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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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by Herman Hesse, Standard eBooks
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Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha during a period in his life in which he suffered what he described as a “sickness with life.” He claimed to be unable to complete the book because he had not experienced the kind of nirvana that Siddhartha, the main character, wants to achieve—so Hesse surrounded himself with sacred Buddhist and Hindu teachings and lived as a recluse in order to complete this work. Siddhartha is a short, simple tale of a man’s quest to achieve enlightenment and happiness....
Topics: Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Philip K. Dick
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21 ST CENTURY BOUNTY HUNTER World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't  retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and...
Topics: science fiction, blade runner
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This rather long book is not a novel: it is a fun-level introduction to the natural history of the Americas, seen from a late nineteenth century perspective. Quadrupeds, birds, plants, trees, and the indigenous races are covered, always in an interesting and readable style. There are almost 200 engravings, many of them quite excellent, done by a variety of high-quality artists. Unfortunately all this adds up to additional size, such that the PDF of the book is close to 100 megabytes, when an...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Western, World, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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For those interested in the nineteenth century in the wild backwoods of Canada this will be a most important book. Reverend Young and his wife were appointed to a large region of Northern Canada, and quickly learnt to travel by canoe in the summer and by dog-train in the winter. To visit their flock they had to travel extensively by these means. There is also a section on the syllabic writing symbols devised by Reverend James Evans, by means of which it was possible to bring the Bible and other...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Arthur C. Clarke
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It is the world first introduced in 2001: A Space Odyssey. And now the odyssey enters its perilous ultimate stage. In 3001, the human race, incredibly, has survived, fearful of the trio of monoliths that dominate the solar system. Then a single hope flickers. The body of Frank Poole, believed dead for a thousand years, is recovered from the frozen reaches of the galaxy. Restored to conscious life, Poole readies himself to resume the voyage that HAL abruptly terminated a millennium ago. He knows...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Agatha Christie, Standard eBooks
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles isn’t just Agatha Christie’s first Poirot novel, it was the only Poirot novel in the public domain until 2019. It was written on a bet that Christie couldn’t write a detective novel in which the reader couldn’t deduce the criminal. Her attempt laid the foundation for one of literature’s most famous detectives. In this novel we’re introduced to Poirot as he’s settling in to a new life in England. After a woman is murdered at the country estate he’s...
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by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. She was at first a most unwilling prisoner, but gradually an instinct for...
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Philip K. Dick built an enduring literary reputation writing powerful science fiction in the pulp magazines of the 50s and beyond. This collection of several of his short works, arranged in chronological order and all published in now-defunct science fiction pulp magazines, is a slice from his early career. Many of these stories explore the themes of war and whether humanity is intrinsically violent and conflict-torn. Each of them is a fascinating jewel of speculative fiction.
Topics: Short Fiction, Philip K Dick, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, George Manville Fenn, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Much of the action of this book takes place in Greenwich, a river-side suburb of London. "Poor Jack" is a name given to a boy wading in the murky waters at the edge of the river, a boy who calls out to visitors to Greenwich to throw coins into the water, for him to retrieve. At one point the action leads Jack to be out at sea in the Channel between England and France. He and his friend Bramble are taken prisoner, and have a bit of difficulty escaping and getting back to England. The...
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TELL ME WHY SCORES 100 ! Welcome to the 100th issue of Manorama Tell Me Why! This is indeed a special occasion for us all, and we thought it appropriate to make our 100th issue itself a special one. So, we are happy to present, a collector's issue this time. As the title suggests, the 'Best of Tell Me Why' presents selected questions and answers from the long line of our titles, starting with the very first one, 'Solar System'. For us, it has been a long journey from the first issue to the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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A shortish but quite charming book by this author, whom we mainly connect with political works. This book was originally published in a collection of stories called The Playfellow, but later editions have concentrated on the artwork. This edition, illustrated in an amazing art deco style by Boris Artzybasheff, is in copyright in the US, but it is OK for citizens of the European Union, and of some other countries to read it. Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876 English writer, sister of James Martineau,...
