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by Homer
The Odyssey
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“Odyssey” is a fabulous and everyday poem, its action takes place, on the one hand, in the magical lands of giants and monsters where Odysseus roamed, on the other hand, in his small kingdom on the island of Ithaca and its environs, where his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. In the Odyssey, only the very end of his wanderings, the last two stages, from the far western edge of the earth to his native Ithaca, was chosen for the story. Odysseus talks about everything that was before at a feast in the middle of the poem. In Odyssey, a fairy tale sets off everyday life, and not vice versa,...
Number of pages: ~ 196 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.1/5

by Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky
The Storm
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  • Сlassic
  • 1859
  • Autor: Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky
In the Kabanov family, domostroy reigns, which is managed by the mother of Tikhon Ivanovich Kabanov - Marfa Ignatievna Kabanova. Katerina, the main character, had lived in an environment of love and affection with her mother since childhood, but after she married Tikhon, her life changed and became forced. Then she falls in love with Boris Grigorievich - the nephew of the Wild. Boris is also in love with Katerina. Aware of the severity of their situation, lovers still secretly meet....
Number of pages: ~ 138 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.6/5

by Richard Barnfield
The Affectionate Shepherd
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  • Сlassic
  • 1594
  • Autor: Richard Barnfield
Richard Barnfield (born 1574) was an English poet. His obscure, although close relationship with William Shakespeare has long made him an interesting scientist. It has been suggested that he be the "rival poet" mentioned in Shakespeare's sonnets....
Number of pages: ~ 58 pages
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by Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancholy
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What is melancholy? How does it relate to mental disorders - dementia and craziness, rabies and lycanthropea? How do melancholy engender witchcraft and magic, stars and signs, food and sleep, pleasure and sadness, passions and excitement, poverty and wealth, selfishness and vanity, love of knowledge and excessive study of science? The author considers the essence and causes of melancholy, speaking in modern language, as a philosopher and sociologist, psychologist and psychiatrist, involving a huge number of literary sources - from Antiquity to the New Age....
Number of pages: ~ 676 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3/5

by James Luceno
Darth Plagueis Novel
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Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master—but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power . . . over life and death. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic...
Number of pages: ~ 496 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4./56

by John Galsworthy
Loyalties
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John Golsworthy is an English prose writer and playwright, author of the famous cycle “The Forsyte Saga,” Nobel Prize in Literature (1932). In the drama "Fidelity," he expressed concern for the "lost generation" that comes into life after the end of World War I. Although the author’s position is limited by his belief in the inviolability of the bourgeois system, loyalty to realism led to the fact that the panorama he created correctly reflected the gradual decline of the English bourgeoisie. But if in the pre-war period, in his writings, the predatory egoism of the Forsytes was mainly...
Number of pages: ~ 84 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.9/5

by Walter Jerrold
Charles Lamb
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Walter Jerrold wrote and edited, also as Walter Copeland for children. From a theatrical family, he rose to deputy editor of The Observer newspaper, spending most of his life in London. "Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor."...
Number of pages: ~ 70 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 5/5

by Bernard Shaw
Heartbreak House
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"Heartbreak House" is one of the Show's "visiting cards", the witty and subtle tragicomedy of the morals of British secular society after the First World War, to which the author was inspired, in his own words, by Chekhov's dramaturgy. The action takes place on a September evening in an English provincial house that resembles a ship in shape, for its owner, a gray-haired old man, captain Châtover, sailed the whole life through the seas. His daughter Hesion invited Ellie, her father and Mengen, to upset her marriage, because she does not want the girl to marry an unloved man because of the...
Number of pages: ~ 238 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4/5

by Tom Taylor
Our American Cousin
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The work of Tom Taylor dates back to 1850-1870, to the time when, after the suppression of the Chartist movement, to replace the socio-political novel of 30-50. and poetry of social pity came, on the one hand, aesthetics, and on the other - sensational literature, reactionary in its class ideology. This literature is characterized by a sharp plot. Taylor's melodramas are extremely typical in this respect. Rich in acute situations, dynamic and spectacular, they did not leave the scene until the last years of the 19th century....
Number of pages: ~ 88 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.4/5

by Edith Wharton
The Fruit of the Tree
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Edith Wharton - author of more than twenty novels and ten collections of short stories - the first woman writer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Such works of Wharton, such as "Resident of Joy," "Ethan From," "The Age of Innocence," "The Fruit of the Tree," were included in the golden fund of American literature. The novel "The Age of Innocence" formed the basis of the film of the same name by Martin Scorsese, which received recognition and popularity. The confrontation of the individual and society, the clash of generally accepted moral principles and sincere deep feelings inevitably lead...
Number of pages: ~ 394 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.8/5