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Alice sits with Kitty and notices the alternate world inside the Looking Glass

Alice: Through The Looking Glass

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Alice is sitting in a chair scolding her kitten, Kitty, when she notices the alternate world inside the Looking Glass. She determines to explore this other world, and as soon as she steps inside, she finds a place much like yet much different from her home. She encounters a smiling clock, animate chess pieces and a book with backwards text, but determined to see all of this amazing new place before she has to return, she abandons the living room and steps outside.
Lewis Carroll
3 years ago ·  N/A
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She belongs to that feminine variety that they call fulva, the woman of fire

The Girl with the Golden Eyes (La Comédie humaine)

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The story follows the decadent heir Henri de Marsay, who becomes enamored of the titular beauty, Paquita Valdes, and plots to seduce her. He succeeds but becomes disillusioned when he discovers she is also involved with another lover and so plots to murder her. When he arrives to kill her, he discovers that she is already dead by the hand of her lover, his half-sister. She declares that Paquita came from a land where women are no more than chattels, able to be bought and used in any way. In the last lines of the story, de Marsay tells a friend that the girl has died of "something to do with the heart.
Honore De Balzac
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A journey of self-redemption, courtesy of many mysterious Christmas apparitions.

A Christmas Carol

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Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly, cold-hearted creditor, continues his stingy, greedy ways on Christmas Eve. He rejects a Christmas dinner invitation, and all the good tidings of the holiday, from his jolly nephew, Fred; he yells at charity workers; and he overworks his employee, Bob Cratchit. At night, Scrooge's former partner Jacob Marley, dead for seven years, visits him in the form of a ghost. Marley's spirit has been wandering since he died as punishment for being consumed with business and not with people while alive. He has come to warn Scrooge and perhaps save him from the same fate. He tells him Three Spirits will come to him over the next three nights.
Charles Dickens
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Jane Eyre is a young orphan being raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel, wealthy aunt

Jane Eyre

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The novel is a first-person narrative from the perspective of the title character. The novel's setting is somewhere in the north of England, during the reign of George III (1760–1820), and goes through five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she acquires friends and role models but suffers privations and oppression; her time as governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; her time with the Rivers family, during which her earnest but cold clergyman cousin, St. John Rivers, proposes to her; and her reunion with, and marriage to, her beloved Rochester. During these sections the novel provides perspectives on a number of important social issues and ideas, many of which are critical of the status quo. Literary critic Jerome Beaty opines that the close first person perspective leaves the reader "too uncritically accepting of her worldview", and often leads reading and conversation about the novel towards supporting Jane, regardless of how irregular her ideas or perspectives are.
Charlotte Brontë
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A dialogue between the rain and a human baby who tries to find answers

Conversation with the night rain

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A dialogue between the rain and a human baby who tries to find answers
Alexandra Anousaki
3 years ago ·  N/A
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How much are you willing to sacrifice to make your dreams come true?

The Ritual

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A story about loss, greatness and wishes that come true with the most dire circumstances. A journey seen through the eyes of a leader of a magical group who has to fuel his quest's fire with increasingly larger parts of himself. How much are you willing to sacrifice to make your dreams come true?
Alexander BlackRider
2 years ago ·  N/A
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Mme. Vauquer, a stingy old widow who owns the place, rules over her tenants

Father Goriot

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Mme. Vauquer, a stingy old widow who owns the place, rules over her tenants. They are people with modest means and desires, like Mlle. Michonneau, the old maid; Poiret, a puppet-like human being; and a young orphan, Victorine Taillefer. Three tenants stand out in this company: Eugène de Rastignac, a young student from the provinces, of noble origin, but poor and eager to try his luck in the capital; Vautrin, the "strong" man, bon vivant and humorous, but mysterious and alarming; and Père Goriot, a retired merchant, who seems to be suffering from a mysterious sorrow.
Honore De Balzac
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Samuel Ferguson, Joe and Richard set out to travel across the African continent

Five Weeks in a Balloon

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A scholar and explorer, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, accompanied by his manservant Joe and his friend professional hunter Richard "Dick" Kennedy, sets out to travel across the African continent — still not fully explored — with the help of a balloon filled with hydrogen. He has invented a mechanism that, by eliminating the need to release gas or throw ballast overboard to control his altitude, allows very long trips to be taken. This voyage is meant to link together the voyages of Sir Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke in East Africa with those of Heinrich Barth in the regions of the Sahara and Chad. The trip begins in Zanzibar on the east coast, and passes across Lake Victoria, Lake Chad, Agadez, Timbuktu, Djenné and Ségou to St Louis in modern-day Senegal on the west coast. The book describes the unknown interior of Africa near modern-day Central African Republic as a desert, when it is actually savanna.
Jules Verne
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Detective Mrs. Hope is standing over the dead body of Mr. Clark’s battler.

The stories of a lonely woolf

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Mrs. Clark confesses to the detective that her husband behaves aggressively and in a weird way as if he’s not himself and that sometimes she’s afraid of him. “He’s not the man I once married”, said to Hope. Suddenly, his attitude towards Hope changes as he becomes more and more aggressive and even his character traits changed.
mairi tina
3 years ago ·  N/A
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