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  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    Series series The Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman presented by Kobo Editions
    After the birth of her child, a nameless woman is sent away to a colonial mansion to deal with “nervous depression” and “hysterical tendency” at the behest of her husband. Commanded to bedrest and with nothing to occupy her mind but her journal, she records her growing obsession with the yellow wallpaper that lines her room and her eventual descent into madness as she tries to unlock the mystery ... Read more

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  • Crime and Punishment

    Series series The Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky presented by Kobo Editions
    One of the finest novels to come from Russian literature, Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment is an examination of the psychology a criminal mind. Rodion Raskolnikov, a desperate former student living in the depths of poverty who considers him self as superior to others, commits an act of senseless violence as part of a plot to escape his unfortunate circumstances. He has no regret or remorse for ... Read more

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  • Frankenstein

    “I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks. He might have spoken, but I did not hear; one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped and rushed downstairs.”Grieving the ... Read more

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  • In Our Time

    Series series The Works of Ernest Hemingway presented by Kobo Editions
    “In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die.” The legendary author’s first published collection of short stories and vignettes was published in 1925, and introduced readers to the character of Nick Adams. Influenced by Ernest Hemingway’s experiences in the Great War, bullfighting in Spain, and the heartbreak ... Read more

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    “By day the hot sun fermented us; and we were dizzied by the beating wind. At night we were stained by dew, and shamed into pettiness by the innumerable silences of the stars.” Seven Pillars of Wisdom was first published in 1926, an abridged version of the original 1922 manuscript. This mostly autobiographical and personal account of the author’s experiences during the Arab Revolt against the ... Read more

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  • Bleak House

    Series series The Works of Charles Dickens presented by Kobo Editions
    “There were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.” In the case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce, a large inheritance is on the line. Generations have passed with no end in sight, and the court case has become known as the family curse. With people from all levels of society ... Read more

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  • The Writing of Fiction

    by Edith Wharton ...
    Series series The Works of Edith Wharton presented by Kobo Editions
    “Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.” In this collection of essays on writing, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize shares some words of wisdom for aspiring writers everywhere. Edith Wharton’s unique voice guides the reader through different elements of fiction, whether crafting a short story or character ... Read more

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  • Anthem

    by Ayn Rand ...
    “I know not if this earth on which I stand is the core of the universe or if it is but a speck of dust lost in eternity. I know not and I care not. For I know what happiness is possible to me on earth. And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it.”In a world where all are equal and individuality doesn’t exist, one man discovers a secret tunnel under the city. A remnant of the Unmentionable ... Read more

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  • Notes from the Underground

    Series series The Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky presented by Kobo Editions
    “But man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.”Presented as a memoir of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of a 40-year-old man living in St. Petersburg, Notes from the Underground is widely believed to be the first example of an existential ... Read more

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  • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    by John Buchan ...
    “I was not a murderer, but I had become an unholy liar, a shameless impostor, and a highwayman with a marked taste for expensive motor-cars.”When an American freelance spy is murdered in his apartment, Sir Richard Hannay becomes involved in a plot to estabilise Europe by assassinating the Prime Minister of Greece. With the American’s encoded notebook in hand, Hannay flees the city streets of ... Read more

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  • An American Tragedy

    “Who were these people with money, and what had they done that they should enjoy so much luxury, where others as good seemingly as themselves had nothing? And wherein did these latter differ so greatly from the successful?”Raised poor in a religious household, Clyde Griffiths takes on menial jobs to help his family. In the city he falls in with a wild crowd, and soon finds himself running away ... Read more

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  • We

    “The government (or humanity) would not permit capital punishment for one man, but they permitted the murder of millions a little at a time.”Having conquered the world several hundred years earlier, the One State begins building a spaceship in order to invade other planets. With all citizens living in glass buildings under constant watch, it is the spaceship’s chief engineer D-503 who discovers an ... Read more

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  • The American Diary of a Japanese Girl

    by Yone Noguchi ...
    “My darling city—with an eternal tea and cake, with lanterns of festival—looked up to me through the gray veil of rain. I felt as if Tokio were bidding me farewell.”Miss Morning Glory, an 18-year old Japanese girl, embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Accompanied by her uncle, she boards a ship bound to America, landing in San Francisco and befriending the ambassador’s wife. Whether she’s running ... Read more

