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Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol, the Chimes, the Cricket on the Hearth, the Haunted Man, a Christmas Tree, What Christmas Is As We Grow Older, the Poor Relation’s by Charles Dickens (1996-08-05)

by Charles Dickens

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This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.

– A Christmas Carol
– The Chimes – The Cricket on the Hearth
– The Battle of Life
– The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain The Christmas Stories:
– A Christmas Tree
– What Christmas is as we Grow Older
– The Poor Relation’s Story
– The Child’s Story
– The Schoolboy’s Story
– Nobody’s Story
– The Seven Poor Travellers
– The Holly-Tree
– Wreck of the Golden Mary
– The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
– Going into Society
– A Message From the Sea
– Tom Tiddler’s Ground
– Somebody’s Luggage
– Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings
– Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy
– Doctor Marigold
– Mugby Junction
– No Thoroughfare

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas’ most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.

The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.

The Three Musketeers: Collection

by Alexandre Dumas

This carefully crafted ebook: “THE THREE MUSKETEERS – Complete Collection: The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte of Bragelonne, Ten Years Later, Louise da la Valliere & The Man in the Iron Mask” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Set in 1625, “The Three Musketeers” recounts the adventures of a young man named d’Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although D’Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age: Athos, Porthos and Aramis and gets involved in affairs of the state and court. Dumas frequently works into the plot various injustices, abuses and absurdities of the old regime, giving the story an additional political aspect at a time when the debate in France between republicans and monarchists was still fierce.
The novel Twenty Years After follows events in France during the Fronde, during the childhood reign of Louis XIV. The musketeers are valiant and just in their efforts to protect young Louis XIV and the doomed Charles I from their attackers.
The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Louise de la Vallière and The Man in the Iron Mask are set between 1660 and 1667 against the background of the transformation of Louis XIV from child monarch to Sun King.
Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection: 221B (Illustrated)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly – see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes’ friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle’s death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.

This collection contains all the 60 official and the 6 unofficial Sherlock Holmes stories – in total 66 works (the biggest and greatest Sherlock Holmes collection in the eBook world)

Complete Novels

by Charles Dickens

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This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.

– The Pickwick Papers
– Oliver Twist
– Nicholas Nickleby
– The Old Curiosity Shop .
– Barnaby Rudge
– Martin Chuzzlewit
– Dombey and Son
– David Copperfield
– Bleak House
– Hard Times
– Little Dorrit
– A Tale of Two Cities
– Great Expectations
– Our Mutual Friend
– The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Jane Austen Collection: Slip-case Edition

by Jane Austen


Lady Susan
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Juvenilia – Volume I
Juvenilia – Volume II
Juvenilia – Volume III

The Complete Novels of Jack London

by Jack London


The Son of the Wolf
The God of his Fathers & Other Stories
A Daughter of the Snows
The Call of the Wild
The Sea Wolf
The Faith of Men & Other Stories
The Game
Tales of the Fish Patrol
Moon-Face & Other Stories
White Fang
Before Adam
Love of Life & Other Stories
The Road
The Iron Heel
Martin Eden
Burning Daylight
Lost Face
The Abysmal Brute
South Sea Tales
When God Laughs & Other Stories
The Scarlet Plague
The House of Pride
A Son of the Sun
The Valley of the Moon
The Night-Born
The Mutiny of the Elsinore
The Strength of the Strong
The Star Rover
The Little Lady of the Big House
The Turtles of Tasman
Jerry of the Islands
Michael, Brother of Jerry
Hearts of Three
The Red One
On the Makaloa Mat
Children of the Frost
Dutch Courage and Other Stories


by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as “Frankenstein”, despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the “over-reaching” of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel’s subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction novel.

The Brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life’s work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication.

The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man’s sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

The Complete Fiction

by H.P. Lovecraft

The Nameless City
The Festival
The Colour Out of Space
The Call of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Haunter of the Dark
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Discarded Draft of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”
The Shadow Out of Time
At the Mountains of Madness
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Cool Air
Ex Oblivione
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
From Beyond
Herbert West-Reanimator
In the Vault
Pickman’s Model
The Book
The Cats of Ulthar
The Descendant
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Evil Clergyman
The Horror at Red Hook
The Hound
The Lurking Fear
The Moon-Bog
The Music of Erich Zann
The Other Gods
The Outsider
The Picture in the House
The Quest of Iranon
The Rats in the Walls
The Shunned House
The Silver Key
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Strange High House in the Mist
The Street
The Temple
The Terrible Old Man
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Tomb
The Transition of Juan Romero
The Tree
The Unnamable
The White Ship
What the Moon Brings
The Very Old Folk
Old Bugs
Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl
A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
The History of the Necronomicon

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

The present ebook comprises the complete writings of William Shakespeare. It comes with 150 original illustrations which are the engravings John Boydell commissioned for his Boydell Shakespeare Gallery.



The Comedy of Errors
The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Love’s Labor’s Lost
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Much Ado about Nothing
As You Like It
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
The History of Troilus and Cressida
All’s Well That Ends Well
Measure for Measure

The First Part of Henry the Sixth
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth
The Tragedy of Richard the Third
The Life and Death of King John
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
The First Part of Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of Henry the Fourth
The Life of Henry the Fifth
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth

The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
The Tragedy of King Lear
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Coriolanus
The Life of Timon of Athens

Pericles, Prince of Tyre
The Winter’s Tale
The Tempest
The Two Noble Kinsmen

Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
A Lover’s Complaint
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Phoenix and Turtle

Complete Works

by Oscar Wilde

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde’s plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works.

For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews.



Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salomé (the French original and Bosie’s translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.

The Picture of Dorian Gray.

All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates.

The Collected Poems of O.W.

The four essays from ‘Intentions’, The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Mark Twain: Complete Works

by Mark Twain

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This is The Complete Works of America’s favourite storyteller Mark Twain. The eBook contains over 60 novels and shorter texts (short stories, essays, letters, speeches). Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called “the Great American Novel.”

Complete Works

by Lewis Carroll

Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. ————————–
” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) “
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) “
Sylvie and Bruno. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss) “
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss)

Stories “
A Tangled Tale. (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost) “
Bruno’s Revenge and Other Stories. “
What the Tortoise Said to Achilles.

Poems “
Early Verse. “
Puzzles from Wonderland. “
Prologues to Plays. “
Rhyme? And Reason? (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost & Henry Holiday) “
College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel. ” Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses. “
Three Sunsets and Other Poems. (Illustrated by E. Gertrude Thomson)

Complete Novels

by H.G. Wells

In this collection you will find :


-The Time Machine
-The War of the Worlds
-The Invisible Man
-The Island of Doctor Moreau
-The Sleeper Awakes
-A Modern Utopia
-The Wheels of Chance
-The First Men in the Moon
-The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
-In the Days of the Comet
-Ann Veronica

Short Stories
-Tales of Space and Time
-The Red Room
-The Diamond Maker
-Ã?pyornis Island
-The Chronic Argonauts
-The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
-The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes
-The History of Mr Polly
The World Set Free

+++ H. G. Wells – Biography

Father Brown: The Complete Collection

by G. K. Chesterton

Here you will find the complete Father Brown stories in the chronological order of their original publication.

