The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov - 1967
The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech.One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of in exhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances emerge for the first time in Diana Burgin's and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor's splendid English version.(back cover)
笑傲江湖 [The Proud Smiling Wanderer]
Jin Yong - 1967
The author's most famous book. The story is different from most of his other books in the way this story has no specific historic background, but an in depth portrayal of human nature with its anti-traditional themes. 《笑傲江湖》是對一般武俠小說所描寫的武林世界表現出明顯質疑的作品，這部小說從根本上解構了江湖神話，書中的江湖∕武林世界，充滿了權力紛爭，充斥著各種謀略、殺戮和血腥，不再是人們想像或夢幻中理想的神聖浪漫天地，書裡所有的人和事，無不與權力鬥爭有關。這部小說沒有歷史背景，在一連串的曲折和奸謀之中，解決了正與邪的真正意義。
Theodore Dreiser - 1967
This powerful novel explores the dynamics of the financial world during the Civil War and after the stock-market panic caused by the Great Chicago Fire. The first in a ''trilogy of desire,'' The Financier tells the story of the ruthlessly dominating broker Frank Cowperwood as he climbs the ladder of success, his adoring mistress championing his every move. Based on the life of financier C. T. Yerkes, Dreiser's cutting portrayal of the corrupt magnate Cowperwood illustrates the idea that wealth is often obtained by less than reputable means.
Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan
Eiji Yoshikawa - 1967
Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch.Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko-absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name.When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi-brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless-who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness.As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.
Great Short Works
Leo Tolstoy - 1967
But during his long lifetime Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. Here reprinted in one volume are his eight finest short novels, together with "Alyosha the Pot", the little tale that Prince Mirsky described as "a masterpiece of rare perfection."The Death of Ivan IlychThe CossacksFamily HappinessThe DevilThe Kreutzer SonataMaster and ManFather SergiusHaji MuradAlyosha the Pot
When Marnie Was There
Joan G. Robinson - 1967
Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays - and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed...
Harlan Ellison - 1967
Dick, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Damon Knight, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Frederik Pohl, Roger Zelazny and Samuel Delany.Contentsxi • Foreword: Year 2002 (Dangerous Visions 35th Anniversary Edition) • (2002) • essay by Michael Moorcockxiii • Introduction: Year 2002 (Dangerous Visions 35th Anniversary Edition • (2002) • essay by Harlan Ellisonxxiii • Foreword 1-The Second Revolution • (1967) • essay by Isaac Asimovxxxiii • Introduction: Thirty-Two Soothsayers • (1967) • essay by Harlan Ellison (variant of Thirty-Two Soothsayers)xxxix • Foreword 2-Harlan and I • (1967) • essay by Isaac Asimov1 • Evensong • (1967) • shortstory by Lester del Rey9 • Flies • (1967) • shortstory by Robert Silverberg21 • The Day After the Day the Martians Came • (1967) • shortstory by Frederik Pohl (variant of The Day the Martians Came)30 • Riders of the Purple Wage • (1967) • novella by Philip José Farmer105 • The Malley System • (1967) • shortstory by Miriam Allen deFord115 • A Toy for Juliette • (1967) • shortstory by Robert Bloch128 • The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World • (1967) • novelette by Harlan Ellison154 • The Night That All Time Broke Out • (1967) • shortstory by Brian W. Aldiss169 • The Man Who Went to the Moon - Twice • (1967) • shortstory by Howard Rodman181 • Faith of Our Fathers • (1967) • novelette by Philip K. Dick216 • The Jigsaw Man • [Known Space] • (1967) • shortstory by Larry Niven231 • Gonna Roll the Bones • (1967) • novelette by Fritz Leiber256 • Lord Randy, My Son • (1967) • shortstory by Joe L. Hensley272 • Eutopia • (1967) • novelette by Poul Anderson295 • Incident in Moderan • [Moderan] • (1967) • shortstory by David R. Bunch299 • The Escaping • (1967) • shortstory by David R. Bunch305 • The Doll-House • (1967) • shortstory by James Cross326 • Sex and/or Mr. Morrison • (1967) • shortstory by Carol Emshwiller338 • Shall the Dust Praise Thee? • (1967) • shortstory by Damon Knight344 • If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? • (1967) • novella by Theodore Sturgeon390 • What Happened to Auguste Clarot? • (1967) • shortstory by Larry Eisenberg396 • Ersatz • (1967) • shortstory by Henry Slesar404 • Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird • (1967) • shortstory by Sonya Dorman412 • The Happy Breed • (1967) • shortstory by John Sladek [as by John T. Sladek ]433 • Encounter with a Hick • (1967) • shortstory by Jonathan Brand439 • From the Government Printing Office • (1967) • shortstory by Kris Neville447 • Land of the Great Horses • (1967) • shortstory by R. A. Lafferty458 • The Recognition • (1967) • shortstory by J. G. Ballard472 • Judas • (1967) • shortstory by John Brunner483 • Test to Destruction • (1967) • novelette by Keith Laumer510 • Carcinoma Angels • (1967) • shortstory by Norman Spinrad523 • Auto-da-Fé • (1967) • shortstory by Roger Zelazny532 • Aye, and Gomorrah . . . • (1967) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany
The Past Through Tomorrow
Robert A. Heinlein - 1967
Here in one monumental volume are all 21 of the stories, novellas and novels making up Heinlein's famous Future History—the rich, imaginative architecture of Man's destiny that many consider his greatest and most prophetic work.Contents:* Introduction - Damon Knight* Life-Line* The Roads Must Roll* Blowups Happen* The Man Who Sold the Moon* Delilah and the Space-Rigger* Space Jockey* Requiem* The Long Watch* Gentleman, Be Seated* The Black Pits of Luna* "It's Great to Be Back!"* "—We Also Walk Dogs"* Searchlight* Ordeal in Space* The Green Hills of Earth* Logic of Empire* The Menace from Earth* "If This Goes On—"* Coventry* Misfit* Methuselah's Children
The Great Brain
John D. Fitzgerald - 1967
Tom, a.k.a., the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When the Jenkins boys get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. Whether it's saving the kids at school, or helping out Peg-leg Andy, or Basil, the new kid at school, the Great Brain always manages to come out on topand line his pockets in the process.
