Kyrgyzstan literature, fiction books

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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina artwork Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Anna Karenina geldt als een hoogtepunt in de realistische fictie en Tolstoj beschouwde het als zijn eerste echte roman. Algemeen wordt aangenomen dat het karakter van Anna gebaseerd is op Maria Hartung (1832-1919), de oudste dochter van Russisch dichter Aleksandr Poesjkin. Tolstoj ontmoette haar ooit bij een diner, waarna hij Poesjkins proza begon te lezen. Hij had ook ooit een korte wensdroom over een "naakte, sublieme, aristocratische elleboog", wat de eerste aanzet bleek te zijn tot het karakter Anna.


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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice artwork Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Adversaries at first in the endless rounds of balls, parties and social gatherings, they soon develop a grudging respect for one another that blossoms into romance when each comes to appreciate the tender feelings that course beneath the veneer of their propriety and reserve.


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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Idiot artwork The Idiot
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners.


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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Антон Павлович Чехов - Love artwork Love
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1601
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the story, Chekhov presents the difference between three love stories and tries to prove that “Love” like that is not bound by conjugal relations. He views that love is true and spiritual. Happiness, unhappiness, morality, sin, virtue, social status, class, prestige etc. have nothing to do with love. Alyohin is the narrator in this story.


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Love - Антон Павлович Чехов

The Brothers Grimm - Grimm's Fairy Stories artwork Grimm's Fairy Stories
The Brothers Grimm
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 19 September 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Concern over activities, such as Red Riding Hood bringing wine to her grandmother, caused this title to be removed from some schools. This is a collection of German origin fairy tales.


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Grimm's Fairy Stories - The Brothers Grimm

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women artwork Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel follows the lives of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March — detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.


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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Gaston Leroux - The Man with the Black Feather artwork The Man with the Black Feather
Gaston Leroux
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a contemperary fiction story. The first thought which steals into one's mind is a fearful one: the fear of being old-fashioned. I mean by that a sudden anxiety lest one should find oneself reproducing all the ridiculous behaviour of which writers of romance and melodrama never fail to make their unfortunate heroes guilty when they find themselves immured in caves, grottoes, excavations, caverns, or tombs. "At the moment of my fall, even while I was so rapidly covering the space which separated me from the soil of the Catacombs, my presence of mind did not forsake me. I was aware that I was falling into those thousandyear-old subways which interlace their innumerable and capricious windings under the soil of Paris. The next thing I was aware of was a slight and painful numbness which followed my recovery from the insensibility into which I had been plunged by the inevitable shock.


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The Man with the Black Feather - Gaston Leroux

Alexander Pushkin - Kapteenin tytär artwork Kapteenin tytär
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Kapteenin tytär - Alexander Pushkin

Victor Hugo - Le dernier jour d'un condamné artwork Le dernier jour d'un condamné
Victor Hugo
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1828
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Dernier Jour d’un condamné est un roman de Victor Hugo publié en 1829 chez Charles Gosselin, qui constitue un réquisitoire politique pour l’abolition de la peine de mort. Le roman se présente comme le journal qu'un condamné à mort écrit durant les vingt-quatre dernières heures de son existence dans lequel il relate ce qu'il a vécu depuis le début de son procès jusqu'au moment de son exécution, soit environ six semaines de sa vie. Ce récit, long monologue intérieur, est entrecoupé de réflexions angoissées et de souvenirs de son autre vie, la « vie d’avant ». Le lecteur ne connaît ni le nom de cet homme, ni ce qu'il a fait pour être condamné, mis à part la phrase : « moi, misérable qui ai commis un véritable crime, qui ai versé du sang ! ». L’œuvre se présente comme un témoignage brut, à la fois sur l’angoisse du condamné à mort et ses dernières pensées, les souffrances quotidiennes morales et physiques qu'il subit et sur les conditions de vie des prisonniers, par exemple dans la scène du ferrage des forçats. Il exprime ses sentiments sur sa vie antérieure et ses états d’âme…


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Le dernier jour d'un condamné - Victor Hugo

Émile Zola - L'Assommoir artwork L'Assommoir
Émile Zola
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'Assommoir [lasɔmwaʁ] (1877) is the seventh novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered one of Zola's masterpieces, the novel—a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge commercial success and established Zola's fame and reputation throughout France and the world.


