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The Natural History of Selborne

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Gilbert White


The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of…

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…

Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics (version 2)

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Bliss Carman


Sappho lived six centuries before Christ, at a period when lyric poetry was peculiarly esteemed and cultivated at the centres of Greek life.…

Ketchup

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A. W. Bitting


The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the p…

A Text-book of Assaying

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Cornelius Beringer


This is a formal but relaxed text covering assaying techniques for most of the substances which are mined. As the authors say: "At firs…

Uncle Abraham’s Romance

In Ghost Story Collection 001

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Various


A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Blue Light, 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…

Twelve Huntsmen, 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…

Chapter 01

In A Princess of Mars

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


Part One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars-Series. Easy, swank, pulp read about an omnipotent gentleman teleported to Mars, finding an outlandi…

Mutual Affinities of Organic beings – 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…

Mutual Affinities of Organic beings – Part 2

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…

07 - THE PREMATURE BURIAL

In 12 Creepy Tales

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Edgar Allan Poe


This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The T…

A Dreadful Night

In Horror Story Collection 001

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Various


An occasional collection of 10 horror stories by various readers. We aim to unsettle you a little, to cut through the pink cushion of illusi…

Chapter 05

In Beowulf

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Unknown


Beowulf. [Translated by Francis Barton Gummere].This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of …

11 - Waking and 12 - Which Dreamed it?

In Through the Looking-Glass

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Lewis Carroll


Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was written in 1872 and it finds Alice in a land …

The War of the Worlds - Book 1 - Chapter 03

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

The War of the Worlds - Book 2 - Chapter 05

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

The War of the Worlds - Book 2 - Chapter 06

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

The War of the Worlds - Book 2 - Chapter 09

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

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