Zimbabwe biographies, memoirs books
Zimbabwe biographies, memoirs books

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

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 - 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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Maria Antoinette - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

John 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

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

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

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne - True Stories of History and Biography artwork True Stories of History and Biography
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the young might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history.


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True Stories of History and Biography - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - David Crockett artwork David Crockett
His Life and Adventures
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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David Crockett - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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

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

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


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Records of a Family of Engineers - Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Paine - The Writings of Thomas Paine, Complete artwork The Writings of Thomas Paine, Complete
Thomas Paine
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 07 June 1809
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The pamphlet appeared, after the Revolution had started. It was passed around, and often read aloud in taverns, contributing significantly to spreading the idea of republicanism, bolstering enthusiasm for separation from Britain, and encouraging recruitment for the Continental Army. Paine provided a new and convincing argument for independence by advocating a complete break with history. Common Sense is oriented to the future in a way that compels the reader to make an immediate choice. It offers a solution for Americans disgusted and alarmed at the threat of tyranny.


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The Writings of Thomas Paine, Complete - Thomas Paine

James Parton - Famous Americans of Recent Times artwork Famous Americans of Recent Times
James Parton
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book depicts life sketches of famous Americans like Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun and more.


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Famous Americans of Recent Times - James Parton

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

In this collection of excerpts from Mozart's letters to family and friends, and from his other writings and reported conversations.


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Mozart: the man and the artist, as revealed in his own words - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2 artwork Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2
Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lord Macaulay always looked forward to a publication of his miscellaneous works, either by himself or by those who should represent him after his death.


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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2 - Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2 artwork Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 11 November 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Keighley is in process of transformation from a populous, old fashioned village, into a still more populous and flourishing town. It is evident to the stranger, that as the gable ended houses, which obtrude themselves corner wise on the widening street, fall vacant, they are pulled down to allow of greater space for traffic, and a more modern style of architecture. The quaint and narrow shop windows of fifty years ago, are giving way to large panes and plate glass


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Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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

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

Sarah Hopkins Bradford - Harriet, the Moses of Her People artwork Harriet, the Moses of Her People
Sarah Hopkins Bradford
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Inspiring story of bravery, perseverance and self-sacrifice recalls the courageous life of one of the most well-known conductors on the Underground Railroad. This memorable biography recalls the former slave's grim childhood, her perilous experiences leading slaves into Canada, her efforts as a nurse, cook and scout for the Union Army and more.


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Harriet, the Moses of Her People - Sarah Hopkins Bradford

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

John Bunyan - Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03 artwork Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03
John Bunyan
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a den;[1] and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and, behold, “I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back,” (Isa. 64:6; Luke 14:33; Psa. 38:4; Hab. 2:2; Acts 16:31). I looked, and saw him open the book,[2] and read therein; and as he read, he wept and trembled; and not being able longer to contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, “What shall I do?” (Acts 2:37).[3]


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Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03 - John Bunyan

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

Henry Bibb - Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself artwork Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself
Henry Bibb
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. Henry Bibb (1815-1854) was born in Shelby County, Kentucky. His father was state senator James Bibb, and his mother was a slave named Mildred Jackson who worked for Willard Gatewood. Henry Bibb was married twice, once before his escape to a slave named Malinda, and again after his escape to a woman named Mary Miles. In 1842, Bibb began lecturing on slavery and became a well known African American activist. In 1849 he published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave. Bibb helped create Canada's first black newspaper, Voice of the Fugitive a publication that worked to convince African slaves to settle in Canada. He was also the founding director of a Canadian black colonization project, the Refugee Home Society. He died in 1854. Lucius C. Matlack, author of the introduction to Bibb's Narrative, was born on April 28th, 1816, in Baltimore. He was a member of and preacher in the Union Church in Philadelphia and was recommended to join the Philadelphia Annual Conference, but because of his abolitionist beliefs, his application was rejected and he was removed from the Local Preachers' Association. He lost his preaching license in 1839. Matlack continued to preach anyway, even under threat of expulsion, and in 1839 he was ordained a junior preacher in Massachusetts. He eventually helped organize the Wesleyan Methodist Connection, with which he remained affiliated for the duration of his life. During the Civil War, he served as an army chaplain, working his way up the ranks to colonel, and in 1867 the Philadelphia Annual Conference reversed their previous decision and welcomed him back into their conference. He spent the rest of his recorded life preaching throughout the eastern United States.


