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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Minister's Wooing (1859)
(Topic: Author, American Author) Aside from Uncle Tom's Cabin, which Mrs. Stowe herself regarded rather as a series of visions than as a production of her own mind, The Minister's Wooing is held to be her most artistic fiction. It appeared first as a serial in the Atlantic Monthly (1858-1859), and was issued in book form in 1859.
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Agnes Of Sorrento (1861)
(Topic: Author, American Author) Mrs. Stowe's own account of the origin of this tale accompanied its first appearance in the Atlantic Monthly, in May, 1861: The author was spending some weeks with a party of choice and very dear friends in an excursion to southern Italy [in April and May, 1860]. At Salerno the whole company were detained by a storm for a day and a night.
Author: Ruth Mcenery Stuart - Carlotta's Intended (1894)
(Topic: Author, American Author) This story treats of Italian life among the fruit-venders of New Orleans, its pivotal incident bringing into relief the discipline and power for vengeance of the Mafia.
Author: Marie Joseph Eugene Sue - The Mysteries Of Paris (1842)
(Topic: Author, French Author) On this novel rests principally the fame of its author. Imbued with the emotional socialistic literature of his time, he wrote this, the first French novel treating of the conditions of the working people. Primarily its object, as shown by many interpolated reflections, was to point out the social iniquity of present conditions in general...
Author: Marie Joseph Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew (1845)
(Topic: Author, French Author) The legend of the Wandering Jew is somewhat uncertain in its origin and its significance. It is to the effect that when Christ was on the way to Calvary, bearing His cross, He wished to rest before the house of a Jew named Ahasuerus, who drove Him away...
Author: Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels (1726—1727)
(Topic: Author, Irish Author) Travels into Several Remote Natlons of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver, was written by Swift while he was Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, in his so-called "exile" to Ireland which began with the accession of George I and the downfall of Swift's party, the Tories, in 1714.
Author: Newton Booth Tarkington - The Gentleman From Indiana (1899)
(Topic: Author, American Author) This fine portrayal of modern life in the middle West is considered as the author's masterpiece. It was dramatized a few years after its appearance as a novel.
Author: Bayard Taylor - John Godfrey's Fortunes (1864)
(Topic: Author, American Author) This novel was begin on March 14, 1864, while Mr. Taylor was temporarily staying at 150 East Fourteenth Street, New York City, but the greater part was composed in the library of his Cedarcroft residence, near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and here it was finished August 11th following, If was published by G. P. Putnam in November of that year.
Author: Anne Isabella Thackeray - The Village On The Cliff (1865)
(Topic: Author, English Author) Mrs. Ritchie's Village is on the coast of Normandy, where most of the story's action takes place, although there are scenes in London and rural England also. The time is the period of the writing. The novel has a special interest in that the author is a daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - Catherine: A Story (1840)
(Topic: Author, English Author) This unvarnished tale of scoundrelism appeared first as a serial in Fraser's Magazine, in 1839-1840. It was written by Thackeray under the pseudonym of Ikey Solomons, Jun., although most of his productions bore the name of Michael Angelo Titmarsh until he issued Vanity Fair in 1847 under his own name.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - Memoirs Of Barry Lyndon (1844)
(Topic: Author, English Author) This story appeared first in Fraser's Magazine during 1844, and purported to be by Fitz-Boodle, who had previously contributed his Confessions and Professions. It was written in ironical vein, with the intention to burlesque Bulwer-Lytton's novel, Pelham.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - Pendennis (1848)
(Topic: Author, English Author) This story was Thackeray's first great success. Many of the characters were drawn from life, and reappear often in succeeding stories. MR. JOHN PENDENNIS was a little, quiet old gentleman, extremely mild and genteel, who had amassed a very modest competency by combining the vocations of apothecary and surgeon in a humble little shop graced by the sign of a gilt pestle.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - Vanity Fair (1848)
(Topic: Author, English Author) This novel is the best known of Thackeray's works, and it has given him a reputation as a cynic which he hardly deserves. A common criticism of the story is that the good people in it are all fools, and the clever people all knaves; and the criticism is not wholly unfounded.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - The History Of Henry Esmond (1852)
(Topic: Author, English Author) The period of this novel is the reign of Queen Anne, when the Pretender, the son of James II of England, was trying to gain possession of the throne. The story has a sequel in The Virginians. THEN Thomas Esmond married his elderly cousin, Isabel, and presently came into his uncle's titles and estates as my Lord Viscount Castlewood, there were several little things concerning his past which he did not think it necessary to mention.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - The Newcomes (1855)
