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An Outcast of the Islands

An Outcast of the Islands

Joseph Conrad | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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?"

Mathilda

Mathilda

Mary Shelley | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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Narrating from her deathbed, Matilda tells the story of her unnamed father's confession of incestuous love for her, followed by his suicide by drowning; her relationship with a gifted young poet called Woodville fails to reverse Matilda's emotional withdrawal or prevent her lonely death.


The Last Man

The Last Man

Mary Shelley | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley's most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a...

Typee

Typee

Herman Melville | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard Greene. While the book is based on fact, Typee...

Redburn

Redburn

Herman Melville | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy is far harsher than he ever imagined. Mocked by the crew on board the Highlander for his...


Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Herman Melville | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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The narrator, an elderly lawyer who has a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, title deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. The narrator already employs two scriveners, Nippers and Turkey. Nippers suffers from chronic indigestion...

The Trespasser

The Trespasser

David Herbert Lawrence | Classic Literature
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Published: Jul 2012
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The Trespasser is the second novel written by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1912. Originally it was entitled the Saga of Siegmund and drew upon the experiences of a friend of Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous relationship with a married man that ended with his suicide. Lawrence worked from...

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