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The Picture of Dorian Gray is an 91 philosophical novel by writer Oscar Wilde

The portrait of Dorian Grey

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Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin.
Tasos Tsipos
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Ένας μάγος ζητάει εκδίκηση διασχίζοντας την έρημο ψάχνοντας ένα χαμένο μαντείο

SAND, SPHINXES AND LOTUS FLOWERS

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'Ενας ταξιδιώτης με μυστηριώδες παρελθόν διασχίζει την μεγάλη έρημο αναζητώντας εκδίκηση. Συναντά δράκους και δαίμονες, δολοφονικές φυλές και μυστηριώδεις οάσεις και πλάσματα αρχαία που εδώ και αιώνες έχουν σταματήσει να ζητάνε απαντήσεις.
Alexander Pechlivanidis
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Far in the ocean the water is as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower

The little mermaid

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The Little Mermaid dwells in an underwater kingdom with her father (the sea king or Mer-King), her dowager grandmother, and her five older sisters, each of whom had been born one year apart. When a mermaid turns fifteen, she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above, and when the sisters become old enough, each of them visits the upper world one at a time every year. As each returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their various descriptions of the world inhabited by human beings. When the Little Mermaid's turn comes, she rises up to the surface, watches a birthday celebration being held on a ship in honor of a handsome prince, and falls in love with him from a safe distance. A violent storm hits, and the Little Mermaid saves the prince from drowning. She delivers him unconscious to the shore near a temple. Here, she waits until a young woman from the temple and her ladies in waiting find him. To her dismay, the prince never sees the Little Mermaid or even realizes that it was she who had originally saved his life.
Hans Christian Andersen
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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
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Seventeen-year-old Catherine is one of ten children of a country clergyman

Northanger Abbey

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Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho is a favourite. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls, theatre and other social delights. Although initially the excitement of Bath is dampened by her lack of acquaintances, she is soon introduced to a clever young gentleman, Henry Tilney, with whom she dances and converses. Much to Catherine's disappointment, Henry does not reappear in the subsequent week and, not knowing whether or not he has left Bath for good, she wonders if she will ever see him again. Through Mrs Allen's old school-friend Mrs Thorpe, she meets her daughter Isabella, a vivacious and flirtatious young woman, and the two quickly become friends. Mrs Thorpe's son John is also a friend of Catherine's older brother, James, at Oxford where they are both students.
Jane Austen
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A poem\song for feeling moody in a sunny day

Autumn Jazz

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A poem\song for feeling moody in a sunny day
Άθαν Κοσκινάς
4 months ago ·  N/A
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Sir Walter's wife died fourtee n years ago and left him with three daughters

Persuasion

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Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen during her own life. It was published posthumously in 1818, one year after her death. It is a story concerning the courtship and marriage of a young woman, Anne Elliot, being raised by a widowed father while under the persuasive influence of an aristocratic friend and neighbor of the family. Austen completed the novel before commencing upon another new novel titled Sanditon of which she completed only the initial opening chapters. Persuasion illustrates a central theme which reflects upon the largely ill-effects exerted upon Anne Elliot when she was young and impressionable, and still excessively sensitive to the advice of others.
Jane Austen
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Dear Ann, I have this plan To forever be your boy...

Love Letter

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Dear Ann, I have this plan To forever be your boy, your brother, your friend, your man. Can everyone hear me? Listen to my voice! I need no other choice. Either on near lands or distant shores,.....
Alexis Tsakanikas
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A mother duck's eggs hatch, but the biggest egg takes longer than all the others

The Ugly Duckling

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A mother duck's eggs hatch, but the biggest egg takes longer than all the others. A nosy neighbor opines that the egg looks like a turkey egg. When the egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is relieved to see that her newest son swims - he must not be a turkey - but as ducklings go, he's not very good looking. The unnamed ugly duckling lives an unpleasant life in the "duckyard" of the farm on which his family lives. With the notable exception of his mother, he is not only disparaged for his looks, he is often bullied and brutalized.
Hans Christian Andersen
3 years ago ·  N/A
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