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

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

Thomas Carlyle - Life of Robert Burns 插圖 Life of Robert Burns
Thomas Carlyle
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1880年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is a biographical history book. Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, his high spirits, 'kirk-defying', hard drinking and womanising! He came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and his lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland. He was the son of a farmer, born in a cottage built by his father, in Alloway in Ayr. This cottage is now a museum, dedicated to Burns. As a boy, he always loved stories of the supernatural, told to him by an old widow who sometimes helped out on his fathers' farm and when Burns reached adulthood, he turned many of these stories into poems. After the death of his father in 1784, Burns inherited the farm but by 1786 he was in terrible financial difficulties: the farm was not successful and he had made two women pregnant. Burns decided to emigrate to Jamaica so to raise the money required for this journey, he published his 'Poems in the Scottish Dialect' in 1786, which was an immediate success. He was persuaded not to leave Scotland by Dr Thomas Blacklock and in 1787 an Edinburgh edition of the poems was published. He married Jean Armour in 1788 - she had been one of his many women during his early life. A very forgiving wife, she accepted and took responsibility for all Burns' children, legitimate and illegitimate alike. His eldest child, the first of three illegitimate daughters all called Elizabeth, was greeted with the poem 'Welcome to a Bastard Wean'.


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Life of Robert Burns - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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
銷售商: Public Domain

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

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

张岱 - 陶庵梦忆 插圖 陶庵梦忆
张岱
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年06月25日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

陶庵国破家亡,无所归止,披髪入山,駴駴为野人。故旧见之,如毒药猛兽,愕窒不敢与接。作自挽诗,每欲引决。因《石匮书》未成,尚视息人世。然瓶粟屡罄,不能举火,始知首阳二老直头饿死,不食周粟,还是后人妆点语也。饥饿之余,好弄笔墨,因思昔人生长王、谢,颇事豪华,今日罹此果报。以笠报颅,以篑报踵,仇簪履也;以衲报裘,以苎报絺,仇轻暖也;以藿报肉,以粝报粻,仇甘旨也;以荐报床,以石报枕,仇温柔也;以绳报枢,以瓮报牖,仇爽垲也;以烟报目,以粪报鼻,仇香艳也;以途报足,以囊报肩,仇舆从也。种种罪案,从种种果报中见之。鸡鸣枕上,夜气方回,因想余生平,繁华靡丽,过眼皆空,五十年来,总成一梦。今当黍熟黄粱,车旅蚁穴,当作如何消受?遥思往事,忆即书之,持向佛前,一一忏悔。不次岁月,异年谱也;不分门类,别志林也。偶拈一则,如游旧径,如见故人,城郭人民,翻用自喜,真所谓痴人前不得说梦矣。昔有西陵脚夫为人担酒,失足破其瓮,念无所偿,痴坐伫想曰:“得是梦便好!”


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陶庵梦忆 - 张岱

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Carnegie - Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie 插圖 Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
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 story of any man's life, truly told, must be interesting, as some sage avers, those of my relatives and immediate friends who have insisted upon having an account of mine may not be unduly disappointed with this result.


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Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie

John Davison Rockefeller - Random Reminiscences of Men and Events 插圖 Random Reminiscences of Men and Events
John Davison Rockefeller
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1937年05月23日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

A good book by the oil revolutionist of the 20th century. As they say "Men should listen to experience" and this book is all about the experience of the second highest taxpayer of the US during the 20's.


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Random Reminiscences of Men and Events - John Davison Rockefeller

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

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
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

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 Lamb - The Best Letters of Charles Lamb 插圖 The Best Letters of Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1834年12月26日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Charles Lambs stammering speech, his gaiter-clad legs, --"almost immaterial legs", Hood called them, --his frail wisp of a body, topped by a head "worthy of Aristotle", his love of punning, of the Indian weed, and, alas! of the kindly production of the juniper-berry (he was not, he owned, "constellated under Aquarius"), his antiquarianism of taste, and relish of the crotchets and whimsies of authorship, are as familiar to us almost as they were to the group he gathered round him Wednesdays at No. 4, Inner Temple Lane, where "a clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigor of the game" awaited them. Talfourd has unctuously celebrated Lamb's "Wednesday Nights". He has kindly left ajar a door through which posterity peeps in upon the company, --Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, "Barry Cornwall", Godwin, Martin Burney, Crabb Robinson (a ubiquitous shade, dimly suggestive of that figment, "Mrs. Harris"), Charles Kemble, Fanny Kelly ("Barbara S". ), on red-letter occasions Coleridge and Wordsworth, --and sees them discharging the severer offices of the whist-table ("cards were cards" then), and, later, unbending their minds over poetry, criticism, and metaphysics.