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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself - Henry Bibb

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

Francis Augustus Cox - Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I artwork Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I
Francis Augustus Cox
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book contains the biographies of womens Scripture. "It is a necessary charity to the (female) sex to acquaint them with their own value, to animate them to some higher thoughts of themselves, not to yield their suffrage to those injurious estimates the world hath made of them, and from a supposed incapacity of noble things, to neglect the pursuit of them, from which God and nature have no more precluded the feminine than the masculine part of mankind. " Amidst the general plenty, however, there is one department which experiences a degree of scarcity a department to which these volumes properly belong. Pious families require a supply of religious reading, adapted to occupy the intervals of business, the hours of devotion, and the time which is often and properly appropriated to domestic instruction in the evenings of the Christian Sabbath. To have the minds of the young directed at such seasons, not only to the truths of religion in general, but the more attractive parts of Scripture in particular, seems highly important. By a happy combination of amusement and instruction, piety is divested of her formality, and clothed with fascination: the ear is caught, and the heart gained; while the narrative interests, the best lessons become impressed even upon the gay and the trifling; and he who, when summoned to the social circle, sat down with reluctance, may rise up with regret.


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Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I - Francis Augustus Cox

Edward J. Dent - Handel artwork Handel
Edward J. Dent
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1621
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The name of Handel suggests to most people the sound of music unsurpassed in massiveness and dignity, and the familiar portraits of the composer present us with a man whose external appearance was no less massive and dignified than his music. Countless anecdotes point him out to us as a well-known figure in the life of London during the reigns of Queen Anne and the first two Georges. He lies buried in Westminster Abbey. One would expect every detail of his life to be known and recorded, his every private thought to be revealed with the pellucid clarity of his immortal strains. It is not so; to assemble the bare facts of Handel's life is a problem which has baffled the most laborious of his biographers, and his inward personality is more mysterious than that of any other great musician of the last two centuries.


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Handel - Edward J. Dent

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

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

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 artwork Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 11 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 11
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book story was a Eloisa which for a long time had been in the press did not yet at the end of the year 1760 appear the work already began to make a great noise. Madam de Luxembourg had spoken of it at court and Madam de Houdetot at Paris. The latter had obtained from me permission for Saint Lambert to read the manuscript to the King of Poland who had been delighted with it. Duclos to whom I had also given the perusal of the work had spoken of it at the academy. It appeared at the beginning of the carnival a hawker carried it to the Princess of Talmont. A rude but sensible example of the importance of the least detail in the exposition of facts of which the secret causes are sought for to discover them by induction.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 11 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 01 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 01
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book story a momentous epoch, when absolutism and feudalism were rallying for their last struggle against the modern spirit, chiefly represented by Voltaire, the Encyclopedists, and Rousseau himself a struggle to which, after many fierce intestine quarrels and sanguinary wars throughout Europe and America, has succeeded the prevalence of those more tolerant and rational principles by which the statesmen of our own day are actuated. The Rousseau’s lengthy and sometimes anguished dossier on the Self is one of the most remarkable and courageous works of introspection ever undertaken. Some readers may be repelled by his tendency to revel in embarrassing accounts of humiliation and fiasco, as if he were striving too hard to achieve an ultimate nakedness, a nakedness of the soul perhaps. Others may recall the compulsive self-searching of the narrator of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, who also rather dwelt on the co-existence in the individual of the vile and the virtuous. The two opening volumes of the Confessions, presented in this inevitably censored edition of 1903, deal with the author’s childhood and callow adolescence.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 01 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

William Hazlitt - The Spirit of the Age artwork The Spirit of the Age
William Hazlitt
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 17 September 1830
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The biographic historical type of book. Mr. Bentham is one of those persons who verify the old adage, that "A prophet has no honour, except out of his own country". His reputation lies at the circumference; and the lights of his understanding are reflected, with increasing lustre, on the other side of the globe. His name is little known in England, better in Europe, best of all in the plains of Chili and the mines of Mexico. He has offered constitutions for the New World, and legislated for future times. The people of Westminster, where he lives, hardly know of such a person; but the Siberian savage has received cold comfort from his lunar aspect, and may say to him with Caliban "I know thee, and thy dog and thy bush!" The tawny Indian may hold out the hand of fellowship to him across the GREAT PACIFIC. We believe that the Empress Catherine corresponded with him; and we know that the Emperor Alexander called upon him, and presented him with his miniature in a gold snuff box, which the philosopher, to his eternal honour, returned. Mr. Hobhouse is a greater man at the hustings, Lord Rolle at Plymouth Dock; but Mr. Bentham would carry it hollow, on the score of popularity, at Paris or Pegu. The reason is, that our author's influence is purely intellectual. He has devoted his life to the pursuit of abstract and general truths, and to those studies.


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The Spirit of the Age - William Hazlitt

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

鲁迅 - 朝花夕拾 artwork 朝花夕拾
鲁迅
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 03 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

我常想在纷扰中寻出一点闲静来,然而委实不容易。目前是这么离奇,心里是这么芜杂。一个人做到只剩了回忆的时候,生涯大概总要算是无聊了罢,但有时竟会连回忆也没有。中国的做文章有轨范,世事也仍然是螺旋。前几天我离开中山大学的时候,便想起四个月以前的离开厦门大学;听到飞机在头上鸣叫,竟记得了一年前在北京城上日日旋绕的飞机。我那时还做了一篇短文,叫做《一觉》。现在是,连这“一觉”也没有了。


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朝花夕拾 - 鲁迅

George Thompson - My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson artwork My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson
Being the Auto-Biography of an Author. Written by Himself.
George Thompson
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1822
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical book. It having become the fashion of distinguished novelists to write their own lives—or, in other words, to blow their own trumpets, —the author of these pages is induced, at the solicitation of numerous friends, whose bumps of inquisitiveness are strongly developed, to present his auto-biography to the public—in so doing which, he but follows the example of Alexandre Dumas, the brilliant French novelist, and of the world-renowned Dickens, both of whom are understood to be preparing their personal histories for the press. Now, in comparing myself with the above great worthies, who are so deservedly distinguished in the world of literature, I shall be accused of unpardonable presumption and ridiculous egotism—but I care not what may be said of me, inasmuch as a total independence of the opinions, feelings and prejudices of the world, has always been a prominent characteristic of mine—and that portion of the world and the 'rest of mankind' which does not like me, has my full permission to go to the devil as soon as it can make all the necessary arrangements for the journey. I shall be true and candid, in these pages. I shall not seek to conceal one of my numerous faults which I acknowledge and deplore; and, if I imagine that I possess one solitary merit, I shall not be backward in making that merit known. Those who know me personally, will never accuse me of entertaining one single atom of that despicable quality, self-conceit; those who do not know me, are at liberty to think what they please.


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My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson - George Thompson

George Titus Ferris - Great Singers, Second Series artwork Great Singers, Second Series
George Titus Ferris
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1839
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a music book. With the name of Malibran there is associated an interest, alike personal and artistic, rarely equaled and certainly unsurpassed among the traditions which make the records of the lyric stage so fascinating. Daring originality stamped her life as a woman, her career as an artist, and the brightness with which her star shone through a brief and stormy history had something akin in it to the dazzling but capricious passage of a meteor. If Pasta was the Siddons of the lyric drama, unapproachable in its more severe and tragic phases, Malibran represented its Garrick. Brilliant, creative, and versatile, she sang equally well in all styles of music, and no strain on her resources seemed to overtax the power of an artistic imagination which delighted in vanquishing obstacles and transforming native defects into new beauties, an attribute of genius which she shared in equal degree with Pasta, though it took on a different manifestation.


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Great Singers, Second Series - George Titus Ferris

George Titus Ferris - Great Singers, First Series artwork Great Singers, First Series
George Titus Ferris
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1839
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a music book. During the early portion of the eighteenth century the art of the stage excited the interests and passions of the English public to a degree never equaled since. Politics and religion hardly surpassed it in the power of creating cabals and sects and in stirring up animosities. This was specially marked in music. The great Handel, who had not then found his true vocation as an oratorio composer, was in the culmination of his power as manager of the opera, though he was irritated by hostile factions. The musical quarrels of the time were almost as interesting as the Gluck-Piccini war in Paris in the latter part of the same century, and the literati took part in it with a zest and wit not less piquant and noticeable. Handel, serenely grand in his musical conceptions, was personally passionate and fretful; and the contest of satire, scandal, and witticism raged without intermission between him and his rivals, supported on each hand by princes and nobles, and also by the great dignitaries of the republic of letters. In this tumult the singers (always a genus irritabile, like the race of poets) who belonged to the opera companies took an active part.


