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All Things Are Possible

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Lev Shestov


A passionate exponent of Russian Existentialism, Lev Shestov is little known in the English-speaking world but had an extensive influence on…

The World as Will and Idea, Vol. 2 of 3

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiab…

The Three Sisters

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May Sinclair


Fascinated as she was by the lives of the Brontë siblings, May Sinclair loosely based her subtly sensual, quietly insurrectionary 1914 …

Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life

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Lafcadio Hearn


In an introductory paragraph, Lafcadio Hearn declares his intention: "The papers composing this volume treat of the inner rather than …

The Saga of Erik the Red (Reeves Translation)

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Unknown


The Saga of Erik the Red is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North America, a…

The World as Will and Idea, Vol. 3 of 3

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiab…

Russian Fairy Tales

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Peter Nikolaevich Polevoi


The existence of the Russian Skazki or Märchen was first made generally known to the British public by Mr W. R. S. Ralston in his “Russ…

The Saga of the Greenlanders (Reeves Translation)

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Unknown


The Saga of the Greenlanders is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North Americ…

The Clouds

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Aristophanes


Strepsiades is an Athenian burdened with debt from a bad marriage and a spendthrift son. He resolves to go to the Thinking Shop, where he c…

Anne Severn and the Fieldings

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May Sinclair


Written in an era of cheap, formulaic romantic fiction, the nuanced, seditious, quietly erotic novels of May Sinclair stand out like literat…

Oedipus Rex (Murray Translation)

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Sophocles


"Oedipus Rex" (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, Oidipous Tyrannos), also known as "Oedipus the King" or "Oedipus t…

Russia in 1919

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Arthur Ransome


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: On August 27, 1914, in London, I made this note in a memorandum book: "Met Arthur Ransome at_____'s; discussed a boo…

The Shadow-Line

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Joseph Conrad


Dedicated to the author's son who was wounded in World War 1, The Shadow-Line is a short novel based at sea by Joseph Conrad; it is one of h…

Crome Yellow, Version 2

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Aldous Huxley


Fascinating and brilliant at many levels, Huxley's spoof of Lady Ottoline Morrell's famous bohemian gatherings is difficult to categorize. T…

A Vital Question, or, What is to be Done?

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Nikolai Chernyshevsky


Despised by Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, What Is To Be Done? is a fascinating, sympathetic story of idealistic revolutionaries in mid-nineteenth…

From Sunrise Land

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Amy Wilson Carmichael


One of the most renowned of all Protestant Christian missionaries, Amy Carmichael is remembered most for the fifty-five years she spent doin…

The Tysons

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May Sinclair


Another frank May Sinclair exploration of fin de siècle English love and sex, marriage and adultery, "The Tysons" is the st…

The Romantic

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May Sinclair


As a simple story told, "The Romantic" is one of Sinclair’s tightest and most compelling. Charlotte Redhead, a young British secre…

The Steppe

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Anton Chekhov


Little Yegorushka goes off to school for the first time, setting out on the journey in the company of his Uncle Ivan, the local priest Fathe…

A Woman's Experiences in the Great War

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Louise Mack


An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinar…

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