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Representative Men

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


A series of biographical lectures originally published in 1850. Each chapter is a philosophical treatment of the life of an intellectual. Th…

Kenilworth

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Sir Walter Scott


An Elizabethan era historical novel by Scotland's master of fiction, Sir Walter Scott. With a cast of historical and created characters, inc…

Victory: An Island Tale

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Joseph Conrad


Recollections of the life of Axel Heyst, one-time manager of the liquidated Tropical Belt Coal Company in a fictitious island in the Pacific…

The Antiquary

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Andrew Lang


Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary. Set in the period of th…

In a German Pension

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Katherine Mansfield


The first collected volume of short stories of the New Zealand modernist. Inspired by her own travels, Mansfield begins to refine her craft …

The Sacred Fount

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Henry James


Published in 1901, The Sacred Fount delves into the interior observations and obsessions of one Englishman during a weekend gathering in the…

In the Year of Jubilee

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George Gissing


The Jubilee marks the fiftieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria. Dickensian in its sweeping scope of London life, Jubilee depicts the har…

Book 1, Chapter 4, part 6

In History of the Inquisition of Spain, Vol. 1

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Henry Charles Lea


The first volume of Lea’s monumental work on the Inquisition of Spain, covering its origin and establishment and its relations with the stat…