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Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Toilers of the Sea

Toilers of the Sea

Works Of Hugo

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: 谷月社
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
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A WORD WRITTEN ON A WHITE PAGE Christmas Day in the year 182- was somewhat remarkable in the island of Guernsey. Snow fell on that day. In the Channel Islands a frosty winter is uncommon, and a fall of snow is an event. On that Christmas morning, the road which skirts the seashore from St. Peter's Port to the Vale was clothed in white. From midnight till the break of day the snow had been falling. Towards nine o'clock, a little after the rising of the wintry sun, as it was too early yet for the Church of England folks to go to St. Sampson's, or for the Wesleyans to repair to Eldad Chapel, the road was almost deserted. Throughout that portion of the highway which separates the first from the second tower, only three foot-passengers could be seen. These were a child, a man, and a woman. Walking at a distance from each other, these wayfarers had no visible connection. The child, a boy of about eight years old, had stopped, and was looking curiously at the wintry scene. The man walked behind the woman, at a distance of about a hundred paces. Like her he was coming from the direction of the church of St. Sampson. The appearance of the man, who was still young, was something between that of a workman and a sailor. He wore his working-day clothes—a kind of Guernsey shirt of coarse brown stuff, and trousers partly concealed by tarpaulin leggings—a costume which seemed to indicate that, notwithstanding the holy day, he was going to no place of worship. His heavy shoes of rough leather, with their soles covered with large nails, left upon the snow, as he walked, a print more like that of a prison lock than the foot of a man. The woman, on the contrary, was evidently dressed for church. She wore a large mantle of black silk, wadded, under which she had coquettishly adjusted a dress of Irish poplin, trimmed alternately with white and pink; but for her red stockings, she might have been taken for a Parisian. She walked on with a light and free step, so little suggestive of the burden of life that it might easily be seen that she was young. Her movements possessed that subtle grace which indicates the most delicate of all transitions—that soft intermingling, as it were, of two twilights—the passage from the condition of a child to that of womanhood. The man seemed to take no heed of her.

The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Action and adventure fiction
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The toilers of the sea, tr. by Mary W. Artois. 4 v

The toilers of the sea, tr. by Mary W. Artois. 4 v

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
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Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632–2004

Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632–2004

  • Author: Donald Shomette
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801886706
  • Category: History
  • Page: 435
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A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide: A Guide to the Study of the Seaweeds and the Lower Animal Life Found Between Tide-marks

The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide: A Guide to the Study of the Seaweeds and the Lower Animal Life Found Between Tide-marks

  • Author: Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146558854X
  • Category:
  • Page: 490
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The Sea

The Sea

A Cultural History

  • Author: John Mack
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861899289
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History, John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because of the sea, from navigation to colonization to trade. Much of the world’s population lives on or near the cost, and as Mack explains, in a variety of ways, people actually inhabit the sea. The Sea looks at the characteristics of different seas and oceans and investigates how the sea is conceptualized in various cultures. Mack explores the diversity of maritime technologies, especially the practice of navigation and the creation of a society of the sea, which in many cultures is all-male, often cosmopolitan, and always hierarchical. He describes the cultures and the social and technical practices characteristic of seafarers, as well as their distinctive language and customs. As he shows, the separation of sea and land is evident in the use of different vocabularies on land and on sea for the same things, the change in a mariner’s behavior when on land, and in the liminal status of points uniting the two realms, like beaches and ports. Mack also explains how ships are deployed in symbolic contexts on land in ecclesiastical and public architecture. Yet despite their differences, the two realms are always in dialogue in symbolic and economic terms. Casting a wide net, The Sea uses histories, maritime archaeology, biography, art history, and literature to provide an innovative and experiential account of the waters that define our worldly existence.

Autumn Glory: The Toilers of the Field

Autumn Glory: The Toilers of the Field

  • Author: René Bazin
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465521070
  • Category:
  • Page: 291
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Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia, No. 11 - 1918

Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia, No. 11 - 1918

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Aust. Bureau of Statistics
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Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Infobase Learning
  • ISBN: 1438140665
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 560
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century.

