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Dog of Flanders, A

By: Ouida

Nello and Patrasche were left all alone in the world. So begins the poignant story of the two orphans who were to become inseparable companions. They were Nello, an orphaned youth, and Patrasche, the dog which he and his grandfather saved from near death one day. The tale takes place outside of Antwerp, and so popular has this story become that there is a commemorative statue of Nello and Patrasche standing in the village yet today. The story is powerful, and masterfully...

Fiction, Tragedy

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20Th Century Boys 77 : Decision: Nijuu Seiki Shounen

By: Naoki Urasawa

Description: Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store, he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt you. Kenji and his old friends are slowly being drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that could threaten the world. Who is the mysterious fr...

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Minnebrieven

By: Multatuli ; Eduard Douwes Dekker

Op het eerste gezicht is Minnebrieven (gepubliceerd in 1861) een brievenroman, met als drie hoofdrolspelers Max en zijn vrouw Tine, en het jonge meisje Fancy, Max' muze. Het is een vervolg op het 2 jaar daarvoor verschenen werk Max Havelaar , ook wat betreft de aanklacht tegen de wantoestanden in het toenmalige Nederlands-Indië. Multatuli springt opnieuw heen en weer tussen fictie en realiteit. Willem Frederik Hermans noemt Minnebrieven een van de grilligste, wildste boe...

Fiction, Literature, Epistolary fiction

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Anna Karenina -2

By: Leo Tolstoy

Two love stories are set against the backdrop of high society in Tsarist Russia. Anna awakes from a loveless marriage to find herself drawn irresistibly to the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. Levin struggles with self-esteem, and even flees to the country, before gaining courage to return and offer himself to the beautiful and pure Kitty. Through troubled courtships, reconciliations, marriage and the birth of each one’s first child, Anna and Levin experience joy ...

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Tragedy

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Dante S Divine Comedy 12 : 12: Dante Shinkyoku, La Divina Commedia...

By: Nagai Go

Description: Manga adaptation of Dante Alighieri s classic work -The Divine Comedy-

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Sangokushi 124: The Records of the Three Kingdoms

By: Yokoyama Mitsuteru

Description: A manga adaptation of the famous Chinese literary classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

By: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as The best introduction one can find into the manner of...

Fiction, Science fiction, Satire

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Twelve Nights 9

By: Muryui

Description: On one tragic night, murder and betrayal took place in the royal palace. Amidst the blazing fire, two sole survivors escape, with one badly wounded. Following their order, they seek help in the Red Lights District from a famous Gisaeng, asking for aid and shelter. Who are they? Just what happened? Ten years later, with a new Emperor on the throne, this section of the city is still as busy as ever, and appears to be relatively calm and normal ... However, ben...

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Spoilers, The

By: Rex Beach

Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan to a prominent family and pursued a career as a lawyer before being drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His first novel, The Spoilers, was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which Beach witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. The novel begins with the return of Dextry and Roy Gle...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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Jungle, The

By: Upton Sinclair

It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized. In fact, just the opposite is quite likely to occur. Jurgis, the main character of the novel, has brought his father Antanas, his fiancée Ona, her stepmother Teta Elzbieta, Teta Elzbieta's brother Jonas and her six ...

Fiction, Literature

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Mayor of Casterbridge, The (version 2)

By: Thomas Hardy

Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural and small-town England in the mid-1800s. In the original subtitle, Hardy called this the story of a man of character, and the central character, Michael Henchard, is one of English fiction's greatest creations. Henchard is deeply developed as a realistic character, but also larger-than-life in the manner of a Greek or Shakespearean t...

Fiction, Literature, Tragedy

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Operation Terror

By: Murray Leinster

An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A loan land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late? (Summary by Mark Nelson)

Fiction, Science fiction

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Twelve Nights 12

By: Muryui

Description: On one tragic night, murder and betrayal took place in the royal palace. Amidst the blazing fire, two sole survivors escape, with one badly wounded. Following their order, they seek help in the Red Lights District from a famous Gisaeng, asking for aid and shelter. Who are they? Just what happened? Ten years later, with a new Emperor on the throne, this section of the city is still as busy as ever, and appears to be relatively calm and normal ... However, ben...

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Man Who Laughs, The

By: Victor Hugo

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. Also published under the title By Order of the King.

Fiction

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Fräulein oder Frau?

By: Wilkie Collins

Die schöne Natalie Graybrooke liebt ihre Vetter Launcelot Linzie, doch ihr Vater, Sir Joseph Graybrooke, will sie mit seinem Geschäftsfreund Richard Turlington verheiraten. Weder ahnt er etwas von dessen dunkler Vergangenheit, noch weiß er, dass für Turlington die Hochzeit mit Natalie die einzige Möglichkeit ist, den Ruin seiner Firma abzuwenden. Da Natalie noch keine sechzehn Jahre alt ist, gibt es für die beiden Liebenden nur einen Ausweg, sie heiraten heimlich und müs...

Fiction

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Nostromo

By: Joseph Conrad

Señor Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local warlords to fight over, plu...

Fiction, Literature, Sea stories

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Gold Hunters, The

By: James Oliver Curwood

In The Gold Hunters we find 3 men in search of a treasure of gold hidden away in the upper reaches of the Canadian wilderness. One, a young white man, another his half breed friend, and the third the wise old Indian sage who communes with the wilderness as only his people have done through the generations. The 3 men know the gold is there, they had found the map which is leading them to it. Yet it seems that the map is leading them to places that don't exist, and each da...

Adventure, Fiction, Nature

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Nobunaga No Chef 60: Setting Aflame: A Chef of Nobunaga

By: Nishimura Mitsuru

Description: Ken is a modern-day chef who wakes up one morning in war-torn 16th century Japan. Faced with an impossible situation, he does what he does best – he cooks. Soon, word of his wonderful food reaches the capital, and the ears of warlord Oda Nobunaga, who immediately orders Ken to cook for him. What will happen to Ken as he finds himself stumbling around in an era he doesn't belong?

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Sangokushi 223: Behind-the-scenes-maneuvering: The Records of the ...

By: Yokoyama Mitsuteru

Description: A manga adaptation of the famous Chinese literary classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

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Sangokushi 56: The Records of the Three Kingdoms

By: Yokoyama Mitsuteru

Description: A manga adaptation of the famous Chinese literary classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

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