Best of
Fiction

1965

The Source Part 3 of 3


James A. Michener - 1965
    Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict."A sweeping chronology filled with excitement."THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

The Source Part 2 of 2


James A. Michener - 1965
    Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict."A sweeping chronology filled with excitement."THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

The Source


James A. Michener - 1965
    Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict."A sweeping chronology filled with excitement."THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

The Vintage Bradbury: The Greatest Stories by America's Most Distinguished Practioner of Speculative Fiction


Ray Bradbury - 1965
    The best short stories of Ray Bradbury--including "Dandelion Wine, " "The Illustrated Man, " and twenty-one other tales by one of our most original authors.

Cosmicomics


Italo Calvino - 1965
    He makes his characters out of mathematical formulae and simple cellular structures. They disport themselves among galaxies, experience the solidification of planets, move from aquatic to terrestrial existence, play games with hydrogen atoms, and even have a love life.During the course of these stories Calvino toys with continuous creation, the transformation of matter, and the expanding and contracting reaches of space and time. He succeeds in relating complex scientific concepts to the ordinary reactions of common humanity.William Weaver's excellent translation won a National Book Award (1969).“Naturally, we were all there," old Qfwfq said, "where else could we have been? Nobody knew then that there could be space. Or time either: what use did we have for time, packed in there like sardines?”

The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil


Nikolai Gogol - 1965
    The compassion, simplicity, and gentle humor with which he treats the poignant quest of a hapless civil servant for the return of his stolen overcoat—and the fantastic yet realistic manner in which he takes revenge on his nemesis, the Very Important Person—mark "The Overcoat" as one of the greatest achievements of Gogol's genius.The five other "Tales of Good and Evil" in this superb collection demonstrate the broad range of Gogol's literary palette in his short fiction: the fantastic, supernaturally tinged "The Terrible Vengeance," the comic portraiture of "Ivan Fydorovich Shponka and His Aunt," the tragic moral realism of "The Portrait" and "Nevsky Avenue," and the rampaging satire and absurdism of his send-up of Russian upper-class stupidity, "The Nose." The stories offer the reader the perfect introduction to the imaginative genius of Gogol, which was to flower so triumphantly in his masterpiece, 'Deal Souls'.

Laura's Early Years Collection


Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1965
    Three treasured novels in paperback--"Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie", and "On the Banks of Plum Creek"--shrink-wrapped together in a beautifully designed package.

Vamshavriksha


S.L. Bhyrappa - 1965
    S.L. Bhyrappa. This novel created a stir in the Kannada literary world, making its author a celebrity overnight. That is the magic, the hypnotic spell of this highly absorbing social novel depicting poignantly the human story of a young widow torn between her love and her child. The novel is the creative and artistic presentation of the psychological and philosophical dimensions of the genealogy as the preserver and the transmitter of cultural values and norms. In a family dominated by traditional values; the remarriage of the widowed daughter-in-law comes as a shocking external assault and the discovery of the real origins of the head of the household builds up the dramatic climax of this novel. Acclaimed by discerning critics as a modern Indian classic, this novel has been translated into several Indian languages-an eloquent testimony to its being truly a great Indian novel. This Kannada novel bagged the coveted literary award of the Karnataka State Akademy of Letters in 1967. The Kannada Film based on this novel won the prestigious Golden Lotus Award of the Government of India in 1972.

A Pillar of Iron


Taylor Caldwell - 1965
    The hero of the story, the man called "a pillar of iron" is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer-statesman who tried vainly to save the republic he loved from the forces of tyranny. Unfolding here are the private dramas behind the great Roman hero's triumphs and defeats - and the intimate, deeply moving story of his desperate love affair with the beautiful Livia.

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman


Harlan Ellison - 1965
    A rebel inhabits a world where conformity and punctuality are top priorities and the Ticktockman cannot accept the Harlequin's presence in his perfectly ordered world.

Walt Disney Presents Winnie-The-Pooh Meets Gopher (A Little Golden Book)


Walt Disney Company - 1965
    When he tries to leave Rabbit's home after eating a heavy lunch, Winnie-the-Pooh gets stuck in the rabbit hole.

Mafalda 3


Quino - 1965
    The strip features a girl named Mafalda (5 years old at the time of the comic's creation) who is deeply concerned about humanity and world peace and rebels against the world as it is. The brilliance of Mafalda lies foremost in the quirkiness of this little girl. She hates (that is an understatement) soup, cares deeply about humanity, loves the Beatles and has a bunch of equally quirky friends. More than twenty years later, Mafalda is still immensely popular throughout Latin America and it has be translated into over 30 languages.

The Sword of Honour Trilogy


Evelyn Waugh - 1965
    Its central character is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war too much for him. Yet, though often somber, the Sword of Honour trilogy is also a brilliant comedy, peopled by the fantastic figures so familiar from Waugh's early satires. The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric.

Alice: The Girl From Earth


Kir Bulychev - 1965
    A translation of Девочка с Земли into English.

Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story


William Shakespeare - 1965
    The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers.  In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: Romeo And Juliet.  In our own time, Shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play West Side Story.  Though one of these works is set among the nobility of Verona, and the other among immigrant families of New York's West Side, both tell the story of the plight of young star-crossed" lovers.As Norris Houghton writes in his introduction: "What we see is that all four young people strive to consummate the happiness at the threshold on which they stand and which they have tasted so briefly.  All four are deprived of the opportunity to do so, the Renaissance couple by the caprice of fate, today's youngsters by the prejudice and hatred engendered around them...."Poets and playwrights will continue to write of youthful lovers whom fate drives into and out of each other's lives.  The spectacle will always trouble and move us, even as the two dramas in this volume do today."

Captain Hornblower R.N.: Hornblower and the Atropos / The Happy Return / A Ship of the Line


C.S. Forester - 1965
    But soon his orders come, and he sets sail for the Mediterranean in the Atropos. 'Battle, storm, shipwreck, disease - what were the chances that he would never come back again?' "The happy return" Hornblower sails the South American waters and comes face to face with a mad, messianic revolutionary in a novel that ripples with risk and gripping adventure. "a ship of the line" commando raids, hurricanes at sea, the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries - Hornblower must deal with them all as he sails his ship to the Spanish station. Throughout his escapades Forester remains gallant, resourceful and courageous - the embodiment of all the most vivid in a great naval tradition.

