A Mountain Walked

Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Author: S. T. Joshi,Mearle Prout,Robert Johnson,C. Thompson,Ramsey Campbell,Walter DeBill,T. E. D. Klein,Thomas Ligotti,Neil Gaiman,Lois Gresh,Stanley Sargent,W. Pugmire,Jason Brock,Joseph Pulver,Donald Tyson,Cody Goodfellow,Johnathon Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781727597486
Page: 610
View: 8273
H. P. Lovecraft wrote "The Call of Cthulhu" in 1926, initiating the Cthulhu Mythos, one of the most widely imitated shared-world universes in weird fiction. Even in his lifetime, many other writers added to the Mythos, and after his death hundreds if not thousands of authors of weird, fantasy, and science fiction have added their distinctive elaborations on Lovecraft's basic themes and ideas. This volume features some of the best Cthulhu Mythos writing over the past century. Beginning with such rare but classic stories as Mearle Prout's "The House of the Worm" and Robert Barbour Johnson's "Far Below," from the pages of Weird Tales, the anthology moves on to James Wade's novella "The Deep Ones" and Ramsey Campbell's refreshing riff on the "forbidden book" motif, "The Franklyn Paragraphs." Acclaimed stories by T. E. D. Klein, Thomas Ligotti, Neil Gaiman, and W. H. Pugmire are also included.

When Mountains Walked

A Novel
Author: Kate Wheeler
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547561714
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 4159
Two generations of women struggle with love—and journey to remote corners of the world—in this “remarkably passionate and engaging” novel (San Francisco Chronicle). From a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, When Mountains Walked tells of two parallel love affairs, years apart. In the 1940s, Althea Baines follows her seismologist husband to the heart of the Indian subcontinent to trace the origins of earthquakes. Here, awakening to a form of spirituality she had never imagined, she eventually finds solace with a Hindu priest. Years later, her granddaughter Maggie follows her own idealistic husband to a canyon in central Peru to set up a health clinic. Alive to the culture and the place, Maggie falls recklessly in love with a revolutionary leader and follows him on an apocalyptic trip into the rain forest. As the lives of the two women echo and illuminate each other, and each is swept up in her own time by powerful forces, “this superb novel sets the mountains in motion—shaking up relations between sexes, generations, and rich nations and poor” (Newsday). “A gifted storyteller . . . When Mountains Walked subtly questions how much is too much to sacrifice in a relationship.” —The Wall Street Journal “This is a book you mention to your friends.” —Francine Prose, author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club

Clear Waters Rising

A Mountain Walk Across Europe
Author: Nicholas Crane
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141935480
Category: Travel
Page: 400
View: 3510
Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world.

The Mountain That Walked

Author: Katherine Holubitsky
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695104
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
View: 3954
The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been treated poorly by the two brothers, but he has endured. However, when Albert dies under curious circumstances, and Buck accuses him of murder, Charlie has no choice but to run. He ends up in Frank, a coal-mining town in the Rocky Mountains. Once in Frank, Charlie finally finds friendship and a sense of belonging and self-worth, emotional qualities that had eluded him as a mere “Home boy.” His new best friend is another English boy, who has recently received the deed to a homestead and is working to save for supplies. Things change dramatically, however, when, as the local aboriginals have for centuries predicted it would, the mountain walks. In this true event of April 29, 1903, Turtle Mountain collapses, burying a portion of the town. What Charlie does next is determined by the lessons he’s learned from those he’s become close to, the hard-working immigrants and colorful Canadians who struggled against all odds to populate the West

Xu Xiake's Travels 徐霞客游记

The Most Famous Travelogue Book in Ancient China
Author: Xu Xiake
Publisher: DeepLogic
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 8408
“Xu Xiake's Travels” (徐霞客游记) is a Chinese travelogue book, written in the 17th century. The book has 22 sections. It consists mainly of essays describing the travels of the Ming dynasty geographer Xu Xiake. Over 34 years, Xu produced more than 600,000 words, including works such as "Guizhou tour diary" and "Yunnan tour diary". This book offers detailed descriptions of geography, hydrology, geology, plants and other phenomena. It is also respected for its literary qualities and for its historicity.

Flares of Memory

Stories of Childhood During the Holocaust
Author: Anita Brostoff,Sheila Chamovitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195156270
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 964
Contains memories of childhood during the Holocaust, recalling the humiliation, suffering, and triumph experienced by children as they endured mistreatment at the hands of the Nazis.

