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Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Shakespeare's Poems artwork Shakespeare's Poems
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

The complete collection of Shakespeare's six poems: Venus and Adonis Comic, sensual, bawdy and beautiful, this long poem tells of the desire of Venus, goddess of beauty and love, for the young Adonis, who would much rather be hunting, and its tragic end. The Rape of Lucrece Stately and somber, this long poem tells of the desire of Tarquin, Prince of Rome, for the chaste Lucrece, and his rape of her, and of how she comes to kill herself in her shame. A Lover's Complaint A young woman, seduced and abandoned by a charming man, rails against his falsity. The Passionate Pilgrim Most likely a pirated volume containing variants of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, along with extracts from Love’s Labor’s Lost and poems by unknown authors, possibly by Shakespeare, others likely not. The Phoenix and Turtle An enigmatic poem about the constancy of love between a phoenix (a mythological bird) and a turtledove, likely with allegorical meanings we can no longer understand. To the Queen A short poem honoring her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.


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Shakespeare's Poems - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar artwork Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Conspirators, some high-minded like Brutus, others not, plot the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar to save the Roman republic from tyranny. But after Caesar's death, they find themselves reviled by the Roman people and at war with Mark Antony and Octavian.


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Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare

William Blake - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell artwork The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
William Blake
Genre: Art & Architecture
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a series of texts written in imitation of biblical prophecy but expressing Blake's own intensely personal Romantic and revolutionary beliefs. It was published as printed sheets from etched plates containing prose, poetry and illustrations. It is written in prose, except for the opening Argument and the Song of Liberty. The book describes the poet's visit to Hell. It also tells that good and evil are different kinds of energies, and both are needed to keep the world going.


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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - William Blake

William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream artwork A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Hermia loves Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia, but so does Demetrius. Hermia's friend Helena loves Demetrius. These four find themselves lost deep in the woods and in the middle of a royal fairy row between Titania and Oberon.


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A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - The Tempest artwork The Tempest
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Prospero, a mage and former Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda have been stranded for 12 years on an island. Prospero's brother Antonio, who deposed him, is shipwrecked with his son Ferdinand. By the end Ferdinand and Miranda are married and Prospero, after abjuring magic, regains his title and forgives his betrayers.


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The Tempest - William Shakespeare

Stefan Zweig - The Burning Secret artwork The Burning Secret
Stefan Zweig
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A suave baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar's mother, while the three are holidaying in an Austrian mountain resort. His initial advances rejected, the baron befriends Edgar in order to get closer to the woman he desires. The initially unsuspecting child soon senses something is amiss, but has no idea of the burning secret that is driving the affair, and that will soon change his life for ever.


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The Burning Secret - Stefan Zweig

William Shakespeare - Macbeth (Finnish Edition) artwork Macbeth (Finnish Edition)
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 31 December 1622
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Macbeth on tragedia kirjoittanut William Shakespeare, ja sitä pidetään yhtenä hänen synkimpinä ja tehokkain teoksia. Aseta Skotlannissa, leikkiä dramatizes syövyttäviä psykologisia ja poliittisia vaikutuksia syntyy, kun paha on valittu tapa täyttää kunnianhimoa vallasta. Draama alkaa aavemainen ulkonäkö kolme noitaa, jotka neuvovat keskellä myrskyn yli milloin ja missä he haluavat tavata Macbeth. Samalla viimeinen taistelu kuninkaan joukot Duncans vastaan Norja kuningas Sweno tapahtuu Forres avustamana kapinalliset Macdonwald. Vuonna leiriin taistelukentällä kuningas Duncan on ilmoitettu, että Macdonwald kukisti Macbeth Thanessa Cawdor ja oli tukenut kapinaa. Voiton jälkeen skotti Duncan järjestää siirtää toimiston ja ihmisarvoa petturi Macbeth.


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Macbeth (Finnish Edition) - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Macbeth artwork Macbeth
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, Macbeth, encouraged by his wife, murders King Duncan. His reign continues bloodily and his conscience increasingly disturbs him. Finally, Macduff and the other forces of revenge surround Macbeth to kill him.


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Macbeth - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Hamlet artwork Hamlet
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

The prince of Denmark tries to summon the will to kill his father's murderer, his uncle and now king.


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Hamlet - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night artwork Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin, Sebastian, has been killed. Masquerading as a boy, she enters the service of Duke Orsino, who is in love with Olivia. Olivia, believing Viola male, falls in love with her. Viola, in turn, falls in love with the Duke. When Sebastian arrives on the scene, confusion ensues.


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Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice artwork The Merchant of Venice
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

The merchant Antonio promises Shylock that if he defaults on his borrowing, he will pay the Jewish money-lender a pound of his flesh. When he can't pay, Shylock insists on his bond. The case goes to court and Bassanio and his new bride Portia finesse some legal loopholes to save their friend.


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The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew artwork The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Baptista Minola has two daughters, the beautiful Bianca and the shrewish Katherina. A visiting stranger, Petruchio, learns of Katherina's large dowry, marries her and through his own even more extreme actions modifies her behavior.


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The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - All's Well That Ends Well artwork All's Well That Ends Well
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Recently wed, spoiled Bertram abandons his wife Helena, and goes off to war saying that unless she can remove the ring from his finger and produce a child by him, he will never consider himself married. The resourceful Helena manages this and regains her charmless husband.


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All's Well That Ends Well - William Shakespeare

Charles Lamb - Tales from Shakespeare artwork Tales from Shakespeare
Charles Lamb
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 24 February 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb was written to be an 'introduction to the study of Shakespeare', but are much more entertaining than that. All of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style, and their literary quality has made them popular and sought-after ever since their first publication in 1807. This edition contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham.


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Tales from Shakespeare - Charles Lamb

William Shakespeare - Shakespeare's Sonnets artwork Shakespeare's Sonnets
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

One of the great sonnet sequences of all time – 154 poems exploring love, desire, envy and jealousy, and the ravages of time. Possibly an autobiographical suite of poems leading us closer to Shakespeare than any other writings can – or simply an abstract intellectual exercise by a supremely gifted writer.


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Shakespeare's Sonnets - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Othello artwork Othello
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Othello, a successful Moorish general in the service of Venice, elopes with Desdemona, the daughter of a Venetian noble. His evil lieutenant Iago works on his jealousy and persuades him that his wife is unfaithful. Overwrought, Othello strangles her then kills himself in grief after the truth is revealed.


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Othello - William Shakespeare

1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci - Thoughts on Art and Life artwork Thoughts on Art and Life
1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci
Genre: Art & Architecture
Publish Date: 31 December 1518
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci. There are sections covering the great man's thoughts on life, art and science. Maurice Baring trawled the available manuscripts to distil da Vinci's writings on these subjects into a single, accessible tome, which will be of interest to students of da Vinci, the Renaissance and the history of both art and science.


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Thoughts on Art and Life - 1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci

John Dryden - All for Love artwork All for Love
Or, the World Well Lost A Tragedy
John Dryden
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The age of Elizabeth, memorable for so many reasons in the history of England, was especially brilliant in literature, and, within literature, in the drama. With some falling off in spontaneity, the impulse to great dramatic production lasted till the Long Parliament closed the theaters in 1642; and when they were reopened at the Restoration, in 1660, the stage only too faithfully reflected the debased moral tone of the court society of Charles II.


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All for Love - John Dryden

William Shakespeare - King Lear artwork King Lear
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Lear decides to abdicate and split his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Cordelia refuses to flatter her father like her sisters and is banished. Goneril and Regan betray Lear who goes mad.


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King Lear - William Shakespeare

Henry Hunt Snelling - History and Practice of the Art of Photography artwork History and Practice of the Art of Photography
Henry Hunt Snelling
Genre: Photography
Publish Date: 23 June 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Containing all the instructions necessary for the complete practice of the daguerrean and photogenic art, both on metalic plates and on paper.