Trout Fishing in America / The Pill vs. the Springhill Mine Disaster / In Watermelon Sugar
Richard Brautigan - 1967
An omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the 1960s.Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America's rural waterways; In Watermelon Sugar expresses the mood of a new generation, revealing death as a place where people travel the length of their dreams, rejecting violence and hate; and The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is a collection of nearly 100 poems, first published in 1968.
The People: No Different Flesh
Zenna Henderson - 1967
A novel expanded from a short story (different from book 1 Pilgrimage which was a push of short stories connected by new material) of the alien PEOPLE and earthlings with gifts similar to those of the People -- who might be lost PEOPLE!The "People" stories inclulded in this book:No Different Flesh (1965)Deluge (1963)Angels Unawares (1966)Troubling of the Waters (1966)Return (1961)Shadow on the Moon (1962)
Where Eagles Dare
Alistair MacLean - 1967
A team of British Special Forces commandos parachutes into the high peaks of the Austrian Alps with the mission of stealing into an invulnerable alpine castle—accessible only by aerial gondola—the headquarters of Nazi intelligence. Supposedly sent in to rescue one of their own, their real mission turns out to be a lot more complicated—and the tension climbs as team members start to die off, one by one. Written by Alistair Maclean, author of the Guns of Navarone, this is the novel that set the pace for the modern action thriller (the film version, with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, also helped), and it still packs twice the punch of most contemporary best-selling thrillers. What's more, the cast of spooks, turncoats, and commandos who drive this story are more relevant than ever in our new era of special forces, black ops, and unpredictable alliances.
A Hatful of Seuss: Five Favorite Dr. Seuss Stories: Horton Hears A Who! / If I Ran the Zoo / Sneetches / Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book / Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Dr. Seuss - 1967
Seuss's Sleep Book. An exceptional gift to give and receive.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/13/1997 Pages: 304 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
The Tripods Trilogy
John Christopher - 1967
They used "Caps," administered ceremoniously near each child's 14th birthday, to control humans' brains and keep them docile. Now there is pleasant life in villages, little technology, and no war--but there is no freedom either. In this powerful and suspenseful series, 13-year-old Will Parker and his friends deal with hunger, humanity, envy, and pride as they struggle to find out all they can about the Tripods and overthrow their rule. Written by John Christopher, author of many juvenile science fiction and fantasy books, The Tripods Trilogy is sure to make a science fiction fan out of any reader--young or old. This box set of paperbacks includes The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead, and The Pool of Fire, the chilling conclusion to the series that poses the question: Who would rule the world if it were freed from the aliens? (Ages 9 and older) --Bonnie Bouman
Down These Mean Streets
Piri Thomas - 1967
Dark-skinned morenito had family who ignored African blood. Consolation from drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery end when Piri 22 goes to Sing Sing prison for shooting a cop. His journey continues to self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence. 30-year anniversary edition has Intro by author.
Lord of Light
Roger Zelazny - 1967
On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.
The Fox and The Hound
Daniel P. Mannix - 1967
His ability to defy death becomes legendary. Copper, a half-bloodhound tracker, is the dog who lives to hunt the fox and, along with his beloved master, embarks on a lifelong quest to end the life of the elusive Tod.Described from the animal's perspectives, the paths of these rivals intersect and overlap in a world teeming with scent, sound, sight and instinct. Their story is vivid, gripping, absorbing, arresting and unflinching. The reader's awareness of wildlife and the essence of their domain may be reshaped and refined and, in the end, irrevocably changed.Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award in 1967, the Athenaeum Literary Award, and was a Reader's Digest Book Club selection. The Fox and the Hound also became an animated Walt Disney movie.
