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Flappers and Philosophers

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F. Scott Fitzgerald


Flappers and Philosophers was the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. It includes eight sto…

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

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Herman Melville


The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on Ap…

Three Soldiers

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John Dos Passos


Three Soldiers is a 1920 novel by the American writer and critic John Dos Passos. It is one of the key American war novels of the First Worl…

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

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William Makepeace Thackeray


First published as a serial in Fraser's Magazine in 1844 as The Luck of Barry Lyndon, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq is a picaresque novel…

A Small Boy and Others

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Henry James


A Small Boy and Others is a book of autobiography by Henry James published in 1913. The book covers James's earliest years and discusses his…

20 - Chapter IX - The Conservation of Archaic Traits, Part One

In The Theory of the Leisure Class

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Thorstein Veblen


Originally published by the Norwegian-American economist Thorstein Veblen while he was a professor at the University of Chicago in 1898, the…

Chapter LI: Conquests by the Arabs Pt. VI

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. V

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

What Snobs Admire

In The Book of Snobs

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W M Thackeray and William Makepeace Thackeray


The necessity of a work on Snobs, demonstrated from History, and proved by felicitous illustrations:—I am the individual destined to write t…

Act 3

In Little Eyolf

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Henrik Ibsen, trans. William Archer and Henrik Ibsen


Henrik Ibsen's 1894 play Little Eyolf tells the story of the Allmers family: the father, Alfred, his wife Rita, their crippled nine-year-old…