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The Invisible Man a Grotesque Romance

By: H. G. Wells

...ght be that he had seen. A couple of minutes after, he rejoined the little group that had formed outside the “Coach and Horses.” There was Fearenside ... ...s at all inflamed.” “I’d shoot en, that’s what I’d do,” said a lady in the group. Suddenly the dog began growling again. “Come along,” cried an angry ... ...e advantage of accounting for everything straight away. Between these main groups there were waverers and com- promisers. Sussex folk have few superst... ... shaving a railway van narrowly in my flight. I made off up the roadway to Bloomsbury Square, intending to strike north past the Museum and so get int... ...t the noise of the band too, hesitated, and turned tail, run- ning back to Bloomsbury Square again. “On came the band, bawling with unconscious irony ...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...on the possible develop- ments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow ... ... rough-hewn flint or a fire-pointed stick, na- ked, living in small family groups, killed by some younger man so soon as his first virile activity dec... ... presence. And even then the science of electricity remained a mere little group of curious facts for nearly two hundred years, connected perhaps with... ...e next morning; he had nothing to do, he was living alone in apartments in Bloomsbury, and he decided to go up to Hampstead Heath, which he had known ...

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Aaron's Rod

By: D. H. Lawrence

... Aaron’s Rod The whole party moved out on to the crimson-carpeted gangway. Groups of people stood about chatting, men and women were passing along, to... ...ondon?” 59 D. H. Lawrence “I like London,” said Aaron. Where did he live? Bloomsbury. Did he know many people? No—nobody except a man in the orchestr... ...ampstead, 63 D. H. Lawrence Josephine and Aaron Sisson were going both to Bloomsbury. “I suppose,” said Robert, on the stairs—”Mr. Sisson will see yo... ...watching blankly the roaring night of mid-Lon- don, the phantasmagoric old Bloomsbury Square. They were still hand in hand. “Such as you shouldn’t mar... ... get out of it? League of Nations?” “Damn all leagues. Damn all masses and groups, anyhow. All I want is to get MYSELF out of their horrible heap: to ... ...T T T T THE OPERA SEASON ENDED, Aaron was invited by Cyril Scott to join a group of musical people in a village by the sea. He accepted, and spent a p...

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The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth

By: H. G. Wells

...heard Bensington also once—in the old days—at an educational conference in Bloomsbury. Like most eminent chemists and botanists, Mr. Bensington was ve... ...e stile they came into sight of the Experimental Farm. They found a little group of men there with a gun or so—the two Fulchers were among them—and on... ... came little figures with little voices, and then enormous shad- ows. This group made as it were a spot of inflammation upon the gigantic dreamland of... ...g to remember him by, anyhow. At each of the adjacent holes stood a little group with a lantern on the ground shining up the hole, and with one man kn... ...us great eels, that could come ashore and kill sheep; and there was one in Bloomsbury that gave the world a new strain of cockroaches of a quite terri... ... new strain of cockroaches of a quite terrible sort—an old house it was in Bloomsbury, and much inhabited by undesirable things. Abruptly the world fo...

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Barnaby Rudge a Tale of the Riots of Eighty

By: Charles Dickens

...uch keen regard, and darted an angry and suspicious glance at the fireside group. It had the effect of immediately diverting all eyes to the chimney, ... ...ght to go and toll the pass ing bell.’ There was a movement in the little group of listeners, sufficiently indicative of the strong repugnance any on... ...s as he came along in a san guinary and anatomical manner. As this silent group advanced, Mr Tappertit fixed his hat upon his head. The novice then l... ...ng in with the news that they had stopped before Lord Mansfield’s house in Bloomsbury Square. Soon afterwards there came another, and another, and the... ...es Dickens concerned in the attack upon it; and one directly afterwards in Bloomsbury Square. At nine o’clock, a strong body of military marched into ... ...h him was named Hugh: and that it was Barnaby Rudge who would be hanged in Bloomsbury Square. The hum grew, as the time drew near, so loud, that those...