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The Best Letters of Charles Lamb - Charles Lamb

Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2 插圖 Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2
Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1858年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

Lord Macaulay always looked forward to a publication of his miscellaneous works, either by himself or by those who should represent him after his death.


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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2 - Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay

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

Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3 插圖 Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3
Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1858年12月31日
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A biograghical type of book. After the Revolution, Atterbury, though bred in the doctrines of non resistance and passive obedience, readily swore fealty to the new government. In no long time he took holy orders. He occasionally preached in London with an eloquence which raised his reputation, and soon had the honour of being appointed one of the royal chaplains. But he ordinarily resided at Oxford, where he took an active part in academical business, directed the classical studies of the undergraduates of his college, and was the chief adviser and assistant of Dean Aldrich, a divine now chiefly remembered by his catches, but renowned among his contemporaries as a scholar, a Tory, and a high churchman.


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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3 - Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay

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

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

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

Jacob Abbott - Hannibal 插圖 Hannibal
Jacob Abbott
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1995年01月01日
出版商: Public Domain
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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 Hannibal.


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Hannibal - Jacob Abbott

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
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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

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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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


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Childhood - Leo Tolstoy

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
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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

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
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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

皇甫谧 - 高士传 插圖 高士传
皇甫谧
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年07月02日
出版商: Public Domain
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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

Frederick Albion Ober - "Old Put" The Patriot
Frederick Albion Ober
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
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

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
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 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

J. E. Austen-Leigh - Memoir of Jane Austen 插圖 Memoir of Jane Austen
J. E. Austen-Leigh
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1873年12月31日
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This 1879 edition of James Austen-Leigh’s biography of his aunt, Jane Austen, also includes fragments of unfinished works by the famous novelist.


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Memoir of Jane Austen - J. E. Austen-Leigh

John Hay - Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01 插圖 Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01
John Hay
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1905年06月30日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries that accounts his work and lifetime.


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Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01 - John Hay

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
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

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

Антон Павлович Чехов - Note-Book of Anton Chekhov 插圖 Note-Book of Anton Chekhov
Антон Павлович Чехов
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1904年07月14日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

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

Jean-Baptiste-Antoine-Marcelin Marbot - The Memoirs of General Baron De Marbot 插圖 The Memoirs of General Baron De Marbot
Jean-Baptiste-Antoine-Marcelin Marbot
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1853年12月31日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

The Memoirs of General Baron De Marbot is a Biographical type of book. General, later the Baron, Marbot, came from a family which might be described as landed gentry. His father served in the bodyguard of Louis XV and later in the Republican army. Marbot himself was a soldier from the age of 17 and fought in the wars of the Republic and the campaigns of Napoleon. His memoirs were written for his family and his intimate circle, without thought of publication, and it was not until after his death in 1854 that his family were persuaded to offer the manuscript to publishers. This is not a meticulously researched historical document, but the reminiscences of an old soldier, writing of events which took place many years earlier and I suspect that like most of us when we try to recall things that happened forty years ago his memory was a trifle indistinct. By far the greater part of his narrative has the ring of truth, but in my opinion there are places where his imagination has embroidered the facts. This is particularly so when it comes to some of his personal adventures. He also, in my view, describes as real, events in which he did not take part and which may be no more than popular rumour.


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The Memoirs of General Baron De Marbot - Jean-Baptiste-Antoine-Marcelin Marbot

宋尚节 - 灵历集光 插圖 灵历集光
宋尚节
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2014年07月04日
出版商: Public Domain
銷售商: Public Domain

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

王方庆 - 魏郑公谏录 插圖 魏郑公谏录
王方庆
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

太宗初即位,诏关中免二年租赋,关东给复一年。又有敕:“已役已纳并遣输了,明年总为准折。”公谏曰:“臣伏见八月九日诏,率土皆复一年,老幼相欢,式歌且舞在路。又闻有敕,丁巳配役,即令役满折造;于物亦遣输了,待至明年,总为准折。道路之人,咸失所望。此诚非平分万姓,均同七子。然下民难与图始,日用不知,皆谓国家追悔前言,二三其德。臣窃闻天之所辅者仁,人之所助者信,陛下初膺大宝,亿兆观德,始发大号便有二言,生八表之疑心,失四时之大信。如国有倒悬之急,犹必不可为,况以泰山之安而辄行此事,为陛下为计者,于财利则小益,于德义则大损。臣诚智识浅短,窃为陛下惜之。


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魏郑公谏录 - 王方庆

Cicero - Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero 插圖 Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 2012年03月01日
出版商: Public Domain
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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

Samuel Smiles - Lives of the Engineers 插圖 Lives of the Engineers
Samuel Smiles
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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

