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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 …

Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream

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John Kendrick Bangs


From Alice in Blunderland: "Certain of our members claim that they have a right to sell their votes for $500 apiece--" "Mer…

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…

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…

The Riddle of the Frozen Flame

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Thomas W. Hanshew


Another full-length mystery story featuring Hamilton Cleek, whom we met first in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces. This time, Cleek investi…

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…

After London, or Wild England

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Richard Jefferies


Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has …

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…

Utopia (Robinson translation)

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Thomas More


Originally entitled A frutefull pleasaunt, and wittie worke of the beste state of publique weale, & of the newe yle, called Utopia: writ…

The Cricket on the Hearth (Version 2)

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Charles Dickens


The tale of John Peerybingle, the good-hearted carrier, and his young wife Mary ('Dot'), interwoven with the story of poor toymaker Caleb Pl…

Underground Man

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Gabriel Tarde


This post-apocalyptic novella tells the story of the downfall of civilisation and mankind following a solar cataclysm in the late 20th centu…

The British Barbarians

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Grant Allen


After Civil Servant Philip Christy crosses paths with the mysterious Bertram Ingledew in the respectable suburb of Brackenhurst, Philip and …

Blottentots and How to Make Them

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John Prosper Carmel


This is very short, but it is a book with lots of pictures, and it will be even better if you can look at the pictures in the book at http:/…

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 Fearsome Island

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Albert Kinross


No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipw…

Tea-table Talk

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Jerome K. Jerome


As the New York Times said in 1903, this lesser-known work by Jerome K. Jerome does not display "the wit of Congreve or even the glitte…

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…

The Riddle of the Purple Emperor

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Thomas W. Hanshew


Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance o…

East by West, Vol. 1

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Sir Henry W. Lucy


East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East during …

In Kent with Charles Dickens

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Thomas Frost


By his own admission, Thomas Frost found it hard to make a living from his writing, and no doubt he used the name of Dickens in the title of…

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