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A Princess of Mars (Version 3)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


John Carter is mysteriously conveyed to Mars, where he discovers two intelligent species continually embroiled in warfare. Although he is a …

Paradise Lost (version 2)

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John Milton


As Vergil had surpassed Homer by adapting the epic form to celebrate the origin of the author’s nation, Milton developed it yet further to r…

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (Edition 1831)

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Mary Shelley


A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a hum…

The Gods of Mars - (version 2)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


In this second volume of the Barsoom series, John Carter returns to Mars to learn that his heroic effort to salvage the atmosphere plant sav…

The Warlord of Mars (version 2)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


In this third installment of the adventures of John Carter on Mars, our hero labors under sentence of death (for having returned from the la…

Thuvia, Maid of Mars (version 2)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


John Carter's son, Carthoris, falls in love with his father's true friend, Thuvia of Ptarth, but she has been promised to another and is kid…

The Faerie Queene (version 2)

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Edmund Spenser


Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illu…

The Chessmen of Mars (version 2)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


Tara of Helium, John Carter's second child, is nearly as beautiful as her mother, Deja Thoris, and as independent-minded as her father. Thes…

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women (version 2)

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George MacDonald


An author who means to end a story with some variation of “And they all lived happily ever after” had better deal before that point not just…

Fifty-One Tales

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Lord Dunsany


Very brief, well-crafted stories, many having surprise endings, all steeped in the dye of myth and calling to every reader's neglected imagi…

Paradise Regain'd (version 2)

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John Milton


Having been publicly acknowledged as God's "beloved Son," Jesus retires to the desert to meditate upon what it means to be the Mes…

The Master of Ballantrae

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Robert Louis Stevenson


Heir to a noble Scottish house in the mid 18th century, the Master is a charming, clever, and resourceful villain whose daring but ill-advis…

The Sea Lady (Version 2)

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H. G. Wells


A mermaid contrives to have herself "rescued from drowning" and adopted by a respectable family on the English coast. Her motive,…

Areopagitica (Version 2)

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John Milton


The noblest and most extensive defense of freedom of the press in English. Although Milton was sufficiently practical to serve as a censor o…

Balder Dead (version 2)

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Matthew Arnold


The poem begins with the beloved god Balder, thought to be invulnerable, dead at the hands of the inoffensive blind god Hoder, in a game. L…

The Man in the Moone

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Francis Godwin


A self-serving Spaniard discovers a means of traveling to the moon, describing his sensations in transit in terms remarkably consistent with…

Le Paradis Perdu

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John Milton


Comme Virgile a développé l’épopée à célébrer l’origine de sa propre patrie, Milton l’a ada…

Absalom and Achitophel

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John Dryden


John Dryden published Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem in 1681. It is an elaborate historical allegory using the political situation faced by …

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