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Master Humphreys Clock

By: Charles Dickens

...ay round my mother’s knee in eager admiration of some picture representing a group of infant angels, which she held in her hand. Whose the picture was... ...l off or slunk away in knots of two or three, others whis pered together in groups, and before a numerous guard which then rode up could muster in th... ...and side of Oxford street, and six times car ried away every bell handle in Bloomsbury square, be sides turning off the gas in various thoroughfares... ...er man’s expense, they like it all the better. One fine midsummer evening, a group of persons were gathered in this place, listening intently to Will ...

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The Soul of a Bishop

By: H. G. Wells

...he sooty tinge of the later discolourations. On his right hand had stood a group of employers very richly dressed in the fashion of the fifteenth cent... ...e fashion of the fifteenth century, and on the left a rather more numerous group of less decorative ar- tisans. With them their wives and children had... ... you that is —is a disorganization of your tests of reality. It’s one of a group of states hitherto confused. Neurasthenia, that com- prehensive phras... ...er. “But,” he said presently as they went back in the tube to their modest Bloomsbury hotel, “if I had stayed in the church I should never have realiz...

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The Voyage Out

By: Virginia Woolf

... emphatically dropped his eyeglasses. The sheets fell in the middle of the group, and were eyed by them all. “It’s not gone well?” asked his wife soli... ...f advantage of being abroad,” said Mr. Hughling Elliot, who had joined the group. “You might read your news in French, which is equivalent to reading ... ...ok for the reason of any human action. Half a mile further, they came to a group of plane trees and the salmon-pink farmhouse standing by the stream ... ... only people with brains—of course they would want a room, a nice room, in Bloomsbury preferably, where they could meet once a week… . As she talked T...

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

By: H. G. Wells

...ve indistinctly, enormous self-assertive things, he backs into the rear of groups by instinct if Banghurst drops the line for a minute, and when he wa... ...around him, with Banghurst massed modestly but resolutely in the rear. The grouping is oddly apposite. Occluding much of Banghurst, and looking with a... ...antly attired knots, all making for the flying machine. Filmer walked in a group of three with Banghurst, who was supremely and conspicu- ously happy,... ...ft in- 46 Twelve Stories and a Dream habited the upper half of a house in Bloomsbury, and I went there so soon as I had done my coffee and T rappisti...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...and all the Stocks of Europe. Meanwhile matters went on in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, just as if matters in Europe were not in the least disorganised... ...h clock. When that chronometer, which was surmounted by a cheer- ful brass group of the sacrifice of Iphigenia, tolled five in a heavy cathedral tone,... ...re and friendship actually induce her to penetrate, but to Russell Square, Bloomsbury, and the house of John Sedley, Esquire. Ere that event, many not... ... they found themselves, and gazing upon honest Sambo, the black footman of Bloomsbury, as one of the queer natives of the place. But when Amelia came ...

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The Moon and Sixpence

By: Somerset Maugham

...re accurate much in it is now changed. The venue is different. Chelsea and Bloomsbury have taken the place of Hampstead, Notting Hill Gate, and High S... ...tting in silence, felt awkward; but I was too shy to break into any of the groups that seemed absorbed in their own affairs. Miss Waterford was a good... ...n unfinished picture on an easel. I gave a little start. He was painting a group of Italian peas- ants, in the costume of the Campagna, lounging on th... ...re sitting at table, here half a dozen sailors uproariously drunk, there a group of soldiers; and in the middle, crowded together , couples were danci...

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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...a longing eye at the tempting delicacies; and a policeman was watching the group from the opposite side of the 121 Charles Dickens street. The wan lo... ...ayed ‘Off she goes:’ the major part of the company conversed cheerfully in groups; and the old gentlemen walked up and down the deck in pairs, as pers... ...ild, pointing at Hardy, who affected to be the most concerned of the whole group. The real state of the case at once flashed upon the minds of all pre... ...erwards affixed in his parlour-window. 213 Charles Dickens CHAPTER XI THE BLOOMSBURY CHRISTENING MR. NICODEMUS D UMPS, or, as his acquaintance called...

