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Gulliver's Travels

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Jonathan Swift


Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is b…

Alexander the Great

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Jacob Abbott


Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, …

The Princess and the Goblin

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George MacDonald


The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a hous…

The Princess and Curdie

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George MacDonald


The Princess and Curdie is the sequel to The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. It's been a year since the Princess Irene and Curd…

The Talisman

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Sir Walter Scott


The Talisman is a gripping tale set near the end of the Third Crusade. King Richard the Lionheart is grievously ill, and all around him the …

The Iliad for Boys and Girls

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Alfred John Church


Alfred J. Church wrote many books looking at classical literature, but is especially well known for his re-telling of classic books in a sty…

Vol I Ch 6: Depot Journeys, pt 2

In The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1…

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Roald Amundsen


In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally…

King Harold

In William the Conqueror

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

01 - Introduction Part 1

In Rob Roy

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Sir Walter Scott


Rob Roy is a historical novel by Walter Scott. It is narrated by Frank Osbaldistone, the son of an English merchant who travels first to the…

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

In The Blue Fairy Book

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Andrew Lang


Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was f…

Chapter 12

In The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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Olaudah Equiano


The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time sp…

Chapter 04

In Dot and the Kangaroo

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Ethel C. Pedley


Dot and the Kangaroo, written in 1899, is a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian…

Discourse X: Of Armies and Conquest

In The Works of Tacitus, Vol. I

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Tacitus, ed. Thomas Gordon and Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only…

Book 1, Chapters 1-6

In Le Morte d'Arthur - Vol. 1

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Sir Thomas Malory


Le Morte d'Arthur (spelled Le Morte Darthur in the first printing and also in some modern editions, Middle French for la mort d'Arthur, &quo…

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