Hong Kong biographies, memoirs books

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朝花夕拾 - 魯迅

鲁迅 - 朝花夕拾 插圖 朝花夕拾
鲁迅
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年07月03日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

我常想在纷扰中寻出一点闲静来,然而委实不容易。目前是这么离奇,心里是这么芜杂。一个人做到只剩了回忆的时候,生涯大概总要算是无聊了罢,但有时竟会连回忆也没有。中国的做文章有轨范,世事也仍然是螺旋。前几天我离开中山大学的时候,便想起四个月以前的离开厦门大学;听到飞机在头上鸣叫,竟记得了一年前在北京城上日日旋绕的飞机。我那时还做了一篇短文,叫做《一觉》。现在是,连这“一觉”也没有了。


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朝花夕拾 - 鲁迅

Benjamin Franklin - Franklin's Autobiography 插圖 Franklin's Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1789年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. Autobiography is addressed to Franklin's son William, at that time (1771) Royal Governor of New Jersey. While in England at the estate of the Bishop of St Asaph in Twyford, Franklin, now 65 years old, begins by saying that it may be agreeable to his son to know some of the incidents of his father's life; so with a week's uninterrupted leisure, he is beginning to write them down for William. He starts with some anecdotes of his grandfather, uncles, father and mother. He deals with his childhood, his fondness for reading, and his service as an apprentice to his brother James Franklin, a Boston printer and the publisher of the New England Courant. After improving his writing skills through study of the Spectator by Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele, he writes an anonymous paper and slips it under the door of the printing house by night. Not knowing its author, James and his friends praise the paper and it is published in the Courant, which encourages Ben to produce more essays (the 'Silence Do good' essays) which are also published. When Ben reveals his authorship, James is angered, thinking the recognition of his papers will make Ben too vain. James and Ben have frequent disputes and Ben seeks for a way to escape from working under James.


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Franklin's Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin

Arthur Schopenhauer - The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; On Human Nature 插圖 The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; On Human Nature
Arthur Schopenhauer
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1860年09月20日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

The following essays are drawn from the chapters entitled Zur Ethik and Zur Rechtslehre und Politik which are to be found both in Schopenhauer's Parergaand in his posthumous writings. As in my previous volumes, so also in this, I have omitted a few passages which appeared to me to be either antiquated or no longer of any general interest. For convenience' sake I have divided the original chapters into sections, which I have had to name; and I have also had to invent a title which should express their real scope. The reader will find that it is not so much Ethics and Politics that are here treated, as human nature itself in various aspects.


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The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; On Human Nature - Arthur Schopenhauer

宋尚節 - 靈曆集光 插圖 靈曆集光
宋尚節
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年06月03日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

在中國教會復興史裡面,有兩位最特殊的人物,都是神特別興起的僕人:一位是從加拿大到中國來的宣教士古約翰牧師,另一位就是最著名的宋尚節博士。前者在二十世紀頭二十年裡面主領奮興佈道會於華北各省,包括東北在內;後者則是足跡遍佈全國及南洋各國,前後約十五年(三十年代末期至四十年代首期)。他的果實今日仍存,對中國教會影響甚大。


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靈曆集光 - 宋尚節

王先謙 - 荀子集解 插圖 荀子集解
王先謙
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年05月23日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

昔唐韓愈氏以荀子書為大醇小疵,逮宋,攻者益眾。推其由,以言性惡故。餘謂性惡之說,非荀子本意也。其言曰:直木不待檃栝而直者,其性直也;枸木必待檃栝烝矯然後直者,以其性不直也。今人性惡,必待聖王之治,禮義之化,然後皆出於治,合於善也。夫使荀子而不知人性有善惡,則不知木性有枸直矣。然而其言如此,豈真不知性邪?餘因以悲荀子遭世大亂,民胥冺棼,感激而出此也。荀子論學論治,皆以禮為宗,反覆推詳,務明其指趣,為千古脩道立教所莫能外。其曰:倫類不通,不足謂善學;又曰;一物失稱,亂之端也。探聖門一貫之精,洞古今成敗之故,論議不越幾席,而思慮浹於無垠,身未嘗一日加民,而行事可信其放推而皆準,而刻覈之徒,詆諆橫生,擯之不得與於斯道。餘又以悲荀子術不用於當時,而名滅裂於後世,流俗人之口為重屈也。國朝儒學昌明,欽定四庫全書提要,首列荀子儒家。斥好惡之詞,通訓詁之誼,定論昭然,學者始知崇尚。顧其書僅有楊倞註,未為盡善。近世通行嘉善謝氏校本,去取亦時有疏舛,宿儒大師,多所匡益,家居少事,輒旁採諸家之說,為荀子集解一書,管窺所及,間亦附載。不敢謂於荀書精意,有所發明,而於析楊謝之疑辭,酌宋元之定本,庶幾不無一得。刻成,謹弁言簡端,並揭荀子箸書之微旨,與後來讀者共證明之雲。光緒十七年歲次辛卯夏五月長沙王先謙謹序。


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荀子集解 - 王先謙

Natalie Harris Hammond - A Woman's Part in a Revolution 插圖 A Woman's Part in a Revolution
Natalie Harris Hammond
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1931年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

To the American Public, whose sympathy was my chief support through days of bitter trial, this book is gratefully dedicated. My personal experience forms the subject of my story. The causes of the Revolt in Johannesburg, and the ensuing political questions, are but lightly touched upon, in deference to the silence enforced upon my husband as one of the terms of his liberation by the Boer Government.


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A Woman's Part in a Revolution - Natalie Harris Hammond

James Russell Lowell - Abraham Lincoln 插圖 Abraham Lincoln
James Russell Lowell
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1860年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

There have been many painful crises since the impatient vanity of South Carolina hurried ten prosperous Commonwealths into a crime whose assured retribution was to leave them either at the mercy of the nation they had wronged, or of the anarchy they had summoned but could not control, when no thoughtful American opened his morning paper without dreading to find that he had no longer a country to love and honor. Whatever the result of the convulsion whose first shocks were beginning to be felt, there would still be enough square miles of earth for elbow-room; but that ineffable sentiment made up of memory and hope, of instinct and tradition, which swells every man’s heart and shapes his thought, though perhaps never present to his consciousness, would be gone from it, leaving it common earth and nothing more. Men might gather rich crops from it, but that ideal harvest of priceless associations would be reaped no longer; that fine virtue which sent up messages of courage and security from every sod of it would have evaporated beyond recall. We should be irrevocably cut off from our past, and be forced to splice the ragged ends of our lives upon whatever new conditions chance might leave dangling for us.


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Abraham Lincoln - James Russell Lowell

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3 插圖 The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3
Charles Dickens
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1870年06月08日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

A Supplement to the "Life of Charles Dickens, " collection dates from 1833, the commencement of Charles Dickens's literary life, just before the starting of the “Pickwick Papers, " and is carried on up to the day before his death, in 1870.


