Harry Dickson: The Man in Grey

Author: Arnould Galopin

Publisher: Harry Dickson

ISBN: 9781612274843

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"Let's return to Baker Street, Harry," he said. "The evidence is indisputable; the conclusion inescapable... We face FantOmas!" Southampton, England, 1910. Jack the Ripper is back -- or is he? A series of ghastly murders are reported near the estate of Lord Beltham. Young detective Harry Dickson is mentored by Sherlock Holmes to take over the most perilous case of his budding career. But neither the Great Detective nor his youthful protEgE are as yet aware that someone else is pulling the strings behind the scene: the criminal mastermind known as - FantOmas! The Man in Grey was first published in France in 1911. It is one of the first Holmesian pastiches ever crafted. Penned by the creator of Doctor Omega, it is now being adapted and retold in English for the first time by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier and features a unique crossover between three legendary figures of popular fiction.
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Doctor Omega and the Shadowmen

Author: Arnould Galopin

Publisher: Hollywood Comics

ISBN: 9781612270371

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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This collection presents 17 new Doctor Omega stories, seven of which have never been published before. Follow the enigmatic doctor from the Wild, Wild West to the Vampire City, from Hollywood to Metropolis and beyond, as he encounters a host of other heroes and villains.
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The Man Who Made Movies

W.K.L. Dickson

Author: Paul Spehr

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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W.K.L. Dickson was Thomas Edison's assistant in charge of the experimentation that led to the Kinetoscope and Kinetograph—the first commercially successful moving image machines. In 1891–1892, he established what we know today as the 35mm format. Dickson also designed the Black Maria film studio and facilities to develop and print film, and supervised production of more than 100 films for Edison. After leaving Edison, he became a founding member of the American Mutoscope Company, which later became the American Mutoscope & Biograph, then Biograph. In 1897, he went to England to set up the European branch of the company. Over the course of his career, Dickson made between 500 and 700 films, which are studied today by scholars of the early cinema. This well-illustrated book offers a window onto early film history from the perspective of Dickson's own oeuvre.
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The Victorian Bookshelf

An Introduction to 61 Essential Novels

Author: Jess Nevins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476665001

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This introductory guide to the canon of Victorian literature covers 61 novels by authors from Jane Austen to Emile Zola. Brief critical essays describe what each book is about and argue for its cultural, historical and literary importance. Literary canons remain a subject of debate but critics, readers and students continue to find them useful as overviews--and examinations--of the great works within a given period or culture. The Victorian canon is particularly rich with splendid novels that educate, enlighten and entertain.
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Doctor Omega

Author: Arnould Galopin

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625790279

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

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Complete, unabridged English translationNow with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerAccompanied by the original illustrations Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó Originally published in 1906, Arnould Galopin's novel tells of a flight to Mars by three Frenchman in an antigravity spaceship, the Cosmos. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories

40 dark new tales by Martin Edwards, Michael Gregorio, Alex Howard, Barbara Nadel, Steve Rasnic Tem and many more

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472135857

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Maxim Jakubowski, together with Nathan Braund, edited the bestselling Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper (1999), which has reprinted several times and was reissued in 2008 in a revised and expanded edition. The book focused on the countless theories that have been put forward with regard to the identity of the notorious Victorian serial killer and offered an extensive 100-page section presenting all the known facts in the case. It included 30 essays written by the most famous, often controversial Ripperologists putting forward their own theories. It remains one of the few titles to offer a series of alternative solutions to Jack the Ripper's identity and the truth behind the Whitechapel murders. But how many new theories and identities can researchers come up with? In this wonderful collection of brand-new stories, Jakubowski has compiled an extraordinary array of explorations into the identity of Jack the Ripper - this time unabashedly fictional, unrestrained by history and the known facts. Contributors include Carol Anne Davis, Martin Edwards, Peter Guttridge, Barbara Nadel;Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Sally Spedding. 'Jack the Ripper' has appeared in a number of novels, as the lead character in some, beginning with Marie Belloc Lowndes's The Lodger (1913), filmed by Hitchcock. Authors as diverse as Michael Dibdin, Lindsay Faye, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Fredric Brown, Ramsey Campbell and Colin Wilson have all used poetic licence to 'revive' the notorious killer. The varied stories in this fantastic new collection continue this tradition with many possible identities put forward, some already suggested by historians, others more speculative, including famous names from history and fiction. Even Sherlock Holmes is on the case!
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Strange Ink

Author: Gary Kemble

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785656449

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Spine-chilling horror in the vein of Joe Hill. After moving into a new house, journalist Harry Hendrick wakes up with tattoos that aren't his... When washed-up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes one morning with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. But soon more tattoos appear: grisly, violent images which come accompanied by horrific nightmares - so he begins to dig deeper. Harry's search leads him to a sinister disappearance, torment from beyond the grave, and a web of corruption and violence tangled with his own past. One way or another, he has to right the wrongs.
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Dream Castles

