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La kolonoj de la socio: Dramo en kvar aktoj [Esperanto] By Henrik Ibsen
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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: Henrik Johan Ibsen (/ˈɪbsən/;... More > Norwegian: [ˈhɛnɾɪk ˈɪpsən]; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century.Several of his later dramas were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was expected to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Ibsen< Less
Violist in het verzet By Maurice FERARES
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Maurice Ferares overleefde de Shoa in Amsterdam, als enige van zijn familie. In Violist in het verzet (1991) beschrijft Ferares zijn ervaringen in het verzet en als onderduiker. Ferares - een... More > joodse violist, die van het ene onderduikadres naar het andere trok - schetst treffende de teloorgang van een cultuur. Ferares was getuige van een bloeiend, aan de sociaal-democratie gelieerd joods arbeidersleven, dat door de bezetting op geraffineerde wijze langzamerhand wordt ondermijnd... De auteur blijkt uit een rijke bron van herinneringen te kunnen putten om aan de hand van details het steeds beangstigender joodse leven in Amsterdam-Oost te schetsen... Ferares' onbevangen stijl en medogenloze observaties maken het boek tot een tot een buitengewoon boeiend oorlogsdocument. (NRC-Handelsblad, 1991) Het boek is een ontroerend debuut vol ingehouden verdriet. (Vrij Nederland, 1991)< Less
10 generaties hofman By Tiny Hofman
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Bauke Alberts Hofman en Tjimkje Gerrits de Vries, de grootouders van de auteur Tiny Hofman, staan centraal in dit boek. Van beiden zijn de voorouders opgenomen tot in de 17e eeuw. De oudst bekende... More > voorvader Jan Berents wordt vermeld in het haarstedenregister in 1672 van Leggeloo in de provincie Drenthe. Pas in 1811 neemt zijn achterkleinzoon Berend Alberts in Friesland officieel de naam Hofman als familienaam. Ook aan de kinderen en kleinkinderen van Bauke Alberts Hofman en Tjimkje Gerrits de Vries wordt ruim aandacht geschonken. Van hen zijn niet alleen verhalen over hun leven maar ook foto's opgenomen. De omgeving waar ze woonden, de tijd waarin ze leefden en hun beroepen maken het tot een interessant boekwerk. Ook van de aanverwante families zoals De Vries, Hijlkema, Idszinga, Bouma, Planting en Eizinga zijn de voorouders opgenomen.< 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
Lettres de Mmes. de Villars, de Coulanges et de La Fayette, de Ninon de L'Enclos et de Mademoiselle Aisse accompagnees de notices bibliographiques, de notes explicatives par Louis-Simon Auger [French] By Marie-Angelique Du Gue Bagnoles Coulanges
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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: Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette... More > (baptized 18 March 1634 – 25 May 1693), better known as Madame de La Fayette, was a French writer, the author of La Princesse de Clèves, France's first historical novel and one of the earliest novels in literature.Christened Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, she was born in Paris to a family of minor but wealthy nobility. At 16, de la Vergne became the maid of honour to Queen Anne of Austria and began also to acquire a literary education from Gilles Ménage, who gave her lessons in Italian and Latin. Ménage would lead her to join the fashionable salons of Madame de Rambouillet and Madeleine de Scudéry. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_La_Fayette< Less
Le Naturalisme [French] By Emilia, condesa de Pardo Bazan
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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: Emilia Pardo Bazán (16 September 1851 – 12 May 1921)... More > was a Galician (Spanish) novelist, journalist, essayist, critic and scholar from Galicia.Pardo Bazán was born into a noble family in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. The culture of her birthplace was incorporated into some of her most popular novels, including Los pazos de Ulloa ("The House of Ulloa") and its sequel, La madre naturaleza ("Mother Nature"). She is known for introducing naturalism to Spanish literature, for her detailed descriptions of reality, and for her role in feminist literature of her era. She was acknowledged for her creative stories such as Temprano y con Sol, which explicitly describes an ironic misfortune. She wrote a book called in which she expressed her opinion about equality. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilia_Pardo_Baz%C3%A1n< Less
Cadio [French] By George Sand
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Cadiorapa is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadiorapa Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under... More > the cover of this book. About the author: Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (French: [amɑ̃tin lysil oʁɔʁ dypɛ̃]; 1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand (/sænd/; French: [ʒɔʁʒ sɑ̃d]), was a French novelist and memoirist. She is equally well known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists, including Polish-French composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin and the writer Alfred de Musset.Sand wrote: "My name is not Marie-Aurore de Saxe, Marquise of Dudevant, as several of my biographers have asserted, but Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, and my husband, M. François Dudevant, claims no title: the highest rank he ever reached was that of infantry second lieutenant. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sand< Less
La Tosca: Drame en cinq actes [French] By Victorien Sardou
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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: Victorien Sardou (5 September 1831 – 8 November 1908) was a... More > French dramatist. He is best remembered today for his development, along with Eugène Scribe, of the well-made play. He also wrote several plays that were made into popular 19th-century operas such as La Tosca (1887) on which Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (1900) is based, and Fedora by Umberto Giordano, a work that popularized the fedora hat as well.Victorien was born in rue Beautreillis, Paris on 5 September 1831. The Sardous were settled at Le Cannet, a village near Cannes, where they owned an estate, planted with olive trees. A night's frost killed all the trees and the family was ruined. Victorien's father, Antoine Léandre Sardou, came to Paris in search of employment. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorien_Sardou< Less
Spicilege [French] By Marcel Schwob
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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: Mayer André Marcel Schwob, known as Marcel Schwob (23... More > August 1867 – 26 February 1905), was a Jewish French symbolist writer best known for his short stories and his literary influence on authors such as Jorge Luis Borges:9 and Roberto Bolaño. He has been called a "surrealist precursor". In addition to over a hundred short stories, he wrote journalistic articles, essays, biographies, literary reviews and analysis, translations and plays. He was extremely well known and respected during his life and notably befriended a great numbers of intellectuals and artists of the time.He was born in Chaville, Hauts-de-Seine on 23 August 1867 into a cultivated family. His father, George Schwob, was a friend of Théodore de Banville and Théophile Gautier,. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Schwob< Less
La guerre et la paix, Tome III [French] By Leo, graf 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: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (/ˈtoʊlstɔɪ,... More > ˈtɒl-/; Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, pronounced [lʲɛf nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] ( listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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