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Alexander the Great - Jacob Abbott

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 artwork Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 April 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
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No man since Washington has become to Americans so familiar or so beloved a figure as Abraham Lincoln. He is to them the representative and typical American, the man who best embodies the political ideals of the nation.


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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 - Abraham Lincoln

Martin Luther - Works of Martin Luther artwork Works of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 17 February 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Benjamin Franklin - Franklin's Autobiography artwork Franklin's Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: 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

Giorgio Vasari - Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects artwork Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects
Giorgio Vasari
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 26 June 1574
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Nathaniel Hawthorne - True Stories of History and Biography artwork True Stories of History and Biography
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
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In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the young might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history.


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True Stories of History and Biography - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Frank Preston Stearns - The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne artwork The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Frank Preston Stearns
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is only recently that Mr. Henry F. Waters, who spent fifteen years in England searching out the records of old New England families, succeeded in discovering the connecting link between the first American Hawthornes and their relatives in the old country. It was a bill of exchange for one hundred pounds drawn by William Hathorne, of Salem, payable to Robert Hathorne in London, and dated October 19, 1651, which first gave Mr. Waters the clue to his discovery.


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The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne - Frank Preston Stearns

James Russell Lowell - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
James Russell Lowell
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Saint Augustine - The Confessions of St. Augustine artwork The Confessions of St. Augustine
Saint Augustine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 June 2002
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Napoleon Bonaparte artwork Napoleon Bonaparte
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography artwork Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography
Theodore Roosevelt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Arthur Schopenhauer - The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; On Human Nature artwork The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; On Human Nature
Arthur Schopenhauer
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 20 September 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Theodore Roosevelt - Hero Tales from American History artwork Hero Tales from American History
Theodore Roosevelt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 10 October 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her history. Thrift, industry, obedience to law, and intellectual cultivation are essential qualities in the makeup of any successful people; but no people can be really great unless they possess also the heroic virtues which are as needful in time of peace as in time of war, and as important in civil as in military life.


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Hero Tales from American History - Theodore Roosevelt

Anthony Trollope - The Life of Cicero artwork The Life of Cicero
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 05 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Cicero - Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero artwork Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: 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

Cicero - The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 artwork The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Cicero
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 22 April 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The correspondence of Cicero, as preserved for us by his freedman Tiro, does not open till the thirty-ninth year of the orator's life, and is so strictly contemporary, dealing so exclusively with the affairs of the moment, that little light is thrown by it on his previous life. It does not become continuous till the year after his consulship (B.C. 62). There are no letters in the year of the consulship itself or the year of his canvass for the consulship (B.C. 64 and 63). It begins in B.C. 68, and between that date and B.C. 65 there are only eleven letters. We have, therefore, nothing exactly contemporaneous to help us to form a judgment on the great event which coloured so much of his after life, the suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy and the execution of the conspirators, in the last month of his consulship. But setting aside the first eleven letters, we have from that time forward a correspondence illustrating.


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The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 - Cicero

Cicero - Cicero's Tusculan Disputations artwork Cicero's Tusculan Disputations
Cicero
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 09 February 2005
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Tusculanae Disputationes (The Tusculanes or Tusculan Disputations), is a series of books, around 45 BC, attempting to popularise Stoic philosophy and his personal memoirs in Ancient Rome.


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Cicero's Tusculan Disputations - Cicero

Anthony Trollope - The Life of Cicero artwork The Life of Cicero
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 05 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Andrew Lang - Alfred Tennyson artwork Alfred Tennyson
Andrew Lang
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Alfred Tennyson was born August 6th, 1809, at Somersby, Lincolnshire, fourth of twelve children of George and Elizabeth (Fytche) Tennyson. The poet's grandfather had violated tradition by making his younger son, Charles, his heir, and arranging for the poet's father to enter the ministry. (See the Tennyson Family Tree. ) The contrast of his own family's relatively straitened circumstances to the great wealth of his aunt Elizabeth Russell and uncle Charles Tennyson (who lived in castles!) made Tennyson feel particularly impoverished and led him to worry about money all his life. He also had a lifelong fear of mental illness, for several men in his family had a mild form of epilepsy, which was then thought a shameful disease. His father and brother Arthur made their cases worse by excessive drinking. His brother Edward had to be confined in a mental institution after 1833, and he himself spent a few weeks under doctors' care in 1843. In the late twenties his father's physical and mental condition worsened, and he became paranoid, abusive, and violent.


