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Salem House Press Free Ebbook Pick

"A Walk Above Salem" from Salem House Press

The last of the Salem Trilogy. Jump in the Caddy Balloon and fly through the skies above a war in between the sexes. Dodge Nerf guns and pea shooters as Mr. Zac once again takes you through the magical whimsical side of Salem. Who will win? Who is to tell, but you will have a good laugh sitting ringside in your hot air balloon. Just becareful, it is live amunition and they can hit you!!!!

Salem House Free Ebook Picks

Classic Illustrated Fairy Tales of Pure Fntasy and Fabulous Folk Tales

Andrew Lang Fairy Book Cover. free Ebook download.Andrew Lang Fairy Books

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books—also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors—are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437 tales from a broad range of cultures and countries are presented. Illustrated by Henry J. Ford.

The Blue Fairy Book (1889)
The Red Fairy Book (1890)
The Green Fairy Book (1892)
The Yellow Fairy Book (1894)
The Pink Fairy Book (1897)
The Grey Fairy Book (1900)
The Violet Fairy Book (1901)
The Crimson Fairy Book (1903)
The Brown Fairy Book (1904)
The Orange Fairy Book (1906)
The Olive Fairy Book (1907)
The Lilac Fairy Book (1910)

A Wonder Book by Nathanile Hawthorne

Twice Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Book of New England Legends by Samuel Adams Drake

History

The Viking Age by Paul Belloni Du Chailu

Nikola Tesla,Imagination and the Man Who Invented the 20th Century by Sean Patrick

 

Sci-Fi

 

John Carter From Mars Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The world of Barsoom is a romantic vision of a dying Mars. Writers and science popularizers like Camille Flammarion, who was convinced that Mars was at a later stage of evolution than Earth and therefore much more dry, took the ideas further and published books like Les Terres du Ciel (1884), which contained illustrations of a planet covered with canals. Burroughs gives credits to him in his writings, and goes as far as to say that he based his vision of Mars on that of Flammarion. John Carter is transported to Mars in a way described by Flammarion in Urania (1889), where a man from earth is transported to Mars as an astral body where he wakes up to a lower gravity, two moons, strange plants and animals and several races of advanced humans. In The Plurality of Inhabited Worlds and Lumen, he further speculates about plant people and other creatures on far away planets, elements that would later appear in the Barsoom stories.

The Barsoom series, where John Carter in the late 1800s is mysteriously transported from Earth to a Mars suffering from dwindling resources, has been cited by many well known science fiction writers as having inspired and motivated them in their youth, as well as by key scientists involved in both space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life. Elements of the books have been adapted by many writers, in novels, short stories, comics, television and film.

Avatar: In interviews, James Cameron has invoked Burroughs as one of the primary inspirations behind his 2009 space adventure.

Babylon 5: In this science fiction television series, Amanda Carter – a Martian citizen and advocate of Mars' independence from Earth – is revealed to have had a grandfather named John who was a pioneer colonist on Mars. This has been confirmed by the series creator J. Michael Straczynski as a reference made by the episode writer Larry DiTillio to John Carter of Mars.

Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers film serials of the 1930s

The Star Wars films owe debts and offer nods to Burroughs' Barsoom novels.

A Princess of Mars (1912)
The Gods of Mars (1914)
The Warlord of Mars (1918)
Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920)
The Chessmen of Mars (1922)
The Master Mind of Mars (1928)
A Fighting Man of Mars (1931)
Swords of Mars (1936)
Synthetic Men of Mars (1940)
Llana of Gathol (1948)
John Carter of Mars (1964)

Burroughs, John Coleman (1940)

John Carter and the Giant of Mars.

Skeleton Men of Jupiter

 

Philip K. Dick

Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later works Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly and VALIS. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, eleven popular films based on his works have been produced, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, The Adjustment Bureau and Impostor.

Beyond Lies the Wub
Beyond the Door
The Crystal Crypt
The Defenders
The Eyes Have It
The Gun
The Hanging Stranger
Mr. Spaceship
Piper in the Woods
Second Variety
The Skull
Tony and the Beetles
The Variable Man

 

Mystery

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


A Study in Scarlet (published 1887, in Beeton's Christmas Annual)

The Sign of the Four (published 1890, Lippincott's Monthly Magazine)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (serialised 1901–1902 in The Strand)
The Valley of Fear (serialised 1914–1915 in The Strand)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published 1891–1892 in The Strand)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published 1892–1893 in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published 1903–1904 in The Strand)
His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published 1908–1917)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published 1921–1927)

 

 

Classic Illustrated Books

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol Illustrated by John Tenniel

Dante's Divine Comedyt Illustrated by Gustov Dore

The Dore Bible Gallery

Masterpieces From the Work of Gustov Dore by Edmund Ollier

Naughty Puppies by Uncle Toby

Abroad by Thomas Crane

Edward Buttoneye and His Adventures by Cyril and Hilda Austin

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood illustrated by Howard Pyle

Kidnaped by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Howard Pyle

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle's Pirate

Little Folks by Arthur Rackham

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Mysterious Island by Jules Verne Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth

Kidnaped by Robert Louis Stevenson illustrated by N.C. Wyeth

Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley Illustrated by N.C.Wyeth

Occult and Psychology

 

Alchemy and the Alchemists by Reubon Swiinburne Clymer

Analytical Psychology by Carl Gustav Jung

The Theory of Psychoanalysis by Carl Gustav Jung

Alchemy of Happiness by Abu Hamid

The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin

The Life and Works of Mencius by James Legge

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Nikola Tesla, Imagination and the Man Who Invented the 20th Century by Sean Patrick

Literature

 

Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas

 

Leather Stocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper

The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, each featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo, known by European settlers as "Leatherstocking," 'The Pathfinder", and "the trapper" and by the Native Americans as "Deerslayer," "La Longue Carabine" and "Hawkeye".


Natty Bumppo is the protagonist of the series. Although he is the child of white parents, he grew up with Native Americans, becoming a near-fearless warrior skilled in many weapons, one of which is the long rifle. He respects his forest home and all its inhabitants, hunting only what he needs to survive. When it comes time to fire his trusty flintlock, he lives by the rule that one must shoot only once to bring down a target. He and his Mohican "brother" Chingachgook champion goodness by trying to stop the incessant conflict between the Mohicans and the Hurons. He is known as "Deerslayer" in The Deerslayer, "Hawkeye" and "La Longue Carabine" in The Last of the Mohicans, "Pathfinder" in The Pathfinder, "Leatherstocking" in The Pioneers, and "the trapper" in The Prairie. The novels recount significant events in Natty Bumppo's life from 1740-1806.[1][2] Critic Georg Lukacs identified Bumppo as similar to the middling characters of Sir Walter Scott, who, because they don't represent the extremes of society, can act as tools for social and cultural examination of historical events, without portraying the history itself.

Chingachgook is a Mohican chief and companion of Bumppo. Chingachgook married Wah-ta-Wah, who bore him a son Uncas, but she died young. Uncas, "last of the Mohicans,"[4] grew to manhood but was killed in a battle with renegade Magua.

The Deerslayer
The Pathfinder
The Last of the Mohicans
The Pioneers
The Pairie

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