– The Innocence of Father Brown
– The Wisdom of Father Brown
– The Donnington Affair
– The Incredulity of Father Brown
– The Secret of Father Brown
– The Scandal of Father Brown
– The Mask of Midas

Emily Dickinson: Complete Poems

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who wrote an incredible amount of poems. Having lived mostly as a recluse, it was only after her death that Dickinson gained popularity as one of America’s greatest poets. This version of Dickinson’s Complete Poems includes a table of contents.

Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Novels and Stories (Book Center)

by Rudyard Kipling

This book, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Here you will find the complete novels and stories of Rudyard Kipling in the chronological order of their original publication.

– Plain Tales from the Hills (a collection of 40 short stories)
– Soldiers Three (a collection of 9 short stories)
– The Story of the Gadsbys (a collection of 8 short stories)
– In Black and White (a collection of 8 short stories)
– Under the Deodars (a collection of 8 short stories)
– The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (a collection of 4 short stories)
– Wee Willie Winkie and Other Child Stories (a collection of 4 short stories)

Complete Works

by Plato

Plato (428/427-348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious). However, this collection features only 25 authentic works from the reproduced source.

Benjamin Jowett is credited for translating these works into English.

Complete Works Of Aristotle (ShandonPress)

by Aristotle

Part 1: Logic (Organon)
Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill
On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill
Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson
Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. Mure
Topics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge
Sophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge
Part 2: Universal Physics
Physics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye
On the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. Stocks
On Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. Joachim
Meteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster
Part 3: Human Physics
On the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. Smith
On Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. Beare
On Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. Beare
On Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. Beare
On Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare
On Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare
On Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. Ross
On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross
Part 4: Animal Physics
The History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
On the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William Ogle
On the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson
On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson
On the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt
Part 5: Metaphysics
(15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross
Part 6: Ethics and Politics
Nicomachean Ethics (10 Books), translated by W. D. Ross
Politics (8 Books), translated by Benjamin Jowett
The Athenian Constitution, translated by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon
Part 7: Aesthetic Writings
Rhetoric (3 Books), translated by W. Rhys Roberts
Poetics, translated by S. H. Butcher

Complete Novels

by Mark Twain


1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today
2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3. The Prince and the Pauper
4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
6. The American Claimant
7. Tom Sawyer Abroad
8. Pudd’nhead Wilson
9. Tom Sawyer, Detective
10. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
11. A Horse’s Tale
12. The Mysterious Stranger
13. A Double Barreled Detective Story (BONUS)

Oz: Collection

by L. Frank Baum

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Oz!

Collected here is the ultimate Kindle edition of the beloved series starring such timeless characters as Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Included in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of OZ: The Complete Collection of the Oz Series (Illustrated)’ are:

– All fourteen Oz books written by L. Frank Baum.
– An individual, active Table of Contents for each book accessible from the Kindle “go to” feature.
– Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Kindle’s Text-to-Speech features.
– A low, can’t-say-no price!

All fourteen of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, in order and unabridged. Books included:

1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)
3. Ozma of Oz (1907)
4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)
5. The Road to Oz (1909)
6. The Emerald City of Oz (1910)
7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)
8. Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
9. The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)
10. Rinkitink in Oz (1916)
11. The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)
12. The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)
13. The Magic of Oz (1919)
14. Glinda of Oz (1920)

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

by Jacob & Wilhem Grimm

Once upon a time, two brothers wished to preserve their German folklore in a collection of tales that they believed had been handed down for generations. When they began in 1812 they had just 86 stories that rather harshly reflected the difficult life of European peasantry. Subsequent editions would grow to hold over 200 tales. As time passed, the Brothers Grimm found that their collection of fairy tales, with all of its royalty, magical creatures, and brave adventures, entranced those who read them. This compilation of fairy tales which includes the complete canon of over 200 tales has become a beloved set of classical stories the world over. Presented here in this edition is the faithful translation of Margaret Hunt.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Complete Novels

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book contains the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication.

Poor Folk
The Double
Notes From The Underground
Crime and Punishment
The Gambler
The Idiot
The Possessed (The Devils)
A Raw Youth
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
The Brothers Karamazov

The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi (Tolstoy, Leo) Complete 24 Volume Set

by Leo Tolstoy

The Cossacks
War and Peace
Father Sergius
Anna Karenina
Ivan the Fool
Evil allures, but good endures
Where Love is, There God is Also
The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Imp and the Crust
An Old Acquaintance
The Young Tsar
Master and Man
Esarhaddon, King of Assyria
Work, Death, and Sickness
There are No Guilty People
Little Girls Wiser Than Men

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Complete Novels

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Here you will find the complete novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the chronological order of their original publication.

– Fanshawe
– The Scarlet Letter
– The House of the Seven Gables
– The Blithedale Romance
– The Marble Faun
– The Dolliver Romance
– Septimius Felton
– Doctor Grimshawe’s Secret: A romance

The Mystery of the Semi-Detached

by Edith Nesbit

” He was waiting for her, he had been waiting an hour and a half in a dusty suburban lane, with a row of big elms on one side and some eligible building sites on the other-and far away to the south-west the twinkling yellow lights of the Crystal Palace. It was not quite like a country lane, for it had a pavement and lamp-posts, but it was not a bad place for a meeting all the same: and farther up, towards the cemetery, it was really quite rural, and almost pretty, especially in twilight But twilight had long deepened into the night, and still he waited. He loved her, and he was engaged to be married to her, with the complete disapproval of every reasonable person who had been consulted. And this half-clandestine meeting was tonight to take the place of the grudgingly sanctioned weekly interview-because a certain rich uncle was visiting at her house, and her mother was not the woman to acknowledge to a moneyed uncle, who might “go off” any day, a match so deeply ineligible as hers with him. “

Thomas Hardy: Complete Novels

by Thomas Hardy

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication.

– Desperate Remedies
– Under the Greenwood Tree
– A Pair of Blue Eyes
– Far from the Madding Crowd
– The Hand of Ethelberta
– The Return of the Native
– The Trumpet-Major
– A Laodicean: a Story of To-day
– Two on a Tower
– The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid
– The Mayor of Casterbridge
– The Woodlanders
– Tess of the d’Urbervilles
– Life’s Little Ironies
– Jude the Obscure

Includes Bonus two short stories
– The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1
– The Three Strangers

Complete Novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This book, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.


Anne of Green Gables Series

Emily Trilogy

The Short Story Collections

Complete Tales and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe

This ebook compiles Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest writings, including novels, short stories and poems such as “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Raven” and “The Cask of Amontillado”.

This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Complete Works

by Herman Melville

This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville.

The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted.

Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846)

Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847)

Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849)

Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849)

White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850)

Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851)

Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852)

Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855)

The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-Tower

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857)

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866)

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876)

John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888)

Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891)

The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man’s Pudding and Rich Man’s Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The ‘Gees.

Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of “Old Zack,” Mr Parkman’s Tour, Cooper’s New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses.

Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time’s Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain…

The complete works of Saki

by Saki

Saki’s (a.k.a Hector Hugh Munro) unique brand of humor has resonated with readers for over a century. Both macabre and also at times vicious, his writing nonetheless manages to perfectly capture the trivial absurdities of the Edwardian era in England.

His subjects are almost always louche members of the upper classes – in particular his perfectly observed anti-heroes such as Clovis and Reginald – who wouldn’t feel out of place in the world of P.G Wodehouse’s ‘Bertie Wooster’.

The fatal flaw of hypocrisy receives particular attention in Saki’s world, with vengeful justice often meted out in the most unlikely and unexpected fashion by birds, beasts and children alike.

