Yemen literature, fiction books

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Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne

Jules Verne - The Secret of the Island artwork The Secret of the Island
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. A party of British adventurers, who had been ballooning, but whose trip had ended by being cast away on a Pacific island, have various setbacks due to both pirates and convicts who had escaped from jails in mainland Australasia. They realise that at times there appears to be some kind of entity that is looking after them.


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The Secret of the Island - Jules Verne

Bartolomé de las Casas - A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies artwork A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Bartolomé de las Casas
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1565
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

One of the stated purposes for writing the account is his fear of Spain coming under divine punishment and his concern for the souls of the Native Peoples. The account is one of the first attempts by a Spanish writer of the colonial era to depict examples of unfair treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antilles, particularly the island of Hispaniola.


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A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Bartolomé de las Casas

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

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Love and Life artwork Love and Life
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 23 May 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The first edition of this tale was put forth without explaining the old fable on which it was founded a fable recurring again and again in fairy myths, though not traceable in the classic world till a very late period.


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Love and Life - Charlotte Mary Yonge

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

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

Émile Zola - Four Short Stories By Emile Zola artwork Four Short Stories By Emile Zola
Émile Zola
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a four short stories book. Four sections stories: Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, The Death of Oliver Bachille given in this book.


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Four Short Stories By Emile Zola - Émile Zola

Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island artwork Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now.


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Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Short Stories artwork Short Stories
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a compilation of 43 short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 'The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald', Matthew J. Bruccoli, the country's premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer, assembles a sparkling collection that encompasses the full scope of Fitzgerald's short fiction. The forty-three masterpieces range from early stories that capture the fashion of the times to later ones written after the author's fabled crack-up, which are sober reflections on his own youthful excesses. Included are classic novellas, such as "The Rich Boy", "May Day", and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz", as well as a remarkable body of work he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister "slicks". These stories can be read as an autobiographical journal of a great writer's career, an experience deepened by the illuminating introductory headnotes that Matthew Bruccoli has written for each story, placing it in its literary and biographical context. Together, these forty-three stories compose a vivid picture of a lost era, but their brilliance is timeless. As Malcolm Cowley once wrote, "Fitzgerald remains an exemplar and archetype, but not of the 1920s alone; in the end he represents the human spirit in one of its permanent forms". This essential collection is ample testament to that statement, and a monument to the genius of one of the great voices in the history of American literature.


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Short Stories - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Bailey Aldrich - The Story of a Bad Boy artwork The Story of a Bad Boy
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical story book. 'Tom Bailey' was born in Rivermouth, New Hampshire but moved to New Orleans with his family when he was 18 months old. When he was a boy, his father wanted him to be educated in the North and sent him back to Rivermouth to live with his grandfather, Captain Nutter. Nutter lives with his sister and an Irish servant. There, Tom becomes a member of a club called the Centipedes. Together, the boys become involved in a series of adventures. In one prank, the boys steal an old carriage and push it into a bonfire for the Fourth of July. During the winter, several boys build a snow fort on Slatter's Hill, inciting rival boys into a battle of snowballs. Later, Tom and three other boys combine their money to buy a boat named Dolphin and sneak away to an island. Tom also befriends a man nicknamed Sailor Ben, whom Tom originally meets on the ship that took him away from New Orleans. Revealed as the long-lost husband of Captain Nutter's Irish servant, Ben settles in Rivermouth in a boat-like cabin. Sailor Ben helps the boys fire off a series of old cannon at the pier, much to the confusion of the local townspeople. When his father's banking job fails, Tom is invited by an uncle to work in a counting-house in New York.


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The Story of a Bad Boy - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

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

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

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde artwork The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.


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

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

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


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The Mantle and Other Stories - Nikolai Gogol

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

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

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

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

George Eliot - Middlemarch artwork Middlemarch
George Eliot
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Making masterful use of a counter pointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.


