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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Philip K. Dick
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21 ST CENTURY BOUNTY HUNTER World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't  retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and...
Topics: science fiction, blade runner
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain Marryat, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Khushwant Singh
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Khushwant Singh is undoubtedly Indian's best known journalist and syndicated columnist. In the words of his son Rahul Singh, Khushwant Singh, in his long and distinguished career, 'has tried his hand at almost anything that came his way. He has, in turn, been a lawyer, a diplomat, a broadcaster (he has a very good-voice) a United Nations official, an academic, a historian, an editor, a syndicated columnist, an author and a publishing consultant. In between, he has often been jobless. And now he...
Topic: jokes
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Carlo Goldoni
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"La bottega del caffè" di Carlo Goldoni. Edizione di riferimento: Rizzoli, Milano 1984, sull’edizione Pasquali, Venezia 1761. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, dramma, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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TELL ME WHY SCORES 100 ! Welcome to the 100th issue of Manorama Tell Me Why! This is indeed a special occasion for us all, and we thought it appropriate to make our 100th issue itself a special one. So, we are happy to present, a collector's issue this time. As the title suggests, the 'Best of Tell Me Why' presents selected questions and answers from the long line of our titles, starting with the very first one, 'Solar System'. For us, it has been a long journey from the first issue to the...
Topics: tell me why, knowledge, science
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Susan Glaspell
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Edna Ferber
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Illustrated with over 50 exciting full-colour photographs from the hit movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Adapted by Robert Loren Fleming from the novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale Designed by Deborah Bethel He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all! An eccentric scientist invents a time machine that hurls Marty McFly thirty years into the past. Join Marty...
Topics: Back to the Future, movie storybook
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This rather long book is not a novel: it is a fun-level introduction to the natural history of the Americas, seen from a late nineteenth century perspective. Quadrupeds, birds, plants, trees, and the indigenous races are covered, always in an interesting and readable style. There are almost 200 engravings, many of them quite excellent, done by a variety of high-quality artists. Unfortunately all this adds up to additional size, such that the PDF of the book is close to 100 megabytes, when an...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Western, World, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) (1857-1917)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Horne Vaizey, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Autobiography of Mae West - actress, playwright, screenwriter. Thanks to the alert received from the reviewer below, this book now has all missing pages restored.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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For those interested in the nineteenth century in the wild backwoods of Canada this will be a most important book. Reverend Young and his wife were appointed to a large region of Northern Canada, and quickly learnt to travel by canoe in the summer and by dog-train in the winter. To visit their flock they had to travel extensively by these means. There is also a section on the syllabic writing symbols devised by Reverend James Evans, by means of which it was possible to bring the Bible and other...
Topics: Athelstane, Reverend, Egerton, Ryerson, Young, Canoe, Boys, Dog, Train, Cree, Salteaux, Indians,...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no...
Topics: Athelstane, Farrar, Life, Christ, PDF, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Theodore Dreiser
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 A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1916, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Amrita Aggarwal, young, gorgeous and sexy, comes to Bombay from Delhi to make her career as asuccessful supermodel. Within months of her arrival in the glamorous city, she is the envy of its beautiful people. Then, one day, she attracts the attentions of a mysterious woman called Minx, and before she knows it, Amrita is trapped in a relationship that takes over her life in ways too insidious to battle. As the months pass and the demands of her unwelcome suitor grow. Amrita’s life turns...
Topics: Fiction, Novel, Drama
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is a most remarkable book, copiously illustrated with interesting engravings. A young boy and his brother are sent home early from their boarding-school, because of illness among the pupils. Their father is a retired captain in the Royal Navy, who has had a beautiful yacht built. He suggests that the family should spend this lengthened summer holiday sailing round England. This means sailing round the southern part of Scotland, passing through the Caledonian Canal. The boys were instructed...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Yacht, Voyage, England, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Alessandro Manzoni
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"I promessi sposi" di Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Angelo Marchese, Mondadori, Milano 1985. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, romanzo, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This book faithfully recounts some of the events leading up to the day in 1816 when Admiral Lord Exmouth led an expedition to force Algiers, and other North African cities, to capitulate. They had been under Turkish control for several centuries, during which they had raided European and American shipping, taking, over the years, up to a million white slaves. The author has made a very good story of the period leading up to this Britih Naval intervention. The actual attack is particularly...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Algiers, Pirates, Moors, PDF, HTML, djvu, prc, fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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A typical Kingston book, full of incident, and co-incidence. We particularly liked the way in which the topic of the lost boy, Harry, is introduced, and later on a boy who had been found by the natives of a Pacific island, comes into the story, being the person who found one of the ship's company who had been lost overboard in heavy weather. The latter had made his way ashore by sheer grit and determination (being a Sandwich Islander). They realise Harry is originally an English boy, and take...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Twice, Lost, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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Here we have yet again the lovable Pixie, the youngest child of the O'Shaughnessy family, who had all been brought up at Knock Castle, in Ireland, and about whom two previous books have been written. None of the family can quite get their minds round the fact that Pixie is now old enough to have affairs, and even to marry, especially as they are all aware how very plain she is. But Pixie has other ideas. She becomes engaged to Stanor Vaughan, a very good-looking young rising businessman, whose...
