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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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Year of publication: 0

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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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

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