour, how the Romans bodged the invention of the leap year and when people really discovered the Earth wasn't flat (a thousand years before Columbus. In the most straightforward and compelling of ways Peter Aughton demonstrates the beauty and wonder of what Newton, Einstein, Hubble and Hawking really achieved.

A Popular History of Witchcraft (RLE Witchcraft)

A Popular History of Witchcraft (RLE Witchcraft) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Montague Summers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136740198
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This is a comprehensive guide to the practices of witchcraft from their inception to the present day. Summers argues that all witchcraft is essentially the same, regardless of geographical location. He examines the practices of the cult in great detail, and its historical progression, within the context of the 1736 Repeal Act of George II.

The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mayne Reid
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 8726598906
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The Headless Horseman by Mayne Reid Summary

Both Cassisus Calhoun and Maurice Gerald would love to marry Louise Poindexter. Louise, however, is preoccupied by the murder of her brother, and marriage is the last thing on her mind. All signs suggest that the assassin of Henry Poindexter is none other than Maurice Gerald, and as if this was not enough for Louise to contend with, a horse with a headless rider is seen visiting the Poindexter plantations. ‘The Headless Horseman’ is a novel written by Mayne Reid, based upon south Texas folklore and Reid’s own adventures in the United States. Thomas Mayne Reid (1818 - 1883) was an Irish-American writer. He spent many years in the United States and fought in the American-Mexican war, an experience that inspired much of his work. Most of his novels focus upon American life, colonial policy, slave labour and the lives and treatment of American Indians. In fact, he is regarded as one of the first novelists to write about the ‘Wild West’, and his adventure novels are often described as akin to those written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Amongst his most famous novels are ‘The White Chief’ and ‘The Headless Horseman’, and the latter was adapted to screen in 1972.

Vienna Farewell

Vienna Farewell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Jordan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595878611
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On March 12, 1938, the German Army marched into Austria, greeted enthusiastically by much of the population, making the country part of Nazi Germany. Overnight, 200,000 Austrian Jews were turned from citizens into hated and hunted outsiders, unprotected by law or custom. Jacob Abels is one of them; a young Jewish man in beautiful Vienna, immersed in the youthful world of friendships and new love. Suddenly, his familiar and beguiling city is a place of danger and fear. Vienna Farewell is the story of people-Gentiles and Jews, Nazis and anti-Nazis, rich and poor, young and old-lives and fates intertwined, trying in many different ways to make their personal adjustments to this new historical reality; some by attempting to escape abroad, others by resigned and hopeless waiting for the improbable return of better days, and others-Nazis and their allies-by taking brutal advantage of their newly won powers. David Jordan, drawing on his personal experiences, describes the actions and motivations of his contemporaries with the clarity of the inside observer who "knows his Viennese." Part history, part novel, Vienna Farewell shines a revealing light on a place in a time of darkness.

George Washington

George Washington Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Woodrow Wilson
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596050071
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George Washington by Woodrow Wilson Summary

"George Washington" is an intriguing biography of America's first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson takes us on a journey from a look at Washington's times to his Virginia breeding to his life in colonial America. Wilson looks at how these factors shaped the man who would lead the nation in its fight for independence and into its first years as a new nation. This is an insightful look into our nation's early history by a man who would play a key part in it more than one hundred years later.

Raffles

Raffles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. W. Hornung
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453266399
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The cracking debut of A. J. Raffles, proper English gentleman and jewel thief extraordinaire Sometimes the greatest of partnerships are born in the direst of moments. For Bunny Manders and A. J. Raffles, such a moment comes when a bad night at the baccarat tables threatens to end in suicide. Hundreds of pounds in the red, Bunny grows so desperate that he asks Raffles, a former classmate who captained their public school’s cricket team, for help. When Raffles hesitates, Bunny pulls a gun out of his coat pocket and puts it to his head. “I never dreamt you had such stuff in you, Bunny!” says Raffles, a gleam in his eye. A few hours later, he and his old school chum break into a jeweler’s shop and steal thousands of pounds’ worth of diamonds and gemstones. Disaster averted, adventures begun. In these thrilling stories, E. W. Hornung introduced the world to a duo as gifted at burglary as Sherlock Holmes and Watson are at detection. Full of sophisticated banter, hair-raising close calls, and nefarious schemes, Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman is a masterwork of crime fiction and irrefutable proof that there truly is honor among thieves. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England

Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Marshall
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317066944
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Henry VIII's decision to declare himself supreme head of the church in England, and thereby set himself in opposition to the authority of the papacy, had momentous consequences for the country and his subjects. At a stroke people were forced to reconsider assumptions about their identity and loyalties, in rapidly shifting political and theological circumstances. Whilst many studies have investigated Catholic and Protestant identities during the reigns of Elizabeth and Mary, much less is understood about the processes of religious identity-formation during Henry's reign.

Guy Garrick

Guy Garrick Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Benjamin Reeve
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473371457
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This early work by Arthur Benjamin Reeve was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Guy Garrick', a detective who has made a scientific study of crime, has been the hero of a number of earlier short stories. In this novel he is engaged in tracking down a gang of motor bandits. Arthur Benjamin Reeve was born on 15th October 1880 in New York, USA. Reeve received his University education at Princeton and upon graduating enrolled at the New York Law School. However, his career was not destined to be in the field of Law. Between 1910 and 1918 he produced 82 short stories for Cosmopolitan. During this period he also began authoring screenplays. By the end of this decade his film career was at its peak with his name appearing on seven films, most of them serials and three of them starring Harry Houdini. Due to the film industry’s migration to the west coast of America and Reeve’s desire to remain in the east he produced less and less work for film. However, in 1927 he entered into a contract to write film scenarios for notorious millionaire-murderer, Harry K. Thaw, on the subject of fake spiritualists. The deal resulted in a lawsuit when Thaw refused to pay. In late 1928, Reeve declared bankruptcy. In 1932 he moved to Trenton to be near his alma mater. He died on 9th August 1936.

The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emmauska Orczy
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160977759X
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Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is one of her novels.

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