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L'Assommoir - Émile Zola

Louisa May Alcott - Rose in Bloom artwork Rose in Bloom
Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story begins when Rose returns home from a long trip to Europe. In this sequel to "Eight Cousins" we find the title character Rose returning from a two year trip traveling the world. Rose, a wealthy woman, finds herself the object of many suitors, but how can she tell who loves her for her and who loves her for her money? A delightful coming of age story, "Rose in Bloom" will delight readers both young and old.


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Rose in Bloom - Louisa May Alcott

Jane Austen - Raison et sensibilité (tome premier) artwork Raison et sensibilité (tome premier)
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1816
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le dernier possesseur de ces biens, était un vieux célibataire, qui pendant long-temps avait vécu avec une soeur chargée de diriger l'économie de sa maison, en même temps qu'elle était sa fidèle compagne. Elle mourut dix ans avant lui, et pour réparer cette perte, il invita un neveu, qui devait hériter de ses terres, à venir vivre auprès de lui avec toute sa famille. Ce neveu, M. Henri Dashwood était marié, et il avait des enfans. Le bon vieillard trouva dans leur société un bonheur qui lui était inconnu, et son attachement pour eux tous s'augmenta chaque jour.


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Raison et sensibilité (tome premier) - Jane Austen

Jonathan Swift - Les Voyages de Gulliver artwork Les Voyages de Gulliver
Jonathan Swift
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1744
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Les Voyages de Gulliver est un roman satirique écrit par Jonathan Swift en 1721. Une version censurée et modifiée par son éditeur paraît pour la première fois en 1726 ; ce n’est qu’en 1735 qu’il paraîtra en version complète. Il apparaît pour la première fois en français sous le titre Voyages du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver au xviiie siècle, traduit par l’abbé Desfontaines.


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Les Voyages de Gulliver - Jonathan Swift

Charles Dickens - A Child’s Dream of a Star artwork A Child’s Dream of a Star
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This short story is about a brother and a sister who used to gaze at the stars. It describes the life and death with subtle thoughts of children. It is a personal essay written in remembrance of author’s relationship with his sister.


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A Child’s Dream of a Star - Charles Dickens

Charlotte Brontë - The Professor artwork The Professor
Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Professor is Charlotte Brontes first novel, in which she audaciously inhabits the voice and consciousness of a man, William Crimsworth. Like Jane Eyre he is parentless; like Lucy Snowe in Villette he leaves the certainties of England to forge a life in Brussels. But as a man, William has freedom of action, and as a writer Bronte is correspondingly liberated, exploring the relationship between power and sexual desire. William's first person narration reveals his attraction to the dominating directress of the girls' school where he teaches, played out in the school's 'secret garden'. Balanced against this is his more temperate relationship with one of his pupils, Frances Henri, in which mastery and submission interplay.


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The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

Alexandre Dumas - Twenty Years After artwork Twenty Years After
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Twenty Years After is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. This sequel to The Three Musketeers and a book of the so-called D'Artagnan Romances was serialized from January to August, 1845. This book, like most of Dumas' work is wonderful. His adventure stories still evoke a sense of wonderment and raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The series was originally published as a trilogy, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and Vicomte de Bragelonne. The Vicomte de Bragelonne is now published by most in three volumes: Vicomte de Bragellone, Louise de la Valliere, and finally The Man in the Iron Mask. You may have seen it split into four parts with Ten Years Later being placed in between the Vicomte de Bragellone and Louise de la Valliere.


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Twenty Years After - Alexandre Dumas

Dragutin J. Ilić - Секунд вечности, источњачки роман artwork Секунд вечности, источњачки роман
Dragutin J. Ilić
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

Стасити гуру[*] — Рамасвами, омотан у бели мусулински плашт и под белом као снег чалмом, што се обавијаше око чела просветљенога, изгледао је на тајанственој месечини још протегљастији и прозиран, те се чинило као да његова фигура и не стоји на земљи већ у прозрачној ноћи лебди. Избријано, чисто и смагло лице његово, са очима дубоко тамним, у којима се огледала оштра проницавост пророчанских зеница и детињска самовера, изазиваше мистички утисак на човека не од овога света. Нарочито његова неменљива физиономија, што одаваше расположење дубоког спокојства према свему што се у видљиву свету догађа.


