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The Deerslayer
The Deerslayer

Описание: THE DEERSLAYER is the culmination of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leather-Stocking" novels, featuring Natty Bumppo (the deer-slaying young frontiersman) and the Mohican chief, Chingachgook. Cooper portrays the hubris of the conquest of a vast territory. The action takes place during the American wars of the 1740s. Natty and his friend Harry attempt to save a trapper and two young women, whose floating fort on Lake Glimmerglass is besieged by the ruthless Iroquois. The tension steadily increases to the point at which a cruel outcome seems inevita... Читать далее →

The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans

Описание: It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle tor ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war. attempt to join their father. Thwarted by Magua, the sinister 'Indian runner', they find help in the p... Читать далее →

Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe

Описание: From its first publication in 1719, ROBINSON CRUSOE has been printed in over 700 editions. It has inspired almost every conceivable kind of imitation and variation, and been the subject of plays, opera, cartoons, and computer games. The character of Crusoe has entered the consciousness of each succeeding generation as readers add their own interpretation to the adventures so thrillingly "recorded" by Defoe. Читать далее →

Treasure Island
Treasure Island

Описание: "Fifteen men on the dead man's chest - Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!" Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck, and is perhaps the best adventure story ever written. When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in Captain Flint's sea chest, he could not know that the map inside would lead him to unimaginable treasure. Shipping as cabin boy on the Hispaniola, he sails with Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey, the sinister Long John Silver and a frightening crew to Treasure Island. There, mutiny, murd... Читать далее →

The Coral Island
The Coral Island

Описание: "The Coral Island" - "A Tale of the Pacific Ocean" opens with the shipwreck on a Pacific island of the young friends Ralph Rover, Jack Martin and Peterkin Gay. Despite the pleasurable presence on their island of delicious breadfruit, coconuts and succulent oysters, the intrepid trios are not alone and they soon witness a battle between rival bands of cannibals and encounter a distinctly hostile pirate band led by 'Bloody Bill'. Their lives are placed in serious peril from which only courage and determined pluck can save them. Формат: 12,5 см... Читать далее →

Moby Dick
Moby Dick

Описание: With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd. Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury Moby-Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each.... Читать далее →

Twenty Years After
Twenty Years After

Описание: This title includes an introduction by A.M.de Medeiros, University of Kent at Canterbury. A year after the publication of THE THREE MUSKETEERS, Alexandre Dumas produced a sequel worthy in every respect of the original. In TWENTY YEARS AFTER the much beloved D'Artaganan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis reunite to fight the forces of evil. In the original novel they defeated Milady, a formidable foe; now they need to face her vengeful son Mordaunt, as well as countering the machinations of the sinister Cardinal Mazarin. Their adventures also take th... Читать далее →

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo

Описание: The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas' novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero's ultimate dis... Читать далее →

Kim
Kim

Описание: "Kim" tells the story of Kimball O'Hara (Kim) who is the orphaned son of a soldier in an Irish regiment stationed in India during the British Raj. Kim's early life varies from being a vagabond on the streets of Lahore to his adoption by his father's old regiment. In "Kim", Rudyard Kipling captures the frenetic bustle of the bazaars of the sub-continent with its many races of people. Through Kim's recruitment into the British Secret Service he takes the reader into the intricacies of the "Great Game" of espionage played out with the Russians ... Читать далее →

The Call of the Wild & White Fang
The Call of the Wild & White Fang

Описание: "The Call of the Wild" (1903) and "White Fang" (1906) are world famous animal stories. Set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, The "Call of the Wild" is about Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Stolen from his pampered life on a Californian estate and shipped to the Klondike to work as a sledge dog, he triumphs over his circumstances and becomes the leader of a wolf pack. The story records the "decivilisation" of Buck as he answers "the call of the wild", an inherent memor... Читать далее →