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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 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...
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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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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...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Susan Glaspell
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Amrita Aggarwal, young, gorgeous and sexy, comes to Bombay from Delhi to make her career as asuccessful supermodel. Within months of her arrival in the glamorous city, she is the envy of its beautiful people. Then, one day, she attracts the attentions of a mysterious woman called Minx, and before she knows it, Amrita is trapped in a relationship that takes over her life in ways too insidious to battle. As the months pass and the demands of her unwelcome suitor grow. Amrita’s life turns...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Sethji is the head of the ABSP, a crucial coalition partner in the government. Shrewd, ruthless and an inveterate fighter, he is a man who refuses to play by any moral codes or lose a single battle. Easing his way is Amrita, his ravishing and aloof daughter-in-law who guards her own secrets. But when two of the country’s most powerful men team up to challenge Sethji, the wily old politician has to fight the deadliest battle of his life—a battle in which he must stake everything. The one...
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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...
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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,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Theodore Dreiser
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 A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1916, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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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. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Khushwant Singh
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Khushwant Singh is undoubtedly Indian's best known journalist and syndicated columnist. In the words of his son Rahul Singh, Khushwant Singh, in his long and distinguished career, 'has tried his hand at almost anything that came his way. He has, in turn, been a lawyer, a diplomat, a broadcaster (he has a very good-voice) a United Nations official, an academic, a historian, an editor, a syndicated columnist, an author and a publishing consultant. In between, he has often been jobless. And now he...
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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 W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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The books starts off with a young Grammar-School boy being introduced to the local tailor, who is also a bit of a linguist. Our hero, and his friend Halliday, learn Arabic with the tailor. This turns out later on to have been very fortunate. Our hero and his friend are taken on as midshipmen on a frigate, where they are well trained. They spend three years at sea, and have the chance of visiting various ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, and also of getting to Cairo. However their next...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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We have provided an illustrated FB2 version of this book. Although the book's title Black Ivory denotes dealing in the slave trade it is not our heroes who are doing it. At the very first chapter there is a shipwreck, which leaves the son of the charterer of the sinking ship, and a seaman friend of his, alone on the east coast of Africa, where Arab and Portuguese slave traders were still carrying out their evil trade, despite the great efforts of patrolling British warships to limit it and free...
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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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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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A couple of young men go to Australia to stay awhile with the uncle of one of them. While on the way up to the uncle's station they meet with various adventures. During the book we are introduced to various of the animals of Australia, the kookaburra, the wombat, the kangaroo, the wallaby, and many others. We also meet with the aboriginal occupiers of the land. Finding that they like the life in Australia, the two young men decide to settle, and they buy, with the uncle's assistance, an area of...
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In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives. As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Alessandro Manzoni
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"I promessi sposi" di Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Angelo Marchese, Mondadori, Milano 1985. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This is a splendid book, beautifully written, with a strong nautical background. The hero's family, which had a very long nautical tradition, was a bit short of money. But there was a story told in the family that some centuries before an ancestor of his had found an abandoned vessel which turned out to have a huge amount of gold and jewels. He had buried this in a secret location on an island in the Far East, putting directions for finding it in cipher somewhere in his house in England. Our...
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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A story about some English people who were caught up in the wars of independence from Spain of a small South American country. We are shown life on the side of the Patriots fighting against the cruel rule of the Spaniards. Our friends have for various reasons to travel from one end of the country to the other, with various fights with the Spanish on the way. Copiously illustrated and well written, as always from this author, you will find this book very interesting. Kingston, William Henry...
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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...
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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When her parents die in an air crash, Mikki Hiralal suddenly finds herself the owner of the sprawling Hiralal industrial empire. Abandoning her studies in the United States, she returns to Bombay, only to find her father’s business affairs in a mess. Almost bankrupt, beset on all sides by creditors, takeover tycoons and unreliable associates, Mikki realizes there is only one person she can turn ta for help—the beautiful Alisha, her father’s illegitimate daughter. There is only one hitch:...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by JERRY PINTO
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A young man is found dead in the toilet of Matunga Road railway station, his stomach ripped open. Retired journalist Peter D'Souza joins the investigation with his friend, Inspector Jende, and discovers a world of secret desire, blackmail and unspoken love—a world that he barely knew existed, and one that he fears his son may be a part of. Driven as much by fear and empathy as by curiosity about men who seek men, Peter tries to track down the killer, with some help from the flamboyant Leslie...