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Middlemarch - George Eliot

Charlotte Brontë - The Professor artwork The Professor
Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Professor is Charlotte Brontes first novel, in which she audaciously inhabits the voice and consciousness of a man, William Crimsworth. Like Jane Eyre he is parentless; like Lucy Snowe in Villette he leaves the certainties of England to forge a life in Brussels. But as a man, William has freedom of action, and as a writer Bronte is correspondingly liberated, exploring the relationship between power and sexual desire. William's first person narration reveals his attraction to the dominating directress of the girls' school where he teaches, played out in the school's 'secret garden'. Balanced against this is his more temperate relationship with one of his pupils, Frances Henri, in which mastery and submission interplay.


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The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

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

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

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


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House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Chorus Girl and Other Stories artwork The Chorus Girl and Other Stories
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story begins with Pasha, a singer on the stage and her "adorer", Kolpakov, are sitting bored in the heat of a summer's afternoon. At the sudden arrival of a visitor, he hides, and Pasha opens the door to a beautiful young lady, Kolpakov's wife. clear, spare prose and the ingenious use of irony. That ironic turn makes this story fresh and relevant today.


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The Chorus Girl and Other Stories - Антон Павлович Чехов

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

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


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

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

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


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The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield artwork David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel traces the life of David Copperfield from the time of his birth to his mature manhood, when he is married and familiar with the vicissitudes of life. His early years are enjoyable with his mother — who was widowed shortly before his birth — and with her servant, Peggotty. Life is happy for David until his mother decides to marry Mr. Murdstone; afterward, life becomes unbearable for David. He is soon sent to a miserable school where he becomes friendly with James Steerforth, a fellow student.


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David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

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

Honoré de Balzac - Droll Stories — Complete artwork Droll Stories — Complete
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of the highest flavour, full of right hearty merriment, spiced to the palate of the illustrious and very precious tosspots and drinkers. This volume contains split into three sections.


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Droll Stories — Complete - Honoré de Balzac

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Duel and Other Stories artwork The Duel and Other Stories
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Six selections from the famed Russian author Anton Chekhov showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. The story primarily focuses on Ivan Andreich Laevsky and Nadyezhda Fyodorovna, lovers who have moved to the Caucasus. Nadezhda is married to another man and some townspeople disapprove of the couple living together. Laevsky confides in his friend Samoylenko that he no longer loves Nadyezhda. Laevsky drinks, gambles, and lacks direction.


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The Duel and Other Stories - Антон Павлович Чехов

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

Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher artwork The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An unnamed protagonist (the Narrator) is summoned to the remote mansion of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher. Filled with a sense of dread by the sight of the house itself, the Narrator reunites with his old companion, who is suffering from a strange mental illness and whose sister, Madeline is near death due to a mysterious disease. The Narrator provides company to Usher while he paints and plays guitar, spending all his days inside, avoiding the sunlight and obsessing over the sentience of the non-living. When Madeline dies, Usher decides to bury her temporarily in one of his house's large vaults. A few days later, however, she emerges from her provisional tomb, killing her brother while the Narrator flees for his life.


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The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

George Manville Fenn - Son Philip artwork Son Philip
George Manville Fenn
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Well, why not be a soldier? Philip Hexton shook his head. No, father. There's something very brave in a soldier's career; but I should like to save life, not destroy it. You would save life in times of trouble; fight for your country, and that sort of thing. No, father; I shall not be a soldier. A sailor, then? I have not sufficient love of adventure, father.


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Son Philip - George Manville Fenn

Jacob Abbott - The Teacher artwork The Teacher
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1974
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A most singular contrariety of opinion prevails in the community in regard to the pleasantness of the business of teaching.


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The Teacher - Jacob Abbott

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

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

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


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Essays and Lectures - Oscar Wilde

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

Антон Павлович Чехов - The Party artwork The Party
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a story of "Olga Mikhaylovna", she is pregnant and enjoying hes life with her husband. This book about a party where she is uncomrortable and tried of being pleasant and Olga walks through the garden for a moment of peace, she notices her husband has also left the house and is talking with one of their guests, the lovely Lyubochka; she interprets their conversation as lovemaking.


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The Party - Антон Павлович Чехов

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

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

William Blake - Poems of William Blake artwork Poems of William Blake
William Blake
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 11 August 1827
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".  His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced.


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Poems of William Blake - William Blake

Alexander Pope - An Essay on Man artwork An Essay on Man
Alexander Pope
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1743
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An Essay on Man is a poem based on man's thoughts. Pope says that man has learnt about Nature and God's creation by using science; science has given man power but man intoxicated by this power thinks that he is "imitating God". Pope uses the word "fool" to show how little he (man) knows in spite of the progress made by science.


