Zimbabwe literature, fiction books

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Success - Samuel Hopkins Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benjamin Franklin - Autobiography artwork Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 16 April 1790
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Franklin wrote this autobiography as a letter of instruction in the ways of the world to his youthful and illegitimate son of 40. It only covers the first half or so of his incredible life, so the things that really made him well-known are not covered, but there is plenty here anyway. Franklin recounts his family's modest life in England and the circumstances that brought them to Boston. He was among the youngest of a very large family, ultimately finding his way to Philadelphia to find work as a printer when an apprenticeship with an older brother turned sour. We always think of Franklin as being a slightly older statesman among the Founding Fathers, when in fact he was a full generation older than Washington or Jefferson. Unlike popular perception, he was an athletic and vibrant youth, who rescued a drowning Dutch companion and taught swimming to children of London's elite.


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Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin

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

Anonymous - The Magna Carta artwork The Magna Carta
Anonymous
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1296
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

John, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials and loyal subjects, Greeting.


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The Magna Carta - Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen artwork The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a short story book. Every one knows that Sir Dominick Holden, the famous Indian surgeon, made me his heir, and that his death changed me in an hour from a hard-working and impecunious medical man to a well-to-do landed proprietor. Many know also that there were at least five people between the inheritance and me, and that Sir Dominick's selection appeared to be altogether arbitrary and whimsical. I can assure them, however, that they are quite mistaken, and that, although I only knew Sir Dominick in the closing years of his life, there were none the less very real reasons why he should show his goodwill towards me. As a matter of fact, though I say it myself, no man ever did more for another than I did for my Indian uncle. I cannot expect the story to be believed, but it is so singular that I should feel that it was a breach of duty if I did not put it upon record—so here it is, and your belief or incredulity is your own affair.


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The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen - Arthur Conan Doyle

Homer - The Odyssey artwork The Odyssey
Homer
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1997
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.  In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.


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The Odyssey - Homer

Charles 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

Alfred Tennyson Tennyson - The Princess artwork The Princess
Alfred Tennyson Tennyson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poem tells the story of an heroic princess who forswears the world of men and founds a women's university where men are forbidden to enter. The prince to whom she was betrothed in infancy enters the university with two friends, disguised as women students. They are discovered and flee, but eventually they fight a battle for the princess's hand. They lose and are wounded, but the women nurse the men back to health. Eventually the princess returns the prince's love.


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The Princess - Alfred Tennyson Tennyson

Henry George Nicholls - Iron Making in the Olden Times artwork Iron Making in the Olden Times
Henry George Nicholls
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On a snowy night, the book thief Liesel Meminger and her six-year-old brother Werner are traveling with their mother by train to Munich, where Liesel and her brother are to be given over to foster parents. Half asleep, Liesel dreams of Adolf Hitler speaking at a rally where Hitler smiles at Liesel, and Liesel, who is illiterate, greets him in broken German. As Liesel's mother sleeps, Liesel sees Werner die, and Death takes Werner's spirit but remains to watch what happens next. The train stops due to track work, and the three exit with two guards who argue over what to do with the body.


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Iron Making in the Olden Times - Henry George Nicholls

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

Isaac Newton - Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica artwork Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Isaac Newton
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1542
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica - Isaac Newton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne - An Old Woman's Tale artwork An Old Woman's Tale
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this story a young couple, David and Esther, either witnessed, or else dreamed that they witnessed, the return of long dead inhabitants of the Connecticut town for the space of one hour. They “seemed” to see unknown people, who wore clothing that might have been worn by the great-grandparents of the existing generation.


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An Old Woman's Tale - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

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

Josiah Gilbert Holland - Bitter-Sweet artwork Bitter-Sweet
Josiah Gilbert Holland
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a poetry book. Bitter-Sweet is an electronic/trip-hop duo with jazz-like qualities from Los Angeles. The band is composed of Shana Halligan, who provides vocals and lyrics and composes the songs, and Kiran Shahani, who produces and composes the songs.


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Bitter-Sweet - Josiah Gilbert Holland

Honoré de Balzac - Petty Troubles of Married Life artwork Petty Troubles of Married Life
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about a young woman does not exhibit her true character till she has been married two or three years. She hides her faults, without intending it, in the midst of her first joys, of her first parties of pleasure. She goes into society to dance, she visits her relatives to show you off, she journeys on with an escort of love's first wiles; she is gradually transformed from girlhood to womanhood.


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Petty Troubles of Married Life - Honoré de Balzac

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

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

Virginia Woolf - Monday or Tuesday artwork Monday or Tuesday
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1921
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this early collection of eight short stories by Virginia Woolf conventional notions of plot and character are abandoned for a stream of consciousness, almost dream-like and experimental form of prose. Readers while find the relative brevity of this volume, and the stories within it, helpful in overcoming any unfamiliarity with this style of writing. "Monday or Tuesday: Eight Stories" includes the following stories: "A Haunted House," "A Society," "Monday or Tuesday," "An Unwritten Novel," "The String Quartet," "Blue & Green," "Kew Gardens," and "The Mark on the Wall."


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Monday or Tuesday - Virginia Woolf

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

Charles Dickens - To Be Read at Dusk artwork To Be Read at Dusk
Charles Dickens
Genre: Ghost
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Five couriers, sitting on a bench outside the convent on the summit of the Great St. Bernard in Switzerland, looking at the remote heights, stained by the setting sun as if a mighty quantity of red wine had been broached upon the mountain top, and had not yet had time to sink into the snow. Thus "To Be Read at Dusk" is one of Dickens better ghost/phantasm stories, complete with disappearances and people lost forever through other worldly influences or death. A story within a story told by couriers, go-betweens in the age of Dickens.


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To Be Read at Dusk - Charles Dickens

Charles Baudelaire - The Flowers of Evil artwork The Flowers of Evil
Charles Baudelaire
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Flowers of Evil, which T. S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. Originally to be called 'The Lesbians', The Flowers of Evil contains the most extraordinary body of love poetry. The poems also pose the question of the role of evil in our lives, of whether there are not external forces working to frustrate human plans and to enlist men and women on appalling or stultifying scenarios not of their own making.


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The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire

Virginia Woolf - Between the Acts artwork Between the Acts
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Between the Acts is the final novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1941 shortly after her suicide. This is a book laden with hidden meaning and allusion. It describes the mounting, performance, and audience of a festival play (hence the title) in a small English village just before the outbreak of the Second World War. Much of it looks forward to the war, with veiled allusions to connection with the continent by flight, swallows representing aircraft, and plunging into darkness. The pageant is a play within a play, representing a rather cynical view of English history. Woolf links together many different threads and ideas - a particularly interesting technique being the use of rhyme words to suggest hidden meanings. Relationships between the characters and aspects of their personalities are explored. The English village bonds throughout the play through their differences and similarities. He novel takes place in a country house somewhere in England, just before the Second World War. It is the day when the annual pageant is to be performed in the grounds of the house. The pageant is traditionally a celebration of English history, and is attended by the entire local community. The owner of the house is Bartholomew Oliver, a widower and retired Indian Army officer. His sister Lucy, who is also living in the house, is slightly eccentric but harmless. Oliver has a son, Giles, who has a job in the city and is restless and frustrated. His wife, Isa, is staying at the house with her two children and has lost interest in Giles. She is attracted to a local gentleman farmer, Haines, although the relationship goes no further than eye contact. In the course of the day, Mrs Manresa and her friend William Dodge turn up and stay for the pageant. The pageant has been written by Miss La Trobe, a strange and domineering spinster.


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Between the Acts - Virginia Woolf

Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven artwork The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1844
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Poet tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references.


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The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

Increase Mather - The Wonders of the Invisible World artwork The Wonders of the Invisible World
Increase Mather
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 22 August 1723
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a collection of short stories about the faulty bargains we make with ourselves to continure the high-wire act of living meaningful lives in late twentieth-century America.


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The Wonders of the Invisible World - Increase Mather

Percy Bysshe Shelley - The Daemon of the World artwork The Daemon of the World
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Nopy the wave, Which like a toil-worn labourer leaps to shore, To meet the kisses of the flowerets there. Man chief perceives the change, his being notes. The gradual renovation, and defines. Each movement of its progress on his mind. Man, where the gloom of the long polar night. Lowered o'er the snow-clad rocks and frozen soil, Where scarce the hardiest herb that braves the frost. Basked in the moonlight's ineffectual glow, Shrank with the plants, and darkened with the night; Nor where the tropics bound the realms of day. With a broad belt of mingling cloud and flame, Where blue mists through the unmoving atmosphere . Scattered the seeds of pestilence, and fed. Unnatural vegetation, where the land. Teemed with all earthquake, tempest and disease. Was man a nobler being; slavery. Had crushed him to his country's blood-stained dust. Even where the milder zone afforded man. A seeming shelter, yet contagion there, Blighting his being.


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The Daemon of the World - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Virginia Woolf - Mrs. Dalloway artwork Mrs. Dalloway
Invisible Presences
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mrs Dalloway (published on 14 May 1925) is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-First World War England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister", the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening. With an interior perspective, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure. In October 2005, Mrs Dalloway was included on TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. According to the greatest books, a site which uses algorithms to numerically determine the best-received books, Mrs. Dalloway is the 34th most critically acclaimed work of fiction ever made. Clarissa Dalloway goes around London in the morning, getting ready to host a party that evening. The nice day reminds her of her youth spent in the countryside in Bourton and makes her wonder about her choice of husband; she married the reliable Richard Dalloway instead of the enigmatic and demanding Peter Walsh, and she "had not the option" to be with Sally Seton. Peter reintroduces these conflicts by paying a visit that morning. Septimus Warren Smith, a First World War veteran suffering from deferred traumatic stress, spends his day in the park with his Italian-born wife Lucrezia, where Peter Walsh observes them. Septimus is visited by frequent and indecipherable hallucinations, mostly concerning his dear friend Evans who died in the war. Later that day, after he is prescribed involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital, he commits suicide by jumping out of a window. Clarissa's party in the evening is a slow success. It is attended by most of the characters she has met in the book, including people from her past. She hears about Septimus' suicide at the party and gradually comes to admire this stranger's act, which she considers an effort to preserve the purity of his happiness.


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Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

William Butler Yeats - The Land of Heart's Desire artwork The Land of Heart's Desire
William Butler Yeats
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 29 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

MAURTEEN BRUIN, SHAWN BRUIN, and BRIDGET BRUIN sit in the alcove at the table or about the fire. They are dressed in the costume of some remote time, and near them sits an old priest, FATHER HART. He may be dressed as a friar. There is food and drink upon the table. MARY BRUIN stands by the door reading a book. If she looks up she can see through the door into the wood.


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The Land of Heart's Desire - William Butler Yeats

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Curious, if True artwork Curious, if True
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Strange Tales is a collection of five dark Victorian tales of suspense, horror, mood and mystery by Elizabeth Gaskell, published variously between 1852 and 1861. Includes "The Old Nurse's Story", "The Poor Clare", "Lois The Witch", "The Grey Woman", and "Curious, If True. "


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Curious, if True - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

George Henry Borrow - The Mermaid's Prophecy artwork The Mermaid's Prophecy
George Henry Borrow
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of songs that contains Mermaid's prophecy as its primary song . It also includes songs related to Queen Dagmar. The complete song book portrays the a victorian era of the King and Queen.


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The Mermaid's Prophecy - George Henry Borrow

Robert Bloomfield - Wild Flowers artwork Wild Flowers
Pastoral and Local Poetry
Robert Bloomfield
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 18 August 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1806 publication features a collection of Robert Bloomfield’s ballads and poems. This text also features black and white illustrations.


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Wild Flowers - Robert Bloomfield

Virginia Woolf - Complete Shorter Fiction artwork Complete Shorter Fiction
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book Woolf continually used stories and sketches to experiment with narrative models and themes for her novels.


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Complete Shorter Fiction - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - Granite and Rainbow artwork Granite and Rainbow
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Granite and Rainbow is a posthumous collection of twenty-five essays on the art of fiction and the art of biography by Virginia Woolf.


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Granite and Rainbow - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - The Common Reader: Second Series artwork The Common Reader: Second Series
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is collections of twenty-six essays, Woolf writes of English literature in its various forms, including the poetry of Donne; the novels of Defoe, Sterne, Meredith, and Hardy; Lord Chesterfield’s letters and De Quincey’s autobiography.


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The Common Reader: Second Series - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - The Common Reader: First Series artwork The Common Reader: First Series
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is Virginia Woolf's first collection of essays, published in 1925. In them, she attempts to see literature from the point of view of the 'common reader' - someone whom she, with Dr Johnson, distinguished from the critic and the scholar. She read, and wrote, as an outsider: a woman set to school in her father's library, denied the educational privileges of her male siblings - and with no fixed view of what constitutes 'English Literature'. What she produced is an eccentric and unofficial literary and social history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, with an excursion to ancient Greece thrown in. She investigates medieval England, tsarist Russia, Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists. When she published this book Woolf's fame as a novelist was already established: now she was hailed as a brilliant interpretative critic. Here, she addresses her 'common reader' in the remarkable prose and with all the imagination and gaiety that are the stamp of her genius.


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The Common Reader: First Series - Virginia Woolf

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Adonais artwork Adonais
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1820
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Adonaïs, is a pastoral elegy written by Percy Bysshe Shelley for John Keats. The poet weeps for John Keats who is dead and who will be long mourned. He calls on Urania to mourn for Keats who died in Rome (sts. 1-VII). The poet summons the subject matter of Keats' poetry to weep for him. It comes and mourns at his bidding (sts. VIII-XV). Nature, celebrated by Keats in his poetry, mourns him. Spring, which brings nature to new life, cannot restore him (sts. XVI-XXI).


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Adonais - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Virginia Woolf - Orlando artwork Orlando
A Biography
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Orlando , A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West, it is generally considered one of Woolf's most accessible novels. The novel has been influential stylistically, and is considered important in literature generally, and particularly in the history of women's writing, gender studies, and transgender studies. It has inspired adaptations: in 1989 director Robert Wilson and writer Darryl Pinckney collaborated on a theatrical production. A film adaptation was released in 1992, starring Tilda Swinton as Orlando and Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I. Another stage adaption by Sarah Ruhl premiered in New York City in 2010.Orlando tells the story of a young man named Orlando, born in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. He is briefly a lover to the elderly queen. After her death he has a brief, intense love affair with Sasha, ostensibly a princess in the entourage of the Russian embassy. This episode, of love and excitement against the background of the Frost Fair held on the frozen Thames River during the Great Frost of 1608, is one of the best known of the novel. It is said to represent Vita Sackville-West's affair with Violet Trefusis. Following Sasha's sudden departure and return to Russia, the desolate Orlando returns to writing The Oak Tree, a long poem started and abandoned in his youth. He meets with a famous poet, Nicholas Greene, whom he joyfully entertains, but who criticises Orlando's writing. Later Orlando feels betrayed when he learns that he is the foolishly depicted subject of one of Greene's subsequent works. A period of contemplating love and life leads Orlando to appreciate the value of his ancestral stately home, which he proceeds to furnish lavishly. There he plays host to the populace. Ennui sets in and the harassment of a persistent suitor, the Archduchess Harriet, leads to Orlando's fleeing the country when appointed by King Charles II as ambassador to Constantinople. Orlando performs his duties well, until a night of civil unrest and murderous riots. He falls asleep for a period of days, resistant to all efforts to rouse him.


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Orlando - Virginia Woolf

William Roscoe - The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast artwork The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast
William Roscoe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1830
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast is a poem by William Roscoe, written in 1802, and telling the story of a party for insects and other small animals. Two anonymous sequels were The Peacock 'At Home' and The Lion's Masquerade and the Elephant's Champetre, both credited to "A Lady", and describing similar parties for birds and large mammals.


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The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast - William Roscoe

Samuel Cobb - Discourse on Criticism and of Poetry (1707) artwork Discourse on Criticism and of Poetry (1707)
Samuel Cobb
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1712
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Discourse on Criticism and of Poetry (1707) is a Book of Poem. The book describes that The Muses are said to be the Daughters of Memory: A Poet therefore must lay down his Title to their Favour, who can be forgetful of a Friend, like You, whose polite Knowledge, instructive Conversation, and particulur Generosity to my self, have left such strong Impressions upon my Mind, as defy the Power of Absence to remove them. I scarce believe Death it self can blot out an Idea so firmly imprinted. The Soul, when it leaves this earthly Habitation, and has no more Use for those Vertues, which were serviceable in the Conduct of human Life, such as Temperance, Fortitude and the like, will certainly carry Love and Gratitude along with it to Heaven. This may suffice to let the World know what Obligations you have laid upon me. By this Letter (the room of which, for your sake I could willingly have supply'd) you will plainly see, that no Place, however remote, is able to secure you from the Zeal of a Friend, and the Vanity of a Poet.


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Discourse on Criticism and of Poetry (1707) - Samuel Cobb

Virginia Woolf - On Being Ill artwork On Being Ill
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this poignant and humorous work, Virginia Woolf observes that though illness is part of every human being's experience, it has never been the subject of literature like the more acceptable subjects of war and love. We cannot quote Shakespeare to describe a headache. We must, Woolf says, invent language to describe pain. And though illness enhances our perceptions, she observes that it reduces self-consciousness; it is "the great confessional." Woolf discusses the cultural taboos associated with illness and explores how illness changes the way we read. Poems clarify and astonish, Shakespeare exudes new brilliance, and so does melodramatic fiction.


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On Being Ill - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - Three Guineas artwork Three Guineas
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Three Guineas is a book-length essay by Virginia Woolf, published in June 1938. Although Three Guineas is a work of non-fiction, it was initially conceived as a "novel-essay" which would tie up the loose ends left in her earlier work, A Room of One's Own. The book was to alternate between fictive narrative chapters and non-fiction essay chapters, demonstrating Woolf's views on war and women in both types of writing at once. This unfinished manuscript was published in 1937 as The Pargiters. When Woolf realised the idea of a "novel-essay" wasn't working, she separated the two parts. The non-fiction portion became Three Guineas. The fiction portion became Woolf's most popular novel during her lifetime, The Years, which charts social change from 1880 to the time of publication through the lives of the Pargiter family. It was so popular, in fact, that pocket-sized editions of the novel were published for soldiers as leisure reading during World War II. The entire essay is structured as a response to an educated gentleman who has written a letter asking Woolf to join his efforts to help prevent war. War was looming in 1936-7 and the question was particularly pressing to Woolf, a committed pacifist. In the gentleman’s letter (he is never named), he asks Woolf her opinion about how best to prevent war and offers some practical steps. Woolf opens her response by stating first, and with some slight hyperbole, that this is “a remarkable letter—a letter perhaps unique in the history of human correspondence, since when before has an educated man asked a woman how in her opinion war can be prevented. ” Despite the remarkable nature of the letter, Woolf has left it unanswered because as the daughter of an educated man, without access or place in the public world of professions, universities, societies, and government, she fears that there are fundamental differences that will make her “impossible for [educated men] to understand”.


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Three Guineas - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - London Scene artwork London Scene
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The London Scene is a collection of essays by the English writer Virginia Woolf. The essays are an exploration of early 1930s London". The London Scene" is a collection of essays written by one of London's most acclaimed writers. Virginia Woolf was born and lived much of her life in the city, using it as the backdrop for many of her works. She was a fervent walker and her keen eye keeps pace as she strides across the city that she loved above all others. "The London Scene" begins in the docks of the east and flows against the Thames tide westwards, following the commercial pulse of the city from the disembarkment of goods at Tilbury to the crowds of shoppers on Oxford Street, before winding on majestically to the grand buildings of the City and Westminster. Virginia Woolf pauses to admire the splendour of St. Paul's and the austerity of Westminster Abbey. She visits the spartan houses of literary men, and concludes her walk with a wry look at the House of Commons.


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London Scene - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - The Waves artwork The Waves
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Waves, first published in 1931, is Virginia Woolf's most experimental novel. It consists of soliloquies spoken by the book's six characters: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis. Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear him speak through his own voice. The soliloquies that span the characters' lives are broken up by nine brief third-person interludes detailing a coastal scene at varying stages in a day from sunrise to sunset. As the six characters or "voices" alternately speak, Woolf explores concepts of individuality, self, and community. Each character is distinct, yet together they compose a gestalt about a silent central consciousness. Bernard is a story-teller, always seeking some elusive and apt phrase (some critics see Woolf's friend E. M. Forster as an inspiration); Louis is an outsider, who seeks acceptance and success (some critics see aspects of T. S. Eliot, whom Woolf knew well, in Louis); Neville (who may be partially based on another of Woolf's friends, Lytton Strachey) desires love, seeking out a series of men, each of whom become the present object of his transcendent love; Jinny is a socialite, whose Weltanschauung corresponds to her physical, corporeal beauty; Susan flees the city, in preference for the countryside, where she grapples with the thrills and doubts of motherhood; and Rhoda is riddled with self-doubt and anxiety, always rejecting and indicting human compromise, always seeking out solitude (as such, Rhoda echoes Shelley's poem "The Question"; paraphrased: I shall gather my flowers and present them—O! to whom?). Percival (partially based on Woolf's brother, Thoby Stephen) is the god-like but morally flawed hero of the other six, who dies midway through the novel on an imperialist quest in British-dominated colonial India.


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The Waves - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf - The Voyage Out artwork The Voyage Out
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 28 March 1941
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Virginia Woolf’s first novel, The Voyage Out, follows the journey of Rachel Vinrace, a young woman who travels from suburban London to South America. Vinrace meets several enlightening passengers along the way.


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The Voyage Out - Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Kingsley - Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children artwork Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 22 January 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity.


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Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children - Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley - The Water-Babies artwork The Water-Babies
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1862
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The protagonist is Tom, a young chimney sweep, who falls into a river after encountering an upper-class girl named Ellie and being chased out of her house. There he drowns and is transformed into a "water baby",[2] as he is told by a caddisfly—an insect that sheds its skin—and begins his moral education. The story is thematically concerned with Christian redemption, though Kingsley also uses the book to argue that England treats its poor badly, and to question child labour, among other themes.


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The Water-Babies - Charles Kingsley

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night artwork Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tender Is the Night is a novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was his fourth and final completed novel, and was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January–April, 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats. In 1932, Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was hospitalized for schizophrenia in Baltimore, Maryland. The author rented the "la Paix" estate in the suburb of Towson to work on this book, the story of the rise and fall of Dick Diver, a promising young psychoanalyst, and his wife, Nicole, who is also one of his patients. It was Fitzgerald's first novel in nine years, and the last that he would complete. While working on the book he several times ran out of cash and had to borrow from his editor and agent and write short stories for commercial magazines. The early 1930s, when Fitzgerald was conceiving and working on the book, were the darkest years of his life and, accordingly, the novel has its bleak elements. Two versions of this novel are in print. The first version, published in 1934, uses flashbacks; the second, revised version, prepared by Fitzgerald's friend and noted critic Malcolm Cowley on the basis of notes for a revision left by Fitzgerald, is ordered chronologically and was first published posthumously in 1948. Critics have suggested that Cowley's revision was undertaken due to negative reviews of the temporal structure of the first version of the book. Summary of this book is - Dick and Nicole Diver are a glamorous couple who take a villa in the South of France and surround themselves with a circle of friends, mainly Americans. Also staying at the resort are Rosemary Hoyt, a young actress, and her mother. Rosemary is sucked into the circle of the Divers; she becomes infatuated with Dick and is also adopted as a close friend by Nicole. Dick first toys with the idea of an affair with Rosemary at this point, which he finally acts upon years later.


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Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald - This Side of Paradise artwork This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.


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This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Karl Marx - Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte artwork Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Karl Marx
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" is one of Karl Marx' most profound and most brilliant monographs. It may be considered the best work extant on the philosophy of history, with an eye especially upon the history of the Movement of the Proletariat, together with the bourgeois and other manifestations that accompany the same, and the tactics that such conditions dictate. The recent populist uprising; the more recent "Debs Movement"; the thousand and one utopian and chimerical notions that are flaring up; the capitalist maneuvers; the hopeless, helpless grasping after straws, that characterize the conduct of the bulk of the working class; all of these, together with the empty-headed, ominous figures that are springing into notoriety for a time and have their day, mark the present period of the Labor Movement in the nation a critical one. The best information acquirable, the best mental training obtainable are requisite to steer through the existing chaos that the death-tainted social system of today creates all around us. To aid in this needed information and mental training, this instructive work is now made accessible to English readers, and is commended to the serious study of the serious.


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Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte - Karl Marx

Charles Kingsley - Literary and General Lectures and Essays artwork Literary and General Lectures and Essays
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 22 January 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The first requisite, I think, for a modern course of English Literature is, that it be a whole course or none. The literary education of woman has too often fallen into the fault of our "Elegant Extracts", and "Beauties of British Poetry. " It has neither begun at the beginning nor ended at the end. The young have been taught to admire the laurels of Parnassus, but only after they have been clipped and pollarded like a Dutch shrubbery.


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Literary and General Lectures and Essays - Charles Kingsley

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

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Love of the Last Tycoon artwork Love of the Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Love of The Last Tycoon is an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, compiled and published posthumously, in 1941 .This books summery is - According to Publishers Weekly's 1993 review of the edition reconstructed by Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, The Love of the Last Tycoon is "[g]enerally considered a roman a clef", inspired by the life of film producer Irving Thalberg, on whom protagonist Monroe Stahr is based. The story follows Stahr's rise to power in Hollywood, and his conflicts with rival Pat Brady, a character based on studio head Louis B. Mayer.


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Love of the Last Tycoon - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anna Jameson - The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2) artwork The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2)
Anna Jameson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The history of this little book, were it worth revealing, would be the history, in miniature, of most human undertakings: it was begun with enthusiasm; it has been interrupted by intervals of illness, idleness, or more serious cares; it has been pursued through difficulties so great, that they would perhaps excuse its many deficiencies; and now I see its conclusion with a languor almost approaching to despair; at least with a feeling which, while it renders me doubly sensitive to criticism, and apprehensive of failure, has rendered me almost indifferent to success, and careless of praise.


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The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2) - Anna Jameson

Edmund Burke - Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke artwork Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1796
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The good old expression, 'family burying ground', has something pleasing in it, at least to me. " Alluding to his approaching dissolution, he thus speaks, in a letter addressed to a relative of his earliest schoolmaster:--"I have been at Bath these four months for no purpose, and am therefore to be removed to my own house at Beaconsfield to-morrow, to be nearer a habitation more permanent, humbly and fearfully hoping that my better part may find a better mansion. " It is a source of deep thankfulness for those who reverence the genius and eloquence of this great man, to state, that Burke's religion was that of the Cross, and to find him speaking of the "Intercession" of our Redeeming Lord, as "what he had long sought with unfeigned anxiety, and to which he looked with trembling hope. " The commencing paragraph in his Will also authenticates the genuine character of his personal Christianity.


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Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke - Edmund Burke

Walter Scott - Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft artwork Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
Walter Scott
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1829
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sir Walter Scott's "Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft" were his contribution to a series of. A few years yet of his own battle, while the shadows of night and death were gathering about him, and they were re-united. In these "Letters upon Demonology and Witchcraft", addressed to his son-in-law, written under the first grasp of death, the old kindliness and good sense.


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Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft - Walter Scott

Roger Ascham - The Schoolmaster artwork The Schoolmaster
Roger Ascham
Genre: African American
Publish Date: 31 December 1567
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The first booke for the youth. The ware is this after the three Concordances learned as I touched before let the master read into him the Epistles of Cicero gathered together and chosen out by Stormiest for the capacity of children. In very deed if children were brought up in such a house or such a School where the latin tonge were properlie and perfitlie Spoken.


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The Schoolmaster - Roger Ascham

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

Charles Dickens - Mudfog and Other Sketches artwork Mudfog and Other Sketches
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Mudfog Papers relates the proceedings of the fictional 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything', a Pickwickian parody of the British Association for the Advancement of Science founded in York in 1831, one of the numerous Victorian learned societies dedicated to the advancement of Science. Like The Pickwick Papers, The Mudfog Papers claim affinity with Parliamentary reports, memoirs, and posthumous papers. The serial was illustrated by George Cruikshank. The fictional town of Mudfog was based on Chatham in Kent, where Dickens spent part of his youth. Mudfog was described by Dickens as being the town where Oliver Twist was born and spent his early years when the story first appeared in 'Bentley's Miscellany' in February 1837, making it a continuation of The Mudfog Papers, but this allusion was removed when the story was printed in book form.


