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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain Marryat, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Philip K. Dick
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21 ST CENTURY BOUNTY HUNTER World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't  retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and...
Topics: science fiction, blade runner
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This rather long book is not a novel: it is a fun-level introduction to the natural history of the Americas, seen from a late nineteenth century perspective. Quadrupeds, birds, plants, trees, and the indigenous races are covered, always in an interesting and readable style. There are almost 200 engravings, many of them quite excellent, done by a variety of high-quality artists. Unfortunately all this adds up to additional size, such that the PDF of the book is close to 100 megabytes, when an...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Western, World, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a short book but it is prolifically illustrated with no less than 29 pictures, most of very great interest, but in none of which can one make out the artist's signature. The picture of the visit of the witch doctor to the sick man is very memorable, and the poor man was probably frightened to death, rather than revived. A group of tough young Brits make their way to the west of North America, where there are numerous hazards, in the form of grizzly bears, wolves, and a few tribes...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Adventures, Far, West, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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TELL ME WHY SCORES 100 ! Welcome to the 100th issue of Manorama Tell Me Why! This is indeed a special occasion for us all, and we thought it appropriate to make our 100th issue itself a special one. So, we are happy to present, a collector's issue this time. As the title suggests, the 'Best of Tell Me Why' presents selected questions and answers from the long line of our titles, starting with the very first one, 'Solar System'. For us, it has been a long journey from the first issue to the...
Topics: tell me why, knowledge, science
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Books, PDF
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Arthur C. Clarke
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It is the world first introduced in 2001: A Space Odyssey. And now the odyssey enters its perilous ultimate stage. In 3001, the human race, incredibly, has survived, fearful of the trio of monoliths that dominate the solar system. Then a single hope flickers. The body of Frank Poole, believed dead for a thousand years, is recovered from the frozen reaches of the galaxy. Restored to conscious life, Poole readies himself to resume the voyage that HAL abruptly terminated a millennium ago. He knows...
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Illustrated with over 50 exciting full-colour photographs from the hit movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Adapted by Robert Loren Fleming from the novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale Designed by Deborah Bethel He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all! An eccentric scientist invents a time machine that hurls Marty McFly thirty years into the past. Join Marty...
Topics: Back to the Future, movie storybook
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the coastal parts of Africa were of course well-known, and in any of the territories round the coasts there were European officials, such as consuls, and European traders. This becomes very apparent as you read this book, as many of the travels described involve sorties from an existing European base. On the other hand the very sources of the various major rivers were not on the map, and the object of many of the travellers was to find these sources,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Susan Glaspell
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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A couple of young men go to Australia to stay awhile with the uncle of one of them. While on the way up to the uncle's station they meet with various adventures. During the book we are introduced to various of the animals of Australia, the kookaburra, the wombat, the kangaroo, the wallaby, and many others. We also meet with the aboriginal occupiers of the land. Finding that they like the life in Australia, the two young men decide to settle, and they buy, with the uncle's assistance, an area of...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Adventures, Australia, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a charming book, with amusing illustrations. There are numerous tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. We have Cats, Dogs, Horses, Oxen, Donkeys, Elephants, Wild Animals and Birds. Any of us who have ever had pets can recall how clever they have been on occasion. I wish Kingston could see those shots on television of squirrels who have learnt to get a few free nuts if they perform some subtle...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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For those interested in the nineteenth century in the wild backwoods of Canada this will be a most important book. Reverend Young and his wife were appointed to a large region of Northern Canada, and quickly learnt to travel by canoe in the summer and by dog-train in the winter. To visit their flock they had to travel extensively by these means. There is also a section on the syllabic writing symbols devised by Reverend James Evans, by means of which it was possible to bring the Bible and other...
Topics: Athelstane, Reverend, Egerton, Ryerson, Young, Canoe, Boys, Dog, Train, Cree, Salteaux, Indians,...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Sethji is the head of the ABSP, a crucial coalition partner in the government. Shrewd, ruthless and an inveterate fighter, he is a man who refuses to play by any moral codes or lose a single battle. Easing his way is Amrita, his ravishing and aloof daughter-in-law who guards her own secrets. But when two of the country’s most powerful men team up to challenge Sethji, the wily old politician has to fight the deadliest battle of his life—a battle in which he must stake everything. The one...
