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Rating: 3.70 / 5
16 reviews

The Good Soldier (Xist Classics)

by Ford Madox Ford

Saddest Story Ever Told“I know nothing - nothing in the world - of the hearts of men. I only know that I am alone - horribly alone.” - Ford Madox Ford, The Good SoldierOriginally titled as The Saddest Story, The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford tells the story of two couples seen by one of the four ‘halves’. The story is tragic criticizing the early 20th-century American and English hypocritical aristocracy. All four are incapable of loving one another and end up prisoners to their unbound lust and greed....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, British, Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Coming of Age, Military, Literary, Historical, British & Irish
Size: 160 pages
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He Knew He Was Right

by Anthony Trollope

Louis Trevelyan seems the most fortunate of mid-Victorian gentlemen: young, rich, well-educated, handsome, and with a beautiful wife. But his life is ruined by ungrounded jealousy. In the later mad scenes, in which the unlucky hero has been utterly consumed by an obsession with his wife’s imaginary infidelity, Trollope’s writing reaches a Shakespearian pitch unmatched anywhere else in his vast fictional output. In the sub-plot dealing with the marriages of his English and American heroines, Trollope engages head-on the issue of women’s rights. And in the person of Miss Jemima Stanbury, the virtuous dragon of Exeter Cathedral Close, Trollope created one of his most notable comic characters....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Historical
Size: Unknown
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Hearts of Three

by Jack London

Francis Morgan, a wealthy heir of industrialist and Wall Street maven Richard Henry Morgan, is a jaded young New Yorker. When his father’s business partner Thomas Regan suggests that Francis take a holiday in Central America, ostensibly to search for the treasure of the Morgans’ legendary ancestor, Francis thinks it’s a splendid idea. But he never suspects what adventures await across the border...Meanwhile, back in New York, a cunning enemy is positioning himself to destroy the Morgan fortune. Francis must get back in time to thwart the takeover and save his family’s business....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Historical
Size: Unknown
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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Complete Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrat...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Genre Fiction, Anthologies, Anthologies & Literature Collections
Size: Unknown
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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection [newly updated] (Book House Publishing) (The Greatest Fictional Characters of All Time)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.Here you will find the complete Sherlock Holmes novels and stories in the chronological order of their original publication:- A Study in Scarlet- The Sign of Four - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - The Hound of the Baskervilles- The Return of Sherlock Holmes - The Valley of Fear - His Last Blow- The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Collections & Anthologies, Mystery & Suspense, Anthologies & Literature Collections
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
27 reviews

The Country of the Blind (Xist Classics)

by H.G. Wells and Andy Sawyer

When the Minority Becomes the Majority“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” - Desiderius Erasmus (a constant motive in The Country of the Blind short story)Using his outstanding imagination and his ahead-of-time world views, H. G. Wells makes an interesting experiment in the short story The Country of the Blind: he creates a world in which the minority becomes the majority. In his attempt to conquer a mountain crest, main character Nuñez discovers a society comprised only of blind people. He thinks he can conquer them just like a mountain crest using his sight, but will he be understood by those deprived of sight?...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Literary, Single Authors
Size: 464 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Elizabeth Gaskell: The Complete Novels [newly updated] [North and South; Cranford; Mary Barton; etc.] (Book House Publishing) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

by Elizabeth Gaskell and Book House

This book contains the complete novels of Elizabeth Gaskell in the chronological order of their original publication.- Mary Barton- Cranford - Ruth - North and South - Sylvia’s Lovers - Wives and Daughters...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, World Literature, British, Romance, Historical Romance, Collections & Anthologies, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Historical, Literary
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4353 reviews

Tom Sawyer: The Complete Collection [newly updated] (Book House Publishing) (The Greatest Fictional Characters of All Time)

by Mark Twain

This book contains the Tom Sawyer complete collection.- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Tom Sawyer Abroad- Tom Sawyer, Detective...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Action & Adventure, United States, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Romance, Collections & Anthologies, American, Literary
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
4373 reviews

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Mark Twain

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of H...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary
Size: 190 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
4373 reviews

