Yemen biographies, memoirs books

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The Story of My Life - Egerton Ryerson

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

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


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Queen Elizabeth - Jacob Abbott

973-1057 Abu al-Ala al-Maarri - The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala artwork The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala
973-1057 Abu al-Ala al-Maarri
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 August 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a biographical book. An effort has been made to render in this book some of the poems of Abu’l-Ala the Syrian, who was born 973 years after Jesus Christ and some forty-four before Omar Khayyam. But the life of such a man—his triumph over circumstance, the wisdom he achieved, his unconventionality, his opposition to revealed religion, the sincerity of his religion, his interesting friends at Baghdad and Ma‘arri, the multitude of his disciples, his kindliness and cynic pessimism and the reverence which he enjoyed, the glory of his meditations, the renown of his prodigious memory, the fair renown of bending to the toil of public life, not to the laureateship they pressed upon him, but the post of being spokesman at Aleppo for the troubles of his native villagers, —the life of such a one could not be told within the space at our command; it will, with other of his poems, form the subject of a separate volume. What appears advisable is that we should devote this introduction to a commentary on the poems here translated.


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The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala - 973-1057 Abu al-Ala al-Maarri

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

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

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

This book is a biographical account on the lives of engineers. Since the appearance of this book in its original form, some seventeen years since, the construction of Railways has continued to make extraordinary progress. Although Great Britain, first in the field, had then, after about twenty-five years' work, expended nearly 300 millions sterling in the construction of 8300 miles of railway, it has, during the last seventeen years, expended about 288 millions more in constructing 7780 additional miles.


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Lives of the Engineers - Samuel Smiles

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 01 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 01
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This autobiography carries the reader from 1837, the year of Dr. Ebers's birth in Berlin, to 1863, when An Egyptian Princess was finished. The subsequent events of his life were outwardly calm, as befits the existence of a great scientist and busy romancer, whose fecund fancy was based upon a groundwork of minute historical research. The Story of my Life is characterized by a captivating freshness. Ebers was born under a lucky star, and the pictures of his early home life, his restless student days at that romantic old seat of learning, Gottingen, are bright, vivacious, and full of colour. The biographer, historian, and educator shows himself in places, especially in the sketches of the brothers Grimm, and of Froebel, at whose institute, Keilhau, Ebers received the foundation of his education.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 01 - Georg Ebers

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

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


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Benjamin Franklin - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Complete artwork The Story of My Life — Complete
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography or story of my life. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, the story will take the shape of an autobiography. My experiments in the political field are now known. But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field. The experiments I am about to relate are spiritual, or rather moral; for the essence of religion is morality. Only those matters of religion that can be understood as much by children as by older people, will be included in this story. If I can narrate them in a dispassionate and humble spirit many other experiments will. . obtain from them help in their onward march.


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The Story of My Life — Complete - Georg Ebers

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

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


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Hannibal - Jacob Abbott

Samuel Smiles - The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain artwork The Life of Thomas Telford; civil engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

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

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 artwork Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 April 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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

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

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

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


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Peter the Great - Jacob Abbott

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

John George Nicolay - A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln artwork A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln
John George Nicolay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 06 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 06
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a part of biography of Georg Ebers. It quotes the complete life and charactersketch of Georg Ebers, since childhood to manhood. In this volume, he discusses about his journey through Bohemia and shares his experiences and discusses people he came across.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 06 - Georg Ebers

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 04 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 04
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When we came to Keilhau he was already sixty-six years old, a man of lofty stature, with a face which seemed to be carved with a dull knife out of brown wood.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 04 - Georg Ebers

Samuel Johnson - The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes artwork The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This biographical note consists of the works and life sketch of Samuel Johnson. This collection of his work is a part of literary collection and also his charactersketch has been told and described by author himself.


