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Publisher : Vintage Canada
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ISBN 13: 0307370275
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Alberto Manguel book The Library at Night in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Library at Night. This book was released on 2011-07-27 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: In the tradition of A History of Reading, this book is an account of Manguel’s astonishment at the variety, beauty and persistence of our efforts to shape the world and our lives, most notably through something almost as old as reading itself: libraries. The Library at Night begins with the design and construction of Alberto Manguel’s own library at his house in western France – a process that raises puzzling questions about his past and his reading habits, as well as broader ones about the nature of categories, catalogues, architecture and identity. Thematically organized and beautifully illustrated, this book considers libraries as treasure troves and architectural spaces; it looks on them as autobiographies of their owners and as statements of national identity. It examines small personal libraries and libraries that started as philanthropic ventures, and analyzes the unending promise – and defects – of virtual ones. It compares different methods of categorization (and what they imply) and libraries that have built up by chance as opposed to by conscious direction. In part this is because this is about the library at night, not during the day: this book takes in what happens after the lights go out, when the world is sleeping, when books become the rightful owners of the library and the reader is the interloper. Then all daytime order is upended: one book calls to another across the shelves, and new alliances are created across time and space. And so, as well as the best design for a reading room and the makeup of Robinson Crusoe’s library, this book dwells on more "nocturnal" subjects: fictional libraries like those carried by Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster; shadow libraries of lost and censored books; imaginary libraries of books not yet written. The Library at Night is a fascinating voyage through the mind of one our most beloved men of letters. It is an invitation into his memory and vast knowledge of books and civilizations, and throughout – though mostly implicitly – it is also a passionate defence of literacy, of the unique pleasures of reading, of the importance of the book. As much as anything else, The Library at Night reminds us of what a library stands for: the possibility of illumination, of a better path for our society and for us as individuals. That hope too, at the close, is replaced by something that fits this personal and eclectic book even better: something more fragile, and evanescent than illumination, though just as important.

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ISBN 13: 1627932313
Total Pages : 954 pages
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Read and Download Jules Verne book Captain Nemo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCaptain Nemo. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 954 pages. Book excerpt: The "man who invented the future," Verne created the prototype for modern science fiction. His prophetic 1870 adventure novel, featuring a bizarre underwater craft commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, predated the submarine. The crowning achievement of Verne's literary career, the book influenced H. G. Wells and later generations of writers.

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13: 9789042001237
Total Pages : 230 pages
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Read and Download Poul Houe book Documentarism in Scandinavian Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDocumentarism in Scandinavian Literature. This book was released on 1997 with total page 230 pages. Book excerpt: Documentary literature became an international phenomenon on the cultural and political scene in the 1960s and 1970s. From the American New Journalism in works by such writers as Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe to the German Industriereportagen by Günther Wallraff and others, documentarism presented a variety of controversial interplays between facts and fiction labeled as 'faction, ' 'fables of fact' or the like. Scandinavian literature made important and unique contributions to this international movement, and Documentarism in Scandinavian Literature is the first comprehensive volume ever published on the historical significance and future implications of these Nordic dimensions of documentarism and their international context. The volume is centered on Swedish documentary literature in the 1960s and 1970s -- and on such major writers as Per Olov Enquist, Sven Lindqvist, Sara Lidman, and Per Olov Sundman -- but the powerful voices of Danish writer Thorkild Hansen and Norwegian novelist Dag Solstad are also heard in its critical concert. The diversity of Documentarism in Scandinavian Literature is further enhanced by surveys and analyses of the historical background for more recent works and activities, and by theoretical inquiries into the epistemological status of documentarism, its theoretical, narrative, and theatrical devices, its predominant genres and links to other modes of mass communication, and its political affiliations and implications. For readers already familiar with its subject matter Documentarism in Scandinavian Literature offers an opportunity to revisit and recontextualize a crucial moment in their recent cultural past. For readers who have yet to be exposed to documentary works of fiction, the volume presents a timely theoretical, historical, and critical introduction to the key problematics and potentials of their novel field of interest. Whether viewed as part of the past or part of the present, documentarism remains an intellectual challenge, which this volume is aimed at addressing. Documentarism in Scandinavian Literature is edited by two Scandinavian scholars living abroad, and its essays are written by senior and junior scholars and critics from Scandinavia, Europe, and America; an interview with Per Olov Enquist and an autobio-graphical piece by Sven Lindqvist complete the volume.

