Zimbabwe literature, fiction books

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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Anna Jameson - Characteristics of Women artwork Characteristics of Women
Anna Jameson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He is a parricide of his motiier's name, And with an impious hand murders her fame, That wrongs the praise of woman; that dares write. Libels on saints, or with foul ink requite The milk they lent us.


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Characteristics of Women - Anna Jameson

Антон Павлович Чехов - Love artwork Love
Антон Павлович Чехов
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1601
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the story, Chekhov presents the difference between three love stories and tries to prove that “Love” like that is not bound by conjugal relations. He views that love is true and spiritual. Happiness, unhappiness, morality, sin, virtue, social status, class, prestige etc. have nothing to do with love. Alyohin is the narrator in this story.


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Love - Антон Павлович Чехов

Samuel Hopkins Adams - Success artwork Success
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a western story on the definition, goals and satisfaction with success. It is a long way from a railroad backwater station clerk, to the New York night life and a respected and even feared position on one of it's newspapers. This book unfolds the meaning of real success. .


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Success - Samuel Hopkins Adams

Jane Austen - Persuasion artwork Persuasion
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.


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Persuasion - Jane Austen

Oscar Wilde - An Ideal Husband artwork An Ideal Husband
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The room is brilliantly lighted and full of guests. At the top of the staircase stands lady chiltern, a woman of grave Greek beauty, about twenty-seven years of age. She receives the guests as they come up. Over the well of the staircase hangs a great chandelier with wax lights, which illumine a large eighteenth-century French tapestry—representing the Triumph of Love, from a design by Boucher—that is stretched on the staircase wall. On the right is the entrance to the music-room. The sound of a string quartette is faintly heard. The entrance on the left leads to other reception-rooms. mrs. marchmont and lady basildon, two very pretty women, are seated together on a Louis Seize sofa. They are types of exquisite fragility. Their affectation of manner has a delicate charm. Watteau would have loved to paint them.


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An Ideal Husband - Oscar Wilde

Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers artwork The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Siècle between March and July 1844. Dumas claimed it was based on manuscripts he had discovered in the Bibliothèque Nationale. It was later proven that Dumas had based his work on the book Mémoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la première compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi (Memoirs of Mister D'Artagnan, Lieutenant Captain of the first company of the King's Musketeers) by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (Cologne, 1700).


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The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice artwork Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Adversaries at first in the endless rounds of balls, parties and social gatherings, they soon develop a grudging respect for one another that blossoms into romance when each comes to appreciate the tender feelings that course beneath the veneer of their propriety and reserve.


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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities artwork A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 2000
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.


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A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Emily Dickinson - Poems artwork Poems
Series 2
Emily Dickinson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Poems - Emily Dickinson

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Idiot artwork The Idiot
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners.


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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Charlotte Brontë - The Professor artwork The Professor
Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Professor is Charlotte Brontes first novel, in which she audaciously inhabits the voice and consciousness of a man, William Crimsworth. Like Jane Eyre he is parentless; like Lucy Snowe in Villette he leaves the certainties of England to forge a life in Brussels. But as a man, William has freedom of action, and as a writer Bronte is correspondingly liberated, exploring the relationship between power and sexual desire. William's first person narration reveals his attraction to the dominating directress of the girls' school where he teaches, played out in the school's 'secret garden'. Balanced against this is his more temperate relationship with one of his pupils, Frances Henri, in which mastery and submission interplay.


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The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

Homer - The Odyssey artwork The Odyssey
Homer
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 01 January 1997
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.  In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.


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The Odyssey - Homer

Percy Bysshe Shelley - The Witch of Atlas artwork The Witch of Atlas
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The plot of The Witch of Atlas revolves around the travels and adventures of a mysterious and mythical Witch who lives in a cave on Atlas' mountain by a secret fountain and who creates a hermaphrodite "by strange art" kneading together fire and snow, a creature, Hermaphroditus, "a sexless thing", with both male and female characteristics, with pinions, or wings. A "fair Shape out of her hands did flow" because "all things together grow/ Through which the harmony of love can pass". In Greek mythology, Hermaphrodite was the offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite.


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The Witch of Atlas - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ben Jonson - The Alchemist artwork The Alchemist
Ben Jonson
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age.


