Vietnam literature, fiction books

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Huber Gray Buehler - Practical Exercises in English artwork Practical Exercises in English
Huber Gray Buehler
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the branch of English teaching in which art of using one's native tongue correctly and forcibly is acquired for the most part through imitation and practice, and is not so much a matter of knowledge as of habit.


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Practical Exercises in English - Huber Gray Buehler

Arnold Bennett - How to Live on 24 Hours a Day artwork How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
Arnold Bennett
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book, he urges hourly workers to use spare time to improve their lives, making the best of their time outside of work. He understands that most people are spending as much time as possible working to make more money, thus disliking their lives.


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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day - Arnold Bennett

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

Richard Harding Davis - Cinderella artwork Cinderella
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1896 collection of stories for young readers features the title story — updating the fairy tale to New York City during the Gilded Age. It also includes Miss Delamar’s Understudy, The Editor’s Story, An Assisted Emigrant, and The Reporter Who Made Himself King.


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Cinderella - Richard Harding Davis

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

Sara Teasdale - Love Songs artwork Love Songs
Sara Teasdale
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Beside new poems, this book contains lyrics taken from "Rivers to the Sea", "Helen of Troy and Other Poems", and one or two from an earlier volume.


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Love Songs - Sara Teasdale

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

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

Flora Annie Steel - English Fairy Tales artwork English Fairy Tales
Flora Annie Steel
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1890
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains over forty of the best-loved fairy stories, beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This book, together with other titles illustrated by Rackham during the First World War was intended as a patriotic challenge to the Germanic Grimm tradition, however we're spared any nationalistic introduction, and it gets straight into the collection of tales.


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English Fairy Tales - Flora Annie Steel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Samuel W. Francis - A Christmas Story artwork A Christmas Story
Samuel W. Francis
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a story book. Hopelessly resigned, my sister Mary politely requested her to put down the waiter, and explained the nature of a witness's duty. We acknowledged our signatures and Dinah wrote out her name in a neat hand, then picked up the waiter and walked out of the room with the air of an injured innocent.


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A Christmas Story - Samuel W. Francis

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

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

Bret Harte - Urban Sketches artwork Urban Sketches
Bret Harte
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book glances at the western sketches that are being related to the urban sketches. It contains following short western stories that are as follows : A Venerable Impostor -- From a Balcony -- Melons -- Surprising Adventures of Master Charles Summerton -- Sidewalkings -- A Boy's Dog -- Charitable Reminiscences -- "Seeing the Steamer Off" -- Neighborhoods I Have Moved From -- My Suburban Residence -- On a Vulgar Little Boy -- Waiting for the Ship.


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Urban Sketches - Bret Harte

Paolo Lorenzini - The Heart of Pinocchio artwork The Heart of Pinocchio
New Adventures of the Celebrated Little Puppet
Paolo Lorenzini
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short story of a king. He don't know much about the way they think. If Augusta, or his Majesty, is in a bad humor and should find my presence among the soldiers out of order, he can bat his eye at Cutemup, make him asign, and whack! myhead would roll on the ground. Wouldn't that murderer of a surgeon be glad to be revenged for the kick I gave him in the stomach? Yes, I must find some way His musings were interrupted by three bugle notes which brought every one to attention. "There he is! There he is" Then resounded enthusiastic hurrahs for the King. Pinocchio disappeared under Bersaglierino's bed popped up again, disguised himself and no one noticed that, Captain Teschisso and the Bersaglierino stood at attention at the foot of their beds, straight and immovable, awaiting the royal visit. The King in his soldier way entered without ceremony, followed by his aide-decamp, General Win-the-War, Major Cutemup, and a number of other oflicers of the garrison, Red Cross nurses, and other wounded who had come from their rooms to take part in the ceremony.