Download Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo PDF

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ISBN 13: 1250173256
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Jason Henderson book Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQuest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Armed with his wits, his friends, and his Nemotech submarine, a twelve-year-old descendant of Jules Verne’s famous antihero must race against the clock to save his kidnapped mother in Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo, the second installment in Jason Henderson's action-packed middle grade series... Gabriel Nemo has never been your normal, everyday twelve-year-old. As a descendant of the famous Captain Nemo, he’s determined to use his Nemotech legacy for good. He and his best friends Peter and Misty spend their days studying at the elite Nemo Institute and in their spare time, run rescue missions in Gabriel’s submarine The Obscure. But when a mysterious organization using advanced technology attacks the Institute and kidnaps Gabriel’s mother, he and his friends set off on a race against the clock. They must find Captain Nemo’s long-lost ship, The Nautilus, before his mother's time runs out! Praise for the Young Captain Nemo series: "There’s both futuristic and classic steampunk appeal here, admirably mixing Jules Verne lore with 007-level gadgetry. Stakes are high, the pace is fast, and there are excellent (and surprisingly subtle) messages of coping with childhood loneliness and the importance of taking care of our planet’s oceans." —Booklist on Young Captain Nemo

Download Captain Nemo's Library PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780704370197
Total Pages : 250 pages
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Read and Download Per Olov Enquist book Captain Nemo's Library in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCaptain Nemo's Library. This book was released on 1992 with total page 250 pages. Book excerpt: Captain Nemo's Library Per Olov Enquist In this novel by one of Sweden's most prominent novelists and playwrights, an old man, looks back on his childhood in rural northern Sweden, attempting to unravel the meaning of a traumatic event in his past. Enquist's obsessive and haunted tale combines philosophical interludes with deeply heart-wrenching passages, creating one of the most moving fictions of the latter twentieth century.

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13: 1443882461
Total Pages : 216 pages
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Read and Download Ann-Sofie Lönngren book Following the Animal in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFollowing the Animal. This book was released on 2015-09-10 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: Literary transformations from human to animal have occurred in myths, folklore, fairy tales and narratives from all over the world since ancient times, and have always provided a narrative space for depictions of power, agency, and the radical nature of change. In Following the Animal, these transformations are analysed with regards to their use in modern literature from northern-most Europe, with specific attention being paid to the insights they provide regarding the human-animal relationship, both generally in the industrialized West, and against the background of more specific circumstances in the Nordic area. In three analytic chapters, focusing respectively on Swedish author August Strindberg’s novel Tschandala (1887), Finnish author Aino Kallas’s novel The Wolf’s Bride (1928), and Danish author Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen’s short story “The Monkey” (1934), along with discussions of a range of other authors and texts, the reader is introduced to several traditions of literary production that both connect to, and differ from, Anglophone and other literature in fascinating ways. In addition to the insights it provides concerning the uses of human-animal transformations in modern Nordic literature, and their significance in relation to “the question of the animal”, Following the Animal also offers literary scholars and students alike a series of useable and transferable strategies for approaching texts from a “more-than-anthropocentric”, human-animal studies perspective. In phrasing and employing the interpretational method of “following the animal” over the text’s surface, up metaphorical elevations, down material wormholes, and in constant dialogue with previous research, this book contributes greatly to both human-animal literary studies specifically, and to the field of literary scholarship generally, in both an international and northern-European context.

Download Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas PDF

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Publisher : Oxford World's Classics
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ISBN 13: 0198818645
Total Pages : 465 pages
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Read and Download Jules Verne book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 465 pages. Book excerpt: "I am going to sink it." "You are not!" "I am," he coldly replied. "Do not take it on yourself to judge me, monsieur." French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, but discovers instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater realms of the globe, undergo a transcendental experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. Nemo's mission is finally revealed to be a violent one-and his methods coldly efficient. Verne's classic novel has left a profound mark on subsequent centuries. Its themes are universal, its style alternately humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. This new and unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the range of this seminal work. The volume also contains unpublished information about the novel's inception.

Download Packing My Library PDF

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13: 0300235496
Total Pages : 155 pages
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Read and Download Alberto Manguel book Packing My Library in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPacking My Library. This book was released on 2018-03-20 with total page 155 pages. Book excerpt: A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France’s Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000†‘volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Manguel’s musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria’s library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society.

Download Двадцать тысяч лье под водой / Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea PDF

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Publisher : Litres
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ISBN 13: 5041971757
Total Pages : 248 pages
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Read and Download Жюль Верн book Двадцать тысяч лье под водой / Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TДвадцать тысяч лье под водой / Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. This book was released on 2019-11-06 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: Профессор Пьер Аронакс отправляется в экспедицию, целью которой является поимка чудовища, постоянно терроризирующего простые корабли. «Чудовищем» оказывается подводная лодка «Наутилус» под управлением загадочного капитана Немо. На борту «Наутилуса» профессору выпадает уникальный шанс исследовать множество чудес, скрытых в глубинах мирового океана.Для удобства читателя книга содержит комментарии и краткий словарь. Предназначается для продолжающих изучать английский язык высшей ступени (уровень 4 – UpperIntermediate).