Gentle Ben


Walt Morey - 1965
    But in time Mark finds someone else to love--Ben, an Alaskan brown bear so huge that no one else dares come near him. Gentle Ben has been a favorite of readers of all ages for 25 years, and is a timeless story of a rare friendship. An ALA Notable Book.

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen


H. Beam Piper - 1965
    Their aim was to keep the existence of the alternative Earths a secret and prevent these Earths from mixing and destroying each other.But the Time Police made mistakes, and they made a big one when a seemingly ordinary Pennsylvania State Trooper named Calvin Morrison was accidentally switched into the Aryan-Transpacific sector, Styphon's House subsector.In just a few weeks, Morrison was being hailed as Lord Kalvan, and was masterminding a campaign that could blow the whole Paratime secret sky high!

Cape Fear


John D. MacDonald - 1965
    He lived only for the day he would be free—free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars.Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind—and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter...."A powerful and frightening story." —The New York Times

Stories by O. Henry (Walmart)


O. Henry - 1965
    Henry first lived a checkered life as a cowhand, bank teller, reporter, embezzler, and convict. Then, in a last-minute reversal worthy of one of his own stories, he turned to fiction, and became a celebrated author of ironic miniatures. "The Gift of the Magi" is perhaps his most famous creation. And while this exploration of love and gift-giving doesn't exactly plumb the depths of human behavior, it does leave us with the final picture of Jim (sans watch) and Della (sans hair, or most of it), which has induced even the crankiest readers to shed a tear since it first appeared in 1906. Get out your handkerchiefs!

ਲੂਣਾ (Luna)


Shiv Kumar Batalvi - 1965
    She falls in love with the king's son from his first marriage, Puran who is of her age. When Pooran repels her advances, she alleges misbehaviour by him to the king. Pooran is maimed and thrown into a well as a punishment. A sage rescues and treats him, and Pooran turns into a wandering ascetic himself - a Bhagat. Years later, a childless Luna comes to visit the famous Bhagat. When she realises his identity, she admits her mistake. Pooran forgives her and his father, and a child is later born to Luna. That is how the legend of Puran Bhagar has been told in Punjab for centuries. Shiv Kumar Batalvi has instead turned it into a tale that questions the old legend, shifts the perspective and tells the story from the perspective of the woman. For Batalvi, it is the legend of Luna: a girl of lower caste, married against her wishes, who falls in love with a man of her age. He retells the legend, questions the society and makes Luna the focal point of his tale.

The Animal Family


Randall Jarrell - 1965
    Almost nowhere in fiction is there a stranger, dearer, or funnier family -- and the life that the members of The Animal Family live together, there in the wilderness beside the sea, is as extraordinary and as enchanting as the family itself.

The Adventures of the Black Hand Gang


Hans Jürgen Press - 1965
    Four mysteries are solved by a group of children known as the Black Hand Gang.

Airs Above the Ground


Mary Stewart - 1965
    What was strange was the silence that followed. She never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreel shot there at the scene of a deadly fire. Then she caught a glimpse of him in a newsreel shot of a crowd near a mysterious circus fire and knew it was more than strange. It was downright sinister.Vanessa is propelled to Vienna by the shocking discovery. In her charge is young Timothy Lacy, who also has urgent problems to solve. But her hunt for answers only leads to more sinister questions in a mysterious world of white stallions of Vienna. But what promises to be no more than a delicate personal mission turns out to involve the security forces of three countries, two dead men, a circus and its colourful personnel. And what waits for Vanessa in the shadows is more terrifying than anything she has ever encountered.

Cool Hand Luke


Donn Pearce - 1965
    . . the most brutal and authentic account of a road gang that we have had." —New York TimesOut of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, the larger-than-life war hero—Good Guy Number One—turned drunkard, vandal, and convict. A blasphemer and "pretty evil feller" who "could work the hardest, eat the mostest, and tell the biggest lies." Luke's outsized feats of gambling and gluttony—he bets Society Red, a college man from Boston, that he can eat fifty eggs—and his harrowing escapes and recaptures are recounted by Dragline, who followed Luke in his last, fatal escape attempt and who basks in Luke's reflected glory. To the convicts left behind on the chain gang, Luke has become the hope of freedom and defiance that they dare not act upon themselves. Luke's refusal to "git his mind right" and submit to the sadistic discipline of the Walking Boss becomes part of their mythology of survival.

The Ghost of Dibble Hollow


May Nickerson Wallace - 1965
    "I've been waiting a long time for you to come to Dibble Hollow, Cousin," he tells Pug. "Now you must help me find that lost money."From that moment on the ghostly Miles leads Pug from one spooky adventure to another.All the while he follows the clues to the weirdest treasure hunt with the ghost of Dibble Hollow.

Mountain Man


Vardis Fisher - 1965
    Vardis Fisher has captured both the romantic idealism and harsh realism of the wilderness experience with this classic tale of the West.

The Mark of the Horse Lord


Rosemary Sutcliff - 1965
    By chance, he is also the exact double of Midir, the Horse Lord, lost King of the Dalriad tribe. To rid the Dalriads of the usurping Queen Liadhan, Phaedrus agrees to a daring pretence -- he will impersonate Midir and become the Horse Lord.

Odds Against


Dick Francis - 1965
    Now, he has to go up against a field of thoroughbred criminals--and the odds are against him that he'll even survive.

The Pooh Story Book


A.A. Milne - 1965
    In Which A House is Built at Pooh Corner for EeyoreIn Which Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by WaterIn Which Pooh Invents a New Game and Eeyore Joins In

At Play in the Fields of the Lord


Peter Matthiessen - 1965
    Martin Quarrier has come to convert the fearful and elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Lewis Moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on behalf of the local comandante.Out of their struggle Peter Matthiessen has created an electrifying moral thriller, a novel of Conradian richness that explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide.