Topics: Fiction, Novel, Drama
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) (1857-1917)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Khushwant Singh
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Khushwant Singh is undoubtedly Indian's best known journalist and syndicated columnist. In the words of his son Rahul Singh, Khushwant Singh, in his long and distinguished career, 'has tried his hand at almost anything that came his way. He has, in turn, been a lawyer, a diplomat, a broadcaster (he has a very good-voice) a United Nations official, an academic, a historian, an editor, a syndicated columnist, an author and a publishing consultant. In between, he has often been jobless. And now he...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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It seems like the perfect match. Maya is pretty, young, and eager to escape her dull, middle-class home in Calcutta and plunge into the whirl of Bombay, where she moves after her marriage,. Ranjan, handsome, hard-driving and ambitious, has all the glamour of an American university degree and a wealthy family background. Maya is determined to be the ideal wife. Instead, she finds herself trapped and stifled by the confines of an arranged marriage to a man who, she discovers, is rigidly...
Topics: Fiction, novel, drama
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Brian Daley
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AN ELECTRONIC WONDERWORLD COME TO LIFE...  Denied access to a program he created, computer expert Alan Bradley seeks out Flynn, a video game virtuoso who is the only man clever enough to outwit the powerful Master Control Program. Flynn’s efforts are in vain. T'T ‘ The Master Control Program shoots him into an incredible electronic world, where computer programs are the alter-egos of their programmers, where video games are battles of life and death. It is here that Flynn finds TRON, the...
Topics: Tron, science fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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In Chapter I the reader is introduced to Eric Blackburn, fourth officer of the ill-fated "Saturn", and hero of this story. The s.s. "Saturn" is overtaken in mid-ocean by a sudden and irreparable disaster, Blackburn being the sole survivor. Picked up by a sailing ship, the castaway finds himself elevated to the position of skipper, and joins in a search for hidden treasure. The search is successful, but on its way to port the ship is wrecked on an uncharted island. Blackburn...
Topics: Athelstane, Collingwood, Strange, Eric, Blackburn, Adventures, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Alessandro Manzoni
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"I promessi sposi" di Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Angelo Marchese, Mondadori, Milano 1985. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, romanzo, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is a most remarkable book, copiously illustrated with interesting engravings. A young boy and his brother are sent home early from their boarding-school, because of illness among the pupils. Their father is a retired captain in the Royal Navy, who has had a beautiful yacht built. He suggests that the family should spend this lengthened summer holiday sailing round England. This means sailing round the southern part of Scotland, passing through the Caledonian Canal. The boys were instructed...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Amrita Aggarwal, young, gorgeous and sexy, comes to Bombay from Delhi to make her career as asuccessful supermodel. Within months of her arrival in the glamorous city, she is the envy of its beautiful people. Then, one day, she attracts the attentions of a mysterious woman called Minx, and before she knows it, Amrita is trapped in a relationship that takes over her life in ways too insidious to battle. As the months pass and the demands of her unwelcome suitor grow. Amrita’s life turns...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This was one of the first books that the prolific author Ballantyne wrote. After he had come back from his early work in Canada with the Hudson Bay Company, and written his three books in that setting, he wrote an adventure story, "The Coral Island", about three boys who find themselves cast away on a coral island in the Pacific. That book was extremely popular, and was certainly in print for over a hundred years. This book has the same three boys, now grown into young men, as the...
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Mathematics has always been regarded as a tool for sharpening the brain and in the modern world of science and technology and computers, who would not like to sharpen his brain ? Won't it be wonderful if you can sharpen your brain and enjoy every moment of the process ? The present book is meant precisely to do this. For sharpening the brain, one has to solve problems, special types of problems, problems which make you think systematically, logically and precisely. Attempts at solving such...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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On a sultry, rainy Bombay day, Nisha. an impressionable teenager, meets God in the college canteen and falls in love with his ragged, bearded looks and crude, streetwise manners, God patronizingly accepts her into his 'group' and it is in this way that their long and passionate romance begins ... God's driving ambition leads him into the unreal world of pseudo poetry, art for hire and compromised journalism while Nisha lands a job in advertising. Sycophants, court jesters, whores, dirty old...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Khushwant Singh
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Khushwant Singh is undoubtedly Indian's best known journalist and syndicated columnist. In the words of his son Rahul Singh, Khushwant Singh, in his long and distinguished career, 'has tried his hand at almost anything that came his way. He has, in turn, been a lawyer, a diplomat, a broadcaster (he has a very good-voice) a United Nations official, an academic, a historian, an editor, a syndicated columnist, an author and a publishing consultant. In between, he has often been jobless. And now he...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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The story opens in the town of Devonport, now a naval dockyard, in the year 1577, on a light June evening. Two young men, close friends, meet after work, and go for a sail in a lugger borrowed from a boat-builder, but while they are out, there is a violent change in the weather, with the wind reversing and increasing to a point in which the lugger is swamped, and about to sink. They are picked up by a passing vessel, which turns out to be a privateer, and her captain refuses to waste time by...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Morris West
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A taxi pulled into the piazza and rolled to a halt. A woman got out. She was young, no more than twenty-five. Her face was pale, calm and singularly beautiful, like that of a wax madonna. In the empty, sunlit square she looked uncertain and vaguely lonely. For a while she stood, looking round the square; then with a firm, confident step, she walked across to one of the houses and rang the bell. It was perhaps thirty seconds later when the man appeared in the doorway - a tall, thick-set fellow...
