Zimbabwe literature, fiction books

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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Samuel Hopkins Adams - Success artwork Success
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a western story on the definition, goals and satisfaction with success. It is a long way from a railroad backwater station clerk, to the New York night life and a respected and even feared position on one of it's newspapers. This book unfolds the meaning of real success. .


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Success - Samuel Hopkins Adams

Anna Jameson - Characteristics of Women artwork Characteristics of Women
Anna Jameson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He is a parricide of his motiier's name, And with an impious hand murders her fame, That wrongs the praise of woman; that dares write. Libels on saints, or with foul ink requite The milk they lent us.


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Characteristics of Women - Anna Jameson

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

Edgar Allan Poe - A Dream within a Dream artwork A Dream within a Dream
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"A Dream Within a Dream" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The poem is 24 lines, divided into two stanzas. The poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy, asking, "Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream".


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A Dream within a Dream - Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Wilhelm Hauff - The Severed Hand artwork The Severed Hand
Wilhelm Hauff
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Wilhelm Hauff was a famous German author of poets and novels. The Severed Hand (Die Geschichte von der abgehauenen Hand) is a tale, but not ordinary one with happy end. It is a horror tale.


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The Severed Hand - Wilhelm Hauff

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

Honoré de Balzac - The Hated Son artwork The Hated Son
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Set in the early 1600s, The Hated Son, recounts the story of the ancestors of the Herouvilles and the Grandlieus. Comtesse Jeanne d'Herouville is in terror while awaiting the birth of her first child. But her terror is not of the childbirth itself, but of the perils that await the baby.


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The Hated Son - Honoré de Balzac

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

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

Martin Luther - Martin Luther's 95 Theses artwork Martin Luther's 95 Theses
Martin Luther
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 17 February 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Martin Luther's 95 Theses - Martin Luther

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

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 - 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

Thomas Paine - Common Sense artwork Common Sense
Thomas Paine
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1808
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Society, according to Paine, is everything constructive and good that people join together to accomplish. Government, on the other hand, is an institution whose sole purpose is to protect us from our own vices. Government has its origins in the evil of man and is therefore a necessary evil at best. Paine says that government's sole purpose is to protect life, liberty and property, and that a government should be judged solely on the basis of the extent to which it accomplishes this goal.


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Common Sense - Thomas Paine

Joseph Bates - The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign artwork The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign
Joseph Bates
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God blessed the seventh day, and rested from all his work. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life and enter in.


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The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign - Joseph Bates

Charles Dickens - Holiday Romance artwork Holiday Romance
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Holiday Romance is a collection of four short interconnected stories written from the point of view of four children. The children are on holiday and are living out their fantasies, which come from all manner of adventure and romance stories and involve everything from weddings to courts martial, to pass the time. With this work, Dickens seeks not only to entertain but to advocate for freedom of imagination and fancy.


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Holiday Romance - Charles Dickens

Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass artwork Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Auhtor's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral.


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Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

Hugh Black - Friendship artwork Friendship
Hugh Black
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Friendship is full of good things winningly expressed, and though very simply written, is the result of real thought and experience.


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Friendship - Hugh Black

Anthony Trollope - The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box artwork The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is is social book. I first saw the man who kept his money in a box in the midst of the ravine of the Via Mala. I inter changed a few words with him or with his wife at the hospice, at the top of the Splugen; and I became acquainted with him in the courtyard of Conradi’s hotel at Chiavenna. It was, however, afterwards at Bellaggio, on the lake of Como, that that acquaintance ripened into intimacy. A good many years have rolled by since then, and I believe this little episode in his life may be told without pain to the feelings of any one. His name was -; let us for the present say that his name was Greene. How he learned that my name was Robinson I do not know, but I remember well that he addressed me by my name at Chiavenna. To go back, however, for a moment to the Via Mala;—I had been staying for a few days at the Golden Eagle at Tusis, —which, by-the-bye, I hold to be the best small inn in all Switzerland, and its hostess to be, or to have been, certainly the prettiest landlady, —and on the day of my departure southwards, I had walked on, into the Via Mala, so that the diligence might pick me up in the gorge


