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A Sentimental Journey

By: Laurence Sterne

Excerpt: CALAIS. When I had fished my dinner, and drank the King of France?s health, to satisfy my mind that I bore him no spleen, but, on the contrary, high honour for the humanity of his temper, I rose up an inch taller for the accommodation. No said I the Bourbon is by no means a cruel race: they may be misled, like other people; but there is a mildness in their blood. As I acknowledged this, I felt a suffusion of a finer kind upon my cheek more warm and friendly to m...

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Roughing It

By: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Issued by subscription only. Publisher's advertisements: p. [1] at end ; BAL

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Three men on the bummel. Illustrated by L. Raven Hill

By: Jerome, Jerome Klapka, 1859-1927

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

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Vice versa; or, A lesson to fathers

By: Anstey, F., 1856-1934

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

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The Three Musketeers

By: Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Translation of: Les trois mousquetaires

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

By: E. M. Forster

The good-natured young man hurried away, and Philip, taking his place, flooded her with a final stream of advice and injunctions?where to stop, how to learn Italian, when to use mosquito-nets, what pictures to look at. ?Remember,? he concluded, ?that it is only by going off the track that you get to know the country. See the little towns?Gubbio, Pienza, Cortona, San Gemignano, Monteriano. And don?t, let me beg you, go with that awful tourist idea that Italy?s only a muse...

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Xingu

By: Edith Wharton

Excerpt: Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet alone. To this end she had founded the Lunch Club, an association composed of herself and several other indomitable huntresses of erudition. The Lunch Club, after three or four winters of lunching and debate, had acquired such local distinction that the entertainment of distinguished strangers became one of its accepted functions; in recognition of which it duly ...

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The Young Visiters; Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan

By: Ashford, Daisy; Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937

The unaided effort in fiction of an authoress of nine years.--Pref

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Letters from the Earth

By: Mark Twain

Description: *NOTE: It takes the light of the nearest star (61 Cygni) three and a half years to come to the earth, traveling at the rate of 186,000 miles per second. Arcturus had been shining 200 years before it was visible from the earth. Remoter stars gradually became visible after thousands and thousands of years. -- The Editor [M. T.] [Return to Reference] *NOTE: In the Sandwich Islands in 1866 a buxom royal princess died. Occupying a place of distinguished honor at...

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Georgia Scences, Characters, Incidents, etc., In the First Half-Ce...

By: Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
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The Moonstone

By: Wilkie Collins

Prologue: THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM (1799) Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lines ? written in India ? to my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their decision until...

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Washington Square

By: James, Henry, 1843-1916
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Dodo : A Detail of the Day

By: Edward Frederic Benson
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Dodo the Second

By: Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Dodo Wonders

By: Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic), 1867-1940
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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The valley of the frozen Obi approach...

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Droll Stories

By: Balzac, Honoré De, 1799-1850; Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883

Translation of: Contes drolatiques

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Penrod

By: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946
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Seventeen; A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family E...

By: Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

By: Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768
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