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3 插圖 The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3
Charles Dickens
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發行日期: 1870年06月08日
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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

Samuel Smiles - The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain 插圖 The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain
Samuel Smiles
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發行日期: 1903年12月31日
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It is is biographical book. Roads have in all times been among the most influential agencies of society; and the makers of them, by enabling men readily to communicate with each other, have properly been regarded as among the most effective pioneers of civilization. Roads are literally the pathways not only of industry, but of social and national intercourse. Wherever a line of communication between men is formed, it renders commerce practicable; and, wherever commerce penetrates, it creates a civilization and leaves a history. Roads place the city and the town in connection with the village and the farm, open up markets for field produce, and provide outlets for manufactures. They enable the natural resources of a country to be developed, facilitate travelling and intercourse, break down. local jealousies, and in all ways tend to bind together society and bring out fully that healthy spirit of industry which is the life and soul of every nation. The road is so necessary an instrument of social wellbeing, that in every new colony it is one of the first things thought of. First roads, then commerce, institutions, schools, churches, and newspapers. The new country, as well as the old, can only be effectually 'opened up, ' as the common phrase is, by roads and until these are made, it is virtually closed


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The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain - Samuel Smiles

Dorothée Dino - Souvenirs de la duchesse de Dino 插圖 Souvenirs de la duchesse de Dino
Dorothée Dino
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發行日期: 1861年12月31日
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Parmi les femmes du XIXe siècle, la plus Européenne peut-être fut celle qui s'appela d'abord princesse Dorothée de Courlande, puis comtesse de Périgord, enfin duchesse de Dino et de Sagan. Courlandaise d'origine, élevée en Allemagne, mariée en France, elle appartint par le sang, par le goût, par le devoir, à trois nations différentes. Dès l'enfance, elle eut à Berlin un renom de petit prodige, mais ces rayons d'aube ne présagent pas toujours l'éclat du jour, et, au début du XIXe siècle, les réputations nées hors de France semblaient des gloires de province. À seize ans, elle acquit chez nous droit de cité; son mariage lui donna pour oncle l'arbitre le plus difficile et le plus sûr des élégances intellectuelles et sociales, le prince de Talleyrand.


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Souvenirs de la duchesse de Dino - Dorothée Dino

Jacob Abbott - Richard I 插圖 Richard I
Jacob Abbott
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發行日期: 1156年12月31日
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It is biography of Richard I .He began his career very early in life by quarreling with his father. Indeed, his father, his mother, and all his brothers and sisters were engaged, as long as the father lived, in perpetual wars against each other, which were waged with the most desperate fierceness on all sides. The subject of these quarrels was the different possessions which the various branches of the family held or claimed in France and in England, each endeavoring to dispossess the others.


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Richard I - Jacob Abbott

George Haven Putnam - Abraham Lincoln 插圖 Abraham Lincoln
George Haven Putnam
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發行日期: 1860年12月31日
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The hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Americans gathered together, throughout the entire country, to honour the memory of a great American, one who may come to be accepted as the greatest of Americans.


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Abraham Lincoln - George Haven Putnam

Charles Albert Murdock - A Backward Glance at Eighty 插圖 A Backward Glance at Eighty
Charles Albert Murdock
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發行日期: 1928年01月10日
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My very early memories alternate between my grandfather's farm in Leominster, Massachu-setts, and the Pemberton House in Boston. My father and mother, both bom in Leominster, were schoolmates, and in due time they married. Father was at first a clerk in the country store, but at an early age became the tavern-keeper. I was bom on January 26, 1841. Soon there after father took charge of the emberton House on Howard Street, which developed into Whig headquarters. Being the oldest grandson, I was welcome at the old homestead, and I was so well off under the united care of my aunts that I spent a fair part of my life in the country.


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A Backward Glance at Eighty - Charles Albert Murdock

John Tyndall - Faraday as a Discoverer 插圖 Faraday as a Discoverer
John Tyndall
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發行日期: 1892年12月31日
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This is a biography of Faraday, the famous British chemist, written by one of his collaborators in the 1880s. Oersted, in 1820, discovered the action of a voltaic current on a magnetic needle; and immediately afterwards the splendid intellect of Ampere succeeded in showing that every magnetic phenomenon then known might be reduced to the mutual action of electric currents. The subject occupied all men's thoughts: and in this country Dr. Wollaston sought to convert the deflection of the needle by the current into a permanent rotation of the needle round the current. He also hoped to produce the reciprocal effect of causing a current to rotate round a magnet. In the early part of 1821, Wollaston attempted to realise this idea in the presence of Sir Humphry Davy in the laboratory of the Royal Institution.


