Russia biographies, memoirs books

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Abraham Lincoln - James Russell Lowell

Jacob Abbott - Alexander the Great обложка Alexander the Great
Makers of History
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 30.10.1879
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Napoleon Bonaparte обложка Napoleon Bonaparte
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1876
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 25: Russia and Poland обложка Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 25: Russia and Poland
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1798
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

After a stay in Germany, the notorious Venetian lover travels east to Poland, Lithuania, and Russia, where he meets Catherine the Great before heading back west to Dresden.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 25: Russia and Poland - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Edmund Gosse - Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments обложка Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments
Edmund Gosse
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1928
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

"This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences, and almost two epochs. It ended, as was inevitable, in disruption. Of the two being here described, one was born to fly backward, the other could not help being carried forward". Thus begins this remarkable chronicle of the division between generations. Goose was born in 1849 into a deeply religious household; both parents were pious member of the Plymouth Brethren, a narrow sect. This book, Gosse's masterpiece, was anonymously published in 1907.


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Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments - Edmund Gosse

Антон Павлович Чехов - Note-Book of Anton Chekhov обложка Note-Book of Anton Chekhov
Антон Павлович Чехов
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 14.07.1904
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

鲁迅 - 朝花夕拾 обложка 朝花夕拾
鲁迅
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.07.2014
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Benjamin Franklin обложка Benjamin Franklin
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.2000
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 обложка Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1826
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Jacob Abbott - Cleopatra обложка Cleopatra
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1671
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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 - Hannibal обложка Hannibal
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1995
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Jacob Abbott - Peter the Great обложка Peter the Great
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1878
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Peter the Great - Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott - Queen Elizabeth обложка Queen Elizabeth
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 30.10.1879
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Leo Tolstoy - Childhood обложка Childhood
Leo Tolstoy
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1909
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Childhood - Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy - Youth обложка Youth
Leo Tolstoy
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1851
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Henry Brodribb Irving - A Book of Remarkable Criminals обложка A Book of Remarkable Criminals
Henry Brodribb Irving
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1919
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography обложка Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography
Theodore Roosevelt
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1919
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

William Milligan Sloane - The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte обложка The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1928
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Jakob Wassermann - Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten обложка Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten
Jakob Wassermann
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1934
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Deutsche Charaktere und Begebenheiten - Jakob Wassermann

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 18: Return to Naples обложка Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 18: Return to Naples
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1798
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

In this extraordinary volume of his detailed, lifelong memoirs, the great Venetian adventurer hits it off with the pope, and nearly marries a girl who turns out to be his daughter.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 18: Return to Naples - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Charles Johnson - Pirates обложка Pirates
Charles Johnson
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1735
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Pirates - Charles Johnson

William Wordsworth - The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1 обложка The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1
William Wordsworth
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 22.04.1850
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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

Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett - Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends обложка Letters of Anton Chekhov to His Family and Friends
Антон Павлович Чехов & Constance Garnett
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 14.07.1904
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

John Rae - Life of Adam Smith обложка Life of Adam Smith
John Rae
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1914
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Life of Adam Smith - John Rae

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Complete обложка Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Complete
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1872
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

This is biographical book. Merry was the month of May in the year of our Lord 1052. Few were the boys and few the lasses who over slept themselves on the first of that buxom month. Long ere the dawn the crowds had sought mead and woodland to cut poles and wreathe flowers.


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Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Complete - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward William Bok - A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After обложка A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After
Edward William Bok
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1930
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Saint Augustine - The Confessions of St. Augustine обложка The Confessions of St. Augustine
Saint Augustine
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.06.2002
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words обложка Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1790
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Andrew Carnegie - Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie обложка Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1919
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Leo Tolstoy - Boyhood обложка Boyhood
Leo Tolstoy
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1909
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - Historic Girls обложка Historic Girls
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 06.01.1902
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

In these progressive days, when so much energy and discussion are devoted to what is termed equality and the rights of woman, it is well to remember that there have been in the distant past women, and girls even, who by their actions and endeavors proved themselves the equals of the men of their time in valor, shrewdness, and ability. This volume seeks to tell for the girls and boys of to day the stories of some of their sisters of the long ago, girls who by eminent position or valiant deeds became historic even before they had passed the charming season of girlhood. Their stories are fruitful of varying lessons, for some of these historic girls were wilful as well as courageous, and mischievous as well as tender hearted. But from all the lessons and from all the morals, one truth stands out most clearly the fact that age and country, time and surroundings, make but little change in the real girl nature, that has ever been impulsive, trusting, tender, and true, alike in the days of the Syrian Zenobia and in those of the modern American school girl.


