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The Sun Also Rises

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Osmania University ; Digital Library of India

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Candide

By: Voltaire

Excerpt: Chapter 1. HOW CANDIDE WAS BROUGHT UP IN A MAGNIFICIENT CASTLE AND HOW HE WAS DRIVEN THENCE In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of Thunder?ten?tronckh, lived a youth whom Nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. His face was the true index of his mind. He had a solid judgment joined to the most unaffected simplicity; and hence, I presume, he had his name of Candide. The old servants of the house suspected him to have been...

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The Sound and the Fury and as I Lay Dying

By: William Faulkner

Universal Digital Library

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The Jungle

By: Upton Sinclair

Excerpt: Chapter One. It was four o?clock when the ceremony was over and the carriages began to arrive. There had been a crowd following all the way, owing to the exuberance of Marija Berczynskas. The occasion rested heavily upon Marija?s broad shoulders ? it was her task to see that all things went in due form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendo...

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Madame Bovary

By: Gustave Flaubert

Excerpt: Part 1. Chapter One. We were in class when the head?master came in, followed by a ?new fellow,? not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk. Those who had been asleep woke up, and every one rose as if just surprised at his work. The head?master made a sign to us to sit down. Then, turning to the class?master, he said to him in a low voice ?Monsieur Roger, here is a pupil whom I recommend to your care; he'll be in the second. If his...

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Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

By: John Cleland

Excerpt: Letter The First. Madam, I sit down to give you an undeniable proof of my considering your desires as indispensable orders. Ungracious then as the task may be, I shall recall to view those scandalous stages of my life, out of which I emerg?d, at length, to the enjoyment of every blessing in the power of love, health, and fortune to bestow; whilst yet in the flower of youth, and not too late to employ the leisure afforded me by great ease and affluence, to cultiv...

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume Ii

By: Edward Gibbon

Note: The sixteenth chapter I cannot help considering as a very ingenious and specious, but very disgraceful extenuation of the cruelties perpetrated by the Roman magistrates against the Christians. It is written in the most contemptibly factious spirit of prejudice against the sufferers; it is unworthy of a philosopher and of humanity. Let the narrative of Cyprian?s death be examined. He had to relate the murder of an innocent man of advanced age, and in a station deeme...

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

By: Thomas Hardy

On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line. He occasionally gave a smart nod, as if in confirmation of some opinion, though he was not thinking of anything in particular. An empty egg-basket was slung upon his ...

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Faust

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Bayard Taylor, Translator
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The Communist Manifesto

By: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

A spectre is haunting Europe?the spectre of Communism. All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies. Where is the party in opposite

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The Writings of Thomas Paine Volume Iv

By: Thomas Paine

This document contains chapters such as The Author?s Profession of Faith, Of Missions and Revelations, and Concerning the Character of Jesus Christ and His History.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Excerpt: Chapter 1. In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well?furnished dining parlor, in the town of P?, in Kentucky. There were no servants present, and the gentlemen, with chairs closely approaching, seemed to be discussing some subject with great earnestness. For convenience sake, we have said, hitherto, two gentlemen . One of the parties, howev...

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

How happy I am that I am gone! My dear friend, what a thing is the heart of man! To leave you, from whom I have been inseparable, whom I love so dearly, and yet to feel happy! I know you will forgive me. Have not other attachments been specially appointed by fate to torment a head like mine? Poor Leonora! and yet I was not to blame. Was it my fault, that, whilst the peculiar charms of her sister afforded me an agreeable entertainment, a passion for me was engendered in h...

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Gargantua and Pantagruel

By: Fran├žois Rabelais

Introduction: Had Rabelais never written his strange and marvelous romance, no one would ever have imagined the possibility of its production. It stands outside other things?a mixture of mad mirth and gravity, of folly and reason, of childishness and grandeur, of the commonplace and the out-of-the-way, of popular verve and polished humanism, of mother-wit and learning, of baseness and nobility, of personalities and broad generalization, of the comic and the serious, of t...

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Notre-Dame de Paris Aka the Hunchback of Notre Dame

By: Victor Hugo

A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about Notre-Dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure nook of one of the towers, the following word, engraved by hand upon the wall: -- ~ANArKH~. These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ag...

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Women in Love

By: David Herbert Lawrence
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The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha : ...

By: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De, 1547-1616, Motteau, Peter Anthony, 1663-1718
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The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of...

By: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De, 1547-1616, Shelton, Thomas, Fl. 1612
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Lysistrata

By: Aristophanes

Foreword: Lysistrata is the greatest work by Aristophanes. This blank and rash statement is made that it may be rejected. But first let it be understood that I do not mean it is a better written work than the Birds or the Frogs, or that (to descend to the scale of values that will be naturally imputed to me) it has any more appeal to the collectors of ?curious literature? than the Ecclesiazusae or the Thesmophoriazusae: On the mere grounds of taste I can see an at least ...

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Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded

By: Samuel Richardson

Publishers? Note: Samuel Richardson, the first, in order of time, of the great English novelists, was born in 1689 and died at London in 1761. He was a printer by trade, and rose to be master of the Stationers? Company. That he also became a novelist was due to his skill as a letter-writer, which brought him, in his fiftieth year, a commission to write a volume of model ?familiar letters? as an aid to persons too illiterate to compose their own. The notion of connecting ...

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