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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. British author J. K. Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling. The first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling’s debut novel, it follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he...

Toilers of the Sea is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1866.

CONTENTS PART I. SIEUR CLUBIN Book I.The History of a Bad Reputation CHAP.     I. A Word written on a White Page   II. The Bû de la Rue   III. For your Wife: when you Marry   IV. An Unpopular Man   V. More Suspicious Facts about Gilliatt   VI. The Dutch Sloop […]

The Three Musketeers. Written by Alexandre Dumas

Author’s preface Chapter 1. The three presents of d’artagnan the elder Chapter 2. The antechamber of m. De treville Chapter 3. The audience Chapter 4. The shoulder of athos, the baldric of porthos and the handkerchief of aramis Chapter 5. The king’s musketeers and the cardinal’s guards...

Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris by famous French writer: Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo began writing Notre-Dame de Paris in 1829, largely to make his contemporaries more aware of the value of the Gothic architecture, which was neglected and often destroyed to be replaced by new buildings or defaced by replacement of parts of buildings in a newer style. For instance, the...

Andersen’s Tales: By Hans Christian Andersen.

Choose a language for Grimm’s Fairy Tales: EN FR RU VN CN DE RO PT PL NL ES RO JA IT HU DA FI   A Almshouse window, By the Angel, Thel Anne Lisbeth Aunty Aunty Toothache   B BeautifulBell deep, The Beetle, The Bell, The Bird of folklore, The Bishop of Börglum and his […]

Victor-Marie Hugo is a French poet, writer, and playwright

Victor-Marie Hugo (French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] , 7 Ventôse year X [26 February 1802] – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of genres:...

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy – World famous great Russian writer

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828 and died on20 November 1910 (aged...

War and peace. By Lev Tolstoi: Famous Russian writer

CONTENTS Book one: 1805 Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Chapter XII Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Chapter XV Chapter XVI Chapter XVII Chapter XVIII Chapter XIX Chapter XX Chapter XXI Chapter XXII Chapter XXIII...

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo.

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L’Homme qui rit. It was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova. Hugo wrote The Man Who Laughs, or the Laughing...

The aged mother

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm:>> In a large town there was an old woman who sat in the evening alone in her room thinking how she had lost first her husband, then both her children, then one by one all her relations, and at length, that very day, her last friend, and now...

Chapter 4. The shoulder of athos, the baldric of porthos and the handkerchief of aramis

D’Artagnan, in a state of fury, crossed the antechamber at three bounds, and was darting toward the stairs, which he reckoned upon descending four at a time, when, in his heedless course, he ran head foremost against a Musketeer who was coming out of one of M. de Treville’s private rooms, and...

Author’s preface

In which it is proved that, notwithstanding their names’ ending in OS and IS, the heroes of the story which we are about to have the honor to relate to our readers have nothing mythological about them. A short time ago, while making researches in the Royal Library for my History of Louis XIV, I...

Chapter 1. The three presents of d’artagnan the elder

On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the market town of Meung, in which the author of ROMANCE OF THE ROSE was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution as if the Huguenots had just made a second La Rochelle of it. Many citizens, seeing the women flying toward […]

Chapter 2. The antechamber of m. De treville

Mde Troisville, as his family was still called in Gascony, or M. de Treville, as he has ended by styling himself in Paris, had really commenced life as d’Artagnan now did; that is to say, without a sou in his pocket, but with a fund of audacity, shrewdness, and intelligence which makes the...

Chapter 3. The audience

Mde Treville was at the moment in rather ill-humor, nevertheless he saluted the young man politely, who bowed to the very ground; and he smiled on receiving d’Artagnan’s response, the Bearnese accent of which recalled to him at the same time his youth and his country–a double remembrance...

Chapter 6. His majesty king louis xiii

This affair made a great noise. M. de Treville scolded his Musketeers in public, and congratulated them in private; but as no time was to be lost in gaining the king, M. de Treville hastened to report himself at the Louvre. It was already too late. The king was closeted with the cardinal, and M....

Chapter 7. The interior of the musketeers

When d’Artagnan was out of the Louvre, and consulted his friends upon the use he had best make of his share of the forty pistoles, Athos advised him to order a good repast at the Pomme-de-Pin, Porthos to engage a lackey, and Aramis to provide himself with a suitable mistress. *Domestic affairs,...

Chapter 8. Concerning a court intrigue

In the meantime, the forty pistoles of King Louis XIII, like all other things of this world, after having had a beginning had an end, and after this end our four companions began to be somewhat embarrassed. At first, Athos supported the association for a time with his own means. Porthos succeeded...

Chapter 10. A mousetrap in the seventeenth century

The invention of the mousetrap does not date from our days; as soon as societies, in forming, had invented any kind of police, that police invented mousetraps. As perhaps our readers are not familiar with the slang of the Rue de Jerusalem, and as it is fifteen years since we applied this word for...

Chapter 9. D’artagnan shows himself

As Athos and Porthos had foreseen, at the expiration of a half hour, d’Artagnan returned. He had again missed his man, who had disappeared as if by enchantment. D’Artagnan had run, sword in hand, through all the neighboring streets, but had found nobody resembling the man he sought for. Then...

Chapter 12. George villiers, duke of buckingham

Mme. Bonacieux and the duke entered the Louvre without difficulty. Mme. Bonacieux was known to belong to the queen; the duke wore the uniform of the Musketeers of M. de Treville, who, as we have said, were that evening on guard. Besides, Germain was in the interests of the queen; and if anything...

Chapter 13. Monsieur bonacieux

There was in all this, as may have been observed, one personage concerned, of whom, notwithstanding his precarious position, we have appeared to take but very little notice. This personage was M. Bonacieux, the respectable martyr of the political and amorous intrigues which entangled themselves so...

Chapter 14. The man of meung

The crowd was caused, not by the expectation of a man to be hanged, but by the contemplation of a man who was hanged. The carriage, which had been stopped for a minute, resumed its way, passed through the crowd, threaded the Rue St. Honore, turned into the Rue des Bons Enfants, and stopped before...

Chapter 5. The king’s musketeers and the cardinal’s guards

D’Artagnan was acquainted with nobody in Paris. He went therefore to his appointment with Athos without a second, determined to be satisfied with those his adversary should choose. Besides, his intention was formed to make the brave Musketeer all suitable apologies, but without meanness or...