The Power of the Dog
Thomas Savage - 1967
Phil is the bright one, George the plodder. Phil is tall and angular; George is stocky and silent. Phil is a brilliant chess player, a voracious reader, an eloquent storyteller; George learns slowly, and devotes himself to the business.Phil is a vicious sadist, with a seething contempt for weakness to match his thirst for dominance; George has a gentle, loving soul. They sleep in the room they shared as boys, and so it has been for forty years. When George unexpectedly marries a young widow and brings her to live at the ranch, Phil begins a relentless campaign to destroy his brother's new wife. But he reckons without an unlikely protector.From its visceral first paragraph to its devastating twist of an ending, The Power of the Dog will hold you in its grip.WITH AN AFTERWORD BY ANNIE PROULX
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez - 1967
The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love—in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as "magical realism."
The Thanksgiving Visitor
Truman Capote - 1967
Buddy and his closest friend, his eccentric elderly cousin, Miss Sook--the memorable characters from Capote's A Christmas Memory--love preparing their old country house for Thanksgiving. But this year, there's trouble in the air. Full color illustrations.
All the Little Live Things
Wallace Stegner - 1967
Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, Allston and his wife, Ruth, have left the coast for a California retreat. And although their new home looks like Eden, it also has serpents: Jim Peck, a messianic exponent of drugs, yoga, and sex; and Marian Catlin, an attractive young woman whose otherworldly innocence is far more appealing—and far more dangerous.
The Nine Billion Names of God
Arthur C. Clarke - 1967
This collection of science fiction short stories includes: * The Nine Billion Names of God * I Remember Babylon * Trouble with Time * Rescue Party * The Curse * Summertime on Icarus * Dog Star * Hide and Seek * Out of the Sun * The Wall of Darkness * No Morning After * The Possessed * Death and the Senator * Who's There? * Before Eden * Superiority * A Walk in the Dark * The Call of the Stars * The Reluctant Orchid * Encounter at Dawn * "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth..." * The Sentinel * Transience * The Star
The First 3 Miss Marple Mysteries: The Murder at the Vicarage / The Body in the Library / The Moving Finger
Agatha Christie - 1967
Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone--even in the vicar--wishes he were dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.
The World's Best Fairy Tales
Belle Becker Sideman - 1967
ContentsJorinda and JoringelPuss in BootsThe Emperor's New ClothesBilly Beg and His BullLittle One Eye, Little Two Eyes, and Little Three EyesThe Red ShoesThe Steadfast Tin SoldierSnegourka, the Snow MaidenThe Three Little PigsThe Shoemaker and the ElvesDoctor Know-It-AllThe Six SwansDick Whittington and His CatRapunzelAladdin and the Wonderful LampThe Three BearsRumpelstiltzkinThe Golden Headed FishHansel and GretelThe Brave Little TailorThe Gingerbread ManA Horned GoatSeven SimonsThe Little Match-GirlEast of the Sun and West of the MoonThe Musicians of BremenBlue BeardThe Princess on the Glass HillThe Half-ChickSleeping BeautyThe Magic CarpetJack the Giant KillerTwelve Dancing PrincessesLittle Claus and Big ClausThe Colony of CatsSindbad the Sailor
The Third Policeman
Flann O'Brien - 1967
Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police station where, through the theories of the scientist/philosopher de Selby, he is introduced to "Atomic Theory" and its relation to bicycles, the existence of eternity (which turns out to be just down the road), and de Selby's view that the earth is not round but "sausage-shaped." With the help of his newly found soul named "Joe," he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him.The last of O'Brien's novels to be published, The Third Policeman joins O'Brien's other fiction (At Swim-Two-Birds, The Poor Mouth, The Hard Life, The Best of Myles, The Dalkey Archive) to ensure his place, along with James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, as one of Ireland's great comic geniuses.
Six Cousins At Mistletoe Farm
Enid Blyton - 1967
The three arrivals are somewhat spoiled and affected, and find it very tough to live on a working farm with their cousins Jane, Jack and Susan who have their own faults. Sensible Aunt Linnie helps the cousins to fit in a little and even the home cousins learn a thing or two.
Milan Kundera - 1967
Now though, a quarter century after The Joke was first published, and several years after the collapse of the Soviet-imposed Czechoslovak regime, it becomes easier to put such implications into perspective in favor of valuing the book (and all Kundera 's work) as what it truly is: great, stirring literature, that sheds new light on the eternal themes of human existence.The present edition provides English-language readers an important further means toward revaluation of The Joke. For reasons he describes in his Author's Note, Milan Kundera devoted much time to creating (with the assistance of his American publisher-editor) a completely revised translation that reflects his original as closely as any translation possibly can: reflects it in its fidelity not only to the words and syntax but also to the characteristic dictions and tonalities of the novel's narrators. The result is nothing less than the restoration of a classic.