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Секунд вечности, источњачки роман - Dragutin J. Ilić

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English artwork Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Features the novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his book `Crime and Punishment. Life story of Dostoyevsky; Absence of a philosophical criminal with exceptional intelligence and humanitarian purpose in the United States; Emergence of the Unabomber in the United States; Description of Raskolnikov, the murderer of `Crime and Punishment; Psychiatric solution of Raskolnikov's behavior.


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Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov artwork The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.


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The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Henry Gréville - The Little Russian Servant artwork The Little Russian Servant
Henry Gréville
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

“Who’s that?” said the countess, stopping in front of a young girl of fifteen or sixteen, bent over an embroidery frame. The young girl rose, prostrated herself thrice before her mistress, then, getting up, remained standing, her hands hanging by her side, her head slightly bent forward under the investigating gaze of the countess, who through her eyeglass closely scrutinized her.


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The Little Russian Servant - Henry Gréville

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist artwork Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets.


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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe artwork Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1718
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is a fictional autobiography of the title character, whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer, a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.


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Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe

Jules Verne - Around the World in 80 Days artwork Around the World in 80 Days
Junior Edition
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit – with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever – he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days… immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible. With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the way. But unbeknownst to him, British police are desperately seeking to arrest him for the theft of a huge sum by someone who resembles him, and they will track him around the world, if necessary, to apprehend him. This is an adventure novel of the first water, with wholly unexpected perils, hair-breadth escapes, brilliant solutions to insoluble problems, and even a love story. And can this be – That he returns to London just five minutes too late to win his wager and retain his fortune.


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Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations artwork Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor.  Great Expectations offers a fascinating view of the differences between classes during the Victorian era, as well as a great sense of comedy and pathos.


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Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Samuel Hopkins Adams - Success artwork Success
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a western story on the definition, goals and satisfaction with success. It is a long way from a railroad backwater station clerk, to the New York night life and a respected and even feared position on one of it's newspapers. This book unfolds the meaning of real success. .


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Success - Samuel Hopkins Adams

Hans Christian Andersen - Stories from Hans Andersen artwork Stories from Hans Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality.


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Stories from Hans Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen

1048-1122 Omar Khayyám - The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam artwork The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
1048-1122 Omar Khayyám
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1121
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Rubáiyát is one of the most popular poems of all time. A collection of quatrains composed in the eleventh century by Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám.


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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - 1048-1122 Omar Khayyám

Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island artwork Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now.


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Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities artwork A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.


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A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Ben Jonson - The Alchemist artwork The Alchemist
Ben Jonson
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age.


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The Alchemist - Ben Jonson

James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans artwork The Last of the Mohicans
A Narrative of 1757
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1825
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the story of two sisters, Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of the English commander, who are struggling to be reunited with their father.


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The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy artwork The Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1554
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven but at a deeper level, it represents, allegorically, the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas.


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The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell - Essays artwork Essays
Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1579
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an essay book. Essays are generally scholarly pieces of writing giving the author's own Argument, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet and a short story. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays (e. g. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism and An Essay on Man). While brevity usually defines an essay, voluminous works like John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population are counter examples. In some countries (e. g. , the United States and Canada), essays have become a major part of formal education.


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Essays - Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell

John Milton - Paradise Lost artwork Paradise Lost
John Milton
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Paradise Lost". In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance. "Paradise Lost" has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" and J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".


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Paradise Lost - John Milton

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter artwork The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story begins in seventeenth - century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy.


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The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Brothers Grimm - Grimm's Fairy Tales artwork Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1811
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Grettel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.


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Grimm's Fairy Tales - The Brothers Grimm

Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers artwork The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).


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The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

Maksim Gorky - The Man Who Was Afraid artwork The Man Who Was Afraid
Maksim Gorky
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

ABOUT sixty years ago, when fortunes of millions had been made on the Volga with fairy-tale rapidity, Ignat Gordyeeff, a young fellow, was working as water-pumper on one of the barges of the wealthy merchant Zayev. Built like a giant, handsome and not at all stupid, he was one of those people whom luck always follows everywhere—not because they are gifted and industrious, but rather because, having an enormous stock of energy at their command, they cannot stop to think over the choice of means when on their way toward their aims, and, excepting their own will, they know no law. Sometimes they speak of their conscience with fear, sometimes they really torture themselves struggling with it, but conscience is an unconquerable power to the faint-hearted only; the strong master it quickly and make it a slave to their desires, for they unconsciously feel that, given room and freedom, conscience would fracture life.


