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Fugitive Cycles By Alan Chelak
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The source text of these poems is comprised of novels from the 19th century featuring fugitive characters. These texts include: "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, “The Female... More > Vagrant” by William Wordworth, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs, "Lady Audley’s Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and "Kidnapped!" by Robert Louis Stevenson. The specific sites of the source text were chosen because they directly or indirectly referred to the biblical passage: “The sins of the fathers shall be visited on the children.” For more on this passage, see Exodus 34:7, and Numbers 14:18. These poems were composed over the course of three weeks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during December 2014.< Less
Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse By R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
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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: Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January... More > 1900), known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works.Blackmore, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", was a pioneer of the movement in fiction that continued with Robert Louis Stevenson and others. He has been described as "proud, shy, reticent, strong-willed, sweet-tempered, and self-centred." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._D._Blackmore< Less
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HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE By Craig Lock
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TRAVELS INTO MADNESS WITH 'LOONIES' - MY STRANGE EUROPEAN ADVENTURES/ ASSORTED TRAVELS WITH MY MOTHER/ 'AUNT' AND OTHER FUNNY PEOPLE Craig Lock is an extensive world traveller and failed... More > professional emigrater who has spent most of his life's savings on airfares. He is still 'sliding down the razor blade of life', stuck on a deserted (other than a few brilliant rugby players) island at the bottom of the world near Antarctica, where he is 'trying to throw a double six' to get off and go out into the real world - but he doesn't know where! In the style of Bill Bryson, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE tells tales of his hilarious hair-raising adventures in his younger years through 'Grate' Britain and the Continent 'Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.' - anon 'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.' - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)< Less
The Young Yagers: A Narrative of Hunting Adventures in Southern Africa By Mayne Reid
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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: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a... More > Scots-Irish American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.Reid was born in Ballyroney, a small hamlet near Katesbridge, County Down, in the north of Ireland, the son of Rev. Thomas Mayne Reid Sr., who was a senior clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His father wanted him to become a Presbyterian minister, so in September 1834 he enrolled at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid< Less
The Finger of Fate: A Romance By Mayne Reid
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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: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a... More > Scots-Irish American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.Reid was born in Ballyroney, a small hamlet near Katesbridge, County Down, in the north of Ireland, the son of Rev. Thomas Mayne Reid Sr., who was a senior clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His father wanted him to become a Presbyterian minister, so in September 1834 he enrolled at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid< Less
Gwen Wynn: A Romance of the Wye By Mayne Reid
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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: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a... More > Scots-Irish American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.Reid was born in Ballyroney, a small hamlet near Katesbridge, County Down, in the north of Ireland, the son of Rev. Thomas Mayne Reid Sr., who was a senior clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His father wanted him to become a Presbyterian minister, so in September 1834 he enrolled at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid< Less
A. C. Doyle: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 175 quotes from Arthur Conan Doyle and 69 facts about Arthur Conan Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle was a doctor of optometry, and started writing Sherlock Holmes because his... More > practice was not doing well. Sherlock Holmes has appeared in 226 films and been played by dozens of different actors since the advent of cinema in the late nineteenth century. In the whole of his life Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a staggering 57 books. Arthur Conan Doyle was friends with Bram Stoker, and Robert Louis Stevenson was a fellow classmate at the University of Edinburgh. Arthur Conan Doyle was athletic, like his character, Sherlock Holmes. “Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.” “It is more than possible; it is probable.” “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.” “Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.” “Anything is better than stagnation.” “You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.”< Less
Oklahoma Rain By David Murphy
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The story centers around Bill Van Zant who is taken aboard a flying skeleton ship one rainy Oklahoma day. The skeleton ship flies through rainstorms, picking up children from all over the world and... More > using them as slave labor to row the ship. Lt. Dahl and Captain Gaunt march the children to a mesa’s plateau where the skeletons have camped. The skeletons choose children's names from a lottery every day, and those unfortunate winners are compelled to enter a cave on the mesa where they attempt to steal gold and where they are gobbled up alive by chupacabras. After Bill and his friends, Tom and Mary, are caught while escaping, they are brought before the flamboyant Oracle Kashmir and his traitorous, tobacco-ridden, unctuous aide, Mr. Sanders, who send them to a jungle temple to retrieve a legendary artifact, the heart of bone. Told in a literate tone with dry humor, this book is for the same young adult readership who liked Roald Dahl, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Fridtjof Nansen's adventure tales.< Less
The War Trail: The Hunt of the Wild Horse By Mayne Reid
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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: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a... More > Scots-Irish American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.Reid was born in Ballyroney, a small hamlet near Katesbridge, County Down, in the north of Ireland, the son of Rev. Thomas Mayne Reid Sr., who was a senior clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His father wanted him to become a Presbyterian minister, so in September 1834 he enrolled at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid< Less

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