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Within A Budding Grove In Search of Lost Time 2

Within A Budding Grove In Search of Lost Time 2

Marcel Proust | Classic Literature
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"Within a Budding Grove" describes the first shoots of an astonishing love affair. When Proust’s adolescent narrator travels from Paris to the sunny seaside town of Balbec he meets an intriguing set of new acquaintances who provide him with both friendship and entertainment. Most significantly...

The Second Jungle Book

The Second Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling | Classic Literature
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The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in...

The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

Rudyard Kipling | Classic Literature
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Includes the following short stories: The phantom 'rickshaw - My own true ghost story - The strange ride of Morrowbie Jukes - The man who would be king - The finest story in the world.

Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous

Rudyard Kipling | Classic Literature
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The adventures of Harvey Chaney Jr., an arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. Washed overboard from a transatlantic steamship and rescued by fishermen on the Grand Banks, Harvey cannot persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince them of his wealth. However, the captain of a passing...

The Rescue

The Rescue

Joseph Conrad | Classic Literature
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The Rescue is a novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1920 but begun in the 1890s and set aside by Conrad to write The Nigger of the Narcissus. The novel concluded what is sometimes referred to as "The Lingard Trilogy", a group of novels based on Conrad's experience as mate on the steamer, Vidar...

Victory

Victory

Joseph Conrad | Classic Literature
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Victory (also published as Victory: An Island Tale) is a psychological novel by Joseph Conrad first published in 1915, through which Conrad achieved "popular success." The New York Times, however, called it "an uneven book" and "more open to criticism than most of Mr. Conrad's best work."

An Outcast of the Islands

An Outcast of the Islands

Joseph Conrad | Classic Literature
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An Outcast of the Islands is the second novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1896, inspired by Conrad's experience as mate of a steamer, the Vigar. The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden...

The Blithedale Romance

The Blithedale Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Classic Literature
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The principal setting is a communal farm called Blithedale (i.e., "Happy Valley"), a would-be modern Arcadia along the lines of the anti-capitalist ideals of Charles Fourier, yet is nonetheless destroyed by the self-interested behavior of some of its members. Among those members are...

Fanshawe

Fanshawe

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Classic Literature
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Fanshawe is the first published work of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).The novel was based on Hawthorne’s 1820s undergraduate experiences at Bowdoin College. It was his very first attempt at writing a novel, and he published it himself. It went unnoticed and he later burned the unsold copies...

Lodore

Lodore

Mary Shelley | Classic Literature
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MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY, Lodore. "When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?"