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Chris van Allsburg - Northborough MA 12-2011
 
Jumanji
"Now remember," Mother said, "your father and I are bringing some guests by after the opera, so plea
 
 
The Bishop Murder Case
Of all the criminal cases in which Philo Vance participated as unofficial investigator, the most s
 
The Greene Murder Case
It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers--men like Edmund
Portrait of Henry van Dyke
 
The Blue Flower
The parents were abed and sleeping. The clock on the wall ticked loudly and lazily, as if it had
 
 
The Ox-Bow Incident
Gil and I crossed the eastern divide about two by the sun.
 
 
Blue Hurricane
"Howdy, Matt, never guessed ye'd drive in through a storm like this one," drawled the grocer peering
 
Cutlass Empire
This mid-May evening was as fresh and fine as any Harry Morgan could recall. Like the plumes of s
 
Stars on the Sea
The clouds darkening Boston Harbor looked so low and ghostlike Sergeant Timothy Bennett guessed sn
 
The Multimillion-Dollar Murders
Judy Forthier kept her eyes pinned on her dressing-table mirror.
 
The Sulu Sea Murders
Colonel Hugh North, United States Army, G-2, Criminal Investigation Division, was in Manila when the
 
 
Escape
The doctor took out the stitches, swabbed the scar with a disinfectant, and then made an examinati
Louis Joseph Vance
 
The Black Bag
Upon a certain dreary April afternoon in the year of grace, 1906, the apprehensions of Philip Kirk
 
The Brass Bowl
In the dull hot dusk of a summer's day a green touring-car, swinging out of the East Drive, pulled
 
 
Steel Beach
"In five years, the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman.
Félix Nadar 1820-1910 portraits Jules Verne (restoration)
 
Around the World in Eighty Days
In the year 1872, No. 7 Savile Rowe, Burlington Gardens--the house where Sheridan died in 1814--was
 
From the Earth to the Moon
During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimo
 
Into the Niger Bend
Certainly the audacious robbery which the press featured as 'The Central Bank Business,' and which w
 
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
On 24 May 1863, a Sunday, my uncle, Professor Lidenbrock, came rushing back towards his little house
 
Michael Strogoff
"Sire, a fresh dispatch."
  "Whence?"
    "From Tomsk?"
 
Off on a Comet!
"Nothing, sir, can induce me to surrender my claim."
  "I am sorry, count, but in suc
 
Robur the Conqueror
Bang! Bang!
  The pistol shots were almost simultaneous. A cow peacefully grazing
 
The City in the Sahara
At the beginning of the century even the most accurate and recent of maps represented the Sahara, th
 
The Master of the World
If I speak of myself in this story, it is because I have been deeply involved in its startling eve
 
Tigers and Traitors
Speaking of the great American Andes, the mineralogist Hauy uses a grand expression when he calls
 
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The year 1866 was marked by a strange event, an unexplained and inexplicable occurrence that doubtle
 
 
The Case of the Missing Message
I might as well explain right away that my name is Jimmy Carson and I live at 43 Maple Street in the
Gore Vidal 3 Shankbone 2009 NYC cropped
 
1876
"That is New York." I pointed to the waterfront just ahead as if the city were mine.
 
Burr
Shortly before midnight, July 1, 1833, Colonel Aaron Burr, aged seventy-seven, married Eliza Jumel
 
Creation
I am blind. But I am not deaf. Becuase of the incompleteness of my misfortune, I was obliged yesterd
 
Lincoln
Elihu B. Washburne opened his gold watch.
 
Myra Breckinridge
I am Myra Breckinridge whom no man will ever possess.
Joan D. Vinge
 
Return of the Jedi Storybook
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the leaders of the Rebel Alliance were gathering to plan the
Vernor Vinge small
 
A Deepness In the Sky
The manhunt extended across more than one hundred light-years and eight centuries.
Vergilius
 
The Aeneid
I sing of arms and the man, he who, exiled by fate,first came from the coast of Troy to Italy, and to Lavinian shores – hurled about endlessly by land and sea, by the will of the gods, by cruel Juno’s remorseless anger, long suffering also in war, until he founded a city and brought his gods to Latium: from that the Latin people came, the lords of Alba Longa, the walls of noble Rome. Muse, tell me the cause: how was she offended in her divinity. how was she grieved, the Queen of Heaven, to drive a man, noted for virtue, to endure such dangers, to face so many trials? Can there be such anger in the minds of the gods?
D'aprs Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Portrait de Voltaire, dtail du visage (chteau de Ferney)
 
Candide
There lived in Westphalia, at the country seat of Baron Thunder-ten- tronckh, a young lad blessed by
Elizabeth von arnim pencil sketch (Also known as: Countess Elizabeth Mary Russell, Alice Cholmondeley)
 
Christopher and Columbus
Their names were really Anna-Rose and Anna-Felicitas; but they decided, as they sat huddled together
 
The Enchanted April
It began in a woman's club in London on a February afternoon,--an uncomfortable club, and a miserabl
Kurt-Vonnegut-US-Army-portrait
 
Breakfast of Champions
This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast.
 
Cat's Cradle
Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John.
 
Deadeye Dick
To the as-yet-unborn, to all innocent wisps of undifferentiated nothingness: Watch out for life.
 
Harrison Bergeron
The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.
 
Jailbird
Yes--Kilgore Trout is back again. He could not make it on the outside. That is no disgrace. A l
 
Slapstick: or, Lonesome No More!
To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
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