This carefully crafted ebook of "Robert Louis Stevenson: Memoirs, Travel Sketches & Island Studies" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
Table of Contents:
An Inland Voyage (1878)
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879)
Edinburgh - Picturesque Notes (1879)
The Old and New Pacific Capitals (1882)
The Amateur Emigrant (1895)
Across the Plains (1892)
The Silverado Squatters (1883)
A Mountain Town in France (1896)
The Island Literature:
A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1892)
In the South Seas (1896)
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This is the only collection ever made of Bryant's letters, two-thirds of which have never before been printed. Their publication was foreseen by the late Allan Nevin as "one of the most important and stimulating enterprises contributory to the enrichment of the nation's cultural and political life that is now within range of individual and group effort.
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was America's earliest national poet. His immediate followers -- Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman -- unquestionably began their distinguished careers in imitation of his verses. But Bryant was even more influential in his long career as a political journalist, and in his encouragement of American art, from his lectures at the National Academy of Design in 1828 to his evocation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870. Between the appearance of his first major poem, "Thanatopsis," in 1817, and his death sixty-one years later at the age of eight-three, Bryant knew and corresponded with an extraordinary ...
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The second volume of William Cullen Bryant's letters opens in 1836 as he has just returned to New York from an extended visit to Europe to resume charge of the New York Evening Post, brought near to failure during his absence by his partner William Leggett's mismanagement. At the period's close, Bryant has found in John Bigelow an able editorial associate and astute partner, with whose help he has brought the paper close to its greatest financial prosperity and to national political and cultural influence.
Bryant's letters lf the years between show the versatility of his concern with the crucial political, social, artistic, and literary movements of his time, and the varied friendships he enjoyed despite his preoccupation with a controversial daily paper, and with the sustenance of a poetic reputation yet unequaled among Americans. As president of the New York Homeopathic Society, in letters and editorials urging widespread public parks, and in his presidency of the New York Society ...
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In his debut book that is part memoir and part timeless love story, Brandon Elsasser tells the sordid story of a millionaire willing to burn down his whole world for a chance at true love. Journey with Brandon as his deft and capable mind and his carefully constructed world are upended by a fiery love that rearranges his picket-fence life. The financial trader's candid tale of love, loss, and what comes of trading one life for another is at times heartbreaking, at other time's inspiring, but always a simple telling of honest and messy human love. In a world changing faster than ever before one thing remains: love doesn't change but it does change us.
The years just before and during the Civil War marked the high point of Bryant's influence on public affairs, which had grown steadily since the Evening Post had upheld the democratic Jacksonian revolution of the 1830s. A founder of the Free Soil Party in 1848 and the Republican Party in 1856, Bryant was lauded in 1857 by Virginia anti-slavery leader John Curtis Underwood, who wrote to Eli Thayer, "What a glory it would be to our country if it could elect this man to the Presidency-the country not he would be honored & elevated by such an event."
In 1860 Bryant helped secure the Presidential nomination for Abraham Lincoln, and was instrumental in the choice of two key members of his cabinet, Salmon Chase as Secretary of the Treasury, and Gideon Welles as Secretary of the Navy. During disheartening delays and defeats in the early war years, direct communications from Union field commanders empowered his editorial admonitions to such a degree that the conductor of a national magazine ...
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"A gut-wrenching and inspiring story that is very often beautiful." - Stan Wlodkowski, Executive Producer of Eat, Pray, Love and Co-Producer of American Beauty.
Some seemingly preordained lives end up elsewhere entirely when a person manages to break the mold. Mary's mold was broken from the outside. When the unthinkable happened in her traditional southern family, Mary's quiet childhood was transformed into a journey of discovery amidst the world around her and of all the potential that lay within her.
Soon after her father, a beloved preacher in her close-knit Tennessee community, came out as a gay man at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Mary's mother, feeling betrayed and unable to deal with this new reality, embarked Mary and her siblings on a years-long cross-country odyssey -- which would eventually land them in California -- through New York, Nevada, and many other places.
Mary, a sweet, innocent, and precocious child at the beginning of this adventure, had little idea of ...
