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The Fortune of the Rougons

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Émile Zola


The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monument…

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

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Sir Walter Scott


An aging minstrel seeks who hospitality at Newark Castle and in recompense tells a tale of a sixteenth-century Border feud. In the poem, Lad…

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is de…

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Version 2)

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George Berkeley


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (commonly called Treatise when referring to Berkeley's works) is a 1710 work, in Eng…

The Cathedral

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Joris-Karl Huysmans


It is the third of Huysmans' books to feature the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author. He had already featured the c…

The Bagpipers

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George Sand


A story of two sets of lovers and the development of their relationships, set in rural France in the mid 19th century. - Summary by PeterTuc…

Virgin Soil Volume 2

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Ivan Turgenev


The second volume of Turgenev's last novel sees social change bubbling up into conflict with the established order and interacting with the …

Dialogue between a Goblin and a Gnome

In Essays and Dialogues

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Giacomo Leopardi


"We would no more choose to feed the minds of our countrymen and women with the despairing utterances of the pessimist poet, than we wo…

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