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Stories by American Authors, Volume 10 By Various
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The Secret Battle By Various
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The Secret Battle is a novel by A. P. Herbert, first published in 1919. The book draws upon Herbert's experiences as a junior infantry officer in the First World War, and has been praised for its... More > accurate and truthful portrayal of the mental effects of the war on the participants. It was one of the earliest novels to contain a detailed description of Gallipoli, or to challenge the Army's executions of soldiers for desertion. It is noticeable as being sharply different from Herbert's later work—there is no note of humour or lightness in the novel, simply a stark and simple narrative.Herbert went up to New College, Oxford in 1910, to study law. He went down in 1914, having had several pieces of his light verse published, in Punch and elsewhere, and with the apparent intent of dabbling further in writing. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Battle Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Dot and the Kangaroo By Various
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Dot and the Kangaroo, written in 1899, is a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian outback and is eventually befriended by a kangaroo and... More > several other marsupials. The book was adapted into a stage production in 1924, and a film in 1977.A 5-year-old girl named Dot is lost in the outback after chasing a hare into the wood and losing sight of her home. She is approached by a red kangaroo who gives her some berries to eat. Upon eating the berries, Dot is able to understand the language of all animals, and she tells the kangaroo her plight. The kangaroo, who has lost her own joey, decides to help little Dot despite her own fear of humans. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_and_the_Kangaroo Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Count's Millions By Various
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Émile Gaboriau vers 1850-1860Œuvres... More > principalesmodifier Étienne Émile Gaboriau, né le 9 novembre 1832 à Saujon (Charente-Inférieure) et mort le 28 septembre 1873 à Paris (Seine), est un écrivain français, considéré comme le père du roman policier. Son personnage, l'enquêteur Lecoq, a influencé Conan Doyle pour la création de Sherlock Holmes. Il a lui-même été très influencé par Edgar Allan Poe.Gaboriau exerça divers métiers : clerc d'avoué, hussard en Afrique, chef d'écurie. Il s'engagea dans la cavalerie pour sept ans, mais résilia son contrat rapidement pour gagner Paris, où il rédigea des chroniques pour gagner sa vie. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Gaboriau< Less
Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3 By Various
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Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 8 By Various
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Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 5 By Various
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Adventures in Many Lands By Various
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Astounding Stories, June, 1931 By Various
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Punch, or the London Charivari, June 10, 1914 By Various
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Baronet (18 September 1861 – 2... More > February 1936) was a British writer, journalist and poet. He is best known as editor of Punch, from 1906 to 1932.Born in Shrewsbury, he was the only son of William Mantle Seaman and Sarah Ann Balls. He distinguished himself academically both at Shrewsbury School and later Clare College, Cambridge. Following this, he worked as a schoolmaster at Rossall School (1884) and Magdalen College School, Oxford (1887-8), professor of literature at Durham College of Science, Newcastle upon Tyne (1890–1903), and became a barrister of the Inner Temple in 1897.Seaman's first successful submission to the satirical and humorous magazine Punch was "Rhyme of the Kipperling", an 1894 parody of Rudyard Kipling. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Seaman< Less