Probably no writer of stories for the young ever equalized Hans Christian Andersen; certainly none ever succeeded as he has done in reproducing the nameless charm of the real fairy tale which springs up without an author among the people.
From the bestselling author of the "Autobiography of Henry VIII", "Memoirs of Cleopatra", and "Mary, Called Magdalene" among others, comes a lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships"; the mythical woman who was Helen of Troy.
When Through the Looking Glass was published in 1871 as a sequel to the previous masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland readers were as delighted with that book as they were with Lewis Carroll's previous volume. In the topsy-turvy world that lies beyond the looking-glass, Alice meets such...
All the man wanted was to get rich, and as his last prayer were granted, he became very wealthy. Having become wealthy, he felt that it would be terrible to die and leave all of his possessions behind. So he decided to set out in search of a land where death did not exist.