George Alfred Henty was an English novelist of the 19th century and is best known for his historical adventure stories.
“The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt”, published in 1889, is a historical novel for youngsters, relating of a young enslaved prince, who becomes the servant and companion of the son of the high priest of Osiris; he involuntary kills a sacred animal and is forced to escape. The action takes place in Egypt of the 1250 b.c., the oldest time period of any of the Henty novels.. Creating vivid pictures of domestic life, customs, religion, and military system, the author transport the readers into the atmosphere of ancient Egypt. Moreover, this thrilling adventure touches upon Judeo-Christian themes, which are revealed throughout the novel.
Story about truth and lie, false and natural, love and affection… The author in his wonderful, thoughtful manner tells us that affection is not enough, that love should burn in your life like a fire… without it the only way out is plunging into darkness and death…
Smith fell in love with a young woman, but then realized that she would never love him the way he wanted to and wished he would never discovered that fact… through his words and emotions the author expresses to us his point of view – that it’s better to always strive for impossible, dream, hope… than find out the horrible truth that leaves only emptiness inside…
Vol. 1. American: J. Hawthorne, F.M. Crawford, M.E.W. Freeman, M.D. Post, A. Bierce, E.A. Poe, W. Irving, C.B. Brown.--v. 2. English-Scotch: R. Kipling, E. Castle, R.L. Stevenson, A.C. Doyle, S. Weyman, W. Collins, and others.--v. 3. English-Irish: F. O'Brien, Bulwer-Lytton, T. De Quincey, C.R. Maturin, L. Sterne, W.M. Thackeray, and others.--v. 4. French-Italian-Spanish-Latin: Maupassant, Mille, Adam, erckmann-Chatrian, Balzac, Voltaire, Alarcon, Capuana, Apulcius, Pliny, the Younger.--v. 5. German-Russian-Scandinavian: G. Meyrink, P. Heyse, F. Hoffman, v. Krestovski, O. Larssen, D. Theden, W. Hauff, A. Chekhoff, J. Bergsoe, B. Ingermann, S.S. Blicher.--v. 6. Oriental: Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Turkish, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese. True stories of modern magic: A conjurer's confessions, Fraudulent spiritualism unveiled 26
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Late summer morning showed the astonished inhabitants of lower Manhattan through its daybreaking light what was happening at the Twin Towers. In August 1974 an unknown tightrope walker being a quarter mile above the ground was running, dancing and leaping between the towers. A famous novelist Colum McCann depicts the life of a city and its people. In his novels everything ordinary becomes extraordinary. Let the Great World Spin is probably the best-known and the most ambitious work of his as it finds a new glimpse on pain, loveliness, mystery and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A young radical Irish monk Corrigan has to overcome difficulties in his life as his life flows among prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. Soldiers die in Vietnam and their mothers come to a Park Avenue apartment to share their pain. The life of a young artist is changing rapidly. There is a conflict between a thirty-year-old grandmother by name Tillie and her teenage daughter who does not want to take care of her family and wants to assert herself. McCann uses powerful allegory and we hear everyone's separate voice in the mutual voice of New York. Different lives cross each other and fill with hope, beauty and “artistic crime of the century.” The novel Let the Great World Spin catches the spirit of the United States of that time filled with transitions, wonderful promises and heartbreaking innocence. Award-winning novelist McCann being a“fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle) has undoubtedly created an American masterpiece that can even heal.
eginning with the destruction of Jerusalem and continuing through the persecutions of Christians in the Roman Empire, the apostasy of the Dark Ages, the shining light of the Reformation, and the worldwide religious awakening of the nineteenth century, this volume traces the conflict into the future, to the Second Coming of Jesus and the glories of the earth made new. As the end draws ever closer, the vital issue of loyalty to God will become decisive. In this concluding volume, the author powerfully points out the principles involved in the impending conflict and how each person can stand firmly for God and His truth.
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Robie is an experienced traveller. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there’s a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn’t panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft. And then . . . she’s in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that’s when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there’s no sign of help on the way.
Lullaby is the story of Carl Streator, a newspaper reporter who has been assigned to write articles on a series of cases of sudden infant death syndrome, from which his own child had died. Streator discovers that his wife and child had died immediately after he read them a "culling song", or African chant, from a book entitled Poems and Rhymes Around the World.
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