Author: Max Brand
CONTENTS: Harrigan Riders of the Silences The Untamed The Night Horseman Gunman's Reckoning Ronicky Doone The Seventh Man Alcatraz Black Jack The Rangeland Avenger
This Classic Western Stories anthology by Golden Deer Classics contains the following stories: The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper The Prairie - James Fenimore Cooper Astoria - Washington Irving Malaeska, The Indian Wife Of The White Hunter - Ann S. Stephens The Bridge of the Gods - Frederic Homer Balch Salomy Jane - Bret Harte That Girl Montana - Marah Ellis Ryan The road to Frontenac - Samuel Merwin The Virginian, A Horseman Of The Plains - Owen Wister The Log of a Cowboy - Andy Adams A Texas Matchmaker - Andy Adams Chip, of the Flying U - B.M. Bower The Outlet - Andy Adams Cattle Brands - Andy Adams The Spirit of the Border - Zane Grey Reed Anthony, Cowman - Andy Adams The Lure of the Dim Trails - B.M. Bower Heart of the West - O. Henry The Last of the Plainsmen - Zane Grey The Happy Family - B.M. Bower Hidden Water - Dane Coolidge The Danger Trail - James Oliver Curwood The Heritage of the Desert - Zane Grey Wells Brothers - Andy Adams Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey O Pioneers! - Willa Cather Kazan, the Wolf Dog - James Oliver Curwood The Hidden Children - Robert William Chambers The Rustlers of Pecos County - Zane Grey The Phantom Herd - B.M. Bower The Hunted Woman - James Oliver Curwood Gunman's Reckoning - Max Brand The Lone Star Ranger - Zane Grey A Voice in the Wilderness - Grace Livingston Hill The Lookout Man - B.M. Bower Wildfire - Zane Grey Cabin Fever - B. M. Bower The Treasure Trail - Marah Ellis Ryan My Ántonia - Willa Cather The Thunder Bird - B.M. Bower Riders of the Silences - Max Brand The Untamed - Max Brand The Desert of Wheat - Zane Grey The Night Horseman - Max Brand The La Chance Mine Mystery - Susan Morrow Jones The Seventh Man - Max Brand The Mysterious Rider - Zane Grey Black Jack - Max Brand The Rangeland Avenger - Max Brand The Scalp Hunter - Robert Ervin Howard
Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Modern Library
'Heart of Darkness,' which appeared at the very beginning of our century, 'was a Cassandra cry announcing the end of Victorian Europe, on the verge of transforming itself into the Europe of violence,' wrote the critic Czeslaw Milosz. Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century's most enduring--and harrowing--works of fiction. Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz. Rich in irony and spellbinding prose, Heart of Darkness is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad's Congo Diary of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the novel which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad, 'His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.'
The Book of Great Books
Author: W. John Campbell
Publisher: Metro Publishing, Limited
Provides a list of one hundred world classics, offering information on plot, characters, main themes, symoblism, and composition for each book.
Spanning the extraordinary breadth of the genre, these terrifying stories are sure to leave you sleeping with the light on for many nights to come. Whether the threat comes from accursed artefacts, supernatural villains, or deadly rituals, there is always some unknowable evil lurking around the corner waiting to pounce. Ranging from the efforts of classic literary writers like Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson to pulp icon H. P. Lovecraft, these masters of the dark arts knew how to create suspense and an impending sense of dread. Horror fiction found its first connoisseurs amongst the Victorian public. This collection features several of its most accomplished pioneers. Short stories from Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, show that some of the 19th century's most revered horror novelists could provide equally terrifying experiences in a shorter form. Other authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, William Hope Hodgson, Pearl Norton Swet, and M. P. Shiel established themselves in the emerging pulp magazines of America in the early 20th century. There, they mastered their craft and provided terrifying thrills for an audience eager for a new type of fiction. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom and Ireland, writers like Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, E. F. Benson, and M. R. James mastered the classic ghost story. And who can forget Edgar Allan Poe? He devoted himself almost entirely to his poetry and his short stories, and his lyrical style and ability to evoke an atmosphere are unparalleled. This collection includes stories by: Edward Frederic Benson Ambrose Bierce Francis Marion Crawford George Allan England William Hope Hodgson W. W. Jacobs M. R. James Vernon Lee Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu H. P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen Guy de Maupassant Edgar Allan Poe Charlotte Riddell Mary Shelley M. P. Shiel Robert Louis Stevenson Bram Stoker Pearl Norton Swet
War and Peace
Author: Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace (pre-reformatum: War and Peace) is a novel by Leo Tolstoy. It is considered as a central work of the world literature and one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements.
