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By Jerome K Jerome. 1891
Invited to the theatre on Monday next, Jerome discovers it is at Ober-Ammergau. He looked at his diary and saw… that Aunt Emma was coming, calculated that he would miss her and decided that he would go! And so began an epic pilgrimage. 1891.
By Thomas Mann, H. T Lowe-Porter. 1963
A selection of writings by the twentieth-century German author who develops the themes of the influence of the past on… the present, the meaning of death, the alienation of the artist, and the inner struggle of intellectualism versus sensualism. 1963. Uniform title: Selections.
By Charles Dickens, Peter Fairclough. 1848
This novel was published in 20 monthly installments during 1846-48 and in book form in 1848. It was a crucial… novel in Dickens development, a product of more thorough planning and maturer thought than his earlier serialized books. The title character, Mr. Dombey, is a wealthy shipping merchant whose wife dies giving birth to their second child, a long-hoped-for son and heir, Paul. 1970.
By Anthony Trollope, David Skilton. 1994
Doctor Thorne is confronted with a delicate problem when his niece, the penniless Mary Thorne, considers marriage to Frank Gresham,… heir to a great but impoverished estate. Shall Doctor Thorne disclose that Mary may herself become heiress to a huge fortune? Third in the Chronicles of Barsetshire. 1994.
By Thomas Hardy. 1975
Cytherea Gray, lady's maid, decides to marry the villainous Aeneas Manston after she discovers her true love, Edward Springrove, is… already engaged. As soon as she is married she discovers that Aeneas's first wife is still alive. Her investigations into the situation have tragic consequences. 1975.
By Charles Dickens. 1981
By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, Robert A Maguire. 2004
Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town, visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer.… He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these souls as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. 2004.
By Sinclair Lewis. 1998
Satire of American middle-class city life. George F. Babbitt is a successful real estate man, a regular fellow, booster, Rotarian,… Elk, and a Republican who moulds his opinions on those of the local newspaper and believes in a sound business administration in Washington. 1998.
By Henry James, Geoffrey Moore. 1986
"What the European male fails to understand is that the American girl is innocent by definition, mythically innocent", and, the… confusion of Winterbourne is aggravated by the atmosphere in Vevey, a no-man's land half-way between the grimness of Geneva and the moral laxity of Rome. Winterbourne mistakes Daisy's frank manner for commonness, yet he is also aware of her delicate grace. 1986.
By Rebecca West. 1985
By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. 1853
By Gabrielle Roy. 1983
Publié en 1945. Un grand classique de la littérature québécoise. Rappelons que "Bonheur d'occasion" raconte l'histoire d'un quartier pauvre de… Montréal, Saint-Henri, et que les principaux personnages en sont une jeune serveuse de restaurant, un ouvrier de fonderie et un conscrit. c1945, 1983.
By Mazo De la Roche. 1958
Traces the activities of the Whiteoak family in the mid-fifties, a period climaxed by the 100th anniversary celebration of the… oldest of the family residences. Sequel to "Variable winds at Jalna". 1973, c1958. (Whiteoaks of Jalna saga ; 16)
By Geoffrey Chaucer, Barbara Cohen. 1988
Four of Geoffrey Chaucer's tales retold in modern English. The nun's priest recounts the barnyard adventures of prideful rooster Chauntecleer,… the pardoner teaches a lesson about greed, the wife of Bath relates a baffled knight's dilemma, and the franklin celebrates courtly love. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1988.
By Françoise Sagan, Irene Ash. 2007
Cecile leads a hedonistic, frivolous life with her father and his young mistresses. On holiday in the South of France,… she is seduced by the sun, the sand and her first lover. But when her father decides to remarry, their carefree existence becomes clouded by tragedy. Originally published in 1954. 2007.
By Rumer Godden. 1994
Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the Himalayan mountain people, the Sisters of… Mary are dependent for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. 1994, c1939.
By Anna Sewell. 1994
Black Beauty, a fine stallion, tells of his suffering as he is sold from one cruel master to another. This… book was written to dramatize the cruel ties inflicted on horses in 19th century England. Grades 4-7. 1994.
By Charles Dickens, G. W Spence. 1973
By Noel Streatfeild. 1959
By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir, Frederick Page. 1953