Mauritius literature, fiction books

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Jeannot Et Colin - Voltaire

Isaac Newton - Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John artwork Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John
Isaac Newton
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 19 March 1727
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is in this book a consistency of interpretation in all the details of the prophecies of Danie and to be completely true to the message of the Bible when providing his own thoughts on the Antichrist, the Beast, the Woman called Babylon, and the Great Tribulation.


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Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John - Isaac Newton

James Baldwin - Old Greek Stories artwork Old Greek Stories
James Baldwin
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 December 1987
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book retelling of old Greek stories involving mythological heroes and their adventures.


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Old Greek Stories - James Baldwin

Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and its Wonders and Hell artwork Heaven and its Wonders and Hell
Emanuel Swedenborg
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 March 1772
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend. Throughout all heaven no other than the Lord alone is acknowledged as the God of heaven.


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Heaven and its Wonders and Hell - Emanuel Swedenborg

Jean de La Fontaine - Fables de La Fontaine artwork Fables de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1694
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Les Fables de La Fontaine continuent une tradition médiévale française, d'historiettes comiques et de satire des mœurs sociale, dont les acteurs sont des personnifications d'animaux, comme le Roman de Renart où on trouve l'anecdote du « Corbeau et du renard » avec des morales mises en adages, ou comme Marie de France » chez laquelle on trouve le première version du « Loup et de l'agneau ».


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Fables de La Fontaine - Jean de La Fontaine

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

Évariste Parny - Poésies érotiques artwork Poésies érotiques
Évariste Parny
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1813
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Poésies érotiques est un livre de poésie érotique écrit par Évariste Parny.


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Poésies érotiques - Évariste Parny

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

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - Paul et Virginie. English artwork Paul et Virginie. English
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1813
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Paul et Virginie (or Paul and Virginia) is a novel. The novel's title characters are very good friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set in the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France, which the author had visited. Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is hailed as Bernardin's finest work. It records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the false, artificial sentimentality that prevailed at the time among the upper classes of France.


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Paul et Virginie. English - Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

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

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

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

Gustave Flaubert - Un cœur simple artwork Un cœur simple
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 07 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Un coeur simple met en scène la vie d'une femme simple, Félicité. C'est la dernière oeuvre de Flaubert, et il semble qu'il y ait mis beaucoup de ses souvenirs personnels en s'inspirant de personnages de son enfance. La technique de narration de Flaubert isole certains évènements de la vie du personnage et les enchaîne l'un après l'autre, comme s'ils étaient proches dans le temps.


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Un cœur simple - Gustave Flaubert

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

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

Bayard Taylor - Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home artwork Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home
Bayard Taylor
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 18 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home is a classic collection of short folklore stories written by Bayard Taylor. Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast. Generations of children have been fascinated by the story of the girl named Beauty, who grows to love a fearsome beast by learning to see and cherish his kindness, generosity, and intelligence. The resulting tour de force reminds us that ultimately love conquers all.


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Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home - Bayard Taylor

Olive Schreiner - The Story of an African Farm, a novel artwork The Story of an African Farm, a novel
Olive Schreiner
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 11 December 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a novel book. This well-written and provocative book gained recognition as the first realistic description of life in South Africa, and raised significant controversy with its progressive views on marriage and religion.


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The Story of an African Farm, a novel - Olive Schreiner

1829-1871 Ponson du Terrail - Le serment des hommes rouges artwork Le serment des hommes rouges
1829-1871 Ponson du Terrail
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Un soir de janvier de l'année 1746, il y avait bal à l'Opéra. Toute la cour y sera, s'était dit madame Toinon, costumière et loueuse d'habits, qui logeait dans la rue des Jeux-Neufs, aujourd'hui des Jeûneurs, à l'enseigne de la Batte d'Arlequin.


