Pride and Prejudice (formerly known as First Impressions) is a representative work of the famous British writer Jane Austen (also the first work completed by her and published in 1813). As a classic full-length novel describing the love and marriage, it vividly reflects the British town life and social customs under the conservative and closed state in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
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Gargantua and Pantagruel (AKA: The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a full-length satiric novel written by the French Renaissance novelist François Rabelais. The whole book consists of five volumes, its publishing process was full of hardships and it was banned for many times. Anyway, it swept away the artificial writing style in aristocratic literature, and brought the literary world at that time a lively, close-to-life fresh air that suits both refined and popular tastes. Continue reading Gargantua and Pantagruel HD PDF, EPUB, MOBI with illustrations
French writer Guy de Maupassant is one of the world’s leading masters of short stories in the 19th century, Bel Ami (AKA: The History of a Scoundrel, A Ladies’ Man) is the second and representative work of the only 6 full-length novels in his life with the highest thought and artistic achievement.
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War and Peace (Война и мир) is one of the greatest Russian litterateur in the late 19th century and early 20th century (also one of the most outstanding writers in the history of world literature) Leo Tolstoy‘s three representative works (the other two are: Anna Karenina and Resurrection), also his first full-length novel. Leo Tolstoy spent more than 10 years of time to complete this immortal classic in the literature world.
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David Copperfield is the eighth full-length novel written by the 19th century British critical realism novelist Charles Dickens, referred to as “the most beloved child in his heart”. Between 1849 and 1850, it was published every month being divided into 20 parts. The entire book uses the first-person narrative tone, which melts into many life experiences of the writer.
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As a writing with important literature value, The Pilgrim’s Progress became one of the most successful religious allegory in English literary works (without any narrow sectarianism). In the past 300+ years, it broke through the boundaries between nation, race, religion and culture, and swept around the world. So far, it has had as many as 200 kinds of translations around the world, and became the most widely spread book in addition to Bible.
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The Catcher in the Rye is the only self-narrative, full-length novel written by American writer J. D. Salinger, published in 1951. The protagonist in this book is a 16-year-old high school student Holden, who doesn’t pay attention to fashionable wear, swears like a trooper, and gives everybdoy a rascal down boy impression. The author limited the start-stop of story within 3 days of time from Holden left school to wandering in New York, learned from the writing method with stream of consciousness and unconstrained style, so as to fully explored the inward world of a teenager.
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