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The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus By Horatio Alger
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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: Horatio Alger Jr. (/ˈældʒər/; January 13,... More > 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many young-adult fiction novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags to riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.Essentially, all of Alger's juvenile novels share the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth": a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often though, it is not the hard work itself that rescues the boy from his fate, but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Alger< Less
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a... More > coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens' weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.< Less
The Great Gatsby By Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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In 1922,F.Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new-something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary,beautiful,intricately... More > patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter-tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. And one fine morning-" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream< Less
No Great Magic By Fritz Leiber
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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: Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 –... More > September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. [b] With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having in fact created the term. Moreover, he excelled in all fields of speculative fiction, writing award-winning work in fantasy, horror, and science fiction.Leiber was born December 24, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois, to the actors Fritz Leiber, Sr., and Virginia Bronson Leiber and, for a time, he seemed inclined to follow in his parents' footsteps. (Theater and actors are prominently featured in his fiction.) Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Leiber< Less
Alex the Great By Hermann Hesse
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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: Harry Charles Witwer (March 11, 1890 – August 9, 1929),... More > more commonly known as H. C. Witwer, was an American short-story author. Some 60 comedy film shorts were based on his works, most from the mid-1920s to 1930, the year after Witwer's death.Witwer was born on March 11, 1890 in Athens, Pennsylvania, and briefly attended Saint Joseph's College in Philadelphia. He worked in odd jobs—errand boy for a butcher, prize fighter manager, and a soda jerk on Broadway—for a time before starting to write for newspapers, counting the St. Cloud (Florida) Tribune and New York City newspapers Brooklyn Eagle, the New York American, the New York Mail, and The Sun as employers.In 1912, he married Zada "Sadie" Schagrin of Yonkers, New York. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._C._Witwer< Less
Alex the Great By H. C. (Harry Charles) Witwer
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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: Harry Charles Witwer (March 11, 1890 – August 9, 1929),... More > more commonly known as H. C. Witwer, was an American short-story author. Some 60 comedy film shorts were based on his works, most from the mid-1920s to 1930, the year after Witwer's death.Witwer was born on March 11, 1890 in Athens, Pennsylvania, and briefly attended Saint Joseph's College in Philadelphia. He worked in odd jobs—errand boy for a butcher, prize fighter manager, and a soda jerk on Broadway—for a time before starting to write for newspapers, counting the St. Cloud (Florida) Tribune and New York City newspapers Brooklyn Eagle, the New York American, the New York Mail, and The Sun as employers.In 1912, he married Zada "Sadie" Schagrin of Yonkers, New York. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._C._Witwer< Less
The Great Disappointment By Box Brown
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The Great Disappointment collects work from Box Brown's web and print comic, Everything Dies. This first volume features the non-fiction and auto-bio stories such as: The Great Disappointment, The... More > Great Upsucking, Alpha, Omega, Ben Died of a Train and many others. "More than anything, Everything Dies’ chief success is that it is an exercise in theological reverse-engineering, breaking down theunfathomable whole to better understand all of its working parts. Until Moses comes down from Mt Sinai with the instruction manual, I, for one, am more than happy to watch Box Brown work on it. Martin Steenton, Avoid the Future blog" *Notable comic in The 2011 Best American Comics Anthology *Winner of two 2011 Ignatz Awards (Best Series, Best Mini-comic for Ben Died of a Train.)< Less
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert: Illustrated By Jessie Graham Flower
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Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower. Grace Harlowe is the protagonist and eponym of four series of books for girls, published by Altemus between 1910... More > and 1924. At least some volumes were reprinted by Saalfield Publishing. The High School Girls Series, College Girls Series, Grace Harlowe Overseas Series, and Grace Harlowe Overland Riders Series were written by Josephine Chase, under the pseudonym Jessie Graham Flower. Grace Harlowe Overland Riders Series follows Grace and some of her friends through adventures on horseback around North America, upon their return from Europe. Picking out the ponies for the desert journey. The Overland girls meet Hi Lang. Grace selects an "outlaw" pony. "Don't reckon you'll be able to stick on him," warns the guide. Grace Harlowe flings herself into the saddle, braced for the shock. Grace fights a stubborn battle with the vicious bronco.< Less
There Are Weeds in All Great Gardens By Jason Broadwater
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From the author of the nationally distributed novel Abraham Two-Hill comes a collection of works so surprising, so unique that it breaks the barriers of genre. Part poetry, part play, part story,... More > part romantic, part vulgar, part intellectual, part nonsensical, but always impressive - this text is absolutely unique. Jason is a novelist, a poet, a musician, and an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. Always involved in something impressive, always ahead of the curve.< Less
There Are Weeds in All Great Gardens By Jason Broadwater
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From the author of the nationally distributed novel Abraham Two-Hill comes a collection of works so surprising, so unique that it breaks the barriers of genre. Part poetry, part play, part story,... More > part romantic, part vulgar, part intellectual, part nonsensical, but always impressive - this text is absolutely unique. Jason is a novelist, a poet, a musician, and an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. Always involved in something impressive, always ahead of the curve.< Less