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Faraday as a Discoverer - John Tyndall

宋尚節 - 靈曆集光 插圖 靈曆集光
宋尚節
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發行日期: 2014年06月03日
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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

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2 插圖 The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2
Charles Dickens
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發行日期: 1870年06月08日
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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 2 - Charles Dickens

Charles Barnard - Camilla: A Tale of a Violin 插圖 Camilla: A Tale of a Violin
Charles Barnard
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發行日期: 1920年01月01日
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It is the story of a real musical life; not wholly American, and therefore instructive. About thirty miles from the sea, on the River Loire, in France, stands the quaint, sleepy old town of Nantes. The Erdre and the Sevre, two smaller streams unite with the Loire just here and the town is spread out in an irregular fashion over the islands, the little capes between the rivers, and the hills that stand round about. The old part of the town is on the hill-side and occupies the two islands called Freydean and Gloriette, the more modern city has spread over the surrounding country among the groves of chestnut, and the vineyards that fill every available spot where the grapes can get a good look at the sun all through the long sunny days.


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Camilla: A Tale of a Violin - Charles Barnard

George Gordon Byron - The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 1 插圖 The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 1
George Gordon Byron
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發行日期: 1824年04月18日
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In preparing this volume use has been also made of a mass of material, bearing more or less directly on Byron's life, which was accumulated by the grandfather and father of Mr. Murray. The notes thus contain, it is believed, many details of biographical interest.


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The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 1 - George Gordon Byron

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 01 插圖 The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 01
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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發行日期: 1777年12月31日
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This book story a momentous epoch, when absolutism and feudalism were rallying for their last struggle against the modern spirit, chiefly represented by Voltaire, the Encyclopedists, and Rousseau himself a struggle to which, after many fierce intestine quarrels and sanguinary wars throughout Europe and America, has succeeded the prevalence of those more tolerant and rational principles by which the statesmen of our own day are actuated. The Rousseau’s lengthy and sometimes anguished dossier on the Self is one of the most remarkable and courageous works of introspection ever undertaken. Some readers may be repelled by his tendency to revel in embarrassing accounts of humiliation and fiasco, as if he were striving too hard to achieve an ultimate nakedness, a nakedness of the soul perhaps. Others may recall the compulsive self-searching of the narrator of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, who also rather dwelt on the co-existence in the individual of the vile and the virtuous. The two opening volumes of the Confessions, presented in this inevitably censored edition of 1903, deal with the author’s childhood and callow adolescence.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 01 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anthony Trollope - Autobiography of Anthony Trollope 插圖 Autobiography of Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1882年12月05日
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Anthony Trollope's autobiography will delight you whether or not you've read (or listened to) any of his many works. His honest if self-deprecating tone is at times hilarious and at times piteously moving.


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Autobiography of Anthony Trollope - Anthony Trollope

James Cook - Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World 插圖 Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World
James Cook
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發行日期: 1779年02月13日
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Lieutenant James Cook shared his experiences during his Endeavour directly to the island of Tahiti to observe a transit of Venus in 1769, and afterwards to sail further south in search of new discoveries. He was then to sail west to explore New Zealand, returning home to England by whatever route he saw fit.


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Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World - James Cook

Andrew Carnegie - James Watt 插圖 James Watt
Andrew Carnegie
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發行日期: 1943年01月01日
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He created a new type of workmen capable of executing his plans, working with, and educating them often with his own hands. Only thus did he triumph, laboring mentally and physically. Watt therefore must always stand among the benefactors of men, in the triple capacity of discoverer, inventor, and constructor. from "Captured by Steam"The steam engine, steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie notes here, was one of the bases upon which his own fortune was built-so why shouldn't he write a biography of its inventor, James Watt? As Carnegie explores the life and work of "one of the finest characters that ever graced the earth," we learn as much about Carnegie's philosophies of business and personal success as we do about Watt.


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James Watt - Andrew Carnegie

Gustav Kobbé - The Loves of Great Composers 插圖 The Loves of Great Composers
Gustav Kobbé
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1917年12月31日
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This book describes the love story of seven great composers. Kobbe immerses into the love lives of seven great composers and gives us some interesting details about the relationships between Mozart and his wife Constance, Beethoven and Therese Brunswick, Felix and Cecile Mendelssohn, Chopin and the Countess Delphine Potocka, Robert and Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt and his Caroline and Richard and Cosima Wagner. His descriptions are as informative as entertaining and will inspire cultural historians, music critics and romatics in equal measure.