This collection contains both novels by Saki, all of his short story collections, and also his individual short stories the were published outside collections – in total 145 separate works.

Brontë Sisters: Complete Poems

by Brontë Sisters


Pilate’s Wife’s Dream.
Faith and Despondency.
A Reminiscence.
The Philosopher.
The Arbour.
The Wife’s Will.
Vanitas Vanitatum, Omnia Vanitas.
The Wood.
A Death-Scene.
The Penitent.
Music on Christmas Morning.
The Prisoner.
If This Be All.
The Letter.
A Day Dream.
To Cowper.
To Imagination.
The Doubter’s Prayer.
How Clear She Shines.
A Word to the “Elect.”
The Teacher’s Monologue.
Past Days.
Plead for Me.
The Consolation.
Evening Solace.
Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day.
Views of Life.
Stanzas to â??â??
Honour’s Martyr.
The Student’s Serenade.
The Captive Dove.
Winter Stores.

Complete Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant

This ebook comprises the complete short stories written by French author Guy de Maupassant.

Wives and Daughters

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Wives and Daughters is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in the Cornhill Magazine as a serial from August 1864 to January 1866. When Mrs Gaskell died suddenly in 1865, it was not quite complete, and the last section was written by Frederick Greenwood.
The story revolves around Molly Gibson, only daughter of a widowed doctor living in a provincial English town in the 1830s.

The Colour Out of Space

by H.P. Lovecraft

“The Colour Out of Space” is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed surveyor from Boston. In order to prepare for the construction of a new reservoir in Massachusetts, he surveys a rural area that is to be flooded near Lovecraft’s fictional town of Arkham. He comes across a mysterious patch of land, an abandoned five-acre farmstead, which is completely devoid of all life.

Complete Works

by George Eliot

This ebook comprises the complete writings of English writer George Eliot.

The collection is sorted chronologically by book (or magazine) publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted whenever available.


Scenes of Clerical Life. (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story, Janet’s Repentance.

Adam Bede. (1859)

The Lifted Veil. (1859)

The Mill on the Floss. (1860)

Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe. (1861)

Romola. (1863)

Brother Jacob. (1864)

Felix Holt, the Radical. (1866)

The Spanish Gypsy. (1868)

Middlemarch. (1871/72)

The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems. (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet…

Complete Novels

by Victor Hugo

This book contains the complete novels of Victor Hugo in the chronological order of their original publication.

– Hans of Iceland
– Bug-Jargal
– The Last Day of a Condemned Man
– The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
– Claude Gueux
РLes Mis̩rables
– Toilers of the Sea
– The Man Who Laughs
– Ninety-Three

The Code of Hammurabi

by Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi) is a well-preserved ancient law code, created ca. 1790 BC (middle chronology) in ancient Babylon. It was enacted by the sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi. One nearly complete example of the Code survives today, inscribed on a seven foot, four inch tall basalt stele in the Akkadian language in the cuneiform script. One of the first written codes of law in recorded history. These laws were written on a stone tablet standing over eight feet tall (2.4 meters) that was found in 1901.

Complete Works

by Henry James

Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the Past
A Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordinary Case, A Problem, etc.
Pyramus And Thisbe, Still Waters, A Change of Heart, Daisy Miller, Tenants, Disengaged, The Album, The Reprobate, Guy Domville, Summersoft, The High Bid, The Outcry
Transatlantic Sketches, Portraits of Places, A Little Tour in France, English Hours, The American Scene, Italian Hours
French Novelists and Poets, Hawthorne, Partial Portraits, Essays in London and Elsewhere, Picture and Text, Views and Reviews, Notes on Novelists, Within the Rim and Other Essays, Notes and Reviews
A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother, The Middle Years

Tom Sawyer: Collection

by Mark Twain

This book contains the Tom Sawyer complete collection. – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Tom Sawyer Abroad – Tom Sawyer, Detective The Adventures of Tom Sawyer remains a coming of age classic that needs no introduction and its first sequel Huckleberry Finn has been called the greatest of great American novels. Few have heard of Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer Detective but both novellas are minor gems and recommended to fans of the franchise and Twain devotees. Audiobooks Link ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and ‘Tom Sawyer Detective.’

Kenneth Grahame: Collection (The Golden Age, Dream Days, The Reluctant Dragon, The Wind in the Willows)

by Kenneth Grahame


The Golden Age
Dream Days
The Reluctant Dragon
The Wind in the Willows

Complete Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

This book contains the complete Andersen’s 127 fairy tales and stories in the chronological order of their original publication. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that he himself has become as mythical as the tales he wrote. Andersen’s popularity is not limited to children; his storiesâ??called eventyrs, or “fantastic tales”â??express themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide and was feted by royalty. Andersen’s fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West’s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

The Complete Leatherstocking Tales

by James Fenimore Cooper

THE COMPLETE LEATHERSTOCKING TALES features the five novels of James Fenimore Cooper’s beloved Leatherstocking series, which follow the adventures of Natty Bumppo. Set largely on the frontier of New York during the 18th century, Bumppo, who is known as “Leatherstocking” to the European settlers and “Deerslayer” or “Hawkeye” to the Native Americans, is an Anglo-American raised in part by Delaware Indians. Together with his brother and companion Chingachgook, they roam the frontier through a variety of harrowing adventures.

– The Deerslayer
– The Last of the Mohicans
– The Pathfinder
– The Pioneers
– The Prairie

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was a highly prolific and popular American writer of the first part of the 19th century. Born in New Jersey, Cooper lived most of his life in Cooperstown, a community founded by and named after his father, in a newly-settled region of New York. James Fenimore Cooper became a sailor at the age of 17, voyaging to Europe and witnessing British impressment of American sailors.

Complete Essays

by Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form.

In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding ‘essays’, inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience.

He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers.

Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586.

Lew Wallace: The Complete Novels

by Lew Wallace

This book contains the complete novels of Lew Wallace – The Fair God – Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ – The Prince of India; or, Why Constantinople Fell

The Novels of Mrs Aphra Behn

by Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was a spy for Charles II, a playwright, poet, and novelist, and the first English woman to make a living from writing. Her pen name was Astrea.

Ernest A. Baker (1869-1941) was an English writer and historian of literature. In 1905, 216 years after Mrs Behn’s death, he introduced this collection of ten of her novels in the language of his day, a form which was not a facsimile of her texts. This ebook, prepared 329 years after her death, silently corrects some typos, and makes further changes. The Introduction and three of the stories contain many poems.

The ten stories are: Oronooko, The Fair Jilt, The Nun, Agnes de Castro, The Lover’s Watch, The Case for the Watch, The Lady’s Looking Glass, The Lucky Mistake, The Court of the King of Bantam, and, The Adventure of the Black Lady.

The Richard Hannay Collection: The 39 Steps, Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast

by John Buchan

Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The strong and silent type, combining the dour temperament of the Scot with the stiff upper lip of the Englishman, Hannay is pre-eminent among early spy-thriller heroes. Caught up in the first of these five gripping adventures just before the outbreak of war in 1914, he manages to thwart the enemy’s evil plan and solve the mystery of the ‘thirty-nine steps’. In Greenmantle, he undertakes a vital mission to prevent jihad in the Islamic Near East. Mr Standfast, set in the decisive months of 1917-18, is the novel in which Hannay, after a life lived ‘wholly among men’, finally falls in love; later, in The Three Hostages, he finds himself unravelling a kidnapping mystery with his wife’s help. In the last adventure, The Island of Sheep, he is called upon to honour an old oath. A shrewd judge of men, he never dehumanises his enemy, and despite sharing some of the racial prejudices of his day, Richard Hannay is a worthy prototype hero of espionage fiction.


by Emile Zola

Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Ã?mile Zola. Completed in 1880, Nana is the ninth installment in the 20-volume Les Rougon-Macquart series, which was to tell “The Natural and Social History of a Family under the Second Empire.”