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

Timothy Shay Arthur - All's for the Best artwork All's for the Best
Timothy Shay Arthur
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A poor doubter, who had trusted in human prudence, and been disappointed; who had endeavored to walk by the lumine of self-derived intelligence, instead of by the light of divine truth, and so lost his way in the world. He was fifty years old! What a sad confession for a man thus far on the journey of life.


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All's for the Best - Timothy Shay Arthur

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

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

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

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


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A Night in the Snow - Edmund Donald Carr

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

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln Letters artwork Lincoln Letters
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 April 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 02 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 02
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

My introduction to art, and acquaintances great and small in the Lennestrasse. The Drakes mentioned in my sister’s journal are the family of the sculptor, to whom Berlin and many another German city owe such splendid works of art. He was also one of our neighbours, and a warm friendship bound him and his young wife to my mother. He was kind to us children, too, and had us in his studio, which was connected with the house like the other and larger one in the Thiergarten. He even gave us a bit of clay to shape. I have often watched him at work for hours, chattering to him, but happier still to listen while he told us of his childhood when he was a poor boy. He exhorted us to be thankful that we were better off, but generally added that he would not exchange for anything in the world those days when he went barefoot. His bright, clear artist’s eyes sparkled as he spoke, and it must indeed have been a glorious satisfaction to have conquered the greatest hindrances by his own might, and to have raised himself to the highest pinnacle of life—­that of art. I had a dim impression of this when he talked to us, and now I consider every one enviable who has only himself to thank for all he is, like Drake, his friend in art Ritschl, and my dear friend Josef Popf, in Rome, all three laurel-crowned masters in the art of sculpture.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 02 - Georg Ebers

Samuel Johnson - Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies artwork Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

William Henry Sparks - The Memories of Fifty Years artwork The Memories of Fifty Years
William Henry Sparks
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains brief biographical notes of distinguished Americans and anecdotes of remarkable men and includes memoirs of the conflicts, politics and society in the southern states.


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The Memories of Fifty Years - William Henry Sparks

Grace Greenwood - Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood artwork Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood
Grace Greenwood
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book out to the world with many misgivings, feeling that it is not what would like it to be not what could have made it with more time. Found it especially difficult to procure facts and incidents of the early life of the Queen just that period.


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Queen Victoria, her girlhood and womanhood - Grace Greenwood

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

This volume of memoirs has a double character - historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before us he himself is assuredly not the least interesting. In portraits from the brushes of Rembrandts there are always two portraits, that of the model and that of the painter.


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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo - Victor Hugo

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

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


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

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

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


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Charles I - Jacob Abbott

Charles 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

Антон Павлович Чехов - Note-Book of Anton Chekhov artwork Note-Book of Anton Chekhov
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 July 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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

This book onsidered one of the best treatments of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln of its time, this portrait of the man and his administration of the United States at the moment of its greatest upheaval is both intimate and scholarly.


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Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02 - John Hay

Alfred Ainger - English Men of Letters: Crabbe artwork English Men of Letters: Crabbe
Alfred Ainger
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a biography of Crabbe, an English poet. . He is best known for his early use of the realistic narrative form and his descriptions of middle and working-class life and people.


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English Men of Letters: Crabbe - Alfred Ainger

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

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


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Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01 - John Hay

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 03 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 03
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When we rose the next morning the firing was over. It was said that all was quiet, and we had the well-known proclamation, "To my dear people of Berlin".


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The Story of My Life — Volume 03 - Georg Ebers

Georg Ebers - The Story of My Life — Volume 05 artwork The Story of My Life — Volume 05
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an autobiography of Georg Ebers that depicts and describes the story of his life from his chilhood to the manhood phase. The author quotes his remarkables incidents that occurred through his lifetime.


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The Story of My Life — Volume 05 - Georg Ebers

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

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - Historic Girls artwork Historic Girls
Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 06 January 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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

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

It is a remarkable tribute to the enduring power of the genius of Velazquez, that while he exercised but little influence over the minds of his contemporaries, he profoundly affected the painters of modern times, particularly in France and throughout Europe. Among those whose works show clearly the impress of his genius may be mentioned Corot, Millet, Whistler and Sargent, most particularly the last named, whose methods as a portrait painter must inevitably recall the works of the master.