Topics: novel, silence, fiction, drama
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Martin Gardner
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• Tricky teasers  • Quirky questions • Science stumpers  • Logic puzzles • Knotty problems  • Wacky worldles They're all here in this illustrated, brain-boggling bonanza by famous puzzler and mathemagician, Martin Gardner. They'll challenge your senses, tickle your funny bone, and sometimes baffle you. So put on your thinking cap and get ready to answer questions, find flaws, solve mysteries, and have a great time!
Topics: Brainteasers, puzzles
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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The following is taken with acknowledgements from Chambers Dictionary of Biography, about the subject of this book. Pierre Dominique Toussaint l'Ouverture (1746-1803). Haitian black revolutionary leader (the surname derives from his bravery in once making a breach in the ranks of the enemy). Born of African slave parents in Haiti, he was freed in 1777. In 1791 he joined the black insurgents, and in 1797 was made commander-in-chief in the island by the French Convention. He drove out British and...
Topics: Athelstane, Harriet, Martineau, Hour, Man, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a long book, but is very much in the Kingston style, that is, the style he employs when writing about land-based adventures, as opposed to sea-based ones. It is quite difficult to follow who is who in this story, and why they are doing what they do. I suggest that you use a pen and paper to jot down people's names as and when they make their appearance. But there are some surprises regarding who is related to whom, a device which Kingston uses quite often. Kingston, William Henry...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by BY LYNN HANEY
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The Last Starfighter movie storybook ADAPTED BY LYNN HANEY FROM THE NOVEL BY ALAN DEAN FOSTER BASED ON A SCREENPLAY BY JONATHAN BETUEL
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ahutosh Gowarikar
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A. extraordinary situation is thrnst'upon Champaner - a village in central India - a crisis which demands an extraordinary solution. At a time like this a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan - a simple villager . - comes together and faces this challenge. A battle is fought in which the villagers have everything to lose. This is the story of ordinary people who face arrogance and ruthlessness with courage and determination. A graphic book/comic based on the movie
Topics: Lagaan, comic, graphic novel, movie tie-in
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
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This book, of average length, is set at the end of the sixteenth century, when the English were in a state of war against the Spanish. The heroes of the story are two boys from Devon, a county in the south-west of England. They set off with a view to repairing the fortunes of the family of one of them, by chasing and capturing Spanish treasure ships. Their adventures are many and various, and include being captured by a famous pirate. They are also, later on in the book, condemned to be burnt...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This was one of the last books written by “Harry Collingwood”. The copy we worked from was very clearly printed, but with one very major problem—the text was printed far too close to the centre of the book. Therefore the book could not be scanned using the regular book-scanner, but rather it was done using the scanner in flat-bed mode. However, the results were quite good, with the text coming through very clearly, and only the hyphens needing a good amount of checking. The hyphens get...
Topics: Athelstane, Collingwood, Middy, Slave, Squadron, Peru, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Margaret Oliphant
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These are among Mrs Oliphant's most popular stories of the Seen and Unseen, earlier published in various periodicals.
Topics: Mrs Oliphant, MOW Oliphant, MOWO, The Open Door, Lady Mary, The Portrait, The Library Window
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The British novel Janet (under its American title The Story of a Governess) is available on Internet Archive and at: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6989193M/The_story_of_a_governess However in these copies it is missing page 217, which is herewith made available.
Topics: Mrs Oliphant, MOW Oliphant
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Margaret Robertson (1821-1897)
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This author's books tend to be a bit religious, and this is no exception. On the mother's death the Redfern family moved to Canada, where there was a strong Scottish tradition, with preacher and kirk much as they had been in Scotland, and with many of the services in Gaelic, the language which many of these Scottish emigrants had spoken since their birth. The family settle on a small farm, bringing up the children, including Christie, in a good Christian manner. As with other of Mrs....
