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  • Lucrezia Floriani by George Sand

    LUCREZIA FLORIANI NOTICE Je n’ai point à dire ici sous l’empire de quelles idées littéraires j’ai écrit ce roman, puisqu’il est accompagné d’une préface qui résume mes opinions d’alors, et que ces opinions n’ont pas changé. Mais je tiens à… Read More ›

  • Pride and Prejudice, a play founded on Jane Austen’s novel by Mary Keith Medbery Mackaye

    PERSONS OF THE PLAY MR. DARCY—(of Pemberley, Derbyshire). “Possessed of a fine tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and … ten thousand a year … clever … haughty, reserved and fastidious; his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting. ‘Some people… Read More ›

  • Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

    CHAPTER I—OUR SOCIETY In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women.  If a married couple come to settle in the town, somehow the gentleman disappears; he is… Read More ›

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  • Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte by Horacio Quiroga

    UNA ESTACION DE AMOR Primavera Era el martes de carnaval. Nébel acababa de entrar en el corso, ya al oscurecer, y mientras deshacía un paquete de serpentinas, miró al carruaje de delante. Extrañado de una cara que no había visto… Read More ›

  • Marianela by Benito Perez Galdos

    -I- Perdido Se puso el sol. Tras el breve crepúsculo vino tranquila y oscura la noche, en cuyo negro seno murieron poco a poco los últimos rumores de la tierra soñolienta, y el viajero siguió adelante en su camino, apresurando… Read More ›

  • Le grand Meaulnes by Alain Fournier

    CHAPITRE PREMIER Le Pensionnaire. Il arriva chez nous un dimanche de novembre 189… Je continue à dire “chez nous”, bien que la maison ne nous appartienne plus. Nous avons quitté le pays depuis bientôt quinze ans et nous n’y reviendrons… Read More ›

  • Journal d’une femme de chambre by Octave Mirbeau

    I 14 septembre. Aujourd’hui, 14 septembre, à trois heures de l’après-midi, par un temps doux, gris et pluvieux, je suis entré dans ma nouvelle place. C’est la douzième en deux ans. Bien entendu, je ne parle pas des places que… Read More ›

  • A book of golden deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge

    WHAT IS A GOLDEN DEED? We all of us enjoy a story of battle and adventure. Some of us delight in the anxiety and excitement with which we watch the various strange predicaments, hairbreadth escapes, and ingenious contrivances that are… Read More ›

  • Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

    CHAPTER I I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part… Read More ›

  • Juana by Honore De Balzac

    CHAPTER I. EXPOSITION Notwithstanding the discipline which Marechal Suchet had introduced into his army corps, he was unable to prevent a short period of trouble and disorder at the taking of Tarragona. According to certain fair-minded military men, this intoxication… Read More ›

  • Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

      [Lo straniero, conversazione alla finestra, 1930, F. Casorati]   ACT I   The spectators will find the curtain raised and the stage as it usually is during the day time. It will be half dark, and empty, so that… Read More ›

  • The Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    CHAPTER 1. Amory, Son of Beatrice Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing… Read More ›