Freaky Tales from Far and Wide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902283166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2638

A collection of seven freaky tales from around the world will delight youngsters as they read about the odd assortment of animals that live together in a horse's skull, a brave blackbird that declares war on a king, and more. 10,000 first printing.

Tales, Tellers and Texts

Author: Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Morag Styles,Mary Jane Drummond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780304706419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

View: 3629

With the government's increased attention to literacy in education, the role of narrative in children's experience is under as intense scrutiny as ever. This book explores the wide range of narratives currently available and what can happen when children engage with them.

What Do Children and Young Adults Read Next?

A Reader's Guide to Fiction for Children and Young Adults

Author: Janis Ansell,Pam Spencer Holley

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787648008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 750

View: 962

Lists books by subject and title and recommends what book children and young adults should read next based on their previous likes and dislikes.

Tales from the Black Chamber

A Supernatural Thriller

Author: Bill Walsh

Publisher: Liberty Island

ISBN: 1682615642

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 5431

When one of her clients turns up dead after buying an apparently unremarkable 16th century breviary, antiquarian book dealer Anne Wilkinson is suddenly swept into a world that she had previously considered imaginary. An esoteric world of occult spells and invocations, of cryptic texts and secret doctrines, a world where necromancers spy through mirrors and armed assassins blow up her office and try to gun her down. Before she knows it, Anne is recruited by representatives of a secretive government agency established by Calvin Coolidge to fight demons, vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural beings—and finds herself caught up in the pursuit of a renegade priest who seeks the power to unleash one of the darkest forces of the past into an unsuspecting present. When the unthinkable occurs, only Anne and a handful of books stand between humanity and the end of the world. Can her intrepid band of scientist-librarians steeped in occult lore and schooled in NSA-level techniques of surveillance, explosives and heavy weaponry prevent the demon known as Abbadon from immanentizing the eschaton? You’ll have to read to the end of this page-turning thriller to find out!

Dramatic Romances

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465512675


Page: 307

View: 4491

Tales of Mystery, Imagination, and Humour

And Poems

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108059465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 998

This illustrated 1852 collection of Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems is a lavish exploration of the strange and the supernatural.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077993

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 700

Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler

The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973870

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2918

With an essay by D. H. Lawrence. '... an agility astounding, a strength superhuman, a ferocity brutal, a butchery without motive, a grotesquerie in horror absolutely alien from humanity...' Horror, madness, violence and the dark forces hidden in humanity abound in this collection of Poe's brilliant tales, including - among others - the bloody, brutal and baffling murder of a mother and daughter in Paris in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', the creeping insanity of 'The Tell-Tale Heart', the Gothic nightmare of 'The Masque of the Red Death', and the terrible doom of 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.


A Haunting Tale of Self Discovery

Author: Serena Grey

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468942255

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8105

Casey is a spoiled sixteen year old. She does not appreciate her parents, her privileged life or anyone who doesn’t adhere to her beliefs or passions. When her father accepts a post as a village Doctor and they move into a beautiful old mansion in the countryside, she is determined to rebel. Bored and angry to have left her friends back in the city she decides to defy her selfish parents, refusing to make friends with neighbours Lee and Lisa, and determined to spend her days alone. But her bad attitude is about to change. It all begins with Eliza. She discovers her punk rag doll under her bed, but there is something sinister about her. This doll is sad and torn and makes Casey uneasy and afraid. On a solitary walk she comes across a house that looks exactly like her own, but is deserted and burned out. It haunts her with terrifying feelings which draw her back there again and again. This begins a rollercoaster ride of fear, sadness, love and self-discovery. The house weaves the web which entangles Casey into a series of events connecting the doll, the boy called Lee and her fated future. Why does Eliza, her doll, keep appearing in that house? Who is the handsome boy wearing her favourite t-shirt who hangs out in the burnt out attic bedroom. Why is he petrified of her? Gradually, Casey begins to piece together the sinister clues from her journal entries and sketchbooks that manifest themselves in that house. Eventually they lead her to a terrifying discovery. Can she look deep into herself and mend her selfish ways before she destroys herself and the people she loves? Abandoned~ a ghostly tale of a haunted house, romance, terror and changing destiny. Can someone change their own fate?

Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold

Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War

Author: Jeffery Deaver,Raymond Benson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455520721

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2856

Nuclear brinksmanship. Psychological warfare. Spies, double agents, femme fatales, and dead drops. The Cold War--a terrifying time when nuclear war between the world's two superpowers was an ever-present threat, an all-too-real possibility that could be set off at the touch of a button--provides a chilling backdrop to this collection of all-new short stories from today's most celebrated mystery writers. Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson--the only American writers to be commissioned to pen official James Bond novels--have joined forces to bring us twenty masterful tales of paranoia, espionage, and psychological drama. In Joseph Finder's "Police Report," the seemingly cut-and-dry case of a lunatic murderer in rural Massachusetts may have roots in Soviet-controlled Armenia. In "Miss Bianca" by Sara Paretsky, a young girl befriends a mouse in a biological warfare laboratory and finds herself unwittingly caught in an espionage drama. And Deaver's "Comrade 35" offers a unique spin on the assassination of John F. Kennedy--with a signature twist.

Binewskis: Verfall einer radioaktiven Familie


Author: Katherine Dunn

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076978

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 313

Arturo, der Fischjunge, ist der Star des Familienzirkus. Sein rhetorisches Talent begeistert die Zuschauer so sehr, dass sie ihn wie einen Gott verehren und alles geben würden, um zu werden wie er. Am meisten aber liebt ihn seine Schwester Olympia, sie steht auch dann noch zu ihm, als er die siamesischen Zwillinge gegeneinander aufbringt, als er skrupellos die magischen Fähigkeiten des Nesthäkchens Chick für seine Zwecke missbraucht. Es ist Olympia, die buckelige Albino-Zwergin, die uns von ihrer Familie erzählt, von ihren Eltern, die sich durch unfassbare Experimente eine genetisch mutierte Freakshow heranzüchten. Sie berichtet von Geschwisterliebe und -konkurrenz, vom Kampf um Anerkennung in einer Welt des Über-Besonderen. Als Arturo in seinem Größenwahn kaum mehr zu halten ist, entwickelt sich ein dramatisches Spiel zwischen fanatischer Hingabe und mörderischer Abscheu. Dutzende wunderlich-bezaubernde Figuren hinterfragen unsere Vorstellung von „Selbst“ und dem „Anderen“, normal und unnormal, Perfektion und Deformation. Was ist Schönheit? Und was ist die moderne Familie wert?

Vampires of the Desert

Author: Alpheus Hyatt Verrill

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612101984

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1811

A simple paleontologist discovers a mysterious ancient creature that was sucking the blood from its victims.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9584

Die zauberhafte Welt der Feen und Elfen

Author: Tanya Robyn Batt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891024713


Page: 64

View: 1278

Mit dieser zauberhaften Sammlung von Geschichten, Gedichten und Fundstücken aus der Volksüberlieferung öffnet sich Ihnen eine Tür zur bunten Welt des Feenvolks. Tanya Robyn Batt gehört zu den wenigen Feenspezialistinnen weltweit und besucht in vielen Ländern Schulen, Buchhandlungen und Festivals, wo sie Kinder und Erwachsene als Geschichtenerzählerin durch die Welt der Fantasie begleitet. Durch die prachtvolle Bildersprache der Illustratorin Gail Newey wird die Lektüre dieses Buches zu einer wohltuenden Sinnenfreude.

Freak of Nature

Author: Julia Crane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781624110245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 286

View: 362

Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn never suspected she'd have her life - and her body - stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions.

White Sands

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189769

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2095

Warum reisen wir? Woher der feste Glaube, dass es uns an einem anderen Ort besser ginge? Der Himmel blauer wäre, das Lebensgefühl »echter«, das Essen besser. Warum schreiben wir manchen Orten eine geradezu paradiesische Aura zu, nur um im nächsten Moment festzustellen, dass das Paradies definitiv woanders sein muss? Geoff Dyer geht diesen Fragen in seinem neuen Buch auf den Grund. Mit einzigartiger Beobachtungsgabe und sprühendem Witz nimmt er uns mit auf seine Reisen durch die Welt. Er berichtet von dem Versuch, in Französisch-Polynesien Gauguins Traumland zu finden, von seinem Trip in die Verbotene Stadt in Peking, auf dem er sich in seine Führerin verguckt, von seiner Reise ins eisige Norwegen, zu den Nordlichtern, die aber nicht den Anstand besitzen, rechtzeitig aufzutauchen. In einer furiosen Mischung aus Reisebericht, Essay, Kulturkritik und Fiktion erzählt er von erhebenden Momenten genauso wie von Situationen grandiosen Scheiterns. Kaum ein Autor vermag so anspruchsvoll, klug, elegant und lustig über die grundlegenden Fragen des Menschseins zu schreiben.