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Preface to The History of the World by Sir Walter Raleigh, Part 1

In Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

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Sir Walter Raleigh


Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Baco…

00 - Introduction

In Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

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Friedrich Engels


The main idea of "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" (1880) was distinguishing scientific socialism and utopian socialism. Engels …

Chapter 4

In The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

Part 1

In Don Juan In Hell

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George Bernard Shaw


Don Juan in Hell is an excerpt (Act 3, Scene 2) from George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman. It is often performed as a stand-alone play. In…

Ch. 11 - For once I was the Hero

In The Lost World (version 3)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that enc…

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