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Mark Twain

Thomas "Tom" Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1876). He appears in three other novels by Twain: ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1884), TOM SAWYER ABROAD (1894), and TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE (1896). Sawyer also appears in at least three unfinished Twain works, HUCK AND TOM AMONG THE INDIANS, SCHOOLHOUSE HILL and TOM SAWYER'S CONSPIRACY. While all three uncompleted works were posthumously published, only Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy has a complete plot, as Twain abandoned the other two works after finishing only a few chapters.The fictional character's name may have been derived from a jolly and flamboyant fireman named Tom Sawyer with whom Twain was acquainted in San Francisco, California, while Twain was employed as a reporter at the San Francisco...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary
Size: 140 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
5891 reviews

Jane Eyre (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #17]

by Charlotte Brontë

"The masterwork of great genius." —William Makepeace Thackeray"An utterance from the depths of a struggling, suffering, much-enduring spirit." —George Henry Lewes"Charlotte Brontë has us by the hand, forces us along her road, makes us see what she sees, never leaves us for a moment or allows us to forget her." —Virginia WoolfCharlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a he...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics
Size: 415 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

by Charlotte Brontë and F H Townsend

JANE EYRE (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action—the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility, and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry—Jane Eyre revolutionised the ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Classics, Literary Fiction, Literary
Size: 364 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
8685 reviews

Emma (Wisehouse Classics - With Illustrations by H.M. Brock)

by Jane Austen and H M Brock

EMMA, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” In the first sentence she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich.” Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. The novel has...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Romance, Sexuality, Literary
Size: 296 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
3354 reviews

A Tale of Two Cities (Wisehouse Classics - with original Illustrations by Phiz)

by Charles Dickens and Hablot Knight Browne

A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly installments from April 1859 to November 1859 in Dickens's new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. All but three of Dickens's previous novels had appeared only as monthly installments. With sales of about 2...

Genre: History, World, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Historical
Size: 272 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
2192 reviews

The Time Machine (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by H. G. Wells

THE TIME MACHINE is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposely and selectively forwards or backwards in time. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicle.The book's protagonist is an English scientist and gentleman inventor living in Richmond, Surrey, in Victorian England, and identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller. The narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension, and his demonstration of a tabletop model machine for travelling through it. He reveals that he has built a machine capable of carryin...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 78 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
1622 reviews

Persuasion (Wisehouse Classics - With Illustrations by H.M. Brock)

by Jane Austen and H M Brock

PERSUASION is Jane Austen's last completed novel, published posthumously. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. Persuasion was published in December 1817, but is dated 1818. The author died earlier in 1817. As the Napoleonic Wars come to an end in 1814, Admirals and Captains of the Royal Navy are put ashore, their work done. Anne Elliot meets Captain Frederick Wentworth after seven years, by the chance of his sister and brother-in-law renting her father's estate, while she stays for a few months with her married sister, living nearby. They fell in love the first time, but she broke off the engagement.Besides the theme of persuasion, the novel evokes other topics, with which Austen was familiar: The Royal Navy, in which two of Jane Austen's brothers ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Romance, Sexuality, Military, Literary
Size: 158 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
1348 reviews

THE PRINCE (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Nicolo Machiavelli

THE PRINCE (Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but “long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings”. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather th...

Genre: History, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Romance
Size: 96 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
1270 reviews

Sense and Sensibility (Wisehouse Classics - With Illustrations by H.M. Brock)

by Jane Austen and H M Brock

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym “A Lady”. A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. Austen biographer Claire Tomalin argues that Sense and Sensibility has a “wobble in its approach”, which developed because Austen, in the course of writing the novel, gradually became less certain about whether sense or sensibility should triumph. Austen characteri...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Nonfiction, Romance
Size: 228 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
2311 reviews

The Scarlet Letter (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

THE SCARLET LETTER is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and is considered to be his best work. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.20th-century writer D. H. Lawrence said that there could not be a more perfect work of the American imagination than The Scarlet Letter. Henry James once said of the novel, "It is beautiful, admirable, extraordinary; it has in the highest degree that merit which I have spoken of as the mark of Hawthorne's best things-an indefinable purity and lightness of c...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Romance
Size: 160 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
763 reviews

The Invisible Man - A Grotesque Romance (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by H. G. Wells

THE INVISIBLE MAN is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. (more on www.wisehouse-classics.com)...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
Size: 102 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
670 reviews

The Moonstone (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #92]

by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’, "The Moonstone" is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers
Size: 428 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
240 reviews

Christmas Healing (Healing the Regime Series Book 1)

by Morris Fenris and Jasmine Bowen

He's a vampire who has been locked away for a thousand years in a coffin, finally freed. But the world has changed drastically during that time, and there are so many things that he's not ready for. He hated being a vampire when it first happened, and he hates it now.