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Historic Girls - Elbridge Streeter Brooks

Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse обложка To The Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.08.2014
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 обложка Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1826
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 обложка Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865
Abraham Lincoln
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 14.04.1865
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

Charles Darwin - The Autobiography of Charles Darwin обложка The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1881
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin - Charles Darwin

Benjamin Franklin - Franklin's Autobiography обложка Franklin's Autobiography
Benjamin Franklin
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1789
Издатель: 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

Mark Twain - Chapters from My Autobiography обложка Chapters from My Autobiography
Mark Twain
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1910
Издатель: 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

Oscar Wilde - De Profundis обложка De Profundis
Oscar Wilde
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 29.11.1900
Издатель: Public Domain
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From his cell in prison, Oscar Wilde wrote "De Profundis, " the detailed and unsparing revelation of his love and tragedy.


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De Profundis - Oscar Wilde

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt обложка The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1798
Издатель: Public Domain
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This is the English translation of the Memoirs of the original “womanizer,” whose real name was Giacamo Casanova. His writing is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of 18th century European social life.


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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Henry Steel Olcott - The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons обложка The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons
Henry Steel Olcott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1906
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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

Victor Hugo - The Memoirs of Victor Hugo обложка The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1884
Издатель: Public Domain
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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

Franz Kafka - Grosser Lärm обложка Grosser Lärm
Franz Kafka
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1924
Издатель: Public Domain
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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

Theodore Roosevelt - Hero Tales from American History обложка Hero Tales from American History
Theodore Roosevelt
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 10.10.2008
Издатель: 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

Henry Adams - The Education of Henry Adams обложка The Education of Henry Adams
Henry Adams
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1917
Издатель: Public Domain
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Any schoolboy could see that man as a force must be measured by motion from a fixed point. Psychology helped here by suggesting a unit the point of history when man held the highest idea of himself as a unit in a unified universe. Eight or ten years of study had led Adams to think he might use the century 1150 1250, expressed in Amiens Cathedral and the Works of Thomas Aquinas, as the unit from which he might measure motion down to his own time, without assuming anything as true or untrue, except relation. The movement might be studied at once in philosophy and mechanics. Setting himself to the task, he began a volume which he mentally knew as 'Mont Saint Michel and Chartres: a Study of Thirteenth Century Unity. ' From that point he proposed to fix a position for himself, which he could label: 'The Education of Henry Adams: a Study of Twentieth Century Multiplicity. ' With the help of these two points of relation, he hoped to project his lines forward and backward indefinitely, subject to correction from any one who should know better. " The "Chartres" was finished and privately printed in 1904. The "Education" proved to be more difficult. The point on which the author failed to please himself, and could get no light from readers or friends, was the usual one of literary form. Probably he saw it in advance, for he used to say, half in jest, that his great ambition was to complete St. Augustine's "Confessions," but that St. Augustine, like a great artist, had worked from multiplicity to unity, while he, like a small one, had to reverse the method and work back from unity to multiplicity. The scheme became unmanageable as he approached his end. Probably he was, in fact, trying only to work into it his favorite theory of history, which now fills the last three or four chapters of the "Education," and he could not satisfy himself with his workmanship.


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The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams

Albert Bigelow Paine - Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete обложка Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1937
Издатель: 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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - George Bernard Shaw обложка George Bernard Shaw
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1936
Издатель: Public Domain
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Biographical detail and literary criticism are relevant to Chesterton only insofar as they support his views as to how George Bernard Shaw fits into the world. It's Chesterton holding forth on a variety of topics, and occasionally bringing Shaw into the conversation because that's who he's supposed to be writing about.


