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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 9 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 1020
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The last twelve stories written about Holmes and Watson, these tales reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written. Some of the sharpest turns of wit in English literature are contrasted by dark images of psychological tragedy, suicide, and incest in a collection of tales...

The Raven

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 11 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 374
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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to...


The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 4 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 261
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"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it...

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe | Classic Literature
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Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 257
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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination".

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Francis Scott Fitzgerald | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 46 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 5004
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In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and...


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Francis Scott Fitzgerald | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 3 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 400
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This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks...

Youth

Youth

Leo Tolstoy | Classic Literature
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Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 145
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Autobiography. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family. As a fiction writer Tolstoy is...

Boyhood

Boyhood

Leo Tolstoy | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 3 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 170
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Autobiography. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family. As a fiction writer Tolstoy is...


Childhood

Childhood

Leo Tolstoy | Classic Literature
Rating:     Rated: 1 times
Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 135
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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family. As a fiction writer Tolstoy is widely...

Sky Island

Sky Island

Lyman Frank Baum | Classic Literature
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Format: PDF
Published: Jul 2012
Downloads: 46
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Trot is near her home on the coast of southern California when she meets a strange little boy with a large umbrella. Button Bright has been using his family's magic umbrella to take long-range journeys from his Philadelphia home, and has gotten as far as California. After an explanation of how the...

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