Year of publication: 2017
Derek Lambert I, SAID THE SPY For my not-so-grey eminence Desmond Elliott The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. Benjamin Disraeli Bilderberg is the most top-secret conference in the world. Most people know nothing of its existence. The few who do know little more than that Bilderberg, held each year, is attended by one hundred or so of the richest and most powerful people in the western world, whose decisions determine ...
Keywords: Action and Adventure Classics Crime
Year of publication: 2014
Contents Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Last Words About the Author To the real Jonathan Seagull, who lives within us all JonathanLivingstonSeagull.com It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. A mile from shore a fishing boat chummed the water, and the word for Breakfast Flock flashed through the air, till a crowd of a thousand seagulls came to dodge and fight for bits of food. It was another busy day beginning. But way off alone, out by himself ...
Keywords: American Classics Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Encyclopedias Fairy Tales Fantasy Fiction Genre Fiction Inspirational Literary Literary Fiction Literature & Fiction Metaphysical Mythology & Folk Tales Reference Religion & Spirituality Science Fiction & Fantasy Spirituality United States
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Year of publication: 1938
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1896-1953 Chapter I A column of smoke rose thin and straight from the cabin chimney. The smoke was blue where it left the red of the clay. It trailed into the blue of the April sky and was no longer blue but gray. The boy Jody watched it, speculating. The fire on the kitchen hearth was dying down. His mother was hanging up pots and pans after the noon dinner. The day was Friday. She would sweep the floor with a broom of ti-ti and after that, if he were ...
Keywords: Adult Childrens Classics Historical Pulitzer Young Adult
Year of publication: 2010
The Death of Achilles The fourth book in the Erast Fandorin series by Boris Akunin 2005International intrigue, professional rivalry, the criminal underworld of nineteenth-century Moscow, and an irresistible femme fatale: if Erast Fandorin was hoping for a quiet homecoming, he is about to be disappointed. Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow after an absence of six years, only to find himself instantly embroiled in court politics and scandal. His old friend General Sobolev the famous Russian ...
Keywords: Classics Fiction General Historical Mystery & Detective
Year of publication: 2009
Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the CantorS Son by Sholem Aleichem For my family, with love: Howie our four children and their spouses our seven grandchildren About Authors SHOLEM ALEICHEM is the pen name of Sholem Rabinovitch 18591916, the most beloved writer in Yiddish literature and the creator of the famous Tevye character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. His hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, poems, and feuilletons are still read, studied, produced, and translated all over the world. ...
Keywords: Classics Fiction
John Dos Passos
Year of publication: 1936
The big money by John Dos Passos Foreword Given neither to he-man esthetics, like Hemingway, nor to the romance of self-destruction, like Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, their friend and contemporary he was born in 1896was a modest self-effacing person, an inveterate wanderer who liked to hike through foreign places and sit down for a drink with strangers and listen to their stories. He saw literature as reportage. He admired the plain style of Defoe, and he read Thackerays Vanity Fair, subtitled ...
Keywords: Classics Historical Politics
John Dos Passos
Year of publication: 2013
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos Foreword Given neither to he-man esthetics, like Hemingway, nor to the romance of self-destruction, like Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, their friend and contemporary he was born in 1896was a modest self-effacing person, an inveterate wanderer who liked to hike through foreign places and sit down for a drink with strangers and listen to their stories. He saw literature as reportage. He admired the plain style of Defoe, and he read Thackerays Vanity Fair, ...
Keywords: & Classics Contemporary Fiction Fiction Historical Literary Literary Fiction Literature
Year of publication: 2010
Louis Couperus Eline Vere I The dining room, doing service as a dressing room, was a hive of activity. Before a cheval-glass stood Frdrique van Erlevoort, her hair loose and flowing, looking very pale under a light dusting of rice-powder, her eyebrows darkened with a single brushstroke of black. Do hurry up, Paul We shall never be ready in time she fretted, glancing at the clock. Kneeling before her was Paul van Raat, his fingers flying as he draped a long, gauzy veil of gold and crimson about ...