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Fairy Tales books on Archive

Fairy tale is a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. The Internet Archive highlighted seven fairy tale books with … Continue reading

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Australian fiction

Australian fiction was an exhibition of material from the Australian Monash University Library Rare Books Collection. A selection of novels and books of short stories by over one hundred writers, the exhibition covers our national output of fiction from 1845 … Continue reading

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

That’s very nice, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam on-line and illustrated by Edmund Dulac and Willy Pogany. (via Plep) The Rubaiyat is not a single poem, but is rather a collection of verses written by or attributed to ‘Umar Khayyam, … Continue reading

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La collection Libertinage

La collection Libertinage is a collection from La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec composed by books that are “susceptible to offend the readers’ modesty”, what I prefer to call naughty books. There are PDF versions of nine book, including Sade’s La … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

The children’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a special session at Wikipedia: Portal:Oz, or something like, all you ever wanted to know about Oz, but was afraid to ask. Or something near of that. The WikiProject Oz … Continue reading

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Les Fleurs du Mal

People learn other languages for many reasons, “survival” is the most common. I started learning French because I love the French culture: I wanted to understand the songs, the films without any subtitles, to read all kind of interesting information … Continue reading

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Christmas Linkdump: Books and Texts

Probably there are thousands of books and short stories about Christmas, from unknown writers to classic books. No matter how know are those stories, the important is share them, is spread this culture, right? Based on this idea of share … Continue reading

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Jules Verne

Before Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein and even before H. G. Wells there was Jules Verne. The French writer was a pioneer of the science-fiction genre. Verne was noted for writing about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel … Continue reading

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L’étranger

To celebrate the end of my French course – until August – here it is a gift to my readers that speak French: the audio book of L’étranger, read by Albert Camus in 1954. The files will be available for … Continue reading

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Arthur Rackham

I have no idea of how many versions, by different artists, I saw to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Lots of great works, but I didn’t remember of the almost dark and fantastic illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Rackham is often considered … Continue reading

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