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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
5 years ago ·  30 mins
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This is a tale that occurred in a space that exists outside of Time’s realm.

A tale of no Time

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Once upon a time, the time stopped for a moment. This is a tale that occurred in a space that exists outside of Time’s realm.
Bill Kateris
2 years ago ·  N/A
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On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street

The little match girl

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On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia. Still she is afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She shelters in a nook and sits down. The girl lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow she sees several lovely visions, including a Christmas tree and a holiday feast. The girl looks skyward and sees a shooting star; she then remembers her dead grandmother saying that such a falling star means someone is dying and is going to Heaven. As she lights the next match, she sees a vision of her grandmother, the only person to have treated her with love and kindness. She strikes one match after another to keep the vision of her grandmother alive for as long as she can.
Hans Christian Andersen
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
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Relationships are complicated as Heathcliff winds up living with his enemy

Wuthering Heights

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In the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. Here, he meets his dour landlord, Heathcliff, a wealthy man who lives in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights, four miles away from the Grange. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Nelly consents, and Lockwood writes down his recollections of her tale in his diary; these written recollections form the main part of Wuthering Heights.
Emily Bronte
4 years ago ·  N/A
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How do a romantic heart and an over-analytical mind perceive love...

Consuming Romantic Perception

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It is always hard to define love , yet alone understand how it works. However you spend a lifetime needing it and searching for it. But what are the repercussions when a romantic heart and an over-analytical mind clash in search of the only absolute peace that can complete them? The fight is intense while logic battles with emotion...
piano black
3 years 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
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Young Oliver Twist is sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker

Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, and was first published as a serial 1837–39. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. The alternate title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress. In this early example of the social novel, Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s.
Charles Dickens
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Ένα διαμέρισμα, μία πολυκατοικία. Ένας κόσμος που κρίνει εύκολα.

Το διαμέρισμα του 5ου

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Το διαμέρισμα του 5ου, γράφτηκε στα πλαίσια του Project "TO ΔΙΑΜΕΡΙΣΜΑ" PROJECT ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗΣ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑΣ". Ένα διαμέρισμα, μία πολυκατοικία. Ένας κόσμος που κρίνει εύκολα. Αν δεν δεις κάτι με τα μάτια σου, αν δεν γνωρίσεις έναν άνθρωπο, θα αρκεστείς στις φήμες;
Katerina Verigka
3 years ago ·  N/A
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