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…


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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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