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...
This is volume 4 of 5. -- An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457)
Edward Royle is the head of a well-known chemical manufacturer in England, which he has inherited. He is engaged to the daughter of his father’s former partner, Phrida Shand, who lives with her mother. One night he is asked by his friend, Sir Digby Kemsley – a very famous railroad engineer, to come to his flat to discuss something although Kemsley is quite mysterious on the telephone. Royle visits, then returns home only to be summoned again by Kemsley, this time implori...
’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
Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of ...
Fiction, Short stories, Poetry
The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The story focuses on the class differences and expectations of monarchic, hierarchical Britain and the upstart, all men are created equal America. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. This was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in fictiti...
Comedy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor
Le roman est paru dans Le Constitutionnel en juin et juillet 1853. Il raconte la vie des cornemuseux à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, dans le Berry et le Bourbonnais. Il se divise en 31 veillées, où le narrateur Etienne Depardieu, dit Tiennet, raconte sa vie auprès de sa cousine Brulette, de leur ami Joseph, un orphelin, et de Thérence et Huriel. (de Wikipedia)
A story of psychological horror, The Return explores ideas of identity, love, and alienation. Arthur grapples with the reactions of his family and community, and his own sanity, when he experiences a sudden and mysterious transformation. ( Summary by Corinna Schultz )
Fiction, Horror/Ghost stories
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
El 19 de Marzo y el 2 de Mayo es la tercera novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Continúa con la historia del joven gaditano Gabriel de Araceli, quien es también protagonista de los dos anteriores episodios, La Corte de Carlos IV y Trafalgar . La vida de Gabriel transcurre entre idas y venidas de la capital a Aranjuez, donde su novia Inés, huérfana, vive recogida por su tío, párroco de Aranjuez y protegido del Primer Ministro Man...
Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere's voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work. A friend and neighbour in their apartment building suggests that Mr. DeVere t...
Teen/Young adult, Fiction
’s Short Story Collection 032: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of members.
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
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 is a gentle Christmas story, whose message is that if we didn't already have Christmas, we'd find a way to invent it. It's hard times in Old Trail Town as the Season of Giving approaches. The factory that employs most of the town is closed and not likely to re-open, and town merchants fear that people will try to shop on credit. Unwilling to carry the debt, the merchants work out a scheme to get everybody in town to agree not to have Christmas that year. What happen...
A satirical look at early biblical events from the point of view of someone who was there to witness most of them: the oldest man in recorded history. (Introduction by Matthew Reece)
Dit is het tweede 'kerstverhaal' van Charles Dickens. Het boek is geschreven in 1844 een jaar na het beroemdere Chrismas Carol. Eigenlijk is het een nieuwjaarsverhaal. Het boek is geschreven tijdens zijn verblijf in Genua, een verblijf dat beschreven is in zijn boek 'Tafereelen uit Italië'. (Introductie van Marcel Coenders)
Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress is the second novel by Charles Dickens. The story is about an orphan Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities. Packed with a host of unforgettable ch...
Napoleón en Chamartín es la quinta novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Continúa con la historia del joven gaditano Gabriel de Araceli, quien es también protagonista de los anteriores episodios, Bailén, El 19 de marzo y el 2 de mayo, La Corte de Carlos IV y Trafalgar. Siguiendo a su amada Inés, Gabriel llega a Madrid. Tras la derrota sufrida por los franceses en Bailén, el propio Emperador Napoleón se dirige a Madrid con la inten...
Fiction, Adventure, Romance, War stories
First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it.The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love,deceit,betrayal,humour and a hidden hero…..It was one of Charles Dickens favourite books and a source of inspiration to him. No further recommendation is needed. Enjoy. (Summary by Tadhg)