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The Watsons

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Jane Austen

This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh…

Über die Weiber

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Arthur Schopenhauer

In diesem vielzitierten Essay aus dem Jahre 1851 ist Schopenhauers generell herablassende Einstellung zu Frauen zusammengefaßt. Frauen…

The Riddle of the Sands

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Erskine Childers

Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yach…

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

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Mark Twain

Fenimore Cooper - author of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, etc - has often been praised, but just as often been criticised for hi…


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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Die Fürstin ist auf einem Spazierritt, als auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem auch wilde Tiere ausgestellt sind, ein Feuer ausbricht. Ein ent…

Chapter V, Part 21

In The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 05)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay

This chapter of Macaulay’s History of England is concerned, for a large part, with insurrection against James II and his manoeuverings to su…

The Swineherd

In Andersen's Fairy Tales

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Hans Christian Andersen

A collection of eighteen fairy tales - some popular, some lesser known - by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine)

Chapter 49

In Pride and Prejudice

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Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It …

Chapter 06-10

In The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Vol. 2

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Laurence Sterne

This is volume 2 of 4. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne…


In Dead Men Tell No Tales

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E.W. Hornung and E. W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 – March 22, 1921) was an English author. Hornung was the third son of John Peter Hornung, a Hungarian, …

Part 1: XIV. The Friend

In Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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Friedrich Nietzsche, transl. Thomas Common and Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contempo…

Controversy About Truth

In Essays in Radical Empiricism

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William James

William James (1842 – 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher. He wrote influential books on the young science of psych…

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