Topics: murder, crime, mystery
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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On a sultry, rainy Bombay day, Nisha. an impressionable teenager, meets God in the college canteen and falls in love with his ragged, bearded looks and crude, streetwise manners, God patronizingly accepts her into his 'group' and it is in this way that their long and passionate romance begins ... God's driving ambition leads him into the unreal world of pseudo poetry, art for hire and compromised journalism while Nisha lands a job in advertising. Sycophants, court jesters, whores, dirty old...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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Books by George Manville Fenn are full of dreadful situations which the reader cannot see the way out of. This one is no exception, in fact we would easily say that it is one of his best. Harry goes adventuring, and with him goes Tom, a young worker at Harry's father's soap-boiling factory. Tom is wonderful. He gets Harry out of numerous dire situations, and the book would not work without him. He is down-to-earth, and full of commonsense and energy. Despite all sorts of adverse conditions and...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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Thinly disguised as a book about the fortunes of a family of exiles in the forests of Peru, this is actually a very well-written book about the natural history of the region. Its style makes it eminently readable, and even today anyone reading it will be amused and interested. The story is supposed to have taken place in the early part of the nineteenth century. There are a good many Spanish and native Indian words, but this does not affect the readability of the various chapters, each of which...
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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 one of Kingston's earlier books, but is very much in the style for which he became famous. The theme is that the father of a family, a well-to-do merchant in London, dies suddenly. His eldest son had gone off to sea, but had not been heard of for some time, and by some was presumed dead. The second son is our young hero, who goes to sea as a midshipman. The book is thereafter filled with his adventures as he finds his way through rumour and chance to rescue his brother from where he is...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a difficult book to transcribe. There were the usual difficulties with this author--his frequent use of words in Spanish, or the Mexican variety of Spanish, of words in French. In addition it must have been something of an experimental writing, for it is generally in the present tense, and there was frequent use made of new words that have not survived in the language. Much, indeed almost all, of the speech is uttered by uneducated persons, so that it needs perseverance,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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The action of this book takes place entirely in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in North America. We can certainly appreciate the hardness of the life of the hunters in those days, which were during the early part of the nineteenth century. The action is very well narrated, and is very exciting and interesting. All sorts of things are suddenly pulled together in the very last few pages, and it would be quite hard for the reader to guess what was going to happen, before the last two...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Vladimir Obruchev
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A novel Translated by Fainna SOLASKO CONTENTS Author's Note 9 A Surprise Offer 12 A Conference in Moscow 14 Journey's Start 21 The Country of Smoking Volcanoes 25 Bering Strait 33 Seeking the Unknown Land 39 Fridtjof Nansen Land 44 Over the Russian Ridge 49 The Endless Descent 52 The Strange Position of the Sun 72 The Polar Tundra 76 The Moving Hills 79 The Uninvited Guest 86 Trukhanov's Letter 96 The Land of Perpetual Light 101 The Uninvited Grave-diggers 108 Down the Maksheyev River 113...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Khushwant Singh
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Khushwant Singh is undoubtedly Indian's best known journalist and syndicated columnist. In the words of his son Rahul Singh, Khushwant Singh, in his long and distinguished career, 'has tried his hand at almost anything that came his way. He has, in turn, been a lawyer, a diplomat, a broadcaster (he has a very good-voice) a United Nations official, an academic, a historian, an editor, a syndicated columnist, an author and a publishing consultant. In between, he has often been jobless. And now he...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
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Here is a book about the young girl and her awakening to the world by this talented author. Darsie, the heroine, is selected by an old aunt to come and spend a year or so as her companion. The old woman tries to coach Darsie in matters of deportment and behaviour. This would be pretty odious if it were not for the presence locally of a young family of boys and girls of Darsie's age, whom, being rich and living rather grandly, the aunt allows Darsie to know. The first half of the book describes...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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One of the most successful books in British literature, this book is still in print 160 years after it was written. Published only a year before Marryat's death, the scene is set in rural England at the time of the Roundheads. The family who are set as the heroes of the story are perfectly ordinary middle-class English, but because they live in a farm and not in a hovel, they are seen as the enemy by the Levellers. Some of their property is destroyed, and they have to pretend to be what they...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Carlo Collodi
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"Le avventure di Pinocchio" di Carlo Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini). Edizione di riferimento: Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino, illustrata da Enrico Mazzanti, Rizzoli, Milano 1949. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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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!
