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Sense and Sensibility Illustrated
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Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. It tells the story of... More > the Dashwood sisters, Elinor (age 19) and Marianne (age 16 1/2) as they come of age. They have an older, stingy half-brother, John, and a younger sister, Margaret, 13. The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park. Because Norland is passed down to John, the product of Mr. Dashwood's first marriage, and his young son, the four Dashwood women need to look for a new home. They have the opportunity to rent a modest home, Barton Cottage, on the property of a distant relative, Sir John Middleton. There they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. The novel is likely set in southwest England, London and Sussex between 1792 and 1797. The novel, which sold out its first print run of 750 copies in the middle of 1813.< Less
Autobiography of Countess Tolstoy
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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: Leonard Sidney Woolf (/ˈwʊlf/; 25 November 1880 –... More > 14 August 1969) was an English political theorist, author, publisher and civil servant, and husband of author Virginia Woolf.Woolf was born in London, the third of ten children of Solomon Rees Sidney Woolf (known as Sidney Woolf), a barrister and Queen's Counsel, and Marie (née de Jongh). His family was Jewish. After his father died in 1892 Woolf was sent to board at Arlington House School near Brighton, Sussex. From 1894 to 1899 he attended St Paul's School, and in 1899 he won a classical scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected to the Cambridge Apostles. members included Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes, GE Moore and EM Forster. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Woolf< Less
Nathaniel Dance: 200 Colour Plates
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Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland (1735 – 1811) was a notable English portrait painter and later a politician. The third son of architect George Dance the Elder, Dance studied art under Francis... More > Hayman, and like many contemporaries also studied in Italy. There he met Angelica Kauffman, and painted several historic and classical paintings. On his return to England, he became a successful portrait painter. With Hayman and his architect brother George Dance the Younger, he was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. He was commissioned to paint King George III and his queen, plus Captain James Cook and actor David Garrick. In 1790, he gave up his artistic career and became Member of Parliament for East Grinstead in Sussex. He served this seat until 1802 when he moved to Great Bedwyn, serving until 1806. In 1807 he returned to East Grinstead, serving until his death in 1811. He was made a baronet in 1800, which became extinct upon his death.< Less
Ballads, Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals
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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: William Hayley (9 November 1745 – 12 November 1820) was an... More > English writer, best known as the friend and biographer of William Cowper.Born at Chichester, he was sent to Eton in 1757, and to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1762; his connection with the Middle Temple, London, where he was admitted in 1766, was merely nominal. In 1767 he left Cambridge and went to live in London. His private means enabled Hayley to live on his patrimonial estate at Eartham, Sussex, and he retired there in 1774.So great was Hayley's fame that on Thomas Warton's death in 1790 he was offered the laureateship, which he refused. In 1792, while writing the Life of Milton, Hayley made Cowper's acquaintance. A warm friendship sprang up between the two which lasted till Cowper's death in 1800. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hayley< Less
Arthur Conan Doyle, collectie
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (Edinburgh, 22 mei 1859 — Crowborough (Sussex), 7 juli 1930) was een Brits arts die vooral bekend werd als schrijver van verhalen over de detective Sherlock... More > Holmes en zijn assistent Dr. Watson. Doyle was een schrijver met een breed oeuvre en publiceerde naast zijn verhalen over Holmes ook nog historische romans, sciencefiction, toneelstukken, poëzie en non-fictie. In deze ebook: De dood van Sherlock Holmes — De terugkeer van Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes: De Agra-Schat< Less
Raison et Sensibilité, ou les Deux Manières d’aimer
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Raison et Sensibilité, ou les Deux Manières d’aimer (Editions complètes, les 4 livres) Auteur : Jane Austen Femme de lettres anglaise, elle est née le 16... More > décembre 1775 à Steventon, dans le Hampshire en Angleterre et morte le 18 juillet 1817 à Winchester. La famille des Dashwood était depuis long-temps établie dans le comté de Sussex. Leurs domaines étaient étendus, et leur résidence habituelle était à Norland-Park, au centre de leurs propriétés, où plusieurs générations avaient vécu avec honneur, aimées et respectées de leurs vassaux et de leurs voisins. Le dernier possesseur de ces biens, était un vieux célibataire, qui pendant long-temps avait vécu avec une sœur chargée de diriger l’économie de sa maison, en même temps qu’elle était sa fidèle compagne. Elle mourut dix ans avant lui, et pour réparer cette perte, il invita un neveu, qui devait hériter de ses terres, à venir vivre auprès de lui avec toute sa famille. Ce neveu, M. Henri Dashwood était marié, et il avait des enfants.< Less
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