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Round the Moon

By: Jules Verne

Around the Moon, Jules Verne's sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, is a science fiction novel continuing the trip to the moon which left the reader in suspense after the previous novel. It was later combined with From the Earth to the Moon to create A Trip to the Moon and Around It. (Summary from wikipedia)

Adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction, Teen/Young adult

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Around the World in Eighty Days (version 4)

By: Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Adventure, Fiction

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Oakdale Affair, The

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jack London / H.H. Knibbs-inspired, selfless, poetry-spouting, hobo character, Bridge, makes another appearance in the novellete, The Oakdale Affair (original title, Bridge and the Oskalooska Kid.) Joining the poetic hobo in this gothic-like tale are many other unusual elements: dark mysterious nights, a deserted haunted farmhouse, a violent thunderstorm, the Oskalooska Kid, a nameless girl, thieves and murderers, Beppo the bear, and other surprises...

Adventure, Fiction

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Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur

By: Maurice Leblanc

Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur est un recueil de nouvelles écrites par Maurice Leblanc et contant les aventures d'Arsène Lupin. La première nouvelle de ce recueil a été publié en juillet 1905 dans le journal Je sais tout . Il s'agissait de la première nouvelle mettant en œuvre Arsène Lupin. Celle-ci ayant du succès, Maurice Leblanc est encouragé à écrire la suite, en plusieurs nouvelles. Ce qui sera fait jusqu'en 1907. (Résumé par wikipédia)

Adventure, Fiction

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Spoilers, The

By: Rex Beach

Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan to a prominent family and pursued a career as a lawyer before being drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His first novel, The Spoilers, was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which Beach witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. The novel begins with the return of Dextry and Roy Gle...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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From the Night, The Prince Rises : An Ashen Twilight Story

By: Rae Lori

For centuries, a group of immortals consisting of Nightwalkers, Lycans and Shifter Elves have lived under mortal eyes. Banning together for safety and survival, they created the group of houses lead by a select group of Patriarchs and Regents. Outside of the mortal realm lives the Aziza fairies. A benevolent race of immortals whose main job is to assist human hunters on their quests. Much of what they know of humans are from their studies and what they know of other imm...

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A Warrior's Redemption : Book 1 of the Warrior Kind

By: Mrs. Guy Stewart Stanton III; Mary Elizabeth Stanton, Editor

When Roric was born little did he know that his family would die violently as he watched and that his world would crumble only to later find himself chained into the life of a slave forced to survive in the world of the arena where every match meant death for someone, but he survived and one day he escaped. A Warrior’s Redemption is the beginning of a family saga that starts with a boy named Roric. He lives on a distant world that is full of unrest, where disputes ar...

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House-Boat on the Styx, A

By: John Kendrick Bangs

The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up until the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx. This does not appear to be the conventional Hell described by Dante in The Inferno, but rather the Hades described in Greek myth (both of which had Styxes): a universal collecting pot for dead souls, regardless of their deeds in life. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx (in The Inferno...

Fantasy, Fiction

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To the Last Man

By: Zane Grey

The story follows an ancient feud between two frontier families that is inflamed when one of the families takes up cattle rustling. The ranchers are led by Jean Isbel and, on the other side, Lee Jorth and his band of cattle rustlers. In the grip of a relentless code of loyalty to their own people, they fight the war of the Tonto Basin, desperately, doggedly, to the last man, neither side seeing the futility of it until it is too late. And in this volatile environment, yo...

Adventure, Fiction, Romance, Westerns

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Michael Strogoff, de Koerier van den Czaar

By: Jules Verne

Michael Strogoff wordt door de tsaar gevraagd een boodschap naar diens broer, de grootvorst van het veraf gelegen Irkoetsk, te brengen. Hij krijgt een brief mee en de instructie zich aan niemand bekend te maken. Daaraan houdt hij zich stipt, zelfs tegenover zijn oude moeder, die in Omsk woont en hem op doortocht daar herkent. Dat is het begin van grote moeilijkheden. Gelukkig heeft de koerier hulp in de vorm van een jong meisje, Nadia, dat onderweg verliefd op hem is gew...