Topics: Athelstane, Harriet, Martineau, Feats, Fiord, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the coastal parts of Africa were of course well-known, and in any of the territories round the coasts there were European officials, such as consuls, and European traders. This becomes very apparent as you read this book, as many of the travels described involve sorties from an existing European base. On the other hand the very sources of the various major rivers were not on the map, and the object of many of the travellers was to find these sources,...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Great, African, Travellers, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a short book but it is prolifically illustrated with no less than 29 pictures, most of very great interest, but in none of which can one make out the artist's signature. The picture of the visit of the witch doctor to the sick man is very memorable, and the poor man was probably frightened to death, rather than revived. A group of tough young Brits make their way to the west of North America, where there are numerous hazards, in the form of grizzly bears, wolves, and a few tribes...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it...
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Benjamin Franklin is a man who needs little introduction. He wore many hats over the course of his fascinating life, from that of a printer, to an inventor, to a scientist, to a politician, a founding father and statesman, and even a postmaster-general. He was famous for all of these things in his day, but he was also famed for his keen insight into people and human nature, and his sparkling talent as a conversationalist. Despite his accomplishments, Franklin seemed to keep a down-to-earth...
Topics: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, Standard eBooks
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Originally published serially as a three-part story, Heart of Darkness is a short but thematically complex novel exploring colonialism, humanity, and what constitutes a savage society. Set in the Congo in Central Africa, the tale is told in the frame of the recollections of one Charles Marlow, a captain of an ivory steamer. Marlow’s search for the mysterious and powerful “first-class agent” Kurtz gives way to a nuanced and powerful commentary on the horrors of colonialism, called by some...
Topics: Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Bram Stoker, Standard eBooks
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Dracula is one of the most famous public-domain horror novels in existence, responsible not just for introducing the eponymous Count Dracula, but for introducing many of the common tropes we see in modern horror fiction. Count Dracula isn’t the first vampire to have graced the pages of literature—that honor is thought to belong to Lord Ruthven in The Vampyr, by John William Polidori—but Dracula is the vampire on which modern vampires are based. Dracula wasn’t as famous in its day as it...
Topics: Dracula, Bram Stoker, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Seneca
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Seneca the Younger was a statesman and philosopher who lived in Rome around the dawn of the Common Era. Though he wrote a large amount of tragedies and other works, today he’s perhaps best known for his writing on Stoic philosophy and principles. Seneca didn’t write books about Stoicism; rather, he composed essays and sent letters over the course of his lifetime that addressed that philosophy. Since these essays and letters are addressed to his friends and contemporaries, they’re written...
Topics: Dialogues, Seneca, Seneca the Younger, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Tao Te Ching, Laozi, Standard eBooks, James Legge
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The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese text written around the 6th century BC by Laozi, a Zhou-dynasty courtier. While its authorship is debated, the text remains a fundamental building block of Taoism and one of the most influential works of its time. Today it’s one of the most-translated works in the world. The work itself is a series of 81 short poetic sections, each one written in a fluid, ambiguous style, leaving them open to wide interpretation. Subjects range from advice to those in...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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The Mysterious Island tells the tale of five Americans who, in an attempt to escape the Civil War, pilot a hot-air balloon and find themselves crashed on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific. Verne had been greatly influenced by works like Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, and that influence shines brightly in this novel of engineering ingenuity and adventure. Verne imparts the escapees with such over-the-top cleverness and so many luckily-placed resources that modern readers...
Topics: The Mysterious Island, Jules Verne, Standard eBooks, Stephen W White
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is very much in the cowboys and Indians genre, and there can be no doubt that the author knew exactly what he was writing about, and had lived through similar experiences. It was quite a hard book to transcribe, though the copy used was nice and clean, because of the very large number of Mexican-Spanish words and phrases. There was also a great deal of speech by people whose grammar and words were supposed to indicate a lower education. Hence it was not at all easy to present the book as...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a novel in Kingston's usual format, but a summary of the life, travels, adventures and discoveries of one of the eighteenth century's most interesting explorers. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on...
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Father Brown is a Catholic priest, but a slightly unusual one in that he’s also an amateur detective. Unlike his more famous literary cousin Sherlock, Father Brown takes a less analytical and more intuition-oriented approach to solving the many murders that he happens to come across. This collection of short murder mysteries is Brown’s first appearance on the literary stage. In it we see him practicing his unique brand of sleuthing alongside his sometimes-partner, the reformed master...
