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The Invisible Man

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H. G. Wells


The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story…

40 - Chapter IX, part two

In L'Assommoir

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Émile Zola


Émile François Zola (French pronunciation: [emil zɔˈla]) (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was an influential French writer, …

Brief Sketch of the life of Mary Wollstonecraft (incl. letter)

In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in which she argued that women are not naturally inferior…

The Franklin's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Chapter 19

In War and Peace, Book 01: 1805

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Leo Tolstoy


War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy,…

10 - Die Heimkehr 1823 - 1824, Teil 2

In Buch der Lieder

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Heinrich Heine


Nicht ohne Befangenheit übergebe ich der Lesewelt den erneueten Abdruck dieses Buches. Es hat mir die größte Überwindun…

Letter to American Boys

In Short Story Collection Vol. 008

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George MacDonald


LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 008: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

How Robin Hood Came to be an Outlaw

In The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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Howard Pyle


Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero; a courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the mediæval era who, in modern version…

06 - Chapter 7

In Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

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Mary Shelley


Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in …

Prepositional Phrases "of": cadences of delirium - dust of defeat

In Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases

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Grenville Kleiser


A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embelli…

The Viscount and the Persian

In The Phantom of the Opera

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Gaston Leroux


An old theatre under new management; a diva who thinks she can sing; a young ingenue who really can; a masked man who wreaks havoc if he doe…

01 - Chapters 01-03

In Around the World in Eighty Days (version 3)

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Jules Verne


Enigmatic Phileas Fogg accepts a wager about whether it's possible to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days or under. The book charts his adve…