This is the exciting story of Phileas Fogg and his journey around the world in eighty days. Phileas Fogg believes that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Can he do it? Around the World in Eighty Days is the wonderful story of Phileas's adventures as he travels from country to country with his servant Passepartout. Retold by Maria Jose Lobo and Pepita Subira.
When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father's ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they're more than happy to take his son. It isn't fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead. Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. He was a celebrity during his lifetime for works like "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Treasure Island." Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. Unlike many other Stevenson's novels, "Prince Otto" is a love story. Because of the royal responsibilities, Prince Otto and his wife start to lose interest in each other. The web of palace conspiracies and discord, they both change drastically. The masks fall off, revealing their real characters and intentions.
In the aftermath of THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC, journey back to the first days of Doctor Strange! How did Stephen Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme - and how has he lost it all? In the present, Strange is on the brink of death, his magic nearly depleted. Sensing the Master of the Mystic Arts is at his weakest, his greatest foes will return from the shadows, ready to strike - starting with one of his oldest rivals, Baron Mordo! But as a parade of bad guys line up to take their shot, one of Strange's newest enemies may be the deadliest of all. During ORIGINAL SIN, one of the slain Watcher's eyes fell into the hands of the Orb - and with that immense power, he has set his sights on Doctor Strange!
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for domination is the One Ring, the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the ring to his care. Frodo must leave home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Drawing on extensive access to the Royal Family's inner circle, Sally Bedell Smith delivers unprecedented insights into Prince Charles, a man who possesses a fiercely independent spirit, and yet has spent his life in waiting for the ultimate role.Beginning with his lonely childhood, Smith details his intellectual quests, his entrepreneurial pursuits, and his love affairs, from the tragedy of his marriage to Diana to his eventual reunion with Camilla, as well as his relationship with the next generation of royals, including Will, Kate, Harry, and his beloved grandchildren.As this sweeping biography shows, Prince Charles is more complicated and compelling than we knew, until now.
Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, all three parts of the epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, in one paperback. Features the definitive edition of the text, fold-out flaps with the original two-colour maps, and a revised and expanded index. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. This single-volume paperback edition is the definitive text, fully restored with almost 400 corrections - with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien - and features a striking new cover.
The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow . . .
The main hero of the book, Vasily – simple laboratory SRI – lives with his family in a small provincial town. One of ordinary days presents a meeting for young man, changing his monotonous gray days at a promising future. Using new acquaintances, communicating with talented people, it seemed, Vasily opened before himself a fantastic opportunity… together with the hero of the book, you make own choices: to believe in the impossible or check everything yourself.
Dazzling, gritty brilliance. This is a novel of scorching distinction' Sunday Times Under an endless and unforgiving sky, four travellers enter the Judean desert in search of redemption. Instead, amidst the barren rocks, they are met by a dangerous man, Musa, and fall under his dark influence. But there is a fervent, solitary figure also sharing their landscape, denying the temptations of his neighbours, and, ultimately, the needs of his own body. So begin forty days and nights in one of the most inhospitable terrains on earth. "One of the finest novels I've read in years" The Times "Completely captivating" Literary Review "Absolutely compelling" Observer "Stunning. A writer of hallucinatory skill" John Updike.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. The Days of My Life is an autobiography by Haggard. This book deals with Haggard's life in South Africa, and with his literary career, but also with an aspect of his many activities which is less familiar to those who knew him mainly as a writer of romances. He was always dominated by a strong sense of duty, and by an ardent patriotism, and the direction in which he thought that he could best serve his country was in an attempt to stop the rapidly growing migration of population from the country districts to the slums of the towns.
From his first appearance in Detective Comics No. 27 in May 1939, Batman has thrilled imaginations across the globe. This character portrait pays tribute to the World's Greatest Detective, from his early days as a pulp-inflected comics hero to his current stature as a global icon, one of the greatest cultural artifacts of modern times. Through Robin, Catwoman, the Joker, and beyond, this volume looks at the complicated personality and the dynamic relationships that defined Batman. With 192 pages of the greatest Batman images and text by Paul Levitz, author of the Eisner Award-winning 75 Years of DC Comics, The Little Book of Batman is your definitive guide to the tragedy and triumph of the Dark Knight.
Prince Igor - Nikolai Putilin Yaroslavna - Calina Corchakova Vladimir - Yevgeny Akimov Galitsky - Sergei Aleksashkin Konchak - Vladimir Vaneev Konchakovna - Olga Borodina Kirov Orchestra. Opera Chorus and Ballet. St PetersburgValery Gergiev Recorded live at the Mariinsky Theatre. St PetersburgValery Cergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this magnificent 1998 production of Borodin's Prince Igor, presented in a new Mariinsky Theatre performing edition and featuring Mikhail Fokine's original choreography in the famous Polovtsian Dances. It tells of the struggle between the Russians and the Polovtsian nomads, of Prince Igor's capture and escape from his noble opponent. Khan Konchak, and of the love between Igor's son. Vladimir, and Konchak's daughter, Konchakovna. Opera In Four Acts