Topics: Athelstane, Horne, Vaizey, Loves, Pixie, PDF, TXT, HTML, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Arthur C. Clarke
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It is the world first introduced in 2001: A Space Odyssey. And now the odyssey enters its perilous ultimate stage. In 3001, the human race, incredibly, has survived, fearful of the trio of monoliths that dominate the solar system. Then a single hope flickers. The body of Frank Poole, believed dead for a thousand years, is recovered from the frozen reaches of the galaxy. Restored to conscious life, Poole readies himself to resume the voyage that HAL abruptly terminated a millennium ago. He knows...
Topic: Science fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Sethji is the head of the ABSP, a crucial coalition partner in the government. Shrewd, ruthless and an inveterate fighter, he is a man who refuses to play by any moral codes or lose a single battle. Easing his way is Amrita, his ravishing and aloof daughter-in-law who guards her own secrets. But when two of the country’s most powerful men team up to challenge Sethji, the wily old politician has to fight the deadliest battle of his life—a battle in which he must stake everything. The one...
Topics: Fiction, Novel, Drama
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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This is another excellent book by Mrs de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well-described, and no doubt are timeless. In some ways the world around the people in the book is recognisable today, in a way which a book written thirty or forty years before would not have been. They have electricity, telephones, trains, buses, and many other things that we...
Topics: Athelstane, Horne, Vaizey, More, Pixie, PDF, TXT, HTML, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a novel in Kingston's usual format, but a summary of the life, travels, adventures and discoveries of one of the eighteenth century's most interesting explorers. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Captain, Cook, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Italo Svevo
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"La coscienza di Zeno" di Italo Svevo. Edizione di riferimento: dall’Oglio, Milano 1976. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Mathematics has always been regarded as a tool for sharpening the brain and in the modern world of science and technology and computers, who would not like to sharpen his brain ? Won't it be wonderful if you can sharpen your brain and enjoy every moment of the process ? The present book is meant precisely to do this. For sharpening the brain, one has to solve problems, special types of problems, problems which make you think systematically, logically and precisely. Attempts at solving such...
Topics: maths, puzzles
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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It seems like the perfect match. Maya is pretty, young, and eager to escape her dull, middle-class home in Calcutta and plunge into the whirl of Bombay, where she moves after her marriage,. Ranjan, handsome, hard-driving and ambitious, has all the glamour of an American university degree and a wealthy family background. Maya is determined to be the ideal wife. Instead, she finds herself trapped and stifled by the confines of an arranged marriage to a man who, she discovers, is rigidly...
Topics: Fiction, novel, drama
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Giovanni Boccaccio
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"Decameron" (o "Decamerone") di Giovanni Boccaccio. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Vittore Branca, Utet, Torino 1956. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, novelle, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Carlo Collodi
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"Le avventure di Pinocchio" di Carlo Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini). Edizione di riferimento: Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino, illustrata da Enrico Mazzanti, Rizzoli, Milano 1949. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, romanzo, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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We have two confessions to make before we tell you about the story. The first is to say that there are two missing pages from the copy of the book we used, 223 and 224, the last two pages of chapter 14, rather an exciting moment in the story. We shall try to get photocopies of these pages, but it will take time. The second one will make you laugh: The Chinese Admiral Wong-Li, who plays a big part in the book, was always being read by the audiobook program as "wong fifty one". No doubt...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
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It was a bit puzzling to to work out who or what the Rover was, and what the secret was. The word Rover is not mentioned once in the body-text of the book, and the word secret only three or four times. However, eventually I sussed it out. The Rover is a pirate who figures enough in the book for one to be aware he is there. He is mortally wounded, and in the last chapter he tells his secret before he dies, thus providing an explanation for several other puzzling things that we have been told, or...
