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Pirates

  [english | 1922]  

Anonymous


Summary: [Les pirates du silence written and drawn by Franquin is the tenth album of the Spirou et Fantasio series. The title story and another La Quick Super were serialised in Spirou before both were published in one hardcover album in 1958.]
Genres: [pirate tales | nautical | biographyDownloads: 18

Poems And Ballads Of Heinrich Heine

  [english | 1881]  

Heinrich Heine


Summary: [Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 ? 17 February 1856) was a journalist essayist literary critic and one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann. Heines later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit ...]
Genres: [poetry | biographyDownloads: 434

Pointed Roofs

  [english | 1919]  

Dorothy Richardson


Summary: [v. 1. Pointed roofs. Backwater. Honeycomb.--v. 2. The tunnel. Interim.--v. 3. Deadlock. Revolving lights. The trap.--v. 4. Oberland. Dawns left hand. Clear horizon. Dimple Hill.]
Genres: [biography | fiction and literature | gaylesbianDownloads: 106

Portraits Et tudes Lettres Indites De Georges Bizet

  [french | 1894]  

Georges Bizet


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-41).]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 478

Priestley In America

  [english | 1920]  

Edgar Smith


Summary: [Priestley In America 1794 1804 by Edgar F Smith. Excerpt from beginning of book There lies before the writer a tube of glass eleven and one half inches in length and a quarter of an inch in diameter. Its walls are thin. At one end there is evidence that an effort was made to bend this tube in the flame. Ordinarily it would be tossed aside but this particular tube was given the writer years ago by ...]
Genres: [biography | history | scienceDownloads: 373

Prime Ministers And Some Others

  [english | 1918]  

George E Russell


Excerpts: [... chiefly remember his outward characteristics-his large, dyed, carefully brushed whiskers his broad-shouldered figure, which always seemed struggling ...... of ordinary politics. To a boy of fourteen thus reared, the Disraeli of 1867 was an astonishment and a revelation-as the modern world would say, an ...... passionate or a more skilful opposition than that with which Gladstone, ...]
Genres: [biography | history | politicsDownloads: 430

Prison Memoirs Of An Anarchist

  [english | 1912]  

Alexander Berkman


Summary: [Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkmans account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh from 1892 to 1906. First published in 1912 by Emma Goldmans Mother Earth press it has become a classic in autobiographical literature.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 241

Private Peat

  [english | 1917]  

Harold Peat


Excerpts: [... enough no one was crying. Every one was cheered. Little did hundreds of those women, those mothers, dream that this was the last look they ...... time crossing, because the fastest transport had to cut her speed down to that of the slowest, and the voyage was anything but a pleasant one. When ...... For a few days we buried our lads by the dozen. Speaking for myself, my nerves were ...]
Genres: [war | biographyDownloads: 70

Queen Victoria

  [english | 1915]  

E Gordon Browne


Excerpts: [... the first number of Mr Pickwick's travels. The Pickwick Papers is not a great work of humour merely, for in its pages we see England and the early ...... to illustrate the thoroughness of her home training. Even as a small child she was absolutely truthful, and her chief fault-that of wilfulness-was ...... pale and tremulous, crowned and holding her sceptre in a manner and attitude ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 34

Rabbi Saunderson

  [english | 1898]  

Ian Maclaren


Summary: [Charles Maclaren (7 October 1782-10 September 1866) was a Scottish editor born in Ormiston Haddingtonshire the son of a farmer and cattle-dealer. He was almost entirely self-educated and when a young man became a clerk in Edinburgh. In 1817 with others he established The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh and at first acted as its editor. Offered a post as clerk in the custom house he resigned his ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 222

Raleigh

  [english | 1886]  

Edmund Gosse


Summary: [Reprint of the 1888 ed. published by Longmans Green London in series: English worthies.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 155

Raphael Pages Of The Book Of Life At Twenty

  [english | 1905]  