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The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3 - Charles Dickens

皇甫謐 - 高士傳 插圖 高士傳
皇甫謐
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年05月22日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

孔子稱舉逸民,天下之民歸心焉。洪崖先生創高道於上皇之代,許由善卷不降節於唐虞之朝,是以易有束帛之義,禮有玄纁之製。詩人發白駒之歌,春秋顯子臧之節。明堂月令以季春聘名士,禮賢者。然則,高讓之士,王政所先,厲濁激貪之務也。史班之載,多所闕略。梁鴻頌逸民,蘇順科高士,或錄屈節,雜而不純。又近取秦漢,不及遠古,夫思其人猶愛其樹,況稱其德而贊其事哉!謐採古今八代之士,身不屈於王公,名不耗於終始,自堯至魏,凡九十餘人。雖執節若夷齊,去就若兩龔,皆不錄也。


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高士傳 - 皇甫謐

Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse 插圖 To The Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年08月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark of high modernism, the novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the Lighthouse is secondary to its philosophical introspection. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls childhood emotions and highlights adult relationships. Among the book's many tropes and themes are those of loss, subjectivity, and the problem of perception. The novel is set in the Ramsays' summer home in the Hebrides, on the Isle of Skye. The section begins with Mrs Ramsay assuring her son James that they should be able to visit the lighthouse on the next day. This prediction is denied by Mr Ramsay, who voices his certainty that the weather will not be clear, an opinion that forces a certain tension between Mr and Mrs Ramsay, and also between Mr Ramsay and James. This particular incident is referred to on various occasions throughout the section, especially in the context of Mr and Mrs Ramsay's relationship. The Ramsays and their eight children have been joined at the house by a number of friends and colleagues. One of them, Lily Briscoe, begins the novel as a young, uncertain painter attempting a portrait of Mrs. Ramsay and James. Briscoe finds herself plagued by doubts throughout the novel, doubts largely fed by the claims of Charles Tansley, another guest, who asserts that women can neither paint nor write. Tansley himself is an admirer of Mr Ramsay, a philosophy professor, and his academic treatises.


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To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln Letters 插圖 Lincoln Letters
Abraham Lincoln
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1865年04月14日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is the collection of letters which have written by the Americal president Abraham Lincon.


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Lincoln Letters - Abraham Lincoln

Jacob Abbott - Queen Elizabeth 插圖 Queen Elizabeth
Jacob Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1879年10月30日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth.


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Queen Elizabeth - Jacob Abbott

Henry Brodribb Irving - A Book of Remarkable Criminals 插圖 A Book of Remarkable Criminals
Henry Brodribb Irving
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1919年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to light the darker elements of man's nature present to the philosophical observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties, especially as affecting the connection between motive and action, between irregular desire or evil disposition and crime itself, is equally indispensable and difficult.


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A Book of Remarkable Criminals - Henry Brodribb Irving

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words 插圖 Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words
Ludwig van Beethoven
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1826年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This little book came into existence as if it were by chance. The author had devoted himself for a long time to the study of Beethoven and carefully scrutinized all manner of books, publications, manuscripts, etc., in order to derive the greatest possible information about the hero.


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Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words - Ludwig van Beethoven

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words 插圖 Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1790年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

In this collection of excerpts from Mozart's letters to family and friends, and from his other writings and reported conversations.


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Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 插圖 Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1826年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.


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Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 - Ludwig van Beethoven

辛文房 - 唐才子傳 插圖 唐才子傳
辛文房
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年05月27日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

十卷,作者辛文房,字良史,西域人。此书对中﹑晚唐诗人事迹所记尤详﹐也包括部分五代诗人。按诗人登第先後为序。书中保存了唐代诗人大量的生平资料﹐对其科举经历的记叙更为详备。


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唐才子傳 - 辛文房

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life 插圖 Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1832年03月21日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) is universally recognized as a towering figure in world literature.


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Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jacob Abbott - Alexander the Great 插圖 Alexander the Great
Makers of History
Jacob Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1879年10月30日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Alexander gained the world, but at what cost? This book is an easy but fascinating read, providing insights and details into the life of one of history's most prominent, yet puzzling, figures.


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Alexander the Great - Jacob Abbott

Saint Augustine - The Confessions of St. Augustine 插圖 The Confessions of St. Augustine
Saint Augustine
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2002年06月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

The young Augustine does, however, catch a passion for the pursuit of Philosophical truth, learning the doctrines of Manicheism, skepticism, and Neoplatonism. This last philosophy will have a profound influence on him-- theConfessions are perhaps the most masterful expression of his intricate fusion of Catholic theology with Neoplatonic ideas. Moving back to Thagaste, then back to Carthage again, and on to Rome and Milan, Augustine continues to wrestle with his doubts about what he has learned and with his budding interest in Catholicism, the faith of his mother, Monica. He also continues to pursue his career as a teacher of rhetoric (an occupation he later frowns upon as the salesmanship of empty words) and his habits of indulgence in sex and other pleasures of the sensual world. Things change in Milan, where Augustine finally decides that Catholicism holds the only real truth. Convinced of this but lacking the will to make the leap into a fully devoted life (including baptism and sexual abstinence), Augustine has a famous conversion experience in his Milan garden and becomes a devoted and chaste Catholic.


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The Confessions of St. Augustine - Saint Augustine

Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography 插圖 Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography
Theodore Roosevelt
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1919年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken presidents in American history. Not only are we privy to the formation of his political ideals, but also to his love of the frontier and the great outdoors.


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Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography - Theodore Roosevelt

James Huneker - Chopin : the Man and His Music 插圖 Chopin : the Man and His Music
James Huneker
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1921年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

A biography of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin and a critical analysis of his work by American music. This classic in music biography and criticism reflects the intimate knowledge of Chopin's music acquired and Part 1 deals with Chopin's life and comments on his teachings and performances; the second part offers a brilliant, piece-by-piece analysis of the entire body of his music.


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Chopin : the Man and His Music - James Huneker

陶潛 - 五孝傳 插圖 五孝傳
陶潛
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年05月13日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

舜、夏禹、殷高宗、周文王。 虞舜父頑母嚚,事之於畎畝之間,以孝烝烝,是以堯聞而授之。富有天下,貴為天子,以為不順於父母,若窮而無歸,惟(聞)〔順〕親可以得意,苟違朝夕,若嬰兒之思戀,故稱舜五十而慕。《書》曰:「戛擊鳴球,搏拊琴瑟以詠祖考來格。」言思其來而訓之。愛敬盡於事親,是以德教加於百姓,刑於四海。


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五孝傳 - 陶潛

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Napoleon Bonaparte 插圖 Napoleon Bonaparte
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1876年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Napoleon is a man who continues to fascinate us. Military genius, dictator (benevolent or otherwise), administrator, law-giver — he was all of these. He was believed to be short in stature — 'The Little Corporal' — but seemed to be one of those rare individuals who could fill a room with his presence. (He has been reported in various works as being five-feet, five-inches tall, and five-feet, seven-inches tall — not significantly different from the average height of men in his time.) He could be charming, cruel, unreasonable, generous, insightful and periodically incompetent. He solidified the aspirations of the French Revolution and then retracted some of the freedoms that had been gained from it. He fought the English but admired them. He sought to create an empire in Europe and North America, and then gave away 800,000 square miles of it for four cents an acre to Thomas Jefferson.