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King Philip - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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

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


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Mary Queen of Scots - Jacob Abbott

John Dryden - The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 16 artwork The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 16
John Dryden
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 April 1700
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The reverend author of this life, in his dedication to his Most Christian Majesty, affirms, that France was owing for him to the intercession of St Francis Xavier. That Anne of Austria, his mother, after twenty years of barrenness, had recourse to heaven, by her fervent prayers, to draw down that blessing, and addressed her devotions, in a particular manner, to this holy apostle of the Indies. I know not, madam, whether I may presume to tell the world, that your majesty has chosen this great saint for one of your celestial patrons, though I am sure you will never be ashamed of owning so glorious an intercessor; not even in a country where the doctrine of the holy church is questioned, and those religious addresses ridiculed. Your majesty, I doubt not, has the inward satisfaction of knowing, that such pious prayers have not been unprofitable to you; and the nation may one day come to understand, how happy it will be for them to have a son of prayers ruling over them. Not that we are wholly to depend on this particular blessing, as a thing of certainty, though we hope and pray for its continuance. The ways of Divine Providence are incomprehensible.


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The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 16 - John Dryden

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

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

Charles Lamb - The Best Letters of Charles Lamb artwork The Best Letters of Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 26 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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The Best Letters of Charles Lamb - Charles Lamb

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

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


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Memoirs of My Life and Writings - Edward Gibbon

Jacob Abbott - History of King Charles the Second of England artwork History of King Charles the Second of England
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 30 October 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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History of King Charles the Second of England - Jacob Abbott

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

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

Gustavus Woodson Smith - Company 'A', corps of engineers, U.S.A., 1846-'48, in the Mexican war artwork Company 'A', corps of engineers, U.S.A., 1846-'48, in the Mexican war
Gustavus Woodson Smith
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 23 June 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This important memoir illuminates life within the U. S. Regular Army of the antebellum years. The U. S. Company of Sappers, Miners, and Pontooniers, which Congress authorized on May 13, 1846, quickly became one of the army's elite units.


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Company 'A', corps of engineers, U.S.A., 1846-'48, in the Mexican war - Gustavus Woodson Smith

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

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


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

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

Nero! The name is both a shame and a shudder. In his life we are presented with an astonishing picture of human greed, cunning, and selfishness at its worst. And thanks to his prominent position, Nero's example of monstrosity has stood as a lesson and a warning to all men since.


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Nero - Jacob Abbott

Henry Steel Olcott - The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons artwork The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons
Henry Steel Olcott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1906
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons - Henry Steel Olcott

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

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


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Brave Men and Women - Osgood Eaton Fuller

Henry Richard Fox Bourne - The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc. artwork The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc.
Henry Richard Fox Bourne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 September 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thomas, Loud Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald, was born at Annsfield, in Lanark, on the 14th of December, 1775, and died in London on the 31st of October, 1860. Shortly before his death he wrote two volumes, styled "The Autobiography of a Seaman", which set forth his history down to 1814, the fortieth year of his age. To those volumes the present work, recounting his career during the ensuing six-and-forty years, is intended to serve as a sequel. Before entering upon the later narrative, however, it will be necessary briefly to recapitulate the incidents that have been already detailed. The Earl of Dundonald was descended from a long line of knights and barons, chiefly resident in Renfrew and Ayr, many of whom were men of mark in Scottish history during the thirteenth and following centuries. Robert Cochran was the especial favourite and foremost counsellor of James III. , who made him Earl of Mar; but the favours heaped upon him, and perhaps a certain arrogance in the use of those favours, led to so much opposition from his peers and rivals that he was assassinated by them in 1480.


