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.
Excuse Me While I Wag
This 17th Dilbert collection offers yet another glimpse into the zany office life of Dilbert and crew. "After ten years of syndication, "Dilbert" is universally recognized as the definitive source of office humor".--"Collectors' Showcase".
A Drama in the Air
"A Drama in the Air" (French: "Un drame dans les airs") is an adventure short story by Jules Verne. Just as the narrator starts the ascent of his balloon, a stranger jumps into its car. The unexpected passenger's only intent is to take the balloon as high as it will go, even at the cost of his and pilot's life. The intruder takes advantage of the long journey to recount the history of incidents related to the epic of lighter-than-air travel.
The Private Journals of Edvard Munch
Scandinavia's most famous painter, the Norwegian Edvard Munch (1863-1944), is probably best known for his painting The Scream, a universally recognized icon of terror and despair. (A version was stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, in August 2004, and has not yet been recovered.) But Munch considered himself a writer as well as a painter. Munch began painting as a teenager and, in his young adulthood, studied and worked in Paris and Berlin, where he evolved a highly personal style in paintings and works on paper. And in diaries that he kept for decades, he also experimented with reminiscence, fiction, prose portraits, philosophical speculations, and surrealism. Known as an artist who captured both the ecstasies and the hellish depths of the human condition, Munch conveys these emotions in his diaries but also reveals other facets of his personality in remarks and stories that are alternately droll, compassionate, romantic, and cerebral. This English translation of Edvard Munch's private diaries, the most extensive edition to appear in any language, captures the eloquent lyricism of the original Norwegian text. The journal entries in this volume span the period from the 1880s, when Munch was in his twenties, until the 1930s, reflecting the changes in his life and his work. The book is illustrated with fifteen of Munch's drawings, many of them rarely seen before. While these diaries have been excerpted before, no translation has captured the real passion and poetry of Munch's voice. This is a translation that lets Munch speak for himself and evokes the primal passion of his diaries. J. Gill Holland's exceptional work adds a whole new level to our understanding of the artist and the depth of his scream.
Master of the World
Master of the World (French: Maître du monde), published in 1904, is one of the last novels by French pioneer science fiction writer, Jules Verne. It is a sequel to Robur the Conqueror. At the time Verne wrote the novel, his health was failing. Master of the World is a "black novel," filled with foreboding and fear of the rise of tyrants such as the novel's villain, Robur, and totalitarianism.Set in the summer of 1903, a series of unexplained events occur across the eastern United States, caused by objects moving with such great speed that they are nearly invisible. The first-person narrator John Strock, 'Head inspector in the federal police department' in Washington, DC, travels to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to investigate.
Ticket No 9672
Ticket No. '9672' is one of the most remarkable works by Jules Verne. Revolving around the misfortunes of the protagonist Hulda and the turn of fortunes that might be in store for her, the plot develops in a befitting manner. Betrothed and waiting for the arrival of her fiance, the twists and turns of the story will keep you riveted to the very end.
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."
The Sea Serpent
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