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A True Story

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Benjamin Disraeli


Summary: [Almost Lost: The True Story of an Anonymous Teenagers Life is a young adult novel by Beatrice Sparks cited as non-fiction by her but with no viable sources to suggest that the story the characters or the narrator are in any way factual. Almost Lost tells the story of Sammy a runaway teenager who dabbles in rap the occult and drugs and is turned into a happy wholesome teen by attending therapy ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 251

A Venetian June

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Anna Fuller


Summary: [On verso of t.-p.: 23d printing.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 326

A Venetian Night Entertainment

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Edith Wharton


Summary: [The descent of man.--The mission of Jane.--The other two.--The quicksand.--The dilettante.--The reckoning.--Expiation.--The ladys maids bell.--A Venetian nights entertainment.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 361

A Very Pleasaunt And Fruitful Diologe Called The Epicure

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Desiderius Erasmus


Summary: [Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28 1466 ? July 12 1536) sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian. His scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus comprises the following three elements: the Latin noun desiderium (longing or desire the name being a genuine Late Latin name) the Greek adjective ???????? ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 204

A Veue Of The Present State Of Ireland

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Edmund Spenser


Excerpts: [... kingdome, and but lately entred to the mild and godly goverment of King Edward surnamed the confessor besides now lately growne unto a lothing ...... Surelie this was a great violence: but yett by your speche it semeth that onlie the Countrie and vallies near adjoyninge unto those mountaynes and ...... yeres, she rode at peace, thorough his onlie paynes and excellent endurance, ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 163

A Victim Of Higher Space

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Algernon Blackwood


Summary: [Case I: A psychical invasion -- Case II: Ancient sorceries -- Case III: The nemesis of fire -- Case IV: Secret worship -- Case V: The camp of the dog -- Case VI: A victim of higher space.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 34

A Village Of Vagabonds

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F Berkeley Smith


Excerpts: [... studied cruelty and indifference! You, with your nose of coral pink, your velvet ears that twitch in your dreams, and your blue-white breast! You, who ...... Phryne at the Vari'et'es-une merveille, mon cher! he exclaimed, addressing the sous-lieutenant on his right, and he blew a kiss to the ceiling. The ...... frog, your bell. Dieu! What a fuss it makes over its crack. You shall ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 439

A Village Ophelia And Other Stories

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Anne Reeve Aldrich


Excerpts: [... She touched my fingers lightly with a chilly little hand, yet she never looked at me as she replied, Yes, some day. As I plodded ...... in one's life comes a crisis, when one must snatch at some remedy, or else die, or go mad. If there is not then something in us that makes us believe ...... no purpose to live for, you see. I sent for it, cancelled the agreement. They wrote to me ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 300

A Vindication Of The Press

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Daniel Defoe


Summary: [Bound with Richardson J. of Newent. Thoughts upon thinking. 1972.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 42

A Virginia Girl In The First Year Of The War

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C Harrison


Summary: [Albert Harrison Hoyt (1826?1915) was an American editor and author born in Sandwich New Hampshire. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1850 studied and practiced law in Portsmouth New Hampshire was a paymaster in the army during the Civil War rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. After the peace he was editor of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1868?76) and of ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 161

A Visit To Eton

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Elizabeth Gaskell


Excerpts: [... I do not altogether approve of but perhaps a visit to the College, with you at my side to explain all we see, may remove my prejudices. ...... is a bright morning, and we have nothing else to do. Agreed, said I and before half an hour was over we were making our way to the ...... shouting Windsor so after waking F - - , we walked down towards the College together. We entered ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 31

A Voice From The Factories

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Caroline Sheridan Norton


Excerpts: [... giving our views on any point because we fear due attention will not be paid us, savours rather of vanity than humility, which have induced me ...... of great and pressing interest are so numerous, that many questions which affect the lives and happiness of hundreds, become, as it were, ...... my voice to that of wiser and better men, in behalf of those who suffer and if the matter ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 21

A Voyage In The Sunbeam

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Annie Allnut Brassey


Excerpts: [... had, after a very brief objection, quietly submitted to the introduction of this novelty into the equipment of his rider. [Illustration: La ...... in, until they were told, at the end of the day. The servants all turned to and worked with a will but it was rather a different matter from having ...... Government corrals, to see the cattle lassoed and branded-an operation which is ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 400

A Voyage To Abyssinia

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Father Lobo


Excerpts: [... all we desired, both getting us a permission to go out of the kingdom, and procuring us camels to carry our baggage, and that of the Abyssinian ambassadors ...... Portuguese in the reign of King John the Second. The country is properly called Abyssinia, and the people term themselves Abyssins. Their ...... that they never feed but surrounded with other beasts that defend them. Deer ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 370

A Voyage To Cacklogallinia

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Captain Samuel Brunt Et Al


Excerpts: [... be referred only to the literary family of which his progenitor Captain Lemuel Gulliver is the most distinguished member. Like so many other works ...... for when he had done speaking, my Comrades Heads were brought in, and thrown at the Captain's Feet, who returned but a short Answer to Cuffey, ...... and the Lives of his Followers. About a Week after this Promise, I reminded him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 358

A Voyage With Captain Dynamite

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Charles Edward Rich


Excerpts: [... the man in the stern of the small boat had scrambled over the rail of the Mariella and strode rapidly aft. He sprang lightly up the steps to the ...... direction the camp lay behind them. They dared not shout, and they looked at each other in dismay. We are a brilliant pair, said Bert ...... What is it? asked Bert, startled by Harry's movement. Don't look to right or left. I just ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 488

A Waif Of The Mountains

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Edward Ellis


Summary: [Edward Mayne Ellis (November 12 1870 - July 26 1952) was an American film actor. He is best known for playing the title role in The Thin Man as well as in A Man to Remember.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 17

A Walk From London To John Ogroat

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Elihu Burritt


Excerpts: [... and successful agriculture in England, it is deemed requisite that a tenant farmer, on renting an occupation, should have capital sufficient ...... of Noah's raven that has come down to this particular community without a cross with any other branch of the family. It is called The Royston Crow, ...... added, this oat straw headed with barley is more valuable as fodder for live ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 70

A Wanderer In Florence

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E Lucas


Summary: [Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas K.C.B. K.C.M.G. (1853-1931) was a civil servant and historian of Welsh extraction. Lucas was born at Crickhowell Brecon Wales. He was the grandson of Dr. Henry John Lucas (1773-1840) and Jenetta Illtyda (1776-1821) and son of Henry Lucas. His sister Mary Anne Lucas married the first Baron Glanusk. Lucas was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College Oxford. ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 401

A Wanderer In Holland

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E Lucas


Summary: [Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas K.C.B. K.C.M.G. (1853-1931) was a civil servant and historian of Welsh extraction. Lucas was born at Crickhowell Brecon Wales. He was the grandson of Dr. Henry John Lucas (1773-1840) and Jenetta Illtyda (1776-1821) and son of Henry Lucas. His sister Mary Anne Lucas married the first Baron Glanusk. Lucas was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College Oxford. ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 193
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