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Great Singers, First Series - George Titus Ferris

Benjamin Drake - Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet artwork Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet
Benjamin Drake
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1840
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author's attention was drawn, to some extent, to the history of the Shawanoe tribe of Indians: and he has accordingly prefixed to the main work, a brief historical narrative of this wandering and warlike nation, with biographical sketches of several of its most distinguished chiefs. In addition to several outside sources of information, the author had personally, at different times, visited the frontiers of Ohio and the Indians, for the purpose of conversing with the Indians and the pioneers of that region, who happened to be acquainted with Tecumseh and his brother; and by these visits, was enabled to enrich his narrative with some amusing and valuable anecdotes.


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Life of Tecumseh, and of His Brother the Prophet - Benjamin Drake

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 04 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 04
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book story of any one judge my surprise and grief at not finding her on my arrival. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. I now felt regret at having abandoned M. le Maitre, and my uneasiness increased when I learned the misfortunes that had befallen him. His box of music, containing all his fortune, that precious box, preserved with so much care and fatigue, had been seized on at Lyons by means of Count Dortan, who had received information from the Chapter of our having absconded with it. I began by delineating the latter: should I recollect the rest with the same precision, the reader, may, perhaps, become weary and impatient, but I shall not be dissatisfied with my labor. I have but one thing to apprehend in this undertaking: I do not dread saying too much, or advancing falsities, but I am fearful of not saying enough, or concealing truths.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 04 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 03 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 03
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book story was the service of Madam de Vercellis nearly as. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. I had entered it, I returned to my former hostess, and remained there five or six weeks; during which time health, youth, and laziness, frequently rendered my temperament importunate. I was restless, absent, and thoughtful: I wept and sighed for a happiness I had no idea of, though at the same time highly sensible of some deficiency. This situation is indescribable, few men can even form any conception of it, because, in general, they have prevented that plenitude of life, at once tormenting and delicious. My thoughts were incessantly occupied with girls and women, but in a manner peculiar to myself: these ideas kept my senses in a perpetual and disagreeable activity, though, fortunately, they did not point out the means of deliverance. I was never well informed of the motives of this journey. I am certain she would have told me had I asked her, but never was man less curious to learn the secrets of his friend.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 03 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3 artwork Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3
Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A biograghical type of book. After the Revolution, Atterbury, though bred in the doctrines of non resistance and passive obedience, readily swore fealty to the new government. In no long time he took holy orders. He occasionally preached in London with an eloquence which raised his reputation, and soon had the honour of being appointed one of the royal chaplains. But he ordinarily resided at Oxford, where he took an active part in academical business, directed the classical studies of the undergraduates of his college, and was the chief adviser and assistant of Dean Aldrich, a divine now chiefly remembered by his catches, but renowned among his contemporaries as a scholar, a Tory, and a high churchman.


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Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 3 - Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay

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

John F. Runciman - Haydn artwork Haydn
John F. Runciman
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Book tells the biography of Franz Joseph Haydn. "It is, as a rule, inexpedient to begin a book with the peroration. Children are spared the physic of the moral till they have sucked in the sweetness of the tale. Adults may draw from a book what of good there is in it, and close it before reaching the chapter usually devoted to fine writing. But the case of Haydn is extraordinary. One can only sustain interest in a biography of the man by an ever-present sense that he is scarcely to be written about. All an author can do is, in few or many words, to put a conundrum to the reader-a conundrum that cannot even be stated in exciting terms. . . "


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Haydn - John F. Runciman

James Fenimore Cooper - Ned Myers artwork Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is written about Ned Myers born 1793 was an American sailor. Born in Quebec as a British subject, Myers grew up in Halifax after being abandoned by his father. He moved to New York City at the age of eleven, cherishing the dream of becoming a sailor. Two years later, while serving aboard the merchant ship Sterling, Myers would meet James Fenimore Cooper, who would later write a biography of him. Myers rejected his status as a British subject and became an American citizen, something that would cause him trouble when he was captured by a Royal Navy warship in the summer of 1812. He was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Scourge (1812). However, Myers would live through the War of 1812, meeting with Cooper in 1843 for the authoring of his biography.


