The Ten Foot Chain Or Can Love Survive The Shackles A Unique Symposium

Author: Abdullah Achmed
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781318982677
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Ten Foot Chain

Author: Max Brand
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484878408
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SOME time ago I was dining with four distinguished writers. Needless to say where two or three authors are gathered together with a sympathetic editor in their midst, the flood-gates of fancy are opened wide. In an inspired moment, Dr. Means tossed this "tremendous trifle" into the center of the table: "What mental and emotional reaction would a man and a woman undergo, linked together by a ten-foot chain, for three days and nights?" The query precipitated an uproar. Captain Abdullah stepped into the arena at once, and with that elan of the heart, which is bred only in the Orient, declared if the man and the woman really loved one another, no chain could be riveted too close or too enduring to render onerous its existence. For through this world and the next, love would hold these twain in ever deeper and tenderer embrace. Then the doctor, who claims he cuts nearer to the realities, insisted no emotion could bear such a physical impact. The reaction from such an imposed contact would leave love bereft of life, strangled in its own golden mesh. Max Brand begged to differ with both of his fellow craftsmen. With the cold detachment of a mind prepared to see all four sides of an object and with no personal animus of either prejudice or prepossession, Mr. Brand averred no blanker conclusion covered the case in question but in any given instance, the multiple factors of heredity, environment, habit, and temperament, would largely determine the final state of both the man and the woman.

10 Books In 1

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax
ISBN: 1905921101
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Ten of Mark Twain's best-loved works, each a classic of American literature, have been brought together for the first time in a single, great-value volume. An ideal gift for any fan of the wit and wisdom of the author.

The Max Brand Companion

Author: Jon Tuska
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297502
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Frederick Schiller Faust is not a name many readers recognize, but who does not know the name Max Brand? How many avid readers of Max Brand's western classics are familiar with the 18 other pseudonyms used by Faust? Or that the author of "Destry Rides Again" penned the Doctor Kildare series? Or that Faust worked as a screenwriter, often without credit, on numerous Hollywood films? Or that Faust thought of himself as a poet, writing prose, as he put it, to pay the bills? Or that, to pay the bills, he constantly strove to surpass his record of some 20,000 publishable words a day--and that he sold 99 percent of the fiction he wrote? "The Max Brand Companion" serves to tell the reader about the man as well as the author, charts the history of Faust's work and its derivations, and presents works by Faust himself indicative of the scope and range of his imagination. It is the essential guide to a major American author as well as one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. Frederick Schiller Faust was a physically large man with enormous appetites, yet he suffered most of his life from an enlarged heart. In World War I, he went to Canada to enlist, but, frustrated by the slow pace of getting overseas, he deserted twice. By the time the United States entered World War II, Faust was overage and the only way he could see combat was to go as a correspondent. On the night of May 11, 1944, Faust was killed by a mortar shell fragment while accompanying a nighttime attack on a German strongpoint in Italy. According to one report, his last words were Those other wounded boys need help more than I do. Take them "The Max Brand Companion" is the essential guide to one of the most popular writers of the 20th century as well as a major American author. "The Max Brand Companion" serves to tell readers and researchers about the man as well as the author, charts the history of his work and its derivations, and presents works by Faust himself which are indicative of the scope and range of his imagination. Contributors include family members, associates, and some of the leading writers on western fiction.

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer And Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637684
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Two of Mark Twain's great American novels—together in one volume. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Take a lighthearted, nostalgic trip to a simpler time, seen through the eyes of a very special boy named Tom Sawyer. It is a dreamlike summertime world of hooky and adventure, pranks and punishment, villains and first love, filled with memorable characters. Adults and young readers alike continue to enjoy this delightful classic of the promise and dreams of youth from one of America’s most beloved authors. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN He has no mother, his father is a brutal drunkard, and he sleeps in a barrel. He’s Huck Finn—liar, sometime thief, and rebel against respectability. But when Huck meets a runaway slave named Jim, his life changes forever. On their exciting flight down the Mississippi aboard a raft, the boy nobody wanted matures into a young man of courage and conviction. As Ernest Hemingway said of this glorious novel, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” With an Introduction by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and an Afterword by Ishmael Reed

Four Classic American Novels

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451530554
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An omnibus edition of four of America's most influential and thought-provoking novels includes The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, and Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Reprint.