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Victorian Worthies

Cate: Short Stories  Author:novel 

Some excuse seems to be needed for venturing at this time to publish biographical sketches of the men of the Victorian era. Several have been written by men, like Lord Morley and Lord Bryce, having first-hand knowledge of their subjects, others by the best critics of the next generation, such as Mr. Chesterton and Mr. Clutton-Brock. Wi...


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Vailima Letters

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:Robert Louis Stevenson罗伯特·路易斯·史蒂文森 

My Dear Colvin, — This is a hard and interesting and beautiful life that we lead now. Our place is in a deep cleft of Vaea Mountain, some six hundred feet above the sea, embowered in forest, which is our strangling enemy, and which we combat with axes and dollars. I went crazy over outdoor work, and had at last to confine myself to the...


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Valperga

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:novel 

THE other nations of Europe were yet immersed in barbarism, when Italy, where the light of civilization had never been wholly eclipsed, began to emerge from the darkness of the ruin of the Western Empire, and to catch from the East the returning rays of literature and science.


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Venetian Life

Cate: Short Stories  Author:William Dean Howells 

In correcting this book for a second edition, I have sought to complete it without altering its original plan: I have given a new chapter sketching the history of Venetian Commerce and noticing the present trade and industry of Venice; I have amplified somewhat the chapter on the national holidays, and have affixed an index to the chie...


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Venetia

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:Benjamin Franklin 

Some ten years before the revolt of our American colonies, there was situate in one of our midland counties, on the borders of an extensive forest, an ancient hall that belonged to the Herberts, but which, though ever well preserved, had not until that period been visited by any member of the family, since the exile of the Stuarts.


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Veranilda

Cate: Biographical  Author:George Gissing 乔治·吉辛 

Seven years long had the armies of Justinian warred against the Goths in Italy. Victor from Rhegium to Ravenna, the great commander Belisarius had returned to the East, Carrying captive a Gothic king.


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Victory

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:novel 

Axel Heyst, a dreamer and a restless drifter, believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others. Then he becomes involved in the operation of a coal company on a remote island in the Malay Archipelago, and when it fails he turns his back on humanity once more. But his life alters when he rescues a young English girl, L...


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Villette

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:Charlotte Bronte 

This book is Charlotte Bronte's last work, no matter from the creative ideas or artistic techniques are more mature than before. The heroine of this book from many aspects, is the author's true portrayal, the author of the book shows the main experience, to the world to talk to his heart。


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Virgin Soil

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:novel 

Sergeevich Turgenev was a major 19th century Russian novelist. His novel Fathers and Sons is his best-known work. The author has written a number of critical essays, plays, poems, and several novelettes. Virgin Soil is a classic of Russian literature published in 1877. Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev portrays educated young people who, under ...


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Virginia Richly Valued

Cate: Classical Novels  Author:novel 

This worke, right Honourable, right Worshipfull, and the rest, though small in shew, yet great in substance, doth yeeld much light to our enterprise now on foot: whether you desire to know the present and future commodities of our countrie; or the qualities and conditions of the Inhabitants, or what course is best to be taken with them.


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