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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 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...
Topics: science fiction, fantasy, adventure
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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...
Topics: The Call of the Wild, Jack London, Standard eBooks
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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 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
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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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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...
Topics: tell me why, knowledge, science
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by H G Wells, Standard eBooks
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The Time Machine is the novel that gave us the concept of—and even the word for—a “time machine.” While it’s not Wells’ first story involving time travel, it is the one that most fully fleshes out the concept of a device that can send a person backwards and forwards in time with complete precision. Time machines have since become a staple of the science fiction and fantasy genres, making The Time Machine one of the most deeply influential science fiction novels of the era.
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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 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
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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...
Topics: Meditations, Marcus Aurelius, Standard eBooks
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by Lansing, John
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THE HEAT OF HELL Supply depots, motor pools and villages in the central highlands of South Vietnam are getting hit hard by Viet Cong guerrillas.  The Big brass in Saigon decide that a special type of unit is needed to remedy the situation.  It has to be an outfit made up of near-suicidal crazies who will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere, and anyhow.  That would be Colonel Robert Falconi's Black Eagles. Using the VC's own tactics, Falconi and his band of battle-hardened jungle fighters set...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Special forces (Military science) -- Vietnam -- Fiction
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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 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...
Topics: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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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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.
Topics: The Art of Money Getting, P T Barnum, Standard eBooks
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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
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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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.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, novelle, book, Italian...
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by Lansing, John
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SEARCH & DESTROY! The signed order in Captain Robert M. Falconi's hands seemed more like a death warrant that a combat assignment.  But every job given to his elite unit of jungle fighters was a virtual suicide mission.  Except never before had they been ordered to strike deep into the heart of North Vietnam itself! With the Black Eagles leading a full complement of fearless Ping-Yan-Uen tribesman, they set out across the DMZ.  From Haiphong to Hanoi, the blood flowed as fast as an M-16...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Special forces (Military science) -- Vietnam -- Fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Standard eBooks
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the classic novella of split personality. Stevenson wrote it in just a few days while sick and bedridden, and famously burned the first draft after his wife suggested it should be written as an allegory and not as a story. He re-wrote it in three to six days, and after a few weeks of editing and revision he published what would become one of his most famous and best-selling works. The story follows a London lawyer as he investigates the...
Topics: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Lansing, John
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GREEN HELL IN THE HIGHLANDS Viet Cong forces, heavily reinforced by units of the North Vietnamese Army, have cut the vital road to the fortified hamlets of the Vietnamese highlands, making resupply impossible, threatening loss of the entire area to Communist control.  The South Vietnamese and American Commands in Saigon want the road opened and held at any cost, but conventional armored cavalry is ineffective against the enemy's hit-and-run tactics.  What are needed are Special Forces: mean,...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Special forces (Military science) -- Vietnam -- Fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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...
Topics: Rudolph Erich Raspe, The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Standard eBooks
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 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 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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The Kingdom of God Is Within You is the most influential work of Christian anarchism. It might be considered the founding work of that tradition if it didn’t itself claim to merely be pointing out Christian anarchism as the plain meaning of the gospels. Tolstoy argues that institutional Christianity with its doctrines, church hierarchies, and ritual practices, is anti-Christian. Christ, he says, explicitly told his followers to reject doctrines, church institutions and hierarchies, and ritual...
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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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by Lansing, John
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DEADLY RESCUE When the only female member of the Black Eagles is captured by the North Vietnamese, Captain Robert Falconi and his squad of battle-hardened jungle fighters follow after her--and are nearly cut to pieces in a clever N.V.A. trap!  Outnumbered and outgunned, the Black Eagles set their M-16s on rock 'n roll and blast their way past the ambush...but they still refuse to retreat! Captured by the enemy, the beautiful Black Eagle captive is certain to be raped and tortured--until they...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Special forces (Military science) -- Vietnam -- Fiction
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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...
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The Last of the Mohicans is one of the most famous tales of pioneer American adventure. Set during the French and Indian War, Mohicans tells the tale of the journey of two daughters to meet their father, a colonel, at Fort William Henry. The road is long and dangerous, and they, along with their American and Native guides, encounter adventure at each step. Mohicans is actually the second book in a pentalogy, the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy. While the pentalogy saw success in its time, today...
