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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...

Father Goriot

Father Goriot

Honoré de Balzac | Humanities and Arts
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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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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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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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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.

The Whisperer in Darkness

The Whisperer in Darkness

Howard Phillips Lovecraft | Humanities and Arts
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The story is told by Albert N. Wilmarth, an instructor of literature at Miskatonic University in Arkham. When local newspapers report strange things seen floating in rivers during a historic Vermont flood, Wilmarth becomes embroiled in a controversy about the reality and significance of the...

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

Howard Phillips Lovecraft | Humanities and Arts
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At the Mountains of Madness is a novella by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, written in February/March 1931 and originally serialized in the February, March and April 1936 issues of Astounding Stories. It has been reproduced in numerous collections since Lovecraft's death. Lovecraft scholar S. T...

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Cory Doctorow | Humanities and Arts
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Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, and uses some of their licenses for his books. Jules is a...

Little Brother

Little Brother

Cory Doctorow | Humanities and Arts
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Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, and uses some of their licenses for his books. Marcus, aka...

I, Robot

I, Robot

Cory Doctorow | Humanities and Arts
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Cory Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, and a proponent of the Creative Commons organisation, and uses some of their licenses for his books. "I, Robot" is...