Keywords: English

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

ISBN:
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
Stories: All-New Tales

Stories: All-New Tales


Neil Gaiman; Al Sarrantonio

ISBN: 9780061230929
Year of publication: 2010

Stories All-New Tales Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio For all the storytellers and tale spinners who entertained the public and kept themselves alive, for Alexandre Dumas and Charles Dickens, for Mark Twain and Baroness Orczy and the rest, and most of all, for Scheherazade, who was the storyteller and the story told. ContentsIntroduction: Just Four Words Neil Gaiman Blood: Roddy Doyle Fossil-Figures: Joyce Carol Oates Wildfire in Manhattan: Joanne Harris The Truth Is a Cave in the Black ...

Keywords: 21st century American American fiction Anthologies Anthologies (multiple authors) English Fantasy fiction Fiction Fiction - General General Short stories Short Story
Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
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
A House to Let

A House to Let


Charles Dickens
Wilkie Collins
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Adelaide Anne Procter

ISBN:
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
After Dark

After Dark


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
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
A Fair Penitent

A Fair Penitent


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
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
Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems (1798)

Lyrical Ballads, With a Few Other Poems (1798)


Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Wordsworth

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2005

LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS. ADVERTISEMENT. It is the honourable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind. The evidence of this fact is to be sought, not in the writings of Critics, but in those of Poets themselves. The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of ...

Keywords: English poetry -- 18th century
Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience

Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience


William Blake

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

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Keywords: English poetry -- 18th century Pastoral poetry
Poems

Poems


William Butler Yeats

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2012

POEMS BY W.B. YEATS PREFACE During the last year I have spent much time altering The Countess Cathleen and The Land of Hearts Desire that they might be a part of the repertory of the Abbey Theatre. I had written them before I had any practical experience, and I knew from the performance of the one in Dublin in 1899 and of the other in London in 1894 that they were full of defects. But in their new shapeand each play has been twice played during the winterthey have given me some pleasure, and ...

Keywords: English drama -- Irish authors English poetry -- Irish authors
The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

The Man Upstairs and Other Stories


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE MAN UPSTAIRS AND OTHER STORIES by P. G. Wodehouse THE MAN UPSTAIRS There were three distinct stages in the evolution of Annette Broughams attitude towards the knocking in the room above. In the beginning it had been merely a vague discomfort. Absorbed in the composition of her waltz, she had heard it almost subconsciously. The second stage set in when it became a physical pain like red-hot pincers wrenching her mind from her music. Finally, with a thrill in indignation, she knew it for what ...

Keywords: English Humorous stories
The Gold Bat

The Gold Bat


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE GOLD BAT by P. G. Wodehouse 1904 To THAT PRINCE OF SLACKERS, HERBERT WESTBROOK I THE FIFTEENTH PLACE Outside Dont be an idiot, man. I bagged it first. My dear chap, Ive been waiting here a month. When you fellows have quite finished rotting about in front of that bath dont let me detain you. Anybody seen that sponge Well, look herethis in a tone of compromiselets toss for it. All right. Odd man out. All of which, being interpreted, meant that the first match of the Easter term had just come ...

Keywords: Boys -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction English Humorous stories Schools -- Juvenile fiction Sports -- Juvenile fiction
The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories

The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE MAN WITH TWO LEFT FEET and Other Stories by P. G. WODEHOUSE 1917 BILL THE BLOODHOUND Theres a divinity that shapes our ends. Consider the case of Henry Pifield Rice, detective. I must explain Henry early, to avoid disappointment. If I simply said he was a detective, and let it go at that, I should be obtaining the readers interest under false pretences. He was really only a sort of detective, a species of sleuth. At Staffords International Investigation Bureau, in the Strand, where he was ...

Keywords: English Humorous stories Short stories
Unknown Scotland

Unknown Scotland


Stephen Wilson

ISBN: 9785834603276
Year of publication: 2008

Stephen Wilson Unknown Scotland Authors Note I fully accept responsibility for any mistakes in the text whether factual or technical. Ive tried to consistently observe the most accepted spelling of terms. It is important to understand that certain words can be spelt in different ways. This makes the life of editors, translators and writers highly problematic. One example might be the custom of running the braize. In other districts of Scotland youll find the spelling brace and brooze. Which one ...

Keywords: bagpipe Celtic culture English Gaelic history kilt language Robert Burns Scotland whisky
Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

DEATH AT THE EXCELSIOR and Other Stories By P. G. Wodehouse DEATH AT THE EXCELSIOR I The room was the typical bedroom of the typical boarding-house, furnished, insofar as it could be said to be furnished at all, with a severe simplicity. It contained two beds, a pine chest of drawers, a strip of faded carpet, and a wash basin. But there was that on the floor which set this room apart from a thousand rooms of the same kind. Flat on his back, with his hands tightly clenched and one leg twisted ...

Keywords: English Humorous stories
Tales of Space and Time

Tales of Space and Time


Herbert George Wells

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Year of publication: 0

Tales of Space and Time By H. G. WELLS THE CRYSTAL EGG There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities, was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys one holding ...

Keywords: English Science Fiction

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