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The Alchemist - Ben Jonson

Thomas Paine - Common Sense artwork Common Sense
Thomas Paine
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1808
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Society, according to Paine, is everything constructive and good that people join together to accomplish. Government, on the other hand, is an institution whose sole purpose is to protect us from our own vices. Government has its origins in the evil of man and is therefore a necessary evil at best. Paine says that government's sole purpose is to protect life, liberty and property, and that a government should be judged solely on the basis of the extent to which it accomplishes this goal.


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Common Sense - Thomas Paine

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby artwork The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned". That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream. It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money", Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.


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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days artwork Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 (equal to about £1. 5 million today) from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by Passepartout, he leaves London by train at 8:45 P. M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872, and is due back at the Reform Club at the same time 80 days later, Saturday, December 21, 1872.


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Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy artwork The Spy
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On taking an eager and hasty survey of the valley from the windows of their room, nothing, however, but its usual serenity was to be seen. It was glittering with the opening brilliancy of one of those lovely, mild days, which occur about the time of the falling of the leaf; and which, by their frequency, class the American autumn with the most delightful seasons of other countries. We have no spring; vegetation seems to leap into existence, instead of creeping, as in the same latitudes of the Old World; but how gracefully it retires! September, October, even November and December, compose the season for enjoyment in the open air; they have their storms, but they are distinct, and not of long continuance, leaving a clear atmosphere and a cloudless sky.


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The Spy - James Fenimore Cooper

Honoré de Balzac - A Man of Business artwork A Man of Business
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is another of Balzac's stories set around a dinner table. This time it is Cardot (a notary) and his mistress Malaga. They make witty conversation about how debts are rarely paid by the wealthy; in fact, if a milliner hassles about money that's owed, the tactic is to order another hat. Desroches tells a story about Maxime de Trailes' affair with Cerizet and how she fooled him into paying a debt.


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A Man of Business - Honoré de Balzac

Charles Dickens - Three Ghost Stories artwork Three Ghost Stories
Charles Dickens
Genre: Ghost
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

While the three ghosts that visited Ebenezer Scrooge was Charles Dickens' most famous apparitions, his interest in the supernatural did not end there. Three Ghost Stories is just that: a collection of three different stories that are true Gothic classics. The three stories, The Signal Man, The Haunted House and The Trial for Murder were sensational for their time and continue to hold up well, thanks to Charles Dickens' superb skills at storytelling. The Signal Man is the most well known of the three, chronicling the haunting of a railroad signal man who is visited by a ghost just before a tragic event is to happen on the railway. If you like Dickens and tales of spectres and the supernatural, you'll love Three Ghost Stories.


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Three Ghost Stories - Charles Dickens

Anonymous - The Magna Carta artwork The Magna Carta
Anonymous
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1296
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

John, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials and loyal subjects, Greeting.


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The Magna Carta - Anonymous

The Brothers Grimm - Grimm's Fairy Tales artwork Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1811
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Grettel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.


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Grimm's Fairy Tales - The Brothers Grimm

Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont - Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes artwork Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes
Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 September 1780
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This small book, published in 1811, is an illustrated children’s story in verse by English writer Catherine Ann Turner Dorset. She based the tale on a traditional French poem for children.


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Think Before You Speak; or, The Three Wishes - Catherine Ann Turner Dorset & Madame Leprince de Beaumont

Charles Dickens - A Child’s Dream of a Star artwork A Child’s Dream of a Star
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This short story is about a brother and a sister who used to gaze at the stars. It describes the life and death with subtle thoughts of children. It is a personal essay written in remembrance of author’s relationship with his sister.


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A Child’s Dream of a Star - Charles Dickens

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Gambler artwork The Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts.


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The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Edgar Allan Poe - A Dream within a Dream artwork A Dream within a Dream
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"A Dream Within a Dream" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The poem is 24 lines, divided into two stanzas. The poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy, asking, "Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream".


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A Dream within a Dream - Edgar Allan Poe

George Pope Morris - Poems artwork Poems
George Pope Morris
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of lots of different poems collection. Which is written by famous author George Pope Morris. Its an excellent book of different varions poems.


