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Imagine a plague so horrific, only forty percent of the population lived to tell the tale. Written as a first-person account of the world's most dangerous pandemic, the mysterious narrator bears witness to a society that has seemingly given up hope during terrifying times. . From mounting death tolls, to horrific bodily ailments, contracting the Black Plague was considered a fate worse than death. Combining his own experiences within each of the...
"Young Jim Hawkins and his friends set sail for Treasure Island, hoping to find the buried loot of Captin Flint, fiercest of all the pirates. But, unknown to them, the crew of their own ship is made up of Flint's former crew, led by the evil one-legged pirate Long John Silver. Once on the island Jim and his friends must find the buried treasure and escape before the pirates capture them. Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale of greed and gold remains...
John Carter returns to Mars at long last, discovers that his beloved, Dejah Thoris, is gone, and becomes trapped in the Eden of Mars, a legendary, brutal land that imprisons all who enter.
5) Hard times
Set in an industrial city in Northern England during the Victorian era, Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy and retired man, devotes his life to the rationalist philosophy, and raises his children, Louisa and Tom, to never engage in any imaginative activity. The two grow up feeling confused, like something is missing in their lives, yet are unable figure out what exactly that is and affected differently by their upbringing. Louisa struggles to feel joy, and...
A retelling of the tale in which a kind and well-respected doctor is transformed into a murderous madman by taking a secret drug of his own creation. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story.
The Barsoom series continues: A princess is taken prisoner by aliens and forced to play a deadly game in this classic sci-fi fantasy novel. The daughter of Earthman John Carter and Martian Princess Dejah Thoris, Tara, Princess of Helium, was raised to be strong and independent. When Prince Gahan of Gathol seeks her hand in marriage, Tara is unimpressed by his dandyish ways. But while out flying in a storm, she finds herself stranded in an unfamiliar...
John Carter risks everything to rescue his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris, from the clutches of his evil adversaries. But he is always just one step behind. His battles cover the face of the red planet as his quest carries him ultimately to the mysterious northern pole.