The novel was an immediate success. Le Voltaire, the French newspaper that was to publish it in installments from October 1879 on, had launched a gigantic advertising campaign, raising the curiosity of the reading public to a fever pitch. When Charpentier finally published Nana in book form in February 1880, the first edition of 55,000 copies was sold out in one day. Flaubert and Edmond de Goncourt were full of praise for Nana. On the other hand, a part of the non-reading public, spurred on by some critics, reacted to the book with outrage. While the novel is held up as a fine example of writing, it is not especially true to Zola’s touted naturalist philosophy; instead, it is one of the most symbolically complex of his novels, setting it apart from the earthy “realism” of L’Assommoir or the more brutal “realism” of La Terre (1887). However, it was a great deal more authentic than most contemporary novels about the demimonde.

Nana is especially noted for the crowd scenes, of which there are many, in which Zola proves himself a master of capturing the incredible variety of people. Whereas in his other novels — notably Germinal (1885) — he gives the reader an amazingly complete picture of surroundings and the lives of characters, from the first scene we are to understand that this novel treads new ground.

Flaubert summed up the novel in one perfect sentence:

Nana tourne au mythe, sans cesser d’être réelle.
(Nana turns into myth, without ceasing to be real.)

His Last Bow

by Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in American editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. Originally published in 1917, it contains the various Holmes stories published between 1908 and 1913, as well as the one-off title story from 1917.

The collection was originally called Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes and did not contain the actual story His Last Bow, which appeared later, after the full-length The Valley of Fear was published. However later editions added it and changed the title. Some recent complete editions have restored the earlier title.

When the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes were published in the USA for the first time, the publishers believed “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” was too scandalous for the American public, since it dealt with the theme of adultery. As a result, this story was not published in the USA until many years later, when it was added to His Last Bow. Even today, most American editions of the canon include it with His Last Bow, while most British editions keep the story in its original place in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

Complete Plays

by Henry James


Pyramus And Thisbe
Still Waters
A Change of Heart
Daisy Miller
The Album
The Reprobate
Guy Domville
The High Bid
The Outcry

Complete Novels

by Henry James


Watch and Ward
Roderick Hudson
The American
The Europeans
Washington Square
The Portrait of a Lady
The Bostonians
The Princess Casamassima
The Reverberator
The Tragic Muse
The Other House
The Spoils of Poynton
What Maisie Knew
The Awkward Age
The Sacred Fount
The Wings of the Dove
The Ambassadors
The Golden Bowl
The Outcry
The Whole Family
The Ivory Tower
The Sense of the Past

Complete Juvenilia

by Jane Austen


Juvenilia Volume I
Juvenilia Volume II
Juvenilia Volume III

Complete Works

by James Allen


1901 – From Poverty to Power
1902 – As A Man Thinketh
1903 – All These Things Added
1903 – Through the Gates of Good or Christ and Conduct
1904 – Byways to Blessedness
1904 – Out From The Heart
1907 – Poems of peace; including the lyrical dramatic poem Eolaus
1908 – The Life Triumphant – Mastering the Heart And Mind
1909 – Morning And Evening Thoughts
1909 – The Mastery of Destiny
1910 – Above Life’s Turmoil
1910 – From Passion to Peace
1911 – Eight Pillars of Prosperity
1911 – Man-King of Mind, Body and Circumstance
1912 – Light on Life’s Difficulties
1913 – Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success
1913 – James Allen’s book of meditations for Every Day in the Year
1914 – Men And Systems
1915 – The Shining Gateway
1919 – The Divine Companion

To the Queen

by William Shakespeare

“To the Queen” (or “To The Queen by the players”) is a short poem attributed to William Shakespeare. It was included in 2007 by Jonathan Bate in his complete Shakespeare edition for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The poem, written on the back of an envelope, is thought to have been written as an epilogue for a performance of As You Like It given at court on Shrove Tuesday in February 1599. American scholars William Ringler and Steven May discovered the poem in 1972 in the notebook of a man called Henry Stanford, who is known to have worked in the household of the Lord Chamberlain.

It consists of 18 lines.

The Incomplete Amorist

by Edith Nesbit

A gentle tale of romance and art from a noted children’s author . . . “He asked idle questions: she answered them with a conscientious tremulous truthfulness that showed to him as the most finished art. Betty told him nervously and in words ill-chosen everything that he asked to know, but all the while the undercurrent of questions rang strong within her — ‘When is he to teach me? Where? How?’ — so that when at last there was left but the bare fifteen minutes needed to get one home in time for the midday dinner she said abruptly: ‘And when shall I see you again?’

Complete Works

by Swami Vivekananda

This ebook contains all the books, lecture, discussions, prose, poetry, and letters written by Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual teacher from India at the end of the 19th century who brought Vedanta to the United States and Europe. Vivekananda was a disciple of realized and awakened saint Sri Ramakrishna.



Volume I
Addresses at The Parliament of Religions
Lectures and Discourses

Volume II
Work And Its Secret
The Powers of the Mind
Hints On Practical Spirituality
Bhakti Or Devotion
Practical Vedanta and other lectures
Reports in American Newspapers

Volume III
Lectures and Discourses
Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion
Lectures from Colombo to Almora
Reports in American Newspapers
Buddhistic India

Volume IV
Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga
Lectures and Discourses
Writings: Prose
Writings: Poems
Translation: Prose
Translation: Poems

Volume V
Epistles – First Series
Notes from Lectures and Discourses
Questions and Answers
Conversations and Dialogues
Sayings A…

Henry IV (Complete Plays)

by William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second of Shakespeare’s tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (2 plays), and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur’s battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics.

Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V.

Nikolai Gogol: The Complete Novels

by Nikolai Gogol

This book contains the complete novels of Nikolai Gogol in the chronological order of their original publication. – Taras Bulba – Dead Souls

The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Pit and the Pendulum” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story is deemed guilty for an unnamed crime and put into a completely dark room. He passes out while trying to determine the size of the room. When he wakes up, he realizes there is a large, deep pit in the middle of the room. He loses consciousness again and awakens strapped on his back, unable to move more than his head. He soon realizes there is a large blade-like pendulum hanging above him, slowly getting closer to cutting through his chest. He finds a way to escape but the walls of his prison start to move and close in on him, pushing him closer and closer to falling into the pit.

The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe’s stories which are aided by the supernatural. The traditional elements established in popular horror tales at the time are followed but critical reception has been mixed.

The Balloon-Hoax

by Edgar Allan Poe

This tale appeared in the New York Sun in 1844 and claimed a group of men successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a new type of balloon. Although the story looked real, it was completely fiction and created entirely from Poe’s imagination.

