Ukraine biographies, memoirs books

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Leonardo Da Vinci - Maurice Walter Brockwell

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

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

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


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Abraham Lincoln - James Russell Lowell

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

William Harrison - Elizabethan England artwork Elizabethan England
William Harrison
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1592
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical history book. Near the beginning of Elizabeth's reign, Reginald Wolfe, the Queen's Printer, with the splendid audacity characteristic of that age, planned to publish a 'universal Cosmography of the whole world, and therewith also certain particular histories of every known nation'. Raphael Holinshed had charge of the histories of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the only part of the work ever published; and these were issued in 1577, and have since been known as 'Holinshed's Chronicles'. From them Shakespeare drew most of the material for his historical plays. Among Holinshed's collaborators was one William Harrison, chaplain to Lord Cobham, and later Rector of Radwinter in Essex and Canon of Windsor. To him was allotted the task of writing the 'Descriptions of Britain and England' from which the following chapters are drawn. He gathered his facts from books, letters, maps, conversations, and, most important of all, his own observation and experience; and he put them loosely together into what he calls 'this foul frizzled treatise'. Yet, with all his modesty, he claims to "have had an especial eye to the truth of things'; and as a result we have in his pages the most vivid and detailed picture in existence of the England into which Shakespeare was born. In 1876 Dr. Furnivall condensed Harrison's chapters for the New Shakespeare Society, and these have since been reprinted by Mr. Lothrop Withington in the modern dress in which the most interesting of them appear here. No apology is needed for thus selecting and rearranging, since in their original form they were without unity, and formed part of a vast compilation.


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Elizabethan England - William Harrison

Charles Johnson - Pirates artwork Pirates
Charles Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1735
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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 - Alexander the Great artwork Alexander the Great
Makers of History
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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 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

Edwin George Rundle - A Soldier's Life artwork A Soldier's Life
Edwin George Rundle
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A biography of soldier has been presented in this book. Arriving at Aldershot the next morning, the regiment paraded at Farnboro station, Aldershot, some three miles from the camp, and marched to Cove Common and immediately went under canvas. We were attached to the reserve brigade commanded by Major-General Gordon, and consisting of the 12th and 21st regiments of infantry, 1st battalion of Coldstream Guards, a regiment of dragoons, a battery of artillery, together with transport and medical departments. Two days after our arrival we had a field day. We marched to the Long Valley, where we were drilled for several hours, and when we returned to camp it was difficult to tell who was who. It was an extremely hot day, and the dust stuck to our faces and made us look like negroes.


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A Soldier's Life - Edwin George Rundle

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

Jacob Abbott - Richard I artwork Richard I
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1156
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Richard I - Jacob Abbott

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

Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 23: English artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 23: English
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Still in London, the great Venetian adventurer comments further on the eccentricities of the English, which he encounters in betting clubs, the homes of England’s high society, and the streets of the city.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 23: English - Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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

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


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Franklin's Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words artwork Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1790
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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
Seller: 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

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

James Cook - Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World artwork Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World
James Cook
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 13 February 1779
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lieutenant James Cook shared his experiences during his Endeavour directly to the island of Tahiti to observe a transit of Venus in 1769, and afterwards to sail further south in search of new discoveries. He was then to sail west to explore New Zealand, returning home to England by whatever route he saw fit.


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

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt artwork The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: 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

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

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

Michael Barrett - A Calendar of Scottish Saints artwork A Calendar of Scottish Saints
Michael Barrett
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The title of Scottish, applied to the holy ones whose names occur in these short notices, must be understood to refer not so much to their nationality as to the field in which, they laboured or the localities where traces of their cultus are to be found. The Calendar here submitted does not pretend to be exhaustive; the saints therein noted are those who appear prominently in such records as remain to us and in the place-names which still recall their personalities.


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A Calendar of Scottish Saints - Michael Barrett

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2 artwork The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 2
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 2 - Charles Dickens

William Minto - Daniel Defoe artwork Daniel Defoe
William Minto
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1696
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Daniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in Fore Street, in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Defoe later added the aristocratic-sounding 'De' to his name and on occasion claimed descent from the family of De Beau Faux. His birthdate and birthplace are uncertain: sources offer dates of anywhere between 1659 to 1662; considered most likely to be 1660. His father, James Foe, was a prosperous tallow chandler and a member of the Butchers' Company. In Defoe's early life he experienced first hand some of the most unusual occurrences in English history: in 1665, 70,000 were killed by the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London (1666) left standing only Defoe's and two other houses in his neighborhood. In 1667, when he was probably about 7, a Dutch fleet sailed up the Medway via the River Thames and attacked the town of Chatham in the raid on the Medway. His mother Annie had died by the time he was about 10.


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Daniel Defoe - William Minto

Charlotte Brontë - Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells artwork Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells
Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 March 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Thomas De Quincey - Confessions of an English Opium-Eater artwork Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Thomas De Quincey
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

I have often been asked how I first came to be a regular opium-eater, and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement. This, however, is a misrepresentation of my case. True it is that for nearly ten years I did occasionally take opium for the sake of the exquisite pleasure it gave me; but so long as I took it with this view I was effectually protected from all material bad consequences by the necessity of interposing long intervals between the several acts of indulgence, in order to renew the pleasurable sensations. It was not for the purpose of creating pleasure, but of mitigating pain in the severest degree, that I first began to use opium as an article of daily diet.


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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Thomas De Quincey

George Haven Putnam - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
George Haven Putnam
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Americans gathered together, throughout the entire country, to honour the memory of a great American, one who may come to be accepted as the greatest of Americans.


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Abraham Lincoln - George Haven Putnam

John Dee - The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee artwork The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee
John Dee
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1607
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It's a collection of everyday happening & put this Diary will tend perhaps to set Dee's character in its true light. He tells us his dreams, talks of mysterious noises in his chamber, evil spirits, and alludes to various secrets of occult philosophy in the spirit of a true believer.


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The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee - John Dee

Heinrich Döring - J. W. v. Goethe's Biographie artwork J. W. v. Goethe's Biographie
Heinrich Döring
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Johann Wolfgang Goethe,  später in den Adelstand erhoben, war zu Frankfurt am Main den 28. August 1749 geboren. Sein Großvater,  Friedrich Georg, war Gastgeber zum Weidenhof. Eine glänzendere Stellung behauptete sein Großvater mütterlicher Seite Johann Wolfgang Textor als Kaiserlicher Schultheiß. Er war ein ernster, in sich gekehrter, ziemlich wortkarger Mann, dabei sehr gewissenhaft und pünktlich in der Erfüllung seiner Berufsgeschäfte. In seinem ruhigen, leidenschaftslosen Charakter zeigte sich kaum eine Spur von Heftigkeit. Sehr behaglich fühlte er sich in seiner einförmigen Lebensweise, die ihn früh Morgens auf's Rathhaus, hierauf an seinen Mittagstisch und von diesem zu einem Schläfchen in seinen alterthümlichen Sessel führte. An seine Wohnung in der Friedberger Straße stieß ein theils mit Weinstöcken, theils mit Küchengewächsen und Blumen bepflanzter Garten, der in Mußestunden sein Lieblingsaufenthalt war.


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J. W. v. Goethe's Biographie - Heinrich Döring

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

Voltaire - Vie De Molière artwork Vie De Molière
Voltaire
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cet ouvrage était destiné à être imprimé à la tête du Molière in-4°, 1734, édition de Paris. On pria un homme très-connu de faire cette Vie et ces courtes analyses destinées à être placées au devant de chaque pièce. Extrait: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin naquit à Paris en 1620, dans une maison qui subsiste encore sous les piliers des Halles. Son père, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, valet de chambre tapissier chez le roi, marchand fripier, et Anne Boutet.


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Vie De Molière - Voltaire

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova Vol.2 artwork Memoirs of Casanova Vol.2
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Anonymous - Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman artwork Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman
Anonymous
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1765
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a collection of narratives of women slaves. The collection includes: Memoir of Old Elizabeth, a coloured woman, taken mainly from her own lips in her 97th year; Lucinda Davis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the slave of a Creek Indian, related in her own words; History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave, related by herself in England, edited and published in 1831; and, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, as written by Olive Gilbert in 1850.


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Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman - Anonymous

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.4 artwork The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.4
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book, the fourth of twelve volumes of an 1894 English translation of the memoirs of eighteenth-century writer Giacomo Casanova, the Italian adventurer gives up military life and returns to Venice.


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The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.4 - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Charles Dickens - The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3 artwork The Letters of Charles Dickens, Volume 3
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 3 - Charles Dickens

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

Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon - Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency — Volume 01 artwork Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency — Volume 01
Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1754
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

No library of Court documents could pretend to be representative which ignored the famous "Memoirs" of the Duc de Saint-Simon. They stand, by universal consent, at the head of French historical papers, and are the one great source from which all historians derive their insight into the closing years of the reign of the "Grand Monarch", Louis XIV: whom the author shows to be anything but grand—and of the Regency. The opinion of the French critic, Sainte-Beuve, is fairly typical".With the Memoirs of De Retz, it seemed that perfection had been attained, in interest, in movement, in moral analysis, in pictorial vivacity, and that there was no reason for expecting they could be surpassed. But the 'Memoirs' of Saint-Simon came; and they offer merits … which make them the most precious body of Memoirs that as yet exist".


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Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency — Volume 01 - Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 28: Return to Rome artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 28: Return to Rome
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This installment of the autobiography of the infamous Venetian traveller finds him roaming the cities of Italy, attending society parties, wooing younger women, and barely avoiding trouble.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 28: Return to Rome - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Jaime de Magalhães Lima - Alexandre Herculano artwork Alexandre Herculano
Jaime de Magalhães Lima
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Um paladino illuminado e moço, intemerato no ardor da juventude e na exaltação da crença que nem o martyrio lograria dominar ou perverter, sonhou a redempção da patria desolada pelas guerras, pela fome, pela oppressão de tyrannias ávidas e corruptas, por hypocrisias sordidas e degradações monstruosas. Sonhou dias de luz e de ventura, de liberdade e de paz, de boa vontade entre os homens, de trabalho honesto, de civismo austero e de religião sublimada, formosura e virtude, o resgate da miseria desalentada e tenebrosa em que se afundava um povo, outrora são e justamente altivo e agora debatendo-se por se salvar e erguer dos abysmos em que a desventura o havia precipitado. E o paladino partiu a conquistar para a patria a fortuna revelada em visões de{VIII} claridade; e armou-se soldado, transpondo para exercitos do mundo aspirações divinas, a todos os perigos sujeitando a existencia ephemera, sem que algum fosse capaz de lhe turvar a fé.


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Alexandre Herculano - Jaime de Magalhães Lima

Henry Abbott - Camps and Trails artwork Camps and Trails
Henry Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a true story about the author, and his partner Bige, and the camps they built and stayed at, in the Adirondack region of New York state. The task of blazing a trail becomes mysterious and deer hunting yields to distraction, but the two campers manage to produce the "finest Jerked Venison that any hunter ever put into his lunch bag".


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Camps and Trails - Henry 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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Heinrich Heine - Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine artwork Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine
Heinrich Heine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

George Titus Ferris - The Great German Composers artwork The Great German Composers
George Titus Ferris
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1839
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a music book. At the age of nineteen Handel received the offer of the Lübeck organ, on condition that he would marry the daughter of the retiring organist. He went down with his friend Mattheson, who it seems had been offered the same terms. They both returned, however, in single blessedness to Hamburg. Though the Lübeck maiden had stirred no bad blood between them, musical rivalry did. A dispute in the theatre resulted in a duel. The only thing that saved. Handel's life was a great brass button that shivered his antagonist's point, when they were parted to become firm friends again. While at Hamburg Handel's first two operas were composed',Almira' and 'Nero'. Both of these were founded on dark tales of crime and sorrow, and, in spite of some beautiful airs and clever instrumentation, were musical failures, as might be expected.


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The Great German Composers - George Titus Ferris

Henriette Lucie Dillon La Tour du Pin Gouvernet - Journal d'une femme de cinquante ans (1/2) artwork Journal d'une femme de cinquante ans (1/2)
Henriette Lucie Dillon La Tour du Pin Gouvernet
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le comte de Gouvernet vint au monde à Paris, rue de Varenne, dans l'hôtel de ses parents, le 6 janvier 1759. Dès l'âge de seize ans, en 1775, il entrait au service militaire en qualité de lieutenant en second d'artillerie, et, en 1777, était promu capitaine de cavalerie à la suite au régiment de Berry-Cavalerie. Il fut désigné, en 1779, pour occuper l'emploi de major général de l'armée du comte de Vaux, destinée à une descente en Angleterre, et un peu plus tard celui d'aide de camp du marquis de Bouillé, gouverneur des Antilles. Il servit sous ses ordres pendant les trois dernières années de la guerre d'Amérique, et devint bientôt l'ami de son chef. Entre temps, il fui promu colonel en second du Royal-Comtois-lnfanterie, et servait encore dans ce régiment quand, le 21 mai 1787, il épousa Mlle Lucie Dillon L'année suivante, on le nommait colonel du régiment Royal-des-Vaisseaux. Les mémoires de sa femme nous feront connaître la suite des événements de la vie de M. de La Tour du Pin jusqu'à l'époque des Cent-Jours. Au moment du débarquement de Napoléon au golfe Juan, M. de La Tour du Pin se trouvait dans la capitale de l'Autriche, où il avait été envoyé, après la première Restauration, d'abord en qualité de ministre par intérim, ensuite comme l'un des plénipotentiaires de France au congrès de Vienne. Après avoir signé la fameuse déclaration du 13 mars 1815 qui mettait Napoléon hors la loi, il se rendit, d'accord avec M. de Talleyrand, à Toulon, pour tenter de raffermir le maréchal Masséna, gouverneur de cette place, dans le service du roi, puis à Marseille pour conférer avec le duc de Rivière.


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Journal d'une femme de cinquante ans (1/2) - Henriette Lucie Dillon La Tour du Pin Gouvernet

Thomas Jefferson - Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2 artwork Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2
Thomas Jefferson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 July 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The opinion universally entertained of the extraordinary abilities of Thomas Jefferson, and the signal evidence given by his country, of a profound sense of his patriotic services, and of veneration for his memory, have induced the Editor, who is both his Executor and the Legatee of his Manuscript Papers, to believe that an extensive publication from them would be particularly acceptable to the American people. The Memoir, contained in the first volume, commences with circumstantial notices of his earliest life; and is continued to his arrival in New York, in March, 1790, when he entered on the duties of the Department of State, of which he had been just appointed Secretary.


