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A Jolly Fellowship

  [english | 1880]  

Frank Stockton


Summary: [Frank Richard Stockton (April 5 1834 ? April 20 1902) was an American writer and humorist best known today for a series of innovative childrens fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. Stockton avoided the didactic moralizing common to childrens stories of the time instead using clever humor to poke at greed violence abuse of power and other human foibles ...]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 456

A Journal Of A Visit Of Three Days To Skibbereen

  [english | 1847]  

Elihu Burritt


Excerpts: [... Poor Relief Bill, March 12th, 1847. A gentleman who lately called upon me, and whom I have every reason to trust, gave me a letter from a person ...... pressure of famine and disease. In this appeal, which was sent to the United States by the last steam packet, Elihu Burritt, speaking of the locality ...... measures and that of giving the cultivators of the soil a proper security ...]
Genres: [history | politicsDownloads: 29

A Journal Of A Visit Of Three Days To Skibbereen And Its Neighbourhood

  [english | ]  

Elihu Burritt


Excerpts: [... AND ITS VICINITY. SKIBBEREEN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20.-Rev. Mr. F-called with several gentlemen of the town, and in their company I took ...... this gate of stinted charity, one poor man presented himself under circumstances that even distinguished his case from the rest. He lived several ...... was warned of his danger, but answered that die he must, unless he found a shelter before ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 198

A Journal Of A Young Man Of Massachusetts 2nd Ed

  [english | ]  

Benjamin Waterhouse


Excerpts: [... people will be very easily divested of their liberty my word for it, they will not give up at the sight of their men-of-war, or their red ...... will be for the worse. It is the untried scene, that fills us with anxiety. We are more disposed to bear our present ills, than fly to others which ...... dirty, sickly, and but half clothed, they excited in us all, commisseration for ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 109

A Journal Of The Plague Year

  [english | ]  

Daniel Defoe


Summary: [A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe. In 1665 the plague swept through London claiming over 97 000 lives. Daniel Defoe was just five at the time of the plague but he later called on his own memories as well as his writing experience to create this vivid chronicle of the epidemic and its victims. A Journal 1722 follows Defoe s fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 365

A Journal Of The Swedish Embassy In The Years 1653 And 1654 Vol Ii

  [english | ]  

Bulstrode Whitelocke


Excerpts: [... success to this negotiation. Whitelocke gave a visit to the Count de Montecuculi, to give him the welcome home from his journey with the Queen ...... thing, but believe the best way for effecting your business will be by the Queen herself and if any tell you the contrary, they are much mistaken ...... with them. He also gave way to their exercise and pleasure of dancing in his ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 424

A Journey From This World To The Next

  [english | 1749]  

Henry Fielding


Summary: [the site is interesting indeed but difficult to anderstand how to read the full text.]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 16

A Journey In Other Worlds

  [english | 1894]  

John Jacob Astor


Summary: [What did our ancestors dream of when they gazed up at the stars and looked beyond the present? Wildly imaginative but grounded in reasoned scientific speculation A Journey in Other Worlds races far ahead of the nineteenth century to imagine what life would be like in the year 2000. At the beginning of the twenty-first century Earth is effectively a corporate technocracy with big businesses using ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 370

A Journey Into The Interior Of The Earth

  [english | 1877]  

Jules Verne


Summary: [Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre de la Terre). The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the center of the Earth. They encounter many adventures including prehistoric animals and natural hazards eventually coming to the surface again ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | science fictionDownloads: 468

A Journey Of Little Profit

  [english | 1898]  

John Buchan


Excerpts: [... kind in the land. For days in the late Autumn there is the lowing of oxen and the bleating of sheep among its high wooden pens, and in the rickety sale-rings ...... was heard of. I had taken to the droving for the love of a wild life, and a wild life I led. My father's heart would be broken long syne with my doings, ...... valued me only for the whisky which I gave them to drink my ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 16

