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The Anti-Federalist Papers

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Patrick Henry


During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all a…

Von der Kürze des Lebens

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Veröffentlicht 1829. "Es ist nicht wenig Zeit, was wir haben, sondern es ist viel, was wir nicht nützen." Über di…

The Silence Dogood Letters

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Benjamin Franklin


As a teenager, Benjamin Franklin apprenticed with his brother James at the shop where The New-England Courant was printed. Since James would…

Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion

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Mark Twain


Written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, this is a collection of stories about a trip Mark Twain made with some friends to Bermuda. (Summa…

A Problem in Modern Ethics

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John Addington Symonds


“Society lies under the spell of ancient terrorism and coagulated errors. Science is either wilfully hypocritical or radically misinformed.”…

Pour l'autonomie du Tibet


Dalai Lama


Au Fil des Lectures. Trois discours (52min) du Dalaï Lama lus par Augustin Brunault (Litterature audio). Dans les trois textes qui suiv…

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: …

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…

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 2, 1844 to 1847

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Hans Christian Andersen


A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. (Summary by Kristin…

The Federalist Papers

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James Madison


The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Const…

The Book of Life

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Upton Sinclair


Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton S…

He Can Who Thinks He Can

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Orison Swett Marden


Do you have what it takes to be the person you want to be? This is a neat self help book in plain English by the New Thought Movement author…

The Prince (Version 3)

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Niccolò Machiavelli


The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavel…

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…

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 1

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Edgar Allan Poe


This, the first of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 8 of his short stories as well as reflections, critiques, and eulogies by othe…

The Greek View of Life

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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson


“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the…

Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 2

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Mark Twain


This second collection of essays by Mark Twain is a good example of the diversity of subject matter about which he wrote. As with the essays…

United States Historical Documents

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Various


The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, thou…

Über die Weiber

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In diesem vielzitierten Essay aus dem Jahre 1851 ist Schopenhauers generell herablassende Einstellung zu Frauen zusammengefaßt. Frauen…

The Letters of a Post-Impressionist

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Vincent Van Gogh


“Being the Familiar Correspondence of Vincent Van Gogh ... [Van Gogh's] art was appreciated during his life only by a very few and it is but…

Heretics

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G. K. Chesterton


"Heretics," a series of essays by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. First published in 1905. Chesterton had a sense of humor, had a sense …

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