Car la sakproblemo, donita en antaua pago,
perpleksigis kelkajn miajn legantojn, eble estas
dezirinde klarigi ke gi estas korekte ellaborita,
rilate al la
de Ruga kaj
Blanka eble ne estas tute precize observata, kaj
la “arokigo” de la tri Reginoj nur signifas ke
ili eniris la palacon: sed la “sak!” al la Blanka
Rego je movigo 6, la kaptigo de la Ruga
Kavaliro je movigo 7, kaj la fina “mato” de la
Ruga Rego, trovigos, se oni provos repr...
Clearly frustrated at the refusal of his contemporaries to recognise the iniquity of society, Tressell's cast of hypocritical Christians, exploitative capitalists and corrupt councillors provide a backdrop for his main target — the workers who think that a better life is not for the likes of them. Hence the title of the book; Tressell paints the workers as philanthropists who throw themselves into back-breaking work for poverty wages in order to generate profit for their...
The adventures of Tom Kitten in Latin.
“Thy Soul shall bear Witness” (Körkarlen) by the Swedish Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf is a kind of spooky Novel. It was first published in 1912 and in English in 1922, the same year as the international release of the Silent Movie “The Phantom Carriage”, today considered a classic movie, and one that strongly influenced the Swedish Director Ingmar Bergman. A second Movie based on the Novel was made again in 1958. In English the Novel is today very rare, very few copies ...
Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body is found in a kiln. The Meadowcroft brothers stand accused of the crime, but are they guilty? The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the true-life Boorn Brothers murder conviction case of 1819. Jesse and Stephen Boorn were sentenced to death for the murder of their brother-in-law, but were they wrongly convicte...
Une petite fille orpheline, Heidi, est amenée par sa tante chez son grand-père qui habite isolé sur l’Alpe, loin des hommes. Celui-ci a la réputation d’être féroce auprès des gens du village mais Heidi l’apprivoise et commence une vie profondément heureuse auprès de lui. Cependant, quelque temps après, la tante revient chercher Heidi pour la placer dans une famille aisée à Francfort, où l’enfant commence à souffrir du mal du pays, mal qui ne pourra être soulagé que par l...
Children, Fiction, Teen/Young adult
As the title reveals, these stories are a collection of some of Mark Twain's more fanciful and eccentric works. They run the gamut from political commentary to our species' need to be remembered somehow. Taken as a whole the stories are whimsical. Taken individually, they speak the truth in different ways. (Introduction by John Greenman)
Literature, Fiction, Essay/Short nonfiction, Short stories
Die Fürstin ist auf einem Spazierritt, als auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem auch wilde Tiere ausgestellt sind, ein Feuer ausbricht. Ein entkommener Tiger nähert sich dem Pferd der Fürstin... (Zusammenfassung von Gesine)
The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have been informally betrothed for some time, her father has made financial sacrifices to give his adored only child a superior education and no longer considers Giles good enough for her. The Woodlanders marks the beginnings of controversy for Hardy's novels. At this po...
In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In the second volume, we find stories written by English and Scotch authors. (Summary by Leni)
Mystery, Fiction, Spy stories, Short stories
Old Mary Ann has done her best to bring up her son on her own. Like other relatives, her son has a longing to travel off over the mountains. Mary Ann goes with him. Later on her son marries, but loses his wife after she gives birth to their son. Mary Ann assumes responsibility of her grandson, while her son moves away in the agony of his grief. This is the story of what happens to her grandson and where his Grandmother, the songs of the birds, and his faith leads him. (Summary by Daryl Wor)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, The Life and Death of a Man of Character. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rustic England. (Wikipedia)A poor, disgruntled, drunken young man sells his wife and child to the highest bidder. When he awakens, sober, the next day he regrets his rash act and vow...
This sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Ferber includes some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine. Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong. This was a very popular book when published in 1913 (Summary by phil chenevert)
Short stories, Fiction
Some day an enterprising editor may find time to glean from the whole field of Canadian literature a representative collection of wit and humour. . . . The present little collection obviously makes no such ambitious claim. It embraces, however, what are believed to be representative examples of the work of some of our better-known writers, many of which will no doubt be quite familiar to Canadian readers, but perhaps none the less welcome on that account. (Summary from the Introduction)
Fiction, Poetry, Humor
Humorous, ironic, and sometimes cynical observations of life in 1915 from Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG)
Fiction, Humor, Satire
’s Short Story Collection 035: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of members.
Fiction, Short stories
What unseen force may have brought young Jan Thoreau and his music from out of the barren lands into the remote camp of Lac Bain, forever changing the lives of those few who lived there? What brought him to the home of John and Melisse Cummins as the latter lay on her death bed? Moreover, what was the great sorrow and overpowering sadness which permeated the life of the young man in the months and years following his arrival, and by what means was he to struggle with The...
If your children love classic fairy tales like "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Rapunzel" ... and others in that order, then they will undoubtedly fall in love in "Princess Rose and the Golden Bird"
The beautiful Princess Rose and her golden bird sang a lullaby every evening, and all the people in the kingdom fell asleep and dreamed sweet dreams until the break of dawn.
But one day something terrible happened. The evil witch learned about Princess Rose and decide...
That the little boy loved Uncle Remus and his stories was so obvious that the tale-spinning sessions began drawing additional listeners. Daddy Jack, an old Africa man visiting from down-state; Sis Tempy, the strong chief of the mansion's servants; and Tildy, a young and pretty servant-girl - all found their way to Uncle Remus' rude cabin when their duties or interests permitted, to sit around the hearth and hear the wonderful tales of the animals, and foremost among them...
Fiction, Children, Animals
A collection of short Christmas works by the author of The Story of the Fourth Wise Man (Summary by D. Leeson).