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The Watsons

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Jane Austen


This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh…

Über die Weiber

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In diesem vielzitierten Essay aus dem Jahre 1851 ist Schopenhauers generell herablassende Einstellung zu Frauen zusammengefaßt. Frauen…

The Riddle of the Sands

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Erskine Childers


Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yach…

Novelle

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Die Fürstin ist auf einem Spazierritt, als auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem auch wilde Tiere ausgestellt sind, ein Feuer ausbricht. Ein ent…

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

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Mark Twain


Fenimore Cooper - author of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, etc - has often been praised, but just as often been criticised for hi…

Book 06

In The Odyssey

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Homer


The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly…

Peoples and Countries

In Beyond Good and Evil

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Friedrich Nietzsche


First published in 1886 at Nietzsche’s own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he cons…

Dream Analysis

In Dream Psychology

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Sigmund Freud


Not a few serious-minded students, [...], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud's dream psychology. The book in which he or…

LOVER AND HUSBAND

In The Three Musketeers

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Alexandre Dumas


The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d…

The Man and His Work

In The Prince

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Niccolò Machiavelli


ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (…

Ch. 07-08

In The Prince

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Niccolò Machiavelli


ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (…

Ch. 19

In The Prince

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Niccolò Machiavelli


ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (…

Robber Bridegroom, The

In Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm


A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of f…

Sweetheart Roland

In Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm


A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of f…

Mother Holle

In Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm


A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of f…

Snowdrop

In Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm


A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of f…

Chapter 26

In Jane Eyre

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Charlotte Brontë


Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn't quite fit. Once finished wit…

Book 3 Chapter 6 - Recapitulation

In The Mind and the Brain

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Alfred Binet


The authorized translation of L’âme et le corps, F. Legge, editor“This book is a prolonged effort to establish a distinction between w…

Part 5, Chapter 3

In White Fang

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Jack London


White Fang (1906) was written as a companion to Jack London's successful Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a wild dog born in the …

Part 5, Chapter 4

In White Fang

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Jack London


White Fang (1906) was written as a companion to Jack London's successful Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a wild dog born in the …

Instinct - Part 1

In The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

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Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary…

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