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The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box - Anthony Trollope

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

Oscar Wilde - An Ideal Husband artwork An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The room is brilliantly lighted and full of guests. At the top of the staircase stands lady chiltern, a woman of grave Greek beauty, about twenty-seven years of age. She receives the guests as they come up. Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry—representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher—that is stretched on the staircase wall. On the right is the entrance to the music-room. The sound of a string quartette is faintly heard. The entrance on the left leads to other reception-rooms. mrs. marchmont and lady basildon, two very pretty women, are seated together on a Louis Seize sofa. They are types of exquisite fragility. Their affectation of manner has a delicate charm. Watteau would have loved to paint them.


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An Ideal Husband - Oscar Wilde

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

George Pope Morris - Poems artwork Poems
George Pope Morris
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of lots of different poems collection. Which is written by famous author George Pope Morris. Its an excellent book of different varions poems.


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Poems - George Pope Morris

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

1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci - The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Volume 2 artwork The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Volume 2
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 — Volume 2 - 1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci

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

Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee - Rich Enough artwork Rich Enough
Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Welcome', said Mr. Draper, the rich merchant, to his brother, who entered his counting-room one fine spring morning. I am truly glad to see you--but what has brought you to the city, at this _busy country_ season, when ploughing and planting are its life and sinews? I am not seeking to make a fortune, said Howard, quietly;--my object is to secure something for my family in case of accident, and I only want to invest what I do not require for present use in a manner that will bring compound interest. I hope not to be obliged to take up the interest for many years, but to be adding it to the principal, with such sums as I may be able to spare from our daily exertions.


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Rich Enough - Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee

Virginia Woolf - A Room of One’s Own (1929) artwork A Room of One’s Own (1929)
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", which was published in Forum March 1929, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy.


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A Room of One’s Own (1929) - Virginia Woolf

Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont - Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes artwork Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes
Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 September 1780
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This small book, published in 1811, is an illustrated children’s story in verse by English writer Catherine Ann Turner Dorset. She based the tale on a traditional French poem for children.


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Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes - Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont

Marie Le Prince de Beaumont - Beauty and the Beast artwork Beauty and the Beast
Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1755
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Beauty and the Beast is one of the most classic tales ever written. A beautiful daughter dreams of meeting a handsome prince, but in order to save her father's life, she leaves home to live with a terrible, frightening beast.


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Beauty and the Beast - Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

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

Gustave Flaubert - A Simple Soul artwork A Simple Soul
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 07 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Simple Soul, is the tale of a poor uneducated servant, jilted by her lover when she was a young woman, who spends most of her life serving a mistress not particularly caring or affectionate, endlessly showering her love and care on various people – her mistress’s children, her nephew, finally an old parrot given to her – all unconditionally and without significant reciprocity.


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A Simple Soul - Gustave Flaubert

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

Honoré de Balzac - The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1 artwork The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The woman who may be induced by the title of this book to open it, can save herself the trouble; she has already read the work without knowing it. A man, however malicious he may possibly be, can never say about a woman as much good or as much evil as they themselves think.


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The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1 - Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac - The Physiology of Marriage, Part 3 artwork The Physiology of Marriage, Part 3
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is well known that Balzac had two literary careers--the first, under a pseudonym, writing blood-and-thunder romance novels and the second, under his own name, as the creator of La Comedie Humaine, the vast chronicle of "contemporary life in all its complexity".


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The Physiology of Marriage, Part 3 - Honoré de Balzac

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Shakespeare - The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] artwork The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]
William Shakespeare
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an interesting article on how they put the collection together, including the Introduction and notes of some famous plays of Shakespeare.


