An Inexplicable Attraction

An Inexplicable Attraction

Eric Forsyth recounts his many years sailing the oceans and exploring remote corners of the world on his Westsail 42, Fiona. Almost half the ocean-cruising years were post-retirement. Included on Kirkus's 100 Best Memoirs of 2018.

Author: Eric B. Forsyth

Publisher: Yacht Fiona

ISBN: 0692839259

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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Eric Forsyth recounts his many years roaming the oceans of the world, almost half those years since retiring. Voyages include two circumnavigations, several trips to the Arctic, the Antarctic, the Baltic, and the Northwest Passage. Sailing well into his eighties, Captain Forsyth shows that age need not be a barrier to an adventurous retirement.
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The Seven Cardinal Sins Envy and Indolence

The Seven Cardinal Sins  Envy and Indolence

Ever since the world began, the inexplicable attraction which opposites have for each other has been admitted. How often we see a person who is weak admire one who is strong, and one who is violent and impetuous seek out one who is ...

Author: Eugène Sue

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465514011

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IN the year 1828 any tourist who was on his way from Blois to the little town of Pont Brillant to visit—as travellers seldom fail to do—the famous castle of that name, the magnificent feudal abode of the Marquises Pont Brillant, would have been obliged to pass a farmhouse standing near the edge of the road, about two miles from the château. If this lonely dwelling attracted the attention of the traveller, he would have been almost certain to have regarded it with mingled melancholy and disgust as one of the too numerous specimens of hideous rural architecture in France, even when these habitations belong to persons possessed of a competence. This establishment consisted of a large barn and storehouse, with two long wings in the rear. The interior of the sort of parallelogram thus formed served as a courtyard, and was filled with piles of manure rotting in pools of stagnant water, for cow, horse, and sheep stables all opened into this enclosure, where all sorts of domestic animals, from poultry to hogs, were scratching and rooting. One of the wings in the rear served as the abode of the family. It was a story and a half high, and had no outlook save this loathsome courtyard, with the dirty, worm-eaten doors of the cow-stable for a horizon. On the other side of the structure, where no window pierced the wall, stood a superb grove of century-old oaks, a couple of acres in extent, through which flowed a beautiful stream that served as an outlet for several distant lakes. But this grove, in spite of its beauty, had become well-nigh a desert on account of the large amount of gravel that had been deposited there, and the thick growth of rushes and thistles that covered it; besides, the stream, for want of cleaning out and of a sufficient fall, was becoming turbid and stagnant. But if this same tourist had passed this same farmhouse one year afterward, he would have been struck by the sudden metamorphosis that the place had undergone, though it still belonged to the same owner. A beautiful lawn, close and fine as velvet, and ornamented with big clumps of rose-bushes, had taken the place of the dirty manure-strewn courtyard. New doors had been cut on the other side of the horse and cow stables; the old doors had been walled up, and the house itself, as well as the big barn at the foot of the courtyard, had been whitewashed and covered with a green trellis up which vigorous shoots of honeysuckle, clematis, and woodbine were already climbing.
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The Seven Cardinal Sins Indolence Envy

The Seven Cardinal Sins  Indolence Envy

Ever since the world began, the inexplicable attraction which opposites have for each other has been admitted. How often we see a person who is weak admire one who is strong, and one who is violent and impetuous seek out one who is ...

Author: Eugene Sue

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105310614

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I Want to Burn the Sky

I Want to Burn the Sky

That sculpture actually had an inexplicable attraction towards Rou Er. Pulled along by that inexplicable attraction, Rou Er continuously walked towards the sculpture. She kept moving forward. The closer she got to the sculpture, ...

Author: Liu Xing

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647627317

Category: Fiction

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Sixteen years ago, Gu Feng was abandoned at the entrance of Chu Family.From the moment the he was adopted, Gu Feng was destined to be a slave to the Chu family for the rest of his life, like his righteous father,. But he will never forget what the righteous father said before he died: get rid of slavery!No one will be willing to be bullied for a lifetime! For ten years, he was willing to be a handman in the library, only to have the opportunity to study. When others eat, drunk and play, he practised martial arts hard in the jungle. Gu Feng knows clearly that if he wants to have freedom, he must be strong enough.However, his talented roots were eventually deprived by the Chu family. The five internal organs dislocated, the meridians broke up, he was thrown into the mass grave. There is a voice in his heart shouting: "I can't die, I want to live, go back to Chuiyun City alive, live to revenge!" What is the secret of Gu Feng's identity?☆About the Author☆Liu Xing is a young online novel writer. His first novel is I want to burn the sky. Although he is still not well-known, fans are convinced that he is a potential writer.
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THE CAVE

THE CAVE

She possessed an inexplicable attraction, especially when you consider how very shy the young woman was. She was twenty-eight years old, but looked more like seventeen or eighteen, and when left on her own, she'd dive head-first into ...

