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Benign Flame : Saga of Love

By: BS Murthy

The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hopin...

That winter night in the mid-seventies, the Janata Express was racing rhythmically on its tracks towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh. As its headlight pierced the darkness of the fertile plains, the driver honked the horn as though to awake the sleepy environs to the spectacle of the speeding train. On that, in the S-3, were the Ramaiahs with their nine year-old daughter Roopa. Earlier, from Ramavaram, it was in the nick of time that Ramaiah took Janaki to Vellore for ...

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Sekar Karya

By: Various

Sekar Karya is a collection of public domain literary works, including poems and prose, in both the Modern and Old Javanese languages. Javanese: Sekar Karya yaiku koleksi kasastraan ing domain umum kelebu ing puisi lan prosa, iki ing basa jawa modhèrn lan basa jawa kuna. Indonesian: Sekar Karya adalah koleksi kesastraan dalam domain umum termasuk dalam puisi dan prosa, ini dalam bahasa jawa moderen dan bahasa jawa kuno.(Summary by Varra Unreal)

Poetry, Fiction

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The Odes of Quintus Horatius Flaccus

By: Quintus Horatius Flaccus; Tony Kline, Translator

His Lyrics in Greek Meters in four books in a new English translation.

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Greegs & Ladders : An Incredible Journey through Space and Time, V...

By: Zack Mitchell; Danny Mendlow

Greetings Earth creatures. This book has been dropped off on your planet for the purpose of... well, for you to read it. I'm not sure if you'll like it, I might not if I was you. I'd wager many of you won't be big fans. The investment banking community will especially be... put off by some of what is contained here. An advanced copy was sent to your virtual place of worship 'Reddit' and met with mixed results. While spending nearly a full day on the front page, many Eart...

Wilx looked at the nearest cage. It had a sign reading PECKING GRAPPLER-BIRDS. Below this sign was another sign reading NEVER OPEN. They couldn’t have chosen a better cage to stand in front of while defending themselves from yet another angry and hotly pursuant mob. Wilx did the unthinkable. He opened the cage. Pecking Grappler-Birds swarmed out, quickly filling up the space of Subterranean Layer 53. They pecked. They grappled. They flew. “Run!” yelled Wilx. ...

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Spinner in the Sun, A

By: Myrtle Reed

Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings. In A Spinner in the Sun she tells an old-fashioned love story, of a veiled lady who lives in solitude and whose features her neighbors have never seen. ...

Fiction, Romance

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Wives and Daughters (solo version)

By: Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at English life in the 1830s through the experiences of Molly Gibson, the daughter of a widowed doctor growing up in the provincial town of Hollingford. When Mr. Gibson decides to marry again, Molly is forced to contend with a pretentious stepmother, but consoled by a close friendship with Cynthia, her new stepsister. The girls' relatio...

Fiction, Literature, Romance

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Arme Spielmann, Der

By: Franz Grillparzer

Auf dem Weg zur Brigittenauer Kirchweihe fällt dem Erzähler ein alter Geigenspieler auf. Durch ein kurzes Gespräch neugierig geworden, besucht er ihn einige Tage später in seiner Wohnung. Dort erzählt ihm der Spielmann seine tragische Lebensgeschichte. Franz Grillparzer zählt zu den wichtigsten österreichischen Dramatikern. Er wird auch gerne als der österreichische Nationaldichter bezeichnet. Der arme Spielmann, erschienen 1848, ist eine von nur zwei Novellen Grillparze...

Fiction, Literature, Music

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Metal Monster, The

By: Abraham Merritt

The Metal Monster is an Abraham Merritt fantasy novel. Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The two are besieged by Persians as Darius III led when Alexander of Macedon conqu...

Fantasy, Fiction

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No Ka Huinaha Ma Ka Hale Ku’Ai

By: Liana Honda

Kakoo a paipai ka Hale Kuamoo-Kikowaena Olelo Hawaii i ka hookumu ana i ka olelo Hawaii, o ia ka olelo kaiapuni o na kula, o ke aupuni, o na oihana like ole, i lohe ia mai hoi ka olelo Hawaii mai o a o o Hawaii Pae Aina. Na ka Hale Kuamoo e hoomohala i na haawina e pono ai ka holomua o ka olelo Hawaii ana ma na ano poaiapili like ole e like hoi me ka haawina olelo Hawaii no na kula olelo Hawaii, na papahana kakoo kumu, ka nupepa oNa Maka O Kana, a me ka puke wehewehe o M...