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Alfred Tennyson - Andrew Lang

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - Ralph Waldo Emerson artwork Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mr. John Lowell Gardner, a college classmate and life-long friend of Mr. Emerson has favored me with a letter which contains matters of interest concerning him never before given to the public.


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Ralph Waldo Emerson - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Frederick Brotherton Meyer - John the Baptist artwork John the Baptist
Frederick Brotherton Meyer
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mary, the mother of Jesus was a relative of Elizabeth, the mother of John. After the angel appeared to Mary telling her of the coming of Jesus, she went to see Elizabeth and learned that she, too, was expecting a child. Now Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah were advanced in years and their child was a very special child. He had been chosen by God for a special mission. That mission was to prepare the hearts of the people for the coming Messiah. The prophet Isaiah spoke of John as "the voice of one crying in the wilderness" telling the people to get ready for the coming of Jesus. John told them that Jesus would be greater and mightier than he, and that he was not worthy to loosen the straps or even carry the sandals of the Lord.


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John the Baptist - Frederick Brotherton Meyer

Henry Brodribb Irving - A Book of Remarkable Criminals artwork A Book of Remarkable Criminals
Henry Brodribb Irving
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Jacob Abbott - Hannibal artwork Hannibal
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1995
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 Hannibal.


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Hannibal - Jacob Abbott

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Benjamin Franklin artwork Benjamin Franklin
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

William Milligan Sloane - The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte artwork The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He implemented a wide array of liberal reforms across Europe, including the abolition of feudalism and the spread of religious toleration. [2] His legal code in France, the Napoleonic Code, influenced numerous civil law jurisdictions worldwide. Napoleon is remembered for his role in leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won the majority of his battles and seized control of most of continental Europe in a quest for personal power and to spread the ideals of the French Revolution. Widely regarded as one of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military academies worldwide. He remains one of the most studied political and military leaders in all of history. Napoleon was born in Corsica in a family of noble Italian ancestry that had settled in Corsica in the 16th century. He spoke French with a heavy Corsican accent. Well-educated, he rose to prominence under the French First Republic and led successful campaigns against the enemies of the French revolution who set up the First and Second Coalitions, most notably his campaigns in Italy.


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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - William Milligan Sloane

Booker T. Washington - Up from Slavery: an autobiography artwork Up from Slavery: an autobiography
Booker T. Washington
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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 Smiles - Men of Invention and Industry artwork Men of Invention and Industry
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Addison B. Poland - Famous Men of the Middle Ages artwork Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Addison B. Poland
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 February 2003
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book Starts with myths, moves to waves of tribes in Europe and Asian leaders. Thus tracing an accurate and wonderful life sketches of these famous men. 33 biographies sketch significant characters from the stream of European history during the Middle Ages.


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Famous Men of the Middle Ages - Addison B. Poland

Charles Darwin - The Autobiography of Charles Darwin artwork The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Jacob Abbott - Cleopatra artwork Cleopatra
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1671
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 - Queen Elizabeth artwork Queen Elizabeth
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 Steel Olcott - The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons artwork The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons
Henry Steel Olcott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Sidney Lee - A Life of William Shakespeare artwork A Life of William Shakespeare
Sidney Lee
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

William Milligan Sloane - The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte artwork The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
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The key to Napoleon's dealings with Poland is to be found in his strategy; his political policy never passed beyond the first tentative stages, for he never conquered either Russia or Poland. The struggle upon which he was next to enter was a contest, not for Russian abasement but for Russian friendship in the interest of his far-reaching continental system.


