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  • Sir Quixote of The Moors by John Buchan

    CHAPTER I. ON THE HIGH MOORS. Before me stretched a black heath, over which the mist blew in gusts, and through whose midst the road crept like an adder. Great storm-marked hills flanked me on either side, and since I… Read More ›

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  • Bunker Bean by Harry Leon Wilson

    BUNKER BEAN I Bunker Bean was wishing he could be different. This discontent with himself was suffered in a moment of idleness as he sat at a desk on a high floor of a very high office-building in “downtown” New… Read More ›

  • The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox

    Chapter 1. Contains a Turn at Court, neither new nor surprising. — Some useless Additions to a fine Lady’s Education. — The bad Effects of a whimsical Study, which some will say is borrowed from Cervantes. The Marquis of ——… Read More ›

  • Come divenni brigante by Carmine Crocco

    Biografia Carmine Crocco, detto Donatello o Donatelli (Rionero in Vulture, 5 giugno 1830 – Portoferraio, 18 giugno 1905), è stato un brigante italiano, tra i più noti e rappresentativi del periodo risorgimentale. Era il capo indiscusso delle bande del Vulture,… Read More ›

  • Drum-Taps by Walt Whitman

    FIRST O SONGS FOR A PRELUDE. First O songs for a prelude, Lightly strike on the stretch’d tympanum pride and joy in my city, How she led the rest to arms, how she gave the cue, How at once with… Read More ›

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

    CHAPTER 1 The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more… Read More ›

  • Il Ventre di Napoli by Matilde Serao

    I BISOGNA SVENTRARE NAPOLI Efficace la frase, Voi non lo conoscevate, onorevole Depretis, il ventre di Napoli. Avevate torto, perchè voi siete il Governo e il Governo deve saper tutto. Non sono fatte pel Governo, certamente, le descrizioncelle colorite di… Read More ›

  • I sette capelli d’oro della Fata Gusmara by Carolina Invernizio

    20 Falco e Topolina Falco era l’unico figlio di un povero taglialegna, che viveva in un misero casolare, posto nel centro della foresta. Egli aveva perduto sua madre all’età di tre anni e da quel giorno suo padre non gli… Read More ›

  • The Mill on The Floss by George Eliot

    Chapter I Outside Dorlcote Mill A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace. On this mighty tide… Read More ›

  • I ladri della pace by Arturo Bianchi

    CAPITOLO I I Ladri della Pace. Trentacinque anni or sono, vale a dire al tempo della Epopea Garibaldina, memorabile nella storia di questo secolo per le patriottiche audaci imprese, e per le vittoriose battaglie, la gioventù che vi aveva preso… Read More ›