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...
The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publication. The editor would express her thanks to the writers, who, at her solicitation, have allowed them to be printed. They are published with the hope of aiding a work of charity,—the establishment of an Agency for the benefit of the poor in Cambridge,—to which the proceeds of the sale will be devoted. (Summary by Anne W. Abbot, ed)
Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Short stories, Memoirs
Ozma of Oz: A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tiktok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein published on July 30, 1907, was the third book of L. Frank Baum's Oz series. It was the first in which Baum was clearly intending a series of Oz books.
Children, Fiction, Fairy tales
Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural and small-town England in the mid-1800s. In the original subtitle, Hardy called this the story of a man of character, and the central character, Michael Henchard, is one of English fiction's greatest creations. Henchard is deeply developed as a realistic character, but also larger-than-life in the manner of a Greek or Shakespearean t...
Fiction, Literature, Tragedy
Final book in the Chautauqua Girls series. The four original girls return to Chautauqua on the 25 year anniversary of the trip that changed their lives forever. They have with them some children that could use the lessons they themselves learned there. (Introduction by TriciaG) Music for the hymn in Chapters 9 & 26 is titled Chautauqua by William, F. Sherman, 1877. Music for the children's song in Chapter 19 is adapted from Love Lifted Me by Howard E. Smith, 1912. The sc...
Miaj amikoj la infanoj respondecas pri ci tiu nova “Oz-Libro”, kiel ankau la lasta, kiu nomigis La Lando Oz. Iliaj dolcaj leteretoj pledas scii “pli pri Doroteo”; kaj ili demandas: “Kio poste okazis al la Malkuraga
Leono?” kaj “Kion Ozma poste faris?”—kio kompreneble signifas, fariginte Regantino de Oz. Kaj kelkaj proponas intrigojn al mi, dirante: “Bonvolu resendi Doroteon al la Lando Oz”; au “Kial ne skribi pri renkontigo de Ozma kaj Doroteo, kaj ili povos kune gui av...
Mary Augusta Ward was a very popular author at the end of the 19th century. The arrival of Marcella was discussed a lot in the London news papers. This popular novel tells about Marcella Boyce, a beauty of the 1880s, who thinks she truly believes in the values of socialism. A 21-year-old art student, she lives in a boarding house in Kensington until her father inherits Mellor Park, the family estate which is located in the Midlands. She unwillingly leaving her studies, a...
A Victorian novel devoted to beloved character first introduced to readers in MacDonald's David Elginbrod. (Summary by Kenneth R. Morefield)
Another delightful children’s story by this author. This one tells of a little monkey who spends his days eating fruit and befriending the local children. One day he steals a Peni waraka fruit away from a murder of crows. As they give chase our hero ends up covered in cotton wool (presumably a native crop). He is then mistaken for a ghost by the villagers and by his own troop of monkeys. In the end his mother recognises his voice and he is reunited with his family. So th...
A light-hearted account of a successful middle aged widower who chances to visit the small town in which he grew up to renew old acquaintances and perhaps reflect on his successes since his departure. This visit, however, becomes far more to him than he would have imagined, as he finds that one of his dearest childhood girlfriends had died not long after his departure, and the widower envisions a relationship with none other than her daughter, who he senses to be her mot...
The Frozen Deep is a story of a love triangle between Clara, Frank and Richard, spiced up with dangerous expeditions, mysterious visions and life-threatening circumstances. The end is as surprising and unexpected as we are (or are not) accustomed to in Collins' books. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)
Adventure, Fiction, Sea stories
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her Anne of Green Gables books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942. The Project Gutenberg collection of her short stor...
Fiction, Teen/Young adult, Romance, Sea stories
One of the great literary tragedies of all time, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features some of the most well-known characters in all of fiction - Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bellringer of Notre-Dame de Paris, his master the evil priest Claude Frollo, and Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy condemned for a crime she did not commit. (Summary by Mark Nelson)
This is George Sand's first novel. Her real name was Amantine (or Amandine) Lucile Dupin, and she later became baroness Dudevant. As an aristocratic woman living in 19th century France, she chose her first novel to be, above all, a realistic work. Indiana is trapped since the age of 16 in a loveless marriage with a rich, much older, man. Her only real friend is her cousin, sir Ralph, who, sometimes, just does things which are- logically- the best for her but- mentally- t...
Mr. Neilson was determined to name his first child after his boyhood chum, William Henshaw. When the baby disappointed him by being a girl, he was consoled by naming her Billy. Miss Billy, now 18, orphaned and all alone in the world, takes her lawyer’s suggestion to ask her namesake to take her in. Only one little problem – Mr. Henshaw did not know of her existence, and then mistakenly thinks that Billy is a boy! Eleanor H. Porter was an early 20th century author of chil...
Fiction, Teen/Young adult
This story is about two peoples who fights with each other.
The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights. Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asides. (Summary by Wikipedia.) “The variety of scenes and images, the untiring evolution of plot, the kaleidoscopic shifting of harmonious colours, all these seem of the very essence of Arabia, and to coil directly from some bottle of a genie. Ah! what a bottle!” -Edmund Gosse in /gossip-in-...
Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure
Twelve tales of everyday life set in the fictional mid-19th century Lancashire village of Thornleigh (a.k.a. Little Crosby, one of the last remaining recusant Catholic villages in England. M. E. Francis was born Mary E. Sweetman in Dublin and moved to Lancashire on her marriage to Francis Nicholas Blundell, of the family who continue to occupy Crosby Hall to this day. Mary's husband died young and she remained in Little Crosby, where she became a prolific author, taking ...
Fiction, Short stories
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 ...
Die Novelle L'Adultera (d.h. die Ehebrecherin; erschienen 1880) ist ein frühes Werk von Theodor Fontane. Es behandelt das gleiche Thema wie der spätere Roman Effi Briest (1894): Eine junge Frau mit einem viel älteren Mann, den sie nicht eigentlich liebt. L'Adultera beruht auf einem Vorfall in der Berliner Gesellschaft um 1874. Die Erzählung geht etwas versöhnlicher aus als Effi Briest.