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    okładka Love of Life and Other Stories, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka Love of Life and Other Stories, Ebook | Jack London

    Love of life is not only the name of the story, but also the main quality of one of the characters. Such an acute, almost tangible desire took possession of man that he, exhausted by hunger, cold, chills, illness, dislocation, hallucinations and other troubles that can await a lonely generational man in the forest. He survived the battle with a bear, with a wolf, with his mind and body, persuading him to rise again, persuading him to survive. The story is small in volume, w...

    okładka Jerry of the Islands, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka Jerry of the Islands, Ebook | Jack London

    One of Jack London’s most beloved books is about the amazing adventures of the Irish Terrier Jerry. From birth, Jerry saw from his master only care and love. But once his life changed dramatically – Jerry was on an island inhabited by some natives. The natural mind, resourcefulness and courage helped the extraordinary dog to avoid many dangers and even find a friend in a hostile tribe of natives.

    okładka A Daughter of the Snows, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka A Daughter of the Snows, Ebook | Jack London

    Life and adventures during the Klondike Gold Rush are breathtakingly realistic. Frona Wells, the main character of the novel, is a strong, intelligent, courageous and at the same time unusually charming character – in a word, a woman who is able to think, love, fight and share trials along with the best of men. Who is worthy of the hands and hearts of a confident and independent ruler of the North?

    okładka Michael, Brother of Jerry, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka Michael, Brother of Jerry, Ebook | Jack London

    Craving for travel, curiosity and a great desire to find his brother made the Irish Terrier Michael to get on board the ship. Friendship with a man helped Michael to survive in a sea voyage, and unusual quick wits made the terrier a welcome prey for sensational hunters. But at any twist of fate, Michael believed that sooner or later he and his brother would be together again.

    okładka Moon-Face and Other Stories, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka Moon-Face and Other Stories, Ebook | Jack London

    An amazing story about human hatred, an obsession with revenge. The action takes place in a circus, a young man, a fearless lion tamer, sticking his head in the jaws of the lions „laid eyes” on the wife of the juggler and sword-swallower. The heroes of the stories of London are simple, courageous people, ready to fight difficulties, boldly looking into the eyes of danger. All of them are united by a thirst for action, a desire to take an active part in current events....

    okładka Smoke Bellew, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka Smoke Bellew, Ebook | Jack London

    The famous cycle of novels and short stories by the American writer Jack London is a peculiar and unique painting of life in inhuman conditions, where people still manage to remain human beings. The story is about a man who found the courage, courage and power to exchange the clerk’s prosperous, but dull and boring life for danger, the exciting and fascinating fate of an adventurer in the wild lands of the Northern Way. The whole North knew him under the name Smoke Bellew....

    okładka The Usurper, Ebook | William J. Locke
    okładka The Usurper, Ebook | William J. Locke

    The Usurper is an affair with two heroes and two heroines. The double plot of love and ambition, in which fate. four intersect each other. The romance of the poet who dies young, loved by all men and women, is very cute. moving. But a greater interest in the book is to find out the life and character of Jasper Wellacot: a millionaire who is so amazingly flabbergasted in his wealth, a philanthropist who is almost ashamed of his good deeds.

    okładka Martin Eden, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka Martin Eden, Ebook | Jack London

    „Martin Eden” is one of the most famous novels of the famous American writer Jack London. The novel is largely autobiographical – the writer, like his hero, emerged from the bottom of society and achieved outstanding success in literature exclusively by his own efforts. Martin Eden, who comes from the very bottom of the social ladder of American society at the beginning of the 20th century, falls in love with a young girl, Ruth, who belongs to the bourgeois class. Seeing in...

    okładka Softfoot of Silver Creek, Ebook | Robert Leighton
    okładka Softfoot of Silver Creek, Ebook | Robert Leighton

    Over the laughter of a nearby waterfall, over a long roar the distant herds of bison that crowded the prairie, and over the oily creak of his knife on a sharp stone on his knee, his keen ear knew the sound of her light stepped as she crawled out of the pines into a sunny glade on a bluff. He didn’t turn around, he only dropped the stone, threw back the thick locks that retreated, his long black hair, and then, with his thumb, meditatively checked the razor blade his blade S...

    okładka Ancestor Jorico, Ebook | William J. Locke
    okładka Ancestor Jorico, Ebook | William J. Locke

    The „Ancestor Jorico,” the man who wants this, was in his prime a slave owner and a pirate, and yet in his older years lived a supposedly quiet, pious life of modest means. So what happened to all his wealth? And what does the hidden treasure map from Trinidad mean?