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Poems - George Pope Morris

Martin Luther - Martin Luther's 95 Theses artwork Martin Luther's 95 Theses
Martin Luther
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 17 February 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Martin Luther's 95 Theses - Martin Luther

William Shakespeare - A Lover's Complaint artwork A Lover's Complaint
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1608
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the poem, the speaker sees a young woman weeping at the edge of a river, into which she throws torn-up letters, rings, and other tokens of love. An old man asks the reason for her sorrow, and she responds by telling him of a former lover who pursued, seduced, and finally abandoned her. She concludes her story by conceding that she would fall for the young man's false charms again.


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A Lover's Complaint - William Shakespeare

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations artwork Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor.  Great Expectations offers a fascinating view of the differences between classes during the Victorian era, as well as a great sense of comedy and pathos.


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Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - Holiday Romance artwork Holiday Romance
Charles Dickens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Holiday Romance is a collection of four short interconnected stories written from the point of view of four children. The children are on holiday and are living out their fantasies, which come from all manner of adventure and romance stories and involve everything from weddings to courts martial, to pass the time. With this work, Dickens seeks not only to entertain but to advocate for freedom of imagination and fancy.


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Holiday Romance - Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman artwork The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
Charles Dickens
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 19 June 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.


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The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman - Charles Dickens

William Carleton - The Hedge School artwork The Hedge School
The Midnight Mass; The Donagh
William Carleton
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There never was a more unfounded calumny, than that which would impute to the Irish peasantry an indifference to education. I may, on the contrary, fearlessly assert that the lower orders of no country ever manifested such a positive inclination for literary acquirements, and that, too, under circumstances strongly calculated to produce carelessness and apathy on this particular subject. Nay, I do maintain, that he who is intimately acquainted with the character of our countrymen, must acknowledge that their zeal for book learning, not only is strong and ardent, when opportunities of scholastic education occur, but that it increases in proportion as these opportunities are rare and unattainable. The very name and nature of Hedge Schools are proof of this; for what stronger point could be made out, in illustration of my position, than the fact, that, despite of obstacles, the very idea of which would crush ordinary enterprise-when not even a shed could be obtained in which to assemble the children of an Irish village, the worthy pedagogue selected the first green spot on the sunny side of a quickset-thorn hedge, which he conceived adapted for his purpose, and there, under the scorching rays of a summer sun, and in defiance of spies and statutes, carried on the work of instruction. From this circumstance the name of Hedge School originated; and, however it may be associated with the ludicrous, I maintain, that it is highly creditable to the character of the people, and an encouragement to those who wish to see them receive pure and correct educational knowledge. A Hedge School, however, in its original sense, was but a temporary establishment, being only adopted until such a school-house could be erected, as it was in those days deemed sufficient to hold such a number of children, as were expected, at all hazards, to attend it.


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The Hedge School - William Carleton

Julia Corner - More Seeds of Knowledge; Or, Another Peep at Charles artwork More Seeds of Knowledge; Or, Another Peep at Charles
Julia Corner
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

You have heard a great deal about Charles in the Seeds of Useful Knowledge; perhaps you would like to hear a little more about him; for, as he was never tired of learning good things, I might fill many books, if I were to speak of every thing that his papa and mamma taught him. But I dare say all the boys and girls who read this, have kind parents or friends who teach them, as well as Charles's papa and mamma taught him; so I will only mention such things as they may not perhaps yet have heard.


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More Seeds of Knowledge; Or, Another Peep at Charles - Julia Corner

James Joyce - Collected Poems artwork Collected Poems
James Joyce
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is poetry collection by James Joyce. Almost all the verses are simple ditties about love, romantic to the point of being cliche. It's obvious his talent was with prose. These poetry poetry contains a beauty of a kind that is not to be met with elsewhere.


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Collected Poems - James Joyce

Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit artwork The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor. He escapes and returns home to his mother who puts him to bed after dosing him with camomile tea. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. The book was a success, and multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following its debut. It has been translated into 36 languages and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time. The book has generated considerable merchandise over the decades since its release for both children and adults with toys, dishes, foods, clothing, videos and other products made available. Potter was one of the first to be responsible for such merchandise when she patented a Peter Rabbit doll in 1903 and followed it almost immediately with a Peter Rabbit board game.