Topics: Athelstane, Harry, Collingwood, Rover, Secret, HTML, PDF
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Much of the action of this book takes place in Greenwich, a river-side suburb of London. "Poor Jack" is a name given to a boy wading in the murky waters at the edge of the river, a boy who calls out to visitors to Greenwich to throw coins into the water, for him to retrieve. At one point the action leads Jack to be out at sea in the Channel between England and France. He and his friend Bramble are taken prisoner, and have a bit of difficulty escaping and getting back to England. The...
Topics: Athelstane, Marryat, Poor, Jack, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by dreamkatcha
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I take a nostalgic look back at the most significant output of the Italian games developer, Light Shock Software. Not only the titles that made it to retail and modern game databases, the ones that sadly fell by the wayside and remain largely incognito today. To get the inside story I contacted as many of the former Light Shock staff as I could track down. What follows is their memories of the highs and lows of battling for chart position prominence, technical difficulties encountered, origin...
Topics: Pray For Death, Fightin' Spirit, unreleased, Games That Weren't, Black Viper, Light Shock Software
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Frances Noyes Hart
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A short story by Frances Noyes Hart from Scribners, July 1921. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
Topics: short story, Frances Noyes Hart, Scribners, 1921
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by BY LYNN HANEY
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The Last Starfighter movie storybook ADAPTED BY LYNN HANEY FROM THE NOVEL BY ALAN DEAN FOSTER BASED ON A SCREENPLAY BY JONATHAN BETUEL
Topics: The Last Starfighter, movie storybook
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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We have provided an illustrated FB2 version of this book. Although the book's title Black Ivory denotes dealing in the slave trade it is not our heroes who are doing it. At the very first chapter there is a shipwreck, which leaves the son of the charterer of the sinking ship, and a seaman friend of his, alone on the east coast of Africa, where Arab and Portuguese slave traders were still carrying out their evil trade, despite the great efforts of patrolling British warships to limit it and free...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Black, Ivory, PDF, HTML, prc: djvu: fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Giovan Battista Basile
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"Lo cunto de li cunti" di Giovan Battista Basile. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Michel Rak, Garzanti, Milano 1995. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, fiabe, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Captain Frederick Marryat was born July 10 1792, and died August 8 1848. He retired from the British navy in 1828 in order to devote himself to writing. In the following 20 years he wrote 26 books, many of which are among the very best of English literature, and some of which are still in print. Marryat had an extraordinary gift for the invention of episodes in his stories. He says somewhere that when he sat down for the day's work, he never knew what he was going to write. He certainly was a...
Topics: Athelstane, Marryat, Japhet, Search, Father, PDF, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Bal Phondke (Ed.)
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A collection of 19 select science fiction stories from various Indian languages What exactly is mean t by science fiction has been beau ti- fully summed up by Hugo Gernsback, who said, "By 'scientification' I mean the Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Edgar Allan Poe type of story—a charming romance intermingled with scientific fact and prophetic vision", and where new inventions pictured for us today "are not at all impossible of realisation tomorrow". This holds true of most...
Topics: science fiction, tomorrow
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Bal Phondke
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Time assumes a mystic, surreal character when one realises that it has no beginning nor end. It is eternal. It flows only in one direction, from the past to the future, though mathematics tells us that there is no earthly reason why it cannot flow in the reverse direction. As if these absurdities were not enough, Albert Einstein queered the pitch by promulgating that time is the fourth dimension in which the Universe exists; that it is inseparable from space. Further, there is no absolute time...
Topics: time, popular science
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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While a wintry storm was raging outside, in the month of November, three happy, excited boys were gathered around the breakfast table in a cozy home in a far North Land. To those who have not read of the previous doings of these young lads we would say that our heroes were three noble boys from across the sea. They had come out the previous summer from Great Britain by the Hudson Bay Company's ship and had had several months of most delightful and exciting adventures in the wild North Land....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a difficult book to transcribe. There were the usual difficulties with this author--his frequent use of words in Spanish, or the Mexican variety of Spanish, of words in French. In addition it must have been something of an experimental writing, for it is generally in the present tense, and there was frequent use made of new words that have not survived in the language. Much, indeed almost all, of the speech is uttered by uneducated persons, so that it needs perseverance,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Martin Gardner
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• Tricky teasers  • Quirky questions • Science stumpers  • Logic puzzles • Knotty problems  • Wacky worldles They're all here in this illustrated, brain-boggling bonanza by famous puzzler and mathemagician, Martin Gardner. They'll challenge your senses, tickle your funny bone, and sometimes baffle you. So put on your thinking cap and get ready to answer questions, find flaws, solve mysteries, and have a great time!
