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The Coming Race –by: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as “the great unwashed”, “pursuit of the almighty dollar”, “the pen is mightier than the sword”, and the infamous incipit “It was a dark and stormy night.” Despite his popularity in his heyday, today his name is known as a byword for bad writing. San Jose State University holds an annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing in which contestants have to supply terr...

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanising slavery of the Americas. The Intereresting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is also one ...

At the Earth s Core –by: Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the first book in the Pellucidar series. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. (adapted from Wikipedia)

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Supplement to Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador Supplement to an Address Presented by Lt.-Colonel William Wood, F.R.S.C. Before the Second Annual Meeting of the Commission of Conservation in January, 1911

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Commission of Conservation Canada

SUPPLEMENT TO

ANIMAL SANCTUARIES IN LABRADOR

SUPPLEMENT TO AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY LT. COLONEL WILLIAM WOOD, F.R.S.C. Before the Second Annual Meeting of the Commission of Conservation in January, 1911

OTTAWA, JUNE 1912

Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador

SUPPLEMENT TO AN ADDRESS BY LT. COLONEL WILLIAM WOOD OTTAWA, CANADA 1912

SUPPLEMENT TO AN ADDRESS ON Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador

BY

LIEUT. COLONEL WIL...

Some Summer Days in Iowa

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Some Summer Days in Iowa

BY

Frederick John Lazell

A book of the seasons, each page of which should be written in its own season and out of doors, or in its own locality, wherever it may be. THOREAU

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA THE TORCH PRESS NINETEEN HUNDRED NINE

COPYRIGHT 1909 BY FRED J. LAZELL

[Illustration: "HAS CUT ITS WAY STRAIGHT DOWN THE FACE OF A CLIFF" (p. 111)]

PREFACE

Like the two preceding little volumes of this series, this book seeks to show something of what Iowa has to offer to the man who loves the out of doors. There is nothing very unusua...

The Reminiscences of an Astronomer

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ASTRONOMER

E text prepared by Ferdinand van Aartsen

THE REMINISCENCES OF AN ASTRONOMER

by

SIMON NEWCOMB

1903

PREFACE

The earlier chapters of this collection are so much in the nature of an autobiography that the author has long shrunk from the idea of allowing them to see the light during his lifetime. His repugnance has been overcome by very warm expressions on the subject uttered by valued friends to whom they were shown, and by a desire that some at least who knew him in youth should be able to read what he has written.

The a...

Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated) Woman: In all ages and in all countries Vol. 6 (of 10)

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WOMAN

VOLUME VI

WOMEN OF THE ROMANCE COUNTRIES

BY

JOHN R. EFFINGER, Ph.D. OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

[Illustration 1: BOCCACCIO'S MERRY RACONTEURS After the painting by Jacques Wagrez In the meantime, Naples, in the hands of the invaders, had been stained with blood, and then ravaged by the great plague of which Boccaccio has given us a picture, and of the idyllic way the rich people passed their time, in his Decameron.]

Woman

In all ages and in all countries

VOLUME VI

WOMEN OF THE ROMANCE COUNTRIES

BY

JOHN R. EFFINGER, Ph.D. Of the Univers...

3 Science Fiction Stories by Gerald Vance –by: Gerald Vance

Three Science Fiction stories by the great Gerald Vance: Monsoons of Death is a very nice blend of horror story and a study of true bravery on the planet Mars. A newly commissioned lieutenant finds out a lot about both! In Larson's Luck, Vance takes us on a light hearted jaun into hot shot space ship pilots, piracy and the good part of breaking the rules. The last story, Vital Ingredient, takes the listener far into the future when the sport of boxing still has two musceled opponents battling it out in a ring, but they are simply puppets, every muscle, feint and jab controlled by ring sid...

The Gallery

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THE GALLERY

By ROG PHILLIPS

ILLUSTRATOR LLEWELLYN

Aunt Matilda needed him desperately, but when he arrived she did not want him and neither did anyone else in his home town.

I was in the midst of the fourth draft of my doctorate thesis when Aunt Matilda's telegram came. It could not have come at a worse time. The deadline for my thesis was four days away and there was a minimum of five days of hard work to do on it yet. I was working around the clock.

If it had been a telegram informing me of her death I could not have taken time out...

The Blue Germ

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THE BLUE GERM

WORKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR

LORD RICHARD IN THE PANTRY CUPID GOES NORTH THE SPORTING INSTINCT

IN MESOPOTAMIA. (With Illustrations in Colour by the Author.)

LONDON: HODDER AND STOUGHTON

THE BLUE GERM

BY MARTIN SWAYNE

HODDER AND STOUGHTON LONDON NEW YORK TORONTO MCMXVIII

Printed in Great Britain By Richard Clay & Sons, Limited, BRUNSWICK ST., STAMFORD ST., S.E. 1, AND BUNGAY, SUFFOLK.

TO

J. E. H. W.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE I. BLACK MAGIC 1 II. SARAKOFF'S ...

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