Alphonse De Lamartine


Excerpts: [... of his Voyage en Orient, appearing in 1835. In his absence he had been elected from Bergues to the Assembly, in which, on his return, he made his first ...... by the morning frost fell in roseate showers from the vines and chestnut-trees. Until noon, the mist overspread the valley, like an overflowing nocturnal ...... natural to all those who live by strangers, would interpret ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 441

Recits Dun Soldat Une Armee Prisonniere

  [french | 1871]  

Amde Achard


Excerpts: [... vivants des meurtrires rencontres des premiers jours: dragons, zouaves, chasseurs de Vincennes, turcos, soldats de la ligne, hussards, lanciers, tous ...... la bataille, le dpt. L'oreille basse, je poussai devant moi tristement travers les rues. Des militaires portant tous les uniformes les encombraient, ...... tout en laissant le pont-levis abaiss, nous fit rentrer sous le rempart....]
Genres: [war | non fiction | biographyDownloads: 162

Recollections Of My Youth

  [english | 1897]  

Ernest Renan


Summary: [I. A Christmas dream. The candy country. Naughty Jocko. The skipping shoes. Cockyloo. Rosys journey. How they ran away. The fairy box. A hole in the wall. The piggy girl. The three frogs. Baa! baa!--II. The frost king and how the fairies conquered him. Lilybell and Thistledown. Ripple the water sprite. Evas visit to fairy land. Sunshine and her brothers and sisters. The fairy spring. Queen Ast]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 450

Recollections Of Old Liverpool

  [english | 1836]  

A Nonagenarian


Summary: [Recollections Of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian. Birth of Author Strong Memory A Long-lived Family Tree in St. Peter s Church-yard Cruelty of Town Boys The Ducking-stool The Flashes in Marybone Mode of Ducking George the Third s Birthday Frigates Launch of the Mary Ellen The Interior of a Slaver Liverpool Privateers Unruly Crews Kindness of Sailors Sailors Gifts Northwich Flatmen The Salt Trade ...]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 172

Recollections Of The Late William BeckfordOf Fonthill

  [english | 1893]  

Henry Venn Lansdown


Summary: [Recollections With Photogravure Portrait Of The Author And A Number Of Original Letters Of Which One By George Meredith And Another By Robert Louis Stevenson Are Reproduced In Facsimile by David Christie Murray. Recollections - With Photogravure Portrait of the Author and a number of - Original Letters of which one by George Meredith and - another by Robert Louis Stevenson are reproduced in - ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 340

Red Eagle And The Wars With The Creek Indians Of Alabama

  [english | 1878]  

George Cary Eggleston


Excerpts: [... and to remain in that neighborhood until he should be joined by Jackson's army and the Georgia troops, who were now advancing under command of General ...... really wants to do so, and in this case Claiborne very earnestly wished to find and to fight Weatherford. Accordingly he prepared to march. He was ...... were much better scholars. The chief function of education is to train ...]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 117

Reed Anthony Cowman

  [english | 1907]  

Andy Adams


Excerpts: [... valley of the Brazos was enchanting, and the hospitality of the Edwards ranch was typical of my own Virginia. George Edwards, my crony, was a year ...... assembly had witnessed a dramatic termination. The same indignity had been offered before, and borne by the whites, too weak to resist the numbers of ...... there was not a man in the outfit but realized that our journey would be ...]
Genres: [western | biographyDownloads: 213

Reflections

  [english | 1871]  

Franois Duc De La Rochefoucauld


Summary: [Memories Dreams Reflections (original German title Erinnerungen Traume Gedanken) is a partially autobiographical book by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and associate Aniela Jaffe. The book details Jungs childhood his personal life and exploration into the psyche. In 1956 Kurt Wolff publisher and owner of Pantheon Books expressed a desire to publish a biography of Jungs life. Dr. Jolande Jacobi an ...]
Genres: [essays | biography | philosophyDownloads: 33

Reminiscences Of A Pioneer

  [english | ]  

Colonel William Thompson


Summary: [Cover title: The story of an emigrant.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 70
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