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White Fang is the titular character and a novel by American author Jack London. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-­century, and details a wild wolfdog's journey to domestication. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-­known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild. Much of the novel is written from the view-­point of his canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption. White Fang has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including a 1991 film starring Ethan Hawke. The book includes colored illustrations, a . . .

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A collection of both new and previously published short stories, poems, and essays, by author/artist/non-­conformist, Jess C Scott. Porcelain offers a personal draft of the author’s navigation through a world that is fantastical, offbeat, ironic, unexpected, and true.

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-­fiction, and historical novels.
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A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian era England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. Merchant-­Ivory produced an award-­winning film adaptation in 1985.

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Opublikowana w 1903 roku powieść Elias Portolu przyniosła pisarce europejską sławę. To opowieść o losach niewinnie skazanego na więzienie człowieka, który powróciwszy na łono rodziny odnalazł miłość. Niestety obdarzył uczuciem kobietę, której nie wolno było mu kochać. Co okaże się silniejsze: miłość do kobiety, rodziny, strach przed ludzkim i własnym potępieniem, a może chęć ucieczki od ludzi do Boga? Targany sprzecznymi namiętnościami Elias podejmuje trudną decyzję, czy słuszną? Grazia Deledda (1871-­1936) urodziła się w ubogiej sardyńskiej wsi. I choć od 1900 roku mieszkała w Rzymie, to właśnie ojczystą wyspę uczyniła miejscem akcji większości swych utworów. Zainspirowana starymi romansami, sardyńskimi bajkami i legendami zadebiutowała w wieku 15 lat, na łamach ilustrowanego pisma rzymskiego, opowiadaniem "Sardyńska krew". Dorobek pisarki to ok. 30 powieści. Deledda, była drugą kobietą, którą uhonorowano Literacką Nagrodą Nobla (1926). W uzasadnieniu swego wyboru Komitet . . .

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A gang of street kids, an anonymous radio announcer, a detective from the future, a presidential assassination attempt and a frequently mistaken narrator all play a part in this jumble of introductions to an open-­source novel inspired by the works...

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In 1950's South Africa, a free-­spirited café owner falls for a young wife and mother. Their unexpected attraction pushes them to question the cruel rules of a world that divides white from black and women from men, but a world that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

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