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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

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

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

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

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

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

Maurice Walter Brockwell - Leonardo Da Vinci artwork Leonardo Da Vinci
Maurice Walter Brockwell
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1508
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a admirable of the great Florentine painter's life's work still holds good to-day.


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Leonardo Da Vinci - Maurice Walter Brockwell

Jacob Abbott - Cleopatra artwork Cleopatra
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1671
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty.


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Cleopatra - Jacob Abbott

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

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


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Queen Elizabeth - Jacob Abbott

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

Thomas Mears Eddy - Abraham Lincoln artwork Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Mears Eddy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is the day of adversity. A great grief throws its shadow over heart and hearth and home. There is such a sorrow as this land never knew before ; agony such as never until now wrung the heart of the nation. In mansion and cottage, alike, do the people bow themselves.


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Abraham Lincoln - Thomas Mears Eddy

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

L. A. Abbott - Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story artwork Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story
L. A. Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah–disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison.


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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story - L. A. Abbott

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

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

Egerton Ryerson - The Story of My Life artwork The Story of My Life
Egerton Ryerson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical account that is a connected record of the life and labours of a singularly gifted man, whose name was intimately connected with every public question which was discussed, and every prominent event which took place in Upper Canada from 1825 to 1875-78.


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The Story of My Life - Egerton Ryerson

Charles Thompson - Biography of a Slave artwork Biography of a Slave
Charles Thompson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is description of lives of slaves. The entire story is about their survival in the society. It also traces the path of discrimination. It throws light over the pain and inner soul of slaves.


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Biography of a Slave - Charles Thompson

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

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

One of the classic spiritual autobiographies, this dramatic conversion testimony by Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan features a vivid awareness of God and Satan as personal beings. Throughout his account, Bunyan relies closely on the firm promises of God's Word as a spiritual defence.


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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners - John Bunyan

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Autobiography of St. Ignatius - Loyola Ignatius

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

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

William Roscoe Thayer - George Washington artwork George Washington
William Roscoe Thayer
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1731
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book by the author W.R. Thayer tells short biography of Washington's life and social interactions.


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George Washington - William Roscoe Thayer

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

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

This book described about Bonapartes life and deeds and on that period of worlds History alike.


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Complete - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

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

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

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

E. Gordon Browne - Queen Victoria artwork Queen Victoria
E. Gordon Browne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical biography when The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the Sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon, and was identified with strict standards of personal morality. Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. As a result of her seclusion, republicanism temporarily gained strength, but in the latter half of her reign, her popularity recovered. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were times of public celebration. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history, is known as the Victorian era.


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Queen Victoria - E. Gordon Browne

Archibald Henderson - Mark Twain artwork Mark Twain
Archibald Henderson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book offers great insights on Twain, his Works, his valuable contributions to the world. It contains biographical character sketch of Mark Twain along with brief description of his work.


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Mark Twain - Archibald Henderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacob Abbott - The Teacher artwork The Teacher
Jacob Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is intended to detail, in a familiar and practical manner, a system of arrangements for the organization and management of a school, based on the employment, so far as is practicable, of Moral Influences, as a means of effecting the objects in view.


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The Teacher - Jacob Abbott

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

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

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

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

Godfrey Holden Pike - From Slave to College President artwork From Slave to College President
Godfrey Holden Pike
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A classic biography of Booker T. Washington, an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the US African-American community. In our common, everyday talk we are accustomed to say that the darkest hour of night precedes the dawn of day. It was so in this instance. The time of Booker Washington's birth, and for some years after, was apparently the darkest period in the history of the slaves of the Southern States.


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From Slave to College President - Godfrey Holden Pike

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 Darwin - Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 artwork Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1
Charles Darwin
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Volume is not chronologically continuous with the first. Again, in the third volume, the botanical work, which principally occupied my father during the later years of his life, is treated in a separate series of chapters. Of letters addressed to my father I have not made much use. It was his custom to file all letters received, and when his slender stock of files ("spits" as he called them was exhausted, he would burn the letters of several years, in order that he might make use of the liberated "spits." This process, carried on for years, destroyed nearly all letters received before 1862. After that date he was persuaded to keep the more interesting letters, and these are preserved in an accessible form.


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Life and Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1 - Charles Darwin

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 19: Back Again to Paris artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 19: Back Again to Paris
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Amid balls and intrigues – and beginning to show his age – the Venetian adventurer travels again across France and Italy.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 19: Back Again to Paris - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

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

John Masefield - William Shakespeare artwork William Shakespeare
John Masefield
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1593
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Stratford-on-Avon is cleaner, better paved, and perhaps more populous than it was in Shakespeare's time. Several streets of mean red-brick houses have been built during the last half century. Hotels, tea rooms, refreshment rooms, and the shops where the tripper may buy things to remind him that he has been where greatness lived, give the place an air at once prosperous and parasitic. The town contains a few comely old buildings. The Shakespeare house, a detached double dwelling, once the home of the poet's father, stands on the north side of Henley Street. A room on the first floor, at the western end, is shown to visitors as the room[10] in which the poet was born. There is not the slightest evidence to show that he was born there. One scanty scrap of fact exists to suggest that he was born at the eastern end. The two dwellings have now been converted into one, which serves as a museum. New Place, the house where Shakespeare died, was pulled down in the middle of the eighteenth century.


