Not all these ebooks are on-line. Some can only be accessed on my personal hard drive. Excellent on-line sites include: University of Adelaide ebooks http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au and Project Gutenberg Australia http://gutenberg.net.au/.

  1. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain Fournier en français the novel of youth by French author Alain Fournier (1886 - 1914) who died in the Great War. Known as The Wanderer and also as The Lost Estate. Some chapters will contain a link to the English translation. When Meaulnes first arrives in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring, and charisma. But when he attends a strange party at a mysterious house with a beautiful girl hidden inside, he is changed forever. Published here in the first new English translation since 1959, this evocative novel has at its center both a Peter Pan in provincial France-a kid who refuses to grow up-and a Parsifal, pursuing his love to the ends of the earth. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain- Fournier's narrator compellingly carries the reader through this indelible portrait of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence.
    Le Grand Meaulnes, translated as The Lost Domain or The Wanderer, is a magical fable of adolesence, erotic awakening and idealised desire. Narrated by 15-year-old François Seurel, it is the myth-like story of how his friend and hero Augustin Meaulnes, lost in a snowy country lane, stumbles upon a wonderful chateau and catches a glimpse of a beautiful girl — Yvonne de Galais — with whom he falls instantly in love. The rest of the novel relates Meaulnes's attempts to find and claim his girl. But, sadly, this isn't a fairytale and the characters have to grow up. According to legend, the novel is based on a fleeting encounter the author had in Paris with a beautiful girl called Yvonne, who was already engaged. Alain-Fournier died fighting on the frontline; he was only 27.
  2. Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier or Twelve Years Sporting Reminiscences of an Indigo Planter by "MAORI" (James Inglis)
  3. The American by Henry James (1877)
  4. Streets of Newport, Rhode Island from Magazine of New England History Vol. 2. April, 1892. No. 2. by Benjamin B. Howland
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
  7. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  8. Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck (1646c - 1665c) is the Aquinnah Wampanaug from Martha's Vinyard who graduated from Harvard College in 1665 who is the subject of Geraldine Brooks' very popular historical fiction novel Caleb's Crossing. View his portrait which is located at Harvard College and follow links to sites about Caleb This book is available from all libraries but it is on hold.
  9. Poems by John Keats [Eve of St. Agnes] [Ode to a Nightingale] [Ode on a Grecian Urn] [Hyperion]
  10. News Folder

Ebooks from University of Adelaide

The Great Gatsby

The Autobiography of Alice Toklas