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The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Sonnets on Sundry Notes of Music artwork Sonnets on Sundry Notes of Music
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection has often been attributed to Shakespeare, but only the second composition is clearly his, with lines that occur in Love's Labour's Lost. The fifth is verse nearly universally credited to Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) as The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, and the sixth to Richard Barnfield.


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Sonnets on Sundry Notes of Music - William Shakespeare

Wilkie Collins - The Haunted Hotel artwork The Haunted Hotel
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appearing in a hotel all combine to create a horrifying conundrum. Who was the culprit and will finding out finally put an end to the mystery.


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The Haunted Hotel - Wilkie Collins

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

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


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Can You Forgive Her? - Anthony Trollope

Thomas Preskett Prest - Varney the Vampire artwork Varney the Vampire
Thomas Preskett Prest
Genre: Ghost
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There was an antique chamber in an ancient house. Curious and quaint carvings adorn the walls, and the large chimneypiece is a curiosity of itself. The ceiling is low, and a large bay window, from roof to floor, looks to the west. The window is latticed, and filled with curiously painted glass and rich stained pieces, which send in a strange, yet beautiful light, when sun or moon shines into the apartment. There is but one portrait in that room, although the walls seem paneled for the express purpose of containing a series of pictures. That portrait is of a young man, with a pale face, a stately brow, and a strange expression about the eyes, which no one cared to look on twice.


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Varney the Vampire - Thomas Preskett Prest

Mary Elizabeth Braddon - Lady Audley's Secret artwork Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for Victorian audiences. It remains one of the best examples of 19th century sensational fiction, and is a wonderfully absorbing book.


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Lady Audley's Secret - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Biographical Stories artwork Biographical Stories
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author regards children as sacred, and would not, for the world, cast anything into the fountain of a young heart that might imbitter and pollute its waters. And, even in point of the reputation to be aimed at, juvenile literature is as well worth cultivating as any other.


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Biographical Stories - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Henry Kingsley - The Lost Child artwork The Lost Child
Henry Kingsley
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 23 May 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a story book. Remember? Yes, I remember well that time when the disagreement arose between Sam Buckley and Cecil, and how it was mended. You are wrong about one thing, General; no words ever passed between those two young men: death was between them before they had time to speak. I will tell you the real story, old as I am, as well as either of them could tell it for themselves; and as I tell it I hear the familiar roar of the old snowy river in my ears, and if I shut my eyes I can see the great mountain, Lanyngerin, bending down his head like a thorough-bred horse with a curb in his mouth; I can see the long grey plains, broken with the outlines of the solitary volcanoes Widderin and Monmot. Ah, General Halbert! I will go back there next year, for I am tired of England, and I will leave my bones there; I am getting old, and I want peace, as I had it in Australia. As for the story you speak of, it is simply this:— Four or five miles up the river from Garoopna stood a solitary hut, sheltered by a lofty bare knoll, round which the great river chafed among the boulders. Across the stream was the forest sloping down in pleasant glades from the mountain; and behind the hut rose the plain four or five hundred feet overhead, seeming to be held aloft by the blue-stone columns which rose from the river-side.


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The Lost Child - Henry Kingsley

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

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


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The Heart of Pinocchio - Paolo Lorenzini

Anthony Trollope - The Way We Live Now artwork The Way We Live Now
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Way We Live Now was Trollope's longest novel, and is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s; Trollope had just returned to England from abroad, and was appalled by the greed and dishonesty those scandals exposed. This novel was his rebuke. It dramatises how that greed and dishonesty pervaded the commercial, political, moral, and intellectual life of that era.


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The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope

Florence Nightingale - Notes on Nursing artwork Notes on Nursing
Florence Nightingale
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

One is impressed with the fact that the fundamental needs of the sick as observed by Miss Nightingale are amazingly similar today (even though they are generally taken for granted now) to what they were over 100 years ago when this book was written.