In January 1872, Bryant traveled to Mexico City, where he was greeted warmly by President Benito Juarez; on this and other occasions he was feted for the Evening Post's sturdy condemnation in 1863 of the abortive invasion of Mexico, which was freshly remembered there. AT the close of his visit a local newspaper remarked that the "honors and hospitality which were so lavishly and generously conferred upon him were the spontaneous outpouring of a grateful people, who had not forgotten that when Mexico was friendless Mr. Bryant became her friend." Returning in April through New Orleans and up the Mississippi by steamboat to Cincinnati, he was greeted at a public reception by Governor Rutherford Hayes, who was pleased by his "winning and lovable" manners and "pithy" anecdotes. That spring Bryant built a library for his birthplace, Cummington, stocking it with several thousand books procured for him by the publisher George Palmer Putnam in New York and London. The following year, after the ...
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Two tomes of trials; two more of famous & murderous pirate adventure.
Four books of high-seas serial killers are yours to enjoy whether you like reading of far-flung adventures on exotic islands or if you prefer your pirates dangling from gallows and hung on gibbets along harbors for the buzzards to feast; this set will satisfy.
1892 gaslamp noir - true crime mystery and ghost legend - two fabulous books in one volume - new double (4th) edition 2016-17 on the 125th anniversary of San Diego's famous legend - remembering the tragic Beautiful Stranger's violent and mysterious death at the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego.
First Book: Dead Move - Kate Morgan and the Haunting Mystery of Coronado (nonfiction; true crime cold case analysis). Based entirely on known, true history, with over 100 end notes and scholarly references -- highly detailed, but entertaining for readers who love a puzzle. This is one of the most challenging you will ever encounter. Also available as a stand-alone.
Second Book: Lethal Journey - a noir gaslight period novel closely based on Dead Move. Fast-paced, thriller material with that 19th century patina that takes you to California's own cobblestone streets, dimly glowing gaslights, and shadowy figures moving in the kind of marine layer fog for which the West Coast is notorious. Also ...
When I investigated my family tree and went back to about 1805, I realised that all you could learn about my ascendants was how they were related, where they were born and their occupation every 10 years. It would have been much more interesting if some of them had written about their life.
I was prompted to write my autobiography and have completed it until the age of 65 - hopefully there will be more to add. The aim of it is to pass down information about myself to my future descendants and is aimed at my grandchildren, great grandchildren etc, and I kept in my mind it being read in 100 years time. I asked my two sons if they would be interested in reading my autobiography and they answered in the affirmative. However after sending them my version up to the age of 63 two years ago, my sons informed me that they were still interested but had not yet opened the cover, but one remarked that it would be easier to read if I uploaded my autobiography as a book to Amazon Kindle. Thus I ...
Wealth is a country, a state of mind, and sometimes a curse.
Money can't teach a person how love starts, what makes it tick, and how not to wreck it.
Kami, 21, plans to marry her college boyfriend after graduating from Duke University. She travels to England for the wedding but discovers he has moved in with a British girl.
Her life of privilege unravels as she learns the family's American Dream contains a mysterious shadow that ruined four lives.
"Dawn came. With it came more cries from the dying. As their lives drained from their bodies, they cried out in thirst: 'Water! Water!' No one from either side dared venture onto the no-man's land. They knew as surely as death that they would be a target for enemy fire."
Courage is Sergeant Kirkland risking open fire in broad daylight to provide water for enemies and comrades alike. Courage is Todd Beamer attempting to gain control over a suicide terrorist mission of a 757. Courage is Rosa parks standing up for equal rights by sitting down. Discover your own strength in this book, filled with 100 stories of people who changed the world in their own way.
This carefully crafted ebook: "Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Memoirs, Letters and Autobiographical Works" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature.
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Washington Irving: Short Stories, Historical Works, Plays, Poems and Autobiographical Writings (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Contents: INTRODUCTION SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES: THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Old Christmas Roscoe The Wife TALES OF A TRAVELLER Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman ...
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Sir Walter Scott: Collected Letters, Memoirs and Articles" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Table of Contents:
THE JOURNAL OF SIR WALTER SCOTT
PAUL'S LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK
LETTERS OF MALACHI MALAGROWTHER
LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT
Various Articles and Essays
RELIQUES OF ROBERT BURNS
LIFE AND WORKS OF JOHN HOME
LIFE OF KEMBLE -- KELLY'S REMINISCENCES
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Life of George Washington (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia; his wealthy planter family owned tobacco plantations and slaves which he inherited; he owned hundreds of slaves throughout his lifetime, but his views on slavery evolved. He became a young but senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. He was chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental ...
