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2017-06-22
The Wallet of Kai Lung - ebook/epub
The Wallet of Kai Lung - ebook/epub
Ernest Bramah
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„The Wallet of Kai Lung” is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah in which the Chinese Kai Lung tells stories – often to stave off some unpleasant fate, like Scheherazade. These tales of an unlikely but marvelous China are classic works of fantasy, with each story holding a story-within-a-story. Ernest Bramah’s Kai Lung is a storyteller in an imagined China, telling tales of earnest examination candidates...

The Mirror of Kong Ho - ebook/epub
The Mirror of Kong Ho - ebook/epub
Ernest Bramah
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Ernest Bramah was an English author who wrote popular books in many different genres including humor, detective fiction and science fiction. A lively and amusing collection of letters sent from a highly bemused Chinaman sojourning amongst the English barbarians in the first decade of the 19th century to his revered father back home, with a view to coming to grips with their inferior culture, which he singularly fails to do...

Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat - ebook/epub
Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat - ebook/epub
Ernest Bramah
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The Kai Lung books are really short-story collections, whose disparate, rambling tales are knitted together by framing narratives featuring the eponymous travelling storyteller. The third in Bramah’s Kai Lung series of fantasy novels. „Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat”, like the others in the series consists of thinly connected stories related by Kai Lung, concerning the adventures of the storyteller and his lady love Hwa-Mei versus the wicked but...

2017-06-13
Król Ryszard II - ebook/epub
Król Ryszard II - ebook/epub
William Shakespeare
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Udramatyzowana kronika życia angielskiego króla Ryszarda II, sprawującego rządy w latach 1377–1399. Punktem wyjścia dla utworu jest spór między dwoma królewskimi poddanymi, który to spór król ma za zadanie rozstrzygnąć. Obu poddanych król skazuje na wygnanie, jednak jeden z nich wraca na czele armii, uderza zbrojnie i koronuje się jako nowy król Anglii – Henryk IV.

Komedia omyłek - ebook/epub
Komedia omyłek - ebook/epub
William Shakespeare
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Farsa Szekspirowska oparta na motywie bliźniąt, które ciągle ze sobą mylono. Bliźnięta rozdzielone w dzieciństwie, dwaj identyczni chłopcy, którzy nie wiedzą o sobie nawzajem, a w dodatku nagle pojawiają się w jednym mieście – z tego musi zrodzić się prawdziwa komedia omyłek. Utwór pełen humoru sytuacyjnego, który rozbawi do łez największych maruderów.

Król Lear - ebook/epub
Król Lear - ebook/epub
William Shakespeare
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Fabuła dramatu „Król Lear” odwołuje się do legendy o mitycznym królu Brytanii. Władca, ojciec trzech córek, staje przed decyzją o podziale majątku. Postanawia obdarować córki stosownie do ich miłości, którą okazują ojcu, niestety daje się zwieść pozorom. Wierzy słodkim słówkom starszych córek, a młodszą niesłusznie wydziedzicza. Złe decyzje doprowadzają królestwo do ruiny...

Miarka za miarkę - ebook/epub
Miarka za miarkę - ebook/epub
William Shakespeare
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„Miarka za miarkę” Williama Szekspira to utwór odwołujący się do wątków biblijnych – skąd autor wywiódł m.in. tytuł – i w ich kontekście przedstawiający kontrast pomiędzy władzą polityczną a sprawiedliwością. Wybory bohaterów sytuują ich po określonych stronach odwiecznego sporu, a czytelnika skłaniają do refleksji nad kwestiami winy, kary i nagrody za czyny.

Król Ryszard III - ebook/epub
Król Ryszard III - ebook/epub
William Shakespeare
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Kronika życia potępianego przez wielu króla angielskiego Ryszarda III, stanowiącego przez długie wieki ucieleśnienie wszelkiego zła. Szekspir podzielił ten pogląd, przypisując swemu bohaterowi liczne zbrodnie i przedstawiając go w najczarniejszych barwach. Uzasadniał w ten sposób jego obalenie i przejęcie władzy przez kolejną dynastię – Tudorów, którzy władali Anglią w kolejnych wiekach...

