World Library  


 
  • Cover Image

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...

Read More
  • Cover Image

Daffodil Mystery, The

By: Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875–February 10, 1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals. Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him.[citation needed] He is most famous today as the co-creator of King Kong, wri...

Fiction, Mystery

Read More
  • Cover Image

tiefes Geheimnis, Ein

By: Wilkie Collins

Alle halten die Gesellschafterin Sara Leeson für eine rätselhafte Person. Nach dem Tod ihrer Herrin Mistreß Treverton versteckt sie einen Brief im unbewohnten Flügel des Herrenhauses und verschwindet spurlos. 15 Jahre später ist die Tochter von Mistreß Treverton frisch verheiratet. Als sie erkrankt, wird eine Pflegerin aus der Nachbarschaft engagiert. Dieses macht sich durch ihr seltsames Verhalten und die übergroße Anteilnahme an ihrem Pflegling verdächtig. (Zusammenfassung von Hokuspokus)

Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Metamorphosis, The, Version 2

By: Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915 and one of his best known works. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a horrible verminous creature. Terrifying in its banal simplicity, it became one of the seminal works of the twentieth century. This Translation is by Ian Johnston. (Summary by David Richardson)

Fiction, Literature

Read More
  • Cover Image

Nyckfull kvinna del 3 - Hustrun, En

By: Emilie Flygare-Carlén

I denna den tredje delen av En nyckfull kvinna - Hustrun - har Edith Sternfelt till sist erkänt sina känslor för gårdens bruksförvaltare, Ernst Helmer, inför sig själv - och för Ernst. Hon har mot sin mors vilja slutligen också drivit igenom giftermål, men därmed även tvingats lämna sitt hem och sitt gamla liv bakom sig, för att tillsammans med Ernst bygga upp ett helt nytt liv som arrendatorshustru, långt från det gamla hemmet. Detta blir, efter den första lyckan, inte ...

Literature, Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Quicksand

By: Nella Larsen

Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a schoolteacher in the American south. As the novel opens, she suddenly decides to give up her teaching position and go north, back to her roots in Chicago. Helga's restless search for identity is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Larsen's own struggles to reconcile her mixed heritage with the racism of 1920s America. Although this novel wa...

Fiction, Literature

Read More
  • Cover Image

Jimbo

By: Algernon Blackwood

Fantasy novel about the mystical adventures of a lonely English boy, Jimbo. It’s really quite beautiful and can be enjoyed by both older kids and adults, though parts may be too scary for younger children (who'd probably be bored anyway). (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Fantasy, Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

First Violin, The

By: Jessie Fothergill

May Wedderburn is a quiet provincial girl, living in small and seemingly boring Skernford. Underneath the dull exterior, there is mystery, suspicion and fear in this little town, surrounding the austere local wealthy landowner who is very interested in marrying poor May. It looks as though she will have to marry him whether she likes it or not until an unsuspected alliance is formed between her and a respected old lady. They both escape to Germany where music and excitement await them.

Romance, Fiction, Music

Read More
  • Cover Image

Totenstadt, Die

By: Robert Kraft

Die Totenstadt erschien 1901 im Rahmen der 10 Hefte umfassenden Serie „Aus dem Reiche der Phantasie“, wobei jedes Heft eine abgeschlossene Geschichte ist. Die Reihe wurde von Robert Kraft in Genre der Jules Verne’schen Schriften gehalten und für die Jugend geschrieben. Sie erschien im Münchmeyer Verlag. (Summary by Wassermann)

Fantasy, Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Ophelia, the Rose of Elsinore

By: Mary Cowden Clarke

This story is from Mary Cowden Clarke's multi-volume work The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines, in which she imagined the early lives of characters from Portia to Beatrice to Lady Macbeth. In her revision of Ophelia from Hamlet, she creates a backstory for Shakespeare's tragic heroine, from her infancy to just before the action of Hamlet begins.(Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Fiction, Literature

Read More
  • Cover Image

Headless Horseman, The - A Strange Tale of Texas

By: Thomas Mayne Reid

The horse is perfect in all its parts—a splendid steed, saddled, bridled, and otherwise completely caparisoned. In it there appears nothing amiss—nothing to produce either wonder or alarm. But the man—the rider? Ah! About him there is something to cause both—something weird—something wanting! By heavens! it is the head! (Excerpt from the Prologue) The Headless Horseman is a novel by Mayne Reid written in 1865 or 1866 and is based on the author's adventures in the United ...

Fiction, Adventure

Read More
  • Cover Image

Fabula de Thoma Feliculo

By: Helen Beatrix Potter, Mrs.; William Arthur Hanes, Translator

The adventures of Tom Kitten in Latin.

