This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance journalist. Over the course of his life, his literary output was incredibly diverse and highly prolific, ranging from philosophy and ontology to art criticism and detective fiction. However, he is probably best-remembered for his Christian apologetics, most notably in Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Johnny Thompson started, then stared with dilated pupils at a spot on thealuminum casting before him. The spot, a jagged notch left by imperfectwork in the foundry, turned first a dull red, then a bright red, then aglowing white.Mechanically his hand touched the valve of his oxy-acetylene torch. Yes,it was as he had believed, the acetylene valve was closed. The oxygenvalve was open, it was true, but the drum which had contained oxygenunder a thousand pounds pressure was empty. In fact, he was waiting forthe arrival of a new drum. That was what made the thing seem strange,impossible! It was a miracle, only miracles don't happen in suchplaces--he was working in the heart of a great industrial plant whichturned out automobiles in twenty carload lots and airplanes by thehundreds.Johnny scratched his chin and stared at the white spot. True, the nozzleof his torch was aimed at that spot; but five minutes before it hadsput-sputted for a few seconds, then died down to an insignificant flamegiving too little heat for any sort of welding. He had cut that flameoff, yet now, before his very eyes the metal glowed white hot......
This early work by Earl Derr Biggers was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. The Agony Column (also published as Second Floor Mystery) is a romantic suspense thriller, narrated in a series of seven letters between two prospective lovers. Earl Derr Biggers was born on 26th August 1884 in Warren, Ohio, USA. Biggers received his further education at Harvard University, where he developed a reputation as a literary rebel, preferring the popular modern authors, such as Rudyard Kipling and Richard Harding Davis to the established figures of classical literature. While on holiday in Hawaii, Biggers heard tales of a real-life Chinese detective operating in Honolulu, named Chang Apana. This inspired him to create his most enduring legacy in the character of super-sleuth Charlie Chan. The first Chan story "The House Without a Key" (1925) was published as a serialised story in the Saturday Evening Post and then released as a novel in the same year. Biggers went on to write five more Chan novels and all were licensed for movie adaptations by Fox Films. These films were hugely popular with several different actors taking the lead role of Chan. They were even a success in China where the appeal of a character from the country being the hero instead of the villain appealed to film-goers. Eventually; over 40 films were produced featuring the character. Biggers only saw the early on-screen successes of Charlie Chan due to his death at the age of only 48 from a heart attack in April 1933.