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The Moonstone

The Moonstone


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

THE MOONSTONE A Romance by Wilkie Collins PROLOGUE THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM 1799 Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lineswritten in Indiato my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their ...

Keywords: Country homes -- Fiction East Indians -- England -- Fiction England -- Fiction Jewelry theft -- Fiction Mystery fiction Police -- England -- 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
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
Women in Love

Women in Love


David Herbert Richard Lawrence

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Year of publication: 2003

Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence CHAPTER I. SISTERS Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their fathers house in Beldover, working and talking. Ursula was stitching a piece of brightly-coloured embroidery, and Gudrun was drawing upon a board which she held on her knee. They were mostly silent, talking as their thoughts strayed through their minds. Ursula, said Gudrun, dont you REALLY WANT to get married Ursula laid her embroidery in her lap and looked up. Her face was ...

Keywords: Coal mines and mining -- Fiction Love stories Male friendship -- Fiction Midlands (England) -- Fiction Psychological fiction Sisters -- Fiction Women -- England -- Fiction
The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England. A Tale of the Great Invasion

The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England. A Tale of the Great Invasion


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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Year of publication: 0

THE SWOOP or How Clarence Saved England A Tale of the Great Invasion by P. G. Wodehouse 1909 PREFACE It may be thought by some that in the pages which follow I have painted in too lurid colours the horrors of a foreign invasion of England. Realism in art, it may be argued, can be carried too far. I prefer to think that the majority of my readers will acquit me of a desire to be unduly sensational. It is necessary that England should be roused to a sense of her peril, and only by setting down ...

Keywords: Boy Scouts -- Fiction England -- Fiction Humorous stories Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction Satire
My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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Year of publication: 0

MY MAN JEEVES BY P. G. WODEHOUSE LEAVE IT TO JEEVES Jeevesmy man, you knowis really a most extraordinary chap. So capable. Honestly, I shouldnt know what to do without him. On broader lines hes like those chappies who sit peering sadly over the marble battlements at the Pennsylvania Station in the place marked Inquiries. You know the Johnnies I mean. You go up to them and say: Whens the next train for Melonsquashville, Tennessee and they reply, without stopping to think, Two-forty-three, track ...

Keywords: Bertie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction England -- Fiction Humorous stories Jeeves (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Single men -- Fiction Valets -- Fiction Wooster
Mike

Mike


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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Year of publication: 0

MIKE A PUBLIC SCHOOL STORY BY P. G. WODEHOUSE TO ALAN DURAND CHAPTER I MIKE It was a morning in the middle of April, and the Jackson family were consequently breakfasting in comparative silence. The cricket season had not begun, and except during the cricket season they were in the habit of devoting their powerful minds at breakfast almost exclusively to the task of victualling against the labours of the day. In May, June, July, and August the silence was broken. The three grown-up Jacksons ...

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