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The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

This novella, only 140 pages, was first
printed in it's entirety in Life Magazine Sept 1st 1952,
inspiring a buying frenzy selling over 5 million copies of the
magazine in just 2 days.
The story about an aging Cuban
fisherman wrangling a large marlin in the gulf stream was written in
1951 in Cuba and published in 1952. In 1953 it won the Pulitzer Prize
for Fiction and led to Hemingway's nomination for the Nobel Prize in
Literature in 1954.
Man's struggle against nature is the
resounding theme throughout... Read more
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon as he investigates a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to and fathering a child with Mary Magdalene.
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Commonly named among the Great American novels, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is generally regarded as the
sequel to his earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; however, in
Huckleberry Finn, Twain focused increasingly on the institution of
slavery and the South. Narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn in Southern
antebellum vernacular, the novel gives vivid descriptions of people and
daily life along the Mississippi River while following the adventure of
Huck and... Read more
The Road

The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and, apparently, almost all life on earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.
The Hunt For Red October

The Hunt For Red October

by Tom Clancy

Published in 1984, The Hunt for Red October follows a Soviet submarine captain who defies orders and charts a course for the United States. Unclear of his motives and fearing a nuclear launch, the protagonist Jack Ryan attempts to track the nearly untraceable vessel as it nears the east coast. The basis for a blockbuster hollywood film of the same title, The Hunt for the Red October catapulted Tom Clancy from insurance salesman to one of the most popular writers of his generation.After being rejected by... Read more
A Tale Of Two Cities

A Tale Of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With 200 million copies sold, it is the most printed original English book, the most printed and among the most famous works of fiction.
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks under the title The Sea Cook over a period of several months from 1881-82.Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is the classic pirate tale, known for its superb atmosphere, character and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of... Read more
The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan

The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.
Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel written by Canadian author Yann Martel. In the story, the protagonist Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. The novel was first published by Knopf Canada in September 2001, and the UK edition won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the following year.
Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George
Orwell has become the definitive dystopian novel of the twentieth
century. Originally published on June 8, 1949 by Secker and
Warburg in the United Kingdom, the book follows the main character,
Winston Smith, through his disillusionment with totalitarianism and a
doomed struggle of resistance. George Orwell is a pen-name, Orwell's
real name was Eric Blair. -
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular novels; having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times.
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the town of St. Petersberg, based on the town of Hannibal, Missouri.
Animal Farm

Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Animal Farm is a dystopian novella by George Orwell. Published in England on 17 August 1945, the book reflects events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II. Orwell, a democratic socialist and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences with the NKVD during the Spanish Civil War.
Moby Dick

Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

Melville's classic was first published in England as three volumes titled The Whale in October 1851. Slow sales of Melville's previously books convinced Publisher L. Richard Bentley to reduce the printing to only 500 copies, and of that, only 300 sold in the first 4 months. The remaining unbound sheets were bound in a cheaper casing in 1852, and in 1853 there were still enough remaining sheets to again bind into an even cheaper edition.Melville changed the title to Moby Dick a month later, November 1851,... Read more
The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy is the second Jason Bourne novel written by Robert Ludlum, first published in 1986. It was the sequel to Ludlum's bestseller The Bourne Identity (1980) and precedes Ludlum's final Bourne novel, The Bourne Ultimatum (1990). The Bourne Supremacy was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004 starring Matt Damon, although the film has a completely distinct (and contradictory) plot to the novel.
Persuader

Persuader

by Lee Child

The Persuader is the name of three fictional characters featured in comic books published by DC Comics. Nyeun Chun Ti first appeared in Adventure Comics #352 (January 1967), and was created by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan. Cole Parker first appeared in Adventures of Superman #598 (January 2002), and was created by Joe Casey and Pete Woods.
One Shot

One Shot

by Lee Child

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in--no phone, no address, no commitments--ex--military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child's astonishing new thriller, Reacher's arrival will change everything--about a case that isn't what it seems, about lives tangled... Read more
Two For the Dough

Two For the Dough

by Janet Evanovich

Two for the Dough, published in 1996, is the second novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Like others in the Stephanie Plum series, Two For the Dough was a best-seller, spending 36 weeks on the Top 150 list.
Outlander

Outlander

by Diana Gabaldon

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand,... Read more
Dear and Glorious Physician

Dear and Glorious Physician

by Taylor Caldwell

Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1959.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 563-564).

