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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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Phileas Fogg, is a rich British gentleman who decides to travel the world

Around the World in Eighty Days

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Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Forster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 (equal to about £1.6 million in 2015) from his fellow club members to complete such a journey within this time period. Accompanied by Passepartout, Fogg departs from London by train at 8:45 P.M. on October 2; in order to win the wager, he must return to the club by this same time on December 21, 80 days later.
Jules Verne
4 years ago ·  N/A
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In the late nineteenth century Harker is traveling to the Castle Dracula

Dracula

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Sometime in the late nineteenth century, Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to the Castle Dracula, which is located in Transylvania, in order to finalize a transfer of real estate in England to Count Dracula. Harker becomes extremely nervous when all of the local peasants react in fear after they hear of his destination; nevertheless, he continues on to the castle until he meets an emissary of the Count in the Borgo Pass. The mysterious coach driver continues on to the castle, arriving in pitch darkness, to the accompaniment of howling wolves.
Bram Stoker
4 years ago ·  N/A
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A story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five unmarried daughters

Pride and prejudice (vol I/II/III)

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Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, Mr. Bennet, living in Longbourn.
Jane Austen
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Born fatherless, David is raised by his young, beautiful and loving mother Clara

David Copperfield

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David Copperfield is a fictional biography, describing the title character’s life. David narrates the novel himself. Some of the information in the novel is autobiographical and relates to Charles Dickens’s own life. David had a difficult life from the beginning. His father died before he was born. When David’s mother remarries, his stepfather is abusive and sends him off to a boarding school overseen by a cruel and abusive headmaster. One positive outcome of the school is that David makes two close friends. David’s mother dies when he is twelve, and his stepfather sends him off to live with the Micawber family in London and work in his stepfather’s warehouse. David is unhappy working at the warehouse and runs away to his Aunt Betsy. His aunt sends him to live with the Wickfield family and attend a school in Canterbury. Although he loves Agnes Wickfield, David ends up falling in love with Dora Spenlow, the daughter of an attorney who tutors David. The Wickfields’ law clerk, Uriah Heep, is revealed by David’s friends to be stealing from Mr. Wickfield. The Micawbers end up moving to Australia, while David becomes a writer. When Dora dies, David marries Agnes Wickfield.
Charles Dickens
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Το Αλφάβητο μιας σχέσης...

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Αριάδνη Μίνωα
10 months ago ·  N/A
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Is there really a way to measure love?

Degrees of Love

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A man, lost in his thoughts, tries to understand if is there any way to measure love.
Alexandra Anousaki
3 years ago ·  N/A
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Huckleberry Finn, a boy with a drunk for a father and his friend Tom Sawyer

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Huckleberry Finn, a poor boy with a drunken bum for a father, and his friend Tom Sawyer, a middle-class boy with an imagination too active for his own good, found a robber’s stash of gold. As a result of his adventure, Huck gained quite a bit of money, which the bank held for him in trust. Huck was adopted by the Widow Douglas, a kind but stifling woman who lives with her sister, the self-righteous Miss Watson.
Mark Twain
4 years ago ·  N/A
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Stefanos and Lina ‘blindly’ try to land a hijacked airbus, from seats 78E-D!

Mayday-Mayday

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One Airbus A380 is flying fully loaded, from to London to Beijing. Two members of the crew, Abdualla the stewardess and Hans, a mechanical engineer, have planned to hijack the plane poisoning the two pilots. The unsuspecting passengers are waiting for takeoff in the waiting room. Among those passengers are a newly-married couple working in google, who are computer specialists and programmers, browsing on the trip brochures of Beijing and planning their honeymoon. Nobody can imagine that in a couple of hours everything will change.
Maria Prep
4 years ago ·  30 mins
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