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The Loves of Great Composers - Gustav Kobbé

Thomas Carlyle - Early Kings of Norway 插圖 Early Kings of Norway
Thomas Carlyle
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發行日期: 1880年12月31日
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The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have left us such a collection of narratives (Sagas, literally "Says") as, for quantity and quality, is unexampled among rude nations. Snorro Sturleson's History of the Norse Kings is built out of these old Sagas


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Early Kings of Norway - Thomas Carlyle

John Stuart Mill - Autobiography 插圖 Autobiography
John Stuart Mill
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發行日期: 1863年12月31日
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It is a biographical book. An autobiography (from the Greek, - bios life + graphein to write) is a written account of the life of a person written by that person. The word 'autobiography' was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical the Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a hybrid but condemned it as 'pedantic'; but its next recorded use was in its present sense by Robert Southey in 1809. The form of autobiography however goes back to antiquity. Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography, however, may be based entirely on the writer's memory. Closely associated with autobiography (and sometimes difficult to precisely distinguish from it) is the form of memoir.


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Autobiography - John Stuart Mill

John Bunyan - Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners 插圖 Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
John Bunyan
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發行日期: 1665年12月31日
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One of the classic spiritual autobiographies, this dramatic conversion testimony by Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan features a vivid awareness of God and Satan as personal beings. Throughout his account, Bunyan relies closely on the firm promises of God's Word as a spiritual defence.


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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - John Bunyan

Charles Alexander Eastman - Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains 插圖 Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains
Charles Alexander Eastman
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發行日期: 1939年01月01日
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EVERY age, every race, has its leaders and heroes. There were over sixty distinct tribes of Indians on this continent, each of which boasted its notable men. The names and deeds of some of these men will live in American history, yet in the true sense they are unknown, because misunderstood. I should like to present some of the greatest chiefs of modern times in the light of the native character and ideals, believing that the American people will gladly do them tardy justice.


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Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains - Charles Alexander Eastman

Franz Kafka - Grosser Lärm 插圖 Grosser Lärm
Franz Kafka
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1924年06月03日
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Großer Lärm ist eine autobiografische Prosaskizze von Franz Kafka, die im Oktober 1912 in der Prager Zeitung Herder-Blätter erschien. Sie stellt einen Ausschnitt aus Kafkas Leben mitten im lärmenden Haushalt seiner Eltern dar. In einem Brief an den HerausgeberWilly Haas schreibt Kafka am 26. September 1912, er wolle damit "öffentlich seine Familie züchtigen"


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Grosser Lärm - Franz Kafka

Edward Verrall Lucas - A Boswell of Baghdad 插圖 A Boswell of Baghdad
Edward Verrall Lucas
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1938年01月01日
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A curious and very entertaining work lies before me, or, to be more accurate, ramparts me, for it is in four ponderous volumes, capable, each, even in less powerful hands than those of the Great Lexicographer, of felling a bookseller. At these volumes I have been sipping, beelike, at odd times for some years, and I now propose to yield some of the honey the season having become timely, since the great majority of the heroes of its thousands of pages hail from Baghdad; and Baghdad, after all its wonderful and intact Oriental past, is to day under Britain's thumb. The title of the book is Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary.


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A Boswell of Baghdad - Edward Verrall Lucas

Charles Foster Kent - Charles Dickens as a Reader 插圖 Charles Dickens as a Reader
Charles Foster Kent
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發行日期: 1901年12月31日
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Kent scans the works that influenced and shaped Dickens thought processes throughout his life. Categorically concentrating on one side of his personality, this work enables the reader to understand the mind that created some of the greatest works of English Literature.


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Charles Dickens as a Reader - Charles Foster Kent

Sydney Howard Gay - James Madison 插圖 James Madison
Sydney Howard Gay
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發行日期: 1748年12月31日
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After further study with a private tutor at Montpelier, Madison enrolled in college at the College of New Jersey (today known as Princeton University), earning a bachelor’s degree in 1771. He continued his education at Princeton through the next winter, studying Hebrew and ethics. Madison overworked himself in order to complete two years of coursework in one. In poor health, he returned to Montpelier, where he continued to read on a variety of topics, particularly law.


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James Madison - Sydney Howard Gay

Samuel Johnson - Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies 插圖 Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies
Samuel Johnson
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發行日期: 1783年12月31日
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Dr. Johnson's reaction to Shakespeare's tragedies is a curious one, compounded as it is of deep emotional involvement in a few scenes in some plays and a strange dispassionateness toward most of the others. The reality of witchcraft or enchantment, which, though not strictly the same, are confounded in this play, has in all ages and countries been credited by the common people, and in most, by the learned themselves. These phantoms have indeed appeared more frequently, in proportion as the darkness of ignorance has been more gross; but it cannot be shown, that the brightest gleams of knowledge have at any time been sufficient to drive them out of the world. The time in which this kind of credulity was at its height, seems to have been that of the holy war, in which the Christians imputed all their defeats to enchantments or diabolical opposition, as they ascribed their success to the assistance of their military saints.


