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The Late Mattia Pascal

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Luigi Pirandello


Mattia Pascal grew up in a small Italian town not dissimilar to that of the author's upbringing. Pascal leads a somewhat feckless boyhood, a…

Là-bas

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Joris-Karl Huysmans


The plot of Là-Bas concerns the novelist Durtal, who is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief…

Evolution Creatrice

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Henri Bergson


Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation…

The Fortune of the Rougons

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Émile Zola


The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monument…

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

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Sir Walter Scott


An aging minstrel seeks who hospitality at Newark Castle and in recompense tells a tale of a sixteenth-century Border feud. In the poem, Lad…

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is de…

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Version 2)

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George Berkeley


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (commonly called Treatise when referring to Berkeley's works) is a 1710 work, in Eng…

The Cathedral

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Joris-Karl Huysmans


It is the third of Huysmans' books to feature the character Durtal, a thinly disguised portrait of the author. He had already featured the c…

The Bagpipers

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George Sand


A story of two sets of lovers and the development of their relationships, set in rural France in the mid 19th century. - Summary by PeterTuc…

Virgin Soil Volume 2

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Ivan Turgenev


The second volume of Turgenev's last novel sees social change bubbling up into conflict with the established order and interacting with the …

RUNE XVI. Wainainoinen's Boat-building

In The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)

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Elias Lonnrot and Elias Lönnrot


This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seab…

First Book: Poem 53

In The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Pieces In the English Language

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Francis T. Palgrave


Palgrave's principal contribution to the development of literary taste was contained in his Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (186…

The Ballad of Iskander

In Forty-Two Poems

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James Elroy Flecker


This is a collection of poems by James Elroy Flecker. - Summary by Carolin

11 - Book sixth, The Vision of the Under World, part 1

In The Aeneid, prose translation

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Virgil


The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas,…

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