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Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2 - Thomas Jefferson

Jacob Abbott - Mary Erskine artwork Mary Erskine
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1628
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mary Erskine lived on a close off the High Street in Edinburgh, to the east of St Giles' Cathedral, and close to the Cowgate, then a fashionable suburb. She was born at Garlet House, Clackmannanshire, in 1629. Little is known of her early life, but in 1661 she married Robert Kennedie, a writer (i.e., a lawyer) and they had five children, three boys and two girls, all of whom appear to have died in infancy. Robert Kennedie died in 1671 leaving Mary with considerable debts, although she managed to pay these off through careful management. On 23 September 1675, Mary Erskine married her second husband, James Hair, in North Leith. [1] James Hair was a chemist, and owned a chemist's shop on the High Street. He was considerably younger than Mary Erskine, but he too died in 1683. By the contract of marriage, Mary Erskine inherited most of what belonged to her husband. It seems that this was not a large sum of money, but she used the money to set up a private bank, and built up a considerable fortune. She died in 2 June 1707 and was buried two days later in Greyfriars Kirkyard at the end of the section known as the Covenanters' Prison.


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Mary Erskine - Jacob Abbott

Washington Irving - Life of George Washington artwork Life of George Washington
Washington Irving
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 27 November 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The first volume in The Life of George Washington explores his early, character building years before the Revolutionary War. Irving uses Washington’s letters and “The Washington Papers” as the basis for his research.


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Life of George Washington - Washington Irving

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova artwork Memoirs of Casanova
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Jacob Abbott - William the Conqueror artwork William the Conqueror
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1085
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 William the Conqueror.


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William the Conqueror - Jacob Abbott

Sydney Howard Gay - James Madison artwork James Madison
Sydney Howard Gay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1748
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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James Madison - Sydney Howard Gay

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
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova —Volume 20: Milan artwork Memoirs of Casanova —Volume 20: Milan
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book of the great Venetian traveler’s memoirs finds him in Milan and Lodi, raising his usual trouble, and, as ever, chasing after women increasingly his junior.


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Memoirs of Casanova —Volume 20: Milan - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Hugh Miller - My Schools and Schoolmasters artwork My Schools and Schoolmasters
Hugh Miller
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. When Hugh Miller, in 1853, began 'My Schools and Schoolmasters', in the columns of the Witness [note] newspaper, he could look back on a diversified and dramatically ordered life, during which he had figured, always with some distinction, as stonemason, bank clerk, editor, geologist, and author. He had just passed his fiftieth year, having been born in the little seaport and manufacturing town of Cromarty on the 10th October 1802. A sailor's son, the outstanding event of his boyhood had been the death by drowning of his father—last of a line of seamen, not one of whom for a hundred years had found a grave on shore. An erratic and truant school career came to a violent end when Hugh was fifteen. He had shown the makings, but not the self-discipline, of a scholar.


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My Schools and Schoolmasters - Hugh Miller

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 01 artwork Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 01
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author and Napoleon become boyhood friends when they are eight years old in Corsica. They separate when Napoleon is transferred from the Military College of Brienne to another college in Paris in 1784. This book is a deatiled biography of Napolen's life and conquests.


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 01 - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Thomas Carlyle - Life of John Sterling artwork Life of John Sterling
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Life of John Sterling is most often read as a work of Carlyle, rather than from an interest in the life of Sterling, and this was probably the case, even when the work was published in 1851. However, the biography portrays Sterling as someone who evidently regarded himself as equal to Carlyle, and perhaps this is one of the things that Carlyle liked about him. He was a great sounding board for Carlyle’s work, and a most entertaining and revealing passage is one in which Carlyle quotes Sterling’s analysis of his brilliant Sartor Resartus, in which he mocks Carlyle for making up words.


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Life of John Sterling - Thomas Carlyle

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoires of Jacques Casanova, To Paris and Prison artwork Memoires of Jacques Casanova, To Paris and Prison
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Volume nine of Casanova’s memoirs finds him getting in trouble with his gambling, becoming involved in the sale of a casino, and attempting to seduce a nun who turns out to not be what she seems.


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Memoires of Jacques Casanova, To Paris and Prison - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Heinrich Döring - Friedrich v. Schiller's Biographie artwork Friedrich v. Schiller's Biographie
Heinrich Döring
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Friedrich Schiller wurde als zweites Kind des Offiziers und Wundarztes Johann Caspar Schiller und dessen Ehefrau Elisabetha Dorothea Schiller, geb. Kodweiß, 1759 in Marbach am Neckar geboren. Friedrich war der einzige Sohn neben fünf Schwestern. Da der Vater eine Anstellung als Werbeoffizier erhielt und in der Reichsstadt Schwäbisch Gmünd arbeitete, übersiedelte die Familie 1764 nach Lorch. Kurz nachdem 1766 Friedrichs Schwester Luise geboren worden war, zog die Familie nach Ludwigsburg. Im selben Jahr trat Friedrich in die dortige Lateinschule ein. Bereits mit dreizehn Jahren verfasste er die Theaterstücke Absalon und Die Christen; beide sind heute nicht mehr erhalten.