Screwtape Proposes A Toast, And Other Pieces


C.S. Lewis - 1965
    Lewis died he selected essays from his previously published works to form a new volume. The first of these sees the return of the notorious Screwtape, addressing a dinner at the Tempters' Training College for young devils.

If I Were a Grown-Up


Éva Janikovszky - 1965
    to be told to do everything, while grown-ups can do anything they want.First watched through the eyes of a child, later the perspective changes to that of a child, fantasizing about how he would behave as a grown up. Within the borders of his imagination, how he would suspect to act as a grwon up.

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch


Philip K. Dick - 1965
    When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z. It is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch.Cover illustration: Chris Moore

Love is Walking Hand In Hand


Charles M. Schulz - 1965
    Charlie Brown and his friends define love.

Those Who Love


Irving Stone - 1965
    When you read this story, you will not be able to put it down. It tells you about historical events that happened in Boston during Abigail's life and how our country was formed. It was a beautiful story that a person who likes romantic novels could read, or one that a person interested in history could read.

The Blue Flowers


Raymond Queneau - 1965
    And only a pataphysician nurtured lovingly on surrealist excess could have dreamed up The Blue Flowers, Queneau's 1964 novel, now reissued as a New Directions Paperbook. To a pataphysician all things are equal, there is no improvement or progress in the human condition, and a ‘message’ is an invention of the benighted reader, certainly not the author or his perplexing creations – the sweet, fennel-drinking Cidrolin, and the rampaging Duke d'Auge. History is mostly what the duke rampages through – 700 years of it at 175-year clips. He refuses to crusade, clobbers his king with the ‘in’ toy of 1439 – the cannon – dabbles in alchemy, and decides that those musty caves down at Altamira need a bit of sprucing up. Meanwhile, Cidrolin in the 1960s lolls on his barge moored along the Seine, sips essence of fennel, and ineffectually tries to catch the graffitist who nightly defiles his fence. But mostly he naps. Is it just a coincidence that the duke appears only when Cidrolin is dozing? And vice versa? In the tradition of Villon and Céline, Queneau attempted to bring the language of the French streets into common literary usage, and his mad word-plays, bad puns, bawdy jokes, and anachronistic wackiness have been kept amazingly and glitteringly intact by the incomparable translator Barbara Wright.

Cosmos


Witold Gombrowicz - 1965
    Two young men meet by chance in a Polish resort town in the Carpathian Mountains. Intending to spend their vacation relaxing, they find a secluded family-run pension. But the two become embroiled first in a macabre event on the way to the pension, then in the peculiar activities and psychological travails of the family running it. Gombrowicz offers no solution to their predicament.Cosmos is translated here for the first time directly from the Polish by Danuta Borchardt, translator of Ferdydurke.

The Kiss and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov - 1965
    They show him as a master of compression and a probing analyst, unmasking the mediocrity, lack of ideals, and spiritual and physical inertia of his generation. In these grim pictures of peasant life, and telling portraits of men and women enmeshed in trivialities, in the finely observed, suffocating atmosphere of provincial towns with their pompous officials, frustrated, self-seeking wives, spineless husbands, Chekhov does not expound any system of morality, but leaves the reader to draw what conclusion he will.

The Gray Notebook


Josep Pla - 1965
    Pla returned to his parents’ house in the coastal town of Palafrugell, and with nothing to do he decided to keep a journal in which he would describe—as a way of honing his skills as a writer—everything about the daily life of his family and friends that had any interest for him. The gray notebook in which he kept this journal would survive the Franco regime, when Pla’s native Catalan tongue was suppressed, to emerge, some fifty years later as The Gray Notebook, the most celebrated work of twentieth-century Catalan literature, admired as much for its pitch-perfect prose as for its shrewd observance of the human comedy, the great book of the great city of Barcelona and of life on the beach. The Gray Notebook, full of incident and humor and light, is pure pleasure to read: a glowing Bonnard interior on an epic scale.   The first part of the book, which begins on March 8, 1918, is a story of family life on the Costa Brava and the coming-of-age story of a young man torn between an old-fashioned ideal of a life of quiet dedication to work and family and the intellectual seductions of European culture. Pla’s enthusiasms and uncertainties, friendships and crushes, his reading, the drama and politics and absurdity of family life—we are drawn into all these as we also follow Pla in his wanderings through town, scrutinizing his fellow citizens, or out under the magnificent skies of the still-unspoiled countryside of the coast. In January 1919, Pla returns to Barcelona to complete his studies, and the book’s second part paints a hilariously revealing picture of student life. He learns next to nothing from his teachers, a good deal more from the writers and artists he meets in cafés and salons, and most of all from Barcelona itself, with its night life and ramblas, the city of Gaudi and Modernisme, where just outside the city limits the seemingly timeless life of the country still went on as before.   Combining delightful informality with a perfect clarity of expression and an attention to the detail of day-to-day life that makes it seem anything but banal, The Gray Notebook is both a revelation of its author’s singular sensibility and a universal work of art.

The Remembered Visit


Edward Gorey - 1965
    She gamely tries to appreciate the museums, rich food, and architectural wonders that delight her parents, only to find herself drifting along in a puzzling world. But then Miss Skrim-Pshaw takes her for tea with Mr. Crague, a sockless, elderly man with a notable past, and their brief encounter is what will haunt Drusilla years later. Her casual promise to the old man has led to sudden recollection, then sad regret.

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter


Katherine Anne Porter - 1965
    This volume brings together the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form.

The Gift of the Wondrous Fig Tree


Magda Szabó - 1965
    But Lala is no ordinary fairy child. He shows very little interest in the spells he learns in fairy school and prefers the company of humans, befriending a recently orphaned girl, Beata, and her uncle. The queen hopes her sons behavior will improve after she marries Amalfi, the captain of the palace guard, who already loves the prince as his own.Meanwhile the power-hungry Adderpater, wizard, scholar, and coregent of the land, identifies the cause of the princes strange behavior: Lala has a human heart. The punishment for having a human organ is cruel in Fairyland. Iris will do anything to save her son, even marry the ancient wizard and banish Gigi, the truth-telling unicorn. Will the lights of Fairyland go out forever? Or will Lalas human heart give him the courage to restore justice and happiness?