2017-06-12
Otello - ebook/epub
Otello - ebook/epub
William Shakespeare
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Tytułowy Otello jest Maurem i dowódcą weneckiej armii. Poślubia on córkę weneckiego senatora Desdemonę. Za sprawą intryg i sugestii sfrustrowanego życiem Jagona, chorążego weneckiej armii, zaczyna wątpić w lojalność swojej żony i daje się opętać obsesyjnej zazdrości. Choć motywacje Jagona nie zostają ujawnione, jego szatańskie działania doprowadzają do bolesnej tragedii.

2017-05-25
Le Fantôme de l’Opéra - ebook/epub
Le Fantôme de l’Opéra - ebook/epub
Gaston Leroux
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«Le fantôme de l’Opéra a réellement existé! Oui, il a existé, en chair et en os, bien qu’il se donnât toutes les apparences d’un vrai fantôme, c’est-à-dire d’une ombre...» La tension afflue de la première à la dernière page et ne donne pas le temps pour prendre un peu de souffle. Accidents et disparitions, pendaison du machiniste, chute d’un lustre dans le public, enlèvements et séquestration...

You Can’t Be Too Careful - ebook/epub
You Can’t Be Too Careful - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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„You Can’t be Too Careful” is a sketch of one way of life – the life path, cowardly man, in fear, made a lot of dirty tricks. He never forgot that „necessary caution”, and helped unleash the Second world war. He believed everything he was told, he did what he was told. Not it is done by world Affairs, he was only a humble and law-abiding. But he relied all those who would, in the words of wells...

The Wonderful Visit - ebook/epub
The Wonderful Visit - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Like „The Time Machine”, this book may be considered as a further romance of the fourth dimension. „The Wonderful Visit” was paid by an angel, who by some accident, had got out of the angel into the human world, where his is accidentally shot by a vicar. The angel had trouble adjusting to life in a small English town. „The Wonderful Visit” is an 1895 novel by H. G. Wells. With an angel – a creature of fantasy unlike a religious angel...

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman - ebook/epub
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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„The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman” is a novel set in the era surrounding the days of women’s suffrage. The story revolves around the wife of a baking magnate who goes into hiding after his female employees go on strike. Although the hero of this novel Sir Isaac Harman didn’t think much of the suffragette movement, his female employees certainly did, and he thought it prescient that he too should do his bit for women’s rights...

When the Sleeper Wakes - ebook/epub
When the Sleeper Wakes - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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This book was written in 1899, and is one of the last science-fiction books Wells wrote before his turn towards social realism in his writing. In this dystopian novel, Graham falls into a coma-like sleep, a sleep that he wakes from some 203 years in the future. But times have changed. Due to the wise investments of a board of trustees, Graham’s money has compounded into the greatest fortune the world has ever seen...

The Undying Fire - ebook/epub
The Undying Fire - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Dedicated to all schoolmasters and schoolmistresses and every teacher in the world, this re-interpretation of the Book of Job is one of the author’s finest discussion novels. Written in 1918, this is the story of Job Huss, the headmaster of a progressive school. It is saturated with the ideas of educational reform and of the teaching of world history as the basis for a common civilization and is one of his most ambitious dialogue narratives...

The War in the Air - ebook/epub
The War in the Air - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Bert Smallways is the unlikely protagonist, a kind of Edwardian Mod, not interested in a steady career, always looking for a good time, riding his proto-scooter down to Brighton at the weekends. When Bert is accidentally scooped up by a German fleet, on its way to launch a surprise attack on the United States, he finds himself with a front row seat to the greatest war that has ever been – the war in the air...

The Shape of Things to Come - ebook/epub
The Shape of Things to Come - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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„The Shape of Things to Come” is one of the great classics of science fiction. Originally written in 1929, this masterly work of science fiction has already confirmed H G Wells’ status as a remarkable soothsayer, and provides glimpses of what is perhaps yet to come. The book is written as a sort of historical account. It tells of how a world state could be considered an answer to Earth’s problems...

The Passionate Friends - ebook/epub
The Passionate Friends - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Although most famous for his sci-fi, Wells’ best work often deals with ordinary people having big thoughts in picturesque settings. „The Passionate Friends” is a fine representative example of this. Wells uses the changing relationships among childhood friends as the media for his thoughts on human relations on personal and global scales, and of what it all means. On the death of his father...

The Secret Places of the Heart - ebook/epub
The Secret Places of the Heart - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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H.G. Wells is best remembered as a central figure in the development of the science fiction genre. However, much of his literary output was more conventional in nature, and he published a number of novels dealing with interpersonal relationships and social themes. H.G. Wells was so charmed by Margaret Sanger that he based „The Secret Places of the Heart” on his time with her. The novel is a thinly-veiled autobiography that depicts an English...