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Friedrich v. Schiller's Biographie - Heinrich Döring

Samuel Johnson - Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope artwork Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

When, at the age of sixty-eight, Johnson was writing these “Lives of the English Poets,” he had caused omissions to be made from the poems of Rochester, and was asked whether he would allow the printers to give all the verse of Prior. Boswell quoted a censure by Lord Hailes of “those impure tales which will be the eternal opprobrium of their ingenious author.” Johnson replied, “Sir, Lord Hailes has forgot. There is nothing in Prior that will excite to lewdness;” and when Boswell further urged, he put his questionings aside, and added, “No, sir, Prior is a lady’s book. No lady is ashamed to have it standing in her library.” Johnson distinguished strongly, as every wise man does, between offence against convention, and offence against morality.


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Lives of the English Poets : Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope - Samuel Johnson

Isaac Samuele Reggio - A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth artwork A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth
Isaac Samuele Reggio
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth. He was an Austro-Italian scholar and rabbi born at Göritz, Illyria.


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A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth - Isaac Samuele Reggio

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - The Memoirs of Jacques CasaNova de Seingalt artwork The Memoirs of Jacques CasaNova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Volume 8 of The Memoirs of Jacques CasaNova de Seingalt continues his tale of unrequited love for a nun. It was translated by Arthur Machen.


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

Walter Scott - Quentin Durward artwork Quentin Durward
Walter Scott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1822
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Giacomo Casanova - The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt artwork The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

I The Memoirs of Casanova, though they have enjoyed the popularity of a bad reputation, have never had justice done to them by serious students of literature, of life, and of history. One English writer, indeed, Mr. Havelock Ellis, has realised that ‘there are few more delightful books in the world,’ and he has analysed them in an essay on Casanova, published in Affirmations, with extreme care and remarkable subtlety. But this essay stands alone, at all events in English, as an attempt to take Casanova seriously, to show him in his relation to his time, and in his relation to human problems. And yet these Memoirs are perhaps the most valuable document which we possess on the society of the eighteenth century; they are the history of a unique life, a unique personality, one of the greatest of autobiographies; as a record of adventures, they are more entertaining than Gil Blas, or Monte Cristo, or any of the imaginary travels, and escapes, and masquerades in life, which have been written in imitation of them. They tell the story of a man who loved life passionately for its own sake: one to whom woman was, indeed, the most important thing in the world, but to whom nothing in the world was indifferent.


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The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Giacomo Casanova

Paul P. de La Gironière - Aventures d'un Gentilhomme Breton aux îles Philippines artwork Aventures d'un Gentilhomme Breton aux îles Philippines
Paul P. de La Gironière
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le 4 juillet 1820, un jeune Breton, depuis peu chirurgien de marine, arrive en baie de Manille, capitale des Philippines, alors colonie espagnole. Paul de la Gironière n'a que 23 ans, mais il éprouve un tel coup de foudre pour ce pays qu'il décide d'y rester. Il y connaîtra l'amour, la gloire et la fortune, y vivra de formidables aventures et y subira aussi de terribles épreuves. Le 29 octobre 1838, le coeur brisé après avoir perdu tous ceux qu'il aimait, il reprendra la mer pour regagner la Bretagne laissant pour toujours une partie de lui-même dans ce pays.


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Aventures d'un Gentilhomme Breton aux îles Philippines - Paul P. de La Gironière

George Titus Ferris - Great Italian and French Composers artwork Great Italian and French Composers
George Titus Ferris
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1839
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a music book. The Netherlands share other glories than that of having nursed the most indomitable spirit of liberty known to mediteval Europe. The fine as well as the industrial arts found among this remarkable people, distinguished by Erasmus as possessed of the patientia laboris, an eager and passionate culture. The early contributions of the Low Countries to the growth of the pictorial art are well known to all. But to most it will be a revelation that the Belgian school of music was the great fructifying influence of the fifteenth century, to which Italy and Germany owe a debt not easily measured. The art of interweaving parts and that science of sound known as counterpoint were placed by this school of musical scholars and workers on a solid basis, which enabled the great composers who came after them to build their beautiful tone fabrics in forms of imperishable beauty and symmetry. For a long time most of the great Italian churches had Belgian chapel-masters, and the value of their example and teachings was vital in its relation to Italian music.