Black Rain


Masuji Ibuse - 1965
    Ibuse began serializing Black Rain in the magazine Shincho in January 1965. The novel is based on historical records of the devastation caused by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The Lame Shall Enter First


Flannery O'Connor - 1965
    Reproduction from the New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux edition of 1971.

Flatland / Sphereland


Edwin A. Abbott - 1965
    Flatland : the classic speculation on life in four dimensions; Sphereland : a continuing speculation on an expanding universe

Hotel


Arthur Hailey - 1965
    Gregory luxury hotel.

One Is One


Barbara Leonie Picard - 1965
    Quiet and solitary, Stephen must endure the bitter torments of his brothers and cousins until he finds his first true friend; through that friendship Stephen gains courage to endure the lack of kindness in his life. But believing that Stephen will never possess the valor to be a knight, his father abruptly sends him away to spend the rest of his life in a monastery.After a harsh apprenticeship in the monastery, Stephen realizes he must flee its confines. In a twist of fortune, he becomes squire to a wise knight and then attains knighthood himself. The death of his own young squire causes the twenty-six-year-old Stephen to re-examine his ambitions. In doing so, he makes an important discovery: His journey through dangerous times has instilled in him the strength and self-confidence to find his true place in the world. One is One portrays a man ready to heed his mentor's maxim: "Do not be afraid to do what you want to do."Several of Barbara Leonie Picard’s many books, including One Is One, have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Britain’s oldest children’s book award.Praise for One Is One and Barbara Leonie Picard:"Her narratives have the ring of tales told by skald and bard, and her choice of words would fill great halls. Her literary fairy tales are lushly romantic, with poetic language and an almost other-worldly knowledge that informs and enriches them. Open one of her books and read it aloud. See how her words will still echo in the storytelling rooms and libraries that have become our great halls."—Janice M. Del Negro"In One is One …there is a large cast of entirely credible characters and a good contrast is pointed between fourteenth-century courtly and monastic life. The strength of this book derives from its concern with important themes—loneliness, loyalty, courage and love; above all, self-knowledge."—The Spectator"Miss Picard has been bold in choosing for her hero a weakling and a coward. The final resolution of Stephen's doubts, though not unexpected, is most beautifully handled."—The Times Literary SupplementBarbara Leonie Picard (1917–2011) was the author of over twenty-five books, all of which have received praise for the mature and thought-provoking fare they offer young readers. Her first book was published in 1949. Her works include five historical novels for young adults, many retellings of myths and epics—including the Odyssey and the Iliad, the story of King Arthur, and legends of the Norse gods—and collections of fairy tales. Several of her books have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the oldest children's book award in the UK. Paul Dry Books also publishes Picard's book Ransom for a Knight.

The Dirty Dozen


E.M. Nathanson - 1965
    Murderers, thieves, rapists, they wait to be sentenced to death or hard labour for life. They are the damned of the American Army. But at the last moment they are offered the opportunity of salvation: a mission just before D-Day. The chances of their getting away with it are about one in a million, but the damned don't care, and certainly don't count chances...

Things: A Story of the Sixties; A Man Asleep


Georges Perec - 1965
    as one of this century's most innovative writers. Now Godine is pleased to issue two of his most powerful novels in one volume: Things, in an authoritative new translation, and A Man Asleep, making its first English appearance. Both provoked strong reactions when they first appeared in the 1960s; both which speak with disquieting immediacy to the conscience of today's readers. In each tale Perec subtly probes our compulsive obsession with society's trappings the seductive mass of things that crams our lives, masquerading as stability and meaning.Jerome and Sylvie, the young, upwardly mobile couple in Things, lust for the good life. "They wanted life's enjoyment, but all around them enjoyment was equated with ownership." Surrounded by Paris's tantalizing exclusive boutiques, they exist in a paralyzing vacuum of frustration, caught between the fantasy of "the film they would have liked to live" and the reality of life's daily mundanities.In direct contrast with Jerome and Sylvie's cravings, the nameless student in A Man Asleep attempts to purify himself entirely of material desires and ambition. He longs "to want nothing. Just to wait, until there is nothing left to wait for. Just to wander, and to sleep." Yearning to exist on neutral ground as "a blessed parenthesis," he discovers that this wish is by its very nature a defeat.Accessible, sobering, and deeply involving, each novel distills Perec's unerring grasp of the human condition as well as displaying his rare comic talent. His generosity of observation is both detached and compassionate.

Modesty Blaise


Peter O'Donnell - 1965
    They travel from London to the South of France, across the Mediterranean to Cairo before battling, against impossible odds, a private army of professional killers.

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling


Marguerite Young - 1965
    It is a picaresque, psychological novel--a novel of the road, a journey or voyage of the human spirit in its search for reality in a world of illusion and nightmare. It is an epic of what might be called the Arabian Nights of American life. Marguerite Young's method is poetic, imagistic, incantatory; in prose of extraordinary richness she tests the nature of her characters--and the nature of reality. Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is written with oceanic music moving at many levels of consciousness and perception; but the toughly fibred realistic fabric is always there, in the happenings of the narrative, the humor, the precise details, the definitions of the characters. Miss MacIntosh herself, who hails from What Cheer, Iowa, and seems downright and normal, with an incorruptible sense of humor and the desire to put an end to phantoms; Catherine Cartwheel, the opium lady, a recluse who is shut away in a great New England seaside house and entertains imaginary guests; Mr. Spitzer, the lawyer, musical composer and mystical space traveler, a gentle man, wholly unsure of himself and of reality; his twin brother Peron, the gay and raffish gambler and virtuoso in the world of sports; Cousin Hannah, the horsewoman, balloonist, mountain-climber and militant Boston feminist, known as Al Hamad through all the seraglios of the East; Titus Bonebreaker of Chicago, wild man of God dreaming of a heavenly crown; the very efficient Christian hangman, Mr. Weed of the Wabash River Valley; a featherweight champion who meets his equal in a graveyard--these are a few who live with phantasmagorical vividness in the pages of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling. The novel touches on many aspects of life--drug addiction, woman's suffrage, murder, suicide, pregnancy both real and imaginary, schizophrenia, many strange loves, the psychology of gambling, perfectionism; but the profusion of this huge book serves always to intensify the force of the central question: "What shall we do when, fleeing from illusion, we are confronted by illusion?" What is real, what is dream? Is the calendar of the human heart the same as that kept by the earth? Is it possible that one may live a secondary life of which one does not know? In every aspect, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling stands by itself--in the lyric beauty of its prose, its imaginative vitality and cumulative emotional power. It is the work of a writer of genius.

