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Rainer Maria Rilke: Poems

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Rainer Maria Rilke

A selection of poems by this renowned German poet. - Summary by Peter Tucker

The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud

A series of lectures given in the USA by Freud in German, later translated into English - Summary by Peter Tucker

A Short History of Greek Philosophy

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John Marshall

History of Ancient Greek philosophy from pre-Socratics to Aristotle and on to the Sceptics and the Stoics. - Summary by Peter Tucker

Dreams of a Spirit-Seer

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Immanuel Kant

Analysis of the writings of Kant's contemporary, the spiritualist religious philosopher Swedenborg, whose ideas still have a following in pr…

Bible (KJV) 18: Job (version 2)

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King James Version

Job was a prosperous landowner who encountered a series of misfortunes, leading him to question himself and his relation to his God. A gran…


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Charles Bigg

This monograph focusses predictably on the theories and teachings of Plotinus but precedes this with a review of foregoing schools of philos…

The Captives

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Hugh Walpole

A story of alienation from the society which holds one captive, told from the standpoint of a young woman whose life is suddenly disrupted, …

A Voyage to the Moon

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Cyrano De Bergerac

This is an edition by Professor Curtis Page of the Lovell translation of a seminal work of science fiction by Cyrano de Bergerac. Arguably …

Prometheus Illbound

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André Gide

There is a witty and absurdist character to this contemporary setting of the plight of Prometheus, in which Zeus appears as a tremendously w…

The Wild Swans at Coole (Version 2)

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William Butler Yeats

A collection of poems from the mid-career of this renowned Irish poet, the title poem referring to the estate of his friend and mentor, Lady…

En Route

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Joris-Karl Huysmans

The second book by Huysmans concerning the religious development of the novelist Durtal, who in the first book ("La-bas") experien…

The Last Days of Pekin

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Pierre Loti

The author was an officer in the French navy. This book is a compilation of his experiences when stationed in China in 1900 during and immed…

Poems 1817

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John Keats

Early poems of this famous English lyric poet, in which he openly expresses indebtedness to, and reverence for, his poetic predecessors, esp…

Twilight in Italy

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D. H. Lawrence

This is one of the author's "travel books", recounting his walking journeys in and around the Lago di Garda in Northern Italy. Eve…

The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

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John Dryden

The first of two volumes of collected poetry by this revered and highly influential English restoration poet and playwright. The poems, many…

The Major Symptoms of Hysteria

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Pierre Janet

In this series of lectures delivered in English by the author while visiting the USA, Janet summarises the (at the time) cutting edge perspe…

The Story of Rimini

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Leigh Hunt

A long poem telling the tragic story of Francesca da Rimini, the duped and adulterous bride, inspired by the character in Dante's Inferno. P…

Virgin Soil Volume 1

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Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev's last and longest novel presents the story of a group of young people in late nineteenth century Russia, who because of disillusio…

Metamorphoses (Howard Version)

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Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso

Translated from Latin into English blank verse, this classic Roman text gives an account of a series of fabulous episodes from creation thro…


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Émile Zola

This book describes a five day national pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Lourdes, where miracle cures are hoped for. The central character i…

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