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The Troll Garden and Selected Stories

This collection of Willa Cather's stories--her first book of fiction--is as readable and relevant today as when it was first published.

The Shooting Party
The Shooting Party Sented by Luis

This is a devastating and at times almost exaggerated critique of upper class society. The house and its occupants are ageing and falling apart. The slaughter of the pheasants is an apt metaphor for the privilege and waste of a landowning class which has outlived its purpose in society. And the mindless brutality of the Squire is a comic parody of the military tradition of which he is part.

Together and Apart
Together and Apart Sented by Luis

Mrs. Dalloway introduced them, saying you will like him. The conversa-tion began some minutes before anything was said, for both Mr. Serle and Miss Arming looked at the sky and in both of their minds the sky went on pouring its meaning though very differently, until the presence of Mr. Serle by her side became so distinct to Miss Anning that she could not see the sky, simply, itself, any more, but the sky shored up by the tall body, dark eyes, grey hair, clasped hands, the stern melancholy (but she had been told "falsely melancholy") face of Roderick Serle, and, knowing how foolish it was, she yet felt impelled to say:

The Searchlight
The Searchlight Sented by Luis

"The Searchlight" J. W. GRAHAM. In his Foreword to A Haunted House and Other Stories, Leonard Woolf. describes Virginia Woolf's custom of writing a rough sketch of an idea for a. story or essay, putting it away, and then, possibly years later, taking it out.

The Man Who Loved His Kind

Trotting through Deans Yard that afternoon, Prickett Ellis ran straight into Richard Dalloway, or rather, just as they were passing, the covert side glance which each was casting on the other, under his hat, over his shoulder, broadened and burst into recognition; they had not met for twenty years. They had been at school together. And what was Ellis doing? The Bar? Of course, of course — he had followed the case in the papers. But it was impossible to talk here. Wouldn’t he drop in that evening. (They lived in the same old place — just round the corner). One or two people were coming. Joynson perhaps. “An awful swell now,” said Richard.

The Lady in the Looking-Glass

People should not leave looking-glasses hanging in their rooms any more than they should leave open cheque books or letters confessing some hideous crime. One could not help looking, that summer after-noon, in the long glass that hung outside in the hall.

Solid Objects
Solid Objects Sented by Luis

Woolf was educated by her parents in their literate and well-connected household at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington.

Monday or Tuesday
Monday or Tuesday Sented by Steve Bark

One of the most distinguished critics and innovative authors of the twentieth century, Virginia Woolf published two novels before this collection appeared in 1921. However, it was these early stories that first earned her a reputation as a writer with "the liveliest imagination and most delicate style of her time." Influenced by Joyce, Proust, and the theories of William James, Bergson, and Freud, she strove to write a new fiction that emphasized the continuous flow of consciousness, time's passage as both a series of sequential moments and a longer flow of years and centuries, and the essential indefinability of character.

Kew Gardens Virginia Woolf

Set in the eponymous botanic garden in London on a hot July day, the narrative gives brief glimpses of four groups of people as they pass by a flowerbed.

A Woman's College from the Outside

The feathery-white moon never let the sky grow dark; all night the chest-nut blossoms were white in the green, and dim was the cow-parsley in the meadows.

In the Orchard
In the Orchard Sented by Luis

In the Orchard was written in 1923 – between the composition of Jacob’s Room (1922) and Mrs Dalloway (1925). It was first published in the magazineThe Criterion in April 1923 – edited by he friend and fellow Bloomsbury Group member T.S. Eliot.

A Summing Up
A Summing Up Sented by Luis

Like all the other stories in the Mrs Dalloway’s Party sequence, this is principally a study in social alienation, egoism, and the life of the imagination. It is yet another example of people interacting politely in what appears on the surface to be a civilized manner, whilst the narrative reveals the emotional and intellectual chasms that separate them.

The Three Strangers
The Three Strangers Sented by Musa

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

A Society
A Society Sented by Steve Bark

A peculiar short story. Young woman receives asubstantial inheritance from her father, on the condition that she reads all ofthe books in London Library.

Think Yourself to Death
Think Yourself to Death Sented by Sarah Gerdes

If you've never read a Johnny Mayhem story before, you are in for a treat. Johnny, who wears different bodies the way ordinary people wear clothes, is one of the most fascinating series characters in science fiction.

The Duchess of Palliano
The Duchess of Palliano Sented by Luis

The Duchess of Palliano is a literary work written by Stendhal in 1838. The story is set in Rome between 1559 and 1561.

The Cenci
The Cenci Sented by Emma

The play opens with Cardinal Camillo discussing with Count Francesco Cenci a murder in which Cenci is implicated.

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