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African-American Collection

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This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are Africa…

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…

Coffee Break Collection 005 - Love and Relationships

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Various


This is a collection of 20 short works (between 3 and 15 minutes long) that are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time…

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

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G. K. Chesterton


“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries o…

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…

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Ro…

Pioneers of Science

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Oliver Lodge


This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. …

How to Do Chemical Tricks

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A. T. Anderson


While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and …

The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained

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Henry Parker Manning


In January 1909 a friend of the Scientific American paid the sum of 500$ which was to be awarded as a prize for the best popular explanation…

The Three Great Virtues - Three Essays by Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


Faith Hope and Charity ...... In the Language of Emerson these translate as: Self - Reliance, Love, and Friendship. (summary by Robert Scott…

The Soul of Man

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Oscar Wilde


“(T)he past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.” Published originall…

Common Sense

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Thomas Paine


Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within t…

Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 1

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Mark Twain


Spanning the time between 1872 and the year before he died, this collection of after-dinner speeches, random thoughts to "the press&quo…

The New Jerusalem

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G. K. Chesterton


The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of anyone involved in the production of this book, and are not the views of LibriVox. Dale …

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…

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…

The Seven Lamps of Architecture

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John Ruskin


The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The…

Ancient Greek Philosopher-Scientists

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The Pre-Socratic Greek philosophers, that is, the philosopher-scientists who lived before or contemporaneously to Socrates, were the first m…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1: The Borgias and The Cenci

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent …

The Gettysburg Address (version 3)

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Abraham Lincoln


The Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863, followed a few short months after the roiling, acrid clouds of gun…

The Human Machine

Read by Ruth Golding


Arnold Bennett


Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. A…

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