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  • "Petersburg Tales" by Nikolai Gogol

    by Nikolai Gogol

    1. NEVSKY PROSPEKT (1835) Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg is one of the most famous streets in Russia and this account of the goings-on in and around it is one of the most famous stories of all Russian literature. (13,500 words.)
    2. THE DIARY OF A MADMAN (1835) Extracts from the diary of (...)

  • "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) by Lewis Carroll

    by Lewis Carroll

    Written in 1862 by the Oxford lecturer in mathematics Charles Dodgson (1832-1898) to amuse Alice Liddell, one of the daughters of the dean of his Christ Church faculty, this brilliant, inventive, very original and very funny tale gained immediate world-wide attention when it was published in (...)

  • "A Simple Soul (Un cœur simple)" by Gustave Flaubert (1877)

    by Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) is generally considered as one of the greatest Franch-language stylists of all time because of the elegant, clear and incisive quality of his prose.
    During his lifetime he published just four novels (two "mainstream" novels and two historical novels) and one (...)