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George Bernard Shaw - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Joe Mills - A Mountain Boyhood обложка A Mountain Boyhood
Joe Mills
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1935
Издатель: Public Domain
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Estes Park was hardly more than a post office in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and generally roughed it in the region that would become Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. A Mountain Boyhood, the true story of his adventures there, is as rich in human as in natural history. Joe meets a colorful bunch of early settlers, living for a while with a circuit-riding parson who operates a ranch. He learns campcraft and nature lore, crosses Flattop Mountain on snowshoes in midwinter to socialize, and builds a log cabin near Longs Peak (the fireplace still stands). Joe Mills arrived far enough ahead of the sportsmen and tourists to serve them later as a seasoned guide, and, along with his brother, Enos Mills, the naturalist and writer, he was instrumental in establishing the area as a playground for the nation.


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A Mountain Boyhood - Joe Mills

Jakob Wassermann - Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude обложка Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude
Jakob Wassermann
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1934
Издатель: Public Domain
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Die Autobiographie "Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude" skizziert die Lebens- und Sinnsuche des Schriftstellers Jakob Wassermanns. Die Schilderung ist geprägt von der Alltagserfahrung des mehr oder weniger latenten Antisemitismus seiner Zeit und dem Aufbegehren gegen Grenzen und Vorurteile.


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Mein Weg als Deutscher und Jude - Jakob Wassermann

Addison B. Poland - Famous Men of the Middle Ages обложка Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Addison B. Poland
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.02.2003
Издатель: Public Domain
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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

Lucy Larcom - A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA) обложка A New England girlhood, outlined from memory (Beverly, MA)
Lucy Larcom
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1892
Издатель: Public Domain
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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

Charlotte Brontë - Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells обложка Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells
Charlotte Brontë
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 30.03.1855
Издатель: Public Domain
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Men and women who, perhaps, naturally very calm, and with feelings moderate in degree, and little marked in kind, have been trained from their cradle to observe the utmost evenness of manner and guardedness of language, will hardly know what to make of the rough, strong utterance, the harshly manifested passions, the unbridled aversions, and headlong partialities of unlettered moorland hinds and rugged moorland squires, who have grown up untaught and unchecked, except by Mentors as harsh as themselves. A large class of readers, likewise, will suffer greatly


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Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells - Charlotte Brontë

William Milligan Sloane - The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte обложка The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1928
Издатель: 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

Sidney Lee - A Life of William Shakespeare обложка A Life of William Shakespeare
Sidney Lee
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1926
Издатель: 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

John George Nicolay - A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln обложка A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln
John George Nicolay
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1900
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln - John George Nicolay

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - David Crockett обложка David Crockett
His Life and Adventures
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1876
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

It Opens to the reader scenes in the lives of the lowly, and a state of semi-civilization, of which but few of them can have the faintest idea. It has not been my object, in this narrative, to defend Colonel Crockett or to condemn him, but to present his.


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David Crockett - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Paul von Hindenburg - Aus meinem Leben обложка Aus meinem Leben
Paul von Hindenburg
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 02.08.1934
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Am 11. Oktober 1809 begann Goethe mit der Konzeption der Autobiographie (Tagebücher: „Schema einer Biographie“). In den letzten Tagen des Januars 1811 setzte die Ausarbeitung ein. Am 17. Juni 1811 gab er das erste Buch von Band I in Druck, am 25. Juli das zweite und dritte. Am 4. Oktober 1812 wurde der Schluss von Band II in Druck gegeben. Band III erschien 4 Wochen vor Ostern 1814 (Tag- und Jahreshefte). Spätestens am 8. April 1813 fasste Goethe den Entschluss, die Arbeit an seiner Biographie ruhen zu lassen (nicht gedruckte Vorrede zu Band III), um lebende Personen nicht zu verärgern (Brief an Eichstädt vom 29. Januar 1815; Gespräch mit Boisseree am 3. Oktober 1815).


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Aus meinem Leben - Paul von Hindenburg

Frederick Albion Ober - "Old Put" The Patriot
Frederick Albion Ober
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1912
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova обложка Memoirs of Casanova
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1798
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

In the sixth volume of this English translation of eighteenth-century Italian writer Giacomo Casanova's memoirs, Casanova recalls his various adventures in France and Italy.