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History and Practice of the Art of Photography - Henry Hunt Snelling

William Shakespeare - Antony & Cleopatra artwork Antony & Cleopatra
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

The Egyptian queen's tempestuous romance with Antony is played out against the battles and intrigues of the Roman civil war. After losing the battle of Actium he dies in her arms and she commits suicide.


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Antony & Cleopatra - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Richard III artwork Richard III
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Tale of the psychopathic Richard of York's bloody and manipulative rise to the throne and his defeat and death on Bosworth Field by the future Henry VII (grandfather of Elizabeth I).


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Richard III - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing artwork Much Ado About Nothing
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

There are two couples in this prototype comedy, but no one pays much attention to the soon-to-wed Claudio and Hero, because the witty oddball adversaries Beatrice and Benedict get all the best lines.


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Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Love's Labour's Lost artwork Love's Labour's Lost
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Four young men—the King of Navarre and three friends—promise to foreswear the company of women for three years in order to pursue learning. Unsurprisingly they manage to keep it up for less than a day after the arrival of the young Princess of France and her three ladies.


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Love's Labour's Lost - William Shakespeare

Friedrich Wieck - Piano and Song artwork Piano and Song
Friedrich Wieck
Genre: Music
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction. As he was the father of Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann's teacher, need I say more?.


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Piano and Song - Friedrich Wieck

William Shakespeare - The Comedy of Errors artwork The Comedy of Errors
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Shakespeare's shortest and most farcical comedy, involving two sets of identical brothers, both separated at birth: Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, and their respective servants Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. All four turn up in the same city on the same day with predictably hilarious consequences.


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The Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Troilus & Cressida artwork Troilus & Cressida
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Troilus, a Trojan prince, woos Cressida, has sex with her, and professes his undying love. When she is traded with the Greeks for a prisoner of war, he tries to visit her but sees her with Diomedes and decides she is a whore.


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Troilus & Cressida - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Titus Andronicus artwork Titus Andronicus
William Shakespeare
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 04 September 2014
Publisher: PlayShakespeare.com
Seller: Public Domain

Taking his cue from the Roman plays of Seneca, Shakespeare piles on the horrors in this tale of murderous revenge. The most appalling moment is either the discovery of Titus's raped daughter Lavinia, with her tongue cut out and her hands chopped off, or the Queen Tamora being forced to eat a pie made from her two sons.


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Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare

Lope Félix de Vega Carpio - Comedias: El remedio en la desdicha; El mejor alcalde, el rey artwork Comedias: El remedio en la desdicha; El mejor alcalde, el rey
Lope Félix de Vega Carpio
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 26 August 1635
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lope Félix de Vega Carpio es famoso para su comedia nueva que distingue la obra teatral clásica. El remedio en la desdicha y El mejor alcalde, el rey son la parte de nueva comedia que trata la tema de honra.


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Comedias: El remedio en la desdicha; El mejor alcalde, el rey - Lope Félix de Vega Carpio

Various Authors - The Blue Book of Chess artwork The Blue Book of Chess
Various Authors
Genre: Games
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The following work is designed for those who are learning the noble game of Chess. Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner.


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The Blue Book of Chess - Various Authors

William Morris - Hopes and Fears for Art artwork Hopes and Fears for Art
William Morris
Genre: Art & Architecture
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is basically a set of lectures Morris gave and put into book-form. He seemed to believe that art was the answer to everything, though he never gives a real basis for such a belief. He just seems to think that all will go right in the world if people enjoy what they do, make and surround themselves with beautiful things, and get rid of excess and needless luxury.


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Hopes and Fears for Art - William Morris

Henry Edward Bird - Chess History and Reminiscences artwork Chess History and Reminiscences
Henry Edward Bird
Genre: Games
Publish Date: 31 December 1907
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Of all the claims which have been advanced to the invention and origin of chess, that of the Hindu Game the Chaturanga is the most ancient, and its accounts contain the earliest allusion worthy of serious notice to anything partaking of the principles and form of chess.