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The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc. - Henry Richard Fox Bourne

John Esten Cooke - A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee artwork A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee
John Esten Cooke
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about Lee who was beloved and respected throughout the world. Men of all parties and opinions unite in this sentiment, not only those who thought and fought with him, but those most violently opposed to his political views and career.


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A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee - John Esten Cooke

Charles Duke Yonge - The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France artwork The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
Charles Duke Yonge
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Written thru the extensive use of correspodence between Marie Antoinette her mother Queen Maria Teresa, and her brothers Joseph and Leopold, and also a regular series of letters from the imperial embassador at Paris, the Count Mercy d'Argenteau, which may almost be said to form a complete history of the court of France.


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The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France - Charles Duke Yonge

John Niles Hubbard - An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 artwork An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830
John Niles Hubbard
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Among the aborigines of this country, few names have excited a deeper interest, or have been more widely and familiarly known than that of RED JACKET. The occasion of this notoriety was the rare fact that, though a rude and unlettered son of the forest, he was distinguished for the arts and accomplishments of the orator. His life marks an era in the history of his nation and his name like that of Demosthenes, is forever associated with eloquence. Other circumstances however, impart interest to his history. His was the last great name of a nation, and he is entitled to remembrance, on the soil which was once the home of his fathers. And though linked with a melancholy association, as connected with the waning history of a people that once laid a claim to greatness, but are now fast passing into obscurity, it is not on this account the less attractive, but presents another reason for our regard.


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An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket, and His People, 1750-1830 - John Niles Hubbard

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland artwork Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is biographical story of Mary. On a spring day, in the year 1568, Mistress Talbot sat in her lodging at Hull, an upper chamber, with a large latticed window, glazed with the circle and diamond leading perpetuated in Dutch pictures.


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Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland - Charlotte Mary Yonge

Susanna Moodie - Roughing It in the Bush artwork Roughing It in the Bush
Susanna Moodie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Roughing It in the Bush (Full title: Roughing It in The Bush: or, Forest Life in Canada) is an account of life as a Canadian settler by Susanna Moodie. Moodie immigrated to Canada West, near modern-day Peterborough, Ontario during the 1830s. At the suggestion of her editor, she wrote a "guide" to settler life for British subjects considering coming to Canada. Roughing It in the Bush was first published in London in 1852 (then Toronto in 1871). It was Moodie's most successful literary work. The work is part memoir, part novelization of her experiences, and is structured as a chronological series of sketches.


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Roughing It in the Bush - Susanna Moodie

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

Samuel Smiles - Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers artwork Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers
Samuel Smiles
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Collection of biographies of celebrated inventors, mechanics, and iron-workers - the founders of the modern industry of Britain. Contains chapters on the Darbys of Coalbrookdale, Dud Dudley, James Nasmyth and many more. Originally released in 1863.


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Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers - Samuel Smiles

Francis Thompson - Shelley; an essay artwork Shelley; an essay
Francis Thompson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 12 November 1907
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. The Church, which was once the mother of poets no less than of saints, during the last two centuries has relinquished to aliens the chief glories of poetry, if the chief glories of holiness she has preserved for her own. The palm and the laurel, Dominic and Dante, sanctity and song, grew together in her soil: she has retained the palm, but for gone the laurel. Poetry in its widest sense, and when not professedly irreligious, has been too much and too long among many Catholics either misprised or distrusted; too much and too generally the feeling has been that it is at best superfluous, at worst pernicious, most often dangerous. Once poetry was, as she should be, the lesser sister and helpmate of the Church; the minister to the mind, as the Church to the soul. But poetry sinned, poetry fell; and, in place of lovingly reclaiming her, Catholicism cast her from the door to follow the feet of her pagan seducer. The separation has been ill for poetry; it has not been well for religion.


