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Trans la Spegulo Kaj Kion Alico Trovis Tie

By: Lewis Carroll

Car la sakproblemo, donita en antaua pago, perpleksigis kelkajn miajn legantojn, eble estas dezirinde klarigi ke gi estas korekte ellaborita, rilate al la movigoj . La alternado 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...

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House to Let, A

By: Charles Dickens

A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the contributors wrote a chapter (stories within a story, or, in the case of Adelaide Anne Procter, poetry) and the story was edited by Dickens. The plot concerns an elderly woman, Sophonisba, who notices signs of life in a supposedly empty dilapidated house (the eponymous House to Let) opposite her own, and employs the efforts of an elderly...

Mystery, Fiction

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Misérables, Les Vol. 1

By: Victor Hugo

An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457)

Romance, Fiction

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Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave

By: Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was the first woman writer in England to make a living by her pen, and her novel Oroonoko was the first work published in English to express sympathy for African slaves. Perhaps based partly on Behn's own experiences living in Surinam, the novel tells the tragic story of a noble slave, Oroonoko, and his love Imoinda. The work was an instant success and was adapted for the stage in 1695 (and more recently by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1999). Behn's work p...

Fiction

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Grand Babylon Hotel, The

By: Arnold Bennett

Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurous hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the mystery. Bennett wrote this as a 15-part serial, for a lark, i...

Fiction, Comedy, Adventure

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The Super Hero and the King of Dirt

By: Muhammad Junaid Asrar

This story is about two peoples who fights with each other.

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Unleavened Bread

By: Robert Grant

A businessman's selfish wife forces her way into upper society.

Fiction

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Pair of Blue Eyes, A

By: Thomas Hardy

The book describes the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society.(Summary by Wikipedia)

Fiction, Literature

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Short Story Collection Vol. 028

By: Various

’s Short Story Collection 028: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of members.

Fiction, Short stories

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Time Zone

By: Tom Lichtenberg

This is not your father’s time travel. There’s no machine, no dial. There’s no telling where or when you’ll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you. And if you come back, it won’t be the same you. You’re messing with the nature of things, and the nature of things does not like to be messed with. Welcome to a riddle of change and addiction.

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Coffee and Repartee

By: John Kendrick Bangs

First released in 1893, Coffee And Repartee is a collection of breakfast chats at a gentlemans boarding house run by a Mrs. Smithers. Here these fellows repeatedly face questions and proclaimations of an inhabitant they call The Idiot. The discussions sound friendly under pretense, but are really sly battles of ribald wit and cunning charm, as well as rather offensive remarks during a time period considered by many to favour a height of refined etiquette. The Idiot spars...

Fiction, Humor

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Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, The

By: Herman Melville

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel's setting), The Confidence-Man was Melville's tenth major work in eleven years. The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. The novel is written as cultural...

Fiction

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Deerbrook

By: Harriet Martineau

A three volume novel, Deerbrook (1839) is a story of middle class country life with a surgeon hero. Like the later and more famous novel Middlemarch, Deerbrook describes the life of country people in a fictional English town. The Grey family live in one of the loveliest houses in Deerbrook, but a change in their lives is going to take place... The Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, orphaned distant cousins of Mr. Grey. Like in Jane Austen's novels, we see how the sis...

Fiction

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Black Heart and White Heart

By: H. Rider Haggard

Black Heart and White Heart , is a story of the courtship, trials and final union of a pair of Zulu lovers in the time of King Cetywayo. (Introduction by H. Rider Haggard)

Romance, Fiction, Adventure

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Bobbsey Twins in the Country, The

By: Laura Lee Hope ; Lilian C. Garis

The second book in The Bobbsey Twins series finds the two sets of twins experiencing life in the country during the first part of their summer vacation from school. Their stay with their aunt, uncle and cousins on their farm in Meadow Brook is filled with new adventures for the 'city' Bobbseys. (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett)

Fiction, Children, Teen/Young adult

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Negerhut, De

By: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Het boek vertelt over de lotgevallen van een aantal slaven in en om een plantage in de Amerikaanse staat Kentucky. Onder hen zijn Eliza en vooral Oom Tom, slaven van de vriendelijke plantagebezitter Shelbey. Het verhaal begint op het moment dat hun leven ruw verstoord wordt door de financiële situatie van Shelbey, die zich gedwongen ziet Oom Tom en Eliza's zoontje te verkopen. Het boek beschrijft de poging van Eliza om met haar zoontje te vluchten. Intussen vlucht Eliza'...

Fiction, Literature

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House of the Seven Gables, The (Version 2)

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables is a gloomy New England mansion, haunted from its foundation by fraudulent dealings, accusations of witchcraft, and sudden death. The current resident, the dignified but desperately poor Hepzibah Pyncheon, opens a shop in a side room to support her brother Clifford, who is about to leave prison after serving twenty-five years for murder. She refuses all assistance from her unpleasant wealthy cousin Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon. A distant relative,...

Literature, Fiction

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Signature for Sunshine

By: Christine Jones

Romantic comedy for mature audiences Chris O'Keith was a loving wife, mother and practising Christian. The end of her marriage brought a dramatic change of character. Her vicious hatred towards men is public knowledge and has males avoiding her like the plague. Chris and her four children live with Bill, her grandfather, who employs a builder, Rick Eastly, to do extensive renovations. She will attempt to insult and humiliate this builder; however, he can give as much he ...

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SOMA : The Meme Dump

By: Jesse Yules

Levon Monk, a heart-broken drug dealer, suffers an identity crisis after inventing a new strain of psychedelic mushrooms that make him famous on the internet.

As the drugs take hold, Levon has an out of body experience. His consciousness slowly floats up into the air. He sees the camp shrinking below him. The dog pack barks at the sky as if they can see his soul floating into space. Levon’s mind is transported to a two dimensional universe built entirely out of triangles. He finds himself in a triangular body. He is one of thousands of triangular people interlocked into a great worldwide mosaic. The new Triangle Levon c...

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Viuvinha, A

By: Jose de Alencar

A Viuvinha é um romance de autoria de José de Alencar, escritor brasileiro, publicado em 1857. A obra inclui-se entre os chamados romances urbanos, que retratam os costumes da sociedade carioca do Segundo Reinado. Jorge, um jovem que herdara uma boa fortuna do pai, planeja casar-se com Carolina, uma bela moça que conhecera na igreja. Um dia antes do casamento, porém, ele descobre que a empresa do pai estava falida, em função dos gastos demedidos do rapaz. O suicídio lhe ...

Fiction, Literature, Romance

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