Lost Empires


J.B. Priestley - 1965
    He is knows as Ganga Dun to his enormous audience, and as Uncle Nick to the narrator of the story.Young Herncastle is a good-looking Yorkshire boy, ambitious as a painter, whom his uncle sweeps away from a dreary office job into the nomadic, boozy, evanescently amorous life of Variety performers on tour. With them he learns the exacting craft of the stage and avidly explores the first yearnings and triumphs of both sex and love.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater


Kurt Vonnegut - 1965
    Rosewater (1965) presents Eliot Rosewater, an itinerant, semi-crazed millionaire wandering the country in search of heritage and philanthropic outcome, introducing the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout to the world and Vonnegut to the collegiate audience which would soon make him a cult writer.Trout, modeled according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (with whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship) is a desperate, impoverished but visionary hack writer who functions for Eliot Rosewater as both conscience and horrid example. Rosewater, seeking to put his inheritance to some meaningful use (his father was an entrepreneur), tries to do good within the context of almost illimitable cynicism and corruption.It is in this novel that Rosewater wanders into a science fiction conference--an actual annual event in Milford, Pennsylvania--and at the motel delivers his famous monologue evoked by science fiction writers and critics for almost half a century: "None of you can write for sour apples... but you're the only people trying to come to terms with the really terrific things which are happening today." Money does not drive Mr. Rosewater (or the corrupt lawyer who tries to shape the Rosewater fortune) so much as outrage at the human condition. The novel was adapted for a 1979 Alan Menken musical. The novel is told mostly thru a collection of short stories dealing with Eliot's interactions with the citizens of Rosewater County, usually with the last sentence serving as a punch line. The antagonist's tale, Mushari's, is told in a similar short essay fashion. The stories reveal different hypocrisies of humankind in a darkly humorous fashion.

18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe - 1965
    Found in a Bottle  - A Tale of the Ragged Mountains - The Sphinx -  The Murders in the Rue Morgue - The Tell-Tale Heart  - The Gold-Bug - The System of Dr. Tarr and  Prof. Fether - The Man That Was Used Up - The Balloon  Hoax - A Descent Into the Maelstrom - The  Purloined Letter - The Pit and The Pendulum - The Cask of  Amontillado

Spook


Jane Little - 1965
    All Spook wants is to live a normal dog life in a normal family, and his prayers are answered when he falls off Grimalda's broom one Halloween and lands in the arms of a little boy named Jamie. Only Jamie's love and kindness stand between Spook and Grimalda's jealous wrath! Black-and-white illustrations.

African Stories


Doris Lessing - 1965
    Here, as she sees them, are the complexities, the agonies and joys, the textures of African life and society.The collection, bridging as it does Mrs. Lessing's entire writing career, contains much of her most extraordinary work. Beyond that, it is a brilliant portrait of a world that is vital to all of us, shadowy to most of us - perceived by an artist of the first rank writing with passion and honesty about her native land.It is a central book in the work of one of the most important of today's writers.

Genoa: A Telling of Wonders


Paul Metcalf - 1965
    In the extraordinary style of writing that is now Metcalf's signature, he collages multiple stories. Metcalf explores incidents in the life of Herman Melville, the influence of Columbus on Melville and Melville's use and conversion of the Columbus myth, the influence of Melville on his own life, and the story of Carl and Michael Mills, whose semi-fictional story provides the central structure of the book. The narrator is Michael Mills, a club-footed unfortunate, who holds an M.D. degree but who refuses to practice. It is to search out the reason for this refusal, and to come to terms with the memory of his monstrous older brother, Carl (whose life was terminated by the state before the novel opens), that Michael retreats to his attic, his books, his studies -- Columbus, Melville and others.

Two on an Island


Bianca Bradbury - 1965
    They will," says her brother Jeff.But will they? Nobody ever comes near the island. How can Jeff and Trudy survive without food or water—for days, maybe weeks!And worse is still to come.

Johnny Lion's Book


Edith Thacher Hurd - 1965
    The book is about a lion cub who is on his own one day, just like Johnny. But, unlike Johnny Lion, this cub walks out into the world alone--and into lots of trouble!

A House of Many Rooms


Rodello Hunter - 1965
    "...a story of country America, a family chronicle of the Woodrows, a Mormon family who lived a semi-rural, village life around the turn of the century."

The Autumn People


Ray Bradbury - 1965
    ComicsContents:· Foreword · fw · There Was an Old Woman · ss Weird Tales Jul ’44 · The Screaming Woman · ss Today May 27 ’51 · Touch and Go! · ss Detective Book Magazine Nov ’48; ; as “The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl”, EQMM Jan ’53 · The Small Assassin · ss Dime Mystery Magazine Nov ’46 · The Handler · ss Weird Tales Jan ’47 · The Lake · ss Weird Tales May ’44 · The Coffin [“Wake for the Living”] · ss Dime Mystery Magazine Sep ’47 · Let’s Play “Poison” · ss Weird Tales Nov ’46

Prelude to Mars


Arthur C. Clarke - 1965
    The same cover was used for all editions and so we have a single record on Goodreads.This is omnibus and collection of two previously published novels and 16 short stories. The novels are Prelude to Space (1951) and The Sands of Mars (1951). There are eight humorous short stories from Clarke's Tales from the White Hart collection:• Big Game Hunt (1956)• Critical Mass (1949)• The Ultimate Melody (1957)• Moving Spirit (1957)• The Man Who Ploughed the Sea (1957)• Cold War (1957)• What Goes Up (1956)• Trouble with the Natives (1951 - This did not appear in Tales from the White Hart but one of the locations in this story is the White Hart bar)There are also eight serious short stories:• A Walk in the Dark (1950)• The Forgotten Enemy (1948)• The Parasite (1953)• The Curse (1946)• The Possessed (1953)• The Awakening (1942)• Exile of the Eons (1950)• Second Dawn (1951)

