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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 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 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 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. 1853
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 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 Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir, Frederick Page. 1953
By Anthony Trollope, Andrew Sutherland. 1992
Fred Neville, heir to an earldom, resolves to enjoy a year in Ireland with his regiment, and falls in love… with a beautiful Irish girl with a mysterious background. His family oppose the match, and he seduces his wild Irish girl. The scene is thus set for a tragic outcome that far exceeds the adventures Fred had in mind. 1992.
By Mark Twain. 1996
A comprehensive edition of Twain's 1885 tale about a boy who runs away from home and floats down the Mississippi… on a raft with an escaping slave. Includes four episodes originally deleted from the first edition, an introduction by Twain biographer Justin Kaplan, and an addendum of explanatory and interpretive notes. Includes strong language. c1996.
By Anne Brontë, Robert Inglesfield, Hilda Marsden. 1991
Classic satire about a nineteenth-century New England factory worker who is knocked unconscious and transported back to the year 528.… Hank Morgan awakens in King Arthur's court in Britain, where he attempts to improve living conditions by introducing modern inventions and democratic ideas. For senior high and older readers. 1988, c1889.
By Charles Dickens, Paul Schlicke. 1995
By André Markowicz, Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski. 2007
By André Markowicz, Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski. 2006
By Jane Austen. 2012
"Issue d'une famille miséreuse, Fanny Price est âgée de dix ans quand elle est adoptée par son oncle maternel, Sir… Thomas Bertram, qui va prendre en charge son éducation. Accueillie dans le domaine de Mansfield Park, Fanny est élevée avec ses cousins et cousines qui, à l'exception d'Edmund, la traitent avec indifférence ou mépris. La gratitude et l'affection qu'elle éprouve à l'égard de son cousin se transforment au fil des années en un amour qu'elle garde secret. Et quand enfin un bon parti se déclare, Fanny n'a de choix qu'entre un mariage de raison et un retour à sa condition première... Publié en 1814, Mansfield Park est sans doute le roman le plus ambitieux de Jane Austen. L'auteur de Raison et Sentiments y excelle dans la description des rapports humains complexes qui se tissent entre ses personnages." -- 4e de couv.