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Bizarre (version 2)

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Lawton Mackall


A series of humorous musings, short-length jokes, often concerning words and manners. - Summary by Edmund Bloxam

The Black-Bearded Barbarian

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Mary Esther Miller Macgregor


A fictionalized biography of George Mackay (1844-1901), an influential Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan. (Summary by Edmund Bloxam…

Mists of Mars

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George A. Whittington


The Wild West, reimagined as the Martian landscape, where law is defined by whoever has the biggest weapons, be they guns, ships, or things …

Great Explorers in Space

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Various


‘The Pioneer’ by Irving E. Cox The greatest explorer of them all returns to Earth and finds the world upside down! ‘Flight Perilous’ by Ra…

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

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Daniel Defoe


The full title of the novel is Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress Or, a History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Bele…

The Case of Wagner / Nietzsche Contra Wagner / Selected Aphorisms

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Friedrich Nietzsche


A collection of three of Nietzsche's writings concerning the music of Wagner. In particular, he relates Wagner's music as degenerate, unrefi…

Drugging a Nation

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Samuel Merwin


Drugging a Nation is a journalistic reveal of the extent to which the British Empire was culpable in the dissemination and subsequent near t…

A Tale of a Tub

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Jonathan Swift


A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697, that was eventually published in 1704. I…

The Singing Bone or The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke

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R. Austin Freeman


In its original form, this book was published with the title, "The Singing Bone." It was later republished as "The Adventures…

Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works

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Edward Baxter Perry


A look at the poetic motivations behind certain piano works. An understanding of these pieces on purely poetic grounds, with little insight …

Catherine De' Medici

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Honoré de Balzac


The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in p…

Nine Sci-fi Stories by Poul Anderson

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Poul William Anderson


'Industrial Revolution': Workers in a distant miner's facility plot emancipation from Earth. The military might have some say in the matter.…

In Colonial Days

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


A collection of British aristocrats, soldiers, gentlemen and ladies gather at the Province House inn, as the American imperial possessions c…

Lover or Friend

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Rosa Nouchette Carey


An epic tale of romantic and societal confrontation, as two families become far more intimately entangled than they could have previously im…

Essays Before a Sonata

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Charles Ives


Some philosophical studies in relation to the ideas of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne. Although the sonata is not explicitly referenced in this…

07 - Justinian's Foreign Conquests

In The Byzantine Empire

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Charles William Chadwick Oman


Fifty years ago the word “Byzantine” was used as a synonym for all that was corrupt and decadent, and the tale of the East-Roman Empire was …