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Night and Day

By: Virginia Woolf

... rather empty space of the drawing-room, all silver where the candles were grouped on the tea-table, and ruddy again in the firelight. With the omnibu... ... wall photo- graphs of bridges and cathedrals and large, unprepos- sessing groups of insufficiently clothed young men, sit- ting in rows one above ano... ...intellect is a possession which can be tossed from one member of a certain group to another almost indefinitely, and with apparent certainty that the ... ... in. Thus the vision of humanity appeared to be in some way connected with Bloomsbury, and faded dis- tinctly by the time she crossed the main road; t...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...and all the Stocks of Europe. Meanwhile matters went on in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, just as if matters in Europe were not in the least disorganised... ...h clock. When that chronometer, which was surmounted by a cheer- ful brass group of the sacrifice of Iphigenia, tolled five in a heavy cathedral tone,... ...re and friendship actually induce her to penetrate, but to Russell Square, Bloomsbury, and the house of John Sedley, Esquire. Ere that event, many not... ... they found themselves, and gazing upon honest Sambo, the black footman of Bloomsbury, as one of the queer natives of the place. But when Amelia came ... ...e who accompanied Miss Polly. “Who’s that?” asked the Major, amused by the group, and after he had made way for the three to pass up the lane. Mary lo...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...home.” It was in this way that the Reverend Lawrence V eal of Hart Street, Bloomsbury, and domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Bareacres, strove with Mrs... ...story there, so that audiences would gather round him as he spoke, and all Bloomsbury highly admired him as a prodigiously well-informed man. And when... ...e who accompanied Miss Polly. “Who’s that?” asked the Major, amused by the group, and after he had made way for the three to pass up the lane. Mary lo...

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

By: Charles Dickens

... euphuistically, not to say round- aboutedly, denominated ‘the apartment allotted to study,’ and saying with a forensic air, ‘Ladies!’ all rose. Mrs. ... ... a word. Walking between his two conductors, who held his arms in theirs, he went on, as in a dream, until they came again into the high road, and int... ...r Canon, and there released him, as an act of deference to that gentleman. ‘What is all this, sir? What is the matter? I feel as if I had lost my sens... ...bethought himself of a widowed cousin, divers times removed, of Mr. Bazzard’s, who had once solicited his influence in the lodger world, and who lived...

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Ann Veronica a Modern Love Story

By: H. G. Wells

...s kinds. Presently she woke up to the fact that there was a consider- able group of interests called being in love and getting mar- ried, with certain... ...etrayed it in their conversation or dress or bear- ing. It was, in fact, a group of interests quite unlike any other group, peculiar and special, and ... ...onica came into the study she found every evidence of a carefully foreseen grouping about the gas fire. Both arm-chairs had been moved a little so as ... ...or in books—alive and articulate and insistent. The London backgrounds, in Bloomsbury and Marylebone, against which these people went to and fro, took...

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Conan Doyle

...small street in a quiet neighbourhood, it was remarkably animated. There was a group of shabbily dressed men smoking and laughing in a corner, a sciss... ... through Wigmore Street into Oxford Street. In a quarter of an hour we were in Bloomsbury at the Alpha Inn, which is a small public house at the corne... ...asant, a pate de foie gras pie with a The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 183 group of ancient and cobwebby bottles. Having laid out all these luxuri... ...ched the Copper Beeches, having put up our trap at a wayside public house. The group of trees, with their dark leaves shining like burnished metal in ...

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories

By: H. G. Wells

... in his carpet slippers, was running and gesticulating wildly towards this group. One slipper came off, but he did not wait for it. “He has gone mad!”... ...e to this address every day in his life. Some few minutes later the little group of cabmen and loafers that collects round the cabman’s shelter at Hav... ...in’t he a-clawin’ out of the keb? Won- der if he’s after ‘Arry ‘Icks?” The group round the cabman’s shelter became animated. 31 H.G . Wells Chorus: “... ...ss from the hall porter. Pyecraft in- habited the upper half of a house in Bloomsbury, and I went there so soon as I had done my coffee and T rappisti...

