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At the Sign of the Silver Flagon

By Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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It is December, and the sun marks the record of a hundred and six in the shade. We are at the golden end of the world, in Australia, at Silver Creek, twelve months ago a wilderness, now a busy and thriving township. Within this brief space, an infant in the history of cities has grown into what promises to become a strong and healthy man. Unknown, unthought of but a year ago, the name of Silver Creek is already a household word in a new and flourishing colony, and holds an important place in the journals of commerce. There are turnings and thoroughfares in Silver Creek sufficiently irregular to drive land surveyors into a state of distraction, and there is but one street which exhibits anything like regularity in its formation; but this is a result more of accident than design. It is the principal street in the township, and is lined with wooden tenements and calico tents, in which the business of the town is transacted. Stores of every description, in which all things necessary, and many things unnecessary, for the requirements of life, are to be found within the limits of this thoroughfare, which is known to the residents as High Street. If you are curious in such matters, you may calculate how many stores High Street contains by setting its length at a mile and a half, and giving each store an average frontage of sixteen feet. A few of the buildings are of wood, the majority of calico, and the inhabitants of one Englishman's castle can hear the inhabitants of the next talking and bargaining during the day, and sighing and murmuring during the night. Not that the inhabitants of Silver Creek are all Englishmen. Other nations thirsting to have their fingers in the golden pie, have sent their representatives across the seas and through the bush, and Americans, Germans, Frenchmen, Spaniards, Italians, Mongols, and Africans, form a rare Tower-of-Babel community. As, however, they have all been drawn thither by one magnet--fashioned of bright gold--they do not emulate the Tower-of-Babel folk, but hob-a-nob amicably with one another, and make common cause of it with the ubiquitous Englishman. The pie is a rich one, but the fruit is unequally distributed, and there are many waste places in it (unfortunately not seen until the crust is dived into), the discovery of which brings disappointment and despair to the hungry seekers. The despair does not last long; they are soon tearing up the earth again, animated by new hopes of coming suddenly upon rich pockets of gold.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 458
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"The Mezentian Gate" by Eric Rücker Eddison. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Satan's Reach

By Eric Brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abaddon Books
  • Isbn : 1849976341
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 355
  • File Pdf: satan-s-reach.pdf

Book Summary:

Telepath Den Harper did the dirty work for the authoritarian Expansion, reading the minds of criminals, spies and undesirables, for years. Unable to take the strain, he stole a starship and headed into the void, a sector of lawless space known as Satan’s Reach. For five years he worked as a trader among the stars – then discovered that the Expansion had set a bounty hunter on his trail. But what does the Expansion want with a lowly telepath like Harper? Is there something in the rumours that human space is being invaded by aliens from another realm? Harper finds out the answer to both these questions when he rescues a young woman from certain death – and comes face to face with the terrible aliens known as the Weird.

Into the Darkness

By Arthur Machen,H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,Gertrude Atherton,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,Saki,Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066391812
  • Pages : 22696
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 806
  • File Pdf: into-the-darkness.pdf

