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The Trial

The Trial

Franz Kafka | Humanities and Arts
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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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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Published: Jul 2012
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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...

Father Goriot

Father Goriot

Honoré de Balzac | Humanities and Arts
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Published: Jul 2012
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The novel takes place during the Bourbon Restoration, which brought about profound changes in French society; the struggle of individuals to secure upper-class status is ubiquitous in the book. The city of Paris also impresses itself on the characters – especially young Rastignac, who grew up in...

Eugénie Grandet

Eugénie Grandet

Honoré de Balzac | Humanities and Arts
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Published: Jul 2012
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Eugénie Grandet is an 1833 novel by Honoré de Balzac about miserliness, and how it is bequeathed from the father to the daughter, Eugénie, through her unsatisfying love attachment with her cousin. As is usual with Balzac, all the characters in the novel are fully realized. Balzac conceived his...


The Valley of the Moon

The Valley of the Moon

Jack London | Humanities and Arts
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Published: Jul 2012
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The novel Valley of the Moon is a story of a working-class couple, Billy and Saxon Roberts, struggling laborers in Oakland at the Turn-of-the-Century, who left the city life behind and searched Central and Northern California for a suitable farmland to own. The book is notable for the scenes in...

Supernatural Horror in Literature

Supernatural Horror in Literature

Howard Phillips Lovecraft | Humanities and Arts
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Published: Jul 2012
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Great modern American supernaturalist brilliantly surveys history of genre to 1930s, summarizing, evaluating scores of books, including works by Poe, Bierce, M.R. James, "Monk" Lewis, many others. Praised by critics as diverse as Edmund Wilson and Vincent Starrett.

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