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The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter

William Shakespeare - Sonnets on Sundry Notes of Music artwork Sonnets on Sundry Notes of Music
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection has often been attributed to Shakespeare, but only the second composition is clearly his, with lines that occur in Love's Labour's Lost. The fifth is verse nearly universally credited to Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) as The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, and the sixth to Richard Barnfield.


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Sonnets on Sundry Notes of Music - William Shakespeare

Alexander Pushkin - The Queen Of Spades artwork The Queen Of Spades
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This work is a brief chronicle of a man who develops a compulsion toward gambling, for none other than a superstitious reason. Driven by greed to deception and threatening, the stories anti-hero holds, in his very own hand, a fitting allegory - The Queen of Spades. This is the story of Tomsky's grandmother, an octogenarian of whom, it is said, has the power of prognostication when it comes to 3 cards in faro. It is stated that she'd helped a man some 60 years ago.


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The Queen Of Spades - Alexander Pushkin

James Fenimore Cooper - The Spy artwork The Spy
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cooper’s first major success,  The Spy is also his first book set in the period of the American War of Independence. The story starts in 1870, with the household of Mr. Wharton and his daughters visited by the three men: the mysterious Mr. Harper, an American loyalist; Captain Henry Wharton, the son of the house and an officer in the British Army; and Mr. Harvey Birch, suspected of being a British spy. The differing loyalties of these men are reflected in the differing loyalties of the household they visit, with the father trying to remain neutral, his daughter Sarah a supporter of the British and his other daughter Frances supporting the American rebels. The futures of these characters become inextricably linked as they face not only the perils of war, but also the sufferings of the human heart.


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The Spy - James Fenimore Cooper

William Carleton - The Poor Scholar artwork The Poor Scholar
William Carleton
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

One day about the middle of November, in the year 18, Dominick M'Evoy and his son Jemmy were digging potatoes on the side of a hard, barren hill, called Esker Dhu. The day was bitter and wintry, the men were thinly clad, and as the keen blast swept across the hill with considerable violence, the sleet-like rain which it bore along pelted into their garments with pitiless severity. The father had advanced into more than middle age; and having held, at a rack-rent the miserable waste of farm which he occupied, he was compelled to exert himself in its cultivation, despite either obduracy of soil, or inclemency of weather.


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The Poor Scholar - William Carleton

James Fenimore Cooper - A Residence in France artwork A Residence in France
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is really a painful humiliation in the reflection, that a citizen of mature years, with as good natural and accidental means for preferment as have fallen to the share of most others, may pass his life without a fact of any sort to impeach his disinterestedness, and yet not be able to express a generous or just sentiment in behalf of his fellow-creatures, without laying himself open to suspicions that are as degrading to those who entertain them, as they are injurious to all independence of thought, and manliness of character.


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A Residence in France - James Fenimore Cooper

Laurence Sterne - A Political Romance artwork A Political Romance
Laurence Sterne
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1767
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Political Romance is an allegory presenting a squabble over a greatcoat between a church lawyer, an archbishop and a Dean.


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A Political Romance - Laurence Sterne

William Joseph Long - English Literature artwork English Literature
William Joseph Long
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1666
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

English Literature Its History and Its Significance For The Life of The English Speaking World A Text Book for Schools This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period


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English Literature - William Joseph Long

John Milton - Paradise Lost artwork Paradise Lost
John Milton
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"Paradise Lost". In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance. "Paradise Lost" has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" and J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".


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Paradise Lost - John Milton

Sara Cone Bryant - Stories to Tell to Children artwork Stories to Tell to Children
Sara Cone Bryant
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Stories to Tell to Children is a Fiction Short Story Book. This book says that This story was told me in the mother-tongue of a German friend, at the kindly instance of a common friend of both; the narrator had heard it at home from the lips of a father of story-loving children for whom he often invented such little tales. The present adaptation has passed by hearsay through so many minds that it is perhaps little like the original, but I venture to hope it has a touch of the original fancy, at least.


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Stories to Tell to Children - Sara Cone Bryant

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol artwork A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.


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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

William Shakespeare - The Rape of Lucrece artwork The Rape of Lucrece
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1593
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Rape of Lucrece (1594) is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Lucretia. Lucrece draws on the story described in both Ovid's Fasti and Livy's history of Rome.


