The Ghost of the Mary Celeste


Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307739546
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Writing a short story inspired by the unsolved disappearance of a merchant vessel's crew, unproven young writer Arthur Conan Doyle stirs up a sensation involving a Philadelphia medium, a journalist who would expose the medium as a fraud, and the ship captain's grieving family.

Ghost Ship

The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345466659
Category: History
Page: 288
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An investigation into the unsolved disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste in 1872 draws on previously unpublished letters and photographs, as well as new theories and discoveries, to explain what may have happened. By the author of Raising the Hunley. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Story of the "Mary Celeste"


Author: Charles Edey Fay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780486257303
Category: Transportation
Page: 261
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Intriguing unsolved riddle of famed 19th-century "ghost ship" abandoned on high seas by captain, crew, and passengers, with only signs that the ship had been abandoned in haste. Author dispels many misconceptions and theories (storms, piracy, mutiny, icebergs) with convincing arguments and careful documentation.

The Mary Celeste

An Unsolved Mystery from History
Author: Jane Yolen,Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439562949
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A young girl relates the facts that are known about the unexplained disappearance of the crew on the ship Mary Celeste in 1872, and challenges the reader to solve the mystery.

Mary Celeste

The Greatest Mystery of the Sea
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405836210
Category: History
Page: 289
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The definitive account of the world's most famous maritime mystery. Wreckage of the ship was found a couple of years ago - reawakening interest in the story No new book written on the subject for many years

Mary Reilly


Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833879
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever and award winning Property, comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid. Faithfully weaving in details from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Martin introduces an original and captivating character: Mary is a survivor–scarred but still strong–familiar with evil, yet brimming with devotion and love. As a bond grows between Mary and her tortured employer, she is sent on errands to unsavory districts of London and entrusted with secrets she would rather not know. Unable to confront her hideous suspicions about Dr. Jekyll, Mary ultimately proves the lengths to which she'll go to protect him. Through her astute reflections, we hear the rest of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, and this familiar tale is made more terrifying than we remember it, more complex than we imagined possible.

Ghost Ships

Tales of Abandoned, Doomed and Haunted Vessels
Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781599210544
Category: History
Page: 144
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The stories behind the haunted ships that mysteriously roam the seas.

The Ghost Ship


Author: Gerrie Ferris Finger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615545868
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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A time travel romantic suspense

J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781497407800
Category: Fiction
Page: 56
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown to either Holmes or Watson.

The Sea Hunters II


Author: Clive Cussler,Craig Dirgo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674266
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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The second thrilling account of #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cusslers's real-life search for lost ships, planes, and other marvels that changed history. For decades, Clive Cussler’s real-life NUMA®, the National Underwater and Marine Agency, has scoured rivers and seas in search of lost ships of historic significance. His teams have been inundated by tidal waves and beset by obstacles—both human and natural—but the results, and the stories behind them, have been dramatic. In this follow-up to their bestselling first account, The Sea Hunters, Cussler and colleague Craig Dirgo provide another extraordinary narrative of their true seagoing—and land—adventures, including their searches for the famous ghost ship Mary Celeste, found floating off the Azores in 1874 with no one on board; the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors and was itself lost to U-boats six years later; and L’Oiseau Blanc, the airplane that almost beat The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic before disappearing in the Maine woods. All these, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth century flagship, a certain famous PT boat, and even a dirigible, are tantalizing targets as Cussler proves again that truth can be “at least as fun, and sometimes stranger, than fiction” (Men’s Journal).

Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes


Author: Dwight Boyer
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan
ISBN: 9780912514475
Category: History
Page: 294
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This is the awesome story of the missing "ghost ships" of the Great Lakes, ships that disappeared, often in complete mystery, and were never seen again. The chronicle is a varied one: sometimes the cause was a titanic storm with huge seas and terrifying winds; or it was blinding snow that destroyed all sense of direction and massive ice that by its weight bore the ship beneath the surface; often it was mechanical failure or disregard of safety for the sake of gain. In researching this book, the author scanned thousands of old newspaper and shipping journals, read hundreds of letters from relatives of lost skippers and their crews, shipping company reports and files. The accumulated data reveal many crucial facts never before known, to document the chapters of this thrilling book.

Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals

The Mystery of the Carroll A. Deering
Author: Bland Simpson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807856178
Category: History
Page: 256
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In the misty dawn of January 31, 1921, a Coast Guardsman on watch at the Cape Hatteras Life-Saving Station sighted a mighty five-masted schooner, all sails set, wrecked on the treacherous Diamond Shoals. Rescuers rushed to the ship, but when they arrived

Sea Lovers

Selected Stories
Author: Valerie Martin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385533535
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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From the bestselling author of Mary Reilly and the internationally acclaimed Property, a brilliant collection featuring Valerie Martin's finest short stories to date. For four decades Valerie Martin has been publishing novels and stories that demonstrate her incredible range as a writer, moving between realism and fantasy while employing a voice that is at once whimsical and tragic. The twelve stories in this collection showcase Martin's enviable control, precision, and grace and are organized around her three fictional obsessions—the natural world, the artistic sphere, and stunning transformations. In "The Change," a journalist watches his menopausal wife, an engraver, create some of her eeriest and most affecting works even as she seems to be willfully destroying their marriage. In "The Open Door," an American poet in Rome finds herself forced to choose between her lover and a world so alien it takes her voice away. "Sea Lovers" conjures up a hideous mermaid whose fatal seduction of a fisherman provides better reason than Jaws for staying out of the water. In "The Incident at Villedeau" a respected gentleman confesses to killing his wife's former lover, an event that could be construed as an accident, an impulsive act, or a premeditated crime. Exploring themes of obsession, justice, passion, and duplicity, these drolly macabre stories buzz with tension. From the Hardcover edition.

The Mary Celeste


Author: Brian Freemantle
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453226699
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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Brian Freemantle resolves one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all time What happened to the Mary Celeste? A merchant vessel sailing out of New York with an Italy-bound shipment of commercial alcohol, the brigantine began her fateful journey in November 1872. One month later she was sighted on an apparent return course, her sails set but torn, her deck abandoned. The ship was in good condition, with her cargo intact. There was no sign of an attack, but the crew had vanished. What was to follow spawned the most famous maritime ghost story of all time: Convinced of murder and mystery, the British court investigator suppressed evidence to bolster his case. Rumors abounded of sea monster attack, Barbary Coast piracy, and the crew having been sucked from the vessel as it sailed over the site of the fabled Atlantis. Regardless, the mystery remained unsolved. Until now. In this thrilling retelling, Brian Freemantle depicts for the first time how the truth was turned into fantasy and legend, largely through the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Book of Saladin

A Novel
Author: Tariq Ali
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480448540
Category: Fiction
Page: 367
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The fictional memoirs of Saladin, the liberator of JerusalemAs victories mount and accolades are showered upon the great warrior Saladin, he is nearly deified. He conquers the infidel Franj, or Crusaders, and reclaims the holy city of Jerusalem while remaining true to his senses of honor, justice, and humor. When it comes time for Saladin to record his own story, he turns to a Jewish scribe. In the interlinking stories of The Book of Saladin, the mighty sultan deftly navigates the deep chasms separating Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe


Author: Penelope Lively
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405288743
Category:
Page: 256
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The classic ghost story from Penelope Lively, one of the modern greats of British fiction for adults and children alike.When James' family moves to a ancient cottage in Oxfordshire (with grounds that are great for excavations and trees that are perfect for climbing), it doesn't take long for odd things to stard happening. Doors crash open and strange signs appear, written in an archaic hand. James soon discovers the culprit: a ghost! It's the spirit of Thomas Kempe, a 17th century apothecary who wants James to be his apprentice. The problem? No one else believes in ghosts. It's up to James to get rid of him... An iconic ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is adored by generations of readers.

Rules of Civility


Author: Amor Towles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143121162
Category: Fiction
Page: 335
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A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a Greenwich Village jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults witty Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well and a single-minded widow. A first novel. Reprint.

The Painted Girls

A Novel
Author: Cathy Marie Buchanan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603798
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris and the young woman forever immortalized as muse for Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. 1878 Paris. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola’s naturalist masterpiece L’Assommoir. Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. There she meets a wealthy male patron of the ballet, but might the assistance he offers come with strings attached? Meanwhile Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie, must choose between honest labor and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of “civilized society.” In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation, if not survival, lies with the other. From the Hardcover edition.

Claire of the Sea Light


Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 030727179X
Category: Fiction
Page: 238
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"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--

The Mary Celeste Papers


Author: Paul Gallimore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480129801
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
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The Mary Celeste Papers is a laugh-out-loud, mystery novel, which bubbles up and explodes out of the grit and grime of a dead-end railroad depot in England. Follow the fates of a group of ultra-ordinary railwaymen as one of them happens across a mysterious ship's log and thereafter falls victim to a major crime. Scooped up by a tide of events way beyond their control, the unlikely band of heroes become the focus of a full-blown, worldwide, media whirlwind and all the while unanswered questions are piling up around them. Paul Gallimore's first novel is a hugely original fusion of ideas, where raw humour transmutes into whodunit, and science fiction blurs with cold fact. What is it that this delightful assortment of misfits has accidentally dragged out into the open? Did the US Navy really conduct a top secret experiment into invisibility in 1943? Just what did happen to the Mary Celeste? And will the truth finally lie somewhere in the ocean between Fulham and Philadelphia? The Mary Celeste Papers is an intelligent, well written, thought provoking funny book; filled to the brim with fully-formed, larger than life characters whose fortunes will grab your attention and hold it in a vice-like grip until the final page has been turned. The Mary Celeste Papers is a people book; about little guys on a big stage and you absolutely deserve to read it.