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Notes on Nursing - Florence Nightingale

Charles Dickens - Doctor Marigold artwork Doctor Marigold
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Doctor Marigold, named for the man who delivered him, is a "cheap-jack" who hawks sundries from a traveling cart. His lonely fortunes reverse when he adopts a deaf and mute girl whose mother is dead and whose stepfather, owner of a traveling circus, beats her.


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Doctor Marigold - Charles Dickens

Alexander Pushkin - The Queen Of Spades artwork The Queen Of Spades
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This work is a brief chronicle of a man who develops a compulsion toward gambling, for none other than a superstitious reason. Driven by greed to deception and threatening, the stories anti-hero holds, in his very own hand, a fitting allegory - The Queen of Spades. This is the story of Tomsky's grandmother, an octogenarian of whom, it is said, has the power of prognostication when it comes to 3 cards in faro. It is stated that she'd helped a man some 60 years ago.


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The Queen Of Spades - Alexander Pushkin

Francis Lister Hawks - The Girl's Cabinet of Instructive and Moral Stories artwork The Girl's Cabinet of Instructive and Moral Stories
Francis Lister Hawks
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book has interesting observations. It seems to reflect the times where girls (and women) are dainty and can't tolerate many things. This book comprises of various short stories that reflect these observations.


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The Girl's Cabinet of Instructive and Moral Stories - Francis Lister Hawks

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

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

Fritz Reuter - An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. I (of III). artwork An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. I (of III).
Fritz Reuter
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On the 23 rd of June 1843, the eldest son of David Dasel and the youngest daughter of John Degel were seated on a bench in the pleasure-grounds at PUmpelhagen. They had gone out to enjoy the beauty of the moonlight evening together. Sophia Degel said to her companion: What made you look so foolish, Kit, when you came back from taking the horses over to meet the squire? It was no wonder if I looked a little foolish. He took me into the sitting-room at the Inn and showed me his wife, and, says he, this is your new mistress Then she gave me a glass of wine, and made me drink it at once. Whats she like? asked the girl. Why, said Christian, its rather difficult to describe her. Shes about your height; her hair is bright and fair like yours, and her colouring is red and white like yours. She has grey eyes like you, and she has just such another sweet little mouth. Here he gave Sophia a hearty kiss on her pretty red lips. Lawk a daisy! Christian! cried the girl, freeing herself from his embrace. I suppose then that you gave UimineStromtid. Jj.


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An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. I (of III). - Fritz Reuter

Walter Scott - Guy Mannering artwork Guy Mannering
Walter Scott
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Guy Mannering or The Astrologer is a novel by Sir Walter Scott, published anonymously in 1815. According to an introduction that Scott wrote in 1829, he had originally intended to write a story of the supernatural, but changed his mind soon after starting. The book was a huge success, the first edition selling out on the first day of publication. Guy Mannering, after leaving Oxford, is travelling alone through some of the wilder parts of Scotland. After losing his way at nightfall, he is directed to Ellangowan, the home of Mr Godfrey Bertram. The friendly but incompetent Bertram welcomes him, although his wife is in labour with their first child. As they await news, Mannering meets Dominie Sampson, a learned but socially inept tutor, and Meg Merrilies, a wild-looking, strident Gypsy woman, who has come to tell the child's fortune. The young student, however, offers to do this from the stars, and predicts that three periods of the boy's life will be very hazardous. Not wishing to concern the parents, he leaves his predictions to be opened when the child is five years old. Mannering also meets smuggler Dirk Hatteraick, who captains vessels active off the wild coast by Ellangowan.


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Guy Mannering - Walter Scott

William Andrus Alcott - The Young Mother artwork The Young Mother
William Andrus Alcott
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 28 March 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a Fiction Short Story book. In controversies, to see in how many things antagonists agree, before proceeding to the points in which they differ, I will here endeavor to enumerate them. 1. All unripe fruits, especially, if eaten raw and uncooked--let the season, or prevalent disease, or individual, be what or who it may--are unwholesome. 2. Excess, in the use of the most wholesome fruits, under any circumstances, is also injurious. 3. Fruits, eaten immediately after a full meal, when the stomach is in an improper condition for receiving anything more, contribute to overtask the digestive powers, and must hence produce more or less of injury. 4. The skins and kernels of the larger fruits are unwholesome, because indigestible. The skins of fruits, if beaten or masticated finely, may appear to be digested, because dissolved; but I Lave already endeavored to show that solution is not always digestion. 5. Fruits of all kinds are most wholesome in their own country, and in their own appropriate season. 6. Dried fruits are less wholesome than fresh. 7. Fruit of all kinds should be withheld from infants, until they have teeth. Thus far, as I have already said, all agree; at least so far as I know. There are several other points on which medical men are generally agreed, though not universally. One of these is, that fruits, if eaten at all, should usually form a part of a regular rneal. Another is, that it is better not to eat them immediately before going to bed. There are contradictory opinions among the mass of the community, physicians as well as others, on the general intention of our summer fruits. From the fact that children's diseases prevail more at the season of the year when fruits are more abundant, many think the fruits are the immediate cause of them.


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The Young Mother - William Andrus Alcott

Henry Rogers - Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts artwork Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts
Henry Rogers
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Previously published as a series of articles in the Edinburgh Review in the late 1840s.


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Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts - Henry Rogers

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

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

Sara Cone Bryant - Stories to Tell to Children artwork Stories to Tell to Children
Sara Cone Bryant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Stories to Tell to Children is a Fiction Short Story Book. This book says that This story was told me in the mother-tongue of a German friend, at the kindly instance of a common friend of both; the narrator had heard it at home from the lips of a father of story-loving children for whom he often invented such little tales. The present adaptation has passed by hearsay through so many minds that it is perhaps little like the original, but I venture to hope it has a touch of the original fancy, at least.


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Stories to Tell to Children - Sara Cone Bryant

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

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

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

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

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik - Christian's Mistake artwork Christian's Mistake
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Genre: Religious
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book quotes the fact that sometimes , our mistakes or even our sins , are permitted to be instruments of our education for immortality. It depicts the story of a christian who underwent a similar thought phenomena , thus discovering the above statement.


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Christian's Mistake - Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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

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

John Donne - Death Be Not Proud artwork Death Be Not Proud
John Donne
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1630
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

“Metaphysical poetry, in the full sense of the term”, as Grierson writes, “is a poetry which has been inspired by a philosophical conception of the universe and the rôle assigned to the human spirit in the great drama of existence”.


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Death Be Not Proud - John Donne

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

Henry Fielding - The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love artwork The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love
Henry Fielding
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 October 1754
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The present text is printed from the 1760 edition, collated with a copy of the 1759 issue. The Latin text, which in the original faces the English, is omitted. Notes keyed by letters and asterisks appear in the original; it will be noted that Fielding's notes combine scholarly and facetious remarks; he frequently used footnotes for comic effect, especially in the translation of the Plutus of Aristophanes in which he collaborated.


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The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love - Henry Fielding

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov artwork The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.


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The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Charles Dickens - Three Ghost Stories artwork Three Ghost Stories
Charles Dickens
Genre: Ghost
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

While the three ghosts that visited Ebenezer Scrooge was Charles Dickens' most famous apparitions, his interest in the supernatural did not end there. Three Ghost Stories is just that: a collection of three different stories that are true Gothic classics. The three stories, The Signal Man, The Haunted House and The Trial for Murder were sensational for their time and continue to hold up well, thanks to Charles Dickens' superb skills at storytelling. The Signal Man is the most well known of the three, chronicling the haunting of a railroad signal man who is visited by a ghost just before a tragic event is to happen on the railway. If you like Dickens and tales of spectres and the supernatural, you'll love Three Ghost Stories.


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Three Ghost Stories - Charles Dickens

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal artwork A Modest Proposal
Jonathan Swift
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1984
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.


