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  • "Literary Lapses" by Stephen Leacock (1910)

    by Steven Leacock

    A collection of stories by the Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), a distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science at Montreal’s McGill University and author of the best-selling masterworks Sunshine Stories of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich. (...)

  • "The Ice Palace" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922)

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Sally Carrol leaves her sleepy southern town where she had declared: “I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale…” to visit her fiancé up north shortly before their planned marriage. It’s January and it’s very cold up there where a (...)

  • "Casanova’s Homecoming" (1918) by Arthur Schnitzler

    by Arthur Schnitzler

    The celebrated seducer, adventurer, diplomat and author Casanove is in his fifties, is practically penniless and has only one dream – to be allowed to return to his beloved Venice from which he had escaped over the rooftops of its central prison some twenty years previously.
    We follow his (...)

  • "White Nights" (1848) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    A very lonely and very penniless young man wanders around the streets of Saint Petersburg dreaming about life in general and the people he sees around him in particular. One eventful evening he rescues a damsel in distress and strikes up the most significant relationship of his life – that does (...)