Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Castle Rackrent

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Maria Edgeworth


"One of the most inspired chronicles written in English" was the verdict of William Butler Yeats on the novel Castle Rackrent by M…

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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James Weldon Johnson


Johnson's only novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, was originally published anonymously in 1912. It is a fictional novel written …

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 …

The Last Day of a Condemned

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Victor Hugo


A man who has been condemned to death writes down his cogitations, feelings and fears while he is waiting for his execution. He does not bet…

Último día de un reo de muerte

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Victor Hugo


Víctor Hugo escribió esta obra a raíz de ver a un verdugo ensayando con la guillotina para la ejecución del d&ia…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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