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In the Year 2889

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Pages : 31
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A glance into the future. "Populations" A short story published by Michel Verne, in the name of his father, which focuses on Mr. Fritz Napoleon Smith, an extremely wealthy newspaper magnate who owns the Earth Chronicle (that has 80,000,000 subscribers).,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

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Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth. One of the most widely translated authors of all time, Verne has inspired filmmakers since the early silent period and continues to fascinate audiences more than one hundred years after his works were first published. His riveting plots and vivid descriptions easily transform into compelling scripts and dramatic visual compositions. In Hollywood Presents Jules Verne, Brian Taves investigates the indelible mark that the author has left on English-language cinema. Adaptations of Verne's tales have taken many forms -- early movie shorts, serials, feature films, miniseries, and television shows -- and have been produced as both animated and live-action films. Taves illuminates how, as these stories have been made and remade over the years, each new adaptation looks back not only to Verne's words but also to previous screen incarnations. He also examines how generations of actors have portrayed iconic characters such as Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, and how these figures are treated in pastiches such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). Investigating the biggest box-office hits as well as lower-budget productions, this comprehensive study will appeal not only to fans of the writer's work but also to readers interested in the ever-changing relationship between literature, theater, and film.

Dreams of Love

By Ivan Raykoff
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199892687
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 123
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The Romantic pianist - the solo pianist who plays nineteenth-century piano music - has become an attractive figure in the popular imagination, considering the innumerable artworks, literary works, and films representing this performer's seductive allure. Dreams of Love pursues a wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach to understanding the romantic pianist as a cultural icon, focusing on the role of technology in producing and perpetuating this mythology over the past two centuries. Sound recording and cinema have shaped the pianist's music and image since the early twentieth century, but these contemporary media technologies build upon practices established during the early nineteenth century: the influence of the piano keyboard on early telegraphs and typewriters, the invention of the solo recital alongside developments in photography, and the ways that piano design and the placement of the instrument on stage structure our viewing-listening perspectives. The concept of technology can be broadened to include the performance of gender and sexuality as further ways of making the pianist into an attractive cultural figure. The book's three sections deal with the touch, sights, and sounds of the Romantic pianist's playing as mediated through various forms of technology. Analyzing these persistent Liebesträume and exploring how they function can reveal their meaning for performers, audiences, and music lovers of the past and present too.

Complete Works of Jules Verne (illustrated): A Jorney To The Centre Of The Earth, From The Earth To The Moon, The Floating Island, The Children Of Capitan Grant, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 22647
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: complete-works-of-jules-verne.pdf

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Jules Verne, a 19th-century French author, is famed for such revolutionary science-fiction novels as “Around the World in Eighty Days” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. He has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction", a title that has also been given to H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. In all, Verne authored more than 60 books (most notably the 54 novels comprising the “Voyages Extraordinaires”), as well as dozens of plays, short stories and librettos. He conjured hundreds of memorable characters and imagined countless innovations years before their time, including the submarine, space travel, terrestrial flight and deep-sea exploration. Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. Verne has been the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, ranking between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Some of the works appear only in their original French texts, due to copyright restrictions. Table of Contents The Novels FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON PARIS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON THE FLOATING ISLAND THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HATTERAS THE CHILDREN OF CAPTAIN GRANT In Search of the Castaways or The Children of Captain Grant New Zealand In Search of the Castaways New Zealand AROUND THE MOON TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA A FLOATING CITY THE ADVENTURES OF THREE ENGLISHMEN AND THREE RUSSIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA THE FUR COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR MICHAEL STROGOFF THE COURIER OF THE CZAR OFF ON A COMET THE UNDERGROUND CITY DICK SAND: A CAPTAIN AT FIFTEEN THE BEGUM’S FORTUNE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN IN CHINA THE STEAM HOUSE EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON THE GREEN RAY THE SCHOOL FOR ROBINSONS KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE OR ADVENTURES IN THE EUXINE THE ARCHIPELAGO ON FIRE THE STAR OF THE SOUTH MATHIAS SANDORF ROBUR THE CONQUEROR THE LOTTERY TICKET THE FLIGHT TO FRANCE THE WRECK OF THE CYNTHIA NORTH AGAINST SOUTH TWO YEARS HOLIDAY THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE FAMILY WITHOUT A NAME CESAR CASCABEL THE CARPATHIAN CASTLE CLAUDIUS BOMBARNAC FOUNDLING MICK THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ANTIFER FACING THE FLAG CLOVIS DARDENTOR THE SPHINX OF THE ICE FIELDS THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET by Edgar Allan Poe NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM THE SUPER ORINOCO LE SUPERBE ORÉNOQUE THE WILL OF AN ECCENTRIC SECOND FATHERLAND SECONDE PATRIE PREFACE THE VILLAGE IN THE TREETOPS LE VILLAGE AÉRIEN THE YARNS OF JEAN-MARIE CABIDOULIN LES HISTOIRES DE JEAN-MARIE CABIDOULIN THE KIP BROTHERS LES FRÈRES KIP TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIPS BOURSES DE VOYAGE DEUXIÈME PARTIE MASTER OF THE WORLD A DRAMA IN LIVONIA UN DRAME EN LIVONIE INVASION OF THE SEA L’INVASION DE LA MER THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD LE PHARE DU BOUT DU MONDE THE GOLDEN VOLCANO LE VOLCAN D’OR THE THOMPSON AGENCY AND CO. L’AGENCE THOMPSON AND CO. THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR THE DANUBE PILOT THE SURVIVORS OF THE ‘JONATHAN’ THE SECRET OF WILHELM STORITZ ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF THE BARSAC MISSION The Short Stories MARTIN PAZ THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS DR. OX AND OTHER STORIES MASTER ZACHARIUS A DRAMA IN THE AIR A WINTER AMID THE ICE THE FORTIETH FRENCH ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY PAUL VERNE FRRITT-FLACC YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW LE HUMBUG AU XXIXe SIECLE L’ÉTERNEL ADAM A DRAMA IN MEXICO THE MUTINEERS OF THE BOUNTY IN THE YEAR 2889 IN THE YEAR 2889 AN EXPRESS OF THE FUTURE The Poetry VERNE’S POETRY À la morphine Sonnet La Cloche du soir Sonnet Connaissez-vous mon Andalouse La Fille de l’air À Herminie Le Génie Sonnet Hésitation À une jeune personne à la noble tournure, aux yeux grands et noirs. J’aime ces doux oiseaux Lorsque la douce nuit La Lune Sonnet La Mort Sonnet La Nuit Ô toi, que mon amour profond À Herminie. Quand par le dur hiver Sonnet Le Silence dans une église Sonnet La Vapeur Sonnet Vous êtes jeune et belle Sonnet The Plays VERNE’S PLAYS ONZE JOURS DE SIÈGE MICHEL STROGOFF The Non-Fiction I. THE EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD II. THE GREAT NAVIGATORS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY III. THE GREAT EXPLORERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker

