Mauritius literature, fiction books

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Fables de La Fontaine - Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

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 - 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

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

Emile Blémont - A quoi tient l'amour? artwork A quoi tient l'amour?
Emile Blémont
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1927
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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A quoi tient l'amour? - Emile Blémont

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annie Wood Besant - Death—and After? artwork Death—and After?
Annie Wood Besant
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

After the First Death is a novel by award winning writer Robert Cormier. In this novel, Miro, a Middle Eastern teenager, and a small group of his fellow countrymen hijack a bus filled with five-year-old children on their way to summer day camp. These hijackers believe they are fighting for their homeland, a country they have never seen. Kate, the teenage bus driver, finds herself drawn into a drama with a bunch of kids she barely knows. Ben Marchand, another teen, finds himself drawn into the drama as well, destined to experience events that will color the rest of his life as well as his relationship with his own father. After the First Death is a complicated story that shows how violence changes and ruins all lives touched by it, even those who perpetrate it. Ben Marchand sits in his room anticipating the visit of his father with much trepidation. Ben has not seen his father since the bus hijacking and worries about seeing his father with the knowledge of how he let him down that fateful day. Ben thinks of committing suicide, but hopes to seek forgiveness from his father first. At the same time Ben tells his story, the reader learns about the events of the bus hijacking from Miro, the youngest member of the terrorist group. Miro had recently turned sixteen, at least by the birth date assigned him in the refugee camp, and his leader Artkin promises to treat him like a man during the hijacking. In fact, Miro is to kill the bus driver, his first act of manhood. The driver is instructed to drive onto an old railroad bridge while Artkin feeds the children candy laced with a drug meant to keep them quiet. Unfortunately, with the accidental drug overdose of one of the small children on the bus, Miro is cheated of the murder he is to commit. Instead, Artkin orders the young female bus driver to help keep the children calm. The child's death provides Artkin with the threat he needs to use against the officials being notified of the hijacking at that very moment.


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Death—and After? - Annie Wood Besant

Pigault-Lebrun - L’amour et la raison artwork L’amour et la raison
Pigault-Lebrun
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 23 July 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles-Antoine-Guillaume Pigault de l’Epinoy signe une comédie en un acte et en prose publié pour la première fois en 1790. Une veuve est partagée entre l’amour qu’elle éprouve pour son jeune cousin et la raison qui lui dicte d’épouser un homme plus âgé.


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L’amour et la raison - Pigault-Lebrun

Elbert Hubbard - Love, Life & Work artwork Love, Life & Work
Elbert Hubbard
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 06 May 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Every religion is made up of two elements that never mix any more than oil and water mix J A religion is a mechanical mixture, not a chemical combination, of morality and dogma. Dogma is the science of the unseen: the doctrine of the unknown and unknowable. And in order to give this science plausibiUty, its promulgators have always fastened upon it moraUty. Morality can and does exist entirely separate and apart from dogma, but dogma is ever a parasite on morality, and the business of the priest is to confuse the two. But morality and religion never saponify. Morality is simply the question of expressing your Ufe forces — how to use them ? You have so much energy ; and what will you do with it ? And from out the multitude there have always been men to step forward and give you advice for a consideration. Without their supposed influence with the unseen we might not accept their interpretation of what is right and wrong. But with the assurance that their advice is backed up by Deity, followed with an offer of reward if we believe it, and a threat of dire punishment if we do not, the Self-appointed Superior Class has driven men wheresoever it


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Love, Life & Work - Elbert Hubbard

Guy de Maupassant - Mademoiselle Fifi artwork Mademoiselle Fifi
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story takes place in Normandy in the winter of 1870, in a fictional chateau which is being used as a headquarters by Prussian officers. The main characters of the story are quickly introduced: the Major, a dignified and cultured German aristocrat; his Captain, a boorish and lecherous minor Prussian landowner; two lieutenants from the Prussian bourgeoisie; and the title character, a handsome but arrogant and extremely unpleasant German captain known to his comrades as 'Mademoiselle Fifi' due to his effeminate manner. The officers have been quartered in the chateau for several weeks, and as they are far away from the fighting and do not want to go out due to the endless rain, the officers are desperately bored. They have been spending their days drinking, gambling, and destroying the chateau's paintings, furniture and other fine objects. After a boring lunch, the aristocratic captain suggest a dinner party, and sends an army transport wagon to the local town to bring back some prostitutes to keep the officers company. In the evening, the party begins, and soon the officers and prostitutes are drunk and in high spirits. The officer known as Fifi, who has taken a Jewish prostitute called Rachel, starts smashing things and making violent sexual advances on Rachel. The party-goers start telling dirty jokes in bad French and the officers make a variety of slurred speeches praising German military prowess, which makes Rachel increasingly angry. When Fifi makes a speech proclaiming that France is crushed and that all of France, including all French women, are now Prussian property.


