Classical prose (Novelty)

A Rogue's Life

A Rogue's Life


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

A ROGUES LIFE by Wilkie Collins INTRODUCTORY WORDS. The following pages were written more than twenty years since, and were then published periodically in Household Words. In the original form of publication the Rogue was very favorably received. Year after year, I delayed the republication, proposing, at the suggestion of my old friend, Mr. Charles Reade, to enlarge the present sketch of the heros adventures in Australia. But the opportunity of carrying out this project has proved to be one of ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Rogues and vagabonds -- Fiction
A Fair Penitent

A Fair Penitent


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

A FAIR PENITENT By Wilkie Collins Charles Pineau Duclos was a French writer of biographies and novels, who lived and worked during the first half of the eighteenth century. He prospered sufficiently well, as a literary man, to be made secretary to the French Academy, and to be allowed to succeed Voltaire in the office of historiographer of France. He has left behind him, in his own country, the reputation of a lively writer of the second class, who addressed the public of his day with fair ...

Keywords: Conversion -- Fiction English fiction Nuns -- Fiction
An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge 1891 by Ambrose Bierce Chapter I A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The mans hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck. It was attached to a stout cross-timber above his head and the slack fell to the level of his knees. Some loose boards laid upon the ties supporting the rails of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners ...

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An Affair of Outposts

An Affair of Outposts


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

An Affair of Outposts by Ambrose Bierce Chapter I Two men sat in conversation. One was the Governor of the State. The year was 1861 the war was on and the Governor already famous for the intelligence and zeal with which he directed all the powers and resources of his State to the service of the Union. What you the Governor was saying in evident surpriseyou too want a military commission Really, the fifing and drumming must have effected a profound alteration in your convictions. In my character ...

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An Adventure at Brownville  

An Adventure at Brownville  


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

An Adventure at Brownville 1892by Ambrose Bierce I taught a little country school near Brownville, which, as every one knows who has had the good luck to live there, is the capital of a considerable expanse of the finest scenery in California. The town is somewhat frequented in summer by a class of persons whom it is the habit of the local journal to call pleasure seekers, but who by a juster classification would be known as the sick and those in adversity. Brownville itself might rightly ...

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A Jug of Sirup

A Jug of Sirup


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Year of publication: 0

A Jug of Sirup by Ambrose Bierce This narrative begins with the death of its hero. Silas Deemer died on the 16th day of July, 1863, and two days later his remains were buried. As he had been personally known to every man, woman and well-grown child in the village, the funeral, as the local newspaper phrased it, was largely attended. In accordance with a custom of the time and place, the coffin was opened at the graveside and the entire assembly of friends and neighbors filed past, taking a last ...

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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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Трістрам Шенді

Трістрам Шенді


Лоренс Стерн

ISBN: 9
Year of publication: 2014

Лоренс Стерн Трістрам Шенді Том І , 1 ВИСОКОПОВАЖНОМУ МІСТЕРОВІ ПІТТУ2Сер,ніколи ще бідолаха-письменник не покладав менше надій на свою присвяту, ніж покладаю я адже вона написана в глухому кутку нашого королівства, у відлюдному будинку під соломяним дахом, де я живу в постійних зусиллях веселістю захистити себе від нездужань, спричинених поганим здоровям, та інших життєвих зол, твердо переконаний, що кожного разу, коли ми всміхаємось, а тим більше коли сміємося, усмішка наша та сміх ...

Keywords: английская классика
Unknown Soldiers

Unknown Soldiers


äinö Linna

ISBN: 9780141977058
Year of publication: 2015

Vin Linna UNKNOWN SOLDIERS Translated from the Finnish by Liesl Yamaguchi Chapter One I As we all know, the Lord is almighty he knows all and sees far. And so, one day, he let a forest fire burn a good swath of state land, laying waste to acres of the dry, pine forest around the town of Joensuu. The people did everything in their power to put a stop to his work, as they always did, but he burned the forest undeterred, just as far as it suited him. He had his own plans. A certain colonel was the ...

Keywords: World War 2
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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Портрет дьявола: Собрание мистических рассказов

Портрет дьявола: Собрание мистических рассказов


Вашингтон Ирвинг
Эдгар Аллан По
Эдит Несбит
Брэм Стокер
Вальтер Скотт
Иоганн Август Апель
Адам Готлоб Эленшлегер
Натаниэль Готорн
Жерар де Нерваль
Томас Фрэнк Хифи
Амелия Эдвардс
Маргарет Олифант
Кэтрин Тайнан
Монтегю Родс Джеймс
Джеймс Хьюм Нисбет
Анри де Ренье
Уильям Фрайр Харви
Эдвард Фредерик Бенсон
Гилберт Кийт Честертон

ISBN: 9785699538171
Year of publication: 2013

ПОРТРЕТ ДЬЯВОЛА: Собрание мистических рассказов ИОГАНН АВГУСТ АПЕЛЬ Johann August Apel, 17711816 Иоганн Август Апель, вошедший в историю немецкой литературы как прозаик, драматург, поэт и теоретик стихотворной метрики, родился в Лейпциге в семье адвоката и мэра города Генриха Фридриха Иннокентия Апеля, что надолго предопределило характер его основных отнюдь не связанных с писательским поприщем профессиональных занятий. Получив гимназическое образование в лейпцигской школе Св.Фомы, он пошел по ...

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Barren Ground

Barren Ground


Эллен Глазгоу

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Year of publication: 0

Ellen Glasgow Barren Ground Preface If I might select one of my books for the double-edged blessing of immortality, that book would be, I think, Barren Ground. Not only is this the kind of novel I like to read and had always wished to write, but it became for me, while I was working upon it, almost a vehicle of liberation. After years of tragedy and the sense of defeat that tragedy breeds in the mind, I had won my way to the other side of the wilderness, and had discovered, with astonishment, ...

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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi


Марк Твен

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Year of publication: 1883

Mark Twain Life on the Mississippi THE BODY OF THE NATION BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The ...

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Cagliostro

Cagliostro


Alexei Tolstoy

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Year of publication: 1991

Alexei Tolstoy CAGLIOSTRO Граф Калиостро, translated by Olga Shartse c Raduga Publishers, Moscow, 1991 In Smolensk Uyezd, on the tall bank of the river, in the middle of a hilly plain, covered with stripes of wheat fields and small birch woods, sprawled an estate called White Springs, the ancient family seat of the Princes Tulupov. The original wooden house, standing in a dip of the land, had been boarded up and abandoned. The new mansion with columns in the Greek style faced the river and the ...

Keywords: Cagliostro magic medium
CRIMSON SAILS

CRIMSON SAILS


Alexander Grin

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Year of publication: 0

Alexander Grin CRIMSON SAILS Alexander Grin CRIMSON SAILS A FANTASY translated by Fainna Glagoleva Moscow, PROGRESS PUBLISHERS Presented and dedicated to Nina Nikolayevna Grin by the AUTHOR November 23, 1922, Petrograd I. THE PROPHESY Longren, a sailor of the Orion, a rugged, three-hundred ton brig on which he had served for ten years and to which he was attached more strongly than some sons are to their mothers, was finally forced to give up the sea. This is how it came about. During one of his ...

Keywords: dream fantasy

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