She's barely 18, a young girl with terminal cancer, once the height of popularity. Chosen by another vampire clan to keep them "updated" in the world, her blood infected and not tempting to them, she is brought into his household to teach him, page by page, the modern world and how to live despite her inevitable death. With the Christmas season approaching, she teaches him that there is more to life than just living. There's generosity and goodwill.

Although she has a boyfriend back home and he has...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Action & Adventure, Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Paranormal, Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Romantic Comedy, Sports, Women's Adventure, Women's, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, New Adult & College
Size: 111 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
434 reviews

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by James Joyce

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe. The work uses techniques that Joyce developed more fully in Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939).A PORTRAIT began life in 1903 as Stephen Hero-a projected 63-chapter autobiographical novel in a realistic style. After 25 chapters, Joyce abandoned Stephen Hero in 1907 and set to reworking its themes and protagonist into a condensed fiv...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Coming of Age, Literary
Size: 168 pages
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
24 reviews

Attractions

by Joshua Edward Smith

Is beauty an objective truth, or something that derives from the state of mind of the beholder? In this short story by romance novelist Joshua Edward Smith, the attraction a man has for his wife is contrasted against his ephemeral attraction for another woman. Rich with symbolism and insight, this dream-like journey will take you into the innermost thoughts of a man as he takes a short trip that may also be the longest of his life.

This is a single short story, about 12 pages in length....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Literary, Romance, Single Authors
Size: 15 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
26 reviews

Complete Novels Of Jane Austen (ShandonPress)

by Jane Austen and Shandonpress

ShandonPress collection containing: - Sense and Sensibility (1811)- Pride and Prejudice (1813)- Mansfield Park (1814)- Emma (1815)- Northanger Abbey (1817)- Persuasion (1818)...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, World Literature, British
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
36 reviews

An Heir for Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Short Story

by Jane Grix

Fitzwilliam Darcy has it all - a beautiful, intelligent wife who loves him and she is expecting their first child. But Darcy's mother died in childbirth and he worries that he could lose it all.

An Heir for Pemberley is a Pride and Prejudice Variation Short Story, 4000 words long and takes about fifteen minutes to read. It is a quick escape to Pemberley....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, World Literature, British, Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational, Historical
Size: 17 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
8 reviews

The Importance of Being Earnest (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Oscar Wilde

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde’s artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make THE IMPORTANCE OF BEI...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, Classics, Humor & Satire, Genre Fiction, World Literature, Humor, Satire
Size: 76 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
8 reviews

Pygmalion (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by George Bernard Shaw

PYGMALION is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, Classics, World Literature, Romance
Size: 102 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Wuthering Heights (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Emily Brontë

WUTHERING HEIGHTS is Emily Brontë’s only novel. Written between October 1845 and June 1846, Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 under the pseudonym “Ellis Bell”; Brontë died the following year, aged 30. Wuthering Heights and Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey were accepted by publisher Thomas Newby before the success of their sister Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre. After Emily’s death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, and arranged for the edited version to be published as a posthumous second edition in 1850. Although Wuthering Heights is now widely regarded as a classic of English literature, contemporary reviews for the novel were deeply polarised; it was considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was unusually stark, and it chal...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Literary, Historical
Size: 220 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
7 reviews

Complete Works Of George Eliot (ShandonPress)

by George Eliot and Shandonpress

This ebook collects the complete writings of George Eliot:Scenes of Clerical Life. (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story, Janet’s Repentance.Adam Bede. (1859)The Lifted Veil. (1859)The Mill on the Floss. (1860)Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe. (1861)Romola. (1863)Brother Jacob. (1864)Felix Holt, the Radical. (1866)The Spanish Gypsy. (1868)Middlemarch. (1871/72)The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems. (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, “Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,” The Death of Moses, Arion, “O May I Join the Choir Invisible.”Daniel Deronda. (1876)Impressions of Theophrastus Such. (1879)The Essays: F...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Classics, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: Unknown
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