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Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street.

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Herman Melville


"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by Herman Melville. The story first appeared, anonymously, in Pu…

Ruth Bought by New York Americans

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 006

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New York Times and The New York Times


A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were inde…

Chapter XI, Part 10

In The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 3, Chapter 11)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


In chapter 11 William and Mary have been crowned and settle down to the task of ruling England. An endless succession of British noblemen jo…

Chapter VIII: The Federal Constitution—Part III

In Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis de Tocqueville and Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

A Tale of Two Cities (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 mill…

Grimms' Fairy Tales (version 2)

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm


Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 b…

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Version 2)

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Washington Irving


"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon…

The Republic (version 2)

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Plato


The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the j…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 2)

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Henry David Thoreau


Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published i…

Heart of Darkness (version 2)

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Joseph Conrad


Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood…

The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1891 Version)

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Oscar Wilde


The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 Ju…

Common Sense (version 2)

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Thomas Paine


Thomas Paine has a claim to the title The Father of the American Revolution because of Common Sense, the pro-independence monograph pamphlet…

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (version 3)

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Robert Louis Stevenson


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was fi…