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Three Elephant Power and Other Stories

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Andrew Barton Paterson


From Banjo Paterson, bush poet and favorite son of Australia, here is a collection of colorful stories from Australia that offer a window in…

The Columbian Orator

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Caleb Bingham


The Columbian Orator, a collection of political essays, poems, and dialogues first published in 1797, was widely used in American schoolroom…

Japanese Fairy World: Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan

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William Elliot Griffis


William Elliot Griffis born in Philadelphia in 1843, was an educator, author and Congregational minister. In 1870 he was invited to go to Ja…

Duizend en één Nacht, Eerste deel

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Anonymous


Koning Schahriar denkt door zijn vrouw bedrogen te zijn. Om herhaling te voorkomen besluit hij voortaan elke avond een nieuwe vrouw te trouw…

Mary: A Fiction

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Eliza, Mary's mother, is obsessed with novels, rarely considers anyone but herself, and favours Mary's brother. She neglects her daughter, w…

Shadowings

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Lafcadio Hearn


This is another of the popular books that Lafcadio Hearn wrote on various Japanese subjects. The first part "Stories From Strange Books…

Maria Chapdelaine (version 2)

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Louis Hémon


The novel Maria Chapdelaine portrays life in rural Quebec at the beginning of the 20th century. Published first in French in 1913, it is a f…

The Martian

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Alec Rowley Hilliard


The water was evaporated by the ever-shining sun until there was none left for the thirsty plants. Every year more workers died in misery. A…

De Vorst

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Niccolò Machiavelli


Het boek bevat raadgevingen voor vorsten over hoe ze hun staat moeten besturen. De voornaamste bezigheid van de vorst moest volgens hem het …

Poems of American History, The Revolution

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Various


A history through poetry of the American Revolution, from the early days of unrest, through the Boston Tea Party, The Ride of Paul Revere, t…

The Golden Threshold

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Sarojini Naidu


Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life…

Sons of Fire

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


"He was a stranger in Matcham, a 'foreigner' as the villagers called such alien visitors. He had never been in the village before, knew…

The Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia

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A. G. Seklemian


Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of…

Magna Carta

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Amice Macdonell


A one-act play which describes the setting and writing of the Magna Carta, including the famous line "now is justice bought and sold&qu…

Cedric the Forester

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Bernard Gay Marshall


A rollicking juvenile adventure tale, this historical fiction book received the Newbery Honor award in 1922. Set in England during the early…

Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages

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Wilhelm Wägner


This volume contains the principal hero-lays of the six great epic cycles of the Teutonic Middle Ages: The Langobardian Legends, the Amelung…

Tales from Jókai

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Mór Jókai


Móric Jókay de Ásva, known as Mór Jókai or Maurus Jokai, was a Hungarian dramatist and novelist. He was a…

The Sport of the Gods

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Paul Laurence Dunbar


The Sport of the Gods is a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar, first published in 1902, centered around urban black life. Forced to leave the So…

Christmastide

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William Sandys


Christmastide: Its History, Festivities and Carols, With Their Music is a collection of essays detailing the early traditions of Christmas i…

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