THE FITZ BOODLE PAPERS.
By William Makepeace Thackeray
THE FITZ BOODLE PAPERS.
FITZ BOODLE'S CONFESSIONS:
FITZ BOODLE'S PROFESSIONS:
FITZ BOODLE'S CONFESSIONS.
GEORGE FITZ BOODLE, ESQUIRE, TO OLIVER YORKE, ESQUIRE.
OMNIUM CLUB, May 20, 1842.
DEAR SIR, I have always been considered the third best whist player in
Europe, and (though never betting more than five pounds) have for many
years past added considerably to my yearly income...
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A satirical look at early biblical events from the point of view of someone who was there to witness most of them: the oldest man in recorded history.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF METHUSELAH
JOHN KENDRICK BANGS
Illustrated in Color by F. G. Cooper
[Illustration: Methuselah's stationery]
New York B. W. Dodge & Company 1909 Copyright, 1908, by B. W. Dodge & Company
I I AM BORN AND NAMED
II EARLY INFLUENCES
III SOME REMINISCENCES OF ADAM
IV GRANDMOTHER EVE
Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace, is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother. While clever and beautiful, Lizzie has several character flaws; the greatest of these is an almost pathological delight in lying, even when it cannot benefit her. Before he dies, the disillusioned Sir Florian discovers all this, but does not think to change the generous terms of his will. The diamonds of the book’s title are a necklace, a Eustace family heirloom that Sir Florian gave to Lizzie to wear. Lizzie attempts to hold onto them, much to the irri...
OR, HIS ARRAIGNMENT
By Ben Jonson
THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first
literary dictator and poet laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire,
and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the
subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such
his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at
least in his age.
Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the
world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was o...
A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. As he explores various social activities — politics, publishing, theatre, philanthropy, and business — he finds more hypocrisy and corruption than he thought possible. He takes refuge with a group of "bohemians", who meet in a red dining room in Berns Salonger to discuss these matters. (Introduction adopted from Wikipedia)
THE RED ROOM
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
IN MIDSUMMER DAYS
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work.
Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha’s maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia’s suitor, Wilson.
Much of the comedy arises from differences in the descriptions of the same events by different participants. Attributions of motives ...
A shy, introverted young poet. A weekend in a magnificent English country house. A beautiful young lady whom the poet is secretly in love with. An assorted group of guests with varied interests, motives, ambitions and aspirations, and the complex web of history and events that connect all of them.
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley was his first book, published in 1921, when he was just 27 years old. It is typical of many books written during this period by writers like Thomas Love Peacock and Somerset Maugham, centered round a country mansion and the quaint, British tradition o...
THE LUMLEY AUTOGRAPH
Susan Fenimore Cooper
BY THE AUTHOR OF "RURAL HOURS," ETC.
[Not long since an American author received an application from a
German correspondent for "a few Autographs" the number of names
applied for amounting to more than a hundred, and covering several
sheets of foolscap. A few years since an Englishman of literary note
sent his Album to a distinguished poet in Paris for his contribution,
when the volume was actually stolen from a room where every other
article was left untouched; showing that Autographs were more valuab...
[Illustratie: Een kreet van verbazing ontsnapte aan de menigte, toen ik
voor het eerst overeind ging staan.]
GULLIVER'S REIS NAAR LILIPUT
MET FRAAIE PLATEN
AMSTERDAM MEULENHOFF & Co. MCMXII
Boek Courant en Steendrukkerij
G. J. Thieme, Nijmegen
I. Gulliver wordt scheepsdokter, lijdt
schipbreuk en wordt op een vreemd
eiland gevangen genomen 1