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The Rape of Lucrece - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Much Ado about Nothing artwork Much Ado about Nothing
William Shakespeare
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

LEONATO. I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina. MESSENGER. He is very near by this: he was not three leagues off when I left him.


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Much Ado about Nothing - William Shakespeare

Henry Rogers - Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts artwork Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts
Henry Rogers
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Previously published as a series of articles in the Edinburgh Review in the late 1840s.


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Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts - Henry Rogers

Henry Kingsley - The Lost Child artwork The Lost Child
Henry Kingsley
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 23 May 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a story book. Remember? Yes, I remember well that time when the disagreement arose between Sam Buckley and Cecil, and how it was mended. You are wrong about one thing, General; no words ever passed between those two young men: death was between them before they had time to speak. I will tell you the real story, old as I am, as well as either of them could tell it for themselves; and as I tell it I hear the familiar roar of the old snowy river in my ears, and if I shut my eyes I can see the great mountain, Lanyngerin, bending down his head like a thorough-bred horse with a curb in his mouth; I can see the long grey plains, broken with the outlines of the solitary volcanoes Widderin and Monmot. Ah, General Halbert! I will go back there next year, for I am tired of England, and I will leave my bones there; I am getting old, and I want peace, as I had it in Australia. As for the story you speak of, it is simply this:— Four or five miles up the river from Garoopna stood a solitary hut, sheltered by a lofty bare knoll, round which the great river chafed among the boulders. Across the stream was the forest sloping down in pleasant glades from the mountain; and behind the hut rose the plain four or five hundred feet overhead, seeming to be held aloft by the blue-stone columns which rose from the river-side.


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The Lost Child - Henry Kingsley

Charles Dickens - Hard Times artwork Hard Times
Charles Dickens
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A bitter and scathing satire on the belief in "Facts, nothing but Facts" in education, the results developed in a tale of deep and pathetic interest.


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Hard Times - Charles Dickens

Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell - Essays artwork Essays
Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1579
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an essay book. Essays are generally scholarly pieces of writing giving the author's own Argument, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet and a short story. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays (e. g. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism and An Essay on Man). While brevity usually defines an essay, voluminous works like John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population are counter examples. In some countries (e. g. , the United States and Canada), essays have become a major part of formal education.


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Essays - Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell

Jane Austen - Letters of Jane Austen artwork Letters of Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. They are also replete with details about her family life, including the extended families and careers of her brothers, James, Edward, Frank, Henry, and Charles. This collection of letters provides an invaluable glimpse into the author's life, which was spent primarily within a close-knit family circle making perceptive observations of human behavior and relationships. These letters, pervaded by charming wit, will be a joy to read.


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Letters of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Charles Dickens - Sketches of Young Couples artwork Sketches of Young Couples
Charles Dickens
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Everything with the formal couple resolves itself into a matter of form. They don't call upon you on your account, but their own; not to see how you are, but to show how they are: it is not a ceremony to do honour to you, but to themselves, - not due to your position, but to theirs. If one of a friend's children die, the formal couple are as sure and punctual in sending to the house as the undertaker; if a friend's family be increased, the monthly nurse is not more attentive than they.


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Sketches of Young Couples - Charles Dickens

Gustave Flaubert - A Simple Soul artwork A Simple Soul
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 07 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Simple Soul, is the tale of a poor uneducated servant, jilted by her lover when she was a young woman, who spends most of her life serving a mistress not particularly caring or affectionate, endlessly showering her love and care on various people – her mistress’s children, her nephew, finally an old parrot given to her – all unconditionally and without significant reciprocity.


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A Simple Soul - Gustave Flaubert

Henry Gally - A Critical Essay on Characteristic-Writings artwork A Critical Essay on Characteristic-Writings
Henry Gally
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1768
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a Book of Literature. This book illustrate that There is no Kind of polite Writing that seems to require a deeper Knowledge, a livelier Imagination, and a happier Turn of Expression than the Characteristic. Human Nature, in its various Forms and Affections, is the Subject; and he who wou'd attempt a Work of this Kind, with some assurance of Success, must not only study other Men; he has a more difficult Task to perform; he must study himself. The deep and dark Recesses of the Heart must be penetrated, to discover how Nature is disguis'd into Art, and how Art puts on the Appearance of Nature.


