Elizabeth von Arnim (31 August 1866 – 9 February 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Gräfin (Countess) von... More > Arnim-Schlagenthin, and by a second marriage, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually to her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name Alice Cholmondeley.
In this ebook:
The Enchanted April
The Pastor's Wife
The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen
Christopher and Columbus
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) was a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas;... More > memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and more than 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.
A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November of 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. Goethe published the verse epic Hermann and Dorothea, and, in 1808, the first part of his most celebrated drama, Faust.
In this ebook:
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Maxims and Reflections
Six essays by Ludwig von Mises:
(1) The Clash of Group Interests
(2) The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism
(3) The Freedom to Move as an International Problem
(4) Karl Menger and the Austrian School... More > of Economics
(5) On Equality and Inequality
(6) Liberty and Property< Less
This collection has all of the following works:
Elective Affinities, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, Wilhelm Meister’s Travels, The Recreations of The German Emigrants: A Fairy Tale,... More > Reynard the Fox., The Good Women., The Brother and Sister, Stella. A Tragedy., Clavigo, Torquato Tasso, Faust: A Tragedy, Iphigenia in Tauris, Götz von Berlichingen with the iron Hand. A Drama., The Sorrows of Young Werther, The Natural Daughter of a Tragedy, Egmont, The Life Of Goethe, Poems, Epigrams, Art, Sonnets ,Selected Poems, Trilogy of Passion, Ballads, Familiar Songs, Songs, West-Eastern Divan, Sermann and Dorothea< Less
Hermann, son of the wealthy innkeeper in a small town near Mainz, is sent by his mother to bring clothes and food to the refugees which have set up camp near their town. They have fled their villages... More > on the western side of the Rhine river now occupied by French revolutionary troops, in order to seek refuge on the eastern side. On his way to the camp, Hermann meets Dorothea, a young maid who assists a woman in her childbed on her flight. Overwhelmed by her courage, compassion, and beauty, Hermann asks Dorothea to distribute his donations among her poor fellow refugees.
Back home, he reveals his affection to his parents. His father brushes away his timid confession, reminding him bluntly that he wants Hermann to choose a wife from a respected local family with a generous dowry. He goes on to express his deep disappointment with Hermann's perceived lack of ambition to move forward in life, and lectures him about how he should become a respected citizen.< Less