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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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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is one of Mark Twain’s most enduring novels. During a stay at a modern-day English castle, the narrator meets a mysterious stranger. The stranger, Hank Morgan, is an engineer from Connecticut, and proceeds to weave a satirical, biting, and hilarious tale of how he traveled back in time to find himself in the court of the legendary King Arthur. There he uses his modern-day knowledge to convince the locals that he’s a powerful magician. As the...
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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 Lansing, John
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RIVER RAMPAGE North Vietnamese patrol boats have infiltrated the Song Cai River in the Republic of South Vietnam.  After only a short time they are in complete control of the waterway.  Ho Chi Minh's fighters virtually own the river as they raid villages and military outposts while transporting and infiltrating Red agents into adjacent territory. The headquarters big shots in Saigon want the situation put right, and they call on the man they know can do it the meanest and the...
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Special forces (Military science) -- Vietnam -- Fiction
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 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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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 Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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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 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
Topics: Lagaan, comic, graphic novel, movie tie-in
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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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Right Ho, Jeeves is the second novel to feature P. G. Wodehouse’s popular Bertie Wooster and Jeeves characters. Bertie, a member of the English upper class and one of the “idle rich,” tries his best to arrange relationships between two pairs of his friends. Though he means well, Bertie’s bumbling attempts wind up doing more harm than good (as usual), leaving it to his valet, Jeeves, to see if he can sort things out. A smooth, easy, and often hilarious read, Right Ho, Jeeves is an...
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Three Men in a Boat is one of the most popular English travelogues, having never been out of print since its publication in 1889 and causing its publisher to comment, “I cannot imagine what becomes of all the copies of that book I issue. I often think the public must eat them.” The novel itself is a brisk, light-hearted, and funny account of a two-week boating holiday taken by three friends up the Thames river. Jerome is a sort of everyman narrator, and even the stodgiest reader can...
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by Sherwood Anderson
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A short story by Sherwood Anderson from The Best American Short Stories of 1920. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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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 John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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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 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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by Robert Louis Stevenson, Standard eBooks
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Treasure Island isn’t just one of the most famous coming-of-age tales in modern storytelling, it’s also the book that invented everything you know about pirates: Peg legs, parrots, treasure chests, tropical islands, Long John Silver, maps marked with an “X,” swashbuckling adventure, and “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.” Its brisk pace and easy tone have stood the test of the time—Treasure Island is as readable, enjoyable, and memorable today as it ever was.
Topics: Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Charles Dickens, Standard eBooks
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Like many of Dickens’ works, David Copperfield was published serially, then as a complete novel for the first time in 1850. Dickens himself thought of it as his favorite novel, writing in the preface that of all his works Copperfield was his favorite child. This isn’t surprising, considering that many of the events in the novel are semi-autobiographical accounts from Dickens’ own life. In David Copperfield we follow the life of the titular character as he makes a life for himself in...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Epictetus, Standard eBooks
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Born a slave and lamed by his master, Epictetus studied Stoic philosophy while in captivity. Once freed, he survived Domitian’s banishment of all philosophers from Rome to settle in Greece, where he founded a school of philosophy. He quickly rose to prominence as a renowned Stoic scholar and teacher, and even though he was personally friendly with emperors, he kept a simple life. The Enchiridion is a summary of practical advice compiled by Epictetus’ student Arrian. While based on...
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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...
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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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Leo Tolstoy wrote this short meditation on sadness and the meaning of life when he was middle aged. He had already completed his masterworks, Anna Karenina and War and Peace, reared fourteen children, and gained fame and acclaim in Russia as a man of letters. But despite having attained that success, he still found himself unhappy and always returning to the disturbing idea that all achievement is meaningless. A Confession is his attempt to put these thoughts in words as he teetered on the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Lansing, John
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STRIKE FORCE! There's a hot rumor that Russians in Laos are secretly building a nuclear reactor.  And the American command isn't overreacting when they order it knocked out!  But it's got to be done quietly--and fast! Only one combat team can keep the nuclear fallout from hitting the fan:  Robert Falconi's handpicked force of battle-hardened jungle fighters.  Wherever they go, it's ground zero for the enemy--and they'll go anywhere in Southeast-Asia.  For them, it's a war without...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by E. B. Uvarov, D. R, Chapman, Alan Isaac
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In revising a dictionary of this size and scope, inevitably the problem must be not what to put in but what to leave out. This revision has been made with two criteria in mind:  first, to keep the original flavour of Uvarov’s work, particularly in the case of entries that needed to be rewritten, and  second, to include only those new words that have come into use in the last decade which are of predominantly scientific rather than technological usage. From the rapidly expanding field of...
