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A Sicilian Romance

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Ann Radcliffe


Summary: [Ann Radcliffe (9 July 1764 ? 7 February 1823) was an English author a pioneer of the gothic novel. She published as Mrs. Radcliffe. It was her technique of the explained supernatural in which every seemingly supernatural intrusion is eventually traced back to natural causes and the impeccable conduct of her heroines that finally met with the approval of the reviewers transforming the gothic novel ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 84

A Simple Act Of Piety

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Achmed Abdullah Alexander Nikolayevitch Romanoff


Summary: [Achmed Abdullah (12 May 1881 ? 12 May 1945) a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff was a Russian-born writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films. He was the author of the progressive Siamese drama Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness an Academy Award nominated film made in 1927. He earned an Academy Award ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 214

A Simpleton

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Charles Reade


Summary: [v. 1. Hard cash.--v. 2. The double marriage or White lies.--v. 3. Put yourself in his place.--v. 4. A perilous secret.--v. 5. Peg Woffington. Christie Johnstone.--v. 6. Foul play.--v. 7. It is never too late to mend.--v. 9. Readiana comments on current events. Bible characters.--v. 11. The cloister and the hearth.--v. 12. The autobiography of a thief and other histories. The wandering heir.--v.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 178

A Singer From The Sea

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Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr


Summary: [The Singer of Tales is a book by Albert Lord that discusses the oral tradition as a theory of literary composition and its applications to Homeric and medieval epic. It was published in 1960.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 49

A Sixth Century Fragment Of The Letters Of Pliny The Younger

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Edward Kennard Rand


Excerpts: [... for by the fact that both pages are on the hair side of the parchment, and the hair side is always darker than the flesh side. Quires of six leaves ...... custom is observed by Coptic scribes.] [Sidenote: Original size of the manuscript] In the fifteenth century, as the previous demonstration ...... ll. 12, 15, 16, 17, 20, 27 fol. 53v, ll. 5, 10, 15. [Footnote 10: I venture to read ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 391

A Sketch Of The History Of Oneonta

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Dudley Campbell


Excerpts: [... Making a dam across the outlet of the lake, Sullivan succeeded in causing the water of the lake to rise considerably above the common level, when ...... marked with rare beauty of scenery, Each boatman bending to his oar, With measured sweep the burden bore, and with the advance ...... commerce extends itself as far as the lakes of Canada and the Sinnekes Country in which is the ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 15

A Social History Of The American Negro

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Benjamin Brawley


Summary: [Benjamin Griffith Brawley (April 22 1882 - February 1 1939) was a prominent African American author and educator. He studied at Atlanta Baptist College graduating in 1901 the University of Chicago and received his Masters degree from Harvard University in 1908. Brawley taught in the English departments at Atlanta Baptist College Howard University and Shaw University.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 94

A Soldier Life

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Edwin Rundle


Excerpts: [... to occupy the Royal barracks. I again resumed my duties as drill instructor. We were considerably under the strength, having left a large number ...... McKinstry, who had commanded us for the last ten years. He always took a deep interest in the regiment, and did all in his power to make us comfortable ...... city at that time. We gave entertainments at the fort occasionally. There ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 161

A Soldier Of The Legion

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C Williamson


Summary: [Charles Norris (C N) Williamson (1859?1920) was a British writer motoring journalist and founder of the Black and White (magazine) who was perhaps best-known for his collaboration with his wife Alice Muriel Williamson in a number of novels and travelogues. Born in Exeter Williamson was educated at University College London where he studied engineering. He spent eight years as a journalist on the ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 95

A Soldier Trial

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Charles King


Summary: [Photographic frontispiece with portrait of author.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 111

A Solution Of The Algiers Mystery

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Arnold Bennett


Summary: [Albert Arnold Bennett (April 6 1849 ? October 12 1909) was a Baptist missionary and hymn composer who founded the Baptist Theological Seminary of Yokohama which later became Kanto Gakuin University.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 244

A Story Of One Short Life 1783 To 1818

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Elisabeth Stryker


Excerpts: [... and everywhere, and upon everybody, urged attention to the world's great needs, and their great duties. As the result of this planning, waiting ...... was sent to each of the reigning monarchs and other chief magistrates of the world. Before the art of printing, the Bible was the most expensive ...... a school, called the African School, for training young colored men to teach and ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 65

A Story Of The Red Cross

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Clara Barton


Excerpts: [... persons here under my direction in the care of the sick and wounded of the engagement about to take place. Although not here as a hospital ship by ...... given him to keep the little life in his body that seemed fast oozing out. All night it went on. It grew cold-for naked men bitter cold-before ...... closed by the future President of the United States slinging the big sack over ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 119

A Strange Story

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Edward Bulwer Lytton


Summary: [Strange Highways is a collection of 12 short stories and two novellas by best-selling American suspense author Dean Koontz released in 1995. Cemetery Dance Publications printed a limited edition hardcover of the book. It was slipcased and limited to 750 signed and numbered copies.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 447

A Struggle For Rome V 1

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Felix Dahn


Summary: [Felix Ludwig Julius Dahn (February 9 1834 ? January 3 1912) was a German lawyer author and historian.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 339

A Struggle For Rome V 3

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Felix Dahn


Summary: [Felix Ludwig Julius Dahn (February 9 1834 ? January 3 1912) was a German lawyer author and historian.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 199

A Struggle For Rome Vol 2

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Felix Dahn


Summary: [Felix Ludwig Julius Dahn (February 9 1834 ? January 3 1912) was a German lawyer author and historian.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 140

A Student In Arms

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Donald Hankey


Excerpts: [... are afraid of a natural death when it comes to the test. Often they are so weak that they are incapable of emotion. Sometimes they are in such ...... To have one's universe centred in God is the peace that passeth understanding. Greatness is founded on inward peace. Energy is only effective ...... and often sad scamps too, who must be caught with buns and cinemas and who are very ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 34

A Study In Tinguian Folk Lore

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Fay Cooper Cole


Excerpts: [... It is dark when he arrives. 88 A woman eats the fruit belonging to crocodile and throws away the rind. Crocodile sees her tooth marks ...... tellers who in place of the word whip occasionally use make. In one text which describes the Sayang ceremony, I find the following sentence, ...... 11, note 1. [72] Tale 68. [73] Hose and McDougall, The Pagan Tribes of Borneo, Vol. II, p. 148, ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 292

A Study Of Shakespeare

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Edmund Gosse


Excerpts: [... syllables and tabulating the results of a computation which shall attest in exact sequence the quantity, order, and proportion of single and double ...... competent of critics will be least ready to adopt. Once admitted as a principle of general application, there are no lengths to which it may not ...... and laughing accents run over from her baby lips in bubbling rhyme but when ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 469
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