A Long Way to Go


Borden Deal - 1965
    So the next morning, they just leave the motel and start walking home. Home is six hundred miles away, which leads to an enthralling story of their trip, the people they meet, the ways they find food, frightening experiences, and their worry about what has happened to their parents. The children change as time goes by, especially the formerly quite spoiled little 6-year-old.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 65-19940

Dark Sunshine


Dorothy Lyons - 1965
    It was in Blind Man's Pocket that Blythe found Dark Sunshine, a magnificent wild mare that had been trapped by a landslide. From the moment she learned it was possible to rescue the buckskin, Blythe determined that, crutches or no, she would train and ride her. It was slow, often painful work for the crippled girl, but when an endurance ride offered Blythe her only chance to win athletic honors toward a scholarship, both horse and rider were ready for the grueling test.Dorothy Lyons' earlier books have established her as a favorite writer of horse stories for older girls. In this moving story of a girl whose courage overcame the handicap of a useless leg, she has created an inspiring book that young readers will remember.

The True Story of Okee the Otter


Dorothy Gross Wisbeski - 1965
    Bringing up a wild otter is not like anything else in the whole world.

Komantcia


Harold Keith - 1965
    Their raiding parties terrorized settlers throughout northern mexico and the American Southwest during the 1860's.Komantcia opens when the Comanches are at the height of their power. The time is 1865 and Pedro, a young Spanish aristocrat who is accounted the finest guitarist in Spain, has been banished to his uncle's rancho in northern Mexico. The rancho is hit by a Comanche raid. Pedro's mother and uncle are killed. Fifteen-year-old Pedro and his younger brother Roberto are seized and brutally plunged into Comanche life. This is the story of the struggle between contrasting cultures for the heart and mind of a proud, sensitive boy.Despite his resistance, Pedro is gradually absorbed into the tribe and accepts its folkways and mores. He becomes a renowned horse thief and grows to love the wild, sweet life.He learns how to trail an enemy, and how to successfully hunt wild turkeys and other small game. Few things equal, in any way of life, the exhilaration of a buffalo hunt, as a small band of Indians pursue and fell great numbers of the immense, shaggy beasts. The Indian method of horseback riding is a revelation. The young men practice for hours at throwing themselves over their mounts to ride suspended along the horse's side, virtually invisible.Pedro's story is an absorbing and total look into the life of the fearsome Comanches. The reader comes, with Pedro, to an understanding of their beliefs and of the forces that guide their lives. There are many fascinating Indians in Pedro's new life - some good and some bad, and yet all, finally, with their own human dignity.KOMANTCIA is built upon carefully researched documentation of Comanche life, and of the fate of their prisoners. Pedro's story is a testament to the survival power of mankind. It shows how a strong faith can sustain a young man through the darkest of ordeals.

The Stalking Moon


T.V. Olsen - 1965
    The 1968 film "The Stalking Moon" reteamed Gregory Peck and director Robert Mulligan after their tremendous success with "To Kill a Mockingbird." Fraught with the tension of danger looming ever closer, this story has become a favorite in Western suspense.

Your Skin and Mine


Paul Showers - 1965
    Four children take turns presenting different aspects of the skin, such as pigment and melanin, cuts and healing, fingerprints, and the sense of touch."—SLJ.

The Bushbaby


William Stevenson - 1965
    The book was inspired by Stevenson's own life in Kenya, where his daughter Jackie, to whom the book is dedicated, kept a bushbaby named Kamau as a pet. The fictional aspects of the novel involve Jackie Rhodes and her father's African servant Tembo escaping across the wilderness from a pack of man-hunters who have been led to believe that Tembo has kidnapped Jackie. The book features illustrations by Victor Ambrus.Though the novel has had two major adaptations, a theatrical motion picture from MGM in 1969 and an animated series from Japan's Nippon Animation in 1992, it is currently out of print.

The Head of Vitus Bering


Konrad Bayer - 1965
    "Constructed from a montage of events, images, facts and allusions that 'unite and coordinate the past and future to one point,' Bayer turns the historical adventure of the sea captain Vitus Bering, who sailed to discover whether America was linked to Asia, into a metaphor for inner voyage and ultimate liberation 'from opinions and thoughts.' Against the backdrop of a chilling 'outside' reality in which the logic of a mechanical universe is beginning to run riot, and all subjective distance washed away, the reader is drawn into a vortex of unnerving paradoxes, a calculating machine of sublime horrors - 'the birth pangs of initiation.'"

The Honey Badger


Robert Ruark - 1965
    In "The Honey Badger", first published(posthumously) in 1965, Ruark - thru his hero -searches for a purpose to his existence in a tapestry encompassing the restaurants of New York, thru wartime London to the plains of Africa.And just what isa honey badger? A mean little animal which, when cornered, attacks straight for the balls!!Immensely readable

Space Lords


Cordwainer Smith - 1965
    This is the 1st edition.The universe of Cordwainer SmithGiant planoforming ships ply the spaceways...Men "built" from animals do mankind's labor - and plot in secret...Living weapons guard the most important secret in existence...A thousand planets acknowledge one ruler - the instrumentality of Mankind...Wierd, beautiful, terrifying - these stories of the far future paint a picture of the strangest universe ever imagined.Contains five stories:Mother Hitton's Littul KittonsThe Dead Lady of Clown TownDrunkboatThe Ballad of Lost C'MellA Planet Named Shayol

Selected Works


Alfred Jarry - 1965
    The poems are in French and English, the prose selections in English translation.Dynix#: 469064NNBR#: 700291824LCCN#: 63017002