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Napoleon Bonaparte - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Benjamin Franklin 插圖 Benjamin Franklin
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2000年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is a biography of American Patriots, the name of Benjamin Franklin who was great struggle, in which he took so conspicuous a part, which secured the Independence of the United States.


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Benjamin Franklin - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

張岱 - 陶庵夢憶 插圖 陶庵夢憶
張岱
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年05月27日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

《陶庵梦忆》(共八卷)为明朝散文家张岱所著,也是张岱传世作品中最著名的一部。其中所记大多是作者亲身经历过的杂事,将种种世相展现在人们面前。


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陶庵夢憶 - 張岱

Henry Steel Olcott - The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons 插圖 The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons
Henry Steel Olcott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1906年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

THE thoughtful student, in scanning the religious history of the race has one fact continually forced upon his notice, viz., that there is an invariable tendency to deify whomsoever shows himself superior to the weakness of our common humanity. Look where we will, we find the saint like man exalted into a divine personage and worshiped for a god.


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The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons - Henry Steel Olcott

Charles Darwin - The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 插圖 The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1881年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He still stands as the leading figure of that revolution in scientific thought which followed the publication of the Origin of Species in the middle of the 19th century, a revolution soon involving all realms of knowledge. But posterity must continually reassess the past, and accurate contemporary sources are specially needed to provide insight into those stormy seasons when the wind of accepted belief changes. The great figures must be seen in their own setting and their own words must be heard, cleared of the posthumous growth of later dogmas. In the Autobiography Charles Darwin tells the story of the slow maturing of his mind and of his theories, leading to the publication of the Linnean paper with A. R. Wallace in 1858, and of the Origin of Species in 1859. The time has come for restoring the suppressions made in 1887. The occasional astringency of some passages had to be censored seventy years ago out of deference to the feelings of friends; now these comments not only seem harmless, but are revealing flashes lighting up the past.


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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin

Martin Luther - Works of Martin Luther 插圖 Works of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1546年02月17日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Presents critiques of four works of the Nobel Prize-winning civil rights leader and guides readers through the process of analyzing them from different critical angles, including moral theory and historical, racial, and rhetorical viewpoints.


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Works of Martin Luther - Martin Luther

王方慶 - 魏鄭公諫錄 插圖 魏鄭公諫錄
王方慶
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年05月23日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

太宗初即位,詔關中免二年租賦,關東給復一年。又有敕:「已役已納並遣輸了,明年總為準折。」公諫曰:「臣伏見八月九日詔,率土皆復一年,老幼相歡,式歌且舞在路。又聞有敕,丁巳配役,即令役滿折造;於物亦遣輸了,待至明年,總為準折。道路之人,咸失所望。此誠非平分萬姓,均同七子。然下民難與圖始,日用不知,皆謂國家追悔前言,二三其德。臣竊聞天之所輔者仁,人之所助者信,陛下初膺大寶,億兆觀德,始發大號便有二言,生八表之疑心,失四時之大信。如國有倒懸之急,猶必不可為,況以泰山之安而輒行此事,為陛下為計者,於財利則小益,於德義則大損。臣誠智識淺短,竊為陛下惜之。


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魏鄭公諫錄 - 王方慶

Leo Tolstoy - Childhood 插圖 Childhood
Leo Tolstoy
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1909年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

'Childhood', celebrates Russian country life and the peasantry. Some of the descriptions of nature .


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Childhood - Leo Tolstoy

Sidney Lee - A Life of William Shakespeare 插圖 A Life of William Shakespeare
Sidney Lee
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1926年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. I cannot promise my readers any startling revelations. But my researches have enabled me to remove some ambiguities which puzzled my predecessors, and to throw light on one or two topics that have hitherto obscured the course of Shakespeare's career. I have endeavoured to set before my readers a plain and practical narrative of the great dramatist's personal history as concisely as the needs of clearness and completeness would permit'. I have sought to provide students of Shakespeare with a full record of the duly attested facts and dates of their master's career'. I have avoided merely 'sthetic criticism'. My estimates of the value of Shakespeare's plays and poems are intended solely to fulfil the obligation that lies on the biographer of indicating p. visuccinctly the character of the successive labours which were woven into the texture of his hero's life'. 'sthetic studies of Shakespeare abound, and to increase their number is a work of supererogation'.


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A Life of William Shakespeare - Sidney Lee

Victor Hugo - The Memoirs of Victor Hugo 插圖 The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1884年12月31日
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This volume of memoirs has a double character - historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before us he himself is assuredly not the least interesting. In portraits from the brushes of Rembrandts there are always two portraits, that of the model and that of the painter.


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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo - Victor Hugo

陶潜 - 五孝传 插圖 五孝传
陶潜
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年07月07日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

虞舜、夏禹、殷高宗、周文王。 虞舜父顽母嚚,事之于畎亩之间,以孝烝烝,是以尧闻而授之。富有天下,贵为天子,以为不顺于父母,若穷而无归,惟(闻)〔顺〕亲可以得意,苟违朝夕,若婴儿之思恋,故称舜五十而慕。《书》曰:“戛击鸣球,搏拊琴瑟以咏祖考来格。”言思其来而训之。爱敬尽于事亲,是以德教加于百姓,刑于四海。


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五孝传 - 陶潜

Oscar Wilde - De Profundis 插圖 De Profundis
Oscar Wilde
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1900年11月29日
出版商: Public Domain
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From his cell in prison, Oscar Wilde wrote "De Profundis, " the detailed and unsparing revelation of his love and tragedy.


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De Profundis - Oscar Wilde

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 插圖 Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1826年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.


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Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 - Ludwig van Beethoven

Mark Twain - Chapters from My Autobiography 插圖 Chapters from My Autobiography
Mark Twain
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1910年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography. He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he’d passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during 1906-1907. While much of the material consists of stories about the people, places and incidents of his long life, there’re also several sections from his daughter, which he calls “Susy’s biography of me”.


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Chapters from My Autobiography - Mark Twain

王先谦 - 荀子集解 插圖 荀子集解
王先谦
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年07月02日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

昔唐韩愈氏以荀子书为大醇小疵,逮宋,攻者益众。推其由,以言性恶故。余谓性恶之说,非荀子本意也。其言曰:直木不待檃栝而直者,其性直也;枸木必待檃栝烝矫然后直者,以其性不直也。今人性恶,必待圣王之治,礼义之化,然后皆出于治,合于善也。夫使荀子而不知人性有善恶,则不知木性有枸直矣。然而其言如此,岂真不知性邪?余因以悲荀子遭世大乱,民胥冺棼,感激而出此也。荀子论学论治,皆以礼为宗,反复推详,务明其指趣,为千古修道立教所莫能外。其曰:伦类不通,不足谓善学;又曰;一物失称,乱之端也。探圣门一贯之精,洞古今成败之故,论议不越几席,而思虑浃于无垠,身未尝一日加民,而行事可信其放推而皆准,而刻核之徒,诋諆横生,摈之不得与于斯道。余又以悲荀子术不用于当时,而名灭裂于后世,流俗人之口为重屈也。国朝儒学昌明,钦定四库全书提要,首列荀子儒家。斥好恶之词,通训诂之谊,定论昭然,学者始知崇尚。顾其书仅有杨倞注,未为尽善。近世通行嘉善谢氏校本,去取亦时有疏舛,宿儒大师,多所匡益,家居少事,辄旁采诸家之说,为荀子集解一书,管窥所及,间亦附载。不敢谓于荀书精意,有所发明,而于析杨谢之疑辞,酌宋元之定本,庶几不无一得。刻成,谨弁言简端,并揭荀子箸书之微旨,与后来读者共证明之云。光绪十七年岁次辛卯夏五月长沙王先谦谨序。