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Le serment des hommes rouges - 1829-1871 Ponson du Terrail

Rosa Nouchette Carey - Lover or Friend artwork Lover or Friend
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book everyone in Rutherford knew that Mrs. Ross was ruled by her eldest daughter; it was an acknowledged fact, obvious not only to a keen-witted person like Mrs. Charrington, the head-master's wife, but even to the minor intelligence of Johnnie Deans, the youngest boy at Woodcote. It was not that Mrs. Ross was a feeble-minded woman; in her own way she was sensible, clear-sighted, with plenty of common-sense; but she was a little disposed to lean on a stronger nature, and even when Geraldine was in the schoolroom, her energy and youthful vigour began to assert themselves, her opinions insensibly influenced her mother's, until at last they swayed her entirely.


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Lover or Friend - Rosa Nouchette Carey

Victor Hugo - Poems artwork Poems
Victor Hugo
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poems of Victor Hugo captured the spirit of the Romantic era. They were largely devoted to 19th century causes. Many touched on religious themes. Initially they were royalist but soon became Bonapartist, Republican, and liberal. Hugo's poems on nature revealed a continuing search for the great sublime.


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Poems - Victor Hugo

Bram Stoker - Dracula artwork Dracula
Bram Stoker
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sometime in the late nineteenth century, Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to the Castle Dracula, which is located in Transylvania, in order to finalize a transfer of real estate in England to Count Dracula.


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Dracula - Bram Stoker

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Love and Life artwork Love and Life
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 23 May 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The first edition of this tale was put forth without explaining the old fable on which it was founded a fable recurring again and again in fairy myths, though not traceable in the classic world till a very late period.


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Love and Life - Charlotte Mary Yonge

Homer - L'Odyssée artwork L'Odyssée
Homer
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L’Odyssée est une épopée grecque antique attribuée à l’aède Homèrenote 1, qui l'aurait composée après l’Iliade, vers la fin du viiie siècle av. J. -C. Elle est considérée comme l’un des plus grands chefs-d’œuvre de la littérature et, avec l’Iliade, comme l'un des deux poèmes fondateurs de la civilisation européenne.


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L'Odyssée - Homer

George Sand - Elle et lui artwork Elle et lui
George Sand
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Elle et Lui, publié en 1959, est un roman d’inspiration autobiographique. C’est dans la passion qu’elle a vécu avec Alfred de Musset quelques années plus tôt que George Sand trouve la matière de cette œuvre où l’amour n’est pas ligne droite, mais affres et sommets. Non point repos, mais feu éternel, dévorant, et dont les limites mêmes ressemblent à son affirmation dernière…


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Elle et lui - George Sand

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Return of Sherlock Holmes artwork The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901-1902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891-94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.


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The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle

Homer - The Story of the Odyssey artwork The Story of the Odyssey
Homer
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 August 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ten years after the fall of Troy, the victorious Greek hero Odysseus has still not returned to his native Ithaka. A band of rowdy suitors, believing Odysseus to be dead, has overrun his palace, courting his faithful‹though weakening‹wife, Penelope, and going through his stock of food.


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The Story of the Odyssey - Homer

Mark Twain - Les Aventures De Tom Sawyer artwork Les Aventures De Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 20 April 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Les Aventures De Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Laure Conan - Un amour vrai artwork Un amour vrai
Laure Conan
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 06 June 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Témoignages désabusés qui expriment sans équivoque le climat répressif qui guette l'écrivain, qui l'oblige à contenir 6 son inspiration afin qU 'elle satisfasse à des exigences externes. Bouts de textes qui révèlent le peu de gratifications morales ou pécuniaires procurées par le métier d'écrivain au milieu du XIX ème siècle, . au Canada-français. Pourtant, c'est en 1879 qU'une jeune femme de La Malbaie, Félicité Angers, faisait paraître chez Leprohon et Lepronon, sous le pseudonyme de Laure Conan, sa première nouvelle, Un Amour Vrai.


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Un amour vrai - Laure Conan

Confucius - The Sayings Of Confucius artwork The Sayings Of Confucius
Confucius
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 27 December 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Promoting virtues such as filial devotion, compassion, loyalty, and propriety, these dialogues between the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples comprise the crux of Confucianism.