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e-artnow presents to you the biggest collection of supernatural, macabre, horror and gothic classics. Grab your copy and get ready for the chills to creep down your spine:_x000D_ H. P. Lovecraft:_x000D_ The Case of Charles Dexter Ward _x000D_ At The Mountains of Madness_x000D_ The Colour out of Space_x000D_ The Whisperer in Darkness _x000D_ The Dunwich Horror_x000D_ The Shunned House…_x000D_ Mary Shelley:_x000D_ Frankenstein_x000D_ The Mortal Immortal _x000D_ The Evil Eye…_x000D_ John William Polidori:_x000D_ The Vampyre_x000D_ Edgar Allan Poe:_x000D_ The Tell-Tale Heart_x000D_ The Cask of Amontillado_x000D_ The Black Cat…_x000D_ Henry James:_x000D_ The Turn of the Screw_x000D_ The Ghostly Rental…_x000D_ Bram Stoker:_x000D_ Dracula_x000D_ The Jewel of Seven Stars_x000D_ The Lair of the White Worm…_x000D_ Algernon Blackwood:_x000D_ The Willows_x000D_ A Haunted Island_x000D_ A Case of Eavesdropping_x000D_ Ancient Sorceries…_x000D_ Gaston Leroux:_x000D_ The Phantom of the Opera_x000D_ Marjorie Bowen:_x000D_ Black Magic_x000D_ Charles Dickens:_x000D_ The Mystery of Edwin Drood_x000D_ Oscar Wilde:_x000D_ The Picture of Dorian Gray_x000D_ Washington Irving:_x000D_ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow_x000D_ Théophile Gautier:_x000D_ Clarimonde_x000D_ The Mummy's Foot_x000D_ Richard Marsh:_x000D_ The Beetle_x000D_ Arthur Conan Doyle:_x000D_ The Hound of the Baskervilles_x000D_ The Silver Hatchet…_x000D_ Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu:_x000D_ Carmilla_x000D_ Uncle Silas…_x000D_ M. R. James:_x000D_ Ghost Stories of an Antiquary_x000D_ A Thin Ghost and Others_x000D_ Wilkie Collins:_x000D_ The Woman in White_x000D_ The Haunted Hotel_x000D_ The Devil's Spectacles_x000D_ E. F. Benson:_x000D_ The Room in the Tower_x000D_ The Terror by Night…_x000D_ Nathaniel Hawthorne:_x000D_ The Birth Mark_x000D_ The House of the Seven Gables…_x000D_ Ambrose Bierce:_x000D_ Can Such Things Be?_x000D_ Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories_x000D_ Arthur Machen:_x000D_ The Great God Pan_x000D_ The Terror…_x000D_ William Hope Hodgson:_x000D_ The House on the Borderland_x000D_ The Night Land_x000D_ M. P. Shiel:_x000D_ Shapes in the Fire_x000D_ Ralph Adams Cram:_x000D_ Black Spirits and White_x000D_ Grant Allen:_x000D_ The Reverend John Creedy _x000D_ Dr. Greatrex's Engagement…_x000D_ Horace Walpole:_x000D_ The Castle of Otranto_x000D_ William Thomas Beckford:_x000D_ Vathek_x000D_ Matthew Gregory Lewis:_x000D_ The Monk_x000D_ Ann Radcliffe:_x000D_ The Mysteries of Udolpho_x000D_ Jane Austen:_x000D_ Northanger Abbey_x000D_ Charlotte Brontë:_x000D_ Jane Eyre_x000D_ Emily Brontë:_x000D_ Wuthering Heights_x000D_ Rudyard Kipling:_x000D_ The Phantom Rickshaw_x000D_ Guy de Maupassant:_x000D_ The Horla_x000D_ Jerome K. Jerome:_x000D_ Told After Supper…

A Fish Dinner in Memison

By Eric Rücker Eddison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066370763
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 581
  • File Pdf: a-fish-dinner-in-memison.pdf

Book Summary:

"A Fish Dinner in Memison" by Eric Rücker Eddison. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Must-Read Halloween Books

By H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,M. R. James,Théophile Gautier,Wilkie Collins,Arthur Conan Doyle,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066382131
  • Pages : 22696
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 856
  • File Pdf: must-read-halloween-books.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you a collection of the greatest horror, supernatural and gothic tales of all time: Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle H. P. Lovecraft: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward At The Mountains of Madness The Colour out of Space The Whisperer in Darkness The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island A Case of Eavesdropping Ancient Sorceries… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Dr. Greatrex's Engagement… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw Guy de Maupassant: The Horla Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper…

Gowrie: The King's Plot

By George Payne Rainsford James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465605576
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 256
  • File Pdf: gowrie.pdf

Book Summary:

