Vietnam literature, fiction books

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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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


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A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript) - Charles Dickens

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Stories from Hans Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen

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

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

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

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

Maksim Gorky - Mother artwork Mother
Maksim Gorky
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The famous novel of historic revolutionary conversion and struggle. This novel of Russia before the Revolution is without question the masterpiece of Gorky, Russia's greatest living writer. Into one passionate, astonishing book has been gathered the spirit of the terrifying struggle against the Czar's autocracy. In it Russia stands forth in a flood of light.


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Mother - Maksim Gorky

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Lang - Oxford artwork Oxford
Andrew Lang
Genre: African American
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Oxford. Brief historical & descriptive notes (1880). The 1915 edition of this work was illustrated by painter George Francis Carline. This home of religion and of learning was a home of religion from the beginning, and her later life is but a return, after centuries of war and trade, to her earliest purpose. What manner of village of wooden houses may have surrounded the earliest rude chapels and places of prayer, we cannot readily guess, but imagination may look back on Oxford as she was when the English Chronicle first mentions her. Even then it is not unnatural to think Oxford might well have been a city of peace. She lies in the very centre of England, and the Northmen, as they marched inland, burning church and cloister, must have wandered long before they came to Oxford. On the other hand, the military importance of the site must have made it a town that would be eagerly contended for. Any places of strength in Oxford would command the roads leading to the north and west, and the secure, raised paths that ran through the flooded fens to the ford or bridge, if bridge there then was, between Godstowe an


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Oxford - Andrew Lang

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack London - Love of Life and Other Stories artwork Love of Life and Other Stories
Jack London
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Under this title the author has grouped eight short stories. The tale which gives the book its name is a description of a man dying in the wilds of the Northwest by slow starvation. The concluding story, "Negore, the Coward," relates to the old days of the Russian occupancy of Alaska, and shows what a man will do to retain a woman's love and wipe from his name an undeserved affix.


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Love of Life and Other Stories - Jack London

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Les misérables Tome I - Victor Hugo

Jack London - The Human Drift artwork The Human Drift
Jack London
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 21 November 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a collection of eight essays and memoirs by American adventure writer and journalist Jack London, published in 1917. In the title essay, London explores the evolution of civilization.


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The Human Drift - Jack London

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

It is merely one facet of that speculative spirit of an innovation, which in the sphere of action produces democracy and revolution, and in that of thought is the parent of philosophy and physical science; and its importance as a factor of progress is based not so much on the results it attains, as on the tone of thought which it represents, and the method by which it works.


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Essays and Lectures - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Freedom, Truth and Beauty - Edward Doyle

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

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


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Letters of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

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

William Younger Fletcher - English Book Collectors artwork English Book Collectors
William Younger Fletcher
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a literacy book. though various books are incidentally mentioned in the Wardrobe Accounts of the first, second, and third Edwards, there is no good reason to believe that any English king, save perhaps Henry VI., or any royal prince, with the exception of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and possibly of John, Duke of Bedford, possessed a collection large enough to be styled a library until the reign of Edward IV. In the Wardrobe Accounts of that Sovereign, preserved among the Harleian MSS. in the library of the British Museum, mention is made of the conveyance, in the year 1480, of the King's books from London to Eltham Palace.


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English Book Collectors - William Younger Fletcher

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

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

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

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


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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

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

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

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


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House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Lafcadio Hearn - In Ghostly Japan artwork In Ghostly Japan
Lafcadio Hearn
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces. Hearn tries to give a glimpse into the customs of the Japanese, by giving examples of Buddhist Proverbs and explaining the use of incense and the nation wide fascination with poetry. Furthermore, he has again translated several hair-rising ghost stories, like "A Passional Karma" about the truly undying love of a young couple.


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In Ghostly Japan - Lafcadio Hearn

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

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories artwork The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front: a lady with a little dog. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an interest in new arrivals. Sitting in Verney's pavilion, he saw, walking on the sea-front, a fair-haired young lady of medium height, wearing a beret; a white Pomeranian dog was running behind her. And afterwards he met her in the public gardens and in the square several times a day. She was walking alone, always wearing the same beret, and always with the same white dog; no one knew who she was, and every one called her simply "the lady with the dog."


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The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories - Антон Павлович Чехов

Jack London - When God Laughs: and other stories artwork When God Laughs: and other stories
Jack London
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 21 November 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Gifted with a wonderful imagination and vivid style, in this collection of short stories. Included are the title story - The Apostate, A Wicked Woman, Just Meat, Created He Them, The Chinago, Make Westing, Semper Idem, A Nose For The King, The Francis Spaight, A Curious Fragment, A Piece Of Steak.