Topics: Athelstane, Robertson, Margaret, Christie, Redfern, Troubles, PDF, HTML, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John O. E. Clark
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This book sets out to give a picture of the whole of the science of chemistry. Beginning with atomic theory, it goes on to describe the elements and their inorganic chemistry. Organic chemistry is introduced as a natural extension of the chemistry of carbon. Then follow two sections on analysis, and the book ends with a brief account of the more important chemical industries. In such a small space it has obviously not been possible to be completely comprehensive. Instead, the book concentrates...
Topic: chemistry
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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One of the most successful books in British literature, this book is still in print 160 years after it was written. Published only a year before Marryat's death, the scene is set in rural England at the time of the Roundheads. The family who are set as the heroes of the story are perfectly ordinary middle-class English, but because they live in a farm and not in a hovel, they are seen as the enemy by the Levellers. Some of their property is destroyed, and they have to pretend to be what they...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a difficult book to transcribe. There were the usual difficulties with this author--his frequent use of words in Spanish, or the Mexican variety of Spanish, of words in French. In addition it must have been something of an experimental writing, for it is generally in the present tense, and there was frequent use made of new words that have not survived in the language. Much, indeed almost all, of the speech is uttered by uneducated persons, so that it needs perseverance,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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Another excellent book by this talented nautical author. As the title implies, it is the tale of a young man who is a midshipman in the Royal Navy's anti-slave-trade squadron. There are the usual accidents and swimming events, but the young man secures his promotion by his distinguished performance in the capture of a slaver. A well-written book by an author who from his actual trade understands how sailing ships are designed and built, and whose works are by that reason all the more worthy of...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This is the second book about the strange vessel, the "Flying Fish", that can travel on the surface of the waters, or below them, and that can rise in the air to a great height, and travel to great distances. All this is achieved by the fact that the vessel is made of the novel metal aethereum, which is lighter than air, and that the power is produced by another novel source. These two books place Collingwood among the very first authors to explore the science-fiction genre, which...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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Kingston seems to be quite good at writing about South America. One wonders why he is so anti-Spanish, but as he was brought up living in Portugal this may have something to do with the matter. We are taken on a tour round Venezuela (that's the country on the north of South America, that has lots of oil, and whose main waterway is the Orinoco). So there is a change of location from New Granada and Peru, but we have the same problems with Indians, Spanish troops, boa constrictors, and other...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Much of the action of this book takes place in Greenwich, a river-side suburb of London. "Poor Jack" is a name given to a boy wading in the murky waters at the edge of the river, a boy who calls out to visitors to Greenwich to throw coins into the water, for him to retrieve. At one point the action leads Jack to be out at sea in the Channel between England and France. He and his friend Bramble are taken prisoner, and have a bit of difficulty escaping and getting back to England. The...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
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A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats. They are rescued by a vessel that turns out to be a pirate...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. She was at first a most unwilling prisoner, but gradually an instinct for...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is certainly not a very long book, being about a half to a third of most books of this genre. It starts off with a group of people in a ship's boat, the ship itself having foundered in a typhoon in the Celebes sea. The ship's captain and his two children, the Irish ship's carpenter, and the Malay pilot, are all that finally come to shore, though when the book starts there are a body that has to be thrown overboard, and a seaman who has gone mad and who throws himself there. Thereafter we...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Autobiography of Mae West - actress, playwright, screenwriter. Thanks to the alert received from the reviewer below, this book now has all missing pages restored.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Carlo Collodi
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"Le avventure di Pinocchio" di Carlo Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini). Edizione di riferimento: Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino, illustrata da Enrico Mazzanti, Rizzoli, Milano 1949. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This quite short book contains eight sections, of which the last three are collections of verse written by Kingston, including one collection of verse written when he was still at school. Not bad, either. Of the other five sections, three are nautical short stories by Kingston, while the other two are excellent stories by lady-writers, not all that usual at the date of publication. Of these we would particularly commend "An Adventure on the Black Mountain", by Frances Wilbraham. The...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Sherwood Anderson
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A short story by Sherwood Anderson from The Best American Short Stories of 1920. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ilia Podendorf
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Ilia Podendorf is a science teacher who encourages children to work on their own and to investigate and solve problems as scientists do. Doing experiments, like the ones outlined in this book, not only helps children develop better concepts but, incidentally, improves reading skill and the capacity to follow directions intelligently. Thus children become equipped to explore the ever-expanding world of knowledge to which science leads. By doing the experiments in this book, children see or hear...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Jayant V. Narlikar
