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The Story-teller

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Maud Lindsay


Are you a story teller? Almost all of us are, you know. Well, these 12 stories were written by Maud Lindsay to be told by someone who can …

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…

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 2

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Edgar Allan Poe


Monday, January 19, 2009 marked Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. Though these tales need no introduction, the rationale for starting with v…

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…

Der Struwwelpeter

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Heinrich Hoffmann


Der Struwwelpeter, zuerst erschienen als “Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit 15 schön kolorierten Tafeln für Kinder von 3…

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…

The Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft

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H. P. Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incom…

Three Short Works

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Gustave Flaubert


Here is a collection of strikingly different pieces by Flaubert: a prose poem in the voices of Death, Satan and Nero; the trials and apotheo…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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Henry David Thoreau


Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thorea…

Erzählungen für Kinder

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Various


Neben berühmten Erzählungen wie "Max und Moritz - Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen" von Wilhelm Busch und zwei d…

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