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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - William Milligan Sloane

Jacob Abbott - Nero artwork Nero
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1984
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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 artwork 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
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Victor Hugo - The Memoirs of Victor Hugo artwork The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Jacob Abbott - History of Julius Caesar artwork History of Julius Caesar
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
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This is the life of a great man – and the birth of a great nation – written by a man very nearly the equal of his subject, drawn chiefly from Washington’s own diaries, letters and secret archives.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 - John Marshall

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is a very detailed history of the settling of America by first the English, and then the Pilgrims and Dutch. A history of colonial Virginia and the British colonies which became the United States


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 - John Marshall

Harry Houdini - The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist artwork The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist
Harry Houdini
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Francis Fisher Browne - The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln artwork The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Life began as what would now be called an authorized biography. Washington’s executor selected Marshall for the writing, and Marshall alone among the early biographers was permitted access to Washington’s own papers. He took this special responsibility seriously.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 - John Marshall

Grant Allen - Biographies of Working Men artwork Biographies of Working Men
Grant Allen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is 4th volume of this series which is briefly explains about the life or George Washington president of United States of America.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 - John Marshall

Leo Tolstoy - Youth artwork Youth
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Loyola Ignatius - The Autobiography of St. Ignatius artwork The Autobiography of St. Ignatius
Loyola Ignatius
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1555
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The autobiography does not cover the complete life of Ignatius. It begins abruptly in 1521 at the great turning point in the saint's life - his injury in the battle of Pamplona when the French occupied that town and attacked its citadel. It then spans the next seventeen years up to the arrival of Ignatius and his early companions in Rome. These years are the central years of Ignatius's life. They are the years. that open with his religious conversion and that witness his spiritual growth. They are the years of pilgrimage, to use his own designation, of active travel and searching, and of interior progress in the Christian life. They are the years of preparation for the establishment of the great religious order he will found and for its dynamic thrust in the turbulent Europe and the expanding world of his day.


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The Autobiography of St. Ignatius - Loyola Ignatius

John Bunyan - Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners artwork Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
John Bunyan
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1665
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life artwork Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 21 March 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Mark Twain - Chapters from My Autobiography artwork Chapters from My Autobiography
Mark Twain
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 artwork The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5
John Marshall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is 5th volume of this series which is briefly explains about the life or George Washington president of United States of America.


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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 - John Marshall

Benjamin Franklin - Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] artwork Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Edmund Venables - The Life of John Bunyan artwork The Life of John Bunyan
Edmund Venables
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book deals with works and life of religious personality John Bunyan and also an overview of his beliefs who was A true believer and disciple of Lord Jesus Christ. This biographical book offers an insight of the life and beliefs of John Bunyan. .


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The Life of John Bunyan - Edmund Venables

John Davison Rockefeller - Random Reminiscences of Men and Events artwork Random Reminiscences of Men and Events
John Davison Rockefeller
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 23 May 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Albert Bigelow Paine - Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete artwork Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
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An extended biography of Mark Twain His letters are here gathered for those who wish to pursue the subject somewhat more exhaustively from the strictly personal side. Selections from this correspondence were used in the biography mentioned.


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Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete - Albert Bigelow Paine

Jacob Abbott - Peter the Great artwork Peter the Great
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Peter the Great - Jacob Abbott

Orison Swett Marden - Architects of Fate artwork Architects of Fate
Orison Swett Marden
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

John William Cousin - A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature artwork A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
John William Cousin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Charles Darwin - More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 artwork More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Charles Darwin - More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 artwork More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Mark Twain - Is Shakespeare Dead? artwork Is Shakespeare Dead?
Mark Twain
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Samuel Smiles - Lives of the Engineers artwork Lives of the Engineers
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Andrew Carnegie - James Watt artwork James Watt
Andrew Carnegie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1943
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Frederick Albion Ober - "Old Put" The Patriot
Frederick Albion Ober
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

William Butler Yeats - Four Years artwork Four Years
William Butler Yeats
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1939
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book consists of memoirs of the author during the respective years, 1887-1891 . The author every memory and depicted every incident that happened in these years that left an everlasting remark over him.


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Four Years - William Butler Yeats

Leo Tolstoy - Boyhood artwork Boyhood
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse artwork To The Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 Tyndall - Faraday as a Discoverer artwork Faraday as a Discoverer
John Tyndall
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

George Müller - A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller artwork A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller
George Müller
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
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GEORGE MUELLER (1805-1898), evangelist and philanthropist in England, was a man of prayer and strong faith who depended wholly on God for his temporal and spiritual needs. During his time serving as pastor at a church in Bristol, England, his famous work with the orphans began when two young children were thrown upon the church's care. Mueller resolved never to tell anyone what his needs were. He told them to God and confidently expected them to be met.


