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Bannlyst [Swedish] By Selma Lagerlof
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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: Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf... More > (Swedish: [ˈsɛlˈma ˈlɑːɡə(r)ˈløːv] ( listen); 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is best remembered for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils).Born at Mårbacka (now in Sunne Municipality) an estate in Värmland in western Sweden, Lagerlöf was the daughter of Lieutenant Erik Gustaf Lagerlöf and Louise Lagerlöf née Wallroth, the couple's fifth child out of six. She was born with a hip injury. An early sickness left her lame in both legs, although she later recovered. She was a quiet child, more serious than others her age, with a deep love of reading. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Lagerl%C3%B6f< Less
Gosta Berling: Erzahlungen aus dem alten Wermland [German] By Selma Lagerlof
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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: Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf... More > (Swedish: [ˈsɛlˈma ˈlɑːɡə(r)ˈløːv] ( listen); 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is best remembered for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils).Born at Mårbacka (now in Sunne Municipality) an estate in Värmland in western Sweden, Lagerlöf was the daughter of Lieutenant Erik Gustaf Lagerlöf and Louise Lagerlöf née Wallroth, the couple's fifth child out of six. She was born with a hip injury. An early sickness left her lame in both legs, although she later recovered. She was a quiet child, more serious than others her age, with a deep love of reading. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Lagerl%C3%B6f< Less
Pastels: dix portraits de femmes [French] By Paul Bourget
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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: Paul Charles Joseph Bourget (French: [buʁʒɛ];... More > 2 September 1852 – 25 December 1935) was a French novelist and critic.Paul Bourget was born in Amiens in the Somme département of Picardy, France. His father, a professor of mathematics, was later appointed to a post in the college at Clermont-Ferrand, where Bourget received his early education. He afterwards studied at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and at the École des Hautes Études.Between 1872 and 1873, he produced a volume of verse, Au Bord de la Mer, which was followed by others, the last, Les Aveux, appearing in 1882. Meanwhile, he was making a name in literary journalism and in 1883 he published Essais de Psychologie Contemporaine, studies of eminent writers first printed in the Nouvelle Revue, and now brought together. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bourget< Less
Francia; Un bienfait n'est jamais perdu [French] By George Sand
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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: Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (French: [amɑ̃tin... More > 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
Les miseres de Londres 2. L'enfant perdu [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
L'influence d'un livre Roman historique [French] By Philippe Aubert de Gaspe
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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: Philippe-Ignace-Francois Aubert de Gaspé, or simply... More > Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (1814–7 March 1841) was a Canadian writer and is credited with writing the first French Canadian novel.Philippe-Ignace-Francois was tutored by his father Philippe-Joseph and studied at the seminary of Nicolet. He worked as a journalist at the Quebec Mercury and Le Canadien. He was sentenced to a month in prison in November 1835 after clashing with Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, who had questioned his integrity. In February of the following year he unleashed a stink bomb of asafoetida at the National Assembly of Quebec.While lying-low at his father's house he began writing his novel L'influence d'un livre. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillipe-Ignace_Fran%C3%A7ois_Aubert_de_Gasp%C3%A9< Less
Die Abtissin von Castro [German] By Stendhal
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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-Henri Beyle (French: [bɛl]; 23 January 1783... More > – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal (French: [stɛ̃dal] or [stɑ̃dal]; in English [ˈstɒ̃dɑːl], /stɛnˈdɑːl/, or /stænˈdɑːl/), was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839), he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism.Born in Grenoble, Isère, he was an unhappy child, disliking his "unimaginative" father and mourning his mother, whom he passionately loved, and who died when he was seven. He spent "the happiest years of his life" at the Beyle country house in Claix near Grenoble. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stendhal< Less
La San-Felice, Tome 05 [French] By Alexandre Dumas
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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: Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ... More > dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas< Less
Geng [Japanese] By Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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Geng Bingwen (Chinese: 耿炳文) (1334 - 1403) was a Ming dynasty general. He participated in the Jingnan Campaign. He committed suicide. Excerpt from:... More > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geng_Bingwen Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (谷崎 潤一郎, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō?, 24 July 1886 – 30 July 1965) was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Sōseki. Some of his works present a shocking world of sexuality and destructive erotic obsessions. s, less sensational, subtly portray the dynamics of family life in the context of the rapid changes in 20th-century Japanese society. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun%27ichir%C5%8D_Tanizaki< Less
La San-Felice, Tome 04 [French] By Alexandre Dumas
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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: Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ... More > dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas< Less

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