John Lawrence Peterson - 1967
Ready to grab the attention of a new generation, fresh cover art brings an updated look to this classic series.Meet the Littles, a family like any other but with a few tiny differences! They live in the walls of the Bigg family house where they get everything they need. In return they make sure the Bigg house is always in good repair. When the Biggs go away for the summer the Newcombs come to stay in their house. And the Newcombs are slobs! The mess the Newcombs make attracts one of the Littles biggest enemies: mice! Just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they bring a cat to live with them. How will this little family get out of such big trouble?
Catherine Cookson - 1967
But the beautiful young girl soon captures the eye of her employer’s evil son, who rapes her and leaves her pregnant. Quick to dismiss Katie, the family forces her into a loveless marriage with the cruel manager of the Rosier mines. But Katie’s fate changes course when one man offers her the opportunity to make her own fortune, and to discover real love . . . Spanning Katie’s life from 1860 to the height of WWII, this is a spellbinding, triumphant, timeless drama from the pen of a brilliantly skilled storyteller.
Dialogues with the Devil
Taylor Caldwell - 1967
The revelations unfolded here illuminate the darkest corners of the human soul and strip us naked in the mirror of our own evil. What is to be the fate of the Universe? Of Man? Of Earth? Of the Devil? Does someone, somewhere, know? And, if so, who? Dialogues with the Devil is a breathtaking adventure of the mind into the soul that will live in your memory for a long time to come.
Aye, and Gomorrah: And Other Stories
Samuel R. Delany - 1967
In Venice an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favor for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of ordinary fiction--but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred-fifty years from now, when men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children so passionately yearn to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany's award-winning stories, like no others before or since.Contents3 • The Star Pit • (1967) • novella by Samuel R. Delany70 • Corona • (1967) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany91 • Aye, and Gomorrah ... • (1967) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany102 • Driftglass • (1967) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany122 • We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line • (1968) • novella by Samuel R. Delany (variant of Lines of Power)182 • Cage of Brass • (1968) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany195 • High Weir • (1968) • novelette by Samuel R. Delany218 • Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones • (1968) • novelette by Samuel R. Delany260 • Omegahelm • (1981) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany273 • Among the Blobs • (1988) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany280 • Tapestry • (2003) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany285 • Prismatica • (1977) • novelette by Samuel R. Delany319 • Ruins • (1968) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany329 • Dog in a Fisherman's Net • (1971) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany351 • Night and the Loves of Joe Dicostanzo • (1970) • shortstory by Samuel R. Delany372 • Of Doubts and Dreams • (1981) • essay by Samuel R. Delany
The Confessions of Nat Turner
William Styron - 1967
He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of 'that peculiar institution'. William Styron's ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel is Turner's confession, made to his jailers under the duress of his God. Encompasses the betrayals, cruelties and humiliations that made up slavery - and that still sear the collective psyches of both races.
A Key to Many Doors
Emilie Loring - 1967
Nancy Jones--as beautiful as her name was plain--faced a life as spinster nurse to her hopelessly scarred brother until--impulsively--she entered into a strange, loveless marriage with diplomat artist Peter Gerard.In the cold isolation of a New England village, she kept her part of the bargain until one black night she opened her bedroom door and her heart to this darkly handsome stranger, who was so deeply involved in an international conspiracy.
One Arm and Other Stories
Tennessee Williams - 1967
It was this book which established Williams as a short story writer of the same stature and interest he had shown as a dramatist. Each story has qualities that make it memorable. In “One Arm” we live through his last hours and memories with a 'rough trade" ex-prizefighter who is awaiting execution for murder. "The Field of Blue Children" explores some of the strange ways of the human heart in love, "Portrait of a Girl in Glass" is a luminous and nostalgic recollection of characters who figure in "The Glass Menagerie," while "Desire and the Black Masseur" is an excursion into the logic of the macabre. "The Yellow Bird," well known through the author's recorded reading of it, which tells of a minister's daughter who found a particularly violent but satisfactory way of expiating a load of inherited puritan guilt, may well become part of American mythology.
On the Yard
Malcolm Braly - 1967
At its center are the violently intertwined stories of Chilly Willy, in trouble with the law from his earliest years and now the head of the prison's flourishing black market in drugs and sex, and of Paul, wracked with guilt for the murder of his wife and desperate for some kind of redemption. At once brutal and tender, clear-eyed and rueful, On the Yard presents the penitentiary not as an exotic location, an exception to everyday reality, but as an ordinary place, one every reader will recognize, American to the core.
The Eighth Day
Thornton Wilder - 1967
While there, he launched The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim’s wife and children.At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a “suspenseful and deeply moving” (New York Times) work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.
Hold My Hand I'm Dying
John Gordon Davis - 1967
Joseph Mahoney, the last colonial commissioner in the spectacular Kariba Gorge, is there to witness the death throes. Somehow, he must also ease the birth pangs of the new Africa that will take its place. His companions are Samson, his Matabele servant, and Suzie, the girl he loves.But Mahoney and Suzie are drifting apart, and now Samson has been accused of murder. And all too quickly, it seems, the country is heading towrds a bloodbath of revenge.Hold My Hand I'm Dying - a compelling story of freedom, friendship and love in the face of hatred, violence and death.
Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds
Holly Beth Walker - 1967
A whole day ahead. Anything might happen, said Mr. Wilson. "Anything!" Meg repeated his words as she pedaled down the tree-lined drive of her home. Almost immediately things did happen. That morning Meg heard that Mrs. Partlow's Holly House had been broken into, and that very afternoon, her garden party was ruined by the appearance of Mrs. Glynn and her poodles. Then just when the guests were calm, they found that the Partlow diamonds were missing! Meg and her friend Kerry Carmody had many questions. What was Kerry's little cousin Cissie doing at Mrs. Partlow's party? Why did Mrs. Glynn decide to give Meg the collar? And most important to Meg, where was Thunder? When you are Margaret Ashley Duncan and can sense a mystery almost before it's begun, and you have a whole day ahead of you, almost anything can happen -- and does -- in Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds.
Requiem for a Princess
Ruth M. Arthur - 1967
While staying in Cornwall, Willow Forrester, dismayed to have discovered that she is adopted, finds herself enthralled by, then in thrall to, the portrait of Isabel de Calverados, a sixteenth century Spanish girl who was also an adopted daughter.
The Bridge in the Jungle
B. Traven - 1967
Traven's finest novel, The Bridge in the Jungle is a tale of a simple, desperately poor people coming together in the face of a death that affects them all. The locale is "huts by the river, " a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. A festive gathering that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, when death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes The Bridge in the Jungle with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings.
Star Trek: The Classic Episodes
James Blish - 1967
This anthology collects 45 classic episodes that aired in the series’ first three seasons. Adapted by James Blish and J. A. Lawrence from scripts by Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, and other leading science fiction writers, they include: “Amok Time,” “The Doomsday Machine,” “The Trouble with Tribbles,” and Hugo Award-winners “The City on the Edge of Forever” and “The Menagerie.”
Midnite: The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy
Randolph Stow - 1967
So when his father died, his five animal friends decided to look after him. Khat, the Siamese, suggested he became a bushranger, and his horse, Red Ned, offered to help. But it wasn't very easy, especially when Trooper O'Grady kept putting him in prison.So it was just as well that in the end he found GOLD!A brilliantly good-humoured and amusing history of the exploits of Captain Midnite and his five good animal friends.
Joyce Stranger - 1967
A Scottish Border sheep dog, born in the wilds, is the object of a bet between two men; but their endeavour to train the pup to put first loyaylties towards the sheep is thwarted when the five year old son of one of them wins the dog's trust and affection and brings danger to the boy and the dog.
Great Short Works
Mark Twain - 1967
More than anyone else, his blend of scepticism, caustic wit and sharp prose defines a certain American mythos. While his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is still taught to anyone who attends school and is considered by many to be the Great American Novel, Twain's shorter stories and criticisms have unequalled style and bite.In a review that's less than kind to the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Twain writes: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure to step on a dry twig. There may be a hundred handier things to step on, but that wouldn't satisfy Cooper. Cooper requires him to turn out and find a dry twig; and if he can't do it, go and borrow one." It's difficult to imagine anyone else writing in quite this style, which is why Twain's legacy only continues to grow.
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Margaret Craven - 1967
Yet in this Eden of such natural beauty and richness, the old culture of totems and potlaches is under attack - slowly being replaced by a new culture of prefab houses and alcoholism. Into this world, where an entire generation of young people has become disenchanted and alienated from their heritage, Craven introduces Mark Brian, a young vicar sent to the small isolated parish by his church.This is Mark's journey of discovery - a journey that will teach him about life, death, and the transforming power of love. It is a journey that will resonate in the mind of readers long after the book is done.
Horatio Hornblower's Temptation & The Last Encounter
C.S. Forester - 1967
S. Forester, featuring his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was published together with the unfinished novel Hornblower and the Crisis and another short story, "The Last Encounter". It is titled "Hornblower's Temptation" in certain US editions.The story is set very early in Hornblower's career, in 1799 or 1800, after Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, but before Lieutenant Hornblower."The Last Encounter" is a short story by C. S. Forester, the final chapter in the life of his fictional naval hero, Horatio Hornblower.
Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbinders in Suspense
Alfred Hitchcock - 1967
Tennyson Jesse"Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper" by Robert Bloch"The Treasure Hunt" by Edgar Wallace"The Man Who Knew How" by Dorothy L. Sayers"The Dilemma of Grampa DuBois" by Clayre and Michel Lipman "P. Moran, Diamond-Hunter" by Percival Wilde
I'll Trade You an Elk
Charles A. Goodrum - 1967
They all became involved in one of Father's pet projects--the rebuilding of the zoo.This true story of a family and a town is entertaining, "depicting family solidarity, town spirit, and the bright side of an era too often considered a period of gloom!" It is a boo for young and old.
