Aesop's Fables 1.2
Aesop's Fables are very short tales (one paragraph each) full ofwisdom thus they make the best reading option especially on thego.The true Fable, if it rise to its high requirements, ever aimsat one great end and purpose representation of human motive, andthe improvement of human conduct, and yet it so conceals its designunder the disguise of fictitious characters, by clothing withspeech the animals of the field, the birds of the air, the trees ofthe wood, or the beasts of the forest, that the reader shallreceive advice without perceiving the presence of the adviser.Aesop, is neither a narrator, nor an allegorist. He is a greatteacher, a corrector of morals, a censor of vice, and a commenderof virtue. Enjoy.
E.A. Poe Selected Works 1.6
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was anAmerican author, poet, editor, and literary critic.In thisapplication we present to you Edgar Allan Poe known for his talesof mystery and the macabre. Poe is generally considered theinventor of the detective fiction genre and he is further creditedwith contributing to the genre of science fiction. We hope thatthis application will offer you many hours of readingentertainment.
The Iliad by Homer 1.3
The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song ofIlium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter,traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, theten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greekstates, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of aquarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was anAmerican author who achieved posthumous fame through hisinfluential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and onlypublished in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is nowregarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in hisgenre. This lightweight app contains the complete horror fictionstories and novels written by H.P. Lovecraft.
H.G. Wells - War of the Worlds 1.2
The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English authorH. G. Wells. It is the first-person narrative of an unnamedprotagonist in Surrey and that of his younger brother in London asEarth is invaded by Martians. Written between 1895 and 1897, it isone of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankindand an extraterrestrial race. The novel is one of the mostcommented-on works in the science fiction canon.The plot has beenrelated to invasion literature of the time. The novel has beenvariously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory,British Imperialism, and generally Victorian superstitions, fearsand prejudices. At the time of publication it was classified as ascientific romance, like his earlier novel The Time Machine. TheWar of the Worlds has been both popular (having never gone out ofprint) and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radiodramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, atelevision series, and sequels or parallel stories by otherauthors.
Conan The Master Stories 1.4
We present to you the original stories of Conan the Barbariancreated by Robert E. Howard. With Conan and his other heroes,Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawningmany imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasyfield. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best worksstill reprinted. These are all the stories written by Robert Howardhimself which have established the legend of Conan. We hope thatthis application will offer you many hours of readingentertainment.
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World Wide Radio 2.3
World Wide Radio offers access to 65categories of music and more than 2000 online radio stations thatstream directly to your device. The list is maintained by radiostation owners and listeners and is updated every 24 hours.It uses data from http://www.dirble.com/ You can add any stationthere, then refresh the stations in the category and listen to thestation you want if it does not already exist.
If youth, throughout all history, had had a champion to stand upfor it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and,possibly, do it practically; you wouldn’t constantly run acrossfolks today who claim that “a child don’t know anything.” A child’sbrain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infantconvolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put amystic possibility for noticing an adult’s act, and figuring outits purport.There is a great deal of information as to what Youthcan do, if given a chance; and, though it starts out in somewhat ofan impersonal vein, there is plenty of thrill, rollicking comedy,love, courtship, marriage, patriotism, sudden tragedy‘ a determinedstand against liquor, and some amusing political aspirations in asmall growing town.Written during 1936 and 1937 by Ernest VincentWright, this work became famous for lacking the letter "e" in itsmanuscript - an example of a lipogram.Believe it or not this is astory of about 50,000 words without ever using the letter e. Theletter e is very common in english and at first thought one wouldthink it is impossible to achieve such a feat. Yet, here it is.Enjoy Gadsby, Youth's Champion.
R. Sheckley Sci-Fi Stories 1.3
Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 - December 9, 2005) was a Hugo- andNebula-nominated American author. First published in the sciencefiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted storiesand novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist, and broadlycomical. Sheckley was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fictionand Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.This small collection ofstories will introduce you to the unique and humorous sciencefiction writting of Robert Sheckley.
A Christmas Carol (Dickens) 1.2
This is the original edition of the story A Christmas Carolpublished by Chapman and Hall in London in 1843.A Christmas Carolis a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in Londonby Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met withinstant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of abitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation intoa gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of hisformer business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of ChristmasesPast, Present and Yet to Come.The book was written and published inearly Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strongnostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with theintroduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greetingcards. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied,but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood,his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairytales.Dickens' Carol was one of the greatest influences inrejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England, but, while itbrings to the reader images of light, joy, warmth and life, it alsobrings strong and unforgettable images of darkness, despair,coldness, sadness, and death. Scrooge himself is the embodiment ofwinter, and, just as winter is followed by spring and the renewalof life, so too is Scrooge's cold, pinched heart restored to theinnocent goodwill he had known in his childhood and youth.
The Odyssey by Homer 1.3
The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (theother being the Iliad) attributed to the poet Homer. The poem iscommonly dated to between 800 and 600 BCE. The poem is, in part, asequel to the Iliad, and concerns the events that befall the Greekhero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithacaafter the fall of Troy.
Jules Verne Selected Works 1.1
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwrightbest known for his adventure novels and his profound influence onthe literary genre of science fiction.Verne was born to bourgeoisparents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow inhis father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession earlyin life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaborationwith the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of theVoyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulouslyresearched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of theEarth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the Worldin Eighty Days.