A Mountain Walked

Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos

Author: S. T. Joshi,Mearle Prout,Robert Johnson,C. Thompson,Ramsey Campbell,Walter DeBill,T. E. D. Klein,Thomas Ligotti,Neil Gaiman,Lois Gresh,Stanley Sargent,W. Pugmire,Jason Brock,Joseph Pulver,Donald Tyson,Cody Goodfellow,Johnathon Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727597486


Page: 610

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H. P. Lovecraft wrote "The Call of Cthulhu" in 1926, initiating the Cthulhu Mythos, one of the most widely imitated shared-world universes in weird fiction. Even in his lifetime, many other writers added to the Mythos, and after his death hundreds if not thousands of authors of weird, fantasy, and science fiction have added their distinctive elaborations on Lovecraft's basic themes and ideas. This volume features some of the best Cthulhu Mythos writing over the past century. Beginning with such rare but classic stories as Mearle Prout's "The House of the Worm" and Robert Barbour Johnson's "Far Below," from the pages of Weird Tales, the anthology moves on to James Wade's novella "The Deep Ones" and Ramsey Campbell's refreshing riff on the "forbidden book" motif, "The Franklyn Paragraphs." Acclaimed stories by T. E. D. Klein, Thomas Ligotti, Neil Gaiman, and W. H. Pugmire are also included.

The Mountain That Walked

Author: Katherine Holubitsky

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554695104

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been treated poorly by the two brothers, but he has endured. However, when Albert dies under curious circumstances, and Buck accuses him of murder, Charlie has no choice but to run. He ends up in Frank, a coal-mining town in the Rocky Mountains. Once in Frank, Charlie finally finds friendship and a sense of belonging and self-worth, emotional qualities that had eluded him as a mere “Home boy.” His new best friend is another English boy, who has recently received the deed to a homestead and is working to save for supplies. Things change dramatically, however, when, as the local aboriginals have for centuries predicted it would, the mountain walks. In this true event of April 29, 1903, Turtle Mountain collapses, burying a portion of the town. What Charlie does next is determined by the lessons he’s learned from those he’s become close to, the hard-working immigrants and colorful Canadians who struggled against all odds to populate the West

When Mountains Walked

A Novel

Author: Kate Wheeler

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547561714

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Two generations of women struggle with love—and journey to remote corners of the world—in this “remarkably passionate and engaging” novel (San Francisco Chronicle). From a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, When Mountains Walked tells of two parallel love affairs, years apart. In the 1940s, Althea Baines follows her seismologist husband to the heart of the Indian subcontinent to trace the origins of earthquakes. Here, awakening to a form of spirituality she had never imagined, she eventually finds solace with a Hindu priest. Years later, her granddaughter Maggie follows her own idealistic husband to a canyon in central Peru to set up a health clinic. Alive to the culture and the place, Maggie falls recklessly in love with a revolutionary leader and follows him on an apocalyptic trip into the rain forest. As the lives of the two women echo and illuminate each other, and each is swept up in her own time by powerful forces, “this superb novel sets the mountains in motion—shaking up relations between sexes, generations, and rich nations and poor” (Newsday). “A gifted storyteller . . . When Mountains Walked subtly questions how much is too much to sacrifice in a relationship.” —The Wall Street Journal “This is a book you mention to your friends.” —Francine Prose, author of Lovers at the Chameleon Club

Clear Waters Rising

A Mountain Walk Across Europe

Author: Nicholas Crane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935480

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world.

Xu Xiake's Travels 徐霞客游记

The Most Famous Travelogue Book in Ancient China

Author: Xu Xiake

Publisher: DeepLogic


Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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“Xu Xiake's Travels” (徐霞客游记) is a Chinese travelogue book, written in the 17th century. The book has 22 sections. It consists mainly of essays describing the travels of the Ming dynasty geographer Xu Xiake. Over 34 years, Xu produced more than 600,000 words, including works such as "Guizhou tour diary" and "Yunnan tour diary". This book offers detailed descriptions of geography, hydrology, geology, plants and other phenomena. It is also respected for its literary qualities and for its historicity.

