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A Son of the Immortals

By Louis Tracy
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 199
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A young American is proclaimed king of a little Balkan Kingdom, and a pretty Parisian art student is the power behind the throne. "Adventures and stirring situations follow closely upon one another's heels all through."

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Santa Claus, as a baby is found in the Forest of Burzee by Ak, the Master Woodsman of the World, and placed in the care of the lioness Shiegra. The Wood Nymph, Necile, breaks the law of the forest and takes the baby because she desires to raise a child of her own as mortals do, convincing Ak that since he made the law, he can allow an exception, and agrees to have both Necile and Shiegra care for the baby. Necile calls him Claus, meaning "little one" in the old Burzee language, but Queen Zurline gives him the more formal name Neclaus, "Necile's Little One" He is educated by the immortals of the Forest. Upon reaching young adulthood, Ak decides it is time for Claus to see how other mortals live. He sees war, brutality, poverty, child neglect and child abuse and is frustrated by mortals' very existence. Ak encourages him not to shy away from the mortals, because he is one, and must learn to live among them, as he cannot reside in Burzee as an adult. He settles in the nearby Laughing Valley of Hohaho, where the immortals regularly visit and assist him, and Necile gives him a little cat named Blinky.

L. FRANK BAUM Ultimate Collection:Complete Wizard of Oz Series, The Aunt Jane's Nieces Collection, Mary Louise Mysteries, Fantasy Novels & Fairy Tales (Illustrated)

By L. Frank Baum
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075832329
  • Total of Pages : 5290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: l-frank-baum-ultimate-collection.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of L. Frank Baum's renowned children's book classics, fantasy novels and fairy tales. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Wizard of Oz Collection: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz The Woggle-Bug Book Ozma of Oz Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz The Road to Oz The Emerald City of Oz The Patchwork Girl of Oz Little Wizard Stories of Oz Tik-Tok of Oz The Scarecrow of Oz Rinkitink in Oz The Lost Princess of Oz The Tin Woodman of Oz The Magic of Oz Glinda of Oz Other Works: Mother Goose in Prose The Magical Monarch of Mo Dot and Tot of Merryland American Fairy Tales The Master Key The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus The Enchanted Island of Yew Queen Zixi of Ix John Dough and the Cherub The Sea Fairies Sky Island Short Stories: The Runaway Shadows A Kidnapped Santa Claus Nelebel's Fairyland The Tiger's Eye The Enchanted Buffalo Under pseudonyms: As Edith Van Dyne: Aunt Jane's Nieces Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle John Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation Aunt Jane's Nieces on the Ranch Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross Mary Louise Mary Louise in the Country Mary Louise Solves a Mystery Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls As Laura Bancroft: Twinkle and Chubbins Policeman Bluejay L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American literature and The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale."

The French Immortals Series (Complete)

By Various
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465562699
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Delphi Complete Works of Charles Kingsley (Illustrated)

By Charles Kingsley
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 6457
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-charles-kingsley.pdf

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The much revered priest, university professor, historian and novelist, Charles Kingsley produced a diverse body of works. Famous novels such as THE WATER-BABIES and WESTWARD HO! are now celebrated for their powerful use of descriptive language and their impassioned concern for social reform. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Charles Kingsley, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Kingsley's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 9 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as THE WATER-BABIES are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Features the rare unfinished novel THE TUTOR’S STORY, which was completed by Kingsley’s daughter, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Includes the short stories, play and poetry * Also includes Kingsley's sermons and non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s scholarly works * Special criticism section, with six essays by critics like Henry James and Andrew Lang, evaluating Kingsley’s contribution to literature * Features a bonus biography - discover Kingsley's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels ALTON LOCKE YEAST, A PROBLEM HYPATIA WESTWARD HO! TWO YEARS AGO THE WATER-BABIES HEREWARD THE WAKE: “LAST OF THE ENGLISH” THE TUTOR’S STORY by Lucas Malet The Short Story Collections THE HEROES, OR GREEK FAIRY TALES FOR MY CHILDREN THE HERMITS PROSE IDYLLS, NEW AND OLD The Play THE SAINT’S TRAGEDY The Poetry INTRODUCTION TO KINGSLEY’S POETRY LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Sermons INTRODUCTION TO KINGSLEY’S SERMONS WHAT, THEN, DOES DR. NEWMAN MEAN? APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA by John Henry Newman ALL SAINTS’ DAY AND OTHER SERMONS OUT OF THE DEEP: WORDS FOR THE SORROWFUL TRUE WORDS FOR BRAVE MEN TWENTY-FIVE VILLAGE SERMONS SERMONS ON NATIONAL SUBJECTS SERMONS FOR THE TIMES THE GOOD NEWS OF GOD TOWN AND COUNTRY SERMONS SERMONS ON THE PENTATEUCH DAVID AND OTHER SERMONS THE WATER OF LIFE AND OTHER SERMONS DISCIPLINE AND OTHER SERMONS WESTMINSTER SERMONS The Non-Fiction CHEAP CLOTHES AND NASTY PHAETON, OR LOOSE THOUGHTS FOR LOOSE THINKERS GLAUCUS, OR THE WONDERS OF THE SHORE ALEXANDRIA AND HER SCHOOLS THE ROMAN AND THE TEUTON THE ANCIENT RÉGIME MADAM HOW AND LADY WHY AT LAST: A CHRISTMAS IN THE WEST INDIES TOWN GEOLOGY DAILY THOUGHTS: SELECTED FROM THE WRITINGS OF CHARLES KINGSLEY BY HIS WIFE FROUDE’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND HEALTH AND EDUCATION HISTORICAL LECTURES AND ESSAYS LECTURES DELIVERED IN AMERICA IN 1874 LITERARY AND GENERAL LECTURES AND ESSAYS PLAYS AND PURITANS SANITARY AND SOCIAL LECTURES AND ESSAYS SCIENTIFIC ESSAYS AND LECTURES SIR WALTER RALEIGH AND HIS TIME TRUE WORDS FOR BRAVE MEN WOMEN AND POLITICS The Criticism CHARLES KINGSLEY by Andrew Lang CHARLES KINGSLEY by Frederic Harrison Extract from ‘THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE’ by G. K. Chesterton Extract from ‘THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM’ by Oscar Wilde REVIEW OF KINGSLEY’S “HEREWARD” by Henry James THE NOBLE SCHOOL OF FICTION by Henry James The Biography CHARLES KINGSLEY by George Henry Blore Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon?

