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25. 'Bartleby the Scriverner,' 26. 'Benito Cereno,' and 27. 'Billy Budd, Foretopman' by Herman Melville

For this week, I am giving you not one, not two, but three reviews courtesy of the great writer Herman Melville. I picked up this trilogy of tales some time ago, and they were short enough that I thought I would do my first ever triple review! 1,398 more words


Venus in Furs

Title: Venus in Furs


Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch


Genre: Erotica


Series: n/a


Goodreads Rating: 3.65/5


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Why I read this: Wanted a quick read… 247 more words


A White Night, by Charlotte Mew - in Daughters of Decadence

~~caution: here be a spoiler for a single story~~

In 1993, Virago published a collection of short stories by women writers of the 1880s and 1890s, edited by Elaine Showalter, a prominent feminist scholar. 1,437 more words


German Short stories: The Triple Warning


IN the morning mist, shot through with the blue of the heavens, a

youth was making his way toward the beckoning mountains. 1,630 more words

19th Century Literature

German Tales: Mlle de Scudéri -Conclusion

Last Installment

Mademoiselle de Scudéri completed what Seron had begun, by letting the gentle rays of hope stream into the girl’s heart; till at length a violent flood of tears, which started to her eyes, brought her relief, and she was able to tell her story, with only occasional interruptions when the overmastering might of her sorrow turned her words into sobbing. 11,550 more words

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German Tales: Mlle de Scudéri(Continued)


Seeing that the Chambre Ardente was unsuccessful, Argenson applied to the King to constitute with greater powers for tracking and punishing offenders. The King, thinking he had already given too ample powers to the Chambre Ardente, and shocked at the horrors of the numberless executions carried out by the bloodthirsty La Regnie, refused. 4,630 more words

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Mark Twain, A presidential candidate (Review)

Towards the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote, the Library of America (LOA) says,

The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.

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