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Tarifa: a short novel By Jean Coqt
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The second section of the eccentric novel Skagen a novel of Europe by the reclusive 20th-century writer Jean Coqt, translated into a haunting, lyrical series of meditations by Charles Lunaire.
In Search of Lost Time: The Complete Novel By Marcel Proust
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In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust, all included in this ebook. His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme... More > of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine."< Less
Recovery: A Novel of the Future By Eliyahu Rooff
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Imagine a future where centuries of wars, economic disasters, disease and ecological devastation have left a small percentage of humanity alive and where vast swaths have been taken out of animal... More > life. It's a world where none of the nations we know have survived intact, where much of civilization has barely returned to a feudal state and where a few nations control the surviving technology. A group of scientists and technocrats from the Republic of Nevada have finally succeeded in developing a time machine that will let them send teams into the past to gather specimens of birds and animals that have been lost, and to collect as much as possible of the information and culture that was lost when civilization broke down. Nothing ever goes quite as planned, and the Recovery team has to deal with animal attacks, arrests, assaults, high-speed pursuits, romantic entanglement between a team member and a 20th-Century man, as well as the problems caused when a traitor tries to sabotage the entire project.< Less
Coming to Terms: A Novel of Our Times By Abraham Rothberg
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Coming to Terms is a novel exploring the lives of half a dozen friends and colleagues of differing generations-Hippies and Boomers, Gen-Xers and Vietnam and World War II veterans- as they strive to... More > find meaning and happiness in the tidal wave of change inundating the America of the late 20th century and the beginnings of the 21st. All are caught up in a struggle with themselves and each other in trying to move their lives forward and make sense of their respective pasts, their personal commitments as wives and mothers, husbands and fathers, lovers and loners, young and old, heterosexuals and homosexuals, soldiers and civilians. As they come to terms with their pasts, they define their presents and discover their futures, some willingly, but most reluctantly. In doing so, they fracture the circles of their families, friendships and allegiances, and discover the prices human beings must pay in contending with society's constraints on the individual's struggle for freedom and pursuit of happiness.< Less
The Fixed Period: A Novel In Two Volumes By Anthony Trollope
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The Fixed Period is a satirical dystopian novel by Anthony Trollope published in 1882. Set in Britannula, an island of Australia. The president has decreed that all citizens reaching the age of... More > sixty-seven are to enter a 'college.' There, they will be prepared for death at age sixty-eight. The first candidate for this euthanasia, Gabriel Crasweller, loses his enthusiasm for the 'fixed period' scheme as his own term approaches. Rescue is provided by the British navy, which returns Britannula to the rational rule of the Empire. Britannula is a former British Crown Colony which demanded, and was granted, independence from Great Britain in the mid-20th century. Its 250,000 inhabitants have, with few exceptions, retained British law and customs, and also her currency. Britannula is a thriving agrarian society whose wealth is mainly based on sheep farming and the wool trade. Its capital, Gladstonopolis, is named after 19th century British Liberal statesman and Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.< Less
Pan Michael: An Historical Novel of Poland, the Ukraine, and Turkey By Henryk Sienkiewicz
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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz; also known by the pseudonym "Litwos" was a Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist. He is best remembered for his... More > historical novels, this ebook being one of them. Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. In the late 1870s he traveled to the United States, sending back travel essays that won him popularity with Polish readers. In the 1880s he began serializing novels that further increased his popularity. He soon became one of the most popular Polish writers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and numerous translations gained him international renown, culminating in his receipt of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer."< Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less
Marblehead: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft TPB By Richard A. Lupoff
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Trade Paperback. A major new mainstream novel by the author of LOVECRAFT'S BOOK, this chronicles a year (1927) in the life of the greatest horror writer of the 20th century. This huge book was... More > written in 1976 and has been lost until now.< Less
Marblehead: A Novel of H.P. Lovecraft TPB By Richard A. Lupoff
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Trade Paperback. A major new mainstream novel by the author of LOVECRAFT'S BOOK, this chronicles a year (1927) in the life of the greatest horror writer of the 20th century. This huge book was... More > written in 1976 and has been lost until now.< Less
How The Burning Bush Burns: A Trio of Short Novels By Abraham Rothberg
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The Hebrew Book of Exodus, begins with the story of Moses and the burning bush, a story that becomes a metaphor for the Jewish people burned by genocide, persecution, hatred, prejudice, but not... More > consumed. These short novels tell of Jews in the post-Holocaust 20th century struggling to survive not only the Holocaust, but their efforts to keep that bush greening and revived even after German murderousness has set it burning. “How the Burning Bush Burns,” tells of Polish Jews who have lost everything, and how they try to survive transplanted in New York City and Israel. Next, “The Preservers,” tells how a rabbi who is obsessed with preserving whatever artifacts of Jewish life and religion he can find given how much has been destroyed. The last, "The Pinkas Wall," tells of an American Jewish foreign correspondent in post-WW II Czechoslovakia who reflects on the Nazi occupation, while experiencing the contemporary oppression of another anti-Semitic regime under Stalinism.< Less