Laurence Sterne: The Complete Works

by Laurence Sterne


The Satires and Novels

The Sermons

The Letters

The Non-Fiction

Two On A Tower

by Thomas Hardy

Two On A Tower is a tale of star-crossed love in which Hardy sets the emotional lives of his two lovers against the background of the stellar universe. The unhappily married Lady Constantine breaks all the rules of social decorum when she falls in love with Swithin St. Cleeve, an astronomer who is eight years her junior. Her husband’s death leaves the lovers free to marry, but the discovery of a legacy forces them apart. This is Hardy’s most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide and the fullest expression of his fascination with science and astronomy.


by Newton Booth Tarkington

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In Penrod, Tarkington established characters who appeared in two further books, Penrod and Sam (1916) and Penrod Jashber (1929). The three books were published together in one volume, Penrod: His Complete Story, in 1931.

Henry VI (Complete Plays)

by William Shakespeare

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1588-1590. It is the first in the cycle of four plays often referred to as “The First Tetralogy”.

The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, or Henry VI, Part 2, is a history play by William Shakespeare believed written in approximately 1590-91. It is the second part of the trilogy on Henry VI, and often grouped together with Richard III as a tetralogy on The Wars of the Rosesâ??the success of which established Shakespeare’s reputation as a playwright.

Henry the Sixth, Part 3, is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1590, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. It prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). It continues the action from Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2, though they may not have been written in that order.

The Cossacks

by Leo Tolstoy

Olenin was a youth who had never completed his university course, never served anywhere (having only a nominal post in some government office or other), who had squandered half his fortune and had reached the age of twenty-four without having done anything or even chosen a career. He was what in Moscow society is termed un jeune homme. But he did find a career — he took a post as a Cadet in the army, and ended up assigned to Transcaucasia. This is the place — here among the Tatars, the Chechens, and the Old Believers — this is the place where Olenin will find love in the arms of a beautiful Cossack girl — a young woman who is promised to a Cossack warrior.


by Stuart G. Yates

In the new Rome, duplicity and death reign supreme.

It’s the mid-11th century, and the Byzantine Empire dominates the world. Within the walls of its great capital, Constantinople, treachery, debauchery and power politics are part of the lives of the ruling elite.

Thrust into this heady mix is the Viking adventurer, Harald Hardrada. Life in the court of the new emperor, deranged Michael the Fifth, holds extreme danger at every turn, as Harald becomes a pawn in the various factions’ thirst for power.

Can he survive this dangerous place, and turn his mind towards regaining what is rightfully his?

Praise for Varangian:

“…perfect blend of reality and fiction. A great story from an insightful author.” – Veritas Vincit Review

” The author weaves a fascinating and compelling story that captures the reader instantly and never lets go. In this world, seduction is a principal instrument for control, influence, espionage, sabotage and just sheer pleasure. These characters are bigger than life itself and so were their appetites for power, control, wealth and influence. A compelling and heroic tale.” – T.L. Needham, author

Oeuvres Complètes (French Edition)

by Marcel Proust

Contenu de la collection:

Du côté de chez Swann (1913)
Ã? l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919)
Le côté de Guermantes (1920-21)
Sodome et Gomorrhe (1921-22)
La prisonnière (1923)
Albertine disparue (La fugitive) (1925)
Le temps retrouvé (1927)

Les plaisirs et les jours (1896)
John Ruskin: La bible d’Amiens, translated by Proust (1904)
John Ruskin: Sésame et les lys, translated by Proust (1906)
Pastiches et mélanges (1919)
Chroniques (1927)
Jean Santeuil (1952, 1971) (see update v.3.0)
Contre Sainte-Beuve (1954)
Articles et préfaces (1885-1921)

Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán (Spanish Edition)

by Emilia Pardo Bazán

Obras Contenidas:

Un viaje de novios
La tribuna
El cisne de Vilamorta
Los pazos de Ulloa
La madre naturaleza
La prueba
Una cristiana
La piedra angular
Doña Milagros
Memorias de un solterón: Adán y Eva
El tesoro de Gastón
El saludo de las brujas
El Niño de Guzmán
La sirena negra
Dulce sueño
La última fada
Cuentos de amor

Silent Hills

by Daniel Chilufya

The death of her husband caused Anne Chisali great distress. She wondered how she was going to go on living and take care of their two children alone. Lucky for her, her husband had left behind a farm and a house which they built together. But her husband’s first cousin wasn’t going to allow her to inherit the land; he too wanted the farm. Now she had to fight her husband’s cousin who wanted to get everything, so she comes up with a plan to protect the deeds from the hands of her husband’s cousin, and she’s not sure how long she could keep the deeds away from him.

Charles Baudelaire: Oeuvres Complètes (French Edition)

by Charles Baudelaire

Cet ebook regroupe les oeuvres complètes de Charles Baudelaire. Des tables des matières rendent la navigation intuitive et agréable. —- Contenu: Le Jeune Enchanteur (1846) La Fanfarlo (1847) Les Fleurs du mal (1857) Les Paradis artificiels (1860) Les Fleurs du mal (1861) Les Ã?paves (1866) Les Fleurs du mal (additional poems of the 1868 edition) Curiosités esthétiques (1868): Salon de 1845, Salon de 1846, Le musée classique du bazar bonne-nouvelle, Exposition universelle â?? 1855 â?? beaux-arts, Salon de 1859, De l’essence du rire, Quelques caricaturistes français, Quelques caricaturistes étrangers. L’Art romantique (1869): L’Å?uvre et la vie d’Eugène Delacroix, Peintures murales d’Eugène Delacroix à Saint-Sulpice, Le peintre de la vie moderne, Peintres et aqua-fortistes, Vente de la collection de M. E. Piot, L’art philosophique, Morale du joujou, Théophile Gautier, Pierre Dupont, Richard Wagner et Tannhäuser à Paris, Philibert Rouvière, Conseils aux jeunes littérateurs, Les drames et les …

Typhon (French Edition)

by Joseph Conrad

Commandant le Nan-shan, le capitaine Mac Whirr est un homme taciturne. Voguer sur la mer de Chine pendant la saison des typhons ne l’inquiète pas vraiment. Quand, pendant la traversée, il voit l’aiguille du baromètre chuter comme il ne l’a jamais vue auparavant, sa première réflexion est qu’un sale temps se prépare. La mer grossit et déjà le navire embarque de l’eau. Sur le pont inférieur, deux cents coolies chinois voyagent dans des conditions effroyables. Quand son second lui suggère de changer de cap pour éviter le gros temps, il refuse, un détour impliquant des frais supplémentaires pour l’armateur. Mac Whirr est-il complètement inconscient?…

Å?uvres Complètes d’Edgar Allan Poe (Traduites par Charles Baudelaire) (Avec Annotations) (French Edition)

by Edgar Allan Poe


Histoires extraordinaires (1856): Edgar Poe sa vie et ses Å?uvres, Double Assassinat dans la rue Morgue, La Lettre volée, Le Scarabée d’or, Le Canard au ballon, Aventure sans pareille d’un certain Hans Pfaall, Manuscrit trouvé dans une bouteille, Une descente dans le maelstrom, La Vérité sur le cas de M. Valdemar, Révélation magnétique, Les Souvenirs de M. Auguste Bedloe, Morella, Ligeia, Metzengerstein.

