Subscribe and enjoy more than 1 million books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Flower Fables - cover

Flower Fables

Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: iBoo Press House

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Louisa May Alcott wrote Flower Fables a collection of fanciful stories, for Ralph Waldo Emerson's daughter Ella Emerson. It was Alcott's first published work, released December 9, 1854, earning Alcott $35 from the Boston publisher, George Briggs (equivalent to about $1,035 today). Painting by John Anster Fitzgerald, Fairies in a Nest, 1860.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Count of Monte Cristo - cover

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Alexandre Dumas

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    An epic adventure and one of the most enduring fables in Western literatureEdmond Dantés has a life that any man would envy. A promising young sailor about to be made a captain, he has come home to Marseille to marry his beautiful fiancée, Mercédès. But on the eve of his wedding, Dantés is betrayed, accused of treason, and sentenced without trial to life in prison. For the first six years, Dantés can only mourn his stolen future and dwell on the treachery that landed him behind bars. On the verge of suicide, he meets a fellow prisoner who gives him not just an education in revenge, but the means to accomplish it, as well. After an ingenious escape, Dantés recovers a hidden treasure and returns to Marseille as the Count of Monte Cristo, a man whose unlimited resources are matched only by his boundless thirst for vengeance.An illuminating portrait of early nineteenth-century France and a timeless tale of justice achieved, The Count of Monte Cristo has inspired numerous adaptations, from comic books and Broadway plays to the hit TV series Revenge.
    Show book
  • Dear Enemy - cover

    Dear Enemy

    Jean Webster

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Jean Webster (1876-1916) was an American novelist, playwright, and social activist. During the start of the twentieth century (1912), Webster wrote "Daddy-Long-Legs", an epistolary, best-selling novel that she developed into a play. It met with much success, and the characters were sold as dolls, the money from which going to charities to help fund orphan adoptions. In 1915, Webster published the sequel, "Dear Enemy". Written in the same epistolary form, "Dear Enemy" met with best-selling acclaim as well. The novel is unique in that the story is propelled by crude, stick-figure animations, drawn by Webster herself, that add a whimsical air to the social issues addressed, the care of orphans and women's life choices in particular. Sadly, Webster died of childbirth fever in 1916, just a year after the success of "Dear Enemy".
    Show book
  • At the End of the Century - The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - cover

    At the End of the Century - The...

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Multi-layered, subtle, insightful short stories from the inimitable Booker Prize–winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    
    Nobody has written so powerfully of the relationship between and within India and the Western middle classes than Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, herself caught between cultures. In this definitive selection, chosen by her surviving family members, her ability to tenderly and humorously view the all-too-human situations faced by three (sometimes interacting) cultures—European, post-Independence Indian, and American—is never more acute.
    
    In "A Course of English Studies," a young woman arrives at Oxford from India and struggles to adapt, not only to the sad, stoic object of her infatuation, but to a country that seems so resistant to passion and color. In the wrenching "Expiation," the blind unconditional love of a cloth shop owner for his wastrel younger brother exposes the sometimes tragic beauty and foolishness of human compassion and faith. The wry and triumphant "Pagans" brings us middle-aged sisters Brigitte and Frankie in Los Angeles, who discover a youthful sexuality in the company of the languid and handsome young Indian, Shoki. This collection also includes Jhabvala’s last story, “The Judge’s Will,” which appeared in The New Yorker in 2013 after her death. The profound inner experience of both men and women is at the center of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's writing: she creates a vivid emotional landscape for her readers, and rivals Jane Austen with her impeccable observation.
    
    With an introduction by her friend, the writer Anita Desai, At the End of the Century celebrates a writer's astonishing lifetime of gift with language, and leaves us in no doubt of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's unique place in modern literature.
    Show book
  • Premchand - Poos Ki Raat - cover

    Premchand - Poos Ki Raat

    Prem Premchand

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    गरीब और ग्रामीण भारत को जितना अच्छा प्रेमचंद ने अपने शब्दों में व्यक्त किया है, हिंदी जगत में उसका कोई दूसरा उदाहरण मिलना नामुमकीन है. गांव के व्यक्ति की खुशियों और व्यथाओं का प्रेमचंद जितना मार्मिक चित्रण कोई दूसरा भारतीय लेखक कर ही नहीं पाया है. उनकी किताब पूस की रात भी एक गरीब व्यक्ति पर पड़ने वाली मौसम की मार को रेखांकित करता है. किताब में सर्दी का ऐसा अनुपम वर्णन मिलता है कि पाठक को भी ठंड का आभास होता है. सबसे अच्छी बात यह है कि वह किरदार के साथ जुड़ता है और उसके दर्द को महसूस करता है.
    
    As much as Premchand has expressed in his words to poor and rural India, it is impossible to get any other example of this in the Hindi world. The poignant portrayal of Premchand of happiness and misery of the village person has not been made by any other Indian writer. His book underlines the misery of weather falling on a poor person even on winter night. In the book, there is an unimaginable description of winter that the reader also feels cold. The best part is that it connects with the character and feels its pain. 'Poos ke raat' is one of Premchand's most beautiful creations.
    Show book
  • Hell's Angel Episode Two - Hell's Angel #2 - cover

    Hell's Angel Episode Two -...

    Odette C. Bell

    • 0
    • 9
    • 0
    Preston is about to die. But his death will cost Misa. 
    After she consumes him, she’s thrown into a process she can’t stop – one that will claim her soul bit by bit and transform her into something the world has never seen. 
    But if there’s one force that can help her hold onto her humanity, it’s Farley. As their city falls apart, they’re thrown closer together. But even that will cost Misa – she’ll miss her chance to get out of Saint Helios while she still can. 
    … 
    Hell’s Angel Episode Two is the second instalment in the thrilling Hell’s Angel Serial.
    Show book
  • Eugenie Grandet - cover

    Eugenie Grandet

    Honoré de Balzac

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy, akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters, dreary moorlands, or the desolation of ruins. Within these houses there is, perhaps, the silence of the cloister, the barrenness of moors, the skeleton of ruins; life and movement are so stagnant there that a stranger might think them uninhabited, were it not that he encounters suddenly the pale, cold glance of a motionless person, whose half-monastic face peers beyond the window-casing at the sound of an unaccustomed step.
    Such elements of sadness formed the physiognomy, as it were, of a dwelling-house in Saumur which stands at the end of the steep street leading to the chateau in the upper part of the town. This street—now little frequented, hot in summer, cold in winter, dark in certain sections—is remarkable for the resonance of its little pebbly pavement, always clean and dry, for the narrowness of its tortuous road-way, for the peaceful stillness of its houses, which belong to the Old town and are over-topped by the ramparts. Houses three centuries old are still solid, though built of wood, and their divers aspects add to the originality which commends this portion of Saumur to the attention of artists and antiquaries.
    Show book