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Shelley; an essay - Francis Thompson

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

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


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Maria Antoinette - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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

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

Friedrich Max Müller - My Autobiography artwork My Autobiography
Friedrich Max Müller
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Which in many cases were really of no consequence compared with what they said and did. Surely every man has his faults and his little and often ridiculous weaknesses, and these weaknesses belong quite as much to a man's character as his strength; nay, with the suppression of the former the latter would often become almost unintelligible. I like the biographies of such friends of mine as Dean Stanley, Charles Kingsley, and Baron Bunsen. But even these are deficient in those shadows which would but help to bring out all the more clearly the bright points in their character. We should remember the words of Dr. Wendell Holmes: "We all want to draw perfect ideals, and all the coin that comes from Nature's mint is more or less clipped, filed, 'sweated', or bruised, and bent and worn, even if it was pure metal when stamped, which is more than we can claim, I suppose, for anything human". True, very true; and what would the departed himself say to such biographies as are now but too common–most flat.


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My Autobiography - Friedrich Max Müller

Abner Doubleday - Chancellorsville and Gettysburg artwork Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
Abner Doubleday
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These are his memoirs of service in two of the War's great campaigns. At Chancellorsville, a very promising start made by General Hooker against Lee's Confederate forces fell to a defeat when, in Doubleday's estimation, normal and prudent precautions against surprise in the heavily-wooded battlefield were not carried out; he also seemingly apologizes for Hooker's lack of leadership during the battle as a result of his having been stunned by a cannon ball hitting the post against which he was leaning.


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Chancellorsville and Gettysburg - Abner Doubleday

George Müller - A Narrative of some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller artwork A Narrative of some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller
George Müller
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of life kept a careful record of his life—his thoughts, travels, inspirations—which together amount to a revealing look at both the minutia of the day-to-day events of life, as well as a chronology of his spiritual journey, in particular, captures the latter particularly well. In it, Muller recounts the memories of his childhood—his vices, addictions, and rebellions. He also tells the story of his conversion.


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

Benjamin Franklin - Vie de Benjamin Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome II artwork Vie de Benjamin Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome II
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La vie, ou plutôt les vies de Benjamin Franklin (imprimeur et journaliste, scientifique et inventeur de génie, philosophe, diplomate et homme d'État. . .) sont un véritable roman dont les femmes et les hommes d'aujourd'hui peuvent encore s'inspirer. Publiés au XVIIIe siècle mais oubliés depuis longtemps, la savoureuse autobiographie de Benjamin Franklin adressée à son fils et une sélection de ses écrits scientifiques (sur l'électricité, l'invention du paratonnerre ou encore les mathématiques. . .) composent cet ouvrage qui lui rend hommage en nous rappelant l'homme extraordinaire qu'il fut. Le lecteur pourra ainsi apprécier la narration extrêmement alerte et enlevée d'une vie particulièrement bien remplie, ainsi que le foisonnement et la richesse de son oeuvre de savant.


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Vie de Benjamin Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome II - Benjamin Franklin

Giorgio Vasari - The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) artwork The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)
Giorgio Vasari
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1573
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the most- read work of the older literature of art", "some of the Italian Renaissance's most influential writing on art", and "one of the founding texts in art history". Vasari's work has been described as "by far the most influential single text for the history of Renaissance art" and "the most important work of Renaissance biography of artists".


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The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) - Giorgio Vasari

Ambrogio Bazzero - Storia di un'anima artwork Storia di un'anima
Ambrogio Bazzero
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

Jacob Abbott - Richard III artwork Richard III
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1698
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks and the Lancasters and his ultimate fall on the Field of Bosworth.


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Richard III - Jacob Abbott

Charles Dudley Warner - Our Italy artwork Our Italy
Charles Dudley Warner
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The traveller who descends into Italy by an Alpine pass never forgets the surprise and delight of the transition. In an hour he is whirled down the slopes from the region of eternal snow to the verdure of spring or the ripeness of summer. Suddenly—it may be at a turn in the road—winter is left behind; the plains of Lombardy are in view; the Lake of Como or Maggiore gleams below; there is a tree; there is an orchard; there is a garden; there is a villa overrun with vines; the singing of birds is heard; the air is gracious; the slopes are terraced, and covered with vineyards; great sheets of silver sheen in the landscape mark the growth of the olive; the dark green orchards of oranges and lemons are starred with gold; the lusty fig, always a temptation as of old, leans invitingly over the stone wall; everywhere are bloom and color under the blue sky; there are shrines by the way-side, chapels on the hill; one hears the melodious bells, the call of the vine-dressers, the laughter of girls.