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Volume One


Marguerite Young - 1965
    It is a picaresque, psychological novel—a novel of the road, a journey or voyage of the human spirit in its search for reality in a world of illusion and nightmare. It is an epic of what might be called the Arabian Nights of American life. Marguerite Young's method is poetic, imagistic, incantatory; in prose of extraordinary richness she tests the nature of her characters—and the nature of reality.Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is written with oceanic music moving at many levels of consciousness and perception; but the toughly fibred realistic fabric is always there, in the happenings of the narrative, the humor, the precise details, the definitions of the characters. Miss MacIntosh herself, who hails from What Cheer, Iowa, and seems downright and normal, with an incorruptible sense of humor and the desire to put an end to phantoms; Catherine Cartwheel, the opium lady, a recluse who is shut away in a great New England seaside house and entertains imaginary guests; Mr. Spitzer, the lawyer, musical composer and mystical space traveler, a gentle man, wholly unsure of himself and of reality; his twin brother Peron, the gay and raffish gambler and virtuoso in the world of sports; Cousin Hannah, the horsewoman, balloonist, mountain-climber and militant Boston feminist, known as Al Hamad through all the seraglios of the East; Titus Bonebreaker of Chicago, wild man of God dreaming of a heavenly crown; the very efficient Christian hangman, Mr. Weed of the Wabash River Valley; a featherweight champion who meets his equal in a graveyard—these are a few who live with phantasmagorical vividness in the pages of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling.The novel touches on many aspects of life—drug addiction, woman's suffrage, murder, suicide, pregnancy both real and imaginary, schizophrenia, many strange loves, the psychology of gambling, perfectionism; but the profusion of this huge book serves always to intensify the force of the central question: "What shall we do when, fleeing from illusion, we are confronted by illusion?" What is real, what is dream? Is the calendar of the human heart the same as that kept by the earth? Is it possible that one may live a secondary life of which one does not know?In every aspect, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling stands by itself—in the lyric beauty of its prose, its imaginative vitality and cumulative emotional power. It is the work of a writer of genius.

The Happy Land


Evelyn Hawes - 1965
    Its protagonist is Provost Lathrop, an accident-prone, hard-pressed, genuinely enjoyable, precocious girl. Her family lives near the Western Canadian border, in 1927. Her father is a lawyer, with an unfashionable propensity for defending Indians; her mother is beautiful and strong-willed; her older sister has a fatal if innocent attraction for boys and men. Her trickster side-kick is Jimmy Roberts, the boy next door. Out of these familiar materials, and Provost's ebullient and harassed mind, emerge some remarkably funny misfortunes, adventures (both child and adult), and a high-spirited account of the recent old West, its small towns, law-courts, and summer camps. Off-beat, cheerful/serious, this book is enjoyable reading for adults or even teen-agers inclined to this sort of humor. (Kirkus Review)

Morning's at Seven


Eric Malpass - 1965
    Seven-year-old Gaylord Pentecost is the innocent hero who observes the lives of the adults – Grandpa, Momma and Poppa and two aunties – with amusement and incredulity. Through Gaylord’s eyes, we witness the heartache suffered by Auntie Rose as the exquisite Auntie Becky makes a play for her gentleman friend, while Gaylord unwittingly makes the situation far worse.

The Road to Sardis


Stephanie Plowman - 1965
    Lycius, a young Athenian and cousin to Alcibiades, participates in the final struggles and defeat of his city during the Peloponnesian War.

Apples Every Day


Grace Richardson - 1965
    Three new students, including shy and sullen Sheila, begin a year at Kenner, a progressive Canadian boarding school.

Eight Bells, and All's Well


Daniel V. Gallery - 1965
    Auto-biography of US naval officer during WWII and onwards.

Campion Towers


John L. Beatty - 1965
    Instead, she is greeted with a reserve as impenetrable and mysterious as the dark silent halls of Campion Towers. There she becomes deeply involved in the conflict between Oliver Cromwell's Puritans and the Cavaliers loyal to the King.

The Dead Feel No Pain


Vasil Bykaŭ - 1965
    Aside from the brilliant depiction of life at the front, it reveals how members of Stalin's secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following the War. Understandably, Bykau's novel was res non grata and not published in its entirety until after the demise of the Soviet Union. In this novel, Lieutenant Vasilevich is under orders to escort several German prisoners of war to a collection point in the rear when the ambush occurs. He escapes, but soon finds himself trapped with other wounded men behind his battalion's lines. He eludes death several more times and has to traverse a treacherous, snow-covered minefield to reach the safety of a culvert. There the Germans eventually corner him. Vasilevich's group of wounded men is commanded by Captain Sakhno, a member of the secret police, who suspects everyone of treason and is merciless in risking the lives of the men. He foolishly commands the men to cross the snow-covered mine field and selfishly puts himself at the end of the column. He even orders Katsya, a young nurse caring for the wounded, to lead the men through the field. She dies shortly thereafter when she steps on a mine. Vasilevich miraculously survives the ordeal, yet remains maimed for the rest of his life. He recalls the events of 1944 over and over again, but they well up with particular poignancy in 1965 during the celebration of Victory Day in Miensk. In a crowded hotel he comes face to face with a man that strongly resembles Captain Sakhno, whom he holds responsible for the debacle that cost so many lives. The Stalinist views of the stranger are remarkably similar to the cruel and merciless mindset of Sakhno, even though some twenty years have gone by since the war. Vasilevich argues with the stranger over the latter's arrogant attitude toward the men who fought and died at the front, and the man tries to have Vasilevich arrested for anti-Soviet propaganda. Ironically, it turns out that the stranger had served as a judge on a military tribunal during the war. The immeasurable loss of human life during the war did little to change their attitudes. Indeed, Bykau proved to be prophetic in 1965-the cultural Thaw following Stalin's death in 1953 came to an abrupt end when Leonid Brezhnev took control of the country after Khrushchev's removal.

Home from Far


Jean Little - 1965
    After the death of her twin brother, a girl learns to look to the future in this gentle, absorbing story.

Anthology of Chinese Literature: Volume II: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day


Cyril Birch - 1965
    Highlights include Songs from the Y’an Dynasty, The Temptation of Saint Pigsy by Wu Ch’eng-en, a selection from Peony Pavilion, early Ch’ing lyrics, and “Six Chapters” from A Floating Life by Shen Fu.

Three to Get Ready


Betty D. Boegehold - 1965
    It is often attempted in picture books but seldom comes off so well. The secret lies in the illustrator's hands because she can make the kittens look realistically boneless, balmy, wise or angry as the four simple stories demand. The first concerns George, who had to be wooed back from a jealous snit. The second concerns Gigi, who bollixed up their three month old birthday party through a spasm of selfishness. The third follows Ginger who left to see the world when told to stay in the yard and the fourth shows a mother-guided trip through their world for all three kittens. Gently sermonizing, simply worded.