By Randy Palmer
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147660729X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: paul-blaisdell-monster-maker.pdf

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Paul Blaisdell was the man behind the monsters in such movies as The She Creature, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Not of This Earth, It! Terror from Beyond Space and many others. Working in primarily low-budget films, Blaisdell was forced to rely on greasepaint, guts and, most importantly, an unbounded imagination for his creations. From his inauspicious beginning through The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959), the construction of Blaisdell’s monsters and the making of the movies in which they appeared are fully detailed here. Blaisdell’s work in the early monster magazines of the 1960s is also covered.

Spinegrinder

By Clive Davies
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Book Code : 1909394068
  • Total of Pages : 1100
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: spinegrinder.pdf

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First came video and more recently high definition home entertainment, through to the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today’s fan of horror and exploitation movies isn’t necessarily educated on paths well-trodden — Universal classics, 1950s monster movies, Hammer — as once they were. They may not even be born and bred on DAWN OF THE DEAD. In fact, anyone with a bit of technical savvy (quickly becoming second nature for the born-clicking generation) may be viewing MYSTICS IN BALI and S.S. EXPERIMENT CAMP long before ever hearing of Bela Lugosi or watching a movie directed by Dario Argento. In this world, H.G. Lewis, so-called “godfather of gore,” carries the same stripes as Alfred Hitchcock, “master of suspense.” SPINEGRINDER is one man’s ambitious, exhaustive and utterly obsessive attempt to make sense of over a century of exploitation and cult cinema, of a sort that most critics won’t care to write about. One opinion; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts.

Whole Energy System Dynamics

By Catalina Spataru
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317628276
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: whole-energy-system-dynamics.pdf

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In order to address the twenty-first-century challenges of decarbonisation, energy security and cost-effectiveness it is essential to understand whole energy systems and the interconnection and interaction between different components. An integrated language is therefore needed to assist energy policymakers and to help industrial stakeholders assess future energy systems and infrastructure and make realistic technical and economic decisions. Whole Energy System Dynamics provides an interdisciplinary approach to whole energy systems; providing insights and understanding of it in the context of challenges, opportunities and solutions at different levels and time steps. It discusses approaches across disciplinary boundaries as well as existing issues within three main themes: theory, modelling and policy, and their interlinkage with geopolitics, markets and practice. Spataru argues that there is an urgent need for a whole energy system integration. This is necessary for effective analysis, design and control of the interactions and interdependencies involved in the technical, economic, regulatory and social dimensions of the energy system. This book is essential reading for students interested in the area of energy systems, policy and modelling. It is also a valuable read for policymakers, professionals, researchers, academics, engineers and industrial stakeholders.

7 best short stories - Dystopia

By H. G. Wells,E. M. Forster,H. Beam Piper,M. P. Shiel,Fyodor Dostoevsky,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968586042
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: 7-best-short-stories-dystopia.pdf

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Dystopian fiction- sometimes combined with, but distinct from apocalyptic literature - is the opposite: the portrayal of a setting that completely disagrees with the author's ethos. The critic August Nemo selected seven classic tales of dystopian scenarios. - The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster - The Answer by H. Beam Piper - The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel - The Empire of the Ants by H.G. Wells - In The Year 2889 by Jules Verne - The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers - Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!

Content is King

By Gary Graham,Anita Greenhill,Donald Shaw,Chris J. Vargo
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1623564506
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: content-is-king.pdf

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From the viewpoint of newspaper organizations the main competitive media has shrunk to only one, the internet. But the effect of this innovation has been devastating in capturing the vast majority of the advertising revenues on which newspapers have depended. The larger the internet-based media became the more newspapers and other media shrank. Pairing an academic and former industry news manager, this textbook assesses the situation in which the regional news media industry finds itself, and explores methods, processes and techniques, which might usefully be introduced to help the news media firm secure a viable future. In focusing on newspapers, magazines, TV and radio, the work is filled with real-life examples and interviews with news media managers, illustrating how management is being conducted in this age of turbulence. The goal is to give students practice in solving complex strategic problems and to provide them with a series of intellectual and professional exercises. Their method of using case studies will enable students to explore in detail key theoretical issues before applying them to real life management settings.