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荀子集解 - 王先谦

Joe Mills - A Mountain Boyhood 插圖 A Mountain Boyhood
Joe Mills
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1935年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Estes Park was hardly more than a post office in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and generally roughed it in the region that would become Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. A Mountain Boyhood, the true story of his adventures there, is as rich in human as in natural history. Joe meets a colorful bunch of early settlers, living for a while with a circuit-riding parson who operates a ranch. He learns campcraft and nature lore, crosses Flattop Mountain on snowshoes in midwinter to socialize, and builds a log cabin near Longs Peak (the fireplace still stands). Joe Mills arrived far enough ahead of the sportsmen and tourists to serve them later as a seasoned guide, and, along with his brother, Enos Mills, the naturalist and writer, he was instrumental in establishing the area as a playground for the nation.


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A Mountain Boyhood - Joe Mills

Jacob Abbott - Cleopatra 插圖 Cleopatra
Jacob Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1671年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty.


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Cleopatra - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Peter the Great 插圖 Peter the Great
Jacob Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1878年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

A comprehensive account of the life of 'the founder of Russian civilization'.


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Peter the Great - Jacob Abbott

Johann Nikolaus Forkel - Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work 插圖 Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work
Johann Nikolaus Forkel
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1817年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This book is aimed toward a musical audience, those who understand what makes a concerto great, or how harmony and melody differ, rather than one looking to understand more about Bach from a historical perspective. It provides a brief, encyclopedic overview of his life and death, then delves into discussions on his music and what makes him shine in his roles as composer and teacher.


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Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work - Johann Nikolaus Forkel

Leo Tolstoy - Youth 插圖 Youth
Leo Tolstoy
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1851年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
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The early life of Nikolai, the son of wealthy landowner in Russia, is fully explored, slowly revealing this young boy's inner mind, relationships, and social standing. As he describes his tutor, angelic mother, aloof father, worldly brother, and later his moralistic friend, Nikolai displays a mind given to dreaming and a personality as complex as it is conflicted. As he grows and moves from his country home to his grandmother's mansion in Moscow, Nikolai also struggles at intervals to find a sort of moral balance, which affects his love, his education, and the type of man he might become. Tolstoy demonstrates, even in this first literary attempt, his ability to utilize a host of minor characters to fully develop the internal life of his main character. "Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth" shows in its three parts not only the deliberate building of a protagonist but also a universal story about coming of age. This novel has proven itself to be a seminal work for an extraordinary novelist.


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Youth - Leo Tolstoy

Mark Twain - Is Shakespeare Dead? 插圖 Is Shakespeare Dead?
Mark Twain
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1910年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

In the book, Twain expounds the view that Shakespeare of Stratford was not the author of the canon, and lends tentative support to the Baconian theory. The book opens with a scene from his early adulthood, where he was trained to be a steamboat pilot by an elder who often argued with him over the controversy.


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Is Shakespeare Dead? - Mark Twain

Edward Gibbon - Memoirs of My Life and Writings 插圖 Memoirs of My Life and Writings
Edward Gibbon
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1794年01月15日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Memoirs of my life and Writings (1796) is an account of the historian Edward Gibbon's life, compiled after his death by his friend Lord Sheffield from six fragmentary autobiographical works Gibbon wrote during his last years. Lord Sheffield's editing has been praised for its ingenuity and taste, but blamed for its unscholarly aggressiveness. Since 1896 several other editions of the work have appeared, more in accordance with modern standards. Gibbon's Memoirs are considered one of the first autobiographies in the modern sense of the word, and have a secure place in the canon of English literature.


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Memoirs of My Life and Writings - Edward Gibbon

Samuel Smiles - Men of Invention and Industry 插圖 Men of Invention and Industry
Samuel Smiles
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1903年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Industry puts an entirely new face upon the productions of nature. By labour man has subjugated the world, reduced it to his dominion, and clothed the earth with a new garment. The first rude plough that man thrust into the soil, the first rude axe of stone with which he felled the pine, the first rude canoe scooped by him from its trunk to cross the river and reach the greener fields beyond.


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Men of Invention and Industry - Samuel Smiles

John Albert Macy - The Story of my life; with her letters (1887-1901) and a supplementary account of her education, including passages from the reports and letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, by John Albert Macy 插圖 The Story of my life; with her letters (1887-1901) and a supplementary account of her education, including passages from the reports and letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, by John Albert Macy
John Albert Macy
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2012年03月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

The Story of this book is on her own account of how she miraculously triumphed over blindness and deafness-and became one of the most inspiring and intriguing figures of our time.


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The Story of my life; with her letters (1887-1901) and a supplementary account of her education, including passages from the reports and letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, by John Albert Macy - John Albert Macy

John George Nicolay - A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln 插圖 A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln
John George Nicolay
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1900年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is about the life of Abraham Lincoln who is a great beginning point for anyone interested in the life of one of the greatest Presidents of the United States to ever live.


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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln - John George Nicolay

Lucy Larcom - A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA) 插圖 A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA)
Lucy Larcom
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1892年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

My audience is understood to be composed of girls of all ages and of women who have not forgotten their girlhood. Such as have a friendly appreciation of girls-and of those who write for them-are also welcome to listen to as much of my narrative as they choose. All others are eavesdroppers and of course have no right to critise.


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A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA) - Lucy Larcom

Frederick Niecks - Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Complete 插圖 Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Complete
Frederick Niecks
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1924年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

The fundamental characteristics of Chopin's style–the loose-textured, wide-meshed chords and arpeggios, the serpentine movements, the bold leaps–are exaggerated in the works of this group, and in their exaggeration become grotesque, and not unfrequently ineffective. These works show us, indeed, the composer's style in a state of fermentation; it has still to pass through a clearing process, in which some of its elements will be secreted and others undergo a greater or less change.


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Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Complete - Frederick Niecks

James Cuthbert Hadden - Haydn 插圖 Haydn
James Cuthbert Hadden
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1913年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) is renowned as one of the most eminent and prolific composers of the classical period of western music. By the end of his life he had become one of the most famous composers in Europe. He developed the musical forms which became the symphony and the string quartet and was also instrumental in the development of the sonata. This volume, first published in 1902 and written by biographer James Cuthbert Hadden focuses on Haydn's career and personality rather than his music. Arranged chronologically according to major locations where Haydn visited or lived, Hadden describes Haydn's daily life, character and growing fame in great detail. Based on the first comprehensive biography of Haydn, Carl Ferdinand Pohl's Joseph Haydn, this volume was considered the most complete account of Haydn's life in English at the time of publication.


