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Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers

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Talbot Hughes


Explanations of Western European trends in men and women's fashion from prehistoric times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Wessex Poems

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Thomas Hardy


A collection of poetry by Thomas Hardy, some of which were previously published or adapted into his prose works. - Summary by Libby Gohn

Agnes Grey (Version 3)

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Anne Brontë


Anne Bronte's semi-autobiographic novel about Agnes Grey, a young woman who becomes a governess to support her family, but finds her new car…

Lancelot, or The Knight of the Cart

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Chrétien De Troyes


This medieval French romance is the oldest surviving work about Lancelot. When Queen Guinevere is abducted by Meleagrant, Lancelot must face…

Emily Dickinson on Death

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Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson is one of the most intriguing of American poets. Since she grew increasingly reclusive, very few of her poems were published…

Sappho: A New Rendering

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Sappho


Sappho lived in the Greek-speaking Aeolian islands off the coast of Turkey. She is one of the very few female poets from antiquity. Although…

A Group of Noble Dames

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Thomas Hardy


The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of…

51 - Book VI, Chapter I

In Henrietta Temple

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Benjamin Disraeli


The Armine family, in particular the young Ferdinand Armine, is in great financial difficulties. Ferdinand's grandfather has burdened the fa…

Selected poems

In Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 04

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Charles Dudely Warner, ed. and Anna Laetitia Barbauld


The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

09 - Brown Eyes and Equinoxes

In Mince Pie

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Christopher Morley


Mince Pie is a compilation of humorous sketches, poetry, and essays written by Christopher Morley. Morley sets the tone in the preface: &quo…

11 - Colour and Its Interpretation

In Your Psychic Powers and How to Develop Them

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Hereward Carrington


Instructions in how to develop your psychic powers including telepathy, clairvoyance, self-projection, reincarnation, and other topics. Seri…

01 – Paris at the Beginning of 1792

In Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty

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Imbert de Saint-Amand and Imbert De Saint-Amand


"Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the prese…

05 - MARGUERITE

In The Scarlet Pimpernel (Version 2)

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Baroness Emma Orczy


In the year 1792, the French Revolution is in the midst of its bloodiest stage. Aristocrats are being executed left and right by the Republi…

Vampire de Hongrie

In Infernaliana

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Charles Nodier


De toutes les erreurs populaires, la croyance au vampirisme est à coup sûr la plus absurde; je ne sais même si elle ne l'…

Pilate's Wife's Dream

In Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (version 2)

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Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë and Anne Brontë


The Bronte sisters, most famous for their novels, began their career with a slim volume of poetry, published under pseudonyms. It only sold …