Essays on Life Art and Science
Essays on Life Art and Science
In historical fiction the plot is set in the past, and pays attention to the manners, social conditions and other details of the period portrayed. Some authors choose to include famous historical figures in their fictional plots, so that audiences can imagine how those individuals might have responded to the plots and environments established by the author. The Western literary component of this genre is founded in the early 19th century works of such authors as Sir Walter Scott, Honoré de Balzac, James Fenimore Cooper, and Leo Tolstoy.
Color Value is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.
Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, Vol. 1 is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.
THE history, the features, and the most famous examples of European architecture, during a period extending from the rise of the Gothic, or pointed, style in the twelfth century to the general depression which overtook the Renaissance style at the close of the eighteenth, form the subject of this little volume. I have endeavoured to adopt as free and simple a mode of treatment as is compatible with the accurate statement of at least the outlines of so very technical a subject. Though it is to be hoped that many professional students of architecture will find this hand-book serviceable to them in their elementary studies, it has been my principal endeavour to adapt it to the requirements of those who are preparing for the professional pursuit of the sister arts, and of that large and happily increasing number of students who pursue the fine arts as a necessary part of a complete liberal education, and who know that a solid and comprehensive acquaintance with art, especially if joined to some skill in the use of the pencil, the brush, the modelling tool, or the etching needle, will open sources of pleasure and interest of the most refined description.
Architectural Antiquities of Normandy is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.
"An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius" by Vitruvius Pollio. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre.
Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture is presented here in a high quality paperback edition.
Henry Leroux wrote busily on. The light of the table-lamp, softened and enriched by its mosaic shade, gave an appearance of added opulence to the already handsome appointments of the room. The little table-clock ticked merrily from half-past eleven to a quarter to twelve. Into the cozy, bookish atmosphere of the novelist's study penetrated the muffled chime of Big Ben; it chimed the three-quarters. But, with his mind centered upon his work, Leroux wrote on ceaselessly.
Excerpt from The Shadow of the Rope T is finished, said the woman, speaking very quietly to herself. Not another day, nor a night, if I can be ready before morning!
Maurice LeBlanc became famous for the creation of Ars?ne Lupin, a gentleman thief and master of disguise
In this sequel to The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, the mysterious and malevolent Doctor returns to carry out his fiendish plan and further the cause of his secret political order from the Mandarin province of Ho-Nan.
Ida Bell Wells, later Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), was an African American civil rights advocate and an early women's rights advocate active in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Fearless in her opposition to lynchings, Wells documented hundreds of these atrocities. Wells became a public figure in Memphis when, in 1884, she led a campaign against racial segregation on the local railway.
In The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, terror comes to Britain when a self-centered archeologist unearths one of Islam's holiest relics -- the sacred slipper of the prophet Mohammed.
Surely pirates, taking them in their broadest sense, are as much entitled to a biographical dictionary of their own as are politicians, clergymen, race-horses, or artists in ferro-concrete, who all have their own "Who's Who"? This volume does not pretend to be a history of piracy, but is simply an attempt to gather together, from various sources, particulars of those redoubtable pirates and buccaneers whose names have been handed down to us in a desultory way.
A CANNON BOOKS REPRINT *The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu* Written by Sax Rohmer (1883 –1959), the 1913 novel was release in England (The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu) and the United States (The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu), simultaneously. The Early Years: Rohmer’s first three Fu-Manchu novels were published in a block spanning 1913 – 1917.
This early work by Maurice Leblanc was originally published in 1909 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.
Psychic investigator Dr. Damar Greefe is strolling home. It's been a tough day, assisting the police. During this stroll, he feels someone or something watching him -- but when he turns to see who it is, he faces only emptiness.
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
It was a strange ending to a voyage that had commenced in a most auspicious manner. The transatlantic steamship `La Provence' was a swift and comfortable vessel, under the command of a most affable man. The passengers constituted a select and delightful society. The charm of new acquaintances and improvised amusements served to make the time pass agreeably. We enjoyed the pleasant sensation of being separated from the world, living, as it were, upon an unknown island, and consequently obliged to be sociable with each other. Have you ever stopped to consider how much originality and spontaneity emanate from these various individuals who, on the preceding evening, did not even know each other, and who are now, for several days, condemned to lead a life of extreme intimacy, jointly defying the anger of the ocean, the terrible onslaught of the waves, the violence of the tempest and the agonizing monotony of the calm and sleepy water?
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