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Dawn O'Hara : the Girl Who Laughed

By: Harper, R. Ford, Ill

Description: Verso of t.p.: April, 1911

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Dead Souls

By: Hogarth, D. J

Description: Translation of Mertvye dushi

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Emma

By: Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

Excerpt: My knowledge of this book foreran the sort of personal acquaintance which I made with it when I came to read it for it was one of the great books in different literatures which my father told me of and taught me to love from his own love of them.

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

While the present century was in its teens, and on one sunshiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton?s academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large family coach, with two fat horses in blazing harness, driven by a fat coachman in a three-cornered hat and wig, at the rate of four miles an hour. A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pi...

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Going Some : A Romance of Strenuous Affection

By: Beach, Rex Ellingwood, 1877-1949
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The Hand of Ethelberta : A Comedy in Chapters

By: Thomas Hardy

Preface: This somewhat frivolous narrative was produced as an interlude between stories of a more sober design, and it was given the subtitle of a comedy to indicate?though not quite accurately?the aim of the performance. A high degree of probability was not attempted in the arrangement of the incidents, and there was expected of the reader a certain lightness of mood, which should inform him with a good?natured willingness to accept the production in the spirit in which...

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The History of Pendennis

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

Excerpt: Vol I. Chapter 1. SHOWS HOW FIRST LOVE MAY INTERRUPT BREAKFAST. ONE fine morning in the full London season, Major Arthur Pendennis came over from his lodgings, according to his custom, to breakfast at a certain Club in Pall Mall, of which he was a chief ornament. As he was one of the finest judges of wine in England, and a man of active, dominating, and inquiring spirit, he had been very properly chosen to be a member of the Committee of this Club, and indeed wa...

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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

By: Henry Fielding

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE introduction to the work, or bill of fare to the feast An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money. In the former case, it is well known that the entertainer provides what fare he pleases; and though this should be very indifferent, and utterly disagreeable to the taste of his company, they must not...

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In the Sweet Dry and Dry

By: Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957; Haley, Bart; Williams, Gluyas, 1888-1982 Ill; Boni & Liveright

Frontispiece and illustrations on p. [23], [41], [65], [97], [107], [127] and [155] ; Lee. Morley

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The Lunatic at Large : A Novel

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The Mirror of Kong Ho

By: Ernest Bramah
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Queen Lucia

By: Edward Frederic Benson

Excerpt: Chapter One. Though the sun was hot on this July morning Mrs Lucas preferred to cover the half?mile that lay between the station and her house on her own brisk feet, and sent on her maid and her luggage in the fly that her husband had ordered to meet her. After those four hours in the train a short walk would be pleasant, but, though she veiled it from her conscious mind, another motive, sub?consciously engineered, prompted her action. It would, of course, be un...

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Miss Mapp

By: Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Nightmare Abbey

By: Thomas Love Peacock
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Once on a Time

By: Milne, Alan Alexander, 1882-1956; Robinson, Charles, Ill
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The Peterkin papers

By: Hale, Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody), 1820-1900

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection

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The provost

By: Galt, John, 1779-1839

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: Canadian Libraries Collection; Canadian University Library Collection; Candian History

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The Relics of General Chasse

By: Anthony Trollope

That Belgium is now one of the European kingdoms, living by its own laws, resting on its own bottom, with a king and court, palaces and parliament of its own, is known to all the world. And a very nice little kingdom it is; full of old towns, fine Flemish pictures, and interesting Gothic churches. But in the memory of very many of us who do not think ourselves old men, Belgium, as it is now called?in those days it used to be Flanders and Brabant?was a part of Holland; an...

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Sartor resartus

By: Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881
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