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William Shakespeare - John Masefield

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

Louis Constant Wairy - Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon — Complete artwork Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon — Complete
Louis Constant Wairy
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1844
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. The career of a man compelled to make his own way, who is not an artisan or in some trade, does not usually begin till he is about twenty years of age. Till then he vegetates, uncertain of his future, neither having, nor being able to have, any well-defined purpose. It is only when he has arrived at the full development of his powers, and his character and bent of mind are shown, that he can determine his profession or calling. Not till then does he know himself, and see his way open before him. In fact, it is only then that he begins to live. Reasoning in this manner, my life from my twentieth year has been thirty years, which can be divided into equal parts, so far as days and months are counted, but very unequal parts, considering the events which transpired in each of those two periods of my life.


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Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon — Complete - Louis Constant Wairy

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 26: Spain artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 26: Spain
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Expelled from Vienna, the infamous Venetian womanizer makes his way west to Paris, from which he is in turn expelled on less than a day’s notice, forcing a quick retreat to Spain.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 26: Spain - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

David Brewster - The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler artwork The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler
David Brewster
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 09 February 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book delivers a summary of the lives of some amazing scientists the reader moves a little closer to an understanding of scientific history. It also explores their work history and discoveries. .


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The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler - David Brewster

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

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

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

John Stuart Mill - Autobiography artwork Autobiography
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Autobiography - John Stuart Mill

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

Daniel Webster - Select Speeches of Daniel Webster, 1817-1845 artwork Select Speeches of Daniel Webster, 1817-1845
Daniel Webster
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 23 October 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical. Mr. Webster approaches as nearly to the beau ideal of a republican Senator as any man that I have ever seen in the course of my life; worthy of Rome or Venice rather than of our noisy and wrangling generation. 'Hallam. Coleridge used to say that he had seldom known or heard of any great man who had not much of the woman in him. Even so the large intellect of Daniel Webster seemed to be coupled with all softer feelings; and his countenance and bearing, at the very first, impressed me with this. A commanding brow, thoughtful eyes, and a mouth that seemed to respond to all humanities. He deserves his fame, I am sure'. John Kenyon. He is a magnificent specimen. You might say to all the world, 'This is our Yankee Englishman; such limbs we make in Yankee-land!' As a parliamentary Hercules one would incline to back him at first sight against all the extant world.


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Select Speeches of Daniel Webster, 1817-1845 - Daniel Webster

Jacques Casanova - The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol.5 artwork The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol.5
Jacques Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Eighteenth-century Italian writer Giacomo Casanova, writing as Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, recounts the stories of his eventful life in this, the fifth of twelve volumes of an 1894 English translation of his memoirs. In this book, Casanova recalls his adventures in Milan and Mantua.


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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol.5 - Jacques Casanova

William Dobein James - A Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a history of his brigade artwork A Sketch of the life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a history of his brigade
William Dobein James
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

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

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

Washington Irving - The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II) artwork The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II)
Washington Irving
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 27 November 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This biographical book cover the life and voyage history of the famous discoverer and explorer Christopher Columbus. This book explores the vivid description of his voyage across the world in search of his discovery.


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The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II) - Washington Irving

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

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.3 artwork The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova Vol.3
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

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

William Wordsworth - The Prose Works of William Wordsworth artwork The Prose Works of William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 22 April 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

That this should be done for the first time herein seems somewhat remarkable, especially in the knowledge of the permanent value which the illustrious Author attached to his Prose, and that he repeatedly expressed his wish and expectation that it would be thus brought together and published, e.g. in the 'Memoirs', speaking of his own prose writings, he said that but for COLERIDGE'S irregularity of purpose he should probably have left much more in that kind behind him.


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The Prose Works of William Wordsworth - William Wordsworth

Elinore Pruitt Stewart - Letters of a Woman Homesteader artwork Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Their answer was to drive up faster and stir up a powerful lot of dust. They kept pretty well ahead after that, but at sundown we came up with them at the well where we were to camp. This well had been sunk by the county for the convenience of travelers, and we were mighty thankful to find it. It came out that our young couple were bride and groom. They had never seen each other until the night before, having met through a matrimonial paper. They had met in Green River and were married that morning, and the young husband was taking her away up to Pinedale to his ranch.


