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Chitra, a play in one act

Chitra, a play in one act

Rabindranath Tagore | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature andmusic. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse",he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his...

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

Daniel Defoe | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of Africa and the later half concerns his life as a pirate. Defoe's description of piracy...


The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings

Musashi Miyamoto | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical...

The History of Pendennis

The History of Pendennis

William Makepeace Thackeray | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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Set in 19th century London, England, this novel features a young English gentleman Arthur Pendennis born in the country who sets out to seek his place in life and society. In line with other Thackeray's works, Pendennis offers an insightful and satiric picture of human character and aristocratic...

The History of Henry Esmond

The History of Henry Esmond

William Makepeace Thackeray | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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The story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually embraces Henry as one of their own. When Henry comes of age he joins the campaign to...


The Book of Snobs

The Book of Snobs

William Makepeace Thackeray | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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William Makepeace Thackeray was born in 1811 in Calcutta of Anglo-Indian parents. He was educated at English private schools and Cambridge but left without a degree. European travel was cut short by the loss of most of Thackeray's inheritance in 1833 in Indian bank failures, upon which he decided...

A Changed Man and Other Tales

A Changed Man and Other Tales

Thomas Hardy | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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A dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press collected together.

A Pair of Blue Eyes

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Thomas Hardy | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of her parents and society. The novel is notable for the strong parallels to Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford. When Elfride's father finds that his guest and candidate for his daughter's hand...


The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

Edith Nesbit | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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It's startling enough to have a Phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it reveals you have a magic carpet on the floor. Conceited it may be, but the Phoenix is also good-hearted, and obligingly accompanies the children on their adventures through time and space-which, magic...

The Enchanted Castle

The Enchanted Castle

Edith Nesbit | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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An invisible princess, a magic ring, and more adventures than you could dream of. This is what Gerald, Kathleen and Jimmy find when they stumble upon a mysterious castle. At first it all appears to be a lark. But the children soon discover they need all their bravery and ingenuity to contend with...

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