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 Naturalism  19th Century

Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate,
Didst weep when Spain cast forth with flaming ... [+]

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 Naturalism  19th Century

A child was standing on a street-corner. He leaned with one shoulder against a high board fence and swayed the other to and fro, the while kicking carelessly at the gravel.
Sunshine beat upon the ... [+]

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 Realism  19th Century

Chapter I
My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself. To me they are only fine large ... [+]

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 Realism  19th Century

One sunny afternoon in the autumn of the year 1861, a soldier lay in a clump of laurel by the side of a road in Western Virginia. He lay at full length, upon his stomach, his feet resting upon the ... [+]

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 Victorian Literature  19th Century

It was late in November 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and flake... [+]