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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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Akai Rosoku to Ningyo

By: Mimei Ogawa

Red Candles and a Mermaid, the masterpiece of OGAWA Mimei (1882-1961) appeared on The Newspaper Tokyo-Asahi in 1921. A mermaid was raised by an elderly couple. She painted on candles and made their business prosper. But the couple became greedy and sold their daughter to a circus. (Summary by Uchida Masatomo)

Children, Fiction

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Cranford

By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. The fictional town of Cranford is closely modelled on Knutsford in Cheshire, which Mrs Gaskell knew well. The book has little in the way of plot and is more a series of episodes in the lives of Mary Smith and her friends, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two spinster sisters. Th...

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30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories, The

By: Mark Twain

A book of short stories and humorous anecdotes by Mark Twain, published together in 1906. (Summary by Tricia G)

Fiction, Short stories, Humor

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Last Chronicle of Barset, The

By: Anthony Trollope

Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar from the earlier Barsetshire novels, including the Rev. Josiah Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, whose alleged theft of £20, together with the efforts of many to clear up the mystery, lie here at the center. Central also is the trying courtship between Major Grantly and Grace Crawley, the clergyman's daughter, over th...

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Misérables, Les, Tome 2

By: Victor Hugo

C'est un roman historique, social et philosophique dans lequel on retrouve les idéaux du romantisme et ceux de Victor Hugo concernant la nature humaine. L'auteur lui-même accorde une grande importance à ce roman et écrit en mars 1862, à son éditeur Lacroix : Ma conviction est que ce livre sera un des principaux sommets, sinon le principal, de mon œuvre ». Le tome II de l'œuvre qui en compte cinq est consacré à Cosette. (Source : Wikipedia)

Fiction, Romance

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Zanoni

By: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Zanoni, a timeless Rosicrucian brother, cannot fall in love without losing his power of immortality; but he does fall in love with Viola Pisani, a promising young opera singer from Naples, the daughter of Pisani, a misunderstood Italian violinist. An English gentleman named Glyndon loves Viola as well, but is indecisive about proposing marriage, and then renounces his love in order to pursue occult study. The story develops in the days of the French Revolution in 1789. Z...

Fiction, Philosophy

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Botchan

By: Sōseki Natsume

Botchan is the story of a young math teacher from Tokyo whose first assignment takes him to a middle school in the country side. His arrival there is not very lucky: The pupils are bound to test his perseverance and cheerily comments every one of his perceived missteps. In the teacher's room, he soon finds himself in the middle of an intrigue between the jovial Porcupine and the fat Hubbard Squash on one side, and the effeminate Red Shirt and his follower Clown on the ot...

Literature, Fiction

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Jumping Frog, The

By: Mark Twain

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was also published as The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley. Upon discovering a French translation of this story, Twain re-translated the story, word for word and keeping the French gra...

Fiction, Languages, Humor, Short stories, Essay/Short nonfiction

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Edad de Oro, La

By: Jose Marti

Colección de cuentos para niños y niñas por José Martí.

Children, Fiction

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Michael Strogoff, de Koerier van den Czaar

By: Jules Verne

Michael Strogoff wordt door de tsaar gevraagd een boodschap naar diens broer, de grootvorst van het veraf gelegen Irkoetsk, te brengen. Hij krijgt een brief mee en de instructie zich aan niemand bekend te maken. Daaraan houdt hij zich stipt, zelfs tegenover zijn oude moeder, die in Omsk woont en hem op doortocht daar herkent. Dat is het begin van grote moeilijkheden. Gelukkig heeft de koerier hulp in de vorm van een jong meisje, Nadia, dat onderweg verliefd op hem is gew...

Adventure, Fiction

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Don Quixote - Vol. 1

By: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo's bedraggled old Jewish quarter. The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convi...

Adventure, Fiction, Literature

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Life in the Iron Mills

By: Rebecca Harding Davis

This 1861 novella was the first published work by Rebecca Harding Davis: writer, social reformer, and pioneer of literary realism. It tells the story of Hugh Wolfe, a Welsh laborer in an iron mill who is also a talented sculptor, and of Deborah, the hunchbacked woman who unrequitedly loves him. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

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Bear Creek Collection Volume 1

By: Robert E. Howard

Breckinridge Elkins is the roughest, toughest, fastest-shootin', hardest-fightin' feller in the Bear Creek settlement, and probably in the entire Humbolt Mountains. As he travels further from home, he single-handedly takes on outlaws, settles (and starts) feuds and tries his hand at romancing the girls. He also discovers a lot of strange customs among other folks, such as building houses out of boards and wearing clothes that ain't buckskins. Set in Nevada during the lat...

Westerns, Fiction, Short stories

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Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The, Vol. 4

By: Laurence Sterne

This is volume 4 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 greate...

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Short Story Collection Vol. 030

By: Various

’s Short Story Collection 030: 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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Efficiency Expert, The

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Our hero, Jimmy Torrance, Jr., has a hard time finding suitable employment after a brilliant (athletically, at least) college career, despite all kinds of assistance from his friends in the underworld and the wealthy and sophisticated young woman with whom he falls in love. Set in contemporary America, mostly Chicago, this 1921 short novel is one of a handful of Burrough’s works that does not take us to a fantasy or an exotic setting. (Delmar H. Dolbier)

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Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The

By: Washington Irving

Apart from Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include Roscoe, The Broken Heart, The Art of Book-making, A Royal Poet, The Spectre Bridegroom, Westminster Abbey, Little Britain, and John Bull. His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as The Wife an...

Short stories, Fiction

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Red Room, The

By: August Strindberg

A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities — politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business — he finds more hypocrisy and corruption than he thought possible. He takes refuge with a group of bohemians, who meet in a red dining room in Berns Salonger to discuss these matters. (Introduction adopted from Wikipedia)

Fiction, Satire

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Woman Who Did, The

By: Grant Allen

Most times, especially in the time when this book was written (1895), it is just as nature and society would wish: a man and woman fall in love and get married. But it is not so for Herminia Barton and Alan Merrick. They do indeed fall in love, but Herminia has a deeply held belief in freedom for women, and she holds immutable views against what she perceives as the slavery of marriage. Alan unwillingly agrees to her strong wish to remain unmarried and to live together a...

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