A tragic story questioning the meaning of love within marriages, affairs, friendships and ultimately with Sun Sharers. It exemplifies true love, bad love and unrequited love where the grey areas of the dubious spiritual world colour what is considered to be 'Real Life'
The Survivors of the Chancellor was issued in 1875. Shipwrecks occur in other of Verne's tales, but this is his only story devoted wholly to such a disaster. In it the author has gathered all the tragedy, the mystery, and the suffering possible to the sea. All the various forms of disaster, all the possibilities of horror, the depths of shame and agony, are heaped upon these unhappy voyagers.
He whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laugh - such a laugh as the pious might conceive on the lips of Satan.' Thus begins Sabatini's masterful romance of the life of a Tavern King - a story of swashbuckling adventure and murderous action. Unusually for Sabatini, he has turned to English history to provide the backdrop for this thrilling tale.
A strange tale of a geezer who talks to invisible friends, eats roadkill, and would like to overthrow the government. If you really want to know how Homeland Security operates, you probably won't find out here. Download this FREE-e-Book today!
Axel Williams is a pre-pubescent megalomaniac who heads a well-established gang. His leadership is undermined by the arrival at his village school of Eddy – a power-hungry city kid. The two young bucks are destined to lock hornless heads from the moment they meet. See the contest for supremacy through Axel’s eyes – from innocent beginning to bloody end.
Hardy distrusted the application of 19th Century empiricism to history because he felt that it marginalized important human elements. In this tale of a woman courted by three competing suitors during the Napoleonic Wars, Hardy explores the subversive effects of ordinary human desire and conflicting loyalties on systematized versions of history. Download this FREE e-Book today!
IT WAS THE END OF FEBRUARY when the first tremor was felt; the Shanghai Composite Index fell a massive 8.84%. In spite of this warning it would be months before the nascent economic crisis came to the attention of the world’s political leaders. As the winter of 2007 passed markets recovered their brash self-assurance. Life continued with the same unabashed optimism people had become accustomed...
The first thing which makes The Unbearable Bassington different is that Comus is not the sardonic observer that Reginald is. There is plenty of dissection of the foolishness of high society, but Comus is not the dissector. What makes The Unbearable Bassington more than social satire is the quite extraordinary power of the ending, which is extremely effective.