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Le Petit Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Traduction très belle et qualité parfaite du roman bien-aimé et intemporel Le Petit Prince par le pilote et écrivain français Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel by Jane Austen. It charts the emotional development of protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the...

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

by Mary Shelly

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelly that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment....

Saadi Shirazi's Scroll of Wisdom

by Arthur Naylor Wollaston

Abu-Muhammad Muslih Al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi, better known by his pen-name Saadi, or Saadi of Shiraz (Saadi Shirazi), was the major Persian poet and prose writer during the Middle Age. He is widely recognized...

The Odes

by Pindar

One of the most celebrated poets of the classical world, Pindar wrote odes for athletes that provide a unique perspective on the social and political life of ancient Greece. Commissioned in honor of successful...

Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness is a story within a story, or frame narrative. It follows Marlow as he recounts, from dusk through to late night, his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the...

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice is about the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet...

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

This book is about Lady Susan who is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic...


by James Joyce

This book, Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years...

Walden And Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

Walden And Civil Disobedience details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden...

The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the earliest and best-known depictions of an alien invasion of...

Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

The book tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them.

Beyond Good And Evil

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil is a book by a philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. It takes up and expands on the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approached from a more critical, polemical direction....


by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Herland is a utopian novel written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis. The result is an ideal social order,...

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism,...

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events...

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Victorian Era gothic comedy of manners that earned praise and scrutiny for themes that shocked the culture at the time. The story follows Dorian Gray, an initially vain man who...

Tattvabodha (Volume VII)

by Pratapanand Jha

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The National Mission for Manuscripts was established in February 2003 by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India with the purpose of locating, documenting, preserving and disseminating the...

Aladdin, the real tale

by Giancarlo Rossini

The tale of Ala al-Din and the Wonderful Lamp It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights), and one of the best known, despite not being part of the original Arabic...

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil...