Call of the Wild - Jack London (1876-1916) - Novel
"Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide- water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego."
Canterbury Pilgrims, The - Nathanial Hawthorne (1804-1864) - Short Story
"The summer moon, which shines in so many a tale, was beaming over a broad extent of uneven country. Some of its brightest rays were flung into a spring of water, where no traveller, toiling, as the writer has, up the hilly road beside which it gushes, ever failed to quench his thirst." Hawthorne links
Celestial Railroad, The - Nathanial Hawthorne (1804-1864) - Short Story
"Not a great while ago, passing through the gate of dreams, I visited that region of the earth in which lies the famous City of Destruction. It interested me much to learn that by the public spirit of some of the inhabitants a railroad has recently been established between this populous and flourishing town and the Celestial City." Hawthorne links
Chameleon, A - Anton Chekov (1894-1905) - Short Story
"The police superintendent Otchumyelov is walking across the market square wearing a new overcoat and carrying a parcel under his arm." Chekhov links
Chimes, The - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
"There are not many people and as it is desirable that a storyteller and a story-reader should establish a mutual understanding as soon as possible, I beg it to be noticed that I confine this observation neither to young people nor to little people, but extend it to all conditions of people..."
Christmas Carol, A - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, was published in 1843. The story of old Scrooge, who was changed by three ghostly visitors, is a timeless classic -- a wonderful read for a person of any age.
Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) - Essay
Thoreau writes: "I heartily accept the motto, 'That government is best which governs least'; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe--'That government is best which governs not at all'; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have."
Classical Student, A - Anton Chekov (1894-1905) - Short Story
"Before setting off for his examination in Greek, Vanya kissed all the holy images. His stomach felt as though it were upside down; there was a chill at his heart, while the heart itself throbbed and stood still with terror before the unknown." Chekhov links
Convent Threshold - Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) - Poem
Rossetti writes, "There's blood between us, love, my love, / There's father's blood, there's brother's blood, / And blood's a bar I cannot pass."
Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand (1868-1918) - Play
The play takes place mostly in Paris during the 17th century. The play is based on the life of Savinien de Cyrano-Bergerac, a poet.
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