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1. Biography of a Slave by Charles Thompson [People]
2. The Magnificient Ambersons by Booth Tarkington [Classic Literature]
3. The Duel Between France and Germany by Charles Sumner [History]
4. Two Plays: Creditors and Pariah by August Strindberg [Classic Literature]
5. Baddeck and That Sort of Thing by Charles Dudley Warner [Classic Literature]
6. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain [Classic Literature]
7. Alonzo Fritz and Other Stories by Mark Twain [Classic Literature]
8. The Blue Flower by Henry Van Dyke [Classic Literature]
9. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [Classic Literature]
10. A Collection of Scotch Proverbs by Pappity Stampoy [Classic Literature]
 
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1601
A Mark Twain classic.
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A Collection of Scotch Proverbs
In his collection of Scottish proverbs from literary texts written before 1600 Bartlett Jere Whiting has laid a solid foundation for the investigation of early Scottish proverbs and has promised a survey of later collections. [1] The following brief remarks are not intended to anticipate his survey but rather to suggest the place of this particular collection in the historical development and to point out the questions that it raises.
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A Man's Woman
At four o'clock in the morning everybody in the tent was still asleep, exhausted by the terrible march of the previous day. The hummocky ice and pressure-ridges that Bennett had foreseen had at last been met with, and, though camp had been broken at six o'clock and though men and dogs had hauled and tugged and wrestled with the heavy sledges until five o'clock in the afternoon, only a mile and a half had been covered. But though the progress was slow, it was yet progress.
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A Woman-Hater
The Golden Star," Homburg, was a humble hotel, not used by gay gamblers, but by modest travelers.
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Alone in London
A Hesba Stretton classic.
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Alonzo Fritz and Other Stories
It was well along in the forenoon of a bitter winter's day. The town of Eastport, in the state of Maine, lay buried under a deep snow that was newly fallen. The customary bustle in the streets was wanting. One could look long distances down them and see nothing but a dead-white emptiness, with silence to match. Of course I do not mean that you could see the silence--no, you could only hear it.
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An Enemy to the King
Hitherto I have written with the sword, after the fashion of greater men, and requiring no secretary. I now take up the quill to set forth, correctly, certain incidents which, having been noised about, stand in danger of being inaccurately reported by some imitator of Brantome and De l'Estoile. If all the world is to know of this matter, let it know thereof rightly.
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Baddeck and That Sort of Thing
It would be unfair to hold you responsible for these light sketches of a summer trip, which are now gathered into this little volume in response to the usual demand in such cases; yet you cannot escape altogether. For it was you who first taught me to say the name Baddeck; it was you who showed me its position on the map, and a seductive letter from a home missionary on Cape Breton Island, in relation to the abundance of trout and salmon in his field of labor.
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Beulah
A January sun had passed the zenith, and the slanting rays flamed over the window panes of a large brick building, bearing on its front in golden letters the inscription Orphan Asylum. The structure was commodious, and surrounded by wide galleries, while the situation offered a silent tribute to the discretion and good sense of the board of managers who selected the suburbs instead of the more densely populated portion of the city.
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Biography of a Slave
In publishing this book I hope to do good not only to my own race, but to all who may read it. I am not a book-maker, and make no pretensions to literary attainments; and I have made no efforts to create for myself a place in the literary, book-making ranks. I claim for my book truthfulness and honesty of purpose, and upon that basis it must succeed or fail. The Biography of a Slave is called for by a very large number of my immediate acquaintances, and, I am assured, will meet with such recepti... more info>>
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Domestic Manners of the Americans
On the 4th of November, 1827, I sailed from London, accompanied by my son and two daughters; and after a favourable, though somewhat tedious voyage, arrived on Christmas-day at the mouth of the Mississippi.
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Emma
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
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Essays, Second Series
A moody child and wildly wise Pursued the game with joyful eyes, Which chose, like meteors, their way, And rived the dark with private ray: They overleapt the horizon's edge, Searched with Apollo's privilege; Through man, and woman, and sea, and star Saw the dance of nature forward far; Through worlds, and races, and terms, and times Saw musical order, and pairing rhymes.
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Ethics
A Spinoza classic.
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Facing the Flag
A Jules Verne classic.
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Faraday as a Discoverer
Daily and weekly, from all parts of the world, I receive publications bearing upon the practical applications of electricity. This great movement, the ultimate outcome of which is not to be foreseen, had its origin in the discoveries made by Michael Faraday, sixty-two years ago. From these discoveries have sprung applications of the telephone order, together with various forms of the electric telegraph.
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From October to Brest-Litovsk
A Leon Trotzky classic.
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Is Shakespeare Dead?
A Mark Twain classic.
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Judaism
The writer has attempted in this volume to take up a few of the most characteristic points in Jewish doctrine and practice, and to explain some of the various phases through which they have passed, since the first centuries of the Christian era.
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Julius Caesar
A William Shakespeare classic.
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Locrine
A Charles A. Swinburne classic.
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Lost in the Backwoods
The interesting tale contained in this volume of romantic adventure in the forests of Canada, was much appreciated and enjoyed by a large circle of young readers when first published, under the title of "The Canadian Crusoes." After being many years out of print, it will now, we hope and believe, with a new and more descriptive title, prove equally attractive to our young friends of the present time.
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Mankind in the Making
An H. G. Wells classic.
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Married
An August Strindberg classic.
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Master Olof
The original prose version of Master Olof, which is here presented for the first time in English form, was written between June 8 and August 8, 1872, while Strindberg, then only twenty-three years old, was living with two friends on one of the numerous little islands that lie between Stockholm and the open sea.
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