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A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift

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

Andrew Preston Peabody - A Manual of Moral Philosophy artwork A Manual of Moral Philosophy
Andrew Preston Peabody
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An act or action is a voluntary exercise of any power of body or mind. The character of an action, whether good or bad, depends on the intention of the agent. Thus, if I mean to do my neighbor a kindness by any particular act, the action is kind, and therefore good, on my part, even though he derive no benefit from it, or be injured by it. If I mean to do my neighbor an injury, the action is unkind, and therefore bad, though it do him no harm, or though it even result to his benefit. If I mean to perform an action, good or bad, and am prevented from performing it by some unforeseen hindrance, the act is as truly mine as if I had performed it. Words which have any meaning are actions. So are thoughts which we purposely call up, or retain in the mind.


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A Manual of Moral Philosophy - Andrew Preston Peabody

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

George MacDonald - The Princess and the Goblin artwork The Princess and the Goblin
George MacDonald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid, (Lootie) for company. Her father the king is normally absent attending to affairs of state, and her mother is dead. Irene has never known about the existence of the goblins which lurk in the underground mines but her nursemaid Lootie does know about them. These goblins are grotesque and hideous beings, who centuries ago were human, but due to various reasons, they were driven underground and became malformed and distorted by their new lifestyle. This caused them to despise the humans above the ground and vow revenge against them.


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The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald

William Joseph Long - English Literature artwork English Literature
William Joseph Long
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1666
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

English Literature Its History and Its Significance For The Life of The English Speaking World A Text Book for Schools This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period


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English Literature - William Joseph Long

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

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

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

Edward Payson Roe - Success with Small Fruits artwork Success with Small Fruits
Edward Payson Roe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The theologians show that we have inherited much evil from our first parents, but, in the general disposition to have a garden, can we not recognize a redeeming ancestral trait? I would like to contribute my little share toward increasing this tendency, b.


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Success with Small Fruits - Edward Payson Roe

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

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

Eugène Sue - A Cardinal Sin artwork A Cardinal Sin
Eugène Sue
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is sermon disguised as a surprisingly interesting story of deception, greed and romance. The message is a bit heavy-handed and the book plays its hand a bit too early, but its a brisk and emotional story


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A Cardinal Sin - Eugène Sue

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning - He Giveth His Beloved Sleep' artwork He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 28 June 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is He Giveth His Beloved Sleep. It has a lyric sound of this poem. It was like a profound lullaby. It is super short so you may not want to get the poem. It is written a poem like as about The Sleep oF all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar Along the Psalmist's music deep Now tell me if that any is For gift or grace surpassing this He giveth His beloved, sleep.


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He Giveth His Beloved Sleep' - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

Martin Luther - Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II artwork Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
Martin Luther
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 17 February 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume to make the book of Genesis and the whole Old Testament a greater spiritual blessing to the Church and that it may serve the servants of God in these latter days in calling people to repentance.


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Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II - Martin Luther

William Wordsworth - Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1 artwork Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1
William Wordsworth
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 22 April 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

If welcome once thou count'st it gain; Thou art not daunted, 20 Nor car'st if thou be set at naught; And oft alone in nooks remote We meet thee, like a pleasant thought, When such are wanted. Be Violets in their secret mews The flowers the wanton Zephyrs chuse; Proud be the Rose, with rains and dews Her head impearling; Thou liv'st with less ambitious aim, Yet hast not gone without thy fame; 30 Thou art indeed by many a claim The Poet's darling. If to a rock from rains he fly, Or, some bright day of April sky, Imprison'd by hot sunshine lie Near the green holly, And wearily at length should fare; He need but look about.


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Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1 - William Wordsworth

James Joyce - Collected Poems artwork Collected Poems
James Joyce
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is poetry collection by James Joyce. Almost all the verses are simple ditties about love, romantic to the point of being cliche. It's obvious his talent was with prose. These poetry poetry contains a beauty of a kind that is not to be met with elsewhere.


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Collected Poems - James Joyce


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