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Andrew Lang Books

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This collection of Andrew Lang books is a free application for fans of Andrew Lang’s works!

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so yu can choose better which one you want to read!

Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.

The other books included in this collection are:

Helen of Troy:

In Lang’s Helen of Troy, a story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred. Many of the descriptions of manners are versified from the Iliad and the Odyssey. The description of the events after the death of Hector, and the account of the sack of Troy, is chiefly borrowed from Quintus Smyrnaeus. The character and history of Helen of Troy have been conceived of in very different ways by poets and mythologists.

The Arabian Nights:

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800–900.

The Grey Fairy Book:

The fascinating stories in the book give an invaluable glimpse into the mindsets of people thousands of years ago, people who put their beliefs and their morality into these stories.

The Crimson Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Violet Fairy Book and The Yellow Fairy Book:

Andrew Lang`s Fairy Books — also known as Andrew Lang`s “Coloured” Fairy Books or Andrew Lang`s Fairy Books of Many Colors — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally — with the notable exception of Madame d`Aulnoy — made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

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Tarzan Collection

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Do you like Tarzan books? This application with  Tarzan books is made for you, so you can enjoy reading on your andriod phone for free!

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so yu can choose better which one you want to read!

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres.

This collection is made of all Tarzan books:

Tarzan the Untamed:

Tarzan the Untamed is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the seventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was originally published as two separate stories serialized in different pulp magazines; “Tarzan the Untamed” (AKA “Tarzan and the Huns”) in Redbook from March to August, 1919, and “Tarzan and the Valley of Luna” in All-Story Weekly from March to April 1920. The two stories were combined under the title of the first in the first book edition, published in 1920 by A. C. McClurg. In order of writing, the book follows Jungle Tales of Tarzan, a collection of short stories about the ape-man’s youth. Chronologically, it follows Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar.

Tarzan and the Golden Lion :

Tarzan and the Golden Lion is the ninth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly beginning in December 1922; and then as a complete novel by A.C. McClurg & Co. on March 24, 1923.

Tarzan of the Apes :

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912; the first book edition was published in 1914. The character was so popular that Burroughs continued the series into the 1940s with two dozen sequels.

This collection also consists of: Jungle Tales of Tarzan, Tarzan and the Ant-men, Tarzan and the Castaways, Tarzan and the City of Gold, Tarzan and the Forbidden City, Tarzan and The Foreign Legion, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, Tarzan and the Leopard Men, Tarzan and the Lion-Man, Tarzan and the Lost Empire, Tarzan At The Earths Core, Tarzan Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan the Invincible, Tarzan the Magnificent, Tarzan the Terrible, Tarzan the Triumphant, Tarzan’s Quest, The Beasts of Tarzan, The Return of Tarzan, The Son of Tarzan, The Tarzan Twins.

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Sisters Bronte Collection

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The best free app with the collection of the most popular books of sisters Bronte!

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so yu can choose better which one you want to read!

The Brontës were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816), Emily (born 30 July 1818), and Anne (born 17 January 1820), are well known as poets and novelists. They originally published their poems and novels under masculine pseudonyms, following the custom of the times practised by female writers. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte’s Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily’s Wuthering Heights, Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.

Agnes Grey:

Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Brontë, first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works in several bourgeois families. Scholarship and comments by Anne’s sister Charlotte Brontë suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Brontë’s own experiences as a governess for five years. Like her sister Charlotte’s novel Jane Eyre, it addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.

Agnes Grey in French:

Agnes Grey est le premier des deux romans d’Anne Brontë. Publié en décembre 1847 sous le pseudonyme d’Acton Bell, le roman est fondé sur la propre expérience d’Anne comme gouvernante, et présente certains rapports stylistiques avec les œuvres de Jane Austen, plus importants que dans les textes suivants. Comme Jane Eyre, de sa sœur Charlotte (publié en octobre 1847), le livre décrit la position précaire des gouvernantes et la façon dont les jeunes femmes exerçant cette profession en sont affectées.

