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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin


Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions …

Common Sense

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Thomas Paine


Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within t…

The Philosophy of Style

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Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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John Stuart Mill


This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the…

Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy

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George Santayana


Before the beginning of World War II, during the time of the Modernist movement in philosophy, George Santayana wrote these five descriptive…

Chapter 11

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…

Causes of Force in Language which Depend Upon Economy of the Mental Energies Se…

In The Philosophy of Style

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Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

Causes of Force in Language which Depend Upon Economy of the Mental Energies Se…

In The Philosophy of Style

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Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

Causes of Force in Language which Depend Upon Economy of the Mental Sensibiliti…

In The Philosophy of Style

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Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

The Tribal Terror

In What's Wrong With the World

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

Speech on capital punishment, 1868

In United Kingdom House of Commons Speeches Collection, volume 2

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Various


This is the second LibriVox collection of speeches given in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The collection comprises recordings …

Chapter X: Parties In The United States

In Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

Chapter IX: Why The People May Strictly Be Said To Govern In The United

In Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

Serpent and child

In Far Away and Long Ago

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William Henry Hudson


William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Ai…

Chapter III

In The Children of the New Forest

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Frederick Marryat


The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house…

A serpent mystery

In Far Away and Long Ago

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William Henry Hudson


William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Ai…

A boy's animism

In Far Away and Long Ago

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William Henry Hudson


William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Ai…

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In National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report

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National Gambling Impact Study Commission


The National Gambling Impact Study Commission was given the task of conducting a comprehensive legal and factual study on the social and eco…

Slavery in Massachusettes

In Short Story Collection Vol. 013

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Various


Librivox’s Short Story Collection 013: a collection of 11 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox member…

Chapter 4, Youthful Propagandism, Part 3

In Autobiography

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John Stuart Mill


John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873), British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influe…

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