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  • The Temptation of Saint Anthonyby Gustave Flaubert

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99

    Gustave Flaubert spent his life working on and revising the book he considered his greatest work, before releasing this final version in 1874. Written in a play script form, The Temptation of Saint Anthony describes one night in Anthony the Great's life, in which he is faced with temptation from the supernatural in the desert of Egypt. more...

  • Three Short Worksby Gustave Flaubert

    The Floating Press 1877; US$ 3.99

    The three works in this book are each strikingly different. Death, Satan and Nero (the fifth Roman emperor) converse in a prose poem; a Medieval saint encounters trial and struggle before attaining divinity; the life of a selfless maid in 19th-century France shows the horror of true altruism. more...

  • The Gold-Seekersby Gustave Aimard

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Though he was born and died in France, action-adventure writer Gustave Aimard was endlessly enamored with the Americas, and he journeyed extensively in the United States, Mexico, and South America over the course of his life. In The Gold-Seekers, Aimard draws on his own time as a miner in nineteenth-century California and Mexico to spin a pulse-pounding... more...

  • Stoneheartby Gustave Aimard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Like many of Gustave Aimard's classic action-adventure novels, Stoneheart traces long-simmering conflicts between two groups of people: the indigenous tribes that occupied the land for thousands of years, and the more recent arrivals seeking to exploit natural resources and stake their own claims. Set in the perilous terrain of northern Mexico,... more...

  • The White Scalperby Gustave Aimard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Set against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War, Gustave Aimard's thrilling adventure tale The White Scalper is yet another of the author's novels whose central protagonist is something of a cultural misfit, an outsider who has spurned social niceties in favor of what he views as a higher moral calling. Packed with action that transpires... more...

  • The Crowdby Gustave Le Bon

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The following work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. Organised crowds have always played an important part in the life of peoples, but this part has never been of such moment as at present. The substitution of the unconscious action of crowds for the conscious activity of individuals is one of the principal characteristics... more...

  • The Psychology of Revolutionby Gustave Le Bon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Often, revolts and uprisings are regarded as being solely the results of a perfect storm of geopolitical, societal, and economic factors. But as French sociologist Gustave Le Bon astutely points out in The Psychology of Revolution, more personal variables enter into the revolutionary equation, as well. He parses several historical revolutions and identifies... more...

  • The Trail-Hunterby Gustave Aimard; Lascelles Wraxall

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In the nineteenth century, the border region between Texas and Mexico was a dangerous region populated by warring tribes, lawless cowboys, and profit-crazed government agents. In The Trail-Hunter, author Gustave Aimard serves up a classic action-adventure tale that throws into sharp relief the tumultuousness of that unique time and place. more...

  • The Pirates of the Prairiesby Gustave Aimard; Lascelles Wraxall

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Born under harsh circumstances, author Gustave Aimard began his lifelong travels at the tender age of nine, when he first set sail on a fishing rig. Eventually, Aimard found himself in Mexico, where his experiences with indigenous peoples sparked his imagination. The classic western The Pirates of the Prairies is one of over seventy novels and stories... more...

  • The Trapper's Daughterby Gustave Aimard; Lascelles Wraxall

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Though born in France, writer Gustave Aimard had a frontier spirit, and his travels in northern Mexico proved to be a life-changing experience. In The Trapper's Daughter, Aimard combines all of the elements of a classic western novel -- adventure, romance, ruminations on the desert landscape, and pulse-pounding encounters with enemies -- in a seamless... more...