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A Simple Heart

A Simple Heart

Gustave Flaubert. | Humanities and Arts
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A Simple Heart" ("Un Coeur Simple"), by French writer Gustave Flaubert, is one of the stories in his Three Tales (Trois Contes), published in 1877. It received admiring reviews at the time and has continued to be second only to his novel Madame Bovary (1857) in recognition and...

Sylvie and Bruno

Sylvie and Bruno

Carroll Lewis | Humanities and Arts
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Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its 1893 second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was...

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Carroll Lewis | Humanities and Arts
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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the...

The Arabian nights

The Arabian nights

Andrew Lang, ed. | Humanities and Arts
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Now "The Arabian Nights," some of which, but not nearly all, are given in this volume, are fairy tales of the East. The people of Asia, Arabia, and Persia told them in their own way, not for children, but for grown-up people.

A Song of a Single Note

A Song of a Single Note

Amelia Edith Barr | Humanities and Arts
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"Love, its flutes will still be stringing, Lovers still will sigh and kneel; Freedom sets her trumpets ringing To the clash of smiting steel." So I weave of love and glory, Homely toil, and martial show, Fair romance from the grand story Lived a century ago.

Nanna

Nanna

Emile Zola. | Humanities and Arts
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As the book opens, Fauchery, a drama critic, is waiting for the hottest play in Paris to open. "The Blonde Venus" has bad music and bad actresses, but a new star, Nana, who appears on stage clad only in a diaphanous wrap brings down the house anyway. Nana is an experienced concubine. She exploits...

Merry Men

Merry Men

Robert Louis Stevenson | Humanities and Arts
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The narrator, Charles Darnaway, a recent graduate of Edinburgh University, travels to the remote island of Aros off the north-west coast of Scotland. Aros is the home of his uncle, Gordon Darnaway, a hard-hearted and alcoholic Presbyterian. Charles has come in search of sunken treasure, as he...

The new arabian nights

The new arabian nights

Robert Louis Stevenson | Humanities and Arts
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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) - Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist, best known for his adventure stories. Stevenson was a sickly man (he died of tuberculosis) who nevertheless led an adventurous life. He spent his last five years on the island of Samoa as a planter and chief of the...

The deserted woman

The deserted woman

Honoré de Balzac. | Humanities and Arts
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A young man who, of all things, is sent to rural Normandy near Bayeux to recover his health fits into the aristocratic scene easily. He is the Baron Gaston de Nueil, and he has good teeth and some prospects in life. While in Normandy, he hears that the notorious Madame de Beauseant, who has...

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer. | Humanities and Arts
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The Odyssey (Ancient Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odysseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second—the Iliad being the...