284 fables on a wide range of subjects, written by the famous author Aesop.
A NEW TRANSLATION
BY V. S. VERNON JONES
WITH AN INTRODUCTION
BY G. K. CHESTERTON
BY ARTHUR RACKHAM
AEsop embodies an epigram not uncommon in human history; his fame
is all the more deserved because he never deserved it. The firm
foundations of common sense, the shrewd shots at uncommon sense, that
characterise all the Fables, belong not him but to humanity. In
the earliest human history whatev...
Edith Wharton's 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional Midwestern Apex City to New York to Paris. Undine is determined to acquire money and position through marriage, even if it means multiple divorces.
THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY
by EDITH WHARTON
THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY
"Undine Spragg how can you?" her mother wailed, raising a
prematurely wrinkled hand heavy with rings to defend the note which a
languid "bell boy" had just brought in.
But her defenc...
First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular among political leaders and those in business management. Despite its title, The Art of War addresses strategy in a broad fashion, touching upon public administration and planning. The text out...
A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts
LES TROIS CHAPEAUX
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SAM SELWYN, with a night adventure.
FRED BELLAMY, Selwyn's unwilling slave.
CAPT. KATSKILL, of the Kilkenny Irregulars.
BOSCO BLITHERS, Professor of Penmanship.
DIBBS, a boy in buttons.
MRS. SELWYN, Sam's Wife.
GRACE, Sam's Daughter.
LOTTIE BLITHERS, secretly married to Fred.
TILLY, a parlor maid.
"The Willows" is one of Algernon Blackwood's best known creepy stories. American horror author H.P. Lovecraft considered it to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature. He wrote in his treatise "Supernatural Horror in Literature", "Here art and restraint in narrative reach their very highest development, and an impression of lasting poignancy is produced without a single strained passage or a single false note." "The Willows" is an example of early modern horror and is connected within the literary tradition of weird fiction.
Fables for the Frivolous is one of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl. These fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's original writings. The Aesop-style fables are written in verse, and are light-hearted re-tellings of fables from two centuries before, each ending with a moral and a pun. Among the more celebrated of the fables are The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare, The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull, and The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven. ( from Wikipedia)
FABLES FOR THE FRIVOLOUS
(With Apologies to ...
Werner S"oderstr"om, Porvoo, 1885.
Jouluaatto oli tullut. Ty"ot oli lopetettu, kylyt kylvetty, pahnat
lattioille levitetty, kynttil"at paloivat. K"oyhinkin oli parahan valonsa
pannut majaansa kirkastamaan. Juhlapuvuissansa istuivat ihmiset ja
veisasivat juhlavirtt"a. Ja niin oli laita meid"an pit"aj"ass"a ja
naapuripit"aj"ass"a ja kolmannessa pit"aj"ass"a ja niin kaikkia...
Many victorian women felt trapped by the role society gave them. So did Anne Bronte. This is a poem about lonleyness, and about feeling caged. A poem which would bring tears to your eyes.
An Anonymous Volunteer
by Currer, Ellis, And Acton Bell
(Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte)
POEMS BY CURRER BELL
PILATE'S WIFE'S DREAM.
I've quench'd my lamp, I struck it in that start
Which every limb convulsed, I heard it fall
The crash blent with my sleep, I saw depart
Its light, even as I woke, on yonder wall;
Librivox volunteers bring you ten recordings of Oh! Can You Leave Your Native Land? by Susanna Moodie. This was the weekly poem for the week of November 16, 2014.
This etext was produced by Andrew Sly
Notes on this Etext Edition.
Thank you to The Celebration of Women Writers (Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Editor) for providing the source text. It has since been proof read and modified by comparison with multiple editions.
There is a great deal of variation between different editions ranging from differences in names, spelling and punctuation to differences in what chapt...
A researcher goes on an expedition to find "The Tablets of the Gods" which have plagued his dreams since his boyhood. He finds them, and the horrible truth of humanity's true purpose in the universe. This story, The Man Who Found Out" is an example to me of pure cosmic horror in that the horror comes totally from knowledge which is (in-story) so terrible that it forever blights the minds of anyone who discovers it. Two highly intelligent and well informed men, Professor Ebor and then Dr. Laidlaw, learn the contents of the Tablets of the Gods, and even though this information is short enough to...