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Russian Fairy Tales

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William Ralston Shedden-Ralston

Russian Fairy Tales is an anthology of stories by a noted Russian scholar and translator. The 51 stories are thematically organized with int…

The Daughter of the Commandant

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Alexander Pushkin

"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer …

Peasant Tales of Russia

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Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko

Collection of Russian peasant tales: "The Deserted Mine" - The key to saving the trapped miners is held by a man who hasn't spoken…


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Ivan Goncharov

Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character of the nove…

A Hero of Our Time

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Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov

A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will…

Poems from the Divan of Hafiz

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Hafiz was a Persian poet. His collected works (Divan) are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature. While influenced by Islam, his mysti…

Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology

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Varioustranslated Bybabette Deutsch

This volume...aims to present the lyrical poetry of Russian for the last hundred years by a selection of poems translated by the editors...T…

Idle Days in Patagonia

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William Henry Hudson

Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period …

Kriloff's Fables

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Ivan Krylov

Herein is a collection of 86 fables translated into English from the 201 written by Kriloff. Some of Kriloff's fables are translations from …

How a British Subject Became President of the United States

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Arthur P. Hinman

In 1880, the New York Times reported a curious story from St. Albans, Vermont, about a mysterious figure, an attorney and Democratic operati…

In a Perilous Position

In The Pony Rider Boys with the Texas Rangers

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Frank Gee Patchin

Yee-Haw!! The Pony Rider Boys are on the move again. This time the boys at Delaware Creek, dead in their saddles. They had been riding lo…

45 - Original Sin

In Sermons on Several Occasions, First Series

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John Wesley

John Wesley, along with his brother Charles, are credited with founding the Methodist denomination. "The following Sermons contain the …

Chapter 52, part 1

In History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688…

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David Hume

David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…