Classical prose (Novelty)

The Duel and Other Stories

The Duel and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

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Year of publication: 2014

The Duel and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Duel I It was eight oclock in the morningthe time when the officers, the local officials, and the visitors usually took their morning dip in the sea after the hot, stifling night, and then went into the pavilion to drink tea or coffee. Ivan Andreitch Laevsky, a thin, fair young man of twentyeight, wearing the cap of a clerk in the Ministry of Finance and with slippers on his feet, coming down to bathe, found a number of acquaintances on the beach, and ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Darling

The Darling


Anton Chekhov

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Year of publication: 2014

The Darling And Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Darling OLENKA, the daughter of the retired collegiate assessor, Plemyanniakov, was sitting in her back porch, lost in thought. It was hot, the flies were persistent and teasing, and it was pleasant to reflect that it would soon be evening. Dark rainclouds were gathering from the east, and bringing from time to time a breath of moisture in the air. Kukin, who was the manager of an openair theatre called the Tivoli, and who lived in the lodge, was ...

Keywords: Classic Fiction Short stories
The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories


Anton Chekhov

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Year of publication: 2014

The Cooks Wedding and Other Stories Anton Chekhov The Cooks Wedding GRISHA, a fat, solemn little person of seven, was standing by the kitchen door listening and peeping through the keyhole. In the kitchen something extraordinary, and in his opinion never seen before, was taking place. A big, thickset, redhaired peasant, with a beard, and a drop of perspiration on his nose, wearing a cabmans full coat, was sitting at the kitchen table on which they chopped the meat and sliced the onions. He was ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Marquise of O—

The Marquise of O—


Heinrich von Kleist

ISBN: 9781782275305
Year of publication: 2019

Heinrich von Kleist THE MARQUISE OF O Translated from the German and introduced by Nicholas Jacobs INTRODUCTION KLEISTS STORIES A formidable academic literature on Kleists stories exists in German and in English, detailed for example in Sen Allans The Stories of Heinrich von Kleist Camden House, New York, 2001, strangely subtitled Fictions of Security. However, the universality of these tales calls also for a lay approach, no matter how much analysis and insight academic readings have yielded ...

Keywords: Napoleonic Wars
Police!!!

Police!!!


Robert W Chambers

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Year of publication: 2017

Police Robert W. Chambers Dedication To Louise Jocelyn Epigraph All the pretty things you say, All the pretty things you do In your own delightful way Make me fall in love with you, Turning Autumn into May. Every day is twice as gay Just because of you, Louise Which is going some, you say In my dull, pedantic way I am fashioning my lay Just because I want to please. Just because the things you say, Just because the things you do In your clever, charming way Make me fall in love with you. That is ...

Keywords: Short stories
The Hidden Children

The Hidden Children


Robert W Chambers

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Year of publication: 2015

The Hidden Children Robert W. Chambers Dedication To My Mother Whatever merit may lie in this book is due to her wisdom, her sympathy and her teaching Authors Preface No undue liberties with history have been attempted in this romance. Few characters in the story are purely imaginary. Doubtless the fastidious reader will distinguish these intruders at a glance, and very properly ignore them. For they, and what they never were, and what they never did, merely sugarcoat a dose disguised, and gild ...

Keywords: Fiction
World of Wonders

World of Wonders


Robertson Davies

ISBN: 9780771029875
Year of publication: 2015

World of Wonders The Deptford Trilogy 3 by Robertson Davies ROBERTSON DAVIES 19131995 was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queens University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He had three successive careers: as an actor with the Old Vic Company in England as publisher of the Peterborough Examiner and as university professor and first Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, from which he retired in 1981 with the title ...

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The Dark Star

The Dark Star


Robert W Chambers

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Year of publication: 2014

The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers Dedication To My Friend Edgar Sisson Epigraph Dans cmtierl, faut rien chercher comprendre. REN BENJAMIN Alaks Song Where are you going, Naa Through the still noon Where are you going To hear the thunder of the sea And the wind blowing To find a stormy moon to comfort me Across the dune Why are you weeping, Naa Through the still noon Why are you weeping Because I found no wind, no sea, No white surf leaping, Nor any flying moon to comfort me Upon the dune. What ...

Keywords: Romance
A Young Man in a Hurry

A Young Man in a Hurry


Robert W Chambers

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Year of publication: 2014

A Young Man in a Hurry And Other Short Stories Robert W. Chambers Dedication To Margery A Young Man in a Hurry Soyez tranquilles, mesdames. Je suis un jeune homme press. Mais modeste. LABICHE. At ten minutes before five in the evening the office doors of the Florida and Key West Railway Company flew open, and a young man emerged in a hurry. Suitcase in one hand, umbrella in the other, he sped along the corridor to the elevatorshaft, arriving in time to catch a glimpse of the lighted roof of the ...

Keywords: Short stories
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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