Adventure, Fiction

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Benito Cereno

By: Herman Melville

On an island off the coast of Chile, Captain Amaso Delano, sailing an American sealer, sees the San Dominick, a Spanish slave ship, in obvious distress. Capt. Delano boards the San Dominick, providing needed supplies, and tries to learn from her aloof and disturbed captain, Benito Cereno, the story of how this ship came to be where she is. Dealing with racism, the slave trade, madness, the tension between representation and reality, and featuring at least one unreliable ...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Sea stories

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Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte

By: Adelbert von Chamisso

Peter Schlemihl lernt den reichen Kaufmann Thomas John kennen, in dessen Garten er einem eigenartigen grauen Herrn begegnet. Dieser überredet ihn dazu, seinen Schatten für ein Säckel voller Gold zu verkaufen, der wie ein Füllhorn nie versiegt. Sobald die Menschen aber bemerken, dass er keinen Schatten hat, fürchten sie sich und meiden ihn. Er reist deshalb über das Gebirge zu einem Badeort und richtet sich dort mit Hilfe seines treuen Dieners Bendel so ein, dass seine Sc...

Adventure, Fiction

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Emperor's Candlesticks, The

By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy

When a group of Russian anarchists kidnap a Russian prince in Vienna there are repercussions. On learning that the Cardinal d'Orsay has agreed to convey some hollow candlesticks from the Emperor to the Princess Marionoff in St Petersburg, two spies both see the possibility of using them to convey messages safely into Russia. One is an eager young idealist involved in the plot against the prince, the other is Madame Demidoff, a beautiful agent of the Tsar. When the candle...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Spy stories

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Waldteufel, Der

By: Robert Kraft

Der Waldteufel erschien 1898 im Rahmen der 5 Hefte umfassenden Serie „Aus allen Welttheilen“, wobei jedes Heft eine abgeschlossene Geschichte ist. Robert Kraft schrieb hier in Ich-Form aus dem Leben eines fiktiven deutsch-amerikanischen Reporters, des Grafen Leo von Hagen. Die Kurz-Serie erschien im Münchmeyer Verlag. (Summary by Wassermann)

Adventure, Fiction, Literature

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Totenstadt, Die

By: Robert Kraft

Die Totenstadt erschien 1901 im Rahmen der 10 Hefte umfassenden Serie „Aus dem Reiche der Phantasie“, wobei jedes Heft eine abgeschlossene Geschichte ist. Die Reihe wurde von Robert Kraft in Genre der Jules Verne’schen Schriften gehalten und für die Jugend geschrieben. Sie erschien im Münchmeyer Verlag. (Summary by Wassermann)

Fantasy, Fiction

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Ball and the Cross, The

By: G. K. Chesterton

The Ball and the Cross is G. K. Chesterton's third novel. In the introduction Martin Gardner notes that it is a mixture of fantasy, farce and theology. Gardner continues: Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish Highlander and a devout Roman Catholic.... James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Scottish Lowlander and a devout but naive atheist.... The two meet when MacIan smashes the window of the street office where Turnbull publishes an atheist jo...

Fiction, Fantasy, Religion

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Rinkitinko en Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

Jen rakonto kies heroo estasknabo, knabo pri kiu vi neniamantaue audis. Ankau estas knabinojen la rakonto, inkluzive de niamalnova amiko Doroteo, kaj kelkajel la rolantoj vagas tre for de laLando Oz antau ol ili ciuj kunvenasen la Smeralda Urbo por partoprenien la bankedo de Ozma. Efektive,mi kredas ke vi trovos ci tiunrakonton tre diferenca de la aliajhistorioj pri Oz, sed mi esperas ke vine malpli guos gin.

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Heart of Darkness (version 2)

By: Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the 100 best novels and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a river-boat captain in Africa. Heart of Darkness ex...

Adventure, Fiction, Literature

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Marble Faun, The

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, gothic novel, and travel guide. In the spring of 1858, Hawthorne was inspired to write his romance when he saw the Faun of Praxiteles in a Roman sculpture gallery. The theme, characteristic of Hawthorne, is guilt and the Fall of Man. The four main characters are Miriam, a beauti...

Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

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Storm Over Warlock, Version 2

By: Andre Norton

The Throg task force struck the Terran survey camp a few minutes after dawn, without warning, and with a deadly precision which argued that the aliens had fully reconnoitered and prepared that attack. Eye-searing lances of energy lashed back and forth across the base with methodical accuracy. And a single cowering witness, flattened on a ledge in the heights above, knew that when the last of those yellow-red bolts fell, nothing human would be left alive down there. And s...

Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science fiction

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