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The Nineteenth Century

In The Book of Art for Young People

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Agnes Ethel Conway and Sir Martin Conway and Agnes Ethel Conway


This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in th…

Poems in 'Alice in Wonderland', The Published in The Bookman, vol. 18, Sept. 19…

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 016

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Florence Milner


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the re…

Recognition of Musical Elements

In How to Listen to Music

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Henry Edward Krehbiel


This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers…

01 Preface and The Little Friction Match

In Makers of Many Things

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Eva March Tappan


How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's bo…

10 - A Word About "Slackers in Khaki"

In Observations of an Orderly

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Ward Muir


Ward Muir brings us into the heart of an English war hospital, describing scenes of cleanliness, triumph, order and sadness. Through the eye…

24 - Chapter XXIII

In The Red Planet

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William John Locke


Set during WWI in England, The Red Planet is a rich tale about the life in a little English town from the point of view of Major Duncan Mere…

05 - The Master Cat or Puss in Boots

In The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

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Charles Perrault


This book is an early collection of ten well-known fairy tales. It is thought to have begun the genre of fairy tales.(Summary by A.L. Gramou…

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