Nouvelles Histoires extraordinaires (1857): Notes nouvelles sur Edgar Poe, Le Démon de la perversité, Le Chat noir, William Wilson, L’Homme des foules, Le CÅ?ur révélateur, Bérénice, La Chute de la maison Usher, Le Puits et le pendule, Hop-Frog, La Barrique d’amontillado, Le Masque de la mort rouge, Le Roi Peste, Le Diable dans le beffroi, Lionnerie, Quatre Bêtes en une, Petite Discussion avec une momie, Puissance de la parole, Colloque entre…

Gesammelte Werke: Romane + Erzählungen + Gedichte in Prosa (83 Titel in einem Buch – Vollständige deutsche Ausgaben): Väter und Söhne + Aufzeichnungen … + Gespenster und viel mehr (German Edition)

by Ivan Turgenev

Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenew war ein russischer Schriftsteller. Turgenew war einer der Ersten in der russischen Literatur, die die alltäglichen Nöte und �ngste der russischen Gesellschaft thematisierten.


Porträt des Dichters.

Aufzeichnungen eines Jägers.
Das adlige Nest.
Väter und Söhne.
König Lear der Steppe.
Drei Begegnungen.
Faust. Erzählung in neun Briefen.
Die erste Liebe.
Erscheinungen. (Eine Phantasie.)
Der Hund.
Das Abenteuer des Leutnant Jergunow.
Eine wunderliche Geschichte.

Der Raufbold.
Drei Portraits.
Tagebuch eines �berflüssigen.
Das Wirthshaus an der HeerstraÃ?e.
Zwei Freunde.
Jakob Passinkow.
Ein Briefwechsel.
Ein Ausflug in die Walregion.
Die Unglückliche.
Der Fatalist.
Der Oberst.
Die lebende Mumie.
Punin und Baburin.
Die Uhr. Erzählung eines alten Mannes.
Ein Traum.
Das Lied der triumphierenden Liebe.
Klara Militsch.
Die Wachtel. Kinder-Eindrücke.
Der Verzweifelte.
Die letzte Nacht Traupmanns.
Der Faktor.
Die Geschichte des Vaters Alexéi
Hamlet und Don Quichotte.
Gedichte in Prosa.

Positiv Denken: Einfache Methoden für ein zufriedenes und glückliches Leben – Durch innere Ausgeglichenheit Positive Ausstrahlung erlangen (German Edition)

by Martin Sonnleitner

Ist positives Denken wirklich so wichtig wie manche sagen? Hat es einen positiven, negativen Effekt auf unseren Körper und Geist? 

Positiven Denken von Martin Sonnleitner 

In diesem weitern Buch von Martin Sonnleitner geht es darum seine Gedanken in eine gesunde Bahn zu bringen und positives Denken zu lernen und im Alltag anzuwenden. Ich beginne bei den einfachsten Grundlagen und erkläre Dir, wobei es sich bei dem so oft erwähnten positiven Denken überhaupt handelt. Somit ist dieses Buch auch für Einsteiger und Anfänger geeignet und kann als Einstieg für diese Materie genommen werden. 

Lerne in diesem Buch

  • Lerne Achtsam zu sein mit deinen Gedanken 
  • Warum Du negativen Gedanken keine Aufmerksamkeit schenken solltest
  • Wie dich dein Umfeld formt und beeinflusst
  • Wie du Dankbar wirst und mehr im Jetzt lebst

Ich erkläre den Unterschied zwischen positivem Denken und absolutem Realitätsverlust und zeigen dir auch die kleinen Stolpersteine auf, die sich in den Weg legen können. Ich werde dir verraten, wie es im Alltag ganz einfach ist, den positiven und lebensbejahenden Weg einzuschlagen.

Lass dich von meinen kleinen Tipps und Tricks leiten, bis dir das positive denken in Fleisch und Blut übergegangen ist. Schnell wirst Du merken, wie sich nicht nur deine Laune, sondern auch deine Ausstrahlung verändert. Es ist tatsächlich so, dass positive Menschen einfach besser ankommen.

Wer umgibt sich auf Dauer schon gerne mit negativen Menschen die einen runterziehen. Mit diesem Buch lernst du ganz schnell, wie du dich von schlechten Denkmustern befreien kannst. Bereits beim Lesen wirst du bemerken, wie sich Körper Geist und Seele verändern.

  • Lerne dich dich selbst zuschätzen
  • Lerne was sind Affirmationen und wie wirken diesen
  • Richtiger Input
  • BONUS: 1 x 1 des positiven Denkens A – Z des positiven Denkens

Mit diesem Buch tauchst du ein in die Geheimnisse der positiven Schwingungen und lernst, ein glückliches und zufriedenes Leben zu führen – ein Leben, das du dir verdient hast.

Jeder von uns will Erfolg, Geld und Gesundheit aber leider halten uns negative Glaubenssätze und schlechte Gewohnheiten davon ab diese zu erreichen. In diesem Buch wirst Du lernen wie du ein negatives Denkmuster ablegst und wie du das positive in jeder Situation findest.

Hol dir jetzt mein Buch und beginne noch heute mit deiner Veränderung. Drücke jetzt auf “Jetzt Kaufen”und beginne noch heute. 

СÑ?аÑ?Ñ?й дом (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð?Ñ?екÑ?асная Ñ?илосоÑ?ская сказка-пÑ?иÑ?Ñ?а – о сиÑ?минÑ?Ñ?нÑ?Ñ? веÑ?аÑ?, и о веÑ?аÑ? неÑ?леннÑ?Ñ?, о молодосÑ?и и о сÑ?аÑ?осÑ?и, и о Ñ?ом, Ñ?Ñ?о всÑ? пÑ?еÑ?одяÑ?е в эÑ?ом миÑ?е – в ней Ñ?ассказÑ?ваеÑ?ся на пÑ?имеÑ?е одного единсÑ?венного сÑ?аÑ?ого дома.

Ð?обÑ?аÑ?имÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Рассказ из совÑ?еменной авÑ?оÑ?Ñ? гÑ?еÑ?еской жизни. Ð?Ñ?еÑ?ия Ñ?огда еÑ?е сÑ?Ñ?адала под Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?еÑ?кой оккÑ?паÑ?ией. Рассказ о сÑ?аÑ?инном обÑ?Ñ?ае побÑ?аÑ?имсÑ?ва на Ñ?оне освободиÑ?елÑ?ной боÑ?Ñ?бÑ? гÑ?еков за независимосÑ?Ñ?.

Ð?асÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ка и Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?боÑ?исÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

ЧÑ?десная сказка об исÑ?инной лÑ?бви, поселивÑ?ейся в дÑ?Ñ?аÑ? двÑ?Ñ? Ñ?аÑ?Ñ?оÑ?овÑ?Ñ? Ñ?еловеÑ?ков. Ð?вÑ?Ñ?иÑ? оÑ?енÑ? поэÑ?иÑ?но и дана в пÑ?екÑ?асном пеÑ?еводе.

Ð?бÑ?Ñ?вок жемÑ?Ñ?жной ниÑ?и (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð?Ñ?Ñ?евой оÑ?еÑ?к – оÑ?енÑ? кÑ?асоÑ?ное и познаваÑ?елÑ?ное описание Ñ?азлиÑ?нÑ?Ñ? месÑ? Ð?ании во вÑ?емя пÑ?Ñ?еÑ?есÑ?вия Ñ?азлиÑ?нÑ?ми видами Ñ?Ñ?анспоÑ?Ñ?а.

