Classical prose (Novelty)

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter


Charles Dickens

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Year of publication: 0

The Lamplighter by Charles Dickens As It Began... If you talk of Murphy and Francis Moore, gentlemen, said the lamplighter who was in the chair, I mean to say that neither of em ever had any more to do with the stars than Tom Grig had. And what had HE to do with em asked the lamplighter who officiated as vice. Nothing at all, replied the other just exactly nothing at all. Do you mean to say you dont believe in Murphy, then demanded the lamplighter who had opened the discussion. I mean to say I ...

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Roxana

Roxana


Defoe Daniel

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Year of publication: 1981

DANIEL DEFOE ROXANA THE FORTUNATE MISTRESS or, a History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau, Afterwards calld The Countess de Wintselsheim, in Germany. Being the Person known by the Name of the Lady Roxana in the Time of King Charles II. Introduction The famous ROXANA. Facsimile of frontispiece to first edition Roxana 1724, Defoes strange last novel, is among his most fascinating works. Unlike his other novels, which without exception end with the triumph of the ...

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Victory: An Island Tale

Victory: An Island Tale


Joseph Conrad

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Year of publication: 101

Victory An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad Note to the First Edition The last word of this novel was written on 29 May 1914. And that last word was the single word of the title. Those were the times of peace. Now that the moment of publication approaches I have been considering the discretion of altering the title-page. The word Victory the shining and tragic goal of noble effort, appeared too great, too august, to stand at the head of a mere novel. There was also the possibility of falling under ...

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Under Western Eyes

Under Western Eyes


Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9781450597968
Year of publication: 2010

Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad I would take liberty from any hand as a hungry man would snatch a piece of bread. Miss HALDIN PART FIRST I To begin with I wish to disclaim the possession of those high gifts of imagination and expression which would have enabled my pen to create for the reader the personality of the man who called himself, after the Russian custom, Cyril son of IsidorKirylo SidorovitchRazumov. If I have ever had these gifts in any sort of living form they have been smothered ...

Keywords: Fiction Political
The secret agent

The secret agent


Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9780812973051
Year of publication: 2004

The Secret Agent A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad TO H. G. WELLS THE CHRONICLER OF MR LEWISHAMS LOVE THE BIOGRAPHER OF KIPPS AND THE HISTORIAN OF THE AGES TO COME THIS SIMPLE TALE OF THE XIX CENTURY IS AFFECTIONATELY OFFERED CHAPTER I MrVerloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brotherinlaw. It could be done, because there was very little business at any time, and practically none at all before the evening. MrVerloc cared but little about his ostensible business. ...

Keywords: Anarchists Bombings Classics Conspiracies Criticism Fiction Fiction - General General General & Literary Fiction Literary Literature - Classics London (England) Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) Political Political fiction Radicalism Royal Greenwich Observatory
The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows

The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows


Joseph Conrad

ISBN: 9781775419310
Year of publication: 2011

THE RESCUE A ROMANCE OF THE SHALLOWS by JOSEPH CONRAD Authors Note Of the three long novels of mine which suffered an interruption, The Rescue was the one that had to wait the longest for the good pleasure of the Fates. I am betraying no secret when I state here that it had to wait precisely for twenty years. I laid it aside at the end of the summer of 1898 and it was about the end of the summer of 1918 that I took it up again with the firm determination to see the end of it and helped by the ...

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard


Joseph Conrad

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Year of publication: 2006

NOSTROMO A TALE OF THE SEABOARD By Joseph Conrad So foul a sky clears not without a storm. SHAKESPEARE AUTHORS NOTE TO JOHN GALSWORTHY Nostromo is the most anxiously meditated of the longer novels which belong to the period following upon the publication of the Typhoon volume of short stories. I dont mean to say that I became then conscious of any impending change in my mentality and in my attitude towards the tasks of my writing life. And perhaps there was never any change, except in that ...

Keywords: Latin America -- Fiction Political fiction Revolutions -- Fiction Sailors -- Fiction Sea stories
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness


Joseph Conrad

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Year of publication: 2006

HEART OF DARKNESS By Joseph Conrad I The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of ...

Keywords: Africa -- Fiction Degeneration -- fiction Europeans -- Africa -- Fiction Imperialism -- Fiction Psychological fiction Trading posts -- Fiction
The Complete Short Stories of Saki

The Complete Short Stories of Saki



ISBN: 9781473546356
Year of publication: 2016

Saki THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES REGINALD Reginald I did it I should have known better. I persuaded Reginald to go to the McKillops garden-party against his will. We all make mistakes occasionally. They know youre here, and theyll think it so funny if you dont go. And I want particularly to be in with Mrs McKillop just now. I know, you want one of her smoke Persian kittens as a prospective wife for Wumples or a husband, is it Reginald has a magnificent scorn for details, other than sartorial. And ...

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The Suitable Surroundings

The Suitable Surroundings


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

The Suitable Surroundings by Ambrose Bierce THE NIGHT One midsummer night a farmers boy living about ten miles from the city of Cincinnati was following a bridle path through a dense and dark forest. He had lost himself while searching for some missing cows, and near midnight was a long way from home, in a part of the country with which he was unfamiliar. But he was a stout-hearted lad, and knowing his general direction from his home, he plunged into the forest without hesitation, guided by the ...

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The Secret of Macarger's Gulch

The Secret of Macarger's Gulch


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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The Secret of Macargers Gulch by Ambrose Bierce NORTHWESTWARDLY from Indian Hill, about nine miles as the crow flies, is Macargers Gulch. It is not much of a gulcha mere depression between two wooded ridges of inconsiderable height. From its mouth up to its headfor gulches, like rivers, have an anatomy of their ownthe distance does not exceed two miles, and the width at bottom is at only one place more than a dozen yards for most of the distance on either side of the little brook which drains it ...

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The Realm of the Unreal

The Realm of the Unreal


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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The Realm of the Unreal by Ambrose Bierce I FOR a part of the distance between Auburn and Newcastle the roadfirst on one side of a creek and then on the otheroccupies the whole bottom of the ravine, being partly cut out of the steep hillside, and partly built up with bowlders removed from the creek-bed by the miners. The hills are wooded, the course of the ravine is sinuous. In a dark night careful driving is required in order not to go off into the water. The night that I have in memory was ...

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The Moonstone

The Moonstone


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

THE MOONSTONE A Romance by Wilkie Collins PROLOGUE THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM 1799 Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lineswritten in Indiato my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their ...

Keywords: Country homes -- Fiction East Indians -- England -- Fiction England -- Fiction Jewelry theft -- Fiction Mystery fiction Police -- England -- Fiction
The Night-Doings at

The Night-Doings at "Deadman's"


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

The Night-Doings at Deadmans by Ambrose Bierce A STORY THAT IS UNTRUE It was a singularly sharp night, and clear as the heart of a diamond. Clear nights have a trick of being keen. In darkness you may be cold and not know it when you see, you suffer. This night was bright enough to bite like a serpent. The moon was moving mysteriously along behind the giant pines crowning the South Mountain, striking a cold sparkle from the crusted snow, and bringing out against the black west the ghostly ...

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The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

THE LAW AND THE LADY by Wilkie Collins NOTE: ADDRESSED TO THE READER. IN offering this book to you, I have no Preface to write. I have only to request that you will bear in mind certain established truths, which occasionally escape your memory when you are reading a work of fiction. Be pleased, then, to remember First: That the actions of human beings are not invariably governed by the laws of pure reason. Secondly: That we are by no means always in the habit of bestowing our love on the objects ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Married people -- Fiction Mystery fiction

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