Adventures category

Dick Sand A Captain at Fifteen

Jules Verne presents an amazing tale of adventure and courage of a fifteen year old boy Dick Sand. Being the only survivor of a whale hunt in the Pacific Ocean, he becomes the captain of his ship and struggles hard to reach to the South American coast. This picture of the wilds of Africa, its adventures and its dangers, the savage hunting both of beasts and men, has always been a favorite among Verne's readers. It contains no marvels, no inventions, but merely, amid stirring scenes and actions seeks to convey two truthful impressions

published on 09-11-2019 - 14 views
Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on The Bounty is the thrilling account of the strange, eventful, and tragic voyage of His Majesty's Ship Bounty, which culminated in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh. The story of the Bounty will be told as long as men sail the sea. The storytelling genius of the authors finds here a canvas filled with color, action and adventure. Cherished as one of the most thrilling sea adventures ever recorded, Mutiny on the Bounty has sold millions of copies and enthralled generations of readers around the world since its initial publication.

published on 09-11-2019 - 19 views
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist over 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

published on 06-11-2019 - 21 views
Le Chien des Baskerville

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Conan was originally a given name, but Doyle used it as part of his surname in his later years

published on 04-11-2019 - 36 views
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

An acclaimed children’s classic depicting the odd, but riveting journeys of the curious Alice as she explores the surreal world of Wonderland. Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson or better known under his pseudonym Lewis Caroll, this episodic novel is assembled in twelve chapters each containing a prominent adventure. The departure from logic and its embracement of pure imagination is what makes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a model for fantasy novels and a timeless classic. The novel begins when the self-aware young Alice, who grows bored of sitting by the river with her sister, and spots a peculiar looking rabbit, dressed in a waistcoat...

published on 29-10-2019 - 55 views
THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO

An old carpenter carves a little wooden puppet from a mysterious piece of wood that seems to have the ability to talk! He begins to love the little creature like his own son and names him Pinocchio. But the mischievous fellow runs away from his loving father as soon as he learns to walk. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi follows the misadventures and naughty exploits of this delightfully “human” puppet who in his heart of hearts longs only to become a real boy. Carlo Collodi was the pen name of a gifted writer of children's books, Carlo Lorenzini who lived in Florence, Italy, during the late 19th century. He was also a political activist and author of several novels, short novels, articles and sketches for adults. He began writing for children in 1876 and translated children's literature from other languages into Italian.

published on 29-10-2019 - 55 views
Kingdom of a thousand

Invention of sci-fi, guaranteed voodoo-free. The adventures of Prince Henley to Westerburg, Patchara Petch-a-boon and Svinenysh Galactic.

published on 28-10-2019 - 47 views
The Adventurer

Each segment of our conduct and experience bears a twofold meaning: it revolves about its own center, contains as much breadth and depth, joy and suffering, as the immediate experiencing gives it, and at the same time is a segment of a course of life - not only a circumscribed entity, but also a component of an organism. Both aspects, in various configurations, characterize everything that occurs in a life. Events which may be widely divergent in their bearing on life as a whole may nonetheless be quite similar to one another; or they may be incommensurate in their intrinsic meanings but so similar in respect to the roles they play in our total existence as to be interchangeable.

published on 28-10-2019 - 45 views
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

o Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position. He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. They were admirable things for the observer—excellent for drawing the veil from men’s motives and actions. But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results. Grit in a sensitive instrument, or a crack in one of his own high-power lenses, would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his. And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.

published on 28-10-2019 - 37 views
Outdoor Adventures

Introducing Outdoor Adventures – Your Guide to Enjoying the Great Outdoors. Inside this eBook, you will discover the topics about types of outdoor adventures, the tips and secrets to enjoying outdoor adventures, the best strategies to perfect outdoor adventures, the secrets for a successful adventure, the characteristics of a good outdoor adventure, the soft skills for outdoor enjoyment, the hard skills required for outdoor adventure, how to improve the outdoor skills and the do’s and don’ts in outdoor adventure.

published on 27-10-2019 - 44 views
Enterrement vivant

L'enterrement vivant est une action consistant à mettre en terre une personne encore vivante. Indépendamment des ensevelissements accidentels provoqués par des catastrophes ou des cataclysmes, des personnes peuvent être involontairement mises en bière et inhumées vivantes à la suite d'une tragique erreur de diagnostic de leur décès. On regroupe dans cette catégorie les personnes qui ont été enfermées vivantes dans un cercueil ou déposées dans une morgue et dont le réveil a été heureusement constaté avant leur enterrement. Il peut également s'agir d'un supplice mortel, particulièrement cruel, principalement réservé aux femmes au Moyen Âge lorsque d'autres méthodes d'exécution étaient jugés impudiques. La méthode peut également être employée au cours de massacres commis pendant des conflits ou individuellement par des meurtriers. L'enfouissement peut aussi être volontaire, la mort n'étant pas le but recherché. C'est le cas lorsque des illusionnistes, yogis ou fakirs cherchent à réaliser des performances physiques, ou que l'on tente de faire croire à un décès.

