Vietnam literature, fiction books

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

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

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


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Practical Exercises in English - Huber Gray Buehler

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

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


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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day - Arnold Bennett

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

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


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Love, Life & Work - Elbert Hubbard

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

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


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Cinderella - Richard Harding Davis

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

The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets.


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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

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

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


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Love Songs - Sara Teasdale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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A Christmas Story - Samuel W. Francis

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

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

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

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

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

William Shakespeare - The Passionate Pilgrim artwork The Passionate Pilgrim
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1608
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Passionate Pilgrim (1599) is an anthology of 20 poems collected and published by William Jaggard that were attributed to "W. Shakespeare" on the title page, only five of which are considered authentically Shakespearean. These are two sonnets, later to be published in the 1609 collection of Shakespeare's sonnets, and three poems extracted from the play Love's Labour's Lost. Internal and external evidence contradicts the title-page attribution to Shakespeare. Five were attributed to other poets during his lifetime, and two were published in other collections anonymously. While most critics disqualify the rest as not Shakespearean on stylistic grounds, stylometric analysis by Ward Elliott and Robert Valenza put two blocks of the poems (4, 6, 7 and 9, and 10, 12, 13 and 15) within Shakespeare's stylistic boundaries. [1] Jaggard later published an augmented edition with poems he knew to be by Thomas Heywood.


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The Passionate Pilgrim - William Shakespeare

James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans artwork The Last of the Mohicans
A Narrative of 1757
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1825
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the story of two sisters, Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of the English commander, who are struggling to be reunited with their father.


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The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper

George Herbert Mair - English Literature: Modern artwork English Literature: Modern
George Herbert Mair
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The intention of this book is to lay stress on ideas and tendencies that have to be understood and appreciated, rather than on facts that have to be learned by heart. The book aims at dealing with the matter of authors more than with their lives; consequently it contains few dates. The book pretends no more than to be a general introduction to a very great subject, and it will have fulfilled all that is intended for it if it stimulates those who read it to set about reading for themselves the books of which it treats.


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English Literature: Modern - George Herbert Mair

Anthony Hope - Frivolous Cupid artwork Frivolous Cupid
Anthony Hope
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short stories where the protagonists unfailingly demonstrate that love is held above all else.


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Frivolous Cupid - Anthony Hope

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

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

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

坐观老人 - 清代野记 artwork 清代野记
坐观老人
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 03 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

清祖制,亲王皇子等毋得干预政事;与大学士相见行半跪礼,称老先生,如兼师傅者,或称老师,自称或门生或晚生,从未有称大学士之别号,如嗣醇王载沣呼李文忠曰少荃者。当文宗崩,穆宗孩提,天下又不靖,慈安柔顺不敢负重任,慈禧位卑又恐不孚人望,思得一重望之亲贵佐理之,于是廷议推奕欣为议政王,总理军机大臣。此本为权宜之计,非永远自定义也。


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清代野记 - 坐观老人

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Антон Павлович Чехов - Love artwork Love
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1601
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the story, Chekhov presents the difference between three love stories and tries to prove that “Love” like that is not bound by conjugal relations. He views that love is true and spiritual. Happiness, unhappiness, morality, sin, virtue, social status, class, prestige etc. have nothing to do with love. Alyohin is the narrator in this story.


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Love - Антон Павлович Чехов

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

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities artwork A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.


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A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

William Dean Howells - Dr. Breen's Practice artwork Dr. Breen's Practice
William Dean Howells
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story takes place in the late 19th century at Jocelyn's hotel on the beach outside of Newport, Rhode Island, and is told through the voice of a third person narrator. At the hotel croquet court we meet a sickly woman named Louise Maynard and her physician, Dr. Grace Breen. Breen is a graduate of the New York homeopathic school, who has become a doctor to make a difference and prove her worth as a woman. She is cool toward men because the love of her life ran off with her best friend.


