Essays & Short Works

The Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary

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Abraham Lincoln

On Thursday, November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a brief address at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pen…

The Uncommercial Traveller

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Charles Dickens

The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new …

What the White Race May Learn from the Indian

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George Wharton James

People learn from other people, and races have forever learned from other races. Herein we are treated to an in-depth understanding of categ…

Culture and Anarchy

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Matthew Arnold

Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book…

In the Line of Battle

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Walter Wood

“A COLLECTION OF absolutely authentic accounts by privates and non-commissioned officers.... We see a great simplicity and directness of obs…

Fishing with a Worm

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Bliss Perry

Fishing with a Worm by Bliss Perry includes the poignant and philosophical observations of a fly fisherman lured by the worm. Bliss Perry wa…

Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War: Some Perspectives

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United States Arms Control And Disarmament Agency

This is a concise yet thorough explanation of what might happen to our world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The myriad of potential effe…

Verteidigung des Unsinns, der Demut, des Schundromans und anderer mißachteter D…

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G. K. Chesterton

Verschiedene Essays, in denen Dinge wie Schundromane, Planeten, Posse, Demut und unüberlegte Gelübde verteidigt werden. Ein hochve…

Neighbors - Life Stories of the Other Half

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Jacob A. Riis

These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records o…

Lincoln at Cooper Union

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Abraham Lincoln

On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered…

Coleção de Autoras em Português

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Nesta coleção, os voluntários do Librivox reuniram várias obras de autoras que escreveram em Língua Portu…

Eminent Victorians

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Giles Lytton Strachey

On Modern Library's list of 100 Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also help…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 039

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Der Luftballon übersetzt von Marie Franzos (1870 - 1941) D…

Hidden Treasures

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Harry A. Lewis

"Some succeed while others fail. This is a recognized fact; yet history tells us that seven-tenths of our most successful men began lif…

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson

“Extreme busyness…is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal …

Coffee Break Collection 008 - Animals

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Henry David Thoreau

This is the eighth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in len…

热风 (Hot Wind)

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Xun Lu

《热风》是鲁迅的第一本杂文集,收录了41篇他于1918-1924年间发表的短文。这些文章长短不一,题材广泛,灵活多变,风格辛辣尖锐,大大发展重塑了杂文这一文学体裁,在新文化运动中起了重要作用。 This is the first collection of short essay…

Lord Kitchener

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G. K. Chesterton

“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exce…

Insomnia Collection Vol. 001

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Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. Ho…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 025

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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

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