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Representative Men

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


A series of biographical lectures originally published in 1850. Each chapter is a philosophical treatment of the life of an intellectual. Th…

Kenilworth

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Sir Walter Scott


An Elizabethan era historical novel by Scotland's master of fiction, Sir Walter Scott. With a cast of historical and created characters, inc…

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…

The Antiquary

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Andrew Lang


Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary. Set in the period of th…

In a German Pension

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Katherine Mansfield


The first collected volume of short stories of the New Zealand modernist. Inspired by her own travels, Mansfield begins to refine her craft …

The Sacred Fount

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Henry James


Published in 1901, The Sacred Fount delves into the interior observations and obsessions of one Englishman during a weekend gathering in the…

In the Year of Jubilee

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George Gissing


The Jubilee marks the fiftieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria. Dickensian in its sweeping scope of London life, Jubilee depicts the har…

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In The Life Of Charlotte Brontë Volume 2

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Charlotte Bronte was a British author, the eldest of the three famous Bronte sisters who have become standards of English literature. She is…

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In The Egoist

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George Meredith


The Egoist is a tragi-comical novel by George Meredith published in 1879. The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patte…