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FROM THE FROZEN NORTH TO THE SOUTH SEAS – Adventure Classics, Gold Rush Thrillers, Sea Novels, Animal Tales & Other Amazing Stories (Illustrated)

The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Scarlet Plague, Hearts of Three, Son of the Wolf, Children of the Frost, Tales of the Fish Patrol, South Sea Tales, The Cruise of the Snark…

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026875958

Category: Fiction

Page: 4502

View: 7141

This particular Jack London collection mirrors the incredible adventurous life of the author, it shows all the things he witnessed and experienced on his travels. Besides being a novelist, journalist and social activist – Jack London was also a railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, an oyster pirate, rancher, war correspondent... Novels The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Sea-Wolf White Fang Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Mutiny of the Elsinore Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Short Stories Son of the Wolf The White Silence The Son of the Wolf The Men of Forty Mile In a Far Country To the Man on the Trail The Priestly Prerogative The Wisdom of the Trail The Wife of a King An Odyssey of the North The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike The God of His Fathers The Great Interrogation Which Make Men Remember Siwash The Man with the Gash Jan, the Unrepentant Grit of Women Where the Trail Forks A Daughter of the Aurora At the Rainbow’s End The Scorn of Women Children of the Frost In the Forests of the North The Law of Life Nam-Bok the Unveracious The Master of Mystery The Sunlanders The Sickness of Lone Chief Keesh, the Son of Keesh The Death of Ligoun Li Wan, the Fair The League of the Old Men The Faith of Men & Other Stories A Relic of the Pliocene A Hyperborean Brew The Faith of Men Too Much Gold The One Thousand Dozen The Marriage of Lit-lit Bâtard The Story of Jees Uck Tales of the Fish Patrol White and Yellow The King of the Greeks A Raid on the Oyster Pirates The Siege of the "Lancashire Queen" Charley's Coup Demetrios Contos Yellow Handkerchief Lost Face South Sea Tales The House of Pride & Other Tales of Hawaii Smoke Bellew The Red One On the Makaloa Mat Dutch Courage & Other Stories Memoirs The Road The Cruise of the Snark Through The Rapids on the Way to the Klondike From Dawson to the Sea Our Adventures in Tampico

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2609

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

The Eye of the North

Author: Sinead O'Hart

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101935057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6078

For fans of Karen Foxlee’s Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy comes a rollicking debut about a young girl’s adventures in the far reaches of the icy north. When Emmeline’s scientist parents mysteriously disappear, she finds herself heading for a safe house, where allies have pledged to protect her. But along the way, she is kidnapped by the villainous Doctor Siegfried Bauer, who is bound for the ice fields of Greenland. There he hopes to summon a mystical creature from the depths of the ancient glaciers, a creature said to be so powerful that whoever controls it can control the world. Unfortunately, Bauer isn’t the only one determined to unleash the creature. The North Witch has laid claim to the mythical beast, too, and Emmeline—along with a scrappy stowaway named Thing—may be the only one with the power to save the world as we know it. Can Emmeline face one of the greatest legends of all time—and live to tell the tale?


Author: James Albert Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 037576142X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

View: 3380

Moving from Alaskan prehistory, to Russian exploration, to acquisition by the United States, to statehood, this richly detailed historical novel chronicles the high points of Alaska's history through the lives of fictional and historical characters. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Oliver and the Seawigs

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385387903

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9312

Get ready for moving islands! Mischievous monkeys! And a splashy adventure with illustrations on almost every page. When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There’s a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are more exciting and strange than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun. “[A] sly and dashing tale. . . Readers’ ribs aren’t the only ones that get a vigorous tickle.” —Kirkus Reviews “A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed—this is my kind of book!” —Chris Riddell, award-winning co-creator of the Edge Chronicles From the Hardcover edition.

White Fang

Author: Pauline Francis,Jack London

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525323

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9438

This wonderful series is a quick way into a range of exciting stories, from the chilling tale of Frankenstein, to the gripping adventure of Treasure Island and the powerful animal story of Call of the Wild. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original.