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Mademoiselle Fifi - Guy de Maupassant

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

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

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

Oscar Wilde - Poèmes artwork Poèmes
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 29 November 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Poèmes - Oscar Wilde

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

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

Humphry Ward - A Great Success artwork A Great Success
Humphry Ward
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was a tall, broadly built, loose-limbed fellow, with a fine shaggy head, whereof various black locks were apt to fall forward over his eyes, needing to be constantly thrown back by a picturesque action of the hand. The features were large and regular, the complexion dark, the eyes a pale blue, under bushy brows. The whole aspect of the man, indeed, was not unworthy of the adjective "Olympian", already freely applied to it by some of the enthusiastic women students attending his now famous lectures. One girl artist learned in classical archaeology, and a haunter of the British Museum, had made a charcoal study of a well-known archaistic "Diespiter" of the Augustan period, on the same sheet with a rapid sketch of Meadows when lecturing; a performance which had been much handed about in the lecture-room.


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A Great Success - Humphry Ward

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

Grant Allen - Falling in Love artwork Falling in Love
Grant Allen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book as modern biology teaches us to believe, is nothing more than the latest, highest, and most involved exemplification, in the human race, of that almost universal selective process. In our own species, the selective process is marked by all the features common to selection throughout the whole animal kingdom; but it is also, as might be expected, far more specialized, far more individualized, far more cognizant of personal traits and minor peculiarities. What we all fall in love with, then, as a race, is in most cases efficiency and ability.


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Falling in Love - Grant Allen

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

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

1265-1321 Dante Alighieri - L'enfer (1 of 2) artwork L'enfer (1 of 2)
1265-1321 Dante Alighieri
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1320
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La Divine Comédie, rédigée entre 1306 et 1321, apparaît comme l'œuvre fondatrice de la poésie italienne. L'Enfer constitue la première partie d'un périple qui doit mener le poète des ténèbres infernales à la clarté divine. Guidé par le célèbre poète latin Virgile, son mentor, Dante s'aventure dans le royaume des pécheurs et traverse les neuf cercles infernaux qui composent l'architecture symbolique de l'Enfer, où les péchés capitaux se voient punis par des châtiments plus ou moins cruels. Il s'engouffre au plus près du Mal et dresse, en parallèle à une symbolique chrétienne, le catalogue de tous les maux endurés par les damnés.


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L'enfer (1 of 2) - 1265-1321 Dante Alighieri

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

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

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Fables de La Fontaine - Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

Charles Baudelaire - Les Fleurs du Mal artwork Les Fleurs du Mal
Charles Baudelaire
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 August 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles Baudelaire signe un recueil de poèmes qui l’a rendu célèbre. Cet ouvrage, publié pour la première fois en 1857, comprend une préface d’Henry Frichet.


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Les Fleurs du Mal - Charles Baudelaire

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World artwork The Lost World
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.


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The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle

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 - 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

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

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

Alphonse Daudet - Lettres de mon moulin artwork Lettres de mon moulin
Alphonse Daudet
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ce recueil de nouvelles ( ou lettres) d’Alphonse Daudet a été publié chez Hetzel en 1869 . Le premier charme de ce recueil est de restituer les odeurs de la Provence et d’y camper des personnages pittoresques : le curé gourmand, l’amoureux, le poète, le berger, le joueur de fifre, les voyageurs de la diligence… Dans ce recueil, Daudet parvient aussi à allier tendresse et malice. Il se moque avec gentillesse des manies d’un pape avignonnais, des douaniers paresseux , d’un prêtre épicurien, ou d’une femme légère…Ces récits vous transporteront dans un univers poétique, léger, plein de tendresse et de malice, qui sent bon la lavande ! Des petites histoires pour se ressourcer au chant des cigales et à l'ombre des oliviers.


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Lettres de mon moulin - Alphonse Daudet

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

Gustave Flaubert - Dictionnaire des idées reçues artwork Dictionnaire des idées reçues
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 07 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Dictionnaire des idées reçues ou Catalogue des opinions chics est un ouvrage littéraire inachevé de Gustave Flaubert qui regroupe sous forme de dictionnaire des définitions et aphorismes de son imagination. Il commence à mettre en forme ses aphorismes et les clichés de la société française de son époque à partir de 1850 à la suite d'une discussion tenue avec Louis Bouilhet.