Topics: The Innocence of Father Brown, G K Chesterton, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Standard eBooks, Anton Chekhov
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Anton Chekhov is widely considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in history. A physician by day, he’s famously quoted as saying, “Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress.” Chekhov wrote nearly 300 short stories in his long writing career; while at first he wrote mainly to make a profit, as his interest in writing—and his skill—grew, he wrote stories that heavily influenced the modern development of the form. His stories are famous for, among other...
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The Jungle Book is a short collection of stories published by Kipling in various magazines between 1893 and 1894. Kipling spent both his early years and his late teenage years in India, and that upbringing is front and center in these stories—despite them being written while he was living in Vermont, in the United States. The stories are fable-like, with most of them centering on the lives of anthropomorphised jungle animals and a few focused on human characters in India. The stories were...
Topics: The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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I don't know where they get titles for books from. The subtitle is "The Boy with no Skid to his Wheel", and that is the only mention of the word "skid" in the entire book. The only "wheel" mentioned is when the boy hero does cartwheels round the drawing-room. And the said boy is referred to as "a globule of quicksilver". So I suppose it is something the author had in his mind before he began the book. Unlike most of Fenn's books, which involve dire...
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A seminal tale of science fiction, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas is one of Jules Verne’s most famous novels. It’s more than just a stirring adventure tale—it’s also one of Verne’s most scientifically-accurate and prescient works, predicting amazing advances in electricity, undersea travel, and technology. In it we follow Professor Aronnax, a French marine biologist, as he and his companions, Conseil and Ned Land, become prisoners (guests?) aboard the Nautilus, captained by...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Niccolo Machiavellia, Standard eBooks
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The Prince is a book that was controversial before it had even been sent to the printer. Written in vernacular Italian instead of Latin, dedicated to a member of one of the most powerful Italian families of the day, and only printed after Machiavelli’s death, this treatise on how to tyrannize effectively was considered shocking even by his contemporaries. The discussion of its morality that continues to this day gives us the modern-day word Machiavellian. The book is organized into several...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Algis Budrys’ science fiction writing career is long and storied. This collection of seven of his early stories published in science fiction pulp magazines is a window into his imagination and style.
Topics: Short Fiction, Algis Budrys, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ilia Podendorf
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Ilia Podendorf is a science teacher who encourages children to work on their own and to investigate and solve problems as scientists do. Doing experiments, like the ones outlined in this book, not only helps children develop better concepts but, incidentally, improves reading skill and the capacity to follow directions intelligently. Thus children become equipped to explore the ever-expanding world of knowledge to which science leads. By doing the experiments in this book, children see or hear...
Topic: Science Experiments
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Standard eBooks
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Lyrical Ballads is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and his friend and contemporary Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A hugely influential work, Lyrical Ballads is generally acknowledged to have started the Romantic movement in English literature—a period marked by a departure from the stiff and unapproachable poetry of earlier times, and by a focus on readable, relatable verse written in everyday language. Many of Wordsworth’s poems focus on the natural world and the down-to-earth people...
Topics: Lyrical Ballads, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Oscar Wilde, Standard eBooks
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The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval. Wilde soon expanded it and republished it as a novel, including a short preface justifying his art. Even though his contemporaries considered it so offensive that some argued for his prosecution, Dorian Gray today survives as a classic philosophical novel that explores themes of...
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4 condensed novels in 1 volume of 600 pages... 1. THE AMBLER WARNING Robert Ludlum Hidden on a remote island is a top-secret facility housing former US intelligence operatives who present a security risk to their government. One of them, Hal Ambler, escapes—only to find that every detail of his past has been erased. On the run, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy to bring about a major shift in the balance of world power.  2.  TRUE BELIEVER Nicholas Sparks Jeremy Marsh, a science...
Topics: fiction, horror, adventure, thriller
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THE PLOTTERS An original novel featuring the first Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki ‘IF ANYONE TRIES TO INTERRUPT THIS OPENING OF PARLIAMENT, THERE’LL BE FIREWORKS!’ London, November 160S. The^TARDIS materializes at a crucial moment in British history. While Ian and Barbara set off for the Globe Theatre, Vicki accompanies the Doctor on a mysterious mission to the court of King James. What connects the King’s advisor Robert Cecil with the sinister hooded figure known only as ‘the...
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Autobiography of Mae West - actress, playwright, screenwriter. Thanks to the alert received from the reviewer below, this book now has all missing pages restored.
