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The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

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Diogenes Laertius

There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Anti…

The Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

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David Brewster

“The martyrs of Science” gives a brief biography of Galileo, Brahe and Kepler. These three men played a pivotal role in the scientific revol…

My Reminiscences

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Rabindranath Tagore

These Reminiscences were written and published by the Author in his fiftieth year, shortly before he started on a trip to Europe and America…


In A Woman's Journey Round the World

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Ida Laura Pfeiffer

Ida Laura Pfeiffer was an Austrian traveler and travel book author, one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated i…

71 - Book VI, Chapter XXI

In Henrietta Temple

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Benjamin Disraeli

The Armine family, in particular the young Ferdinand Armine, is in great financial difficulties. Ferdinand's grandfather has burdened the fa…

I - The Soul of Princess Tchikhatzoff, part 1

In Stolen Souls

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William le Queux and William Le Queux

This is a collection of 14 of William le Queux' best mystery stories. (Summary by Carolin)

04 – The Death of Gustavus III

In Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

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Imbert de Saint-Amand and Imbert De Saint-Amand

"Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the prese…

Chapter 4A

In Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Volume 01

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Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne and Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne

The author and Napoleon become boyhood friends when they are eight years old in Corsica. They separate when Napoleon is transferred from the…

Jack the Giant Killer

In The Fairy Book

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Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The sleeping beauty in the wood -- Hop-O'-My-Thumb -- Cinderella; or, the little glass slipper -- Adventures of John Dietrich -- Beauty and …

Chapter XVII - Shetland Hospitality

In The Two Destinies

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Wilkie Collins

Mary Dermody is destined to be together with George Germaine one day, or so at least her grandmother prophesies. Destiny at first doesn't se…

Chapter IV

In The Gods are Athirst

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Anatole France

The Gods Are Athirst (French: Les dieux ont soif, also translated as The Gods Are Thirsty or The Gods Will Have Blood) is a 1912 novel by An…