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  • Andrejs Pumpurs

    Lacplesis is an epic poem by Andrejs Pumpurs, a Latvian poet, who wrote it between 1872-1887 based on local legends. Lacplesis is regarded as the Latvian national epic. The poem recounts the life of the legendary hero Lacplesis, chosen by the gods to become a hero of his people. His name means "Bear-slayer". At the castle of Lord Aizkrauklis, he spies on the activities of the witch Spadola(Spadala), who is under the control of the Devil, and the holy man Kangars, who is in reality a traitor plotting to replace the old gods with Christianity. Lacplesis meets and falls in love with the maiden Laimdota and becomes friends with another hero, Koknesis ("Wood-bearer"). Further adventures seperate...read more

  • H. Rider Haggard

    Taking place in the heart of Africa, "The Tale of Three Lions" is one more thrilling adventure from the eventful life of old hunter Quatermain, the famous hero of "King Solomons Mines". This time, though there are no bloodthirsty people for the old hunter to deal with, the dangers are no less. He has to face the mighty and fierce King of Animals - the Lion. (Summary by Kristine...read more

  • M. B. Synge

    Telling the history of geographical discoveries, "Book of Discovery" is a record of splendid endurance, of hardships bravely borne, of silent toil, of courage and resolution unequalled in the annals of mankind, of self-sacrifice unrivalled and faithful lives laid ungrudgingly down. Of the many who went forth, the few only attained. It is of these few that this book tells. (From the Preface of the...read more

  • Eva March Tappan

    "The object of this book is to bring together stories of the most important movements in the history of Europe during the Middle Ages, and to make familiar the names of the most important figures in those scenes. I have endeavoured to weave a tapestry in which, with due colour, may be traced the history of the rise and fall of the various nationalities and the circumstances and mode of life of each—in short, to give the young reader an approximation to the background for the study of his country's history which a wide reading gives to a man." (Summary from the Preface of Heroes of the Middle Ages by Eva March...read more

  • Zachariah Atwell Mudge

    For more than three hundred years an intense desire has been felt by explorers to discover and reveal to the world the secrets of the immediate regions of the North Pole. Nor has this desire been confined to mere adventurers. This volume sketches the latest American efforts (from the second Grinnel expedition to that of the "Polaris"), second to no others in heroism and success, and abounding in instructive and intensely interesting adventures both grave and...read more