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The Crime Of The Congo Classic Reprint

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
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Excerpt from The Crime of the Congo There are many of us in England who consider the crime which has been wrought in the Congo lands by King Leopold of Belgium and his followers to be the greatest which has ever been known in human annals. Personally I am strongly of that Opinion. There have been great expropriations like that of the Normans in England or of the English in Ireland. There have been massacres of populations like that of the South Americans by the Spaniards or of subject nations by the Turks. But never before has there been such a mixture of wholesale expropriation and wholesale massacre all done under an odious guise of philanthropy and with the lowest commercial motives as a reason. It is this sordid cause and the unctious hypocrisy which makes this crime unparalleled in its horror. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Historical Dictionary Of Science Fiction Literature

Author : Brian M. Stableford
ISBN : 0810849380
Genre : History
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This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.
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The Most Dangerous Cinema

Author : Bryan Senn
ISBN : 9780786435623
Genre : Performing Arts
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People hunting people for sport--it's an idea both shocking and fascinating. In 1924 Richard Connell published a short story that introduced this concept to the public zeitgeist, where it has remained embedded ever since--as evidenced by the many big- and small-screen adaptations and inspirations. Since its publication, Connell's award-winning "The Most Dangerous Game" has been continuously anthologized and studied in classrooms throughout America. Raising questions about the nature of violence and cruelty, and the ethics of hunting for sport, the thrilling story spawned a new cinematic subgenre, beginning with RKO's 1932 production of The Most Dangerous Game, and continuing right up into the new millennium with 2004's The Eliminator. The Most Dangerous Cinema examines in-depth all the cinematic adaptations of the iconic short story, with each film chapter containing the following subsections: "Synopsis," "How 'Dangerous' Is It?," "Analysis," "Production History," and "Credits." Photos, a bibliography, and four appendices ("Almost Dangerous Games," "Dangerous Game Shows and Deadly Diversions," "Dangerous Alien Games," and "Television Adaptations and Inspirations") are included.
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Invertebrata Enigmatica

Author : Chad Arment
ISBN : 9781930585652
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Invertebrata Enigmatica collects thirty classic sci-fi/fantasy short stories involving strange invertebrates. From giant arachnids to intelligent insects, the stories explore imaginative worlds where human meets bug (and bug might just win...). Some stories are well-known, others are rarely reprinted. They include: The Sphinx, The Blue Beetle: A Confession, The Strong Spider, The Queen of the Bees, The Crab Spider, A Moth-Genus Novo, The Purple Emperor, The Messenger, The Captivity of the Professor, The Valley of the Spiders, The Ash-Tree, The Great White Moth, The Green Spider, The Empire of the Ants, The Lace Designers, The Feather Pillow, Caterpillars, The Golden Fly, The Red Spider, An Egyptian Hornet, The Spider, The Eggs of the Silver Moon, The Blue Cockroach, The Gold-Seekers, The Spectre Spiders, The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika, Mive, The Worm, Vampires of the Desert, and The Bees from Borneo.
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The Little Moment Of Happiness

Author : Clarence Budington Kelland
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Excerpt from The Little Moment of Happiness They had not lifted into view suddenly, but had rather emerged from the east, solidifying slowly out of a slate-colored blur which to the eyes of unaccustomed voyagers might or might not have been land. There was no ebullition of spirits. The two thousand men and women aboard the vessel crowded to the rail and strained their eyes toward that land in which great events awaited them, for the most part in utter silence. Conversation failed. There was an impressiveness about the moment akin to the impressiveness of entering some great cathedral - there was awe! There, rising out of the east was France! France!
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Ocean Trade And Shipping Classic Reprint

Author : Douglas Owen
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Genre : Business & Economics
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Excerpt from Ocean Trade and Shipping N der the general and very comprehensive head of Ocean Trade and Shipping come a whole host of separate industries and undertakings. Many of these, and of the rights and liabilities connected with them, have long been the subject of important treatises. To others of them, special reference may be found scattered in business publications here and there. In the case of many, however, it would be difficult to find treat ment of them anywhere. The whole, collectively, have apparently never been dealt with at all. And indeed to supply, in a single small volume, a summary of enterprises so many and so various must needs be a somewhat courageous undertaking. Still, by a process of selection, elimination and condensation, and with the kind and valuable aid of many expert business friends, I have done my best. It is of course an explanatory work, proceeding on broad lines, rather than a technical treatise. It does, however, as I hope, deal with many if not most of the subjects on which information will be useful or at any rate instructive to the naval and military officers for whom it is primarily intended. If this should prove so, I shall be content. To army officers, a knowledge of the machinery of shipping and its working must at the least be interesting, seeing that the transfer and maintenance of oversea forces involve its constant use, while in the event of war sea transport becomes for an imperial Power a military factor of the first importance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Complete Works Of Arthur Conan Doyle In 56 Volumes

