Vietnam literature, fiction books

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day - Arnold Bennett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hector Malot - Nobody's Boy artwork Nobody's Boy
Hector Malot
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 16 July 1907
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A compelling story in which orphaned Remi gets hired out to a traveling street entertainer when his foster parents fall on hard times. Going from village to village with its act, ‘nobody’s boy’ has numerous adventures until his boss also falls on hard times and perishes, homeless and destitute. Remi’s life includes a number of surprising twists and turns, leading to a climax and a very happy conclusion when he is reunited with his family


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Nobody's Boy - Hector Malot

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

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

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

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Witch and other stories artwork The Witch and other stories
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

IT was approaching nightfall. The sexton, Savely Gykin, was lying in his huge bed in the hut adjoining the church. He was not asleep, though it was his habit to go to sleep at the same time as the hens. His coarse red hair peeped from under one end of the greasy patchwork quilt, made up of coloured rags, while his big unwashed feet stuck out from the other. He was listening. His hut adjoined the wall that encircled the church and the solitary window in it looked out upon the open country. And out there a regular battle was going on. It was hard to say who was being wiped off the face of the earth, and for the sake of whose destruction nature was being churned up into such a ferment; but, judging from the unceasing malignant roar, someone was getting it very hot. A victorious force was in full chase over the fields, storming in the forest and on the church roof, battering spitefully with its fists upon the windows, raging and tearing, while something vanquished was howling and wailing…. A plaintive lament sobbed at the window, on the roof, or in the stove. It sounded not like a call for help, but like a cry of misery, a consciousness that it was too late, that there was no salvation. The snowdrifts were covered with a thin coating of ice; tears quivered on them and on the trees; a dark slush of mud and melting snow flowed along the roads and paths. In short, it was thawing, but through the dark night the heavens failed to see it, and flung flakes of fresh snow upon the melting earth at a terrific rate. And the wind staggered like a drunkard. It would not let the snow settle on the ground, and whirled it round in the darkness at random.


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The Witch and other stories - Антон Павлович Чехов

Clara Reeve - The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story artwork The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story
Clara Reeve
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1806
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He Old English Baron is an early Gothic novel by the English author Clara Reeve.  The story follows the adventures of Sir Philip Harclay, who returns to medieval England to find that the castle seat and estate of his friend Lord Lovel have been usurped. A series of revelations, horrors and betrayals climax in a scene of single combat in which good battles evil for the return of the prize.


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The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story - Clara Reeve

Rudyard Kipling - Songs from Books artwork Songs from Books
Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 18 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Although their understanding of the Indian is often moving, became minor hymns to the glory of Queen Victoria's empire and the civil servants and soldiers who staffed her outposts. Kim, an Irish boy in India who becomes the companion of a Tibetan lama, at length joins the British Secret Service, without, says Wilson, any sense of the betrayal of his friend this actually meant. Nevertheless, Kipling has left a vivid panorama of the India of his day.


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Songs from Books - Rudyard Kipling

Eugene Field - Love-Songs of Childhood artwork Love-Songs of Childhood
Eugene Field
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 03 November 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains verse for young and old. It is full of fantastic stories, breathtaking images, and brilliant rhymes. Including classics from "The Duel" to "The Delectable Ballad of Walter Lot, " the author, a devout Christian, keeps his religious overtones to a minimum. When listening, please keep in mind that the text was originally written in the 1800s.


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Love-Songs of Childhood - Eugene Field

Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Gods of Mars artwork The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

After the many death-defying battles and near-escapes of "The Princess of Mars", John Carter is returned to earth against his will, only to be sent back to Mars yet again at the start of this sequel.


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The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edmond About - Germaine. Spanish artwork Germaine. Spanish
Edmond About
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Es una de las más famosas obras de Edmond. Es una historia con las temas del amor y crimen.


