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Hound Of The Sea

Author : Garrett McNamara
ISBN : 9780062343611
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this thrilling and candid memoir, world record-holding and controversial Big Wave surfer Garrett McNamara chronicles his emotional quest to ride the most formidable waves on earth. Garrett McNamara—affectionately known as GMac—set the world record for the sport, surfing a seventy-eight-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal in 2011, a record he smashed two years later at the same break. Propelled by the challenge and promise of bigger, more difficult waves, this adrenaline-fueled loner and polarizing figure travels the globe to ride the most dangerous swells the oceans have to offer, from calving glaciers to hurricane swells. But what motivates McNamara to go to such extremes—to risk everything for one thrilling ride? Is riding giant waves the ultimate exercise in control or surrender? Personal and emotional, readers will know GMac as never before, seeing for the first time the personal alongside the professional in an exciting, intimate look at what drives this inventive, iconoclastic man. Surfing awesome giants isn’t just thrill seeking, he explains—it’s about vanquishing fears and defeating obstacles past and present. Surfers and non-surfers alike will embrace McNamara’s story—as they have William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days—an its intimate look at the enigmatic pursuit of riding waves, big and small. Hound of the Sea is a record of perseverance, passion, and healing. Thoughtful, suspenseful, and spiritually profound, McNamara reveals the beautiful soul of surfing through the eyes of one of its most daring and devoted disciples.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9781460401057
Genre : Fiction
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901–02) is Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes adventure. At the end of the yew tree path of his ancestral home, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead. Close by are the footprints of a gigantic hound. Called to investigate, Holmes seems to face a supernatural foe. In the tense narration of the detective’s efforts to solve the crime, Conan Doyle meditates on late Victorian and early twentieth-century ideas of ancestry and atavism, the possible biological determination of criminals, the stability of the British landed classes, and the place of the supernatural. Historical documents included with this fully-annotated Broadview edition help contextualize the novel’s debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction. Also included is the Conan Doyle short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.”
Category: Fiction

Grammardog Guide To The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author : Mary Jane McKinney
ISBN : 9781608570454
Genre : Education
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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this iconic crime novel. All sentences are from the novel. Sensory imagery is used to create tone and suspense ("I heard a key turn somewhere in a lock . . ." ". . . the cold night wind beat in upon our faces." ". . . the dull moaning of the autumn wind and the rustle of falling leaves." "I heard the creak of a door and the crisp sound of boots upon gravel." "Rank reeds and lush, slimy water plants sent an odour of decay . . ." ". . . a dread cry echoed over the moor.").
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author : Simon Corble
ISBN : 9781780922782
Genre : Fiction
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Laughter, intrigue and suspense are evoked in equal measure by this fast-paced dramatisation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery. Originally scripted for open-air performance in the promenade style, the action kicks off with an amusing, rustic, Victorian melodrama; but thereafter it is the brooding presence of Dartmoor which lies at its dark centre. Over the purple heather, the granite tors and the sucking bog of Grimpen Mire, comes a parade of colourful characters to confuse and disturb the courageous soul of Doctor Watson, sent by Holmes to scout for some solid facts behind the highly mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville. Fresh-faced from Canada, the new baronet, Sir Henry Baskerville, - You can cut the Sir ! - is having none of the old world superstition surrounding the ancient curse on his family; yet it slowly becomes apparent, even to his no-nonsense mind, that a very real threat is lurking on Baskerville Moor. And, what is more, it leaves footprints... Playwright Simon Corble gives Conan Doyle's original tale some highly inventive twists in order to create an engaging drama that has delighted audiences and received glowing reviews wherever it has been staged since 1995. In print for the first time, the action leaps off the page at even the most casual reader and, if you think you know exactly how it is going to end...the female of the species has a surprise in store. Hell hath no fury, Watson. Quite, Holmes.
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles Fully Illustrated

