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Madame Bovary (A to Z Classics)

by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary scandalized its readers when it was first published in 1857. And the story itself remains as fresh today as when it was first written, a work that remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society. It tells the tragic story of the romantic but empty-headed Emma Rouault. When Emma marries Charles Bovary, she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women’s magazines. But Charles is an ordinary country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, Rodolphe, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair. And Flaubert captures every step of this catastrophe with sharp-eyed detail and a wonderfully subtle understanding of human emotions.



Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

TO Mrs. Saville, England: You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking.
I am already far north of London, and as I walk in the streets of Petersburgh, I feel a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks, which braces my nerves and fills me with delight. Do you understand this feeling? This breeze, which has travelled from the regions towards which I am advancing, gives me a foretaste of those icy climes. Inspirited by this wind of promise, my daydreams become more fervent and vivid. I try in vain to be persuaded that the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight. There, Margaret, the sun is forever visible, its broad disk just skirting the horizon and diffusing a perpetual splendour. Thereâ??for with your leave, my sister, I will put some trust in preceding navigatorsâ??there snow and frost are banished; and, sailing over a calm sea, we may be wafted to a land surpassing in wonders and in beauty every region hitherto discovered on the habitable globe. Its productions and features may be without example, as the phenomena of the heavenly bodies undoubtedly are in those undiscovered solitudes. What may not be expected in a country of eternal light? I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle and may regulate a thousand celestial observations that require only this voyage to render their seeming eccentricities consistent forever. I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man. These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river. But supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind, to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries, to reach which at present so many months are requisite; or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet, which, if at all possible, can only be effected by an undertaking such as mine…



Guy De Maupassant: Complete Original Short Stories (Feathers Classics)

by Guy De Maupassant

BOULE DE SUIF
TWO FRIENDS
THE LANCER’S WIFE
THE PRISONERS
TWO LITTLE SOLDIERS
FATHER MILON
A COUP D’ETAT
LIEUTENANT LARE’S MARRIAGE
THE HORRIBLE
MADAME PARISSE
MADEMOISELLE FIFI
A DUEL
THE COLONEL’S IDEAS
MOTHER SAUVAGE
EPIPHANY
THE MUSTACHE
MADAME BAPTISTE
THE QUESTION OF LATIN
A MEETING
THE BLIND MAN
INDISCRETION
A FAMILY AFFAIR
BESIDE SCHOPENHAUER’S CORPSE
MISS HARRIET
LITTLE LOUISE ROQUE
THE DONKEY
MOIRON
THE DISPENSER OF HOLY WATER
A PARRICIDE
BERTHA
THE PATRON
THE DOOR
A SALE
THE IMPOLITE SEX
A WEDDING GIFT
THE RELIC
THE MORIBUND
THE GAMEKEEPER
THE STORY OF A FARM GIRL
PART I
PART II
PART III
PART IV
PART V
THE WRECK
THEODULE SABOT’S CONFESSION
THE WRONG HOUSE
THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THE MARQUIS DE FUMEROL
THE TRIP OF LE HORLA
FAREWELL!
THE WOLF
THE INN
MONSIEUR PARENT
QUEEN HORTENSE
TIMBUCTOO
TOMBSTONES
MADEMOISELLE PEARL
THE THIEF
CLAIR DE LUNE
WAITER, A “BOCK”
AFTER
FORGIVENESS
IN THE SPRING
A QUEER NIGHT IN PARIS
THAT COSTLY RIDE
USELESS BEAUTY
I
THE FATHER
I
MY UNCLE SOSTHENES
THE BARONESS
MOTHER AND SON
THE HAND
A TRESS OF HAIR
ON THE RIVER
THE CRIPPLE
A STROLL
ALEXANDRE
THE LOG
JULIE ROMAIN
THE RONDOLI SISTERS
I
THE FALSE GEMS
FASCINATION
YVETTE SAMORIS
A VENDETTA
MY TWENTY-FIVE DAYS
“THE TERROR”
LEGEND OF MONT ST. MICHEL
A NEW YEAR’S GIFT
FRIEND PATIENCE
ABANDONED
THE MAISON TELLIER
PART II
PART III
DENIS
MY WIFE
THE UNKNOWN
THE APPARITION
CLOCHETTE
THE KISS
THE LEGION OF HONOR
THE TEST
FOUND ON A DROWNED MAN
THE ORPHAN
THE BEGGAR
THE RABBIT
HIS AVENGER
MY UNCLE JULES
THE MODEL
A VAGABOND
THE FISHING HOLE
THE SPASM
IN THE WOOD
MARTINE
ALL OVER
THE PARROT
I
THE PIECE OF STRING
TOINE
MADAME HUSSON’S “ROSIER”
THE ADOPTED SON
COWARD
OLD MONGILET
MOONLIGHT
THE FIRST SNOWFALL
SUNDAYS OF A BOURGEOIS
A RECOLLECTION
OUR LETTERS
THE LOVE OF LONG AGO
FRIEND JOSEPH
THE EFFEMINATES
OLD AMABLE
THE CHRISTENING
THE FARMER’S WIFE
THE DEVIL
THE SNIPE
THE WILL
WALTER SCHNAFFS’ ADVENTURE
AT SEA
MINUET
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Brandenburg: A story of Berlin