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Dr. Breen's Practice - William Dean Howells

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

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures Under Ground artwork Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Being a facsimile of the original Ms. book afterwards developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Lewis Carroll
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and where is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations? So she was considering in her own mind, (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid,) whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain was worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.


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Alice's Adventures Under Ground - Lewis Carroll

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

O. Henry - The Four Million artwork The Four Million
O. Henry
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 04 June 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are twenty five stories of various lengths including several of his best known works such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem". The book's title refers to the then population of New York City where many of the stories are set.


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The Four Million - O. Henry

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - The Sorrows of Young Werther artwork The Sorrows of Young Werther
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1773
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A loosely autobiographical novel, Werther, a young artist with a very sensitive and passionate temperament, sent to his friend Wilhelm and his stay in the fictive village Wahlheim, where he meets and falls in love with Charlotte, who is, however, already engaged to an older man named Albert. Despite the pain this causes Werther, he spends the next several months cultivating a close friendship with both of them.


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The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Charles Dudley Warner - Fashions in Literature artwork Fashions in Literature
Charles Dudley Warner
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book deals with fashions in literature , such as , poems, epic, essays, novel and many more such parts of literature. It also reflects the change of taste of public interest and writer's efforts to interpret in their work thus satisfying the taste of public.


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Fashions in Literature - Charles Dudley Warner

Sara Teasdale - Flame and Shadow artwork Flame and Shadow
Sara Teasdale
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Poems are deeply self reflective they give you the unmanic, unpaniced, regular soft human sorrow of a sensitive person, not a mentally ill one, i dont think, only a very emotionally intelligent one, which was very refreshing, like a friend who just seems to think and feel a lot, and say it in such good sentence.


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Flame and Shadow - Sara Teasdale

Walter Alexander Raleigh - Style artwork Style
Walter Alexander Raleigh
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 2001
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Style, the Latin name for an iron pen, has come to designate the art that handles, with ever fresh vitality and wary alacrity, the fluid elements of speech. By a figure, obvious enough, which yet might serve for an epitome of literary method, the most rigid and simplest of instruments has lent its name to the subtlest and most flexible of arts. Thence the application of the word has been extended to arts other than literature, to the whole range of the activities of man. The fact that we use the word “style” in speaking of architecture and sculpture, painting and music, dancing, play-acting, and cricket, that we can apply it to the careful achievements of the housebreaker and the poisoner, and to the spontaneous animal movements of the limbs of man or beast, is the noblest of unconscious tributes to the faculty of letters.


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Style - Walter Alexander Raleigh

John Townsend Trowbridge - The Young Surveyor artwork The Young Surveyor
John Townsend Trowbridge
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a story of a children named Jack. A young fellow in a light buggy, with a big black dog sitting composedly beside him, enjoying the ride, drove up, one summer afternoon, to the door of a log house, in one of the early settlements of Northern Illinois. A woman with lank features, in a soiled gown trailing its rags about her bare feet, came and stood in the doorway and stared at him. "Does Mr. Wiggett live here?" he inquired. "Wal, I reckon", said the woman, "the ain't dead or skedaddled of a suddent". "I dunno noth'n' to hender. Yer, Sal! run up in the burnt lot and fetch your pap. Tell him a stranger. You've druv a good piece", the woman added, glancing at the buggy wheels and the horse's white feet, stained with black prairie soil. "I've driven over from North Mills", replied the young fellow, regarding her pleasantly, with bright, honest features, from under the shade of his hat brim. "I 'lowed as much. Alight and come into the house. Old man'll be yer in a minute". He declined the invitation to enter; but, to rest his limbs, leaped down from the buggy. Thereupon the dog rose from his seat on the wagon bottom, jumped down after him, and shook himself. "All creation!" said the woman, "what a pup that ar is! Yer, you young uns! Put back into the house, and hide under the bed, or he'll eat ye up like ye was so much cl'ar soap grease!" At that moment the dog stretched his great mouth open, with a formidable yawn.


