Archiv der Kategorie: Classics of Fiction (English)

Pickle The Spy – The Incognito Of Prince Charles

Pickle The Spy – The Incognito Of Prince Charles – Andrew Lang This is the peculiar title of a book that is making something of a literary sensation. This brilliant study of the betrayal and extinction of Jacobitism has triumphantly … Weiterlesen

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Mardi: And A Voyage Thither

Mardi: And A Voyage Thither – Herman Melville Mardi is, unlike Melville’s typically autobiographical novels, a work of pure fiction. Like in Typee and Omoo the work narrates the travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to … Weiterlesen

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Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Journey To The Center Of The Earth – Jules Verne In the spring of 1863 Professor Lidenbrock finds a secret, runic manuscript, that was written by an Icelandic alchemist hundreds of years before. It tells about a journey to the … Weiterlesen

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The Bride Of Lammermoor

The Bride Of Lammermoor – Sir Walter Scott Although the period of this tragedy of Lammermoor is placed within the reign of William and Mary, the story (unlike most of the others) has little historical connection. It tells, instead, of … Weiterlesen

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James VI And The Gowrie Mystery

James VI And The Gowrie Mystery – Andrew Lang An old Scottish lady, many generations ago, used to say, ‚It is a great comfort to think that, at the Day of Judgment, we shall know the whole truth about the … Weiterlesen

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Around The World In Eighty Days

Around The World In Eighty Days – Jules Verne Phileas Fogg, a respectable English gentleman of phlegmatic temperament and methodical habits, maintains, during a discussion at his club in London, that a man can travel around the world in eighty … Weiterlesen

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American Fairy Tales

American Fairy Tales – L. Frank Baum This is a collection of twelve short stories, or as Baum put it „modern tales about modern fairies“. The book includes the following stories: The Box Of Robbers The Glass Dog The Queen … Weiterlesen

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The Life Of George Washington Volume 5

The Life Of George Washington Volume 5 – Washington Irving „The Life Of George Washington“ is a monumental work on the life of one of the most famous American presidents. Originally published in five volumes between 1853 and 1859, it … Weiterlesen

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The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes – H. G. Wells It is certainly an easy assumption to make that the readers of H. G. Wells‘ novel, „The Sleeper Awakes,“ will agree that it is a truly wonderful production. Mr. Wells has devoted himself … Weiterlesen

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The House Of The Seven Gables

The House Of The Seven Gables – Nathanie Hawthorne This book, which the author himself preferred to his previous novel, is of quieter tone than „The Scarlet Letter.“ It is more minutely elaborated, and its pathos depends more on the … Weiterlesen

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