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Catholic and Anti-Catholic History

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Various


G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage,…

The Tower of London

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Walter George Bell


A short book, whose chapters were originally published in The Daily Mail, which explores the history and facts of each of the structures tha…

Unknown London (version 2)

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Walter George Bell


For anyone interested in history or who think they know London, Eighteen London secrets will be explored in detail. - Summary by Janet 99

More About Unknown London

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Walter George Bell


If you enjoyed Unknown London by this author, then you should love this one! Bell's light and novel exploration of specific topics in Londo…

Discourses: Biological and Geological

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Thomas Henry Huxley


Thomas Henry Hux­ley was an English biologist (comparative anatomist). He was the most effective supporter of Darwin's Theory of Evoluti…

The English Language

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Logan Pearsall Smith


A description and history of the development of the English Language and reflections on the influences that changed the language. - Summary …

The Novels of Jane Austen

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George Henry Lewes


An 1859 essay by the prominent philosopher and literary critic, G. H. Lewes, who was an enthusiastic promoter of the novels of Jane Austen a…

The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2)

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James Boswell


This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been an…

Hieroglyphic Tales

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Horace Walpole


Surreal and satirical, these stories by the eighteenth century man of letters, Whig politician, art historian and antiquarian are '"...…

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


An review essay of "Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay". The Edinburgh Review, January, 1843. Reprinted in vol. iii of Macaulay'…

Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire

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Henriette Lucie Dillon, marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet


An aristocratic Frenchwoman's personal record of the dazzling extravagance of the Ancien Régime, of the court of Marie Antoinette, of…

The Desirable Alien at Home in Germany

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Ford Madox Ford and Violet Hunt


A travel journal of a year the author spent in Germany. With a preface and two additional chapters by her partner, the novelist Ford Madox F…

Horace Walpole's Letters: a selection

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Horace Walpole


Horace Walpole, 4th earl of Orford, was a cultivated participant in, and observer of, the social and political life of Georgian England. His…

The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. II (version 2)

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James Boswell


This is the second of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been a…

Italian Hours

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Henry James


A loving recollection of the writer’s experiences, over many decades, of Italian places, people and art. - Summary by barbara2

Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia and Letter to a Friend

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Thomas Browne


Selections from the varied writings of a 17th century English doctor with a well-stocked mind, an interest in the new science of his age and…