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Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies - Samuel Johnson

Charles Baudelaire - Journaux intimes 插圖 Journaux intimes
Charles Baudelaire
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發行日期: 1867年08月30日
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De la vaporisation et de la centralisation du Moi. Tout est là. D'une certaine jouissance sensuelle dans la société des extravagants. (Je pense commencer Mon coeur mis à nu n'importe où, n'importe comment, et le continuer au jour le jour, suivant l'inspiration du jour et de la circonstance, pourvu que l'inspiration soit vive).


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Journaux intimes - Charles Baudelaire

Thomas Carlyle - On the Choice of Books 插圖 On the Choice of Books
Thomas Carlyle
類型: 傳記與回憶錄
發行日期: 1881年02月04日
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There comes a time in the career of every man of genius who has devoted a long life to the instruction and enlightenment of his fellow-creatures, when he receives before his death all the honours paid by posterity. Thus when a great essayist or historian lives to attain a classic and world-wide fame, his own biography becomes as interesting to the public as those he himself has written, and by which he achieved his laurels.


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On the Choice of Books - Thomas Carlyle

Mark Twain - Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography 插圖 Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography
Mark Twain
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發行日期: 1910年12月31日
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The Autobiography of Mark Twain is as famous for its fictional qualities as for its lively writing style. This is one of the reasons the work — which exists in three distinct and competing versions — has lived on for generations and inspired much debate. This entry studies the 1959 version, edited and arranged by Charles Neider and available in paperback from Perennial Classics.


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Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography - Mark Twain

Giles Lytton Strachey - Eminent Victorians 插圖 Eminent Victorians
Giles Lytton Strachey
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發行日期: 1932年01月01日
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"Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nightingale; and in his essays on Dr Arnold and General Gordon, his quarries are not only his subjects but also the public-school system and the whole structure of nineteenth-century liberal values.


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Eminent Victorians - Giles Lytton Strachey

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 2 插圖 The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 2
Dante Alighieri
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發行日期: 1320年12月31日
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It is is biographical book. Now had I left those spirits, and pursued The steps of my Conductor, when beheld Pointing the finger at me one exclaimed: 'See how it seems as if the light not shone From the left hand of him beneath, and he, As living, seems to be led on. ' Mine eyes I at that sound reverting, saw them gaze Through wonder first at me, and then at me And the light broken underneath, by turns. 'Why are thy thoughts thus riveted?' my guide Exclaimed, 'that thou hast slacked thy pace? or how Imports it thee, what thing is whispered here? Come after me, and to their babblings leave The crowd. Be as a tower, that, firmly set, Shakes not its top for any blast that blows! He, in whose bosom thought on thought shoots out, Still of his aim is wide, in that the one Sicklies and wastes to nought the other's strength. '


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The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 2 - Dante Alighieri

Charles Darwin - Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 插圖 Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2
Charles Darwin
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發行日期: 1881年12月31日
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It is clear that, in the early part of the voyage of the Beagle he did not feel it inconsistent with his views to express himself in thoroughly orthodox language as to the genesis of new species. Thus in 1834 he wrote* at Valparaiso: "I have already found beds of recent shells yet retaining their colour at an elevation of 1300 feet, and beneath the level country is strewn with them. It seems not a very improbable conjecture that the want of animals may be owing to none having been created since this country was raised from the sea." theological natural history than with his later views. Thus, in speaking of the birds Synallaxis and Scytalopus (1st edit. p. 353; 2nd edit. p. 289), he says: "When finding, as in this case, any animal which seems to play so insignificant a part in the great scheme of nature, one is apt to wonder why a distinct species should have been created."


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Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 - Charles Darwin

Joseph Conrad - The Mirror of the Sea 插圖 The Mirror of the Sea
Joseph Conrad
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發行日期: 1924年08月03日
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The Mirror of the Sea is a collection of autobiographical essays first published in various magazines 1904-6 (Summary by Wikipedia). Conrad early in his life earned his bread as a Master Mariner in sailing ships. In his Author's Note to this work, Conrad states,"Beyond the line of the sea horizon the world for me did not exist .Within these pages I make a full confession not of my sins but of my emotions. It is the best tribute my piety can offer to the ultimate shapers of my character, convictions, and, in a sense, destiny---to the imperishable sea, to the ships that are no more, and to the simple men who have had their day."


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The Mirror of the Sea - Joseph Conrad

Jacob Abbott - History of Julius Caesar 插圖 History of Julius Caesar
Jacob Abbott
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發行日期: 1879年10月30日
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In this biography published in 1849, American writer Jacob Abbott recounts the life of the Roman military and political leader Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination in 44 B.C.E.


