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The Life of Captain James Cook

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Arthur Octavius Kitson

“In publishing a popular edition of my work, Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S., it has, of course, been necessary to condense it, but care ha…

Old New Zealand: Being Incidents of Native Customs and Character in the Old Tim…

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Frederick Edward Maning

Introduction to Old New Zealand Philip Steer Victoria University February 2004 Frederick Edward Maning is best known as an author, but he…

The Greenstone Door

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William Satchell

The Greenstone Door is a historical novel, set between 1830-1860’s New Zealand. The main character, Cedric Tregarthen, is remembering his pa…

Ch.32 The Journey To Cloudland

In 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…

Chapter 20: The Gate of Silence

In The Story Of A Modern Woman

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Ella Hepworth Dixon

"This touching short novel tells the story of Mary Earl, a woman who has to fend for herself in London at the end of the 19th century. …

A Startling Revelation

In The Smuggler of King's Cove

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Sylvanus Cobb, Jr and Sylvanus Cobb, Jr.

Young Percy Maitland is a naval pilot and guides his late father's brig to safety, thereby saving the ship, her crew and cargo despite being…

Ludwig van Beethoven, Part 1

In Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians

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Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings ma…


In The Favor of Kings

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Mary Hastings Bradley

"Never have bright romance and black scandal been more attached to the name of lovely woman," writes a quaint and susceptible chro…

Book 8, Chapter 3 Part 3: Spheres of Action - Protestantism

In History of the Inquisition of Spain, Vol. 3

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Henry Charles Lea

The 3rd volume of Lea's monumental work on the Spanish Inquisition. This volume covers torture practices; the trial process; punishments; Je…