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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 Morris West
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A taxi pulled into the piazza and rolled to a halt. A woman got out. She was young, no more than twenty-five. Her face was pale, calm and singularly beautiful, like that of a wax madonna. In the empty, sunlit square she looked uncertain and vaguely lonely. For a while she stood, looking round the square; then with a firm, confident step, she walked across to one of the houses and rang the bell. It was perhaps thirty seconds later when the man appeared in the doorway - a tall, thick-set fellow...
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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...
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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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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...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Jack London, Standard eBooks
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White Fang is Jack London’s companion novel to The Call of the Wild. In The Call of the Wild we follow a dog’s journey from domestication to wilderness, but in White Fang we see the opposite: a wild wolf-dog captured by men and eventually domesticated. White Fang’s journey isn’t an easy one; both the wild and civilization have their share of brutal violence. But he eventually seems happy in a home with a loving family. When read side-by-side with The Call of the Wild, White Fang poses...
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The Luck of Barry Lyndon was first published as a serial in Fraser’s Magazine, then later as a complete volume entitled The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.—a title Thackeray disliked, but that was selected by his publisher. Thackeray had great difficulty composing the novel, and found himself frequently frustrated in his attempts to get Barry out of yet another jam. Ultimately he was displeased with his work, and considered it one of his lesser novels. Despite Thackeray’s neglect, Barry...
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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
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 Rebecca M. Meluch
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This is perhaps her first ever published novel in 1979 when she was hardly 23 years old! ARANA: it seemed insignificant. A small, backward planet, a refuelling point halfway between Earth and the disputed galaxies. But Arana was homeworld of a new race, and of Teal Ray Stewart-catalyst for the ultimate struggle between  mankind and its most hated enemy.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Trejo Samuel; Anónimo
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Las dos versiones de la historia del perro que come cereal, la original de Hispachan creada en 2018 se encuentra en el primer archivo y las imágenes proporcionadas. No se encontró el post original (ver archivo 4 para más información) se archivo la fuente de la imágen https://web.archive.org/web/20200403074611/https://twitter.com/hispachan/status/1245784007985553409 y se hizo un intento por subir su legibilidad. Se descubrió la imposibilidad de almacenar snapshots en la Wayback Machine,...
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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 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 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....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Henry James, Standard eBooks
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One of the most famous ghost stories in literature, The Turn of the Screw earned its place in the annals of influential English novellas not for its qualities as a gothic ghost story, but rather for the many complex and subtle ways the reader can come to opposing conclusions as to tale’s very nature. Are the ghosts the governess sees real, or are they figments of her quiet insanity? The Turn of the Screw was originally published as a serial, and later went through many revisions by James...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Stock Clarke
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This is the new digitised edition of the Margaret Oliphant Fiction Bibliography by John Stock Clarke. Date last updated: 7 March 2022. Notes on the digitised text: The original item numbers have not changed. Thus any previous articles and books citing item numbers will not be affected. However the page numbers have changed due to the new format. Articles and books published before November 2013 which cite page numbers are citing the page numbers in the: Margaret Oliphant Fiction Bibliography...
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Mathematics has always been regarded as a tool for sharpening the brain and in the modern world of science and technology and computers, who would not like to sharpen his brain ? Won't it be wonderful if you can sharpen your brain and enjoy every moment of the process ? The present book is meant precisely to do this. For sharpening the brain, one has to solve problems, special types of problems, problems which make you think systematically, logically and precisely. Attempts at solving such...
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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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A very interesting book telling us about the various deeds of the British Army throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Most of us will be aware of nearly all of the campaigns, but that there were so many comes as a bit of a shock. Although many of the campaigns and battles were favourably completed, quite a few were not, and this also comes as a bit of a shock. Kingston was the original author, but died many years before the end of Queen Victoria's reign, and the work was taken in hand by Mr....
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