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The Fitz-Boodle Papers

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THE FITZ BOODLE PAPERS.

By William Makepeace Thackeray

CONTENTS

THE FITZ BOODLE PAPERS.

FITZ BOODLE'S CONFESSIONS:

Preface

Dorothea

Ottilia

FITZ BOODLE'S PROFESSIONS:

First Profession

Second Profession

FITZ BOODLE'S CONFESSIONS.

PREFACE.

GEORGE FITZ BOODLE, ESQUIRE, TO OLIVER YORKE, ESQUIRE.

OMNIUM CLUB, May 20, 1842.

DEAR SIR, I have always been considered the third best whist player in Europe, and (though never betting more than five pounds) have for many years past added considerably to my yearly income...

Schelmuffskys wahrhaftige, kurise und sehr gefhrliche Reisebeschreibung zu Wasser und zu Lande –by: Christian Reuter

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Hausbücherei

der Deutschen Dichter Ged"achtnis Stiftung

41. Band

Hamburg Grossborstel

Verlag der Deutschen Dichter Ged"achtnis Stiftung

1912

1. 10. Tausend

S c h e l m u f f s k y s

wahrhaftige, kuri"ose und sehr gef"ahrliche Reisebeschreibung zu Wasser und zu Lande

von

Christian Reuter

Eingeleitet und bearbeitet von Dr. G o t t l i e b F r i t z. Mit Bildern von L u d w...

The Autobiography of Methuselah –by: John Kendrick Bangs

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.

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF METHUSELAH

Edited by

JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

Illustrated in Color by F. G. Cooper

[Illustration: Methuselah's stationery]

New York B. W. Dodge & Company 1909 Copyright, 1908, by B. W. Dodge & Company

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

CHAPTER

I I AM BORN AND NAMED

II EARLY INFLUENCES

III SOME REMINISCENCES OF ADAM

IV GRANDMOTHER EVE

V SOM...

The Eustace Diamonds –by: Anthony Trollope

Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace, is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother. While clever and beautiful, Lizzie has several character flaws; the greatest of these is an almost pathological delight in lying, even when it cannot benefit her. Before he dies, the disillusioned Sir Florian discovers all this, but does not think to change the generous terms of his will. The diamonds of the book’s title are a necklace, a Eustace family heirloom that Sir Florian gave to Lizzie to wear. Lizzie attempts to hold onto them, much to the irri...

The Poetaster

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THE POETASTER

OR, HIS ARRAIGNMENT

By Ben Jonson

INTRODUCTION

THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age.

Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was o...

The Red Room –by: August Strindberg

A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities — politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business — he finds more hypocrisy and corruption than he thought possible. He takes refuge with a group of "bohemians", who meet in a red dining room in Berns Salonger to discuss these matters. (Introduction adopted from Wikipedia)

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THE RED ROOM

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

IN MIDSUMMER DAYS

...

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker –by: Tobias Smollett

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work.

Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha’s maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia’s suitor, Wilson.

Much of the comedy arises from differences in the descriptions of the same events by different participants. Attributions of motives ...

Crome Yellow –by: Aldous Huxley

A shy, introverted young poet. A weekend in a magnificent English country house. A beautiful young lady whom the poet is secretly in love with. An assorted group of guests with varied interests, motives, ambitions and aspirations, and the complex web of history and events that connect all of them.

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley was his first book, published in 1921, when he was just 27 years old. It is typical of many books written during this period by writers like Thomas Love Peacock and Somerset Maugham, centered round a country mansion and the quaint, British tradition o...

The Lumley Autograph

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THE LUMLEY AUTOGRAPH

by

Susan Fenimore Cooper

BY THE AUTHOR OF "RURAL HOURS," ETC.

[Not long since an American author received an application from a German correspondent for "a few Autographs" the number of names applied for amounting to more than a hundred, and covering several sheets of foolscap. A few years since an Englishman of literary note sent his Album to a distinguished poet in Paris for his contribution, when the volume was actually stolen from a room where every other article was left untouched; showing that Autographs were more valuab...

Gulliver s Reis Naar Liliput

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[Illustratie: Een kreet van verbazing ontsnapte aan de menigte, toen ik voor het eerst overeind ging staan.]

GULLIVER'S REIS NAAR LILIPUT

DOOR

OTTO ERNST

BEWERKT DOOR

STELLA MARE

MET FRAAIE PLATEN

[Illustratie]

AMSTERDAM MEULENHOFF & Co. MCMXII

Boek Courant en Steendrukkerij G. J. Thieme, Nijmegen

INHOUD.

Hoofdstuk. Bladz.

I. Gulliver wordt scheepsdokter, lijdt schipbreuk en wordt op een vreemd eiland gevangen genomen 1

II. Gulliver...

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