Classical prose (By alphabetical order)

"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

"Thou Art the Man"


Edgar Allan Poe

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Year of publication: 0

Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe I will now play the Oedipus to the Rattleborough enigma. I will expound to youas I alone canthe secret of the enginery that effected the Rattleborough miraclethe one, the true, the admitted, the undisputed, the indisputable miracle, which put a definite end to infidelity among the Rattleburghers and converted to the orthodoxy of the grandames all the carnal-minded who had ventured to be sceptical before. This eventwhich I should be sorry to discuss in a tone ...

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[Proofed to line 1994]

[Proofed to line 1994]


Владимир Владимирович Набоков

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Year of publication: 0

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov To Vera This reminds me of the ludicrous account he gave Mr. Langton, of the despicable state of a young gentleman of good family. Sir, when I heard of him last, he was running about town shooting cats. And then in a sort of kindly reverie, he bethought himself of his own favorite cat, and said, But Hodge shant be shot: no, no, Hodge shall not be shot. --JAMES BOSWELL, the Life of Samuel Johnson Foreword Pale Fire, a poem in heroic couplets, of nine hundred ...

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2150 A.D.

2150 A.D.


Thea Alexander

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Year of publication: 1971

Prologue to Journal of Jon Lake Born September 12, 1948 Died May 2, 1976 My name is Karl Johnson and I was the roommate and best friend of Jon Lake, who wrote the following journal. People have questioned me about the strange behavior and subsequent death of Jon, but Ive been afraid to be completely truthful in my answers. At first I didnt know what had happened. When I found out, I refused to believe it. Finally, however, I have accepted the truth, though I realize it will be rejected by many ...

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25 Favorite Children's Books for Middle Readers

25 Favorite Children's Books for Middle Readers


L Frank Baum
Daniel Defoe
Charles Dickens
Kenneth Grahame
Washington Irving
Jack London
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mark Twain
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Jules Verne
Rudyard Kipling
Louisa May Alcott
Johanna Spyri
Jonathan Swift
Johann David Wyss
Anna Sewell
R D Blackmore
Lucy Maude Montgomery
Eleanor H Porter

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Year of publication: 2011

25 Favorite Childrens Books For Middle Readers Table of Contents Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe 1719 Gullivers Travels, by Jonathan Swift 1726 Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss 1813 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving 1819 Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving 1820 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens 1843 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne 1864 Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott 1868 Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott 1871 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ...

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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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A Benefit Match

A Benefit Match


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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Year of publication: 0

A Benefit Match P G Wodehouse If I have one fault-which I am not prepared to admit-it is that I am too good-natured. I remember on one occasion, when staying in the country with a lady who had known me from boyhood, protesting in a restrained, gentlemanly manner when her youthful son began to claw me at breakfast. At breakfast, Ill trouble you, and an early one at that Well, James, she said, I always thought that you were good- natured, whatever else you were A remark which, besides containing a ...

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A Boy in France

A Boy in France


Jerome David Salinger

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Year of publication: 1945

Jerome David Salinger A Boy in France After he had eaten half a can of pork and egg yolks, the boy laid his head back on the rain-sogged ground, hurtfully wrenched his head out of his helmet, closed his eyes, let his mind empty out from a thousand bungholes, and fell almost instantly asleep. When he awoke, it was nearly ten oclockwartime, crazy time, nobodys timeand the cold, wet, French sky had begun to darken. He lay there, opening his eyes, till slowly but surely the little war thoughts, ...

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A Burlesque Autobiography

A Burlesque Autobiography


Mark Twain

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Year of publication: 0

A BURLESQUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Mark Twain BURLESQUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Two or three persons having at different times intimated that if I would write an autobiography they would read it, when they got leisure, I yield at last to this frenzied public demand, and herewith tender my history: Ours is a noble old house, and stretches a long way back into antiquity. The earliest ancestor the Twains have any record of was a friend of the family by the name of Higgins. This was in the eleventh century, when ...

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A Burnt Child

A Burnt Child


Stig Dagerman

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Year of publication: 2013

Stig Dagerman A Burnt Child INTRODUCTION by Per Olov Enquist Brnt barn A Burnt Child was the first book I read by Stig DagermanI think in 1949. It overwhelmed me, and for a long time I wrote my own school essays in the same style that I imagined was his. I read everything by him after that, but nothing was like A Burnt Child. What was so compelling about this novel about a young man who had an affair with his fathers new wife Surely it wasnt pornography. And why has this of all his novels ...

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol


Charles Dickens

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Year of publication: 0

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Stave 1 Marleys Ghost Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooges name was good upon Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Mind I dont mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have ...

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A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory


Truman Capote

ISBN: 9780307828811
Year of publication: 1996

Truman Capote A CHRISTMAS MEMORY A Christmas Memory Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago. Consider the kitchen of a spreading old house in a country town. A great black stove is its main feature but there is also a big round table and a fireplace with two rocking chairs placed in front of it. Just today the fireplace commenced its seasonal roar. A woman with shorn white hair is standing at the kitchen window. She is wearing tennis shoes and a ...

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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange


Antony Burgess

ISBN: 0393312836
Year of publication: 1986

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Introduction Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917 and is a graduate of the University there. After six years in the Army he worked as an instructor for the Central Advisory Council for Forces Education, as a lecturer in Phonetics and as a grammar school master. From 1954 till 1960 he was an education officer in the Colonial Service, stationed in Malaya and Brunei. He became a full-time writer in 1960, though his first novel had been published four ...

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A Country Doctor's Notebook

A Country Doctor's Notebook


MIKHAIL BULGAKOV

ISBN: 9781612191911
Year of publication: 2013

A COUNTRY DOCTORS NOTEBOOK About author MIKHAIL BULGAKOV 18911940 was born in Kiev, one of seven children born to a university lecturer and a teacher. Although he showed an early interest in theater and literature, he went on to study medicine at Kiev University, and in the early part of the First World War served as a doctor on the front lines. Twice wounded, he left the service and after recoveringand getting over his subsequent morphine addictionwas appointed provincial physician to Smolensk ...

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A Cumberland Vendetta

A Cumberland Vendetta


John Fox

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John Fox, Jr. A Cumberland Vendetta TO MINERVA ELIZABETH, TO MINERVA ELIZABETH I THE cave had been their hiding-place as children it was a secret refuge now against hunger or darkness when they were hunting in the woods. The primitive meal was finished ashes were raked over the red coals the slice of bacon and the little bag of meal were hung high against the rock wall and the two stepped from the cavern into a thicket of rhododendrons. Parting the bushes toward the dim light, they stood on a ...

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