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Reference Guide To World Literature Vol 1 3Rd Ed

Featuring entries on nearly 500 writers and approximately 550 works, this new edition "represents a comprehensive and authoritative survey of literatures written in languages other than English." The chronological range is vast, beginning with the Vedas and theEpic of Gilgameshand ending with contemporary works such as Isabel Allende'sThe House of the Spiritsand Gabriel Garcia Marquez'sLove in the Time of Cholera.Volume 1 provides two- to three-page profiles of authors fromAbeKobo (Japanese) toCarl Zuckmayer(German); in between are authors from France, Haiti, Egypt, Spain, Lithuania, Ukraine, Iceland, and Tunisia, to name but a few. The editors state that this edition "provides expanded coverage of literatures in less represented languages, the primary focus being Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese, as well as previously unrepresented languages including Albanian, Estonian, Indonesian, Kurdish, and Thai." In addition, more contemporary women writers are profiled than in earlier editions.     

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The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics

The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics by Various     

Author Name :Various

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Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of England

The editor had passed his earliest years in a romantic mountain district in the North of England, where old customs and manners,and old songs and ballads still linger. Under the influence of these associations, he imbibed a passionate love for peasant rhymes; having little notion at that time that the simple minstrelsy which afforded him so much delight could yield hardly less pleasure to those who cultivated more artificial modes of poetry, and who knew little of the life of the peasantry.     

Author Name :Robert Bell

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Poems by Oscar Wilde

A collection ofpoemsby the Irish-born poet and dramatist,Oscar Wilde.     

Author Name :Oscar Wilde

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Opportunities That We Said No To In The Past

37 poems by Stanford Friedman.     

Author Name :Stanford Friedman

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The monk who sold his Ferrari

Everyone loves a good fable, and this is certainly one. The protagonist is Julian Mantle, a high-profile attorney with a whacked-out schedule and a shameful set of spiritual priorities. Of course it takes a crisis (heart attack) to give Mantle pause. And pause he does--suddenly selling all his beloved possessions to trek India in pursuit of a meaningful existence. The Himalayan gurus along the way give simple advice, such as, "What lies behind you and what lies before you is nothing compared to what lies within you." Yet it is easy to forgive the story's simplicity because each kernel of wisdom is framed to address the persistent angst of Western white-collar professionals.     

Author Name :Robin.S.Sharma

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The story of irish film

The Story of Irish Film, relates a fair bit of very interesting information. I enjoyed learning pieces of surprising film history, for example, that Francis Ford Coppola directed a thriller, Dementia 13, in Ireland in 1963. Flynn's book is particularly useful for the reader who wants details of Ardmore Studios' forty-six year history. A filmography listing titles, years of production, directors, and principal cast members: neatly lays out film-making in Ireland from 1910 through 2005. The text is enhanced by an excellent array of black and white and color photographs illustrative of many of the films, directors, and actors that Flynn discusses, although several of these pictures are seriously hampered by being undated.     

Author Name :Arthur Flynn

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Beauty Sleep

Retellings of fairy tales are in fashion now, and a lot are mediocre. But "Beauty Sleep" is a surprisingly fresh interpretation of "Sleeping Beauty". The story is original, with very little of the it devoted to Aurore's hundred year nap. Instead it focuses on the events that preceeded it- the princess's childhood and her family, and her worries about the spells that will eventually affect her. When Aurore realizes that her kingdom will suffer if she doesn't fall under the spell, she takes matters into her own hands, and this part is just as interesting. This is short book, which is good because none of it seems to drag. The story is interesting and moves at a good pace.     

Author Name :Cameron Dokey

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The Da Vinci Code

WithThe Da Vinci Code,Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu's grandfather's murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England, and history itself. Brown has created a page-turning thriller that also provides an amazing interpretation of Western history.     

Author Name :Dan Brown

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Sidney Sheldon Collection

The Naked Face (1970),The Other Side of Midnight (1973),A Stranger in the Mirror (1976)Bloodline (1977),Rage of Angels (1980),Master of the Game (1982),If Tomorrow Comes (1985),Windmills of the Gods (1987),The Sands of Time (1988),Memories of Midnight (1990),The Doomsday Conspiracy (1991),The Stars Shine Down (1992),Nothing Lasts Forever (1994),Morning, Noon and Night (1995),The Best Laid Plans (1997),Tell Me Your Dreams (1998),The Sky is Falling (2001),Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2004)     

Author Name :Sidney Sheldon

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Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books. The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who is also the protagonist of Brown's subsequent 2003 novel, The Da Vinci Code, and 2009 novel, The Lost Symbol. It also shares many stylistic literary elements with its sequel, such as conspiracies of secret societies, a single-day time frame, and the Catholic Church. Ancient history, architecture, and symbolism are also heavily referenced throughout the book. A film adaptation was released on May 15, 2009, though it was set after the events of The Da Vinci Code film, which had been released in 2006.     