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Memoirs of Casanova - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Karl Friedrich May - Mein Leben und Streben обложка Mein Leben und Streben
Karl Friedrich May
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1909
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Mit "Mein Leben und Streben" ist - als angemessener Beitrag zum Karl-May-Jahr 2012, in dem des 100. Todestages Karl Mays gedacht wird - der erste Band der Abteilung VI (Autobiografische Schriften) der Historisch-kritischen Ausgabe erschienen. Im Zentrum dieses Bandes steht die Selbstbiografie Karl Mays. Darüber hinaus enthält er alle von May zu seiner Person verfassten und für die Veröffentlichung zu Lebzeiten bestimmten Selbstdarstellungen


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Mein Leben und Streben - Karl Friedrich May

Walter Scott - Quentin Durward обложка Quentin Durward
Walter Scott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1822
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

This is a biographical story book. The plot centres on the medieval rivalry between Louis XI of France and Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Louis incites the citizens of Liège to revolt against Charles, and they seize and murder Charles's brother-in-law, Louis de Bourbon, Bishop of Liège, under the command of Louis's ally, William de la Marck, who was hoping to install his son in Louis de Bourbon's place (a real historical event which occurred in 1482). At the time of the murder, Louis is present in Charles' camp at Peronne, hoping to fool him with a false display of friendship. Charles, however, sees through his mask of deceit, accuses him of instigating the uprising, and has him imprisoned. Louis's superior coolness of mind permits him to allay Charles's suspicions and to regain his liberty. In a sub-plot, the Burgundian heiress Isabelle de Croye takes refuge at Louis's court when Charles attempts to give her hand in marriage to his odious favourite Campo-Basso. Louis, in turn, resolves to give her in marriage to the bandit-captain William de la Marck, and sends her to Flanders under the pretence of placing her under the protection of the Bishop of Liège. She is guarded on her journey by Quentin Durward, an archer, who has left behind poverty in Scotland to join the Archers of Louis's Scottish Guard. Quentin prevents the intended treachery and earns Isabelle's love. Charles, though, promises her in marriage to the Duke of Orléans (heir to the French crown) but she refuses, and, in anger, the Duke promises her to whoever brings him the head of de la Marck. This Quentin does with the help of his uncle, Ludovic Lesley, and wins Isabelle's hand.


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Quentin Durward - Walter Scott

August Bebel - Aus meinem Leben — Erster Teil обложка Aus meinem Leben — Erster Teil
August Bebel
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1912
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Das Buch wird in vier Teile geteilt, die ersten drei von denen wurden geschrieben und erschienen zwischen 1811-14, während viert hauptsächlich in 1830-31 geschrieben wurde und 1833 erschien. Jeder Teil enthält fünf Bücher. Der Ganze bedeckt die ersten 26 Jahre des Lebens seines(ihres) Autors. Goethe meinte, dass " die wichtigste Periode eines Individuums das seiner Entwicklung ist. "


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Aus meinem Leben — Erster Teil - August Bebel

Harry Houdini - The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist обложка The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist
Harry Houdini
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.09.2014
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist - Harry Houdini

Richard Wagner - My Life — Volume 2 обложка My Life — Volume 2
Richard Wagner
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1882
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

A biographical type of book. Minna had been lucky enough to find quarters near Zurich which corresponded very closely with the wishes I had so emphatically expressed before leaving. The house was situated in the parish of Enge, a good fifteen minutes' walk from the town, on a site overlooking the lake, and was an old fashioned hostelry called 'Zum Abendstern', belonging to a certain Frau Hirel, who was a pleasant old lady. The second floor, which was quite self contained and very quiet, offered us humble but adequate accommodations for a modest rent. I arrived early in the morning and found Minna still in bed. She was anxious to know whether I had returned simply out of pity; but I quickly succeeded in obtaining her promise that she would never again refer to what had taken place. She was soon quite herself again when she began to show me the progress she had made in arranging the rooms. Our position had for some years been growing more comfortable, in spite of the fact that at this time various difficulties again arose, and our domestic happiness seemed tolerably secure. Yet I could never quite master a restless inclination to deviate from anything that was regarded as conventional.