The Mortal Sea

Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070461

Category: History

Page: 412

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Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival, and people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.

Bricking It

Author: Nick Spalding

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503948426

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1764

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except--as anyone who has renovated an old house knows--things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about. On top of all this, the renovation is being featured on a daytime reality TV show, and as soon as Great Locations presenter Gerard O'Keefe catches sight of Hayley's first-floor balcony, he's determined to woo her out of her ban on romance, whether she wants him to or not. Will Dan and Hayley survive and sell up? Or will the whole thing collapse on them like a ton of bricks? From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a hilarious tale of life, love, and dodgy plumbing.

A General History of the Pyrates

From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time. With the Remarkable Actions and Adventures of the Two Female Pyrates Mary Read and Anne Bonny ... To which is Added, a Short Abstract of the Statute and Civil Law, in Relation to Pyracy

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pirates

Page: N.A

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The Lives of Jack London

Author: James L. Haley

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 046502503X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

View: 9332

The award-winning author of Sam Houston: A Life chronicles the pursuits of Call of the Wild author Jack London, exploring the lesser-known man, a hard-living globetrotter and a man alive with ideas who had an undying passion for social justice.

The World Rushed In

The California Gold Rush Experience

Author: J. S. Holliday,Howard Roberts Lamar

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806181214

Category: HISTORY

Page: 568

View: 6211

When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, “It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.” Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to “strike it rich” in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama. In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the “gold rush experience” as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.

Death of a Hero

Author: Richard Aldington

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101602937

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1647

One of the great World War I antiwar novels—honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classics. Our hero is George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Expeditionary Army during the Great War and gets sent to France. After a rash of casualties leads to his promotion through the ranks, he grows increasingly cynical about the war and disillusioned by the hypocrisies of British society. Aldington's writing about Britain's ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers is among the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545418399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4182

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

The Bone Bed

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425261360

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 5022

Receiving a grisly communication in the wake of an eminent Canadian paleontologist's disappearance, Kay Scarpetta investigates the discovery of a body in Boston Harbor and clues about other unsolved cases, a situation that makes Scarpetta wonder who she can trust.

The Plague, Pestilence & Apocalypse MEGAPACK ®

18 Tales of Doom

Author: Robert Reed,Jack London,Edgar Wallace,Raymond F. Jones,Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479402524

Category: Fiction

Page: 1305

View: 5779

Everyone loves a good disaster story. Fire, famine, disease, war...the world as we know it might end in a million different ways. The Plague, Pestilence, and Apocalypse MEGAPACKTM explores some of the holocausts that might befall mankind, with a special emphasis on plagues (a personal favorite theme of the publisher). If this volume proves popular, we'll do additional volumes focusing on other apocalyptic events... Ice ages? Atomic war? The death of the sun? The possibilities are endless. Included in this volume: PALLBEARER, by Robert Reed PANDEMIC, by J. F. Bone WINGS OF THE BLACK DEATH, by Norvell Page THE MAN WHO LIVED, by Raymond F. O'Kelley THE UNPARALLELED INVASION, by Jack London THE 4TH PLAGUE, by Edgar Wallace THE GERM GROWERS, by Robert Potter THE ANIMALS SICK OF THE PLAGUE, by Jean de La Fontaine THOTH, by Joseph Shield Nicholson THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, by Edgar Allan Poe THE GREAT GRAY PLAGUE, by Raymond F. Jones THE SCARLET PLAGUE, by Jack London THE PLAGUE IN BERGAMO, by Jens Peter Jacobsen THE PLAGUE, by Teddy Keller THE LAST MAN, by Mary Shelley A LEGEND, by Lafcadio Hearn THE DUST OF DEATH, by Fred M. White THE COFFIN CURE, by Alan E. Nourse If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 180+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Classic Westerns

