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Idiot (Part 03 and 04) –by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt. But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train ...

Uusi Grottelaulu

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Viktor Rydberg

Suomentanut Severi Nyman

Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Kustannusosakeyhti"o Otava 1896.


Oleskellessani Hildesheimiss"a Bernward piispan luona, joka viel"a 900 vuoden per"ast"a siell"a el"a"a t"oiss"a"an, tapahtui er"a"an"a iltana kun t"aysikuu loisti, ett"a kohtasin miehen, joka oli kaksi kertaa niin vanha kuin piispa ja viel"a vaelteli joukossamme. Se oli pienell"a kapealla Juutalaiskadulla, joka raastuvantorille p"ain k"ay ahtaammaksi ja lopulta niin ahtaaksi, ett"a taustalla oleva kuu n"aytti hopeaviivalta, joka...

Last Days in a Dutch Hotel (from Literature and Life)

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LITERATURE AND LIFE Last Days in a Dutch Hotel

by William Dean Howells



When we said that we were going to Scheveningen, in the middle of September, the portier of the hotel at The Hague was sure we should be very cold, perhaps because we had suffered so much in his house already; and he was right, for the wind blew with a Dutch tenacity of purpose for a whole week, so that the guests thinly peopling the vast hostelry seemed to rustle through its chilly halls and corridors like so many autumn leaves. We were but a ...

Garden of Love –by: William Blake

William Blake was an English poet, painter and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. He was considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work

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Transcribed from the 1901 R. Brimley Johnson edition by David Price, email

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (Version 3) –by: Jules Verne

Originally published 1870, this recording is from the English translation by Frederick P. Walter, published 1991, containing the unabridged text from the original French and offered up into the public domain. It is considered to be the very first science fiction novel ever written, the first novel about the undersea world, and is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax

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Twenty Thousand

Leagues Under

the Se...

Within You is the Power –by: Henry Thomas Hamblin

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Within You is the Power.




PREFACE CHAPTER I. Infinite Life and Power CHAPTER II. The Overcoming of Life's Difficulties CHAPTER III. Fate or Free Will? CHAPTER IV. Cause and Effect CHAPTER V. Success CHAPTER VI. Health CHAPTER VII. The Secret of Abundant Supply CHAPTER VIII. The Power and Limitations of the Sub conscious Mind CHAPTER IX. The Use of the Spiritual or Super conscious Mind CHAPTER X. Character Building and the Overcoming of Habit CHAPTER XI. Happiness and Joy CHAPTER XII. The Use and Mis Us...

Underground Railroad, Part 5 –by: William Still

"I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work on "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." I am sure your work will be found to be one of absorbing interest, worthy of the widest patronage, and historically valuable as pertaining to the tremendous struggle for the abolition of chattel slavery in our land. No phase of that struggle was so crowded with thrilling incidents, heroic adventures, and self-sacrificing efforts as the one you have undertaken to portray, and with which you were so closely connected, to wit: "THE ...

Ramayan, Book 4 –by: Valmiki

The Ramayan is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It is the story of Rama, who embarks on an epic journey followed by the fight with Ravana, the demon king who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The epic depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.

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Adventure of the Speckled Band –by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and Watson are awoken early by a distraught woman desperately seeking their aid. Something is terribly wrong and she fears for her life. Upon hearing her story, Sherlock agrees and springs into action to track down and deal with the sinister Speckled Band who have killed once already. Listen to another exciting adventure of the super sleuth as he uses his powers of observation and deduction to solve this perplexing case. Will he be in time to save the lady's life? Will his powers fail him this time? Listen and find out.

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Essay on Criticism (version 2) –by: Alexander Pope

The title, An Essay on Criticism hardly indicates all that is included in the poem. It would have been impossible to give a full and exact idea of the art of poetical criticism without entering into the consideration of the art of poetry. Accordingly Pope has interwoven the precepts of both throughout the poem which might more properly have been styled an essay on the Art of Criticism and of Poetry.

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