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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (version 3)

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Lewis Carroll


"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do ..." .. and from that mom…

The People of the Abyss

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Jack London


Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly …

The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

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M. M. Pattison Muir


A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cuttin…

Grim Tales

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E. Nesbit


A collection of gentle stories that draw us into that hidden world where fear is just around the next corner, and where loving hands can tou…

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

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M. R. James


Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King’s College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be rea…

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

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Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often …

The King in Yellow (part 1)

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Robert W. Chambers


Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) studied art in Paris in the late 80's and early 90's, where his work was displayed at the Salon. However, sho…

Sadhana, The Realisation of Life, version 2

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Rabindranath Tagore


A collection of essays on the Hindu/Buddhist view of humankind's place in the universe. As the author says in his introduction: "in the…

Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

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Edwin Benson


A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, p…

The Parenticide Club

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Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce v…

The Five Jars

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M. R. James


The Five Jars is the only novel written by James, who is best known for his ghost stories. It is a peculiarly surreal fantasy apparently wri…

The Song of Hiawatha

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind. With its reg…

Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

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Clarence Darrow


Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer. He remains notable for his wit and agnosticism, which marked him as one of the most famous American …

Three Men on the Bummel

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Jerome K. Jerome


Some time after "Three Men in a Boat", George, Harris and Jerome decided to go on a cycling holiday through Germany.This relaxed a…

Secret Chambers and Hiding Places

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Allan Fea


“Secret Chambers and Hiding Places” is a collection of concealments and their uses, almost all within England, although a very few passages …

Tales of a Wayside Inn

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Mostly a collection of story-telling poems told by a group of friends in a tavern late one night. "Tales" includes the famous Paul…

About Orchids, a Chat

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Frederick Boyle


This is not a manual of instruction for orchid growers; though there are many hints on cultivation, and a few paragraphs on how to hybridize…

Making a Rock Garden

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Henry Sherman Adams


A short look at building a rock garden, right from the rocks themselves and how to arrange them, to choosing and placing the plants, touchin…

The Ghosts of Piccadilly

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G. S. Street


Nothing spooky or supernatural, but a very personal gathering of gossip, letters, and fragments of biography of famous people who have lived…

Highways and Byways in Sussex

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E. V. Lucas


A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, graves…

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