The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre.
The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time byFélix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
Herbert George Wells was an English author, best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Golden Deer Classics) by Mark TwainGolden Deer Classics
This is the tale of a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, Connecticut who awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur in AD 528.This is the tale of a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, Connecticut who awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur in AD 528.
Sea of Rust: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—One World Intelligence—the shared consciousness of...
Valentine Michael Smith is a man raised by Martians. Sent to Earth, he must learn what it is to be human. But his beliefs and his powers far exceedthe limits of man, and his arrival leads to a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever... Stranger in a Strange Land, winner of the 1962 Hugo Award, is the story of Valentine Michael Smith, born during, and the only survivor of, the first manned mission to Mars. Michael is...
A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up...
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Godfather—the classic saga of an American crime familythat became a global phenomenon.
With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.
A number-one New York Times bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original...
Red Russia by Tanya Thompson
"Red in tooth and claw. Ferociously brilliant." - Cosmo Russia
"A dark, hilarious satire." - Moscow Truth (Московскаяправда)
"I laughed so hard I vomited half liter of blood and alcohol." - Mikhas, Pakhan of the Solntsevskaya Bratva.
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Peter doesn't know he's an archetype, the Prince of Coins incarnate, a wealthy upstart striving to be king. He doesn't know his fiancée was raised by fortune-tellers either. But he does know she speaks Russian, and he needs her help to close a deal with the Russian mob.
Red Russia is the story of an American businessman and his translator...
The detectives were embarrassed but they still wanted answered, "How did a 15-year-old runaway successfully pose as a world travelled countess?"
The newspapers turned it back on them, practically sneering, "How did she do it while under investigation by the FBI, DEA, and Interpol?"
The Mafia had been demanding the same thing for six months, "What is your real name?"
And the psychologists asked the question they always ask, "Why?"
It’s the why of it that will keep a girl in trouble.
Assuming Names is the true story of a young con artist. It’s the...
War and Peace (Complete Version, Best Navigation, Active TOC) by Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirées alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters,...
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: unabridged - illustrated - first published in 1886 (1st. Page Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
A London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. Then he realizes, that Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is the original title of a novel by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, that was first published in 1886. Written in the rigid and strict Victorean Era it anticipates modern psychology.The young Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from repeated nightmares of living a...