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  • The Lover

    The Lover
    Marguerite Duras



  • Madame Bovary

    Madame Bovary
    Gustave Flaubert


    CHAPTERS 35 VIEWS 3804

    When Emma Rouault marries dull, provincial doctor Charles Bovary, her dreams of an elegant and passionate life crumble. She escapes into sentimental novels but finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. She spends lavishly and embarks on a series of disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was embraced by bourgeois women who claimed it spoke to the frustrations of their lives.

  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories
  • The Market Girl
  • Men Without Women
  • Miss Coote's Confession

    Miss Coote's Confession


    CHAPTERS 10 VIEWS 21441

  • Monk Tue
  • Le Morte d'Arthur

    Le Morte d'Arthur
    Thomas Malory


    CHAPTERS 21 VIEWS 11111

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • Narcissus and Goldmund
  • Persuasion

    Jane Austen


    CHAPTERS 24 VIEWS 12888

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen


    CHAPTERS 61 VIEWS 32538

  • The Quiet American

    The Quiet American
    Graham Greene


    CHAPTERS 13 VIEWS 1083

  • Rashomon: And Other Stories
  • Relapse

    Hồng Hà


    VIEWS 3156

  • The Return of Tarzan
  • Return to the Chateau - Story of O Part II
  • A Rose for Emily
  • Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility
    Jane Austen


    CHAPTERS 50 VIEWS 24804

  • Siddhartha
  • The Sign Of The Four
  • A Silhouette In The Fog
  • Sons and Lovers

    Sons and Lovers
    D. H. Lawrence


    CHAPTERS 15 VIEWS 9489

  • Standing Woman
  • Steppenwolf
  • A Story For Lovers

    A Story For Lovers
    Nhã Ca

    English VH Miền Nam Trước 75

    VIEWS 8541

    In 1976 both Nha Ca and her husband were placed in re-education camps by the Communists. After nine months Nha Ca was freed, but her husband remains in confinement as of this writing. Nha Ca returned to Ho Chi Minh City to be with her children.
    The following story takes place in the city of Hue at the time of the 1968 Communist offensive. It begins as a typical New Year's celebration-with ceremonies and prayers for the ancestors, games and visits with relatives, young love, and dreams of the future. Then the war comes and changes all these things forever.

  • Story Of O

    Story Of O
    Pauline Réage


    CHAPTERS 7 VIEWS 19907

  • Sub-Umbra



    CHAPTERS 8 VIEWS 13769

  • Tarzan of the Apes

    Tarzan of the Apes
    Edgar Rice Burroughs


    CHAPTERS 28 VIEWS 10368

  • The Complete Short Stories of Jack London

    The Complete Short Stories of Jack London
    Jack London


    CHAPTERS 197 VIEWS 253276

    I AM a retired captain of the upper sea. That is to say, when I was a younger man (which is not so long ago) I was an aeronaut and navigated that aerial ocean which is all around about us and above us. Naturally it is a hazardous profession, and naturally I have had many thrilling experiences, the most thrilling, or at least the most nerve-racking, being the one I am about to relate.
    It happened before I went in for hydrogen gas balloons, all of varnished silk, doubled and lined, and all that, and fit for voyages of days instead of mere hours. The Little Nassau (named after the Great Nassau of many years back) was the balloon I was making ascents in at the time. It was a fair-sized, hot-air affair, of single thickness, good for an hour's flight or so and capable of attaining an altitude of a mile or more. It answered my purpose, for my act at the time was making half-mile parachute jumps at recreation parks and country fairs. I was in Oakland, a California town, filling a summer's engagement with a street railway company. The company owned a large park outside the city, and of course it was to its interest to provide attractions which would send the townspeople over its line when they went out to get a whiff of country air. My contract called for two ascensions weekly, and my act was an especially taking feature, for it was on my days that the largest crowds were drawn.

  • The Gods of Mars

    The Gods of Mars
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

    English Sci-Fi

    CHAPTERS 22 VIEWS 9432

    Twelve years had passed since I had laid the body of my great-uncle, Captain John Carter, of Virginia, away from the sight of men in that strange mausoleum in the old cemetery at Richmond.
    Often had I pondered on the odd instructions he had left me governing the construction of his mighty tomb, and especially those parts which directed that he be laid in an open casket and that the ponderous mechanism which controlled the bolts of the vault's huge door be accessible only from the inside.
    Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.

