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A Novelist on Novels By Walter Lionel George
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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: Walter Lionel George (20 March 1882, Paris, France – 30... More > January 1926) was an English writer, chiefly known for his popular fiction, which included feminist, pacifist, and pro-labour themes.Although born of British parents, George grew up in Paris and did not learn English until the age of twenty. In 1905 he moved to London, where he became a journalist. The success of his first novel, A Bed of Roses (1911), about a woman's descent into prostitution, allowed him to apply himself full-time to literary efforts. His subsequent books also generally sold well, often requiring more than one edition and appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to novels and short stories, George also wrote literary essays and several political tracts on left-wing themes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._L._George< Less
Fidelity: A Novel By Susan Glaspell
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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: Susan Keating Glaspell (July 1, 1876 – July 27, 1948) was... More > an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actress, novelist, and journalist. With her husband George Cram Cook she founded the Provincetown Players, the first modern American theater company. During the Great Depression she served in the Works Progress Administration as Midwest Bureau Director of the Federal Theater Project.A prolific writer, Glaspell is known to have composed nine novels, fifteen plays, over fifty short stories, and one biography. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Glaspell< Less
Hunger: a novel By Knut Hamsun, George Egerton
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Knut Hamsun was praised as "Norway's soul" and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His literary debut was HUNGER, which is today hailed as a psychological masterpiece and as one... More > of the first examples of a modernist masterpiece. Written after Hamsun's return from an ill-fated tour of America, HUNGER is based on the author's own impoverished life before his big breakthrough. It recounts the adventures of a starving young man whose sense of reality is giving way to a delusionary existence in the darker side of a modern metropolis. While he vainly tries to maintain an outer shell of normalcy, his mental and physical decay are recounted in detail. He is unwilling to pursue a professional career, which he deems unfit for someone of his abilities. The novel has been hailed as the literary opening of the 20th century and an outstanding example of modern, psychology-driven literature. It hails the irrationality of the human mind in an intriguing and sometimes humorous way.< Less
What Will People Say? A Novel By Rupert Hughes
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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: Rupert Hughes (January 31, 1872 – September 9, 1956) was an... More > American novelist, film director, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He was the brother of Howard R. Hughes, Sr. and uncle of billionaire Howard R. Hughes, Jr. His three volume scholarly biography of George Washington broke new ground in demythologizing Washington and was well received by historians. A staunch anti-Communist, in the 1940s he served as president of the American Writers Association, a group of anti-Communist writers.Hughes was born on January 31, 1872 in Lancaster. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Hughes< Less
Tarifa: a short novel By Jean Coqt
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The second section of the eccentric novel Skagen a novel of Europe by the reclusive 20th-century writer Jean Coqt, translated into a haunting, lyrical series of meditations by Charles Lunaire.
In Search of Lost Time: The Complete Novel By Marcel Proust
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In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust, all included in this ebook. His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme... More > of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine."< Less
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Mountain Blood: A Novel By Joseph Hergesheimer
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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: Joseph Hergesheimer (February 15, 1880 – April 25, 1954)... More > was a prominent American writer of the early 20th century known for his naturalistic novels of decadent life amongst the very wealthy.Hergesheimer was born in Philadelphia and initially studied as a painter but quickly turned to writing. He established an early reputation with his first novel The Lay Anthony in 1914. Three Black Pennys, which followed in 1917, chronicled the fictional lives of three generations of Pennsylvania ironmasters and cemented the author's style of dealing with upperclass characters through a floridly descriptive style he referred to as "aestheticism." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hergesheimer< Less
The Three Black Pennys: A Novel By Joseph Hergesheimer
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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: Joseph Hergesheimer (February 15, 1880 – April 25, 1954)... More > was a prominent American writer of the early 20th century known for his naturalistic novels of decadent life amongst the very wealthy.Hergesheimer was born in Philadelphia and initially studied as a painter but quickly turned to writing. He established an early reputation with his first novel The Lay Anthony in 1914. Three Black Pennys, which followed in 1917, chronicled the fictional lives of three generations of Pennsylvania ironmasters and cemented the author's style of dealing with upperclass characters through a floridly descriptive style he referred to as "aestheticism." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hergesheimer< Less
Recovery: A Novel of the Future By Eliyahu Rooff
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Imagine a future where centuries of wars, economic disasters, disease and ecological devastation have left a small percentage of humanity alive and where vast swaths have been taken out of animal... More > life. It's a world where none of the nations we know have survived intact, where much of civilization has barely returned to a feudal state and where a few nations control the surviving technology. A group of scientists and technocrats from the Republic of Nevada have finally succeeded in developing a time machine that will let them send teams into the past to gather specimens of birds and animals that have been lost, and to collect as much as possible of the information and culture that was lost when civilization broke down. Nothing ever goes quite as planned, and the Recovery team has to deal with animal attacks, arrests, assaults, high-speed pursuits, romantic entanglement between a team member and a 20th-Century man, as well as the problems caused when a traitor tries to sabotage the entire project.< Less