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When God Laughs: and other stories - Jack London

Maksim Gorky - Twenty-six and One and Other Stories artwork Twenty-six and One and Other Stories
Maksim Gorky
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 18 June 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Maxim Gorky is the pen name of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov -- orphaned at the age of nine, he was raised by his grandmother, a story-teller, who imprinted on him a love for tales and travel. All of his varied jobs and the places, people and situations he encountered on his way can be found in his stories. From the introduction by Ivan Strannik: "The interest of these stories does not lie in the unraveling of an intricate plot. They are rather fragments of life, bits of biography covering some particular period, without reaching the limits of a real drama. And these are no more artificially combined than are the events of real life. Everything that he relates, Gorky has seen".


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Twenty-six and One and Other Stories - Maksim Gorky

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

Edith Nesbit - The Railway Children artwork The Railway Children
Edith Nesbit
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have to move with their mother from their London home to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station the children make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains. But although they have many adventures on the railway, one question still remains is their father ever coming back? The latest welcome addition to the popular Oxford Children's Classics series.


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The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit

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

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

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


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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

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

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

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


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The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

Stephen Crane - The Monster and Other Stories artwork The Monster and Other Stories
Stephen Crane
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The harrowing title tale from this collection recounts the experiences of an African-American coachman who becomes horribly disfigured after rescuing his employer's son from a fire.


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The Monster and Other Stories - Stephen Crane

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

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

Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn artwork Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

William Shakespeare - The Phoenix and the Turtle artwork The Phoenix and the Turtle
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1600
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Phoenix and the Turtle is an allegorical poem about the death of ideal love by William Shakespeare. It is widely considered to be one of his most obscure works and has led to many conflicting interpretations. [1] It has also been called "the first great published metaphysical poem". [2] The title "The Phoenix and the Turtle" is a conventional label. As published, the poem was untitled. The "turtle" is the Turtledove, not the shelled reptile. The poem describes a funeral arranged for the deceased Phoenix and Turtledove, respectively emblems of perfection and of devoted love. Some birds are invited, but others excluded. It goes on to state that the love of the birds created a perfect unity which transcended all logic and material fact. It concludes with a prayer for the dead lovers.


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The Phoenix and the Turtle - William Shakespeare

Mark Twain - What Is Man? and Other Essays artwork What Is Man? and Other Essays
Mark Twain
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 20 April 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"What Is Man", published by Mark Twain in 1906, is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism. The Old Man asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objects, and asks him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position. This collection of short stories covers a wide range of Twain's interests: the serious, the political and the ironically humorous.


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What Is Man? and Other Essays - Mark Twain

Howard Pyle - The Adventures of Robin Hood artwork The Adventures of Robin Hood
Howard Pyle
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 08 November 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Robin Hood is champion of the poor and oppressed against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in the vast Sherwood Forest, emerging time and again to outwit his enemies with daring and panache. In this story brings sense and clarity as well as excitement to the varied myths, ballads and legends about Robin's adventures.


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The Adventures of Robin Hood - Howard Pyle

William Dean Howells - Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life) artwork Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life)
William Dean Howells
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The morning was extremely cold. It professed to be sunny, and there was really some sort of hard glitter in the air, which, so far from being tempered by this effulgence, seemed all the stonier for it. Blasts of frigid wind swept the streets, and buffeted each other in a fury of resentment when they met around the corners.


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Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life) - William Dean Howells

Mark Twain - The 30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories artwork The 30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories
Mark Twain
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 20 April 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Bringing together 38 tales and sketches, The Bequest provides a rare long view of Twain's work, covering virtually his entire career, from "Advice to Young Girls" (a spoof that appeared in 1865, just months before he achieved national acclaim for his "Jumping Frog" tale), to the title story, written in 1904.


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The 30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories - Mark Twain

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 Dickens - The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman artwork The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
Charles Dickens
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 19 June 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.


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The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman - Charles Dickens

Jack London - A Daughter of the Snows artwork A Daughter of the Snows
Jack London
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is an story of the Klondike, the main character, Frona is a girl from the North who was sent away by her single father for a fine higher education. She comes home to the North, and proves that you can take the girl out of the Klondike, but you can't take the Klondike out of the girl. She meets lots of interesting people and eventually has to choose what she wants for herself.


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A Daughter of the Snows - Jack London

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

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


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


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