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A Son at the Front

A Son at the Front – Edith Wharton

Mrs. Wharton’s story is the simple one of John Campton, the great American painter, whose only son, born in France, is subject to military service. The father, his divorced wife, and her banking husband all interest themselves to keep the boy out of danger, but he eludes their care and while ostensibly on staff work he is really with his regiment at the front. He is wounded, recovers, goes back, is wounded again and returns to die. The theme of the novel is American participation in the war, dramatized by the conversion of John Campton from a position of indifferent neutrality at the outset to a conviction that no ‘civilized man could … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Emily of New Moon

Emily of New Moon – Lucy Maud Montgomery

In the story little Emily Byrd Starr, aged eleven, has been left an orphan. We are in time to see the death of her father, Douglas Starr, an unsuccessful journalist, and to learn that though he had never been forgiven for having eloped with Juliet Murray, yet the Murray pride is such that the family will certainly provide for Juliet’s daughter. It is decided by the drawing of iots that she shall go to New Moon with two of her aunts. New Moon, called after the ship in which the Murrays sailed from the old country, had been built more than a century ago; the family had spread and, prospered, its tentacles Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Prophet

The Prophet – Khalil Gibran

‘The Prophet’ consists of 26 fables written by the poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. The chapters deal with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. ‘The Prophet’ ist one of the most translated books in the world and has been translated into more than 100 languages.

The Prophet

The Prophet

Format: eBook.

The Prophet.

ISBN: 9783849652760.

 

Excerpt from the first chapter:

ALMUSTAFA, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Cane

Cane – Jean Toomer

‘Cane’ is a novel and possibly the best-known work by Jean Toomer. The novel is built up in a series of vignettes that deal with the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States. The vignettes picture the South in sketches, short stories and poems by. A book whose tap roots run deep in the Southern soil, and whose music sways our emotions as only primitive desires can.

Cane

Cane

Format: eBook.

Cane.

ISBN: 9783849652753.

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Cane (from Wikipedia):

Toomer spent a great deal of time working on the structure of Cane. He said that the design was a circle. Aesthetically, Cane builds from simple to complex forms; regionally, it … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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New Hampshire – A Poem with notes and grace notes

New Hampshire – A Poem with notes and grace notes – Robert Frost

New Hampshire is a collection of poems written by Robert Frost and first published in the United States in 1923. The work was awrded a Pulitzer Prize. The book includes some of the most prominent and best-known poetry of Frost, including ‘New Hampshire’, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ and many more.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

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New Hampshire.

ISBN: 9783849652746.

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New Hampshire (from Wikipedia):

New Hampshire is a 1923 volume of poems written by Robert Frost which won the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

The book included several of Frost’s most well-known poems, including “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Annie Kilburn

Annie Kilburn – William Dean Howells

Mr. Howells’ novel exhibits the influence of many disturbing elements upon the mind of the writer. What they call the “zeitgeist” in Germany is strongly reflected in the pages of “Annie Kilburn;” and the lenses through which current social phenomena are viewed are not those of optimism. The heroine is a not quite young woman, who, after a long residence abroad, returns orphaned to her old home. This is a New England manufacturing town in a transition state between colonial Puritanism and nobody knows what. Annie Kilburn stands for that peculiarly modern condition of mind in which dissatisfaction with social relations as they exist is rather paralyzed than tempered by the operation of a … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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April Hopes

April Hopes – William Dean Howells

Mr. Howells shows a light and exquisite touch in “April Hopes,” a novel, it is safe to say, in which all his finer qualities are seen at their best. The sweetness of it is perhaps a trifle cloying now and then to robust palates, but the story is for all the world like a spring day where showers and sunshine grace fully intermingle. Story, we say, while in reality there is no story at all, in accordance with Mr. Howells’ views of the lack of stories in “real” life. Only an account of how two young things fell in love with one another and quarreled and made up, and quarreled again, and made up … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Modern Italian Poets

Modern Italian Poets – William Dean Howells

How many of the intelligent play-goers of this intelligent land and of the present period could tell, without the play-bills in their hands, that Alfieri was the creator of Ristori’s “Mirra” and of Salvini’s “Saul” ? How many of the general readers of English verse know who Alfieri was or what he did ? And yet Vittorio Alfieri is the most familiar figure among the score of ‘Modern Italian Poets’ upon whom Mr. Howells dwells in his volume of Essays and Versions. Tommaso Grossi, Giacomo Leopardi, Giuseppe Giusti, Aleardo Aleardi, and their contemporaries, who flourished in Italy between the last quarter of the eighteenth century and the last quarter of this, mean as … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Minister’s Charge

The Minister’s Charge – William Dean Howells

With ‘The Minister’s Charge’ Mr. Howells has reached the point where his books are less interesting individually than as parts of a series, and one has the satisfaction with these later works of being able to read them by the light of the author’s own canons of criticism. These show that Mr. Howells cannot only preach a philosophy, but live up to it ; for the story of Lemuel Barker, so far as it is told, has the ” respect for probability, the fidelity to conditions, human and social, which,” he has told us, ” can alone justify the reading and writing of novels.” We say, “so far as it is told,” for … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Indian Summer

Indian Summer – William Dean Howells

Mr. Howells is giving us in ‘ Indian Summer’ some of the very best work he has ever done ; full of the same dainty piquantness, but alive with deeper sympathies and meanings. This is full, not merely of what average people say and do, but of what average people think and feel behind what they say and do. The difference between ‘Silas Lapham’ and ‘Indian Summer’ is like the difference between a pearl and an opal : the opal has a soul. Nothing could be more entertaining than the letter of Mrs. Bowen as a perfect illustration of a poor woman trying to be just, but unconsciously adding a touch to make it … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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