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  • Much ado about nothing

    par William Shakespeare

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-90-4
    Date de parution : 5 septembre 2016
    Nombre de pages : 173 pages

    Much ado about nothing” is a comedy written by William Shakespeare around 1598 or 1599. It is one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies. “Much ado about nothing” is the story of the developing relationship between Benedick and Beatrice, their mutual hostility, witty rivalry, and their (...)

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  • The Paris Sketchbook

    par William Makepeace Thackeray

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-88-1
    Date de parution : 31 juillet 2016
    Nombre de pages : 432 pages

    The Paris sketchbook is a travel book published by William Makepeace Thackeray starting in 1831, and published as a compilation in 1840. The book was originally published chapter by chapter in various magazines and then compiled into a book which generated significant success along with the The Irish (...)

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  • Mr Standfast

    par John Buchan

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-87-4
    Date de parution : 31 juillet 2016
    Nombre de pages : 428 pages

    Mr Standfast” is a spy novel featuring Richard Hannay, written by John Buchan and published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton. “Mr Standfast” is the third of a series of five novels by John Buchan spanning a period of twenty years. The first and most famous, (...)

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  • A thief in the night

    par Ernest William Hornung

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-86-7
    Date de parution : 31 juillet 2016
    Nombre de pages : 223 pages

    A thief in the night” is a collection of short stories published in 1905 by E.W. Hornung and features the gentleman thief Arthur J. Raffles and his sidekick Harry “Bunny” Manders. This is the third and last of the Raffles collections of short stories, following “The amateur cracksman” (...)

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  • A chaste maid in Cheapside

    par Thomas Middleton

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-80-5
    Date de parution : 31 juillet 2016
    Nombre de pages : 178 pages

    « A Chaste maid in Cheapside » is a « city comedy » written in 1613 by Thomas Middleton. Although it did not turn out to be a major success when presented in theaters in Jacobean times, it is now considered one of the best comedies of the English Renaissance. The play was originally staged by Lady (...)

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  • The shoemaker's holiday

    par Thomas Dekker

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-79-9
    Date de parution : 26 juin 2016
    Nombre de pages : 162 pages

    The Shoemakers' Holiday, or the Gentle craft” is a play written by Thomas Dekker and first performed in 1599 by the Admiral's men. “The shoemakers' holiday” is often categorized as a city comedy. An aristocrat, Rowland Lacy, is in love with a girl, Rose Oatley. Rose's (...)

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  • Some aspects of Robert Burns

    par Robert Louis Stevenson

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-84-3
    Date de parution : 26 juin 2016
    Nombre de pages : 48 pages

    Some aspects of Robert Burns” is a short essay from the compilation “Familiar studies of men and books”, by Robert Louis Stevenson. “Some aspects of Robert Burns” was first published in Cornhill magazine in August 1879. Burns.—I have left the introductory sentences on Principal (...)

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  • Walt Whitman

    par Robert Louis Stevenson

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-83-6
    Date de parution : 25 juin 2016
    Nombre de pages : 37 pages

    Walt Whitman” is a short essay from the compilation “Familiar studies of men and books”, written by Robert Louis Stevenson. “Walt Whitman” was first published in New Quarterly Magazine in October 1878. Walt Whitman.—This is a case of a second difficulty which lies continually (...)

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  • Victor Hugo's romances

    par Robert Louis Stevenson

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-82-9
    Date de parution : 25 juin 2016
    Nombre de pages : 35 pages

    Victor Hugo's Romances is a short essay from the compilation “Familiar studies of men and books”. “Victor Hugo's Romances” was first published in Cornhill magazine in August 1874. Hugo's Romances.—This is an instance of the “point of view.” The five romances studied (...)

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  • Doctor Faustus

    par Christopher Marlowe

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-81-2
    Date de parution : 25 juin 2016
    Nombre de pages : 127 pages

    Doctor Faustus” or “The tragical history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus” is a play by Christopher Marlowe first performed in 1594 and later published in 1604. “Doctor Faustus” is adapted from the German “Faust”. Faustus is bored; he has reached the limits of knowledge (...)