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Great Italian and French Composers - George Titus Ferris

Johann Nikolaus Forkel - Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work artwork Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work
Johann Nikolaus Forkel
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

Robert Louis Stevenson - Records of a Family of Engineers artwork Records of a Family of Engineers
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

From the thirteenth century onwards, the name, under the various disguises of Stevinstoun, Stevensoun, Stevensonne, Stenesone, and Stewinsoune, spread across Scotland from the mouth of the Firth of Forth to the mouth of the Firth of Clyde. Four times at least it occurs as a place-name. There is a parish of Stevenston in Cunningham; a second place of the name in the Barony of Bothwell in Lanark; a third on Lyne, above Drochil Castle; the fourth on the Tyne, near Traprain Law. Stevenson of Stevenson (co. Lanark) swore fealty to Edward I in 1296, and the last of that family died after the Restoration. Stevensons of Hirdmanshiels, in Midlothian, rode in the Bishops’ Raid of Aberlady, served as jurors, stood bail for neighbours—Hunter of Polwood, for instance—and became extinct about the same period, or possibly earlier. A Stevenson of Luthrie and another of Pitroddie make their bows, give their names, and vanish. And by the year 1700 it does not appear that any acre of Scots land was vested in any Stevenson. [2a]


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Records of a Family of Engineers - Robert Louis Stevenson

Franz Xaver Niemetschek - Lebensbeschreibung des k. k. Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart artwork Lebensbeschreibung des k. k. Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Franz Xaver Niemetschek
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dieses Buch wurde im Jahre 1808 17 Jahre nach Mozarts Tod veröffentlicht. Es gibt einen tiefen Einblick in das Leben des Künstlers. Mozart war ein Wunderkind … ein Junge Genie, geschickt im Schreiben (und spielen) Musik weit über die Fähigkeiten der bekanntesten und erreicht die Menschen war. Leider trug der Wunder Bild ab, als er älter wurde, obwohl seine Musik wurde in Tiefe und Breite und Dimension.


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Lebensbeschreibung des k. k. Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Franz Xaver Niemetschek

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - Memoirs of General Lafayette : with an Account of His Visit to America and His Reception By the People of the United States; From His Arrival, August 15th, to the Celebration at Yorktown, October 19th, 1824. artwork Memoirs of General Lafayette : with an Account of His Visit to America and His Reception By the People of the United States; From His Arrival, August 15th, to the Celebration at Yorktown, October 19th, 1824.
Samuel Lorenzo Knapp
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Among the many great men who have distinguished themselves in the present age, for their attachment and devotion to the cause of civil liberty, general LAFAYETTE is one of the most eminent. During the last fifty years, great changes have been made or attempted in human governments, highly favourable to political freedom and the rights of mankind. In some cases, indeed, revolutions have not been conducted upon just principles nor by prudent councils; and the immediate results have been disastrous rather than beneficial. Changes have taken place without direct and visible improvement; and efforts to meliorate the condition of man have produced a reaction in the adherents to patient arbitrary systems, which have given occasion to much suffering and great excesses.


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Memoirs of General Lafayette : with an Account of His Visit to America and His Reception By the People of the United States; From His Arrival, August 15th, to the Celebration at Yorktown, October 19th, 1824. - Samuel Lorenzo Knapp

Chalkley J. Hambleton - A Gold Hunter's Experience artwork A Gold Hunter's Experience
Chalkley J. Hambleton
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1828
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Early in the summer of 1860, I had an attack of gold fever. In Chicago, the conditions for such a malady were all favorable. Since the panic of 1857 there had been three years of general depression money was scarce, there was little activity in business the outlook was discouraging and I, like hundreds of others felt blue. Thus Chalkley J. Hambleton begins his pithy and engrossing tale of participation in the Pike's Peak gold rush.


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A Gold Hunter's Experience - Chalkley J. Hambleton

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

of Avila Teresa - The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus artwork The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
of Avila Teresa
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1581
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book Theresa expresses in beautiful language her deep relationship with God, and her words of wisdom and ever-hopeful outlook have inspired Christians everywhere for centuries. The Spanish Carmelite nun's autobiography provides a perfect entrance point to the world of mental prayer.


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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus - of Avila Teresa

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 25: Russia and Poland artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 25: Russia and Poland
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Benvenuto Cellini - Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini artwork Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

ALL men of whatsoever quality they be, who have done anything of excellence, or which may properly resemble excellence, ought, if they are persons of truth and honesty, to describe their life with their own hand; but they ought not to attempt so fine an enterprise till they have passed the age of forty. This duty occurs to my own mind now that I am travelling beyond the term of fifty-eight years, and am in Florence, the city of my birth. Many untoward things can I remember, such as happen to all who live upon our earth; and from those adversities I am now more free than at any previous period of my career-nay, it seems to me that I enjoy greater content of soul and health of body than ever I did in bygone years. I can also bring to mind some pleasant goods and some inestimable evils, which, when I turn my thoughts backward, strike terror in me, and astonishment that I should have reached this age of fifty-eight, wherein, thanks be to God, I am still travelling prosperously forward.


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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini - Benvenuto Cellini

Gabriel Setoun - Robert Burns artwork Robert Burns
Gabriel Setoun
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1786
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.


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Robert Burns - Gabriel Setoun

Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 12: Return to Paris artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 12: Return to Paris
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this volume of the Venetian rake’s memoirs, he negotiates the upper strata of European society, truly living up to the reputation that has made him the namesake of womanizers for centuries.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 12: Return to Paris - Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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皇甫謐
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 22 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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高士傳 - 皇甫謐

Thomas Jefferson - Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3 artwork Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3
Thomas Jefferson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 July 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Great insight into the person of Thomas Jefferson can be seen by looking at his correspondence and memoirs. He was a very prolific writer and left a lot of great advice and observances behind. This volume offers a deeper look into his lifesketch and work.


