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Millionaerens Pilegrimsfaerd

By: Otto Martin Moller

Hvad nu om man kunne gøre sit liv om - eller i det mindste bare gennemleve sin ungdom en gang til? Måske kræver dette hverken mirakler, opstandelse eller genfødsel, men blot at man beslutter at gøre det - at man beslutter sig for at gå tilbage til hvor den svundne tid to sin begyndelse og starter forfra. Det er i hvert fald hvad romanens hovedperson Niels Faber sætter sig for. Millionærens Pilegrimsfærd er en roman, der til trods for at den blev skrevet for mere end hund...

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Monk: A Romance, The

By: Matthew Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of the supernatural. It includes several subplots: rape, torture and incest. It is the old story of the forces of good versus the forces of evil, except that in this one evil comes out ahead. When The Monk was first published in 1795, it was received well by readers and reviewers causing a second edition to be printed the following year....

Fiction, Romance

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Return, The-1

By: Walter De la Mare

A story of psychological horror, The Return explores ideas of identity, love, and alienation. Arthur grapples with the reactions of his family and community, and his own sanity, when he experiences a sudden and mysterious transformation. ( Summary by Corinna Schultz )

Fiction, Horror/Ghost stories

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Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels

By: Stephen Leacock

Eight silly stories by Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by Tricia G)

Comedy, Fiction, Humor

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Turmoil, The (Volume 1 of the Growth Trilogy)

By: Booth Tarkington

The Turmoil is the first novel in the 'Growth' trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled The Magnificent Ambersons. The trilogy traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family in a fictional Mid-Western town, between the end of the Civil Wa...

Fiction, Literature

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Benign Flame : Saga of Love

By: BS Murthy

The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hopin...

That winter night in the mid-seventies, the Janata Express was racing rhythmically on its tracks towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh. As its headlight pierced the darkness of the fertile plains, the driver honked the horn as though to awake the sleepy environs to the spectacle of the speeding train. On that, in the S-3, were the Ramaiahs with their nine year-old daughter Roopa. Earlier, from Ramavaram, it was in the nick of time that Ramaiah took Janaki to Vellore for ...

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Lost House, The

By: Richard Harding Davis

Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle. Although the Second Secretary tries to convince him that there is nothing to it, the journalist is determin...

Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Romance

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Wigilja Bożego Narodzenia

By: Charles Dickens ; Karol Dickens

Wigilja Bożego Narodzenia” jest wydanym w roku 1909 polskim przekładem opowiadania Karola Dickensa “A Christmas Carol” napisanym przez niego w roku 1843. Opowiada historiȩ nocy wigilijnej, w której wielkiego skąpca i samotnika, Ebenezera Scrooge, odwiedza pokutujący duch jego zmarłego wspólnika, ostrzegając go, że jeżeli nie zmieni sposobu życia, bȩdzie tak jak i on błąkał siȩ po śmierci okuty łańcuchami swoich win. Zapowiada wizyty trzech innych widm które ukazują Scroo...

Fiction, Horror/Ghost stories, Short stories

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Nostromo

By: Joseph Conrad

Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plu...

Fiction, Literature, Sea stories

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House of a Thousand Candles, The (version 2)

By: Meredith Nicholson

A reputedly wealthy and eccentric old man dies in Vermont. His home, the House of a Thousand Candles, so called for the owner's preference to candle light, is left empty save a faithful servant -- his fortune mysteriously vanished, though rumored to still have been hidden in the house somewhere. John Glenarm, the late old man's grandson, stands to inherit the estate (and so the secret fortune) under the stipulation that he live in the house for one year. If he fails, the...

Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Romance

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Theo

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett ; Fanny Burnett

It's described as A SPRIGHTLY LOVE STORY and it is written by F. H. Burnett, one of the most charming among American writers! (Summary by Project Gutenberg and Elli)

Fiction, Romance

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Innocents, A Story for Lovers, The

By: Sinclair Lewis

“Mr. and Mrs. Seth Appleby were almost old. They called each other 'Father' and 'Mother.' But frequently they were guilty of holding hands, or of cuddling together in corners, and Father was a person of stubborn youthfulness.” It is only by subterfuge that Seth is able every year to obtain his two week's vacation from the shoe store, and they are off to the farm-house of Uncle Joe Tubbs on Cape Cod. But this year the vacation turns into a full blown scheme to open a coun...

Fiction, Romance

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Seventeen

By: Booth Tarkington

A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William

Fiction, Humor

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Short Story Collection Vol. 032

By: Various

’s Short Story Collection 032: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of members.

Fiction, Short stories

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Mädchen vom Moorhof, Das

By: Selma Lagerlöf

Dies ist eine der schönsten Erzählungen der schwedischen Dichterin und Nobelpreisträgerin. Mit Demut und opferbereiter Liebe überwindet die junge Magd Helga die stolze und hartherzige Ablehnung und die Vorurteile ihrer Mitmenschen. Helga stammt aus einfachsten Verhältnissen und ist von ihrem Dienstherrn, einem verheirateten Bauern, schwanger geworden. Dann hat dieser sie fortgeschickt, und er leugnet hartnäckig, sich mit ihr eingelassen zu haben. Von den Bewohnern des Do...

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Poisoned Pen, The

By: Arthur B. Reeve

The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the American Sherlock Holmes. Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and unveils mysteries using science. This book contains twelve of Professor K...

Fiction, Mystery

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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz Version 2-1

By: L. Frank Baum

Dorothy is swallowed by an earthquake! And that is just the start of Dorothy's adventures in this exciting and fun book. She and her kitten, Eureka are on their way home and stop to visit a relative in California. But the earthquake opens the ground under their feet and everyone, including the horse and buggy and her cousin Zeb fall deep, deep into the earth. Down there they find they can walk on air, but are attacked by the strange and dangerous vegetable creatures. But...

Fiction

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Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca

By: Vamba ; Luigi Bertelli

Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca is a novel settled in Tuscany (Italy). It was written by Vamba (Luigi Bertelly’s pseudonym) in 1907 and published in 1912. The first edition was published on instalments by the newspaper Il Giornalino della Domenica , between 1907 and 1908. The protagonist, Giannino Stoppani known as Gian Burrasca, writes the story as a diary. His nickname, given by Giannino’s family because of his restless behaviour, has become proverbial, in Italy, to indicate a terrible boy.

Fiction

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Children's Book of Christmas Stories, The

By: Various

Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers, and librarians. (Summary from Book Preface)

Fiction, Children, Holiday, Short stories

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Albert Gate Mystery, The

By: Louis Tracy

A new case for barrister and hobby detective Reginald Brett: The imperial diamonds were sent by the Sultan to London, to be cut in Albert Gate mansion by experts, all the while under the especial protection of the British government. One morning, however, the Turkish officials are found dead in the house, and the diamonds have vanished - despite the strict measures taken to protect them. The first suspicion falls on Jack Talbot, a young secretary at the Foreign Office, i...

Mystery, Fiction

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