Read as much as you want at your own pace!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
A Weak Heart - cover

A Weak Heart

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Adelphi Press

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

Dostoevsky was 27 years old when he wrote this story. It revolves around two young men, true soul mates, who live in each other's pockets, sharing a flat, social and emotional joys and setbacks.  They are young professionals of the time contemplating life, happiness, unexplored joys. One of the two friends develops a vision of universal happiness conflicting with his individual pleasures, and preventing him from marrying a beautiful young girl.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Arabian Nights Volume One - cover

    The Arabian Nights Volume One

    Richard Burton

    • 4
    • 43
    • 0
    The first volume of the classic collection of Middle Eastern stories, including “Tale of the Three Apples” and “Tale of the Trader and the Jinni.”   To be chosen by King Shahriyar as a wife was a death sentence. After a single night of marriage, he executed each of his wives. So when Scheherazade was picked, she knew her time on Earth had reached its end—unless she could hold the king’s interest. To that end, each night she spun a new enchanting, erotic, mesmerizing tale, always keeping the king guessing as to its conclusion—and sparing her life for another thousand and one nights.   The first volume of this collection, translated by the renowned British explorer Sir Richard Burton, begins the stories that Scheherazade told . . .
    Show book
  • The Man Upstairs - And Other Stories - cover

    The Man Upstairs - And Other...

    P. G. Wodehouse

    • 2
    • 15
    • 0
    Nineteen tales of romantic entanglements from one of British literature’s comedic stars, the author of the Jeeves novels.   First published in 1914, these short stories by P. G. Wodehouse deal with matters of the heart in all their complicated glory. From the struggling artist and his lovely downstairs neighbor in “The Man Upstairs” to a playwright’s romantic rescues in “Deep Waters” to a matrimonial sweepstakes in “The Good Angel,” Wodehouse captures the circumstances—both mundane and mysterious, contrived and spontaneous—that bring two strangers together in love.  Praise for P. G. Wodehouse   “Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.” —Evelyn Waugh   “He exhausts superlatives.” —Stephen Fry   “Pure word music.” —Douglas Adams
    Show book
  • Othello - cover

    Othello

    William Shakespeare

    • 1
    • 5
    • 0
    Shakespeare’s renowned tragedy about the destruction wrought by ambition and jealousy. Othello, a Moor and general in the Venetian army, has just eloped with Desdemona, the daughter of a senator. Simultaneously, seeds of doubt are planted in Othello’s mind by the scheming Iago—an ensign who seethes with ambition and resentment—with assistance from Iago’s wealthy friend who wanted Desdemona for himself. Behind the scenes, Iago’s machinations are designed to sow discord and, ultimately, convince Othello that his wife is unfaithful—and the consequences will be tragic.
    Show book
  • The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse - cover

    The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse

    Beatrix Potter

    • 1
    • 5
    • 2
    Beatrix Potter\'s Best Storybook Ever!!
    The tale is based on the Aesop fable, \"The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse\", with details taken from Horace\'s Satires 2.6.79-117. It tells of a country mouse and a city mouse who visit each other in their respective homes.
    Show book
  • By Reason by Reflection by Everything: A Pride and Prejudice Variation - cover

    By Reason by Reflection by...

    P. O. Dixon

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    ❝The promise, therefore, was given and must be performed.❞ - Jane Austen 
     
    What if Mr. Thomas Bennet's first-born daughter is promised to the elder Mr. Darcy's first-born son? 
    Are promises made always promises kept? 
    Or is a love like Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet's destined to prevail? 
     
    You'll fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth all over again while reading this heartwarming Pride and Prejudice what-if story. Grab your copy now! 
     
    By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything is a fast-paced, 50,000+ words novel. Also available in paperback (296 pages).
    Show book
  • To Have His Cake (and Eat it Too): Mr Darcy's Tale Continues - Pride and Prejudice Untold #1 - cover

    To Have His Cake (and Eat it...

    P. O. Dixon

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennet had this to say about Mr. Darcy: "We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man..."  
     
    Miss Elizabeth Bennet, herself, spoke of Mr. Darcy's arrogance, his conceit, and his selfish disdain of the feelings of others—the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry. The gentleman's housekeeper, Mrs. Reynolds, described him as the best landlord and master who ever lived. Such varying accounts as these are exceedingly puzzling, indeed. 
     
    This amorous, provocative, and at times tumultuous tale, illustrates Mr. Darcy as a wealthy young man of sense and education, as well as considerable worldly experience—not at all uncommon for Regency-era gentlemen of his social standing. He is his own master. He enjoys his lifestyle and has no particular desire to marry at all. That is until he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet—her own circumstances greatly diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father. 
     
    Follow Mr. Darcy's journey from a man who, indeed, is proud and haughty, to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased. 
     
    To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale ~ A Regency historical fiction adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless classic Pride and Prejudice.
    Show book