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ivan Yefremov
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A Space-Age Tale Translated by George Hanna CONTENTS 7 F r om the Author A N D R O M E D A 23 Characters in the Story 26 Chapter One. THE IRON STAR 71 Chapter Two. EPSILON T U C A N AE 115 Chapter Three. CAPTIVES OF T H E DARK 169 Chapter Four. THE RIVER OF TIME 199 Chapter Five. THE HORSE ON THE SEABED 231 Chapter Six.THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SUNS 266 Chapter Seven. SYMPHONY IN F -MI NOR, COLOUR TONE 4. 75  306 Chapter Eight. RED WAVES 337 Chapter Nine. A T H I R D CYCLE SCHOOL 357 Chapter Ten....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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This is good book, well written, and interesting throughout. It starts off at sea, aboard the Susan Jane, when a piece of floating wreckage is seen. A body is found on it, that of a boy of fifteen or so, badly injured, and struck dumb, and apparently unaware of what is going on. Yet when Seth, one of the men on board, is in danger, the boy springs to his aid. When they get to America it is time for the vessel to have a full refit, so some of the crew and the only passenger, Mr. Rawlings,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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In Chapter I the reader is introduced to Eric Blackburn, fourth officer of the ill-fated "Saturn", and hero of this story. The s.s. "Saturn" is overtaken in mid-ocean by a sudden and irreparable disaster, Blackburn being the sole survivor. Picked up by a sailing ship, the castaway finds himself elevated to the position of skipper, and joins in a search for hidden treasure. The search is successful, but on its way to port the ship is wrecked on an uncharted island. Blackburn...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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The first edition of this book is dated 1883. The edition used is dated 1883. The publisher was James Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 22 Berners St., London. The number of pages is 246. Until about 1817 the Algerine pirates were a great nuisance, capturing vessels in the Mediterranean and beyond, and even making raiding excursions as far afield as the shores of England. They made slaves of the Europeans they captured, and over the centuries more than a million people were made into slaves. There was an...
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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 Italo Svevo
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"La coscienza di Zeno" di Italo Svevo. Edizione di riferimento: dall’Oglio, Milano 1976. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) (1857-1917)
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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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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Fred and his brother have an adult friend, Cousin Giles, who is a naval officer who had served under the boys' father, before injury had compelled his retirement. One day Cousin Giles asks the boys to come with him on a visit to Russia. This was 1856. The boys' mother is glad they are not going too far, such as to the Antipodes. The little party arrive in Russia after some problems with their sea voyage. They tour Saint Petersburg, and then travel a little wider. Meeting various people with a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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It would be hard to praise this book highly enough. It is in essence a murder and detection mystery, the sort of thing that great mid-twentieth century writers like Agatha Christie wrote so well. This is a quite masterly book, a short one at that, a book full of suspense and surprises. Unusual to find such a book dating from the 19th century! An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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To see the transcribed text with images (if possible) use the FB2 version. This is deliberately more of a fairy tale than a realistic tale. It was, at the time this book was written, an ambition of Ballantyne's to write a fairy tale, a story of total improbability. This is it. The idea is, that as the Earth is rather flattened at the poles, it will be lower there than it is at the equator--that is, nearer the centre of the Earth. Then by some curious logic it is made to appear that the area...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Giovan Battista Basile
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"Lo cunto de li cunti" di Giovan Battista Basile. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Michel Rak, Garzanti, Milano 1995. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ahutosh Gowarikar
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A. extraordinary situation is thrnst'upon Champaner - a village in central India - a crisis which demands an extraordinary solution. At a time like this a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan - a simple villager . - comes together and faces this challenge. A battle is fought in which the villagers have everything to lose. This is the story of ordinary people who face arrogance and ruthlessness with courage and determination. A graphic book/comic based on the movie
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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Chapters 1 to 4 constitute "The Ferryman of Brill", while the other seven chapters are short stories on their own. All these stories had previously appeared in early volumes of "The Quiver". They were collected and published by Cassell's, who were not Kingston's usual publishers, and the book came out in the year of Kingston's death. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Captain Frederick Marryat was born July 10 1792, and died August 8 1848. He retired from the British navy in 1828 in order to devote himself to writing. In the following 20 years he wrote 26 books, many of which are among the very best of English literature, and some of which are still in print. Marryat had an extraordinary gift for the invention of episodes in his stories. He says somewhere that when he sat down for the day's work, he never knew what he was going to write. He certainly was a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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I did find the start of this book to be rather annoying, for it can never have been realistic that a school would advertise for a form-master and house-master. Even in those days it would have been absolutely normal that a house-master would undergo a long period as a junior master before even being asked to take a house at some time in the future. This would be something like five years on the staff, and then a further ten years before actually taking charge of a house. As for being Master of...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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To see the transcribed text with images (if possible) use the FB2 version. The author has chosen a very large and important theme for this book, namely the laying of telegraph cables across the oceans of the world, thus bringing most places in the civilised world into immediate contact with most others. This was a totally new phase of engineering history at the time of which Ballantyne was writing. Furthermore there was available for this work a very large vessel, originally intended as a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