Author: Rick Perry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491805961

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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In the year 2506, little Jarod Anderson’s world—worlds—were full of wonder and excitement. Until the aliens came. They came, and in one clean sweep, they killed twenty-one million human beings, including Jarod’s family. Now, twenty-four years later, Jarod returns to the red planet as the leader of the best, most elite fighting force ever known to man. Jarod and his team have come to save mankind from extinction and avenge their families at the same time. The catch? After planting the bomb that would kill all life on the planet, they must cross half of Mars underground through unknown caverns and tunnels to their rescue ship waiting on the other side. They are battling to stay alive to reach their ride home. Or die like everything else on the surface of the planet.
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Dave Sim

Dave Sim

At the same time, there's an inexplicable attraction, “he looked so cute,” which is also underlined in Melmoth through a monologue by the second of the two waitresses that underlines ...

Author: Eric Hoffman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617037818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In 1977, Dave Sim (b. 1956) began to self-publish Cerebus, one of the earliest and most significant independent comics, which ran for 300 issues and ended, as Sim had planned from early on, in 2004. Over the run of the comic, Sim used it as a springboard to explore not only the potential of the comics medium but also many of the core assumptions of Western society. Through it he analyzed politics, the dynamics of love, religion, and, most controversially, the influence of feminism--which Sim believes has had a negative impact on society. Moreover, Sim inserted himself squarely into the comic as Cerebus's creator, thereby inviting criticism not only of the creation, but also of the creator. What few interviews Sim gave often pushed the limits of what an interview might be in much the same way that Cerebus pushed the limits of what a comic might be. In interviews Sim is generous, expansive, provocative, and sometimes even antagonistic. Regardless of mood, he is always insightful and fascinating. His discursive style is not conducive to the sound bite or to easy summary. Many of these interviews have been out of print for years. And, while the interviews range from very general, career-spanning explorations of his complex work and ideas, to tightly focused discussions on specific details of Cerebus, all the interviews contained herein are engaging and revealing.
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Bosses of the Wild

Bosses of the Wild

If you haven't already developed an inexplicable attraction for the peacock personality (it is quite difficult not to given the blatant endowment of assets), you may be in for disappointment when the peacock personality begins to make a ...

Author: Manjiri Gokhala Joshi

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259058608

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: First Avenue Editions ™

ISBN: 9781467787178

Category: Fiction

Page: 1256

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The beautiful, intelligent Anna Karenina arrives in Moscow to counsel her sister-in-law, Dolly, whose husband, Stiva, has been cheating on her. Anna arrives on the same train as the military officer Count Alexey Vronsky, who falls in love with her, even though he is courting someone else and she is married and has a child. When Alexey and Anna begin a romantic relationship, Anna is rejected from society. Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, a novel of adultery and social politics, reveals the changing Russian culture of the 1870s. It was first published in book form in 1878 in Russia. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by Constance Garnett, published in 1901.
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The Complete Novels of Leo Tolstoy in One Premium Edition World Classics Series Anna Karenina War and Peace Resurrection Childhood Boyhood Youth Including Biographies of the Author

The Complete Novels of Leo Tolstoy in One Premium Edition  World Classics Series   Anna Karenina  War and Peace  Resurrection  Childhood  Boyhood  Youth       Including Biographies of the Author

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Flip

ISBN: 9782291010777

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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Childhood Boyhood Youth The Cossacks War and Peace Father Sergius Anna Karenina Ivan the Fool Evil allures, but good endures Where Love is, There God is Also The Death of Ivan Ilych The Imp and the Crust An Old Acquaintance The Young Tsar Master and Man Esarhaddon, King of Assyria Work, Death, and Sickness There are No Guilty People Little Girls Wiser Than Men
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Two Classic Novels ISTJ Will Love

Two Classic Novels ISTJ Will Love

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9788577774371

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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ISTJs can be intimidating with their serious and formal appearance; they value the traditional way of doing things and work hard on everything they do. In this book you will find two classic novels specially selected to please the tastes of the ISTJ . These are works by renowned authors that will surely bring reflections, insights and fun to people with this kind of personality. For ISTJ, we chose: - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.For more books that will suit you, be sure to check out our collection 7 Short Stories your Myers-Briggs Type Will Love!
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Delphi Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy  Illustrated

... Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she too liked her. Of Mademoiselle Varenka one would not say that she had passed her first youth, but she was, ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909183

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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Believed by many to be the greatest novelist the world has known, the Russian Master’s work is of paramount importance. This definitive Edition of Tolstoy’s oeuvre has every translated novel, short story, novella and play written by Leo Tolstoy. One of our most popular eBooks – now you can own the great Master of Realist fiction. (Version 3) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles Including: * ALL 12 novels with professional formatting * plus RARE unfinished novels, like ‘The Decembrists’ which Tolstoy intended to be a sequel to the great ‘War and Peace’ * brief but informative introductions to all of the novels * Attractive images relating to Tolstoy’s life and works throughout the eBook * ALL the short stories that have been translated into English * features a bonus selection of non-fiction texts, including Tolstoy’s Journal * ALL of the plays * special Main Character pages for ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ to aid reading these large novels * improved translations of the short stories, in response to a customer review * includes contents tables for each novel and play, allowing easy navigation around the massive file * special literary criticism section, with 9 different essays examining Tolstoy’s contribution to literature * two biographies on Tolstoy, by his wife and son Contents The Novels and Novellas CHILDHOOD BOYHOOD YOUTH FAMILY HAPPINESS THE COSSACKS WAR AND PEACE ANNA KARENINA THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH THE KREUTZER SONATA. RESURRECTION THE FORGED COUPON HADJI MURAD The Unfinished Novels THE DECEMBRISTS A MORNING OF A LANDED PROPRIETOR The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE POWER OF DARKNESS THE FRUITS OF CULTURE REDEMPTION THE CAUSE OF IT ALL THE FIRST DISTILLER THE LIGHT SHINES IN DARKNESS LIVE CORPSE Selected Non-Fiction A CONFESSION KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU WHAT THEN MUST WE DO? ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SCIENCE AND ART BETHINK YOURSELVES! MOSCOW CENSUS TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARE TOLSTOY’S JOURNAL The Criticism TOLSTOY THE ARTIST by Ivan Panin TOLSTOY THE PREACHER by Ivan Panin Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ by William Dean Howells Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS’ by William Lyon Phelps RUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer Extracts from ‘A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Isabel Florence Hapgood Extract from ‘AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Maurice Baring THE RUSSIAN POINT OF VIEW by Virginia Woolf Extract from ‘PROPHETS OF DISSENT’ by Otto Heller The Biographies REMINISCENCES OF TOLSTOY by Ilya Tolstoy AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COUNTESS TOLSTOY Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Complete Novels and Novellas

Complete Novels and Novellas

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: MVP

ISBN: 9782291075011

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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Childhood Boyhood Youth The Cossacks War and Peace Father Sergius Anna Karenina Ivan the Fool Evil allures, but good endures Where Love is, There God is Also The Death of Ivan Ilych The Imp and the Crust An Old Acquaintance The Young Tsar Master and Man Esarhaddon, King of Assyria Work, Death, and Sickness There are No Guilty People Little Girls Wiser Than Men
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Three Novels Complete and Unabridged Library of Essential Writers

Three Novels  Complete and Unabridged  Library of Essential Writers

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: AB Books

ISBN: 9782377876907

Category: Art

Page: 314

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Childhood Boyhood Youth The Cossacks War and Peace Father Sergius Anna Karenina Ivan the Fool Evil allures, but good endures Where Love is, There God is Also The Death of Ivan Ilych The Imp and the Crust An Old Acquaintance The Young Tsar Master and Man Esarhaddon, King of Assyria Work, Death, and Sickness There are No Guilty People Little Girls Wiser Than Men
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

Author: Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775412045

Category: Fiction

Page: 1925

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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," writes Tolstoy in his literary masterpiece Anna Karenina. Commonly regarded as one of the greatest realist novels ever written, Tolstoy himself saw it as his first true novel. The novel was not well received by critics when first published, but Tolstoy's fellow Russian greats all considered it a great work of art.
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Apart from the interest Kitty took in this girl's relations with Madame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she ...

