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Tales of Breckinridge Elkins - ebook/epub
|Robert E. Howard|
|Breck Elkins is a hillbilly from Bear Creek, a fictional location in the Humboldt Mountains of Nevada. He is „mighty of stature and small of brain'–a physically huge and imposing figure, and his reputation as a short-tempered and ferocious fighter often precedes him throughout the Southwest. He is usually found in the company of Cap’n Kidd, his equally fierce and cantankerous horse.|
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A Gent from Bear Creek - ebook/epub
|Robert E. Howard|
The stories are humorously written as if told by Breckinridge Elkins, a hillbilly with no schooling. He and his kin live in the Humboldts in Nevada. Elkins is six feet six inches tall, is as strong as a grizzly bear. He can be just as bad tempered if riled. And there is a lot to rile him, especially his relatives.
Lord Jim - ebook/epub
Lord Jim, Conrad’s most famous work, is also his most extensive examination of a persistent theme: the conflict between an individual’s inner moral code and his or her outward actions. Jim, the well-loved son of an English parson, goes to sea to make a name for himself. With his youthful, romantic aspirations for the sea, he is physically powerful; he has „Ability in the abstract.” Throughout Conrad’s short stories and novels...
Tappan’s Burro - ebook/epub
You have brought me happiness, „said Tappan, to a small gray storm circling around his mother. „Your name is Janet. You are Bopo Tappana,” I think he will stick to you, „from the book,” Intelligence was a lonely business for Tappan, but his drum Jenet was a good company. She knew the dots and the water wells better. Thappan, from the burning heat and poisonous atmosphere of the Death Valley to the blind blizzards of the Arizona Mountains...
Nevada - ebook/epub
First published in 1926 and 1927, „Nevada”, the suspenseful sequel to „Forlorn River”, continues to be one of Zane Grey’s most beloved novels. Four years after Nevada had killed three men to clear his friend’s name, Ben and Nevada are reunited, but fate again plays a mean trick, and Nevada becomes Jim Lacy again – killer, thief, rustler, and notorious gunman – in order to save Ben from financial ruin...
Jean Of The Lazy ‘A’ - ebook/epub
This was B. M. Bower’s 15th novel, and like her „The Phantom Herd” a year later, it draws on her knowledge of the movie business. Sixteen-year-old Jean Douglas, the title character, is a no-nonsense daughter of a Montana rancher, Aleck Douglas, who in the opening chapters is wrongly found guilty of murder and sent to prison. With the help of a ranch hand, Lite Avery, she spends the rest of the novel finding the real killer...
The Lonesome Trail - ebook/epub
B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. This is one of her stories. In her prolific career as a writer of many classic Westerns, the most beloved characters ever created by author B. M. Bower were the happy but hardscrabble crew of the Flying U ranch. „The Lonesome Trail” catches up with the band of cowhands and ranchers as some of them have grown weary of range...
The Holy Flower - ebook/epub
|H. Rider Haggard|
This story is filled with adventure and humor. Allan Quatermain receives a sample of the huge orchid, the largest ever found. In England, he meets Mr. Somers, an avid orchid collector who is willing to fund an expedition to find the plant. This is the story of this expedition.
Tales of El Borak - ebook/epub
|Robert E. Howard|
Robert E. Howard is famous for creating such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Less well-known but equally extraordinary are his non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such hero as Francis Xavier Gordon. Texas gunfighter F. X. Gordon traveled the world before settling in 1920s Afghanistan. The Afghans dubbed him „El Borak” for his quick thinking and skill with a sword and gun...