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The action takes place at the end of the fourteenth century and the start of the fifteenth. It deals largely with a family connected with Arundel in Sussex. They seem to have been rather nasty people, highly motivated by greed and desire for even higher stations in life. They were fairly well-placed by today's standards, being closely related to various of the Kings of England of the day. Some of the women in the story are quite as bad as many of the men. When these wicked people had done their...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
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A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats. They are rescued by a vessel that turns out to be a pirate...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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Glyn Severn and the Maharajah of Dour, both about 15 or 16, have been sent together to an English Boarding School. Glyn's father has been for many years a Colonel in the Maharajah's father's army, but now the old Maharajah is dead, and his son, known at school as "Singh", has inherited the title. The Colonel is Singh's guardian. There are the usual schoolboyish rivalries and fights, in particular involving a nasty individual called Slegge. A menagerie owner lives nearby, and among his...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Martin Gardner
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Science has a great influence on our lives. It provides the basis of much of modern technology. Conducting experiments is a major tool in developing and testing scientific theories. Exploring Science and Searching Science have great appeal because they have experiments which in addition to being amusing, astonishing, or entertaining, also teach something of importance about science. And what's more, the experiments do not require special equipment. No books entertain more while educating...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Giovanni Boccaccio
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"Decameron" (o "Decamerone") di Giovanni Boccaccio. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Vittore Branca, Utet, Torino 1956. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
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The story opens in 1712, and is a story of the habits, customs, loves and hates of a gentle family of those days. We pay particular attention to two young women, Rhoda and Phoebe. Of course your reviewer never did live in those days, but the style of life of these minor grandees seems to ring true, as one would expect of this skilled author. As with her other historical novels, the reader seems to feel pulled into the contemporary scene of those days and that class: their foolish airs and...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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I have used part of the same introduction for this book, as I did for one of the books about Pixie O'Shaughnessy, not because the books are anything like the same, but because the observations are equally valid. This is another excellent book by Mrs. de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well-described, and no doubt are timeless. Some older children are...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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This is another excellent book by Mrs de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well-described, and no doubt are timeless. In some ways the world around the people in the book is recognisable today, in a way which a book written thirty or forty years before would not have been. They have electricity, telephones, trains, buses, and many other things that we...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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The book, quite a long one, is concerned with the adventures of a boy, Walter Heathfield, and of his sister Emily. They appear on the scene in chapter one, in rather a dramatic fashion, as they are rescued from a sinking ship, along with their dying father, moments before the ship finally vanishes. On reaching London their relations are traced, but none appear at all interested in them, except for Uncle Tom, who has but little money, and who unfortunately dies before the chapter is done, of a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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A typical Kingston book, full of incident, and co-incidence. We particularly liked the way in which the topic of the lost boy, Harry, is introduced, and later on a boy who had been found by the natives of a Pacific island, comes into the story, being the person who found one of the ship's company who had been lost overboard in heavy weather. The latter had made his way ashore by sheer grit and determination (being a Sandwich Islander). They realise Harry is originally an English boy, and take...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by James Follett
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Short novel that was bundled with video game "Starglider", published by Rainbird for various computers. Hall of Light claims that a German edition of the novel also existed.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Sherwood Anderson
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A short story by Sherwood Anderson from The Bookman, April 1921. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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Here is another book in the true Kingston style - lots of swimming, sharks, wrecks, battles, pirates, woundings. Paul goes to sea in the first place because his father has lost a legal case in which the Devereux family had been claiming his estates and land. To Paul's surprise, who should be in the midshipman's mess but a young man called Devereux, whose life Paul was able to save following his serious wounding. So we just need to keep in mind that Paul is always looking slightly askance at...
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