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She

She

Henry Rider Haggard | Humanities and Arts
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She, subtitled A History of Adventure, is a novel by Henry Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and with over 83 million copies sold in 44 different languages, one of the best-selling books...

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Henry Rider Haggard | Humanities and Arts
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the...

A Hunger Artist

A Hunger Artist

Franz Kafka | Humanities and Arts
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A Hunger Artist explores many of the themes that were close to him: spiritual poverty, asceticism, futility, and the alienation of the modern artist.

In the Penal Colony

In the Penal Colony

Franz Kafka | Humanities and Arts
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The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden as an influence. As in some of Kafka's other writings, the narrator in this story seems detached from, or perhaps numbed by, events that one would normally expect to...

The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka | Humanities and Arts
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The Trial (German: Der Process) is a novel by Franz Kafka about a character named Josef K., who awakens one morning and, for reasons never revealed, is arrested and prosecuted for an unspecified crime. According to Kafka's friend Max Brod, the author never finished the novel and wrote in his will...

The Miller's Daughter

The Miller's Daughter

Emile Zola | Humanities and Arts
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At dawn a clamor of voices shook the mill. Pere Merlier opened the door of Francoise's chamber. She went down into the courtyard, pale and very calm. But there she could not repress a shiver as she saw the corpse of a Prussian soldier stretched out on a cloak beside the well.

The Death of Olivier Becaille

The Death of Olivier Becaille

Emile Zola | Humanities and Arts
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It was on a Saturday, at six in the morning, that I died after a three days' illness. My wife was searching a trunk for some linen, and when she rose and turned she saw me rigid, with open eyes and silent pulses. She ran to me, fancying that I had fainted, touched my hands and bent over me. Then...

Thérèse Raquin

Thérèse Raquin

Emile Zola | Humanities and Arts
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Thérèse Raquin is the daughter of a French captain and an Algerian mother. After the death of her mother, her father brings her to live with her aunt, Madame Raquin, and her sickly son, Camille. Because her son is so ill, Madame Raquin dotes on Camille to the point where he is selfish and...

The Marble Faun

The Marble Faun

Nathaniel Hawthorne | Humanities and Arts
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The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance, and possibly one of the strangest major works of American fiction. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, gothic novel, and travel guide. The...

The Chouans

The Chouans

Honoré de Balzac | Humanities and Arts
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Les Chouans is an 1829 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) and included in the Scènes de la vie militaire section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in the French region of Brittany, the novel combines military history with a love story between the...