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An Underground Cry By Richard Sexton
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Martad didn’t think she knew anything about how to talk to God, but she was determined to try. Carolyn was just exploring while she waited for her parents to finish talking. Before she could... More > scream she was falling fast and was surrounded by darkness. Lost underground, Carolyn found both friends and enemies and learned that she had something of priceless value. The ruler of Fengewidd only knew that he needed to protect his people from anyone who lived above ground. He couldn't trust even a small girl. Carolyn's parents believed that their daughter had been lost and wouldn't be coming back. An Underground Cry is an entertaining tale for all ages. It will provide families with a spark to talk about cross-cultural missions, Bible translation, prayer, death, love, mourning, and courage. 13 illustrations< Less
The Underground City By Jules Verne
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A novel about the fortunes of a mining community called Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland. Miner James Starr, after receiving a letter from an old friend, leaves for the Aberfoyle mine.... More > Although believed to be mined out a decade earlier, James Starr finds a mine overman, Simon Ford, along with his family living deep inside the mine. Simon Ford has found a large vein of coal in the mine but the characters must deal with mysterious and unexplainable happenings in and around the mine.< Less
The Underground City By Jules Verne
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Presenting a new edition of Jules Verne's long out-of-print classic The Underground City, or The Black Indies (sometimes called The Child of the Cavern). The preservation efforts of Project Gutenberg... More > in conjunction with on-demand publishing tool Lulu (www.lulu.com) bring a long lost classic back to life. A dark tale about a fantastic city of people living 1,500 feet below the surface of Scotland in the tunnels of a coal mine. But an evil force could threaten this underground world and the people that inhabit it.This edition made from the Works of Jules Verne, Ed. Charles F. Horne, Vol. 9. New York: F. Tyler Daniels Company, 1911.One dollar from the sale of each book will go to benefit Project Gutenberg (www.promo.net/pg/).< Less
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Notes from Underground is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a... More > bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?. The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow," and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator.< Less
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Notes from Underground” is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter,... More > isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's “What Is to Be Done?” The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow," and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator.< Less
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Notes from Underground is an novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter,... More > isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?. The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow," and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator. Like many of Dostoyevsky's novels, Notes from Underground was unpopular with Soviet literary critics due to its explicit rejection of utopian socialism and its portrait of humans as irrational, uncontrollable, and uncooperative.< Less
Notes from Underground By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The compelling work presented in this book were written at distinct periods in Dostoyevsky's life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer. From the... More > primitive peasant who kills without understanding that he is destroying life to the anxious antihero of Notes from Underground—who both craves and despises affection—the writer's often-tormented characters showcase his evolving outlook on our fate.< Less
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Notes from the Underground (1864) is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Considered perhaps the first existentialist novel, the first anti-hero novel, and Dostoevsky's first great novel, Notes is a... More > prolonged screed by a bitter, isolated narrator, a retired civil servant from St. Petersburg. It was originally published in two parts in January and February of 1864 in Epoch, a Russian journal which Dostoevsky and his brother produced. The first part is a monologue or a diary of sorts, and it features the narrator's attack on Western philosophy. The second part is titled "Apropos of the Wet Snow," which is a narrative of the events which lead up to his alienation from society. Critics are unsure if Dostoevsky was portraying his actual views in Notes from the Underground, or whether it's a satire of the popular philosophies of the day. Certainly the narrator's tone is dreary, and which would match Dostoevsky's life at the time: he was financially ruined, his literary reputation was falling apart...< Less
Alice's Adventures Underground By David Robinson
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Large size (A4)Alice's Adventures Underground. The absence of illustrations in this book is deliberate. This leaves the child and reader free to imagine their own characters.I believe that Dodgsons... More > intention,by the remarks of Alice at the front,when glancing at her sisters book,and her sisters comments at the end,when she imagined the adventure herself,was to introduce imaginative learning from literature.< Less
The Underground City & Other Stories and Poems By Jules Verne
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The main story in this volume is the tale of the fortunes of a Scottish mining community called Aberfoyle which is located near Stirling, Scotland. Miner James Starr, after receiving a letter from an... More > old friend, leaves for the Aberfoyle mine. Although believed to be mined out a decade earlier, James finds a mine over manager, Simon Ford, along with his family living deep inside the mine. Ford has found a large vein of coal in the mine but the characters must deal with mysterious and unexplainable happenings in and around the mine. This story is joined by one of Verne's light pieces about the tribulations of a man who is talked into being a reluctant hunter for ten hours one day. The book also features an interview of the author and a tour of his home, plus six of Verne's poems, appearing possibly for the first time in English. As usual, where available, illustrations from original or early printings have been restored and added back to the stories.< Less