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My Life — Volume 2 - Richard Wagner

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln Letters обложка Lincoln Letters
Abraham Lincoln
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 14.04.1865
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Lincoln Letters - Abraham Lincoln

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life обложка Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 21.03.1832
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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

Mark Twain - Is Shakespeare Dead? обложка Is Shakespeare Dead?
Mark Twain
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1910
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Is Shakespeare Dead? - Mark Twain

Angelo de Gubernatis - Alessandro Manzoni обложка Alessandro Manzoni
Angelo de Gubernatis
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1912
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Il seguente libro cita il sktech vita di Alessandro Manzoni. Questo libro biografico si svolge anche diversi eventi legati ad Alessandro Manzoni.


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Alessandro Manzoni - Angelo de Gubernatis

Frank Harris - Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions обложка Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions
Frank Harris
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1915
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Oscar Wilde was greater as a talker, in my opinion, than as a writer, and no fame is more quickly evanescent. If I do not tell his story and paint his portrait, it seems unlikely that anyone else will do it.


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Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions - Frank Harris

James Stalker - The Life of St. Paul обложка The Life of St. Paul
James Stalker
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1927
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

This book explores, in a concise format, life of the apostle Paul — the man, his place in history, his gospel, and his missionary journeys. This volume is fittingly a part of James Stalker's trilogy The Life of Jesus Christ, The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ, and The life of St. Paul, for the apostle Paul is the interpreter of the entire purpose of Christ's coming.


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The Life of St. Paul - James Stalker

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova Vol.2 обложка Memoirs of Casanova Vol.2
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1798
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Eighteenth-century Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova, writing as Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, recounts the stories of his eventful life. This book, the second of twelve volumes of an 1894 English translation of his memoirs, begins early in his life as he reaches Chiozza in Tuscany.


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Memoirs of Casanova Vol.2 - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Franz Liszt - F. Chopin обложка F. Chopin
Franz Liszt
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1885
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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F. Chopin - Franz Liszt

August Bebel - Aus meinem Leben — Zweiter Teil обложка Aus meinem Leben — Zweiter Teil
August Bebel
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1912
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Das Buch wird in vier Teile geteilt, die ersten drei von denen wurden geschrieben und erschienen zwischen 1811-14, während viert hauptsächlich in 1830-31 geschrieben wurde und 1833 erschien. Jeder Teil enthält fünf Bücher. Der Ganze bedeckt die ersten 26 Jahre des Lebens seines(ihres) Autors. Goethe meinte, dass " die wichtigste Periode eines Individuums das seiner Entwicklung ist. "


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Aus meinem Leben — Zweiter Teil - August Bebel

Grant Allen - Biographies of Working Men обложка Biographies of Working Men
Grant Allen
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1898
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

Mark Twain - Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography обложка Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography
Mark Twain
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1910
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 обложка Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1864
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

The Leeds and Skipton railway runs along a deep valley of the Aire; a slow and sluggish stream, compared to the neighbouring river of Wharfe. Keighley station is on this line of railway, about a quarter of a mile from the town of the same name. The number of inhabitants and the importance of Keighley have been very greatly increased during the last twenty years, owing to the rapidly extended market for worsted manufactures, a branch of industry that mainly employs the factory population of this part of Yorkshire, which has Bradford for its centre and metropolis.


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Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Ambrogio Bazzero - Storia di un'anima обложка Storia di un'anima
Ambrogio Bazzero
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1881
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Non molto alto di persona, di capelli rari per grave malattia sofferta qualche anno prima; con bei baffi rossicci, di fattezze regolari, parlava con una voce chiara, ora argutamente, ora in tono di profonda tristezza. Mobile, nervoso, fuggevole, caro, fu il più attivo, il più ordinato, il più candido di quella babilonia che si diceva per burla Amministrazione della Vita Nuova. Il Bazzero era nato il 15 ottobre 1851 a Milano, da una ricca famiglia. L'essere ricco non nocque a lui, come nuoce a molti che la troppa fortuna confonde e stanca, perchè il denaro non gl'impedì mai di studiare e di fare del gran bene alla povera gente.