By Constantinos Lagos,Fotis Karyanos
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
  • Book Code : 1526758075
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
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“An excellent book” that takes a new look at the historic clash between the ancient Greeks and Persians (Army Rumour Service). The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, in which an Athenian-led Greek force defeated a Persian invasion, is one of the most decisive battles in antiquity, studied for centuries. It is famed as a triumph of the Greek hoplite heavy infantry phalanx against massively superior Persian numbers. But this exciting reassessment of the evidence, including new archaeological findings, overturns many long-held assumptions. In particular, the authors argue that the Greek numerical inferiority was less marked than previously thought, largely because the hoplites were accompanied by many light infantrymen who are given unprecedented credit for their role in the fighting. The contribution of these poorer citizens, it is argued, led to the immediate strengthening of democracy in Athens. Also tackled is the much-debated mystery of the whereabouts of the Persian cavalry, generally thought to have been absent on the day of battle. Their bold answer is that it was not only present but played a central role in the fighting. However, the Greeks managed to defeat the Persian cavalry by their ingenious use of the terrain. The authors also claim to have located the site of the Greek camp. This thoroughly researched and compelling reassessment is an exciting new take on this justly famous event.

The Enchantress

By Michael Scott
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375985905
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: the-enchantress.pdf

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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book six of Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The Location: The home of the Elders. The Time: The last day of Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel's long existence. The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it. Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past following Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare to the home of the Elders at Danu Talis. But this is no ordinary island--it is the legendary city of Atlantis, and Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also there. Here, as the Flamels take their final breaths, the battle for the world begins and ends. Except no one is sure what--or who--the twins will be fighting for. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

The Warlock

By Michael Scott
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375899545
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book five of Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The Oaths: Many have made them. The Betrayals: Almost as many will undo them. The twins of prophecy have been divided--the end has begun. Josh Newman has chosen a side, and he will not stand with his sister, Sophie, or the Alchemyst, Nicholas Flamel. He will fight alongside Dee and the mysterious Virginia Dare. With San Francisco on the bring of ruin at the hands of Machiavelli, and Billy the Kid, Scatty, and Joan of Arc in another dimension called the Shadowrealm, the world stands at the edge of destruction. It is up to Sophie alone to find her twin before the battle begins pr all is lost—forever. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages, The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur and The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (Complete)

By Thomas Bulfinch
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1613102208
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The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine

By Heinrich Heine
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine" by Heinrich Heine. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Gods of the Greataway

By Michael G. Coney
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 0575129433
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Millennia ago Starquin visited the Solar System. Because he is huge - some say bigger than the Solar System itself - he could not set foot on Earth personally. yet events here were beginning to interest him, and he wanted to observe more closely. So he sent down extensions of himself, creatures fashioned after Earth's dominant life-form. In one of Earth's languages they became known as Dedos, or Fingers of Starquin. Disguised, they mingled with Mankind. We know this now, here at the end of Earth's time. The information is all held in Earth's great computer, the Rainbow. The Rainbow will endure as long as Earth exists, watching, listening, recording and thinking. I am an extension of the Rainbow, just as the Dedos are extensions of Starquin. My name is Alan-Blue-Cloud. It is possible you cannot see me but are aware of me only as a voice speaking to you from a desolate hillside, telling you tales from the Song of Earth. I can see you, the motley remains of the human race, however. You sit there with our clubs and you chew your roots, entranced and half-disbelieving as I sing the Song - and in our faces are signs of the work of your great geneticist, Mordecai N. Whirst. Catlike eyes here, broad muzzles there, all the genes of Earth's life, expertly blended, each having its purpose. Strong people, adapted people, people who survived. The story I will tell is about people who were not so strong. It is perhaps the most famous in the whole Song of Earth, and it tells of three simple human beings involved in a quest who unwittingly became involved in much greater events concerning the almighty Starquin himself. It is a story of heroism and love, and it ends in triumph - and it will remind the humans among you of the greatness that was once yours.

Iliad

By Homer,Stanley Lombardo
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603843698
  • Total of Pages : 574
  • Category : Poetry
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"Gripping... Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task... (He) manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic." — Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review

HOMER: The Complete Works

By Homer,Gilbert Murray
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 675
  • Category : Poetry
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The Homeric epics were the greatest influence on ancient Greek culture and education; to Plato, Homer was simply the one who "has taught Greece" The Iliad and the Odyssey are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. From antiquity until the present day, the influence of Homeric epic on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film. The Homeric Hymns is a collection of thirty-three ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey, use many similar formulas and are couched in the same dialect.

The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5873690936
  • Total of Pages : 583
  • Category : History
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The Homer Anthology

By Homer
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 145661472X
  • Total of Pages : 3381
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-homer-anthology.pdf

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Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Homer: The Iliad The Odyssey Odysseus Homer and Classical Philology The Homeric Hymns Hesiod, The Hymns, and Homerica