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Adrift in a Boat

By William Henry Giles Kingston
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
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Few parts of the shores of old England present more beautiful and romantic scenery than is to be found on the coast of Cornwall. There are deep bays, and bold headlands, and wild rocks, and lofty cliffs, and wooded heights, and bare downs, and yellow sands full of the most minute and delicate shells, so delicate that it is surprising how they could have existed in the rough and boisterous ocean, and been cast up whole from the depths below. In one of those beautiful bays, many years ago, a large party was collected, on a bright afternoon in the early part of autumn. Among the party were persons of all ages, but most of them were young, and all were apparently very busy. Some were engaged in tending a fire over which a pot was boiling, and others were collecting drift-wood thrown up close under the cliff, with which to feed it.

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"East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North" by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Popular Tales from the Norse

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: popular-tales-from-the-norse.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Popular Tales from the Norse" by Anonymous. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Exploring the Fantastic

By Ina Batzke,Eric C. Erbacher,Linda M. Heß,Corinna Lenhardt
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839440270
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: exploring-the-fantastic.pdf

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The fantastic represents a wide and heterogeneous field in literary, cultural, and media studies. Encompassing some of the field's foremost voices such as Fred Botting and Larissa Lai, as well as exciting new perspectives by junior scholars, this volume offers a mosaic of the fantastic now. The contributions pinpoint and discuss current developments in theory and practice by offering enlightening snapshots of the contemporary Anglophone landscape of research in the fantastic. The authors' arguments and analyses thus give new impetus to the field's theoretical and methodological approaches, its textual materials, its main interests, and its crucial findings.

A Boy and a Bear

By Lori Lite,M. Hartigan
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  • Publisher : Stress Free Kids
  • Book Code : 1886941076
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 888
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A boy and a polar bear who share a friendship learn to relax together.

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307371123
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 286
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

True Crime and Punishment: Mutinies

By Barry Stone
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1742663958
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 159
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Mutinies is an exhaustive investigation of twenty-three of the world's most infamous uprisings at sea, from the earliest days of ocean exploration to the present. Investigating the circumstances and motivations that drive seamen to overthrow authority and commit extreme and lethal crimes, Barry Stone uncovers the fascinating stories behind some of maritime history's most treacherous and treasonous acts. From the psychopathic events that unfolded on the Batavia in 1629 with leader Jeronimus Cornelisz systematically torturing and killing survivors when the ship ran aground, to the chilling real-life The Hunt for Red October story the extraordinary revolt aboard the Soviet warship Storozhevoy in 1975, this explosive collection of true stories makes for gripping reading. Other titles in this series: Heists Spy Stories Imposters Prison Island

East of the Sun and West of the Moon Old Tales From The North

By Kay Nielsen
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon-old-tales-from-the-north.pdf

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This book is a volume of some collected tales, translated from the original "Norse Folkeeventyr."

The Stranger in the Lifeboat

By Mitch Albom
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062888358
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 580
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#1 New York Times Bestseller What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be “the Lord.” And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him. Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, ten people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in. “Thank the Lord we found you,” a passenger says. “I am the Lord,” the man whispers. So begins Mitch Albom’s most beguiling novel yet. Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors in heaven, or are they in hell? The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is discovered—a year later—when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat. It falls to the island’s chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened. A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The Stranger in the Lifeboat suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them.

A Speck in the Sea

By John Aldridge,Anthony Sosinski
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1602863296
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: a-speck-in-the-sea.pdf

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Soon to be a major motion picture! Now in Paperback: The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir ("Terrific."-Daniel James Brown) recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge. 5:14 a.m. I am floating in the middle of the night, and nobody in the world even knows I am missing. Nobody is looking for me. You can't get more alone than that. You can't be more lost. I've got too many people who love me. There's no way I'm dying like this. In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success. A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.

THE OPEN BOAT

By Stephen Crane
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  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Book Code : 8027233674
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: the-open-boat.pdf

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"The Open Boat" is a short story by American author Stephen Crane. First published in 1897, it was based on Crane's experience of surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Florida earlier that year while traveling to Cuba to work as a newspaper correspondent. Crane was stranded at sea for thirty hours when his ship sank after hitting a sandbar. He and three other men were forced to navigate their way to shore in a small boat. Crane's personal account of the shipwreck and the men's survival, titled "Stephen Crane's Own Story", was first published a few days after his rescue. Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet who is often called the first modern American writer. Crane was a correspondent in the Greek-Turkish War and the Spanish American War, penning numerous articles, war reports and sketches. In addition to six novels, Crane wrote over a hundred short stories including "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," and "The Open Boat."