Action & Adventure Books & Ephemera

The Sum Of All Fears

The Sum Of All Fears

by Clancy, Tom

The Sum of All Fears is the best-selling thriller novel by Tom Clancy, and part of the Jack Ryan series. It was the fourth book of the series to be turned into a film. An interesting note is that this book was released just days before the Moscow uprising in 1991, which finally signaled the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Russian politics in the aftermath of the destruction of the Berlin Wall is a main element of the book.
Trojan Odyssey

Trojan Odyssey

by Cussler, Clive

Trojan Odyssey is a Dirk Pitt novel by Clive Cussler, published first in 2003.
Rainbow Six

Rainbow Six

by Clancy, Tom

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a media franchise created by American author Tom Clancy about a fictional international counter-terrorist unit called "Rainbow. " The franchise began with Clancy's novel Rainbow Six, which was adapted into a successful series of tactical first-person shooter video games, and is a planned future film tentatively set for release in 2010.
The Cardinal Of the Kremlin

The Cardinal Of the Kremlin

by Clancy, Tom

The Cardinal of the Kremlin is a novel by Tom Clancy, featuring his character Jack Ryan. It is a sequel to The Hunt for Red October, based around the development of the Strategic Defense Initiative and its Soviet equivalent, covering themes including intelligence gathering and counterintelligence, political intrigue, and guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan.
Red Rabbit

Red Rabbit

by Clancy, Tom

Red Rabbit (2002) is a New York Times bestselling novel by Tom Clancy. It revolves around the 1981 plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II.
Executive Orders

Executive Orders

by Clancy, Tom

Executive Orders is a political and military thriller novel by Tom Clancy. It was published in 1996, and is a canonical part of the 'Ryanverse'.
Without Remorse

Without Remorse

by Clancy, Tom

Without Remorse is a thriller novel published in 1993 by Tom Clancy and is a part of the "Ryanverse" series. While not the first novel of the series to be published, it is first in plot chronology. The main setting of the book is set during the Vietnam War, in the American city of Baltimore. The book focuses on the development of one of Clancy's recurring characters, John Kelly/John Clark, while providing the character some back-story.
Flood Tide

Flood Tide

by Cussler, Clive

Flood Tide is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 14th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt. He must rescue illegal immigrants from a Chinese tycoon and locate the bones of the Peking Man, the famous lost example of Homo erectus. This book also introduces Juan Cabrillo and some of the Corporation of the future Oregon Files series of books.
Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising

by Cussler, Clive

Valhalla Rising is a 2001 Clive Cussler book in the Dirk Pitt series.
The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

by Ludlum, Robert

The Bourne Ultimatum is the third Jason Bourne novel written by Robert Ludlum and a sequel to The Bourne Supremacy (1986). First published in 1990, it was the last Bourne novel to be written by Ludlum himself. Eric Van Lustbader wrote a sequel titled The Bourne Legacy fourteen years later. A film titled The Bourne Ultimatum starring Matt Damon was released in 2007. As in the 2004 film, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum has a completely different plot from the novel.
Patriot Games

Patriot Games

by Clancy, Tom

Patriot Games is a novel by Tom Clancy. It is chronologically the first book (predating the events in The Hunt for Red October) focusing on CIA analyst Jack Ryan, the main character in almost all of Clancy's novels. It is the indirect sequel to Without Remorse. The title comes from an Irish Rebel Song called The Patriot Game, an Irish ballad about the Border Campaign in Northern Ireland.
Raise the Titanic !

Raise the Titanic !

by Cussler, Clive

Raise the Titanic! is a 1976 adventure novel by Clive Cussler, published in the United States by the Viking Press, that tells the fictional story of efforts to bring the remains of the ill-fated ocean liner to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. In 1980, the book was adapted for a feature film.
Chase

Chase

by Cussler, Clive

For decades, Clive Cussler has been delighting readers with novels filled with suspense, action, and sheer audacity. Now he does it again, in one of the wildest, most entertaining historical thrillers in years.April 1950: The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine or its grisly contents that interest the people watching nearby. It is what is about to come next . .... Read more
Atlantis Found

Atlantis Found

by Cussler, Clive

Atlantis Found is a 1999 novel by Clive Cussler, part of the Dirk Pitt series.
Mack Bolan

Mack Bolan

by Pendleton, Don

Dragon

Dragon

by Cussler, Clive

The Executioner

The Executioner

by Pendleton, Don