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  1. Omslagsbild: Cranford av

    Cranford

    Cranford is the best-known novel of the 19th century English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. It was first published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens.

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    Ethan Frome

    På en enskilt belägen gård i ett kallt, snötäckt New England arbetar Ethan Frome hårt för att kunna försörja sig själv och sin svaga fru Zeena, som han gift sig med på grund av sin rädsla för att bli ensam efter sina föräldrars död. Deras äktenskap är...

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    Eight cousins

    "Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill" was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston...

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    A house of pomegranates

    A House of Pomegranates (1891) is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Wilde once said that this collection was "intended neither for the British child nor the British...

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    Mitt grymma öde

    Förord av Alexander Bard. Georg Friedrich Händel var 1700-talets största barockkompositör. Hans skälvande vackra operaarior handlade om kärlek, svartsjuka och mordlust, och de var fyllda med riddare, drakar och häxor. Men själv betraktades han som snål, fet och...

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    Tom Sawyer, detective

    Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular...

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    Ut med blondinerna! sann berättelse ur livet

    Ut med blondinerna! är en kortroman av Olle Hedberg med undertiteln Sann berättelse ur livet. Boken utkom våren 1939 och är en satir över och pamflett mot antisemitismen och nazismen i Tyskland vid denna tid, samt en uppmaning till civilkurage. Handlingen utspelar...

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    The life of Hon. William F. Cody

    The life and adventures of Honorable William F. Cody–Buffalo Bill–as told by himself, make up a narrative which reads more like romance than reality, and which in many respects will prove a valuable contribution to the records of our Western frontier history. While...

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    Mälarpirater

    En roman av Sigfried Siwertz från 1911. En modern klassiker - boken handlar om tre unga pojkar, Erik, Fabian och Georg, som "lånar" en segelbåt och ger sig ut på sjörövaräventyr i Mälaren. Boken har filmats flera gånger; 1923, 1959 och 1987.

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    The mysterious island

    The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those...

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    Världslägets problem

    Världslägets problem är en skrift av Nikolaj Bucharin. Utgiven 1928. Socialdemokratins eller kommunismens väg? En koncentrerad analys nyåret 1928.

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    Ingmarssönerna

    Ingmarssönerna är en roman som skrevs 1901 av Selma Lagerlöf. Egentligen är den inledningsdelen i den större romanen Jerusalem, men Ingmarssönerna utgavs även som en fristående novell. Boken handlar om Ingmar Ingmarsson, en ung bonde som har fått ärva en stor...

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    At the sign of the Jack O'Lantern

    This novel begins with an odd inheritance at the end of a honeymoon, both parties being inexperienced. Then someone comes to visit, then another, until we've got a chaotic bedlam of New England's tragically off the wall odd-ball relations. Our protagonists may not...

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    Tarzan of the apes

    Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912; the first book edition was published in 1914. The character...

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    Vindingevals

    Vindingevals är en roman av Artur Lundkvist utgiven 1956. Romanen utspelar sig i ett litet samhälle i södra Sverige och var inspirerad av Lundkvists egen uppväxtmiljö i norra Skåne. Boken filmatiserades 1968 efter manus av Lars Widding och Åke Falck i regi av Åke...

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    The green rust

    A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor—to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his...

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    A yankee at King Arthur's court

    The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In it, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the...

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    The innocence of Father Brown

    Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 52 short stories, later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in...

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    Red nails

    Red Nails is the last of the stories about Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan...

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    Tom Sawyer abroad

    Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of Jules Verne-esque adventure stories. In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive...

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    Captains courageous

    Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. The novel originally appeared as a serialization in McClure's, beginning with the November 1896...

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    Ethan Frome

    Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993. Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love...

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    The American

    The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–1877 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher...

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    Father Sergius

    The story begins with the childhood and exceptional and accomplished youth of Prince Stepan Kasatsky. The young man is destined for great things. He discovers on the eve of his wedding that his fiancée Countess Mary Korotkova has had an affair with his beloved Tsar...

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    A Christmas carol

    A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley...

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    Youth a narrative

    "Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. It was written in 1898, first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. The volume also included Heart of Darkness and The...

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    Prelude

    Prelude is a 1918 short story by Katherine Mansfield. It was first published by the Hogarth Press in July 1918, and later reprinted in Bliss and Other Stories.

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    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children's novel written by English playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in 1886.

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    Phantastes

    A young man named Anodos experiences dream-like adventures in Fairy Land, where he meets tree-spirits, endures the presence of the overwhelming shadow, journeys to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The story conveys a profound...

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    Brev från min kvarn

    Det här mästerverket skrev Daudet redan som 26-åring och det renderade honom ett rykte som en fransk Dickens. Det är en samling berättelser som utmärks av en säkerhet och originalitet, som snarare brukar finnas hos betydligt mer erfarna författare. Daudet har...

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    The vicar of Wakefield

    First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it. The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love, deceit, betrayal, humour and a...

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    Tales of the five towns

    This is a selection of short stories recounting, with gentle satire and tolerant good humour, the small town provincial life at the end of the nineteenth century, based around the six towns in the county of Staffordshire, England, known as the Potteries. Arnold Bennett...

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    The hunting of the Snark

    The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is usually thought of as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humour the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an...

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    A modest proposal

    Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and...

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    Red shadows

    First published in Weird Tales, August 1928, alternatively titled "Solomon Kane". This was the first Solomon Kane story ever published. In France, Kane finds a girl attacked by a gang of brigands led by a villain known as Le Loup. As she dies in his arms, Kane determines...

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    The shuttle

    Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich,...

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    The book of dragons

    A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotamuses: These eight dragon tales are filled with the imaginative wit of children’s author Edith Nesbit.

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    Silas Marner

    Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is a novel by George Eliot. Her third novel, it was first published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a reclusive weaver, in its strong realism it represents one of Eliot's most sophisticated treatments of her attitude to religion.

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    A princess of Mars

    A Princess of Mars (1912) is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. It is also a seminal instance of the planetary...

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    The last of the Mohicans a narrative of 1757

    The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in February 1826. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known. The Pathfinder, published 14 years later in 1840, is its...

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    The dragon and the raven

    During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes. One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a...

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    The grey woman

    A “Bluebeard” story in which a young woman marries a man whom she discovers has killed his previous wives and is trying to kill her as well.

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    At the bay

    Katherine Mansfield was a prominent Modernist writer of short fiction, and one of New Zealand’s best-known authors. “At the Bay” is a story from her collection The Garden Party.

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    The house in the mist

    In "The House in the Mist," weary traveler Hugh Austin arrives, seeking food and lodging for the night. "Enter, sir; you are the first to arrive, but the others can not be far behind," he is told. "What others?" he wonders, gazing at a stern portrait hanging on the wall....

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    The glimpses of the moon

    "The Glimpses of the Moon" (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends. They marry out of convenience and have an "open" relationship, but are unprepared for where their feelings will take them.

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    What Maisie knew

    What Maisie Knew was first published as a serial in the Chap-Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later in the same year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced and irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great...

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    The Encantadas

    The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles is a novella by American author Herman Melville. First published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854, it consists of ten philosophical "Sketches" on the Encantadas, or Galápagos Islands. It was collected in The Piazza Tales in 1856. The...

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    Eugenics and other evils

    Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. Say to them “The persuasive and even coercive...

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