The Lawrenceville Stories
Owen Johnson - 1967
Now with their publication in one volume complete and unabridged, with the original illustrations, we will all once more be laughing—and shedding nostalgic tears—over the heroic exploits at Lawrenceville of Stover himself, who later went to Yale;Hungry Smeed, who achieved apotheosis in setting the Great Pancake Record;Doc Macnooder and the Tennessee Shad, whose brilliantly imaginative schemes invariably worked out to the discomfiture—and finally to the education—of that pampered millionaire’s son, the Uncooked Beefsteak;and all the rest of their irrepressible friends including Dennis de Brian de Boru Finnegan, the Waladoo Bird, the Gutter Pup, and Lovely Mead.At the time of their original publication, George Ade called these books”the only real prep school stories ever written.” And Booth Tarkington wrote: “The Varmint had given me more pleasure than anything I have ever read. It’s a wonder...and the joyful pathos of the last part of it choked me all up—it was so true and so specifically bully. The Varmint, for al its fun, is what I call really serious writing and is worth thousands of the faddy pretentious things lately present.; it’s infinitely rarer and harder to do.”It is a great joy to be able to make Owen Johnson’s Lawrenceville stories available again, both for those who have always loved them and for those who have never encountered them before.
The Season to Be Wary
Rod Serling - 1967
Winner of six Emmys (he was nominated nine times), two Sylvania Awards, on Peabody Award, and one Christopher Award for his teleplays, Serling came as close as anyone to dominating an era that abounded with talented men. His plays "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "Patterns" are usually the first items on the lips of television aficionados reminiscing about the good old days. Yet as television changed, Rod Serling kept pace. He became producer and chief writer for the famous "Twilight Zone" series. These bizarre and fantastic adventures into the occult and demonic were without doubt one of the most creative, imaginative and successful enterprises in the history of television.Now Rod Serling has applied his prodigious writing talents to a new medium: one in which he is perhaps destined to make his greatest mark. The three novellas that compromise THE SEASON TO BE WARY betray the skillful hand of a master storyteller and prose stylist. Fired with a savage yet disciplined irony, paced with deliberate cadence that rises to a starting denouement, each story explores the theme of a terrible vengeance delivered for terrible deeds performed.In "The Escape Route," ex-Gruppenfuehrer Joseph Strobe - ex-deputy assistant commander of Auschwitz, ex-confidant of Heinrich Himmler - putters about his little rathole in Buenos Aires chewing over the good times he had breaking Jews. Yet his snug little world is turned upside down b the capture of Adolf Eichmann, and Strobe soon finds himself on the wrong end of a terrifying hunt."Color Scheme" recounts the life and times of the great King Connacher, racist and rabble-rouser, who makes his living on the stump, preaching the lynching gospel, only to find himself one summer evening the victim of an extraordinary case of mistaken identity.In "Eyes," Miss Claudia Menlo, who in her fifty lifeless years has been denied nothing that she wanted - except her sight - manipulates people with the same purposeful indifference with which she fondles the expensive bric-a-brac in her lavishly cluttered dwelling. Yet her insistant will is brutally thwarted by the one set of circumstances she cannot control.Serling has infused these simple, forceful tales with an extraordinary richness of character and detail. There is, for example, the Prussian officer Gruber, who cannot stomach the pigs like Strobe he helped create and with whom he is forced to share his guilt. And there is Indian Charlie Hatcher, the most memorable portrait of a burned-out prizefighter since Serling's own justly famous Mountain Rivera.The power, the drive, the complexity and subtlety of these novellas mark Rod Serling as one of the most important and graceful fiction writers. Mr. Serling is a graduate of Antioch College and lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.
Brown Lord of the Mountain
Walter Macken - 1967
But Donn longs for a wider kingdom. He deserts his bride, roams the world, fights in wars, is footloose - yet finds that he is homesick. Sixteen years later he returns to take up the threads of his old life, to learn to love his afflicted daughter, and to bring progress to the neglected green valley. Light comes, water flows, the land prospers. Then, on a night of innocent festivity, a monstrous crime is perpetrated. His kingdom violated, Donn dedicates himself to a terrible revenge that can only destroy the avenger as well as the hunted
How the Leopard Got His Spots: And Other Just So Stories
Rudyard Kipling - 1967
This collection contains six of the best of these tales, charming new illustrations by Thea Kliros. Three of them explain "How the Whale Got His Throat, " "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin" and "How the Leopard Got His Spots." "The Crab That Played with the Sea" relates the crab's origins. "The Cat That Walked by Himself" amusingly describes the special relationship between cats and those they permit to shelter them. The comical tale of Solomon and his many wives, "The Butterfly That Stamped, " rounds out this entertaining treasury of Kipling tales.Dover (1992) republication of six stories from " Just So Stories for Little Children, " published by Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1902. 6 illustrations. New introductory Note. 96pp. 5 3/16 * 8
The Goalkeeper's Revenge and Other Stories
Bill Naughton - 1967
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a collection of stories of a Lancashire childhood, of football in the streets, fishing, fighting and school, of growing up and looking for work, and of characters such as Spit Nolan the champion trolley-rider, and Sam Dalt the goalkeeper.
