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Buck is a four-year old shepherd dog, living a pampered life of an estate dog. His life changes when he is kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, where he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. In the new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it. Jack London's The Call of the Wild is a masterpiece on both its style, which set standard for generations to come, and its genre, raising adventure writing to the level of classic literature. While being exciting and entertaining, Buck's story is also so thought provoking that it makes an enduring sotry for all ages.
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When Edmond Dantes is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he vows to escape and destroy those who betrayed him. Revenge drives him to transform himself into the powerful and enigmatic Count of Monte Cristo, and systematically he hunts the men who put him behind bars. Acting as destiny's agent, Dantes must face not only his enemies but also the moral dilemmas raised by his ruthless quest for justice. Can the man who once had so much to live for find peace, or will fate thwart his plan at the very last?
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When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the moors, a heart attack seems to be the likely cause. However, a certain Dr. Mortimer thinks there is more to it than that. Although it seems impossible, he believes that a supernatural hound haunts the moors. His theory suggest that this beast has been on the rampage for years, killing generations of male Baskervilles. With the heir to the Baskerville estate returning home from Canada, and the mystery still unsolved, Dr Mortimer turns to SHerlock Holmes for help. He is worried that the deaths will continue until all the Baskerville men are dead - or someone discovers the truth. The unparalleled detective, Sherlock Holmes; his sidekick, Dr Watson; and an intriguing and mysterious plot make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles a compelling reading.
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The adventure of a lifetime begins on the night a man-cub escapes certain doom at the hands of the tiger Shere Khan. In defiance of the tiger, the boy, Mowgli, is taken in by the Seeonee wolf pack and made a member. Mowgli comes of age in the jungle and is taught how to survive by Bagheera, the black panther; Baloo, the brown bear; and Kaa, the python. Always lurking nearby, though, is Shere Khan, who is determined that Mowgli will be his prey. But the hunter soon becomes the hunted when the boy and the tiger square off in an epic struggle in which only one will survive. But greater than his fight with Shere Khan is the conflict Mowgli faces as he tries to find a place among wolves and humans – neither of whom truly accept him as one of their own.
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A chance meeting between a member of the royal family and a street urchin triggers a course of events that form the basis of this enthralling story. Tom, the pauper; and Edward, the prince, discover that not only do they share the same birthday, but they also look identical. Being the boys that they are, they decide to have some fun and exchange clothes. However, little do they know that this will land them up in the most bizarre of situations. Inadvertently, the boys end up swapping places with each other – Tom becomes the prince; and Edward, the pauper. No one believes them when they try to explain their true identities, so they are forced to adapt to their new lifestyles, with very interesting consequences. This well-loved novel by Mark Twain takes a humorous look at the sixteenth-century society, and the inequalities that existed at that time, and perhaps still do today.
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Swordfights, midnight rides, castles and dungeons... The Prisoner of Zenda is the classic romantic adventure! When Rudolf Rassendyll decides to take a journey to see his distant cousin crowned king of Ruritania, it soon becomes apparent that it is not going to be a normal trip. The first indication of this comes with the realization that he bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin. Added to that there is the discovery that Black Michael, a relative of the rightful king, is determined to prevent the coronation taking place, so that he might receive the crown himself. What follows is an adventure involving abduction, imprisonment and deceit. As the story races to its conclusion, Rudolf Rassendyll faces choices that will determine not only his future, but the futures of King Rudolf, Princess Flavi and the whole of Ruritani. Published in 1894, The Prisoner of Zenda launched Hope's writing career, and was followed by the sequel, Rupert of Hentzau.
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When a tempest-a violent storm-wrecks the ship of King Alonso of Naples and his entourage in the Mediterranean Sea, the men all find safety on a small, isolated island. The storm was conjured up by the magician Prospero, who lives on the island with his teenage daughter Miranda, his faithful spirit Ariel, and his half-human, half-animal slave Caliban. Why has Prospero brought the king, his teenage son Ferdinand, his devoted advisor Gonzalo, and the others to the island? What plans does he have for them? A mixture of tender romance and cruel revenge, The Tempest is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Although the play, Shakespeare's last, is filled with the supernatural, its message is that real magic lies in the emotions of the human heart: love, loyalty, the desire to be free, remorse, and forgiveness. By the end of the story, the tempest-in its sense of severe storm and emotional upheaval-has enabled love to blossom, reunited old friends, freed the enslaved, washed away the sins of evildoers, and calmed the vengeance of a wronged man.
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"Young d'Artagnan has only one ambition - to be a king's musketeer some day. With these dreams, he reaches Paris. Monsieur de Treville makes him a member of the king's guards, and promises that if he proves his worth he can become a musketeer one day. In Paris, d'Artagnan befriends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the three musketeers; and also falls in love with the beautiful Constance Bonacieux, Queen Anne's linen maid. But little does he know that Queen Anne would soon fall into trouble with her husband, King Louise XIII, because of her secret lover - which is what the cardinal wants. With Constance begging him to help, and the wicked cardinal and his men chasing him, will d'Artagnan be able to save the queen's honour? Will he ever fulfill his dream of being a musketeer?"
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Ancient Egypt... In the time of pyramids and pharoahs... A beautiful young princess has travelled to the grand capital of Memphis - home to the legendary pharoah Rhampsinitus. She has journeyed from the Western lands in search of a husband. But while meeting with the local men, the princess becomes privy to a secret tale. It is a story of desperation, thievery, and murder. But it is also a story of family, sacrifice, and love. As this tale is laid bare before her, the princes learns of three feats of impossible brotherhood, ingenuity, and boldness on the part of a man who would thwart the will of a king.
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"No sight makes a man tremble more than seeing Mr Toad behind the wheel of a car... On a fine summer day, Mole is busy spring-cleaning his home. When he decides he's had enough of cleaning, he ventures towards a place he has never seen before – the river. There he meets Ratty, and the two of them become close friends, spending lazy days by the river. But then they make the mistake of visiting Mr Toad. Toad is rich, exuberant, but also reckless. When he purchases his very first automobile, Toad, Ratty, and Mole are plunged into a dangerous adventure involving theft , a prison break, and the famous siege of Toad Hall. Since its first publication in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's story has amused millions of readers, both children and adults. Now with cutting edge visuals and a faithful conversion to a new format, Campfire brings you the defi niti ve version of an all time classic."
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