published on 27-10-2019 - 56 views
The Good Luck Girls

The Good Luck Girls is the suspense, teen, thriller, fiction and literature novel which plots the story of a young girl. Charlotte Nicole Davis is the author of this classic novel. Clementine, Violet, Tansy, and Mallow are the prominent characters of the story. Clementine and her fellow friends are barely nineteen-year-old. Violet is the younger sister of Clementine and they are very supportive of each other. They all friends and live in the middle of NYC. Their life is going good and they recently graduated from college. The bond of four girls is strong and lives together.

published on 27-10-2019 - 73 views
Le petit Nicolas

Savez-vous qui est le petit garçon le plus impertinent, le plus malin et le plus tendre aussi? À l’école ou en famille, il a souvent de bonnes idées et cela ne lui réussit pas toujours. Vous l’avez tous reconnu. C’est le petit Nicolas évidemment...

published on 26-10-2019 - 78 views
The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

published on 26-10-2019 - 71 views
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are a collection of twelve short stories published in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures between December 1892 and December 1893. They include one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, "The Adventure of the Final Problem", in which Doyle "killed" Holmes. Several of the stories are told in a way which is more from Holmes' own point of view, as he tells Watson some of the early work that he did before meeting the doctor.

published on 26-10-2019 - 63 views
La Ceinture empoisonnée

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Conan was originally a given name, but Doyle used it as part of his surname in his later years.

published on 25-10-2019 - 69 views
Robinson Crusoé - Tome II

Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel and helped popularize the genre in Britain. In some texts he is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote over five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Source: Wikipedia

published on 24-10-2019 - 67 views
Adventures In Sex Magick

Sex magick works, and it’s easy to get it working quickly. With many other forms of magick there are so many details that need to be worked on to get results, and that can be off-putting. With sex magick, all you need is to reach orgasm and you can change the world.

published on 24-10-2019 - 68 views
The Diary of a Reporter.

Every nation has had its unfortunate, misunderstood men of letters, men who had to starve while alive and giving their best to their own nation, who had to fly to foreign countries and earn among foreigners the bread denied them at home. And after they died—too often a tragic death—streets were named after them. Their works have been incorporated in the school curriculum and monuments erected to their everlasting memories. Poor short sighted posterity stones its contemporaries and endeavors with stones to atone for the sins of its fathers. Every artist created his own monument in his own work. According to the greatness of his own work will his greatness be eternal. Jan Neruda was born in Prague at the time that Bohemia’s national spirit had just been reborn. A Palacký had written its history, demonstrating the glorious past of the Czech nation. The language that had been lost for so long had come back to life in all its beauty. Schools were erected everywhere. People were no longer ashamed to speak their own language in their own country. They realized that Bohemians had their own national characteristics, their own private lives, their comic and tragic figures on the streets and in their homes.

published on 23-10-2019 - 69 views
Tom Sawyer Abroad

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature." Source: Wikipedia

published on 22-10-2019 - 69 views
The Million Pound Bank Note

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature." Source: Wikipedia

published on 22-10-2019 - 59 views
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature." Source: Wikipedia

published on 22-10-2019 - 56 views
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature." Source: Wikipedia

published on 22-10-2019 - 72 views
Les Aventures de Tom Sawyer

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."

published on 22-10-2019 - 74 views
The Adventures of Pinocchio

"A king!” my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm. I do not know how this really happened, yet the fact remains that one fine day this piece of wood found itself in the shop of an old carpenter. His real name was Mastro Antonio, but everyone called him Mastro Cherry, for the tip of his nose was so round and red and shiny that it looked like a ripe cherry. As soon as he saw that piece of wood, Mastro Cherry was filled with joy. Rubbing his hands together happily, he mumbled half to himself: “This has come in the nick of time. I shall use it to make the leg of a table.” He grasped the hatchet quickly to peel off the bark and shape the wood. But as he was about to give it the first blow, he stood still with arm uplifted, for he had heard a wee, little voice say in a beseeching tone: “Please be careful! Do not hit me so hard!”

published on 19-10-2019 - 74 views
The Sea Wolf

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia

published on 18-10-2019 - 85 views
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual—he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order of architecture. The odd superstitions touched upon were all prevalent among children and slaves in the West at the period of this story—that is to say, thirty or forty years ago. Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in

published on 18-10-2019 - 71 views
Ayesha

Cette œuvre est dans le domaine public pour les pays où la durée est fixée à 70 ans après la mort de l'auteur ainsi que aux USA (publication avant 1923).Ayesha Henry Rider Haggard

published on 18-10-2019 - 78 views