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Fantasy Fiction & Literature

Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift wrote a truly great satirical novel «Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World» in four parts: an essay Gulliver, first a surgeon, then the captain of several ships or simply Gulliver’s Travels. Hearing the name Gulliver people remember the story of Lilliput, and few people know that there were four great adventures in different countries, not only in Lilliput. This novel can be called a book about the history of England’s Swift or veiled great...

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Adventure Fiction & Literature Mystery & Crime

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

About the novel «A Study in Scarlet» can say the following – Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starts, fasten your seat belts, sit back and get ready for reading. If we divide the career Doyle into segments, it is Sherlock on it occupies a large part of which has grown the talent of the writer, but the time of publication of the first book it was nowhere near as rosy. You can come up with enthusiasm for reading books, remembering the many different adaptations, and you can just pick up and...

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Adventure Fiction & Literature

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery

The book «Anne of Green Gables» by Lucy Montgomery is the first book of the cycle effuse about Anne – wonderful eleven orphans who came to the new family on a farm in Canada. She has a simple name and an old dress, but she can always imagine that her name was Cordelia and its most fashionable outfits. It is a pity, of course, that imaginary things are drawback – the time when you have to accept the reality. But without imagination, a beautiful place to be just some...

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Adventure Fiction & Literature

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Book «The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe» by Daniel Defoe for many is the first product of the transition from childhood into a more conscious age, when the spirit of adventure is not just overflowing, and even causes many to make adventurous actions. It is an irresistible desire to explore the world has led the main character, which was not even a welcome haven for him, but quite tolerable for many years. And fate did not turn away from it a handful of grain a few years later turned...

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Fiction & Literature

Memoirs of Fanny Hill by John Cleland

For the 18th century scandalous novel «Fanny Hill. Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure» (today few people are surprised) John Cleland made a very real storm. Fanny Hill left the province and moved to London, England to conquer the capital. Here are the ways of God (or the devil’s machinations) inscrutable. Conquering Fanny brothel … Everyday life of prostitutes, including our young heroine, the author describes in detail. I did not expect this from the literature of the 18th century...

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Drama Fiction & Literature

Persuasion by Jane Austen

«Persuasion» – one of the last works of the incomparable Jane Austen, published after the author’s death. And, as befits a late literary children, it is very balanced, calm and stately. All the best absorbed «arguments»: ironic notes about today’s society, it is very thin and somewhat exaggerated marking all of its shortcomings; deep psychological underpinnings and the overall development of the characters; emotional feelings and sensual soul. The plot is very simple, very...

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Fiction & Literature Thrillers

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

To be among the aliens, it is not necessary to fly in space, sometimes it is enough to refer to the events quite earthly history. “The scarlet letter” shows us the American colonies the mid 17th century, inhabited by the campaign the most terrible people could cause culture – puritans. About to what a people can walk in their cruelty, tells us the tragic story of the life of Hester Prin. The modern reader probably will find it difficult to understand the horror of the...

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Fiction & Literature

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

«The Moonstone» is the story fascinating. One John Herncastle leaves a legacy to his niece a special diamond they obtained in India during the storming of Seringapatam. Rare beauty and expensive diamond is surrounded by a beautiful, but ominous legend – diamond de crowned the brow of the moon-God and Vishnu commanded that the moonstone guarded by three priests. And along with predicted misfortune to anyone who dares to steal the sacred jewel. So needless to say, complete with a diamond young...

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Fiction & Literature

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

«A Tale of Two Cities» (1859) really tells us about the two countries – Britain and France on the end of the 18th century, respectively, of the revolutionary time. Really – it was the original description of the revolution, which was published in the history. On the one hand, showing her previous way of monarchical, aristocratic excesses and misfortunes poor people, Dickens osedlyvaet his favorite horse downtrodden and oppressed, and of course, does it brilliantly. All poverty...

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