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Reis om de Wereld in 80 Dagen, De

By: Jules Verne

De held van het verhaal is Phileas Fogg, die een weddenschap aangaat dat hij in tachtig dagen om de wereld kan reizen. Vergezeld van zijn knecht Passepartout gaat hij van start, maar al vanaf de allereerste dag wordt hij tegengewerkt door inspecteur Fix van Scotland Yard.

Adventure, Fiction

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Ramona, version 2

By: Helen Hunt Jackson

Set in Old California in the wake of the Mexican-American War, Ramona is two stories at once. It is the story of the love between a part-Native American orphan girl, Ramona, and Alessandro, a young Indian sheepherder. It is also the story of racial prejudice and the clash between cultures as California changes from a Spanish colony to an American territory. Ramona is the ward of SeƱora Gonzaga Moreno, who despises the girl for her race but honors the dying wish of the Se...

Adventure, Fiction, Romance

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Pariah Planet (version 2)

By: Murray Leinster

When the blue plague appeared on the planet of Dara, fear struck nearby worlds. The fear led to a hate that threatened the lives of millions and endangered the Galactic peace. (Summary by Gutenberg text)

Science fiction, Fiction

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Willem Roda

By: Eli Heimans

Het leven van Willem Roda, zoon van een rijke Amsterdamse bankier, verandert drastisch als zijn vader plotseling al zijn geld verliest. Er volgt een aaneenschakeling van avonturen, die hem ondere andere voeren naar een jongensgesticht bij Doetinchem, een hutje op de Veluwe, de mergelgrotten bij Maastricht en de binnenlanden van Australie (waar de oorspronkelijke bewoners met een negentiende eeuwse blik beschreven worden). Een klassieker uit de Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur.

Adventure, Fiction, Teen/Young adult, Children

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Tom Swift and his Airship

By: Victor Appleton

In Tom Swift and His Airship, Tom Swift has finished his latest invention- the Red Cloud, a fast and innovative airship. Tom is anxious for a cross-country trial, but just before he and his friends take off, the Shopton bank is robbed. No sooner is Tom in the air than he is blamed for the robbery. Suddenly, he's a wanted fugitive but doesn't know why until he's half-way across the country. With no safe harbor or friend on the land below, Tom must race back to Shopton to ...

Adventure, Science fiction

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Wit and Humor of America, The Vol 08

By: Various

The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the eighth volume, 40 short stories and poems have been gathered from 35 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Literature, Philosophy, Romance, Satire, Short stories

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Eleutherios

By: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Description: Friar Julian is fixing an organ for the gods. He gets called in for a meeting as they have captured a stranger.

Excerpt: He held his arms awkwardly before him, crossed at the wrist. Friar Julian could see the sullen gleam of the binder beneath one frayed blue sleeve. He turned his head at Friar Julian's approach, and the cleric saw a line of dried blood on the man's neck.

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Dead Secret, The

By: Wilkie Collins

Everything in life has a price. May be, telling a Secret has the highest. However, not telling may be worse. What will Sarah choose? will she tell the Secret which destroyed her life? (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Romance

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Out of Time's Abyss

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Out of Time's Abyss is a science fiction novel, the third of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. In this conclusion, the mysteries of the lost world's unique biological system are revealed. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Science fiction, Adventure

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Facing the Flag

By: Jules Verne

Like The Begum's Millions, which Verne published in 1879, it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism.

Fiction, Adventure

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Star Born

By: Andre Norton

Andre Norton's Star Born pictures a human colony in another galaxy, driven away from Earth generations ago by a repressive government. Considered outlaws, the colonists are in permanent hiding. They have developed friendship and cooperation with a local race of mermen who are equally at home on land or sea. But that race only took to the sea to escape a malevolent power that hunted them and killed them violently for sport - Those Others. With a global decline in the popu...

Science fiction, Adventure

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Burning Daylight

By: Jack London

Burning Daylight, Jack London's fictional novel published in 1910, was one of the best selling books of that year and it was his best selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed Burning Daylight was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur Borax Smith. (Wikipedia)

Adventure, Fiction

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Robin Hood.

By: Paul Creswick

Well, Robin, on what folly do you employ yourself? Do you cut sticks for our fire o' mornings? Thus spoke Master Hugh Fitzooth, King's Ranger of the Forest at Locksley, as he entered his house. Robin flushed a little. These are arrows, sir, he announced, holding one up for inspection. Dame Fitzooth smiled upon the boy as she rose to meet her lord. What fortune do you bring us to-day, father? asked she, cheerily. Fitzooth's face was a mask of discontent. I bring myself, d...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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The Brute Force Approach

By: Michael Z. Williamson

Description: Lt. Rick Stadter and Astrogator Robin Vela receive an emergency distress call from a large ship. There are more people aboard the ship than they are able to take on on their rescue ship. Standt and Vela reach the ship with a team of rescue men and try and fix the problem on the ship. They discover a breach in which someone has tampered with the ships entire structure.

Excerpt: Stadter winced and turned to his console. It took effort in 2 Gs. He wanted information on his own screens. Two hundred and sixteen people, minus any who were dead already. From the sound of it, most of the officers were dead or incapacitated. The couch under him was itchy-damp with sweat, and it wasn't just the acceleration causing it.

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Jungle Tales of Tarzan

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely-connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the title character Tarzan. Chronologically, the events recounted in it actually occur between chapters 12 and 13 of the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Adventure, Fiction, Short stories

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Tom Sawyer, Detective

By: Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again (see Huck Finn), and much of the drama ends up focusing on Uncle Silas. Like the two preceding novels, the s...

Fiction, Adventure

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Secret of the Ninth Planet

By: Donald Wollheim

An alien race has put a station on Earth and other planets in order to steal the rays of the sun, possible causing the sun to nova within two years. Burl Denning, a high school student, is the only person who has the power to stop the alien project. Can he and the crew of the experimental space ship Magellan act in time to save the earth? (Summary by Richard Kilmer)

Science fiction, Adventure

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Valley of Fear, The

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle's final novel featuring the beloved sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, brings the detective and his friend to a country manor where they are preceded by either a murder or a suicide. A secretive organization lies culprit and an infiltration of it is in order. (Summary by Katie Riley)

Adventure, Fiction, Mystery

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People that Time Forgot, The

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

The People that Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the second of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. The first novel ended with the hero writing a manuscript of his adventures and casting it out to sea in his thermos bottle. The second novel begins with the finding of the manuscript and the organization of a rescue expedition. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Adventure, Science fiction, Fiction

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Rossum's Universal Robots

By: Karel Capek

Robots of the world! The power of man has fallen! A new world has arisen: the Rule of the Robots! March!

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