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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…

55 - Book 4, Chapters 29 - 30

In Amadis of Gaul

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Vasco de Lobeira and Vasco De Lobeira


Amadis of Gaul (Amadís de Gaula, in Spanish) was not the first, but certainly one of the best known knight-errantry tales of the 16th…

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…

01 - The Midnight Pool

In The Wonders of the Jungle

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Sarath Kumar Ghosh


How do elephants drink? What is the Law of the Jungle at the water hole? How does an elephant baby learn to feed and learn to swim? How do t…

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)

Symbolism in the Dream

In A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud


These twenty-eight lectures to laymen are elementary and almost conversational. Freud sets forth with a frankness almost startling the diffi…

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…