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Hadji Murad

By: Louise and Aylmer Maude

...ans. Louise and Aylmer Maude (original published in 1904) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document File is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document File is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any pur- pose, and in... ...live or dead, that Shamil’ s envoys had left only the day before, that the people were afraid to disobey Shamil’ s orders, and that therefore it was n... ... Poltoratsky went home in an ecstatic condition only to be understood by people like himself who, having grown up and been educated in society , mee... ...n a pack of highly glazed cards and was going to spread them out, when his Italian valet brought him a letter on a silver tray. “ Another courier, ... ...ed the first interview between Hadji Murad and Vorontsov . That even an Italian opera was performed at the new theater, which was decorated in Orie... ... s his name?” asked Nicholas. “Bzhezovski.” “ A Pole?” “Of Polish descent and a roman Catholic,” answered Chernyshov. Nicholas frowned. He... ...h sleeves. Burka A long round felt cape. Dzhigit The same as a brave among American Indians, butthe word is inseparably con- nected with the idea of s...

...hapter 1. I was returning home by the fields. It was midsummer, the hay harvest was over and they were just beginning to reap the rye. At that season of the year there is a delightful variety of flowers --red, white, and pink scented tufty clover; milk-white ox-eye daisies with their bright yellow centers and pleasant spicy smell;...

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Chronicles of the Canongate

By: Sir Walter Scott

...lter Scott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... words:— INTRODUCTION All who are acquainted with the early history of the Italian stage are aware that Arlecchino is not, in his original concep- tio... ...r, as will appear from the following theatrical anecdote:— An actor on the Italian stage permitted at the Foire du St. Germain, in Paris, was renowned... ..., and replied that the secret had now of necessity become known to so many people that I was indifferent on the subject. Lord Meadowbank was thus in- ... ...y their petty squabbles and mutual irritability, the laughing-stock of the people of the world. I resolved, therefore, in this respect to guard my bre... ...s a pedigree of that family. Colonel Robert Keith of Craig (the seventh in descent from John) by his wife, Agnes, daughter of Robert Murray of Murrays... ...y grandsire, the inditer of this goodly matter, was rather lengthy, as our American friends say. Indeed, I reserve the rest of the piece until I can o... ...rvade every civilized country. Amongst their mountains, as among the North American Indians, the various tribes were wont to make war upon each other,...

...Excerpt: Introduction to Chronicles of the Canongate. The preceding volume of this Collection concluded the last of the pieces originally published under the Nominis umbra of The Author of Waverley; and the circumstances which rendered it impossible for the wri...

...Contents INTRODUCTION TO CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE. .......................................................................... 4 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................

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Night and Day

By: Virginia Woolf

...ssics Series Publication Night and Day by Virginia Woolf is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... was so rich in the gifts which make tea- parties of elderly distinguished people successful, that she scarcely needed any help from her daughter, pro... ...ss which inevitably attends the entrance of a stranger into a room full of people much at their ease, and all launched upon sentences. At the same tim... ...took part in a series of scenes such as the taming of wild ponies upon the American prairies, or the conduct of a vast ship in a hurricane round a bla... ...own-eyed, a little clumsy in move- ment, and suggested country birth and a descent from respectable hard-working ancestors, who had been men of faith ... ...ons that such-and-such passages, taken liberally from English, French, and Italian, are the supreme pearls of literature. Further, he was fond of usin... ... was reading “Isabella and the Pot of Basil,” and her mind was full of the Italian hills and the blue daylight, and the hedges set with little rosette... ...ith relief, and she had merely to shake hands with Rodney and to greet the American lady who had come to be shown the relics, before the talk started ...

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Chantry House

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...cs Series Pulication Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this docu- ment file, for any purpose, and in... ...especially of my mother, will not do them justice in the eyes of the young people of the present day, who are accustomed to a far more indulgent gover... ...e than Griffith, and thought he posed for admiration, for she used to tell people that no one could guess what a child he was for slyness; so that he ... ...hour I remem- ber portions of Belzoni’s Researches and Franklin’s terrible American adventures, and they bring back tones of my father’s voice. As an ... ...ate admitted us into a drive cut out in a slant down the other- wise steep descent, and coming out into an open space. And there we were! The old hous... ...ke attempted to abscond, but he was brought back as he was embarking in an American vessel; and he then confessed the whole,—how speculation had led t... ...ong letters to my father on home business, Austrian misgovernment, and the Italian Church and people, full of shrewd observations and new lights; and ... ... brown- legged street children, without trying to make her speak French or Italian—in her eyes one of the inflictions of the journey, in those of her ...

