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Persuasion

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Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


In this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, the great detective continues doing what he does best: averting political scandals, tracking…

Sex

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Henry Stanton


Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although conservative and moralistic) gu…

Winnetou I

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Karl May


Der deutsche Vermessungsingenieur Old Shatterhand kommt betrügerischen Machenschaften bei der Verlegung einer neuen Eisenbahnlinie durc…

Politics

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Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…

The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town …

Voyage au centre de la terre

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Jules Verne


Ayant découvert un manuscrit runique ancien, un savant, son neveu et leur guide entreprennent un voyage vers le centre de la Terre en…

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devise…

Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism

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A. Alpheus


Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word 'hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, us…

Hannibal

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

Confessions (Outler translation)

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Saint Augustine of Hippo


Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written betwee…

Planet of the Damned

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Harry Harrison


Once in a generation, a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy. Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties, an annual physical …

The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

The Federalist Papers

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James Madison


The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Const…

Capital: a critical analysis of capitalist production, Vol 1

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Karl Marx


Capital, Volume I is the first of three volumes in Karl Marx’s monumental work, Das Kapital, and the only volume to be published during his …

Beowulf

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Unknowntranslated Byfrancis Barton Gummere


This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a my…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were origina…

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll


In this children's classic, a girl named Alice follows falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm full of talking creatures. She attends …

The Woman in White

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Wilkie Collins


The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 18…

Of Peace of Mind

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


How to maintain a tranquil mind amongst social upheaval and turmoil, addressed to Serenus. (Introduction by Jonathan Hockey)

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