The Phantom of Nantucket

The Phantom of Nantucket

A dream trip to Nantucket turns into a nightmare in this seventh book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to start their trip to Nantucket. The three girls are there to visit Bess’s family friend Jenna and go to the opening of an exhibit at the local whaling museum. Jenna’s been working on the exhibit for months, but when the girls get to the museum, a threatening banner has replaced the welcome sign. Nancy’s got plenty of potential suspects, but she’s worried she won’t be able to solve the case in time to save the opening. And as the threats increase in severity, she becomes more concerned about Jenna’s safety than the ruined exhibit. Can Nancy find the culprit in time?

Nancy Drew Diaries Supersleuth Collection

Curse of the Arctic Star; Strangers on a Train; Mystery of the Midnight Rider; Once Upon a Thriller; Sabotage at Willow Woods; Secret at Mystic Lake; The Phantom of Nantucket; The Magician's Secret; The Clue at Black Creek Farm; A Script for Danger

Nancy Drew Diaries Supersleuth Collection


Nancy Drew Diaries 90th Anniversary Collection

Curse of the Arctic Star; Strangers on a Train; Mystery of the Midnight Rider; Once Upon a Thriller; Sabotage at Willow Woods; Secret at Mystic Lake; The Phantom of Nantucket; The Magician's Secret; The Clue at Black Creek Farm; A Script for Danger

Nancy Drew Diaries 90th Anniversary Collection

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the iconic teen sleuth with this beautifully designed, collectible boxed set of the Nancy Drew Diaries series, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series! Danger and mystery abound in this suspenseful series. Join Nancy Drew and her friends as they journey to Alaska, compete in a horse show, investigate election sabotage, get stranded at a lake, and much more! With all new covers—only available in this boxed set—this specially redesigned collection of the first ten Nancy Drew Diaries celebrates the clever, independent sleuth who has inspired many women over the years, including Oprah and Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This thrilling paperback collection includes: Curse of the Arctic Star Strangers on a Train Mystery of the Midnight Rider Once Upon a Thriller Sabotage at Willow Woods Secret at Mystic Lake The Phantom of Nantucket The Magician’s Secret The Clue at Black Creek Farm A Script for Danger

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales

And now I found these fancies creating their own realities, and all imagined horrors crowding upon me in fact'. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is an archetypal American story of escape from home and family which traces a young man's rite of passage through a series of terrible brushes with death during a fateful sea voyage. But it also goes much deeper, as Pym encounters various interpretative dilemmas, at last leaving the reader with a broken-off ending that defies solution. Apart from its violence and mystery, the tale calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing truth. Layer upon layer of elaborate hoaxes include its author's own role of posing as ghost-writer of the narrative; Pym - his only novel - has become the key text for our understanding of Poe. This edition offers eight short tales which are linked to Pym by their treatment of persistent themes - fantastic voyages, gigantic whirlpools, and premature burials - or by their ironic commentary on Poe's mystification of his readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Phantom Coach

A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories

The Phantom Coach

Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty. Michael Sims, whose previous Victorian collections have been widely praised, has gathered twelve of the best stories about humanity's oldest obsession. The Phantom Coach includes tales by a surprising, often legendary cast, from Charles Dickens and Margaret Oliphant to Henry James, Rudyard Kipling and Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as lost gems by forgotten masters such as Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and W. F. Harvey. Amelia Edwards's chilling story gives the collection its title, while Ambrose Bierce, Elizabeth Gaskell and W. W. Jacobs will turn you white as a sheet. With a skilful introduction to the genre and notes on each story, The Phantom Coach is a spectacular collection of ghostly Victorian thrills.

The Art of John Gardner

Instruction and Exploration

The Art of John Gardner

125 drawings exhibited by the Dusseldorf Museum in 1988. The collection and accompanying narrative essays tell the story of Julo Levin, artist and teacher, and the survival of the drawings. Finely reproduced color and bandw photos of Levin's work, that of his circle of friends, and, of course, that of the children. A translation from the German (1988, Dusseldorf: Claassen). An analysis of the work of American writer Gardner (1933-82), emphasizing his compositional method, as manifested in Grendel, The King's Indian, The Sunlight Dialogues, and Jason and Medeia. Revised from a 1985 doctoral dissertation at Olso University. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.

Liberty on the Waterfront

American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution

Liberty on the Waterfront

Through careful research and colorful accounts, historian Paul A. Gilje discovers what liberty meant to an important group of common men in American society, those who lived and worked on the waterfront and aboard ships. In the process he reveals that the idealized vision of liberty associated with the Founding Fathers had a much more immediate and complex meaning than previously thought. In Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution, life aboard warships, merchantmen, and whalers, as well as the interactions of mariners and others on shore, is recreated in absorbing detail. Describing the important contributions of sailors to the resistance movement against Great Britain and their experiences during the Revolutionary War, Gilje demonstrates that, while sailors recognized the ideals of the Revolution, their idea of liberty was far more individual in nature--often expressed through hard drinking and womanizing or joining a ship of their choice. Gilje continues the story into the post-Revolutionary world highlighted by the Quasi War with France, the confrontation with the Barbary Pirates, and the War of 1812.

The Insiders' Guide to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

The Insiders' Guide to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

Famed for its history, sand dunes, salty air, quaint villages, delectable seafood, legendary sunsets, and picturesque harbors, inlets, and coves, Cape Cod attracts millions of visitors each year to its enchanted shores. Featuring information on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard as well as Cape Cod, this entertaining, insightful guide shows tourists how to make the most of a trip to this memorable part of the country.