The King Who Was a King - ebook/epub
The King Who Was a King - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Herbert George Wells is a huge name in the world of literature. He is known as the king of Science Fiction stories. He was an accomplished teacher, a best-selling novelist, a historian and a journalist, however, he established his name in the world through his passion for writing and will be remembered forever as „Father of Science Fiction”. „The King Who Was a King – The Book of a Film” is a fascinating treatise on the development of...

The History of Mr Polly - ebook/epub
The History of Mr Polly - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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An intriguing HG Wells work, not of the sci-fi variety, which details a man’s struggle to find himself and get along with his world. Published in 1910, this novel is the story of Alfred Polly, a generally non-descript member of the English lower middle class. The story begins when he is thirty-five years old, miserably unhappy with his life, both his circumstances and himself. In other words, he is a man with a badly muddled sense of reality who...

The First Men in the Moon - ebook/epub
The First Men in the Moon - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Another H.G. Wells classic sci fi. The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr. Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr. Cavor. Bedford bankrupt businessman who is making a comeback by writing a play, through a series of circumstances, teams up with Professor Cavor a recluse scientist who does not realize his own potential. Together they build a contraption...

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island - ebook/epub
Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Often called the father of science fiction, British author Herbert George Wells literary works are notable for being some of the first titles of the science fiction genre. „Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island” is a 1928 novel by H. G. Wells. It tells the story of a young Englishman Arnold Blettsworthy who, after being betrayed by a business partner, is advised to go travelling in an attempt to recover from his severe disillusionment...

The Croquet Player - ebook/epub
The Croquet Player - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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A soul-corrupting evil invades the remote English village of Cainsmarsh, infesting the minds of the local residents. Dark events are plaguing its people. An elderly woman stiffens in dread at her own shadow; a terrified farmer murders a scarecrow; food prepared by others is eyed with suspicion; family pets are bludgeoned to death; loving couples are devoured by rage and violence. People are becoming suspicious of every move each other makes...

The Camford Visitation - ebook/epub
The Camford Visitation - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Wells’s treatise on education is set in the region of Camford (Cambridge/Oxford), and tells of a visitor who proves that education can save the world from destruction. The story centres around a Utopian ’ventriloquist’ who subjects human life and in particular its treatment by the University of Camford to sympathetic but quite unsparing scrutiny. At its core, it was a warning to the educational world of imminent war and of its lack of action...

The Autocracy of Mr Parham - ebook/epub
The Autocracy of Mr Parham - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Mr. Parham is a university academic of the traditional, classical sort, very much a snob and unhappy with many of the social trends of the time. Sir Bussy Woodcock is a self-made millionaire of sharp intelligence and great energy but lowly beginnings and no cultural education. This unlikely pair meet by chance and form an intermittent relationship. In an attempt to foster this acquaintance that goes on for six years...

The Brothers - ebook/epub
The Brothers - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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„The Brothers – A Story.” Herbert George Wells was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Wells returned to a literary genre in which he had always excelled: the satire written in the form of an allegory. In a land torn apart by civil war, Bolaris was fiercely loyal to the Strong Men. So when Number Four informed him that Ratzel...

Boon - ebook/epub
Boon - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Wells’s satire on literature, „Boon” was originally published under the pseudonym Reginald Bliss; a follow-up to the Fabian-savaging „The New Machiavelli”. It purports, however, to be by the fictional character Reginald Bliss, and for some time after publication Wells denied authorship. „Boon” is best known for its part in Wells’s debate on the nature of literature with Henry James...

Kipps - ebook/epub
Kipps - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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Arthur Kipps, an orphaned draper’s assistant of humble means, unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money and that is when all his troubles begin. After being left a fortune by a rich uncle, Kipps finds himself in a position to marry Helen Walshingham. His main problem is that he is uneducated, knowing next to nothing of the world of books or the manners of the society he aspires to join. Helen...

Joan and Peter - ebook/epub
Joan and Peter - ebook/epub
Herbert George Wells
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The book starts in late Victorian England and ends shortly after the first world war. It covers the transition between the end of the Victorian era, and the aimlessness of the next generation very well. The main characters grow up with the best education that can be found in England at the time, which is freely admitted to be not very good. They grow up and deal with love, decadence and the reality of war in a very meaningful way...

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