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Topics: mae west, broadway, hollywood
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Illustrated with over 50 exciting full-colour photographs from the hit movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Adapted by Robert Loren Fleming from the novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale Designed by Deborah Bethel He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all! An eccentric scientist invents a time machine that hurls Marty McFly thirty years into the past. Join Marty...
Topics: Back to the Future, movie storybook
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Anton Chekhov
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The Duel is one of Chekhov’s longest works, skirting the edge between novel and novella. Like many of Chekhov’s works, it was first published as a serial. Laevsky is a womanizing drunkard, a slave to life’s vices. His wantonness clashes with the moralistic zoologist Von Koren, who grows to despise Laevsky. Their mutual enmity culminates in a duel—though neither they, nor their friends, really want it to happen.
Topics: The Duel, Anton Chekhov, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a charming book, with amusing illustrations. There are numerous tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. We have Cats, Dogs, Horses, Oxen, Donkeys, Elephants, Wild Animals and Birds. Any of us who have ever had pets can recall how clever they have been on occasion. I wish Kingston could see those shots on television of squirrels who have learnt to get a few free nuts if they perform some subtle...
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Standard eBooks
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In A Princess of Mars, John Carter is transported to a Mars inhabited by strange civilizations and embarks on various adventures on his quest home. Often held up as a seminal example of pulp science fiction, A Princess of Mars is the first entry in Burroughs’ epic Martian series, and the first to feature the character of John Carter. Though often categorized as just a pulp adventure tale, A Princess of Mars was hugely influential on many budding science fiction writers, professional...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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The young hero of this tale is Dick Delamere, who was already a midshipman, on leave, but who receives a letter from the Captain of the Europa, recalling him to join the ship at Portsmouth. The date of the events that ensue is the very late eighteenth century. The first few chapters cover the events while the Europa is on patrol in the Chops of the Channel and the Bay of Biscay. The British are hostile to the French and to the Dutch, and there are engagements with vessels of these nations....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Alexander Kazantsev
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A novel Translated by Alex Miller Illustrated and designed by Mikhail Verkholantsev CONTENTS 7 From the author 10 Part 0ne.Tension 10 Chapter One. The Wave 20 Chapter Two. Two Shores 31 Chapter Three. The Masters 49 Chapter Four. The Temple of Eternity 58 Chapter Five. Blood 67 Chapter Six. No Happiness in this World 79 Chapter Seven. The Forgotten Hump 94 Part Two. Explosion 94 Chapter One. The Little World 106 Chapter Two. The Golden Apple 117 Chapter Three. Paradise Found 131 Chapter Four....
Topics: science fiction, fantasy, adventure
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Martin Gardner
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• Tricky teasers  • Quirky questions • Science stumpers  • Logic puzzles • Knotty problems  • Wacky worldles They're all here in this illustrated, brain-boggling bonanza by famous puzzler and mathemagician, Martin Gardner. They'll challenge your senses, tickle your funny bone, and sometimes baffle you. So put on your thinking cap and get ready to answer questions, find flaws, solve mysteries, and have a great time!
Topics: Brainteasers, puzzles
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Even though Doyle is most famous for his Sherlock stories, he was also a prolific novelist, and The Lost World is one of his more famous non-Sherlock novels. Like many novels of the day, it was first published serially. In it we meet a group of adventurers who head to a deep South American jungle to explore rumors of long-lost dinosaurs. The plot is driven by their journey, discoveries, and subsequent narrow escape. Notably, The Lost World is the novel in which Doyle’s popular recurring...
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The Wind in the Willows, the story of four animals and their adventures in the idyllic English countryside, started out as bedtime stories Grahame would tell his son. He eventually started writing them down, and finally produced this much-loved childrens classic. In continuous print since 1908, The Wind in the Willows has been illustrated countless times and adapted to stage, radio, and screen.
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Topics: The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Friedrich Nietzsche, Standard eBooks
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Beyond Good and Evil, one of Nietzsche’s four “late period” works, is a philosophical treatise organized into nine parts and 296 short individual sections. In it he explores the concept of morality as taken for granted by contemporary philosophers, and whether “good” and “evil” should be considered just two sides of the same coin.