НоÑ?ной колпак сÑ?аÑ?ого Ñ?олосÑ?яка (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Сказка-пÑ?иÑ?Ñ?а о Ñ?еловеке, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?й всÑ? своÑ? жизнÑ? пÑ?сÑ?ил под оÑ?кос в силÑ? собсÑ?венного эгоизма и пÑ?евÑ?аÑ?носÑ?ей сÑ?дÑ?бÑ? – не Ñ?спел и оглянÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ся, а Ñ? него из всеÑ? богаÑ?сÑ?в пÑ?оÑ?лой жизни осÑ?ался лиÑ?Ñ? ноÑ?ной колпак..

Ð?Ñ?за нового века (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð? эÑ?ом поэÑ?иÑ?еском эссе авÑ?оÑ? пÑ?ивеÑ?сÑ?вÑ?еÑ? мÑ?зÑ? поэзии нового века, еÑ?е не зная, какой она бÑ?деÑ? и какой из видов нового искÑ?ссÑ?ва возÑ?мÑ?Ñ?ся опекаÑ?Ñ?. Ð? эÑ?о вполне есÑ?есÑ?венно, ведÑ? во вÑ?емена, когда писаласÑ? эÑ?а сказка, еÑ?е не бÑ?ло ни кино, ни Ð?нÑ?еÑ?неÑ?а, однако авÑ?оÑ? Ñ?Ñ?всÑ?вовал насÑ?Ñ?пление Ñ?его-Ñ?о нового в искÑ?ссÑ?ве, Ñ?Ñ?о должно бÑ?ло явиÑ?Ñ?ся вмесÑ?е с веком паÑ?а.

Ð?олоколÑ?нÑ?й сÑ?оÑ?ож Ð?ле (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

ФилосоÑ?ская пÑ?иÑ?Ñ?а из двÑ?Ñ? сказок Ñ?Ñ?иÑ? нас, с одной сÑ?оÑ?онÑ?, не загадÑ?ваÑ?Ñ? на долго, а с дÑ?Ñ?гой â?? пÑ?едосÑ?еÑ?егаеÑ? об опасносÑ?и пÑ?янсÑ?ва.

Ð?олоколÑ?нÑ?й омÑ?Ñ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð?Ñ?енÑ? многознаÑ?иÑ?елÑ?ная сказка о колоколе, покоивÑ?емся на дне водяного омÑ?Ñ?а, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?й своим звоном Ñ?ассказÑ?ваеÑ? лÑ?дям о сÑ?аÑ?одавниÑ? вÑ?еменаÑ? пÑ?авления дÑ?евниÑ? коÑ?олей и геÑ?оев.

Ð?сÑ?оÑ?ия одной маÑ?еÑ?и (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

На Ñ?едкосÑ?Ñ? дÑ?Ñ?еÑ?ипаÑ?елÑ?ная сказка о Ñ?ом, как СмеÑ?Ñ?Ñ? забÑ?ала Ñ? безÑ?Ñ?еÑ?ной маÑ?еÑ?и дÑ?Ñ?Ñ? единсÑ?венного Ñ?ебеноÑ?ка, а Ð?аÑ?Ñ? кинÑ?ласÑ? за ней следом, Ñ?Ñ?обÑ? не даÑ?Ñ? ей поÑ?иÑ?иÑ?Ñ? деÑ?скÑ?Ñ? дÑ?Ñ?Ñ?…

Ð?ениÑ? и невесÑ?а (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð?абавная Ñ?илосоÑ?ская пÑ?иÑ?Ñ?а о лÑ?бви молодÑ?а-кÑ?баÑ?я к невесÑ?е-мяÑ?икÑ?. ЭÑ?о сказка обо всÑ?м пÑ?еÑ?одяÑ?ем в эÑ?ом миÑ?е, поисÑ?ине: «лÑ?бовÑ? как Ñ?Ñ?кой снимеÑ?, если пÑ?едмеÑ? ее пÑ?олежиÑ? пяÑ?Ñ? леÑ? в водосÑ?оÑ?ном желобе, да еÑ?е всÑ?Ñ?еÑ?иÑ?ся вам в помойном ведÑ?е».

Ð?еÑ?еÑ? Ñ?ассказÑ?ваеÑ? о Ð?алÑ?демаÑ?е Ð?о и его доÑ?еÑ?яÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð? эÑ?ой сказке Ñ?ассказÑ?ваеÑ?ся исÑ?оÑ?ия сÑ?деб одного поколения богаÑ?ой семÑ?и владелÑ?Ñ?ев замка, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?Ñ? нам пеÑ?есказÑ?ваеÑ? бÑ?одяга-веÑ?еÑ?

Анне Ð?исбеÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?анс Ð¥Ñ?исÑ?иан АндеÑ?сен

Ð?Ñ?енÑ? пеÑ?алÑ?ная сказка о сÑ?дÑ?бе коÑ?милиÑ?Ñ?, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?Ñ? пÑ?игласили в гÑ?аÑ?ский дом вÑ?каÑ?мливаÑ?Ñ? младенÑ?а-гÑ?аÑ?а, и она оÑ?дала всÑ? себя Ñ?Ñ?жомÑ? Ñ?ебÑ?нкÑ?, в Ñ?о вÑ?емя как свой собсÑ?веннÑ?й сÑ?н Ñ? неÑ? вÑ?Ñ?ос без маÑ?еÑ?инского воспиÑ?ания и сконÑ?ался самÑ?м злосÑ?асÑ?нÑ?м обÑ?азом.

Так бÑ?ло (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ Ð?еонида НиколаевиÑ?а АндÑ?еева (1871â??1919), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1905 годÑ?.

СмеÑ?Ñ?Ñ? Ð?Ñ?лливеÑ?а (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ Ð?еонида НиколаевиÑ?а АндÑ?еева (1871â??1919), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1911 годÑ?.

Ð? писаÑ?еле (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Ð?Ñ?еÑ?к Ð?еонида НиколаевиÑ?а АндÑ?еева (1871â??1919), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1902 годÑ?. “Ð?н пÑ?идеÑ? опяÑ?Ñ?. Ð?н бÑ?деÑ? опяÑ?Ñ? Ñ?еÑ?заÑ?Ñ? меня эÑ?ими ненÑ?жнÑ?ми, бессмÑ?сленнÑ?ми Ñ?азговоÑ?ами â?? он насÑ?ойÑ?ив и беспоÑ?аден. Ð? даже Ñ?о сообÑ?ажение, Ñ?Ñ?о мой госÑ?Ñ? â?? Ñ?олÑ?ко галлÑ?Ñ?инаÑ?ия, не Ñ?Ñ?еÑ?аеÑ? меня, ибо оÑ? галлÑ?Ñ?инаÑ?ии еÑ?е Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?днее оÑ?делаÑ?Ñ?ся, Ñ?ем оÑ? живого Ñ?еловека. Ð?ак бÑ?Ñ?Ñ??”