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  • The Home and the World

    “If one had to fill in, little by little, the gap between day and night, it would take an eternity to do it. But the sun rises and the darkness is dispelled—a moment is sufficient to overcome an infinite distance.”Meek and obedient, Bimala’s quiet life with her husband Nikhil is torn apart when she hears a young revolutionary speak at a political rally. Passionate and ambitious, Sandip soon draws ... Read more

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  • North and South

    “Loyalty and obedience to wisdom and justice are fine; but it is still finer to defy arbitrary power, unjustly and cruelly used--not on behalf of ourselves, but on behalf of others more helpless.”When her clergyman father decides to leave the Church, Margaret Hale is whisked away from her tranquil life in the rural south and brought to the gritty industrial town of Milton-Northern. Befriending the ... Read more

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  • Notre-Dame de Paris

    (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)

    by Victor Hugo ...
    Series series The Collected Works of Victor Hugo
    “The saints were his friends, and blessed him; the monsters were his friends, and guarded him.”Abandoned as a baby, hunchbacked Quasimodo grows up in the shadows of the bells of Notre-Dame. His simple life is shattered when his guardian, Archdeacon Frollo, orders him to kidnap the young Romani dancer Esmeralda, the focus of Frollo’s obsessive lust. Failing to capture the girl, Quasimodo becomes ... Read more

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  • The Woman in White

    Series series The Works of Wilkie Collins presented by Kobo Editions
    “When a sensible woman has a reasonable question put to her, and evades it by a flippant answer, it is a sure sign, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, that she has something to conceal.”On a moonlit night in London, art teacher Walter Hartright gives directions to a lost young woman dressed all in white. Soon after, he notices how similar his new pupil Laura Fairlie looks to the mysterious ... Read more

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  • The Moonstone

    Series series The Works of Wilkie Collins presented by Kobo Editions
    “We often hear, almost invariably, however, from superficial observers, that guilt can look like innocence. I believe it to be infinitely the truer axiom of the two that innocence can look like guilt.”On the night of her eighteenth birthday party, Rachel Verinder shows off the enormous diamond she inherited from her uncle Colonel Herncastle. Stolen from a shrine in India during the Siege of ... Read more

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  • The Secret Agent

    by Joseph Conrad ...
    Series series The Works of Joseph Conrad presented by Kobo Editions
    “For history is made with tools, not with ideas; and everything is changed by economic conditions - art, philosophy, love, virtue - truth itself!”A London shop owner turned secret agent, Adolf Verloc is tasked by his contact at the Embassy to carry out an attack in order to rile up the British government against anarchism. Using the knowledge gleaned from his meetings with an anarchist cell, ... Read more

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  • The Red House Mystery

    by A. A. Milne ...
    “Like all really nice people, you have a weakness for detective stories, and feel that there are not enough of them. So, after all that you have done for me, the least that I can do for you is to write you one.”What happens when a host disappears in the middle of his own house party? At the Red House, guests are left puzzled when their host Mark Ablett vanishes without a trace. Fortunately, ... Read more

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  • Those Barren Leaves

    by Aldous Huxley ...
    “The most successful men are those who never admit the validity of other people's opinions, who even deny their existence.”Poets, philosophers and art aficionados gather in the Italian villa of Mrs. Aldwinkle to reminisce about the Renaissance. A self-professed patron of the arts, the wealthy widow surrounds herself with an entourage of seemingly sophisticated acquaintances. The flaws, foibles and ... Read more

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  • The Painted Veil

    “He did not speak because he had nothing to say. But if nobody spoke unless they had something to say, Kitty reflected, with a smile, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.”What is it that makes life worth living? For Kitty Garstin, it’s living the high life as a well-to-do debutante. After turning down dozens of marriage proposals, she finally accepts an offer from bacteriologist ... Read more

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  • A Daughter of the Samurai

    "So I drifted on from week to week, occasionally having to remind myself that, even in America, the ‘eyelids of a samurai know not moisture’…”First published in 1925, A Daughter of the Samurai is a delicate memoir of the author’s childhood growing up in feudal Japan, and later life in America. Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto’s clear and elegant prose paints a picture of two very different worlds, and a ... Read more

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  • These Old Shades

    Series series The Works of Georgette Heyer presented by Kobo Editions
    “A certain cynicism, born of the life she has led; a streak of strange wisdom; the wistfulness behind the gaiety; sometimes fear; and nearly always the memory of loneliness that hurts the soul.”They call him Satanas. Lord Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon is quite proud of his nickname, earned for his cold and debauched way of life. What society doesn’t see is that Avon’s jaded demeanor has been ... Read more

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