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The Sayings Of Confucius - Confucius

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

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

Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer Abroad artwork Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of Jules Verne - esque adventure stories. In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Detective, the story is told using the first - person narrative voice of Huck Finn.


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Tom Sawyer Abroad - Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins - The Haunted Hotel artwork The Haunted Hotel
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appearing in a hotel all combine to create a horrifying conundrum. Who was the culprit and will finding out finally put an end to the mystery.


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The Haunted Hotel - Wilkie Collins

Jean de La Bruyère - Les caractères artwork Les caractères
Jean de La Bruyère
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1695
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Les caractères - Jean de La Bruyère

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

Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book artwork The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons.


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The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland artwork Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.


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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

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

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

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

Herman Melville - Moby Dick, or, The Whale artwork Moby Dick, or, The Whale
Herman Melville
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 27 September 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab, who leads his crew on a hunt for the great whale Moby Dick, reveals a profound meditation on society, nature, and the human struggle for meaning, happiness, and salvation. Often considered the epitome of American Romanticism, the novel is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language.


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Moby Dick, or, The Whale - Herman Melville

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

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

Charlotte Brontë & Lesbazeilles Souvestre - Jane Eyre artwork Jane Eyre
Ou les mémoires d'une institutrice
Charlotte Brontë & Lesbazeilles Souvestre
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 March 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charlotte Brontë, sous le nom de plume de Currer Bell, signe un roman dont l’héroïne raconte son enfance, sa jeunesse et son entrée dans l’âge adulte, dans le nord de l’Angleterre entre 1760 et 1820. Cet ouvrage, publié pour la première fois en 1847, offre une traduction de l’anglais de Mme Leszabeilles Souvestre.


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Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë & Lesbazeilles Souvestre

George Grossmith - Diary of a Nobody artwork Diary of a Nobody
George Grossmith
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk,  Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, and numerous friends and acquaintances over a period of 15 months.


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Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith

Victor Hugo - Les misérables Tome I artwork Les misérables Tome I
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le livre s'ouvre sur le portrait long et détaillé de monseigneur Myriel, l'évêque du diocèse de Digne, où il vit très modestement en compagnie de sa sœur Baptistine et d'une servante, Madame Magloire. Ce religieux est un juste qui se contente du strict nécessaire pour distribuer le reste de ses économies aux pauvres. Montrant un amour immense, il laisse sa porte grande ouverte et fraternise avec ceux que la société rejette.


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Les misérables Tome I - Victor Hugo

Jules Claretie - Bouddha artwork Bouddha
Jules Claretie
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sur le balcon du Cercle des Armées de Terre et de Mer, en achevant leur café, ils causaient, se retrouvant là après des mois et des mois, des mois d'exil, de maladie, de batailles, de blessures. En tête-à-tête, dans le délicieux bavardage du premier cigare, après le café, les deux camarades souriaient, évoquant les années enfuies, les souvenirs de l'École, les promenades militaires, les jours de sortie, d'examen ou d'escapade, et la première épaulette et la dernière revue, la revue d'hier, à Longchamps, devant les tribunes, ce défilé des Tonkinois sous les acclamations d'une foule, les sourires des mères, les bravos des anciens, les larmes des femmes.


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Bouddha - Jules Claretie

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

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

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

Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness artwork Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1997
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Heart of Darkness (1899) is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land". In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr.  Kurtz.


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Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White artwork The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Next day, he travels to Limmeridge House in Cumberland, having been hired as a drawing master on the recommendation of his friend, Pesca, an Italian language master. The Limmeridge household comprises the invalid Frederick Fairlie, and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Walter realises that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, who is known to the household and whose name is Anne Catherick. The mentally disabled Anne had lived near Limmeridge as a child and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white.


