Archiv der Kategorie: Classics of Fiction (English)

The World Set Free

The World Set Free – H. G. Wells The successor in our day to both Jules Verne and Edward Bellamy is H. G. Wells, and his book, „The World Set Free,“ embodies more of his creed than anything heretofore published. … Weiterlesen

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens Oliver Twist was published in 1838. This story shows in vivid colors the miseries ofthe pauper’s home where the inmates are robbed and starved, while the dead are hurried into unhonored graves; the haunts of … Weiterlesen

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The Rhine

The Rhine – Victor Hugo This work, composed of “Letters to a Friend,” is the story of a merry archaeological journey. The form is a familar one, but it displays remarkable erudition. It is the chat of a witty savant … Weiterlesen

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Under Sentence of Death

Under Sentence of Death – Victor Hugo In this book are depicted and analyzed, in due succession, all the physical sufferings, all the mental tortures a man condemned to death can experience during the hours which immediately precede his execution. … Weiterlesen

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – Victor Hugo In the spring of 1864 appeared Hugo’s book entitled „William Shakespeare“—a book, that throws more light on the greatest genius of his own century than on the greatest genius of the age of Shakespeare. And … Weiterlesen

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The History of a Crime

The History of a Crime – Victor Hugo Victor Hugo wrote this work whilst in exile for taking part in the events herein described. His story is thrillingly told. The world for the first time gets all the details of … Weiterlesen

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Bug-Jargal

Bug-Jargal – Victor Hugo The story is a dramatic episode of the revolt of the blacks of St. Domingo in 1791. Bug-Jargal, the hero, is a negro, a slave in the household of a planter. He is secretly in love … Weiterlesen

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Ninety-Three

Ninety-Three – Victor Hugo The Revolution at its apogee, the fatal term of the contest waged by new ideas against the old social order, by liberty against despotism, by law against tyranny; and from this conflict, from this atmosphere of … Weiterlesen

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Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land – Herman Melville Who could possibly have foreseen that the author of “Typee” and “Omoo” would at last appear as the author of a poem of 18,000 lines, inspired by religious … Weiterlesen

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The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs – Victor Hugo “The Man Who Laughs” (“L’Homme qui Rit”) was called by its author “A Romance of English History,” and was written during the period Hugo spent in exile in Guernsey. Like “The Toilers of … Weiterlesen

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