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Sylph Etherege (From: The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales)

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THE SNOW IMAGE

AND

OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES

SYLPH ETHEREGE

By

Nathaniel Hawthorne

On a bright summer evening, two persons stood among the shrubbery of a garden, stealthily watching a young girl, who sat in the window seat of a neighboring mansion. One of these unseen observers, a gentleman, was youthful, and had an air of high breeding and refinement, and a face marked with intellect, though otherwise of unpr...

It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

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It might have been, by Emily Sarah Holt.

This book is mainly about the treasonable plot to blow up Parliament, by mining through to its lowest floor, or basement, from an adjacent house. This plot was hatched by a number of Catholic gentlemen, and was quite ingenious. These people came from a wide area of England, and numbered about thirty. One point of interest to your reviewer is that one of the places where they met, or retreated to when not personally involved in mining, was a hous...

The White Lady of Hazelwood A Tale of the Fourteenth Century

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The White Lady of Hazelwood, by Emily Sarah Holt.

Her is another of Emily Holt's books set in the middle ages, this time at the end of the fourteenth century. We are kept constantly aware of this by the quaint words and expressions the players in the drama are always using. Many of these phrases have dropped out of the language, but sometimes the usage is very illuminating, as we can see how we got some modern expression or spelling.

On the whole in this story life goes on quite evenly, wi...

Cathedral –by: Hugh Walpole

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884 – 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting, vivid plots, and high profile as a lecturer brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, but has been largely neglected since his death.... One of Walpole's major novels of the early post-war period was The Cathedral, which unlike muc...

Elsie s Children –by: Martha Finley

This book continues the delightful "Elsie Dinsmore" series. Elsie's children, introduced in the previous volume, live life, grow up, and encounter various problems of their own.

Additional Proof Listeners: AlaynaMay & Rachel.

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ELSIE'S CHILDREN

A SEQUEL TO "ELSIE'S MOTHERHOOD"

By MARTHA FINLEY

Complete Authorized Edition

Published by arrangement with Dodd, Mead and Company

A.L. BURT COMPANY

PUBLISHERS New York Chicago

DODD, MEAD & COMPANY.

1877

1905, BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY.

Preface.

With this volume, brin...

Daughter of the Commandant –by: Alexander Pushkin

"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, and is considered to be his finest prose work. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773-1774.

The 17-year-old Pyotr Andreyich is sent by his father to military service in a remote Russian outpost, where he leans honor and love while being caught up in a violent uprising of tribal groups against the imperial government.

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THE DAUGHTER OF THE COMMANDANT

A Russian Romance

by

ALEXKSANDR POUSHKI...

When God Laughs, and Other Stories –by: Jack London

This collection of Jack London's short stories touches on a variety of topics, from his love of boxing, to relationships between criminals, to the trials of life and travel on many frontiers, to an allegory about a king who desired a nose. London is considered a master of the short story, a form much more to his liking and personality than his novels. He was active and quick of mind and the short story suited him well.

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WHEN GOD LAUGHS, AND OTHER STORIES

By Jack London

1911 Mills and Boon edition

Contents:

When God Laughs The Apostate A Wic...

Pearl Maiden –by: Henry Rider Haggard

This is the story of Miriam, an orphan Christian woman living in Rome in the first century. She falls in love with a Roman officer, but knows that her Jewish childhood playmate loves her too and will do anything in order to get her love in return.

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PEARL MAIDEN

A Tale Of The Fall of Jerusalem

By H. Rider Haggard

First Published 1901.

TO

GLADYS CHRISTIAN

A DWELLER IN THE EAST THIS EASTERN TALE IS DEDICATED BY HER OWN AND HER FATHER'S FRIEND

THE AUTHOR

Ditchingham: September 14, 1902.

PEARL MAIDEN

CHAPTER I

THE PRISON AT CAESAREA

It...

The Brushwood Boy –by: Rudyard Kipling

The experiences in public school, Sandhurst and military life in India of Major George Cottar together with his adventures in the dream world he discovers and frequents.

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THE DAY'S WORK

By Rudyard Kipling

CONTENTS

THE BRIDGE BUILDERS A WALKING DELEGATE THE SHIP THAT FOUND HERSELF THE TOMB OF HIS ANCESTORS THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP SEA WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR .007 THE MALTESE CAT BREAD UPON THE WATERS AN ERROR IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION MY SUNDAY AT HOME THE BRUSHWOOD BOY

THE BRIDGE BUILDERS

The least that F...

Marius the Epicurean –by: Walter Pater

Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement’s leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford.

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MARIUS THE EPIC...
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