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Our Italy - Charles Dudley Warner

Jules Verne - Da terra à lua artwork Da terra à lua
Jules Verne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Assim, o livro conta a jornada deste grupo de homens e de toda a excitação mundial e americana aquando dos acontecimentos precedentes, no momento e posteriores à empresa.


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Da terra à lua - Jules Verne

John Howie - Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) artwork Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)
John Howie
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1792
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The history of Scotland from the sixteenth to eighteenth century is one of the most remarkable testimonies to the covenantal faithfulness of God. The sturdy Scotch character forged in the furnace of relentless persecution, and coupled with the inspiring Christian theology articulated by men like John Knox, birthed a nation of genuine abravehearts. Keep in mind that Americans owe more of their political freedom to Scotland a her theologians and Covenanters a than to any other people.


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Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) - John Howie

Richard Henry Stoddard - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
Richard Henry Stoddard
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: 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

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

In this biography published in 1849, American writer Jacob Abbott recounts the life of the Roman military and political leader Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination in 44 B.C.E.


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History of Julius Caesar - Jacob Abbott

Olaudah Equiano - The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African artwork The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African
Olaudah Equiano
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1796
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This the only disadvantage under which they labour: it is also their misfortune, that what is uncommon is rarely, if ever, believed, and what is obvious we are apt to turn from with disgust, and to charge the writer with impertinence. People generally think those memoirs only worthy to be read or remembered which abound in great or striking events, those, in short, which in a high degree excite either admiration or pity: all others they consign to contempt and oblivion. It is therefore, I confess, not a little hazardous in a private and obscure individual, and a stranger too, thus to solicit the indulgent attention of the public; especially when I own I offer here the history of neither a saint, a hero, nor a tyrant. I believe there are few events in my life, which have not happened to many: it is true the incidents of it are numerous; and, did I consider myself an European, I might say my sufferings w e great: but when I compare my lot with that of most of my countrymen, I regard myself as a _particular favourite of Heaven_, and acknowledge the mercies of Providence in every occurrence of my life. If then the following narrative does not appear sufficiently interesting to engage general attention, let my motive be some excuse for its publication. I am not so foolishly vain as to expect from it either immortality or literary reputation. If it affords any satisfaction to my numerous friends, at whose request it has been written, or in the smallest degree promotes the interests of humanity, the ends for which it was undertaken will be fully attained, and every wish of my heart gratified. Let it therefore be remembered, that, in wishing to avoid censure, I do not aspire to praise.


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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African - Olaudah Equiano

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

Daniel Defoe - The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard artwork The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 16 November 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book presents a fascinating look at the life of the notorious criminal John Jack Sheppard. Sheppard was active in early 18th century London, and became famous for escaping from jail no less than four times.


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The History of the Remarkable Life of John Sheppard - Daniel Defoe

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

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. artwork Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 24 July 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The work known as the Biographical Supplement of the Biographia Literaria of S. T. Coleridge, and published with the latter in 1847, was begun by Henry Nelson Coleridge, and finished after his death by his widow, Sara Coleridge. The first part, concluding with a letter dated 5th November 1796, is the more valuable portion of the Biographical Supplement.


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Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Luise Mühlbach - Queen Hortense artwork Queen Hortense
Luise Mühlbach
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Louise Muhlbach was the pen name of Clara Mundt (1814-1873), an Austrian writer best known for her works of historical fiction. Among her famous works are Queen Hortense one of a book. Where has historical details of A Life Picture of the Napoléonic Era (1870).


