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A Night At The Fair

  [english | 1928]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... place in the Grand Concourse every night. At the late afternoon of a hot September day two boys of fifteen, somewhat replete with food and pop, and fatigued ...... that even though he was going East to school, he was too small for long trousers. He had countered by growing an inch and a half in a fortnight, which ...... at the car. After several minutes a young man with a very pink ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 237

A Pair Of Blue Eyes

  [english | 1873]  

Thomas Hardy


Summary: [Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart her mind and the expectations of her parents and society. The novel is notable for the strong parallels to Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford. When Elfrides father finds that his guest and candidate for his daughters hand architects assistant Stephen Smith is the son of a mason he immediately orders him to leave. This was the third of ...]
Genres: [fiction | romanceDownloads: 55

A Passionate Pilgrim

  [english | 1871]  

Henry James


Summary: [A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James. Henry James is one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism known for books portraying the encounter or clash of America with Europe. In A Passionate Pilgrim the difference between America and Europe erupts into open conflict leading to an ironic ending.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 7

A Place In The Sun

  [english | 1956]  

Stephen Marlowe


Summary: [Matryonas Place () sometimes translated as Matryonas Home (or House) is a novella written in 1959 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The story is narrated in the first person by a former prisoner of the gulag and a teacher of mathematics as was Solzhenitsyn at time. The narrator who has a longing to return to live in the Russian provinces takes a job at a school on a collective farm. Matryona offers him ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 466

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

  [english | 1916]  

James Joyce


Summary: [A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce first serialized in The Egoist from 1914 to 1915 and published in book form in 1916. It depicts the formative years in the life of Stephen Dedalus a fictional alter ego of Joyce and a pointed allusion to the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology Daedalus.A Portrait is a key example of the Knstlerroman (an ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 234

A Predicament

  [english | 1838]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... Pigs were whistling. Carts they rattled. Bulls they bellowed. Cows they lowed. Horses they neighed. Cats they caterwauled. Dogs they danced. Danced! ...... companions. Diana, my poodle! sweetest of creatures! She had a quantity of hair over her one eye, and a blue ribband tied fashionably around her neck. ...... his ankles (as usual with that race) in the middle of the upper ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 337

A Prize For Edie

  [english | 1961]  

Jesse Franklin Bone


Summary: [The Committee had unquestionably made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long-sought cancer cure... but awarding the Nobel Prize was nonetheless a mistake...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 437

A Question Of Courage

  [english | 1960]  

Jesse Franklin Bone


Summary: [I smelled the trouble the moment I stepped on the lift and took the long ride up the side of the Lachesis. There was something wrong. I couldnt put my finger on it but...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 401

A Raw Youth

  [english | 1875]  

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky


Summary: [The Bold Knight the Apples of Youth and the Water of Life is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 181

A Rebours

  [french | 1884]  

Joris Karl Huysmans


Excerpts: [... `a vendre le ch^ateau de Lourps o`u il n'allait plus et o`u il n'oubliait derri`ere lui aucun souvenir attachant, aucun regret il liquida aussi ses autres ...... et les escales des services postaux de l'Atlantique. Puis, quand il 'etait las de consulter ces indicateurs, il se reposait la vue en regardant les ...... les dents, offre des pots de chambre `a la soci'et'e, l'entretient ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 394

A Reversible Santa Claus

  [english | 1917]  

Meredith Nicholson


Summary: [A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen told in Mr. Nicholsons best vein.]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 9

A Rill From The Town Pump

  [english | 1837]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Summary: [A Rill From The Town Pump by Nathaniel Hawthorne. THIS 7 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK Master Thoughts of Master Minds in Poem Prose and Pencil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. To purchase the entire book please order ISBN 0766101495.]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 360

A Royal Prisoner

  [english | 1918]  

Marcel Allain


Summary: [The daring exploits of Fantmas in his attempts to get possession of the King of Hesse-Weimars famous diamond.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | thrillersDownloads: 191

A Select Party

  [english | 1844]  

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Summary: [A Select Party by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A Select Party by Nathaniel Hawthorne We are pleased to offer thousands of books for the Kindle including thousands of hard-to-find literature and classic fiction books. Click on our Editor Name eBook-Ventures next to the book title above to view all of the titles that are currently available. ]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 481

A Sentimental Journey

  [english | 1768]  

Laurence Sterne


Summary: [A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy is a novel by the Irish-born English author Laurence Sterne written and first published in 1768 as Sterne was facing death. In 1765 Laurence Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples and after returning determined to describe his travels from a sentimental point of view. The novel can be seen as an epilogue to the possibly ...]
Genres: [fictionDownloads: 333

A Short Trip Home

  [english | 1927]  

Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Excerpts: [... gleaming at the neck of his fur coat. He was a senior at New Haven, I was a sophomore. He was prominent, a member of Scroll and Keys, and, in my ...... excited, appeared in the dining-room door. Mr. Jelke, she called in a low voice. Joe's face fell as he turned toward her, sensing bad news. Miss ...... chauffeur approached it on the wrong side???the side on which the line of cars ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 276

A Sick Collier

  [english | 1914]  

David Herbert Lawrence


Excerpts: [... way in movement recalling a mating bird, which denotes a body taut and compact with life. Being a good worker he had earned decent money in the mine, ...... th' table for my breakfast, an' put my pit-things afront o' th' fire. I s'll be gettin' up at ha'ef pas' five. Tha nedna shift thysen not till when ter ...... I like ter be able to slobber if I feel like it, he said. He put ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 113

A Silent Witness

  [english | 1914]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [A Silent Witness by R Austin Freeman. One of the many tales of Dr. Thorndyke a British detective from famed mystery novelist R. Austin Freeman.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 255

A Slave Is A Slave

  [english | 1962]  

Henry Beam Piper


Summary: [The Heroic Slave a Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Madison Washington in Pursuit of Liberty is a short piece of fiction written by famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass. When the Rochester Ladies Anti Slavery Society asked Douglass for a short story to go in their collection Autographs for Freedom Douglass responded in turn with The Heroic Slave. The novella published in 1852 by John P. ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 461

A Slip Under The Microscope

  [english | 1896]  

H Wells


Excerpts: [... rose, thrust his hands into his pockets, and walked slowly down the laboratory towards the lecture theatre door. He stood listening for a moment, ...... brown holland aprons they wore while dissecting. Of the men, two went down the laboratory to their places, one a pallid, dark-bearded man, who had once ...... the introductory course in zoology. From ovum to ovum is the goal of the ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 263
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