Author : Conan Doyle
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•Illustrated with all the original Illustrations. •Table of contents to every chapters in the book. •Complete and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Doctor Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival. Sir Charles Baskerville, Bart, is found dead on the grounds of his country house, Baskerville Hall. The cause is ascribed to a heart attack. Fearing for the safety of Sir Charles's nephew and the only known heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, coming from Toronto, Canada to claim his inheritance, Dr James Mortimer travels to London and asks Sherlock Holmes for help. Mortimer explains that the Baskerville family is afflicted by a curse. According to an old account, said to have been written in 1742 and describing events which had occurred a century earlier still, during the English Civil War, Hugo Baskerville was infatuated with a farmer's daughter. He kidnapped her and imprisoned her in his bedroom. She escaped and the furious Baskerville offered his soul to the devil if he could recapture her. Aided by friends, he pursued the girl onto the desolate moor. Baskerville and his victim were found dead. She had died from fright, but a giant spectral hound stood guard over Baskerville's body. The hound tore out Baskerville's throat, then vanished into the night. Sir Charles Baskerville had become fearful of the legendary curse and its hellhound. Mortimer decided that Sir Charles had been waiting for someone when he died. His face was contorted in a ghastly expression, while his footprints suggested that he was running away from something. The elderly man's heart wasn't strong, and he had planned to go to London the very next day. Mortimer says he had seen the footprints of a "gigantic hound" near Sir Charles's body, though nothing was revealed at the inquest. Intrigued by the case, Holmes met Sir Henry, newly arrived from Canada. Sir Henry is puzzled by an anonymous note delivered to his London hotel room, warning him to avoid the Devonshire moors. Holmes says that the note had been composed largely of words cut from The Times, probably in a hotel, judging by other clues. The fact that the words were cut with nail scissors suggested a woman author, as did a remnant whiff of perfume. Holmes keeps this last detail to himself. When Holmes and Watson later join Sir Henry at his hotel, they learn one of the baronet's new boots has gone missing. No good explanation can be found for the loss. Holmes asks if there were any other living relatives besides Sir Henry. Mortimer tells him that Charles had two brothers. Sir Henry is the sole child of one brother, who settled in America and raised his son there. The third, Rodger, was known to be the black sheep of the family, and is noted for having resembled a family portrait of Hugo. A wastrel and inveterate gambler, he fled to South America to avoid creditors. He is believed to have died there alone. Despite the note's warning, Sir Henry insists on visiting Baskerville Hall. As Sir Henry leaves Holmes' Baker Street apartment, Holmes and Doctor Watson follow him. They realise that a man with a fake-looking black beard in a cab is also following them. Holmes and Watson pursue this man, but he escapes; however, Holmes memorises the cab number. It was 2704.

The People Of The Sea

Author : David Thomson
ISBN : 9781847674593
Genre : Fiction
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Introduced by Seamus Heaney.David Thomson?s travels in the Gaelic world of the Hebrides and the west coast of Ireland brought him into contact with a people whose association with the sea and its fertile lore runs deep. They told of men rescued by seals in stormy seas, of babies suckled by seal-mothers, and of men who took seal-women for wives ? stories centuries old, handed down to them by their forefathers.These mysterious and fascinating legends retain their spell-binding enchantment through the luminous quality of David Thomson?s prose. From an early age, he was fascinated by the mysterious interaction between man and the sea. In the Selkie legends he found the perfect expression of a Celtic world where truth and fiction intertwine, and his book is a window onto that vanished world.?The People of the Sea survives not as a period piece but as a poetic achievement . . . readers will be carried away on successive waves of pleasure . . . these stories have an irresistible holistic beauty.? Seamus Heaney?A splendid resurrection of a life that has almost vanished.? Daily Telegraph?I know of few books which so ably open a window on the Gaelic scene today or which so faithfully reflect the mind, vigour and courtesy of its people . . . Pounds on the imagination like surf on a reef.? Observer
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The Hound Of Ulster

Author : Rosemary Sutcliff
ISBN : 9781446404539
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The boy who takes up the spear and shield of Manhood on this day will become the most renowned of all the warriors of Ireland, men will follow at his call to the world's end, and his enemies will shudder at the thunder of his chariot wheels. So the ancient prophecy went, and as the boy Cuchulain heard it, he went forward to claim the weapons of his manhood. This is the story of how he became the greatest of heroes - the Hound of Ulster.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Hounds Of Bath

Author : Eric P. Fick
ISBN : 9781499007534
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Beginning as a simple story, the Hounds of Bath becomes a transcendental journey for a young man known only as Robert, trying to discover the source of love, the trials of betrayal--his own and that of others--and the meaning to things that truly matter and those to be disregarded. a member of a piecemeal though loving and supportive family, Robert is finding the paradisiacal aspects of life that had not previously been afforded to him. Residing in the home of Aunt Ellenora, an altruistic woman taking in strays and acting as matron to all, silently suffering from her own lost true love, Robert finds himself surrounded in comfort for the first time. an adoring young girl, Little Alice, holds him as her pride and joy, and a butler, who is much more than that, plays a myriad of roles. Uncle James and Jacques, a chocolate lab that seems to understand Robert more than any other--or at least, was the most hungry for his attention--as well as a vast array of acquaintances frequenting the soirees of Aunt Ellenora at her grand estate. Just as he is basking in the perfection that has found and rescued him, Robert receives a letter, a haunting phantasm of his past. a woman he once played--with faulty self-respect--puppet for now calls him back once again. the taunting strings of nostalgia and the ropes of past dedication pulled tight, Robert has no choice but to abandon all that he has gained to give the relationship one last attempt. Advised and berated by his best friend, Arthur, he argues the reasons of why he must return, while his small companion upholds alternative disputes to why he should remain and not forsake all that has befallen him, the most important being a young woman that is already falling in love with our young hero.

The Hounds Of Samaria

Author : Nigel Howard Patten
ISBN : 9781618971609
Genre : Fiction
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A man fighting the Germans behind enemy lines in WWII has dreams of an ancient Greek priestess and the destruction of her temple.
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