Weahtering Heights follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood (about seven years old) to his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life.
Set in 1547, it's the story of two boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives in Offal Court in London; and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. Tom Canty and Prince Edward,meet, and as a jest, switch clothes. The Prince leaves the palace and fares poorly in London, Meanwhile the court and the King insist that Tom is the true prince gone mad. After the death of the King, Edward interrupts Tom's coronation and the boys explain, and Edward is crowned King of England
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Wrongfully accused of treason, a man spends long years in prison where he meets another prisoner digging a tunnel to escape. This meeting leads to his escape and indescribable riches which he uses to exact revenges on those who robbed him of everything he had
A Barsoom Story (1) John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity.
Professor Von Hardwigg believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.
A Barsoom Story (7) The tale of Tan Hadron of Hastor, a lowly, poor padwar (a low-ranking officer) who is in love with the beautiful, haughty Sanoma Tora, daughter of Tor Hatan, a minor but rich noble. As he is only a padwar, Sanoma spurns him. Then Sanoma Tora is kidnapped...
In 1888 Lord and Lady Clayton sail from England but to West Africa and perish on a remote island. When their infant son is adopted by fanged, great anthropoid apes, he is Tarzan of the Apes. His intelligence and caring mother raise him to be king. Self-educated by his parents' library, Tarzan rescues genteel Jane Porter from the perils of his jungle.
A tale of smuggling set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset. What will be the outcome of the conflict between smugglers and revenue men? How can the hero, John Trenchard, discover the secret of Colonel John Mohune's treasure? As the book progresses these two interwoven themes resolve themselves into a third and richer one, with the friendship and suffering of both John Trenchard and the craggy, taciturn Elzevir Block.