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  • The mystery of a Hansom cab

    par Fergus Hume

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-98-3
    Date de parution : 8 novembre 2014
    Nombre de pages : 350 pages

    “The mystery of a Hansom cab” is an 1886 crime novel by New Zealander writer Fergus Hume. “The mystery of a Hansom cab” is often considered as the most famous crime classics of the Victorian era. The action is set in Melbourne in 188X, a Thursday night. We discover two drunk men: One helps the other into a (...)

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  • Max Carrados

    par Ernest Bramah

    ISBN : 978-1-910628-00-3
    Date de parution : 8 novembre 2014
    Nombre de pages : 277 pages

    “Max Carrados” is a compilation of short stories published in 1914 by English author Ernest Bramah. It is the first appearance of the blind sleuth Max Carrados whom, accompanied by his faithful but not always insightful Carlyle, was created as a rival to Sherlock Holmes and quickly found a strong following amongst (...)

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  • The secret of the League

    par Ernest Bramah

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-99-0
    Date de parution : 8 novembre 2014
    Nombre de pages : 352 pages

    “The secret of the league” is a dystopian novel written by Ernest Bramah in 1907. It was first published as “What might have been: the story of a social war”, but later was republished in 1909 as “The secret of the league”. The novel is widely credited as having influenced (...)

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  • The Big Bow mystery

    par Israel Zangwill

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-96-9
    Date de parution : 8 novembre 2014
    Nombre de pages : 170 pages

    “The Big bow mystery” is a crime novel written in 1892 by Israel Zangwill. “The Big bow mystery” is considered to be the first “locked-room mystery”, written several years before Le mystère de la chambre jaune by Gaston Leroux, and is also one of the best known English crime classics. Despite (...)

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  • The Absent-minded Coterie

    par Robert Barr

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-95-2
    Date de parution : 8 novembre 2014
    Nombre de pages : 58 pages

    “The absent-minded coterie” is a crime short story by the Scottish writer Robert Barr. It features French detective Eugène Valmont. In 1906, a compilation of short stories titled “The triumphs of Eugène Valmont” is published. These short stories had previously been published in 1904 and 1905 in the Saturday (...)

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  • The Leavenworth case

    par Anna Katharine Green

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-97-6
    Date de parution : 8 novembre 2014
    Nombre de pages : 434 pages

    “The Leavenworth case” is a crime novel written in 1878 by American writer Anna Katharine Green. This book, often referred to as a criminal romance, is considered to be the first crime novel written by a female writer. It is also widely acknowledged as having influenced (...)

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  • Little Seb and White Bear, the gift

    par Sébastien Blandin

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-88-4
    Date de parution : 12 août 2014
    Nombre de pages : 18 pages

    The story of a little boy, his grandma and a huge teddy bear. Little Seb tells his grandma about his adventure when he discovers a huge gift in his room. A story to read with your little ones. «Little Seb and White Bear» is based on « L'Ours blanc », a short film in direct animation which the author had (...)

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  • The Power-House

    par John Buchan

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-32-7
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 121 pages

    “The power-house” is a spy novel written by John Buchan in 1913. It is set in London, and tells the story of the narrator who discovers an incredible plot aimed at destroying the foundations of Western democracies through an anarchist organisation called The Power-House. “The power-house” was first serialised in (...)

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  • Greenmantle

    par John Buchan

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-37-2
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 339 pages

    “Greenmantle” is a spy novel written by John Buchan and published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1916. Set during World War One, “Greenmantle” is the second of the 5-book series of the Richard Hannay novels which immediately follow The thirty-nine steps, set a few months before the beginning of the war. In (...)

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  • The false Burton Combs

    par Carroll John Daly

    ISBN : 978-1-909782-44-0
    Date de parution : 17 novembre 2013
    Nombre de pages : 45 pages

    “The false Burton Combs” is a crime story (“hard-boiled”) written by Carroll John Daly and published in the “Black mask magazine” in December 1922, therefore predating the first appearance of Dashiell Hammett's the Continental Op in October 1923. “The false Burton Combs” is a must-read story for (...)

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