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Storia di un'anima - Ambrogio Bazzero

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - King Philip обложка King Philip
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 16.06.1877
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Heinrich Heine - Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine обложка Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine
Heinrich Heine
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1855
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

It is a biographical poem book. Heine had dared to enlist it in the service of airy phantasy, delicate humor and sparkling wit. During the summer of 1830, while he was loitering at Helgoland, he was roused to feverish excitement by the news of the July Revolution. He inveighed against the nobility in a preface to a pamphlet, called Kahldorf on the Nobility, which largely increased the number of his powerful enemies. The literary censorship had long mutilated his prose writings, besides materially diminishing his legitimate income by prohibiting the sale of many of his works. He now began to fear that his personal liberty would be restricted as summarily as his literary activity; and in May, 1831, he took up his residence in Paris.


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Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine - Heinrich Heine

John William Cousin - A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature обложка A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
John William Cousin
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1909
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature - John William Cousin

Jacob Abbott - Nero обложка Nero
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1984
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5 обложка The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Purgatory, Volume 5
Dante Alighieri
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1320
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

George Saintsbury - Sir Walter Scott обложка Sir Walter Scott
George Saintsbury
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1807
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, [1] with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society and served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–32).


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Sir Walter Scott - George Saintsbury

Cicero - Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero обложка Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Cicero
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.03.2012
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

Jacob Abbott - Mary Queen of Scots обложка Mary Queen of Scots
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 30.10.1879
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Andrew Carnegie - James Watt обложка James Watt
Andrew Carnegie
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1943
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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

Ilia Lvovich Tolstoi - Reminiscences of Tolstoy обложка Reminiscences of Tolstoy
Ilia Lvovich Tolstoi
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1933
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. A decadent lifestyle of grossly over-eating, orgies, all-night gambling, hunting, going off with gypsies and sleeping 'like a dead man till two o'clock in the afternoon' while, contrastingly, an affectionate family man who loved to join in games with his children. In this biography, Count Ilya Tolstoy, one of the thirteen children born to the Tolstoys, provides a surprisingly frank insight into his father's personality, family life and his tormented life as a viveur and writer. Count Ilya Tolstoy also relates how, as a writer, his father Leo Tolstoy was not satisfied with his work which led to constant re-writing. He had feelings of hate for what he created to the point that he wanted to destroy Anna Karenina. Surprisingly, Tolstoy's wife, Sofia Andreevna, seems to have written passages of Anna Karenina and corrected her husband's grammar. Was she behind the deep understanding of a woman's emotions in the book that Leo Tolstoy described as 'ordinary and empty stuff'? Leo Tolstoy believed that: 'One's writing is good only when the intelligence and the imagination are in equilibrium. ' He re-wrote his works until he reached this equilibrium.


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Reminiscences of Tolstoy - Ilia Lvovich Tolstoi

Richard Henry Stoddard - Abraham Lincoln обложка Abraham Lincoln
Richard Henry Stoddard
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1902
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

The Abraham Lincoln is a biographical book. "Confusion now hath made his masterpiece! Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence The life o' the building. "Approach the chamber, and destroy your sight With a new Gorgon: Do not bid me speak; See, and then speak yourselves. Awake! awake! Ring the alarum bell: Murder! and treason! "Shake off this downy sleep, death's counterfeit, And look on death itself! up, up, and see The great doom's image! "Our royal master's murdered! "Had I but died an hour before this chance, I had lived a blessed time; for from this instant There's nothing serious in mortality: All is but toys: renown and grace is dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well; Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further". Not as when some great Captain falls In battle, where his Country calls, Beyond the struggling lines That push his dread designs. To doom, by some stray ball struck dead: Or, in the last charge, at the head Of his determined men, Who must be victors then! Nor as when sink the civic Great, The safer pillars of the State, Whose calm, mature, wise words Suppress the need of swords.


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Abraham Lincoln - Richard Henry Stoddard

John Marshall - The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 обложка The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1
John Marshall
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1834
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Jacob Abbott - Charles I обложка Charles I
Jacob Abbott
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 30.10.1879
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Martin Luther - Works of Martin Luther обложка Works of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 17.02.1546
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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Works of Martin Luther - Martin Luther

Francis Fisher Browne - The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln обложка The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1912
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: 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

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 17: Return to Italy обложка Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 17: Return to Italy
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.06.1798
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

The Venetian lothario returns to Italy, where he continues romancing and discarding young woman, and stirring mischief among the well-bred classes.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 17: Return to Italy - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Frederick Niecks - Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Complete обложка Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician — Complete
Frederick Niecks
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1924
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