On the 15th of August, 1599, a young man was seen standing on one of the little bridges in the town of Padua. He was plainly dressed in an ordinary riding habit of that period, having a short black cloak over his shoulders, a tawny suit of cloth below, and a high crowned hat with a plume of feathers falling on one side. In most respects his apparel indicated no higher station than that of a respectable citizen, and indeed citizens of his age, for he could not be more than two-and-twenty, very frequently displayed more gaudy feathers, although the bird they covered might be of inferior race. There were, however, one or two marks about him which seemed to point out a superior station. Instead of a large fraise or ruff round his neck, which was then still common, he wore a falling collar of the richest and most delicate lace, tied in front of the throat by a silver cord and tassel; and though the sheath of his long rapier was merely of black leather, the hilt of the weapon, as well as that of the dagger to his girdle, was of silver exquisitely wrought. His large buckskin gloves, too, were edged with a silver fringe, and embroidered upon the back. In person he was tall and finely formed, with a highly intelligent and expressive countenance, somewhat stern and determined, indeed, for one so young, but yet with a strange mingling of lofty thoughtlessness and careless ease. He was perfectly alone, though on that day the citizens of Padua were all in full holiday, the bells of the churches ringing, and the cannon firing from the ramparts. Every one seemed to have got a companion but himself; and all the streets in the interior of that city of numberless arcades, were thronged with groups celebrating the holiday, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, while he stood alone on the little bridge, as I have said, near the Ferara gate, which was left to comparative solitude by the populace, who were flocking to the churches. He remained in the same spot for more than a quarter of an hour, sometimes leaning his arms on the parapet of the bridge, and gazing down into the shining water, or watching the labours of a stout man, less devout than his neighbours, who still continued his work in one of the boats, with his white shirt and his bright blue breeches reflected in the painted mirror below--sometimes looking up the street which led to the bridge, amongst the arches of which, groups of men and women in gay attire were seen, appearing and disappearing as they crossed from one side to the other. The bright sunshine of Italy was pouring in oblique lines through the openings of the street, and as it caught from time to time upon the brilliant dresses of the passing inhabitants, the effect was strange and pleasing; and a city, the narrow streets and dim arcades of which generally rendered its aspect somewhat gloomy, was now all life and gaiety. The young stranger did not seem to take part in the general merriment: not that he looked sad or even grave, for when he turned his eyes up the street, and caught sight of any of the moving groups which it presented, a smile came upon his lip, somewhat sarcastic it is true, as if he regarded with a certain portion of contempt the rejoicings of the people or the occasion which called them forth, but yet cheerful and free, as of a mind untroubled which could afford to find amusement in the little follies of others. When he had remained in that same spot for nearly a quarter of an hour, the loiterer was joined by another, a much more gaily habited cavalier. The latter was about the same age, or perhaps a year or two older, not quite so tall as his companion, though still a tall man, darker in complexion, and powerfully though lightly made. His step was free, his look open and sparkling; and though his features were not strikingly handsome, yet his countenance was exceedingly pleasing, and not the less striking from some degree of irregularity.

Perrault's Fairy Tales

By Charles Perrault,Gustave Doré
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486117588
  • Pages : 117
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 190
  • File Pdf: perrault-s-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault: "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Puss in Boots," and more. Also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré.

The Moon Maiden and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

By Grace James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486122506
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 359
  • File Pdf: the-moon-maiden-and-other-japanese-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

DIVThirty beautifully illustrated stories provide delightful accounts of "The Singing Bird of Heaven," "The Star Lovers," "The Peony Lantern," "The Sea King and the Magic Jewels," and 26 other beguiling tales. /div

Pumpkins' Glow: 200+ Eerie Tales for Halloween

By H. P. Lovecraft,Mary Shelley,Edgar Allan Poe,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,M. P. Shiel,Ralph Adams Cram,John William Polidori,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Guy de Maupassant,Wilkie Collins,M. R. James,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Washington Irving,Francis Marion Crawford,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,W. W. Jacobs,Wilhelm Hauff,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Daniel Defoe,Jack London,George MacDonald,Mark Twain,Pliny the Younger,Margaret Oliphant,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Leopold Kompert,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Brander Matthews,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Anatole France,Richard Le Gallienne,Henry James,John Buchan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027247462
  • Pages : 6500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: pumpkins-glow.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: James Malcolm Rymer & Thomas Peckett Prest: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Spectre Bridegroom Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror From Beyond M. R. James: Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book Lost Hearts Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter Ambrose Bierce: The Death of Halpin Frayser One Summer Night Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Three Impostors William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Arthur Conan Doyle: The Leather Funnel The Beetle Hunter Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Dr. Greatrex's Engagement Richard Marsh: The Beetle Thomas Hardy: What the Shepherd Saw The Grave by the Handpost Charles Dickens: The Signal-Man The Hanged Man's Bride Guy de Maupassant: The Horla The Flayed Hand Pedro De Alarçon: The Nail Walter Hubbell: The Great Amherst Mystery Francis Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile The Screaming Skull Man Overboard! For The Blood is the Life The Upper Berth By The Water of Paradise The Doll's Ghost John Buchan: No-Man's-Land The Watcher by the Threshold The Monkey's Paw The Severed Hand The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe)