Classical prose (Novelty)

Dubliners

Dubliners


James Joyce

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Year of publication: 2001

DUBLINERS By James Joyce THE SISTERS THERE was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house it was vacation time and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse. He had often said to me: I am not long for this world, and I ...

Keywords: Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction Short stories
Women in Love

Women in Love


David Herbert Richard Lawrence

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Year of publication: 2003

Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence CHAPTER I. SISTERS Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their fathers house in Beldover, working and talking. Ursula was stitching a piece of brightly-coloured embroidery, and Gudrun was drawing upon a board which she held on her knee. They were mostly silent, talking as their thoughts strayed through their minds. Ursula, said Gudrun, dont you REALLY WANT to get married Ursula laid her embroidery in her lap and looked up. Her face was ...

Keywords: Coal mines and mining -- Fiction Love stories Male friendship -- Fiction Midlands (England) -- Fiction Psychological fiction Sisters -- Fiction Women -- England -- Fiction
The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier


George Orwell

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Year of publication: 0

George Orwell The Road to Wigan Pier PART ONE 1 The first sound in the mornings was the clumping of the mill-girls clogs down the cobbled street. Earlier than that, I suppose, there were factory whistles which I was never awake to hear. There were generally four of us in the bedroom, and a beastly place it was, with that denied impermanent look of rooms that are not serving their rightful purpose. Years earlier the house had been an ordinary dwelling-house, and when the Brookers had taken it and ...

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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild


Jack London

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Year of publication: 1903

THE CALL OF THE WILD Chapter I. Into the Primitive Old longings nomadic leap, Chafing at customs chain Again from its brumal sleep Wakens the ferine strain. Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were ...

Keywords: Adventure stories Animal welfare -- Fiction Dogs -- Fiction Feral dogs -- Fiction Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Fiction Nature stories Pet theft -- Fiction Sled dogs -- Fiction
Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight


Jack London

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Year of publication: 1910

BURNING DAYLIGHT PART I CHAPTER I It was a quiet night in the Shovel. At the bar, which ranged along one side of the large chinked-log room, leaned half a dozen men, two of whom were discussing the relative merits of spruce-tea and lime-juice as remedies for scurvy. They argued with an air of depression and with intervals of morose silence. The other men scarcely heeded them. In a row, against the opposite wall, were the gambling games. The crap-table was deserted. One lone man was playing at ...

Keywords: Bankruptcy -- Fiction Gold mines and mining -- Alaska -- Fiction Oakland (Calif.) -- Fiction Western stories Women pioneers -- Fiction
The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers


Charles Dickens

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Year of publication: 0

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens Chapter 1 The Pickwickians The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, ...

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The Spanish gardener

The Spanish gardener


Archibald Joseph Cronin

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Year of publication: 0

THE SPANISH GARDENER by A.J.Cronin Chapter 1 THE overnight journey from Paris had been unusually wearisome. An exasperating delay at the junction of Port Bou on the Spanish frontier had made them forty minutes late and, because of a dilatory porter, they had missed the forenoon connection at Barcelona. Now, towards five oclock in the afternoon, as they bounced and rattled to their destination on the light railway of the Costa Brava, they were tired and travel-stained. The shortcomings of men, or ...

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The Accident

The Accident


Mihail Sebastian

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Year of publication: 2011

Mihail Sebastian The Accident I SHE DIDNT KNOW HOW MUCH TIME had passed. A few seconds A few long minutes She felt nothing. Around her she heard voices, footsteps, people calling out, but all muted and grey, like a sort of auditory paste, from which occasionally a tram-bell or a shout shook loose with unexpected clarity, only to fade away again into the suffocated commotion. Theyll say its an accident, she thought very calmly, almost with indifference. The thought made her feel neither alarmed ...

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For Two Thousand Years

For Two Thousand Years


Mihail Sebastian

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Year of publication: 2016

Mihail Sebastian For Two Thousand Years About the Author Mihail Sebastian is one of the most important Romanian writers of the twentieth century. Born Iosif Hechter to a Jewish family in 1907, he grew up in Brila, Romania, an ancient port on the Danube. He studied law in Bucharest from 1927 to 1929 and in Paris from 1930 to 1931, then worked occasionally as a lawyer while publishing articles, novels and plays, and being part of an influential literary circle that included the historian of ...

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Three Novellas

Three Novellas


Joseph Roth

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Year of publication: 2003

Joseph Roth Three Novellas Fallmerayer the Stationmaster TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY JOHN HOARE I The remarkable destiny of the Austrian stationmaster, Adam Fallmerayer, deserves without a doubt to be recorded and preserved. He lost his life, a life which, incidentally, would never have been brilliant and perhaps not even satisfying in the long run in the most bewildering way. Based on all the knowledge which people can have of one another, it would have been impossible to prophesy an ...

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The Silent Prophet

The Silent Prophet


Joseph Roth

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Year of publication: 2003

Joseph Roth The Silent Prophet Prologue On New Years Eve 19261927 I was sitting with some friends and acquaintances in Moscow in room Number Nine of the Bolshaia Moskovskaia Hotel. For some of those present this private mode of celebrating the New Year was the only one possible. Their views would clearly have permitted them a public expression of festive spirit. But certain considerations had to be taken into account, and to be feared. They could mix neither with foreigners nor with the local ...

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Tarabas

Tarabas


Joseph Roth

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Year of publication: 2002

Joseph Roth Tarabas PART ONE. THE TRIAL 1 IN August of the year nineteen-hundred-and-fourteen there lived in New York a young man named Nicholas Tarabas. By nationality he was Russian. He belonged to one of those races, which at that time the great Tsar ruled over, and which are known today as the western border-nations. Tarabas was the son of well-to-do parents. He had studied at the technical college in St. Petersburg. Less actual conviction than the unfocused ardour of his young heart had led ...

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Flight Without End

Flight Without End


Joseph Roth

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Year of publication: 2002

Joseph Roth Flight Without End FOREWORD In what follows I tell the story of my friend, comrade and spiritual associate, Franz Tunda. I follow in part his notes, in part his narrative. I have invented nothing, made up nothing. The question of poetic invention is no longer relevant. Observed fact is all that counts. Paris, March 1927 Joseph Roth I Franz Tunda, first lieutenant in the Austrian Army, became a Russian prisoner of war in August 1916. He was taken to a camp a few versts north-east of ...

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Confession of a Murderer

Confession of a Murderer


Joseph Roth

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Year of publication: 2002

Joseph Roth Confession of a Murderer SOME YEARS AGO I was living in the Rue des Quatres Vents. My window looked across the street at a Russian restaurant called the Tari-Bari. I often used to eat there. At any hour of the day one could get borscht, grilled fish, and boiled beef. I sometimes got up late in the day. The French restaurants, in which the customary hours for lunching were strictly adhered to, were already preparing for their evening meals. But in the Russian restaurant time played ...

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Island of the Doomed

Island of the Doomed


Stig Dagerman

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Year of publication: 2011

Stig Dagerman Island of the Doomed FOREWORD: THE STAR OF MYSELF BY J. M. G. LE CLZIO Here is undoubtedly one of the strangest novels of the twentieth century, written in haste and with passion, and which irresistibly evokes another book not a novel, but where to draw the line published in the middle of the preceding century by a young man of the same age, in fact under the title Les Chants de Maldoror. In reality, very different books, one produced by the unbearable exile of a young Uruguayan in ...

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