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Germaine. Spanish - Edmond About

Elisée Reclus - Histoire d'un ruisseau. Spanish artwork Histoire d'un ruisseau. Spanish
Elisée Reclus
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 03 July 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

El breve libro Histoire d'un ruisseau por Elisée Reclus traza el desarrollo de un gran río de la fuente a la boca.


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Histoire d'un ruisseau. Spanish - Elisée Reclus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer artwork The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 21 April 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this classic 1876 novel by Mark Twain, pseudonym of American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens, young Tom Sawyer and his friend Huck Finn find adventure in the town of St. Petersburg, situated on the Mississippi River.


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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

H. C. Andersen - Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen artwork Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
H. C. Andersen
Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Publish Date: 03 August 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A comprehensive collection of over fifty of the most popular fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Emperor’s New Suit,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and much more.


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Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen - H. C. Andersen

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - Songs of Action artwork Songs of Action
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume of verse from the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes adds a starkly different dimension to his literary oeuvre. Linked by martial themes, the poems collected in Songs of Action are stirring and thought-provoking.


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Songs of Action - Arthur Conan Doyle

Johan Olof Wallin - The Angel of Death artwork The Angel of Death
Johan Olof Wallin
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The original, of which this is a translation, is universally considered one of the very best among many beautiful poems written by the same illustrious author. The sublime didactic thoughts therein expressed, in language majestic and yet so simple, have won for it a constantly increasing popularity; and, during half a century, in a language so rich in literary beauties as the Swedish, have maintained it among the foremost of poetical productions of its kind.


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The Angel of Death - Johan Olof Wallin

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

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

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

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


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Lady of the Lake - Walter Scott

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

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

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

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

Julia Pardoe - The Thousand and One Days artwork The Thousand and One Days
Julia Pardoe
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short story type of book. It has conferred an undeniable benefit upon the youth of England by presenting to them a collection of Oriental Tales, which, rich in the elements of interest and entertainment, are nevertheless entirely free from the licentiousness which renders so many of the fictions of the East, beautiful and brilliant as they are, most objectionable for young and ardent minds. There is indeed no lack of the wonderful in the pages before us, any more than in the Arabian and Persian Tales already so well known: but it will be seen that the supernatural agency in the narratives is used as a means to work out totally different results. An acknowledgment is also due to him for his adherence to the good old orthography to which we have all been accustomed from our childhood. The "Thousand and One Nights", and however appropriate to a work of so much research and value to Oriental students, it would have been alike fatiguing and out of character to have embarrassed a volume, simply intended for the amusement of youthful readers, by a number of hard and unfamiliar words, difficult of pronunciation to all save the initiated; and for the pleasure of the young requiring translation fully as much as the narrative itself


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The Thousand and One Days - Julia Pardoe

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

郁达夫 - 沉沦 artwork 沉沦
郁达夫
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

他近来觉得孤冷得可怜。 他的早熟的性情,竟把他挤到与世人绝不相容的境地去,世人与他的中间介在的那一道屏障,愈筑愈高了。 天气一天一天的清凉起来,他的学校开学之后,已经快半个月了。那一天正是9月的22日。


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沉沦 - 郁达夫

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

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

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

Oscar Wilde - Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde artwork Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 29 November 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Large format for easy reading. Selection of poems from the famous dramatist, novelist and poet of the Victorian Era. A celebrity of his time and still renowned for his barbed wit.


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Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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


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A Lover's Complaint - William Shakespeare

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: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

Robert Browning - Men and Women artwork Men and Women
Robert Browning
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Men and Women is a collection of fifty-one poems in two volumes by Robert Browning. These poems are based on varied themes. Browning's Men and Women consists of fifty-one poems, all of which are monologues spoken by different narrators, some identified and some not; the first fifty take in a very diverse range of historical, religious or European situations, with the fifty-first - One Word More - featuring Browning himself as narrator and dedicated to his wife.


