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The Forced Crime

The Forced Crime

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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The famous detective was sitting comfortably in Professor Bentham’s well-appointed library on the ground floor of the latter’s home near Prospect Park, and both were smoking.

The Mask of Death

The Mask of Death

Nick Carter | Classic Literature
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“Nick Carter will solve the mystery. No crime is too deep for him. He’ll ferret out the truth and run down the rascals. He will recover your lost treasures, too, Mr. Strickland, one and all of them, take my word for it. If there is one man on earth who can accomplish it, Nick Carter is that...

Stories from the Iliad

Stories from the Iliad

Jeanie Lang | Classic Literature
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For two Greek boys have I made this little book, which tells them in English some of the stories that they soon will read for themselves in the tongue of their forefathers.But the stories are not only for boys whose fatherland lies near the sunny sea through which ships, red-prowed and black...

The Great White Hand

The Great White Hand

James Edward Muddock | Classic Literature
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In the year 1894, I published in two volumes a romance of the Indian Mutiny, under the title of “The Star of Fortune.” A short prefatory note intimated that it was my lot to be in India during the terrible time of the Sepoy Rebellion.

Charles Robert Maturin: His Life and Works

Charles Robert Maturin: His Life and Works

Niilo Idman | Classic Literature
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In the history of literature change means liberation. The intellectual aspect of a period having worn itself out, the forms which have supported it are felt to be a clog and a burden; and when these forms are dissolved, the channel of thought, from a natural sense of freedom, takes a course...

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...