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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (version 2)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine …

Mental Efficiency

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Arnold Bennett


In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking collection of articles, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising the mind, organising your life…

Wuthering Heights (Version 2)

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Emily Brontë


Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet…

Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett's essays always provide food for thought and bring a wry smile to the lips. Human nature, it appears, changes little over the ages, …

The Human Machine

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Arnold Bennett


Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. A…

How to Sing (Meine Gesangskunst)

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Lilli Lehmann


Lilli Lehmann, born Elisabeth Maria Lehmann, was a German operatic soprano of phenomenal versatility. She was also a voice teacher.She wrote…

The Story of Electricity

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John Munro


In the book's preface, the author writes: "Let anyone stop to consider how he individually would be affected if all electrical service …

The Magic City

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E. Nesbit


Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of thei…

The Speaking Voice

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Katherine Jewell Everts


From the Preface of The Speaking Voice: principles of training simplified and condensed: "This book offers a method of voice training w…

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Edwin Abbott Abbott


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flat…

Women in Love

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D. H. Lawrence


Women in Love is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence published in 1920. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow (1915), and fol…

The Magic World

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E. Nesbit


Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of sto…

The Wonderful Garden

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E. Nesbit


Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's hou…

A House to Let

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Various


A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the cont…

Cleek of Scotland Yard

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Thomas W. Hanshew


Hamilton Cleek is back - or is he?Margot, Queen of the Apaches (the notorious French criminal gang) has been released on bail and vanished, …

The Seven Poor Travellers

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Charles Dickens


One of Dickens' Christmas stories, this was first published as part of the Christmas number of Household Words for 1854. The first chapter r…

Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces

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Thomas W. Hanshew


Meet Hamilton Cleek - man of mystery, and master of disguise and derring-do.Cleek's exploits are, to say the least, highly improbable, but t…

The History of London

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Walter Besant


Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth …

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (version 2)

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Charles Dickens


The last of Dickens' Christmas novellas (1848), The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain centres around Professor Redlaw, a teacher of chemis…

The Chimes

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Charles Dickens


The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, publ…

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