Author Name :Dan Brown

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While Galileo Preys

If there were a God, he would have stopped me.That''s the message discovered atop an elementary school in downtown Atlanta. Across the street are the bodies of fourteen innocent men and women, each quickly and cleanly murdered. The sniper Galileo is on the loose. He can end a human life from hundreds of yards away. And he is just getting started.Where others see puzzles, Esme Stuart sees patterns, and these outside-the-box inductive skills made her one of the FBI''s top field operatives. But she turned her back on all that eight years ago to start a family and live a normal life. She now has a husband and a daughter and a Long Island home to call her own, far removed from the bloody streets of Atlanta.But Galileo''s murders escalate and her beleaguered old boss needs the help of his former protegee. But how can she turn her back on her well-earned quiet life? How would she ever be able to justify such a choice to her husband? To her daughter?And what will happen when Galileo turns his scope on them?     

Author Name :Joshua Corin

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Story Structure Architect:

h Story Structure Architect, writers discover how to use the classical structures found in all literature since Greek mythology to create unique and successful works. Presented in a fun, 2-color illustrated design, this book:-Walks readers through each step of the structuring process--from identifying characters to weaving in subplots to building conflict -Offers thousands of possible story combinations with its browsable and interactive index format -Features 56 timeless dramatic situations, plus a blank situation template writers can use as they structure their own work.These techniques apply to every genre--making this book a must-have resource for anyone who writes short fiction, novels, scripts, or plays.     

Author Name :Victoria Lynn Schmidt

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rede zum schuljahresabschluss

Deals with Literature.     

Author Name :Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR

Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should be used to gain advantage of opponents in the boardroom and battlefield alike. A Thrifty Book is a well designed, easy to read book at an unbeatable price.     

Author Name :LIONEL GILES

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THREE DIALOGUES BETWEEN HYLAS AND PHILONOUS, IN OPPOSITION TO SCEPTICS AND ATHEISTS

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, In Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists     

Author Name :George Berkeley

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THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James.     

Author Name :WILLIAM JAMES

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Zen teachings of Master Lin-Chi

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the "Lin-Chi lu" details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master Lin-chi, one of the most highly regarded of the T'ang period masters. PEN Translation Prize-winner Burton Watson presents here an eloquent translation -- the first in the English language -- of this seminal classic, "The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi." The work is an exacting depiction of Lin-chi's words and actions, describing the Zen master's life and teaching, and includes a number of his sermons. Because Lin-chi's school outlasted other forms of early Chinese Zen to become dominant throughout China to this day, this translation bears unique significance within the literature of this great Asian nation. With Watson's lucid introduction to the work, a glossary of terms, and notes to the text, "The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi "is a generously constructed and accessible model of translation that will stand as the definitive primary material on Lin-chi for many years to come.     

Author Name :Lin-Chi Lu

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THE POETICS OF ARISTOTLE

Aristotle's Politics is a key document in Western political thought. In these first two books Aristotle shows his complete mastery of political theory and practice, and raises many crucial issues still with us today. In Book I he argues vigorously for a political theory based on 'nature'. By nature, man is a 'political animal', one naturally fitted for life in a polis or state. Some people, however, are natural slaves; and women are by nature subordinate to men. Acquisition and exchange are natural, but not trading for profit.     

Author Name :Aristotle

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Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamne

Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamne is a short novel by Victor Hugo first published in 1829. The novel recounts the thoughts of a man condemned to die. A man who has been condemned to death by the guillotine in 19th century France writes down his cogitations, feelings and fears while awaiting his execution. His writing traces his change in psyche vis-a-vis the world outside the prison cell throughout his imprisonment, and describes his life in prison, everything from what his cell looks like to the personality of the prison priest. He does not betray his name or what he has done to the reader, though he vaguely hints that he has killed someone.     

Author Name :Victor Hugo

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and hissubmarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. As the story begins, a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts. Canadian master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil are also brought on board.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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On the Improvement of the Understanding

"After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile; seeing that none of the objects of my fears contained in themselves anything either good or bad, except in so far as the mind is affected by them, I finally resolved to inquire whether there might be some real good having power to communicate itself, which would affect the mind singly, to the exclusion of all else: whether, in fact, there might be anything of which the discovery and attainment would enable me to enjoy continuous, supreme, and unending happiness."     

Author Name :Baruch Spinoza

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Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Deals with Fiction.     

Author Name :George Otto Trevelyan

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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (French: La Jangada - Huit Cents lieues sur l'Amazone) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft. Unlike many of his other novels, this story does not have any science fictionelements. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belm at the river's mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and hissubmarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. As the story begins, a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts. Canadian master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil are also brought on board.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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20,000 Lieues sous les mers

Vingt mille lieues sous les mers is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and hissubmarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. As the story begins, a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition in New York City to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time and is a recognized expert in his field, is issued a last-minute invitation to join the expedition, and he accepts. Canadian master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil are also brought on board.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Autour de la Lune

Autour de la Lune (English:Around the Moon , 1870), Jules Verne's sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, is a science fiction novel continuing the trip to the moon which left the reader in suspense after the previous novel. It was later combined withFrom the Earth to the Moon to create A Trip to the Moon and Around It. Having been fired out of the giant Columbiad space gun, the Baltimore Gun Club's bullet-shaped projectile, along with its three passengers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Michel Ardan, begins the five-day trip to the moon. A few minutes into the journey, a small, bright asteroid passes within a few hundred yards of them, but luckily does not collide with the projectile.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Le Chateau des Carpathes

