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Before there was Gandalf and Dumbledore there was Merlin, the legendary adviser to King Arthur. Shrouded in the magical mist of time, Merlin is the wizard that all other wizards are measured against. Collected here in one edition are the stories and legends that inspired a tradition, including 'Merlin's Youth,' by George Parker Bidder; ,'The Prophecies of Merlin, and the Birth of Arthur,' by Sir James Knowles; 'Merlin,' by Beatrice Clay; 'The Prophecy of Merlin,' by Anne Bannerman; 'The Wisdom of Merlyn,' by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt; 'Wise Merlin's Foolishness,' by U. Waldo Cutler; 'Merlin I,' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'The Story of Merlin,' by Howard Pyle; 'The Egyptian Maid or The Romance of the Water-Lily,' by William Wordsworth; 'Merlin and Vivien,' by Lord Alfred Tennyson; 'Merlin II,' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'Merlin and the Gleam,' by Alfred Lord Tennyson; 'Excalibur,' by Sir Thomas Malory; 'Merlin's Song,' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'Merlin's Grave,' by Sallie Bridges; 'Merlin's Last Prophecy,' by George Darley; 'Merlin in Avalon,' by Geoffrey Junior; and 'Merlin's Tomb,' by Robert Buchanan.
They were losing the planet. The first of the frontier worlds wanted its independence. There was a traitor in their midst and it was up to Neel to find him and stop a nuclear war.
Jason dinAlt has been kidnapped and is being returned to the planet Cassylia to stand trial for his crimes. But en route the space ship he is on crash lands on a planet inhabited by men who have lost much of their technology. It is up to Jason to find a way to stay alive and get off planet. Can he succeed in leaving this new Deathworld?
It's more than a little careless to lose a battleship, even in interstellar space. Enter Slippery Jim diGriz, better known as the Stainless Steel Rat, the fastest talking con-man in the galaxy. Jim will need to go undercover to find the missing battleship and make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. A fast paced comical science fiction romp!
Deathworld' is perhaps Harry Harrison's best known novel and is certainly the book that put him on the map. Jason dinAlt is a daring gambler. He uses his spotty psionic powers to give himself a slight edge in games of chance. After winning a large fortune at the tables, he flees for his life to Deathworld, the most dangerous planet ever colonized by human beings. He will soon discover that nothing is what it seems.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her "Anne of Green Gables" books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942.
These two children's books were part of a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children. They were children's favorites for more than half a century.
Collected here in this omnibus edition are five of the great Pirate novels and a number of wonderful short stories. You'll go in search of adventure in 'Kidnapped' by Robert Louis Stevenson, 'A Brush with the Chinese' by G. A. Henty, and 'The Madman and the Pirate' by R.M. Ballantyne. Authors include Howard Pyle, W. B. Lord, Harry Collingwood, Richard Glasspoole, and many others. This is the swashbuckling pirate anthology you've been waiting for. Over 750 pages and more than 300,000 words of pulse pounding pirate adventures await you. Grab your eyepatch and set sail for adventure. For pirate lovers of all ages!
Brion Brandd was chosen for the mission because he was the very best of the best. It is up to him to avert a nuclear war, but even all his training and intelligence might not be enough to save a world. Nothing is as it seems and every action could be his last. This tightly plotted adventure novel was nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award.
Collected here in this omnibus edition are five of the greatest Pirate novels ever written, as well as a number of wonderful short stories. You'll go in search of adventure with 'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Captain Blood' by Rafael Sabatini, and the 'Ghost Pirates' by William Hope Hodgson. Authors include James Fenimore Cooper, Howard Pyle, Lucretia Parker, Murray Leinster and many others. This is the swashbuckling pirate anthology you've been waiting for. Over 800 pages and more than 300,000 words of pulse pounding pirate adventures await you. Grab your eyepatch and set sail for adventure. For pirate lovers of all ages!
The Lady of the Camellias' is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, subsequently adapted for the stage (becoming known as 'Camille' in the English-speaking world), and then becoming the opera 'La Traviata.' The title character is based on Marie Duplessis, the real-life lover of Dumas. In this tale, a young provincial bourgeois, Armand, falls in love with a 'courtisane' named Marguerite, and ultimately becomes her lover, convincing her to turn her back on her life as a 'courtisane' and live with him in the countryside. This idyllic existence is broken by Armand's father, who, concerned by the scandal created by the illicit relationship and fearful that it will destroy his daughter's (Armand's sister's) chances of marriage, convinces Marguerite to leave Armand, who believes, up until Marguerite's death, that she has left him for another man.
