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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 He began writing in his teens, producing the largely unpublished historical novel Amore e Patria (Love and Country); then, although nominally studying law at the University of Catania, he used money his father had given him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
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
Tormento [Spanish] By Benito Perez Galdos
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12", Cassette, CDTormentor is a single by the band Skinny Puppy from their album Too Dark Park. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tormentor_(song) Hint: You can preview this book by... More > clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Benito Pérez Galdós (May 10, 1843 – January 4, 1920) was a Spanish realist novelist. Some authorities consider him second only to Cervantes in stature as a Spanish novelist. He was the leading literary figure in 19th century Spain.Galdós was a prolific writer, publishing 31 novels, 46 Episodios Nacionales (National Episodes), 23 plays, and the equivalent of 20 volumes of shorter fiction, journalism and other writings. He remains popular in Spain, and it is considered as equal to Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_P%C3%A9rez_Gald%C3%B3s< Less
L'ile des reves: Aventures d'un Anglais qui s'ennuie [French] By Louis Ulbach
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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: Louis Ulbach (7 March 1822 – 16 April 1889) was a French... More > writer.Ulbach was born at Troyes (Aube). He was encouraged to take up a literary career by Victor Hugo. He became dramatic critic of the Temps, and attracted attention by a series of satirical letters addressed to Le Figaro over the signature of “Ferragus,” and published separately in 1868. As Ferragus, he called the novel Thérèse Raquin "putrid" in a long diatribe. He edited the Revue de Paris until its suppression in 1858, and in 1868 he founded a paper, La Cloche, which was suppressed in 1869 for its hostility to the empire. Ulbach was imprisoned for six months, and when on his release he revived the paper he got into trouble both with the commune and the government, and was again imprisoned in 1871-1872. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Ulbach< Less
La San-Felice, Tome 06 [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
La San-Felice, Tome 01 [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
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
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
La femme au collier de velours [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
La Batalo de l' Vivo [Esperanto] By Charles Dickens
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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: Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (Polish: Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof, 15... More > December [O.S. 3 December] 1859–14 April [O.S. 1 April] 1917), usually credited as L. L. Zamenhof, was a Polish ophthalmologist, inventor, and writer. He is most widely known for creating Esperanto, the most successful constructed language in the world. He grew up fascinated by the idea of a world without war and believed that this could happen with the help of a new international auxiliary language, which he first developed in 1873 while still in school.Zamenhof was born on 15 December (3 December OS) 1859 in the town of Białystok in the Russian Empire. His parents were of Polish-Lithuanian Jewish descent that inhabited the central part of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._L._Zamenhof< Less