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        Medios de pago
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          Contents:A.M. CHISHOLMA Thousand a PlateA.M. WILLIAMSONThe Eccentricity of FleetwoodACHMED ABDULLAHThe Home-ComingARTHUR TRAINThe Escape of WilkinsARTHUR TRAINThe Governor-General's TrunkBUCK CONNORGet Your ManCHARLES BEADLEJohn O'DamnCHARLES E. VAN LOANWater StuffE.NESBITThe DwellersEDWARD S. ELLISA Battle in the AirEDWARD S. ELLISAn Unpleasant CompanionEDWARD S. ELLISLost in a BlizzardEDWARD S. ELLISLost in the South SeaF. HOPKINSON SMITHCaptain JoeFORREST CRISSEYA Fugitive from RomanceFRANK L. PACKARDMunfordFRANK L. PACKARDRafferty's RuleFRANK L. PACKARDThe Little SuperG.B. LANCASTERThe Little Girl and DeringG.B. LANCASTERThe Little White GirlH. BEDFORDLittle TomtitH.C. BAILEYThe Nun of NewsteadHAMLIN GARLANDThe River's WarningHAPSBURG LIEBEWith Pistol and Second ReaderJ. ALLAN DUNNThe Crowing Hens of TotuluJACK LONDONThe House of PrideJACK LONDONThe One Thousand DozenJAMES B. CONNOLLYA Fisherman of CostlaJAMES B. CONNOLLYThe Lottery of the SeaJAMES B. CONNOLLYThe Medicine ShipJOSEPHINE DASKAM BACONAn Idyl of the RoadJOSEPHINE DASKAM BACONThe Ends of the EarthJOSEPHINE DASKAM BACONThe PretendersMARIE MANNINGBuffy's HegiraMAX BRANDThe Laughter of Slim MaloneMORLEY ROBERTSThe Tale of Brazos DickRALPH D. PAINEThe Last Pilot SchoonerRALPH D. PAINEThe Praying SkipperRAYMOND S. SPEARSExperience is EverythingRAYMOND S. SPEARSThe DesertRICHARD HARDING DAVISThe Make-Believe ManROBERT ERVIN HOWARDHawks of OutremerROBERT ERVIN HOWARDThe Blood of BelshazzarROBERT ERVIN HOWARDThe Shadow of the VultureROBERT ERVIN HOWARDThe Sowers of ThunderROBERT WELLES RITCHIEThe Great Cardinal SealRUPERT HUGHESThe Adventures of a BookkeeperSTACY AUMONIERA Source of IrritationSTEWART EDWARD WHITEUntil the Last ShotW.W. JACOBSContraband of War
          Acerca de Jack London

          Jack London nació en San Francisco en 1876, hijo ilegítimo de un astrólogo ambulante que pronto los abandonaría a él y a su madre, una joven huida de una acomodada familia de Ohio. Poco después de dar a luz, la madre se casó con John London, carpintero y vigilante jurado entre otros oficios, de quien el hijo tomaría el apellido. Jack dejó el colegio a los trece años, y desde entonces hasta los veintisiete, edad en la que se consagraría como escritor, su juventud fue inquieta y agitada: sus biógrafos y él mismo convertirían en leyenda sus múltiples trabajos y vagabundeos, de ladrón de ostras a buscador de oro en Alaska, así como su visionaria vocación política, formalizada con su ingreso en 1896 en el Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores. En 1903 publicó un reportaje sobre el proletariado del East End londinense, <i>Gente del abismo</i>, y <i>La llamada de la selva</i>, que le lanzó a la fama. Su experiencia marinera fue la base de <i>El lobo de mar</i> (1904), otro gran éxito, y a partir de entonces publicó asiduamente narrativa y ensayos, pronunció conferencias por todo el mundo y emprendió nuevos viajes. De uno de ellos nació un ciclo sobre los Mares del Sur, al que pertenecen los cuentos de <i>La casa del orgullo</i> (1909; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. ). Son de especial interés sus textos autobiográficos, la novela <i<Martin Eden</i> (1909) y las memorias alcohólicas de <i>John Barleycorn</i> (1913). London murió de una sobredosis de morfina y atropina en su rancho californiano, en 1916.

          Acerca de Max Brand

          Max Brand (1892–1944) was a prolific and highly regarded author of Westerns.

          Acerca de Richard Harding Davis

          Richard Harding Davis (1864–1916) was an American journalist, war correspondent, short-story writer, playwright, and novelist. He worked in politics as well as fashion. He is best known for his colorful firsthand accounts as a war correspondent in six wars including the Spanish-American War, the Greco-Turkish War, the Boer War, and World War I. His well-known works include Soldiers of Fortune and Gallegher and Other Stories.

          Acerca de Ralph D. Paine

          Ralph Delahaye Paine, born in Lemont, Illinois in 1871 was interested in adventure from an early age and carried that spirit with him through most of his life. As a young man he attended Yale University and became an avid rower for the crew team and refined an interest in writing with various magazine articles. Upon leaving Yale, Paine embarked on an adventurous career as an international journalist.In 1896 he and his friend Stephen Crane were among a number of journalists sent to Havana to cover the Cuban Revolution. On his return to New York in 1899 he married Katharine Lansing with whom he raised five children on his farm in Durham, New Hampshire while writing over forty books including his autobiography, Roads of Adventure. He died at the age of 54 in 1925.

          Acerca de Hamlin Garland

          Hannibal Hamlin Garland (1860–1940) was an American writer best remembered for his popular novels and memoirs depicting the hard life of the Midwestern farmer, many informed by his own Midwestern upbringing. His autobiographical work, A Daughter of the Middle Border, won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for biography.

          Acerca de W.W. Jacobs

          W.W. Jacobs is considered a master of the macabre tale, and especially The Monkey's Paw, the lead story in this collection, is a classic horror tale. Collected here are 18 of his stories, and will introduce North American mystery and horror aficionados to one of the great lost artists of the genre. Readers will be delighted by his range of witty and skillful prose, and will see how they are infused with shrewd and sardonic humor. Jacobs was a master at weaving terror and suspense into scenes of everyday life. Readers new to Jacobs are in for a rare treat. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American thought and language at Michigan State University. He is the author of Clive Barker's Short Stories: Imagination as Metaphor in the Books of Blood and Other Works and the editor of "Popular Fiction: An Anthology, which won the Popular Culture Association's National Book Award.

          Acerca de Rupert Hughes

          Rupert Hughes was an American novelist, film director, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He is best known for his three-part biography of George Washington: George Washington: The Human Being and the Hero, George Washington: The Rebel and the Patriot, and George Washington: Savior of the States.

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