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A Critical Essay on Characteristic-Writings - Henry Gally

Victor Hugo & Isabel Florence Hapgood - Les Misérables artwork Les Misérables
Victor Hugo & Isabel Florence Hapgood
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 22 May 1885
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this classic historical novel by French writer Victor Hugo, first published in France in 1862, Jean Valjean is relentlessly pursued by the police inspector Javert. This is the complete edition, including all five volumes.


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Les Misérables - Victor Hugo & Isabel Florence Hapgood

Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher artwork The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An unnamed protagonist (the Narrator) is summoned to the remote mansion of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher. Filled with a sense of dread by the sight of the house itself, the Narrator reunites with his old companion, who is suffering from a strange mental illness and whose sister, Madeline is near death due to a mysterious disease. The Narrator provides company to Usher while he paints and plays guitar, spending all his days inside, avoiding the sunlight and obsessing over the sentience of the non-living. When Madeline dies, Usher decides to bury her temporarily in one of his house's large vaults. A few days later, however, she emerges from her provisional tomb, killing her brother while the Narrator flees for his life.


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The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island artwork Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now.


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Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter artwork The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story begins in seventeenth - century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy.


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The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jules Verne - Around the World in 80 Days artwork Around the World in 80 Days
Junior Edition
Jules Verne
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit – with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever – he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days… immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible. With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the way. But unbeknownst to him, British police are desperately seeking to arrest him for the theft of a huge sum by someone who resembles him, and they will track him around the world, if necessary, to apprehend him. This is an adventure novel of the first water, with wholly unexpected perils, hair-breadth escapes, brilliant solutions to insoluble problems, and even a love story. And can this be – That he returns to London just five minutes too late to win his wager and retain his fortune.


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Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne

Louisa May Alcott - Little Women artwork Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel follows the lives of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March — detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.


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Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass artwork Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Auhtor's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral.


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Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

Herman Melville - Moby Dick, or, The Whale artwork Moby Dick, or, The Whale
Herman Melville
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 27 September 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab, who leads his crew on a hunt for the great whale Moby Dick, reveals a profound meditation on society, nature, and the human struggle for meaning, happiness, and salvation. Often considered the epitome of American Romanticism, the novel is now considered one of the greatest novels in the English language.


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Moby Dick, or, The Whale - Herman Melville

Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe artwork Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1718
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is a fictional autobiography of the title character, whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer, a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.


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Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe

Hugh Black - Friendship artwork Friendship
Hugh Black
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Friendship is full of good things winningly expressed, and though very simply written, is the result of real thought and experience.


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Friendship - Hugh Black

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde artwork The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Horror
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.


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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Brothers Grimm - Grimm's Fairy Stories artwork Grimm's Fairy Stories
The Brothers Grimm
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 19 September 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Concern over activities, such as Red Riding Hood bringing wine to her grandmother, caused this title to be removed from some schools. This is a collection of German origin fairy tales.


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Grimm's Fairy Stories - The Brothers Grimm

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy artwork The Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1554
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The poem describes Dante's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven but at a deeper level, it represents, allegorically, the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy, especially Thomistic philosophy and the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas.


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The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

Honoré de Balzac - The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1 artwork The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Literary
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The woman who may be induced by the title of this book to open it, can save herself the trouble; she has already read the work without knowing it. A man, however malicious he may possibly be, can never say about a woman as much good or as much evil as they themselves think.


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The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1 - Honoré de Balzac

John Donne - Death Be Not Proud artwork Death Be Not Proud
John Donne
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1630
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

“Metaphysical poetry, in the full sense of the term”, as Grierson writes, “is a poetry which has been inspired by a philosophical conception of the universe and the rôle assigned to the human spirit in the great drama of existence”.


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Death Be Not Proud - John Donne

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin artwork Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters.


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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield artwork David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel traces the life of David Copperfield from the time of his birth to his mature manhood, when he is married and familiar with the vicissitudes of life. His early years are enjoyable with his mother — who was widowed shortly before his birth — and with her servant, Peggotty. Life is happy for David until his mother decides to marry Mr. Murdstone; afterward, life becomes unbearable for David. He is soon sent to a miserable school where he becomes friendly with James Steerforth, a fellow student.


