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Amelia E. Barr Historical Romances: A Knight of the Nets By Amelia E. Barr
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A Knight of the Nets by Amelia E. Barr is a historical romance. For clearly it was never intended that human beings should build homes where these cottages cling together, between sea and sky, - a... More > few here, and a few there, hidden away in every bend of the rocks where a little ground could be levelled, so that the tides in stormy weather break with threat and fury on the very doorstones of the lowest cottages. Yet as the lofty semicircle of hills bend inward, the sea follows; and there is a fair harbour, where the fishing boats ride together while their sails dry in the afternoon sun. Then the hamlet is very still; for the men are sleeping off the weariness of their night work, while the children play quietly among the tangle, and the women mend the nets or bait the lines for the next fishing.< Less
Summarized & Analyzed "My Brilliant Friend" By Student World
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Elena Ferranti is now considered as one of the most acclaimed authors in Italy. “My Brilliant Friend” tells a rich, intense, and generous story of two friends, Elena and Lila. The author... More > has presented highly meticulous portraits of these two women in this story. The novel explores the nature of their friendship very extensively, providing very rich details. Elena Greco and Lila Cerrullo are long time friends. Lila Cerrullo is also known as Raffaella and Lina. As the novel opens, Elena learns that her friend, Lila, has disappeared without leaving any trace behind. These are unprecedented circumstances, and they inspire Elena to start writing the history of her friendship with Lila.< Less
Joseph A. Altsheler Classics: The Riflemen of the Ohio By Joseph A. Altsheler
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The Riflemen of the Ohio by Joseph A. Altsheler is a story of adventures and thrills. It continues the adventures of the hero of "The young trailers" and his friends. The story revolves... More > around the major characters Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and Girty, the renegade. They are trapped in adverse situation and they have to enable themselves to resist the forces which are trying to keep them confined. The description of the setting and the ambiance succeeds in taking the readers back to the times when rifles and horses were the signs of strength and superiority. The spontaneous flow of the events keeps the readers absorbed till the very last line. .< Less
John Kendrick Bangs Classics: Half-Hours With the Idiot By John Kendrick Bangs
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Half-Hours With the Idiot by John Kendrick Bangs is the story which revolves around the central character Mr. Idiot. Though the title prepares the readers for a person who is supposed to be really... More > stupid, the overall impression of the Idiot is completely changed by the end of the story. The very opening dialogue spoken by the Idiot convinces the readers that the so called Idiot is actually a genius who has extensive knowledge of the worldly and administrative affairs of the government. There are eight chapters in all and each chapter is dedicated to a different topic. The most impressive of the chapter is the one in which Mr. Idiot talks with the Doctor. The story is definitely going to entertain the readers thoroughly. The book is really worth reading.< Less
John Kendrick Bangs Classics: From Pillar to Post By John Kendrick Bangs
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From Pillar to Post by John Kendrick Bangs is a delightful presentation of the personal experiences of the author. The writer shows his obligation to his friends in the opening of the book. The... More > author proudly declares that his personal experiences and the help rendered by his friends and colleagues, and the struggles have made him a better American. The author through the stories presented in this collection acquaints us with various aspects of the contemporary American society and American behaviour of the time. The book covers not only society, relations, business, but also psychological aspects of the contemporary American mind.< Less
Joseph A. Altsheler Classics: The Masters of the Peaks By Joseph A. Altsheler
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"The Masters of the Peaks" by Joseph A. Altsheler is a complete story in itself. It is the fourth volume of the French and Indian War Series, of which the predecessors were "The... More > Hunters of the Hills," "The Shadow of the North," and "The Rulers of the Lakes." Robert Lennox, Tayoga, Willet, and all the other important characters of the earlier romances reappear in the present book. The Owl, with his warriors and captive, descended in time into the low country in the northwest. They, too, had been on snowshoes, but now they discarded them, since they were entering a region in which little snow had fallen, the severity of the weather abating greatly. Robert was still treated well, though guarded with the utmost care. The Indians, who seemed to be from some tribe about the Great Lakes, did not speak any dialect he knew, and, if they understood English, they did not use it. He was compelled to do all his talking with the Owl who, however, was not at all taciturn.< Less
John Kendrick Bangs Classics: A House Boat on the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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A House Boat on the Styx by John Kendrick Bangs begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx startled--and annoyed--by the arrival of a house boat on his mystical river. At first afraid that the boat... More > will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is to be appointed the boat's janitor. What follows are eleven stories set on the house boat. There is no central theme; each chapter features various souls from history and mythology, and in the twelfth chapter the house boat disappears, seguing into the sequel, Pursuit of the House-Boat.< Less
John Kendrick Bangs Classics: A Little Book of Christmas By John Kendrick Bangs
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A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs tells the beautiful Christmas stories set in the American background. Mr. Bangs has caught the spirit of the "Christmas Carols," and... More > phrased it in his own style, so well liked in America. Not in a long time have we had Christmas stories so good as "The Conversion of Hetherington," "The Child Who Had Everything But...," "Santa Claus and Little Billie," and "The House of the Seven Santas,"--the four stories in this volume. Mr. Bangs' sense of humor never fails, his diction is well liked, and in these tales he has woven a strain of pathos which is not unfitting.< Less
John Kendrick Bangs Classics: A Rebellious Heroine By John Kendrick Bangs
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A Rebellious Heroine by John Kendrick Bangs begins with the description of Stuart Harley, the author of many novels. Harley considered himself a realist. Harley believed that the mission of a... More > novelist is not to amuse merely; his work is that of an historian, and he should be quite as careful to write truthfully as is the historian. How is the future to know what manner of lives we nineteenth century people have lived unless our novelists tell the truth? The story gently prepares the readers for the ensuing events where the rebellious heroine is introduced to them. The allusions to the past writers add a flavour to the context and make the writing more emphatic and impressive.< Less
Honore de Balzac Classics: The Magic Skin By Honore de Balzac
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A young man named Raphaël de Valentin wagers his last coin and loses, then proceeds to the river Seine to drown himself. On the way, however, he decides to enter an unusual shop and finds it... More > filled with curiosities from around the world. The elderly shopkeeper leads him to a piece of shagreen hanging on the wall. It is inscribed with "Oriental" writing; the old man calls it "Sanskrit", but it is imprecise Arabic. The skin promises to fulfill any wish of its owner, shrinking slightly upon the fulfillment of each desire. The shopkeeper is willing to let Valentin take it without charge, but urges him not to accept the offer. Valentin waves away the shopkeeper's warnings and takes the skin, wishing for a royal banquet, filled with wine, women, and friends. He is immediately met by acquaintances who invite him to such an event; they spend hours eating, drinking, and talking.< Less

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