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The memories described in this book reflect not only how eleven American Presidents remembered what happened to them in their youth, but also a kind of psychological shorthand of their beliefs, attitudes, cognitive biases and foibles. A negative memory may have provided guidance in situations the President viewed as dangerous, whereas a positive memory may have provided guidance in situations viewed as promising. By examining the early memories of the Presidents, it is possible to discover how, for example: Abraham Lincoln's amusing memory of a boyhood caper provided an unusual perspective on his character and his lasting appeal as a great storyteller;Ulysses S. Grant's memory of a business transaction revealed a hidden vulnerability; Teddy Roosevelt's memory of a fantastic childhood adventure foreshadowed his intellectual curiosity and love of nature; Dwight David Eisenhower's memory of battling with a barnyard goose influenced his negotiating style as a General and President; and ...
The True Story of the 1990 Gainesville Student Murders in the Killer's Own Words. 2d Ed. Murder confessions & drawings done on Death Row in Florida during the early 1990's. New prologue, new illustrations and a new preview of the companion volume, Beyond the Making of a Serial Killer.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Historical Works of Washington Irving: Life of George Washington, The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, Astoria, Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, Life of Oliver Goldsmith" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warne A TOUR ON THE ...
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A finalist in the USA Best Book Awards historical fiction category, "Coffee with Poe" brings Edgar Allan Poe to life as never before.
Orphaned at the age of two, Poe is raised by John Allan -- his abusive foster father -- who refuses to adopt him until he becomes straight-laced and businesslike. Poe, however, fancies poetry and young women. He becomes engaged to Elmira Royster as a teenager, but the engagement is broken after her father intercepts Poe's letters. The contentious relationship with John Allan culminates in a violent altercation, which causes Poe to leave his wealthy foster father's home to make it as a writer. Poe tries desperately to get established as a writer but is ridiculed by the "Literati of New York."
The Raven subsequently gains Poe renown in America yet he slips deeper into poverty without the support of John Allan, only making $15 off the poem's entire publication history. Desperate for a motherly figure in his life, Poe marries his first cousin who is ...
The LOGOS LIFE
Asian adventures, cultural catastrophes, help and hope, on-board the world's largest floating book-fair!
THEY'RE RUGBY BOYS, DON'T YOU KNOW?
A true account of a Christian missionary seeking to share Jesus with the street teens abusing solvents in Olongapo City in the Philippines.
A MISSIONARY IN MANILA
A former detective investigates claims that "It's more fun in the Philippines!"
They were slick; they were powerful; they were revered -- and they were evil. My mother had no idea who her friends really were. For decades, they had glided into churches, homes and schools with their carefully polished shoes and been given absolute trust. And all the while, they had been hiding terrible secrets.
These men of twisted cloth have deceived, manipulated and destroyed lives across the globe. But how did they manage to fool my kind, feisty mother, who'd lived through a bitter romantic betrayal in World War Two, followed by a marriage marked by cruelty? Who had escaped and followed me from the UK to Australia, forging an independent, vibrant life? Whose golden years should have been productive and peaceful - until the day she met the "Monster of Merewether" and was drawn into a den of evil?
Men of Twisted Cloth is a story of secrets and lies, deception and abuse, told through our eyes - my mother's and mine - as it unfolded piece by piece. But it's also a story of ...
An Italian café. A barista with an eye for trouble. And a village determined to create as much as possible.
Chiara has presided over the espresso machine at Bar Birbo for as long as anyone can remember. In Santa Lucia, this is the only place to go for a cappuccino served with a side of gossip.
The town's residents rely on each other and feel almost like a family, but their secrets are kept well hidden. While romance is in the air for some, the truth behind the love affairs is far more complicated than anyone can imagine.
When everyone has ulterior motives and unspoken desires, it's only a matter of time before things finally come to a head. And unfortunately for the townspeople, the revelations could prove deadly.
Can the residents of Santa Lucia survive the inferno of their own making? Or will they burn in the flames?