Here Comes the Strikeout


Leonard Kessler - 1965
    He can run the bases fast. He can slide. He can catch the ball.But he has never hit the ball.A lucky bat won’t do the trick—though with hard work and determination, Bobby might just hit a home run.Full of charming illustrations and simple text by Leonard Kessler, this Level Two I Can Read is for readers who have begun reading on their own, but still need a little help.

The Key-Lock Man


Louis L'Amour - 1965
    He was worried about Kristina. His trip to the town of Freedom for supplies had ended in a shootout. If caught he would hang. Even though Kris could handle a horse and rifle as well as most men, the possibility of Oskar Neerland’s finding her made Matt’s blood run cold. He knew the violent and obsessive Neerland, publicly embarrassed when Matt had stepped in and stolen Kris away, would try to kill them both if given half a chance. Matt tried to convince himself that Neerland had returned to the East. But Matt was wrong. Miles away in the town of Freedom, Oskar Neerland was accepting a new job. In his first duty as marshal, he would lead the posse that was tracking down Matt Keelock.

The Magic Man and Other Science-Fantasy Stories


Charles Beaumont - 1965
    Don Congdon, Dell, 1957 31 · The Last Caper · ss F&SF Mar ’54 42 · The New People [as by Michael Phillips] · ss Rogue Aug ’58 63 · The Vanishing American · ss F&SF Aug ’55 74 · The Monster Show · ss Playboy May ’56 81 · The Magic Man · ss Night Ride and Other Journeys, Bantam, 1960 101 · A Classic Affair · ss Playboy Dec ’55 115 · The Hunger · ss Playboy Apr ’55 130 · Black Country · ss Playboy Sep ’54 152 · The Love-Master [as by S. M. Tenneshaw] · ss Rogue Feb ’57 162 · The Dark Music · ss Playboy Dec ’56 177 · Fair Lady · ss The Hunger and Other Stories, Putnam, 1957 183 · Perchance to Dream · ss Playboy Oct ’58 192 · The Crooked Man · ss Playboy Aug ’55 201 · Open House · ss The Hunger and Other Stories, Putnam, 1957 213 · Last Rites · ss If Oct ’55 228 · The Murderers · ss Esquire Feb ’55 241 · A Death in the Country [“The Deadly Will to Win”] · ss Playboy Nov ’57 257 · Afterword · Richard Matheson · aw

Pauline


Margaret Storey - 1965
    Pauline, a thoughtful, orphaned English schoolgirl, struggles to adjust to her new life when she is sent to live with her well-intentioned uncle and his family.

The Year in San Fernando


Michael Anthony - 1965
    It seems a great opportunity, but Francis has never seen a town, or been away from his family, and he is very afraid."

The Teeny Tiny Woman: A Folktale


Margot Zemach - 1965
    Retells the tale of the teeny tiny woman who found a teeny tiny bone in a churchyard and put it away in her cupboard before she went to sleep.

Someone


Robert Pinget - 1965
    In the course of the search we come to know the inhabitants and someone, himself; "I shall never be able to talk about their affairs...without scrutinizing myself"

Independent Witness


Henry Cecil - 1965
    He is well-known for his opinion on the matter, so, when Michael Barnes, MP, is to be tried for a very serious motoring charge, he is devastated to hear that Grampion will be the judge. To make Michael's problems worse he has no witness to support his story. Ranged against him are a host of independent witnesses whose testimonies are hilarious and often contradictory. While this is another highly amusing novel from Henry Cecil it also examines the serious nature of truth and reality as perceived by different witnesses.

The Fox From His Lair


Elizabeth Cadell - 1965
    And a handsome playboy mysteriously returned from her past. And an enchanting little Portuguese boy whom only she could protect from nameless danger...

The Master of Tawhai


Essie Summers - 1965
    But deceiving the impossibly arrogant Forrest Beechington brought complications into both their lives.

Man on a Raft


Kenneth Cooke - 1965
    The dramatic (true) account of fifty days at sea on a raft by the sole survivor.

The Friend With a Secret


Angela Bull - 1965
    Used to roaming the countryside freely with her twin brother, she is now constrained by a life in town, to which her family has just moved so her mother can be closer to her doctor. Her brother is absorbed in his new life at school which excludes her, and spending evenings sitting properly under the noses of her sickly Mama and upright Papa lacks charm. She especially doesn't like the uninspiring classes at the Misses Turner's Select Establishment for Young Ladies. But then, at school Lucy is befriended by Olivia Land, a very romantic and mysterious girl who tells Lucy marvelous tales of the life she led with her actor-parents before their untimely deaths. And Olivia claims that her grandmother, with whom she now lives, is a witch and that she has a friend who is a wizard! When Lucy is finally taken to see the wizard and learns some of the truth behind Olivia's mysterious ways, her faith in her friend is shaken. Will exposing the secrets she promised never to reveal be the best way to help Olivia?

The Ashes of Loda


Andrew Garve - 1965
    Quainton's suspicions are first awakened when he discovers a secret about Marya's father and his suspicious past. But Quainton must immediately push his fears out of his mind and embark upon a lengthy assignment into the heart of the Ukraine. Soon, though, Quainton finds himself suddenly hotly pursued through perilous, icy conditions by a sinister enemy who won't rest until he is dead. What does this terrifying turn of events have to do with Quainton's furtive enquiries into Raczinski's past? And will he make it back to London in time to find out? 'Exciting to the very end.' "Times Literary Supplement" 'One can always rely on him for either an original idea or a fresh treatment of an old one.' "Guardian" 'Of all the English writers of detection one of the most original, certainly the most versatile in subject, is Andrew Garve.' "Daily Telegraph"

Wild Boy


Thomas Fall - 1965
    He must escape! His grandfather, alone in the desert without water, will die if Roberto doesn't reach him soon. Will the guard never fall asleep?

Gems of Chinese Literature


Herbert Allen Giles - 1965
    We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.