Author:  Reading World Books  |  :  Sep 10, 2021  |  :   19th, britishempire, century, fiction, india, raj

Kim (1901) is Rudyard Kipling's story of an orphan born in colonial India and torn between love for his native India and the demands of Imperial loyalty to his Irish-English heritage and to the British Secret Service. Long recognized as Kipling's finest work, Kim was a ...

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Author:  Reading World Books  |  :  Sep 10, 2021  |  :   19th, century, dickens, fiction

Drugs, sexual obsession and a possible murder are the themes of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Also contained in this collection are lesser-known stories and sketeches that deal with subjects as diverse as murder, guilt and childhood.

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Author:  Reading World Books  |  :  Sep 3, 2021  |  :   19th, century

In this rediscovered literary gem, Turgenev explores the elusive nature of love, suggesting that with the loss of love comes a sense of resignation—and the conviction that the essence of life lies in self–denial. It is published here with the short story Yakov Pasynkov. ...

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