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An Essay on Man - Alexander Pope

George MacDonald - The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories artwork The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories
George MacDonald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this, A king and queen have a daughter and invite everyone to the christening except the King's sister Princess Makemnoit, a spiteful and sour woman. She arrives without an invitation and curses the princess to have no gravity.


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The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories - George MacDonald

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

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


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

George Manville Fenn - !Tention artwork !Tention
George Manville Fenn
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A young private, Penton Gray, known as Pen, is injured during an engagement in the Peninsular War. When he comes to he finds that the boy bugler, Punch, from his regiment, is lying injured close by. The British troops are near, but the area where the boys are is occupied by the French, who are the enemy. The boys need to recover from their wounds, and then to get back to their regiment. They have numerous adventures, and meet several people who help them, including the deposed Spanish King.


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!Tention - George Manville Fenn

John Keats - Poems 1817 artwork Poems 1817
John Keats
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1820
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book has the collection of romantic poems. There are many versions of the fable in Greek mythology, and there are many sources from which it may have come to Keats.


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Poems 1817 - John Keats

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 - A Woman of No Importance artwork A Woman of No Importance
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The dramatic rights of ‘A Woman of No Importance’ belong to Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and to Robert Ross, executor and administrator of Oscar Wilde’s estate


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A Woman of No Importance - Oscar Wilde

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

Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary artwork Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste.


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Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

1821-1893 A. L. O. E. - Hebrew Heroes artwork Hebrew Heroes
1821-1893 A. L. O. E.
Genre: Religious
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The sun was setting gloriously over the hills which encompass Jerusalem, pouring its streams of golden light on the valleys clothed with the vine, pomegranate, and olive, sparkling on the brook Kedron, casting a rich glow on flat roofed dwellings, parapets, and walls, and throwing into bold relief from the crimson sky the pinnacles of the Temple, which, at the period of which I write, crowned the height of Mount Zion. Not the gorgeous Temple which Solomon had raised, that had long ago been given to the flames, nor yet the Temple as adorned by King Herod: the building before us stands in its simple majesty as erected by the Hebrews after their return from Babylon under the leadership of Zerubbabel and Jeshua.


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Hebrew Heroes - 1821-1893 A. L. O. E.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poems artwork Poems
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than public lectures across the United States.


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Poems - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charles Alan Fyffe - A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878 artwork A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878
Charles Alan Fyffe
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of this work is to show how the States of Europe have gained the form and character which they possess at the present moment. The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1792, terminating a period which now appears far removed from us, and setting in motion forces which have in our own day produced a united Germany and a united Italy, forms the natural starting-point of a history of the present century.


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A History of Modern Europe, 1792-1878 - Charles Alan Fyffe

James Barron Hope - A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves artwork A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves
James Barron Hope
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It has been claimed for James Barron Hope that he was "Virginia's Laureate". He did not deal in "abstractions, or generalized arguments", or vague mysticisms. He fired the imagination purely, he awoke lofty thoughts and presented, through his noble odes that which is the soul of "every true poem, a living succession of concrete images and pictures".


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A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves - James Barron Hope

George MacDonald - The Light Princess artwork The Light Princess
George MacDonald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, both literally and metaphorically, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.


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The Light Princess - George MacDonald

Sarah Morgan Dawson - A Confederate Girl's Diary artwork A Confederate Girl's Diary
Sarah Morgan Dawson
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

She Dawson was a young woman of 20 living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when she began this diary. The American Civil War was raging. Though at first the conflict seemed far away, it would eventually be brought home to her in very personal terms. Her family's loyalties were divided. Sarah's father, though he disapproved of secession, declared for the South when Louisiana left the Union.


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A Confederate Girl's Diary - Sarah Morgan Dawson

Jules Verne - From the Earth to the Moon; and, Round the Moon artwork From the Earth to the Moon; and, Round the Moon
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

From the Earth to the Moon and ‘Round the Moon is the first story of space exploration and remains a beloved work of daring exploits-and surprisingly accurate scientific conjecture. When the members of the Baltimore Gun Club-bored Civil War veterans-decide to fill their time by embarking on a project to shoot themselves to the moon, the race is on to raise money, overcome engineering challenges, and convince detractors that they’re anything but “Lunatics. ” With this work, Verne inspired the first science fiction film, 1902’s Le Voyage dans la lune, and accurately predicted that that ideal location for a space base is in Florida.


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From the Earth to the Moon; and, Round the Moon - Jules Verne

Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems artwork The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems
Geoffrey Chaucer
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of this volume is to place before the general reader our two early poetic masterpieces - The Canterbury Tales and The Faerie Queen to do so in a way that will render their "popular perusal" easy in a time of little leisure and unbounded temptations to intellectual languor and, on the same conditions, to present a liberal and fairly representative selection from the less important and familiar poems of Chaucer and Spenser.


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The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems - Geoffrey Chaucer

Jules Verne - A Journey to the Interior of the Earth artwork A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel. The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the “center of the Earth”. They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.


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A Journey to the Interior of the Earth - Jules Verne

Walter Bagehot - Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society
Walter Bagehot
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is scarcely a department of science or art which is the same, or at all the same, as it was fifty years ago. A new world of inventions of railways and of telegraphs has grown up around us which we cannot help seeing; a new world of ideas is in the air and affects us, though we do not see it. A full estimate of these effects would require a great book, and I am sure I could not write it; but I think I may usefully, in a few papers, show how, upon one or two great points, the new ideas are modifying two old sciences politics and political economy. Even upon these points my ideas must be incomplete, for the subject is novel; but, at any rate, I may suggest some conclusions, and so show what is requisite even if I do not supply it. If we wanted to describe one of the most marked results, perhaps the most marked result, of late thought, we should say that by it everything is made an antiquity. When, in former times; our ancestors thought of an antiquarian, they described him as occupied with coins, and medals, and Druids' stones; these were then the characteristic records of the decipherable past, and it was with these that decipherers busied themselves. But now there are other relics; indeed, all matter is become such. Science tries to find in each bit of earth the record of the causes which made it precisely what it is; those forces have left their trace, she knows, as much as the tact and hand of the artist left their mark on a classical gem. It would be tedious (and it is not in my way) to reckon up the ingenious questionings by which geology has made part of the earth, at least, tell part of its tale; and the answers would have been meaningless if physiology and conchology and a hundred similar sciences had not brought their aid. Such subsidiary sciences are to the decipherer of the present day what old languages were to the antiquary of other days; they construe for him the words which he discovers, they give a richness and a truth like complexity to the picture which he paints, even in cases where the particular detail they tell is not much. But what here concerns me is that man himself has, to the eye of science, become an antiquity.


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Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society - Walter Bagehot

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

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

Frank Richard Stockton - The Magic Egg and Other Stories artwork The Magic Egg and Other Stories
Frank Richard Stockton
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of short stories. The pretty little theater attached to the building of the Unicorn Club had been hired for a certain January afternoon by Mr. Herbert Loring, who wished to give therein a somewhat novel performance, to which he had invited a small audience consisting entirely of friends and acquaintances. Loring was a handsome fellow about thirty years old, who had traveled far and studied much. He had recently made a long sojourn in the far East, and his friends had been invited to the theater to see some of the wonderful things he had brought from that country of wonders.


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The Magic Egg and Other Stories - Frank Richard Stockton

Percy Bysshe Shelley - The Witch of Atlas artwork The Witch of Atlas
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The plot of The Witch of Atlas revolves around the travels and adventures of a mysterious and mythical Witch who lives in a cave on Atlas' mountain by a secret fountain and who creates a hermaphrodite "by strange art" kneading together fire and snow, a creature, Hermaphroditus, "a sexless thing", with both male and female characteristics, with pinions, or wings. A "fair Shape out of her hands did flow" because "all things together grow/ Through which the harmony of love can pass". In Greek mythology, Hermaphrodite was the offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite.


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The Witch of Atlas - Percy Bysshe Shelley

William Wordsworth - Lyrical Ballads with Other Poems, 1800, Volume 2 artwork Lyrical Ballads with Other Poems, 1800, Volume 2
William Wordsworth
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 22 April 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth. It is generally considered to have marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature. The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purpose of poetic pleasure.


