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The Logic of Vegetarianism

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Henry Salt

With clear logic and entertaining dialogues, the author presents many reasons for a vegetarian rather than a “flesh-eating” diet, and his ar…

Pierre & Jean

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Guy de Maupassant

This short novel’s titular characters are brothers. An old family friend dies, leaving without explanation his entire fortune to Jean, the y…

Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

These two articles were reproduced as an e-book by Project Gutenberg in 2008 to supplement "...several articles by Frederick Douglass,…

It Might Have Happened to You

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Coningsby Dawson

This is a frank eyewitness description of the suffering, starvation in particular, that was widely experienced in Central and Eastern Europe…

The Last Entry

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William Clark Russell

This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his …

Love in a Mask, or Imprudence and Happiness

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Honoré de Balzac

Love in a Mask, or Imprudence and Happiness, is an entertaining short novel by Honoré de Balzac, unpublished in his lifetime. Beginni…

Uncle Wiggily's Fortune

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Howard R. Garis

Uncle Wiggily Longears is the main character of a series of children's stories by American author Howard R. Garis. He began writing the stor…

The Dark

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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev

The Dark is a novella about a desperate young man, a “terrorist and nihilist”, trying to avoid arrest by taking refuge in a brothel. The sto…

Take it From Dad

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George Livermore

Take It From Dad is a collection of letters written by a father to his son, Ted, at boarding school, away from home for the first time. In e…

Eighteen Months' Imprisonment

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Donald Shaw

This is an absorbing memoir of an inmate's experiences and impressions while in a London prison. He describes himself as "a man of educ…


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Ivan Turgenev

Rudin is the first and perhaps least known novel by Ivan Turgenev, a famous Russian writer best known for his short stories and the novel Fa…

The Shadow

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Arthur Stringer

A manhunt for a bank robber takes a determined and fixated New York City detective on a gripping, globe-spanning adventure, with many plot t…

Black Pawl

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Ben Ames Williams

This riveting novel takes place on a whaling ship, where its captain, Black Pawl, has a troubled relationship with the first mate, his son. …

The de Bercy Affair

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Louis Tracy

A beautiful French actress with concealed origins and a clandestine involvement with a group of anarchists is brutally murdered in London. C…

The Night Club

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Herbert George Jenkins

This work of fiction by Herbert Jenkins (1876-1923) features one of his best-loved comic characters, the affable Cockney, Joseph Bindle. It …

The Power of a Lie

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Johan Bojer

Norby is requested to guarantee a bank loan for Wangen and he obliges, signing the loan document in the presence of a witness. Some time lat…

Summer Days in Shakespeare Land

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Charles George Harper

"Some delights of the ancient town of Stratford-upon-Avon and the country round about, together with a sketch of the life of Mr. Willia…

Little Masterpieces of Autobiography: Actors

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George Iles

The playwright gives a play its plot, characters, dialog and form, but its sense of living reality is conveyed by the art of the actor. This…


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Sinclair Lewis

This 1926 Pulitzer Prize winning novel centers on the title character, a promising medical student who, as a doctor and following several in…

The Bishop's Apron

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W. Somerset Maugham

"Canon Spratte saw himself as he thought others might see him: mediocre, pompous, self-assertive, verbose." Maugham could have add…

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