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Mudfog and Other Sketches - Charles Dickens

William Makepeace Thackeray - Catherine artwork Catherine
A Story
William Makepeace Thackeray
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1862
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Catherine: A Story was the first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray. It first appeared in serialized installments in Fraser's Magazine between May 1839 and February 1840. Thackeray's original intention in writing it was to criticize the Newgate school of crime fiction, exemplified by Bulwer-Lytton and Harrison Ainsworth, whose works Thackeray felt glorified criminals. Thackeray even criticized Dickens for this failing for his portrayal of the good-hearted streetwalker Nancy and the charming pickpocket, the Artful Dodger, in Oliver Twist. The appearance of the first installments of Ainsworth's novel Jack Sheppard at the beginning of 1839 seems to have been what spurred Thackeray into action.


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Catherine - William Makepeace Thackeray

Charles Dickens - Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read artwork Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read
Charles Dickens
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection of excerpts from Dickens' novels, first published in 1909, includes: Trotty Veck and Meg, Tiny Tim, The Runaway Couple, Little Dorritt, The Toy-Maker and His Blind Daughter, Little Nell, Little David Copperfield, Jenny Wren, Pip's Adventure, Todgers, Dick Sweviller and the Marchioness, Mr. Wadle's Servant Joe, and The Bravve and Honest Boy Oliver Twist.


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Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read - Charles Dickens

Ann Ward Radcliffe - A Sicilian Romance artwork A Sicilian Romance
Ann Ward Radcliffe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It's is credited with shaping and popularizing the gothic novel. takes place on the shore of north Sicily, where the aristocratic house of Mazzini is in turmoil. Julia and Emilia Mazzini reside in a labyrinthine castle bustling with supernatural activity.


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A Sicilian Romance - Ann Ward Radcliffe

Alexandre Dumas - Twenty Years After artwork Twenty Years After
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Twenty Years After is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. This sequel to The Three Musketeers and a book of the so-called D'Artagnan Romances was serialized from January to August, 1845. This book, like most of Dumas' work is wonderful. His adventure stories still evoke a sense of wonderment and raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The series was originally published as a trilogy, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and Vicomte de Bragelonne. The Vicomte de Bragelonne is now published by most in three volumes: Vicomte de Bragellone, Louise de la Valliere, and finally The Man in the Iron Mask. You may have seen it split into four parts with Ten Years Later being placed in between the Vicomte de Bragellone and Louise de la Valliere.


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Twenty Years After - Alexandre Dumas

Roger Thompson Finlay - The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island artwork The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island
Roger Thompson Finlay
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island is a Fiction Story Book. The book says that The journey into the forest. Restlessness of the yaks. The alarm. Wild animals. George Mayfield and Harry Crandall. Their companion, an aged Professor. Their history. How they were shipwrecked. Thrown on an island without weapons, tools, food, or any of the requirements of life. What they had accomplished previous to the opening of this chapter. Making tools. Capturing yaks and training them. The three previous expeditions, and what they discovered. The mysterious occurrences. The fourth voyage of discovery. Losing sight of the strange animals. The forest. Discovering orang outans. Capturing a young orang. Christening the "Baby". Its strange and restless actions. A shot. A wild animal. The wildcat. Enemy of the orang outan. Distances deceptive, and why. Peculiar sensations at altitudes. Tableland. The fifth day. Discovery of a broad river. Progress barred.


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The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island - Roger Thompson Finlay

Herman Melville - White Jacket artwork White Jacket
Herman Melville
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

White-jacket is a sailor on the U. S. frigate Neversink. His nickname derives from a jacket stitched together from leftover scraps of rags. This jacket makes the other sailors superstitious and as the ship heads towards Antarctica his mess group kicks him out and he joins another group, serving under the much-liked petty officer, Jack Chase.


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White Jacket - Herman Melville

Herman Melville - Bartleby, the Scrivener artwork Bartleby, the Scrivener
A Story of Wall-Street
Herman Melville
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1998
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Bartleby the Scrivener" is one of the first great stories of corporate discontent. The emptiness of modern business life is an important theme. The narrator's initial self-characterization is important to the story. He is a "safe" man, one who takes few risks and tries above all to conform. The most pragmatic concerns of financial security and ease of life are his priorities.


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Bartleby, the Scrivener - Herman Melville

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


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