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a short book but it is prolifically illustrated with no less than 29 pictures, most of very great interest, but in none of which can one make out the artist's signature. The picture of the visit of the witch doctor to the sick man is very memorable, and the poor man was probably frightened to death, rather than revived. A group of tough young Brits make their way to the west of North America, where there are numerous hazards, in the form of grizzly bears, wolves, and a few tribes...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This is one of the short but interesting books that Ballantyne wrote with the less well-off members of his readership in mind. All of these were of about 120 pages, and quite small books, that could be sold for only a shilling or two. The hero of many of them is a character called Will Osten, or Wandering Will. In this book he returns from a long trip away, during which his father had died, so his mother was very pleased to see him. But just before he died his father had been left a property in...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. She was at first a most unwilling prisoner, but gradually an instinct for...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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One of the most successful books in British literature, this book is still in print 160 years after it was written. Published only a year before Marryat's death, the scene is set in rural England at the time of the Roundheads. The family who are set as the heroes of the story are perfectly ordinary middle-class English, but because they live in a farm and not in a hovel, they are seen as the enemy by the Levellers. Some of their property is destroyed, and they have to pretend to be what they...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the coastal parts of Africa were of course well-known, and in any of the territories round the coasts there were European officials, such as consuls, and European traders. This becomes very apparent as you read this book, as many of the travels described involve sorties from an existing European base. On the other hand the very sources of the various major rivers were not on the map, and the object of many of the travellers was to find these sources,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Brian Daley
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AN ELECTRONIC WONDERWORLD COME TO LIFE...  Denied access to a program he created, computer expert Alan Bradley seeks out Flynn, a video game virtuoso who is the only man clever enough to outwit the powerful Master Control Program. Flynn’s efforts are in vain. T'T ‘ The Master Control Program shoots him into an incredible electronic world, where computer programs are the alter-egos of their programmers, where video games are battles of life and death. It is here that Flynn finds TRON, the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ivan Yefremov
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A Space-Age Tale Translated by George Hanna CONTENTS 7 F r om the Author A N D R O M E D A 23 Characters in the Story 26 Chapter One. THE IRON STAR 71 Chapter Two. EPSILON T U C A N AE 115 Chapter Three. CAPTIVES OF T H E DARK 169 Chapter Four. THE RIVER OF TIME 199 Chapter Five. THE HORSE ON THE SEABED 231 Chapter Six.THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SUNS 266 Chapter Seven. SYMPHONY IN F -MI NOR, COLOUR TONE 4. 75  306 Chapter Eight. RED WAVES 337 Chapter Nine. A T H I R D CYCLE SCHOOL 357 Chapter Ten....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Trejo Samuel; Anónimo
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Las dos versiones de la historia del perro que come cereal, la original de Hispachan creada en 2018 se encuentra en el primer archivo y las imágenes proporcionadas. No se encontró el post original (ver archivo 4 para más información) se archivo la fuente de la imágen https://web.archive.org/web/20200403074611/https://twitter.com/hispachan/status/1245784007985553409 y se hizo un intento por subir su legibilidad. Se descubrió la imposibilidad de almacenar snapshots en la Wayback Machine,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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I don't know where they get titles for books from. The subtitle is "The Boy with no Skid to his Wheel", and that is the only mention of the word "skid" in the entire book. The only "wheel" mentioned is when the boy hero does cartwheels round the drawing-room. And the said boy is referred to as "a globule of quicksilver". So I suppose it is something the author had in his mind before he began the book. Unlike most of Fenn's books, which involve dire...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by JERRY PINTO
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A young man is found dead in the toilet of Matunga Road railway station, his stomach ripped open. Retired journalist Peter D'Souza joins the investigation with his friend, Inspector Jende, and discovers a world of secret desire, blackmail and unspoken love—a world that he barely knew existed, and one that he fears his son may be a part of. Driven as much by fear and empathy as by curiosity about men who seek men, Peter tries to track down the killer, with some help from the flamboyant Leslie...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Khushwant Singh