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A book for children, an illustrated introduction to universe.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a novel in Kingston's usual format, but a summary of the life, travels, adventures and discoveries of one of the eighteenth century's most interesting explorers. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This book by Collingwood is a good story, but as your reviewer has said elsewhere, told in a rather long-winded manner, and in the notably Kingston style and format that Collingwood often adopts. Why not? Kingston was dead before Collingwood started to write, and the style had been proved to be what young readers of the era liked. The format specifically is that the book starts with a young boy who is suddenly offered a posting as a midshipman in a naval vessel about to sail in a few days’...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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In this book by Kingston we are introduced to Florida in the mid-19th century, when the tail-end of the wars between the Cherokee and Seminole Indians was still rumbling on, and the white man was still occasionally disturbed by attacks by Indians. Large areas of the territory are swamp, water, and densely overgrown plains. All this is described in detail. Our hero this time is a "school-leaver" from Ireland, whose father seems to have had just one too many sons for him to be able to...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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I did find the start of this book to be rather annoying, for it can never have been realistic that a school would advertise for a form-master and house-master. Even in those days it would have been absolutely normal that a house-master would undergo a long period as a junior master before even being asked to take a house at some time in the future. This would be something like five years on the staff, and then a further ten years before actually taking charge of a house. As for being Master of...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This book was written for "Boy's Own Paper" shortly after that magazine started. The plan was to write a book illustrating how it might be possible for any very ordinary little boy joining the Navy in the lowest rating—powder monkey—and ascend to the very highest rank—admiral. It had been done before, in the separate cases of Benbow and Hopson, and there was no reason why it shouldn’t happen again. A powder monkey was so called because his job in manning the guns was to run...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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A story about some English people who were caught up in the wars of independence from Spain of a small South American country. We are shown life on the side of the Patriots fighting against the cruel rule of the Spaniards. Our friends have for various reasons to travel from one end of the country to the other, with various fights with the Spanish on the way. Copiously illustrated and well written, as always from this author, you will find this book very interesting. Kingston, William Henry...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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In this book the hero, fresh from school, arrives from England, and joins his uncle, who is a trader with the people of central Africa, bringing the goods obtained down to the south. On this occasion they have been attacked soon after they set out by natives led by Boers. In order to complete their journey to central Africa they decide to return with the few animals left to them, horses and an ox, over the Kalahari Desert. Unfortunately they encamp one night in a place infested with the tsetse...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Theodore Wilson (died 1881)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This book was originally published in 1870, under the title of "The Royal Merchant". As there were sundry things that needed changing, the book was edited and re-issued under the title of "The Golden Grasshopper". Kingston, the author was in the last few months of his life while this was being done, so the work was done by some of his various ghosts, but with Kingston's approval. The tale is told through the eyes of a Dutch boy, Ernst Verner, whose parents had been put to...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Martin Gardner
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Science has a great influence on our lives. It provides the basis of much of modern technology. Conducting experiments is a major tool in developing and testing scientific theories. Exploring Science and Searching Science have great appeal because they have experiments which in addition to being amusing, astonishing, or entertaining, also teach something of importance about science. And what's more, the experiments do not require special equipment. No books entertain more while educating...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This book faithfully recounts some of the events leading up to the day in 1816 when Admiral Lord Exmouth led an expedition to force Algiers, and other North African cities, to capitulate. They had been under Turkish control for several centuries, during which they had raided European and American shipping, taking, over the years, up to a million white slaves. The author has made a very good story of the period leading up to this Britih Naval intervention. The actual attack is particularly...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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Quite a lively story! At one point the hero is to die by hanging by the heels over a precipice! At another he and his companions are attacked by a pack of snarling bloodhounds! And many other tense situations. As usual with this prolific author the text is well interlarded with Spanish words, and those from other languages, French, German, Latin, Greek. We have done our best to get these words right, but beg to be forgiven if you spot an error here and there. In addition to our difficulties...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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This is another excellent book by Mrs de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well-described, and no doubt are timeless. In some ways the world around the people in the book is recognisable today, in a way which a book written thirty or forty years before would not have been. They have electricity, telephones, trains, buses, and many other things that we...
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