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Fiction La Máquina Oscura by D. G. Sutter The ground rumbles. The humming beneath begins, a droning monotonous tune that will one day drive us mad. The machines rise and steal oxygen from the air, rotating at dangerous speeds and emitting lethal radiation. Schooldays of Fred Harley: Or, Rivals for all Honors by Arthur M. Winfield Arthur M. Winfield was the pseudonym of Edward L. Stratemeyer, an incredibly prolific writer. He collaborated in writing over 1,300 books, selling more than 500 million copies. This novel is representative of popular children’s literature during the first quarter of the 20th century because the works of the Stratemeyer Syndicate were so overwhelmingly read. Sturdy and Strong: or How George Andrews Made His Way by G. A. Henty George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) became a war correspondent. When he turned to writing fiction, his young protagonists became known as “Henty heroes” because they exemplified cool, calm, intelligent qualities. The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters by Wilmer M. Ely, Introduction by Robert Rich Jr. Wilmer M. Ely introduced whole generations of American youth to the adventures of the Chums and produced this classic story of Florida in the days of rum runners. This new edition is introduced by Robert Rich Jr., a well-known authority on Florida fishing and its long history. Social Satire and the Modern Novel: Arnold Bennett’s Buried Alive Arnold Bennett wrote thirty novels but has been somewhat neglected by modern critics. He was ahead of his time in appreciating Joyce, Lawrence, Faulkner and Hemingway. His work is characterized by social irony without bitterness, and satire without nastiness. Gunboat and Gun-runner by T.T. Jeans Admiral T.T. Jeans was a decorated British Naval officer with considerable experience in the Middle East. He wrote this fastmoving novel based on his experiences and those of his compatriots. 21