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Mag and Margaret: A Story for Girls

By: Isabella Alden ; Pansy

Little Mag Jessup is an orphan girl who works hard as a servant in Mrs. Perkins' boarding house to earn her keep. She has no education, except what she has picked up on her own. Her future looks unchanging until she is given, on a whim, a devotional book called Little Pillows, in which she learns that she is valuable to God as His child. She endures trials from many fronts and the prejudice of haughty, rich Margaret, with whom she has more in common than she thinks, on h...

Fiction, Children, Religion

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Short Science Fiction Collection 038

By: Various

Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The re...

Fiction, Science fiction, Short stories

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Aus Com

By: Christine Jones

Obsession with genetic engineering segregated humanity into the perfected and defective. Dictated by science and technology, the search for immortality near destroyed the human race. What remains of mankind, struggles to survive in barbaric clans suppressed by Masters and false doctrine. Known as Project Noah, an underground community seeks to restore civilization by rehabilitating those snatched from the surface. An enemy from the past is out to re-establish a plan to c...

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Jungle, The

By: Upton Sinclair

It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized. In fact, just the opposite is quite likely to occur. Jurgis, the main character of the novel, has brought his father Antanas, his fiancée Ona, her stepmother Teta Elzbieta, Teta Elzbieta's brother Jonas and her six ...

Fiction, Literature

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Kleine Zielen, De

By: Louis Couperus

De kleine zielen is het eerste gedeelte van de romancyclus De boeken der kleine zielen , die zich afspeelt in Den Haag. Fragmenten uit een recensie ten tijde van de eerste druk (Elsevier, 1902): deze Haagse roman geeft van de Hagenaars een weinig lieflijke portrettengalerij. Toch geloven wij niet dat speciaal Haagse ondeugden en Haagse kleinzieligheden worden getekend in deze roman. Mensen van elders moeten typen herkennen. Voor niemand is dit echter een troost. Couperus...

Fiction, Literature

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White Linen Nurse, The (version 2)

By: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Throughout three years of school, Rae Malgregor had been perfectly pliant, perfectly compliant to all the demands placed on her. But now, on the eve of graduation, she couldn’t go on with the mask of artificiality and the air of perfection. She had been chasing this nursing job three whole years, but there was just no wag to it! The Superintendent was stunned. Her best student! The Senior Surgeon was all grey granite business and livid that his time was being taken up wi...

Fiction, Romance, Humor

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Dead Alive, The

By: Wilkie Collins

Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body is found in a kiln. The Meadowcroft brothers stand accused of the crime, but are they guilty? The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the true-life Boorn Brothers murder conviction case of 1819. Jesse and Stephen Boorn were sentenced to death for the murder of their brother-in-law, but were they wrongly convicte...

Fiction, Tragedy

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Decameron, The

By: Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Many notable writers such as Shakespeare and Chaucer are said to have borrowed from The Decameron. (from Wikipedia)

Fiction, Literature, Short stories

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Young Railroaders, The

By: Francis Lovell Coombs

While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, trained as telegraphers, manage to get themselves in and out of a wide variety of harrowing circumstances. Using their knowledge of Morse code, the science of telegraphs, and the operation of railroads, the boys stir in native resourcefulness, quick-thinking, and when the occasion demands it, raw courage - to effect rescues, thwart thie...

Teen/Young adult, Fiction, Adventure

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Phantom of the Opera, The (version 2)

By: Gaston Leroux

Christine Daae was brought up in the Paris Opera house. Her musician father suddenly dies, telling her he will send her an angel of music to look after her. She grows up and discovers that she is hearing a voice, telling her and teaching her to sing. She believes he is the angel of music but he is known in the Opera House simply as The Phantom. Although she is fascinated and drawn towards the phantom, she falls in love with her childhood sweetheart, The Vicomte de Chagny...

Fiction, Mystery

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Trial of Callista Blake, The

By: Edgar Pangborn

In 1959, in the state of New Essex, a witch was on trial. Or so she seemed to many of the jurors who would ultimately decide her fate, and to the people who thronged the crowded courtroom, many of them friends of the murdered woman. On trial for poisoning her former lover's wife, she would--if found guilty--be executed. Callista Blake is nineteen years old at the time of her trial. She has a very slight physical deformity, and the much greater mental ones of apparent alo...

Fiction, Mystery

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