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

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova Vol.7 artwork Memoirs of Casanova Vol.7
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is the seventh of twelve volumes of an English translation of the memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, pen name of eighteenth-century Italian writer Giacomo Casanova. This volume, published in 1894, begins as Casanova arrives in Vienna, Austria.


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Memoirs of Casanova Vol.7 - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Thomas Jefferson - Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4 artwork Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4
Thomas Jefferson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 July 1826
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The opinion universally entertained of the extraordinary abilities of Thomas Jefferson, and the signal evidence given by his country, of a profound sense of his patriotic services, and of veneration for his memory, have induced the Editor, who is both his Executor and the Legatee of his Manuscript Papers, to believe that an extensive publication from them would be particularly acceptable to the American people. The Memoir, contained in the first volume, commences with circumstantial notices of his earliest life; and is continued to his arrival in New York, in March, 1790, when he entered on the duties of the Department of State, of which he had been just appointed Secretary.


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Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4 - Thomas Jefferson

Leigh Hunt - Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Volume 1 artwork Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Volume 1
Leigh Hunt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
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Biography literary type story contains this book. The purpose of these volumes is, to add to the stock of tales from the Italian writers; to retain as much of the poetry of the originals as it is in the power of the writer's prose to compass.


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Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Volume 1 - Leigh Hunt

Rui de Pina - Chronica d'El-Rei D. Affonso III artwork Chronica d'El-Rei D. Affonso III
Rui de Pina
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1520
Publisher: Public Domain
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Terreiro dos Paaços d'Alcaçova onde o Ifante pousava foi mui altamente corregido para nele seer alevantado, e obedecido por Rei; ao qual saio em vestiduras Reaes, e mui ricas, acompanhado de mui nobre gente vestida, por aquela hora, de panos e corregimentos de festa, e alegria como é de custume. Assentou-se o Ifante em uma cadeira Real.


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Chronica d'El-Rei D. Affonso III - Rui de Pina

John Franklin - Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1 artwork Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1
John Franklin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sir John Franklin's Narrative of the Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822 recounts a hair-raising adventure of the "Golden Age of Discovery", the period from 1800 to 1847 when sailing ships from around the world feverishly searched for a Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Franklin entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14, went on his first exploratory voyage to Australia (1801-03), and served in the battles of Trafalgar (1805) and New Orleans (1814). He was co-commander of an Arctic expedition of 1818 that sought to reach the North Pole, and after his return to England, he published Narrative in 1823 to much fanfare.


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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1 - John Franklin

Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon - Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Louis XIV. artwork Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Louis XIV.
Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1754
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book includes the quotes and images of louis XIV the things and work done by him in his life time has been presented in this book.


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Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Louis XIV. - Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon

William Wordsworth - The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1 artwork The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 1
William Wordsworth
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 22 April 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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魯迅
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 13 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

我常想在紛擾中尋出一點閒靜來,然而委實不容易。目前是這麼離奇,心裏是這麼蕪雜。一個人做到只剩了回憶的時候,生涯大概總要算是無聊了罷,但有時竟會連回憶也沒有。中國的做文章有軌範,世事也仍然是螺旋。前幾天我離開中山大學的時候,便想起四個月以前的離開廈門大學;聽到飛機在頭上鳴叫,竟記得了一年前在北京城上日日旋繞的飛機。我那時還做了一篇短文,叫做《一覺》。現在是,連這“一覺”也沒有了。


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朝花夕拾 - 魯迅

George Hodges - William Penn artwork William Penn
George Hodges
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1668
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed. In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately sailed to America and his first step on American soil took place in New Castle in 1682. On this occasion, the colonists pledged allegiance to Penn as their new proprietor, and the first general assembly was held in the colony. Afterwards, Penn journeyed up river and founded Philadelphia. However, Penn's Quaker government was not viewed favourably by the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers in what is now Delaware. They had no "historical" allegiance to Pennsylvania, so they almost immediately began petitioning for their own assembly. In 1704 they achieved their goal when the three southernmost counties of Pennsylvania were permitted to split off and become the new semi-autonomous colony of Lower Delaware. As the most prominent, prosperous and influential 'city' in the new colony, New Castle became the capital.


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William Penn - George Hodges

Gatien Courtilz de Sandras - Mémoires de Mr. d'Artagnan artwork Mémoires de Mr. d'Artagnan
Gatien Courtilz de Sandras
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1711
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Comme il n'y a pas encore long-tems que Mr. d'Artagnan est mort, & qu'il y a plusieurs personnes qui l'ont connu, & qui ont même été de ses Amis, ils ne seront pas fâchez, sur tout, ceux qui l'ont trouvé digne de leur estime, que je rassemble ici quantité de morceaux que j'ai trouvez parmi ses papiers après sa mort. Je m'en suis servi pour composer ces Memoires, en leur donnant quelque liaison. Ils n'en avoient point d'eux-mêmes, & c'est là tout l'honneur que je prétends donner de cet Ouvrage. Voilà aussi tout ce que j'ai mis du mien.


