Purple Plain

Author: H. E. Bates

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780304356270

Category: Suspense fiction

Page: 240

View: 9406

In war-torn Burma, 1943, an RAF plane is forced to crash-land. On board are three men: Carrington, the young navigator: Blore, a flabby and frigntened officer: and Forrester, a pilot embittered by his young wife's death in the Blitz. Miles from anywhere in the heat of the Burmese wilderness, their only hope is to walk towards the sound of the distant guns.

Gregory Peck

A Biography

Author: Gary Fishgall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068485290X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2901

Traces the career of the actor who starred in such film classics as "Roman Holiday," "Horatio Hornblower," and "To Kill a Mockingbird," revealing the many personal roles he has played in his life, from husband and friend to dedicated activist.

Riders of the Purple Sage

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147334591X

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 4472

“Riders of the Purple Sage” is a Western novel by American author Zane Grey, first published in 1915. The story centres on Jane Withersteen and her struggle against oppressive persecution by other members of her Mormon church. Considered by many to have had a pivotal role in the formation of the popular Western genre, this fantastic novel is highly recommended for all lovers of Western fiction. Pearl Zane Grey (1872 – 1939) was an American writer most famous for his adventure novels of the Western genre. Other notable works by this author include: “Riders of the Purple Sage” (1912), “The Last Trail” (1906), and “The Lone Star Ranger” (1915). Grey continues to be widely read, and his novels and short stories have been adapted for the screen more than a hundred times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction and biography of the author.

Riders of the Purple Sage and the Rainbow Trail

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466889349

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7428

Riders of the Purple Sage Zane Grey's most enduring classic--the book that invented the myth of the American West. In the little village of Cottonwoods, Utah, Mormon rancher Jane Withersteen endures persecution, religious zealots, and cattle rustlers trying to prey on her land. Aided by Lassiter, the famous gunman, Jane and her friends must escape the clutches of her most dangerous enemies. The Rainbow Trail John Shefford rode into Utah in search of a new life, and when he met Fay Larkin, a beautiful woman charged with murder, he knew he had found it. Breaking her out of jail was the easy part. Now he has a posse and violent bands of Indians to outrun; a murderous trek through a trackless waste; and a brutal passage through white-water hell. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Zane Grey Collection: Riders of the Purple Sage, The Call of the Canyon, The Man of the Forest, The Desert of Wheat and Much More

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681958171

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 4083

View: 4863

The Master of the Western Novel; Zane Grey This collection of Zane Grey novels includes: Riders of the Purple Sage The Call of the Canyon The Man of the Forest The Desert of Wheat The Heritage of the Desert The Last Trail The Light of Western Stars Betty Zane The Lonestar Ranger The Mysterious Rider The Rustlers of Pecos County The Spirit of the Border Desert Gold The Border Legion The Day of the Beast The Last of Plainsmen The Rainbow Trail

Alien Envoy

Author: Pamela F. Service

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 1467728160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9452

Alien Agent Zack Gaither has spent his whole life on planet Earth. His assignment: to protect humans from the knowledge of life on other planets. Finally, the time is right, and Zack has the chance to help Earth join the Galactic Union. The only problem? A small army of alien thugs is set on keeping Earth out of the picture. And they’re planning to take Zack out in the process. Fortunately, Zack’s got a few old friends on his side. Together, they’re headed on an adventure that will take Zack off of Earth and across the galaxy. What will the future hold for this Alien Agent?