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The Young Surveyor - John Townsend Trowbridge

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

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

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

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


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Urban Sketches - Bret Harte

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 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

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

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

O. Henry - Cabbages and Kings artwork Cabbages and Kings
O. Henry
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 04 June 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cabbages and Kings (1904) is less a novel than a series of cleverly interwoven short-stories. In Coralio - a sultry coastal town in the volatile banana republic of Anchuria - a disparate cast of vagabonds, hucksters, mercenaries, merchants and consuls is busy plotting, scamming, drinking, loving or trying to forget the past.


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Cabbages and Kings - O. Henry

Charles Reade - It Is Never Too Late to Mend artwork It Is Never Too Late to Mend
Charles Reade
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Nor would it be polite or generous; but this of yours is a deep grief, and alarms me for you. Shall I tell you how I know? You often yawn and often sigh; when these two things come together at your age they are signs of a heavy grief; then it comes out that you have lost your relish for things that once pleased you. The first day I came here you told me your garden had been neglected of late, and you blushed in saying so.


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It Is Never Too Late to Mend - Charles Reade

John Ruskin - The Poetry of Architecture artwork The Poetry of Architecture
John Ruskin
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ruskin offered little new to the debate, but the book helped to capture and summarise the thoughts of the movement.


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The Poetry of Architecture - John Ruskin

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

Wilkie Collins - After Dark artwork After Dark
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book includes a diverse array of mysteries, tales of murder, and family drama in wartime and other chaotic settings. This engrossing collection is sure to have something that appeals to every reader.


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After Dark - Wilkie Collins

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

L. Frank Baum - American Fairy Tales artwork American Fairy Tales
L. Frank Baum
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials.


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American Fairy Tales - L. Frank Baum

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

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

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

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

Edmund Gosse - Gossip in a Library artwork Gossip in a Library
Edmund Gosse
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an short story book. A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and their subjects. It is curious to reflect that the library, in our customary sense, is quite a modern institution. Three hundred years ago there were no public libraries in Europe. The Ambrosian, at Milan, dates from 1608; the Bodleian, at Oxford, from 1612. To these Angelo Rocca added his in Rome, in 1620. But private collections of books always existed, and these were the haunts of learning, the little glimmering hearths over which knowledge spread her cold fingers, in the darkest ages of the world. To-day, although national and private munificence has increased the number of public libraries so widely that almost every reader is within reach of books, the private library still flourishes. There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel—an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine. The Mayor of Queenborough feels as though he were a very important personage till Royalty drives through his borough without noticing his scarf and his cocked hat; and then, for the first time, he observes how small the Queenborough town-hall is. But if one is to gossip about books, it is, perhaps, as well that one should have some limits. I will leave the masters of bibliography to sing of greater matters.


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Gossip in a Library - Edmund Gosse

Charles Dickens - Sketches by Boz artwork Sketches by Boz
Illustrative of Everyday Live and Every-Day People
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sketches by "Boz, " Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People (commonly known as Sketches by Boz) is a collection of short pieces Charles Dickens published as a book in 1836, with illustrations byGeorge Cruikshank. The 56 sketches concern London scenes and people, and the whole work is divided into four sections: "Our Parish", "Scenes", "Characters" and "Tales". The material in the first three sections consists of non-narrative pen-portraits, but the last section comprises fictional stories.


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Sketches by Boz - Charles Dickens

Anatole France - The Seven Wives of Bluebeard artwork The Seven Wives of Bluebeard
Anatole France
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 12 October 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Anatole France won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1921 - a noted man of letters, he was a leading figure of French literary life.


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The Seven Wives of Bluebeard - Anatole France

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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Refugees artwork The Refugees
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A brilliant adventure tale of life in the Court of Louis XIV and of Canada under French rule and Huguenot persecution. The Refugees is set in both 17th Century France and in the wilds of North America. When you are reading the French episodes, you think you are reading Alexander Dumas. When reading the American episodes, you think you are reading James Fenimore Cooper. Yet, all of it was written by one person. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Many people do not realize that the creator of Sherlock Holmes was also one of the best historical novelists of his day.