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A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller - George Müller

Lucy Larcom - A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA) artwork A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA)
Lucy Larcom
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

John Hay - Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02 artwork Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02
John Hay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 June 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Abraham Lincoln - The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address artwork The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

THE discovery of an unknown address by Abraham Lincoln is an event of literary and historical significance. Various attempts have been made to recover his "Lost Speech," delivered in Bloomington, in 1856.


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The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor: An Address - Abraham Lincoln

Osgood Eaton Fuller - Brave Men and Women artwork Brave Men and Women
Osgood Eaton Fuller
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Struggle, failure, triumph: while triumph is the thing sought, struggle has its joy, and failure is not without its uses. The title of this volume, is used in a double sense, as referring not only to those whose words and deeds are here recorded, or cited as examples, but also to all who read the book, and are striving after the riches of character. Life sketches of some of the brave men and women like: Benjamin Franklin, Sir Walter Scott, Madame Malibran and more.


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Brave Men and Women - Osgood Eaton Fuller

Edward Gibbon - Memoirs of My Life and Writings artwork Memoirs of My Life and Writings
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 15 January 1794
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

John Hay - Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01 artwork Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01
John Hay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 June 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett - Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends artwork Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends
Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Jacob Abbott - Mary Queen of Scots artwork Mary Queen of Scots
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 1 artwork The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 1
Charles Dickens
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 1 - Charles Dickens

John Torrey Morse - Abraham Lincoln, Volume II artwork Abraham Lincoln, Volume II
John Torrey Morse
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Partly because of that fact, it makes for very enjoyable reading. The style of language is a bit more "flowery" then we are used to. The author gives you a very good sense of Lincoln's character and provides a detailed history of Lincoln in his time. After reading this biography, I got a good sense of how Lincoln's contemporaries saw him. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique perspective on Abraham Lincoln.


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Abraham Lincoln, Volume II - John Torrey Morse

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - George Bernard Shaw artwork George Bernard Shaw
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Jean Dominique Arago - Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men artwork Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men
Jean Dominique Arago
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It consists of the various biographies of the famous scientific personalities and also those who belong to the background of science and technology. Their work and contributions in the field of science and technology has been highly quoted and highlighted by the author, that eventually led to the advancement and growth of the respective field.


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Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men - Jean Dominique Arago

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words artwork Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words
Ludwig van Beethoven
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Maria Antoinette artwork Maria Antoinette
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this history of Maria Antoinette , author gives a faithful narrative of facts, and, so far as possible, to exhibit the soul of history. n the year 1740, Charles VI., emperor of Austria, died. He left a daughter twenty-three years of age, Maria Theresa, to inherit the crown of that powerful empire. She had been married about four years to Francis, duke of Lorraine. The day after the death of Charles, Maria Theresa ascended the throne. The treasury of Austria was empty. A general feeling of discontent pervaded the kingdom.


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Maria Antoinette - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

John Torrey Morse - Abraham Lincoln, Volume I artwork Abraham Lincoln, Volume I
John Torrey Morse
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Leo Tolstoy - Childhood artwork Childhood
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Childhood - Leo Tolstoy

Albert Bigelow Paine - Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900 artwork Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900
Albert Bigelow Paine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. A man reaches the zenith at forty, the top of the hill. From that time forward he begins to descend. If you have any great undertaking ahead, begin it now. You will never be so capable again. ' Of course this was only a theory of Hay’s, a rule where rules do not apply, where in the end the problem resolves itself into a question of individualities. John Hay did as great work after forty as ever before, so did Mark Twain, and both of them gained in intellectual strength and public honor to the very end. Yet it must have seemed to many who knew him, and to himself, like enough, that Mark Twain at forty had reached the pinnacle of his fame and achievement. His name was on every lip; in whatever environment observation and argument were likely to be pointed with some saying or anecdote attributed, rightly or otherwise, to Mark Twain. 'As Mark Twain says, ' or, 'You know that story of Mark Twain’s, ' were universal and daily commonplaces. It was dazzling, towering fame, not of the best or most enduring kind as yet, but holding somewhere within it the structure of immortality.