Jane Eyre:

Jane Eyre  /ˈɛər/ is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England, in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title Jane Eyre. An Autobiography under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Writing for the Penguin edition, Stevie Davies describes it as an “influential feminist text” because of its in-depth exploration of a strong female character’s feelings.

 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the second and final novel by English author Anne Brontë, published in 1848 under the pseudonym Acton Bell. Probably the most shocking of the Brontës’ novels, this novel had an instant phenomenal success but after Anne’s death her sister Charlotte prevented its re-publication.

 Les Hauts de Hurlevent in French:

Les Hauts de Hurlevent (d’autres traductions françaises du titre existent : Haute Plaine, Hurlevent, Les Hauteurs tourmentées, Hurlevent des Monts, Les Hauts des tempêtes etc.) (titre original : Wuthering Heights) est l’unique roman d’Emily Brontë, publié pour la première fois en 1847 sous le pseudonyme d’Ellis Bell. Il est cité par William Somerset Maugham en 1954, dans son essai Ten Novels and Their Authors (Dix romans et leurs auteurs) parmi les dix plus grands romans.

Wuthering Heights:

Wuthering Heights is the only published novel by Emily Brontë, written between October 1845 and June 1846 and published in July of the following year. It was not printed until December 1847, after the success of her sister Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. A posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte.

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Winnetou collection

Download the Winnetou collection app and read your favorite books for free! Please note that these books are in German language.

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so you can choose better which one you want to read!

“Karl May’s German-language novel of the American West has been a perennial favorite in Europe since it first appeared in 1892. The daring adventures of the German-born frontiersman “Old Shatterhand” and his Apache companion “Winnetou” in the western plains and mountains have been reprinted innumerable times, made into films and plays, and have inspired musical compositions. Today in Germany, Old West enthusiasts by the tens of thousands attend an outdoor “Karl May” festival each summer. Yet, despite May’s immense popularity in Europe, this prolific author of adventure fiction is virtually unknown in the United States and Canada.”–BOOK JACKET. “May’s writing shaped a European vision of the post-Civil War American West – one uniquely Teutonized by his prolific pen. Interestingly enough, May did not visit the United States until late in life, long after his most popular western stories were published.”–BOOK JACKET. “In this WSU Press edition, David Koblick’s translation and abridgment puts the best known novel by Karl May into the hands of an English speaking audience. In addition, an introduction by Koblick and an insightful foreword by Richard H. Cracroft of Brigham Young University provide a cultural and historical perspective on the Karl May phenomenon.”

There are four volumes of this book.

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Edgar Allan Poe Books

Download free application with the collection of the books by Edgar Allan Poe you will certainly love!

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so yu can choose better which one you want to read!

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe, January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

The Black Cat:

“The Black Cat” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham’s Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his “tales of ratiocination”. Two works that share some similarities predate Poe’s stories, including Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1819) by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1748) by Voltaire.

The Pit and the Pendulum:

“The Pit and the Pendulum” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842 in the literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1843. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story describes his experience of being tortured. The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe’s stories which are aided by the supernatural. The traditional elements established in popular horror tales at the time are followed, but critical reception has been mixed. The tale has been adapted to film several times.

 Other beautiful works that can be found in this application are:

A Descent into the Maelstrom, A Predicament, A Tale of Jerusalem, A Tale of the Ragged Mountains, Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences, Eleonora, Four Beasts in One, Hop-Frog, How to Write a Blackwood Article, King Pes, Landors Cottage, Ligeia, Lionizing, Loss of Breath, Mellonta Tauta, Mesmeric Revelation, Metzengerstein, Morella, MS. Found in a Bottle, Mystification, Never Bet the Devil Your Head, Shadow, Silence, Some Words with a Mummy, The Colloquy of Monos and Una, The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion, The Devil in the Belfry, The Domain of Arnheim, The Duc de LOmelette, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemarm, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Imp of the Perverse, The Island of the Fay, The Journal of Julius Rodman, The Man of the Crowd and many other.

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Jack London Books

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Jack London collection a great free application with the most popular books of Jack London.

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so yu can choose better which one you want to read!

John Griffith “Jack” London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.

