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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...


Anne of Ingleside

Anne of Ingleside

Lucy Maud Montgomery | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success...

The Golden Bowl

The Golden Bowl

Henry James | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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The Golden Bowl is a 1904 novel by Henry James. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their...

The Europeans

The Europeans

Henry James | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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The Europeans: A sketch is a short novel by Henry James, published in 1878. It is essentially a comedy contrasting the behaviour and attitudes of two visitors from Europe with those of their relatives living in the 'new' world of New England. The novel first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic...


In the Cage

In the Cage

Henry James | Classic Literature
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Published: Aug 2012
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In the Cage is a novella by Henry James, first published as a book in 1898. This long story centers on an unnamed London telegraphist. She deciphers clues to her clients' personal lives from the often cryptic telegrams they submit to her as she sits in the "cage" at the post office. Sensitive and...

Bouvard et Pécuchet

Bouvard et Pécuchet

Gustave Flaubert | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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Bouvard et Pécuchet is an unfinished satirical work by Gustave Flaubert, published in 1881 after his death in 1880. Although conceived in 1863 as Les Deux Cloportes ("The Two Woodlice"), and partially inspired by a short story of Barthélemy Maurice (Les Deux Greffiers, "The Two Court Clerks"...

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