Archiv der Kategorie: Classics of Fiction (English)

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

Format: eBook.

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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Juvenilia

Juvenilia – Jane Austen

The Juvenilia are the early works of Jane Austen, small essays, poems or plays that she compiled in three hand-written notebooks.

Juvenilia

Juvenilia.

Format: eBook.

Juvenilia.

ISBN: 9783849655259

 

 

Excerpt from the text:

 

CHAPTER THE FIRST

Mr. Johnson was once upon a time about 53; in a twelve-month afterwards he was 54, which so much delighted him that he was determined to celebrate his next Birthday by giving a Masquerade to his Children & Freinds. Accordingly on the Day he attained his 55th year, tickets were dispatched to all his Neighbours to that purpose. His acquaintance indeed in that part of the World were not very numerous, as they consisted only of Lady Williams, Mr. … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Letters

The Letters – Jane Austen

The letters included in this series comprise about three quarters of the collection in two volumes published in 1884 by her great-nephew Lord Brabourne. The lightness, almost friskiness, of their tone cannot fail to strike the reader. Modern letters written by women are filled more or less with hints and queries; questionings as to the why and the wherefore occur; allusions to the various “fads” of the day, literary or artistic,- Ibsen, Tolstoi, Browning, Esoteric Buddhism, Wagner’s Music, the Mind Cure, Social Science, Causes and Reforms. But Cowper and Crabbe were the poetical sensations in Miss Austen’s time, Scott and Byron its phenomenal novelties; it took months to get most books printed, and years to … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Persuasion

Persuasion – Jane Austen

This version includes a detailed introductory annotation on how the book and the plot were created.

“Persuasion” represents the ripest development of Jane Austen’s powers, that latest phase of her thoughts and feelings. It is a novel which, while not wanting in the several excellences of those which preceded it, has a mellower tone and a more finished grace of style than any of the others. It was written at a time when bodily strength had given place to weakness; and although her mind was more active than ever, her physical condition insensibly influenced her thought, giving this latest of her books that deeper note of feeling, that finer touch of sympathy and tenderness, which make … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

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Her style deserves the highest commendation. It has all the form and finish of the eighteenth century, without being in the least degree stilted or unnatural. It has all the tone of good society without being in the least degree insipid. For a specimen of crisp, rich English, combining all the vigour of the masculine with all the delicacy of the feminine style, we suggest the opening chapter of “Northanger Abbey” as a model for any young lady writer of the present age. – T. E. Kebbel.

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey.

Format: eBook.

Northanger Abbey.

ISBN: 9783849655228

 

 

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Emma

Emma – Jane Austen

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We, therefore, bestow no mean compliment upon the author of  “Emma,” when we say that, keeping close to common incidents, and to such characters as occupy the ordinary walks of life, she has produced sketches of such spirit and originality, that we never miss the excitation which depends upon a narrative of uncommon events, arising from the consideration of minds, manners and sentiments, greatly above our own. In this class she stands almost alone ; for the scenes of Miss Edgeworth are laid in higher life, varied by more romantic incident, and by her remarkable power of embodying and illustrating … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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