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This novel was written by Robert Hugh Benson in 1906 and the events in it occur in the year of 2000. The author is trying to imagine what will happen in the nearest future and prognoses the growth of Antichrist. The author who was a catholic priest was willing to spread Christian views and values to antagonists and to those who have alien views. The book is very useful for self-development and self-growth.
This novel narrates about tempting and damaging role of patriarchal authority in Scottish culture on the example of a horrible confrontation between old John Gourlay and weak but creative son who will at the end kill him. -- This is an out of print or unavailable edition.
This documentary work written by Beller narrates about the life of common soldiers who take part in the Civil War in America. In the introducing the author brings into some meaningful terms that can give some clues about the people: “Billy Yank, as the Union soldier was commonly referred to, and Johnny Reb, the nickname given to Confederate soldiers.” Terms like these are used superfluously much, in the book they can be met for several times in one sentence. However the coating is given sufficiently – the writer talks about diseases, arms, both armies, food, fights, main battles and so on. Moreover some quotations from the letters from and to the armies are demonstrated in the book. The appendix includes maps, photographs, timetable of the Civil War, some notes, auxiliary books and other resources.
Once upon a time there lived Lightfoot the Deer. He was handsome and cute and had a lot of friends at Home – in the Green forest. Everything was wonderful… but then autumn came and with it came the invaders – creatures on two legs with things that spat fire – hunters!.. Will Lightfoot the Deer be able to escape?.. How horrible!.. But don’t be afraid, his friends in the Green forest will help him. And when danger over blows, strange, foreign deer come to the forest. Why are they here? And what will Lightfoot the Deer do?..
This fantastical story will captivate children, as well as grown ups, particularly the lovers of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. Wonderful adventures, a fairy, writing poems on flower petals, Sara, the little hero of the book and excellent illustrations by Florence Minard are waiting for you in this magic fairy tale of an American poet of the 20th century Karle Wilson Baker.
Albert Payson Terhune was an American writer, journalist and dog breeder. Best of all he is known for his novels about the adventures of his beloved collies and as a breeder of collies at his Sunnybank Kennels. Sunnybank was family’s summer home, but later Terhune made his permanent place of living. First Albert Payson Terhune published short stories about his collie named Lad in various general-interest magazines, such as Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Hartford Courant and others.
‘Bruce’ is one of the most famous books of the writer. It’s a simple story telling of that almost forgotten times, when women were ladies, dogs were Dogs, and men were husbands first of all, but not office heroes trying to save the world. Bruce, an awesome collie, is the main character of the story. When the First World War began, Bruce was already a grown up dog. Bruce shows the questionable use of war dogs as couriers to deliver written messages back and forth to the different front lines and foxholes of the World War I. Soldiers shot at him, he gets injured, then he’s patched up sent out again. Bruce was lucky, really lucky. Because not all the dogs caught the fortune as he did. At last Bruce comes home to heroes welcome to live out his life at Sunnybank. Probably, the story may seem not that serious or even not that interesting, but it is worth reading. The book is read very easily, at one breath. The book is understandable for everyone. Kids and older young reader will be captivated by the plot, and adults will definitely appreciate the beauty of language. Although the book may seem childish, it won’t make parents fall asleep when reading ‘Bruce’ to their kids. Plenty of actions and characters keep the reader in stress.
Author reveals in his novels such old truths as loyalty, friendship, and love. That’s what little children need nowadays, in the modern world of cruelty and indifference. This book will definitely teach kids to appreciate their friends, to take care of someone they love, to forgive and to trust. Seems that book is glowing with positive emotions and kindness that Albert Payson Terhune put into it.
‘Bruce’ would be a great present for a kid, and for an adult. This book would be awesome additional material for reading lessons at school, because it impresses not only by perfect and easy language, but also by raising quite serious questions.
‘Bruce’ is the book for those who love dogs, for those who still believe in miracles, for those who still think that dreaming is not a waste of time. This book is for those, who still believe in friends and fidelity. ‘Bruce’ teaches readers to be if not fearless, but at least brave and courageous, no matter what is going on. It helps not lose faith in yourself and people you love. This book is a real book of life, if it is possible to say that.
George Alfred Henty was a productive English novelist and special correspondent. He is known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century.
The conquest of Mexico by a small band of decisive men ruled by Cortez is always considered to be one of the most romantic and adventurous feats in history. With this as the ground-work of his story Mr. Henty has involved the adventures of an English youth, Roger Hawkshaw, the only survivor of the good ship Swan, which had sailed from a Devon port to challenge the mercantile supremacy of the Spaniards in the New World. He is surrounded by lots of hazzards among the natives, but is saved by his own judgement and strength, and by the devotion of an Aztec princess. At last with the help of a certain trick he gets the protection of the Spaniards, and after the fall of Mexico he manages to regain his native shore, with a fortune and a charming Aztec bride. The book contains numerous maps, vocabularies and questions. The author succeeded to show the true reasons behind Cortez's conquest, and thatâ€™s the first thing why you will like this book.
A collection of seventy-two Civil War poems by Herman Melville, an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet of the 19th century. Melville dedicated this work to the soldiers who fought in defence of the United States. Based on firsthand experience, the book not only glorifies battle, but depicts the horrors and the waste brought by war. “Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War” appears to be a sorrowful and inconsolable meditation on the Civil War.
Do not let pass this patriotically and beautifully written book of a Polish writer of the second half of the nineteenth century Henryk Sienkiewicz, the 1905 Nobel Prize winner. On the Field of Glory, his last published book, starts with dramatic events in the heart of Poland. The miraculous rescue, a love-story, absorbing plot, combination of truth and fiction add particular fascination to the novel. While reading it you will really get a sense of the times from Sienkiewicz. But the main thing is the patriotic feeling with which it was written, and which practically leaps off the page at you.
The Victorians' eagerness for travel writings has probably never been equaled, and nearly every major writer of the 18th century tried his hand at writing a travel book. Alexander William Kinglake was not an exception. A book of an English traveler, writer and historian, describes his journey through the Ottoman Empire to Cairo, where he resided in the times of plague. Depicting monuments and museums, it is nevertheless more about the author’s internal journey, recording of personal experience. Not without the reason, the title means “from the early dawn” or “from the East”. Written in a conversational style, this a-century-and-a-half-old work still remains fresh and original as it was when it was first published in 1844.