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 1443813354
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The life of Arthur Conan Doyle illustrates the excitement and diversity of the Victorian age unlike that of any other figure of the period. In his autobiography, he wrote: 'I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded.' He was not wrong. But Conan Doyle was also a Victorian with a twist, a man of tensions and contradictions. He was fascinated by travel, exploration, invention, and indeed all things modern and technological; yet at the same time very traditional, voicing support for values such as chivalry, duty, constancy, and honour. By the time of his death he was a celebrity, achieving worldwide fame for his creation of the rationalist, scientific super-detective Sherlock Holmes; but his later decades were taken up with advocacy of the new religion of Spiritualism, in which he became a devoted believer. The new Complete Works of Conan Doyle embodies all of the excitement and vitality of this extraordinary man's life, ranging from the Sherlock Holmes stories to philosophical and spiritual works, taking in science fictions and historical comedies, grand histories and criminological investigations. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume 1 (204 pp.): Introduction to the works by Dr. Neil McCaw; A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of Four Volume 2 (150 pp.): The Hound of the Baskervilles Volume 3 (148 pp.): The Valley of Fear Volume 4 (378 pp.): Micah Clarke Volume 5 (283 pp.): Sir Nigel Volume 6 (336 pp.): The White Company Volume 7 (304 pp.): The Refugees Volume 8 (209 pp.): Rodney Stone Volume 9 (140 pp.): Uncle Bernac Volume 10 (169 pp.): The Lost World Volume 11 (265 pp.): The Poison Belt; The Land of Mist Volume 12 (121 pp.): The Mystery of Cloomber Volume 13 (332 pp.): The Firm of Girdlestone Volume 14 (163 pp.): The Stark Munro Letters Volume 15 (110 pp.): A Desert Drama Volume 16 (188 pp.): A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus Volume 17 (244 pp.): The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Volume 18 (206 pp.): The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Volume 19 (262 pp.): The Return of Sherlock Holmes Volume 20 (198 pp.): The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes Volume 21 (179 pp.): The Captain of the Polestar Volume 22 (309 pp.): The Great Shadow and other stories Volume 23 (167 pp.): Round the Red Lamp Volume 24 (176 pp.): The Green Flag Volume 25 (161 pp.): The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Volume 26 (221 pp.): Round the Fire Stories Volume 27 (171 pp.): The Last Galley Volume 28 (139 pp.): Danger! and other stories Volume 29 (284 pp.): Detective and Mystery Stories Volume 30 (137 pp.): The Maracot Deep and other stories Volume 31 (101 pp.): The Parasite and Other Stories Volume 32 (441 pp.): Uncollected Short Stories Volume 33 (268 pp.): complete poetry; The Journey (play) Volume 34 (98 pp.): Waterloo; The Speckled Band (plays) Volume 35 (79 pp.): Jane Annie (an opera, libretto by Conan Doyle in collaboration) Volume 36 (185 pp.): Through the Magic Door; A Glimpse of the British Army; A Glimpse of the Italian Army; A Glimpse of the French Line; The Vital Message Volume 37 (98 pp.): The Story of Mr. George Edalji; The Case of Oscar Slater Volume 38 (132 pp.): The War in South Africa Volume 39 (448 pp.): The Great Boer War Volume 40 (114 pp.): The Crime of the Congo Volume 41 (81 pp.): The German War; To Arms! Volume 42 (199 pp.): The British Campaign in France and Flanders, vol. I (1914) Volume 43 (142 pp.): The British Campaign in France and Flanders, vol. II (1915) Volume 44 (193 pp.): The British Campaign in France and Flanders, vol. III (1916) Volume 45 (178 pp.): The British Campaign in France and Flanders, vol. IV (1917) Volume 46 (195 pp.): The British Campaign in France and Flanders, vol. V (January-June 1918) Volume 47 (181 pp.): The British Campaign in France and Flanders, vol. VI (July-November 1918) Volume 48 (85 pp.): The Coming of the Fairies Volume 49 (210 pp.): The Edge of the Unknown; The New Revelation Volume 50 (160 pp.): Pheneas Speaks; Psychic Experiences; Spiritualism and Rationalism Volume 51 (194 pp.): The History of Spiritualism Volume 52 (127 pp.): Our African Winter Volume 53 (159 pp.): The Wanderings of a Spiritualist Volume 54 (108 pp.): Our American Adventure Volume 55 (129 pp.): Our Second American Adventure Volume 56 (329 pp.): Memories and Adventures; Western Wanderings The Works have all been newly typeset for this edition. In the absence of an even nearly complete edition of Conan Doyle's works which is in the public domain, the texts for this edition have had to be sourced piecemeal from available public-domain versions. The majority of these have been relatively early editions; a few have been modern reprints of the original texts unedited; a number have been etexts reproducing in their turn editions now in the public domain. Due to their number and variety, it is impossible to list them all here. Neil McCaw, Reader in English Literature at the University of Winchester and Academic Director of The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Lancelyn Green Bequest, has written a new introduction to the Works, in volume 1, which covers biographical background, critical reception, influence, and a brief bibliography.
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Elise