...Excerpt: The United Force of the younger generation has been brought upon me to record, with the aid of diaries and letters, the circumstances connected with Chantry House and my two dear elder brothers. Once this could not have been done without more...

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The Prime Minister

By: Anthony Trollope

...eries Publication The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... .... It assists a man in getting a seat as the director of certain companies. People are still such asses that they trust a Board of Directors made up of... ...er. Indeed it had been perhaps a misfortune with Everett Wharton that some people had believed in him,—and a fur- ther misfortune that some others had... ...ty. I don’t want him to sell his country to Germany, or to turn it into an American republic in order that he may be president. But when he gets the r... ...er tion. The fact of his being “a nasty foreigner”, and probably of Jewish descent, remained. T o him, Wharton, the man must always be distasteful. Bu... ...r,—the result of which was, that he had gone rather deep into two or three American mines before the end of July. But he had already made some money o... ...think he’s an Englishman.’ ‘A foreigner!’ ‘He has got a foreign name.’ ‘An Italian nobleman?’ ‘I don’t think he’s noble in any country.’ ‘Who the d-d ... ...sidiary troubles, in order that she might settle herself for life under an Italian sky. But the idea does not generally remain with her very long. Alr...

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Henrietta's Wish; Or, Domineering

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... Henrietta ’s Wish; or, Domineering by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...y can take root without some local inter- est, and as to acquaintance, the people are always changing.” “And there is nothing to do,” added Fred; “not... ...amma. Busy Bee says so, and she knows, living in London and seeing so many people as she does.” “I never saw anyone so like a queen,” said Fred. “No, ... ... that he gave les- sons in Homer and Euclid for those which he received in Italian and music. For present amusement there was no rea- son to complain;... ... bones; but her thin brown face, with the aid of a pair of very large deep Italian- looking eyes, was so full of brilliant expression, and showed such... ...se meditations occupied her during a hasty toilette and a still more rapid descent, and were abruptly concluded by her alighting from her swinging jum... ...d above all, beg, borrow, or steal, Uncle Roger’s fishing boots.” Her next descent was upon Aunt Mary, in her own room: “Aunt, would you do me a great... ...son about his travels. A sailor just returned from four years on the South American coast, who had doubled Cape Horn, shot condors on the Andes, caugh...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. On the afternoon of a warm day in the end of July, an open carriage was waiting in front of the painted toy-looking building which served as the railway station of Teignmouth. The fine bay horses stood patiently enduring the attacks of hosts ...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...s One through Twenty-five) by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is fur- ... ...y. This Portable Document file is fur- nished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...bition of this sort, will not be oppressed, I take it, by his own or other people’s hilarity. An episode of humour or kind- ness touches and amuses h... ...to the present story of 4 V anity Fair – V olume One “V anity Fair.” Some people consider Fairs immoral altogether, and eschew such, with their serva... ...ily of Gascony, and took 14 V anity Fair – V olume One great pride in her descent from them. And curious it is that as she advanced in life this youn... ...Fancy our late monarch George III when he heard of the revolt of the North American colonies: fancy brazen Goliath when little David stepped forward a... ...d the rudiments of Hebrew; in mathematics and history; in Spanish, French, Italian, and geography; in music, vocal and instrumental; in dancing, witho... ... you,” Osborne said, shaking his comrade warmly by the hand as soon as his descent from the vehicle was effected— and then he added, in a lower and ag...

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Dynevor Terrace

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...DYNEVOR TERRACE: OR THE CLUE OF LIFE BY THE AUTHOR OF ‘THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE,’ CHARLOTTE M. YONGE. V V V... ...STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Dynevor Terrace: or The Clue of Life, Volume One by Charlotte M Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvan... ...not? She wished she had never teased him by going out so much, and letting people talk nonsense; he had been very kind, and she was not half good enou... ...n wonder and reproof, ‘Is that on purpose?’ ‘Adventures are thrust on some people,’ was the noncha- lant reply, with shoulders depressed, and a twinkl... ...by a manufacture of Alpaca umbrellas. Meantime, he must show the beautiful American ducks which he hoped to naturalize on the pond near the keeper’s l... ...—are you hurt?’ she cried, as with shaking limbs she prepared to begin the descent. ‘Not that way,’ he called; ‘it gave way—go to the left.’ She was a... ... that!’ ‘Can I get any possible good by staying?’ ‘A vast deal.’ ‘I’m sure Italian, and music, and drawing, are not a good compared with truth, and ho... ... No one will come to molest us here.’ ‘Depend on it, they are meditating a descent on his lord- ship.’ ‘You shall appear in my name, then.’ ‘Too like ... ...nd the moonlight, quite as becoming to him as to her, made him an absolute Italian count, tall, dark, pale, and whiskered. He did not go away at once,...