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The Man Who Was Afraid - Maksim Gorky

Jane Austen - Letters of Jane Austen artwork Letters of Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. They are also replete with details about her family life, including the extended families and careers of her brothers, James, Edward, Frank, Henry, and Charles. This collection of letters provides an invaluable glimpse into the author's life, which was spent primarily within a close-knit family circle making perceptive observations of human behavior and relationships. These letters, pervaded by charming wit, will be a joy to read.


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Letters of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield artwork David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel traces the life of David Copperfield from the time of his birth to his mature manhood, when he is married and familiar with the vicissitudes of life. His early years are enjoyable with his mother — who was widowed shortly before his birth — and with her servant, Peggotty. Life is happy for David until his mother decides to marry Mr. Murdstone; afterward, life becomes unbearable for David. He is soon sent to a miserable school where he becomes friendly with James Steerforth, a fellow student.


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David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

Oscar Wilde - A Woman of No Importance artwork A Woman of No Importance
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The dramatic rights of ‘A Woman of No Importance’ belong to Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and to Robert Ross, executor and administrator of Oscar Wilde’s estate


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A Woman of No Importance - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde - An Ideal Husband artwork An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The room is brilliantly lighted and full of guests. At the top of the staircase stands lady chiltern, a woman of grave Greek beauty, about twenty-seven years of age. She receives the guests as they come up. Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry—representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher—that is stretched on the staircase wall. On the right is the entrance to the music-room. The sound of a string quartette is faintly heard. The entrance on the left leads to other reception-rooms. mrs. marchmont and lady basildon, two very pretty women, are seated together on a Louis Seize sofa. They are types of exquisite fragility. Their affectation of manner has a delicate charm. Watteau would have loved to paint them.


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An Ideal Husband - Oscar Wilde

Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass artwork Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Auhtor's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral.


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Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 1. artwork The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 1.
Mark Twain
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 20 April 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.


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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 1. - Mark Twain

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol & D. J. Hogarth - Dead Souls artwork Dead Souls
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol & D. J. Hogarth
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1841
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This classic novel by Russian author and playwright Nikolai Gogol was first published in Russia in 1842. This English translation by D. J. Hogarth was published in 1916.


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Dead Souls - Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol & D. J. Hogarth

Honoré de Balzac - A Man of Business artwork A Man of Business
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is another of Balzac's stories set around a dinner table. This time it is Cardot (a notary) and his mistress Malaga. They make witty conversation about how debts are rarely paid by the wealthy; in fact, if a milliner hassles about money that's owed, the tactic is to order another hat. Desroches tells a story about Maxime de Trailes' affair with Cerizet and how she fooled him into paying a debt.


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A Man of Business - Honoré de Balzac

Charles Dickens - Three Ghost Stories artwork Three Ghost Stories
Charles Dickens
Genre: Ghost
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

While the three ghosts that visited Ebenezer Scrooge was Charles Dickens' most famous apparitions, his interest in the supernatural did not end there. Three Ghost Stories is just that: a collection of three different stories that are true Gothic classics. The three stories, The Signal Man, The Haunted House and The Trial for Murder were sensational for their time and continue to hold up well, thanks to Charles Dickens' superb skills at storytelling. The Signal Man is the most well known of the three, chronicling the haunting of a railroad signal man who is visited by a ghost just before a tragic event is to happen on the railway. If you like Dickens and tales of spectres and the supernatural, you'll love Three Ghost Stories.


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Three Ghost Stories - Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript) artwork A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript)
The Original Manuscript
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.


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A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript) - Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - Hard Times artwork Hard Times
Charles Dickens
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A bitter and scathing satire on the belief in "Facts, nothing but Facts" in education, the results developed in a tale of deep and pathetic interest.


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Hard Times - Charles Dickens

George Eliot - Middlemarch artwork Middlemarch
George Eliot
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Making masterful use of a counter pointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.


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Middlemarch - George Eliot

Marie Le Prince de Beaumont - Beauty and the Beast artwork Beauty and the Beast
Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1755
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Beauty and the Beast is one of the most classic tales ever written. A beautiful daughter dreams of meeting a handsome prince, but in order to save her father's life, she leaves home to live with a terrible, frightening beast.


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Beauty and the Beast - Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher artwork The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An unnamed protagonist (the Narrator) is summoned to the remote mansion of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher. Filled with a sense of dread by the sight of the house itself, the Narrator reunites with his old companion, who is suffering from a strange mental illness and whose sister, Madeline is near death due to a mysterious disease. The Narrator provides company to Usher while he paints and plays guitar, spending all his days inside, avoiding the sunlight and obsessing over the sentience of the non-living. When Madeline dies, Usher decides to bury her temporarily in one of his house's large vaults. A few days later, however, she emerges from her provisional tomb, killing her brother while the Narrator flees for his life.


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The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe

Sara Cone Bryant - Stories to Tell to Children artwork Stories to Tell to Children
Sara Cone Bryant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Stories to Tell to Children is a Fiction Short Story Book. This book says that This story was told me in the mother-tongue of a German friend, at the kindly instance of a common friend of both; the narrator had heard it at home from the lips of a father of story-loving children for whom he often invented such little tales. The present adaptation has passed by hearsay through so many minds that it is perhaps little like the original, but I venture to hope it has a touch of the original fancy, at least.


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Stories to Tell to Children - Sara Cone Bryant

Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov - Who Can Be Happy and Free in Russia? artwork Who Can Be Happy and Free in Russia?
Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Western Europe has only lately begun to explore the rich domain of Russian literature, and is not yet acquainted with all even of its greatest figures. Treasures of untold beauty and priceless value, which for many decades have been enlarging and elevating the Russian mind, still await discovery here.


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Who Can Be Happy and Free in Russia? - Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol artwork A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.


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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde artwork The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.


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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Hans Christian Andersen - Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales artwork Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a collection of eighteen fairy tales, some popular, some lesser known.


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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

Nikolai Gogol - The Mantle and Other Stories artwork The Mantle and Other Stories
Nikolai Gogol
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In a certain Russian ministerial department - But it is perhaps better that I do not mention which department it was. There are in the whole of Russia no persons more sensitive than Government officials. Each of them believes if he is annoyed in any way, that the whole official class is insulted in his person.


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The Mantle and Other Stories - Nikolai Gogol

Homer - The Odyssey artwork The Odyssey
Homer
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1997
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.  In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.


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The Odyssey - Homer

Immanuel Kant - Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay artwork Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay
Immanuel Kant
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 11 February 1804
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This essay, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples.


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Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay - Immanuel Kant

William Shakespeare - The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] artwork The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]
William Shakespeare
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an interesting article on how they put the collection together, including the Introduction and notes of some famous plays of Shakespeare.


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The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] - William Shakespeare

Hans Christian Andersen - Andersen's Fairy Tales artwork Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, "The Emperor's New Clothes", the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.


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Andersen's Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

William Joseph Long - English Literature artwork English Literature
William Joseph Long
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1666
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

English Literature Its History and Its Significance For The Life of The English Speaking World A Text Book for Schools This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period


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English Literature - William Joseph Long

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Gambler artwork The Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts.


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The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Honoré de Balzac - A Start in Life artwork A Start in Life
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Much of the action of this short novel takes place in the rickety old stage-coach — or coucou — of Pierrotin, which regularly carries passengers and goods between Paris and Val-d'Oise. On one such trip from Paris, Comte Hugret de Sérizy, a senator and wealthy aristocrat, is travelling incognito in order to investigate reports that Monsieur Moreau, the steward of his country estate at Presles, is being less than honest in his dealings on the count's behalf with a neighbouring landowner Margueron, a piece of whose land the count wishes to buy. Among the count's fellow passengers is Oscar Husson, a young good-for-nothing mummy's boy, who is being sent to a friend of his mother's Monsieur Moreau in the hope that a position can be found for him.


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A Start in Life - Honoré de Balzac

Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels artwork Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1729
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Officially titled Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships, Gulliver's Travels is the story of the travels of Lemuel Gulliver, to such exotic places as Lilliput and Brobdingnag.


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Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo artwork The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 10 June 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.


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The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

William Shakespeare - A Lover's Complaint artwork A Lover's Complaint
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1608
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the poem, the speaker sees a young woman weeping at the edge of a river, into which she throws torn-up letters, rings, and other tokens of love. An old man asks the reason for her sorrow, and she responds by telling him of a former lover who pursued, seduced, and finally abandoned her. She concludes her story by conceding that she would fall for the young man's false charms again.