Download The Greatest Sea Adventure Books of All Time PDF

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Total Pages : 8900 pages
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Read and Download Jules Verne book The Greatest Sea Adventure Books of All Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Greatest Sea Adventure Books of All Time. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 8900 pages. Book excerpt: DigiCat presents this meticulously edited collections of the greatest sea adventure novels to be enjoyed next to the sound of crushing waves in front of you... or at least with the background sound of calming waves in your home: Content: Captain Charles Johnson: The History of Pirates R. L. Stevenson: Treasure Island Jack London: The Sea Wolf The Mutiny of the Elsinore A Son of the Sun Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe Captain Singleton Tobias Smollett: The Adventures of Roderick Random Walter Scott: The Pirate Frederick Marryat: Mr. Midshipman Easy Masterman Ready; Or, The Wreck of the "Pacific" Edgar Allan Poe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket James Fenimore Cooper: The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea The Red Rover Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale Miles Wallingford Homeward Bound; Or, The Chase: A Tale of the Sea Thomas Mayne Reid: The Ocean Waifs: A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea Victor Hugo: Toilers of the Sea Herman Melville: Redburn White-Jacket Moby Dick Benito Cereno R. M. Ballantyne: The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean Fighting the Whales Jules Verne: The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways; Or, The Children of Captain Grant 20 000 Leagues under the Sea Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen An Antarctic Mystery L. Frank Baum: Sam Steele's Adventures on Land and Sea Randall Parrish: Wolves of the Sea Charles Boardman Hawes: The Dark Frigate The Mutineers Joseph Conrad: The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' Lord Jim Typhoon The Shadow Line The Arrow of Gold Rudyard Kipling: Captains Courageous Ralph Henry Barbour: The Adventure Club Afloat Rafael Sabatini: Captain Blood The Sea-Hawk Jeffery Farnol: Black Bartlemy's Treasure Martin Conisby's Vengeance

Download The Road to Science Fiction PDF

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 0810844141
Total Pages : 368 pages
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Read and Download James E. Gunn book The Road to Science Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Road to Science Fiction. This book was released on 2002 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: Now in Paper! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology of science fiction that covers the development of science fiction from its earliest prototypes in the Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Greek epics to approximately 1990. Created originally to provide anthologies for...

Download Jules Verne PDF

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ISBN 13: 1607108763
Total Pages : 712 pages
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Read and Download Jules Verne book Jules Verne in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJules Verne. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 712 pages. Book excerpt: Get cozy with the classics! Jules Verne collects some of the author’s best-known works in one volume. 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Finalist in Gift Books Legendary science fiction and adventure author Jules Verne is remembered for his fascinating stories of travel and excitement. With countless adaptations available, the titles of his works are familiar. But no joy can compare to reading the originals! This book features the African exploration of Five Weeks in a Balloon; the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days, the famous story of an incredible expedition; and the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, which takes readers into our world’s geological past. With an introduction by an expert on Verne’s life and writing, it’s an excellent introduction to the work of this well-loved author. Expand your home library--and your imagination--with Jules Verne!

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ISBN 13: 9383600020
Total Pages : 128 pages
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Read and Download Meenu Gupta book UP FROM SLAVERY in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUP FROM SLAVERY. This book was released on 2020-12-26 with total page 128 pages. Book excerpt: An all time classic book which is a must read for every individual and an absolute library essential. The book contains illustrations and are abridged in view of being made suitable for readers of all ages.

Download THE GREAT SEA ADVENTURE - Pirate Novels, Treasure-Hunt Tales & Maritime Stories PDF

