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Fairy Tales of Pure Fntasy and Fabulous Folk Tales
Lang Fairy Books
Fairy Books—also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured"
Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many
Colors—are a series of twelve collections of fairy
tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume
is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437
tales from a broad range of cultures and countries
are presented. Illustrated by Henry J. Ford.
Blue Fairy Book (1889)
Red Fairy Book (1890)
Green Fairy Book (1892)
Yellow Fairy Book (1894)
Pink Fairy Book (1897)
Grey Fairy Book (1900)
Violet Fairy Book (1901)
Crimson Fairy Book (1903)
The Brown Fairy Book (1904)
Orange Fairy Book (1906)
Olive Fairy Book (1907)
The Lilac Fairy Book (1910)
John Carter From Mars Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The world of Barsoom is a romantic vision of
a dying Mars. Writers and science popularizers
like Camille Flammarion, who was convinced that
Mars was at a later stage of evolution than Earth
and therefore much more dry, took the ideas further
and published books like Les Terres du Ciel (1884),
which contained illustrations of a planet covered
with canals. Burroughs gives credits to him in
his writings, and goes as far as to say that he
based his vision of Mars on that of Flammarion.
John Carter is transported to Mars in a way described
by Flammarion in Urania (1889), where a man from
earth is transported to Mars as an astral body
where he wakes up to a lower gravity, two moons,
strange plants and animals and several races of
advanced humans. In The Plurality of Inhabited
Worlds and Lumen, he further speculates about
plant people and other creatures on far away planets,
elements that would later appear in the Barsoom
The Barsoom series, where John Carter in the
late 1800s is mysteriously transported from Earth
to a Mars suffering from dwindling resources,
has been cited by many well known science fiction
writers as having inspired and motivated them
in their youth, as well as by key scientists involved
in both space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial
life. Elements of the books have been adapted
by many writers, in novels, short stories, comics,
television and film.
Avatar: In interviews, James Cameron has invoked
Burroughs as one of the primary inspirations behind
his 2009 space adventure.
Babylon 5: In this science fiction television
series, Amanda Carter – a Martian citizen and
advocate of Mars' independence from Earth – is
revealed to have had a grandfather named John
who was a pioneer colonist on Mars. This has been
confirmed by the series creator J. Michael Straczynski
as a reference made by the episode writer Larry
DiTillio to John Carter of Mars.
Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers film serials of the
The Star Wars films owe debts and offer nods to
Burroughs' Barsoom novels.
Princess of Mars (1912)
Gods of Mars (1914)
Warlord of Mars (1918)
Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920)
Chessmen of Mars (1922)
The Master Mind of Mars (1928)
A Fighting Man of Mars (1931)
of Mars (1936)
Synthetic Men of Mars (1940)
Llana of Gathol (1948)
John Carter of Mars (1964)
Burroughs, John Coleman (1940)
John Carter and the Giant of Mars.
Skeleton Men of Jupiter
Philip K. Dick
Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical
themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations,
authoritarian governments, and altered states.
In his later works Dick's thematic focus strongly
reflected his personal interest in metaphysics
and theology. He often drew upon his own life
experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse,
paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences
in novels such as A Scanner Darkly and VALIS.
In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote
approximately 121 short stories, most of which
appeared in science fiction magazines during his
lifetime. Although Dick spent most of his career
as a writer in near-poverty, eleven popular films
based on his works have been produced, including
Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly,
Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, The
Adjustment Bureau and Impostor.
Lies the Wub
Eyes Have It
in the Woods
and the Beetles
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet (published 1887, in Beeton's
Sign of the Four (published 1890, Lippincott's
Hound of the Baskervilles (serialised 1901–1902
in The Strand)
Valley of Fear (serialised 1914–1915 in The Strand)
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories
published 1891–1892 in The Strand)
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published
1892–1893 in The Strand as further episodes of
Return of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories published
1903–1904 in The Strand)
Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock
Holmes (contains stories published 1908–1917)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (contains stories
Classic Illustrated Books
Occult and Psychology
Leather Stocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper
The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels
by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, each
featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo, known by
European settlers as "Leatherstocking,"
'The Pathfinder", and "the trapper"
and by the Native Americans as "Deerslayer,"
"La Longue Carabine" and "Hawkeye".
Natty Bumppo is the protagonist of the series.
Although he is the child of white parents, he
grew up with Native Americans, becoming a near-fearless
warrior skilled in many weapons, one of which
is the long rifle. He respects his forest home
and all its inhabitants, hunting only what he
needs to survive. When it comes time to fire his
trusty flintlock, he lives by the rule that one
must shoot only once to bring down a target. He
and his Mohican "brother" Chingachgook
champion goodness by trying to stop the incessant
conflict between the Mohicans and the Hurons.
He is known as "Deerslayer" in The Deerslayer,
"Hawkeye" and "La Longue Carabine"
in The Last of the Mohicans, "Pathfinder"
in The Pathfinder, "Leatherstocking"
in The Pioneers, and "the trapper" in
The Prairie. The novels recount significant events
in Natty Bumppo's life from 1740-1806. Critic
Georg Lukacs identified Bumppo as similar to the
middling characters of Sir Walter Scott, who,
because they don't represent the extremes of society,
can act as tools for social and cultural examination
of historical events, without portraying the history
Chingachgook is a Mohican chief and companion
of Bumppo. Chingachgook married Wah-ta-Wah, who
bore him a son Uncas, but she died young. Uncas,
"last of the Mohicans," grew to manhood
but was killed in a battle with renegade Magua.
Last of the Mohicans