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The Heart of Pinocchio - Paolo Lorenzini

Charles Reade - Love Me Little, Love Me Long artwork Love Me Little, Love Me Long
Charles Reade
Genre: Religious
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Lucy Fountain, a young lady of beauty and distinction, was, by the death of her mother, her sole surviving parent, left in the hands of her two trustees, Edward Fountain, Esq. , of Font Abbey, and Mr. Bazalgette, a merchant whose wife was Mrs. Fountain's half sister. They agreed to lighten the burden by dividing it. She should spend half the year with each trustee in turn, until marriage should take her off their hands. Our mild tale begins in Mr. Bazalgette's own house, two years after the date of that arrangement. The chit chat must be your main clue to the characters. In life it is the same. Men and women won't come to you ticketed, or explanation in hand. "Lucy, you are a great comfort in a house; it is so nice to have some one to pour out one's heart to; my husband is no use at all. " "Aunt Bazalgette!" "In that way. You listen to my faded illusions, to the aspirations of a nature too finely organized, ah! to find its happiness in this rough, selfish world.


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Love Me Little, Love Me Long - Charles Reade

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

Matilda Chaplin Ayrton - Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories artwork Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories
Matilda Chaplin Ayrton
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In almost every home are Japanese fans, in our shops Japanese dolls and balls and other knick-knacks, on our writing-tables bronze crabs or lacquered pen-tray with outlined on it the extinct volcano that is the most striking mountain seen from the capital of Japan. At many places of amusement Japanese houses of real size have been exhibited, and the jargon of fashion for "Japanese Art" even reaches our children's ears


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Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories - Matilda Chaplin Ayrton

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

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

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


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A Man of Business - Honoré de Balzac

Carveth Read - Logic artwork Logic
Carveth Read
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Logic is the science that explains what conditions must be fulfilled in order that a proposition may be proved, if it admits of proof. Not, indeed, every such proposition; for as to those that declare the equality or inequality of numbers or other magnitudes, to explain the conditions of their proof belongs to Mathematics: they are said to be quantitative. But as to all other propositions, called qualitative, like most of those that we meet with in conversation, in literature, in politics, and even in sciences so far as they are not treated mathematically (say, Botany and Psychology); propositions that merely tell us that something happens (as that salt dissolves in water), or that something has a certain property (as that ice is cold): as to these, it belongs to Logic to show how we may judge whether they are true, or false, or doubtful. When propositions are expressed with the universality and definiteness that belong to scientific statements, they are called laws; and laws, so far as they are not laws of qantity, are tested by the principles of Logic, if they at all admit of proof.


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Logic - Carveth Read

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

Ferdinand Raimund - Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel artwork Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel
Ferdinand Raimund
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

fee rosalinde lidi, erste Nymphe tutu, Beherrscher einer Zauberinsel zoraide, seine Tochter linda, ihre Kammerzofe hassar, Tutus Leibdiener bartholomäus quecksilber, Barometermacher aus Wien zunko, Anführer von Tutus Leibwache der leibarzt des tutu zadi, ein Waldbewohner ein anführer der zauberarmee erster, zweiter matrose ein anführer der zwergenarmee erster, zweiter, dritter, vierter zwerg erste, zweite, dritte, vierte amazon ein sklave eine wache schärpe, horn, stab (Stimmen) Nymphen, Amazonen, Tutus Dienerschaft, Volk, Matrosen, Soldaten der Zwergenarmee, Genien


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Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel - Ferdinand Raimund

Daniel Defoe - Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business artwork Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 20 April 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Proposal for Amendment of the same; as also for clearing the Streets of those Vermin called Shoe-Cleaners, and substituting in their stead many Thousands of industrious Poor, now ready to starve. With divers other Hints of great Use to the Public.


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Everybody's Business Is Nobody's Business - Daniel Defoe

Charles Dudley Warner - What Is Your Culture to Me? artwork What Is Your Culture to Me?
Charles Dudley Warner
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Their familiar vacation correspondence in the language of Aristophanes? I hope so. I hope they are more proficient in such exercises than the young gentlemen of twenty years ago were, for I have still great faith in a culture that is so far from any sordid aspirations as to approach the ideal; although the young graduate is not long in learning that there is an indifference in the public mind with regard to the first aorist that amounts nearly to apathy, and that millions of his fellow-creatures will probably live and die without the consolations of the second aorist. It is a melancholy fact that, after a thousand years of missionary effort, the vast majority of civilized men do not know that gerunds are found only in the singular number.


