Classical prose (Novelty)

A farewell to arms

A farewell to arms


Ernest Miller Hemingway

ISBN: 0684837889
Year of publication: 0

Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms BOOK ONE 1 In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and boulders, dry and white in the sun, and the water was clear and swiftly moving and blue in the channels. Troops went by the house and down the road and the dust they raised powdered the leaves of the trees. The trunks of the trees too were dusty and the leaves fell early that ...

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The First Man

The First Man


Eugene ONeill

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Eugene ONeill The First Man ACT I SCENE-Living-room of CURTIS JAYSONS house in Bridgetown, Conn. A large, comfortable room. On the left, an arm-chair, a big open fireplace, a writing desk with chair in far left corner. On this side there is also a door leading into CURTIS study. In the rear, center, a double doorway opening on the hall and the entryway. Bookcases are built into the wall on both sides of this doorway. In the far right corner, a grand piano. Three large windows looking out on the ...

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The Natural

The Natural


Bernard Malamud

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Bernard Malamud The Natural For My Father Pre-game Roy Hobbs pawed at the glass before thinking to prick a match with his thumbnail and hold the spurting flame in his cupped palm close to the lower berth window, but by then he had figured it was a tunnel they were passing through and was no longer surprised at the bright sight of himself holding a yellow light over his head, peering back in. As the train yanked its long tail out of the thundering tunnel, the kneeling reflection dissolved and he ...

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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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The Good Earth

The Good Earth


Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

ISBN: 0743272935
Year of publication: 2004

Pearl S. Buck The Good Earth This was what Vinteuil had done for the little phrase. Swann felt that the composer had been content with the instruments at his disposal to draw aside its veil, to make it visible, following and respecting its outlines with a hand so loving, so prudent, so delicate and so sure, that the sound altered at every moment, blunting itself to indicate a shadow, springing back into life when it must follow the curve of some more bold projection. And one proof that Swann was ...

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The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust


Nathanael West

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Nathanael West The Day of the Locust 1939 1 Around quitting time, Tod Hackett heard a great din on the road outside his office. The groan of leather mingled with the jangle of iron and over all beat the tattoo of a thousand hooves. He hurried to the window. An army of cavalry and foot was passing. It moved like a. mob its lines broken, as though fleeing from some terrible defeat. The dolmans of the hussars, the heavy shakos of the guards, Hanoverian light horse, with their fiat leather caps and ...

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The Trimmed Lamp

The Trimmed Lamp


O Henry

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Year of publication: 1907

The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry THE TRIMMED LAMP Of course there are two sides to the question. Let us look at the other. We often hear shopgirls spoken of. No such persons exist. There are girls who work in shops. They make their living that way. But why turn their occupation into an adjective Let us be fair. We do not refer to the girls who live on Fifth Avenue as marriagegirls. Lou and Nancy were chums. They came to the big city to find work because there was not enough to eat at their homes to go ...

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Barry Lindon

Barry Lindon


Stanley Kubrick

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Year of publication: 1973

BARRY LYNDON A screenplay by Stanley Kubrick Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray FADE IN: EXT. PARK - DAY Brief shot of duel. RODERICK V.O. My father, who was well-known to the best circles in this kingdom under the name of roaring Harry James, was killed in a duel, when I was fifteen years old. EXT. GARDEN - DAY Mrs. James, talking with a suitor Roderick, at a distance. RODERICK V.O. My mother, after her husbands death, and her retirement, lived in such a way as to defy slander. ...

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