Archiv der Kategorie: Classics of Fiction (English)

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens „Nicholas Nickleby“ combined the comic and the sensational elements for the first time, and is still the type of Dickens’s longer books, in which the strain of violent pathos or sinister mystery is incessantly relieved … Weiterlesen

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The First Men in the Moon

The First Men in the Moon – H. G. Wells There is probably no other living writer than the author of „The War of the Worlds“ whose brain possesses that abnormal twist requisite to the production of such a story … Weiterlesen

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The Iliad Of Homer

The Iliad Of Homer – Andrew Lang Andrew Lang, assisted by Walter Leaf and Ernest Myers, has put the old Greek epos into contemporary English prose. The subject of the Iliad, as the first line proclaims, is the “anger of … Weiterlesen

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White-Jacket: Or The World In A Man-Of-War

White-Jacket: Or The World In A Man-Of-War – Herman Melville White-Jacket is a novel that perfectly reflects on the American naval life of the 19th century and is widely based on his own experiences when he sailed on the USS … Weiterlesen

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Walden

Walden – Henry David Thoreau In 1854, Thoreau published the book by which he will always be best known, Walden, or Life in the Woods. It is by far the deepest, richest, and most closely jointed of his books. It … Weiterlesen

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The Little White Bird

The Little White Bird – James M. Barrie Where did Peter Pan come from? There is a very general conception that he stepped from Mr. Barrie’s day-dreams straight upon the boards. But those who remember that delicate piece of sentiment, … Weiterlesen

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The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood – Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood was Charles Dickens‘ last novel and remained – unfortunately – unfinished. There was a lot of discussion about what Dickens could have had in his mind as … Weiterlesen

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The Mystery Of Mary Stuart

The Mystery Of Mary Stuart – Andrew Lang Mr. Lang does not claim to have said the lastword in the tragedy of Mary Stuart. She and Marie Antoinette will probably continue to furnish „copy“ for ages to come. As long … Weiterlesen

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Rob Roy

Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott Rob Roy MacGregor was a historical figure—an outlaw who „owed his fame in a great measure to his residing on the very verge of the Highlands, and playing such pranks in the beginning of … Weiterlesen

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Waverley

Waverley – Sir Walter Scott „Waverley“ is noteworthy not only in being the author’s first novel, but also because it gives a fine panorama of an important historic period. The story is written around the Jacobite insurrection of 1745, led … Weiterlesen

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