...Excerpt: An ancient leafless stump of a horse-chestnut stood in the middle of a dusty field, bordered on the south side by a row of houses of some pretension. Against this stump, a pretty delicate fair girl of seventeen, whose short lilac sleeves revealed slen...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...s Publication Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is fur... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...bition of this sort, will not be oppressed, I take it, by his own or other people’s hilarity. An episode of humour or kind- ness touches and amuses h... ...n this to tag to the present story of 4 V anity Fair “V anity Fair.” Some people consider Fairs immoral altogether, and eschew such, with their serva... ...re a noble family of Gascony, and took 14 V anity Fair great pride in her descent from them. And curious it is that as she advanced in life this youn... ...Fancy our late monarch George III when he heard of the revolt of the North American colonies: fancy brazen Goliath when little David stepped forward a... ...d the rudiments of Hebrew; in mathematics and history; in Spanish, French, Italian, and geography; in music, vocal and instrumental; in dancing, witho... ...ll this excursion, she condescended to say civil things to him: she quoted Italian and French poetry to the poor bewildered lad, and persisted that he... ...wether. There was Mr. John Paul Jefferson Jones, titularly attached to the American Embassy and correspondent of the New Y ork Demagogue, who, by way ...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...y-one through Sixty-seven) by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...? I have 4 V anity Fair – V olume Three dined in it—moi qui vous parle, I peopled the chamber with ghosts of the mighty dead. As we sat soberly drink... ...is in our noble and admirable society slang), but some of the best English people too. I don’t mean the most virtuous, or indeed the least virtuous, o... ...to read an authentic de- scription of vice than a truly refined English or American fe- male will permit the word breeches to be pronounced in her cha... ...too, knew some ladies here and there—French widows, dubious 159 Thackeray Italian countesses, whose husbands had treated them ill—faugh —what shall w... ...ught in their earliest Latin book that the path of Avernus is very easy of descent. Let us skip over the interval in the history of her downward progr...

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The Two Brothers Tranlated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

By: Honoré de Balzac

...s by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...in point of fact, he was only following out the evil tendencies which many people shelter under the terrible axiom that “men should have strength of c... ...ocer depended; on the contrary, he endeavored to enlighten them. Enlighten people in those days! As well might he have begged them to bring back the B... ...ery day be- yond the round tower built by Francois I., to look out for the American packet, enduring the keenest anxieties. Moth- ers alone know how s... ...is no opposition of social forces, such as that to which the cities of the Italian States in the Middle Ages owed their vitality. There are no longer ... ...distinct ages. The tower is, therefore, the apex of a cone, from which the descent is equally steep on all sides, and which is only approached by a se... ...off. After squandering the fortunes of two En- glishmen, a Russian, and an Italian prince, Mademoiselle Esther is now in poverty; give her ten thousan...

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The Confidence- Man

By: Herman Melville

...Series Publication The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...the elbows and toes of the crowd, he concluded his opera- tions by bidding people stand still more aside, when, jumping on a stool, he hung over his d... ...eece and good-natured, honest black face rubbing against the upper part of people’s thighs as he made shift to shuffle about, making music, such as it... ...nce will be more than restored; there will be a reaction; from the stock’s descent its rise will be higher than from no fall, the holders trusting the... ... to Show Him to Be One of the Most Logical of Optimists YEARS AGO, a grave American savan, being in London, ob- served at an evening party there, a ce... ...sustained throughout an almost entire sitting; that they may not, like the American savan, be thereupon be- trayed into any surprise incompatible with... ...hoary captive in your chamber, then will you, something like the dungeoned Italian we read of, gladly seek the breast of that confidence begot in the ... ... that of a shriveled berry. Nothing could exceed his look of pictur- esque Italian ruin and dethronement, heightened by what seemed just one glimmerin...

...Excerpt: At sunrise on a first of April there appeared, suddenly as Manco Capac at the lake Titicaca, a man in cream-colors, at the water-side in the city of St. Louis. His cheek was fair, his chin downy, his hair flaxen, his hat a white fur one, with a lo...