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Men and Women - Robert Browning

Henry Van Dyke - The Red Flower artwork The Red Flower
Henry Van Dyke
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dr. Henry van Dyke was an American author, lecturer, ambassador and pastor. He was in charge of the committee which wrote The Book of Common Worship of 1906, the first printed Presbyterian liturgy. He wrote many poems, short stories, hymns and essays, often with religious themes. This particular poem, written after the outbreak of World War I but set beforehand, contrasts the natural beauty of the summer before the war with the horror and destruction that is to follow.


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The Red Flower - Henry Van Dyke

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

Charles Reade - Put Yourself in His Place artwork Put Yourself in His Place
Charles Reade
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hillsborough and its outlying suburbs make bricks by the million, spin and weave both wool and cotton, forge in steel from the finest needle up to a ship's armor, and so add considerably to the kingdom's wealth. But industry so vast, working by steam on a limited space, has been fatal to beauty: Hillsborough, though built on one of the loveliest sites in England, is perhaps the most hideous town in creation. All ups and down and back slums. Not one of its wriggling, broken backed streets has handsome shops in an unbroken row. Houses seem to have battled in the air, and stuck wherever they tumbled down dead out of the melee. But worst of all, the city is pockmarked with public houses, and bristles with high round chimneys. These are not confined to a locality, but stuck all over the place like cloves in an orange. They defy the law, and belch forth massy volumes of black smoke, that hang like acres of crape over the place, and veil the sun and the blue sky even in the brightest day. But in a fog why, the air of Hillsborough looks a thing to plow, if you want a dirty job.


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Put Yourself in His Place - Charles Reade

Henry Rider Haggard - Cleopatra artwork Cleopatra
Henry Rider Haggard
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1671
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Set in the Ptolemaic era the story revolves around the survival of a dynastic bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis. Harmachis, the last living descendent of this bloodline, is charged by the Priesthood with the overthrow of Cleopatra, the ejection of the Romans, and the restoration of Egypt to it's golden age.


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Cleopatra - Henry Rider Haggard

The Brothers Grimm - Household Tales by Brothers Grimm artwork Household Tales by Brothers Grimm
The Brothers Grimm
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 19 September 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story is all about magic. There is a trick for summoning magic: rhymes.


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Household Tales by Brothers Grimm - The Brothers Grimm

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Green Flag artwork The Green Flag
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 07 July 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1905 publication features a number of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories about war and hunting.


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The Green Flag - 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

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

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 - 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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays — First Series artwork Essays — First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 26 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's Intellectual Declaration of Independence.


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Essays — First Series - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alexandre Dumas - The Man in the Iron Mask artwork The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 10 June 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film[2] directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, and Gabriel Byrne as d'Artagnan. It uses characters from Alexandre Dumas' D'Artagnan Romances and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of The Vicomte de Bragelonne. The film centers on the aging four Musketeers; Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan and the reign of King Louis XIV of France. It attempts to explain the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask, using a plot more closely related to 1929 Fairbanks' version, The Iron Mask, and the 1939 version by James Whale than the original Dumas book.


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The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Possessed (The Devils) artwork The Possessed (The Devils)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 08 February 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

One of Dostoyevsky's most famous novels, this 1872 work utilizes five main characters and their philosophical ideas to describe the political chaos of Imperial Russia in the nineteenth century. Based on an actual event involving the murder of a revolutionary by his comrades, this novel depicts a band of ruthless radicals attempting to incite revolt in their small, rural community.


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The Possessed (The Devils) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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


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Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

It showed how by doing one good deed, it can snowball and change the world. The kindness a young boy showed his sister by giving her money to go to the movies, grew and spread, affecting not only his sister's life, but the lives of everyone he came into contact with.