Topics: Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Marcus Aurelius, Standard eBooks
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Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was the model of what we call a philosopher-king. Though his rule was troubled by war and conflict, he remained a thoughtful and even-handed ruler. Meditations isn’t a complete book, but rather a collection of his personal diary entries written over a ten-year campaign in Greece. The entries were never meant to be published; instead, they were a reminder to himself of how to remain calm, tranquil, and kind, even in the worst of situations. In...
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Arthur Machen was a Welsh man of letters who wrote his most famous work in the late 1890s and early 1900s. While his body of work is wide, he’s perhaps best known for his supernaturally-flavored proto-horror short stories. The Great God Pan—perhaps his most famous work—along with “The Inmost Light” and The White People deeply influenced later writers like H. P. Lovecraft. Stephen King has gone so far as to call The Great God Pan “maybe the best [horror story] in the English...
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by Kate Chopin
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A short story by Kate Chopin from The Century Magazine, August 1896. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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by BY LYNN HANEY
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The Last Starfighter movie storybook ADAPTED BY LYNN HANEY FROM THE NOVEL BY ALAN DEAN FOSTER BASED ON A SCREENPLAY BY JONATHAN BETUEL
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by Bart D. Ehrman
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"How much truth is there in The Da Vinci Code? In some ways the question is raised by The Da Vinci Code itself, as it begins (on p. i, before the Prologue) with a list of items that it labels 'FACT,' including ... the claim: 'All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.' But are they? I will not be dealing with art, architecture, or rituals. But I will be dealing with 'documents.' And as we will see, even when Dan Brown strives to...
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P. T. Barnum, the legendary entertainer and co-founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, was not just a successful businessman, but a philanthropist and writer as well. This short, pamphlet-length work distills Barnum’s advice on achieving success and wealth, in his own words.
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by Jack London, Standard eBooks
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Jack London spent nearly a year in Alaska and the Klondike, mining for gold and braving the Alaskan winter. There he was inspired to write what would become The Call of the Wild, one of his most famous novels. The Call of the Wild tells the tale of a domesticated dog stolen from his California family and sold to sledders in Alaska. As he adapts to the harsh and wild environment, he slowly sheds domestication and returns to his primal roots. The Call of the Wild was London’s first major...
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by Lewis Carroll, Standard eBooks
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Everyone’s familiar with Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s classic and the huge influence it’s had on modern culture. The Mad Hatter, the Duchess, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar—all of these strange and familiar creatures appear in Alice, and the nonsensical style, memorable poems, and colorful set pieces are just as influential. The book was originally written as gift to Alice Liddel, the daughter of one of Carroll’s friends. Carroll had told the story to Alice...
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Sometimes described as thrilling, sometimes as comic, and sometimes as metaphysical or spiritual, The Man Who Was Thursday is perhaps a little of each. The tale begins when an undercover policeman infiltrates a mysterious Anarchist group. As the novel progresses, things become more comic and improbable, and eventually evolve in to a sort of abstract, dreamlike state. Filled with Christian allegory, Thursday is a glittering, fascinating exploration of good versus evil and theology through the...
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by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is a most remarkable book, copiously illustrated with interesting engravings. A young boy and his brother are sent home early from their boarding-school, because of illness among the pupils. Their father is a retired captain in the Royal Navy, who has had a beautiful yacht built. He suggests that the family should spend this lengthened summer holiday sailing round England. This means sailing round the southern part of Scotland, passing through the Caledonian Canal. The boys were instructed...
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by Henry David Thoreau, Standard eBooks
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Walden is one of the more famous transcendentalist tracts in modern American literature. First published in 1854, Walden is an account of Thoreau’s famous experiment in solitude: spending over two years alone in a cabin near the wilderness. Walden is broken into sections that meditate on single themes: economy, reading, sounds, solitude, visitors, and so on. The style is complex, weaving back and forth between simple, home-spun prose and complex allegory, metaphor, and allusion. This makes...
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by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century. You will find it worth listening to, or reading, and I recommend it. It has been very hard to find anything...
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by George Eliot (1819-1880)
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This is a very long description of life in Italy round about the year 1500. It was first published in 1863. We have reproduced here the 1913 ediion.
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by Standard eBooks, Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice may today be one of Jane Austen’s most enduring novels, having been widely adapted to stage, screen, and other media since its publication in 1813. The novel tells the tale of five unmarried sisters and how their lives change when a wealthy eligible bachelor moves in to their neighborhood.