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Khushwant Singh is undoubtedly Indian's best known journalist and syndicated columnist. In the words of his son Rahul Singh, Khushwant Singh, in his long and distinguished career, 'has tried his hand at almost anything that came his way. He has, in turn, been a lawyer, a diplomat, a broadcaster (he has a very good-voice) a United Nations official, an academic, a historian, an editor, a syndicated columnist, an author and a publishing consultant. In between, he has often been jobless. And now he...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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A tense tale, such as we expect of George Manville Fenn. A group of English people are in the Swiss Alps. But it is not just the beauties of the scenery they are after, but crystals which may sometimes be found in caves near the top of the glaciers. They manage to find a guide who promises to be discreet about what they do. But someone else is on the mountain, and he is just as interested in what they are up to, and what they find, as they are themselves. Of course, as we expect in a Manville...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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Harry Escombe is a young apprentice in a civil engineer's office. The firm has received a contract to survey and built a railway line in Peru. Harry is chosen to go, and is informed that if he does well in the work the future for him is pretty bright. But there is a fly in the ointment. The man in charge of the project is about as nasty as anyone can be: his character is beautifully depicted throughout the book. He makes Harry do a piece of surveying in an unnecessarily dangerous manner, as a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century. You will find it worth listening to, or reading, and I recommend it. It has been very hard to find anything...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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I have used part of the same introduction for this book, as I did for one of the books about Pixie O'Shaughnessy, not because the books are anything like the same, but because the observations are equally valid. This is another excellent book by Mrs. de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well-described, and no doubt are timeless. Some older children are...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Sherwood Anderson
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A short story by Sherwood Anderson from The Best American Short Stories of 1920. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Novak
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A step-by-step guide to the art and science of meditation, This book is a concise, step-by-step guide to the wonderful art and science of meditation. It contains techniques you can use immediately. The results you will experience include : - peace of mind - a release of tension in the body - deeper concentration - mental clarity - increased energy and vitality - the ability to act calmlv in all situations The meditation techniques in this book are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Morris West
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A taxi pulled into the piazza and rolled to a halt. A woman got out. She was young, no more than twenty-five. Her face was pale, calm and singularly beautiful, like that of a wax madonna. In the empty, sunlit square she looked uncertain and vaguely lonely. For a while she stood, looking round the square; then with a firm, confident step, she walked across to one of the houses and rang the bell. It was perhaps thirty seconds later when the man appeared in the doorway - a tall, thick-set fellow...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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When her parents die in an air crash, Mikki Hiralal suddenly finds herself the owner of the sprawling Hiralal industrial empire. Abandoning her studies in the United States, she returns to Bombay, only to find her father’s business affairs in a mess. Almost bankrupt, beset on all sides by creditors, takeover tycoons and unreliable associates, Mikki realizes there is only one person she can turn ta for help—the beautiful Alisha, her father’s illegitimate daughter. There is only one hitch:...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Stock Clarke
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Margaret Oliphant Secondary Bibliography by John Stock Clarke.  Date last updated: 9 November 2022. There are two other Margaret Oliphant bibliographies by John Stock Clarke:  Margaret Oliphant Fiction Bibliography Margaret Oliphant Non-Fiction Bibliography The Secondary bibliography is number 33 in the series: Victorian Fiction Research Guides .
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Hamlin Garland
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A short story by Hamlin Garland from McClure's Magazine, December 1900. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Theodore Wilson (died 1881)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Vladimir Obruchev
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A novel Translated by Fainna SOLASKO CONTENTS Author's Note 9 A Surprise Offer 12 A Conference in Moscow 14 Journey's Start 21 The Country of Smoking Volcanoes 25 Bering Strait 33 Seeking the Unknown Land 39 Fridtjof Nansen Land 44 Over the Russian Ridge 49 The Endless Descent 52 The Strange Position of the Sun 72 The Polar Tundra 76 The Moving Hills 79 The Uninvited Guest 86 Trukhanov's Letter 96 The Land of Perpetual Light 101 The Uninvited Grave-diggers 108 Down the Maksheyev River 113...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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This is a collection of short stories and articles, mostly about boys at school. There are four groups of these stories: seven about a school called Parkhurst, detailing major events such as matches and boat races. The second section consists of eleven discourses on different types of boy, such as "The Sneak". The third section contains twelve stories about boys who have played their part in English History, such as the two young "Princes in the Tower", Dick Whittington,...
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