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Queen Hortense - Luise Mühlbach

Harriet Ann Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl artwork Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This was such a wonderful book about a woman who endured under the most trying circumstances. She was a true inspiration.


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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Ann Jacobs

Theophilus Cibber - The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) artwork The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)
Theophilus Cibber
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1757
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) - Theophilus Cibber

Samuel Johnson - The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10 artwork The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A full list of writings by Johnson with significant political content would include such pieces as his poem London, a number of his sermons, and essays in The Idler and elsewhere. This volume presents a collection of writings with a political emphasis which do not readily fall into one or another of these categories: his early anti-Walpolian pamphlets Marmor Norfolciense and A Complete Vindication of the Licensers of the Stage, and various journalistic squibs; a competent abridgment of the debate on the offer of the Crown to Oliver Cromwell; the long series of articles on the Seven Years’ War and related matters, such as the notorious trial and execution of Admiral Byng; the four pamphlets of the 1770s—The False Alarm, Thoughts on…Falkland’s Islands, The Patriot, and Taxation No Tyranny.


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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10 - Samuel Johnson

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus - The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 13: Grammarians and Rhetoricians artwork The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 13: Grammarians and Rhetoricians
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 14 December 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Curtius Nicia was the intimate friend of Cneius Pompeius and Caius Memmius; but having carried notes from Memmius to Pompey's wife [878], when she was debauched by Memmius, Pompey was indignant, and forbad him his house.


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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 13: Grammarians and Rhetoricians - Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

Thomas Carlyle - Early Kings of Norway artwork Early Kings of Norway
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Early Kings of Norway - Thomas Carlyle

Georg Ebers - An Egyptian Princess — Volume 07 artwork An Egyptian Princess — Volume 07
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection of memories shows the difficulties of the writer who have lived in vain; the wretches have burnt me in burning my works. O my books, my books! And he sobbed aloud in his agony. Phanes came up and took his band, saying: “The Egyptians have struck you, my friend, but me they have maltreated and abused—­thieves have broken into your granaries, but my hearth and home have been burnt to ashes by incendiaries. Do you know, man, what I have had to suffer at their hands? In persecuting me, and driving me out of Egypt, they only did what they had a right to do; by their law I was a condemned man; and I could have forgiven all they did to me personally, for I loved Amasis, as a man loves his friend. The wretch knew that, and yet he suffered them to commit a monstrous, an incredible act—­an act that a man’s brain refuses to take in. They stole like wolves by night into a helpless woman’s house—­they seized my children, a girl and boy, the pride, the joy and comfort of my homeless, wandering life. And how think you, did they treat them? The girl they kept in confinement, on the pretext that by so doing they should prevent me from betraying Egypt to Cambyses. But the boy—­my beautiful, gentle boy—­my only son—­has been murdered by Psamtik’s orders, and possibly with the knowledge of Amasis. My heart was withered and shrunk with exile and sorrow, but I feel that it expands—­it beats more joyfully now that there is a hope of vengeance.


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An Egyptian Princess — Volume 07 - Georg Ebers

Georg Ebers - An Egyptian Princess — Volume 05 artwork An Egyptian Princess — Volume 05
Georg Ebers
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The next day Nitetis removed to the country-house in the hanging-gardens, and began a monotonous, but happy and industrious life there, according to the rules laid down by Croesus. Every day she was carried to Kassandane and Atossa in a closely shut-up litter. Nitetis soon began to look upon the blind queen as a beloved and loving mother, and the merry, spirited Atossa nearly made up to her for the loss of her sister Tachot, so far away on the distant Nile. She could not have desired a better companion than this gay, cheerful girl, whose wit and merriment effectually prevented homesickness or discontent from settling in her friend’s heart. The gravity and earnestness of Nitetis’ character were brightened by Atossa’s gaiety, and Atossa’s exuberant spirits calmed and regulated by the thoughtful nature of Nitetis.


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An Egyptian Princess — Volume 05 - Georg Ebers


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