Under The Greenwood Tree, Or, The Mellstock Quire; A Rural Painting Of The Dutch School

PREFACEThis story of the Mellstock Quire and its old established west-gallery musicians, with some supplementary descriptions of similar officials in Two on a Tower, A Few Crusted...

The Complete Writings Of Charles Dudley Warner — Volume 3

HOW I KILLED A BEARSo many conflicting accounts have appeared about my casual encounter with an Adirondack bear last summer that in justice to the public, to myself, and to the...

The Vicar Of Wakefield

CHAPTER 1The description of the family of Wakefield; in which a kindred likeness prevails as well of minds as of personsI was ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and...

Zanoni

INTRODUCTION.One of the peculiarities of Bulwer was his passion for occult studies. They had a charm for him early in life, and he pursued them with the earnestness which...

The Story Of A Mine

CHAPTER IWHO SOUGHT ITIt was a steep trail leading over the Monterey Coast Range. Concho was very tired, Concho was very dusty, Concho was very much disgusted. To Concho's...

Burlesques

THE ANNOUNCEMENT.On the 1st of January, 1838, I was the master of a lovely shop in the neighborhood of Oxford Market; of a wife, Mrs. Cox; of a business, both in the shaving and...

The Bell-ringer Of Angel's

CHAPTER I.Where the North Fork of the Stanislaus River begins to lose its youthful grace, vigor, and agility, and broadens more maturely into the plain, there is a little...

The Complete Writings Of Charles Dudley Warner — Volume 1

INTRODUCTORY LETTERMY DEAR MR. FIELDS,—I did promise to write an Introduction to these charming papers but an Introduction,—what is it?—a sort of pilaster, put...

The Professor At The Breakfast-table

PREFACE TO REVISED EDITION.The reader of to-day will not forget, I trust, that it is nearly a quarter of a century since these papers were written. Statements which were true then...

The Poet At The Breakfast-table

PREFACE.In this, the third series of Breakfast-Table conversations, a slight dramatic background shows off a few talkers and writers, aided by certain silent supernumeraries. The...

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