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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…

The Lone Wolf's Daughter - VI - The Mummer

In Red Masquerade

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Louis Joseph Vance

In the beginning of his career, Michael Lanyard alias The Lone Wolf, the most talented thief of his day, made the acquaintance of the beauti…

12 - Volume 1, Chapter 12: I have no Wrong, where I can claim no Right

In Vixen

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon

This is an exquisite and heartbreaking love story. Violet Tempest and Roderick Vawdrey, otherwise known to each other as Vixen and Rorie, ar…

01 - The Little New Year

In Buttercup Gold And Other Stories

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Ellen Robena Field

A charming collection of short stories and verses for young children. First published by the Bangor, Maine Kindergarten Association. (Summar…

5 - The Children See Benares and Go Home for a Wedding

In Our Little Hindu Cousin

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Blanche McManus and Blanche Mcmanus

This book is one of a series that aims at describing other cultures to children in an entertaining way that honors the culture, educates the…

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…

First Book - Chapter IV - Randal Receives His Correspondence

In The Evil Genius

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Wilkie Collins

The Evil Genius, one of Wilkie Collins' last works, is subtitled "A Domestic Scene". It is the intriguing tale of family Linley, i…

06 - Dealing with his Adventures at Olympia.

In Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

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F. Anstey

Another delightful example of an English writer poking fun at his countrymen, or maybe all races' reactions to someone from a different back…