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What Is Your Culture to Me? - Charles Dudley Warner

魯迅 - 徬徨 artwork 徬徨
魯迅
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 03 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

《徬徨》鲁迅先生写作于“五·四”运动后新文化阵营分化的时期(1924年至1925年间)的短篇小说集,收入11篇,表现了他在这一时期在革命征途上探索的心情。


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徬徨 - 魯迅

Gilbert Parker - You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Complete artwork You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Complete
Gilbert Parker
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume contains two novels dealing with the life of prairie people in the town of Askatoon in the far West. 'The World for Sale' and the latter portion of 'The Money Master' deal with the same life, and 'The Money Master' contained some of the characters to be found in 'Wild Youth'. 'The World for Sale' also was a picture of prairie country with strife between a modern Anglo-Canadian town and a French-Canadian town in the West. These books are of the same people; but 'You Never Know Your Luck' and 'Wild Youth' have several characters which move prominently through both.


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You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Complete - Gilbert Parker

Gilbert Parker - You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 3. artwork You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 3.
Gilbert Parker
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A person of real observation and astuteness, however, would have noticed that Kitty's laughter told a story which was not joy and gladness— neither good humour nor the abandonment of a luxurious nature. It was tinged with bitterness and had the smart of the nettle.


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You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 3. - Gilbert Parker

鲁迅 - 阿Q正传 artwork 阿Q正传
鲁迅
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

我要给阿Q做正传,已经不止一两年了。但一面要做,一面又往回想,这足见我不是一个〈立言〉〔2〕的人,因为从来不朽之笔,须传不朽之人,于是人以文传,文以人传──究竟谁靠谁传,渐渐的不甚了然起来,而终于归结到传阿Q,仿佛思想里有鬼似的。


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阿Q正传 - 鲁迅

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

Harold Frederic - The Market-Place artwork The Market-Place
Harold Frederic
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a novel book. The Market Place project for young people has been established in Leeds since 1989. It is a respected provider of young people’s counselling… Here you can find out about the different services available at The Market Place, which is based in Leeds City Centre. Services at The Market Place are free and confidential, and available to 13-25 year olds in Leeds.


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The Market-Place - Harold Frederic

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

袁枚 - 续子不语 artwork 续子不语
袁枚
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 02 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

有钱某者,赴市归晚,行山麓间。突出狼数十,环而欲噬。迫甚,见道旁有积薪高丈许,急攀跻执掘,爬上避之。狼莫能登,内有数狼驰去。少焉,簇拥一兽来,俨舆卒之舁官人者,坐之当中。众狼侧耳于其口傍,若密语俯听状。少顷,各跃起,将薪自下抽取,枝条几散溃矣。钱大骇呼救。


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续子不语 - 袁枚

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

Jean Ingelow - Fated to Be Free artwork Fated to Be Free
Jean Ingelow
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short story of a young girl being told by her own life and love.


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Fated to Be Free - Jean Ingelow

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

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

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - The Club of Queer Trades artwork The Club of Queer Trades
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means. To gain admittance one must have invented a unique means of earning a living and the subsequent trade being the main source of income.


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The Club of Queer Trades - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Harriet Martineau - Principle and Practice artwork Principle and Practice
Harriet Martineau
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A plain, unaffected narrative of the exertions made by a family of young persons, to render themselves and each other happy and useful in the world. The circumstances in which they are placed are so common, that we see persons similarly situated every day: they meet with no adventures, and their difficulties, and the remedies they procure for them, are of so homely a description, as to exclude every exertion of poetical talent in their illustration, and to promise to excite interest in those readers only, who can sympathise with the earnest desires of well-disposed and industrious young persons striving after usefulness, honourable independence, and individual and mutual improvement, amidst real, and not imaginary, discouragements, and substantial, not sentimental, difficulties.


