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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…

Magna Carta

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Unknown


The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version…

The Sunny Side

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A. A. Milne


The Sunny Side is a collection of short stories and essays by A. A. Milne. Though Milne is best known for his classic children's books, espe…

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…

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…

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…

Little Wars

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H. G. Wells


A Game for Boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books…

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 …

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…

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…

Collected Works of Saint Patrick

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Saint Patrick


St. Patrick's Breastplate - This prayer is attributed to St. Patrick and his diciples. It is written with some celtic pagan elements, but i…

Orthodoxy

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G. K. Chesterton


"Orthodoxy," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1908. "The only possible excuse for this boo…

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 …

Character Building

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Booker T. Washington


Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Ind…

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…

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