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The Refugees - Arthur Conan Doyle

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 Beautiful and Damned artwork The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 21 December 1940
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned explores many of the same themes and subjects that would animate his later work, including Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. This novel delves into the mysteries and complexities of marriage, taking as its focus the relationship of heir and bon vivant Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria, a couple that critics believe reflect many autobiographical elements of the tempestuous bond between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, the artist and flamboyant flapper Zelda.


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The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James - The Death of the Lion artwork The Death of the Lion
Henry James
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Death of the Lion is an 1894 short story by Henry James. The narrator suggests writing an article on Neil Paraday; his new editor agrees. The former spends a week with Neil and writes the article whilst there, alongside reading Paraday's latest book. His editor rejects the article however; he decides to write an article for another newspaper, but it goes unnoticed. Neil Paraday gets excited about writing another book, despite the fact that he doesn't seem successful still. However the narrator comes across a praiseful review in The Empire.


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The Death of the Lion - Henry James

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

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

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

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

罗贯中 - 三国演义 artwork 三国演义
罗贯中
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 25 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

词曰: 滚滚长江东逝水,浪花淘尽英雄。是非成败转头空:青山依旧在,几度夕阳红。白发渔樵江渚上,惯看秋月春风。一壶浊酒喜相逢:古今多少事,都付笑谈中。 话说天下大势,分久必合,合久必分:周末七国分争,并入于秦。及秦灭之后,楚、汉分争,又并入于汉。汉朝自高祖斩白蛇而起义,一统天下。后来光武中兴,传至献帝,遂分为三国。推其致乱之由,殆始于桓、灵二帝。桓帝禁锢善类,崇信宦官。及桓帝崩,灵帝即位,大将军窦武、太傅陈蕃,共相辅佐。时有宦官曹节等弄权,窦武、陈蕃谋诛之,作事不密,反为所害。中涓自此愈横。


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三国演义 - 罗贯中

Guy de Maupassant - Original Short Stories — Volume 01 artwork Original Short Stories — Volume 01
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 05 July 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short stories about people in different fields of life. Maupassant has weaved intricate plots and strong characters that have been drawn in detail. The stories throw light on different attitudes and behaviours of people and interactions of society.


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Original Short Stories — Volume 01 - Guy de Maupassant

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo artwork The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 10 June 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.


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The Count of Monte Cristo - 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

Guy de Maupassant - Original Short Stories — Volume 02 artwork Original Short Stories — Volume 02
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 05 July 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short stories about people in different fields of life. Maupassant has weaved intricate plots and strong characters that have been drawn in detail. The stories throw light on different attitudes and behaviours of people and interactions of society.


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Original Short Stories — Volume 02 - Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant - Original Short Stories — Volume 03 artwork Original Short Stories — Volume 03
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 05 July 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short stories about people in different fields of life. Maupassant has weaved intricate plots and strong characters that have been drawn in detail. The stories throw light on different attitudes and behaviours of people and interactions of society.


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Original Short Stories — Volume 03 - Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant - Original Short Stories — Volume 04 artwork Original Short Stories — Volume 04
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 05 July 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short stories about people in different fields of life. Maupassant has weaved intricate plots and strong characters that have been drawn in detail. The stories throw light on different attitudes and behaviours of people and interactions of society.


