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Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life

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Lafcadio Hearn


In an introductory paragraph, Lafcadio Hearn declares his intention: "The papers composing this volume treat of the inner rather than …

The Art of Fiction

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Henry James


A lecture on the art of fiction, given by the English critic Walter Besant on April 25, 1884, and an answer to the lecture by American write…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 025

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Various


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Mark Twain's Journal Writings, Volume 1

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Mark Twain


Volume 1 contains these 12 essays: 1.) "Americans on a Visit to the Emperor of Russia." 2.) "The Austrian Edison keeping scho…

Alarms and Discursions

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, p…

Essays and Literary Studies

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Stephen Leacock


A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacoc…

Curiosities of Olden Times

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Sabine Baring-Gould


This book is a collection of 17 gems of random knowledge, such as what women are made of and the philosopher's stone, written in Baring-Goul…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004

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Various


A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the…

The Crimes of England

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G. K. Chesterton


"Second, when telling such lies as may seem necessary to your international standing, do not tell the lies to the people who know the t…

Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett's essays always provide food for thought and bring a wry smile to the lips. Human nature, it appears, changes little over the ages, …

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Thoroughly appalled and sickened by the rising numbers of white-on-black murders in the South since the beginning of Reconstruction, and by …

Essays, First Series

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal b…

Culture and Anarchy

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Matthew Arnold


Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book…

Miscellaneous Essays of G. K. Chesterton

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G. K. Chesterton


These eleven files are miscellaneous short essays or stories from G.K. Chesterton. They were chosen for not only their brevity but also for …

What I Saw in America

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G. K. Chesterton


“Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and wh…

朝花夕拾 (Chao Hua Si She)

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Xun Lu


这个集子收录了鲁迅早年“从记忆中抄出来的“记录自己童年往事的散文。这些文章于1926年陆续发表在《莽原》杂志,1927年经鲁迅重新编订,加上小引和后记,于1928年在广州以《朝花夕拾》为名结集出版。这十篇散文长短不一,秉承鲁迅一贯隽永辛辣的文风,于生动刻画民俗众生的同时针砭时事,…

The Defendant

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G. K. Chesterton


A collection of reprinted articles on a wide-range of subjects, all in the unique style of G. K. Chesterton. Using wit, paradox, and good hu…

An Essay on Criticism

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Alexander Pope


An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poe…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 009

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedich…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 043

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedich…

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