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“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain

huckTitle: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, march 2014
Cover Image: Drawing of Huckleberry Finn with a rabbit and a gun, by EW Kemble, from the original 1884 edition of the book.

File: epub

About Twain:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature.” Source: Wikipedia

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain

Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyertom
Author: Mark Twain
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, march 2014
Cover Image: Frontispiece from The Adventures os Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1st ed., 1876): [Tom Sawyer fishing]

File: epub

About Twain:
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835-April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature.” Source: Wikipedia

“Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen

mansfieldTitle: Mansfield Park
Author: Jane Austen
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, February 2014

Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813. It was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen’s two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a second edition in 1816, its publication was taken over by John Murray, who also published its successor, Emma.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

earnestTitle: The Importance of Being Earnest. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Author: Oscar Wilde
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, February 2014
Cover Image: Giovanni Boldini: Portrait of a Dandy

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James’s Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play’s humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde’s artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.

Stories by English authors in Africa

africaTitle: Stories by English authors in Africa
Author: A. Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, J. Landers, W. C. Scully, Anonymous, Percy Hemingway
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, February 2014
Image Cover: Dietmar Temps

Format: epub

THE MYSTERY OF SASASSA VALLEY, By A. Conan Doyle
LONG ODDS, By H. Rider Haggard
KING BEMBA’S POINT, A WEST AFRICAN STORY, By J. Landers
GHAMBA, By William Charles Scully
MARY MUSGRAVE, By Anonymous
GREGORIO, By Percy Hemingway

“Emma” by Jane Austen

emmaTitle: Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, February 2014
Image cover: Girl In A Japanese Costume – William Merritt Chase
Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.

The Arabian Nights Entertainments

arabTitle: The Arabian Nights Entertainments
Author: Selected and Edited by Andrew Lang after the edition of Longmans, Green and Co, 1918 (1898)
Editor: Agrupamento de Escolas Leal da Câmara, February 2014
Cover Image: Ahmed Bin-Baz (CC licensin)

Format: epub

«The stories in the Fairy Books have generally been such as old women in country places tell to their grandchildren. Nobody knows how old they are, or who told them first. The children of Ham, Shem and Japhet may have listened to them in the Ark, on wet days. Hector’s little boy may have heard them in Troy Town, for it is certain that Homer knew them, and that some of them were written down in Egypt about the time of Moses.
People in different countries tell them differently, but they are always the same stories, really, whether among little Zulus, at the Cape, or little Eskimo, near the North Pole. The changes are only in matters of manners and customs; such as wearing clothes or not, meeting lions who talk in the warm countries, or talking bears in the cold countries. There are plenty of kings and queens in the fairy tales, just because long ago there were plenty of kings in the country. A gentleman who would be a squire now was a kind of king in Scotland in very old times, and the same in other places. These old stories, never forgotten, were taken down in writing in different ages, but mostly in this century, in all sorts of languages. These ancient stories are the contents of the Fairy books.»