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A Lover's Complaint - William Shakespeare

Nathaniel Hawthorne - House of the Seven Gables artwork House of the Seven Gables
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The curse of Mathew Maule descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England house.


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House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Emily Dickinson - Poems artwork Poems
Series 2
Emily Dickinson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Poems - Emily Dickinson

John Locke - An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 1 artwork An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 1
John Locke
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 27 October 1704
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This Treatise, which is grown up under your lordship's eye, and has ventured into the world by your order, does now, by a natural kind of right, come to your lordship for that protection which you several years since promised it. It is not that I think any name, how great soever, set at the beginning of a book, will be able to cover the faults that are to be found in it. Things in print must stand and fall by their own worth, or the reader's fancy. But there being nothing more to be desired for truth than a fair unprejudiced hearing, nobody is more likely to procure me that than your lordship, who are allowed to have got so intimate an acquaintance with her, in her more retired recesses. Your lordship is known to have so far advanced your speculations in the most abstract and general knowledge of things, beyond the ordinary reach or common methods, that your allowance and approbation of the design of this Treatise will at least preserve it from being condemned without reading, and will prevail to have those parts a little weighed, which might otherwise perhaps be thought to deserve no consideration, for being somewhat out of the common road. The imputation of Novelty is a terrible charge amongst those who judge of men's heads, as they do of their perukes, by the fashion, and can allow none to be right but the received doctrines.


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An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 1 - John Locke

曹雪芹 - 红楼梦 artwork 红楼梦
曹雪芹
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

此开卷第一回也。作者自云:因曾历过一番梦幻之后,故将真事隐去,而借“通灵”之说,撰此《石头记》一书也。故曰“甄士隐”云云。但书中所记何事何人?自又云:“今风尘碌碌,一事无成,忽念及当日所有之女子,一一细考较去,觉其行止见识,皆出于我之上。何我堂堂须眉,诚不若彼裙钗哉?实愧则有余,悔又无益之大无可如何之日也!当此,则自欲将已往所赖天恩祖德,锦衣纨裤之时,饫甘餍肥之日,背父兄教育之恩,负师友规谈之德,以至今日一技无成,半生潦倒之罪,编述一集,以告天下人:我之罪固不免,然闺阁中本自历历有人,万不可因我之不肖,自护己短,一并使其泯灭也。虽今日之茅椽蓬牖,瓦灶绳床,其晨夕风露,阶柳庭花,亦未有妨我之襟怀笔墨者。虽我未学,下笔无文,又何妨用假语村言,敷演出一段故事来,亦可使闺阁昭传,复可悦世之目,破人愁闷,不亦宜乎?故曰“贾雨村”云云。


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红楼梦 - 曹雪芹

George MacDonald - The Princess and the Goblin artwork The Princess and the Goblin
George MacDonald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid, (Lootie) for company. Her father the king is normally absent attending to affairs of state, and her mother is dead. Irene has never known about the existence of the goblins which lurk in the underground mines but her nursemaid Lootie does know about them. These goblins are grotesque and hideous beings, who centuries ago were human, but due to various reasons, they were driven underground and became malformed and distorted by their new lifestyle. This caused them to despise the humans above the ground and vow revenge against them.


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The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald

Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven artwork The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1844
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a narrative poem. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, [1] [2] is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references.


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The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol - Taras Bulba and Other Tales artwork Taras Bulba and Other Tales
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 03 March 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

More than that. The nomad and romantic in him, troubled and restless with Ukrainian myth, legend, and song, impressed upon Russian literature, faced with the realities of modern life, a spirit titanic and in clash with its material, and produced in the mastery of this every day material, commonly called sordid, a phantasmagoria intense with beauty.


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Taras Bulba and Other Tales - Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

O. Henry - Whirligigs artwork Whirligigs
O. Henry
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1499
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A favourite dodge to get your story read by the public is to assert that it is true, and then add that Truth is stranger than Fiction. I do not know if the yarn I am anxious for you to read is true; but the Spanish purser of the fruit steamer El Carrero swore to me by the shrine of Santa Guadalupe that he had the facts from the U. S. vice consul at La Paz a person who could not possibly have been cognizant of half of them.