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Letters of a Woman Homesteader - Elinore Pruitt Stewart

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

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

John Bunyan - Works of John Bunyan — Complete artwork Works of John Bunyan — Complete
John Bunyan
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

A woman that was ‘a loose and ungodly wretch’ hearing a tinker lad most awfully cursing and swearing, protested to him that ‘he swore and cursed at that most fearful rate that it made her tremble to hear him,’ ‘that he was the ungodliest fellow for swearing that ever she heard in all her life,’ and ‘that he was able to spoil all the youth in a whole town, if they came in his company.’ This blow at the young reprobate made that indelible impression which all the sermons yet he had heard had failed to make. Satan, by one of his own slaves, wounded a conscience which had resisted all the overtures of mercy. The youth pondered her words in his heart; they were good seed strangely sown, and their working formed one of those mysterious steps which led the foul-mouthed blasphemer to bitter repentance; who, when he had received mercy and pardon, felt impelled to bless and magnify the Divine grace with shining, burning thoughts and words. The poor profligate, swearing tinker became transformed into the most ardent preacher of the love of Christ—the well-trained author of The Jerusalem Sinner Saved, or Good News to the Vilest of Men.


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Works of John Bunyan — Complete - John Bunyan

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

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

Agnes Mary Frances Robinson - Emily Brontë artwork Emily Brontë
Agnes Mary Frances Robinson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are, perhaps, few tests of excellence so sure as the popular verdict on a work of art a hundred years after its accomplishment. So much time must be allowed for the swing and rebound of taste, for the despoiling of tawdry plendours and to permit the work of art itself to form a public capable of appreciating it. Such marvellous fragments reach us of Elizabethan praises; and we cannot help recalling the number of copies of 'Prometheus Unbound' sold in the lifetime of the poet. We know too well "what porridge had John Keats," and remember with misgiving the turtle to which we treated Hobbs and Nobbs at dinner, and how complacently we watched them put on their laurels afterwards.


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Emily Brontë - Agnes Mary Frances Robinson

Nehemiah Adams - Catharine artwork Catharine
Nehemiah Adams
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Wishing to dwell chiefly on the last scenes of this dear child's life, the reader will not be delayed by any biographical sketch. Nine years before her death, when she was between ten and eleven years of age, she gave the clearest evidence that she was renewed by the Holy Spirit. We had since that time been made happy by the growing power of Christian principle in her conduct, the clearness and steadfastness of her faith, her systematic endeavors to live a holy life, her deep regret when she had erred, and her resolute efforts to improve in every part of her character.


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Catharine - Nehemiah Adams

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

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


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

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

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

Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 29: Florence to Trieste artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 29: Florence to Trieste
Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In these pages the great Venetian traveller recalls how, at the dawn of old age, he witnessed the public humiliation of a corrupt midwife, assisted the Venetian government, and made his way to Trieste.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 29: Florence to Trieste - Arthur Machen & Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 27: Expelled from Spain artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 27: Expelled from Spain
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In more pages of lively recollection, the now aging legendary Venetian CasaNova is kicked out of Madrid, and flees through Barcelona, Aix, and Turin.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 27: Expelled from Spain - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 30: Old Age and Death artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 30: Old Age and Death
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The infamous Venetian Giacomo CasaNova kept close records of his life until 1774; when he died nearly 25 years later, this supplement to his memoirs was written to round out his memoirs for publication.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 30: Old Age and Death - Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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

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

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

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 14: Switzerland artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 14: Switzerland
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this installment of his memoirs, the notorious Venetian adventurer travels through Switzerland, where he strikes up a friendship with an abbot, and decides to try and meet Voltaire.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 14: Switzerland - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

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

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

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

Charles Waddell Chesnutt - Frederick Douglass artwork Frederick Douglass
Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Douglass's fame as an orator has long been secure. His position as the champion of an oppressed race, and at the same time an example of its possibilities, was, in his own generation, as picturesque as it was unique; and his life may erve for all time as an incentive to aspiring souls who would fight the battles and win the love of mankind. The average American of to-day who sees, when his attention is called to it, and deplores, if he be a thoughtful and just an, the deep undertow of race prejudice that retards the progress of the colored people of our own generation, cannot, except by reading the painful records of the past, conceive of the mental and spiritual darkness to which slavery, as the inexorable condition of its existence, condemned its victims and, in a less measure, their oppressors, or of the blank wall of proscription and scorn by which free people of color were shut up in a moral and social Ghetto, the gates of which have yet not been entirely torn down.


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Frederick Douglass - Charles Waddell Chesnutt

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

Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 11: Paris and Holland artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 11: Paris and Holland
Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Venetian adventurer spends some time in Paris, where he sees the punishment of a would-be regicide, and then visits the Hague, where his interlocutors include a Jewish banker named Boaz.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 11: Paris and Holland - Giacomo Casanova & Arthur Machen

Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 16: Depart Switzerland artwork Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 16: Depart Switzerland
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 June 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The great Venetian adventurer continues to document his travels through Europe, here mostly through France, as he nears the end of his thirties.


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Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 16: Depart Switzerland - Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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

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


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