Flares of Memory

Stories of Childhood During the Holocaust

Author: Anita Brostoff,Sheila Chamovitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195156270

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 348

Contains memories of childhood during the Holocaust, recalling the humiliation, suffering, and triumph experienced by children as they endured mistreatment at the hands of the Nazis.

Dr. Sex


Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446243887

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Es ist das Jahr 1939, und auf dem Campus der Universität Indiana ist eine Revolution ausgebrochen. Alfred Kinsey, Zoologe, beschäftigt sich mit dem sexuellen Verhalten von Männern und Frauen - rein empirisch natürlich. John Milk, Student und ehrgeiziger Provinzler, gerät in seinen Bann und in seinen engsten Forscherkreis. T. C. Boyle erzählt die Geschichte eines genialen, fanatischen Helden und porträtiert dabei die prüde und heuchlerische Gesellschaft des Amerikas der vierziger und fünfziger Jahre.

About a Mountain

Author: John D'Agata

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393076695

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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"Unquestionably art, a breathtaking piece of writing."—Charles Bock, The New York Times Book Review When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain; the result is a startling portrait that compels a reexamination of the future of human life.

A Mountain Europa

Author: John Fox Jr.

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775450902

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

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Kentucky-born American author John Fox, Jr. can be described as the Jack London of the Bluegrass region. "A Mountain Europa" is one of many pieces produced by Fox that celebrates the unique culture and gorgeous landscape of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, his adopted hometown.

Laughter and Tears

A Family's Journey to Understanding the Autism Spectrum

Author: Ann Hewetson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843103311

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Laughter and Tears follows the life story of Mark, a young man with autism, from birth to the age of 30, and is interwoven with observations of the history of autism as it unfolds from its first diagnosis in 1943 to the present day.

Sidewalk Dreaming

Author: W. Jude Aher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557600103


Page: 155

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The journey of a Poet through his Poetry from 1983 thru 2001 containing a gap of 7 years, during which he became disabled by the appearance of multiple brain lesions. Never giving in, he finially his voice, his art once more.

A Mountain of Secrets

Adventures of a Young Scientist

Author: Lloyd Sparks

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595424597

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 6959

With the collapse of the government after the Second World War, Americans have learned to live without help or interference from police, lawyers and bureaucrats. In this simple and happy world lives an eleven-year-old boy who wants to be a scientist. Having found a plant that makes concentrated uranium, he and his friends build a spaceship out of the strongest substances known to man-spider webs and egg shells. They fly into outer space, but barely make it back alive. Forced to crash land on Mount Saint Helens on Halloween, they encounter the frightening and magical inhabitants of a secret world. The young scientist discovers that the secrets that lie within his own mind can be more astounding than a trip into outer space. They eventually make it home, only to be grounded for going into outer space without asking permission. In the end they learn that there is still much to discover in their own back yard.

Lovecraft's Monsters

Author: Neil Gaiman,Joe R. Lansdale,Caitlín R Kiernan,Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961643

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations—Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more—appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature, and each is accompanied by a spectacular original illustration that captures the monsters' unique visage. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas. The monsters are lovingly rendered in spectacular original art by World Fantasy Award–winning artist John Coulthart (The Steampunk Bible). Legions of Lovecraft fans continue to visit his bizarre landscapes and encounter his unrelenting monsters. Now join them in their journey...if you dare.

The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One)

Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Robert Silverberg,Caitlin R. Kiernan,John Shirley

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1781164533

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1693

Fourteen brand-new stories of the macabre, plus two rare works inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's legendary novella AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS “One of the greatest short novels in American literature, and a key text in my own understanding of what literature can do.” Michael Chabon With its terrifying account of a doomed scientific expedition, Lovecraft's masterpiece has influenced many of the finest authors in modern fiction. Inspired by his dark mythos of cosmic abominations clawing at the edge of our reality, these writers have enthusiastically embraced... THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU Featuring never-before-seen tales by Heather Graham Lois H. Gresh Caitlin R. Kiernan J. C. Koch Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Darrell Schweitzer Michael Shea John Shirley William Browning Spencer Melanie Tem Jonathan Thomas Donald Tyson K. M. Tonso Harry Turtledove Plus two long-lost classics of Lovecraftian fiction by Arthur C. Clarke Robert Silverberg