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Ned Myers - James Fenimore Cooper

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

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


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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 07 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 07
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The history of the first part of my life was written from memory and is consequently full of errors. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. As I am obliged to write the second part from memory also, the errors in it will probably be still more numerous. The agreeable remembrance of the finest portion of my years, passed with so much tranquillity and innocence, has left in my heart a thousand charming impressions which I love incessantly to call to my recollection. It will soon appear how different from these those of the rest of my life have been. To recall them to my mind would be to renew their bitterness. Far from increasing that of my situation by these sorrowful reflections, I repel them as much as possible, and in this endeavor often succeed so well as to be unable to find them at will. This facility of forgetting my misfortunes is a consolation which Heaven has reserved to me in the midst of those which fate has one day to accumulate upon my head. My memory, which presents to me no objects but such as are agreeable, is the happy counterpoise of my terrified imagination, by which I foresee nothing but a cruel futurity.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 07 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 05 artwork The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 05
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1777
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book story was more to me than a sister, a mother, a friend, or even than a mistress, and for this very reason she was not a mistress; in a word. The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In modern times. I loved her too much to desire her. More of the amours of the twentysomething Jean-Jacques: here initiated into a strangely compromised manhood by his maman and perennial comforter. Was I happy? No: I felt I know-not-what invincible sadness which empoisoned my happiness, it seemed that I had committed an incest, and two or three times, pressing her eagerly in my arms, I deluged her bosom with my tears. On her part, as she had never sought pleasure, she had not the stings of remorse.


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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Volume 05 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Thomas Carlyle - Life of Robert Burns artwork Life of Robert Burns
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a biographical history book. Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, his high spirits, 'kirk-defying', hard drinking and womanising! He came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and his lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland. He was the son of a farmer, born in a cottage built by his father, in Alloway in Ayr. This cottage is now a museum, dedicated to Burns. As a boy, he always loved stories of the supernatural, told to him by an old widow who sometimes helped out on his fathers' farm and when Burns reached adulthood, he turned many of these stories into poems. After the death of his father in 1784, Burns inherited the farm but by 1786 he was in terrible financial difficulties: the farm was not successful and he had made two women pregnant. Burns decided to emigrate to Jamaica so to raise the money required for this journey, he published his 'Poems in the Scottish Dialect' in 1786, which was an immediate success. He was persuaded not to leave Scotland by Dr Thomas Blacklock and in 1787 an Edinburgh edition of the poems was published. He married Jean Armour in 1788 - she had been one of his many women during his early life. A very forgiving wife, she accepted and took responsibility for all Burns' children, legitimate and illegitimate alike. His eldest child, the first of three illegitimate daughters all called Elizabeth, was greeted with the poem 'Welcome to a Bastard Wean'.


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Life of Robert Burns - Thomas Carlyle

Martin Van Buren - Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States artwork Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States
Martin Van Buren
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The subject is of peculiar interest at this time when our country, having suffered the rude shock and disorder of civil war, and our free and popular institutions having sustained with admirable[viii] firmness and substantial triumph a more fearful trial than any to which they had before been subjected, the sacred and momentous duty is devolved on patriots and good citizens throughout our borders to reconstruct whatever valuable parts have been thrown down, to restore what may have been injured or defaced in our political system and in the principles on which it rests; and the occasion seems auspicious for recalling the attention of our people to the study of the lives and doctrines—the grounds and motives of action—of the great men by whom the foundations of their government were laid.


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Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States - Martin Van Buren

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

Maria Antoinette, Madame Roland, and Josephine are the three most prominent heroines of the French Revolution. The history of their lives necessarily records all the most interesting events of that most fearful tragedy which man has ever enacted. Maria Antoinette beheld the morning dawn of the Revolution; its lurid mid-day sun glared upon Madame Roland; and Josephine beheld the portentous phenomenon fade away. Each of these heroines displayed traits of character worthy of all imitation. No one can read the history of their lives without being ennobled by the contemplation of the fortitude and grandeur of spirit they evinced.


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Josephine - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

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

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


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The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee - John Dee

Jacob D. Green - Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky artwork Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky
Jacob D. Green
Genre: Biography
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Jacob was born into slavery with 113 other slaves on a plantation in Kentucky with only his mother as family. Judge Charles Earle put Jacob to work at age eight running chores and giving water to the other slaves. When Jacob was twelve his mother was sold to a trader passing through Kentucky, all he said about his mother was that she was a good slave. Similar to Mr. Cobb’s saying, she said if you did what you’re told and stay out of trouble your master would treat you well. . Five years later he caught a white boy stealing from him and when they got into a fight, a man by the name of Mr. Burmey came in and broke up the fight beating Jacob and threatening to cut off his hands for hitting a white boy.


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Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky - Jacob D. Green


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