Read More
  • Cover Image

Chance

By: Joseph Conrad

Apparently a two part story about a Damsel and a Knight, perhaps a damsel who depends upon the kindness of strangers. It was originally entitled Dynamite and first published by installments in the New York Herald. The book itself was the biggest commercial success for Conrad up until that time, 1913. It allowed Conrad for the first time to settle his financial affairs. The author's disdain for people who live on the land is apparent. A new understanding of the word enthu...

Fiction, Literature

Read More
  • Cover Image

New Treasure Seekers

By: E. (Edith) Nesbit

Oswald, Dora, Dicky, Alice, H.O, and Noel fill their free time with entertainments that don't always turn out as they plan. But whether telling fortunes at a fete, unwittingly assisting an elopement, reforming their nasty cousin Archibald or even getting arrested, it is all good fun, and usually in a good cause. (from the back of the book, Puffin publication).

Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Green Rust, The (Version 2)

By: Edgar Wallace

Edgar Wallace, perhaps best known for creating King Kong, wrote dozens of novels. The Green Rust, his twelfth crime novel, is one of three books he published in 1919. It begins at the English home of the severely ill American millionaire, John Millinborn. With him are his best friend, Kitson, and a local doctor, the Dutch (or is he?) van Heerden. He is murdered in the first chapter, having just left his fortune to his niece, Oliva, whom he has never met. Before he dies, ...

Mystery, Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Tony on the Moon's Children’s Picture Book - Mrs O-Flightys Cat : ...

By: Tony James Moon

This series is arranged in levels of reading difficulty ranging from 1 to 5. The easiest is level 1, the hardest level 5. All these books are royalty free and can be copied used printed and distributed, scrawled on walls, acted out in plays and told (very slowly) to your pet dog, if you don’t have a dog a cat will do, but hamsters do not listen as they only speak Spanish. They are designed to be easily read on a computer and can be printed on standard A4 size paper...

Mrs O'Flaherty's cat Was strolling around, Looking at this Looking at that,

Read More
  • Cover Image

Outlaw of Torn, The

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

The story is set in 13th century England and concerns the fictitious outlaw Norman of Torn, who purportedly harried the country during the power struggle between King Henry III and Simon de Montfort. Norman is the supposed son of the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with a hatred of all things English. His intentions are partially subverted by a priest ...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Priester und Detektiv (Pater Brown Geschichten)

By: G. K. Chesterton

Pater Brown ist ein englischer katholischer Pfarrer, der als Hobby Kriminalfälle löst. Dies gelingt ihm, indem er sich in den Täter hineinversetzt, dabei das Verbrechen selbst begeht, wie er sagt. Dabei ist er aber weniger daran interessiert, Verbrecher der irdischen Gerechtigkeit auszuliefern, sondern er will sie zu Gott führen; eine freiwillige Beichte des Täters genügt ihm. Dabei spielt es für ihn keine Rolle, welches Amt diese Person bekleidet. (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia)

Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed

By: Edna Ferber

Dawn O’Hara, the Girl Who Laughed was Edna Ferber’s first novel. Dawn, a newspaperwoman working in New York, finds herself back home in Michigan on doctor’s orders. Years of living in boarding-houses and working to pay for the care of her brilliant but mentally ill husband, Peter Orme, have taken their toll. At twenty-eight, Dawn feels like an old woman with no future. But, the loving care of her sister Norah and her family along with the attentions of the handsome Germa...

Fiction

Read More
  • Cover Image

二百十日 (Nihyakutouka)

By: Sōseki Natsume

『二百十日』は夏目漱石の小説である。明治39年10月、雑誌『中央公論』に発表され、その年12月、『鶉籠』に収録されて出版された。阿蘇山に登る、2人の青年、圭さんと碌さんの2人の会話体で終始する小説である。語られるのはビールや半熟卵を知らない宿の女とのやり取りや、道すがらの鍛冶屋の様子などの瑣末な話題の中に、チャールズ・ディケンズの『二都物語』などに唐突に言及しながら華族や金持ちに対する圭さんの慷慨が語られる。漱石の小説としてはあまり論じられることのない小品である。熊本の教師時代に夏目漱石は友人の山川信次郎と阿蘇に登山した経験があり、圭さんは漱石自身がモデルであるとされる。 Nihyakutouka is a novel by Natsume Soseki. It was published in Chyuoukouron Magazine on Oct/1906. It was included in Uzurakago and published on Dec/1906. This is a novel consisted by co...

Fiction

Read More
 
1
|
2
|
3
Records: 1 - 20 of 45 - Pages: 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.