  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald


    CHAPTERS 9 VIEWS 10224

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man
    H. G. Wells

    English Sci-Fi

    CHAPTERS 29 VIEWS 10164

    The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the shiny tip of his nose; the snow had piled itself against his shoulders and chest, and added a white crest to the burden he carried. He staggered into the "Coach and Horses" more dead than alive, and flung his portmanteau down. "A fire," he cried, "in the name of human charity! A room and a fire!" He stamped and shook the snow from off himself in the bar, and followed Mrs. Hall into her guest parlour to strike his bargain. And with that much introduction, that and a couple of sovereigns flung upon the table, he took up his quarters in the inn.

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    H. G. Wells

    English Sci-Fi

    CHAPTERS 22 VIEWS 8865

    On January the Fifth, 1888—that is eleven months and four days after—my uncle, Edward Prendick, a private gentleman, who certainly went aboard the Lady Vain at Callao, and who had been considered drowned, was picked up in latitude 5° 3′ S. and longitude 101° W. in a small open boat of which the name was illegible, but which is supposed to have belonged to the missing schooner Ipecacuanha. He gave such a strange account of himself that he was supposed demented. Subsequently he alleged that his mind was a blank from the moment of his escape from the Lady Vain. His case was discussed among psychologists at the time as a curious instance of the lapse of memory consequent upon physical and mental stress. The following narrative was found among his papers by the undersigned, his nephew and heir, but unaccompanied by any definite request for publication.

  • The Little Prince
  • The Priest of Shiga Temple and His Love
  • The Smell Of Monsoon Wind
  • The War of the World

    The War of the World
    H. G. Wells

    English Sci-Fi

    CHAPTERS 27 VIEWS 9795

    No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.

  • The Thien Ly Flower

    The Thien Ly Flower
    Duyên Anh

    English VH Miền Nam Trước 75

    VIEWS 8472

    Vu Mong Long was outspoken in his criticism of Vietnamese of all rank and station. For this he won himself many enemies. An unsuccessful attempt on his life in 1971 brought him to reassess his career and he spent the next four years writing for young people. Duyen Anh was one of the most prolific writers in his country with more than fifty titles to his credit Even in America his stories and novels remain popular and he is perhaps the most re-published Vietnamese author in the United States. The Communist regime in Vietnam hoped to crush the intellectuals in the South by arresting them and holding them in concentration camps. Duyen Anh spent several years in such camps until his release in 1982. He later escaped Vietnam by boat, reaching Malaysia and the refugee camps. Eventually he was permitted to settle in France with his wife.

  • The Time Machine

    The Time Machine
    H. G. Wells


    CHAPTERS 12 VIEWS 7629

  • To Build A Fire
  • Tun-huang

    Yasushi Inoue


    CHAPTERS 10 VIEWS 1547

  • Two Beauties
  • Ulysses

    James Joyce


    CHAPTERS 27 VIEWS 28129

  • The Valley Of Fear

    The Valley Of Fear
    Arthur Conan Doyle


    CHAPTERS 14 VIEWS 9789

  • Warlord of Mars

    Warlord of Mars
    Edgar Rice Burroughs

    English Sci-Fi

    CHAPTERS 16 VIEWS 7045

    In the shadows of the forest that flanks the crimson plain by the side of the Lost Sea of Korus in the Valley Dor, beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, speeding their meteoric way close above the bosom of the dying planet, I crept stealthily along the trail of a shadowy form that hugged the darker places with a persistency that proclaimed the sinister nature of its errand.
    For six long Martian months I had haunted the vicinity of the hateful Temple of the Sun, within whose slow-revolving shaft, far beneath the surface of Mars, my princess lay entombed—but whether alive or dead I knew not. Had Phaidor's slim blade found that beloved heart? Time only would reveal the truth.
    Six hundred and eighty-seven Martian days must come and go before the cell's door would again come opposite the tunnel's end where last I had seen my ever-beautiful Dejah Thoris.

  • White Fang And The Call Of The Wild
  • Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights
    Emily Brontë


    CHAPTERS 34 VIEWS 16536

  • You Must Live