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by Brian Daley
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AN ELECTRONIC WONDERWORLD COME TO LIFE...  Denied access to a program he created, computer expert Alan Bradley seeks out Flynn, a video game virtuoso who is the only man clever enough to outwit the powerful Master Control Program. Flynn’s efforts are in vain. T'T ‘ The Master Control Program shoots him into an incredible electronic world, where computer programs are the alter-egos of their programmers, where video games are battles of life and death. It is here that Flynn finds TRON, the...
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by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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Here we have another George Manville Fenn book, full of realistic characters who get into positions of great suspense--the usual formula for this excellent author. The time of the story is the early part of the nineteenth century, and the place is, for most of the book, a sheep and cattle station in New South Wales. The owner is a former Doctor who had practised in London, and who had driven himself to illness with his work: the only possibility for him was a new outdoor life. There are various...
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by Thomas de Quincey
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The Suspiria is a collection of prose poems, or what De Quincey called “impassioned prose,” erratically written and published starting in 1854. Each Suspiria is a short essay written in reflection of the opium dreams De Quincey would experience over the course of his lifetime addiction, and they are considered by some critics to be some of the finest examples of prose poetry in all of English literature. De Quincey originally planned them as a sequel of sorts to his Confessions of an...
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by Kate Chopin
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A short story by Kate Chopin from The Century Magazine, December 1894. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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by Lord Dunsay, Standard eBooks
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The Book of Wonder is one of Lord Dunsany’s many collections of fantasy short stories. While many of his collections were illustrated, this particular one is different—the illustrations were completed first. Dunsany then used the illustrations as inspirations for the stories around them. This collection features fourteen short stories, all of them whimsical, imaginative, and deeply strange. Dunsany writes stories that don’t always have a happy ending, and these are no exception—though...
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by Mat Irvine
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When is an alien monster not an alien monster? Or a spaceship not a spaceship? Or a bleak planet in the outer galaxy not a bleak planet in the outer galaxy at all? Answer: When if s a special effect In this book, Mat Irvine, who has worked on Doctor Who for many years, takes you behind the scenes of this most famous of all science fiction series. There you can discover how the flying Tardis and fighting Daleks came into being. You can find out how spectacular battles and exploding planets are...
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A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no...
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by The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Standard eBooks
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Baron Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen, was an actual baron living in 18th-century Hanover famous for entertaining his guests with outrageously-embellished tales of his wartime exploits—so much so that his nickname in German is Lügenbaron, or “Baron of Lies.” When Rudolph Eric Raspe, a writer and scientist living in England, heard of the Baron’s tales, he wrote his own versions centered around a fictional Baron Munchausen. While the real Baron wasn’t amused to...
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by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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This is a rather famous book about life in a boys' boarding school. We start off with the entry to the school of a little new boy, not quite eleven years old, who also happens to have an older brother in the school. We learn about the school at the same time as little Steevie does. Steevie is appointed to be the fag of one Loman, and as the story unfolds we begin to see life through the eyes of the older boy. There is an interesting moment when Steevie refuses to do the work of fag to Loman,...
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by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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The first edition of this book is dated 1851. The edition used is dated 1851. The publisher was George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., London (NY EP Dutton) The number of pages is 395. General information A long book--nineteen hours--full of adventure and tense situations. I was a bit disappointed to find that the Pirate was a Greek who preyed mostly upon Italian, Greek and Turkish vessels in the Eastern Mediterranean, because I had hoped that Kingston would address himself to the problem in the...
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by Upton Sinclair, Standard eBooks
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The Jungle is one of the most famous muckraking novels in modern history. Set in Chicago at the dawn of the 20th century, it tells the story of an immigrant Lithuanian family trying to make it in a new world both cruel and full of opportunity. Their struggles are in part a vehicle for Sinclair to shine a spotlight on the monstrous conditions of the meatpacking industry, to expose the brutal exploitation of immigrants and workers, and to espouse his more socialist worldview. The novel is in part...
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H. G. Wells’ classic tale of alien invasion has to this day never been out of print. Like many works of the era, it was originally published as a serial—though the publisher, Pearson’s Magazine, demanded to know the ending before committing to publication. The War of the Worlds, with its matter-of-fact narrative style and deft mixture of contemporary science and fictionalized interstellar war machines, became an instant hit. Its themes of colonialism, social Darwinism, good and evil, and...
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