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David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

William Shakespeare - The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] artwork The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]
William Shakespeare
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is an interesting article on how they put the collection together, including the Introduction and notes of some famous plays of Shakespeare.


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The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] - William Shakespeare

Alexander Pope - An Essay on Man artwork An Essay on Man
Alexander Pope
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1743
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An Essay on Man is a poem based on man's thoughts. Pope says that man has learnt about Nature and God's creation by using science; science has given man power but man intoxicated by this power thinks that he is "imitating God". Pope uses the word "fool" to show how little he (man) knows in spite of the progress made by science.


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An Essay on Man - Alexander Pope

Henry Fielding - The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love artwork The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love
Henry Fielding
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 07 October 1754
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The present text is printed from the 1760 edition, collated with a copy of the 1759 issue. The Latin text, which in the original faces the English, is omitted. Notes keyed by letters and asterisks appear in the original; it will be noted that Fielding's notes combine scholarly and facetious remarks; he frequently used footnotes for comic effect, especially in the translation of the Plutus of Aristophanes in which he collaborated.


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The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love - Henry Fielding

Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems artwork The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems
Geoffrey Chaucer
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 March 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of this volume is to place before the general reader our two early poetic masterpieces - The Canterbury Tales and The Faerie Queen to do so in a way that will render their "popular perusal" easy in a time of little leisure and unbounded temptations to intellectual languor and, on the same conditions, to present a liberal and fairly representative selection from the less important and familiar poems of Chaucer and Spenser.


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The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems - Geoffrey Chaucer

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov artwork The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.


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The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript) artwork A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript)
The Original Manuscript
Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.


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A Christmas Carol (with Original Manuscript) - Charles Dickens

Nikolai Gogol - The Mantle and Other Stories artwork The Mantle and Other Stories
Nikolai Gogol
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In a certain Russian ministerial department - But it is perhaps better that I do not mention which department it was. There are in the whole of Russia no persons more sensitive than Government officials. Each of them believes if he is annoyed in any way, that the whole official class is insulted in his person.


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The Mantle and Other Stories - Nikolai Gogol

James Fenimore Cooper - The Last of the Mohicans artwork The Last of the Mohicans
A Narrative of 1757
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1825
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the story of two sisters, Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of the English commander, who are struggling to be reunited with their father.


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The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poems artwork Poems
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than public lectures across the United States.


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Poems - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar Wilde - A Woman of No Importance artwork A Woman of No Importance
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 28 October 2014
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The dramatic rights of ‘A Woman of No Importance’ belong to Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and to Robert Ross, executor and administrator of Oscar Wilde’s estate


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A Woman of No Importance - Oscar Wilde

George MacDonald - The Princess and the Goblin artwork The Princess and the Goblin
George MacDonald
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid, (Lootie) for company. Her father the king is normally absent attending to affairs of state, and her mother is dead. Irene has never known about the existence of the goblins which lurk in the underground mines but her nursemaid Lootie does know about them. These goblins are grotesque and hideous beings, who centuries ago were human, but due to various reasons, they were driven underground and became malformed and distorted by their new lifestyle. This caused them to despise the humans above the ground and vow revenge against them.


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The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald

Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address artwork Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 14 April 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States that by the accession of a Republican administration their property and their peace and personal security are to be endangered. There has never been any reasonable cause for such apprehension. Indeed, the most ample evidence to the contrary has all the while existed and been open to their inspection. It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that I had made this and many similar declarations.


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Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address - Abraham Lincoln

George Eliot - Middlemarch artwork Middlemarch
George Eliot
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Making masterful use of a counter pointed plot, Eliot presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The main characters, Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, each long for exceptional lives but are powerfully constrained by their own unrealistic expectations as well as conservative society. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits.


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Middlemarch - George Eliot

William Blake - Poems of William Blake artwork Poems of William Blake
William Blake
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 11 August 1827
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".  His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced.


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Poems of William Blake - William Blake

Edward Payson Roe - Success with Small Fruits artwork Success with Small Fruits
Edward Payson Roe
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The theologians show that we have inherited much evil from our first parents, but, in the general disposition to have a garden, can we not recognize a redeeming ancestral trait? I would like to contribute my little share toward increasing this tendency, b.


