Classical prose (Novelty)

The Death of Halpin Frayser

The Death of Halpin Frayser


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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The Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce I For by death is wrought greater change than hath been shown. Whereas in general the spirit that removed cometh back upon occasion, and is sometimes seen of those in flesh appearing in the form of the body it bore yet it hath happened that the veritable body without the spirit hath walked. And it is attested of those encountering who have lived to speak thereon that a lich so raised up hath no natural affection, nor remembrance thereof, but only ...

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The Damned Thing

The Damned Thing


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce I. One Does Not Always Eat What is on the Table By the light of a tallow candle which had been placed on one end of a rough table a man was reading something written in a book. It was an old legible, for the man sometimes held the page close to the flame of the candle to get a stronger light on it. The shadow of the book would then throw into obscurity a half of the moon, darkening a number of faces and figures for besides the reader, eight other men were ...

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The Black Robe

The Black Robe


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

THE BLACK ROBE by Wilkie Collins BEFORE THE STORY. FIRST SCENE BOULOGNE-SUR-MER.THE DUEL. I. THE doctors could do no more for the Dowager Lady Berrick. When the medical advisers of a lady who has reached seventy years of age recommend the mild climate of the South of France, they mean in plain language that they have arrived at the end of their resources. Her ladyship gave the mild climate a fair trial, and then decided as she herself expressed it to die at home. Traveling slowly, she had ...

Keywords: Chastity Dueling -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Murder -- Fiction Priesthood -- Fiction Vow of -- Fiction
Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2009

RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS. LAMORNA COVE. RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS OR, Notes in Cornwall taken A-Foot. By WILKIE COLLINS, AUTHOR OF ANTONINA, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, ETC. The Lands End, Cornwall. NEW EDITION. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY: NEW BURLINGTON STREET. Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1861. DEDICATED TO THE COMPANION OF MY WALK THROUGH CORNWALL, HENRY C. BRANDLING. PREFACE TO THE PRESENT EDITION. I visited Cornwall, for the first time, in the summer and autumn of 1850 and in the winter of the ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Description and travel
The Affair at Coulter's

The Affair at Coulter's


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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The Affair at Coulters by Ambrose Bierce Do you think, colonel, that your brave Coulter would like to put one of his guns in here the general asked. He was apparently not altogether serious it certainly did not seem a place where any artillerist, however brave, would like to put a gun. The colonel thought that possibly his division commander meant good-humouredly to intimate that Captain Coulters courage had been too highly extolled in a recent conversation between them. General, he replied ...

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Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)

Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)


Robert Louis Stevenson
Wilkie Collins
Ouida
Hesba Stretton
s J Weyman

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Year of publication: 2006

STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS FRANCE A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT, By Robert Louis Stevenson It was late in November, 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices sometimes there was a lull, and flake after flake descended out of the black night air, silent, circuitous, interminable. To poor people, looking up under moist eyebrows, it seemed a wonder where it all came from. Master Francis Villon had propounded an ...

Keywords: English France -- Fiction Short stories
Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2002

POOR MISS FINCH by Wilkie Collins TO MRS. ELLIOT, OF THE DEANERY, BRISTOL. WILL YOU honor me by accepting the Dedication of this book, in remembrance of an uninterrupted friendship of many years More than one charming blind girl, in fiction and in the drama, has preceded Poor Miss Finch. But, so far as I know, blindness in these cases has been always exhibited, more or less exclusively, from the ideal and the sentimental point of view. The attempt here made is to appeal to an interest of another ...

Keywords: Blind women -- Fiction Brothers -- Fiction Domestic fiction Love stories Psychological fiction Sibling rivalry -- Fiction Twins -- Fiction
One of Twins

One of Twins


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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One of Twins by Ambrose Bierce A LETTER FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE MORTIMER BARR You ask me if in my experience as one of a pair of twins I ever observed anything unaccountable by the natural laws with which we have acquaintance. As to that you shall judge perhaps we have not all acquaintance with the same natural laws. You may know some that I do not, and what is to me unaccountable may be very clear to you....

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The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man

The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man


Franz Kafka

ISBN: 9781782274407
Year of publication: 2018

Franz Kafka THE UNHAPPINESS OF BEING A SINGLE MAN Essential Stories Edited and translated from the German by Alexander Starritt Translators Preface IN ENGLISH, the word that usually follows Kafkaesque is nightmare. Hardly the thing to make you think, Hurray, a new translation. No Netflix for me tonight. And in truth, Kafkas work is respected far more than it is loved. Potential book buyers sense that reading one of his novels might be unpleasantly similar to appearing in it: boring and painful ...

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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

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