George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. The mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll, his writings have been cited as a major literary influence by authors including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. This collection contains six of his finest fairy tales, including 'The Princess and the Goblin,' 'The Princess and Curdie,' 'The Light Princess,' 'Phantastes,' 'The Giant's Heart,' and 'The Golden Key.'
Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the world's most influential philosophers. Included here are nine of his most important essays, including 'On the Sufferings of the World,' 'The Vanity of Existence,' 'On Suicide,' 'Immortality: a Dialogue,' 'Psychological Observations,' 'On Education,' 'Of Women,' 'On Noise,' and
Join us aboard a pirate ship in a time that never was. A swashbuckling tale of mutiny and courage set in the Pacific. Vivid and entertaining.
Here is the fourth book in the Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn series. Tom and Huck are once again in the thick of things. This time investigating an unlikely murder case. Strange as the incidents of this story are, they are not inventions, but facts-even to the public confession of the accused. I take them from an old-time Swedish criminal trial, change the actors, and transfer the scenes to America. I have added some details, but only a couple of them are important ones. - Mark Twain
Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? I mean the adventures we had down the river, and the time we set Jim free and Tom got shot in the leg. No, he wasn't. It only just p'isoned him for more. That was all the effect it had. You see, when we three came back up the river in glory, as you may say, from that long travel, and the village received us with a torchlight procession and speeches, and everybody hurrah'd and shouted, it made us heroes, and that was what Tom Sawyer had always been hankering to be. Here is the third Adventure of Tom Sawyer and Huckelberry Fin as narrated by Huck Finn himself. The pair set sail for Africa and adventure!
You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly-Tom's Aunt Polly, she is-and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before. A Timeless Classic!
Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual-he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order of architecture. The odd superstitions touched upon were all prevalent among children and slaves in the West at the period of this story. Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are the embedment of young boys from a simpler time. Collected here in one omnibus edition are all four of the books in this series: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Abroad, and Tom Sawyer, Detective. Over five hundred pages of delightful adventures. Follow Huck and Tom as they solve mysteries and face danger without fear. Exciting and wonderfully humorous. Mark Twain was a national treasure and these are his masterpieces.
The first and chief need of our Christian life is, Fellowship with God. The Divine life within us comes from God, and is entirely dependent upon Him. Christ is a living Person, he loves you with a personal love. If we are to experience a deepening of spiritual life, we want to discover clearly what is the spiritual life that God would have us live, on the one hand; and, on the other, to ask whether we are living that life; or, if not, what hinders us living it out fully.
Among Malay Pirates is a story of courage and danger. Join our heroes as they pit themselves against blood thirsty pirates and epic sea storms. A magnificent swashbuckling story of a grander more adventurous time.
Bron Hoddan never wanted to be a pirate, but he was born into a family of pirates, who expected him to join the family business. Bron stows away on a space ship and runs away from home. But even though he has never committed an act of space piracy, he'll soon learn it's not that easy to leave his family's legacy behind. A wild, funny science fiction romp that will leave you smiling long after you've turned the final page.
Ships at anchor reared their tall masts, here and there; and the broad stream was enlivened and colored by junks and boats of all sizes and vivid hues, propelled on the screw principle by a great scull at the stern, with projecting handles for the crew to work; and at times a gorgeous mandarin boat, with two great glaring eyes set in the bows, came flying, rowed with forty paddles by an armed crew, whose shields hung on the gunwale and flashed fire in the sunbeams; the mandarin, in conical and buttoned hat, sitting on the top of his cabin calmly smoking Paradise, alias opium, while his gong boomed and his boat flew fourteen miles an hour, and all things scuttled out of his celestial way. And there, looking majestically down on all these water ants, the huge Agra, cynosure of so many loving eyes and loving hearts in England, lay at her moorings; homeward bound.
It was early in December that H.M.S. Perseus was cruising off the mouth of the Canton River. War had been declared with China in consequence of her continued evasions of the treaty she had made with us, and it was expected that a strong naval force would soon gather to bring her to reason. In the meantime the ships on the station had a busy time of it, chasing the enemy's junks when they ventured to show themselves beyond the reach of the guns of their forts, and occasionally having a brush with the piratical boats which took advantage of the general confusion to plunder friend as well as foe.
The Wreck of the Titan was written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic. The events in book are eerily similar to the actual events that would not happen for more than a decade. Titan the largest ship in the line is considered to be unsinkable, it is roughly the same size as the Titanic with about the same number of passengers, it was not provided with enough life boats for all of its passages, and half of the passengers died when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. So similar were the incidents described in the book to the sinking of the Titanic that many people credited the author, Morgan Robertson, with clairvoyance. The Dr. Who episode of the same name was based on the events in this book. A story of tragedy, loss, love and redemption.