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The Fairy Tales of Science

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John Cargill Brough


This book, written in the mid 19th century and illustrated by Charles H. Bennett, provides an entertaining introduction to topics in science…

Cleopatra

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Jacob Abbott


A biography of the famous Cleopatra of Egypt, written in a manner, equally interesting to children and to adults.

Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei

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Friedrich Engels


Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels schrieben ihr Manifest im Dezember 1847, als Leitfaden fuer die grundsaetzlichen Prinzipien und Praktiken de…

Anne's House of Dreams

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Lucy Maud Montgomery


Anne's House of Dreams is book five in the series, and chronicles Anne's early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Bly…

Famous Men of Rome

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John Henry Haaren


Biographical sketches of the men of Rome, written for children. (summary by Laura Caldwell)

Walden

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Henry David Thoreau


Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s lif…

The Mastery of Destiny

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James Allen


James Allen's inspirational and thought-provoking books have inspired millions. In The Mastery of Destiny, he instructs readers on developin…

The Awful German Language

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Mark Twain


If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix…

The Souls of Black Folk

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contain…

The Book of Dragons

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E. Nesbit


A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses…

How to Speak and Write Correctly

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Joseph Devlin


This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of s…

A Little Princess (version 2)

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Frances Hodgson Burnett


Sara is brought to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies by her father, Captain Crewe, because the climate in India doesn't agree …

Selected Poems of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost


Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. Th…

The Enchanted Castle

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E. Nesbit


Three children, forced to remain at school during the holidays, go in search of adventure. What they find is a magic castle straight out of …

The Twilight of the Idols

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Friedrich Nietzsche


Of The Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche says in Ecce Homo: “If anyone should desire to obtain a rapid sketch of how everything before my tim…

Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It

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William Walker Atkinson


An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to trai…

The Imitation of Christ

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Thomas À Kempis


The Imitation of Christ is widely considered one of the greatest manuals of devotion in Christianity. The life of Christ is presented as the…

Edison, His Life and Inventions

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Frank Lewis Dyer


A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage batter…

Relativity: The Special and General Theory

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Albert Einstein


This is an introduction to Einstein’s space-bending, time-stretching theory of Relativity, written by the master himself. Special and Genera…

Geronimo’s Story of His Life

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Geronimo


Geronimo’s Story of His Life is the oral life history of a legendary Apache warrior. Composed in 1905, while Geronimo was being held as a U.…

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