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History of Julius Caesar - Jacob Abbott

Robert Henry Elliot - Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore 插圖 Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore
Robert Henry Elliot
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發行日期: 1913年12月31日
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Robert Henry Elliot was an early British coffee planter in Mysore, India, and author of books on plantation life in Mysore. He arrived in Bombay in 1855 at 18 years of age. From there he sailed to Mangalore, headed inland through the ghauts to the high plateau of Mysore where he joined Frederick Green, who had begun his plantation in 1843. The first European coffee plantation to its south had just started in 1854, while the second some 70 miles (110 km) north was being established by three Scottish planters. In 1856 Elliot started his own plantation at Bartchinhulla, Saklaspur in Mysore State. In this edition Robert Elliot shares in his own words the fascinating experiences of running a plantation in the jungles of Mysore during the early 20th century.


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Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore - Robert Henry Elliot

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Paradise, Volume 3 插圖 The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Paradise, Volume 3
Dante Alighieri
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發行日期: 1320年12月31日
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It is is biographical book. Astounded, to the guardian of my steps I turned me, like the chill, who always runs Thither for succour, where he trusteth most, And she was like the mother, who her son Beholding pale and breathless, with her voice Soothes him, and he is cheered; for thus she spake, Soothing me: 'Know not thou, thou art in heaven? And knowest not thou, whatever is in heaven, Is holy, and that nothing there is done. But is done zealously and well?  Deem now, What change in thee the song, and what my smile had wrought, since thus the shout had power to move thee. In which could thou have understood their prayers, The vengeance were already known to thee, Which thou must witness ere thy mortal hour, The sword of heaven is not in haste to smite, Nor yet doth linger, save unto his seeming, Who in desire or fear doth look for it.


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The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Paradise, Volume 3 - Dante Alighieri

Franz Liszt - Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 2 插圖 Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 2
Franz Liszt
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發行日期: 1885年12月31日
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This is a biographical book. He also did as much as he could to promote and compliment those whose music he believed in. He was also a superlative musical critic, knowing, with few mistakes, what music of his day was "artistic" and what was not. But, although he was clearly a musical genius, he insisted on projecting a tonal, romantic 'beauty' in his music, confining his music to a narrow range of moral values and ideals. He would have rejected 20th-century music that entertained cynical notions of any kind, or notions that obviated the concept of beauty in any way. There is little of a Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Cage, Adams, and certainly none of a Schoenberg, in Liszt's music.


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Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 2 - Franz Liszt

Alexandre Dumas - Urbain Grandier 插圖 Urbain Grandier
Alexandre Dumas
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發行日期: 1952年01月01日
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Grandier served as priest in the church of Sainte Croix in Loudun, in the Diocese of Poitiers. Ignoring his vow of celibacy, he is known to have had sexual relationships with a number of women and to have acquired a reputation as a philanderer. He also wrote a book attacking the doctrine of clerical celibacy. In 1632, a group of nuns from the local Ursuline convent accused him of having bewitched them, sending the demon Asmodai, among others, to commit evil and impudent acts with them. Modern commentators on the case, such as the author Aldous Huxley, have argued that the accusations began after Grandier refused to become the spiritual director of the convent, unaware that the Mother Superior, Sister Jeanne of the Angels, had become obsessed with him, having seen him from afar and heard of his sexual exploits. According to Huxley, Sister Jeanne, enraged by his rejection, instead invited Canon Mignon, an enemy of Grandier, to become the director. Jeanne then accused Grandier of using black magic to seduce her. The other nuns gradually began to make similar accusations. Grandier was arrested, interrogated and tried by an ecclesiastical tribunal, which acquitted him.


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Urbain Grandier - Alexandre Dumas

George Thomas Bettany - Life of Charles Darwin 插圖 Life of Charles Darwin
George Thomas Bettany
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發行日期: 1890年12月31日
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Darwin revealed himself so largely in his books, that a vivid picture of much of his life can be extracted from them. Thus it has been found possible to combine much biographical interest with sketches of his most important works. This book is a condensed sketch of Darwin's life and work, with a focus on his books.


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Life of Charles Darwin - George Thomas Bettany

Timothy Shay Arthur - All's for the Best 插圖 All's for the Best
Timothy Shay Arthur
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發行日期: 1884年12月31日
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A poor doubter, who had trusted in human prudence, and been disappointed; who had endeavored to walk by the lumine of self-derived intelligence, instead of by the light of divine truth, and so lost his way in the world. He was fifty years old! What a sad confession for a man thus far on the journey of life.


