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This Simian World

Clarence Day, Jr., best known for his work Life with Father, presents a satirical speculation on how the world might be different if we apes had not risen to prominence, but rather one of the other species had become dominant in our place.

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This Simian World

by: Clarence Day Jr.

"How I hate the man who talks about the 'brute creation,' with an ugly emphasis on /brute/. . . . As for me, I am proud of my close kinship with other animals. I take a jealous pride in my Simian ancestry. I like to ...

The Chronicles of Clovis –by: Saki

This is the third collection of short stories by Saki, following on from “Reginald” and “Reginald in Russia”. Although some of the stories have characters that do not appear elsewhere in the collection, many of them are loosely centred round the young Clovis Sangrail (effectively a reincarnation of Reginald).

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THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS

by

"SAKI" (H. H. MUNRO)

with an Introduction by A. A. MILNE

TO THE LYNX KITTEN, WITH HIS RELUCTANTLY GIVEN CONSENT, THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED

H. H. M.

August, 1911

Mitteilungen aus den Memoiren des Satan

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WILHELM HAUFF

MITTEILUNGEN AUS DEN MEMOIREN DES SATAN

ERSTER TEIL.

EINLEITUNG.

Marte, e' rassembra te, qualor dal quinto Cielo, di ferro scendi, e d'orror cinto. Tasso, befr. Jerusalem, V. 44.

ERSTES KAPITEL

Der Herausgeber macht eine interessante Bekanntschaft.

Wer, wie der Herausgeber und "Ubersetzer vorliegender merkwürdiger Aktenstücke, in den letzten Tagen des Septembers 1822 in Mainz war und in dem sch"onen Gasthof zu den drei Reichskronen logie...

Fenimore Cooper s Literary Offences –by: Mark Twain

This is Mark Twain's vicious and amusing review of Fenimore Cooper's literary art. It is still read widely in academic circles. Twain's essay, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses (often spelled "Offences") (1895), particularly criticized The Deerslayer and The Pathfinder. Twain wrote at the beginning of the essay: 'In one place in Deerslayer, and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115. It breaks the record.' Twain listed 19 rules 'governing literary art in domain of romantic fiction', 18 of which Cooper violate...

Anna of the Five Towns –by: Arnold Bennett

The plot centers on Anna Tellwright, daughter of a wealthy but miserly and dictatorial father, living in the Potteries area of Staffordshire, England. Her activities are strictly controlled by the Methodist church. Having escaped her father by marrying the respectable and attractive Henry, she attempts in vain to help Willy, son of a drunken and bankrupt business associate of her father's.

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ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS

BY

ARNOLD BENNETT

THIRTEENTH EDITION

METHUEN & CO. LTD.

36 ESSEX STREET W.C.

LONDON

First issued in this Cheap Form (Third Edition) Septembe...

Candide ou L optimisme –by: Voltaire

Candide vivait paisible et innocent chez le baron de Thunder-ten-tronckh, en Westphalie. Dans son ch^ateau, le précepteur Pangloss (<< qui discourt de tout >> en grec), représentation de Gottfried Leibniz, professait un optimisme béat. Candide partageait cette plénitude d’autant plus qu’il était amoureux de Cunégonde, fille du baron. Un jour, ce même baron surprend leurs amours et chasse Candide à coups de pied << dans le derrière >>.
(Résumé par Wikipédia)

This novella tells the tale of a young man, Candide (meaning “ingenuous”), who has been indoctrinated wi...

Tysons –by: May Sinclair

Another frank May Sinclair exploration of fin de siècle English love and sex, marriage and adultery, "The Tysons" is the story of the caddish Nevill Tyson and his beautiful but frivolous young wife Molly. Sinclair uses a different narrative voice than we hear in much of her fiction, a sort of witty Jane Austen archness as she dissects the characters of the provincial village Drayton Parva. As always, she demonstrates an intriguing mixture of Victorian prudishness and modern free-thinking, particularly in her rendering of the sexual escapades of her characters. The step-by-step fragmentation o...

La Tribuna

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E text prepared by Chuck Greif from digital material generously made available by La Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/)

Note: The source material from which this e book was taken can be seen at http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/FichaObra.html?Ref=61

La Tribuna

Emilia Pardo Bazán

Alfredo de Carlos, Madrid 1883

Prólogo

Lector indulgente: No quiero perder la buena costumbre de empezar mis novelas hablando contigo breves palabras. Más que nunca debo mantenerla hoy, porque acerca de La Tribuna tengo varias adv...

The Curtezan Unmasked

"The Curtezan unmasked or, the Whoredomes of Jezebel Painted to the Life: With Antidotes against them, or Heavenly Julips to cool Men in the Fever of Lust" is a fire-and-brimstone polemic by "A Spiritual Physician" to persuade young men not to succumb to harlotry and its accompanying perils. (Introduction by Denny Sayers)

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Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text.

The Curtezan unmasked :

Or, THE

WHOREDOMES

OF

JEZEBEL

Painted to the Life.

With ANTIDOTES...

The Admirable Crichton –by: J. M. Barrie

From the author of Peter Pan:

Lord Loam, a British peer, considers class divisions to be artificial. He promotes his views during tea-parties where servants mingle with his aristocratic guests, to the embarrassment of all. Crichton, his butler, particularly disapproves of this.

Loam, his family, a maid, and Crichton are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The resourceful Crichton is the only one of the party with any practical knowledge. Eventually, social roles are reversed, and Crichton becomes the governor.

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THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

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