Series - Misfits

“Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo is a monumental work of literature that delves into the intricacies of human suffering, redemption, and the pursuit of justice in 19th-century France. The novel intricately weaves together the lives of its diverse cast of characters, from the noble-hearted Jean Valjean to the relentless Inspector Javert, the tragic Fantine, and the idealistic revolutionary Marius Pontmercy. Through their intersecting narratives, Hugo paints a vivid portrait of a socie… Read More

“Cleopatra” by H. Rider Haggard is a historical novel published in 1889. Set in the ancient world, it blends historical facts with Haggard’s flair for adventure and romance. The story follows Harmachis, a young Egyptian prince destined to overthrow the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty and restore native rule to Egypt. His journey is fraught with danger and intrigue as he navigates the treacherous political landscape of ancient Egypt, where alliances shift like sand dunes in the desert.
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“A General History of the Pirates” also known as “A General History of the Pyrates” was written by Captain Charles Johnson, although the true identity of the author remains uncertain. The book was first published in 1724 under the title “A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates” and is a comprehensive account of various pirates and their exploits during the “Golden Age of Piracy” in the late 17th and early 18th c… Read More

“Grimms’ Fairy Tales,” compiled by the renowned brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, this beloved anthology brings together a treasure trove of German folklore and fairy tales. Originally published in 1812 as “Children’s and Household Tales,” the collection showcases a rich tapestry of oral traditions passed down through the ages.
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“Emma” is a novel written by Jane Austen, first published in 1815. It is one of Austen’s most well-known works and is considered a classic of English literature. The novel is a comedy of manners and a satire of the social class and gender roles of the early 19th century.
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“The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen” is a collection of tall tales and fantastical stories attributed to the German nobleman Baron Munchausen. The character Baron Munchausen was based on a real person, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen, who lived in the 18th century.
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“The Sun Also Rises” is a novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway. It was published in 1926 and is considered one of Hemingway’s most famous works. The novel is often seen as a quintessential piece of literature from the “Lost Generation,” a term used to describe the disillusionment and aimlessness experienced by many individuals in the aftermath of World War I.
The story is primarily set in the 1920s and follows a group of expatriates, mainly American and British, as they na… Read More

“The Brothers Karamazov” is a novel written by the renowned Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published in 1880 and is considered one of Dostoevsky’s masterpieces and a classic of world literature.
The novel is a complex and sprawling work that explores profound philosophical, ethical, and psychological themes. It revolves around the relationships and conflicts within the Karamazov family, consisting of the father, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, and his three sons: Dmitri, Ivan, … Read More

“Walden or Life in the Woods” is a book written by American transcendentalist author Henry David Thoreau. It was first published in 1854 and is a reflection on simple living in natural surroundings. The book is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance.
Thoreau wrote “Walden” during a two-year period when he lived in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, located in Concord, Massachusetts. The book docume… Read More

“Paradise Lost” is an epic poem written by the English poet John Milton. It was first published in 1667 and later revised in 1674. The poem is considered one of the greatest literary works in the English language and a seminal piece of epic poetry.
The story of “Paradise Lost” is based on Christian theology and draws heavily from the Bible, particularly the accounts of the Fall of Man in the Book of Genesis. The poem narrates the biblical story of the rebellion of Satan and his followers… Read More

“Anna Karenina” is a novel written by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It was first published in serialized form between 1873 and 1877. The novel is considered one of Tolstoy’s masterpieces and a pinnacle of realist fiction.
The story is set in 19th-century Russia and follows the lives of several characters, each representing different social strata and moral dilemmas. The main plot revolves around the tragic character of Anna Karenina, a beautiful and aristocratic woman who becomes involve… Read More

“The Scarlet Letter” is a historical fiction novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1850. Set in the 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, the story explores the consequences of sin, guilt, and redemption.
The novel begins with the protagonist, Hester Prynne, being publicly shamed and forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” on her dress as a mark of her adultery. She refuses to reveal the identity of the father of her illegitimate child, Pearl. Despite her humiliat… Read More

The “Kama Sutra” is an ancient Indian text that is widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior. The text was written in Sanskrit and is believed to have been composed in the 3rd century CE by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. It is divided into seven parts, each of which deals with a different aspect of human life and sexuality. The “Kama Sutra” covers a wide range of topics, including the duties and responsibilities of partners in a sexual relationship, the importanc… Read More