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Read and Download Jules Verne book THE GREAT SEA ADVENTURE - Pirate Novels, Treasure-Hunt Tales & Maritime Stories in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTHE GREAT SEA ADVENTURE - Pirate Novels, Treasure-Hunt Tales & Maritime Stories. This book was released on 2022-06-12 with total page 8901 pages. Book excerpt: The goal of this collection of the greatest sea adventure novels is to awake your lust of voyage, your sense of adventure and the joy of discovery. Content: Captain Charles Johnson: The History of Pirates R. L. Stevenson: Treasure Island Jack London: The Sea Wolf The Mutiny of the Elsinore A Son of the Sun Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe Captain Singleton Tobias Smollett: The Adventures of Roderick Random Walter Scott: The Pirate Frederick Marryat: Mr. Midshipman Easy Masterman Ready; Or, The Wreck of the "Pacific" Edgar Allan Poe: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket James Fenimore Cooper: The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea The Red Rover Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale Miles Wallingford Homeward Bound; Or, The Chase: A Tale of the Sea Thomas Mayne Reid: The Ocean Waifs: A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea Victor Hugo: Toilers of the Sea Herman Melville: Redburn White-Jacket Moby Dick Benito Cereno R. M. Ballantyne: The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean Fighting the Whales Jules Verne: The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways; Or, The Children of Captain Grant 20 000 Leagues under the Sea Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen An Antarctic Mystery L. Frank Baum: Sam Steele's Adventures on Land and Sea Randall Parrish: Wolves of the Sea Charles Boardman Hawes: The Dark Frigate The Mutineers Joseph Conrad: The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' Lord Jim Typhoon The Shadow Line The Arrow of Gold Rudyard Kipling: Captains Courageous Ralph Henry Barbour: The Adventure Club Afloat Rafael Sabatini: Captain Blood The Sea-Hawk Jeffery Farnol: Black Bartlemy's Treasure Martin Conisby's Vengeance Henry De Vere Stacpoole: The Blue Lagoon The Garden of God

Download Sherlock Holmes in The Nautilus Adventure PDF

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Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
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ISBN 13: 1780929048
Total Pages : 142 pages
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Read and Download Joseph W. Svec III book Sherlock Holmes in The Nautilus Adventure in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSherlock Holmes in The Nautilus Adventure. This book was released on 2016-04-05 with total page 142 pages. Book excerpt: The game's afloat! This fascinating tale takes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on an amazing undersea adventure to find and rescue a famous author who has been kidnapped. Along the way there are hidden clues, lost civilizations, danger, romance, humour, a volcanic eruption, a good deal of seaweed tea, and more than one surprising plot twist... not to mention saving the world! It all begins when a tall, bearded gentleman enters 221-B Baker Street and says, "Hello, my name is Captain Nemo of the submersible vessel the Nautilus. I would like to engage your services in locating a missing person. His name is Jules Verne.”

Download The Greatest of Dystopian Classics of All Time PDF

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Read and Download Edgar Allan Poe book The Greatest of Dystopian Classics of All Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Greatest of Dystopian Classics of All Time. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 13558 pages. Book excerpt: DigiCat presents to you this meticulously edited Sci-Fi collection, packed with the selected dystopian novels & the post-apocalyptic classics: Ayn Rand: Anthem Jack London: Iron Heel H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The First Men in the Moon When The Sleeper Wakes Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality Mary Shelley: The Last Man Edgar Allan Poe: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels William Hope Hodgson: The Night Land Fred M. White: The Doom of London Series The Four White Days The Four Days' Night The Dust of Death A Bubble Burst The Invisible Force The River of Death Ignatius Donnelly: Caesar's Column Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League (aka What Might Have Been) Milo Hastings: City of Endless Night Arthur Dudley Vinton: Looking Further Backward Gertrude Barrows Bennett (aka Francis Stevens): The Heads of Cerberus E. M. Forster: The Machine Stops Richard Jefferies: After London Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Fritz Leiber: The Night of the Long Knives Richard Stockham: Perchance to Dream Irving E. Cox: The Guardians Cleveland Moffett: The Conquest of America Richard Jefferies: After London William Dean Howells: A Traveler from Altruria Through the Eye of the Needle Philip Francis Nowlan: Armageddon–2419 A.D. The Airlords of Han (Sequel) Anonymous: The Great Romance Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain: Sultana's Dream George Griffith: The Angel of the Revolution The Syren of the Skies (Sequel)

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ISBN 13: 1516100905
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Chloé Duval book The Chateau by the River in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Chateau by the River. This book was released on 2018-12-25 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: A faded photograph leads a woman to a ruined French castle where she will discover the truth of her own identity . . . and the enduring mystery of love. Traveling to France on business, Alexandra Dawson has decided to seize the opportunity to explore a mysterious piece of her own heritage—a half-burnt picture of a woman who looks eerily like her, taken more than a hundred years ago in a local castle. In the charming rural village of Chandeniers, she discovers something else too—the gruff, ruggedly good-looking heir of the crumbled chateau. Eric Lagnel is completely uninterested in Alex's queries, until he realizes that she may have stumbled on a way to save the building. Their unlikely partnership is a surprise. But as Alex slowly unravels the secrets of her great-great-grandmother's photograph—and the true history of the chateau—she begins to understand that no one is ever prepared for the ways love can heal old wounds and open the hardest hearts.