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Haydn - James Cuthbert Hadden

Harry Houdini - The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist 插圖 The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist
Harry Houdini
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年09月03日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is the life story of Houdini  Harry. He was locked in a water torture cell. When he liberating himself he wrote his life story. Indeed, this wonderful genius, with a science concerning bolts, bars, locks, and chains that will yet revolutionize the world's methods of safeguarding itself against " the men that prowl in the night," confirms the truth of the ancient adage that "truth is stranger than fiction." Just remember for a moment that he is the man to whom the shrewdest police, the sharpest detectives, and the most watchful jail wardens look with awe and anxiety.


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The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist - Harry Houdini

Nathaniel Wright Stephenson - Lincoln; An Account of his Personal Life, Especially of its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War 插圖 Lincoln; An Account of his Personal Life, Especially of its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War
Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1935年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

It describes Lincoln's biography and his work. There is little reason to suppose that Lincoln’s religious experience previous to 1860 was more than a recurrent visitor in his daily life.


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Lincoln; An Account of his Personal Life, Especially of its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War - Nathaniel Wright Stephenson

John William Cousin - A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature 插圖 A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
John William Cousin
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1909年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature is a collection of biographies of writers by John William Cousin (1849–1910), published in 1910. Most of the entries consist of only one paragraph but some entries, like William Shakespeare's, are quite lengthy.


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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature - John William Cousin

Frank Thomas Marzials - Life of Charles Dickens 插圖 Life of Charles Dickens
Frank Thomas Marzials
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1911年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

"Life of Charles Dickens" is a comprehensive biography by Frank Thomas Marzials. The author has paid tribute to Dickens, the legendary English writer of all times, for his contribution to English Literature. Marzials discusses works by Dickens in detail and explains how Dickens' stories and plots were influenced by his own life.


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Life of Charles Dickens - Frank Thomas Marzials

Charles Johnson - Pirates 插圖 Pirates
Charles Johnson
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1735年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is 18th century account of the lives of famous pirates. It includes a set of contemporary biographies of some of the most important figures of the “Golden Age of Piracy” (roughly 1700-1725) as well as descriptions of trials, ships, battles and more. Many modern historians believe that Captain Johnson was actually Daniel Dafoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, and often this book is found under his name.


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Pirates - Charles Johnson

Leo Tolstoy - Boyhood 插圖 Boyhood
Leo Tolstoy
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1909年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Boyhood (Russian) (1854) is the second novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and followed by Youth.


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Boyhood - Leo Tolstoy

辛文房 - 唐才子传 插圖 唐才子传
辛文房
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年06月25日
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魏帝着《论》,称“文章经国之大业,不朽之盛事,年寿有时而尽,未若文章之无穷”。诗,文而音者也。唐兴尚文,衣冠兼化,无虑不可胜计。擅美于诗,当复千家。岁月苒苒,迁逝沦落,亦且多矣。况乃浮沉畏途,黾勉卑宦,存没相半,不亦难乎!崇事奕叶,苦思积年,心神游穹厚之倪,耳目及晏旷之际,幸成着述,更或凋零,兵火相仍,名逮于此,谈何容易哉!夫诗,所以动天地,感鬼神,厚人伦,移风俗也。发乎其情,止乎礼义,非苟尚辞而已。溯寻其来,国风、雅、颂开其端,《离骚》、《招魂》放厥辞;苏、李之高妙,足以定律;建安之遒壮,粲尔成家;烂漫于江左,滥觞于齐、梁,皆袭祖沿流,坦然明白。铿锵愧金石,炳焕却丹青,理穷必通,因时为变,勿讶于枳橘,非土所宜;谁别于渭、泾,投胶自定,盖击乎得失之运也。唐几三百年,鼎钟挟雅道,中间大体三变,故章句有焦心之人,声律至穿杨之妙,于法而能备,于言无所假。及其逸度高标,余波遗韵,临高能赋,闲暇微吟,旧格近体、古风乐府之类,芳沃当代,响起陈人,淡寂无枯悴之嫌,繁藻无淫妖之忌,犹金碧助彩,宫商自协,端足以仰绪先尘,俯谢来世,清庙之瑟,熏风之琴,未或简其沉郁,两晋风流,不相下于秋毫也。余遐想高情,身服斯道,究其梗概行藏,散见错出,使览于述作,尚昧音容,洽彼姓名,未辨机轴,尝切病之。顷以端居多暇,害事都捐,游目简编,宅心史集,或求详累帙,因备先传,撰拟成篇,斑斑有据,以悉全时之盛,用成一家之言,各冠以时,定为先后,远陪公议,谁得而诬也。如方外高格,逃名散人,上汉仙侣,幽闺绮思,虽多微考实,故别总论之。天下英奇,所见略似,人心相去,苦亦不多。至若触事兴怀,随附篇末。异方之士,弱冠斐然,狃于见闻,岂所能尽。敢倡斯盟,尚赖同志相与广焉。庶乎作九京于长梦,咏一代之清风。后来奋飞可畏,相激百世之下,犹期赏音也。传成凡二百七十八篇,因而附录不泯者又一百二十家,厘为十卷,名以《唐才子传》云。有元大德甲辰春引。


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唐才子传 - 辛文房

Charles Darwin - More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 插圖 More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1
Charles Darwin
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發行日期: 1882年04月18日
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More Letters of Charles Darwin, a sequel to The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin of 1887.contains almost entirely new matter although some extracts and a few whole letters are also found in Life and letters. It also contains a brief autobiographical piece.


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More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 - Charles Darwin

Egerton Ryerson - The Story of My Life 插圖 The Story of My Life
Egerton Ryerson
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1881年12月31日
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This is a biographical account that is a connected record of the life and labours of a singularly gifted man, whose name was intimately connected with every public question which was discussed, and every prominent event which took place in Upper Canada from 1825 to 1875-78.


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The Story of My Life - Egerton Ryerson

Charles Darwin - More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 插圖 More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2
Charles Darwin
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發行日期: 1882年04月18日
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This is the 2nd volume of More letters of Charles Darwin and contains further extended studies of Darwin and his work , as well as brief notes of his biography.


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More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 - Charles Darwin

Frederick Albion Ober - "Old Put" The Patriot
Frederick Albion Ober
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發行日期: 1912年12月31日
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Israel Putnam (1718-1790) was an American army general who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). By the eve of the Revolution he had become a relatively prosperous farmer and tavern keeper, with more than a local reputation for his previous exploits. Between 1755 and 1765, Putnam participated in campaigns against the French and Indians as a member of Rogers' Rangers, as well as with regular British forces. He was promoted to captain in 1756 and to major in 1758.


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"Old Put" The Patriot - Frederick Albion Ober

Frederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 插圖 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
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發行日期: 1895年02月19日
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In this powerful memoir, former slave Frederick Douglass describes his brutal upbringing and eventual escape from slavery. Douglass combines his own experience with his advanced oratory skills to argue for the abolition of slavery.


