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A Dog's Tale

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Mark Twain


This short novel of Twain’s, from 1903, is told from the point of view of a loyal and beloved family pet. Themes of heroics, valor and heart…

De Profundis

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Oscar Wilde


This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts …

Hospital Sketches

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Louisa May Alcott


Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and someti…

Preface- Quote & Inscription

In Work: A Story of Experience

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Louisa May Alcott


It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the …

Chapter 11

In Through the Looking-Glass (version 3)

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Lewis Carroll


Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson),…

Epilogue

In Adam Bede

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George Eliot


Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously,…

Appendix B-The Control of Corporations and the New Freedom & C-The Blaine Campa…

In Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

39 - The Conclusion.

In The String of Pearls

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Author Unknown


The tale of Sweeney Todd has had many incarnations, most famously the stage and movie musical by Stephen Sondheim. But it all started in 184…

Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 05 - The Last Conflict

In The Mill on the Floss

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George Eliot


The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evi…

Chapter 1

In The Time Machine

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H. G. Wells


The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. This novel is generally cr…

Chapter 86 & Finale

In Middlemarch

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George Eliot


The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamon…

Part III, Chapter Three

In Madame Bovary

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Gustave Flaubert, tr. Eleanor Marx-Aveling and Gustave Flaubert


Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her mea…

Chapter 46

In The Custom of the Country

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Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton was a novelist of manners of late 19th Century New York "Society", who spent much of her life in France. In this nov…

Preface

In The Wings of the Dove

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Henry James


"The Wings of the Dove," published in 1902, represents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--mo…