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Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9780987072221

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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ANNA KARENINA, the ORIGINAL 1901 English translation by Constance Garnett and written by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) is considered as one of the greatest novels ever written and Tolstoy's first true novel. It is divided into eight parts and was initially published between the years 1873 to 1878 in a publication called "The Russian Messenger" as serial installments. The main character Anna is married into Russian aristocrat and later has a love affair with a handsome military officer Count Vronsky. Some major themes include marriage, fidelity, passion and jealousy set in nineteenth century Russian high society. This digital edition is beautifully formatted with an active Table of Contents that goes directly to each chapter and all eight parts of the story. Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old book classics to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format.
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Anna Karenina Illustrated

Anna Karenina  Illustrated

Apartfrom the interest Kitty took inthis girl's relations withMadame Stahl and with other unknown persons, Kitty, as often happened, felt an inexplicable attraction to Mademoiselle Varenka, and was aware when their eyes met that she too ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782765901563

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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Anna Karenina (Russian: «Анна Каренина»; Russian pronunciation: [ˈanːə kɐˈrʲenʲɪnə])[1] is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's unpopular views of volunteers going to Serbia); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form in 1878. Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel, when he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it to be flawless as a work of art. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as the best ever written.[2] The novel is currently enjoying popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten in Time, which declared that Anna Karenina is the greatest novel ever written
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Anna Karenina Louise Maude s Translation

Anna Karenina  Louise Maude s Translation

But besides the fact that it interested Kitty to observe the relations of this girl with Madame Stahl and with others, she experienced (as often happens) an inexplicable attraction toward this Mlle Varenka, and felt, when the girl's ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027231478

Category: Fiction

Page: 1048

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"Anna Karenina" is the tragic story of Countess Anna Karenina, a married noblewoman and socialite, and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The novel explores a diverse range of topics throughout its approximately one thousand pages. Some of these topics include an evaluation of the feudal system that existed in Russia at the time—politics, not only in the Russian government but also at the level of the individual characters and families, religion, morality, gender and social class. Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. Aylmer Maude (1858–1938) and Louise Maude (1855–1939) were English translators of Leo Tolstoy's works, and Aylmer Maude also wrote his friend Tolstoy's biography. After living many years in Russia the Maudes spent the rest of their life in England translating Tolstoy's writing and promoting public interest in his work. Aylmer Maude was also involved in a number of early 20th century progressive and idealistic causes.
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Almighty Conceited Sovereign

Almighty Conceited Sovereign

Involuntarily, the pairs of eyes looked towards the devilish beast's egg-shaped body, as if there was an inexplicable attraction from its body. "What kind of demonic beast is this?" Qin Baishou was secretly surprised.

Author: Wu YueChuBa

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647672768

Category: Fiction

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Fang Shao Bai was betrayed by a slave and framed and dropped into the abyss. Everyone thought he was dead. He didn't except that he fell on a huge snowdrop.This is a magical snowdrop. Not only defeating two huge monsters easily for him, it but slao helped Fang Shaobai strengthen his physique, which greatly improved his cultivation. Thinking getting this snow lotus was lucky enough, he did not expect that there would be more amazing adventures waiting for him in the future ...☆About the Author☆On the eighth of May, a well-known online novelist, he has authored many novels, of which Almighty Conceited Sovereign has received more attention, and most readers have given this book a high score.
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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Even when we were children it was a favourite place and those poplars had an inexplicable attraction for us, so that we used to spend whole days there listening to their gentle rustling. We used to sit beneath them on the banks of the ...

Author: Эрих Мария Ремарк

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785042133022

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Эрих Мария Ремарк – один из самых известных немецких писателей ХХ века. Роман «На Западном фронте без перемен» рассказывает о поколении, которое погубила война, о тех, кто стал ее жертвой, даже если спасся от пуль. Это отчет о реальных событиях Первой мировой войны, рассказ о солдатском товариществе.Книга предназначена для широкого круга читателей, владеющих английским языком, для студентов языковых вузов, а также может быть рекомендована всем, кто самостоятельно изучает английский язык.
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Sword Sovereign of Chaos

Sword Sovereign of Chaos

It relates to the Five Elements Supreme Immortal and the Five Elements Divine Art!" At that time, this old man finally understood why the experts of the Xuan Wu Sect had such an inexplicable attraction to me. Speaking to this point, ...

Author: Ba JiuDongFeng

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649359223

Category: Fiction

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In the vast universe, there were tens of thousands of races, constantly battling! Throughout history, countless races have risen and declined ... At the edge of the universe, in the Star Domain, there was a star covered by an array formation. Its name was Jiu Xiao, and it was the last pure land of humanity's cultivation civilization. A impoverished youth with a chivalrous dream coincidentally came to the Nine Nether Continent through the starry sky and began a miraculous journey that could make one cry ... [Close]
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