On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland.
A series of whimsical escapades and nonsensical obstacles dictate Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards! Is it all a dream, or just an alternate reality...?
Late in 1871, a sequel – Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There – was published. (The title page of the first edition erroneously gives "1872" as the date of publication.) Its somewhat darker mood possibly reflects the changes in Lewis Carroll's life.More info →
"Adventures" in for of the "27 short adventure stories"
You're a bad lot, Bernard Brooks. I don't think I ever knew a wuss boy."
"Thank you for the compliment, Mr. Snowdon. Let me suggest, however, that wuss is hardly correct English."
A boat upon the open sea—no land in sight!
It is an open boat, the size and form showing it to be the pinnace of a merchant-ship.
It is a tropical sea, with a fiery sun overhead, slowly coursing through a sky of brilliant azure.
The boat has neither sail nor mast. There are oars, but no one is using them. They lie athwart the tholes, their blades dipping in the water, with no hand upon the grasp.
LONG, LONG AGO, in ancient times, there lived a King and Queen, And for the blessing of a child their longing sore had been:
At last, a little daughter fair, to their great joy, was given,
And to the christening feast they made, they bade the Fairies seven—
“The volume is unique in that it relates to a period about which American readers have known little.”
“With numerous illustrations from photographs”
—A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers.
In response to repeated requests, the compiler now presents in book form the series of legends that have been made a feature of "The Hawaiian Annual" for a number of years past. The series has been enriched by the addition of several tales, the famous shark legend having been furnished for this purpose from the papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society.More info →
The children who read fairy books, or have fairy books read to them, do not read prefaces, and the parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who give fairy books to their daughters, nieces, and cousins, leave prefaces unread. For whom, then, are prefaces written?More info →
'Küçük Kara Balık' kitabı, yediden yetmişe herkesin okuyup bir şeyler bulabileceği 'dünyaca ünlü' klasik bir masal kitabıdır. Masal kitabı deyip geçmeyin. Zira bu kitapta adalet, sorgulama, eşitlik ve direnme gibi insanlığa ait temel temalar başarıyla işlenmiştir. Bu temalar siyasi açıdan tehlikeli olarak görüldüğü için, Kitap Türkiye’de 12 Eylül darbesi ile yasaklanır, İran’da ise hala okunması yasaklı kitaplar listesinde yer alır. Hatta bu masal kitapları gencecik yaşında Samed Behrengi’nin hayatına mal olur. Yazar, 28 yaşında hayatını kaybeder. Aras Irmağı’nın karşı kıyısında ölü olarak bulunur.More info →
Austin Hall (c. 1885 - 1933) was an American short story writer and novelist. He began writing when, while working as a cowboy, he was asked to write a story. He wrote westerns, science fiction and fantasy for pulp magazines.
The story opens on an oppressively hot day with a poor little newspaper boy, Charley, playing with a "burning glass" (a magnifying glass) which he uses to concentrate sunlight onto a small focal spot, thus intensifying the heat on some paper until it burns a hole, perhaps a portent of things to come. He is noticed by a recluse scientist, Dr. Robold, who takes interest in Charley's scientific curiosity and calls him a young ArchMore info →