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Principle and Practice - Harriet Martineau

George Saintsbury - Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 artwork Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860
George Saintsbury
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is probably unnecessary, and might possibly be THE KINDS impertinent, to renew here at any OF CRITICISM, length the old debate between reviewers as reviewers, and reviewers as authors —the debate whether the reissue of work contributed to periodicals is desirable or not.


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Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 - George Saintsbury

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

William Hone & George Cruikshank - The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder artwork The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder
William Hone & George Cruikshank
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 05 November 1842
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

William Hone’s 1820 poem is a satiric look at the relationship between Great Britain’s Queen Caroline and King George IV. The publication includes black-and-white illustrations.


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The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder - William Hone & George Cruikshank

Hector Malot - En famille artwork En famille
Hector Malot
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

En famille – dont le titre fait écho à Sans famille publié en 1878 – est le cinquantième ouvrage d'une œuvre qui dénonce les conditions de travail, particulièrement celles des enfants, et dont l'auteur milite pour le droit au divorce, la réforme des lois des hôpitaux psychiatriques, ou encore les droits des enfants naturels.


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En famille - Hector Malot

Cecil Chesterton - A History of the United States artwork A History of the United States
Cecil Chesterton
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author of this book, my brother, died in a French military hospital of the effects of exposure in the last fierce fighting that broke the Prussian power over Christendom; fighting for which he had volunteered after being invalided home. Any notes I can jot down about him must necessarily seem jerky and incongruous; for in such a relation memory is a medley of generalisation and detail, not to be uttered in words. One thing at least may fitly be said here. Before he died he did at least two things that he desired. One may seem much greater than the other; but he would not have shrunk from naming them together. He saw the end of an empire that was the nightmare of the nations; but I believe it pleased him almost as much that he had been able, often in the intervals of bitter warfare and by the aid of a brilliant memory, to put together these pages on the history, so necessary and so strangely neglected, of the great democracy which he never patronised, which he not only loved but honoured.


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A History of the United States - Cecil Chesterton

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

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

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

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

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


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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Charles Dickens - A Message from the Sea artwork A Message from the Sea
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"A Message from the Sea" was a short story by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins written in 1860 for the Christmas issue of All the Year Round.


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A Message from the Sea - Charles Dickens

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night artwork Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tender Is the Night is a novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was his fourth and final completed novel, and was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January–April, 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats. In 1932, Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was hospitalized for schizophrenia in Baltimore, Maryland. The author rented the "la Paix" estate in the suburb of Towson to work on this book, the story of the rise and fall of Dick Diver, a promising young psychoanalyst, and his wife, Nicole, who is also one of his patients. It was Fitzgerald's first novel in nine years, and the last that he would complete. While working on the book he several times ran out of cash and had to borrow from his editor and agent and write short stories for commercial magazines. The early 1930s, when Fitzgerald was conceiving and working on the book, were the darkest years of his life and, accordingly, the novel has its bleak elements. Two versions of this novel are in print. The first version, published in 1934, uses flashbacks; the second, revised version, prepared by Fitzgerald's friend and noted critic Malcolm Cowley on the basis of notes for a revision left by Fitzgerald, is ordered chronologically and was first published posthumously in 1948. Critics have suggested that Cowley's revision was undertaken due to negative reviews of the temporal structure of the first version of the book. Summary of this book is - Dick and Nicole Diver are a glamorous couple who take a villa in the South of France and surround themselves with a circle of friends, mainly Americans. Also staying at the resort are Rosemary Hoyt, a young actress, and her mother. Rosemary is sucked into the circle of the Divers; she becomes infatuated with Dick and is also adopted as a close friend by Nicole. Dick first toys with the idea of an affair with Rosemary at this point, which he finally acts upon years later.