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Dictionnaire des idées reçues - Gustave Flaubert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stendhal - Le rouge et le noir artwork Le rouge et le noir
Stendhal
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1841
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Rouge et le Noir, sous-titré Chronique du XIXe siècle, deuxième sous-titré Chronique de 1830 est un roman écrit par Stendhal, publié pour la première fois à Paris chez Levasseur en novembre 1830, bien que l'édition originale1 mentionne la date de 1831. C'est le deuxième roman de Stendhal, après Armance. Il est cité par William Somerset Maugham en 1954, dans son essai : Ten Novels and Their Authors parmi les dix plus grands romans. Le roman est divisé en deux parties : la première partie retrace le parcours de Julien Sorel en province à Verrières puis à Besançon et plus précisément son entrée chez les de Rênal, de même que son séjour dans un séminaire ; la seconde partie porte sur la vie du héros à Paris comme secrétaire du marquis de La Mole.


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Le rouge et le noir - Stendhal

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

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

Charles Perrault - Contes des fées artwork Contes des fées
Charles Perrault
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1702
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This edition of the stories of Perrault is intended partly as an introduction to the study of Popular Tales in general. 'Madame Coulanges, who is with me till tomorrow, was good enough to tell us some of the stories that they amuse the ladies.


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Contes des fées - Charles Perrault

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guillaume Apollinaire - Alcools artwork Alcools
Guillaume Apollinaire
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Alcools est un recueil pluriel, polyphonique, qui explore de nombreux aspects de la poésie, allant de l'élégie au vers libre, mélangeant le quotidien aux paysages rhénans dans une poésie qui se veut expérimentale, alliant une presque perfection formelle et une grande beauté à un hermétisme, un art du choc, de l'électrochoc, qui valut à Apollinaire d'être qualifié de mystificateur.


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Alcools - Guillaume Apollinaire

Alphonse Allais - Contes humoristiques - Tome I artwork Contes humoristiques - Tome I
Alphonse Allais
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le capitaine Mac Nee, plus généralement connu dans la marine écossaise sous le nom de capitaine Steelcock, était ce qu'on appelle un gaillard. Un charmant gaillard, mais un rude gaillard. Sa taille se composait de six pieds anglais et de deux pouces de même nationalité, ce qui équivaut, dans notre cher système métrique, à deux mètres et quelques centimètres.


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Contes humoristiques - Tome I - Alphonse Allais

Carlo Collodi - Adventures of Pinocchio artwork Adventures of Pinocchio
Carlo Collodi
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children’s literature and has spawned many derivative works of art, such as Disney’s classic 1940 animated movie of the same name, and commonplace ideas, such as a liar’s long nose.


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Adventures of Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi

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

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

Leo Tolstoy - La guerre et la paix, Tome I artwork La guerre et la paix, Tome I
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

« - Ah ! enlevez ces… enlevez donc ces… (Elle désignait les lunettes. ) Pierre les enleva. Son regard n'était pas seulement étrange comme l'est d'ordinaire celui des gens qui enlèvent leurs lunettes, il était apeuré et interrogateur. Pierre voulut se pencher sur la main d'Hélène et la baiser, mais d'un mouvement rapide et brutal de la tête, elle s'empara de ses lèvres et y appuya les siennes. Le visage d'Hélène frappa désagréablement Pierre par son expression égarée».


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La guerre et la paix, Tome I - Leo Tolstoy

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

Attendre et espérer, voilà toute la sagesse d'Edmond Dantès. Fier marin sur le point d'être nommé capitaine et d'épouser sa bien-aimée, Mercédès, il est arrêté. Dénoncé comme bonapartiste, il est enfermé au château d'If et attendra quatorze ans sa délivrance et sa vengeance. Elle sera terrible. Edmond Dantès est devenu riche et titré. Son vieux compagnon de cellule, l'abbé Faria, en lui révélant son secret, l'a fait comte de Monte-Cristo. Après sa spectaculaire évasion, les fortunes se font et se défont au gré de son implacable volonté. Dumas raconte ces aventures extraordinaires avec génie.


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

James Fenimore Cooper - Le dernier des mohicans artwork Le dernier des mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Dernier des Mohicans (The last of the Mohicans) est un roman historique américain de James Fenimore Cooper. Deuxième des cinq ouvrages composant le cycle des Histoires de Bas-de-Cuir (Leatherstocking), il se situe entre Le Tueur de daims (The Deerslayer) et Le Lac Ontario (The Pathfinder).


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Le dernier des mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper

Toru Dutt - Hindu literature : Comprising The Book of good counsels, Nala and Damayanti, The Ramayana, and Sakoontala artwork Hindu literature : Comprising The Book of good counsels, Nala and Damayanti, The Ramayana, and Sakoontala
Toru Dutt
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 29 August 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hear now, O my Pundits! Is there one among you so wise that he will undertake to give the second birth of Wisdom to these my sons, by teaching them the Books of Policy for they have never yet read the Sacred Writings, and are altogether going in the wrong road and ye know that.


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Hindu literature : Comprising The Book of good counsels, Nala and Damayanti, The Ramayana, and Sakoontala - Toru Dutt

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

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


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