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Book 3, Chapter 35

In The Bostonians, Vol. 1 & 2

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Henry James


This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chance…

Essay on William Black

In Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 05

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Charles Dudley Warner


The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

Ch1 By Way of Introduction Pt 3 The View of Writing Men

In The American Language

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H. L. Mencken


"It was part of my daily work, for a good many years, to read the principal English newspapers and reviews; it has been part of my work…

Mr. Gilfil's Love Story - 16

In Scenes of Clerical Life

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George Eliot


Scenes of Clerical Life, which appeared in book form in 1858 (after serial publication in the previous year), was the first published fictio…

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