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Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume II, Part 1: 1886-1900 - Albert Bigelow Paine

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - King Philip artwork King Philip
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 16 June 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Jules Lemaître - Jean-Jacques Rousseau artwork Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jules Lemaître
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1913
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Au risque d'être encore accusé de critique impressionniste, personnelle, subjective, je dois vous faire un aveu. Lorsque je choisis pour sujet de ce cours Jean-Jacques Rousseau, ce ne fut point d'abord dans une pensée d'extrême bienveillance pour le citoyen de Genève.


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Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jules Lemaître

Jacob Abbott - Charles I artwork Charles I
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 Charles I.


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Charles I - Jacob Abbott

Charles Darwin - Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2 artwork Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Timothy Shay Arthur - The Lights and Shadows of Real Life artwork The Lights and Shadows of Real Life
Timothy Shay Arthur
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It's an autobiography Mr. Arthur. From this sketch it will be seen that Mr. Arthur is a self-made man, and that he has gained his present enviable position through long and patient labor, and against the pressure of much that was adverse and discouraging.


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The Lights and Shadows of Real Life - Timothy Shay Arthur

Frederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass artwork Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 19 February 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

William Garden Blaikie - The Personal Life of David Livingstone artwork The Personal Life of David Livingstone
William Garden Blaikie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Personal Life of David Livingstone is a biographical type of book. The purpose of this work is to make the world better acquainted with the character of Livingstone. His discoveries and researches have been given to the public in his own books, but his modesty led him to say little in these of himself, and those who knew him best feel that little is known of the strength of his affections, the depth and purity of his devotion, or the intensity of his aspirations as a Christian missionary. The growth of his character and the providential shaping of his career are also matters of remarkable interest, of which not much has yet been made known. An attempt has been made in this volume, likewise, to present a more complete history of his life than has yet appeared. Many chapters of it are opened up of which the public have hitherto known little or nothing. It has not been deemed necessary to dwell on events recorded in his published Travels, except for the purpose of connecting the narrative and making it complete. Much pains has been taken to show the unity and symmetry of his character. As a man, a Christian, a missionary, a philanthropist, and a scientist, Livingstone ranks with the greatest of our race, and shows the minimum of infirmity in connection with the maximum of goodness. Nothing can be more telling than his life as an evidence of the truth and power of Christianity, as a plea for Christian Missions and civilization, or as a demonstration of the true connection between religion and science.


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The Personal Life of David Livingstone - William Garden Blaikie

Arnold Bennett - The Pretty Lady artwork The Pretty Lady
Arnold Bennett
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

‘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

John Torrey Morse - Benjamin Franklin artwork Benjamin Franklin
John Torrey Morse
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a lamentable matter for any writer to find himself compelled to sketch, however briefly, the early years of Benjamin Franklin. That autobiography, in which the story of those years is so inimitably told, by its vividness, its simplicity, even by its straightforward vanity, and by the quaint charm of its old-fashioned but well-nigh faultless style, stands among the few masterpieces of English prose.


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Benjamin Franklin - John Torrey Morse

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 artwork Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Robert Browning - Life and Letters of Robert Browning artwork Life and Letters of Robert Browning
Robert Browning
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 11 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is biographical book. For my general material I have been largely indebted to Miss Browning. Her memory was the only existing record of her brother's boyhood and youth. It has been to me an unfailing as well as always accessible authority for that subsequent period of his life which I could only know in disconnected facts or his own fragmentary reminiscences. It is less true, indeed, to say that she has greatly helped me in writing this short biography than that without her help it could never have been undertaken.


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Life and Letters of Robert Browning - Robert Browning

Edmund Donald Carr - A Night in the Snow artwork A Night in the Snow
Edmund Donald Carr
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 04 January 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Charles Foster Kent - Charles Dickens as a Reader artwork Charles Dickens as a Reader
Charles Foster Kent
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 artwork Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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


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