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Smith And The Pharaohs And Other Tales

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.

The Mahatma and the Hare
The Mahatma and the Hare Sented by Musa

The Mahatma and the Hare by Henry Rider Haggard is about a man who has lost his wife and daughter. He is the sole survivor in the accident and feels great guilt. And in this guilt, he begins to drink more and more each day. Then one day as the man was contemplating suicide, a stranger named Joren comes along and tells him not to worry.

The Suburbs of London
The Suburbs of London Sented by Emma

The Suburbs of LondonTHE term “suburban” has always seemed to me to have a peculiarly English meaning. It suggests images that are not apt to present themselves in America. American cities have suburbs; but they have to a very limited extent what may be called suburban scenery. The essence of suburban scenery in the western world is to be straggling, shabby, inexpensive; to consist of rail fences and loose planks, vacant, dusty lots in which carpet-beating goes forward, Irish cabins, lumber yards, and rudely bedaubed advertisements of quack medicines. The peculiar function of the neighbourhood of most foreign towns, on the other hand, is to be verdant and residential, thickly inhabited, and replete with devices for making habitation agreeable. Some of the prettiest things in England and France are to be found in the immediate vicinity of the capitals of those countries.

Black Heart and White Heart

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - At the date of our introduction to him, Philip Hadden was a transport-rider and trader in "the Zulu." Still on the right side of forty, in appearance he was singularly handsome; tall, dark, upright, with keen eyes, short-pointed beard, curling hair and clear-cut features. His life had been varied, and there were passages in it which he did not narrate even to his most intimate friends.

The Real Thing
The Real Thing Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Henry James (1843 - 1916) was one of the leaders in the school of realism in fiction. He is known for his series of novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. James is considered to be the master of the novel and novella. James wrote about personal relationships and the power within these relationships. James explored consciousness and perception from the point of view of a character within a tale. An excerpt from The Real Thing begins, "It was only then that I understood the service Claude Rivet had rendered me

The Point of View
The Point of View Sented by Jacob

Henry James (1843 - 1916) was one of the leaders in the school of realism in fiction. He is known for his series of novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe.

The Pupil
The Pupil Sented by Musa

The Moreen family is a loathsome crew of greedy, dishonorable, self-serving twits—with the notable exception of one brilliant, earnest eleven-year-old son, Morgan

The Pension Beaurepas
The Pension Beaurepas Sented by Rebecca

Two American families are staying at the Pension Beaurepas in Geneva - the young narrator observes them, as does M. Pigeonneau, an older Frenchman.

The Patagonia
The Patagonia Sented by Michael

This 1891 novelette by Henry James tells of an ocean voyage on a ship called The Patagonia, sailing from Boston to Liverpool. The unnamed narrator is friends with a Mrs. Nettlepoint, a woman of good family with a son names Jason.

The Marriages
The Marriages Sented by Daniel

"The Marriages" was written in 1891 by Henry James. It is about a jealous girl who tries to frustrate and ruin the plans of her widowed father to remarry, giving the reason that it would be unjust to the memory of her mother. The ups and downs of married life as well as the adverse affects of marriage on step-children are discussed in detail in this work.

The Lesson of the Master
The Lesson of the Master Sented by Daniel

Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.

The Diary of a Man of Fifty
The Diary of a Man of Fifty Sented by Rebecca

It's an exclusive novel in which Henry has depicted the eccentric feelings of a middle aged man. Remarkable portrayal of individual losses and gains in lifetime, dreams, realizations, regrets and achievements makes the book worth reading.

The Death of the Lion
The Death of the Lion Sented by Christopher

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

The Chaperon
The Chaperon Sented by Jacob

Rose Tramore, the quietly persistent young woman at the center of Henry James' novella The Chaperon

The Aspern Papers
The Aspern Papers Sented by Sarah Gerdes

In this classic 1888 novella, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest to acquire some letters and other private documents that once belonged to the deceased Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern. Attempting to gain access to the papers, the property of Aspern's former mistress, he rents a room in a decaying Venetian villa where the woman lives with her aging niece. Led by his zeal into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, the narrator is faced in the end with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it an an overwhelming price.

The Altar of the Dead
The Altar of the Dead Sented by Jacob

"The Altar of the Dead" is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them.

Sir Dominick Ferrand
Sir Dominick Ferrand Sented by Sarah Gerdes

A down-on-his-luck writer makes an impulsive decision to buy a secondhand desk, and in its nooks and crannies, he finds a cache of secret documents that contain explosive secrets that could besmirch the legacy of a prominent politician.

Louisa Pallant
Louisa Pallant Sented by Musa

DescriptionIn this tale from Henry James, a pair of old lovers happen to cross paths in Europe and hash over the details of their ill-fated romance.

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