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Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard

Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad

Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad

Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plunging Costaguana into a new round of chaos. Among others, the revolutionary Montero invades Sulaco; Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to Nostromo, the trusted “capataz de los cargadores” (head longshoreman).

Nostromo is an Italian expatriate who has risen to that position through his daring exploits. (“Nostromo” is Italian for “mate” or “boatswain”.) He is so named by his employer, Captain Mitchell. “Nostromo’s” real name is Giovanni Battista Fidanza — Fidanza meaning “trust” in archaic Italian.

Nostromo is a shameless self-publicist. He is believed by Señor Gould to be incorruptible, and for this reason is entrusted with hiding the silver from the revolutionaries. He accepts the mission not out of loyalty to Señor Gould, but rather because he sees an opportunity to increase his own fame.

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Phantastes

Phantastes by George MacDonald

Phantastes by George MacDonald

A young man named Anodos experiences dream-like adventures in a distant land, where he meets tree-spirits, endures the presence of the overwhelming shadow, journeys to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth.

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction novel. The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the “center of the Earth”. They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.

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Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

The year is 1871, and wealthy ranch owner Jane Withersteen is in trouble. She has incurred the displeasure of her Mormon church leaders by refusing to marry a church elder and by befriending Gentiles (non-Mormons). In rides Lassiter, the quintessential Western hero: mysterious, purposeful, a deadly gunslinger, but with an unexpected streak of gentleness. While Lassiter is assisting Jane at the ranch, her friend and rider Bern Venters is having an adventure of his own in the Utah canyon lands. Riders of the Purple Sage is a story of heroism, love, brave men and strong women, good dogs and fast horses. And who is that Masked Rider?

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Way of the Lawless

Way of the Lawless by Max Brand

Way of the Lawless by Max Brand

Young Andrew Lanning made one mistake in the beginning, and now the most feared lawman in the mountain desert, Hal Dozier, is on his trail and will stop at nothing to bring the outlaw Lanning to justice. But is Andrew guilty of all the things he is being accused of? There is one, a pretty young girl, who doesn’t believe all she hears about him. Again, Max Brand shows us why he is the master of the pulp western.

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables is a French novel by author Victor Hugo and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a seventeen-year period in the early nineteenth century culminating in the June Rebellion.

The novel focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. It examines the nature of law and grace, and expounds upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, anti monarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. The story is historical fiction because it contains factual and historic events.

Les Misérables is known to many through its numerous stage and screen adaptations, most notably the stage musical of the same name, sometimes abbreviated “Les Mis”

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The Perils of Pauline

The Perils of Pauline by Charles Goddard

The Perils of Pauline by Charles Goddard

When Pauline’s guardian dies and leaves her an estate in trust of his secretary, adventures suddenly become more hazardous. Pauline charters airplanes, meets untrustworthy pirates, braves dangerous China Town, flies in a hot air balloon, encounters international spies, and escapes many other perils with the aid of her would-be fiancé, Harry, and an Egyptian mummy.

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas’s most popular work.

The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story.

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Jimbo

Jimbo by Algernon Blackwood

Jimbo by Algernon Blackwood

A supernatural fantasy about the mystical adventures of a lonely English boy named Jimbo–who can fly! It’s really quite beautiful and can be enjoyed by adults and teenagers alike. Be warned, however: The death of a beloved character and a creepy old house haunted by the wraith-like spirits of children makes some of this story far too scary for younger kids or indeed anyone of a sensitive disposition.

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