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Howards End

By: E. M. Forster

...he half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), who represent the intellectual bourgeoisie and have a lot in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group; and the Basts, a couple who are struggling members of the lower-middle class. The Schlegel sisters try to help the poor Basts and try to make the Wilcoxes less prejudiced. The motto of the book is Only conne...

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Monday or Tuesday

By: Virginia Woolf

... literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, A woman must have mo...

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Greek View of Life, The

By: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

...ficant part in the founding of the League of Nations. Inevitably, given his interests and intellectual background, he became a close associate of the Bloomsbury Group. The Greek View of Life is no dry academic tome. It is a popularizing work in the best sense: accessibly written and illustrated with apt quotations given in sturdy translations, never in the original Greek. ...

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Man and Superman a Comedy and a Philosophy

By: George Bernard Shaw

...ous: the sex is aggressive, pow- erful: when women are wronged they do not group them- selves pathetically to sing “Protegga il giusto cielo”: they gr... ...rovocation, order them to be shot. This chief, seated in the centre of the group on a squared block of stone from the quarry, is a tall strong man, wi... ...er for the day. Go as you please until morning. The Brigands disperse into groups lazily. Some go into the cave. Others sit down or lie down to sleep ... ...nely tempered air, and then talk like a literary hack on a second floor in Bloomsbury? MENDOZA. [shaking his head] The Sierra is no better than Blooms...

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A Room with a View

By: E. M. Forster

...ous was the drawing- room, which attempted to rival the solid comfort of a Bloomsbury boarding-house. Was this really Italy? Miss Bartlett was already... ...r dog, and here and there a priest modestly edging to his Mass through the groups of tourists. But Mr. Emerson was only half interested. He watched th... ... few days ago and Lucy would have felt the same. But the joys of life were grouping themselves anew. A drive in the hills with Mr. Eager and Miss Bart... ...ualled by their desire to go different directions. Finally they split into groups. Lucy clung to Miss Bartlett and Miss Lavish; the Emersons returned ... ...Emerson THE MISS ALANS were found in their beloved temper- ance hotel near Bloomsbury—a clean, airless estab- lishment much patronized by provincial E...

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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

... present an appearance of dirt and dis- comfort on such a night, which the groups who lounge about them in no degree tend to diminish. Even the little... ... already, to be enabled to force itself into the narrow alleys around, are groups of people, whose appear- ance and dwellings would fill any mind but ... ...the station-house, and impressive denouement.’ In addition to the numerous groups who are idling about the gin-shops and squabbling in the centre of t... ...en down, was soon afterwards affixed in his parlour-window. CHAPTER XI THE BLOOMSBURY CHRISTENING MR. NICODEMUS D UMPS, or, as his acquaintance called...

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Magnum Bonum or Mother Careys Brood

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ou model, Carey?” Mary asked, and Allen volun- teered to show his mother’s groups and bas-reliefs, thereby much increasing the litter on the floor, an... ...companied by Nita Ray with her inseparable Janet, meaning to study village groups and rustic sports. The other ladies walked in the cool to meet them ... ...fore the end of the autumn she had sent up to Mr. Acton some lovely little groups of children, illustrating Wordsworth’s poems. She had been taught an... ...as it stands. Mr. Wakefield says that cannot happen. Then the old house in Bloomsbury, where we were all born, is our own, and she likes the notion of... ...ith Friar Brownlow, who takes the same line 399 Yonge in the old house in Bloomsbury, where we were all born. That she really does look forward to.” ... ...to see if I could find anything more respectable; but things don’t last in Bloomsbury, and they only looked fit to point a moral, and not at all to ad...

