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Ghosts

By: Henrik Ibsen

The winter of 1879-80 Ibsen spent in Munich, and the greater part of the summer of 1880 at Berchtesgaden. November 1880 saw him back in Rome, and he passed the summer of 1881 at Sorrento. There, fourteen years earlier, he had written the last acts of Peer Gynt; there he now wrote, or at any rate completed, Gengangere. It was published in December 1881, after he had returned to Rome. On December 22 he wrote to Ludwig Passarge, one of his German translators, ?My new play h...

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Pensees

By: Blaise Pascal

1. The difference between the mathematical and the intuitive mind. -- In the one, the principles are palpable, but removed from ordinary use; so that for want of habit it is difficult to turn one's mind in that direction: but if one turns it thither ever so little, one sees the principles fully, and one must have a quite inaccurate mind who reasons wrongly from principles so plain that it is almost impossible they should escape notice. But in the intuitive mind the princ...

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

By: George Bernard Shaw

The Author?s Apology: Mrs. Warren?s Profession has been performed at last, after a delay of only eight years; and I have once more shared with Ibsen the triumphant amusement of startling all but the strongest-headed of the London theatre critics clean out of the practice of their profession. No author who has ever known the exultation of sending the Press into an hysterical tumult of protest, of moral panic, of involuntary and frantic confession of sin, of a horror of co...

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The Satyricon

By: Petronius Arbiter

Tacitus writes (Annals, XVI. Chapters 17 and 18-20, A.D. 66): Within a few days, indeed, there perished in one and the same batch, Annaeus Mela, Cerialis Anicius, Rufius Crispinus and Petronius With regard to Caius Petronius, his character and life merit a somewhat more particular attention. He passed his days in sleep, and his nights in business, or in joy and revelry. Indolence was at once his passion and his road to fame. What others did by vigor and industry, he acco...

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The Satyricon of Petronius, Illustrated, V1

By: Petronius Arbiter

Preface: Among the difficulties which beset the path of the conscientious translator, a sense of his own unworthiness must ever take precedence; but another, scarcely less disconcerting, is the likelihood of misunderstanding some allusion which was perfectly familiar to the author and his public, but which, by reason of its purely local significance, is obscure and subject to the misinterpretation and emendation of a later generation.

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The Satyricon of Petronius, Illustrated, V2

By: Petronius Arbiter

Excerpt: CHAPTER THE TWENTY?SEVENTH. Having put on our clothes, in the meantime, we commenced to stroll around and soon, the better to amuse ourselves, approached the circle of players; all of a sudden we caught sight of a bald?headed old fellow, rigged out in a russet colored tunic, playing ball with some long haired boys. It was not so much the boys who attracted our attention, although they might well have merited it, as it was the spectacle afforded by this beslipper...

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The Satyricon, Volume 4 (Escape by Sea)

By: Petronius Arbiter

I have always and everywhere lived such a life that each passing day was spent as though that light would never return; (that is, in tranquility! Put aside those thoughts which worry you, if you wish to follow my lead. Ascyltos persecutes you here; get out of his way. I am about to start for foreign parts, you may come with me. I have taken a berth on a vessel which will probably weigh anchor this very night. I am well known on board, and we shall be well received.)

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The Satyricon of Petronius, Illustrated, V7

By: Petronius Arbiter

Excerpt: THE SATYRICON OF PETRONIUS ARBITER SIX NOTES BY MARCHENA. TO THE ARMY OF THE RHINE. The conquests of the French have resulted, during this war, in a boon to knowledge and to letters. Egypt has furnished us with monuments of its aboriginal inhabitants, which the ignorance and superstition of the Copts and Mussulmans kept concealed from civilized countries. The libraries of the convents of the various countries have been ransacked by savants and precious manuscrip...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898; Tenniel, John, Sir 1820-1914
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The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

By: Arthur Gilbert and William Schwenk Sullivan

Gondoliers Grand Duke H.M.S. Pinafore Iolanthe The Mikado Pirates Of Penzance Princess Ida Ruddigore The Sorcerer Thespis Trial By Jury Utopia, Limited Yeomen of the Guard Patience

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The Golden Asse

By: Lucius Apuleius

To the Right Honourable and Mighty Lord, THOMAS EARLE OF SUSSEX, Viscount Fitzwalter, Lord of Egremont and of Burnell, Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter, Iustice of the forrests and Chases from Trent Southward; Captain of the Gentleman Pensioners of the House of the QUEENE our Soveraigne Lady.

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Jude the Obscure

By: Thomas Hardy

THE schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry. The miller at Cresscombe lent him the small white tilted cart and horse to carry his goods to the city of his destination, about twenty miles off, such a vehicle proving of quite suffic

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Sons and Lovers

By: David Herbert Lawrence

?THE BOTTOMS? succeeded to ?Hell Row? Hell Row was a block of thatched, bulging cottages that stood by the brookside on Greenhill Lane. There lived the colliers who worked in the little gin-pits two fields away. The brook ran under the alder trees, scarcely soiled by these small mines, whose coal was drawn to the surface by donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle round a gin. And all over the countryside were these same pits, some of which had been worked in the time of...

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In Praise of Folly

By: Desiderius Erasmus

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Excerpt: At what rate the world talks of me (for I am not ignorant what an ill report Folly has got, even among the most foolish), yet that I am that she, that only she, whose deity recreates both gods and men, even this is a sufficient argument, that I no sooner stepped up to speak to this full assembly than all your faces put on a kind of new and unwonted pleasantness. So suddenly have you cleared your brows, and with so frolic and hearty a laughter given me your appla...

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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, The Prince of Adventu...

By: Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798
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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, The Prince of Adventu...

By: Casanova, Giacomo, 1725-1798
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Man and Superman : A Comedy and a Philosophy

By: Bernard Shaw
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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

By: Henry Fielding

The introduction to the work, or bill of fare to the feast. Chapter II?A short description of squire Allworthy, and a fuller account of Miss Bridget Allworthy, his sister. Chapter III?An odd accident which befel Mr. Allworthy at his return home. The decent behavior of Mrs. Deborah Wilkins, with some proper animadversions on bastards.

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Principles of political economy

By: Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873; Laughlin, J. Laurence (James Laurence), 1850-1933, ed

A text book for colleges.; Books for consultation, from English, French, and German authors: p. [43]-45; Appendix I: A brief bibliography of the tariffs of the United States; of bimetallism; of American shipping: p. [631]-636. Appendix II: Examination questions: p. [637]-658

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Adam Bede

By: George Eliot; Mary Anne Evans

With a single drop of ink for a mirror, the Egyptian sorcerer undertakes to reveal to any chance comer far-reaching visions of the past. This is what I undertake to do for you, reader. With this drop of ink at the end of my pen, I will show you the roomy workshop of Mr. Jonathan Burge, carpenter and builder, in the village of Hayslope, as it appeared on the eighteenth of June, in the year of our Lord 1799. The afternoon sun was warm on the five workmen there, busy upon d...

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