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On War (Volume 1)

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Carl Von Clausewitz


A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing…

Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series Two : XVIIIth to XIXth Dynas…

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie


Egyptian stories translated from ancient, often incomplete, documents. - Summary by Timothy Ferguson

Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie


Brief, and in some cases incomplete, stories of magic from ancient Egypt. (Summary by Timothy Ferguson)

The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance

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Edith Birkhead


A seminal essay on the development of horror as a genre, highly influential on later writers. - Summary by Timothy Ferguson

Greek and Roman Ghost Stories

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Lacy Collison-Morley


A non-fiction work, comparing and collecting ghost stories by Classical Greek and Republican or Imperial Roman authors. (Summary by Timothy …

On War (Volumes 2 and 3)

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Carl Von Clausewitz


Perhaps the most famous work on the philosophy of war, and the effective use of military force, by a European author. (Summary by Timothy Fe…

Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to the Study of Antiquities in Egypt

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Gaston Maspero


A handbook of Egyptian archaeology, issued by the British Museum, considered suitable for British tourists traveling to Egypt in the 19th Ce…

The Gladstone Colony: An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History

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James Francis Hogan


This is an early history of the failed attempt to found the colony of North Australia at Gladstone, in what is now Central Queensland. (Summ…

Scilly and its Legends

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Henry John Whitfield


A travel journal to the Scilly Islands written in the Nineteenth Century. It records Scillonian legends and folklore. There are brief divers…

Tours in the South Coast District

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Queensland Railways


An early booklet, designed to encourage tourism in the northern parts of New South Wales, and the southern parts of Queensland, particularly…

Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 2

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Lord Thomas Cochrane


This second volume of the biography of Lord Cochrane deals with his fall from grace, imprisonment for debt, loss of honours, and attempts to…

Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1

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Lord Thomas Cochrane


This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the deve…

Literary Taste: How to Form It

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Arnold Bennett


Arnold Bennett describes a method for enjoying literature, and suggests the contents of a comprehensive library. Chapters 1-10 and 14 descri…

The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol 1

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Henry Richard Fox Bourne and Thomas Barnes Cochrane


Lord Cochrane was a Napoleonic-era sea captain, whose adventures were the source material for many popular series of naval fiction. He start…

The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol 2

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Henry Richard Fox Bourne


Lord Cochrane was a Napoleonic-era sea captain, whose adventures were the source material for many popular series of naval fiction. He start…

Sports in Norman England

In The Ontario Readers: Third Book

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William Fitzstephen


The Ontario Readers is a school book first published in 1919, by the Ontario Ministry of Education, containing short excerpts of literary wo…

Letter to Sura

In Short Ghost and Horror Collection 002

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Pliny, the Younger and Pliny the Younger


A collection of fifteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up…

11 - A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates, Part 3

In Great Pirate Stories

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Joseph Lewis French


Piracy embodies the romance of the sea at its highest expression. It is a sad but inevitable commentary on our civilization, that, so far as…

English: The Raven

In The Raven (Multilingual)

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Edgar Allan Poe


The Raven, by Edgar Alan Poe, is one of the most famous poems ever written. First published in 1845, it was soon reprinted, illustrated, emu…