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Love and Mr Lewisham –by: H. G. Wells

The teaching profession, science and politics in late 19th century England. H.G.Wells’ humorous early novel, drawing on his own life, shows how these – as well as involvement in spiritualism – have to compete with love.

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LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM

By

H. G. WELLS

[Illustration: "Why on earth did you put my roses here?" he asked.]

[Illustration]

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCES MR. LEWISHAM II. "AS THE WIND BLOWS" III. THE WONDERFUL DISCOVERY IV. RAISED EYEBROWS V. HESITATIONS VI. THE SCANDALOUS RAMBLE VII. THE RECKO...

Noites de insomnia, offerecidas a quem no p

Camilo Castelo Branco foi o primeiro escritor português a conseguir viver dos seus trabalhos literários. Apesar desta situac~ao poder condicionar a sua escrita, Camilo conseguiu manter o seu estilo muito próprio que o levou a ser considerado um dos mais importantes escritores da literatura portuguesa. Noites de insomnia, offerecidas a quem n~ao póde dormir, trata-se de uma colecc~ao de doze volumes, de publicac~ao mensal, em que Camilo Castelo Branco apresenta pequenos textos sobre variadas temáticas e que, segundo o próprio, foram inspirados nas suas muitas noites de insónia. (Resumo p...

The Cherry Orchard –by: Anton Chekhov

The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended this play as a comedy and it does contain some elements of farce; however, Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy. Since this initial production, directors have had to contend with the dual nature of this play. The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is a...

Vanity Fair –by: William Makepeace Thackeray

If you've enjoyed watching the 1998 BBC television miniseries, you'd probably want to renew your acquaintance with William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847 novel, Vanity Fair. However, if you're unfamiliar with what has been dubbed one of the Best 100 Books in English Literature, you certainly have a treat ahead.

Miss Pinkerton's Academy in Chiswick Mall in London is where young ladies with ambitions of making a good marriage are sent by their socially aspiring middleclass parents. Two young ladies, Amelia Sedley and Rebecca (Becky) Sharpe are on their way home after completing t...

Danny s Own Story

Danny is the proverbial basket-on-the-doorstep baby, found by Hank and Elmira Walters, a childless couple who welcome him into their home because they need a new topic over which to bicker. Bicker they do, and fight just as often, from the day they attempt to settle on a name, to the day eighteen years later, when Danny and Hank come to blows and Danny leaves home in company with Dr. Kirby, bottler and supplier of the miracle elixir, Siwash Indian Sagraw. For years Danny wanders aimlessly--from Illinois to Indiana to Ohio, back to Illinois, then into Tennessee and points south--sometimes in co...

La rana viajera –by: Julio Camba

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JULIO CAMBA

LA RANA VIAJERA

CALPE MADRID BARCELONA

1920

Papel fabricado especialmente por LA PAPELERA ESPA~NOLA

Sociedad Espa~nola de Artes Gráficas. Fuencarral, 137, Madrid

'INDICE

Mi nombre de charca

ESPA~NA REENCONTRADA

I Psicología crematística

II El templo de la Eternidad

III Se enciende una estrella

IV Una nueva teoría del clima

V El tiempo y el espacio

VI La mujer, país exótico

VII Las casas

VIII Patriotismo de género ínfimo

IX La huelga de cuernos caídos

X Experiencias de un atropellado

XI La juerga her...

Tartuffe –by: Moli

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works is Tartuffe or The Hypocrite, written in 1664. Though Tartuffe was received well by the public and even by Louis XIV, its popularity was lessened when the Archbishop of Paris issued an edict threatening excommunication for anyone who watched, performed in, or read the play.

Tartuffe, a pious fraud who pretends to speak with divine authority, has insinuated him...

The Glugs of Gosh –by: C. J. Dennis

First published in 1917, The Glugs of Gosh satirizes Australian life at the start of the twentieth century – but the absurdities it catalogs seem just as prevalent at the start of the twenty-first. The foolishness of kings, the arrogance of the elite, the gullibility of crowds, the pride of the self-righteous, the unthinking following of tradition – all find themselves the targets of C. J. Dennis’ biting wit.

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THE GUGS OF GOSH

BY

C J DENNIS

With Illustrations by Hal Gye

FIRST PUBLISHED 1917

TO MY WIFE

CONTENTS

I. THE GLUG QUEST ...

La foire aux vanit

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LA FOIRE AUX VANIT'ES

OUVRAGES DU M^EME AUTEUR QUI SE VENDENT A LA M^EME LIBRAIRIE

OEuvres de Thackeray, traduites de l'anglais. 9 vol. Henry Esmond, traduit par Léon de Wailly. 2 vol. Histoire de Pendennis, traduit par Ed. Scheffter. 3 vol. Le livre des Snobs, traduit par F. Guiffrey. 1 vol. Mémoires de Barry Lyndon, traduits par Léon de Wailly. 1 vol.

M. W. THACKERAY

LA FOIRE AUX VANIT'ES

ROMAN ANGLAIS

Traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur

PAR GEORGES GUIFFREY

TOME PREMIER

PARIS

LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE ET Cie

79, BOULEVARD ...

The Imaginary Invalid –by: Moliere

The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière. It was first performed in 1673 and was the last work he wrote. The plot centers around Argan, the 'imaginary invalid' who is completely dependent on his doctors and wants to marry his daughter to a doctor against her will, so that he will always have medical care freely available to him. In an ironic twist of fate, Molière collapsed during his fourth performance as Argan on 17 February and died soon after.

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THE IMAGINARY INVALID.

(LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE.)

by

MOLI`ERE,

Transl...

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