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All's for the Best - Timothy Shay Arthur

辛文房 - 唐才子傳 插圖 唐才子傳
辛文房
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發行日期: 2014年05月27日
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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

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

Justin McCarthy - A History of the Four Georges, Volume II 插圖 A History of the Four Georges, Volume II
Justin McCarthy
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發行日期: 1911年12月31日
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Walpole was not magnanimous towards enemies who had still the power to do him harm. When the enemy could hurt him no longer, Walpole felt anger no longer; but it was not his humor to spare any man who stood in his way and resisted him. If he was not magnanimous, at least he did not affect magnanimity. He did not pretend to regard with contempt or indifference men whom in his heart he believed to be formidable opponents. It was a tribute to the capacity of a public man to be disliked by Walpole; a still higher tribute to be dreaded by him. One of the men whom the great minister was now beginning to hold in serious dislike and dread was Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield. Born in 1694, Chesterfield was still what would be called in political life a young man; he was not quite forty.


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A History of the Four Georges, Volume II - Justin McCarthy

Giorgio Vasari - Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects 插圖 Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects
Giorgio Vasari
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發行日期: 1574年06月26日
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The book is a genre of an encyclopedia of artistic biographies. It includes a valuable treatise on the technical methods employed in the arts. The work has a consistent and notorious favour of Florentines and tends to attribute to them all the new developments in Renaissance art—for example, the invention of engraving. Venetian art in particular, let alone other parts of Europe, is systematically ignored. It is one of the basic sources for information on the Renaissance in Italy.


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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects - Giorgio Vasari

Thomas Jefferson - Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3 插圖 Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3
Thomas Jefferson
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發行日期: 1826年07月03日
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Great insight into the person of Thomas Jefferson can be seen by looking at his correspondence and memoirs. He was a very prolific writer and left a lot of great advice and observances behind. This volume offers a deeper look into his lifesketch and work.


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Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3 - Thomas Jefferson

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5 插圖 The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5
Dante Alighieri
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發行日期: 1320年12月31日
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It is is biographical book. While singly thus along the rim we walked, Oft the good master warned me: 'Look thou well. Avail it that I caution thee. '  The sun Now all the western clime irradiate changed From azure tinct to white; and, as I passed, My passing shadow made the numbered flame Burn ruddier.  At so strange a sight I marked That many a spirit marveled on his way. This bred occasion first to speak of me, 'He seems, ' said they, 'no insubstantial frame:' Then to obtain what certainty they might, Stretched towards me, careful not to over pass The burning pale.


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The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5 - Dante Alighieri

Frank Harris - Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions — Volume 1 插圖 Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions — Volume 1
Frank Harris
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發行日期: 1931年01月01日
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I first met Oscar Wilde in the early part of 1868 at Portora Royal School. He was thirteen or fourteen years of age. His long straight fair hair was a striking feature of his appearance. He was then, as he remained for some years after, extremely boyish in nature, very mobile, almost restless when out of the schoolroom. Yet he took no part in the school games at any time. Now and then he would be seen in one of the school boats on Loch Erne: yet he was a poor hand at an oar.


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Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions — Volume 1 - Frank Harris

John Lewis - George Brown 插圖 George Brown
John Lewis
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發行日期: 1935年01月01日
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George Brown was a Scottish-born Canadian journalist, politician, Fathers of Confederation. A noted Reform politician, he was also the founder and editor of the Toronto Globe, which is today (having merged with other newspapers) known as the The Globe and Mail.


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George Brown - John Lewis

Ronald Sutherland Gower - Joan of Arc 插圖 Joan of Arc
Ronald Sutherland Gower
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發行日期: 1915年12月31日
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This is a good biography about Joan of Arc and includes some great old drawings about Joan's life and the places she visited.


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Joan of Arc - Ronald Sutherland Gower

John Hay - Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02 插圖 Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02
John Hay
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發行日期: 1905年06月30日
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This book onsidered one of the best treatments of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln of its time, this portrait of the man and his administration of the United States at the moment of its greatest upheaval is both intimate and scholarly.


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Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02 - John Hay

Edwin Arnold - The Light of Asia 插圖 The Light of Asia
Edwin Arnold
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發行日期: 1878年12月31日
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In the form of a narrative poem, the book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara. A few decades before the book's publication, very little was known outside Asia about the Buddha and Buddhism, the religion which he founded, and which had existed for about twenty-five centuries. Arnold's book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership.


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The Light of Asia - Edwin Arnold

John Torrey Morse - Abraham Lincoln, Volume I 插圖 Abraham Lincoln, Volume I
John Torrey Morse
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發行日期: 1937年01月01日
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The book contains account of Lincoln. The years of the civil war constitute an episode rather than an independent period in our national history. They were interposed between two eras; and if they are to be integrally connected with either of these, it is with the era which preceded them rather than with that which followed them.


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Abraham Lincoln, Volume I - John Torrey Morse


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