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Mienne: roman

Mienne: roman

Thierry Sandre | Classic Literature
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VOUS désiriez savoir ce qu’il y a de vrai dans cette aventure où mon nom fut mêlé et dont une partie de la presse parisienne s’est longuement occupée pendant au moins trois jours? Vous l’auriez su plus tôt, chère vieille grande amie qui connaissez à peu près tout de mon existence...

As the hart panteth

As the hart panteth

Hallie Erminie Rives | Classic Literature
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He sat just outside the lofty doorway, that opened between the bare hall and front verandah. The great white columns held a wild clematis vine, the leaves of which almost concealed the bricks where the plaster had fallen off. Presently a child came out with a violin in her hand.

George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

H. L. Mencken | Classic Literature
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This is a little handbook for the reading tables of Americans interested enough in the drama of the day to have some curiosity regarding the plays of George Bernard Shaw, but too busy to give them careful personal study or to read the vast mass of reviews, magazine articles, letters to the editor...

The Big Mogul

The Big Mogul

Joseph Crosby Lincoln | Classic Literature
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THIS was the library of the Townsend mansion in Harniss. Mrs. Townsend had so christened it when the mansion was built; or, to be more explicit, the Boston architect who drew the plans had lettered the word “Library” inside the rectangle indicating the big room, just as he had lettered...

Better days; or, A Millionaire of To-morrow

Better days; or, A Millionaire of To-morrow

Anna M. Fitch and Thomas Fitch | Classic Literature
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It was late in the month of July, 1892, and although the World’s Exposition was not yet formally opened, tens of thousands of strangers thronged the hotels of Chicago and added to the gayety of her streets. The great attraction of the day was the locomotive railroad 7race, and about twenty acres...

Mountain Paths

Mountain Paths

Maurice Maeterlinck | Classic Literature
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IN that curious little masterpiece A Beleagured City, Mrs. Oliphant shows us the dead of a provincial town suddenly waxing indignant over the conduct and the morals of those inhabiting the town which they founded.

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 2

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 2

Dr. Doran | Classic Literature
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But for Pepys and Evelyn we should know but little of the social life of the seventeenth century. A host of letter writers—Walpole, Mrs. Delany, and Mrs. Montagu, at the head of them—may be said to have photographed the next century for us. Lord Malmesbury, Lord Auckland, and some others...

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 1

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 1

Dr. Doran | Classic Literature
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In the afternoon of ‘Boxing-day,’ 1865, I had to pass through Drury Lane, and some of the worst of the ‘slums’ which find vent therein. There was a general movement in the place, and the effect was not savoury. There was a going to-and-fro of groups of people, and there was nothing...

The Story of Chalmers of New Guinea

The Story of Chalmers of New Guinea

Janet Harvey Kelman | Classic Literature
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The spirit of battle ran so high that on fighting days James and his sisters did not go straight home. They joined the larger number of the glen party and went round by the homes of the others, so that they had only the last little bit to go alone.

Youth and Life

Youth and Life

Randolph Silliman Bourne | Classic Literature
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How shall I describe Youth, the time of contradictions and anomalies? The fiercest radicalisms, the most dogged conservatisms, irrepressible gayety, bitter melancholy,—all these moods are equally part of that showery springtime of life.