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Lucy a young Englishwoman of the educated class, narrates the story of her life

Villette

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In a particularly partisan and sometimes unreliable manner. She is left destitute after the death of her mysterious family and, after briefly being a nurse-companion, takes herself off on a blind, daring trip to the Continent. She goes to the kingdom of Labassecour (perhaps modeled on Belgium) and, through a series of very fortunate occurrences, manages to land herself a job and a place to live on her first night in the town of Villette. She becomes a nursery governess to the three daughters of the proprietress of a large school for girls. During her time as the bonne d'enfants, she impresses her employer, Madame Beck, with her modesty and excellent English. She is elevated to the position of English teacher, though she has no qualifications for it and has a poor command of the French language spoken in Villette. Lucy, however, comes to excel at teaching and to love it.
Charlotte Brontë
4 years ago ·  N/A
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A noble spirit tries to survive in an immoral world...

Warrior

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A noble spirit tries to survive in an immoral world...
piano black
3 years ago ·  N/A
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A simple tale of disaster starring a humble fruit fly and two genius engineers.

Fruit fly

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The story was first published on The Weekly Knob on Medium. https://medium.com/the-weekly-knob/fruit-fly-9c78353ac4c7#.rb9zytuhx This is a flash tale about the intricate delicacies of destruction and chaos through the marvel and wonder of the human intelligence. A technological impossibility rises up through the eons in order to provide its inventors with cheap and affordable energy. The story takes place around a star and two engineers are about to complete the greatest structure ever to be completed. Enjoy.
Stelios Anatolitis
4 years ago ·  N/A
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“So you hadn’t been plotting to kill us?”

Konstantine Paradias - Narrativa Space

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“But why are you leaving?” asked Larry the janitor, the last man to be shown to the door.
Narrativa Space
10 months ago ·  N/A
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A prince is looking for a princess to marry and has searched all over the world

The Princess on the Pea

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"The Princess and the Pea" (Danish: "Prinsessen paa Ærten"; literal translation: "The Princess on the Pea") is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity. The tale was first published with three others by Andersen in an inexpensive booklet on 8 May 1835 in Copenhagen by C. A. Reitzel. Andersen had heard the story as a child, and it likely has its source in folk material, possibly originating from Sweden, as it is unknown in the Danish oral tradition. Neither "The Princess and the Pea" nor Andersen's other tales of 1835 were well received by Danish critics, who disliked their casual, chatty style and their lack of morals. In 1959 "The Princess and the Pea" was adapted to the musical stage in a production called Once Upon a Mattress starring Carol Burnett.
Hans Christian Andersen
4 years ago ·  N/A
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A fun story about human vanity and the fear of truth, stupidity and naivety

The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Once upon a time, there was an Emperor who was only interested in good clothes. He was so in love with it that he did not care much for anything else. One day a few conmen appeared and told him that they were excellent weavers and that they could make the most beautiful fabric in the world. It didn’t take long to get the Emperor’s attention. They told him they made fabrics of wonderful samples and colors with a specific feature. They were invisible to anyone who was stupid or incapable of doing his job.
Hans Christian Andersen
4 years ago ·  N/A
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After finding a bottle the captain had cast into the oceans and unknown

In Search of the Castaways

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The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle the captain had cast into the ocean after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland contact Mary and Robert, the young daughter and son of Captain Grant, through an announcement in a newspaper. The government refuses to launch a rescue expedition, but Lord and Lady Glenarvan, moved by the children's condition, decide to do it by themselves. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known; thus, the expedition would have to circumnavigate the 37th parallel south. The bottle was retrieved from a shark's stomach, so it is impossible to trace its origin by the currents. Remaining clues consist of a few words in three languages. They are re-interpreted several times throughout the novel to make various destinations seem likely.
Jules Verne
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Sara is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing

A Little Princess

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A Little Princess is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905. It is an expanded version of the short story Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which was serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from December 1887. According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play A Little Un-fairy Princess based on that story, her publisher asked that she expand the story as a novel with "the things and people that had been left out before". The novel was published by Charles Scribner's Sons (also publisher of St. Nicholas) with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and the full title A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
4 years ago ·  N/A
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The stories we tell ourselves...

Stories and Tales

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The stories we tell ourselves...
Alexander BlackRider
3 years ago ·  N/A
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