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The Golden Bowl

By: Henry James

...tal fewness of these latter—of the fact that my large demand is made for a group of agents who may be counted on the fingers of one hand. We see very f... ...after this, they lingered longest, the small but interesting dealer in the Bloomsbury street who was remarkable for an insistence not importunate, ina... ... at present was if they were finding, and they put it to each other, in the Bloomsbury shop, while they enjoyed the undiverted attention of the shopman... ... had its marked oddity—this she felt even by the time the open air and the Bloomsbury aspects had again, in their protest against the truth of her gat... ...It was n’t in him—we may say it for him—to go so far as to wonder if their group were next to be recruited by some friend of her own; and this partly ... ...se of his profit. It was n’t less certain either that for once in a way the group in question must all take the case as they found it. Fanny Assingham,...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Five

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...e clambered a few feet up the chain; holding down the torch to examine the group of ourang-outangs, and still scream- ing: “I shall soon find out who ... ...ick O’Grandison, Barronitt, 39 Southampton Row, Russell Square, Parrish o’ Bloomsbury.” And shud ye be wantin’ to diskiver who is the pink of purliten... ...ong summer hours, The golden light should lie, And thick young herbs and groups of flowers Stand in their beauty by. The oriole should build and t... ...e slanting of tall eastern trees— in the blue distance of mountains—in the grouping of clouds— 118 EA Poe in the twinkling of half-hidden brooks—in t...

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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...e. “How beautiful they are!” mused Codlingsby, as he surveyed these placid groups calmly taking their pleasure in the sunset. “D’you vant to look at a... ...LOVELY CREATURE that was in the Fitzbattleaxe box to-night,” said one of a group of young dan- dies who were leaning over the velvet-cushioned balconi... ...n and a crumpled yellow satin) talked about the great hairess to her D. in Bloomsbury Square. Crowds went to Squab and Lynch’s, in Long Acre, to ex- a... ...m of our liberties at present in the British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury—the Magna Charta. His name does not naturally appear in the list...

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...w those trivial incidents and words, the landscape and sun- shine, and the group of people smiling and talking, remain fixed on the memory! As the sun... ...ouse wits were with Dick Steele when he set up his coach and fine house in Bloomsbury: they began to forgive him when the bailiffs were after him, and... ...-house, the Hovel at 287 Thackeray Hampton Wick. “Not from our mansion in Bloomsbury Square,” as Mrs. Steele took care to inform the ladies. Indeed H... ...adam, you could convert a man to anything.” “If Mr. St. John ever comes to Bloomsbury Square I will teach him what I know,” says Mrs. Steele, dropping...

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Biographical Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...cent, and that she herself was “a lady in the land.” These are fine marble groups, but they are not the warm breathing realities of Shakspeare; there ... ... of the times but a Catholic seminary in Devonshire Street that is, in the Bloomsbury district of Lon- don, and the same author asserts, that the scen... ...ch compose the harsh physiognomy of what we call worldliness in the living groups of life, must unavoidably present themselves in books. A library div...

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Speeches: Literary and Social

By: Charles Dickens

...ntesses, and the kind medical practitioner like an amiable Christian ogre. Grouped about the little low tables in the centre of the rooms are such tin... ...ver obscure, however far removed from the general recognition, is one of a group of men impressible for good, and impressible for evil, and that it is... ...hing for it instead of being emancipated and standing alone long ago. This Bloomsbury house is another part of the same desire for show, and the offic...

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Cashel Byron's Profession

By: George Bernard Shaw

...m obliquely, as though steadily measuring him. 49 George Bernard Shaw The group was broken up by the guard admonishing the gentlemen to take their se... ...which, being brighter than the lanterns, cast strong double shadows from a group of standing figures about the table. The surrounding space was crowde... ...ad an impression that Soho was a region of quiet streets and squares, like Bloomsbury. Her mistake soon be- came apparent; but she felt no uneasiness ... ...at which the public-house stood. In his haste he dashed against one of the group outside, a power- fully built young man, who turned and cursed him. T...

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