    okładka Jerry Todd’s Poodle Parlor, Ebook | Leo Edwards
    okładka Jerry Todd’s Poodle Parlor, Ebook | Leo Edwards

    This story begins with a summer vacation in the small town of Tutter, Illinois, where the protagonist was born and raised. These are the adventures of the boys during their summer holidays. Many events revolve around the Woodlawn Bay Hotel and the old Windmere House, which stood side by side on the south bank of the river, each with about fifty acres of forested land around it. It was a new hotel, with its modern amenities, which put the old Hotel out of business. Now, afte...

    okładka The Town of Tombarel, Ebook | William J. Locke
    okładka The Town of Tombarel, Ebook | William J. Locke

    This is a late set of long stories that are read at the pace of a narrator who is in no hurry. Similarly, Locke does not tell his story to the great storyteller, an English artist named Charles Fontenay, who lives for health in the south of France in Cannes, often tells his usual storyteller, whose stories he reports, Monsieur Alcide Tombarelle, mayor of Creel Mountain City, to speed up or stop being distracted.

    okładka Joshua’s Vision, Ebook | William J. Locke
    okładka Joshua’s Vision, Ebook | William J. Locke

    During the war, Joshua Fendik became rich against his will and found for himself an entrance to social circles, completely new to him. In particular, he falls under the influence of Robins Dale, a sculptor who supports a useless husband abroad. Robins „mothers” Joshua and prompts him to try his hand with a chisel.

    okładka The Tale of Triona, Ebook | William J. Locke
    okładka The Tale of Triona, Ebook | William J. Locke

    Trion is Alexis Trion, a man with a mysterious past, a tormented hero, a man who writes his story, which instantly becomes a bestseller. It was at this moment that Olivia enters his life. Olivia is a rich, recently orphaned young woman who wants adventure to see the world, etc. to start her new life. There she reads Alexey’s book and meets him in person.

    okładka The Glory of Clementina Wing, Ebook | William J. Locke
    okładka The Glory of Clementina Wing, Ebook | William J. Locke

    The best novel that Mr. Lock has written since he created his masterpiece. He put all his strength into it... history is a real story with a real plot, real people, real human emotions and real character development. History keeps you from beginning to end. You cannot lay it down. And over this story there is a constant play of that light humor and fantastic fun, which Mr. Locke alone among the living novelists knows how to charm his readers.

    okładka A Son of the Sun, Ebook | Jack London
    okładka A Son of the Sun, Ebook | Jack London

    Son of the sun – a cycle of stories. The heroes of which are honest, persistent and courageous people, romantics, adventurers who have passed through difficult physical and moral tests in their lives. Griffiths and Jacobsen decided to trick Vulture into fleeing without paying the bills. But it would be better if they did not try to deceive the Son of the Sun.

    okładka Miss Mapp, Ebook | E.F. Benson
    okładka Miss Mapp, Ebook | E.F. Benson

    Miss Mapp came to the village of Tilling to expose many of the inhabitants there. Mappa must defeat the small and sad curious villagers. People have many questions about the Royal Family. Though there are superstitions that only young people can live in Tilling. However, our main character breaks these stereotypes. After all, she is old, but very smart.

    okładka Plays, Ebook | Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
    okładka Plays, Ebook | Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    Chekhov extracts from his everyday life the themes of frustration that apply to all of us – the difficulty of creating a happy existence, problems of love, the extinction of hope. His pyems are full of tragedy. The theme of the suffering of the current generation. While he hopes the next generation will have a better life. In almost all the plays there is an alcoholic, unrequited love, unhappy marriage, people are irresponsible financially.

    okładka Norine’s Revenge, and Sir Noel’s Heir, Ebook | May Agnes Fleming
    okładka Norine’s Revenge, and Sir Noel’s Heir, Ebook | May Agnes Fleming

    Mr. Richard Gilbert, a New York lawyer, entering five minutes before the start, found only one place unoccupied near the door. The old hard farmer held the upper half and moved grumpily to the window when Mr. Gilbert took his seat. The month was March, the morning was snowy and blowing, slushy and slushy, as usual in the Canadian March morning. Mr. Gilbert, inwardly congratulating himself on having gotten a seat by the stove, opened the damp Montreal True Witness and settle...

    okładka Sergeant Silk. The Prairie Scout, Ebook | Robert Leighton
    okładka Sergeant Silk. The Prairie Scout, Ebook | Robert Leighton

    As long as the lone red-coated equestrian policemen of the Northwest, tracking cattle thieves across uninhabited prairies and fighting hordes of warriors, have something to do with the boy approaching his teens, Mr. Leighton’s frank tales will be in demand. Wolves, carbines, bags of gold and logging run through its pages, and Sergeant Silk meets them all – a combination of Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Sherlock Holmes in a red military jacket.

