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The Custom of the Country - ebook/epub

The Custom of the Country - ebook/epub
The Custom of the Country - ebook/epub
Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton’s 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional Midwestern Apex City to New York to Paris. Undine Spragg is one of the most ruthless characters in all of literature, as selfishly unscrupulous as she is fiercely beautiful. As Undine climbs the social ladder through a series of marriages and affairs, she shows little concern for who she has to step on to get anything and everything she desires. Wharton weaves an elaborate plot that renders a detailed depiction of upper class social behavior in the early twentieth century. By utilizing a character with inexorable greed in a novel of manners, she demonstrates some of the customs of a modern age and posits a surprising explanation for divorce and the social role of women, which still resonates for the modern reader today.
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Ethan Frome - ebook/epub
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The Mayor on Horseback - ebook/epub
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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego

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Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt - ebook/epub
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Arthur Ch. Train
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American lawyer and writer, Arthur Cheney Train, also called Arthur Chesney Train, was a prolific author of legal thrillers. His most popular work featured recurring fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt who became „the best known lawyer in America,” particularly after the appearance of „Yankee Lawyer”, an immensely popular book that purported to be Tutt’s autobiography. Published in 1923, these short stories take place in the ethnic...

The Ambassadors - ebook/epub
The Ambassadors - ebook/epub
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Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt - ebook/epub
Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt - ebook/epub
Ventigo Media

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Martin Eden - ebook/epub
Martin Eden - ebook/epub
Ventigo Media

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Martin Eden - ebook/epub
Martin Eden - ebook/epub
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Katarzyna Poloczek
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
This monographic study analyses in depth the poetry written by four most significant Irish authors born in the 1970s. Together with insightful interpretations of the explored poetry, it offers a new reading of philosophy, social and cultural studies, and psychology connected with the subject matter of women’s empowerment. The poetry of Vona Groarke studies resistance articulated in historical terms...
Bunner Sisters - ebook/epub
Bunner Sisters - ebook/epub
Edith Wharton
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Originally published in 1916, but actually written in 1890, „Bunner Sisters” is a compelling, heartbreaking little novella about two sisters, who have never been apart, struggling to eek an existence as small shopkeepers on the margins of late nineteenth-century society in New York. They barely make enough money to live on. But when Ann Eliza the elder buys Evelina the younger a clock that does not work for her birthday...

Homes of the Homeless. A Study of Life in Crisis - ebook/pdf
Homes of the Homeless. A Study of Life in Crisis - ebook/pdf
Inga B. Kuźma
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego

The book presents the image of home as experienced and expressed by the men and women who are affected by the crisis of homelessness and live in specialized institutions. The author presents her own experience in carrying out research in total institutions and, above all, she focuses on describing and interpreting the stories of people from homeless centers who speak about the ups and downs of their lives...

The Adventures of Kirby O’Donnell - ebook/epub
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Robert E. Howard
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One of Robert E. Howard’s lesser known fictional characters, Kirby O’Donnell is an American treasure hunter in early-twentieth century Afghanistan disguised as a Kurdish merchant, „Ali el Ghazi”. „Ali el Ghazi” is a master of edged weapons, fiercely intelligent, tigerishly quick, and a merciless killer when threatened. Kirby O’Donnell is similar to another of Howard’s characters, El Borak...

The Valley of Decision - ebook/epub
The Valley of Decision - ebook/epub
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Published in 1902, „The Valley of Decision” is Edith Wharton’s first full length novel set in late 18th century Italy. In it, Odo Valsecca, a young Italian raised by peasants, is plucked from poverty and dropped into the lap of luxury as the newly named heir to his cousin, a duke. It is the time leading up to the French revolution, and Europe swirls with conflicting factions and ideologies...

The Greater Inclination - ebook/epub
The Greater Inclination - ebook/epub
Edith Wharton
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This is Edith Wharton’s earliest published collection of 8 short stories (1899). A selection consists: „Muse’s Tragedy”: Unrequited love between a poet and his muse. „The Journey”: A woman journeys with her ailing husband. „The Pelican”: A woman supports her son. „Souls Belated”: The pressure put on couples to marry. „A Coward”: A man recounts his cowardice past. „The Twilight of the God”: Past lovers meet under a husbands...

The Voyage Out - ebook/epub
The Voyage Out - ebook/epub
Virginia Woolf
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Rachel Vinrace sets out on a voyage from the confines of her home in England, where she is raised by her spinster aunts, to the exotic coast of South America in the early twentieth century. But more than just the physical journey from one shore to another, „The Voyage Out” is a story of the transformation of this essentially unworldly girl to a more self-possessed woman in love with the seemingly enlightened yet searching young writer...

The Golden Face - ebook/epub
The Golden Face - ebook/epub
William Le Queux
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Imagine an organized gang of thieves, ruthless, working together like a modern machine, run by one man referred to only as „Golden Face.'This tale inexorably takes you step-by-step into the organization, as we follow the main character’s fall into the underworld of crime.Takes place around the 1900s, but action packed and loaded with intrigue; even room for a budding romance in with all the twists and turns of the story...

Fanny Hill - ebook/epub
Fanny Hill - ebook/epub
John Cleland
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Fanny Hill, also known as Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland. It is one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history of literature.

The book is written as a series of letters from Frances „Fanny” Hill to an unknown woman, with Fanny justifying her life-choices to this individual. This fictional account of a young woman’s unconventional route to middle-class respectability is...