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Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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


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The Man with the Black Feather - Gaston Leroux

Anthony Trollope - Can You Forgive Her? artwork Can You Forgive Her?
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Can You Forgive Her?" traces the fortunes of three very different women in an exploration of whether social obligations and personal happiness can ever coincide. Alice Vavasor cannot decide whether to marry her ambitious but violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John Grey - and finds herself accepting and rejecting each of them in turn. Increasingly confused about her own feelings and unable to forgive herself for such vacillation, her situation is contrasted with that of her friend Lady Glencora - forced to marry the rising politician Plantagenet Palliser in order to prevent the worthless Burgo Fitzgerald from wasting her vast fortune. In asking his readers to pardon Alice for her transgression of the Victorian moral code, Trollope created a telling and wide-ranging account of the social world of his day.


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Can You Forgive Her? - Anthony Trollope

Richard Harding Davis - The Lost Road artwork The Lost Road
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is a collection of seven fiction-based short stories.


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The Lost Road - Richard Harding Davis

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

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


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Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Jack London - A Son Of The Sun artwork A Son Of The Sun
Jack London
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Entertaining, atmospheric, and action-filled--yet difficult to obtain until now--the eight short stories in Jack London's A Son of the Sun center on the thrilling exploits of Captain David Grief in the dangerous and exotic South Seas.


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A Son Of The Sun - Jack London

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

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

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


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The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter

Arthur Conan Doyle - Songs Of The Road artwork Songs Of The Road
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Although best known for the creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle did not only write works of mystery and of advenure, he was also a rather successful poet. This is a collection of poems written by the famous author.


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Songs Of The Road - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

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

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


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

Talbot Baines Reed - The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch artwork The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch
Talbot Baines Reed
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Every now and then our case would be opened, and one of my neighbours taken out and never put back. Then we knew he had been sold, and we who were left spent our time in gossiping about what had become of him, and speculating whose turn would come next. A gold repeater near me was very confident the turn would be his, and so impressed us with the sense of his “striking” importance and claims, that when the next time our glass house was entered, and a hand came groping in our direction.


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The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch - Talbot Baines Reed

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Um club da Má-Lingua artwork Um club da Má-Lingua
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 08 February 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mantivemos a grafia usada na edição impressa, tendo sido corrigidos alguns pequenos erros tipográficos evidentes, que não alteram a leitura do texto, e que por isso não considerámos necessário assinalá los. Os nomes das personagens apareciam impressos de múltiplas formas, e foi feito um esforço de uniformização da grafia dos mesmos, tomando como referencia uma tradução em inglês da mesma obra. Na versão htm deste texto estão assinaladas as correcções.


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Um club da Má-Lingua - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

William Franklin Webster - English: Composition and Literature artwork English: Composition and Literature
William Franklin Webster
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The many fine distinctions and divisions, the rarefied examples of very beautiful forms of language which a young pupil cannot possibly reproduce, or even appreciate, have been omitted. To teach the methods of simple, direct, and accurate expression has been the purpose; and this is all that can be expected of a high school course in English. The teaching of composition differs from the teaching of Latin or mathematics in this point: whereas pupils can be compelled to solve a definite number of problems or to read a given number of lines, it is not possible to compel expression of the full thought. The full thought is made of an intellectual and an emotional element. Whatever is intellectual may be compelled by dint of sheer purpose; whatever is emotional must spring undriven by outside authority, and uncompelled by inside determination. A boy saws a cord of wood because he has been commanded by his father; but he cannot laugh or cry because directed to do so by the same authority. There must be the conditions which call forth smiles or tears. So there must be the conditions which call forth the full expression of thought, both what is intellectual and what is emotional. This means that the subject shall be one of which the writer knows something, and in which he is interested; that the demands in the composition shall not be made a discouragement; and that the teacher shall be competent and enthusiastic, inspiring in each pupil a desire to say truly and adequately the best he thinks and feels. These conditions cannot be realized while working with dead fragments of language; but they are realized while constructing living wholes of composition. It is not two decades ago when the pupil in drawing was compelled to make straight lines until he made them all crooked. The pupil in manual training began by drawing intersecting lines on two sides of a board; then he drove nails into the intersections on one side, hoping that they would hit the corresponding points on the other.


