The Mighty Orinoco
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre of science fiction. Written in 1898 and part of the author’s famous series Voyages Extraordinaires, The Mighty Orinoco tells the story of a young man’s search for his father along the then-uncharted Orinoco River of Venezuela. The text contains all the ingredients of a classic Verne scientific-adventure tale: exploration and discovery, humor and drama, dastardly villains and intrepid heroes, and a host of near-fatal encounters with crocodiles, jungle fever, Indians and outlaws — all set in a wonderfully exotic locale. The Mighty Orinoco also includes a unique twist that will appeal to feminists — readers will need to discover it for themselves. This Wesleyan edition features notes, and a critical introduction by renowned Verne scholar Walter James Miller, as well as reproductions of the illustrations from the original French edition. CONTRIBUTORS: Walter James Miller, Stanford Luce, Arthur B. Evans.
C sar Cascabel Classic Reprint
Excerpt from Caesar Cascabel "Has nobody got any more coppers to give me? Come, children, search your pockets!" "Here you are, father!" replied the little girl. And she drew out of her pocket a square-cut piece of greenish paper, all crumpled and greasy. This paper bore the almost illegible inscription "United States Fractional Currency," encircling the respectable-looking head of a gentleman in a frock-coat, and likewise the figure 10 repeated six times, - which represented ten cents, say about ten French sous. "How did you come by that?" inquired the mother. "It's the remnant of the takings at the last performance," answered Napoleona. "Gave me everything, Sander?" "Yes, father." "Nothing left, John?" "Nothing." "Why, how much more do you want, Caesar?" asked Cornelia of her husband. "Two cents is all we want to make up a round sum," replied Cascabel. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
"This book by HARRY GREY --an ex-hood himself! --will shock you but you must read it. He dares to tell the truth about cold-blooded Killer Mobs and how they work." --Mickey Spillaine. Written in prison by author Grey, this legendary novel became the source for Sergio Leone's classic Once Upon a Time in America.
The Begum s Fortune
Two heirs to an Indian Begum's estate -- Dr. Francois Sarrasin, a Frenchman, and Professor Schultz, a German -- split 525 million francs. With his half of the money, Sarrasin builds an ideal community called Frankville in the northwestern United States. Schultz uses his half to construct a city called Steeltown, which produces weapons of destruction. Of course, their ideologies clash . . . literally and figuratively.
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.