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Lyrical Ballads with Other Poems, 1800, Volume 2 - William Wordsworth

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

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

Pedro Calderón de la Barca - The Wonder-Working Magician artwork The Wonder-Working Magician
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

Two of the dramas contained in this volume are the most celebrated of all Calderon's writings. The first, "La Vida es Sueno", has been translated into many languages and performed with success on almost every stage in Europe but that of England. So late as the winter of 1866-7, in a Russian version, it drew crowded houses to the great theatre of Moscow; while a few years earlier, as if to give a signal proof of the reality of its title, and that Life was indeed a Dream, the Queen of Sweden expired in the theatre of Stockholm during the performance of "La Vida es Sueno". In England the play has been much studied for its literary value and the exceeding beauty and lyrical sweetness of some passages; but with the exception of a version by John Oxenford published in "The Monthly Magazine" for 1842, which being in blank verse does not represent the form of the original, no complete translation into English has been attempted. Some scenes translated with considerable elegance in the metre of the original were published by Archbishop Trench in 1856; but these comprised only a portion of the graver division of the drama.


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The Wonder-Working Magician - Pedro Calderón de la Barca

William Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis artwork Venus and Adonis
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592–1593, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.


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Venus and Adonis - William Shakespeare

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

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


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Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.

Edgar Allan Poe - Poemas artwork Poemas
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 06 October 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Edgar Allan Poe escribió una serie de poemas, aunque a este género no le dedicó el tiempo que él hubiera querido, debido a su precaria situación económica. Los temas de dolor, muerte, amor son muy común en su poesía. Su obra poética refleja la influencia de poetas ingleses como Milton, Keats, Shelley y Coleridge.


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Poemas - Edgar Allan Poe

William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair artwork Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place. There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look out, quacks (Other quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers, while the light fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.


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Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

Charles Dickens - Hard Times artwork Hard Times
Charles Dickens
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A bitter and scathing satire on the belief in "Facts, nothing but Facts" in education, the results developed in a tale of deep and pathetic interest.


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Hard Times - Charles Dickens

Wilkie Collins - Little Novels artwork Little Novels
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is novel book. Having bowed with a happy mingling of dignity and politeness, the conventional side of this gentleman's character suddenly vanished; and a crazy side, to all appearance, took its place. He dropped on his knees in front of the footstool. Had he forgotten to say his prayers that morning, and was he in such a hurry to remedy the fault that he had no time to spare for consulting appearances? The doubt had hardly suggested itself, before it was set at rest in a most unexpected manner.


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Little Novels - Wilkie Collins

Aesop - Aesop's Fables; a new translation artwork Aesop's Fables; a new translation
Aesop
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 27 February 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.


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Aesop's Fables; a new translation - Aesop

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

William Blake - Songs of Innocence and Experience artwork Songs of Innocence and Experience
William Blake
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 11 August 1827
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume of verse by the great English poet and artist William Blake contains two collections originally published separately in 1789 and 1784. This 1925 edition was edited by British literature professor George H. Cowling.


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Songs of Innocence and Experience - William Blake

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

Charles Dickens - Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master artwork Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story contained herein was written by Charles Dickens in 1867. It is the third of four stories entitled "Holiday Romance" and was published originally in a children's magazine in America. It purports to be written by a child aged nine. It was republished in England in "All the Year Round" in 1868. For this and four other Christmas pieces Dickens received 1, 000.


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Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master - Charles Dickens

1048-1122 Omar Khayyám - The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam artwork The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
1048-1122 Omar Khayyám
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1121
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Rubáiyát is one of the most popular poems of all time. A collection of quatrains composed in the eleventh century by Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyám.


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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - 1048-1122 Omar Khayyám

George Gibbs - Alphabetical Vocabularies of the Clallum and Lummi artwork Alphabetical Vocabularies of the Clallum and Lummi
George Gibbs
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the pocket dictionary of Clallam and Lummi. The first part of the book contains the English-Clallam dictionary. The second part of the book contains the English-Lummi dictionary.


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Alphabetical Vocabularies of the Clallum and Lummi - George Gibbs


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