Banjo – fiction by Claude McKay

Excerpts from the chapters “Official Fists” and “Banjo’s Ace of Spades,” in McKay’s novel Banjo¬†(1929) Read the rest of this entry »

Les Mis√©rables – The Bishop in the Presence of an Unknown Light – fiction by Victor Hugo

At an epoch a little later than the date of the letter cited in the preceding pages, [Bishop Bienvenu Myriel] did a thing which, if the whole town was to be believed, was even more hazardous than his trip across the mountains infested with bandits. Read the rest of this entry »

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