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Revolution, and other Essays

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Jack London


A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why Lon…

Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln


A few of Lincoln's most famous speeches and the Lincoln-Douglas debate make for historic reading. (summary by David O)

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 2

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

The Golden Threshold

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Sarojini Naidu


Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life…

The Problem of China

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Bertrand Russell


In 1920-21 Bertrand Russell lived and taught in Peking (Beijing), publishing this book on his return to England. In 1920 he had visited Bols…

Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

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Katharine Berry Judson


Myths and Legends of the Great Plains is a compendium of myths and legends from the Great Plains region of the US. It includes many short st…

Myths and Legends of the Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes

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Katharine Berry Judson


It is a loss to American literature that so much of the legendary history of these Indian tribes has gone, beyond hope of recovery. Exquisit…

Gleanings in Buddha Fields

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Lafcadio Hearn


Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first Westerners to live in Japan during the early Meiji era, and a prolific writer. Although chiefly known fo…

The Indian Story Book

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Richard Wilson


Richard Wilson has taken tales from the two great Indian epics, the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata, as well as other early sources, and has re…

Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

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Washington Irving


Although this book may not have the immediately recognizable title of, say, “Rip Van Winkle” or “Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” this book deserve…

British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions

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Wirt Sikes


The British Isles, in particular Wales, are renowned for legend and folklore. The author, an American journalist working in Europe, was appo…

Christmas Under Three Flags

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Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox


This work details personal memories of Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox, adopted granddaughter (acutally grand niece) of Rachel Donelson Jackson, …

The Loves of Great Composers

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Gustav Kobbé


Gustav Kobbe was a German/US music critic who worked at the time of Liszt and Wagner in particular, and was clearly in the Wagnerian rather …

The Real Latin Quarter

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Frank Berkeley Smith


"Cocher, drive to the rue Falguière"--this in my best restaurant French. The man with the varnished hat shrugged his shoul…

Myths And Legends Of California And The Old Southwest

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Katharine Berry Judson


"...The preparation of a volume of the quainter, purer myths, suitable for general reading, authentic, and with illustrations of the co…

Why do we need a public library?

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Internet Archive, which hosts our audio books, is in the midst of their annual fund-raising. They have also begun a drive to provide a mirr…

Het Leven van Hillegonda Buisman - deel 2

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Adriaan Loosjes Pzn.


Een levensbeschrijving van de ideale Hollandse vrouw uit het midden van de 17de eeuw. Deel 2: In dit deel maakt Hillegonda aanstalten om te …

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

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Herman Melville


Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leavi…

The Age of the Motored Things

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox


LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Age of the Motored Things by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.This was the Fortnightly Poetry project…

The Descent of Man and Other Stories

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Edith Wharton


This collection of ten stories, first published in 1904, shows Edith Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtshi…

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