The Classic Horror Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191640891

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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'Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come - but I must not and cannot think!' H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of 'weird fiction'. Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer. This new selection brings together nine of his classic tales, focusing on the 'Cthulhu Mythos', a cycle of stories that develops the mythology of the Old Ones, the monstrous creatures who predate human life on earth. It includes the Introduction from Lovecraft's critical essay, 'Supernatural Horror in Literature', in which he gave his own important definition of 'weird fiction'. In a fascinating contextual introduction, Roger Luckhurst gives Lovecraft the attention he deserves as a writer who used pulp fiction to explore a remarkable philosophy that shockingly dethrones the mastery of man.

Life in a Mountain Town ‘Mayhill, New Mexico’

Memoirs of a Mountain Girl

Author: Deloris Kay "Curtis" Ward

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481766201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 9079

The memories of a by-gone era of a town full of loving Christian people. The good and wonderful times and the hard and sad times of the 40’s and the depression era when it was a tough struggle to line. The story continues into the 50’s and 60’s when times were somewhat better. It was also a time when there were good morals and most all of America believed in god and trusted in Him, and showed their love and devotion to God and their neighbors where a hand shake was their contract. Children were taught to mind and had to suffer the consequences of a bad behavior, and they were made to work the same as adults if they expected to eat. We were not abused but taught how to survive in a tough world. There were days of laughter and days for tears that close family and friends shared, and the ways that children entertained themselves in the days of no television, and not much in the way of toys. Some call them the “good ole days” and others call it “down and out” hard times, but whatever those days were to others they are embedded in a mountain girls memories as something wonderful to remember, cherish, and share.

To Move a Mountain

Author: A. Skjold

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 141168737X

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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A tale told with irony and dark humour, of lost love found, new quests inspired and a mountain with soul. This tragicomic wedding story is set in New Zealand, in a mountainous region where nature runs rampant. The book makes the observation that all things are connected above and below the conscious planes. Thus a casual decision can have vast consequences. As Maori legend and European myth collide, it seems that sometimes it takes moving a mountain to find happiness.

Lands of Zarahemla

Author: Eugene L. Peny

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781880416778

Category: Book of Mormon

Page: 286

View: 8130


The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain

Author: Charlotte MacLeod


ISBN: 3958593933

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 8062

To prevent Lobelia Fall from being turned into a subdivision, a citizen turns to cold-blooded murder. Anyone growing up in Lobelia Falls is taught to learn the elegant, ancient, and occasionally deadly art of shooting with a bow and arrow. Practicing the craft, freelance secretary Dittany Henbit is strolling through the woods with her bow at her side when she meets a surveyor making surveys where he shouldn't. Dittany is giving him what-for when an arrow goes whizzing above her head. It is sharp enough to kill, and was not fired by accident, but Dittany wasn't the target. She and the surveyor find Mr. Architrave, the head of the water department, not far away - lying dead beneath the trees that he loved so much. Progress is coming to Lobelia Falls, and one resident will do anything to stop it. But in a town where every child can shoot, how can Dittany discover who drew the killer bow? Review Quotes. "One of the most gifted mystery authors writing today." - Sojourner Magazine. "The screwball mystery is Charlotte MacLeod's cup of tea." - Chicago Tribune. "Charlotte MacLeod does what she does better than anybody else does it; and what she does is in the top rank of modern mystery fiction." - Elizabeth Peters, creator of the Amelia Peabody series. Biographical note. Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries. Born in Canada, she moved to Boston as a child, and lived in New England most of her life. After graduating from college, she made a career in advertising, writing copy for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company before moving on to Boston firm N. H. Miller & Co., where she rose to the rank of vice president. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote short stories, and in 1964 published her first novel, a children's book called "Mystery of the White Knight." In "Rest You Merry" (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. "The Family Vault" (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, "The Balloon Man," in 1998.

The Living Age

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Publisher: N.A



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