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The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

H. G. Wells | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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Two scientists devise a compound that produces enormous plants, animals — and humans! The chilling results are disastrous.

Lelia

Lelia

Georges Sand | Classic Literature
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Published: May 2012
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The original French version


The Wasteland

The Wasteland

T.S Elliot | Classic Literature
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Published: Apr 2012
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Pages: 29

The Waste Land is a 434-linemodernist poem by T. S. Eliot published in 1922. It has been called "one of the most important poems of the 20th century. Despite the poem's obscurity—its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its elegiac...

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare. | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
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Pages: 110

I n the English countryside, a poor tinker named Christopher Sly becomes the target of a prank by a local lord. Finding Sly drunk out of his wits in front of an alehouse, the lord has his men take Sly to his manor, dress him in his finery, and treat him as a lord. When Sly recovers, the men tell...

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
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Pages: 57

Kafka's maserpiece about a man who wakes up one morning to find himself changed into a cockroach


The Bostonians

The Bostonians

Henry James | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
Downloads: 113
Pages: 213

Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and as vital as...

What is Man and Other Essays

What is Man and Other Essays

Mark Twain | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
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Pages: 131

A collection of some of Twain's best essays. "What is Man?" is a dialogue between a young man and an older man jaded to the world. It involves ideas of destiny and free will.

The Bostonians

The Bostonians

Henry James. | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
Downloads: 174
Pages: 213

Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to the heart of sexual politics that it speaks to us with a voice as fresh and as vital as...


Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf. | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
Downloads: 8116
Pages: 143

Mrs Dalloway (published on 14 May 1925) is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in post-World War I England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister"...

A Haunted House

A Haunted House

Virginia Woolf. | Classic Literature
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Published: Mar 2012
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Pages: 7

The technique of "close reading" was created by critics such as F.R. Leavis and Cleanth Brooks, and it's not a coincidence that it came to the fore in the wake of High Modernism. If one didn't engage in "close reading" of authors such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, or William Faulkner, one...

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