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Twice Told Tales

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


Twice-Told Tales is a short story collection in two volumes by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The first was published in the spring of 1837, and the s…

A Study In Scarlet (Version 4)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who lat…

The Metamorphosis (version 3)

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Franz Kafka


The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in…

Essays, Second Series

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 1…

The Lost World (version 3)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that enc…

The Cloak

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol


"The Cloak" is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had …

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (version 3)

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Thomas Hardy


"Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented" is a novel by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1891. It initially …

Bartleby, the Scrivener (version 2)

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Herman Melville


Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymo…

Mosses From An Old Manse

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


"Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes se…

Ethan Frome (version 2)

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Edith Wharton


Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of St…

Ball of Fat (Boule de suif) Version 2

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Guy de Maupassant


Boule de Suif (1880) is a short story by the late-19th century French writer Guy de Maupassant. It is arguably his most famous short story, …

The Perfect Wagnerite

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George Bernard Shaw


The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring (originally published London, 1898) is a philosophical commentary on Richard Wagne…

Mudfog and Other Sketches

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Charles Dickens


The Mudfog Papers was written by Victorian era novelist Charles Dickens and published from 1837–38 in the monthly literary serial Bentley's …

Master Flea

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E. T. A. Hoffmann


Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776 – 1822), better known by his pen name E.T.A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), was a German Ro…

Ch 01: The Laura (4633 words)

In Hypatia

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Charles Kingsley


Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 - January 23 1875) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associa…

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In No Name

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Wilkie Collins


The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is …

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