Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

The Vicar's Daughter

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George MacDonald


This is the third book of the 'Marshmallow' trilogy. It is a fictional autobiography written by Ethelwyn Percivale, or 'Wynnie'. Her father …

Le dernier jour d'un condamné

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Victor Hugo


Ce livre est le journal écrit par un condamné à mort dans sa dernière journée avant l’exécution, o…

Tagebuch einer Verlorenen

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Margarete Böhme


Die junge Thymian schreibt episodenhaft über ihr Schicksal in Tagebuchform: Gesellschaftskritisch prangert sie darin das schwere Los je…

Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving

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Washington Irving


Washington Irving's Old Christmas tells of an American's travels through England during the Christmas season. Through a chance meeting with…

Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge

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Rainer Maria Rilke


Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge ist ein 1910 veröffentlichter Roman in Tagebuchform von Rainer Maria Rilke - sein einziger …

In the Bishop's Carriage

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Miriam Michelson


Nancy 'Nance' Olden, a young and very pretty woman, is an accomplished liar and thief. Raised in a horrific orphanage, called the Cruelty by…

The Adventures of Roderick Random

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Tobias Smollett


I am Roderick Random. This is the contemporary story of my struggle against the adversity of orphan-hood, poverty, press gangs, bloody duels…

A Rogue's Life

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Wilkie Collins


"[T]he story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life. It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens f…

Victory: An Island Tale

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Joseph Conrad


Recollections of the life of Axel Heyst, one-time manager of the liquidated Tropical Belt Coal Company in a fictitious island in the Pacific…

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition

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Horatio Alger, Jr.


Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dea…

Irish Idylls

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Jane Barlow


Irish Idylls is a collection of short stories about Irish peasantry during the 19th Century. Ms Jane Barlow, an Irish lass, having, unbeliev…

The Forty-Five Guardsmen

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Alexandre Dumas


The sequel to "Chicot the Jester" and final book of the "Valois Romances." This story begins six years after the famed &…

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

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William Makepeace Thackeray


First published as a serial in Fraser's Magazine in 1844 as The Luck of Barry Lyndon, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq is a picaresque novel…

Mary Cary, Frequently Martha

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Kate Langley Bosher


"My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orp…

Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching

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Henry C. Barkley


This book is often described as an instruction manual on the subject of rat-catching. It does indeed contain a good deal about rats, ferrets…

Heimskringla: The Stories of the Kings of Norway, Called The Round World

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Snorri Sturleson


Heimskringla (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈheimsˌkʰriŋla]) is the best known of the Old Norse kings' sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Ice…

Leave it to PSmith

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P. G. Wodehouse


Freddie Threepwood and his uncle are in difficulties. Freddie wants a thousand pounds to start a bookmaker’s business and to marry Eve, whil…

The Black-Bearded Barbarian

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Mary Esther Miller Macgregor


A fictionalized biography of George Mackay (1844-1901), an influential Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan. (Summary by Edmund Bloxam…

Childhood (version 2)

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Leo Tolstoy


Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian l…

The Roaring Girl

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Thomas Middleton


The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is …

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