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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Read by Lee Smalley


Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass published his highly acclaimed third autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, in 1881 and revised it in 1892.…

Charles Dickens

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G. K. Chesterton


G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inim…

Karl Marx: An Essay

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Harold J. Laski


Born in Manchester in 1893, Harold Laski was a leading figure in the left-wing of British socialism in the first half of the 20th century. A…

Peter the Great

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Jacob Abbott


There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russia…

The Lives of the Queens of England, Volume 7

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Agnes Strickland


The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by he…

My First Summer in the Sierra

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John Muir


The journal of nature-lover John Muir who spent the summer of 1869 walking California’s Sierra Nevada range. From French Bar to Mono Lake an…

The Many-Sided Franklin

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Paul Leicester Ford


A fast-paced, somewhat racey look into the life, accomplishments and idiosyncrasies of Benjamin Franklin. Acclaimed biographer Paul L. Ford …

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 4)

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John Hay


Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who…

Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini Vol 2

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Benvenuto Cellini


Cellini's autobiographical memoirs, which he began writing in Florence in 1558, give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as h…

An Englishwoman's Love-Letters

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Laurence Housman


It need hardly be said that the woman by whom these letter were written had no thought that they would be read by anyone but the person to w…

How I Found Livingstone

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Henry Morton Stanley


Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying "Dr Livingstone, i Presume?". Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United…

Two Years in the Forbidden City

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Princess Der Ling Yu


THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu Wh…

Portrait de Gustave Flaubert

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Anatole France


Ce portrait de Gustave Flaubert par Anatole France a été publié dans La Vie littéraire en 1891.« C’é…

The Autobiography of George Dewey

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George Dewey


Admiral George Dewey, United States Navy, is best remembered for his victory over the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay during the S…

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 2

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral …

Margaret of Angoulême, Queen of Navarre

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Agnes Mary Frances Robinson


Margaret of Angoulême, Queen of Navarre (Marguerite de Navarre), (1492-1549), was the sister of Francis I, King of France. She was hig…

Der Grüne Heinrich (zweite Fassung)

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Gottfried Keller


Der grüne Heinrich von Gottfried Keller ist ein teilweise autobiographischer Roman, der neben Goethes Wilhelm Meister und Stifters Nach…

The Life Of Charlotte Brontë Volume 1

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Charlotte Brontë was a British author, the eldest of the three famous Brontë sisters who have become standards of English literatu…

The Life of Cicero, Vol. II

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Anthony Trollope


Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) was an orator, statesman, philosopher and prolific correspondent, who rose as a ‘new man’ in Rome in the tu…

Hero Tales from American History

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Theodore Roosevelt


Its purpose … is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved thei…

The Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars

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Anonymous


Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F., (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St John Vianney, was a French parish pries…

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