Dark Age Heroes

Author: Joseph Sale
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 144614092X
Page: 185
View: 3538
'Let me tell you truthfully, there will be combat, and bloodshed, and feud and bitter death today'¦' Enter into the world of the great heroes of the Dark Age and follow Hagen of Troneck on his pathway through terrible deeds and up to his final heroic last stand at the head of the fearsome Nibelungs. This novel is an epic retelling of the original story of the Nibelungs written in a poetical prose that imitates the verse of the former text. Discover the untold legend and learn of the awful destiny of the knights of Worms.

Dr. Sex

Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446243887
Category: Fiction
Page: 472
View: 2587
Es ist das Jahr 1939, und auf dem Campus der Universität Indiana ist eine Revolution ausgebrochen. Alfred Kinsey, Zoologe, beschäftigt sich mit dem sexuellen Verhalten von Männern und Frauen - rein empirisch natürlich. John Milk, Student und ehrgeiziger Provinzler, gerät in seinen Bann und in seinen engsten Forscherkreis. T. C. Boyle erzählt die Geschichte eines genialen, fanatischen Helden und porträtiert dabei die prüde und heuchlerische Gesellschaft des Amerikas der vierziger und fünfziger Jahre.

Laughter and Tears

A Family's Journey to Understanding the Autism Spectrum
Author: Ann Hewetson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103311
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 5889
Laughter and Tears follows the life story of Mark, a young man with autism, from birth to the age of 30, and is interwoven with observations of the history of autism as it unfolds from its first diagnosis in 1943 to the present day.

Sidewalk Dreaming

Author: W. Jude Aher
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557600103
Page: 155
View: 7118
The journey of a Poet through his Poetry from 1983 thru 2001 containing a gap of 7 years, during which he became disabled by the appearance of multiple brain lesions. Never giving in, he finially his voice, his art once more.

Lovecraft's Monsters

Author: Neil Gaiman,Joe R. Lansdale,Caitlín R Kiernan,Elizabeth Bear
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616961643
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 4155
Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more—appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters' unique visage. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award–winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible). Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey...if you dare.

The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One)

Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Robert Silverberg,Caitlin R. Kiernan,John Shirley
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1781164533
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9349
Fourteen brand-new stories of the macabre, plus two rare works inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's legendary novella AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS “One of the greatest short novels in American literature, and a key text in my own understanding of what literature can do.” Michael Chabon With its terrifying account of a doomed scientific expedition, Lovecraft's masterpiece has influenced many of the finest authors in modern fiction. Inspired by his dark mythos of cosmic abominations clawing at the edge of our reality, these writers have enthusiastically embraced... THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU Featuring never-before-seen tales by Heather Graham Lois H. Gresh Caitlin R. Kiernan J. C. Koch Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Darrell Schweitzer Michael Shea John Shirley William Browning Spencer Melanie Tem Jonathan Thomas Donald Tyson K. M. Tonso Harry Turtledove Plus two long-lost classics of Lovecraftian fiction by Arthur C. Clarke Robert Silverberg

The Classic Horror Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640891
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 702
'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of 'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the 'Cthulhu Mythos', a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. It includes the Introduction from Lovecraft's critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature', in which he gave his own important definition of 'weird fiction'. In a fascinating contextual introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

About a Mountain

Author: John D'Agata
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393076695
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 9556
Named One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Written by the New York Times Magazine, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Editors' Choice. When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain; the result is a startling portrait that compels a reexamination of the future of human life.

Lands of Zarahemla

Author: Eugene L. Peny
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781880416778
Category: Book of Mormon
Page: 286
View: 6656

Mount Washington in Winter, Or the Experiences of a Scientific Expedition Upon the Highest Mountain in New England--1870-71...

Author: Charles Henry Hitchcock
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mount Washington Expedition
Page: 363
View: 6419

The Time Tunnel

Author: Dale Cahoon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453520716
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9330

The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D. Thomas. Vol. 1-50; 51, no. 3- ol. 63

Author: David Thomas
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 9888

The Living Age

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1782

A Mountain of Secrets

Adventures of a Young Scientist
Author: Lloyd Sparks
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595424597
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 156
View: 7685
With the collapse of the government after the Second World War, Americans have learned to live without help or interference from police, lawyers and bureaucrats. In this simple and happy world lives an eleven-year-old boy who wants to be a scientist. Having found a plant that makes concentrated uranium, he and his friends build a spaceship out of the strongest substances known to man-spider webs and egg shells. They fly into outer space, but barely make it back alive. Forced to crash land on Mount Saint Helens on Halloween, they encounter the frightening and magical inhabitants of a secret world. The young scientist discovers that the secrets that lie within his own mind can be more astounding than a trip into outer space. They eventually make it home, only to be grounded for going into outer space without asking permission. In the end they learn that there is still much to discover in their own back yard.