Lorsque le bohème Crozat était sorti de la misère par un bon mariage qui le faisait bourgeois de la rue de Vaugirard, il n'avait pas rompu avec ses anciens camarades; au lieu de les fuir ou de les tenir à distance, il avait pris plaisir à les grouper autour de lui, très content de leur ouvrir sa maison, dont le confortable le jetait loin de la mansarde de la rue Ganneron qu'il avait si longtemps habitée, et le flattait agréablement.
Tous les mercredis, de quatre à sept heures, il y avait réunion ch...
This, the fourth of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 22 of his short stories.
Warning: Section 7, "A Predicament," contains some racial stereotypes and a word describing the race of one of the characters that is unacceptable in today's society.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
IN FIVE VOLUMES
The Raven Edition
The Devil in the Belfry Lionizing X ing a Paragraph Metzengerstein The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. ...
David Innes and his captive, a member of the reptilian Mahar master race of the interior world of Pellucidar, return from the surface world in the Iron Mole invented by his friend and companion in adventure Abner Perry.
Emerging in Pellucidar at an unknown location, David frees his captive. He names the place Greenwich and uses the technology he has brought to begin the systematic exploration and mapping of the unknown land while searching for his lost companions, Abner, Ghak, and Dian the Beautiful. He soon encounters and befriends a new ally, Ja the Mezop of the island country of Anor...
Ella Wheeler was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school.
Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.
POEMS OF OPTIMIS...
Librivox volunteers bring you 14 readings of Morning, Noon and Night by James Weldon Johnson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 14th, 2014.James Weldon Johnson served as U. S. Consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, was an early leader in the NAACP and contributed to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He had a broad appreciation for black artists, musicians and writers, and worked to heighten awareness of their creativity. (from Wikipedia)
FIFTY YEARS & OTHER POEMS
The author and Napoleon become boyhood friends when they are eight years old in Corsica. They separate when Napoleon is transferred from the Military College of Brienne to another college in Paris in 1784. Napoleon has a stern or disdainful personality. He looks down on the French, who have taken over Corsica. At age 16 Napoleon finds fault with the military education, sending his recommendations to the Minister of War. Because of this speaking out, he is speedily graduated and sent to a regiment of artillery. After diplomatic travel, the author again meets Napoleon in Paris at a time when bot...
The Table of Contents is not part of the original book.
By MRS. GEORGIE SHELDON
"Edrie's Legacy," "Max," "Faithful Shirley,"
"Marguerites Heritage," "A True
A. L. BURT COMPANY
PUBLISHERS NEW YORK
The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.
The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel A Study in S...
The second book in the Fant^omas series by the prolific authors Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre (they published 32 Fant^omas novels between 1911 and 1913.) Fant^omas broke the mold of the Gentlemen burglars like Raffles and Arsene Lupin. He killed without compunction. His anarchic ruthlessness, especially as portrayed by silent film pioneer Louis Feuillade, made Fant^omas the darling of the French avante garde, such as the artist René Magritte and novelist Robert Desnos.
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Orestes, coming into Tauri in Scythia, in company with Pylades, had been commanded to bear away the image of Diana, after which he was to meet with a respite from the avenging Erinnyes of his mother. His sister Iphigenia, who had been carried away by Diana from Aulis, when on the point of being sacrificed by her father, chances to be expiating a dream that led her to suppose Orestes dead, when a herdsman announces to her the arrival and detection of two strangers, whom she is bound by her office to sacrifice to Diana. On meeting, a mutual discovery takes place, and they plot their escape.