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Chess History and Reminiscences - Henry Edward Bird

Molière - Tartuffe artwork Tartuffe
Or, the Hypocrite
Molière
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

Jean Baptiste Poquelin, better known by his stage name of Moliere, stands without a rival at the head of French comedy. Born at Paris in January, 1622, where his father held a position in the royal household, he was educated at the Jesuit College de Clermont, and for some time studied law, which he soon abandoned for the stage. His life was spent in Paris and in the provinces, acting, directing performances, managing theaters, and writing plays. He had his share of applause from the king and from the public; but the satire in his comedies made him many enemies, and he was the object of the most venomous attacks and the most impossible slanders. Nor did he find much solace at home; for he married unfortunately, and the unhappiness that followed increased the bitterness that public hostility had brought into his life. On February 17, 1673, while acting in “La Malade Imaginaire,” the last of his masterpieces, he was seized with illness and died a few hours later.


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Tartuffe - Molière

C. H. Herford & Henrik Ibsen - Love’s Comedy artwork Love’s Comedy
C. H. Herford & Henrik Ibsen
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 22 May 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen tells a story of love and marriage in this play first published in 1862. This English translation by Charles Harold Herford was published in 1900.


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Love’s Comedy - C. H. Herford & Henrik Ibsen

Algernon Charles Swinburne - Atalanta in Calydon artwork Atalanta in Calydon
A Tragedy
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 09 April 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Algernon Charles Swinburne’s verse drama recounts the story of Atalanta, the virgin huntress of Greek mythology, and the hunt for the monstrous boar sent by Artemis to ravage Calydon.


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Atalanta in Calydon - Algernon Charles Swinburne

Molière - The Learned Women artwork The Learned Women
Molière
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

ARM. What! Sister, you will give up the sweet and enchanting title of maiden? You can entertain thoughts of marrying! This vulgar wish can enter your head!


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The Learned Women - Molière

Pedro Calderón de la Barca - Life Is a Dream artwork Life Is a Dream
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

Pedro Calderon de la Barca was born in Madrid, January 17, 1600, of good family. He was educated at the Jesuit College in Madrid and at the University of Salamanca; and a doubtful tradition says that he began to write plays at the age of thirteen. His literary activity was interrupted for ten years, 1625-1635, by military service in Italy and the Low Countries, and again for a year or more in Catalonia. In 1637 he became a Knight of the Order of Santiago, and in 1651 he entered the priesthood, rising to the dignity of Superior of the Brotherhood of San Pedro in Madrid. He held various offices in the court of Philip IV, who rewarded his services with pensions, and had his plays produced with great splendor. He died May 5, 1681.


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Life Is a Dream - Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher - The Little French Lawyer artwork The Little French Lawyer
A Comedy
Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 05 March 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 17th century Jacobean stage production revolves around a combination of romantic trysts, sword fights and rampant deception.


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The Little French Lawyer - Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher

Augustus De Morgan - A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II artwork A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II
Augustus De Morgan
Genre: Art & Architecture
Publish Date: 17 March 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Budget of Paradoxes, originally published in 1915, is mathematician Augustus De Morgan's most accessible and entertaining work. Well-known for his wit, De Morgan takes aim at those people he calls "paradoxers", which in modern terms would most closely resemble crackpots. Paradoxers, however, are not crazy, necessarily-rather, they hold views wildly outside the accepted sphere. If you believed the world was round when everyone else knew that it was flat, you would be a paradoxer. In this book, De Morgan reviews a number of books from his own library written by such "crackpots" who claim to have solved a great many of the puzzles of mathematics and science, including squaring a circle, creating perpetual motion, and overcoming gravity. Each is thoroughly put in his place in ways both entertaining and informative to readers. Skeptics, students of science, and anyone who likes pondering a puzzle will find this book a delightful read.


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A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II - Augustus De Morgan

Clyde Fitch - Her Own Way artwork Her Own Way
Clyde Fitch
Genre: Theatre
Publish Date: 03 September 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Originally performed in 1903, this play by Clyde Fitch follows the women of the Carley family at their home in Elmira, New York.


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Her Own Way - Clyde Fitch


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