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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

Franz Liszt - F. Chopin 插圖 F. Chopin
Franz Liszt
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發行日期: 1885年12月31日
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Chopin! doux et harmonieux génie! Quel est le cœur auquel il fut cher, quelle est la personne à laquelle il fut familier qui, en l'entendant nommer, n'éprouve un tressaillement, comme au souvenir d'un être supérieur qu'il eut la fortune de connaître? Mais, quelque regretté qu'il soit par tous les artistes et par tous ses nombreux amis, il nous est peut-être permis de douter que le moment soit déjà venu où, apprécié à sa juste valeur, celui dont la perte nous est si particulièrement sensible, occupe dans l'estime universelle le haut rang que lui réserve l'avenir.


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F. Chopin - Franz Liszt

Jacob Abbott - Mary Queen of Scots 插圖 Mary Queen of Scots
Jacob Abbott
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發行日期: 1879年10月30日
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This is biography of Mary Stuart of Scotland, was queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. Mary the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. In 1567, she was forced to abdicate in favor of James, her one-year-old son. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, she fled southwards seeking the protection of her first cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth's throne as her own. Perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her confined in a number of castles. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth, and was subsequently executed.


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Mary Queen of Scots - Jacob Abbott

Francis Fisher Browne - The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln 插圖 The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
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發行日期: 1912年12月31日
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He had long wished to undertake the work, and had talked much of it for several years past. But favorable arrangements for the book's republication were not completed until about a year ago. Then, though by no means recovered from an attack of pneumonia late in the previous winter, he took up the task of revision and recasting with something of his old time energy. It was a far heavier task than he had anticipated, but he gave it practically his undivided attention until within three or four weeks of his death. Only when the last pages of manuscript had been despatched to the printer did he yield to the overwhelming physical suffering that had been upon him for a long time past. His death occurred at Santa Barbara, California, on May 11. Francis Fisher Browne was born at South Halifax, Vermont, on December 1, 1843. His parentage, on both sides, was of the purest New England stock. Early in his childhood, the family moved to Western Massachusetts, where the boy went to school and learned the printing trade in his father's newspaper office at Chicopee. As a lad of eighteen, he left the high school in answer to the government's call for volunteers, serving for a year with the 46th Massachusetts Regiment in North Carolina and with the Army of the Potomac. When the regiment was discharged, in 1863, he decided to take up the study of law. Removing to Rochester, N.Y., he entered a law office in that city; and a year or two later began a brief course in the law department of the University of Michigan. He was unable to continue in college, however, and returned to Rochester to follow his trade.


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The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln - Francis Fisher Browne

Jacob Abbott - Nero 插圖 Nero
Jacob Abbott
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發行日期: 1984年01月01日
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Nero! The name is both a shame and a shudder. In his life we are presented with an astonishing picture of human greed, cunning, and selfishness at its worst. And thanks to his prominent position, Nero's example of monstrosity has stood as a lesson and a warning to all men since.


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Nero - Jacob Abbott

Benjamin Franklin - Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] 插圖 Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]
Benjamin Franklin
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發行日期: 1789年12月31日
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This autobiographic book of Benjamin Franklin by himself reflects his work culture and life culture that he had encountered and gone through. Apart from this , the book also provides a lot of good historic information, as well as the spirit that actually means than what is being taught at schools.


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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] - Benjamin Franklin

Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett - Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends 插圖 Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends
Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett
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發行日期: 1904年07月14日
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The letters is this 1920 collection written by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov were selected as representative of Chekhov’s life and opinions by the translator, British translator Constance Garnett. The work begins with a brief biography of Chekhov adapted from a biographical sketch by his brother Mihail.


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Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends - Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett

William Wordsworth - The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1 插圖 The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1
William Wordsworth
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發行日期: 1850年04月22日
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During the decade between 1879 and 1889 I was engaged in a detailed study of Wordsworth; and, amongst other things, edited a library edition of his Poetical Works in eight volumes, including the "Prefaces" and "Appendices" to his Poems, and a few others of his Prose Works, such as his Description of the Scenery of the Lakes in the North of England. This edition was published by Mr. Paterson, Edinburgh, at intervals between the years 1882 and 1886: and it was followed in 1889 by a Life of Wordsworth, in three volumes, which was a continuation of the previous eight.


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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1 - William Wordsworth

Антон Павлович Чехов - Note-Book of Anton Chekhov 插圖 Note-Book of Anton Chekhov
Антон Павлович Чехов
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發行日期: 1904年07月14日
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These are random jottings of all kinds of things that Chekhov obviously felt were worthy of further consideration: anecdotes, funny names, odd facts, true stories, observations, insights, details and striking real-life conjunctions.


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Note-Book of Anton Chekhov - Антон Павлович Чехов

Anthony Trollope - The Life of Cicero 插圖 The Life of Cicero
Anthony Trollope
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發行日期: 1882年12月05日
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) was an orator, statesman, philosopher and prolific correspondent, who rose as a ‘new man’ in Rome in the turbulent last years of its republican government. Anthony Trollope, best known as a novelist, admired Cicero greatly and wrote this biography late in life in order to argue his virtues against authors who had granted him literary greatness but questioned his strength as a politician and as a man. He takes a personal approach, affording us an insight into his own mind and times as well as those of his subject.


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The Life of Cicero - Anthony Trollope

宋尚节 - 灵历集光 插圖 灵历集光
宋尚节
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發行日期: 2014年07月04日
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在中国教会复兴史里面,有两位最特殊的人物,都是神特别兴起的仆人:一位是从加拿大到中国来的宣教士古约翰牧师,另一位就是最著名的宋尚节博士。前者在二十世纪头二十年里面主领奋兴布道会于华北各省,包括东北在内;后者则是足迹遍布全国及南洋各国,前后约十五年(三十年代末期至四十年代首期)。他的果实今日仍存,对中国教会影响甚大。


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灵历集光 - 宋尚节

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - George Bernard Shaw 插圖 George Bernard Shaw
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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發行日期: 1936年01月01日
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Biographical detail and literary criticism are relevant to Chesterton only insofar as they support his views as to how George Bernard Shaw fits into the world. It's Chesterton holding forth on a variety of topics, and occasionally bringing Shaw into the conversation because that's who he's supposed to be writing about.


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George Bernard Shaw - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

John Rae - Life of Adam Smith 插圖 Life of Adam Smith
John Rae
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發行日期: 1914年12月31日
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The fullest account we possess of the life of Adam Smith is still the memoir which Dugald Stewart read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on two evenings of the winter of 1793, and which he subsequently published as a separate work, with many additional illustrative notes, in 1810. Adam Smith was born at Kirkcaldy, in the county of Fife, Scotland, on the 5th of June 1723. He was the son of Adam Smith, Writer to the Signet, Judge Advocate for Scotland and Comptroller of the Customs in the Kirkcaldy district, by Margaret, daughter of John Douglas of Strathendry, a considerable landed proprietor in the same county.