    okładka Poppy Ott and the Tittering Totem, Ebook | Leo Edwards
    okładka Poppy Ott and the Tittering Totem, Ebook | Leo Edwards

    A number of boys are ambitious to form a career for themselves in journalism and its various industries, and trusting friendship and willingness to give advice as the protagonist began this work. In other words, the main characters must have a great desire to do this. If they have a „desire”, naturally, they will continue to try. Boys travel to Wisconsin very often with their elders. These adventures are remembered by many readers.

    okładka Actions and Reactions, Ebook | Rudyard Kipling
    okładka Actions and Reactions, Ebook | Rudyard Kipling

    This is a scatter shot collection of short stories and poems that really have nothing to do with each other. Most of them come from Kipling’s early years, so some stories are good. Night Mail is the only science fiction; then there is a fantastic story about a haunted house, almost made up as a detective story, and in the less haunted genre, the couple moves to an old estate and finds that the bonds of earth and blood are stronger than human travels.

    okładka Jerry Todd and the Bob-Tailed Elephant, Ebook | Leo Edwards
    okładka Jerry Todd and the Bob-Tailed Elephant, Ebook | Leo Edwards

    This is a fascinating story full of interesting new characters that will fill you with a giggle. Visiting Ashton on the day the elephant arrived, Red’s parents hurried home when Aunt Pansy frantically told her that the „gang” was setting up a wild circus in the barn. The elephant’s predicament and amazing detective adventures combine to make this book one of the most exciting in the Jerry Todd series.

    okładka Andy Blake’s Comet Coaster, Ebook | Leo Edwards
    okładka Andy Blake’s Comet Coaster, Ebook | Leo Edwards

    Andy was an industrious young entrepreneur who grew increasingly rich from book to book, working as he did in advertising, in his airplane, the Comet Coaster, and looking for gold and helping erect profitable buildings. Blake meets new friends, three young men struggling to save an old carriage business from going to the wall. Will advertising help? Andy is enthusiastically hopeful. The later trickery of a junior employer puts the young advertising man in a bad hole. Things...

Czym są ebooki?

Ebooki to książki, których treść została zapisana w formie elektronicznej. Są nazywane również e-książkami, publikacjami elektronicznymi czy książkami elektronicznymi. Ebooki można odczytywać na komputerach i laptopach, ale są one przeznaczone głównie do czytania na urządzeniach przenośnych takich jak smartfony, tablety i przede wszystkim czytniki książek elektronicznych. Ebooki posiadające swoje pierwowzory w formie papierowej są jej odwzorowaniem. Posiadają wszystkie elementy obecne w „tradycyjnej” wersji, takie jak okładkę, ilustracje, spis treści, przypisy itp.

Niepodważalną zaletą ebooków jest to, że w odróżnieniu od drukowanej książki można w nich zmieniać rodzaj oraz wielkość czcionki, formatować tekst, a w zależności od posiadanego czytnika istnieje też możliwość wyszukiwania pojedynczych słów w tekście, dodawania zakładek i robienia notatek.

Formaty ebooków

Ebooki są dostępne w wielu formatach. Najpopularniejsze z nich, będące standardem dla publikacji elektronicznych, to EPUB, MOBI i PDF.

Epub

To nowoczesny format będący standardem publikacji ebooków. Format EPUB umożliwia zmienianie wielkości fontu, co pomaga dopasować jego rozmiar do ekranu. Ebooki w tym formacie najlepiej odczytywać na urządzeniach posiadających ekran eINK (elektroniczny papier), chociaż można je odczytać także na smartfonie czy tablecie. Format EPUB jest możliwy do odczytania na komputerze, jednak do tego celu konieczne jest zainstalowanie właściwego oprogramowania.

Mobi

Jest formatem ebooków wykorzystywanym przez czytniki firmy Amazon – Kindle (oraz na innych urządzeniach i programach dostępnych na rynku). Publikacje MOBI są zapisane w formacie Mobipocket, można więc pobrać je na dowolny sprzęt elektroniczny posiadający oprogramowanie umożliwiające odczytanie plików MOBI. Format ten jest oparty na języku HTML, dlatego jego wyświetlanie jest możliwe na urządzeniach mobilnych.

PDF

To format zapewniający taki sam wygląd strony jak w wersji papierowej – w tym formacie podział na strony jest sztywny. PDF służy do długoterminowego archiwizowania elektronicznych danych i może być odczytywany na większości komputerów, laptopów, smartfonów, czytników czy tabletów.