Born into an aristocratic family, Percy Bysshe Shelley has no intentions of following in his father’s political footsteps. The rebellious young poet finds himself drawn to more scandalous pursuits: supporting anti-royalist and anti-clerical causes, championing vegetarianism, and extolling the virtues of atheism, an act that ultimately leads to his expulsion from Oxford University.Book 1 of “Shelley” lets us dive into Percy’s tumultuous childhood, giving us an insight into his friendships with some of the finest progressive thinkers of the times, not to mention his blossoming relationship with his future wife and author of “Frankenstein,” Mary.
Sometimes you don’t get what you want for Christmas. Sometimes the girl you fancy gets another date to the dance. Sometimes, despite warnings from your parents, you want to see what it’s like to smoke a pipe. The pleasures—and perils—of childhood come alive with an Old-West flavor in another round of adventures with Kid Lucky and his pals in Nothing Gulch. Saddle up, cowboys in training, and discover a world of stagecoaches and smoke signals, train tracks and cowboy coffee, outlaws and Neanderthals, as the luckiest kid in the West faces life on the prairie.
It’s 1980 and the Faldérault family is ready for a new kind of summer vacation. After years of roughing it, luxury and comfort are on the horizon in a brand-new custom-made vacation home. Things don’t go as planned, of course, and Pierre, Madeleine, and the kids find themselves on yet another unexpected adventure!
In 1874, President Grant authorises the construction of a bridge over the Mississippi. Until then, passage between St. Louis and East St. Louis was only possible on ferries. But the ferry company is owned by two brothers who have been getting rich by forcing passengers to wait in the hotels and restaurants they own on both sides of the river. The two crooks are doing everything in their power to prevent the bridge from being built – until Lucky Luke arrives, of course...
We all know Lucky Luke, the man who shoots faster than his own shadow. But even he was once a child, and back then he was already having grand adventures in the Old West! The young boy is travelling with an old, grumpy, alcoholic prospector in search of gold, when a conflict with the local Indian tribe leads to kidnapping – and he now finds himself the adopted son of a nagging native mother!
Everyone’s heard of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: the most famous shootout of the Old West
While dragging the Daltons back to a new prison after their umpteenth escape, Luke comes across a French sculptor, Bartholdi, who’s touring the West with a strange sculpture: a colossal hand holding a torch. In fact, it’s part of the now famous Statue of Liberty, and Bartholdi is raising funds towards its construction and transport from France. It’s not long before our cowboy is recruited by his government to escort Lady Liberty … from Paris!
Lucky Luke must protect an old woman from a curse. When oil suddenly gushes from the ground in Whitney, it makes prospectors very happy, but not the inhabitants, for a pestilential smell soon covers the small town. Abandoning her home, Whitney's elder Miss Bluemarket moves to Smithville with her three pets – three adult buffaloes. Her search for a new home makes her easy prey for unscrupulous estate agents, and soon she finds herself owning a property whose mere name has the locals shaking in their boots: the Bates ranch...