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The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

Leo Tolstoy - A Letter to a Hindu artwork A Letter to a Hindu
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 19 November 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The letter printed below is a translation of Tolstoy's letter written in Russian in reply to one from the Editor of Free Hindustan. After having passed from hand to hand, this letter at last came into my possession through a friend who asked me, as one much interested in Tolstoy's writings, whether I thought it worth publishing. I at once replied in the affirmative, and told him I should translate it myself into Gujarati and induce others' to translate and publish it in various Indian vernaculars.


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A Letter to a Hindu - Leo Tolstoy

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

Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless”, Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.


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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

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

Guy de Maupassant - Contes du jour et de la nuit artwork Contes du jour et de la nuit
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ces contes dosent en un mélange harmonieusement équilibré toutes les composantes de l'art de Guy de Maupassant. Ce sont d'abord les petites et grandes misères des humbles, à la ville ou à la campagne, contées sur le monde mineur, que nuance un sourire, parfois un rire moqueur, souvent un ricanement féroce. Ce sont aussi et surtout les récits qui tiennent en haleine le lecteur, ouvrant sous ses pas un gouffre insoupçonné. La Mort est présente, invisible parfois, mais tapie, et surgissant au détour d'une page. Récits venus des abîmes d'une âme en qui la grande errance a commencé, voici les Contes du jour et de la Nuit: contes en noir et blanc, où d'aveuglants éclairs zèbrent les profondeurs de la nuit.


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Contes du jour et de la nuit - Guy de Maupassant

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

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

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

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

D. H. Lawrence - Women in Love artwork Women in Love
D. H. Lawrence
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is about the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an alienated intellectual who articulates many opinions associated with the author.


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Women in Love - D. H. Lawrence

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

Khalil Gibran - The Madman artwork The Madman
Khalil Gibran
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thought-provoking collection of life-affirming parables and poems by the author , casting an ironic light on the beliefs, aspirations, and vanities of humankind.


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The Madman - Khalil Gibran

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

Oliver Twist s'inspire au moins en partie de l'histoire autobiographique de Robert Blincoe, publiée dans les années 1830 et très appréciée du public — même si subsiste un doute quant à son authenticité — où l'auteur, orphelin élevé à la dure dans un hospice paroissial, est soumis à un labeur forcé et aux pires souffrances dans une manufacture de coton.


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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby artwork The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned". That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream. It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money", Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.


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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Victor Hugo - Les misérables Tome II artwork Les misérables Tome II
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le second tome des Misérables par la bataille de Waterloo qui s'est déroulée 7 ans plus tôt. Le lien avec l'intrigue est très ténu : Thénardier aurait sauvé le père de Marius à l'issue de cette bataille. Sous ce prétexte dramatique léger, Victor Hugo place là une réflexion qui lui tient à cœur sur la bataille de Waterloo, bataille qui voit la chute d'un personnage qu'il admire, Napoléon 1er.


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Les misérables Tome II - Victor Hugo

Guy de Maupassant - Bel Ami artwork Bel Ami
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story chronicles the rise to power of journalist Georges Duroy from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris most of which he achieves by means of a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.


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Bel Ami - Guy de Maupassant

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin artwork Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters.


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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Victor Hugo - Les misérables Tome III artwork Les misérables Tome III
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'action se déroule entre 1830 et 1832. Le père Fauchelevent est mort. Jean Valjean et Cosette, alors âgée de 15 ans, ont quitté le couvent. Le tome s'ouvre et se referme sur le personnage de Gavroche. Victor Hugo se lance dans une longue digression sur le gamin de Paris, âme de la ville dont la figure emblématique est Gavroche, fils des Thénardier, mays surtout garçon des rues.


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Les misérables Tome III - Victor Hugo

Jules Verne - A Journey to the Interior of the Earth artwork A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel. The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the “center of the Earth”. They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.


