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La vida en los campos: novelas cortas [Spanish] By Giovanni Verga
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Giovanni Carmelo Verga (2 September 1840 – 27 January 1922)... More > was an Italian realist (Verismo) writer, best known for his depictions of life in his native Sicily, and especially for the short story (and later play) Cavalleria Rusticana and the novel I Malavoglia (The House by the Medlar Tree).The first son of Giovanni Battista Catalano Verga and Caterina Di Mauro, Verga was born into a prosperous family of Catania in Sicily. He began writing in his teens, producing the largely unpublished historical novel Amore e Patria (Love and Country); then, although nominally studying law at the University of Catania, he used money his father had given him to publish his I Carbonari della Montagna (The Carbonari of the Mountain) in 1861 and 1862. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Verga< Less
L'avaleur de sabres Les Habits Noirs Tome VI [French] By Paul Feval
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (29 September 1816... More > - 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist.He was the author of popular swashbuckler novels such as Le Loup Blanc (1843) and the perennial best-seller Le Bossu (1857). He also penned the seminal vampire fiction novels Le Chevalier Ténèbre (1860), La Vampire (1865) and La Ville Vampire (1874) and wrote several celebrated novels about his native Brittany and Mont Saint-Michel such as La Fée des Grèves (1850).Féval's greatest claim to fame, however, is as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction. Because of its themes and characters, his novel Jean Diable (1862) can claim to be the world's first modern novel of detective fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_F%C3%A9val,_p%C3%A8re< Less
Le dernier vivant [French] By Paul Feval
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (29 September 1816... More > - 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist.He was the author of popular swashbuckler novels such as Le Loup Blanc (1843) and the perennial best-seller Le Bossu (1857). He also penned the seminal vampire fiction novels Le Chevalier Ténèbre (1860), La Vampire (1865) and La Ville Vampire (1874) and wrote several celebrated novels about his native Brittany and Mont Saint-Michel such as La Fée des Grèves (1850).Féval's greatest claim to fame, however, is as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction. Because of its themes and characters, his novel Jean Diable (1862) can claim to be the world's first modern novel of detective fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_F%C3%A9val,_p%C3%A8re< Less
The Story of Her Life - Jeanne Mance Co-founder of Montréal By Pascal POINSENOT dit Paul ERMIO
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Pascal Poinsenot, also known as Paul Ernio, is committed in the prevention of juvenile delinquency in Franche Comté. He is a playwright, a painter and a filmmaker. A native from Langres... More > France. Today, Pascal has written a book on Jeanne Mance intended for young readers.JEANNE MANCE born on November 12, 1606, Jeanne Mance stands out as an exceptional figure of the 17th century. During the time spent in Langres, she dedicates herself to her fellow citizens afflicted by the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) in 1635, the plague and misery. Her contacts with the Jesuits in Langres and news from the first French missionaries in America influence her, and she leaves her hometown in 1640, eager to answer a call for mission. After spending a few months in Paris, she boards a ship at La Rochelle on May 1641 with about forty men hired for Montreal. The expedition will finally land on a deserted island in the Saint Laurence River, on May 17, 1642. This is the beginning of Ville-Marie, later called Montreal.< Less
Clementine [German] By Fanny Lewald
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Clementine Paddleford (September 27, 1898 – November 13, 1967) was an American food writer active from the 1920s through the 1960s, writing for several publications, including the New York... More > Herald Tribune, the New York Sun, The New York Telegram, Farm and Fireside, and This Week magazine. A Kansas native, she lived most of her life in New York City, where she introduced her readers to the global range of food to be found in that city. She was also a pilot, and flew a Piper Cub around the country to report on America's many regional cuisines. Paddleford coined the term "hero" relating to a submarine sandwich in the 1930s, writing that one needed to be a hero to finish the gigantic Italian sandwich.She was born in Stockdale, Riley County, Kansas, and graduated from Manhattan (Kansas) High School in 1916. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clementine_Paddleford Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Elsje [Dutch] By A. C. Kuiper
