Desert gold

In this classic and timeless Western novel, the outlaw and bandit Rojas will do anything to get the beautiful Mercedes to stay with him. When Rojas realizes that Mercedes favors the love of a gringo and Texas Ranger, the bandit Rojas vows to kill her. With the help of a friend of the Texas Ranger, the beautiful Mercedes escapes into the desert with Rojas and his band of outlaws close behind. But fate will intervene to protect the beautiful Mercedes from the wrath of the outlaws. Richard Gale, a college football star, travels to Mexico to prove himself after failing in every business opportunity that his wealthy father had handed him. When he arrives at an Arizona border town, a chance meeting with an old friend launches him into an adventure to save the beautiful Mercedes from the ruthless Mexican bandit.

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The rustlers of Pecos County

In this classic and timeless Western novel, hero Vaughn Steele, a formidable Texas Ranger, will face a tough assignment that comes from within: revenge. In the good old days, Texas was a huge wide place full of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, happy shooters, drunks, rascals, and politicians; Texas had it all. In those days, the mighty Texas Rangers were outnumbered a thousand to one. And the situation was even worse in the county of Pecos, where the law seemed all but helpless. But all of that will forever change when a Texas Ranger, Vaughn Steele, decides that enough is enough!

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Riders of the purple sage (Masterpiece Westerns)

In this classic and timeless Western novel, heroine Jane Withersteen battles to overcome her persecution by members of her polygamous Mormon Church, a leader of which, Elder Tull, wants to marry her. Withersteen is supported by a number of Gentile friends, including Bern Venters and Lassiter, a famous but mysterious gunman. Raging against time and her determined adversaries, Withersteen struggles with her “blindness” in seeing the evil nature of her church and its leaders, trying to keep both Venters and Lassiter from gunning down her enemies. But through the adoption of a child, Fay, Withersteen abandons her false beliefs and discovers her true love. (Note: this is the 282-page version.)

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The border legion

In this classic and timeless Western novel, heroine Joan Randle is a strong, capable woman living with her uncle in the wilds of Idaho. After a quarrel with her love interest, Joan heads to the lawless Montana border to track him down and bring him back. But she finds herself in trouble when “outlaw” Kells, an outlaw and gunslinger of the border, comes across her camp, taking Joan captive with his legion alogside the Idaho border. What follows is an unexpected tale of crime, dissolution, bravery, and redemption.

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The day of the beast

In this classic and timeless novel, Daren Lane, a war hero, returns from the battlefields of World War I to the mid-western United States during very delicate times. Lane’s arrival into America’s new reality of the so-called Roaring Twenties will be met with many obstacles and difficulties. Lane will be shocked by the decline of morals and the societal decomposition that he encounters coming home. To make matters worse, Lane’s fiancé has disappeared, his job has been taken, and his health is in peril. And there will be much more to come and knock on his door.

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Paradise lost

In this classic and timeless poem, we encounter an epic and ground-breaking work of poetry written in blank verse during the 17th century. Paradise Lost was originally published in 1667 in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition, published in 1674, divided the poem into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil’s Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton’s purpose, stated in Book I, is to “justify the ways of God to men.” Paradise Lost is widely considered one of the greatest literary works in the English language.

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Through the looking-glass

In this classic and timeless story, which is also the sequel to one of the greatest stories of all time, Alice in Wonderland, we now follow Alice and her adventures in a fantastic land where everything is reversed–a mirror image of itself. Alice encounters talking flowers, madcap kings and queens, and becomes a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, as well as other amusing characters. This edition features original illustrations by the famous John Tenniel. Tenniel is most noted for two major accomplishments: he was the principal political cartoonist for England’s Punch magazine for over 50 years, and he was the artist who illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

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The Monk

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 4.39.02 PMIn this classic and timeless novel, we encounter a tale of lust, struggle, and violence, in what became the most famous work of Matthew Lewis. In its day, the novel was chastized by critics for its supposed profanity and obscenity, and bought in large numbers by readers eager to see whether it lived up to its reputation. The story is set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, Spain. The Monk recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin superior, who succumbs first to temptations offered by a young girl who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and continues his descent with increasingly depraved acts of sorcery, murder, incest, and even torture. The Monk is also violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The novel showcases the great struggles between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions a well as the personal demons that overcome personal virtue. A major theme prevalent in gothic novels contemporaneous to The Monk is that of the morality tale juxtaposed onto a horrific and often violent plot, laden with real or perceived supernaturalism. The Monk is also the first book to successfully feature a priest as the villain.

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La salida era matar

En la reunión, hubo siete pistolas que dispararon a la vez a un indefenso hombre. Ninguno podría decir nada porque sería incriminado como asesino. Fue cerrado el caso. Pasado el tiempo, cuando todos ellos pensaban estar ya seguros, empezaron a ser asesinados uno por uno. Dick Pelham era un joven que había triunfado en la vida y que por casualidad entra en contacto con un extraño personaje.

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The call of the wild

In this classic and timeless novel, we experience the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th century and the famous Klondike Gold Rush. In the story, Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, and thereafter sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. At the time, strong sled dogs were in high demand and considered vital for the conquest of the ice. After Buck’s arrival into his new environment, Buck struggles to adjust and to accept the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and the forces of nature. Buck eventually sheds all ties with his past and relies on primordial instincts. Throughout his ordeal and forced reality, he becomes a respected and feared leader in the wild.

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