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Success with Small Fruits - Edward Payson Roe

Hans Christian Andersen - Stories from Hans Andersen artwork Stories from Hans Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality.


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Stories from Hans Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen

William Shakespeare - The Phoenix and the Turtle artwork The Phoenix and the Turtle
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1600
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Phoenix and the Turtle is an allegorical poem about the death of ideal love by William Shakespeare. It is widely considered to be one of his most obscure works and has led to many conflicting interpretations. [1] It has also been called "the first great published metaphysical poem". [2] The title "The Phoenix and the Turtle" is a conventional label. As published, the poem was untitled. The "turtle" is the Turtledove, not the shelled reptile. The poem describes a funeral arranged for the deceased Phoenix and Turtledove, respectively emblems of perfection and of devoted love. Some birds are invited, but others excluded. It goes on to state that the love of the birds created a perfect unity which transcended all logic and material fact. It concludes with a prayer for the dead lovers.


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The Phoenix and the Turtle - William Shakespeare

Isaac Newton - Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John artwork Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John
Isaac Newton
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 19 March 1727
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is in this book a consistency of interpretation in all the details of the prophecies of Danie and to be completely true to the message of the Bible when providing his own thoughts on the Antichrist, the Beast, the Woman called Babylon, and the Great Tribulation.


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Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John - Isaac Newton

Elizabeth Barrett Browning - He Giveth His Beloved Sleep' artwork He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 28 June 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is He Giveth His Beloved Sleep. It has a lyric sound of this poem. It was like a profound lullaby. It is super short so you may not want to get the poem. It is written a poem like as about The Sleep oF all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar Along the Psalmist's music deep Now tell me if that any is For gift or grace surpassing this He giveth His beloved, sleep.


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He Giveth His Beloved Sleep' - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Divine Comedy artwork Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 13 September 1321
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s published in 1867 his translation of part one of Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s epic triptych of the Catholic afterlife.


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Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Walter Scott - Lady of the Lake artwork Lady of the Lake
Walter Scott
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1809
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. [1] The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival.


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Lady of the Lake - Walter Scott

William Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis artwork Venus and Adonis
William Shakespeare
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 31 December 1615
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592–1593, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective to present contrasting views of the nature of love.


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Venus and Adonis - William Shakespeare

Charles Perrault - The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault artwork The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 15 May 1703
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles Perrault must have been as charming a fellow as a man could meet. He was one of the best-liked personages of his own great age, and he has remained ever since a prime favourite of mankind. We are fortunate in knowing a great deal about his varied life, deriving our knowledge mainly from D'Alembert's history of the French Academy and from his own memoirs, which were written for his grandchildren, but not published tillsixty-six years after his death. We should, I think, be more fortunate still if the memoirs had not ceased in mid-career, or if their author had permitted himself to write of his family affairs without reserve or restraint, in the approved manner of modern autobiography. We should like, for example, to know much more than we do about the wife and the two sons to whom he was so devoted.


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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Charles Perrault

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal artwork A Modest Proposal
Jonathan Swift
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Publish Date: 01 January 1984
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.


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A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift

William Wordsworth - Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1 artwork Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1
William Wordsworth
Genre: Poetry
Publish Date: 22 April 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

If welcome once thou count'st it gain; Thou art not daunted, 20 Nor car'st if thou be set at naught; And oft alone in nooks remote We meet thee, like a pleasant thought, When such are wanted. Be Violets in their secret mews The flowers the wanton Zephyrs chuse; Proud be the Rose, with rains and dews Her head impearling; Thou liv'st with less ambitious aim, Yet hast not gone without thy fame; 30 Thou art indeed by many a claim The Poet's darling. If to a rock from rains he fly, Or, some bright day of April sky, Imprison'd by hot sunshine lie Near the green holly, And wearily at length should fare; He need but look about.


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Poems in Two Volumes, Volume 1 - William Wordsworth

Francis Alexander Durivage - The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales artwork The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales
Francis Alexander Durivage
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a collection of fictional short stories. The stories and sketches were written, most of them, in the intervals of relaxation from more serious labor and the daily business of life.


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The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales - Francis Alexander Durivage


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