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Captains Courageous a Story of the Grand Banks

By: Rudyard Kipling

...Captains Courageous A Story of the Grand Banks by Rudyard Kipling A Penn State Electronic Classics Seri... ...State Electronic Classics Series Publication Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks by Rudyard Kipling is a publication of the Pennsylvania ... ... into a credit to your country if you don’t take care.” “I know it. I’m an American-first, last, and all the time. I’ll show ‘em that when I strike Eu... ... you’re through. Hurry! Dad’ s waitin’.” Like many other unfortunate young people, Harvey had never in all his life received a direct order-never, at ... ...ry .” Harvey had a notion that the greater part of America was filled with people discussing and envying his father’ s dollars. “Mebbe I do, an’ mebbe... ...he strained cable, she pounced on it like a kitten, while the spray of her descent burst through the hawse-holes with the report of a gun. Shaking her... ...ted him as a brother. Then the trade began. They had tobacco, plenty of it-American, that had never paid duty to France. They wanted chocolate and cra... ...part; clear-eyed Nova Scotians, and men of the Maritime Provinces; French, Italians, Swedes, and Danes, with outside crews of coasting schooners; and ...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The weather door of the smoking-room had been left open to the North Atlantic fog, as the big liner rolled and lifted, whistling to warn the fishing- fleet....

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Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories

By: Ivan S. Turgenev

...ther stories by Ivan Turgenev, trans. Constance Garnett is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...he ‘thirties his fame was above everyone’s—and in the opinion of the young people of the day Pushkin could not hold candle to him. He not only enjoyed... ...lligence and education—but because the stamp which dis- tinguishes “fatal” people was discerned in him. No one of his fellow officers expected that T ... ...room with a huge cupboard against the further wall and a sofa covered with American leather; above the doors and between the windows hung three portra... ...ver me; I sipped water, opened the window and played the ‘Kamarinsky’ with Italian variations on the guitar.... No good! I felt I must get out of the ... ...f cool air was meeting us—and the river lay before us, and the steep muddy descent to it, and the wooden bridge with a train of waggons stretching acr...

...Excerpt: We all settled down in a circle and our good friend Alexandr Vassilyevitch Ridel (his surname was German but he was Russian to the marrow of his bones) began as follows: I am going to tell you a story, friends, of something that happened to me in the ?thirties ... forty years ago as you see. I will be brief--and don?t you interrupt me....

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Guy Mannering

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ics Series Publication Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...n predicted by the Astrologer; and thus his confi- dence, which, like most people of the period, he had freely given to the science, was riveted and c... ...ope about the beginning of the fifteenth century, and vagrants of European descent. The individual gipsy, upon whom the character of Meg Merrilies was... ...prevail on her to accept so much as a single guinea. “I have heard the old people at Jedburgh say, that all Jean’s sons were condemned to die there on... ...is time, when there’s sae little money stirring in Scotland wi’ this weary American war, that somebody may get the land a bargain—Deil be in them, tha... ...said Sampson eagerly; “I under- stand book-keeping by double entry and the Italian method.” Our postilion had thrust himself into the room to announce... ...t we should be severed for so slight a cause—an ungrammatical phrase in my Italian exercise, and three false notes in one of Paesiello’s sonatas! But ... ...who was to usher him to the man of law. The period was near the end of the American war. The desire of room, of air, and of decent accommodation, had ...

...Excerpt: Introduction To Guy Mannering. The novel or romance of Waverley made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject; and the manner in ...

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself : Book Two

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ. A COLONEL IN THE SERVICE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ANNE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF BOOK THREE by WILLIAM MAKEPEAC... ...THACKERAY A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.: A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, ... ... the church of his country, and to that he chose to remain faithful: other people were welcome to worship and to subscribe any other set of articles, ... ... finding, on going to England, his country cold towards him- self, and the people in a ferment of High Church loyalty, the Duke comes back to his army... ...nd kept out of Scotland during the time when the Chevalier de St. George’s descent from Dunkirk was projected, passing his time in England in his grea... ...and in a land that is independent in all but the name, (for that the North American colonies shall remain dependants on yon- der little island for twe... ..., that the town talked about for two whole days, when the appearance of an Italian singer supplied a fresh subject for conversation,) and having busin...

...Excerpt: The writer of a book which copies the manners and language of Queen Anne?s time, must not omit the Dedication to the Patron; and I ask leave to inscribe this volume to your Lordship, for the sake of the great kindness and friendship whi...

