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The Awful German Language

Read by Rainer

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…

Spontaneous Activity in Education

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori saw that children gained a sense of satisfaction through doing work of their own choosing, and that the role of the adult w…

A Dictionary of English Synonymes, Vol. 01

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Richard Soule

A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions, Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseolog…

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L’Éducation spiritualiste

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Félix Fénéon

« Il faut absolument entrer dans la voie de la « déchristianisation ». Là est la tâche urgente. Et cet…

The Decoration of Houses

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Edith Wharton

The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In …

The Reason Why

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Robert Kemp Philp

This collection of useful information on "Common Things" is put in the interesting form of "Why and Because," and compre…

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How to Sing (Meine Gesangskunst)

Read by Ruth Golding

Lilli Lehmann

Lilli Lehmann, born Elisabeth Maria Lehmann, was a German operatic soprano of phenomenal versatility. She was also a voice teacher.She wrote…

L’Éducation sentimentale (Extrait 2)

Read by René Depasse

Gustave Flaubert

Dernière rencontre de Frédéric et de Madame Arnoux. Cet adieu est l’écho attristé du « Ce fut …

L’Éducation sentimentale (Extrait 1)

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Gustave Flaubert

« Ce fut comme une apparition. Elle était assise, au milieu du banc, toute seule ; ou du moins il ne distingua personne, dans l…

English Synonyms and Antonyms

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James Champlin Fernald

English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each ent…

The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, Part 1

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Charles E. Flandrau

"It has been a little over fifty years since the organization of the Territory of Minnesota, which at its birth was a very small and un…

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge FAA-H-8083-25A

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Federal Aviation Administration

"The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces pilots …

L’Éducation physique

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Émile Zola

À 32 ans, Émile Zola propose dans Lettres parisiennes (1872) de donner plus de place au sport dans les écoles :&laq…

English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the Englis…

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William J. Long

This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has thr…

Ontario Public School Geography

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This Ontario Public School textbook, published in 1922, contains some fascinating facts of a world which no longer exists. It seems politica…

Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus

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The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a partly fictional biography of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentle…

Wings and the Child

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E. Nesbit

"When this book first came to my mind it came as a history and theory of the building of Magic Cities on tables, with bricks and toys a…

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