Archiv der Kategorie: Classics of Fiction (English)

Roughing It

Roughing It – Mark Twain „Roughing It“ is another one of Mark Twain’s chronicles of his wandering years, this one being the prequel to „Innocents Abroad.“ His adventures take place in the Wild West, Salt Lake City and even in … Weiterlesen

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The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad – Mark Twain The character of American humor, and its want of resemblance to the humor of Kamtschatka and Patagonia,—will the reader forgive us if we fail to set down here the thoughts suggested by these fresh … Weiterlesen

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (and other sketches)

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (and other sketches) – Mark Twain James Russell Lowell had already pronounced the „Frog“ story „the finest piece of humorous writing yet produced in America.“ We are sure he would also have bestowed … Weiterlesen

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Sketches, New and Old

Sketches, New and Old – Mark Twain The long-delayed book of Sketches, contracted for five years before its release, was issued in 1875. „The Jumping Frog“ is included in the volume, also the French translation which Madame Blanc (Th. Bentzon) … Weiterlesen

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Outline of History

Outline of History – H. G. Wells No book is provoking a more animated discussion among students of the social sciences at the present time than H. G. Wells‘ Outline of History. The author’s task, as he himself sets it, … Weiterlesen

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The Brown Fairy Book

The Brown Fairy Book – Andrew Lang Fairy tales and stories of the ‚Arabian Nights‘ order are not often attempted by modern imaginations, but collections of the old legends are perennially popular. Mr. Andrew Lang has not yet exhausted the … Weiterlesen

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Mother Goose Stories

Mother Goose Stories – L. Frank Baum This was the first of Baum’s books for children; it is a collection of very short stories, each based upon one of the familiar rhymes of Mother Goose. In the introduction, Baum explains … Weiterlesen

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Astoria

Astoria – Washington Irving In 1836, Irving published “ Astoria ; or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains ;“ a somewhat curious example of literary skill. A voluminous commercial correspondence was the dull ore of the earth which … Weiterlesen

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The Return Of The Native

The Return Of The Native – Thomas Hardy Some regard this book as Hardy’s masterpiece. Here again we have a rural setting and a powerful and moving plot. The characters, too, are striking and well drawn, and one of them, … Weiterlesen

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20000 Leagues Under the Seas

20000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne ‚20000 Leagues Under the Sea‘ was one of the first science fiction novels ever and has been a classic in this genre ever since its publication in 1870. It tells the world-famous … Weiterlesen

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