The second installment of Katz' Night tales trilogy (v.1 is Night tales from the Shammas), in which an old synagogue caretaker spins the tales that have been handed down through the centuries. The scene is a medieval synagogue somewhere in Germany.
Every night for three years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin, executing her the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king stories of adventure, love, riches and wonder - tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.
The second volume of the life of Rufus, personal physician to Julius Caesar, completes the astounding saga brought forth through Edgar Wedge, a tire salesman, by the process of hypnotic regression therapy. Rufus embarks on a trip from central Gaul to Rome on a secret mission for Caesar to uncover, and hopefully prevent, an attempt to assassinate him. Rufus gradually realizes the futility of war. Caesars battle with Germanic invaders to Northern Gaul further strengthens his conviction that Caesars early idealistic motivation for the Gallic wars has been replaced by his compulsion to gain power at any price. Rufus troubled love affair with Princess Aedua reaches an unexpected conclusion.
Tales of the Fantastic, Madness, and the Supernatural from Nineteenth-Century France
Author: Joan C. Kessler
Pubpsher: University of Chicago Press
An anthology of thrillers and chillers from 19th Century France. In Theophile Gautier's The Dead in Love, a man develops an obsessive passion for a woman who has returned from the grave, while Honore de Balzac's The Red Inn is on a crime which is committed by one person in thought and another in deed.
Tales for a Long Winter's Night is a delightful collection of stories well-suited for snuggling into a cozy armchair in front of a roaring fire on a long winter's night. The stories take you from sunlit winter wonderlands to the darkest corners of the human heart. You can sail tropical waters, ford a creek in the Appalachian Mountains, or ride a dark and dangerous canyon with a headless ghost. There is love lost and love found, action and adventure and heart-pounding fear awaiting you. Sit by your fire and enjoy the magic of Tales for a Long Winter's Night.
Including the Complete Flying U Series, The Range Dwellers, The Long Shadow, The Gringos, Starr of the Desert, Cabin Fever, Points West, Tiger Eye, Rodeo, The Lonesome Trail, Cow Country…
Author: B. M. Bower
This carefully crafted ebook: "B. M. BOWER Ultimate Collection: 35 Novels & 16 Tales of the Old West (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Flying U Series Chip of the Flying U The Flying U Ranch The Flying U's Last Stand The Phantom Herd The Heritage of the Sioux Rodeo Dark Horse The Flying U Strikes The Happy Family Ananias Green Blink Miss Martin's Mission Happy Jack, Wild Man A Tamer of Wild Ones Andy, the Liar "Wolf! Wolf!" Fool's Gold Lords of the Pots and Pans The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories The Lonesome Trail First Aid to Cupid When the Cook Fell Ill The Lamb The Spirit of the Range The Reveler The Unheavenly Twins Other Novels The Range Dwellers The Lure of the Dim Trails Her Prairie Knight Rowdy of the "Cross L" The Long Shadow Good Indian Lonesome Land The Gringos The Uphill Climb The Ranch at the Wolverine Jean of the Lazy 'A' The Lookout Man Starr of the Desert Cabin Fever Skyrider The Thunder Bird Rim O' the World The Quirt (Sawtooth Ranch) Cow Country Casey Ryan The Trail of the White Mule The Parowan Bonanza Points West Hay Wire Fool's Goal Tiger Eye Trails Meet Bertha Muzzy Bower (1871-1940) was an American author who wrote novels and short stories about the American Old West. She is best known for her first novel "Chip of the Flying U” about Flying U Ranch and the "Happy Family" of cowboys who lived there. The novel rocketed Bower to fame, and she wrote an entire series of novels set at the Flying U Ranch. Several of Bower's novels were turned into films.