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Emilia Pardo Bazán
Alfredo de Carlos, Madrid 1883
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...
First Page:Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text.
The Curtezan unmasked :
Painted to the Life.
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.
First Page:THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON
First Page:MR. PUNCH'S POCKET IBSEN
A COLLECTION OF SOME OF THE MASTER'S BEST KNOWN DRAMAS CONDENSED, REVISED, AND SLIGHTLY RE ARRANGED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EARNEST STUDENT
AUTHOR OF "VICE VERSA," "VOCES POPULI," ETC.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BERNARD PARTRIDGE
LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1893
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The concluding piece, "Pill Doctor Herdal," is, as the observant reader will instantly perceive, rather a reverent attempt to tread in the footprints of the Nor...
Zadig, ou La Destinée, (”Zadig, or The Book of Fate”) (1747) is a famous novel written by the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire’s own day.
The book is philosophical in nature, and presents human life as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. It is a story of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, both of which Voltaire chal...
First Page:[ : gesperrt : antiqua oder fettschrift Druckfehler sind am Ende des Textes notiert.]
Erz"ahlung von Friedrich Gerst"acker
Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1857.
Der Verfasser beh"alt sich das Recht der Uebersetzung ins Englische und Franz"osische vor.
The surviving portions of the text detail the misadventures of the narrator, Encolpius, and his lover, a handsome sixteen-year-old boy named Giton. Throughout the novel, Encolpius has a hard time keepi...