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Frederic [French] By Joseph Fievee
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Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (29 January 1852 – 6 October 1935), was a British pianist, conductor and composer. Cowen was born Hymen Frederick Cohen at 90 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the fifth... More > and last child of Frederick Augustus Cohen and Emily Cohen née Davis. His siblings were Elizabeth Rose Cohen (b. 1843); actress, Henrietta Sophia Cohen (b. 1845); painter, Lionel Jonas Cohen (b. 1847) and Emma Magnay Cohen (b. 1849).At the age of four years Frederic was brought to England, where his father became treasurer to the opera at Her Majesty's Opera, now Her Majesty's Theatre, and private secretary to William Humble Ward, 11th Lord Ward (1817–1885). The family initially lived at 11 Warwick Crescent, London, in the area known as Little Venice. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Hymen_Cowen Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
El deseo [Spanish] By Hermann Sudermann
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El Deseo (also known as El Deseo S.A.) is a film production company owned by Spanish film producers the Almodóvar brothers (Pedro and Agustín). Excerpt from:... More > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Deseo Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Hermann Sudermann (30 September 1857 – 21 November 1928) was a German dramatist and novelist.He was born at Matzicken, a village just to the east of Heydekrug in the Province of Prussia (now Macikai and Šilutė, in southwestern Lithuania), close to the Russian frontier. The Sudermanns were a Mennonite family long settled near the former Elbing, East Prussia, (now Elbląg), Poland).His father owned a small brewery in Heydekrug, and Sudermann received his early education at the Realschule in Elbing, but, his parents having been reduced in circumstances, he was apprenticed to a chemist at the age of fourteen. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Sudermann< Less
Amours fragiles Le roi Apepi--Le bel Edwards--Les inconsequences de M. Drommel [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
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
Henriette [French] By Francois Coppee
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Henriette Goverdine Anna Roland Holst-van der Schalk (24 December 1869, Noordwijk – 21 November 1952, Amsterdam) was a Dutch poet and socialist.The poet Adriaan Roland Holst (1888–1976),... More > nicknamed "the Dutch Prince of Poets", was the nephew of her husband.Roland Holst was brought up in the affluent, liberal Christian family of the notary Theodore Willem van der Schalk and Anna Ida van der Schalk-van der Hoeven. Roland Holst attended four years of boarding school in Velp and studied French in Liege.Roland Holst soon came to develop a talent as a poet. She married the artist Richard Roland Holst (Rik) in 1896 and befriended the poet Herman Gorter, who prompted her to read Das Kapital by Karl Marx. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henriette_Roland_Holst Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Onkel Tom's Hutte oder die Geschichte eines christlichen Sklaven. Band 1 (von 3). [German] By Harriet Beecher Stowe
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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: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (/stoʊ/; June 14,... More > 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from a famous religious family and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It depicts the harsh life for African Americans under slavery. It reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and Great Britain. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential for both her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.Harriet Elisabeth Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, on June 14, 1811. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe< Less
Germana [Spanish] By Edmond About
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Germana Marucelli (13 October 1905 - 23 February 1983) was an Italian fashion designer.Born in Settignano, Florence into a family of craftsmen, after the primary school at 11 years old Marucelli... More > started working as an apprentice in her uncle's atelier, Chiostri. In 1925 she left Chiostri to work in another Florentine atelier, and in 1932 she was appointed director of Gastaldi tailoring in Genoa.In 1938 Marucelli moved to Milan, where in via Borgospesso she opened her first atelier. During the war she was forced to abandon the atelier and to move in Stresa, guest of her friend and loyal customer Flora d’Elys. During the war years she conceived a new type of fashion, characterized by hourglass silhouettes, thus anticipating the New Look by Christian Dior. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germana_Marucelli Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
You Ling Shu Dian [Japanese] By Christopher Morley
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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: Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an... More > American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a maths professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as [valedictorian]. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Morley< Less
Omatunto: Saaristokertomus [Finnish] By Juhani Aho
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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: Juhani Aho, originally Johannes Brofeldt (11 September 1861... More > – 8 August 1921), was a Finnish author and journalist.Juhani Aho was born at Lapinlahti in 1861. His parents were Theodor and Emma (née Snellman) Brofeldt. The Brofeldts were a priestly family: Theodor was a relatively well-known revivalist preacher whose sermons were published in 1917 as Rovasti H. G. Th. Brofeldtin saarnoja and his father had been a chaplain and his grandfather a vicar. Juhani had two younger brothers Kaarlo (1865–1936) and Petter (1864–1945) who, following Juhani's example, adopted the Finnish names Kalle and Pekka as well as the surname Aho.From 1872 to 1880 Juhani Aho attended the Kuopion Lyseo, one of the few upper secondary schools offering education in Finnish. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juhani_Aho< Less
Ouroboros, l'histoire d'une tranche de vie... By Manikeo
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Que se passe-t-il réellement chez la famille Doghead ? A première vue, c’est une tribu bien ordinaire ou presque... Sam, le père, énorme créature,... More > englué dans son canapé, passe son temps à regarder la TV. Sara, la mère, fluette et dynamique, touchée par le syndrome de Tourette, s'occupe de tous les animaux du foyer. Léo, le cadet est plutôt sage comparé à sa soeur jumelle Roxette, qui a un sacré caractère. En apparence, tout roule au sein de ce cercle familial, mais en réalité, rien ne se passe comme prévu. Ça ne tourne pas rond ! C’est ainsi que le mécanisme de la vie prend tout son sens, lorsque ce qui devait arriver arriva…< Less

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