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A Raw Youth A Dramatization Of The Dostoevski Novel

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Frank Morlock

Summary: [Franois-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 ? 30 May 1778) better known by the pen name Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties including freedom of religion and free trade. Voltaire was a prolific writer and produced works in almost every literary form including plays poetry novels essays historical and scientific works ...]
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A Relation Of The Apparition Of Mrs Veal

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Daniel Defoe

Summary: [A Relation Of The Apparition Of Mrs Veal by Daniel Defoe. Daniel Defoe 1659 1661 - 24 April 1731 born Daniel Foe was an English writer journalist and pamphleteer who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and is even referred to by some as one of the founders of ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 418

A Review Of Vestiges Of The Natural History Of Creation

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Francis Bowen

Excerpts: [... development, upon mechanical and necessary principles, and as fast as proper occasions were offered, of these qualities thus made inherent ...... of the earth's crust. Some of the convulsions caused by the fiery mass within threw up rock above the surface of the waters, and thus the dry land began ...... seem to be not much more elaborate and intricate than the other. If the ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 96

A Ride For Mr Two By Four

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Bruno Fischer

Summary: [To Ride Pegasus is a 1973 book by Anne McCaffrey published by Del Rey. It is a short story collection about the origins of the Talents people with psionic powers who would play an important role in the future of humanity. Several of its stories were previously published elsewhere.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 430

A Ride With A Mad Horse In A Freight Car

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W H Murray

Summary: [Alexander Murray (1775 ? 15 April 1813) was a Scottish linguist and professor of Oriental languages in Edinburgh University (1812) Murray was born at Dunkitterick Kirkcudbrightshire and after graduating from Edinburgh University became parish minister of Urr in his native shire. Amongst his works are his editions of Bruces Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile In the Years 1768 1769 1770 ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 235

A Roman Lawyer In Jerusalem

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W Story

Summary: [Alfred Thomas Story (1842 ?1934) was an English journalist poet and author of numerous books. He was born in North Cave in the county of York the fourth child in the large family of James Story. His family was an old Durham branch of the Northumbrian Story family. His father a property-owner and keen amateur musician composer and poet died when his son was about ten years of age. He was educated ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 430

A Roman Singer

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F Marion Crawford

Excerpts: [... before, while the maid was combing her hair, for she seemed terribly excited and restless. So they got the bottle and found it nearly empty. Then ...... it appears to me that my throat is my own, and whatever voice there may be in it. Are you a physician, signore? And pray why do you tell me that Rome ...... fools, excepting myself. Will you smoke? No? Allow me, then. It is a ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 392

A Romance Of The West Indies

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Eugene Sue

Summary: [Albert Eugene Kahn (May 11 1912 - September 15 1979 also known as Alfred) was an American journalist photographer author and nephew of modernist industrial architect Albert Kahn. Albert E. Kahns father Moritz Kahn was senior engineer in the firm who set up the Kahn brothers Soviet Union operation in conjunction with Gosproekstroi. He was the American Labor Party candidate in the 1948 elections ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 319

A Sailor Of King George

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Frederick Hoffman

Excerpts: [... eighteen to twenty years of age. Their toast in a full bumper of grog of an evening was usually, A bloody war and a sickly season. Some few were gentlemanly, ...... him to the admiral it was but good policy for the mids to be on the alert. As all the lieutenants were constantly changing, those promoted making room ...... to cut out a Spanish zebec, is taken prisoner-His pleasant ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 230

A Selection From The Discourses Of Epictetus With The Encheiridion

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Excerpts: [... to be destroyed? By no means say so, but speak rather in this way: This man who has been mistaken and deceived about the most important things, ...... lose that which is your own. Having such promptings and commands from Zeus, what kind do you still ask from me? Am I more powerful than he, am I more ...... trouble have I, what master have I still? What then, ought we to publish ...]
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A Service Of Danger

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Amelia Edwards

Summary: [A Service Of Danger by Amelia B Edwards. The snow was now some fourteen inches deep upon the ground and still falling in such thick flakes as made it impossible to see twenty yards ahead. The gloomy pine-trees closed round our steps in every direction thick-set uniform endless. Except the broad chauss ee down which the artillery was lumbering slowly and noiselessly no paths or side-tracks were ...]
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A Set Of Rogues

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Frank Barrett

Excerpts: [... that so they might attack us on all sides and surely this had done our business but that Don Lopez, flinging himself before us with his knife raised ...... from the other, how the sort of sanctuary thus provided was never violated either by Algerine or Spaniard, but each was free to come and go ...... two peas in a pod, and having no sort of adversities to give savour to our ease, ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 163

A Short History Of Australia

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Ernest Scott

Summary: [Bibliographical notes: p. 422-430.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 132

A Short History Of England

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G Chesterton

Summary: [A Short History Of England G K Chesterton by G K Chesterton. Chesterton has been called the Prince of Paradox. His works include journalism philosophy poetry biography fantasy and detective stories. Chesterton says he decided to write this work because up till now no one has written a history that shows the populace in a favorable light. Most histories depict the people of a country as ignorant ...]
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A Short History Of Monks And Monasteries

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Alfred Wesley Wishart

Excerpts: [... three miles long and one broad, lying west of Scotland. Many kings of Scotland were crowned here on a stone which now forms a part of the British ...... orders were raised to the priesthood to fill the ranks depleted by war. These promoted clerks were previously required to separate from their wives, ...... much splendid, chivalrous courage and magnificent energy should be ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 185

A Short History Of Scotland

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Andrew Lang

Summary: [Includes bibliographical references and index.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 488

A Short History Of Women Rights

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Eugene Hecker

Excerpts: [... unknown to the Roman law wherein brethren and sisters were allowed to succeed to equal portions of the inheritance. As an example, suppose we look ...... Eight of the ten men's universities of Great Britain now allow examinations and degrees to women also Oxford and Cambridge do not. [Sidenote: ...... followed by numerous works and articles, such as Margaret Fuller's, The Great ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 473

A Short View Of The Frauds And Abuses Committed By Apothecaries

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Christopher Merrett

Excerpts: [... number) being reserved to another opportunity. I shall only add by way of preface that the last year a Book was printed on the same argument, by an ...... quantity with that which is adulterated You may easily discover the Oyl of Turpentine, by setting it on fire, for it yields abundance of ill-scented ...... less its Physical) so they could but have them cheap. Besides their ...]
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A Shropshire Lad

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A Housman

Summary: [A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. Some of the better-known poems in the book are To an Athlete Dying Young Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now and When I Was One-and-Twenty. The collection was published in 1896. Housman originally titled the book The Poems of Terence Hearsay referring to a character in the volume but changed the title at the ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 150

A Shroud For Mr Hyde

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Benton Braden

Summary: [The goober-eating gumshoe adds a dash of gunpowder to a boiling crime stew before serving plotters up to the law!]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 265
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