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Arsene Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur [French] By Maurice Leblanc
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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: Major Maurice Le Blanc-Smith DFC (23 February 1896 – 29... More > October 1986) was a British World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.Le Blanc-Smith's great-grandfather was Henry Le Blanc (1776-1855), born in Cavenham, Suffolk, one of 13 children of Thomas Le Blanc (1743–1801) and Felicia, née Pelham (1747–1840). The Le Blanc's trace their ancestry back to France. In 1792 Henry joined the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot and served in India, Scotland, Ireland and South Africa, before losing a leg to a Spanish cannonball while serving as a major in the Expedition to the Río de la Plata in 1806. He was invalided home to serve as lieutenant colonel of the 5th Royal Veteran Battalion in Guernsey, then as Captain of Invalids and Hospital Major at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Leblanc-Smith< Less
Les miseres de Londres 4. Les tribulations de Shoking [French] By Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail
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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: Pierre Alexis, Viscount of Ponson du Terrail (8 July 1829 –... More > 20 January 1871) was a French writer. He was a prolific novelist, producing in the space of twenty years some seventy-three volumes, and is best remembered today for his creation of the fictional character of Rocambole.He was born in Montmaur (Hautes Alpes).Ponson du Terrail's early works squarely belonged to the Gothic novel genre: his La Baronne Trépassée (1852) was a murky Ann Radcliffe-like tale of revenge in the macabre surroundings of 18th-century Germany Black Forest. The novel was translated by Brian Stableford as The Vampire and the Devil's Son in 2007. ISBN 978-1-932983-55-5La Femme Immortelle (1869) was another of Ponson's classic flirtations with the supernatural and the theme of vampires. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Alexis_Ponson_du_Terrail< Less
Xie Xiao Ji [Japanese] By Leonid Andreyev
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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: Futabatei Shimei (二葉亭 四迷?, 4... More > April 1864 – 10 May 1909) was a Japanese author, translator, and literary critic. Born Hasegawa Tatsunosuke (長谷川 辰之助) in Edo (now Tokyo), Futabatei's works are in the realist style popular in the mid- to late-19th century. His work Ukigumo (Floating Clouds, 1887) is widely hailed as Japan's first modern novel.After quitting his studies at the Russian language department at the Tokyo Foreign Language School (東京外国語学校 Tōkyō Gaikokugo Gakkō) in protest over administrative restructuring, Futabatei published the literary criticism Shōsetsu Sōron at the encouragement of the critic and author Tsubouchi Shōyō in 1886. Futabatei's first novel Ukigumo was never finished, but its realist style strongly influenced fellow authors in his day. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futabatei_Shimei< Less
Le Cote de Guermantes - Deuxieme partie [French] By Marcel Proust
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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: Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust... More > (/pruːst/; French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors.Proust was born in Auteuil (the south-western sector of Paris's then-rustic 16th arrondissement) at the home of his great-uncle on 10 July 1871, two months after the Treaty of Frankfurt formally ended the Franco-Prussian War. His birth took place during the violence that surrounded the suppression of the Paris Commune, and his childhood corresponded with the consolidation of the French Third Republic. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Proust< 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
La foire aux vanites, Tome II [French] By William Makepeace Thackeray
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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 Makepeace Thackeray (/ˈθækəri/; 18... More > July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), was secretary to the Board of Revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864), was the second daughter of Harriet Becher and John Harman Becher, who was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company. [citation needed]Richmond died in 1815, which caused Anne to send her son to England in 1816, while she remained in India. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Makepeace_Thackeray< Less
Le serment des hommes rouges Aventures d'un enfant de Paris [French] By Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail
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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: Pierre Alexis, Viscount of Ponson du Terrail (8 July 1829 –... More > 20 January 1871) was a French writer. He was a prolific novelist, producing in the space of twenty years some seventy-three volumes, and is best remembered today for his creation of the fictional character of Rocambole.He was born in Montmaur (Hautes Alpes).Ponson du Terrail's early works squarely belonged to the Gothic novel genre: his La Baronne Trépassée (1852) was a murky Ann Radcliffe-like tale of revenge in the macabre surroundings of 18th-century Germany Black Forest. The novel was translated by Brian Stableford as The Vampire and the Devil's Son in 2007. ISBN 978-1-932983-55-5La Femme Immortelle (1869) was another of Ponson's classic flirtations with the supernatural and the theme of vampires. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Alexis_Ponson_du_Terrail< Less
Het meisje van Nico By Anna Coudenys
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Wie ben je? Lies? Ooit beleefde je het jaar van je leven met Nico, was je stiekem verliefd op Peter, maar trouwde je met Herman. Vandaag zie je hem na dertig jaar terug. Els? Dat was de naam die... More > vrouwenhater T. F. Th. Piresi je gaf. Els, het ideale slachtoffer van zijn nieuwe thriller “De betekeniszoekers”. Terwijl jij onderweg bent naar het mooiste moment van je leven, achtervolgt Piresi je nog steeds met zijn moorddadige plannen, herschrijft hij meedogenloos je geschiedenis. Je wordt Muisje, je wordt Miesje, je wordt gevangen in zijn web van taal. Tot jullie oog in oog staan met elkaar voor de ultieme confrontatie. Ironie, inzicht en mededogen wisselen elkaar af in een spranke­lend taalspel. Tegelijk beschrijft Anna Coudenys ook de diep­menselijke kant van het leven, ontdaan van al zijn franjes. De twijfels van Lies, haar zoektocht naar een vervlogen geluk… De cover en de illustraties van de jonge kunstenares Noor Jacobs zorgen voor een verrassende meerwaarde.< Less
Comedia para Salón con Maniquíes By Piro d'Artabria
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“Durante la década en que Th.Volderauer alteraba el mercado internacional de la artesanía de zapatos, ningún prestigio, ninguna gloria logró mitigar la... More > fascinación del instante en que el calzador de damas de la firma, tras atravesar la fastuosidad barroca de aquella estancia decorada a semejanza de los salones de juegos de los palacios de antaño, paraba ante la niña expectante de prodigios que cada mujer lleva prendida en el alma y, con levísima reverencia, presentaba las piezas codiciadas sobre un cojín de terciopelo en oro viejo con flecos y campanillas”. Así comienza esta singular novela de tono y temática teatral, que narra de manera original y brillante la interacción de una serie de personajes extraordinarios en el entorno de un salón madrileño de zapatos de lujo.< Less
The Story of Her Life - Jeanne Mance Co-founder of Montréal By Pascal POINSENOT dit Paul ERMIO
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Pascal Poinsenot, also known as Paul Ernio, is committed in the prevention of juvenile delinquency in Franche Comté. He is a playwright, a painter and a filmmaker. A native from Langres... More > France. Today, Pascal has written a book on Jeanne Mance intended for young readers.JEANNE MANCE born on November 12, 1606, Jeanne Mance stands out as an exceptional figure of the 17th century. During the time spent in Langres, she dedicates herself to her fellow citizens afflicted by the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) in 1635, the plague and misery. Her contacts with the Jesuits in Langres and news from the first French missionaries in America influence her, and she leaves her hometown in 1640, eager to answer a call for mission. After spending a few months in Paris, she boards a ship at La Rochelle on May 1641 with about forty men hired for Montreal. The expedition will finally land on a deserted island in the Saint Laurence River, on May 17, 1642. This is the beginning of Ville-Marie, later called Montreal.< Less

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