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Emile

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A foundational text of Western education, this 1762 treatise served as a model for a new approach to teaching during the French Revolution. Emile recounts a boy's education, and Rousseau considered it the most...


The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

by Selma Lagerlöf

The full version of the novel about Nils, a young boy whose "chief delight was to eat and sleep, and after that he liked best to make mischief". Transformed in a gnome, will be able to talk with the animals...


Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

by Mary Mapes Dodge

Novel that tells the story of the Brinker's family, poor due to an accident suffered by their father. In a small village not far from Amsterdam develops the story of the young Hans and his sister Gretel, willing...


Harbors Rich with Ships

by Miroslav Krleža & Željko Cipriš

Miroslav Krle?a was a giant of Yugoslav literature, yet remarkably little of his writing has appeared in English. In a body of work that spans more than five dozen books, including novels, short stories, plays,...


Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island

by Gabrielle Sidonie Colette, Zack Rogow & Renée Morel

A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.

The French writer Colette (1873?1954) is best known in the United States for such classic novels as Gigi and Cheri, which were...


Anthology of Black Humor

by André Breton & Mark Polizzotti

This is the first publication in English of the anthology that contains Breton?s definitive statement on l?humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism, and his provocative assessments of the writers...


Canne al vento

by Grazia Deledda

Canne al vento, titolo fa riferimento alla fragilità della condizione umana, è uno dei romanzi più noti di Grazia Deledda. La storia raccontata ruota intorno a Efix, servo di una famiglia agiata dell’entroterra,...


Elias Portolu

by Grazia Deledda

Pubblicato nel 1903, Elias Portolu racconta la storia di un pastore sardo che ritornato in paese, dopo aver scontato un’ingiusta condanna ed essere stato tentato dal prendere i voti, cerca inutilmente di resistere...


La madre

by Grazia Deledda

La madre, considerato dalla critica il capolavoro di Grazia Deledda, fu pubblicato nel 1920. Seppur influenzato dai canoni naturalistici, come le sue altre opere, anche in questo romanzo la scrittrice sarda...


Thomas Hardy: The Complete Works

by Thomas Hardy & Bauer Books

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

'Thomas Hardy: The Complete Works' contains:

  • Desperate Remedies
  • Under the Greenwood Tree
  • A Pair...


Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary,Salammbo and Herodias

by Gustave Flaubert & Bauer Books

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

This great book includes the major works: 

Madame Bovary:

Takes place in provincial northern France,...


Soldiers Three

by Rudyard Kipling

First published in 1888, "Soldiers Three" is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. 

The three soldiers of the title are Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection...


Jules Verne at Home

by R.H. Sherard

In this article "Jules Verne At Home," acclaimed French author Jules Verne was interviewed in 1893 at his home in Amiens, France, located about an hour and a half directly north of Paris by the author, whose...


The Idea of Europe

by George Steiner

The Idea of Europe finds George Steiner reckoning with Europe from a number of different angles. ?Europe,?? he writes, ?is the place where Goethe?s garden almost borders on Buchenwald, where the house of Corneille...


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Born in Prague when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and recognized today as a master of verse, poet Rainer Maria Rilke was considerably less well known in 1902 when he received a heartfelt letter...


CROATIAN TALES OF LONG AGO - 6 unique Croatian Fairy Tales for Children

by Ivana Berlic-Mazuranic

CROATIAN TALES OF LONG AGO, is a collection of children’s stories by the acclaimed children's author Ivana Brli?-Mažurani? (sometimes spelled as "Ivana Berli?-Mažurani?".) The collection is considered her...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

This book is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. The story revolves around Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent...


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...


New Atlantis and The City of the Sun

by Tomasso Campanella, Francis Bacon & Gregory Claeys

In keeping with the inquisitive spirit of their times, two 17th-century writers envisioned their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Tomasso Campanella, a Calabrian monk, published The City of the Sun...


Marta

by Eliza Orzeszkowa, Stephanie Kraft, Anna Gąsienica Byrcyn & Grażyna J. Kozaczka

Eliza Orzeszkowa was a trailblazing Polish novelist who, alongside Leo Tolstoy and Henryk Sienkiewicz, was a finalist for the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature. Of her many works of social realism, Marta (1873)...