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Headlong Hall

By: Thomas Love Peacock

... and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. in Wales....

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Little Book of Christmas, A

By: John Kendrick Bangs

Summary: Four short Christmas stories, a bit sentimental, but still affecting and worthwhile. Plus Four Christmas verses. (Summary by David Wales)

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Members of the Family

By: Owen Wister

... the Family is a collection of eight short stories about people in the Wyoming Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Just William

By: Richmal Crompton

... less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasing. The series of books is better known in the United Kingdom than in the U.S. ( Summary by David Wales )...

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Robbery Under Arms

By: Rolf Boldrewood

...A tale of cattle duffing, horse stealing and bushranging in the New South Wales outback with Captain Starlight. To quote the author though presented in the guise of fiction, this chronicle of the Marston family must not be set down by the reader as wholly fanciful or exaggerated. Much of the narrat...

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Round the Sofa

By: Elizabeth Gaskell

...say about a persecuted minority group, the Cagots in Western France. The Doom of the Griffiths. A Gothic short story about a cursed family and set in Wales. Half a Life-Time Ago. A novella set in the Wiltshire Dales. The Poor Clare. A Ghostly short story! The Half Brothers. A sad short story about brotherly love and a sheep-dog dog named Lassie! (Summary by Noel Badrian)...

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New Swiss Family Robinson, The

By: Owen Wister

A parody of its famous predecessor, this short piece was written by Owen Wister for the Harvard Lampoon (Summary by David Wales)

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Celt and Saxon

By: George Meredith

... by purchase of a railway-ticket, to travel direct to the borders of North Wales, on a visit to a notable landowner of those marches, the Squire Adist... ...ain of her yet, she may have a finale in store. It’s true that I love wild Wales.’ 32 Celt and Saxon ‘And so do I’ Caroline raised her eyes to imagin... ... for his 137 George Meredith delight in songful gatherings, harps to wild Wales, his Cam- brian highlands, and not to England. You have not yet, thou...

... Patrick, hardly a distinction of him until we know him, had bound himself, by purchase of a railway-ticket, to travel direct to the borders of North Wales, on a visit to a notable landowner of those marches, the Squire Adister, whose family-seat was where the hills begin to lift and spy into the heart of black mountains. Examining his ticket with an apparent curiosity, th...

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Flint Heart, The

By: Eden Phillpotts

... is perfectly understandable without such explications. The droll narration makes the story as much fun for adults as for children. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Dragon Of Wantley, The, Version 2

By: Owen Wister

...tury. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten years. This is the 1895 edition. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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The Romance of the Rose Illuminated

By: Alcuin Blamires; Gail C. Holian

...ry and full contextual discussion, all the miniatures from five unpublished illuminated manuscripts of Le Roman de la Rose in the National Library of Wales. This book is a "must" for those who teach and study medieval literature in most European languages and especially for those who study Chaucer — a poet who absorbed the Romance of the Rose to the core by translating it....

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Tony on the Moon's Children’s Picture Book - The Miners of Festilliog : A series of illustrated story books for children, Level 4 Book 4

By: Tony J Moon

...There is a small valley deep in the hills of South Wales, nestling there is a little mining village, which is just that little bit further away than you thought it was. The village is a the tiny hamlet of Festilliog, where once something almost exciting happend....

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Prayers Written at Vailima and a Lowden Sabbath Morn

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...he faithfu’ French, an’ twa-three mair; The auld prezentor, hoastin’ sair, Wales out the portions, An’ yirks the tune into the air Wi’ queer contortio...

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The Dukes Children

By: Anthony Trollope

...in Cornwall, and thought we did it pretty well. And I have ridden in South Wales, which I can assure you isn’t an easy thing to do. But you mustn’t ex... ... partner, living on the allowance made him in some obscure corner of South Wales. CHAPTER 76 On Deportment Frank Tregear had come up to town at the en...

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The Daisy Chain: Or, Aspirations : A Family Chronicle

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

..., dear! oh, dear, Richard, the M’Carthys are gone!” “Gone, where?” “Oh, to Wales. I knew nothing of it till they were off. Una and Fergus were missing... ...up the side of the mound, and, while the spy-glass was yet pointed full at Wales, had hold of a pair of stout legs, and with the words, “Keep a good l...

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Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

By: William Dean Howells

...apham. (Reader’s Note for story 3: A pony engine is a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another.) (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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John Caldigate

By: Anthony Trollope

...n disowned by his father, John Caldigate sets sail for Australia with his friend Dick Shand hoping to make his fortune in the goldfields in New South Wales. On the voyage, he meets Euphemia Smith and they conduct an indiscreet affair aboard. After various problems, Caldigate literally strikes gold and returns to Sydney where he meets Euphemia again and they settle. living ...

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John Keble's Parishes a History of Hursley and Otterbourne

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...t, after vehement passionate en- treaties on the part of George, Prince of Wales, and even a demonstration of suicide, she was wrought upon to consent...

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Dancing with Fate : Song of the Muses

By: Hywela Lyn

...als—a small country known as Cymru, the brotherhood, erstwhile called Cambria, or Wales as some would have it? You may recall the folk who inhabit ... ...e yourself with the changes that have occurred since you last visited the land of Wales. Then bid your dear sisters farewell, before you take your ... ...r. “If I have to act as a mortal, how will I travel? On the grand scale of things, Wales may not be a large country, but it is mountainous and as I ... ...not been mistaken. Hywela Lyn 8 Chapter 2 Ceredigion, Wales, 460 AD The song of the Horai, the sisters who guarded t... ...orrow. However, Terpsichore had chosen those she inspired with care. The music of Wales would not die again. This time, they would not let her down... ...h of bronze glimpsed in the halls of Olympus the day Apollo asked her to return to Wales. It was Ares spying on them; of course, she should have gue...

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Speeches: Literary and Social

By: Charles Dickens

...the large central room, and covers were laid for 200 guests. The Prince of Wales acknowledged the toast of his health and that of the Princess, the Du... ... recent death of Daniel Maclise) to which his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales made allusion, and to which the president referred with the eloquence...

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