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Whirligigs - O. Henry

Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit artwork The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time. The book has generated considerable merchandise over the decades since its release for both children and adults with toys, dishes, foods, clothing, videos and other products made available. Potter was one of the first to be responsible for such merchandise when she patented a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 and followed it almost immediately with a Peter Rabbit board game.


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The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter

Earl Stanley Harrison - An Elementary Spanish Reader artwork An Elementary Spanish Reader
Earl Stanley Harrison
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Esta selección es una colección de cuentos cortos de origen español, inglés, y alemán. Publicada por primer vez en 1912. Escrita por Earl Stanley Harrison, el Primer Asistente de Idiomas Modernas en la Escuela Secundaria en Brooklyn, Nueva York, con el objetivo de enseñarle el español diario común rápidamente y simplemente al estudiante u lector. .


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An Elementary Spanish Reader - Earl Stanley Harrison

Charles Perrault - The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault artwork The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 15 May 1703
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles Perrault must have been as charming a fellow as a man could meet. He was one of the best-liked personages of his own great age, and he has remained ever since a prime favourite of mankind. We are fortunate in knowing a great deal about his varied life, deriving our knowledge mainly from D'Alembert's history of the French Academy and from his own memoirs, which were written for his grandchildren, but not published tillsixty-six years after his death. We should, I think, be more fortunate still if the memoirs had not ceased in mid-career, or if their author had permitted himself to write of his family affairs without reserve or restraint, in the approved manner of modern autobiography. We should like, for example, to know much more than we do about the wife and the two sons to whom he was so devoted.


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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Charles Perrault

John Locke - An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 2 artwork An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 2
John Locke
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 27 October 1704
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

God, having designed man for a sociable creature, made him not only with an inclination, and under a necessity to have fellowship with those of his own kind, but furnished him also with language, which was to be the great instrument and common tie of society. Man, therefore, had by nature his organs so fashioned, as to be fit to frame articulate sounds, which we call words. But this was not enough to produce language; for parrots, and several other birds, will be taught to make articulate sounds distinct enough, which yet by no means are capable of language.


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An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 2 - John Locke

Edgar Allan Poe - A Dream within a Dream artwork A Dream within a Dream
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"A Dream Within a Dream" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The poem is 24 lines, divided into two stanzas. The poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy, asking, "Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream".


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A Dream within a Dream - Edgar Allan Poe

George Gordon Byron - Don Juan artwork Don Juan
George Gordon Byron
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Following a dramatic shipwreck, his exploits take him to Greece, where he is sold as a slave, and to Russia, where he becomes a favourite of the Empress Catherine who sends him on to England. Written entirely in ottava rima stanza form, Byron's Don Juan blends high drama with earthy humour, outrageous satire of his contemporaries (in particular Wordsworth and Southey) and sharp mockery of Western societies, with England coming under particular attack.


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Don Juan - George Gordon Byron

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poems artwork Poems
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than public lectures across the United States.


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Poems - Ralph Waldo Emerson

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Beautiful and Damned artwork The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 21 December 1940
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned explores many of the same themes and subjects that would animate his later work, including Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. This novel delves into the mysteries and complexities of marriage, taking as its focus the relationship of heir and bon vivant Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria, a couple that critics believe reflect many autobiographical elements of the tempestuous bond between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, the artist and flamboyant flapper Zelda.


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The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens - Bleak House artwork Bleak House
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book by Charles Dickens is a suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system.


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Bleak House - Charles Dickens

Alexander Pushkin - La fille du capitaine artwork La fille du capitaine
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 09 February 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La Fille du capitaine est un roman publié par Alexandre Pouchkine en 1836. Nous sommes en 1773: en route pour un fortin perdu au milieu de la steppe, où il doit faire ses premières armes d'officier, Piotr Griniov voit surgir de la tempête de neige un vagabond dans lequel il reconnaîtra bientôt l'usurpateur Pougatchov. Les aventures alors s'enchaînent. Dans ce premier roman qui est l'un de ses derniers chefs-d'œuvre, et qui ouvre l'âge d'or de la prose russe du XIXe siècle, Pouchkine a réussi à camper, à travers un roman d'amour à l'ancienne mode, un tableau plein de saveur de la société russe de la fin du XVIIIe siècle, et surtout à mettre en scène une relation paradoxale, mais symbolique, entre un représentant de l'élite européanisée de la nouvelle Russie et un homme du peuple incarnant l'élément national turbulent dont il est, bon gré mal gré, l'héritier.


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La fille du capitaine - Alexander Pushkin

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures Under Ground artwork Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Being a facsimile of the original Ms. book afterwards developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Lewis Carroll
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and where is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations? So she was considering in her own mind, (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid,) whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain was worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.


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Alice's Adventures Under Ground - Lewis Carroll

Alexandre Dumas - Les trois mousquetaires artwork Les trois mousquetaires
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dans l'intervalle, l'hôte, qui ne faisait aucun doute que ce était la présence du jeune homme qui a conduit l'étranger de son hôtellerie, remonta dans la chambre de sa femme, et a trouvé d'Artagnan simplement récupérer ses sens. Lui donnant à entendre que la police pourrait bien lui assez sévèrement pour avoir cherché une querelle avec un grand seigneur - dans l'opinion de l'hôte l'étranger pourrait être rien de moins qu'un grand seigneur - il a insisté que, malgré sa faiblesse d 'Artagnan devrait se lever et de se écarter aussi rapidement que possible. D'Artagnan, moitié abasourdi, sans pourpoint et la tête lié dans un linge, se leva alors, et poussé par l'hôte, a commencé à descendre les escaliers; mais en arrivant à la cuisine, la première chose qu'il vit fut son antagoniste parler tranquillement au marchepied d'un lourd carrosse tiré par deux grands chevaux normands.


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Les trois mousquetaires - Alexandre Dumas

Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Divine Comedy artwork Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 13 September 1321
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s published in 1867 his translation of part one of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s epic triptych of the Catholic afterlife.


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Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Edgar Allan Poe - The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 3 artwork The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 3
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This, the third of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 6 of his short stories as well as Poe's only complete novel, The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. In it, Arthur Gordon Pym stows away on a whaling vessel and experiences shipwreck, mutiny, and other adventures in typical Poe fashion.


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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 3 - Edgar Allan Poe

Alexander Pushkin - The Queen Of Spades artwork The Queen Of Spades
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This work is a brief chronicle of a man who develops a compulsion toward gambling, for none other than a superstitious reason. Driven by greed to deception and threatening, the stories anti-hero holds, in his very own hand, a fitting allegory - The Queen of Spades. This is the story of Tomsky's grandmother, an octogenarian of whom, it is said, has the power of prognostication when it comes to 3 cards in faro. It is stated that she'd helped a man some 60 years ago.


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The Queen Of Spades - Alexander Pushkin

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust artwork Faust
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Increase Mather - The Wonders of the Invisible World artwork The Wonders of the Invisible World
Increase Mather
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 22 August 1723
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a collection of short stories about the faulty bargains we make with ourselves to continure the high-wire act of living meaningful lives in late twentieth-century America.


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The Wonders of the Invisible World - Increase Mather

Edward Doyle - Freedom, Truth and Beauty artwork Freedom, Truth and Beauty
Edward Doyle
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Here is a poem which throbs with the keen anguish which must have been his guest through many silent hours of these thirty-seven years. But Edward Doyle has not sunk "at the mountain's base". He is far up its summit, and he will go higher. He has found God, and nothing can hinder his flight. He is an inspiration to all struggling, toiling souls on earth.


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Freedom, Truth and Beauty - Edward Doyle

Walter Scott - Lady of the Lake artwork Lady of the Lake
Walter Scott
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1809
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. [1] The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival.


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Lady of the Lake - Walter Scott

Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont - Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes artwork Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes
Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 September 1780
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This small book, published in 1811, is an illustrated children’s story in verse by English writer Catherine Ann Turner Dorset. She based the tale on a traditional French poem for children.


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Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes - Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont

Alexander Pope - An Essay on Man artwork An Essay on Man
Alexander Pope
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1743
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An Essay on Man is a poem based on man's thoughts. Pope says that man has learnt about Nature and God's creation by using science; science has given man power but man intoxicated by this power thinks that he is "imitating God". Pope uses the word "fool" to show how little he (man) knows in spite of the progress made by science.


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An Essay on Man - Alexander Pope

Jane Austen - Persuasion artwork Persuasion
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.


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Persuasion - Jane Austen

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha artwork The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Inspired by tales of chivalry, Don Quixote of La Mancha embarks on a series of adventures with his faithful servant Sancho Panza by his side. The novel has acquired mythic status and its influence on modern fiction is profound.


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The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


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