Classical prose (Novelty)

I Burn Paris

I Burn Paris


Bruno ński

ISBN: 9788086264370
Year of publication: 2012

Bruno Jasieski I BURN PARIS translated from the Polish by Soren A. Gauger and Marcin Piekoszewski To Comrade Tomasz Dbal, a tireless soldier for the peasant-worker cause, I give this book, as a hand to clasp over the heads of Europe. Part 1 I It started with a minor, seemingly insignificant incident that was decidedly private in nature. One beautiful November evening, on the corner of Rue Vivienne and Boulevard Montmartre, Jeanette informed Pierre that she would most definitely be requiring a ...

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The Hunter and Other Stories

The Hunter and Other Stories


Дэшил Хэммет

ISBN: 9780802121585
Year of publication: 2013

Dashiell Hammett The Hunter and Other Stories All previously unpublished stories, copyright 2013 The Literary Property Trust of Dashiell Hammett Introduction and commentary on Crime and Men and Women, copyright 2013 Richard Layman Afterword and commentary on Men, Screen Stories, and Appendix, copyright 2013 Julie M. Rivett The Diamond Wager Detective Fiction Weekly, 19 October 1929 uncollected copyright 1929, Dashiell Hammett Faith published in The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, ed. Otto ...

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Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2005

HEART AND SCIENCE A Story of the Present Time By Wilkie Collins TO SARONY OF NEW YORK ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER, AND GOOD FRIEND I. PREFACE TO READERS IN GENERAL You are the children of Old Mother England, on both sides of the Atlantic you form the majority of buyers and borrowers of novels and you judge of works of fiction by certain inbred preferences, which but slightly influence the other great public of readers on the continent of Europe. The two qualities in fiction which hold the highest rank ...

Keywords: Courtship -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Guardian and ward -- Fiction Medical ethics -- Fiction Vivisection -- Fiction
Basil

Basil


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2003

BASIL By Wilkie Collins LETTER OF DEDICATION. TO CHARLES JAMES WARD, ESQ. IT has long been one of my pleasantest anticipations to look forward to the time when I might offer to you, my old and dear friend, some such acknowledgment of the value I place on your affection for me, and of my grateful sense of the many acts of kindness by which that affection has been proved, as I now gladly offer in this place. In dedicating the present work to you, I fulfil therefore a purpose which, for some time ...

Keywords: England -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Revenge -- Fiction Young men -- Psychology -- Fiction
A House to Let

A House to Let


Charles Dickens
Wilkie Collins
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Adelaide Anne Procter

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Year of publication: 2000

A HOUSE TO LET by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Ann Procter OVER THE WAY I had been living at Tunbridge Wells and nowhere else, going on for ten years, when my medical manvery clever in his profession, and the prettiest player I ever saw in my life of a hand at Long Whist, which was a noble and a princely game before Short was heard ofsaid to me, one day, as he sat feeling my pulse on the actual sofa which my poor dear sister Jane worked before her spine came on, ...

Keywords: English fiction -- 19th century
Armadale

Armadale


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

ARMADALE By Wilkie Collins TO JOHN FORSTER. In acknowledgment of the services which he has rendered to the cause of literature by his Life of Goldsmith and in affectionate remembrance of a friendship which is associated with some of the happiest years of my life. Readers in generalon whose friendly reception experience has given me some reason to relywill, I venture to hope, appreciate whatever merit there may be in this story without any prefatory pleading for it on my part. They will, I think, ...

Keywords: England -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Fate and fatalism -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Men -- England -- Fiction Psychological fiction
Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome

Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2002

ANTONINA OR, THE FALL OF ROME by WILKIE COLLINS PREFACE In preparing to compose a fiction founded on history, the writer of these pages thought it no necessary requisite of such a work that the principal characters appearing in it should be drawn from the historical personages of the period. On the contrary, he felt that some very weighty objections attached to this plan of composition. He knew well that it obliged a writer to add largely from invention to what was actually knownto fill in with ...

Keywords: 3rd-6th centuries -- Fiction Goths -- Fiction Historical fiction Rome -- History -- Germanic invasions
After Dark

After Dark


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

AFTER DARK By Wilkie Collins PREFACE TO AFTER DARK. I have taken some pains to string together the various stories contained in this Volume on a single thread of interest, which, so far as I know, has at least the merit of not having been used before. The pages entitled Leahs Diary are, however, intended to fulfill another purpose besides that of serving as the frame-work for my collection of tales. In this part of the book, and subsequently in the Prologues to the stories, it has been my object ...

Keywords: Diary fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction English Mystery fiction Short stories
A Rogue's Life

A Rogue's Life


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

A ROGUES LIFE by Wilkie Collins INTRODUCTORY WORDS. The following pages were written more than twenty years since, and were then published periodically in Household Words. In the original form of publication the Rogue was very favorably received. Year after year, I delayed the republication, proposing, at the suggestion of my old friend, Mr. Charles Reade, to enlarge the present sketch of the heros adventures in Australia. But the opportunity of carrying out this project has proved to be one of ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Rogues and vagabonds -- Fiction
A Fair Penitent

A Fair Penitent


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

A FAIR PENITENT By Wilkie Collins Charles Pineau Duclos was a French writer of biographies and novels, who lived and worked during the first half of the eighteenth century. He prospered sufficiently well, as a literary man, to be made secretary to the French Academy, and to be allowed to succeed Voltaire in the office of historiographer of France. He has left behind him, in his own country, the reputation of a lively writer of the second class, who addressed the public of his day with fair ...

Keywords: Conversion -- Fiction English fiction Nuns -- Fiction
An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge 1891 by Ambrose Bierce Chapter I A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The mans hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck. It was attached to a stout cross-timber above his head and the slack fell to the level of his knees. Some loose boards laid upon the ties supporting the rails of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners ...

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An Affair of Outposts

An Affair of Outposts


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

An Affair of Outposts by Ambrose Bierce Chapter I Two men sat in conversation. One was the Governor of the State. The year was 1861 the war was on and the Governor already famous for the intelligence and zeal with which he directed all the powers and resources of his State to the service of the Union. What you the Governor was saying in evident surpriseyou too want a military commission Really, the fifing and drumming must have effected a profound alteration in your convictions. In my character ...

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An Adventure at Brownville  

An Adventure at Brownville  


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

An Adventure at Brownville 1892by Ambrose Bierce I taught a little country school near Brownville, which, as every one knows who has had the good luck to live there, is the capital of a considerable expanse of the finest scenery in California. The town is somewhat frequented in summer by a class of persons whom it is the habit of the local journal to call pleasure seekers, but who by a juster classification would be known as the sick and those in adversity. Brownville itself might rightly ...

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A Jug of Sirup

A Jug of Sirup


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

A Jug of Sirup by Ambrose Bierce This narrative begins with the death of its hero. Silas Deemer died on the 16th day of July, 1863, and two days later his remains were buried. As he had been personally known to every man, woman and well-grown child in the village, the funeral, as the local newspaper phrased it, was largely attended. In accordance with a custom of the time and place, the coffin was opened at the graveside and the entire assembly of friends and neighbors filed past, taking a last ...

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A Baby Tramp

A Baby Tramp


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

A Baby Tramp by Ambrose Bierce 1893 If you had seen little Jo standing at the street corner in the rain, you would hardly have admired him. It was apparently an ordinary autumn rainstorm, but the water which fell upon Jo who was hardly old enough to be either just or unjust, and so perhaps did not come under the law of impartial distribution appeared to have some property peculiar to itself: one would have said it was dark and adhesive sticky. But that could hardly be so, even in Blackburg, ...

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