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22 Jan

The Rocking Horse Winner by D H Lawrence

The Rocking Horse Winner by D H Lawrence Summary: A  beautiful woman marries a handsome man for love, but the love eventually runs dry. Feeling as if her three children—a boy and two girls—“had been thrust upon her,” she dislikes them in her heart. Outwardly, however, she behaves as if she loves them dearly, and people say she is wonderful mother. Howeve

22 Jan

The Verger by Somerset Maugham

The Verger by Somerset Maugham Summary: The new vicar of St. Peter's Church is astonished to learn that the long-serving verger, Albert Edward Foreman, is illiterate. When Foreman refuses to learn to read, the vicar feels he has no choice but to fire him.On the way back to his lodgings, Foreman notices that there is not a tobacconist shop in the area. Needing work, he decides to

22 Jan

Quality by John Galsworthy

Quality by John Galsworthy Synopsis: In the narrative essay "Quality," published in 1912, Galsworthy depicts a German craftsman's efforts to survive in an era where success is determined "by adverdisement, nod by work." Summary: In “Quality” by Galsworthy, Gessler, the shoemaker, is shown to be a man of integrity and of complete dedication to h

22 Jan

The Bet by Anton Chekhov

 The Bet by Anton Chekhov Synopsis:   In Anton Chekhov's short story "The Bet," a lawyer and a banker agree to a $2 million bet in which the lawyer would spend fifteen years in solitary confinement. While the banker remained concerned primarily about the money, the lawyer eventually relinquished the bet, having found the true meaning of life and the insignifi

22 Jan

The Terror by Guy de Maupassant

The Terror by Guy de Maupassant Synopsis: “The Terror” by Guy de Maupassant is a story about a man who is getting married because he’s afraid to be alone. The narrator in the story, Raymon, has a strong compulsion to be married, not for love or companionship, but out of fear of being on his own and having no one of sound reasoning to reassure him during increasing