Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #78 "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin

First published on November 24, 1859 "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" is considered the foundation of evolutionary biology.

Here in multiple formats is "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin from ManyBooks.net.












The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: Zorro's Fighting Legion - Chapter 5: "Decoy!"

Zorro attempts to warn the munition train of Moreno's attack but is attacked by Yacqui Indians (This one's literally a cliffhanger!) in Zorro's Fighting Legion, Chapter 5: Decoy!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

100 Essential E-Books #77 "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli

First distributed in 1513 but not officially published until 1532 "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli is a political treatise that argues that a ruler may use immoral means to insure his rule's survival.  A classic of political thought.

Here in multiple formats is "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli from ManyBooks.net.









The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies - Christmas Edition: "Beyond Tomorrow"

The ghost of three old friends  come to the aid of young lovers in this sweet little film.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New BBC One Trailer - Doctor Who Xmas Special - "The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe"

100 Essential E-Books #76 The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's stories are known the world over; "The Little Mermaid," "The Snow Queen," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "Thumbelina," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Little Mermaid," to name but a few.



Here in multiple formats is "The Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen" from ManyBook.net.










The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
76. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Night at the Movies - Christmas Edition: "Santa Claus" (Mexico)

Santa Claus battles the devil with the aid of child labor, demonic mechanical raindeer, and Merlin from his cloud fortress in this holiday film from Churubusco-Azteca Studios (Dubbed in English).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thrilling Friday Serials: Zorro's Fighting Legion - Chapter 3: "Descending Doom!"

Zorro discovers that his men are trapped by the Yaquis in a mission that has been mined with explosives as Zorro's Fighting Legion continues with Chapter 3: Descending Doom!.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Doctor Who Christmas Special - "The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe" Prequel

100 Essential E-Books #75 "Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse

Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, don't see eye to eye in this 1934 novel when both men attempt to aid Gussie Fink-Nottle in wooing Madeline Bassett.  When Bertie forbids Jeeves to interfere and takes matters into his own hands Bertie inadvertently proposes to Miss Bassett and the troubles begin.

Here in multiple formats is "Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse from ManyBooks.net.









The 100 Essential E-Books so far:

1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
5. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
6. The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
7. Moby Dick or The Whale - Herman Melville
8. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
9. Ulysses - James Joyce
10. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
11. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
13. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
14. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
16. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
19. Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
21. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
22. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
24. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
25. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
27. Emma by Jane Austen
28. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
29. Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
30. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
31. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
32. Beowulf by Anonymous
33. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
34. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
35. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
36. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
37. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
38. The Iliad by Homer
39. The Odyssey by Homer
40. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 
41. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne 
42. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
43. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
44. Walden; or, A Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau 
45. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
46. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 
47. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne 
48. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
49. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
51. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
52. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
53. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 
54. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
56. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
57. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 
58. Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
59. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
60. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo.
62. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
63. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
64. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 
65. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
66. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
67. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
68. The Republic by Plato
69. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
70. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
71. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
72. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
73. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
74. Dubliners by James Joyce
75. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Old Time Radio Thursdays - Christmas Edition: CBS Radio Mystery Theatre - "A Holiday Visit"

An accident cuts short a couple's Christmas visit and takes them to a strange town with a single unusual resident in "A Holiday Visit," first broadcast on Christmas, 1980.