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Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II –by: Franois Rabelais

The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by Francois Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel) and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. There is much crudity and scatological humor as well as a large amount of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters.

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MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS

FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF

GARGANTUA AND H...

Mary Louise (Version 2 Dramatic Reading) –by: L. Frank Baum

Mary Louise is a girl who lives with her mother and grandfather. Ever since she was small, every little while they have had to pack up and move. Why? What is the secret about her grandfather?

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This eBook was produced by Juliet Sutherland, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.

MARY LOUISE

By

Edith Van Dyne

Author of "Aunt Jane's Nieces Series" "The Daring Twins," etc.

TO YOUNG READERS

You will like Mary Louise because she is so much like yourself. Mrs. Van Dyne has succeeded in finding a very human girl for her heroine; ...

Sounding the Ocean of Air –by: A. Lawrence Rotch

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THE ROMANCE OF SCIENCE.

SOUNDING THE OCEAN OF AIR

BEING SIX LECTURES

DELIVERED BEFORE THE LOWELL INSTITUTE OF BOSTON IN DECEMBER 1898

BY A. LAWRENCE ROTCH, S.B., A.M.,

DIRECTOR OF THE BLUE HILL METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A., AND MEMBER OF THE...

BOOH –by: Eugene Field

Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.

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LOVE SONGS OF CHILDHOOD

By Eugene Field

To Mrs. Belle Angler

Dearest Aunt:

Many years ago you used to rock me to sleep, cradling me in your arms and singing me petty songs. Surely you have not forgotten that time, and I recall it with tenderness. You were very beautiful then. But you are more beautiful now; for, in the years that have come and gone since then, the joys and the sorrows of maternity have impressed their saintly grace upon the dear fa...

Underground Railroad, Part 2 –by: William Still

"This is one of the most remarkable volumes of the century. Its publication has only been made possible by a combination of circumstances which seldom attend the birth of a book. Before emancipation, and while the bane of slavery was on the country, the thrilling facts of this volume could not have been made public. Peace and the blessing of freedom permit their publication, free circulation and unmolested reading.Of all the thousands who favored freedom for the slaves, who gloried in the odium attached to anti-slaveryism, who witnessed the frequent efforts of the bondsmen to escape, who aided...

State of the Union Address

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This eBook was produced by James Linden.

The addresses are separated by three asterisks:

Dates of addresses by George Washington in this eBook: January 8, 1790 December 8, 1790 October 25, 1791 November 6, 1792 December 3, 1793 November 19, 1794 December 8, 1795 December 7, 1796

State of the Union Address George Washington January 8, 1790

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives:

I embrace with great satisfaction the opportunity which now presents itself of congratulating you on the present favorable prospects of our publi...

Anarchism and Other Essays (Version 2) –by: Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays. Drawing from a wealth of illustrative material, including the examples of fellow anarchists and radicals of her own acquaintance, modern martyrs, dissident playwrights, poets, and authors, etc., she delineates the main themes of her philosophy with incisiveness and evangelical passion. Included among these themes are: a definition of decentralized anarchism itself; the ambiguous morality of direct action; the curse of modern patriotism; the horrors of ear...

Agnes Grey (Version 3) –by: Anne Bront

Anne Bronte's semi-autobiographic novel about Agnes Grey, a young woman who becomes a governess to support her family, but finds her new career more difficult than she expected.

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Facsimile of the Title Page of the First Edition , which was issued , together with ‘ Wuthering Heights ,’ in three volumes , ‘ Wuthering Heights ’ forming Volumes 1 and 2.

AGNES GREY.

A NOVEL,

BY

ACTON BELL.

...

Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa –by: Nelson Annandale

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The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma.

Published Under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council.

Edited by A. E. Shipley, M.A., Sc.D., HON. D.Sc., F.R.S.

FRESHWATER SPONGES, HYDROIDS & POLYZOA.

by

N. ANNANDALE, D.SC.,

Superintendent and Trustee ( Ex Officio ) of the Indian Museum, Fellow of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and of the Calcutta University.

London: Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.

Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, & Co.

Bombay: Thacker & Co., Limited.

Berlin: R. Friedl"ander...

Verge –by: Susan Glaspell

This play is Glaspell’s recognition of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling trapped in roles for which they were unsuited. Because of the play’s non-realistic speech patterns and expressionistic elements, it was dismissed by most critics as being muddled and confusing. It has recently been ‘‘rediscovered’’ by feminist theorists, however, who see the work as an important contribution to theatre history. In 1921 when this play was first produced, women were still expected to stay at home and be dutiful wives and mothers. Many women began to voice dissatisfaction...
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