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Strange Stories From a Chinese Studio, volume 1

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Songling Pu


"Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" (or "Strange Tales of Liaozhai") is a collection of nearly five hundred mostly sup…

The Crossing

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Winston Churchill


This is an historical fiction novel. Many real characters of history are included, as well as fictitious ones. The saga takes place in the p…

The House of Mirth (Version 2)

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Edith Wharton


Wharton's classic story of an aging (by Victorian-era standards) spinster socialite who would rather marry for money than for true love. (Su…

The Convivio

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Dante Alighieri


Convivio (The Banquet) is a work written by Dante Alighieri roughly between 1304 and 1307. This unfinished work of Dante consists of four tr…

By What Authority?

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Robert Hugh Benson


Two wealthy families are neighbors in Elizabethan England; one is staunchly Catholic and the other is devoutly Protestant. The attractive yo…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

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Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

Life's Enthusiasms

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David Starr Jordan


The words in this essay on positive thought sing like those in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The author praises joyous living and r…

The Mentor: Benjamin Franklin

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Albert Bushnell Hart


This is Vol. 6, No. 7, Serial No. 155 of The Mentor, published May 15, 1918. Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading figures of the 18th c…

Clog Shop Chronicles

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John Ackworth


John Ackworth was the pen name of the Rev. Frederick R. Smith, a Methodist minister who was born in Snaith, Yorkshire, but spent much of his…

Dred, A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

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Harriet Beecher Stowe


This is Stowe's second book, another one depicting the horrors of southern slavery, published 4 years after Uncle Tom's Cabin and 5 years be…

The Romance of a Mummy and Egypt

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Théophile Gautier


The account he gives, in his novel, of the ancient city of Thebes, of the great necropolis in the valley of Biban el Molûk, of the sub…

Java Head

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Joseph Hergesheimer


Java Head is a novel of the American merchant marine at the beginning of the great clipper ship era. It is laid in Salem, when that city was…

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

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David Kalakaua


A collection of legends and myths of the Hawaiian islands and their 'strange people' as told by His Majesty King Kalakaua, the last king of …

Harrington

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Maria Edgeworth


Harrington follows the protagonist of the same name who tries to explore his memories in order to understand his views on Jews. It begins wi…

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, Volume 2

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Songling Pu


"Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" or "Strange Tales of Liaozhai" is a collection of nearly five hundred mostly super…

Oldtown Folks

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Harriet Beecher Stowe


1870's rural Massachusetts communities became famous as “Oldtown” in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 7th novel and national bestseller. Based partia…

William, An Englishman

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Cicely Hamilton


William – an Englishman is a 1919 novel by Cicely Hamilton. The novel explores the effect of the First World War on a married couple during …

Compilation de Pensées, Textes et Poésies

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François-René de Chateaubriand


Comme l'indique le titre, ce sont différents pensées de l'auteur, sur la vie, l'être humain, aussi la vie politique, ave…

Two Sides To Every Question: From A South Australian Standpoint

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Maud Jean Franc


'Two Sides to Every Question’: From a South Australian Standpoint is a meditation on poverty, wealth, and social aspiration set in the free …

Stories from the Adirondacks

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Albert A. Young


A collection of five stories all of which take place in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and most which contain elements of som…

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