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Original Short Stories — Volume 04 - Guy de Maupassant

Mayne Reid - The Scalp Hunters artwork The Scalp Hunters
Mayne Reid
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Joe Bass, an American fur trapper, is making his way back home with a full cargo of hides when he encounters a group of Kiowa Indians led by Two Crows (Armando Silvestre), who insist on taking his furs. As "payment" they offer him a slave, Joseph Lee (Ossie Davis), who they had previously taken from a group of Comanches. Reluctantly, realising he cannot fight them, Bass agrees to the trade. Bass is slightly bemused by his new companion, who is a well-educated and refined house slave, unused to the ways of the West. Bass orders him to help him recover the furs from the Kiowa. Lee only agrees to help if Bass agrees to take him to Mexico where slavery is outlawed. Bass is not amused, but the two strike up a friendly relationship, with Bass teaching Lee how to catch food in the West. As Lee and Bass come upon the Kiowa, they watch them being ambushed by a group of scalphunters, white Americans and Mexicans who were offered a bounty by the government for each Native scalp they brought in. These scalphunters, led by Jim Howie (Telly Savalas), kill the Kiowa and also steal the furs which Bass had hoped to recover. He and Lee are forced to track the party, hoping to take back the furs. Unfortunately, while spying on them, Lee tips over a cliff and is captured by the scalphunters. As they travel southwards, Jim Howie's girlfriend, Kate (Shelley Winters), reveals to Lee that they are heading for Mexico. He begins to win her favor, by doing her hair and telling her fortune, hoping she will persuade Howie to take him with them across the border, rather than sell him. Bass meanwhile has been following closely on their trail, and at one point he pins them down with sniper fire, forcing them to let loose the packhorse carrying the furs. He is ambushed, however, and the scalphunters recover the furs and proceed on their way. Approaching their camp at night, Bass tries to persuade Lee to help him, but the slave is now set on going to Mexico and refuses him assistance. Bass kills several of the scalphunters, by intentionally starting a rock avalanche in the mountains near where they are situated. After again failing to secure the furs, Bass contaminates the water of a nearby creek with a toxin that causes the scalphunters' horses to run and buck wildly as they drink the water. Now thoroughly fed up, and wanting to make it to Mexico in safety, they send Lee as a courier to Bass telling him he can keep the furs.


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The Scalp Hunters - Mayne Reid

Allen Upward - Athelstane Ford artwork Athelstane Ford
Allen Upward
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a adventure book. It has not happened to many men, as I think, to have fallen into the hands of as cruel and bloodthirsty a monster as ever defiled God's earth, and to have escaped to tell the tale. Yet it is of this that I have come to write; and of all the hardships and perils which I went through from the time I fled from my father's house to seek for treasure in the East Indies; and of the battles in which I fought; and of the madness of love and jealousy which I knew; and of how the man I trusted became my enemy, and pursued me with his vengeance; and of the treasure which I found in the palace of the Hindoo king; and of how I returned at last to my own home. Nor do I greatly expect that the hearing of these things will be effectual to hinder those who come after me from adventuring in their turn, for young blood will have its way, like sap in the veins of a growing tree. But there are times when I think that if I could have looked forward and seen what was to come, and all the dire straits through which I was to pass both among my own countrymen and in those distant lands I might have given a different welcome to my cousin Rupert when he came riding into Brandon, on the evening of that day which was to be the last of my boyhood.


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Athelstane Ford - Allen Upward

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

Charles Perrault - The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault artwork The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 15 May 1703
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles Perrault must have been as charming a fellow as a man could meet. He was one of the best-liked personages of his own great age, and he has remained ever since a prime favourite of mankind. We are fortunate in knowing a great deal about his varied life, deriving our knowledge mainly from D'Alembert's history of the French Academy and from his own memoirs, which were written for his grandchildren, but not published tillsixty-six years after his death. We should, I think, be more fortunate still if the memoirs had not ceased in mid-career, or if their author had permitted himself to write of his family affairs without reserve or restraint, in the approved manner of modern autobiography. We should like, for example, to know much more than we do about the wife and the two sons to whom he was so devoted.


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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Charles Perrault

Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne La Fayette - The Princess of Cleves artwork The Princess of Cleves
Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne La Fayette
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1692
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning-point in the history of the novel.


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The Princess of Cleves - Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne La Fayette

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

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

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


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