by James Cloud

The story of a great city, and people who lived there during exciting and dangerous times, commencing with World War I in 1914, and in the years following, until the takeover of Adolf Hitler.
The joys, trials and tragedies of some of those people are portrayed in this historical novel. The interactions and conflicts between them, cross lines of religion, social levels and sexual orientation. A fascinating city of dazzling elegance and decadence, Berlin is the stage on which the drama of history is played during a period of strident patriotism, wrenching sorrow, exuberant optimism, dashed hopes, terror and ultimate descent into one of history’s darkest periods.



l’interdiction et Autre étude de femme: Une Biographie détaillée de Honoré de Balzac (annotée et illustrée) (French Edition)

by Honoré de BALZAC

Ce livre unique comprend une biographie détaillée de Honoré de BALZAC(1799-1850) mais aussi deux de ces Å?uvres : “L’INTERDICTION et AUTRE ETUDE DE FEMME” , avec un résumé .(annoté et illustré).
Résumé de L’Interdiction:
Le juge Jean-Jules Popinot, qui réapparaît dans Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes et dont c’est ici la première apparition, donne l’exemple d’un magistrat intègre. Juge d’instruction au tribunal de première instance de la Seine, il lui faut comprendre la démarche de la marquise d’Espard, qui demande au tribunal la mise sous tutelle de son mari. Elle accuse le marquis, dont elle vit séparée depuis longtemps, de l’empêcher de voir ses deux enfants, et de gaspiller sa fortune au profit d’une famille modeste, la famille Jeanrenaud.
Résumé de Autre étude de femme :
Balzac réunit ici tous ses personnages favoris : le baron de Nucingen, Eugène de Rastignac, Joseph Bridau, Ã?mile Blondet, Daniel d’Arthez, lord et lady Dudley et leur fille lady Barimore, Félicité des Touches (George Sand), qui reçoit tout ce monde dans l’intimité autour d’une bonne table . Ceci est un souper où chacun peut s’exprimer librement, chaque convive proposant, sur le modèle du Décaméron ou de l’Heptaméron, un récit.

L’AUTEUR : Honoré de Balzac, né Honoré Balzac à Tours le 20 mai 1799, et mort à Paris le 18 août 1850, est un écrivain français. romancier, dramaturge, critique littéraire, critique d’art, essayiste, journaliste et imprimeur.



Charles Ginsberg – The Jewish Eagle

by Michael Phillips

On May 20th, 1927, a momentous event occurred in aviation history. A young, brave man, attempted to fly a dangerous flight that would break all known records at that time. If he succeeded, he would become world famous and a legendâ?¦that man was Charles Ginsberg. Instead, he flew four zany entertainers from New York to Burbankâ?¦or so he tried. This is the fantastic, tremendous, terrificâ?¦okay, let’s just say, interesting story of the man who would become known as the Jewish Eagle.

Trying to get the Marx Brothers and Jack Benny to an important audition in Hollywood, Charles attempts the colossal challenge of getting four crazy people cross-country through storms, mountain passes, hallucinations and much more. In giving up his dream to become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean, Charles instead gives some of the greatest entertainers of all time a chance to become famous.

And after all, what is more important, some old scientific achievement, or giving the world the opportunity to bust a gut?



Ð?икÑ?оÑ?ия (Russian Edition)

by АлександÑ? Ð?вановиÑ? Ð?Ñ?пÑ?ин

Рассказ АлександÑ?а Ð?вановиÑ?а Ð?Ñ?пÑ?ина (1870â??1938), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1913 годÑ?. «СÑ?емнело. Ð? госÑ?иной, кÑ?да все Ñ?еÑ?веÑ?о пеÑ?еÑ?ли пиÑ?Ñ? коÑ?е, еÑ?е не зажигали огня. Ð?аленÑ?кий Ñ?голок, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?й Ñ?озяйка дома, баÑ?онесса ЭйзендоÑ?Ñ?, кокеÑ?ливо назÑ?вала «своим Ñ?бежиÑ?ем», совсем поÑ?онÑ?л в Ñ?емноÑ?е. ХоленÑ?е лаÑ?ании, Ñ?ениксÑ? и Ñ?илодендÑ?онÑ? пеÑ?епÑ?Ñ?алисÑ? над головами сидяÑ?иÑ?, Ñ?оÑ?но свод какой-Ñ?о экзоÑ?иÑ?еской беседки».



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