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Elsje Christiaens (Jutland, c. 1646 – Amsterdam, 1664) was a Danish girl who, aged 18, murdered her landlady with an axe in Amsterdam. She confessed and was executed. Her body was exhibited at... More > the Volewijk, a field on the northern shore of the IJ, and Rembrandt van Rijn produced two drawings of it.Elsje had come to Amsterdam from her native Jutland to seek work as a maid, but was unable to find a job. Eventually she got into an argument with her landlady at the Damrak because she couldn't pay the rent. The fight escalated, the landlady grabbed a broom, threatening to take Elsje's few belongings, while Elsje took up an axe, killing her opponent. When a neighbour came in to find what the noise was about, Elsje took a coat and some linen out of another guest's chest and fled, covered in blood. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsje_Christiaens Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Les belles-de-nuit, Tome II ou les anges de la famille [French] By Paul Feval
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (29 September 1816... More > - 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist.He was the author of popular swashbuckler novels such as Le Loup Blanc (1843) and the perennial best-seller Le Bossu (1857). He also penned the seminal vampire fiction novels Le Chevalier Ténèbre (1860), La Vampire (1865) and La Ville Vampire (1874) and wrote several celebrated novels about his native Brittany and Mont Saint-Michel such as La Fée des Grèves (1850).Féval's greatest claim to fame, however, is as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction. Because of its themes and characters, his novel Jean Diable (1862) can claim to be the world's first modern novel of detective fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_F%C3%A9val,_p%C3%A8re< Less
Les belles-de-nuit, tome I ou les anges de la famille [French] By Paul Feval
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (29 September 1816... More > - 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist.He was the author of popular swashbuckler novels such as Le Loup Blanc (1843) and the perennial best-seller Le Bossu (1857). He also penned the seminal vampire fiction novels Le Chevalier Ténèbre (1860), La Vampire (1865) and La Ville Vampire (1874) and wrote several celebrated novels about his native Brittany and Mont Saint-Michel such as La Fée des Grèves (1850).Féval's greatest claim to fame, however, is as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction. Because of its themes and characters, his novel Jean Diable (1862) can claim to be the world's first modern novel of detective fiction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_F%C3%A9val,_p%C3%A8re< Less
Sidsel Langrockchen [German] By Hans Aanrud
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Hans Aanrud (3 September 1863 – 11 January 1953) was a... More > Norwegian author. He wrote plays, poetry, and stories depicting rural life in his native Gudbrandsdal, Norway.Aanrud, who came from a rural family, was born and raised in Auggedalen, a valley in Gausdal (part of Gudbrandsdal). He attended a grammar school and then practised as a private tutor. When he had some success with his literary works he moved to Oslo. There he was a literary and theatre critic. From 1911 to 1923 he was also an adviser at the national theatre of Oslo.The Chambers Biographical Dictionary says "His delightful children's books... deserve their place among the classics".Aanrud gained fame by his realistic and folksy descriptions of the rural life of his home valley before the industrial age. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Aanrud< Less
Jacquine Vanesse [French] By Victor Cherbuliez
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Charles Victor Cherbuliez (German: [ʃɛʁbylje]; 19... More > July 1829 – 1 July 1899) was a French novelist and author. He was born at Geneva, Switzerland and died at Combs-la-Ville. He was the eleventh member elected to occupy seat 3 of the Académie française in 1881.Cherbuliez was born at Geneva, where his father, André Cherbuliez (1795–1874), was a classical professor at the Université de Genève. He was descended from a family of Protestant refugees, and many years later Victor Cherbuliez resumed his French nationality, taking advantage of an act passed in the early days of the Revolution. Geneva was the scene of his early education; thence he proceeded to Paris, and afterwards to the universities of Bonn and Berlin.Cherbuliez returned to his native town and engaged in the profession of teaching. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Cherbuliez< Less

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