In the Middle of the Fields (Modern Irish Classics)
Mary Josephine Lavin - 1967
First published in 1967, In the Middle of the Fields explores lives that are multi-layered and secretive, peculiar and intimate, and offers a window into the quiet tragedies and joys of human life. This collection is a profound example of Lavin’s unique control, insight and subtlety.
The White Mountains
John Christopher - 1967
Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives.But for a brief time in each person's life—in childhood—he is not a slave. For Will, his time of freedom is about to end—unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists.
The War of the Worlds
Howard Koch - 1967
The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction. Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis and Anthony Jackson also feature in this thrilling dramatization of H.G. Wells' book, first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1967.
I Met a Boy I Used to Know
Lenora Mattingly Weber - 1967
Katie Rose feels sorry for Gil as he tells her of his wealthy parents' neglect of him. Gil tells her that he was "born under a dark star;" Katie Rose attempts to help him, never realizing that her interest in Gil could cause her to choose between this boy and her personal values.
Roy Meyers - 1967
And although he evolved into a creature entirely of the upper air, he still has much in common with the air-breathing, salt water mammals who are his ancestral brothers. Except of course that the sea creatures have much greater potential intelligence, are infinitely better adjusted to themselves and their environment. And have a much longer life span. The gentle dolphins knew exactly what to do when a small human baby fell into their midst. But neither they nor anyone else could foretell what would develop from this remarkable combination...
Of Human Bondage, Vol 2
W. Somerset Maugham - 1967
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Inger Christensen - 1967
One of the men is a writer, the other is the main character of this novel. All of the women are pregnant by the main character. The questions then arise: who is the narrator? Has someone been killed? Is someone crazy? And, whose book is this anyway? The story ends with a struggle between two merged characters.
Son of the Martini Cookbook
Jane Trahey - 1967
This is a book designed especially for those Hosts and Hostesses who are too drunk to crawl to a restaurant or even the corner discotheque. This is a collection of recipes that are a delight to the starving palate but not necessarily a joy to behold.
Jacqueline Jackson - 1967
They promptly took her on an exploring expedition to the park, where, while the girls climbed a tree, Melinda disappeared.Where had Melinda gone? Had she been stolen by a deliberate thief or merely picked up by some passing child who wanted a toy? Was the gray-haired lady with the shopping bag involved? Or perhaps the curious old man with the crinkly eyes? How could the twins possibly find her again in a town they didn't know among people they had never met?With "cold fingers of dread clutching at their hearts" Cordelia and Ophelia begin their sleuthing into sometimes preposterous and sometimes dangerous corners. Here is a literate and hilarious mystery-adventure told by a skilled author.
Louis L'Amour - 1967
Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery–and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Duvarney begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman isn’t everything she appears to be. Now Tap is discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons–or with his closest friend?
Secret Agents Four
Donald J. Sobol - 1967
Instead of perfecting a few of Orv's earthshaking inventions (some of which even worked, sometimes), who would have pictured their joining forces with the good guys, Mongoose, in a heroic attempt to foil Cobra's latest nefarious plot? It is not long before V.A.C.U.U.M. (Volunteer Agents Crusading Unsteadily Under Mongoose) is officially born. Add one "Beautiful Assistant Gangbuster," Mary Evans (full title, V.A.C.U.U.M. B.A.G.), a modest fleet of vintage cars and a World War I De Havilland and the fun is about to begin. Donald J. Sobol, author of the popular Encyclopedia Brown books, tickles his reader's curiosity (and funny bone) in this hilarious tale of friendship, ingenuity, and smashing achievement.
Night Falls on the City
Sarah Gainham - 1967
But Franz is Jewish, and just across the border the tanks of the Nazi Reich are primed for the Anschluss.Soon after the German troops enter Austria, disappearances become routine and Franz must be concealed. In the shadow of oppression, the streets are full of collaborators and spies, allegiances shift and ancient hatreds resurface, and Julia must strike hateful bargains with the new order if she and her husband are to survive.
Alexander Trocchi - 1967
The book gives us Gertrude Gault, the Grand Painmistress, and follows her career from the ghettos of Glasgow to her rebirth as Carmenicita de Las Lunas, greatest of all painmasters, before finally ending in a conclusion, staggering in its originality, imagination, and explicitness. Additional kudoes to Trocchi for his ability to remain on topic throughout an entire work.
