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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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Frau Jenny Treibel

By: Theodor Fontane

Frau Jenny Treibel oder „Wo sich Herz zum Herzen find’t“ ist ein Roman Theodor Fontanes. Ende 1892 ausgeliefert, gewann der Roman sehr schnell die Gunst von Publikum und Kritik. Er hat sie bis heute ohne erkennbare Einschränkung bewahrt. Mit scheinbar nur halbem Ernst wird dem Leser eine Geschichte vorgeplaudert nach dem Muster einer Komödie. Im Zentrum des Romans stehen zwei Berliner Familien: Zum einen die großbürgerlichen Treibels – der Kommerzienrat, seine Frau Jenny...

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Job, The

By: Sinclair Lewis

The Job' is an early work by American novelist Sinclair Lewis. It is considered an early declaration of the rights of working women. The focus is on the main character, Una Golden, who desires to establish herself in a legitimate occupation while balancing the eventual need for marriage. The story takes place in the early 1900-1920's and takes Una from a small Pennsylvania town to New York. Forced to work due to family illness, Una shows a talent for the traditional male...

Fiction

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What Katy Did Next

By: Susan Coolidge

This is the third book of the famous What Katy did series. (Summary by Elli)

Fiction, Children

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Flower Fables

By: Louisa May Alcott

Flower Fables is Louisa May Alcott's first book, penned at 16 for Ralph Waldo Emerson's daughter, Ellen.(Summary by Clarica)

Fiction, Children

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Waverley, Volume 1

By: Sir Walter Scott

Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'). It relates the story of a young dreamer and English soldier, Edward Waverley, who was sent to Scotland in 1745. He journeys North from his aristocratic family home, Waverley-Honour, in the south of England first to the Scottish Lowlands and the home of family friend Baron Bradwardine, then into the Highland...

Fiction, Historical Fiction

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I Say No

By: Wilkie Collins

Emily Brown is an orphan girl that almost no one can help but love when they meet her. She is pursued by two worthy men: Mr. Alban Morris, the drawing master at her school; and Rev. Miles Mirabel, a clergyman. However, one of them is lying to her after she discovers that her father's death wasn't natural, as she was led to believe. (Introduction by TriciaG)

Fiction, Mystery

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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...

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Monsieur Beaucaire

By: Booth Tarkington

A madcap Frenchman posing as an ambassador's barber blackmails a dishonest duke to introduce him as a nobleman to a wealthy belle of Bath. Since the duke himself hopes to mend his fortunes by wedding this very woman, he attempts to murder Beaucaire, and failing that to discredit him. To test the lady's mettle, Beaucaire allows his deception to be exposed--up to a point--and there we must draw the curtain to preserve the surprise ending. ( Summary by Thomas A. Copeland )

Adventure, Fiction, Literature, Romance

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Manxman, The

By: Hall Caine

Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine, CH, KBE (14 May 1853 – 31 August 1931), usually known as Hall Caine, was a British author. He is best known as a novelist and playright of the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras. In his time he was exceedingly popular and at the peak of his success and his novels outsold those of his contemporaries. Many of his novels were also made into films. His novels were primarily romantic in nature, involving the love triangle, but they did also add...

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One Commonplace Day

By: Isabella Alden ; Pansy

A temperance lecturer misses his train and ends up attending a town picnic. It was a common enough picnic on a commonplace day. But the discussions, actions, and attitudes from that picnic reverberate through the lives of many people. What are the far-reaching consequences of one commonplace day in OUR lives? (Summary by TriciaG)

Fiction, Religion

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Charitable Getting

By: Sam Starbuck

Charity in the twenty-first century is a game. The players are artists, salesmen, and idealists, all working together to get something for nothing. At the center of the game stands Bo Sparks, charismatic CEO of SparkVISION Consulting, which runs campaigns for the charities under its care. Surrounded by the wealthy and the desperate, Sparks just wants to do a little good in the world. But this holiday season he has more than his fair share of worries, between a secreti...

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Wrong Box, The

By: Robert Louis Stevenson ; Lloyd Osbourne

The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really. (Summary by AJM)

Fiction, Humor

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Juan Martín el Empecinado

By: Benito Pérez Galdós

Juan Martín El Empecinado -continuación de Cádiz- es la novena novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Narra las peripecias de Gabriel de Araceli, huérfano gaditano, ambientadas en la época de la Guerra de Independencia entre España y Francia. Esta entrega se centra en las aventuras de Gabriel entre las filas de los guerrilleros comandados por Juan Martín el Empecinado, describiendo de modo exhaustivo la forma de vida en la guerrill...

Fiction, Historical Fiction

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What If...... Your Head Isn't Empty?

By: Robert W. Nelmes

Do you often look up from what you are doing and wonder, What if..... I could do something different? It is a game I am sure we all play each day of the week whether we admit it or not. Since the first cave woman wondered what would happen if she had her mate paint on their cave wall, humans have questioned everything that occurs around them. This collection of 999 'What if......?' scenerios are placed in a satirical format that will appeal to the curious nature of an...

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Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse

By: Anna Wales Abbot

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

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Mermellissa

By: Janaki Sooriyarachchi

Mermellissa is an orphan who is not loved by the family she lives with. Though she always tries to please them, they never even hug her. On her birthday, Mermellissa is feeling very sad until she meets a sea monster who gives her a wonderful present - friendship.

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Metal Monster, The

By: Abraham Merritt

The Metal Monster is an Abraham Merritt fantasy novel. Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The two are besieged by Persians as Darius III led when Alexander of Macedon conqu...

Fantasy, Fiction

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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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Princesse de Monpensier, La

By: Madame de La Fayette

La Princesse de Monpensier est un court roman publié anonymement en 1662 par Madame de Lafayette (1634-1693). L'action se déroule entre 1568 et 1572 en France et a pour toile de fond la troisième et la quatrième guerres de religions; le récit s'achève à l'époque du massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy, qui y est brièvement évoqué. L'héroïne est une jeune et riche héritière de famille noble dont le jeu des alliances politiques décide du mariage au Prince de Monpensier. Son amo...

Fiction, Literature, Romance

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