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Les Xipéhuz

by J.-H. Rosny

Cette œuvre est différenciés des autres par une biographie détaillée de l'auteur.
Ce livre comporte une table des matières dynamique, et a été relu et corrigé.
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Les prêtres, les vieillards et les chefs ont, dans l’émerveillement, écouté mon récit ; et jusqu’au fond des solitudes les coureurs sont allés répéter la bonne nouvelle. Le grand Conseil a ordonné aux guerriers de se réunir à la sixième lune de l’an vingt-deux mille six cent et quarante-neuf, dans la plaine de Mehour-Asar, et les prophètes ont prêché la guerre sacrée. Plus de cent mille guerriers Zahelals sont accourus, et un grand nombre de combattants des races étrangères, Dzoums, Sahrs, Khaldes, attirés par la renommée, sont venus s’offrir à la grande nation.
Kzour a été cerné d’un décuple rang d’archers, mais les flèches ont toutes échoué devant la tactique xipéhuze, et des guerriers imprudents, en grand nombre, ont péri.
Alors, pendant plusieurs semaines, une grande terreur a prévalu parmi les hommes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

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Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's.
"We will each write a story," Byron announced to his next-door neighbors, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. The friends were summering on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley still unknown as a poet and Byron writing the third canto of Childe Harold. When continued rains kept them confined indoors, all agreed to Byron's proposal.
The illustrious poets failed to complete their ghost stories, but Mary Shelley rose supremely to the challenge. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably in the task she set for herself: to create a story that, in her own words, "would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror — one to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Every Sunday, Mr. Utterson, a prominent London lawyer, and his distant kinsman, Mr. Richard Enfield, take a stroll through the city of London. Even though to a stranger’s eyes, these two gentlemen seem to be complete opposites, both look forward to, and enjoy, their weekly stroll with one another. One Sunday, they pass a certain house with a door unlike those in the rest of the neighborhood. The door reminds Mr. Enfield of a previous incident in which he witnessed an extremely unpleasant man trampling upon a small, screaming girl while the strange man was in flight from something, or to somewhere.

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The Time Ships

by Enrique Gaspar

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There is a secret passage through time

...and it leads all the way to the end of Eternity. But the journey has a terrible cost. It alters not only the future but he "present" in which we live.

A century after the publication of H. G. Wells' immortal The Time Machine, Stephen Baxter, today's most acclaimed new "hard SF" author, and the acknowledged Clarke, returns to the distant conflict between the Eloi and the Morlocks in a story that is at once an exciting expansion, and a radical departure based on the astonishing new understandings of quantum physics.

BSFA
John W. Campbell
Philip K. Dick
Hugo
Locus Science Fiction
British Fantasy Society
Arthur C. Clarke
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Utopia

by Thomas More

A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities. The word was coined by Sir Thomas More in Greek for his 1516 book Utopia (in Latin), describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.
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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Gordon Pym is a stowaway on the Nantucket whaling ship Grampus. During his journey he endures shipwreck, mutiny, starvation and cannibalism. Arthur is saved by the crew of Jane Guy and continues his adventures further south, eventually reaching the South Pole.

Edgar Allan Poe is an essential figure in literature, as well as in the international bestseller The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.
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The Consolidator or, Memoirs of Sundry Transactions from the World in the Moon

by Daniel Defoe

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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The comical history of the states and empires of the worlds of the moon and sun written in French by Cyrano Bergerac; and newly Englished by A. Lovell ...

by Cyrano De Bergerac


EARLY HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY & SPACE. Imagine holding history in your hands. Now you can. Digitally preserved and previously accessible only through libraries as Early English Books Online, this rare material is now available in single print editions. Thousands of books written between 1475 and 1700 can be delivered to your doorstep in individual volumes of high quality historical reproductions. Humankind has studied the skies for centuries, seeking to find our place in the universe. Some of the most important discoveries in the field of astronomy were made in these texts recorded by ancient stargazers, but almost as impactful were the perspectives of those who considered their discoveries to be heresy. Any independent astronomer will find this an invaluable collection of titles arguing the truth of the cosmic system.


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The comical history of the states and empires of the worlds of the moon and sun written in French by Cyrano Bergerac ; and newly Englished by A. Lovell ...
Histoire comique des états et empires du soleil.
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619-1655.
Lovell, Archibald.
Translation of: Histoire comique des états et empires du soleil.
Each volume has special t.p.
Pages 45-50 lacking in the filmed copy. Pages 40-65 photographed from Yale University Library copy and inserted at the end.
2 v. :
London : Printed for Henry Rhodes ..., 1687.
Arber's Term cat. / II 166
Wing / C7717
English
Reproduction of the original in the Harvard University Library