Author : S. M. M. X.
ISBN : 0331088576
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Excerpt from Elise: A Story of the Civil War A wave of misguided faith seems sweeping the world in these latter days, at a time when all faith in the supernatural is apparently dying out. A half truth is always more dangerous 'than a whole lie. There is generally a grain of truth to be found in all heresies, which only makes them the more dreadful. Spiritualism, with its vulgar seances, table tipping and silly, empty messages from the unseen world, is not so dangerous a form of heresy as that-which now holds the minds of many under the names of Psychology, Mind-reading, Soul-building, etc., etc. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Kreutzer Sonata And Other Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 0192838091
Genre : Fiction
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`To love him was not enough for me after the happiness I had felt in falling in love. I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.'Leo Tolstoy, known to the world for his famous novels, also created throughout his sixty-year career as a writer a significant body of works of shorter ficiton. These fictions, like his novels, tend toward a uniqueness in form, even as they explore a set of themes common in the longer works. Thefour novellas selected here stand closest to the novels, and represent Tolstoy at his creative best, exploring in a specific and focused way his characteristic themes: life understood as a journey of the discovery of identity and vocation, the meaning of one's life in the face of death, and theredemptive role of suffering and compassion. Family Happiness (1859) traces the psychology of failed married love yet is written against the tradition of the novel of romance, marriage and adultery. The Kreutzer Sonata (1889) recounts a husband's addictions, jealousy, sinister guilt and subsequentisolation, while The Cossacks (1863) focuses on the experiences of a young Russian on in the Caucusus whose quest for romantic love becomes one for the love of 'the whole of God's world'. Finally, the superbly crafted Hadji Murad (1905) juxtaposes the military and civilian worlds, and relates atale of the human violation of the natural through a series of parallel episodes. Written over a period of almost fifty years, these works display Tolstoy's changing views on art and sexuality, women and marriage, nationalism and ethnicity, war and empire. All four novellas develop, each in its ownunique way, the central Tolystoyan theme of love.This edition, which updates a classic translation, has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field.
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Books In Series

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Guide To Reprints

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The Lost World And Other Stories

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 1853262455
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Headed by the larger-than-life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost world holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination.
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This Is Not A Story And Other Stories

Author : Denis Diderot
ISBN : 0192829580
Genre : Mathematics
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Diderot has been admired as a novelist, philosopher, and encyclopedist, but he is less well known as a writer of short fiction. This volume presents his five remarkable philosophical tales including "This Is Not a Story," "On the Inconsistency of Public Opinion Regarding Our Private Action," and "Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage," as well as "The Two Friends From Bourbonne" and "Conversation of a Father with His Children: or the Danger of Setting Oneself Above the Law," both of which are here translated into English for the first time.
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The Lagoon And Other Stories

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : UOM:39015041913107
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B'An unquiet and mysterious country of inextinguishable desires and fears' 'The Lagoon' creates and sustains an ironic tension between reality and romance thatpreoccupies all of the twelve stories in this volume. Renouncing the world in favour of his love for the forbidden Diamelen, Arsat elopes with her to a bewitching forest, only to realize he has drawn his brotherinto mortal danger. Also centred on the hazards of the exotic, 'Il Conde' recounts the tale of an elegant Count, overtly engaged in a health-enhancing visit to Italy, his enjoyment of the picturesque disrupted by robbery and the voice of the Neapolitan underworld. Questioning the very nature ofthe exotic through shifting narrative perspectives, these stories mirror, in form and theme, Conrad's own ambiguous and hybrid status in imperial England. Set in the peripheral zones of the Victorian world, they range in location from London to the Malay archipelago, South America, Poland andRussia and tell of anarchists, Malay warriors, traders of the eastern seas, soldiers and sailors of the Napleonic wars. This edition is the first to reprint these stories as they first appeared in popular magazines of the time. William Atkinson's introduction explores the 'double-voiced' nature of Conrad's narratives as well as his ironic treatment of the adventure-romance genre popularized by his contemporaries,Stevenson, Kipling, and Rider Haggard.
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