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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The trip has been recreated many times since most recently in 2005 for the BBC. Quotes and references turn up regularly, ranging from references in Robert A. Heinlein's 1958 Have space suit will travel through to the 2006 film Pirates of the Caribbean.
Vanity Fair was the first work that Thackeray published under his own name. Extremely well-received at the time, it is now remembered as a classic of English literature. While the novel satirizes society in early 19th-century England, Thackeray meant the book to be not only entertaining but also instructive.
A novel full of wonderful character sketches. David Harum, a dry and somewhat excentric country banker,
tells of a young man from a well to do family who finds himself in the small town of Homeville and begins a romance with a young lady.
Whitney was an opponent of women's suffrage, although in keeping with her philosophy she took no part in public life.
Her message of then merely conservative values meant that her books sold very well to the parents of girls.
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