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Le 13e Hussards, types, profils, esquisses et croquis militaires... a pied et a cheval [French] By Emile Gaboriau
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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: Émile Gaboriau (November 9, 1832 – September 28,... More > 1873) was a French writer, novelist, journalist, and a pioneer of detective fiction.Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon, Charente-Maritime. He became a secretary to Paul Féval, and after publishing some novels and miscellaneous writings, found his real gift in L'Affaire Lerouge (1866).The book, which was Gaboriau's first detective novel, introduced an amateur detective. It also introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau's later detective novels. The character of Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775–1857), whose own memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Gaboriau< Less
Der Held unserer Zeit: Kaukasische Lebensbilder [German] By Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov
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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: Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov... More > (/ˈlɛərmənˌtɔːf, -ˌtɒf/; Russian: Михаи́л Ю́рьевич Ле́рмонтов; IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil ˈjurʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈlʲɛrməntəf]; October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1814 – July 27 [O.S. July 15] 1841) was a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837 and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which founded the tradition of the Russian psychological novel.Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov was born in Moscow into a respectable noble family, and grew up in the village of Tarkhany (now Lermontovo in Penza Oblast). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Lermontov< Less
Cronica de la conquista de Granada (2 de 2) [Spanish] By Washington Irving
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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: Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was... More > an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Irving< Less
La Maison de l'Ogre [French] By Alphonse Karr
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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: Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (24 November 1808 – 29... More > September 1890) was a French critic, journalist, and novelist. His brother Eugène was a talented engineer, and his niece Carme Karr was a writer, journalist and suffragist in La Roche-Mabile.He was born in Paris, and after being educated at the Collège Bourbon, became a teacher there. Some of his novels, including his first, Sous les Tilleuls (1832), were autobiographical romances. A second novel, Une heure trop tard, followed next year, and was succeeded by many other popular works. His Vendredi soir (1835) and Le Chemin le plus court (1836) continued the vein of autobiographical romance with which he had made his first success. Geneviève (1838) is one of his best stories, and his Voyage autour de mon jardin (1845) was deservedly popular. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Alphonse_Karr< Less
Das grune Gesicht Ein Roman [German] By Gustav Meyrink
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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: Gustav Meyrink (January 19, 1868 – December 4, 1932) was... More > the pseudonym of Gustav Meyer, an Austrian author, novelist, dramatist, translator, and banker, most famous for his novel The Golem. He has been described as the "most respected German language writer in the field of supernatural fiction".Gustav Meyrink was born with the name Gustav Meyer in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria) on January 19, 1868. He was the illegitimate son of Baron Karl von Varnbüler und zu Hemmingen and actress Maria Wilhelmina Adelheyd Meier. Meyrink was not, despite the statements of some of his contemporaries, of Jewish descent - this rumour arose due to a confusion of his mother with a Jewish woman of the same name.Until thirteen years of age Meyrink lived mainly in Munich, where he completed elementary school. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Meyrink< Less
Le Collier de la Reine, Tome II [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
Turhaa lemmen touhua [Finnish] By William Shakespeare
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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 Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26... More > April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[nb 1] was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". [nb 2] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays,[nb 3] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare< Less
Lettres de Mmes. de Villars, de Coulanges et de La Fayette, de Ninon de L'Enclos et de Mademoiselle Aisse accompagnees de notices bibliographiques, de notes explicatives par Louis-Simon Auger [French] By Marie-Angelique Du Gue Bagnoles Coulanges
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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-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette... More > (baptized 18 March 1634 – 25 May 1693), better known as Madame de La Fayette, was a French writer, the author of La Princesse de Clèves, France's first historical novel and one of the earliest novels in literature.Christened Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, she was born in Paris to a family of minor but wealthy nobility. At 16, de la Vergne became the maid of honour to Queen Anne of Austria and began also to acquire a literary education from Gilles Ménage, who gave her lessons in Italian and Latin. Ménage would lead her to join the fashionable salons of Madame de Rambouillet and Madeleine de Scudéry. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_La_Fayette< Less
Verta verrasta [Finnish] By William Shakespeare
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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 Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26... More > April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[nb 1] was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". [nb 2] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays,[nb 3] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare< Less
Viriatho: Narrativa epo-historica [Portuguese] By Teofilo Braga
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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: Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga (Portuguese... More > pronunciation: [tiˈɔfilu ˈbɾaɡɐ]; 24 February 1843 – 28 January 1924) was a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected President of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.Teófilo Braga was born in the Azores, in São José, Ponta Delgada, the son of Joaquim Manuel Fernandes Braga (probably a grandson of one of King D. João V's illegitimate children), from Braga, and Maria José da Câmara e Albuquerque, from the island of Santa Maria, another descendant of Portuguese nobility (probably traced to Infanta D. Urraca, as the genealogist Ferreira Serpa has shown). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te%C3%B3filo_Braga< Less