 The Call of the Wild:

The Call of the Wild is a novella by American author Jack London published in 1903. The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. The novella details Buck’s struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild.

 The Little Lady of the Big House:

The Little Lady of the Big House (1915) is a novel by American writer Jack London. Biographer Clarice Stasz states that it is “not autobiography,” but speaks of his “frank borrowing from his life with Charmian” and says it is “psychologically valid as a mirror of events during [the] winter [of 1912–13]. The story concerns a love triangle.

 White Fang:

White Fang is the titular character and a novel by American author Jack London. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century, and details a wild wolfdog’s journey to domestication. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London’s best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which concerns a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing into his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild.

 Other books included in this collection are:

A Daughter of the Snows, A Son of the Sun, Adventure, Before Adam, Burning Daylight, Children of the Frost, Dutch Courage and Other Stories, Hearts of Three, Jerry of the Islands, Lost Face, Love of Life & Other Stories, Martin Eden, Michael, Brother of Jerry, Moon-Face & Other Stories, On the Makaloa Mat, South Sea Tales, Tales of the Fish Patrol, The Abysmal Brute, The Faith of Men & Other Stories, The Game, The House of Pride, The Iron Heel, The Mutiny of the Elsinore, The Night-Born, The Red One, The Road, The Scarlet Plague, The Sea Wolf, The Son of the Wolf, The Star Rover, The Strength of the Strong, The Turtles of Tasman, When God Laughs & Other Stories.

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Sherlock Holmes Books for Android

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The best collection of the books of Sherlock Holmes for your android phones, completely free.

This app has one book that is already downloaded. If you want to read other books from the collection you can download them and then delete them after the reading. In that way you can save space on your sd card or internal memory. Every book has a short description at the beginning, so yu can choose better which one you want to read!
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930[1]) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. The books of our collection are:
Sherlock Holmes 1 – A Study in Scarlet:

“A Study in Scarlet” is the first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes. Here Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat-mates at the famous 221 B Baker Street. In In this book Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens as Dr. Watson tags along with Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes 2 – The Sign of the Four:

Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London, and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action. Each year following the strange disappearance of her father, Miss Morstan has received a present of a rare and lustrous pearl. Now, on the day she is summoned to meet her anonymous benefactor, she consults Holmes and Watson.

Sherlock Holmes 3 – The Hound of the Baskervilles:

A deadly curse in the form of a legendary ferocious beast continues to claim its victims from the Baskerville family until Holmes and Watson intervene. Often called the best detective story ever written. When a second member of the Baskerville family dies, Sherlock Holmes investigates and finds murderous greed behind the supposed curse.
Sherlock Holmes 4 – The Valley of Fear:

The Sherlock Holmes series read in unabridged form by David Timson is widely regarded as one of the finest. Here, Timson brings his remarkable performance skills to one of Doyle’s full-length novels. Holmes and faithful Dr. Watson are summoned to a country house by a coded message.
Sherlock Holmes 5 – The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes:

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collects eleven of the Holmes short stories which were published in 1892 and 1893. In this collection, Holmes and Watson encounter ancient family mysteries, petty thefts, kidnappings, blackmailing, and even matters of national importance.

Sherlock Holmes 6 – The Return of Sherlock Holmes:

The Return of Sherlock Holmes collects thirteen short stories featuring the famous detective, all supposedly written and published by John Watson, his best friend, roommate, and confidante.

Sherlock Holmes 7 – His Last Bow:

The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism. He has, for many years, lived in a small farm upon the downs five miles from Eastbourne, where his time is divided between philosophy and agriculture.

Sherlock Holmes 8 – The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes:

The last twelve stories written about Holmes and Watson, these tales reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written. Some of the sharpest turns of wit in English literature are contrasted by dark images of psychological tragedy, suicide, and incest in a collection of tales that have haunted generations of readers.

Sherlock Holmes 9 – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
These adventures are twelve short stories, mini mysteries, all successfully solved by the impressive Holmes, ably assisted by his bemused friend, Dr Watson. The reader is transported to Victorian England, and all sorts of strange occurrences and events to be investigated and enjoyed.

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