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English: Composition and Literature - William Franklin Webster

Samuel Butler - Essays on Life, Art and Science artwork Essays on Life, Art and Science
Samuel Butler
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Essays on Life, Art and Science is a collection of essays and lectures by Samuel Butler. The collection contains a variety of essays and lectures some of which deal with his own theories and experiences while other discusses theories of renowned scientists such as Darwin. Ramblings in Cheapside, The Deadlock in Darwinism, and A Medieval Girl School are some of the essays included in this collection.


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Essays on Life, Art and Science - Samuel Butler

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

Jack London - Children of the Frost artwork Children of the Frost
Jack London
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is collection of short stories: In the forests of the north -- The law of life -- Nam-bok the unveracious -- The master of mystery -- The sunlanders -- The sickness of lone chief -- Keesh, the son of Keesh -- The death of Ligoun -- Li Wan, the fair -- The league of the old men.


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Children of the Frost - Jack London

坐觀老人 - 清代野记 artwork 清代野记
坐觀老人
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 19 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

清祖製,親王皇子等毋得干預政事;與大學士相見行半跪禮,稱老先生,如兼師傅者,或稱老師,自稱或門生或晚生,從未有稱大學士之別號,如嗣醇王載灃呼李文忠曰少荃者。當文宗崩,穆宗孩提,天下又不靖,慈安柔順不敢負重任,慈禧位卑又恐不孚人望,思得一重望之親貴佐理之,於是廷議推奕訢為議政王,總理軍機大臣。此本為權宜之計,非永遠自訂也。


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清代野记 - 坐觀老人

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

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

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

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


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The Mantle and Other Stories - Nikolai Gogol

Basil King - The Conquest of Fear artwork The Conquest of Fear
Basil King
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1921
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Look at the people you run up against in the course of a few hours. Everyone is living or working in fear. The mother is afraid for her children. The father is afraid for his business. The clerk is afraid for his job. The worker is afraid of his boss or his competitor. There is hardly a man who is not afraid that some other man will do him a bad turn. There is hardly a woman who is not afraid that things she craves may be denied her, or that what she loves may be snatched away.


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The Conquest of Fear - Basil King

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

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

Marah Ellis Ryan - That Girl Montana artwork That Girl Montana
Marah Ellis Ryan
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author takes her characters to the wilds of Idaho, in the land of the Kootenais, where the reader is made acquainted with people who win admiration for their honest, sincerity, and the whole-souled generosity of their natures. Montana is a typical wild-flower of the west, nurtured among the confines of her beloved hills.


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That Girl Montana - Marah Ellis Ryan

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

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

Victor Hugo & Isabel Florence Hapgood - Les Misérables artwork Les Misérables
Victor Hugo & Isabel Florence Hapgood
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 22 May 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this classic historical novel by French writer Victor Hugo, first published in France in 1862, Jean Valjean is relentlessly pursued by the police inspector Javert. This is the complete edition, including all five volumes.


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Les Misérables - Victor Hugo & Isabel Florence Hapgood

Mark Twain - Christian Science artwork Christian Science
Mark Twain
Genre: Religious
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It describes how he fell over a cliff while walking in Austria, breaking several bones. A Christian Science practitioner who lived nearby was sent for, but could not attend immediately and so undertook to provide an "absent healing." She sent a message asking Twain to wait overnight and to remember that there was nothing wrong with him.


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Christian Science - Mark Twain

Emily Dickinson - Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete artwork Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete
Emily Dickinson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The complete three volumes of poetry by Emily Dickinson. Including Epigrams, Letters to Susan Gilbert, and her Black Cake Recipe.


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Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete - Emily Dickinson


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