Thursday, May 31, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursday: Escape - "Leinengen Vs. The Ants"

From January 14th, 1948: Escape presents the thrilling tale of one man's war with a two-mile wide, 20 mile long column of  locust-like marabunta ants. Stars William Conrad

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #100: "The Trial" by Franz Kafka

Joseph K. finds himself  arrested for an unspecified crime and place on trial in this nightmarish 1925 novel by Franz Kafka.

Here in multiple formats is "The Trial" by Franz Kafka 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
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
95. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
96. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
97. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas, pere
98. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 
99. Sister Carrie  by Theodore Dreiser
100. The Trial by Franz Kafka
 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "The Dark Mirror" (1946)

Olivia de Havilland stars as a pair of identical twins; one good, one evil.  When a doctor is murdered the question becomes which is which?  Also stars Lew Ayres.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: "Captain America" - Chapter 15: "The Toll of Doom!"

As the final chapter begins, Cap attempts to rescue Hillman from the farmhouse while the Scarab bombs the building in "Captain America" -  Chapter 15: "The Toll of Doom!"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursday: Escape presents "Three Skeleton Key"

March 13, 1950: Three men find themselves trapped in a lighthouse surrounded by millions of ravenous rats in Escape's classic episode, "Three Skeleton Key" starring Vincent Price.

Listen to Escape - "Three Skeleton Key"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #99: "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser

This novel from 1900 tells the story of a country girl that falls into a life of "sin" in the big city of Chicago successfully pursuing fame and riches.

Here in multiple formats is "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser 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
77. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
78. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
95. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
96. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
97. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas, pere
98. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
99. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "The Killers" (1946)

Two hitman come to a small town to kill a gas station attendant.  Based on a "Nick Adams" story by Ernest Hemingway the film marks the debut of Burt Lancaster. With Ava Gardner, Edmund O'Brien, and William Conrad.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: Captain America - Chapter 14: "The Scarab Strikes!"

Captain America interrupts Matson as he forces Hillman to surrender his half of the bronze plaque in "Captain America" - Chapter 14: "The Scarab Strikes!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #98: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

First published in 1906 this novel is a grisly indictment of the Chicago slaughterhouses, now long gone.

Here in multiple formats is "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair 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
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
95. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
96. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
97. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas, pere
98. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947)

A chance meeting with a beautiful blonde in Central Park draws seaman Michael O'Hara into a bizarre murder plot.  Stars Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: Captain America - Chapter 13: "Skyscraper Plunge!"

Matson attempts to escape but Cap (still in his secret identity) pursues him in "Captain America" - Chapter 13: "Skyscraper Plunge!"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Old Time Radio Thursday: Fibber McGee & Molly in "Quarantined"

The consequences of the McGees' dinner party last week play out this week in "Quarantined," first broadcast on March 11, 1941

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #97: "The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas, pere

This third section of "The Vicomte of Bragelonne," (the last of the d'Artagnan romances) first published in 1850 concerns a plot to replace King Louis the XIV with his twin brother, Phillippe and features the legendary "Three Musketeers."

Here in multiple formats is "The Man in the Iron Mask" by Alexandre Dumas, pere  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
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
95. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
96. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
97. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas, pere

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Night at the Movies: "Scarlet Street"

A meek cashier falls for the wrong woman in this 1945 film noir, "Scarlet Street" starring the great Edward G. Robinson.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thrilling Friday Serials: Captain America - Chapter 12: "Horror on the Highway!"

The Scarab has resurrected Matson in Lyman's "Life Restoring Machine" as Captain America continues with Chapter 12: "Horror on the Highway!"

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

100 Essential E-Books #96: "A Book of Nonsense" by Edward Lear

The author of "The Owl and the Pussycat", Edward Lear, presents "A Book of Nonsense" filled with limericks for your frivilous enjoyment, first published in 1846.

Here in multiple formats is "A Book of Nonsense" by Edward Lear 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
79. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
80. ... The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
81. The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
82. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
83. Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
84. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
85. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton 
86. Silas Marner by George Eliot 
87. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
88. Roughing It by Mark Twain
89. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
90. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
91. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
92. Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory 
93. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
94. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
95. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
96. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear