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.
“Twenty Years After” continues the D’Artagnan Romances of Alexandre Dumas, a famous French writer of historical novels. Years have reduced zeal of the musketeers, though treachery and deceit still make them gain justice. The throne of France is in complete disorder; England is stirred by troubles, and Dumas calls his quartet back out of their private life, exept D’Artagnan, who is now a lieutenant of musketeers and is immediately ready to join, to cross swords with time and human spite.
Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869 -1951) is known as a supernatural fictionalist, journalist and novelist. He worked for many newspapers and magazines writing reports and articles. Later he felt inspiration for creating shorts stories, novels and children's stories as well as plays. In his works Blackwood shows his life for nature and environment. His one of the best-known novels The Wendigo describes Wendigo which is annibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans. This is a revived legend, very interesting and carrying-away.
The most famous and significant novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the great American fiction authors of the 19th century, novelist and short-story writer. His work was based on the history of his Puritan ancestors and the New England of his own day but, in its “power of blackness”, has universal significance. The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, brought him world renown and made him a classic of American literature. This work, set in seventeenth-century Boston, follows the life of Hester Prynne, a young woman who had an affair with the Puritan minister Arthur Dimmesdale and gave birth to their illegitimate daughter. For her love she became outcast, sentenced to wear a scarlet letter “A” - for adultery - on her clothes for the rest of her life. This masterpiece of literature is a story of the weak, carrying her “disgrace” with dignity, of her boundless strength of mind.
"The Three Musketeers" is a novel written by Alexandre Dumas, the father, in the 17th century. In the book it goes about adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan and his inseparable friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis who live by the motto "all for one, one for all". Under the observation of their patron M. de Treville, these four brave men defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu, and the honour of the queen against the intrigues of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th century France are brightly played out in the background. But the greatest danger is the Cardinal's spy, Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains. Dumas succeeded in applying all his narrative skills to tell one of the most exciting and breathtaking stories in the world’s literature.
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