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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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White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War

By: Herman Melville

This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink. (Introduction by James K. White)

Fiction, Sea stories

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Aurora Floyd

By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Aurora Floyd, the daughter of a rich banker and an actress, could not have had a better start: back from a finishing school in Paris, she is beautiful, clever and rich. Two men instantly fall in love with her. But when they discover that she have done something very wrong in her past, who will stand by her side? With a set of unforgettable characters, the author delivers to us what she calls a domestic drama. This book asks some major questions: is it good to love someon...

Mystery, Fiction

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Tania is a Detective : Tania Series, Volume 7: Tania Series

By: Kanika G

Suitable to be read to children of ages 4 to 8 years.

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My Bodyguard

By: Janaki Sooriyarachchi

A little boy takes care of and becomes good friends with a dog he names Yappy. Yappy is a true friend and protects the little boy from danger.

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Dombey and Son (version 2)

By: Charles Dickens

Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. The book begins when his son is born, and Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth. As with most of Dickens' work, a number of socially significant themes are to be found in this book. In particular the book deals with the then-prevalent common practice...

Fiction

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Alice Adams

By: Booth Tarkington

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Alice Adams chronicles the attempts of a lower middle class American midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century to climb the social ladder. The eponymous heroine is at the heart of the story, a young woman who wants a better place in society and a better life. As Gerard Previn Meyer has stated, Apart from being the contribution to social history its author conceived it to be, [Alice Adams] is something more, that something being wha...

Fiction

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Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The, Vol. 3

By: Laurence Sterne

This is volume 3 of 4. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy ) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. It was not always held in high esteem by other writers (Samuel Johnson responded that, Nothing odd can last), but its bawdy humour was popular with London society, and it has come to be seen as one of the greatest ...

Fiction, Literature

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Madame Butterfly

By: John Luther Long

Madame Butterfly is the story of the young Japanese girl Cho-Cho San, who marries a flighty American naval officer, and is thenceforth outcast from her relatives. Anxiously she awaits the return of her beloved husband, but when he finally anchors in the harbour, Cho-Cho San does not get the happy ending she was hoping for. This short story by John Luther Long has inspired Giacomo Puccini to write the opera of the same name. (Introduction by Availle)

Fiction, Literature, Romance

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Crown for Joanna, A

By: Sister Mary Jean Dorcy

She was born a princess, heir to her father’s kingdom of Portugal, and she might at will have reigned from almost any throne in Europe. But instead of this, she made what to her world seemed a thoroughly mad choice – for she chose to have a throne in heaven. Today those scepters are dust which she would not accept, and as Blessed Joanna of Portugal she possesses a throne imperishable… This children’s biography of Blessed Joanna of Portugal was written by Sister Mary Jean...

Fiction, Religion

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It's Amma's Birthday Tomorrow

By: Janaki Sooriyarachchi

The story of a little girl named Nikini who tries to find the prefect gift for her mother on her birthday. Read the book to find out what she gives her mother.

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Diary of a Superfluous Man, The

By: Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev's shy hero, Tchulkaturin, is a representative example of a Russian archetype - the superfluous man, a sort of Hamlet not necessarily dignified with the title Prince: an individual of comfortable means leading a dreary existence, without purpose and led on by events which may, as in this story, engulf him. The novella takes the form of a diary started by Tchulkaturin in the shock of being diagnosed as having a terminal illness. The journal entries cover a period ...

Fiction

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Rastignac The Devil

By: Philip José Farmer

French colonists on a planet ruled by reptiles and amphibians are forced to wear living “skins” that subdue aggression and enforce vegetarianism. As children, Rastignac and his reptile friend Mapfarity force themselves to become carnivores and begin a protein fueled journey that causes Rastignac to develop a Philosophy of Violence. When a spaceship from Earth crashes in the ocean, Rastignac and company must put their philosophy to the test. - Rastignac The Devil was firs...

Fantasy, Fiction, Science fiction

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Leyendas

By: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, aparte de su importante obra lírica, escribió narraciones del género leyenda, muchas de ellas pertenecientes al género del relato gótico o de terror, otras, auténticos esbozos de poesía en prosa, y otras, narraciones de aventuras. Se pueden distinguir en ellas siete temas principales: oriental y exótico; la muerte y la vida de ultratumba; el embrujamiento y la hechicería; el tema religioso; las inspiradas en el Romancero; las de tendencia animista. (Resumen de Wikipedia)

Fiction

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Lamplighter, The

By: Maria Susanna Cummins

Gertrude began life as an abused child in the care of Nan Grant, a cold and cruel woman. The only human character who was kind to her was the lamplighter, Truman Flint. When Nan, in one of her tantrums, threw Gertrude away from her house, he took her into his care. A few unforgettable people taught Gertrude everything that a young lady has to know. Almost everybody loves and admires Gertrude. But the one she loved best is Willie Sullivan. Will this love stay strong even ...

Fiction

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Short Story Collection Vol. 023

By: Various

’s Short Story Collection 023: 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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Piccadilly Jim

By: P. G. Wodehouse

A young red-head plots to kidnap her irritating cousin with the help of a former boxer, her uncle, and a rogue who has his eye on her. Things don't work out exactly as planned, as criminals, detectives and cases of mistaken identity all get in the way. (Summary by Carrie Bradfield)

Fiction

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Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels

By: Stephen Leacock

Eight silly stories by Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by Tricia G)

Comedy, Fiction, Humor

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Grandma Janice's Poems and Stories

By: Various

The poems and stories in this collection were selected with the reader’s grandchildren in mind. “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie,” both by James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier Poet were favorites of the reader when she was a child on a farm in Indiana. Other favorites were picked up along the way as she read to her own daughter and to her students, while other gems were discovered while looking for poems and stories to include in this collection. It is hoped that...

Children, Fiction, Poetry

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Light That Failed, The

By: Rudyard Kipling

This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman. It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his lo...

Fiction

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