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Spurgeon's Sermons May 1858

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Charles H. Spurgeon


Charles Spurgeon was a popular Baptist minister in London in mid-Victorian times; his ministry was highly influential and had a significant …

The Critique of Practical Reason

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Immanuel Kant


The Critique of Practical Reason (Kritik der praktischen Vernunft) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788…

Other People's Money

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Louis D. Brandeis


Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It is a collection of essays written by Louis Brandeis published as a book in 1914. The book at…

In the Days of the Comet

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H. G. Wells


William ("Willie") is a student living in the British town of Clayton. As a Socialist, he tries to move power from the upper class…

Miss Billy

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Eleanor H. Porter


Mr. Neilson was determined to name his first child after his boyhood chum, William Henshaw. When the baby disappointed him by being a girl, …

In Search of the Castaways

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Jules Verne


The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself …

Viking Tales

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Jennie Hall


Viking tales are tales from Iceland, featuring the king Halfdan and his son Harald. (Summary by Nadine)

Mansfield Park

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Jane Austen


Mansfield Park features Austen’s frailest and perhaps most scrupulous heroine, Fannie Price. As the eldest daughter in a poor family, Fannie…

Japanese Fairy Tales

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Yei Theodora Ozaki


First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold…

The Letters of a Post-Impressionist

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Vincent Van Gogh


“Being the Familiar Correspondence of Vincent Van Gogh ... [Van Gogh's] art was appreciated during his life only by a very few and it is but…

The Book of Household Management

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Mrs. Isabella Beeton


"Mrs. Beeton's" is a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. Published in 1861, it was an immediate best…

Le Rouge et le noir

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Stendhal


Julien Sorel, ambitieux fils de scieur, fait son entrée dans le monde de la bourgeoisie comme précepteur. Où son ambiti…

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 2 (Gray's Anatomy)

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Henry Gray


Henry Gray's classic anatomy textbook was first published in 1858 and has been in continuous publication ever since, revised and expanded th…

Lady Windermere's Fan

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Oscar Wilde


Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, W…

The Voyage of the Beagle

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Charles Darwin


The book, also known as Darwin's Journal of Researches, is a vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal…

The Idiot (Part 03 and 04)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Ru…

Freckles

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Gene Stratton-Porter


Freckles is a young man who has been raised since infancy in a Chicago orphanage. His one dream is to find a job, a place to belong and peop…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 02

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H. G. Wells


The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of …

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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…

On the Nature of Things (Watson translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus


Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Ep…

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