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Thomas Henry Huxley


Thomas Henry Hux­ley was an English biologist (comparative anatomist). He was the most effective supporter of Darwin's Theory of Evoluti…

The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2)

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James Boswell


This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been an…

Hieroglyphic Tales

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Horace Walpole


Surreal and satirical, these stories by the eighteenth century man of letters, Whig politician, art historian and antiquarian are '"...…

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


An review essay of "Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay". The Edinburgh Review, January, 1843. Reprinted in vol. iii of Macaulay'…

The Novels of Jane Austen

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George Henry Lewes


An 1859 essay by the prominent philosopher and literary critic, G. H. Lewes, who was an enthusiastic promoter of the novels of Jane Austen a…

The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. II (version 2)

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James Boswell


This is the second of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been a…

Horace Walpole's Letters: a selection

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Horace Walpole


Horace Walpole, 4th earl of Orford, was a cultivated participant in, and observer of, the social and political life of Georgian England. His…

Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia and Letter to a Friend

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Thomas Browne


Selections from the varied writings of a 17th century English doctor with a well-stocked mind, an interest in the new science of his age and…

Reminiscences and Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers - Banker, Poet and Patron of the …

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Samuel Rogers


Samuel Rogers was a renowned conversationalist who associated with the most distinguished persons of his time. This volume contains fascinat…

Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Appendix E

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2)

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James Boswell


This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been an…

Appendix F

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2)

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James Boswell


This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been an…

Part 1 Ch 9: Fall of the Bastille

In Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Part 1 Ch 8: Eve of the Revolution

In Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Part 1 Ch 7: First Season in Society

In Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Section 4

In Reminiscences and Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers - Banker, Poet and Patron of the …

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Samuel Rogers


Samuel Rogers was a renowned conversationalist who associated with the most distinguished persons of his time. This volume contains fascinat…

Part 1 Ch 2: Death of Mme Dillon

In Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Section 8

In Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


An review essay of "Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay". The Edinburgh Review, January, 1843. Reprinted in vol. iii of Macaulay'…

Section 3

In Reminiscences and Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers - Banker, Poet and Patron of the …

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Samuel Rogers


Samuel Rogers was a renowned conversationalist who associated with the most distinguished persons of his time. This volume contains fascinat…

Part 1 Ch 1: Childhood of Mlle Dillon

In Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

Section 2

In Reminiscences and Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers - Banker, Poet and Patron of the …

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Samuel Rogers


Samuel Rogers was a renowned conversationalist who associated with the most distinguished persons of his time. This volume contains fascinat…

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