A Jug Of Sirup

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 444

J Cole

  [english | ]  

Emma Gellibrand


Summary: [Deschooling Society (1971) is a book that brought Ivan Illich to public attention. It is a critical discourse on education as practised in modern economies. Full of detail on programs and concerns the books assertions remain as radical today as they were at the time. Giving examples of the ineffectual nature of institutionalized education Illich posited self-directed education supported by ...]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 211

J W V Goethe Biographie

  [german | ]  

H Doering


Excerpts: [... bekannt. Sein heller Kopf zeigte sich vorzglich in der raschen Entwicklung von Begriffen. Durch seine schriftlichen Aufstze, ihrer Sprachfehler ungeachtet, ...... Bhne, meinte er, habe durchaus keinen Nutzen. Goethe bot seinen ganzen Scharfsinn auf, ihn vom Gegentheil zu berzeugen. Lessing's Trauerspiel, Mi Sara ...... bereilte Vorhaben. Dringend empfahl er das Studium der rmischen ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 235

Jaakko Cookin Matkat Tyynell Merell

  [english | 1884]  

Antti Fredrik Hassell


Excerpts: [... Tyynell merell, by. Title: Jaakko Cook'in matkat Tyynell merell. Author: Antti Fredrik Hassell. Language: Finnish. Produced by Tapio Riikonen. JAAKKO ...... vlisen salmen, joka viel nytkin kantaa Torres'in nime. - Siihen loppuivat Espanjalaisten lytretket Tyyness meress. Heidn voimansa alkoi muutenkin niihin ...... tarkastuksestaan, hertten siten puoleensa tieteellisenkin maailman ...]
Genres: [non fictionDownloads: 280

Jaakko Cookin Matkat Tyynella Merella

  [english | ]  

Antti Fredrik Hassell


Excerpts: [... Guinean, Uuden Hollannin ja Uuden Seelannin rantoja, arveltiin etta ne olivat vaan osia tuosta suuresta mantereesta, joka muka ulottuisi aina etelanavan ...... Byron hallituksen toimesta Tyynelle merelle tehdakseen siella tutkimuksiansa, joista ei kuitenkaan tarkeampia seurauksia ollut. Kohta sen jalkeen ...... puolesta mita kurjimmalla kannalla. Ilman tarpeellisia vaatteita ja ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 303

Jaana Rnty

  [english | 1907]  

Eino Leino


Summary: [Eino Leino was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature love and despair are frequent themes in Leinos work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 315

Jaccuse

  [french | 1898]  

Emile Zola


Summary: [Jaccuse?! est le titre dun article rdig par mile Zola lors de laffaire Dreyfus et publi dans le journal LAurore du 13 janvier 1898 sous forme dune lettre ouverte au Prsident de la Rpublique Flix Faure. Zola sest appuy en partie sur un dossier crit en 1896 par lcrivain Bernard Lazare.Jaccuse?! parat deux jours aprs lacquittement dEsterhazy par le conseil de guerre (11 janvier) qui semble ruiner ...]
Genres: [non-fiction | historyDownloads: 191

Jack

  [english | 1877]  

Alphonse Daudet


Excerpts: [... sur ses jambes nues un regard d'esesp'er'e, comme s'il e^ut maudit dans son coeur lord Peambock et toute l'arm'ee des Indes qui lui valaient d'^etre ...... madame Moronval, n'ee Decost`ere, en redressant sa longue t^ete. Et son mari ajouta qu'il n'admettait au gymnase que des 'etrangers de distinction, ...... on le condamne, ni les coups, ni la honte d'^etre devenu domestique, ni ...]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 470

Jack Archer

  [english | ]  

G Henty


Summary: [On cover: Vingt-huitieme mille.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 156

Jack Harkaway And His Son Escape From The Brigands Of Greece

  [english | ]  

Bracebridge Hemyng


Summary: [On cover: Vingt-huitieme mille.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 157
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