Jack London said about this novel himself, "I have written some novels of adventure in my time, but never, in all of the many of them, have I perpetrated a totality of action equal to what is contained in 'Hearts of Three'." This is an adventure novel where we find the story of the life of two men who are very alike in appearance and hunt for treasure in the South Sea Islands. The plot of the book keeps readers attentive and even a bit strained as the main characters get into many adventures. Though being thrilling and full of events the novel is full of nice moments which add to it the old charm.
Lawrence’ The Lost Girl is a tragic story about a young woman who is trying to find herself choosing for that purpose different means and ways. She flirts and plays for fun, then gets into a mess. Gradually we get to know her rich background, how she was brought up and “guarded” by her father who didn’t let her try different occupations. After some time we feel the difference between her wealthy childhood and her rather poor maturity more distinct, yet she managed to find her identity in her beloved man…
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar is a wonderful collection of stories which are almost as popular as the detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. Arsene Lupin is not a simple burglar, he is a real gentleman who is constantly chased by Inspector Ganimard but is never caught. His character is very popular in France and some cartoons devoted to Lupin even appeared. The book is very adventurous and funny in many places so it is definitely worth reading.
The Rainbow plays an important role in the development of the English literature. Everyone who likes interesting and serious book would be fascinated by the work of David Lawrence who made a great contribution into the rise of literature. In many ways The Rainbow is considered to be new and innovative. The principal idea of the book is to describe the life of three generations of the Brangwen family. Lawrence is not consecutive, he jumps from one event to another depicting separate scenes that makes the story a bit complicated but more interesting to read. Besides, the author pays a considerable attention to the framing his characters not focusing on a particular one but spending equal time with each of the heroes. All the characters in total cause interest of readers. It is possible to claim that a bit much more attention is devoted to Ursula Brangwen but everyone will forgive this to Lawrence after realizing what a great job the author did having created complex and psychologically many-sided personalities that is a new method in the English fiction. His characters are full of contradictions like all real humans that makes the novel more fascinating. Different people will see different traits in the characters and may consider them either good or bad. Besides, all characters are very sensual. The book is not very easy to read but it is definitely an outstanding work and worth reading.
Teddy's Button by Amy Le Feuvre is a novel for children. Written in Victorian Age the book is very didactic comprising moral themes. The tale displays the spiritual battle within the boy Teddy, who soon comes to conclusion that it is his selfishness and pride that caused this battle and that only love can save the situation. Through accepting love and denying hatred the young reader easily accepts the Savior, and understanding that parents and children on the same side
The book of Swedish explorer and writer Algot Lange tells about an incredible journey full of death dangers. After several months of harassing severities in jungle the hero, starving and dying of fever, finds himself in a village of the Mangeroma tribe. The cannibals, fortunately, don’t take him for an enemy and let him live, restore to health and return to the civilization. Let alone the plot, this book is a real documentary of the Amazon jungle, its flora, fauna and even the voice and scent. Colorful informative descriptions will make you ramble through the region together with the author, a keen observer and talented story-teller.
This book is for those ‘lost’ who are seeking the way to get closer to God. It really makes you practice the presence of the Lord. Soon after you begin reading you can feel the effect of this spiritual remedy book. It helps to understand the way God exists and the way he loves us. The book soothes, inspires, consoles, encourages and fills with the feeling of unity with others. Then the reader is ready to face any task that is set before him, because God is always with us…
This is a classical book written by Lewis Foreman Day, revised and explained by Amor Fenn. The book is intended for readers wishing to gain skills in using patterns, prints, and textiles in architectural design. The information provided in the book is really valuable. It also includes more than 270 illustrations (among them 272 black-and-white pictures and 2 color pictures) which are examples of Japanese, Persian and Arabian architecture from ancient times to the modern world.