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


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

William Dobein James - A Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a history of his brigade обложка A Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a history of his brigade
William Dobein James
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1837
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

The revocation of the edict of Nantz, by Lewis XIV. , though highly detrimental to France, proved beneficial to Holland, England and other European countries; which received the protestant refugees, and encouraged their arts and industry. The effects of this unjust and bigoted decree, extended themselves likewise to North America, but more particularly to South Carolina: About seventeen years after its first settlement, in the year 1690, and a short time subsequently, between seventy and eighty French families, fleeing from the bloody persecution excited against them in their mother country, settled on the banks of the Santee.


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A Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a history of his brigade - William Dobein James

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - Historic Boys обложка Historic Boys
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 06.01.1902
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

A perfect autumn day. Above, the clear sky of Italy; below, a grassy plain, sloping gently down from the brown cliffs and ruined ramparts of old Veii--the city of the ancient Tuscan kings. In the background, under the shade of the oaks, a dozen waiting attendants; and here, in the open space before us, three trim and sturdy Roman youths, all flushed with the exercise of a royal game of ball. Come, boys and girls of to-day, go back with me seventeen and a half centuries, and join the dozen lookers-on as they follow this three-cornered game of ball. They call it the trigon. It is a favorite ball-game with the Roman youth, in which the three players, standing as if on a right-angled triangle, pitch and catch the ball, or pila, at long distances and with the left hand only. It is not so easy as you may think. Try it some time and see for yourself.


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Historic Boys - Elbridge Streeter Brooks

Richard Rush - Washington in Domestic Life обложка Washington in Domestic Life
Richard Rush
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 29.07.1859
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

The manuscript or paper here published was prepared from a collection of original letters from General Washington on matters, for the most part, purely domestic and personal, addressed to Colonel Tobias Lear, his private Secretary for a part of the time he was President; and then, and during periods much longer, his confidential friend.


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Washington in Domestic Life - Richard Rush

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.3 обложка The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.3
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 31.12.1869
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

This is the third of twelve volumes of an English translation of the memoirs of eighteenth-century Italian writer Giacomo Casanova, writing as Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, published in 1894. This book begins as Casanova renounces the clerical profession and enters the military.


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The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.3 - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

John Henry Cady - Arizona's Yesterday обложка Arizona's Yesterday
John Henry Cady
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 03.05.2009
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

This is a biography of John H. Caddy. Fourteen years before that broad, bloody line began to be drawn between the North and the South of the "United States of America," before there came the terrific clash of steel and muscle in front of which the entire world retreated to a distance, horrified, amazed, fascinated and confounded; before there came the dreadful day when families were estranged and birthrights surrendered, loves sacrificed and the blight of the bullet placed on hundreds of thousands of sturdy hearts—fourteen years before this, on the banks of the mighty Ohio at Cincinnati, I was born, on September 15, 1846.


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Arizona's Yesterday - John Henry Cady

46-120? Plutarch - Plutarch's Lives, Volume I обложка Plutarch's Lives, Volume I
46-120? Plutarch
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 12.11.2004
Издатель: Public Domain
Продавец: Public Domain

Plutarch later named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was a Greek biographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His oeuvre consists of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia.


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

Albert Bigelow Paine - Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume III, Part 1: 1900-1907 обложка Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume III, Part 1: 1900-1907
Albert Bigelow Paine
Жанр: Биографии и мемуары
Дата публикации: 01.01.1937
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This is a biographical book. It would be hard to exaggerate the stir which the newspapers and the public generally made over the homecoming of Mark Twain. He had left America, staggering under heavy obligation and set out on a pilgrimage of redemption. At the moment when this Mecca, was in view a great sorrow had befallen him and, stirred a world-wide and soul-deep tide of human sympathy. Then there had followed such ovation as has seldom been conferred upon a private citizen, and now approaching old age, still in the fullness of his mental vigor, he had returned to his native soil with the prestige of these honors upon him and the vast added glory of having made his financial fight single-handed-and won. He was heralded literally as a conquering hero. Every paper in the land had an editorial telling the story of his debts, his sorrow, and his triumphs.


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Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume III, Part 1: 1900-1907 - Albert Bigelow Paine


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