Literary Fiction

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Original 1848 Edition)

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Anne Brontë


When Helen Graham moves into old Wildfell Hall with her little son Arthur, the rustic neighborhood comes alive with gossip and speculation, …

Cousin Betty

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Honoré de Balzac


Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette), published in serial format in 1846, was one of the last and greatest of Balzac's works. It was part of his …

Eugénie Grandet

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Honoré de Balzac


Eugénie Grandet, first published in 1833, is one of Honoré de Balzac's finest novels, and one of the first works in what would…

Waverley, Volume 1

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Sir Walter Scott


Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or…

Ward No. 6

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Anton Chekhov


The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge…

Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y esp…

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Francisco De Quevedo


Clásica novela picaresca española del Siglo de Oro, del gran Don Francisco de Quevedo. En ella se narran las extravagantes and…

Swann's Way (Version 2)

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Marcel Proust


"Swann's Way" is the first of the seven parts of Marcel Proust's great autobiographical novel "In Search of Lost Time." …

The Beautiful and Damned (Version 2)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald


This 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles the life of Anthony Patch, the only heir of millionaire Adam Patch, his grandfather. Antho…

Die toten Seelen

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol


Pawel Tschitschikow entwirft eine groteske Idee, die ihn zu Geld bringen soll. Er macht Geschäfte mit Leibeigenen, und zwar mit toten! …

The Pickwick Papers (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


Mr Pickwick, founder of the Pickwick Club, sets out with his three friends, Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle, to observe the world. They inten…

Crime and Punishment (Version 4 Dramatic Reading)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The story tells of the inner turmoil of Rodion Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg who commits murder. His psychological and moral agit…

Sister Carrie

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Theodore Dreiser


Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. Sister Carr…

Marguerite de Valois

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Alexandre Dumas


A historical fiction novel set in Paris (1572) during Charles IX's reign and the French Wars of Religion. Marguerite de Valois, daughter of …

La garçonne

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Victor Margueritte


Ce "roman de moeurs" à thèse présente une jeune femme indépendante menant une vie sexuelle très…

The Sun Also Rises

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Ernest Hemingway


The Sun Also Rises (1926) was Hemingway's first novel to be published, though there is his novella The Torrents of Spring which was publishe…

The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I

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Xueqin Cao


The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the g…

Florentinische Nächte

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Heinrich Heine


Maximilian erzählt seiner kranken Freundin auf Anraten des Arztes "närrische Geschichten", damit sie ruhig liegen bleibt…

Cuentos de Hadas

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Charles Perrault


Perrault fue un autor francés que puso las bases por escrito de un nuevo género que haría historia, la de los "Cue…

Hunger

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Knut Hamsun


Hunger (Norwegian: Sult) is a novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun and was published in its final form in 1890. The novel has been hail…

Hide and Seek

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Wilkie Collins


The artist Valentine Blyth has a very generous heart. He lovingly cares for his invalid wife, rescues a deaf orphan girl from maltreatment i…

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