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Dynevor Terrace Vol. Ii

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...liaction Dynevor Terrace Volume II by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...tel, and he de- vised going to his old quarters at Ebbscreek, and making a descent upon them from thence. When he came to take up his credentials, he ... ... point abruptly. ‘In short, Isabel, my dear, what can you have done to set people saying that you have been corresponding with the young men at Ebbscr... ...y dear, you may mean, very rightly -I am sure you do, but you must not set people talking! It is not acting rightly by me, Isabel; but I would not car... ...er thoughts and watch the steps of her mule. The worst difficulties of the descent had precluded all conversation; and the party were just beginning t... ...he could deal better alone with James. His fears took the direction of the Italian travellers, knowing that any misfortune to them must recoil on Jame... ...where he had secretly embarked 262 Dynevor Terrace V olume II on board an American vessel bound for Panama. Louis asked why he had fled, instead of t... ...nd Madison shortly after came from Callao, having traced such a pair to an American vessel, which was long since out of harbour. It was well that the ...

...Excerpt: As little recked Fitzjocelyn of the murmurs which he had provoked, as he guessed the true secret of his victory. In his eyes, it was the triumph of merit over prejudice, and Mrs. Frost espoused the same gratifying view, though ascribing much to her nephe...

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The First Men in the Moon

By: H. G. Wells

...ries Publication The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...ofessor Lodge, or Professor Karl Pearson, or any of those great scientific people might have understood, but which simply reduced me to a hopeless mud... ...ave lain and fizzled, like one or two other little things these scientific people have lit and dropped about us. When I realised this, it was I did th... ... The First Men in the Moon emption. I recalled the old Spanish monopoly in American gold. It wasn’t as though it was just this planet or that—it was a... ...luggage together with the blankets about it, against the concussion of our descent. We did this with our windows closed, because in that way our goods... ... be- fore me, bright and little and clear, like the background of some old Italian picture. “The sky that changes, and the sea that changes, and the h... ...at began the century, arising out an announcement by Mr. Nikola Tesla, the American electrical celebrity, that he had received a message from Mars. Hi...

...Excerpt: As I sit down to write here amidst the shadows of vine leaves under the blue sky of southern Italy, it comes to me with a certain quality of astonishment that my participation in these amazing adventures of Mr. Cavor was, after all, the outcome of the purest accident. It ...

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Charles Dickens

...s A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylva- ... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...workhouses, and judge whether those are monsters who disgrace our streets, people our hulks and penitentiaries, and overcrowd our penal colonies, or a... ...res whom we have deliberately suffered to be bred for misery and ruin. The American portion of this story is in no other respect a carica- ture than a... ...or the most part (Mr. Bevan ex- pected), of a ludicrous side, only, of the American character—of that side which was, four-and-twenty years ago, from ... ...what is ridiculous or wrong at home, so I then hoped that the good-humored people of the United States would not be generally disposed to quarrel with... ...ust be admitted to be involved in some obscurity, was of very mean and low descent. How stands the proof? When the son of that individual, to whom the... ..., with a low roof and a sunken flooring, all downhill from the door, and a descent of two steps on the inside so exquisitely unexpected, that stranger... ...sently began. They sang in all languages—except their own. German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swiss; but nothing native; nothing so low as ...

...Preface: What is exaggeration to one class of minds and perceptions, is plain truth to another. That which is commonly called a long-sight, perceives in a prospect innumerable features and bearings non-existent to a short-sighted person. I sometimes ask myself whether...

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Billy Budd

By: Herman Melville

...lassics Series Publication Billy Budd by Herman Melville is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...s a foundling, a presumable by-blow, and, evidently, no ignoble one. Noble descent was as evi- dent in him as in a blood horse. For the rest, with lit... ..., Doria, Van Tromp, Jean Bart, the long line of British Admi- rals and the American Decaturs of 1812 become obsolete with their wooden walls. Neverthe... ...under the circumstances, consider the consequences of such clem- ency. The people” (meaning the ship’s company) “have native-sense; most of them are f... ...iveness that might qualify them to comprehend and discriminate. No, to the people the Foretopman’s deed, however it be worded in the announcement, wil... ...that time, admiring the strangeness of their personal beauty so unlike the Italian stamp, their clear ruddy complexion and curled flaxen locks, exclai...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. In the time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable sea-port would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-ofwar?s men or merchant-sailors in holiday attire ashore on liberty. In certain instances they would flank, or, l...

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