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Mysterious California

Author : Mike Marinacci
ISBN : 1579512518
Genre : History
File Size : 60.88 MB
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Filled with stories of strange phenomena, odd places, and weird beings in the Golden State, Eerie California tells of haunted houses, unexplained events, and creepy characters from the Dark Watchers and ghostly women-in-white to bizarre beasts like Bigfoot and the Billewhack monster. Discover painted caves, petroglyphs drawings, rocks that move on their own, and odd drawings of human figures in the desert sand only visible from the air. Eerie California poses many questions to muse upon. Who built the Lizard People Tunnels below Los Angeles? Is it really Al Capone's banjo-playing ghost haunting Alcatraz's shower room? Whose ghost haunts Nob Hill? Eerie California is a fanciful introduction to little known, often inexplicable, historical events, and curious phenomena in the Golden State. A wonderful, fun book for parents to read with their kids or to curled up with in a comfy chair. A great gift and welcome addition to any library.
Category: History

No 44 The Mysterious Stranger

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 0520045440
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 71.99 MB
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This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud. This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mysterious Creatures

Author : George M. Eberhart
ISBN : 9781576072837
Genre : Science
File Size : 66.61 MB
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Offers a comprehensive guide to identifying animals yet to be officially recognized in science, and discusses where these animals live and why they remain a mystery.
Category: Science

Centenary Reflections On Mark Twain S No 44 The Mysterious Stranger

Author : Joseph Csicsila
ISBN : 9780826271860
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 56.66 MB
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In this first book on No. 44 in thirty years, thirteen especially commissioned essays by some of today's most accomplished Twain scholars cover an array of topics, from domesticity and transnationalism to race and religion, and reflect a variety of scholarly and theoretical approaches to the work. This far-reaching collection considers the status of No. 44 within Twain's oeuvre as they offer cogent insights into such broad topics as cross-culturalism, pain and redemption, philosophical paradox, and comparative studies of the "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts. All of these essays attest to the importance of this late work in Twain's canon, whether considering how Twain's efforts at truth-telling are premeditated and shaped by his own experiences, tracing the biblical and religious influences that resonate in No. 44, or exploring the text's psychological dimensions. Several address its importance as a culminating work in which Twain's seemingly disjointed story lines coalesce in meaningful, albeit not always satisfactory, ways. An afterword by Alan Gribben traces the critical history of the "Mysterious Stranger" manuscripts and the contributions of previous critics. A wide-ranging critical introduction and a comprehensive bibliography on the last century of scholarship bracket the contributions. Close inspection of this multidimensional novel shows how Twain evolved as a self-conscious thinker and humorist--and that he was a more conscious artist throughout his career than has been previously thought. Centenary Reflections deepens our understanding of one of Twain's most misunderstood texts, confirming that the author of No. 44 was a pursuer of an elusive truth that was often as mysterious a stranger as Twain himself.
Category: Literary Criticism

Creepy California

Author : Keven McQueen
ISBN : 9780253029133
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 66.27 MB
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Beneath California’s scenic landscape lies a strange and dark side, full of spine-tingling tales and frightful imagery. Creepy California: Strange and Gothic Tales from the Golden State explores the disturbing and macabre stories of unexplained deaths, intentional live burials, true crimes, and ghosts who haunt the Pacific Coast. This spooky collection includes the extraordinarily odd, like the account of a coroner, who "borrowed" the stylish clothes of one dead man and even sold the corpse’s head to a doctor for scientific research, and the paranormal, like the tale of a haunted, two-story house in San Francisco that was moved across town in an effort to dislodge its ghostly tenants. The attempt failed, and the San Francisco Chronicle commented that "the neighborhood has been kept in a constant dread and torment by unearthly groans, mysterious lights, and agonized shrieks emanating from their dread habitation." An intriguing and frightful look at the disturbing side of the state, Creepy California promises to send chills down your spine and keep you looking over your shoulder.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Unsolved Mysterious Events

Author : Lisa Greathouse
ISBN : 9781684449033
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 80.50 MB
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Mysterious events occur all over the world. It rains fish every year in Honduras, rocks in Pennsylvania make music, and large drawings can be found on the desert floors in Peru! Readers will learn about these strange phenomena and more curiosities like ESP and crop circles in this baffling and fascinating nonfiction reader. Vibrant images and intriguing facts in conjunction with a glossary of terms, informational text, and an index keep readers captivated from cover to cover!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction