Overland Tales

Download Overland Tales ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Overland Tales book pdf for free now.

Overland Tales

Author : Josephine Woempner Clifford McCrackin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016679305
Genre : California
File Size : 70.76 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 889
Read : 1155

Category: California

Overland Tales

Author : Josephine Clifford
ISBN : 9783734039300
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40.84 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 866
Read : 1099

Reproduction of the original: Overland Tales by Josephine Clifford
Category: Fiction

Overland Tales

Author : Josephine Clifford
ISBN : OSU:32435076151349
Genre : American fiction
File Size : 87.56 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 377
Read : 649

Category: American fiction

Asia Overland

Author : Bijan Omrani
ISBN : 9622178111
Genre : History
File Size : 58.42 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 317
Read : 1100

The story of travel through the centuries along Eurasia's great land routes, told through the observations and accounts of many of the world s great travelers, and enhanced by wonderful illustrations both old and new.
Category: History

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of American Literature

Author : Jay Parini
ISBN : 9780195156539
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 54.9 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 965
Read : 508

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Category: Literary Collections

Women Writers Of The American West 1833 1927

Author : Nina Baym
ISBN : 9780252093135
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 87.7 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 987
Read : 1148

Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927 recovers the names and works of hundreds of women who wrote about the American West during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some of them long forgotten and others better known novelists, poets, memoirists, and historians such as Willa Cather and Mary Austin Holley. Nina Baym mined literary and cultural histories, anthologies, scholarly essays, catalogs, advertisements, and online resources to debunk critical assumptions that women did not publish about the West as much as they did about other regions. Elucidating a substantial body of nearly 650 books of all kinds by more than 300 writers, Baym reveals how the authors showed women making lives for themselves in the West, how they represented the diverse region, and how they represented themselves. Baym accounts for a wide range of genres and geographies, affirming that the literature of the West was always more than cowboy tales and dime novels. Nor did the West consist of a single landscape, as women living in the expanses of Texas saw a different world from that seen by women in gold rush California. Although many women writers of the American West accepted domestic agendas crucial to the development of families, farms, and businesses, they also found ways to be forceful agents of change, whether by taking on political positions, deriding male arrogance, or, as their voluminous published works show, speaking out when they were expected to be silent.
Category: Literary Criticism

Northland Stories

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9781440673719
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 90.27 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 587
Read : 613

Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London's heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet London breaks free of stereotypical figures and one-dimensional plots to explore deeper psychological and social questions of self-mastery, masculinity, and racial domination. The uneasy relationship between the Native Americans and whites lies at the heart of many of the stories, while others reflect London's growing awareness of the destruction wrought by the white incursion on Indian culture. Northland Stories comprises nineteen of Jack London's greatest short works, including "An Odyssy of the North" (London's major breakthrough as a young author), "The White Silence," "The Law of Life," "The League of the Old Men," and the world classic "To Build a Fire." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Fiction

Overland

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011889453
Genre : Australian literature
File Size : 73.50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 566
Read : 1176

Category: Australian literature

Africa Overland

Author : David Hardham
ISBN : 9781310841705
Genre : Travel
File Size : 32.23 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 721
Read : 1176

Through the eyes of a 22 year old Australian, we get to hear firsthand the trip of a life time as he crosses the African continent from north to south with a group of fellow adventurers with a specialist overland travel company in 1971. Crossing the Sahara desert takes weeks as obstacles are overcome and the harshness of desert life is experienced. This is followed by navigating almost impassable roads in the former Belgian Congo before entering the vast plains and game parks of East Africa. Living and working in apartheid South Africa we are told of the experiences encountered and people met. The final part of the journey is returning to London but by unconventional means. Who would ever think of hitchhiking between Jo’Burg and Nairobi on a shoestring budget before getting a Charter Flight back to London? Numerous photographs, maps and other paraphernalia are provided to assist the armchair explorer capture the spirit of adventure of the amazing journey.
Category: Travel

True Yankees

Author : Dane A. Morrison
ISBN : 9781421415437
Genre : History
File Size : 88.27 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 354
Read : 1112

With American independence came the freedom to sail anywhere in the world under a new flag. During the years between the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Wangxi, Americans first voyaged past the Cape of Good Hope, reaching the ports of Algiers and the bazaars of Arabia, the markets of India and the beaches of Sumatra, the villages of Cochin, China, and the factories of Canton. Their South Seas voyages of commerce and discovery introduced the infant nation to the world and the world to what the Chinese, Turks, and others dubbed the "new people." Drawing on private journals, letters, ships’ logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts, Dane A. Morrison's True Yankees traces America’s earliest encounters on a global stage through the exhilarating experiences of five Yankee seafarers. Merchant Samuel Shaw spent a decade scouring the marts of China and India for goods that would captivate the imaginations of his countrymen. Mariner Amasa Delano toured much of the Pacific hunting seals. Explorer Edmund Fanning circumnavigated the globe, touching at various Pacific and Indian Ocean ports of call. In 1829, twenty-year-old Harriett Low reluctantly accompanied her merchant uncle and ailing aunt to Macao, where she recorded trenchant observations of expatriate life. And sea captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s last sojourn in Canton coincided with the eruption of the First Opium War. How did these bold voyagers approach and do business with the people in the region, whose physical appearance, practices, and culture seemed so strange? And how did native men and women—not to mention the European traders who were in direct competition with the Americans—regard these upstarts who had fought off British rule? The accounts of these adventurous travelers reveal how they and hundreds of other mariners and expatriates influenced the ways in which Americans defined themselves, thereby creating a genuinely brash national character—the "true Yankee." Readers who love history and stories of exploration on the high seas will devour this gripping tale.
Category: History

The Son Of The Wolf

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 019283486X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 88.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 881
Read : 1275

Although Jack London (1876-1916) wrote on a great variety of subjects, he gained his first and most lasting fame as the author of tales of the Klondike gold rush.At the age of twenty-one London himself had trekked to the Yukon in hope of easy riches. What he found instead was a wealth of extraordinary experience, which he turned to account in his first collection of stories, The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North (1900).The book centres on the exploits of Malemute Kid, who dispenses crude but unerring justice through his canny understanding of the minds and hearts of the people of this raw frontier territory. They act out their dramas of life and death in mining camps and on the Long Trail, against the backdrop ofthe frozen Northland. The stories tell of gambles won and lost, of endurance and sacrifice, and often turn on the unsuspected qualities of exceptional women and the complex relations between the white adventurers and the native tribes.This new edition, which includes the whole of London's first book and many of the best Northland tales from his later collections, makes available fresh perspectives on the work of this enduringly rewarding writer.
Category: Fiction

Tales Of The Frontier

Author :
ISBN : 0803257449
Genre : History
File Size : 74.98 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 176
Read : 297

"Anyone in search of the spirit of the Old West will find it in this book. In fact, any student in college taking a course in the history of the West or even in a general history of the United States should be required to read Dick's book; and when once the student had sniffed its atmosphere, the required would no longer be necessary."--Georgia Historical Quarterly "An entertaining and comprehensive collection. . . . The reader is sure to put Dick's book down with a fresh realization of the vigor, adventure, humor, tragedy, and endeavor that went into the development of our western country."--Annals of Wyoming "A highly satisfactory and completely disarming approach to the history of the West."-- Utah Historical Quarterly "A delightful anthology of western Americana by that great collector of social history, Professor Everett Dick."--Social Education "A great book for those who enjoy the history of how our West was won"--The Western Horseman
Category: History

The Frontiers Of Women S Writing

Author : Brigitte Georgi-Findlay
ISBN : UOM:39015036029661
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 75.23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 444
Read : 157

A study of American women's writings about the West between 1830 and 1930 reviews the diaries of the overland trails; letters and journals of the wives of army officers during the Indian wars; professional travel writings, and late 19th- and early 20th-century accounts of missionaries and teachers on Indian reservations.
Category: Literary Criticism