Author: Owen Wister,Willa Cather,Zane Grey,Max Brand

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1684121051

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

View: 8775

Discover six classic novels as you follow the footsteps of the trailblazers who settled the American West. As the American West opened up to settlers after the Civil War, people were eager for tales of great adventures, endless possibilities, and the pioneering spirit. Classic Westerns is a collection of six novels that captured this sense of exploration and brought the rugged landscape into the homes of readers everywhere. These novels—The Virginian by Owen Wister, O Pioneers! by Willa Cather, The Lone Star Ranger and The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey, and Gunman’s Reckoning and The Untamed by Max Brand—tell of life on the open plains, in dusty outposts, and alongside majestic mountain ranges that rose to greet travelers who ventured forth into the unexplored country to find their destinies.

His Unknown Wife

Author: Louis Tracy

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732633527

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4654

Reproduction of the original: His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy

The Classic American Short Story MEGAPACK ® (Volume 1)

34 of the Greatest Stories Ever Written

Author: Ambrose Bierce,Stephen Crane,Mark Twain,Bret Harte,Edgar Allan Poe,Washington Irving,O. Henry,Jack London,James Fenimore Cooper,Sherwood Anderson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434447081

Category: Fiction

Page: 621

View: 3904

The Classic American Short Story Megapack (Volume 1) assembles 34 of the greatest stories ever written by American authors -- including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Bret Harte, Sherwood Anderson, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Jack London, and Stephen Crane. Includes multiple stories per author, their most famous short works, along with biographical notes. Complete contents: YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne THE CELESTIAL RAILROAD, by Nathaniel Hawthorne THE GREAT STONE FACE, by Nathaniel Hawthorne ETHAN BRAND, by Nathaniel Hawthorne RIP VAN WINKLE, by Washington Irving THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, by Washington Irving AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF by James Fenimore Cooper THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK, by Ambrose Bierce THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan Poe THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, by Edgar Allan Poe THE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan Poe THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, by Edgar Allan Poe THE PREMATURE BURIAL, by Edgar Allan Poe THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, by Bret Harte THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT, by Bret Hartev HANDS, by Sherwood Anderson I’M A FOOL, by Sherwood Anderson THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG, by Mark Twain THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, by O. Henry THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF, by O. Henry THE COP AND THE ANTHEM, by O. Henry A RETRIEVED REFORMATION, by O. Henry THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry TO BUILD A FIRE, by Jack London AN ODYSSEY OF THE NORTH, by Jack London LOVE OF LIFE, by Jack London THE HEATHEN, by Jack London THE PEARLS OF PARLAY, by Jack London THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY, by Stephen Crane THE MONSTER, by Stephen Crane THE BLUE HOTEL, by Stephen Crane And don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for Megapack to see the other great entries in this series -- covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, children's literature, and much, much more!

Atlantis Found

Dirk Pitt #15

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405909552

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 1189

Clive Cussler sends his great hero on an explosive mission in Atlantis Found, the fifteenth Dirk Pitt adventure. Around the world ancient artefacts are suddenly appearing, hinting at a catastrophe that will soon visit Earth ... Dirk Pitt is on hand at a Colorado archaeological site where an ancient and mysterious artefact has been found - one that is perhaps linked to other strange objects turning up across the globe. And soon Pitt's skills and ingenuity are desperately needed to rescue the team after a suspicious explosion seals them deep underground. It quickly becomes clear that the artefacts carry a message: warning of global Armageddon. Yet a shadowy organisation called the Fourth Empire not only wants to stop others from heeding that warning, but is also actively seeking to accelerate the end it foretells. Now Pitt and NUMA must face this diabolical foe, who will stop at nothing to wipe out all life on earth ... Packed with blistering action and hair-raising suspense, Atlantis Found is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best. Atlantis Found is the fifteenth of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt thrillers - the series that also includes Arctic Drift and, his first novel, Mayday - in which the discovery of an artefact could mean the end of the world. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The guy I read' Tom Clancy

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141342617

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 468

Rick Riordan's Norse hero faces his greatest challenge yet in the final instalment of the series. Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.

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