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The Boy Scout - Richard Harding Davis

James Whitcomb Riley - Riley Songs of Friendship artwork Riley Songs of Friendship
James Whitcomb Riley
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The bookman he's a humming bird His feasts are honey fine, With hi! hilloo! And clover dew And roses lush and rare! His roses are the phrase and word of olden tomes divine; With hi! and ho! And pinks ablow And posies everywhere! The Bookman he's a humming bird, He steals from song to song He scents the ripest blooming rhyme, And takes his heart along And sacks all sweets of bursting verse And ballads, throng on throng. A humming bird the Bookman is though cumbrous, gray and grim, with hi! hilloo! And honey dew and odors musty rare! He bends him o'er that page of his As o'er the rose's rim. With hi! and ho! And pinks aglow and roses everywhere! Ay, he's the featest humming bird, on airiest of wings He poises pendent o'er the poem That blossoms as it sings God friend him as he dips his beak In such delicious things! With ho! and hey! And world away and only dreams for him.


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Riley Songs of Friendship - James Whitcomb Riley

Bill Nye - Comic History of England artwork Comic History of England
Bill Nye
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The text is amusing and clever. Harold did not merely die at the battle of Hastings, he "abandoned the fight in order to investigate the surprises of a future state. " The illustrations are masterpieces of comic art. A royal blur of Edwards, Henrys, Williams, etc. , over 1, 500 years of British history, from Julius Caesar to Henry VIII.


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Comic History of England - Bill Nye

Mary Baker Eddy - Unity of Good artwork Unity of Good
Mary Baker Eddy
Genre: Religious
Publish Date: 02 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book written by the discoverer of a religion over a century ago, tells us who we are in truth and in God. Very informative and concise about the true meaning of life and how to live it.


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Unity of Good - Mary Baker Eddy

William Hope Hodgson - The House on the Borderland artwork The House on the Borderland
William Hope Hodgson
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1907
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The House on the Borderland (1908) is a story. Two men, spending a week fishing in a remote area of Ireland, discover a diary hidden in the ruins of a strange house. Reading the diary, they learn about the "Recluse," the former owner of the property, who wrote about his efforts to fend off a frightening number of indescribable monsters that laid siege to his home. Full of menacing, otherworldly horror, The House on the Borderland is a delightful fright, featuring cosmic horrors that would inspire.


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The House on the Borderland - William Hope Hodgson

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

叶紫 - 丰收 artwork 丰收
叶紫
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

时间是快要到清明节了。天,下着雨,阴沉沉的没有一点晴和的征兆。 云普叔坐在“曹氏家祠”的大门口,还穿着过冬天的那件破旧棉袍;身子微微颤动,像是耐不住这袭人的寒气。他抬头望了一望天,嘴边不知道念了几句什么话,又低了下去。胡须上倒悬着一线一线的,迎风飘动,刚刚用手抹去,随即又流出了几线来。


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丰收 - 叶紫

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

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

Sunzi 6th Cent. B.C. - The Art of War artwork The Art of War
Sunzi 6th Cent. B.C.
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 December 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies.


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The Art of War - Sunzi 6th Cent. B.C.

Cyrus Townsend Brady - The Eagle of the Empire artwork The Eagle of the Empire
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is about the Battle of Waterloo, which the story in this book ends, is popularly regarded as one of the decisive battles of the world, particularly with reference to the career of the greatest of all Captains. Napoleon's genius cannot be denied any more than his failure. In this book author tried to show him at his best and also almost at his worst. For sheer brilliance, military and mental, the campaigning in France in 1814 could not be surpassed. He is there with his raw recruits, his beardless boys, his old guard, his tactical and strategical ability, his furious energy, his headlong celerity and his marvelous power of inspiration; just as he was in Italy when he revolutionized the art of war and electrified the world. Many of these qualities are in evidence in the days before Waterloo, but during the actual battle upon which his fate and the fate of the world turned, the tired, broken, ill man is drowsily nodding before a farmhouse by the road, while Ney, whose superb and headlong courage was not accompanied by any corresponding military ability, wrecks the last grand army.


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The Eagle of the Empire - Cyrus Townsend Brady


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