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A Defence of Idealism

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May Sinclair


The philosophy of Idealism, revived in eighteenth-century Europe by George Berkeley, argued against philosophical materialism by maintaining…

A Journal of Impressions in Belgium

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May Sinclair


In 1914, at the age of 51, the novelist and poet May Sinclair volunteered to leave the comforts of England to go to the Western Front, joini…

Three Years

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Anton Chekhov


Laptev, the rich but unattractive scion of a merchant, renounces his independent-minded, intelligent, devoted, but equally unattractive mist…

Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion

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George Santayana


Even before the Great War turned the world upside down, Western civilization was being revolutionized at all levels: intellectually, philos…

Eskimo Folk-Tales

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Knud Rasmussen


Quote: "No man is better qualified to tell the story of Greenland, or the stories of its people. Knud Rasmussen is himself partly of Es…

Antigone (Plumptre Translation)

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Sophocles


A powerful artistic protest against tyranny, "Antigone" has been translated and adapted dozens of times, applied over and over thr…

Life and Death of Harriett Frean

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May Sinclair


Harriett Frean is a well-to-do, unmarried woman living a life of meaningless dependency, boredom, and unproductivity as she patiently cares …

The Death of Society: A Novel of Tomorrow

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Florence Roma Muir Wilson


A weary survivor of the Great War, Major Rane Smith wanders in a great ennui amidst the mystical beauties of the fjords of Norway after the …

A Common Story

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Ivan Goncharov


Alexander Fedoritch Adouev is the naïve, pampered son of Anna Pavlovna, a provincial landowner. He decides to go off to Saint Petersbur…

The Life-Story of a Russian Exile

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Marie Sukloff


Hero or assassin? Victim or criminal? Marie Sukloff fits no easy category. A young peasant woman who became a political radical and activ…

Prometheus Bound (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

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William Henry Davies


The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp is an autobiography published in 1908 by the Welsh poet and writer W. H. Davies (1871–1940). A large part…

Agamemnon (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

Love Among the Artists

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George Bernard Shaw


Love Among the Artists was published in the United States in 1900 and in England in 1914, but it was written in 1881. In the ambience of chi…

Aino Folk-Tales

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Basil Hall Chamberlain


Not for the squeamish or for children, these folk-tales are from the Ainu, the somewhat mysterious indigenous people of Japan, thousands of …

Ajax (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scho…

I've Come to Stay: A Love Comedy of Bohemia

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Mary Heaton Vorse


An iconoclast in many fields herself, Mary Heaton Vorse was fascinated with Bohemia, the colorful unboundaried land of poets and artists and…

Childhood (version 2)

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Leo Tolstoy


Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian l…

Prometheus Bound (Thoreau Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

Electra (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


Electra (the Unmated One) is eaten up with hatred of her mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for their murder of her father Agamemn…

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