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Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse's Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of...

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm

The first volume of the first edition was published in 1812, containing 86 stories; the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1815. For the second edition, two volumes were issued in 1819 and a third in 1822, totalling 170 tales. The third edition...

The Trial

Franz Kafka

The process is one of the most famous works of world literature: The story of Josef K., who is arrested one morning for no reason and entangled in an impenetrable trial. One puzzling event triggers the next, and K. tried to prove his innocence desper...

Faust

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faust is the greatest work of the famous German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The most significant work of the German literary but also it is one of the greatest works of world literature, on a par with Dante's "Divine Comedy" and Homer's "Odysse...

Venus in Furs

Ritter von Leopold Sacher-Masoch

Venus in Furs is a story about a person who dreams of talking to Venus about passion and love - and she's wearing furs in his dreams. The main character, who has no name, tells Severin - his friend - all about these dreams. Severin teaches the man ho...

Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures

Heinrich Hoffmann

Der Struwwelpeter is a super-popular book for the kids by a German author, Heinrich Hoffmann. The book consists of 10 rhymed stories with pictures, most of which are about little boys and girls. The critics call it a moral guidance for the little one...

The Radio Planet

Ralph Milne Farley

One day Myles Cabot woke up on a strange continent of another planet. He, who a while ago invented the radio transmission of matter, must survive on this strange land. It seems he is on the Venus and getting back to his home, his friends and relative...

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri

The main work of Dante Alighieri is not just a fantastic invention, but an entire ode dedicated to the woman he loves. Dante first saw Beatrice in 9 years (she was 8), and fell in love with her immediately, with all his childish soul. The next meetin...

Forbidden Fruit

Anonymous

You can think about this novel is about some kind of Victorian erotic novel or even a pornography book. Some readers can be regarded it as very amusing reading, some say that there is nothing especially interesting in The Forbidden Fruit except...

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

John Cleland

This is a classic example of erotic literature. It was written in 1749 and published by John Cleland because of financial difficulties he had for a long time. The publication of this work made a great scandal and even court actions were started in Lo...

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