First Page:THE IDIOT
JOHN KENDRICK BANGS
Author of "Coffee and Repartee" "The Water Ghost, and Others" "Three Weeks in Politics" Etc.
New York ...
First Page:Transcriber's Note:
This etext was produced from The Counterfeit Man More Science Fiction Stories by Alan E. Nourse published in 1963. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.
Meeting of the Board
It was going to be a bad day. As he pushed his way nervously through the crowds toward the Exit Strip, Walter Towne turned the dismal prospect over and over in his mind. The potential gloom...
First Page:HEADLONG HALL
Thomas Love Peacock
I. The Mail II. The Squire The Breakfast III. The Arrivals IV...
‘A wickedly funny 1911 satire on undergraduate life in Edwardian Oxford’ in which the entire student body of Oxford university including the young, handsome aristocrat the Duke of Dorset falls hopelessly in love with Zuleika who is visiting her grandfather, the warden of Judas college, and ultimately commit mass suicide at the end of ‘Eights Week’
First Page:ZULEIKA DOBSON
or, AN OXFORD LOVE STORY
By Max Beerbohm
NOTE to the 1922 edition
I was in Italy when this book was first published. A year later (1912) I visited London, and...
Originally published in monthly installments between 1855 and 1857, the novel focuses on the various forms of imprisonment, both physical and psychological, while also concentrating on dysfunctional family ties. Accordingly, Dickens avidly criticizes the social deficiencies of the time including injustice, social hypocrisy, the austerity of the Marshalsea debtors’ prison, and bureaucratic inefficiency.
The novel kicks off with the introduction of William Dorrit, the oldest prisoner in the Marshalsea prison, who is also referred to as The Father of the Marshalsea. His imprisonme...
First Page:Nota de editor: Devido à quantidade de erros tipográficos existentes neste texto, foram tomadas várias decis~oes quanto à vers~ao final. Em caso de dúvida, a grafia foi mantida de acordo com o original. No final deste livro encontrará a lista de erros corrigidos.
Rita Farinha (Set. 2008)
Nam imagino esta palavra Sécia de alguem ignorada; porque todos no presente tempo a uza~o, cada hum por seu diverso, e plausivel modo: porém para mayor clareza do seu conhecimento, quero manifestar, com alguma i...
First Page:THE UNBEARABLE BASSING...
E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia series, consists of six novels and three short stories. The novels are: Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp (including the short story The Male Impersonator), Mapp and Lucia, Lucia’s Progress (published as The Worshipful Lucia in the U.S.) and Trouble for Lucia. Most of these works are set in the fictional village of “Tilling”, which is based on the village of Rye, Sussex, England. “Mallards”, the house with the garden room inhabited by Miss Mapp, and later by Lucia, is based on Lamb House, Benson’s own home in Rye. Earlier, the house was th...