All free and available in most ereader formats.

The Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

The Fallen Leaves PDF
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher:
Release Date: 1880
ISBN:
Size: 67.99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : London (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 387
View: 3701

Get Book


Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

Fallen Leaves PDF
Author: Henry Livermore Abbott
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Release Date: 1991
ISBN: 9780873384407
Size: 29.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 266
View: 7629

Get Book

Major Henry Livermore Abbott of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the most widely known and highly respected officer of his rank to serve in the Army of the Potomac. This text contains a collection of his wartime letters to family and friends.

The Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

The Fallen Leaves PDF
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date: 1899
ISBN: 3849658414
Size: 50.71 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 592
View: 7112

Get Book

In 'Fallen Leaves', Mr. Wilkie Collins has touched on some very difficult problems, and has done it with delicacy. Though the main interest of the story does not lie in the plot, but rather in the characters and in the novel situations he has found, yet there is a sense of consistency and completeness, which draws from the reader as he proceeds the keenest interest, in spite of an occasional touch of melodrama, which Mr. Wilkie Collins finds it very difficult to leave behind him. Amelius Goldenheart, the representative of an old English family, has been educated at a socialist institution in America ; and having fallen under a misconstruction, is glad to make his way to England, a tour for which his independent income of £500 a year is a happy sine qua non. On the voyage he makes acquaintance with a certain Rufus Dingwell, an admirable type of the better class Yankee ; and these two gentlemen are speedily on intimate terms with the family of a Mr. Farnaby, a rich City man, of some incidents in whose earlier life we have had a very significant glimpse in the opening. Mr. Farnaby had, in fact, for purposes of his own, to steal and to convey away his own illegitimate child, that he might compel Mr. Ronald, his rich master, to acquiesce in his wishes for marriage with his daughter. In this he completely succeeds ; and the story turns on the interest of the search for this lost daughter, on the success of which the poor mother finds her one hope. The sketches of Regina, Mr. Farnaby's niece, of Phoebe, the maid, and her lover Jervy, are admirably done, and we should not forget the inevitable Mrs. Lowler, who, though her counterparts have been well done by Dickens and others, still, in Mr. Collins's hands, has traits wholly her own. The scene in the low public-house, where Phoebe fell under the anger of Mrs. Lowler, and was cleverly saved from the results of it by Jervy, is very cleverly executed. Mrs. Farnaby soon takes Amelius into her confidence, and charges him to aid her in the search for her lost child, to which he agrees ; and whilst she is allowing herself to pass into the hands of swindlers, Amelius has all unconsciously found the lost child in ' Simple Sally,' whom he has rescued from the cruel treatment of a foul wretch who held her as his property. The style of life to which these incidents conduct us is what gives the title to the book ; but Mr. Wilkie Collins has taken care to treat everything with such caution and reserve that he would be either a very sensitive or a very coarse person indeed who would feel any other than touched and elevated by the picture here presented.

Family Of Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

Family of Fallen Leaves PDF
Author: Charles Waugh
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 9780820337494
Size: 74.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 181
View: 4041

Get Book

This collection of twelve short stories and one essay by Vietnamese writers reveals the tragic legacy of Agent Orange and raises troubling moral questions about the physical, spiritual, and environmental consequences of war. Between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. military sprayed approximately twenty million gallons of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliants on Vietnam and Laos, exposing combatants and civilians from both sides to the deadly contaminant dioxin. Many of the exposed, and later their children, suffered from ailments including diabetes, cancer, and birth defects. This remarkably diverse collection represents a body of work published after the early 1980s that stirred sympathy and indignation in Vietnam, pressuring the Vietnamese government for support. "Thirteen Harbors" intertwines a woman's love for a dioxin victim with ancient Cham legend and Vietnamese folk wisdom. "A Child, a Man" explores how our fates are bound with those of our neighbors. In "The Goat Horn Bell" and "Grace," families are devastated to find the damage from Agent Orange passed to their newborn children. Eleven of the pieces appear in English for the first time, including an essay by Minh Chuyen, whose journalism helped publicize the Agent Orange victims' plight. The stories in Family of Fallen Leaves are harrowing yet transformative in their ability to make us identify with the other.

Fallen Leaves The A Love Story [PDF Download]

Fallen Leaves  the   A Love Story PDF
Author: Saibal Gupta
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
Release Date: 2005
ISBN: 9788180691867
Size: 56.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Indic fiction (English)
Languages : en
Pages : 156
View: 1966

Get Book


Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

Fallen Leaves PDF
Author:
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Release Date:
ISBN: 1434947335
Size: 40.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 3918

Get Book


Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

Fallen Leaves PDF
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1476771545
Size: 42.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
View: 5598

Get Book

A personal final work by the Pulitzer Prize- and Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning author of The Story of Civilization, found decades after his death, shares counsel on the pursuit of a meaningful life based on his research into world philosophies, religions and sciences. 30,000 first printing.

Fallen Leaves [PDF Download]

Fallen Leaves PDF
Author: Perry Lester Miles
Publisher:
Release Date: 1961
ISBN:
Size: 16.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932
Languages : en
Pages : 311
View: 1941

Get Book