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Mémoires de Mr. d'Artagnan - Gatien Courtilz de Sandras

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 08 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 08
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is begins the long chain of my misfortunes deduced from their origin. Having lived in the two most splendid houses in Paris, I had, notwithstanding my candor and modesty, made some acquaintance. Among others at Dupin's, that of the young hereditary prince of Saxe-Gotha, and of the Baron de Thun, his governor; at the house of M. de la Popliniere, that of M. Seguy, friend to the Baron de Thun, and known in the literary world by his beautiful edition of Rousseau. I have written. Were the remembrance of me to be lost at my dissolution, rather than expose any person alive, I would without a murmur suffer an unjust and momentary reproach. But since my name is to live, it is my duty to endeavor to transmit with it to posterity the remembrance of the unfortunate man by whom it was borne, such as he really was, and not such as his unjust enemies incessantly endeavored to describe him.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 08 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 16 artwork Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 16
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. The closing scenes in the life of the great Emperor only now remain to be briefly touched upon. In a previous chapter we have narrated the surrender of Napoleon, his voyage to England, and his transference from the Bellerophon to the Northumberland. The latter vessel was in great confusion from the short notice at which she had sailed, and for the two first days the crew was employed in restoring order. The space abaft the mizenmast contained a dining-room about ten feet broad, and extending the whole width of the ship, a saloon, and two cabins. The Emperor occupied the cabin on the left; in which his camp-bedstead had been put up; that on the right was appropriated to the Admiral. It was peremptorily enjoined that the saloon should be in common. The form of the dining- table resembled that of the dining-room. Napoleon sat with his back to the saloon; on his left sat Madame Bertrand, and on his right the Admiral, who, with Madame de Montholon, filled up one side of the table. Next that lady, but at the end of the table, was Captain Ross, who commanded the ship, and at the opposite end M. de Montholon; Madame Bertrand, and the Admiral's secretary. The side of the table facing the Emperor was occupied by the Grand-Marshal, the Colonel of the field Regiment, Las Cases, and Gourgaud. The Admiral invited one or two of the officers to dinner every day, and the band of the 53d, newly-formed, played during dinner-time.


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 16 - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

John Marshall & David Widger - The Life of George Washington artwork The Life of George Washington
John Marshall & David Widger
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 06 July 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The five collected volumes of a comprehensive biography of George Washington — “Compiled under the inspection of the honourable Bushrod Washington, original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased relative, and now in possession of the author. To which is prefixed an introduction, containing a compendious view of the colonies planted by the English on the continent of North America, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which terminated in their independence.”


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The Life of George Washington - John Marshall & David Widger

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辛文房
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 25 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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唐才子传 - 辛文房

Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon - Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I artwork Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I
Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Napoleon Bonaparte later known as Emperor Napoleon I, was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century. This book is a biography by this Ex-Secretary of Napoleon and Master of Requests to the Council of State.


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Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I - Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon

Genet Campan - Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Marie Antoinette artwork Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Marie Antoinette
Genet Campan
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical history book. A man born solely to contradict Advised the King not to separate himself from his army. Ah, Madame, we have all been killed in our masters' service! Alas! her griefs double mine! Allowed her candles and as much firewood as she wanted Better to die than to implicate anybody Brought me her daughter. Hortense de Beauharnais Carried the idea of the prerogative of rank to a high pitch Common and blamable practice of indulgence. Condescension which renders approbation more offensive Customs are nearly equal to laws. Difference between brilliant theories and the simplest practice. Dignified tone which alone secures the respect due to power. Displaying her acquirements with rather too much confidence. Duc d'Orleans, when called on to give his vote for death of King Elegant entertainments were given to Doctor Franklin Etiquette still existed at Court, dignity alone was wanting. Extreme simplicity was the Queens first and only real mistake. Fashion of wearing a black coat without being in mourning. Favourite of a queen is not, in France, a happy one. Formed rather to endure calamity with patience than to contend Grand Dieu, mamma! will it be yesterday over again.


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Quotes and Images From Memoirs of Marie Antoinette - Genet Campan

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王方庆
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


2019-07-23T19:20:38-07:00

魏郑公谏录 - 王方庆

Louise Fusil - Souvenirs d'une actrice (1/3) artwork Souvenirs d'une actrice (1/3)
Louise Fusil
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Les années, les heures ne sont pas des mesures de la durée de la vie ; une longue vie est celle dans laquelle nous nous sentons vivre ; c’est une vie composée de sensations fortes et rapides, où tous les sentiments conservent leur fraîcheur, à l’aide des associations du passé.


2019-07-23T19:20:38-07:00

Souvenirs d'une actrice (1/3) - Louise Fusil


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