The Marsh King
C. Walter Hodges - 1967
Hodges switches narrators from the secretary, Alfred Dane-Leg (The Namesake, 1964) to a secondary source, the son of Hildis who as a little girl is caught up in the struggle between Christian Saxon and pagan Northman. In the period of a year or so, Alfred releases Guthorm the Dane and his followers, provoking Guthorm's scorn by his magnanimity and words of advice, then rallies his forces to defeat Guthorm's vengeful attack upon Wessex, finally converting him to Christianity and establishing him as king of a buffer state. The import is obvious, vindicating Alfred's assertion that "if we and not Guthorm are to win the end, surely it must not be because our brutalities are stronger than his, but because our purposes are greater." The historical events emerge from a rich tapestry of life in palace and peasant hut (Hildis and her brothers cornered by a wild boar, King Alfred inadvertently burning an old woman's bread) in which each incident has later implications. Characterization is equally rich: Guthorm, his head covered to hide his baldness, "suffering much from toothache." Mr. Hodges' typically robust illustrations close in on conspiratorial moments, stand back to survey a swirling scene. Try this on your Treece readers: it demands a little more, perhaps, repays in full measure of historical insight and individual understanding.
The Sand Ponies
Shirley Rousseau Murphy - 1967
Running away from the drunken and abusive uncle with whom they’d been sent to live, Karen and Tom know they are taking the most obvious route, but no other place draws them.It’s a long journey before they reach the coast and discover the one place where wild ponies roam, ponies that people call magical—and where they tangle with a gang of thieves. Escaping, they find shelter with a group of honest, kind and mismatched new friends, not all of them what they seem. They don’t know then, longing so for their horses, that Karen’s buckskin pony yearns for bis old home too, where he had been bom—but that pony is as stubborn as Karen.This haunting story, like Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s other horse book, White Ghost Summer, has been enjoyed by many readers who will be happy to find back in print.
Elizabeth Taylor - 1967
Mossy Trotter is eight (almost and after) but his understanding of his own temptations and terrors, of the foibles and frustrations of his elders, leads to instances of mutual recognition that have nothing to do with categorical age. (Kirkus Reviews)
SF: The Best of the Best
Judith Merril - 1967
Miller Jr. --Bulkhead / Theodore Sturgeon --The anything box / Zenna Henderson --Prima belladona / J.G. Ballard --Casey Agonistes / Richard M. McKenna --A death in the house / Clifford D. Simak --Space-time for springers / Fritz Leiber --Pelt / Carol Emshwiller --Stranger station / Damon Knight --Satellite passage / Theodore L. Thomas --No, no, no Rogov! / Cordwainer Smith --Compounded interest / Mack Reynolds --Junior / Robert Abernathy --Sense from though divide / Mark Clifton --Mariana / Fritz Leiber --Plentitude / Will Worthington --Day at the beach / Carol Emshwiller --Let's be frank / Brian W. Aldiss --The wonder hourse / George Byram --Nobody bothers Gus / Algis Budrys --The prize of peril / Robert Sheckley --The handler / Damon Knight The golem / Avram Davidson --The sound sweep / J.G. Ballard --Hickory, dickory, Kerouac / Richard Gehman --Dreaming is a private thing / Isaac Asimov --The public hating / Steve Allen --You know Willie / Theodore R. Cogswell --One ordinary day, with peanuts / Shirley Jackson.
Thirteen Uncanny Stories
Hans Henny Jahnn - 1967
Suhrkamp, 1967). They reflect his Weltanschauung of the harmonious universe in which man is part of an endless chain, connected on the one hand to his ancestors who pass their deeds on through their works, and on the other to the future by means of the everlasting repetition of the process of nature. To Jahnn the meaning of life was that there are no answers and that man is an unknown quantity. The tragic seriousness of life is not without hope, however, for man is a responsible being, and in this world in need of love and mercy he is the only one to provide uncondi- tional love. Jahnn's work has been considered to be a repetition, in modern dress, of certain aspects of the Gilgamesh epic; his motifs are drawn from it, his characters are archetypes. For the first time in English. With an introduction.
Bride of Tancred
Diane Pearson - 1967
A moment before, he had seemed handsome, fascinating. Now she saw that one side of his face was disfigured - ugly and horrible, a welter of angry scars."You were foolish to come here, Miriam Wakeford. You should have stayed where you were." His words were soft, almost too soft to hear. "Go back. Pack your bags and leave us. There is nothing you can do in this house. Go back before it is too late..."THIS WAS THE MASTER OF TANCRED!
Homero Aridjis - 1967
Extraordinary for its searing lyricism, this poetic erotic novel, or novelistic erotic poem, poignantly retells the myth of Persephone for our times, even as it richly depicts and ruthlessly dissects the vicissitudes of sexual passion. Virgin and whore, she was goddess of fertility and queen of the underworld. While she was still a maiden, Pluto seized her and held her captive in his underworld. She was released only on condition that she return to Hades for six months every year. When Persephone returns to earth, life blossoms. When she leaves, winter sets, everything dies. Now, in a brilliant feat of literary imagination, Homero Aridjis has transposed the myth of Persephone to the infernal underside of Mexico today, a sexual poetry astonishing for its precision and incandescence. . Originally published in Spanish in 1967 as Persefone by Editorial Joaquin Moritz, S.A., Tabasco, Mexico.