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When Professor Von Hardwigg and his nephew Henry discover a mysterious parchment, little do they know that it will change their lives forever. After many hours of studying the manuscript, and a great deal of painstaking research, they finally decipher the hidden code. It dates back to the sixteenth century, and is written by an Icelandic philosopher, who claims to have found a passage to the centre of the Earth. Is it a hoax? Or is it the greatest scientific discovery of the day? There is only one way for them to find out. And so begins an adventure where the two men, accompanied by their guide Hans Bjelke, set out to climb Mount Sneffels. On reaching the top of the mountain, they search for the crater that will supposedly take them to the centre of the Earth. The promise of finding a subterranean fantasy world, filled with prehistoric life forms and mythical monsters, drives them on. Will they really reach the centre of the Earth, or is it all a myth?
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Ali Baba's life was far from fantastic. A small house in the poorest part of Mumbai, a loving son, and his own autorickshaw- that was his world.. Til one day, he accidentally stumbles upon the secret stash of a gang of forty thieves. What follows is a storm that changes his life completely. One little dip into the pile, and Ali Baba brings on more trouble than he had bargained for, as he finds that the robbers aren't ones to take things lightly. They are dangerous, armed, and cunning. And while Ali Baba himself isn't a greedy man, the secret doesn't stay with him.. This thrilling graphic novel recreates the classic tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the Arabian Nights in contemporary times.
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Lemuel Gulliver always dreamed of traveling the world. But when a violent storm claims his ship and casts him adrift among uncharted lands, he is taken to places that he could not even dream of. Traveling to the nation of Lilliput, where the inhabitants measure just centimeters tall, and to Brobdingnag, where they tower into the sky like giants, Gulliver voyages to an island floating above the clouds, visits a race of immortals, and finds himself stranded in a land ruled by horses. Face to face with warring armies and power-hungry kings, each new journey makes Gulliver more desperate to find a way back home. But once he discovers the truth about his own land and himself.. returning home becomes the last thing he desires. Written by world-renowned satirist, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels is one of the most gripping and poignant adventures ever told.
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In an ancient age, when the pyramids were being built in Egypt, and Mesopotamia was rising under the rule of the Akkadians, the Indus Valley Civilisation grew in the plains of western India.. Four times the size of its more famous contemporaries, the Indus Valley Civilisation grew around a network of five great cities where peace and prosperity reigned. Prince Meluha, the young crown prince of Dholavira, enjoyed a life of pleasure until Sargon, the ambitious ruler of the Mesopotamian city of Akkad, turned his eye towards the east and sent his army to take these lands. Will Prince Meluha be able to save his kingdom? Or will the powerful Akkadians and their fearsome weapons of mass destruction destroy all before help is at hand? Read on to join Prince Meluha in his adventure to reclaim the sovereignty of his lands in what is truly a brilliant and insightful recreation of the times of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
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The rightful prince of Iolcus, brought up in exile by the great centaur Chiron, Jason has just one goal in mind, to save his people from the tyrannical rule of his uncle, Pelias. Warned about his downfall by Apollos Oracle at Delphi, Pelias challenges Jason to do the impossible, retrieve the Golden Fleece from the kingdom of Colchis, in return for the throne. Thus flags off one the greatest voyages in Greek mythology, the voyage of Jason and his group of warriors, the Argonauts. Overcoming tremendous odds, Jason moves relentlessly towards his goal. But he is not unaided in his mission. Insanely in love with him, the sorceress Medea ensures Jasons success at every turn, while being unaware of the larger divine intervention at work. So then what is Jasons achievement, what is his victory in a preordained world? Does Jason remain ignorant of the truth of his triumph, or does he come to terms with his flaws to gain a deeper realisation of his destiny? Retold in the graphic medium with amazing visual effects, this enduring tale of adventure, comradeship, temptation, and betrayal makes one reflect on the true meaning and value of heroic success.
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It took an epic journey to get back to where he started from.. Arriving at his Uncle's house, David Balfour expects a warm welcome, a hearty meal and a friendly conversation. Instead he is jailed, kidnapped, lost at sea, falsely accused of murder and finds himself on the run with a smuggler called Alan Breck. All that David wants is to return to his Uncle's home and exact revenge, but the path that leads him there will be fraught with terror and danger. Join David as he fights to survive on a desert island, and journeys through the wild Highlands of Scotland encountering notorious outlaws and other strange characters. Based on a true story, Kidnapped has enchanted readers since its first publication in 1886.
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Fair is foul and foul is fair. so said three weird women in ghoulish glee, predicting a subversion of order in fair Scotland...In the reign of King Duncan, Scotland is a just and hospitable land, with loyal, warlike thanes guarding the best interests of people...Till the very best among them, Macbeth, gives in to a fatal temptation and commits regicide. But will the crown of Scotland sit easy on his head? Will justice be restored to Scotland? Or will Macbeth remain invincible? One of Shakespeares most famous plays, Macbeth goes beyond a mere tragedy of moral order to a deeply psychological study of a mind preyed on by ambition, insecurities, fear, and regret.
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It was an obsession that would destroy them all.. On a cold December night, a young man called Ishmael rents a room at an inn in Massachusettes. He has come from Manhattan to the north-east of America to sign up for a whaling expedition. Later that same night, as Ishmael is sleeping, a heavily tattooed man wielding a blade enters his room. This chance meeting is just the start of what will become the greatest adventure of his life. The next day, Ishmael joins the crew of a ship known as the Pequod. He is approached by a man dressed in rags who warns him that if he sails under the command of Captain Ahab, he may never come back. Undaunted, Ishmael returns early the next morning and leaves for the high seas. For the crew of the Pequod, their voyage is one of monetary gain. For Captain Ahab, however, it is a mission driven by hatred, revenge, and his growing obsession with the greatest creature of the sea.
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In the time of myth and legends...Perseus always believed he was destined to live the life of a simple fisherman. He never believed he was special. When in an audience with the king of his island home in Sephiros, young Perseus inadvertently made a boastful claim. King Polydectes long wanted this young fisherman out of the way to pursue his beautiful mother and the king has used the claim to his advantage. The sinister king has now charged Perseus with an impossible task. As a wedding present, Perseus must present the head of a monster so hideous one look into her eyes will turn a man to stone. But on this road to accomplish the impossible, Perseus will learn of his true origins. He will discover the tragic circumstances revolving around his birth, including his mother in chains, a murderous grandfather, and the identity of his unknown father who is known to reside in Olympus, the home of the gods. To accomplish the impossible, Perseus gains gifts from the gods. But tools can only take a man so far. He must gird himself with courage, audacity and believe in himself to achieve the unachievable. With the life of his mother and family on the line, Perseus the Avenger must answer the call of destiny...This is a story of heroism, honor, family, and embracing ones true calling, during the golden age of mythology.
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Robinson Crusoe is not content with his life in England. He is bored and wants to see more of the world. His curiosity convinces him to leave his homeland and travel abroad. Without telling his parents, young Robinson sets off on a voyage of discovery. During the years that follow he learns much, not just about the world, but about himself as well. Following disaster at sea on more than one occasion, Robinson toys with the idea of settling down. However, his adventurous character gets the better of him and he boards ship once again. This time, though, a calamitous shipwreck wipes out the whole of the crew and leaves Crusoe alone on a seemingly deserted island. How is it possible for one man to survive in such a situation? Will he manage to leave or be forced to remain on the island?
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