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A Journey to the Interior of the Earth - Jules Verne

Guy de Maupassant - Boule de Suif artwork Boule de Suif
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'histoire se déroule pendant la guerre de 1870, en plein hiver et débute par le repli des troupes françaises et l'envahissement de Rouen par les prussiens. C'est à bord d'une diligence tirée par six chevaux que l'héroïne, baptisée par l'auteur "Boule de suif" et neuf autres personnes s'enfuient vers Dieppe. Il y a là un couple de commerçants, deux couples de la bourgeoisie et de la noblesse, deux religieuses, un démocrate, et Boule de suif, une femme galante, dont la présence soulève la méfiance, l’indignation ou la curiosité.


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Boule de Suif - Guy de Maupassant

Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet artwork A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year.


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A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

Victor Hugo - Les misérables Tome IV artwork Les misérables Tome IV
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Toute l'action de ce tome est sous-tendue par l'émeute de june 1832 et la barricade de la rue Saint-Denis. Victor Hugo estime même que c'est en quelque sorte là le cœur du roman. Le premier livre replace les évènements dans le contexte historique de la situation insurrectionnelle à Paris au début de l'année 1832.


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Les misérables Tome IV - Victor Hugo

Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary artwork Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste.


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Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

Victor Hugo - Les misérables Tome V artwork Les misérables Tome V
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La cinquième partie est celle de la mort et de l'effacement. Mort des insurgés sur la barricade qui a commencé à la fin du tome précédent par celle d'Éponine et de M. Mabeuf et qui se poursuit par celle de Gavroche puis par l'anéantissement de la barricade. Jean Valjean se situe comme un ange protecteur : ses coups de feu ne tuent personne, il se propose pour exécuter Javert, mays lui permet de s'enfuir et sauve Marius au dernier instant de la barricade.


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Les misérables Tome V - Victor Hugo

Jack London - The Call of the Wild artwork The Call of the Wild
Jack London
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this novel (often mistakingly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves.


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The Call of the Wild - Jack London

Émile Zola - L'argent artwork L'argent
Émile Zola
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L’Argent est un roman naturaliste d’Émile Zola publié en 1891, le dix-huitième volume de la série les Rougon-Macquart. Le héros est Aristide Saccard, frère du ministre Eugène Rougon, qu’on avait déjà vu amasser une fortune colossale dans la Curée. Après une succession de mauvaises affaires, il doit repartir de zéro, mais son ambition est demeurée intacte. Il vend sa luxueuse propriété du parc Monceau afin de régler ses créanciers, puis loue deux étages d’un hôtel où il installe la Banque Universelle, destinée à financer des projets de mise en valeur du Moyen-Orient. Tout est fait pour attirer petits et moyens épargnants, auxquels on promet des gains faciles et rapides. Les communiqués et articles de presse, les rumeurs savamment dosées font s’envoler les titres de la société. Saccard se retrouve à nouveau au sommet de la gloire et de la puissance… construites sur du sable, car il ne cesse d’acheter ses propres actions.


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L'argent - Émile Zola

Jules Verne - The Secret of the Island artwork The Secret of the Island
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. A party of British adventurers, who had been ballooning, but whose trip had ended by being cast away on a Pacific island, have various setbacks due to both pirates and convicts who had escaped from jails in mainland Australasia. They realise that at times there appears to be some kind of entity that is looking after them.


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The Secret of the Island - Jules Verne

Émile Zola - Four Short Stories By Emile Zola artwork Four Short Stories By Emile Zola
Émile Zola
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a four short stories book. Four sections stories: Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, The Death of Oliver Bachille given in this book.


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Four Short Stories By Emile Zola - Émile Zola

Gilbert Parker - A Lover's Diary, Complete artwork A Lover's Diary, Complete
Gilbert Parker
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The six sonnets in italics, beginning with 'The Bride', and ending with 'Annunciation', have nothing to do with the story further than to show two phases of the youth's mind before it was shaken by speculation, plunged into the sadness of doubt and apprehension, and before it had found the love which was to reveal it to itself, transform the character, and give new impulse and direction to personal force and individual sense.


