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The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde’s madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers’ entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere... More > performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the play.< Less
The Bostonians By Henry James
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The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885–1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of... More > characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentric.< Less
The Bostonians By Henry James
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The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885–1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of... More > characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentrics.< Less
The Bostonians By Henry James
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The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885–1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of... More > characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentrics.< Less
Voice in the Horse By W.M. Dimes
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Voice in the Horse tells the story of Saw Kennedy as he uncovers the surreal secrets of a living, thinking, dimension-hopping house that has stolen him from his home along with a cast of other... More > eccentric characters. As a supernatural plot for existential corruption is revealed, the stories of the tenants come to light in the form of ghosts, hallucinations, fractured memoirs, and hijacked memories.< Less
This is Living By Ophelia Finsen
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How do you want to feel today? This contemporary collection of short stories ranges from real life to the supernatural, happiness to tragedy and melodrama, told through a range of eccentric and... More > everyday characters, all trying to get somewhere in life. Find out what happened to the chocolate boyfriend, the woman who almost went mad, or why plagiarism is a bad idea. To know where to begin, you just need to ask yourself, how do you want to feel today?< Less
The Lodger By Donald Gardner Stacy
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Peter Varnhoven, a Dutch-American, has worked all his adult life for a single company, a confection manufacturer from the Netherlands. As the story opens, Varnhoven has just entered into retirement,... More > a man of eccentric habits (for example, he does not drive a car). He and his land-lady, Catherine Lacombe, gradually fall in love over the course of the narrative which include a small cast of secondary characters.< Less
Mr Worsley By David Winkley
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Mr Worsley is a hard-to-believe portrait of life in a school in the 1960s. Despite its engaging sparkle of high-comedy, this is a true, autobiographical account of a young teacher’s early steps... More > into the profession at a period of educational change. The central character is the unforgettable Mr Worsley himself, headmaster extraordinaire, a figure of grandeur and insight, as well as improbable eccentricity, commanding a school which is as successful as it is bizarre. No-one can fail to be amused by this highly readable, rumbustious, and historically revealing story.< Less
The Adventures of Zelda Dameron: Illustrated By Meredith Nicholson
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The Adventures of Zelda Dameron: Illustrated, by Meredith Nicholson. The struggle of a daughter to be loyal to an ignoble parent forms the basis of this novel. The author spoils an otherwise fine... More > heroine by making her too eccentric and too rude. A note common to many books is apparent; the attitude toward lying seems to be that it is good or evil according to motive or end. In Ezra Dameron, pious miser, and Rodney Merriam, gentleman, the character-drawing is quite strong and clear.< Less
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