(Topic: Author, English Author) Lovers of Thackeray's works are wont to remark—with what justice each reader will opine for himself—that the character of Colonel Newcome is the most perfect gentleman depicted in fiction. A single word in this story, when it was first published, produced a curious misunderstanding in the minds of many American readers.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - A Shabby–genteel Story (1857)
(Topic: Author, English Author) This story was the forerunner of The Adventures of Philip, which in turn was followed by The Virginians, and in all three novels many of the same characters appear. AMONG the English who, possessed of leisure and means, rushed over to the Continent after the second restoration of Louis XVIII was a young widow named Mrs. Wellesley Macarty, who occupied rooms in a genteel boarding-house at Brussels.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - The Virginians (1859)
(Topic: Author, English Author) Although several of the personages of Thackeray's Henry Esmond figure in The Virginians, the later story is not a sequel to the former, since the chief of the dramatis persona are entirely new characters. The scene of this tale is alternately laid in Virginia and in England, and the period of the principal action is the third half of the eighteenth century.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - Lovel The Widower (1860)
(Topic: Author, English Author) Thackeray was the first editor of The Cornhill Magazine, the first number of which, January, 1860, contained the first instalment of his last novel, Lovel the Widower. It ran through six numbers. Thackeray embellished this novel with humorous vignettes drawn by himself, as he had done for some of his more important stories.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - The Adventures Of Philip (1862)
(Topic: Author, English Author) In 1840 Thackeray published in Fraser's Magazine for the months of June, July, August, September, and October the brief fiction entitled A Shabby-Genteel Story, and when in 1857 it was reprinted with other sketches by its author, he added a note stating that when the tale was first written he had intended to complete it...
Author: Claude André Theuriet - A Woodland Queen (la Reine Du Bois)
(Topic: Author, French Author) This story was the author's own favorite among his works of fiction, and was crowned by the French Academy in 1890.
Author: Daniel Pierce Thompson - The Green Mountain Boys (1840)
(Topic: Author, American Author) In this Vermont classic, which covers the periods of the controversy with New York, and the Revolution, certain incidents historically separated by one or more years are woven together for the sake of unity of design. The author; as he says in the preface to the first edition, obtained much of his material from private papers, and from aged participants in the scenes described.
Author: Lyof Nicolaievitch Tolstoi - Anna Karennina (1878)
(Topic: Author, Russian Author) This story, admitted to be the greatest of the author's works, first appeared during the years 1875-1876, in a Moscow magazine. It was well received by the conservative element of society, but severely criticized by the party which advocated greater freedom in the matters of marriage relations and divorce.
Author: Lyof Nicolaievitch Tolstoi - The Kreutzer Sonata (1890)
(Topic: Author, Russian Author) This story is probably the most widely read of the author's writings, after Anna Kargnina, owing to its controversial character. It was published shortly after Tolstoi became interested in the theories of the Shakers, and its strong denunciation of marriage for mere outward attractions, without intellectual union or sympathy...
Author: Lyof Nicolaievitch Tolstoi - Master And Man (1895)
(Topic: Author, Russian Author) In view of the last sentiment conveyed in this specimen of Tolstol's realism in literary work, it may be recalled that in 1901 he was formally excommunicated by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tolstoi replied to this edict by a clear enunciation of his religious and theological views.
Author: Lyof Nicolaievitch Tolstoi - Resurrection (1902)
(Topic: Author, Russian Author) This story, which Tolstoi wrote in the rough about the year 1894, was completed and published in 1899. After that he introduced corrections, and it appeared in 1902 in its final form. He has declared that 0ne of the chief aims which he had in mind in writing the book, was to express his abhorrence of lust.
Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée - A Fool's Errand: By One Of The Fools (1880)
(Topic: Author, American Author) The power of this book—dated 1880, but really appearing in the late autumn of 1879—was promptly recognized by an Ohio paper, which declared: If it does not thrill the American people, nothing ever will.
Caius Valerius And His Grandfather
(Topic: English History) CAIUS. It has been a great day at the school, grandfather. The Governor himself came in to see the classes. He heard us recite. Only think ! I was chosen to do it in my class, though there are at least six of the boys who are older than I.
First Coming Of Julius Caesar
(Topic: English History) I was just thirty years old, - my grandfather said, - and had been made a captain in the King's body-guard, when we heard that a great number of ships were being collected on the opposite coast. Our people, you know, had come from there not many years before, and there were always a number of people going backwards and forwards between the two countries.
Second Coming Of Julius Caesar
(Topic: English History) C. IT looks, grandfather, as if Caesar was afraid, his going off so quietly.
Author: King Caractacus
(Topic: English History) WELL, there is not much difference, after all, between your grandfather's story and what Julius wrote. I asked my teacher to let me read it all, for I had heard only parts of it before. He offered to lend me the book, but I was afraid to borrow it, lest it should come to some harm.
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