This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete 12 Novels of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: A Tale of Today The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Prince and the Pauper Adventures of Huckleberry Finn A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc A Horse’s Tale The Mysterious Stranger Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books have delighted readers across the globe for over a hundred years. Alice in Wonderland Collection - All Four Books presents the two most famous Alice books - Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - as well as the Alice-related fantasy verse The Hunting of the Snark and, for die-hard Alice aficionados, Alice's Adventures Underground, the shorter, original Alice in Wonderland manuscript which Carroll wrote for his friends and family before they encouraged him to expand the book and send it to a publisher.
Here and Now Story Book
Author: Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Written by a famous educator, these thought-provoking, illustrated tales range from those suitable for reading aloud to 2- and 3-year-olds to those perfect for third graders to read for themselves.
Author: Bret Hart
Publisher: Vintage Canada
In his own words, Bret Hart’s honest, perceptive, startling account of his life in and out of the pro wrestling ring. The sixth-born son of the pro wrestling dynasty founded by Stu Hart and his elegant wife, Helen, Bret Hart is a Canadian icon. As a teenager, he could have been an amateur wrestling Olympic contender, but instead he turned to the family business, climbing into the ring for his dad’s western circuit, Stampede Wrestling. From his early twenties until he retired at 43, Hart kept an audio diary, recording stories of the wrestling life, the relentless travel, the practical jokes, the sex and drugs, and the real rivalries (as opposed to the staged ones). The result is an intimate, no-holds-barred account that will keep readers, not just wrestling fans, riveted. Hart achieved superstardom in pink tights, and won multiple wrestling belts in multiple territories, for both the WWF (now the WWE) and WCW. But he also paid the price in betrayals (most famously by Vince McMahon, a man he had served loyally); in tragic deaths, including the loss of his brother Owen, who died when a stunt went terribly wrong; and in his own massive stroke, most likely resulting from a concussion he received in the ring, and from which, with the spirit of a true champion, he has battled back. Widely considered by his peers as one of the business’s best technicians and workers, Hart describes pro wrestling as part dancing, part acting, and part dangerous physical pursuit. He is proud that in all his years in the ring he never seriously hurt a single wrestler, yet did his utmost to deliver to his fans an experience as credible as it was exciting. He also records the incredible toll the business takes on its workhorses: he estimates that twenty or more of the wrestlers he was regularly matched with have died young, weakened by their own coping mechanisms, namely drugs, alcohol, and steroids. That toll included his own brother-in-law, Davey Boy Smith. No one has ever written about wrestling like Bret Hart. No one has ever lived a life like Bret Hart’s. For as long as I can remember, my world was filled with liars and bullshitters, losers and pretenders, but I also saw the good side of pro wrestling. To me there is something bordering on beautiful about a brotherhood of big tough men who pretended to hurt one another for a living instead of actually doing it. Any idiot can hurt someone. —from Hitman From the Hardcover edition.
The Night Horseman
Author: Max Brand
Publisher: Xist Publishing
An Intense Western from Max Brand "Words," said the host, at length, "is worse'n bullets. You never know what they'll hit." ―Max Brand, The Night Horseman This exciting novel from Max Brand is sure to thrill western fans. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times
International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume... THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES A Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves. Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed. Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist. Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.