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Life of Adam Smith - John Rae

Charlotte Brontë - Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells 插圖 Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells
Charlotte Brontë
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發行日期: 1855年03月30日
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Men and women who, perhaps, naturally very calm, and with feelings moderate in degree, and little marked in kind, have been trained from their cradle to observe the utmost evenness of manner and guardedness of language, will hardly know what to make of the rough, strong utterance, the harshly manifested passions, the unbridled aversions, and headlong partialities of unlettered moorland hinds and rugged moorland squires, who have grown up untaught and unchecked, except by Mentors as harsh as themselves. A large class of readers, likewise, will suffer greatly


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Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells - Charlotte Brontë

Jacob Abbott - Charles I 插圖 Charles I
Jacob Abbott
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發行日期: 1879年10月30日
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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Charles I.


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Charles I - Jacob Abbott

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2 插圖 Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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發行日期: 1865年11月11日
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Keighley is in process of transformation from a populous, old fashioned village, into a still more populous and flourishing town. It is evident to the stranger, that as the gable ended houses, which obtrude themselves corner wise on the widening street, fall vacant, they are pulled down to allow of greater space for traffic, and a more modern style of architecture. The quaint and narrow shop windows of fifty years ago, are giving way to large panes and plate glass


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Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Grant Allen - Biographies of Working Men 插圖 Biographies of Working Men
Grant Allen
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發行日期: 1898年12月31日
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High up among the heather-clad hills which form the broad dividing barrier between England and Scotland, the little river Esk brawls and bickers over its stony bed through a wild land of barren braesides and brown peat mosses, forming altogether some of the gloomiest and most forbidding scenery in the whole expanse of northern Britain. Almost the entire bulk of the counties of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, and Ayr is composed of just such solemn desolate upland wolds, with only a few stray farms or solitary cottages sprinkled at wide distances over their are bleak surface, and with scarcely any sign of life in any part save the little villages which cluster here and there at long intervals around some stern and simple Scottish church.


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Biographies of Working Men - Grant Allen

Cicero - Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero 插圖 Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero
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發行日期: 2012年03月01日
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The period covered by the letters of Cicero is one of the most interesting and momentous in the history of the world, and these letters afford a picture of the chief personages and most important events of that age from the pen of a man who was not only himself in the midst of the conflict, but who was a consummate literary artist.


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Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero - Cicero

Charles Darwin - Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 插圖 Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1
Charles Darwin
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發行日期: 1881年12月31日
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Volume is not chronologically continuous with the first. Again, in the third volume, the botanical work, which principally occupied my father during the later years of his life, is treated in a separate series of chapters. Of letters addressed to my father I have not made much use. It was his custom to file all letters received, and when his slender stock of files ("spits" as he called them was exhausted, he would burn the letters of several years, in order that he might make use of the liberated "spits." This process, carried on for years, destroyed nearly all letters received before 1862. After that date he was persuaded to keep the more interesting letters, and these are preserved in an accessible form.


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Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 - Charles Darwin

皇甫谧 - 高士传 插圖 高士传
皇甫谧
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發行日期: 2014年07月02日
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孔子称举逸民,天下之民归心焉。洪崖先生创高道于上皇之代,许由善卷不降节于唐虞之朝,是以易有束帛之义,礼有玄纁之制。诗人发白驹之歌,春秋显子臧之节。明堂月令以季春聘名士,礼贤者。然则,高让之士,王政所先,厉浊激贪之务也。史班之载,多所阙略。梁鸿颂逸民,苏顺科高士,或录屈节,杂而不纯。又近取秦汉,不及远古,夫思其人犹爱其树,况称其德而赞其事哉!谧采古今八代之士,身不屈于王公,名不耗于终始,自尧至魏,凡九十余人。虽执节若夷齐,去就若两龚,皆不录也。


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高士传 - 皇甫谧

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - King Philip 插圖 King Philip
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
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發行日期: 1877年06月16日
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It is a remarkable tribute to the enduring power of the genius of Velazquez, that while he exercised but little influence over the minds of his contemporaries, he profoundly affected the painters of modern times, particularly in France and throughout Europe. Among those whose works show clearly the impress of his genius may be mentioned Corot, Millet, Whistler and Sargent, most particularly the last named, whose methods as a portrait painter must inevitably recall the works of the master.


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King Philip - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Jakob Wassermann - Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten 插圖 Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten
Jakob Wassermann
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1934年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
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Nach dem glücklich beendeten Siebenjährigen Krieg sah Friedrich unter seinen Tischgenossen vorzüglich gern den alten General Ziethen. Wenn gerade keine fürstlichen Personen zugegen waren, mußte Ziethen immer an der Seite des Königs sitzen. Einstmals hatte er ihn auch zum Mittagessen am Karfreitag eingeladen, aber Ziethen entschuldigte sich; er könne nicht erscheinen, weil er an diesem hohen Festtag immer zum heiligen Abendmahl gehe und dann lieber in seiner andächtigen Stimmung bleibe; er dürfe sich darin nicht unterbrechen und stören lassen. Als er das nächstemal zur königlichen Tafel in Sanssouci erschien und die Unterredung wie stets einen heiteren, fröhlichen und geistreichen Gang genommen hatte, wandte sich der König mit scherzender Miene an seinen Nachbar. »Nun, Ziethen, « sagte er, »wie ist Ihm das Abendmahl am Karfreitag bekommen? Hat Er den wahren Leib und das wahre Blut Christi auch ordentlich verdaut?« Ein lautes spöttisches Gelächter schallte durch den Saal der fröhlichen Gäste.


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Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten - Jakob Wassermann

de Lisieux Thérèse - The Story of a Soul (L'Histoire d'une Âme): The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux 插圖 The Story of a Soul (L'Histoire d'une Âme): The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
de Lisieux Thérèse
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1896年12月31日
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Marie Francoise Therese Martin, affectionately known as 'The Little Flower', was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France to Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin. She was the youngest and one of five surviving sisters of the nine Martin children. When Therese was 3, her mother died. Louis Martin moved his family to Lisieux to be closer to his late wife's brother and his family. It was there that Therese's sister, Pauline, entered the Carmel at Lisieux on October 2, 1882. Therese at that time also heard the Divine Call to religious life. Therese entered the Carmel on April 9, 1888, after much oppostion to her entering at the age of 15. It was there that she wrote L'Histoire d'une Ame (The Story of a Soul) through obedience. Eventually, Therese's other sisters entered the religious life, one at the Carmel of Lisieux and the other became a Poor Clare at the Visitation Convent at Caen.


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The Story of a Soul (L'Histoire d'une Âme): The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux - de Lisieux Thérèse

Samuel Smiles - Lives of the Engineers 插圖 Lives of the Engineers
Samuel Smiles
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1903年12月31日
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This book is a biographical account on the lives of engineers. Since the appearance of this book in its original form, some seventeen years since, the construction of Railways has continued to make extraordinary progress. Although Great Britain, first in the field, had then, after about twenty-five years' work, expended nearly 300 millions sterling in the construction of 8300 miles of railway, it has, during the last seventeen years, expended about 288 millions more in constructing 7780 additional miles.