The Carpathian Castle (French: Le Chteau des Carpathes) is a novel byJules Verne first published in 1893. It is possible that Bram Stoker took inspiration from this for his 1897 novel Dracula. In the village of Werst in the Carpathian mountains of Transylvania (then part of Austria-Hungary), some mysterious things are occurring and the villagers believe that Chort (the devil) occupies the castle. A visitor to the region, Count Franz de Tlek, is intrigued by the stories and decides to go to the castle and investigate. He finds that the owner of the castle is Baron Rodolphe de Gortz, with whom he is acquainted; years earlier, they were rivals for the affections of the celebrated Italian prima donna La Stilla.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the eponymous adolescent wizard Harry Potter, together with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, his friends from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The central story arc concerns Harry's struggle against the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents in his quest to conquer the wizarding world and subjugate non-magical (Muggle) people to his rule     

Author Name :J.K. Rowling

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Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Begum

Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Begum(English:The Five Hundred Million Begum) is a novel by Jules Verne , written from a manuscript by Paschal Grousset named Inheritance Langevol 1 , published in1879 in the " Store education and recreation "of Jules Hetzel , appointed editor Verne. The novel begins in the Brighton hotel room the doctor. His son, Octave, is an average student of the Central School . He befriended Marcel Bruckmann, a brilliant student who serves as a mentor for Octave. On hearing the news of the inheritance, Octavian is filled with joy, while Marcel is more reserved on this news. Meanwhile, Dr. Buckwheat, always in Brighton, decided to use the money to build a model city based on scientific principles, Franceville. The news of this legacy is spreading in Europe and to Professor Schultz, anti-French German professor, who also claims to inheritance. En route to England, an agreement was reached: the inheritance is divided between the two men.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon, or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen (French: Cinq semaines en ballon) is an adventure novel by Jules Verne. The book gives readers a glimpse of the exploration of Africa, which was still not completely known to Europeans of the time, with explorers traveling all over the continent in search of its secrets. Public interest in fanciful tales of African exploration was at its height, and the book was an instant hit; it made Verne financially independent and got him a contract with Jules Hetzel's publishing house, which put out several dozen more works of his for over forty years afterward.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Cinq semaines en ballon

Cinq semaines en ballon, (English:Five Weeks in a Balloon ) is an adventure novel by Jules Verne. The book gives readers a glimpse of the exploration of Africa, which was still not completely known to Europeans of the time, with explorers traveling all over the continent in search of its secrets. Public interest in fanciful tales of African exploration was at its height, and the book was an instant hit; it made Verne financially independent and got him a contract with Jules Hetzel's publishing house, which put out several dozen more works of his for over forty years afterward.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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De la Terre a la Lune

De la terre la lune (English:From the Earth to the Moon) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing. The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing. The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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In Search of the Castaways

In Search of the Castaways (French: Les Enfants du capitaine Grant, lit.The Children of Captain Grant) is a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 18671868. The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after theBritannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland contact Mary and Robert, the young daughter and son of Captain Grant, through an announcement in a newspaper. Moved by the children's condition, Lord and Lady Glenarvan decide to launch a rescue expedition.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Les Indes noires

Les Indes noires s a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, serialized in Le Temps in March and April 1877 and published immediately afterward by Pierre-Jules Hetzel. Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a classic 1864science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into an extinct Icelandic volcano, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy. From a scientific point of view, this story has not aged quite as well as other Verne stories, since most of his ideas about what the interior of the Earth contains have since been disproved.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Master of the World

Master of the World (French: Matre du monde), published in 1904, is one of the last novels by French pioneer science fiction writer, Jules Verne, and is a sequel to Robur the Conqueror. A series of unexplained happenings occur across the eastern United States, caused by objects moving with such great speed that they are nearly invisible. The first-person narrator John Strock, 'Head inspector in the federal police department' in Washington, DC, travels to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to investigate and discovers that all the phenomena are being caused by Robur, a brilliant inventor who had previously appeared in Verne's Robur the Conqueror.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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Michael Strogoff

Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar (French: Michel Strogoff) is anovel written by Jules Verne in 1876. Michael Strogoff, a 30-year-old native of Omsk, is a courier for TsarAlexander II of Russia. The Tartar Khan, Feofar Khan, incites a rebellion and separates the Russian Far East from the mainland, severing telegraph lines. Rebels encircle Irkutsk, where the local governor, brother of the Tsar, is making a last stand. Strogoff is sent to Irkutsk to warn the governor about the traitor Ivan Ogareff. Ogareff, a former colonel, was once demoted and exiled and now seeks revenge against the royal family. He intends to destroy Irkutsk by setting fire to the huge oil storage tanks on the banks of the Angara River.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island (French: L'le mystrieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossoversequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea andIn Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those books. The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon.     

Author Name :Jules Verne

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