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A Lover's Diary, Complete - Gilbert Parker

Gustave Flaubert - Trois contes artwork Trois contes
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 07 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Trois contes est le titre d'un recueil de trois nouvelles de Gustave Flaubert parues sous forme d'épisodes dans deux journaux différents au cours du mois d'avril 1877 et publiées dans leur intégralité le 24 avril 1877 par l'éditeur Georges Charpentier. Cette œuvre que Flaubert mit près de 30 ans à écrire dans sa totalité constitue sa dernière production romanesque achevée, puisqu'il devait mourir trois ans après sa publication. Trois contes témoigne d'une grande puissance d'évocation qu'il s'agisse du portrait psychologique de Un cœur simple, de la violence des actes de Saint-Julien, ou de l'atmosphère surchargée jusqu'au vertige d'Hérodias.


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Trois contes - Gustave Flaubert

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

Guy de Maupassant - L'inutile beauté artwork L'inutile beauté
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L’inutile beauté se signale d’emblée par sa singularité. Le récit rompt avec ce que Maupassant avait pu concevoir jusque là. Au rebours des images de femmes rusées, ou encore de personnages victimes, la nouvelle a pour héroïne une femme qui prend sa vie en main et affirme des choix en décalage avec la conscience collective et avec les rôles qu’elle impose. L’image de la femme offerte par cette nouvelle est une sorte de déferlante sociale et humaine dont la comtesse de Mascaret est l’initiatrice. L’inutile beauté met au premier plan la crise du couple, une nouvelle image de la femme et de l’homme.


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L'inutile beauté - Guy de Maupassant

William Shakespeare - La plainte d'une amante artwork La plainte d'une amante
William Shakespeare
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Extrait: Et notre vie, à l'abri des lieux fréquentés, peut trouver des langues dans les arbres, des livres dans les ruisseaux, des sermons dans les pierres et le bien en chaque chose.


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La plainte d'une amante - William Shakespeare

Robert Louis Stevenson - Nouvelles mille et une nuits artwork Nouvelles mille et une nuits
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Nouvelles mille et une nuits - Robert Louis Stevenson

Anna Jameson - Characteristics of Women artwork Characteristics of Women
Anna Jameson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He is a parricide of his motiier's name, And with an impious hand murders her fame, That wrongs the praise of woman; that dares write. Libels on saints, or with foul ink requite The milk they lent us.


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Characteristics of Women - Anna Jameson

Homer - L'Iliade artwork L'Iliade
Homer
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L’Iliade est une épopée de la Grèce antique attribuée à l'aède Homère. Ce nom provient de la périphrase « le poème d'Ilion » , Ilion étant l'autre nom de la ville de Troie. L’Iliade est composée de quinze mille trois cent trente-sept hexamètres dactyliques et, depuis l'époque hellénistique, divisée en vingt-quatre chants.


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L'Iliade - Homer

Anatole France - Histoire comique artwork Histoire comique
Anatole France
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 12 October 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Les grands rôles de drame doivent, pour produire leur effet, être tenus par un comique, mais qui ait de l'âme. Ainsi parle, prophétiquement, Chevalier, acteur tourmenté par deux grandes passions, son métier et Félicie Nanteuil. Nanteuil, filant comme une étoile prometteuse parmi les feux de la rampe, exquise et perfide, méchante et délicieusev. Nanteuil qui l'abandonne, sans égards, pour un diplomate de charme.


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Histoire comique - Anatole France

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

Sophie Ségur - L'auberge de l'ange gardien artwork L'auberge de l'ange gardien
Sophie Ségur
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'Auberge de l'Ange gardien est un roman pour enfants écrit par la Comtesse de Ségur en 1863, et dédicacé à ses petits fils, Louis et Gaston de Malaret. Sa suite est Le Général Dourakine.


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L'auberge de l'ange gardien - Sophie Ségur

Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems artwork The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems
Geoffrey Chaucer
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of this volume is to place before the general reader our two early poetic masterpieces - The Canterbury Tales and The Faerie Queen to do so in a way that will render their "popular perusal" easy in a time of little leisure and unbounded temptations to intellectual languor and, on the same conditions, to present a liberal and fairly representative selection from the less important and familiar poems of Chaucer and Spenser.