Author: Jack Vance

Publisher: Subterranean

ISBN: 9781596064515

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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The Art-union

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

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After the Victorians

The Decline of Britain in the World

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466893702

Category: History

Page: 624

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The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's power and influence in the world would virtually dissolve. In After the Victorians, Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the dawn of the cold war in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery of World War I and the world-altering upheaval of the Communist Revolution. He explains Britain's role in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. And he casts a bright new light on the World War II years: Britain played a central role in defeating Germany but at a severe cost. The nation would emerge from the war bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from world politics, while America would assume the mantle of dominant world power, facing off against the Soviet Union in the cold war. Wilson's perspective is not confined to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of parliament: he also examines the parallel story of the beginnings of Modernism-he visits the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters to see what they reveal about the activities of the politicians, scientists, and generals. Blending military, political, social, and cultural history of the most dramatic kind, A.N. Wilson offers an absorbing portrait of the decline of one of the world's great powers. The result is a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world, as well as a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents.
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot,Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547248271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical "Cats." Now with vibrant illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.
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Three Seconds

Author: Anders Roslund,Borge Hellstrom

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 162365341X

Category: Fiction

Page: 610

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Intelligent, gripping, brutal, Three Seconds is the latest thriller from Roslund and Hellstrom, the heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell as masters of Scandinavian crime. Piet Hoffman is the best undercover operative in the Swedish police force, but only one other man is even aware of his existence. When a drug deal he is involved in goes badly wrong, he is faced with the hardest mission of his life: to infiltrate Sweden's most infamous maximum security prison. Detective Inspector Ewert Grens is charged with investigating the drug-related killing. Unaware of Hoffman's real identity, he believes himself to be on the trail of a dangerous psychopath. But he cannot escape the feeling that vital information pertaining to the case has been withheld or manipulated. Hoffman has his insurance: wiretap recordings that implicate some of Sweden's most prominent politicians in a corrupt conspiracy. But in Ewert Grens they might just have found the perfect weapon to eliminate him . . .
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Agent M

The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Author: Henry Hemming

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396855

Category: History

Page: 384

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Spying is the art of knowing who to trust-and who to betray Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character "M." He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage. Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. In telling Knight's remarkable story, Agent M also reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of some of the men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, who were asked to infiltrate the country's most dangerous political organizations. Drawing on a vast array of original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.
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Tales of San Francisco

Author: Samuel Dickson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804720977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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Seventy-two colorful stories about the men and women, the places and events that have contributed to San Francisco's flamboyant history are included in this one-volume edition of Samuel Dickson's three popular books, San Francisco Is Your Home, San Francisco Kaleidoscope, and The Streets of San Francisco.
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Educational Goods

Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Author: Harry Brighouse,Helen F. Ladd,Susanna Loeb,Adam Swift

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651417X

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book, jointly authored by two distinguished philosophers and two prominent social scientists, has an ambitious aim: to improve decision-making in education policy. First they dive into the goals of education policy and explain the terms "educational goods" and "childhood goods," adding precision and clarity to the discussion of the distributive values that are essential for good decision-making about education. Then they provide a framework for individual decision-makers that enables them to combine values and evidence in the evaluation of educational policy options. Finally they delve into the particular policy issues of school finance, school accountability, and school choice, and they show how decision makers might approach them in the light of this decision-making framework. The authors are not advocated particular policy choices, however. The focus instead is a smart framework that will make it easier for policymakers (and readers) to identify and think through what they disagree with others about.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Shadowmen

Heroes and Villains of French Pulp Fiction

Author: Jean-Marc Lofficier,Randy Lofficier

Publisher: Hollywood Comics

ISBN: 9780974071138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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Arsène Lupin the Gentleman Burglar and Fantômas the Lord of Evil. Captain Nemo and Robur the Conqueror, the science pirates. Alexandre Dumas Count of Monte-Cristo and Joseph Balsamo. The Phantom of the Opera and Belphegor, the Ghost of the Louvre. The amazing Monsieur Lecoq and Rouletabille the detectives. The gangs of the Black Coats and the Vampires. Rocambole, Judex, and the Nyctalope, the first super-heroes. Harry Dickson, the American Sherlock Holmes. The mysterious Doctor Cornelius and Doctor Omega. Fascinax and the Sâr Dubnotal, investigators of the occult. Antinea, Queen of Atlantis and Eugene Sue's Mysteries of Paris! Over 400 pages including:- biographies of the authors and review of their major works;- fictional biographies of the characters, timelines and concordances;- exhaustive bibliographies and filmographies, including television, radio and comics;
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