Ð? бÑ?Ñ?жÑ?азносÑ?и модеÑ?нисÑ?ов (Russian Edition)

by Ð?аÑ?лав Ð?оÑ?овский

Ð? своей сÑ?аÑ?Ñ?е «Ð? бÑ?Ñ?жÑ?азносÑ?и модеÑ?нисÑ?ов» лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?нÑ?й кÑ?иÑ?ик, Ñ?еволÑ?Ñ?ионеÑ? Ð?оÑ?овский Ð?.Ð?. Ñ?азмÑ?Ñ?ляеÑ? о явленияÑ? бÑ?Ñ?жÑ?азносÑ?и и пÑ?огÑ?ессивносÑ?и в лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?е. Ð? силÑ? Ñ?беждений авÑ?оÑ?а сÑ?аÑ?Ñ?я имееÑ? силÑ?нÑ?й Ñ?еволÑ?Ñ?ионнÑ?й подÑ?ексÑ?, и в насÑ?ояÑ?ее вÑ?емя имееÑ? Ñ?енносÑ?Ñ? как исÑ?оÑ?иÑ?еская Ñ?Ñ?оника Ñ?оссийского Ñ?еволÑ?Ñ?ионного движения внаÑ?але XX века.

А. Н. Ð?леÑ?еев (Russian Edition)

by Ð?аÑ?лав Ð?оÑ?овский

СÑ?аÑ?Ñ?я, написанная Ð?.Ð?. Ð?оÑ?овским (1871-1923) к 15-леÑ?иÑ? смеÑ?Ñ?и поэÑ?а А.Н. Ð?леÑ?еева. Ð?Ñ?и всей своей непÑ?иязни к «баÑ?ской» кÑ?лÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?е, Ð?оÑ?овский не негаÑ?ивно оÑ?ениваеÑ? Ñ?воÑ?Ñ?есÑ?во Ð?леÑ?еева и оÑ?носиÑ? его к «Ñ?ипÑ? лÑ?Ñ?Ñ?иÑ? пÑ?едсÑ?авиÑ?елей оÑ?миÑ?авÑ?его баÑ?сÑ?ва».

Ð?слÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1915 годÑ?.

Ð?олодежÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1899 годÑ?.

Ð?ван Ð?вановиÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1908 годÑ?.

Ð?еÑ?жава РеÑ?иÑ?а (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Ð?Ñ?еÑ?к, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1919 годÑ?.

Ð?осÑ?инеÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1901 годÑ?.

Ð?еликан (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1903 годÑ?.

АлÑ?Ñ?а-дÑ?Ñ?аÑ?ок (Russian Edition)

by Ð?еонид НиколаевиÑ? АндÑ?еев

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1898 годÑ?.

Ð?ожÑ? (Russian Edition)

by АÑ?кадий ТимоÑ?еевиÑ? АвеÑ?Ñ?енко

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1910 годÑ?. АÑ?кадий ТимоÑ?еевиÑ? АвеÑ?Ñ?енко (1881â??1925) â?? Ñ?Ñ?сский писаÑ?елÑ?, саÑ?иÑ?ик, Ñ?еаÑ?Ñ?алÑ?нÑ?й кÑ?иÑ?ик.

Ð?енÑ?ик и оÑ?иÑ?еÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?севолод Ð?иÑ?айловиÑ? Ð?аÑ?Ñ?ин

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1880 годÑ?.

Le Signe Rouge des Braves (French Edition)

by Stephen Crane

Jeune garçon de ferme, Flemming vit la guerre de Sécession sous forme de nouvelles et de comptes rendus héroïques de batailles. La guerre arrive au pas de sa porte, il finit par être entraîné dans son tourbillon et s’engage. Commence alors l’apprentissage du métier de soldat, l’école du courage. Flemming est d’abord harcelé par le doute: sera-t-il capable de faire face, dans sa première bataille, sans déserter? L’épreuve du feu débute par un échec total de notre héros: il cède à la panique et se retrouve fuyant parmi un groupe de déserteurs. Suit alors une descente aux enfers où il vit une complète humiliation. C’est un parcours initiatique terrible, d’une vraisemblance rare et vraiment novatrice dans la littérature classique – excepté le panorama grandiose de la bataille de Waterloo vu par le jeune Fabrice dans La Chartreuse de Parme, d’où le héros, comme Flemming, sort désabusé quant à l’héroïsme des batailles. C’est en traversant cet enfer qu’il reprend courage et surmonte ses peurs…

La divine com̩die РTome 3 РLe Paradis (French Edition)

by Dante Alighieri

Le troisième et dernier tome de l’épopée de Dante. Béatrice fait passer Dante au Paradis, qui est construit à l’inverse de l’Enfer (neuf cercles concentriques dirigés vers le haut). Ici on croise de nombreux saints. Chaque cercle correspond en fait à un ciel (ciel de la Lune, de Mercure, de Vénus, etc.) dans lequel sont logés les hommes sans péchés selon leur mérite. Ã? la fin du parcours les apôtres du Christ interrogent Dante, qui répond justement à leurs questions, et passe au dixième ciel ou Empyrée. Là Béatrice le quitte et c’est saint Bernard de Clairvaux qui devient le dernier guide de Dante. Il adresse une prière à la Sainte Vierge et finalement Dante s’éteint complètement en Dieu, l'”Amour qui meut le ciel et les étoiles”.

Balaoo (French Edition)

by Gaston Leroux

Ce roman commence comme un policier classique. Une série de meurtres terrorise un village d’Auvergne et une enquête commence, au cours de laquelle les principaux personnages se mettent en place : un vieux savant bizarre, sa fille – ravissante, bien sûr – son fiancé, un grand benêt de clerc de notaire, le domestique du savant et une famille de repris de justice, cachée dans les bois, composée de trois frères – les méchants de l’histoire et les suspects évidents, ainsi que de leur soeur, une sauvageonne. Puis le roman oblique vers le thème du savant fou, dont les créations échappent à son contrôle et sont à l’origine de désastres… De plus nous découvrons que M. Noël s’appelle en réalité Baloo et est amoureux fou, sans espoir, de la jolie fille…

Un roman éclectique, qui part un peu dans tous les sens, comme cela arrivait parfois avec les feuilletons écrits au jour le jour, mais qui nous offre un certain nombre d’épisode complètement délirants qui valent la peine d’être lus.

Gesammelte Werke (German Edition)

by Louise von François

Es war ein Glücksfall. Gustav Freytag, mit Julian Schmidt zusammen der literaturkritische Tribun des Realismus, an dem kein Autor dieser Jahre vorbeikam, fand öffentlich Gefallen an Louise von François’ erstem Roman “Die letzte Reckenburgerin” (1871), so dass die Autorin immerhin eine gewisse zeitgenössische Anerkennung und einen gewissen Nachruhm erlangen konnte. Leider nicht genug, wie ich meine. Zwar mag es sein, dass Storms Diktion edler ist, dass Fontanes hintersinnige Verweisungszusammenhänge einen raffinierten Ziseleur verraten … aber was den sog. “Realismus” betrifft und erst recht die Themenvielfalt: da kann die Dame den Herren locker zeigen, wo der Hammer hängt.
Während die â?ºgroÃ?enâ?¹ Realisten allesamt in den verschiedensten Gesamt- und Einzelausgaben immer wieder aufgelegt worden sind und noch werden, sieht es bei Louise von François recht mager aus; die beiden Werkausgaben (1918 fünf Bände im Insel Verlag, 1924 zwei Bände im Verlag der Literaturwerke “Minerva”, herausgegeben von Karl Weitzel – beide haben etwa den gleichen Umfang, wählen jedoch bei den Erzählungen unterschiedlich aus) geben kaum die Hälfte des Werkes. Deshalb:
Zu ihrem 200. Geburtstag hab ich’s leider nicht mehr geschafft, dann eben mit etwas Verspätung:

Die Gesamtausgabe des erzählerischen Werkes.

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