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  • Don Juan, by Lord Byron.  Can Don Juan continue indefinitely a life of hedonism and seduction?  Will he succeed in sleeping with every woman in Spain?  Or will he finally have to answer to God for his wicked, wicked wickedness?  Not discussed in this book: Will Lord Byron continue indefinitely a life of hedonism and seduction, or will he have to answer to God for his wicked wickedness?
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie.  Agatha Christie’s first novel, and the first appearance of Hercule Poirot, one of literature’s great detectives. Who poisoned the wealthy widow?  And where is her missing will?
  • The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane.  Serving as a private during the Civil War, Henry runs away from the battle.  What can he do to regain his self-respect?
  • Five Weeks in a Balloon, by Jules Verne.  The original steampunk.  A journey through Africa in an amazing invention: a long-distance balloon!
  • The Man Upstairs, and Other Stories, by P.G. Wodehouse.  Wodehouse is the undisputed greatest humor writer in the English language.  This is a collection of short stories about love and romance.
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Written by Contented Reader

August 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

Posted in Project Gutenberg

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