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The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Francis Fisher Browne


This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper,…

Night Watches

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W. W. Jacobs


A most popular Jacobs character, a night watchman along the English coast, remembers troubles his friends got into during shore leave. At le…

Stories from the Faerie Queen

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Edmund Spenser


A major work by Spenser, The Faerie Queen, was published between 1590 and 1596. As an allegorical work, it can be read on many levels. Accor…

Auguste Comte and Positivism

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John Stuart Mill


Part 1 lays out the framework for Positivism as originated in France by Auguste Comte in his Cours de Philosophie Positive. Mill examines th…

The Delafield Affair

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Florence Finch Kelly


New Mexico's hot, dry winds are taking their toll: cattle suffer long treks to get food and water. But it is not just a hard time for them. …

The Monastery

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Sir Walter Scott


Dame Elspeth is kept in a tower after the death of her husband. The widow of the Baron of Avenel and her daughter seek safety with Elspeth i…

Under the Witches' Moon

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Nathan Gallizier


The scene is Rome, 935 A.D. Thirty-year-old Tristan, dressed as a pilgrim, overhears a conversation between Basil, the Grand Chamberlain, an…

Aces Up

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Covington Clarke


A crack American flying troop has been sent to France, where they await further instructions. They are concerned that their extensive talent…

The Phantom Town Mystery

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Grace May North


Two girls from the East, out on a horseback ride in the mountains of Arizona, find a house in the mountains. The house's history reveals tha…

The New Atlantis

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Francis Bacon and Sir Francis Bacon


In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where p…

The Life and Adventures of Venture

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Venture Smith


Venture Smith was an African captured as a child and transported to the American colonies to be sold as a slave. As an adult, he purchased h…

The Real Latin Quarter

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Frank Berkeley Smith


"Cocher, drive to the rue Falguière"--this in my best restaurant French.The man with the varnished hat shrugged his shoulde…

The Wall of Death by Victor Rousseau, Part 1

In Astounding Stories 11, November 1930

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Victor Rousseau and Ray Cummings


This science-fiction mag includes "The Wall of Death" by Victor Rousseau, "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin, &quo…

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