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The Watsons

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Jane Austen


This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh…

Über die Weiber

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In diesem vielzitierten Essay aus dem Jahre 1851 ist Schopenhauers generell herablassende Einstellung zu Frauen zusammengefaßt. Frauen…

The Riddle of the Sands

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Erskine Childers


Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yach…

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

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Mark Twain


Fenimore Cooper - author of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, etc - has often been praised, but just as often been criticised for hi…

Novelle

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Die Fürstin ist auf einem Spazierritt, als auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem auch wilde Tiere ausgestellt sind, ein Feuer ausbricht. Ein ent…

Kapitel 01

In Effi Briest

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Theodor Fontane


Effi Briest ist die Titelfigur des gleichnamigen Romans von Theodor Fontane, der in Buchform erstmals 1895 erschienen ist. Als Erscheinungsj…

Parnassus Versus Philology

In Reviews

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Oscar Wilde, ed. Robert Ross and Oscar Wilde


Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would hav…

Why She Came

In The Second Latchkey

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Charles Norris and Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson


Jewelry thefts, society parties, clairvoyance, and romance marks this mystery, which is set in England and the US in the early 20th century.…

Chapter 49

In Pride and Prejudice

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Jane Austen


Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It …

Preface

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

William the Silent

In History of Holland

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George Edmundson


The title, "History of Holland," given to this volume is fully justified by the predominant part which the great maritime province…