694 books for genre «XIXth century»

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While Bram Stoker didn't invent the vampire, his 1897 novel Dracula has been the defining force in the popularity and evolution of vampire mythology today. The story of its infamous antagonist Count Dracula is told in the form of letters and diary entries.

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This deluxe ebook package features Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel plus an extended excerpt of award winning author Kenneth Oppel’s thrilling prequel,! What happens when an obsession defies your control? Victor Frankenstein has long sought the answer to creating new life. When he finally achieves his goal, he’s horrified by the results and abandons his creation, ready to forget what he’s done. But when tragedy befalls his family, Victor returns home to discover his creation is hiding nearby. To save his family from further despair, Frankenstein’s creature asks him to do the one thing he swore he never would do again. Mary Shelley’s novel explores with chilling dimensions the questions that reside at our core. What is the fabric of life and the soul? Where are the limits of our imagination? Can man’s reach shatter the boundaries between science, nature and God?

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Based on the author's own tumultuous journey from boy to man, this epic traces young David's progress from his mother's sheltering arms to the miseries of boarding-­school and sweatshop and the rewards of friendship, romance, and self-­discovery in his vocation as a writer. A cherished favorite with generations of readers.

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Oliver Twist was born into poverty and orphaned. After working as a child labourer, he escapes to London, finding himself among a gang of thieves and pick-­pockets under the control of Fagin, a notorious criminal ring-­leader.

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Jane Eyre is raised in her aunt's house after the death of her parents. Her aunt cannot stand the queer, quiet child and sends her off to a spartan boarding school where she is severely mistreated. She survives, however, and eventually finds herself a situation as a governess in the household of Edward Rochester. She and Rochester fall passionately in love, in one of the great literary love stories. But a dark secret in his house will tear them apart and send her alone into the wilderness before she can find her way back to him.

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Dans cette étude passionnelle, nous avons voulu aussi et principalement évoquer une Ville, la Ville comme un personnage essentiel,...

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Emma, de Jane Austen Traduction de l'Edition Arthus Bertrand, 1816 Traduction de Pierre de Puliga, 1910 Ce livre numérique présente 2 traduction différentes du roman Emma, de Jane Austen. Une table des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux 2 traductions. Liens: - 1816 - La nouvelle Emma (Traduction anonyme) - 1910 - Emma (Traduction Pierre de Puliga)

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Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-­operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.

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kim is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor white mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore.

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Une édition de référence de Le Rouge et le Noir de Stendhal, spécialement conçue pour la lecture sur les supports numériques. « Madame de Rênal s’appuya sur son bras, et avec tant d’abandon que sa joue sentit la chaleur de celle de Julien.­Les nuits de ces deux êtres furent bien différentes. Madame de Rênal était exaltée par les transports de la volupté morale la plus élevée. Une jeune fille coquette qui aime de bonne heure s’accoutume au trouble de l’amour ; quand elle arrive à l’âge de la vraie passion, le charme de la nouveauté manque. Comme madame de Rênal n’avait jamais lu de romans, toutes les nuances de son bonheur étaient neuves pour elle. Aucune triste vérité ne venait la glacer, pas même le spectre de l’avenir. Elle se vit aussi heureuse dans dix ans qu’elle l’était en ce moment. L’idée même de la vertu et de la fidélité jurée à M. de Rênal, qui l’avait agitée quelques jours auparavant, se présenta en vain, on la renvoya comme un hôte importun. Jamais je n’accorderai . . .

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Books for genre XIXth century