Fiction & Literature

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill

Letters on England

Voltaire

Voltaire first addresses religion in Letters 1–7. He specifically talks about Quakers (1–4), Anglicans (5), Presbyterians (6), and Socinians (7). In the Letters 1-4, Voltaire describes the Quakers, their customs, their beliefs, and their...

Micromegas

Voltaire

The story is organized into seven brief chapters. The first describes Micromégas, whose name literally means "small-large", an inhabitant of a planet orbiting the star Sirius. Micromégas stands 120,000 royal feet tall and his circumfere...

Erotica Romana

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

They reflect Goethe's Italian Journey from 1786 to 1788 and celebrate the sensuality and vigour of Italian and Classical culture. Written mainly after his return to Weimar, they contain poems on many sexual themes, and four of them were suppressed fr...

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Most of The Sorrows of Young Werther, a story about a young man's extreme response to unrequited love, is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament, to his friend Wilhelm. These...

Noli Me Tangere

José Rizal

Crisóstomo Ibarra, the mestizo son of the recently deceased Don Rafael Ibarra, is returning to San Diego in Laguna after seven years of study in Europe. Kapitán Tiago, a family friend, bids him to spend his first night in Manila where T...

Roughing It

Mark Twain

Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature by Mark Twain. It was written in 1870–71 and published in 1872, as a prequel to his first travel book The Innocents Abroad (1869). Roughing It is dedicated to Twain's mining compa...

Sea and Sardinia

David Herbert Lawrence

Sea and Sardinia is a travel book by the English writer D. H. Lawrence. It describes a brief excursion undertaken in January 1921 by Lawrence and his wife Frieda, a.k.a. Queen Bee, from Taormina in Sicily to the interior of Sardinia. They visited Cag...

What I Saw in America

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

At the point when Chesterton was preparing to head out to America for a talking visit in 1921, he needed to go to the American office about his visa. He was asked to answer certain inquiries. One was "Are you for undercutting the public authority of...

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

In Spring 1922, Nick Carraway—a Yale alumnus from the Midwest and a World War I veteran—journeys to New York City to obtain employment as a bond salesman. He rents a bungalow in the Long Island village of West Egg, next to a luxurious est...

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 5

Edgar Allan Poe

Crafted by American creator Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) incorporate numerous sonnets, short stories, and one novel. His fiction traverses different kinds, frightfulness Including fiction, experience, sci-fi, and investigator...