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The Portrait of a Lady

By: Henry James

Excerpt: Chapter One. Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. There are circumstances in which, whether you partake of the tea or not? some people of course never do? the situation is in itself delightful. Those that I have in mind in beginning to unfold this simple history offered an admirable setting to an innocent pastime. The implements of the little feast had been disposed...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Reprint of 1897 ed

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Around the World in 80 Days, Junior Ed.

By: Jules Verne

This document contains chapters such as In Which Passepartout Is Convinced that He Has at Last Found His Ideal, In Which a Conversation Takes Place Which Seems Likely to Cost Phileas Fogg Dearly, and In Which Phileas Fogg Astounds Passepartout.

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The Jungle Book

By: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936; Detmold, Edward Julius, 1883-1957, Illustrator; Detmold, Maurice, Ill
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Dubliners

By: Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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The Call of the Wild

By: London, Jack, 1876-1916
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Walden, Or, Life in the Woods

By: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
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Colomba

By: Prospèr Mérimée, Otis Gridley Bunnell
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Cousin Bette

By: Balzac, Honoré De, 1799-1850; Wormeley, Katharine Prescott, 1830-1908
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Crime and Punishment

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A few words about Dostoevsky himself may help the English reader to understand his work. Dostoevsky was the son of a doctor. His parents were very hardworking and deeply religious people, but so poor that they lived with their five children in only two rooms. The father and mother spent their evenings in reading aloud to their children, generally from books of a serious character.

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Der Tod in Venedig : Novelle

By: Thomas Mann
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Don Quixote

By: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

TASA Yo, Juan Gallo de Andrada, escribano de Cámara del Rey nuestro senor, de los que residen en su Consejo, certifico y doy fe que, habiendo visto por los senores del un libro intitulado El ingenioso hidalgo de la Mancha, compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, tasaron cada pliego del dicho libro a tres maravedís y medio; el cual tiene ochenta y tres pliegos, que al 6 dicho precio monta el dicho libro docientos y noventa maravedís y medio, en que se ha de vender en ...

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An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic, On the Basis of R...

By: Jastrow, Morris, 1861-1921; Clay, Albert Tobias, 1866-1925, Joint Author

Presentation poem on p. [5]

Flowers in Literature ; Flower language ; Flowers

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A Hazard of New Fortunes

By: William Dean Howells

Bibliographical. The following story was the first fruit of my New York life when I began to live it after my quarter of a century in Cambridge and Boston, ending in 1889; and I used my own transition to the commercial metropolis in framing the experience which was wholly that of my supposititious literary adventurer. He was a character whom, with his wife, I have employed in some six or eight other stories, and whom I made as much the hero and heroine of ?Their Wedding ...

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Kangaroo

By: Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

An English couple leave Europe after WWI for the untamed landscape of Australia, where they come under the influence of a charismatic leader of a fascist organization. The book was adapted as a film in 1986.

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Nostromo

By: Joseph Conrad

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature

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The Professor's House

By: Willa Sibert Cather

Excerpt: Chapter One. The moving was over and done. Professor St. Peter was alone in the dismantled house where he had lived ever since his marriage, where he had worked out his career and brought up his two daughters. It was almost as ugly as it is possible for a house to be; square, three stories in height, painted the colour of ashes ? the front porch just too narrow for comfort, with a slanting floor and sagging steps. As he walked slowly about The Professor?s House ...

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Redburn, His First Voyage

By: Herman Melville

And, Wellingborough, he added, since we are both short of money, and you want an outfit, and I Have none to give, you may as well take my fowling-piece along, and sell it in New York for what you can get. Nay, take it; it's of no use to me now; I can't find it in powder any more. I was then but a boy. Some time previous my mother had removed from New York to a pleasant village on the Hudson River, where we lived in a small house, in a quiet way. Sad disappointments in se...

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White-Jacket

By: Herman Melville

IT WAS NOT a very white jacket, but white enough, in all conscience, as the sequel will show. The way I came by it was this. When our frigate lay in Callao, on the coast of Peru—her last harbor in the Pacific—I found myself without a grego, or sailor's surtout; and as, toward the end of a three years' cruise, no pea-jackets could be had from the purser's steward; and being bound for Cape Horn, some sort of a substitute was indispensable; I employed myself, for several da...

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Moby Dick : Or, The Whale

By: Herman Melville

Excerpt: Chapter i. LOOMINGS Call me Ishmael. Some years ago ? never mind how long precisely ? having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntari...

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