The Purple Emperor

Author: Herbie Brennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781599904047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1924

When Henry Atherton returned to his own life in the suburbs of London, he thought all was well in the Faerie Ream. His new friend Pyrgus, the crown prince of Faerie, was about to be coronated as Purple Emperor. But then Princess Holly Blue arrived on Earth, seeking Henry's help once more. A plot to assassinate Pyrgus is afoot, but that's not the worst of their problems. Pyrgus's father, the murdered Purple Emperor, has been raised from the dead by means of foul necromantic sorcery. Now Lord Hairstreak and the sinister Faeries of the Night have seized control of the Realm . . . and driven Pyrgus and his allies into hiding. Henry has no choice to return to the world of Faerie to aid his friends. But that proves easier said than done when the mystical portal linking their realms goes awry. Now Henry will have to scramble just to stay alive in a fantastic world that's constantly full of surprises . . . and danger. Look for the other exciting books in this series: Faerie Wars, Ruler of the Realm, Faerie Lord, and The Faeman Quest!

The Earl of Mar Marr'd

With the Humours of Jockey, the Highlander: a Tragi-comical Farce. By Mr. Philips

Author: John Philips,George Sewell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jacobite Rebellion, 1715

Page: 32

View: 6111



Kaalen Soor Yar and the Foundars

Author: William Girdwood,Cherry Girdwood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465305971

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 6229

Kaalen Soor Yar, the most talented Kye-indakind to ever graduate from the training grounds at the Indiannus ocean facility, is transported to the Anglo Scots colony world of Caledon on his first assignment. Accompanied by his incredibly beautiful companion Amaranth and their three Personal Androids or PALS, Sod, Gom and Characters they find themselves under attack from an unknown source. Amaranth is kidnapped and brutally tortured by the beastial Cromar, a minion of the dreaded Foundars. Kaalen must not only continue his mission to save his race from extinction by locating the lost races of mankind who have been gone for nearly three thousand years, but now he must find and rescue Amaranth and discover why his Kye-inda are being systematically destroyed on every planet they locate. Aided along the way by some very alien friends and some very able humans, he uncovers a nasty plot to wipe out the Creators of Oceanus, what once was called Earth.

The Purple Land

Being One Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Oriental, in South America, as Told by Himself

Author: William Henry Hudson

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775418383

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1259

Travel with dashing protagonist Richard Lamb as he explores the then-largely untraveled vistas of South America. Although he was a product of the period of British imperialism, author William Henry Hudson paints an unusually sympathetic and sensitive portrait of the inhabitants of Uruguay and nearby regions. This masterwork of colonial-era literature is a fascinating read for fans of the action-adventure genre.

The Works of the British Poets

With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1719


John Betjeman

A Bibliography

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198184034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 542

View: 3597

This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

Robert Mitchum

"Baby I Don't Care"

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 9107

One of the movies' greatest actors and most colorful characters, a real-life tough guy with the prison record to prove it, Robert Mitchum was a movie icon for an almost unprecedented half-century, the cool, sleepy-eyed star of such classics as The Night of the Hunter; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; Cape Fear; The Longest Day; Farewell, My Lovely; and The Winds of War. Mitchum's powerful presence and simmering violence combined with hard-boiled humor and existential detachment to create a new style in movie acting: the screen's first hipster antihero-before Brando, James Dean, Elvis, or Eastwood-the inventor of big-screen cool. Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" is the first complete biography of Mitchum, and a book as big, colorful, and controversial as the star himself. Exhaustively researched, it makes use of thousands of rare documents from around the world and nearly two hundred in-depth interviews with Mitchum's family, friends, and associates (many going on record for the first time ever) ranging over his seventy-nine years of hard living. Written with great style, and vividly detailed, this is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of an amazing life, comic, tragic, daring, and outrageous.

Sir Michael Caine - The Biography

Author: William Hall

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784185353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1814

Born Maurice Micklewhite, son of a Billingsgate fish porter and a charlady; Michael Caine's life has been an extraordinary rollercoaster: from washing dishes and fighting on National Service, to winning two Oscars and being knighted by the Queen.With more than eighty films to his name, he has starred in some of the classics of modern cinema: as an action anti-hero in Get Carter, a Cockney Lothario in Alfie, a disillusioned alcoholic academic in Educating Rita. He is an enduring model of British cool.This authorised biography charts the amazing highs and lows in his turbulent ride to fame, fortune and respect.