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In Aunt Hannah and Martha and John

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Pansy


Aunt Hannah's fondest wish had been that her nephew John would marry a local girl and take over the family farm. Trouble was, John was neve…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

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Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. Matthew

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J. C. Ryle


“Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent po…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. Mark

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J. C. Ryle


“Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent po…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. Luke Vol. 1

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J. C. Ryle


“Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent po…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. Luke Vol. 2

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J. C. Ryle


“Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent po…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 1

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J. C. Ryle


I send forth the volume now in the reader's hands, with much diffidence, and a very deep sense of responsibility. It is a peculiarly seriou…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 2

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J. C. Ryle


The fourteen years which have "passed over" me since I first began writing on the Gospels, I humbly hope have not been thrown away…

Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 3

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J. C. Ryle


The volume now in the reader's hands completes a work which I began sixteen years ago, entitled "Expository Thoughts on the Gospels.&qu…

The New Life (La vita nuova)

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Dante Alighieri


One of Dante's earliest works, La vita nuova or La vita nova (The New Life) is in a prosimetrum style, a combination of prose and verse, and…

La Vita Nuova

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Dante Alighieri


In quella parte del libro della mia memoria dinanzi alla quale poco si potrebbe leggere, si trova una rubrica la quale dice Incipit Vita Nov…

The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

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Michelangelo Buonarroti


Michael Angelo and Campanella represent widely sundered, though almost contemporaneous, moments in the evolution of the Italian genius. Mich…

The Chestermarke Instinct

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J. S. Fletcher


Bank manager John Hornbury is missing, as are securities and jewels from the bank’s vault. Gabriel Chestermarke and his nephew Joseph have u…

The Borough Treasurer

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J. S. Fletcher


Messrs. Mallalieu and Cotherstone were outsiders who had built a prosperous business in Highmarket and even been elected as Mayor and Treasu…

The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation

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J. S. Fletcher


Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a …

Hymns and Spiritual Songs

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J. C. Ryle


In sending forth a new collection of Hymns, I feel it necessary to preface the work by a few words of explanation. The volume now in the re…

The Two Bears, and Other Sermons for Children

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J. C. Ryle


”Let no one make you think that you are too young to serve God. That is not true. As soon as you know right from wrong, you are old enough t…

Knots Untied

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J. C. Ryle


Being Plain Statements on Disputed Points in Religion, from the Standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman.The volume now in the reader's hands …

Chapter XI, Part 1

In The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I

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Xueqin Cao


The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the g…