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Adventures in the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...ille A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville, the Penn... ... old. Fit- ted for a privateer out of a New England port during the war of 1812, she had been captured at sea by a British cruiser, and, after seeing ... ...nes were heard high above the low, smooth voice of the captain. Of all his conflicts with the men, this was the first in which Jermin had been worsted...

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Scenes from a Courtesans Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Jame... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life The civil war caused by the Constitution of 1812 in Spain, whither this energetic man had betaken himself, enabled him ... ...or his own passions or interests. It was one of those obscure but terrible conflicts on which are ex- pended in marches and countermarches, in strateg... .... It was from this intimacy that she derived her knowledge of poisons. “In 1812 and in 1816 she spent two years in prison for placing girls under age ...

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