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Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln


A few of Lincoln's most famous speeches and the Lincoln-Douglas debate make for historic reading. (summary by David O)

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

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William Dean Howells


Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" Willia…

Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

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Mahatma Gandhi


First written in Gandhi's native language Gujarati, this booklet advocates for Indian non-violent self-rule during the struggle for Indian i…

True Stories from History and Biography

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such…

With Cortez in Mexico, or By Right of Conquest

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G. A. Henty


In perhaps the most audacious military enterprise in the history of human conquest, Cortez, with only a few hundred men, conquered a civili…

The Job

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Sinclair Lewis


'The Job' is an early work by American novelist Sinclair Lewis. It is considered an early declaration of the rights of working women. The fo…

Presidential Farewell and Last Addresses

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Various


This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents. The first, George Washi…

Revolution, and other Essays

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Jack London


A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why Lon…

Moving the Mountain

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Moving the Mountain is a feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It was published serially in Perkins Gilman's periodica…

The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt


Published in 1899, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line is a collection of narratives that addresses the impact of Jim …

King Alfred of England

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Jacob Abbott


The life and accomplishments of England's sole title holder of "The Great." King Alfred defended England from Viking invasions an…

Havelok the Dane: A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln

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Charles Watts Whistler


Troy, Athens, Rome... each has its founding legend. So too does the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world…

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Weston Translation)

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The Gawain Poet and The Gawain Poettranslated Byjessie Laidlay Weston


King Arthur lies at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide and will not eat until he hears tell of a marvel of knightly feats. In among them rides th…

Myths And Legends Of California And The Old Southwest

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Katharine Berry Judson


"...The preparation of a volume of the quainter, purer myths, suitable for general reading, authentic, and with illustrations of the co…

Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

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Katharine Berry Judson


Myths and Legends of the Great Plains is a compendium of myths and legends from the Great Plains region of the US. It includes many short st…

Main Street (Version 2)

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Sinclair Lewis


Carol Milford, a college-educated, progressive, ambitious young woman, is self-sufficient working as a librarian in St. Paul, when she meets…

Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects Vol 2

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Giorgio Vasari


The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite de' più eccellenti…

Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving

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Washington Irving


Washington Irving's Old Christmas tells of an American's travels through England during the Christmas season. Through a chance meeting with…

British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions

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Wirt Sikes


The British Isles, in particular Wales, are renowned for legend and folklore. The author, an American journalist working in Europe, was appo…

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