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The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems - Geoffrey Chaucer

William Blake - Poems of William Blake artwork Poems of William Blake
William Blake
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 11 August 1827
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".  His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced.


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Poems of William Blake - William Blake

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

Alexandre Dumas - Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome I artwork Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome I
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Au Panthéon des marins naufragés, Edmond Dantès occupe sans conteste une place à part. Victime d'une dénonciation calomnieuse alors qu'il allait épouser la belle Mercédès, le malheureux – à l'aube de sa vie – est enfermé pour 14 ans dans un sinistre cachot du château d'If en rade de Marseille. Son salut viendra de l'abbé Faria, un autre prisonnier avec lequel il entretient une amitié clandestine des années durant. Celui-ci lui transmet sa vaste culture et à sa mort, un trésor caché.


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Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome I - Alexandre Dumas

John Keats - Poems 1817 artwork Poems 1817
John Keats
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1820
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book has the collection of romantic poems. There are many versions of the fable in Greek mythology, and there are many sources from which it may have come to Keats.


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Poems 1817 - John Keats

1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci - The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Volume 2 artwork The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Volume 2
1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1518
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The remarkable record of the workings of what many consider to be the greatest human mind that history has ever witnessed. The complete notebooks have been translated and edited by the most distinguished Da Vinci scholar of his generation.


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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Volume 2 - 1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci

Sophie Ségur - Le Mauvais Génie artwork Le Mauvais Génie
Sophie Ségur
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mlle Fifi avait pris Rachel sur ses genoux, et, s'animant à froid, tantôt il embrassait follement les frisons d'ébène de son cou, humant par le mince intervalle entre la robe et la peau la douce chaleur de son corps et tout le fumet de sa personne ; tantôt… il appuyait longuement ses lèvres sur la bouche fraîche de la juive, la baisait à perdre haleine ; mais soudain il la mordit si profondément qu'une traînée de sang descendit sur le menton de la jeune femme et coula dans son corsage. Encore une fois, elle le regarda bien en face, et, lavant la plaie, murmura : "Ca se paye, cela". Il se mit à rire, d'un rire dur. "Je payerai", dit-il.


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Le Mauvais Génie - Sophie Ségur

Jules Verne - Cinq Semaines En Ballon artwork Cinq Semaines En Ballon
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Il y avait une grande affluence d'auditeurs, le 14 janvier 1862, à la séance de la Société royale géographique de Londres, Waterloo place, 3. Le président, sir Francis M , faisait à ses honorables collègues une importante communication dans un discours fréquemment interrompu par les applaudissements. Ce rare morceau d'éloquence se terminait enfin par quelques phrases ronflantes dans lesquelles le patriotisme se déversait à pleines périodes'. L'Angleterre a toujours à la tête des nations (car, on l'a remarqué, les nations marchent universellement à la tête les unes des autres), par l'intrépidité de ses voyageurs dans la voie des découvertes géographiques. -(Assentiments nombreux. ) Le docteur Samuel Fergusson, l'un de ses glorieux enfants, ne faillira pas à son origine. (De toutes parts : Non ! non !) Cette tentative, si elle réussit (elle réussira !) reliera, en les complétant, les notions éparses de la cartologie africaine (véhémente approbation), et si elle échoue (jamais ! jamais !), elle restera du moins comme l'un des plus audacieuses conceptions du génie humain!


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Cinq Semaines En Ballon - Jules Verne

Jack London - The Son of the Wolf artwork The Son of the Wolf
Jack London
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is acollection of short stories, most of which are set in the Klondike region of the Yukon, highlight at very best.


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The Son of the Wolf - Jack London

1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci - The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete artwork The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete
1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1518
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The remarkable record of the workings of what many consider to be the greatest human mind that history has ever witnessed. The complete notebooks have been translated and edited by the most distinguished Da Vinci scholar of his generation.


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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete - 1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci


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