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Mundus Alter et Idem: An Old World and a New

by Joseph Hall

Mercurius Britannicus sails on his ship to discover a fantastic world where everything is different from ours - or is it? He finds a land of gluttons, a land of drunkards, a land of Amazons, and other weird and wondrous places and people.
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The Coming Race

by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.
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Somnium

by Johannes Kepler

According to Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, Kepler´s "Somnium" ("The Dream"), written around 1611, should be considered the first science-fiction novel ever. The eminent astronomer Johannes Kepler imagines a trip to the moon and speculates about its inhabitants.
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Casanova's "Icosameron": The Story of Edward and Elizabeth : Who Spent Eighty-One Years in the Land of the Megamicres, Original Inhabitants of Protoc

by Giacomo Casanova

After a shipwreck, Edward and Elizabeth find themselves in the center of the earth and live for eighty-one years with the small humans they find there.
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Nova Solyma, the Ideal City: Or, Jerusalem Regained : An Anonymous Romance Written in the Time of Charles I., Now First Drawn from Obscurity, and Attributed to the Illustrious John Milton, Volume 1

by Samuel Gott

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast

by Robert Paltock

In the backcountry, a single piece of gear could mean the difference between a comfortable night under the stars and a harrowing tale to tell once you're home. Or it could mean that you don't make it home at all.

In this all-new collection from the publisher of
Not Without Peril and No Limits But the Sky, author Peter W. Kick recounts twenty true tales of backcountry misadventure and misfortune, including incidents along the famed Appalachian Trail, and seeks the lessons learned in each. From close-calls to unsolved mysteries, these stories illuminate the realities faced by outdoorspeople across the Northeast. Weather is unpredictable. The best laid plans go awry. And in the worst of times, even the best decision may not be enough to turn the tides.

In the tradition of
Appalachia journal's renowned "Accidents" section, Kick reports on the facts as they were known on the ground―with the help of first-hand accounts of victims, families, witnesses, and Search-and-Rescue professionals. As each story unfolds, Kick and his sources in the SAR community offer a retrospective analysis to help readers discover for themselves what went wrong and how disasters, big and small, might be averted in the future. Route maps and photos further bring each misadventure to life. Readers who immerse themselves in these near misses, methodical searches, and the gut-wrenching clarity of hindsight will be better prepared for whatever the wilderness brings.
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The Blazing World: A Novel

by Margaret Cavendish

Named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of the Year ** Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2014 ** NPR Best Books of 2014 ** Kirkus Reviews Best Literary Fiction Books of 2014 ** Washington Post Top 50 Fiction Books of 2014 ** Boston Globe’s Best Fiction of 2014 ** The Telegraph’s Best Fiction to Read 2014 ** St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Best Books of 2014 ** The Independent Fiction Books of the Year 2014 ** One of Buzzfeed’s Best Books Written by Women in 2014 ** San Francisco Chronicle’s Best of 2014 ** A Nancy Pearl Pick ** PopMatters.com’s Best of 2014 Fiction

Winner of the 2014 LA Times Book Prize for Fiction

Finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize

Hailed by The Washington Post as “Siri Hustvedt’s best novel yet, an electrifying work,” The Blazing World is a masterful novel about perception, prejudice, desire, and one woman’s struggle to be seen.

In a new novel called “searingly fresh... A Nabokovian cat’s cradle” on the cover of The New York Times Book Review, the internationally bestselling author tells the provocative story of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own. Yet when the shows succeed and Burden steps forward for her triumphant reveal, she is betrayed by the third man, Rune. Many critics side with him, and Burden and Rune find themselves in a charged and dangerous game, one that ends in his bizarre death.

An intricately conceived, diabolical puzzle presented as a collection of texts, including Harriet’s journals, assembled after her death, this “glorious mashup of storytelling and scholarship” (San Francisco Chronicle) unfolds from multiple perspectives as Harriet’s critics, fans, family, and others offer their own conflicting opinions of where the truth lies. Writing in Slate, Katie Roiphe declared it “a spectacularly good read...feminism in the tradition of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex or Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: richly complex, densely psychological, dazzlingly nuanced.”

“Astonishing, harrowing, and utterly, completely engrossing” (NPR), Hustvedt’s new novel is “Blazing indeed:...with agonizing compassion for all of wounded humanity”(Kirkus Reviews, starred review). It is a masterpiece that will be remembered for years to come.
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News from Nowhere and Other Writings

by William Morris

This volume illustrates the variety of William Morris's prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The "Nowhere" of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhilaratingly, it reminds us that nothing is inevitable about the way we live—now or in 1890.
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Gulliver?s Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Regarded as the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) intended this masterpiece, as he once wrote Alexander Pope, to "vex the world rather than divert it." Savagely ironic, it portrays man as foolish at best, and at worst, not much more than an ape.
The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journies of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them, one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialities; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance.
Written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail, this classic is diverse in its appeal: for children, it remains an enchanting fantasy. For adults, it is a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.

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Romans, Volume 3: Micromegas

by Voltaire

The tale recounts the visit to Earth of a giant being from a planet circling the distant star Sirius, and of his companion from the planet Saturn.
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