Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1953
I am with my mother and her friend enjoying the wild wonder of our cabin in West Virginia. 1,231 more words
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I am alone, really alone, really free. The smoke of the train runs along the seaside; while I float in a winged home that is rocked and cradled; pretty as a bird, tiny as a nest, softer than a hammock, wandering over the waters at the caprice of the wind, independent and free!
Roughing It in the Bush, Susanna Moodie, 1852
Just in case you forgot most of what you learned in your history classes: England had an overpopulation problem in the 1830s. 488 more words
Alien Hearts was first published in 1890 as Notre Coeur and was Maupassant’s last novel. A more straightforward translation of the title would be Our Heart which the translator, Richard Howard, acknowledges in the preface but he mentions that Maupassant had intended to write a companion to Notre Coeur called Alien Souls which he didn’t finish. 943 more words