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Lives of the Engineers - Samuel Smiles

Samuel Pepys - The Diary of Samuel Pepys 插圖 The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
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發行日期: 1702年12月31日
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It was in this house that Pepys started to write his diary, at the age of 27. He was 36 when fear of losing his eyesight forced him to end it. In June 1660 he was appointed Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board, a key post in what was probably the most important of all government departments - the royal dockyards. epys's diary is not so much a record of events as a re-creation of them. Not all the passages are as picturesque as the famous set pieces in which he describes Charles II's coronation or the Great Fire of London, but there is no entry which does not, in some degree, display the same power of summoning back to life the events it relates.


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The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Samuel Pepys

Arnold Bennett - The Pretty Lady 插圖 The Pretty Lady
Arnold Bennett
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發行日期: 1931年01月01日
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‘The Pretty Lady’ is considered to be one of Bennett's most revealing and under-rated works. It is the story of a French prostitute, Christine, who has escaped from wartime Ostend, and set herself up in business in London. Though a refugee, she demands no.


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The Pretty Lady - Arnold Bennett

Frank Harris - Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions 插圖 Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions
Frank Harris
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發行日期: 1915年12月31日
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Oscar Wilde was greater as a talker, in my opinion, than as a writer, and no fame is more quickly evanescent. If I do not tell his story and paint his portrait, it seems unlikely that anyone else will do it.


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Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions - Frank Harris

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 插圖 Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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發行日期: 1864年12月31日
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The Leeds and Skipton railway runs along a deep valley of the Aire; a slow and sluggish stream, compared to the neighbouring river of Wharfe. Keighley station is on this line of railway, about a quarter of a mile from the town of the same name. The number of inhabitants and the importance of Keighley have been very greatly increased during the last twenty years, owing to the rapidly extended market for worsted manufactures, a branch of industry that mainly employs the factory population of this part of Yorkshire, which has Bradford for its centre and metropolis.


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Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

James Boswell - Boswell's Life of Johnson 插圖 Boswell's Life of Johnson
James Boswell
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發行日期: 1798年12月31日
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. Some think that Boswell, in his Life of Johnson, did not sufficiently realize his duty of self-effacement.


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Boswell's Life of Johnson - James Boswell

Booker T. Washington - Up from Slavery: an autobiography 插圖 Up from Slavery: an autobiography
Booker T. Washington
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發行日期: 1914年12月31日
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This is a preservation of significant incidents in the history of slavery in America that coincides with the life incidents of the author, Booker T. Washington, including the Reconstruction period. The author narrates his life struggles beginning with the struggle towards a proper education as a slave and moving on to build a successful career. Previously published as articles in The Outlook, this autobiography was published as a book in New York and London by The Association Press in 1901.


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Up from Slavery: an autobiography - Booker T. Washington

Samuel Johnson - The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes 插圖 The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
Samuel Johnson
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發行日期: 1783年12月31日
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This biographical note consists of the works and life sketch of Samuel Johnson. This collection of his work is a part of literary collection and also his charactersketch has been told and described by author himself.


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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes - Samuel Johnson

Edmund Donald Carr - A Night in the Snow 插圖 A Night in the Snow
Edmund Donald Carr
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發行日期: 2007年01月04日
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In writing my story, I have been obliged to go into many very small matters of detail, which may perhaps appear trivial; but it seemed to me that the interest of a story of this kind, if there be any interest attached to it, generally turns upon minor circumstances. I have also been obliged to speak of myself in a very personal manner, but I did not see how I could put the reader in possession of the geographical points of the case, without describing the duties I had to perform, and the country I had to traverse. My preservation through the night of the 29th of January last was doubtless most wonderful, and my experience perhaps almost without precedent, in this country at least; for, though many people have at different times been lost in the snow, scarcely any one has passed through the ordeal of such a day and night as that undergone by myself, and lived to tell the tale.


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A Night in the Snow - Edmund Donald Carr

Orison Swett Marden - Architects of Fate 插圖 Architects of Fate
Orison Swett Marden
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1924年01月01日
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The book shows that it is the man with one unwavering aim who cuts his way through opposition and forges to the front; that in this electric age, where everything is pusher or pushed, he who would succeed must hold his ground and push hard; that what are stumbling-blocks and defeats to the weak and vacillating, are but stepping-stones and victories to the strong and determined.


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Architects of Fate - Orison Swett Marden

Jacob Abbott - History of King Charles the Second of England 插圖 History of King Charles the Second of England
Jacob Abbott
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發行日期: 1879年10月30日
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King Charles the Second was the son and successor of King Charles the First. These two are the only kings of the name of Charles that have appeared, thus far, in the line of English sovereigns. Nor is it very probable that there will soon be another. The reigns of both these monarchs were stained and tarnished with many vices and crimes, and darkened by national disasters of every kind, and the name is thus connected with so many painful associations in the minds of men, that it seems to have been dropped, by common consent, in all branches of the royal family.


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History of King Charles the Second of England - Jacob Abbott

Flavius Josephus - The Life of Flavius Josephus 插圖 The Life of Flavius Josephus
Flavius Josephus
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發行日期: 2008年12月23日
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Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have. I was myself brought up with my brother, whose name was Matthias, for he was my own brother, by both father and mother; and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning, and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding. Moreover, when I was a child, and about fourteen years of age, I was commended by all for the love I had to learning; on which account the high priests and principal men of the city came then frequently to me together, in order to know my opinion about the accurate understanding of points of the law. And when I was about sixteen years old, I had a mind to make trim of the several sects that were among us. These sects are three: - The first is that of the Pharisees, the second that Sadducees, and the third that of the Essens, as we have frequently told you; for I thought that by this means I might choose the best, if I were once acquainted with them all; so I contented myself with hard fare, and underwent great difficulties, and went through them all. Nor did I content myself with these trials only; but when I was informed that one, whose name was Banus, lived in the desert, and used no other clothing than grew upon trees, and had no other food than what grew of its own accord, and bathed himself in cold water frequently, both by night and by day, in order to preserve his chastity, I imitated him in those things, and continued with him three years. (3) So when I had accomplished my desires, I returned back to the city, being now nineteen years old, and began to conduct myself according to the rules of the sect of the Pharisees, which is of kin to the sect of the Stoics, as the Greeks call them.


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The Life of Flavius Josephus - Flavius Josephus

Edward William Bok - A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After 插圖 A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After
Edward William Bok
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1930年01月01日
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This book is a Pulitzer Prize–winning autobiography of an influential publisher and editor. Here was a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education was extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by some curious decree of fate, he was destined to write, for a period of years, to the largest body of readers ever addressed by an American editor—the circulation of the magazine he edited running into figures previously unheard of in periodical literature. He made no pretense to style or even to composition: his grammar was faulty, as it was natural it should be, in a language not his own. His roots never went deep, for the intellectual soil had not been favorable to their growth;—yet, it must be confessed, he achieved. But how all this came about, how such a boy, with every disadvantage to overcome, was able, apparently, to make good—this possesses an interest and for some, perhaps, a value which, after all, is the only reason for any book.


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A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After - Edward William Bok

46-120? Plutarch - Plutarch's Lives, Volume I 插圖 Plutarch's Lives, Volume I
46-120? Plutarch
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發行日期: 2004年11月12日
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Plutarch later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was a Greek biographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His oeuvre consists of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia.


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Plutarch's Lives, Volume I - 46-120? Plutarch


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