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

  • Author: Theresa Bane
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786488948
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The later simple stories

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The later simple stories

  • Author: Langston Hughes
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826263797
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 430
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For the first time in many years, Langston Hughes's published collections of stories are now available in a single book. Included in this volume are: Ways of White Folks, originally published in 1934; Laughing to Keep from Crying, originally published in 1952; and additional stories from Something in Common and Other Stories, originally published in 1963; as well as previously uncollected stories. These fictions, carefully crafted in the language Hughes loved, manifest the many themes for which he is best known. We meet and come to know many characters--black and white, young and old, men and women—all as believable as our own families, friends, and acquaintances. Hughes's stories portray people as they actually are: a mixture of good, bad, and much in-between. In these short stories, as in the Simple stories, the reader enjoys Hughes's humor and irony. The stories show us his inclination to mock himself and his beloved people, as much as he ridicules the flaws of those who belittle his race. His genuine characters interact and realistically bring to life this era of America's past. By maintaining the form and format of the original story collections, this volume presents Hughes's stories as he wanted them to be read. This volume will be an invaluable addition to the library of anyone interested in African American literature generally and the fiction of Langston Hughes specifically.

Alone with the Hairy Ainu

Alone with the Hairy Ainu

Or, 3800 Miles on a Pack Saddle in Yezo and a Cruise to the Kurile Islands

  • Author: A. H. S. Landor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108049419
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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A vivid account from 1893 of A. H. Savage Landor's adventures among the indigenous Ainu people of Northern Japan.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Author: Frederick Burwick
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191651095
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 784
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career. It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.

Mark Twain's Satires and Burlesques

Mark Twain's Satires and Burlesques

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520905009
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 495
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From the Introduction:It should always be with some misgivings that an editor presents to the public materials which an author has discarded. By returning the materials to his files, the author has voted against publication. By resurrecting them, the editor risks exposing the author to the adverse criticism which he wished to avoid. But, at the same time, the resurrection serves a valuable purpose by making available indispensable evidence to be used by those seeking to understand the creative process. It is because they serve such a purpose that the texts published in this volume have been salvaged from Mark Twain's files. Indeed, they are doubly valuable because they aid in dispelling a myth about his own creative process which Twain himself did much to establish. In several instances Twain gave the impression that for him plotting a novel was a rather simple affair. . . . But in actuality, as the texts published in this volume illustrate, he experienced much more trouble than this statement would suggest in delimiting his fictional world, establishing its nature, and maintaining control over the characters placed therin.

Der letzte Tag eines Verurteilten

Der letzte Tag eines Verurteilten

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783938484524
  • Category:
  • Page: 94
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The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English

The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English

The Best of Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days + Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea + Journey to the Center of the Earth + The Mysterious Island + From the Earth to the Moon + Five Weeks in a Balloon + many more

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026804694
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1457
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Michael Penguyne: Fisher Life on the Cornish Coast

Michael Penguyne: Fisher Life on the Cornish Coast

  • Author: William Henry Giles Kingston
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465596658
  • Category: Cornwall (England : County)
  • Page: 157
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As the sun rose over the Lizard, the southernmost point of old England, his rays fell on the tanned sails of a fleet of boats bounding lightly across the heaving waves before a fresh westerly breeze. The distant shore, presenting a line of tall cliffs, towards which the boats were steering, still lay in the deepest shade. Each boat was laden with a large heap of nets and several baskets filled with brightly-shining fish. In the stern of one, tiller in hand, sat a strongly-built man, whose deeply-furrowed countenance and grizzled hair showed that he had been for many a year a toiler on the ocean. By his side was a boy of about twelve years of age, dressed in flushing coat and souÕwester, busily employed with a marline-spike, in splicing an eye to a ropeÕs-end. The elder fisherman, now looking up at his sails, now stooping down to get a glance beneath them at the shore, and then turning his head towards the south-west, where heavy clouds were gathering fast, meanwhile cast an approving look at the boy. ÒYe are turning in that eye smartly and well, Michael,Ó he said. ÒWhatever you do, try and do it in that fashion. It has been my wish to teach you what is right as well as I know it. Try not only to please man, my boy, but to love and serve God, whose eye is always on you. DonÕt forget the golden rule either: ÔDo to others as you would they should do to you.ÕÓ