Classical prose (Novelty)

Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

MISS OR MRS. by Wilkie Collins PERSONS OF THE STORY. Sir Joseph Graybrooke. . . . . . . . . .Knight Richard Turlington . . . . Of the Levant Trade Launcelot Linzie . .Of the College of Surgeons James Dicas. . . . . .Of the Roll of Attorneys Thomas Wildfang. . . . . .Superannuated Seaman Miss Graybrooke. . . . . . Sir Josephs Sister Natalie. . . . . . . . . Sir Josephs Daughter Lady Winwood . . . . . . . .Sir Josephs Niece Amelia, Sophia, and Dorothea. Lady Winwoods Stepdaughters Period: ...

Keywords: Detective and mystery stories England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction English Love stories
My Favorite Murder

My Favorite Murder


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce Having murdered my mother under circumstances of singular atrocity, I was arrested and put upon trial, which lasted seven years. In summing up, the judge of the Court of Acquittal remarked that it was one of the most ghastly crimes that he had ever been called upon to explain away. At this my counsel rose and said: May it please your honour, crimes are ghastly or agreeable only by comparison. If you were familiar with the details of my clients previous murder ...

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Moxon's Master

Moxon's Master


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Moxons Master by Ambrose Bierce ARE you seriousdo you really believe that a machine thinks I got no immediate reply Moxon was apparently intent upon the coals in the grate, touching them deftly here and there with the fire-poker till they signified a sense of his attention by a brighter glow. For several weeks I had been observing in him a growing habit of delay in answering even the most trivial of commonplace questions. His air, however, was that of preoccupation rather than deliberation: one ...

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Little Novels

Little Novels


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

LITTLE NOVELS By Wilkie Collins MRS. ZANT AND THE GHOST. I. THE course of this narrative describes the return of a disembodied spirit to earth, and leads the reader on new and strange ground. Not in the obscurity of midnight, but in the searching light of day, did the supernatural influence assert itself. Neither revealed by a vision, nor announced by a voice, it reached mortal knowledge through the sense which is least easily self-deceived: the sense that feels. The record of this event will of ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2002

JEZEBELS DAUGHTER by Wilkie Collins TO ALBERTO CACCIA Let me begin by informing you, that this new novel does not present the proposed sequel to my last work of fictionThe Fallen Leaves. The first part of that story has, through circumstances connected with the various forms of publications adopted thus far, addressed itself to a comparatively limited class of readers in England. When the book is finally reprinted in its cheapest formthen, and then only, it will appeal to the great audience of ...

Keywords: British -- Germany -- Fiction Death -- Fiction Germany -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Insanity -- Fiction Poisons -- Fiction Widows -- Fiction

"I Say No"


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

I SAY NO By Wilkie Collins BOOK THE FIRST AT SCHOOL. CHAPTER I. THE SMUGGLED SUPPER. Outside the bedroom the night was black and still. The small rain fell too softly to be heard in the garden not a leaf stirred in the airless calm the watch-dog was asleep, the cats were indoors far or near, under the murky heaven, not a sound was stirring. Inside the bedroom the night was black and still. Miss Ladd knew her business as a schoolmistress too well to allow night-lights and Miss Ladds young ladies ...

Keywords: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Mystery fiction
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2005

HIDE AND SEEK By Wilkie Collins TO CHARLES DICKENS, THIS STORY IS INSCRIBED, AS A TOKEN OF ADMIRATION AND AFFECTION, BY HIS FRIEND, THE AUTHOR. PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION This novel ranks the third, in order of succession, of the works of fiction which I have produced. The history of its reception, on its first appearance, is soon told. Unfortunately for me, Hide And Seek was originally published in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-four, at the outbreak of the Crimean War. All England ...

Keywords: Deaf women -- Fiction Father figures -- Fiction Painters -- Fiction Psychological fiction Young men -- Fiction
Blind Love

Blind Love


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2005

Blind Love by Wilkie Collins PREFACE IN the month of August 1889, and in the middle of the seaside holiday, a message came to me from Wilkie Collins, then, though we hoped otherwise, on his death-bed. It was conveyed to me by Mr. A. P. Watt. He told me that his son had just come from Wilkie Collins: that they had been speaking of his novel, Blind Love, then running in the Illustrated London News: that the novel was, unfortunately, unfinished: that he himself could not possibly finish it: and ...

Keywords: Conspiracies -- Fiction Domestic fiction Ireland -- Fiction Married women -- Fiction Secret societies -- Fiction Suspense fiction
Four Days in Dixie

Four Days in Dixie


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce During a part of the month of October, 1864, the Federal and Confederate armies of Sherman and Hood respectively, having performed a surprising and resultless series of marches and countermarches since the fall of Atlanta, confronted each other along the separating line of the Coosa River in the vicinity of Gaylesville, Alabama. Here for several days they remained at restat least most of the infantry and artillery did what the cavalry was doing nobody but ...

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Chickamauga

Chickamauga


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Chickamauga 1889 by Ambrose Bierce One sunny autumn afternoon a child strayed away from its rude home in a small field and entered a forest unobserved. It was happy in a new sense of freedom from control, happy in the opportunity of exploration and adventure for this childs spirit, in bodies of its ancestors, had for thousands of years been trained to memorable feats of discovery and conquestvictories in battles whose critical moments were centuries, whose victors camps were cities of hewn ...

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The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans


James Fenimore Cooper

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper Introduction It is believed that the scene of this tale, and most of the information necessary to understand its allusions, are rendered sufficiently obvious to the reader in the text itself, or in the accompanying notes. Still there is so much obscurity in the Indian traditions, and so much confusion in the Indian names, as to render some explanation useful. Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, ...

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Work of Art

Work of Art


Sinclair Lewis

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WORK OF ART Sinclair Lewis 1 The flat roof of the American House, the most spacious and important hotel in Black Thread Centre, Connecticut, was lined with sheets of red-painted tin, each embossed with Phoenix, the Tin of Kings. Though it was only 6.02, this July morning in 1897, the roof was scorching. The tin was like a flat-iron, and the tar along the brick coping, which had bubbled all yesterday afternoon, was stinging to the fingers. Far below, in Putnam Street, a whole three stories down ...

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Bethel Merriday

Bethel Merriday


Sinclair Lewis

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BETHEL MERRIDAY Sinclair Lewis Until the nineteenth century, actors were classed as Rogues Vagrants. They were outside of respectable society--like Kings--and I am not sure but that this was better for their art and their happiness than to be classed as lecturers, tax-payers, tennis-players, suburban householders, and lovers of dogs. ARTHUR KULOSAS NOTICE No character in this novel is the portrait of an actual person, and if there is any resemblance to the name of a real person, it is ...

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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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