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Knickerbocker s History of New York, Vol. 2 –by: Washington Irving

Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake missing persons advertisements in local newspapers asking for help in locating Diedrich Knickerbocker. As a continuation of the hoax, Irving also published a notice purported to be written by the...

Land und Volk in Afrika, Berichte aus den Jahren 1865-1870

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LAND UND VOLK IN AFRIKA

BERICHTE AUS DEN JAHREN 1865 1870.

VON

GERHARD ROHLFS

BREMEN, 1870. VERLAG VON J. K"UHTMANN'S BUCHHANDLUNG. U.L. FR. KIRCHHOF 4.

INHALT.

Bemerkungen über die Zukunft Algeriens

Beobachtung über die Wirkungen des Haschisch

Von Lagos nach Liverpool

Die Stadt Kuka in Bornu

Am Bénue

Titulaturen und Würden in einigen Centralnegerl"andern

Die Art der Begrüssungen bei verschiedenen Neger St"ammen

Von Magdala nach Lalibala, Sokota und Antalo, April/Mai 1868

Der Aschangi See in Abessinien

Nach Axum über Ha...

Correspondance, 1812-1876

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GEORGE SAND

CORRESPONDANCE

1812 1876

I

QUATRI`EME 'EDITION

PARIS CALMANN L'EVY, 'EDITEUR. ANCIENNE MAISON MICHEL L'EVY FR`ERES 3, RUE AUBER, 3

1883

CORRESPONDANCE DE GEORGE SAND

I

A MADAME MAURICE DUPIN[1] QUI ALLAIT QUITTER NOHANT[2]

1812.

Que j'ai de regret de ne pouvoir te dire adieu! Tu vois combien j'ai de chagrin de te quitter. Adieu pense à moi, et sois s^ure que je ne t'oublierai point.

Ta fille.

Tu mettras la réponse derrière le portrait du vieux Dupin[3].

[1] Mademoiselle Aurore Dupin avait a...

Jungle Book (Version 3) –by: Rudyard Kipling

A story of a boy who raised by Indian wolves becomes lord of the jungle.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK

[Illustration: Rudyard Kipling]

[Illustration: "LITTLE TOOMAI LAID HIMSELF DOWN CLOSE TO THE GREAT NECK LEST A SWINGING BOUGH SHOULD SWEEP HIM TO THE GROUND." (SEE PAGE 246.)]

THE JUNGLE BOOK

BY RUDYARD KIPLING

[Illustration]

NE...

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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UUSI GROTTELAULU

Viktor Rydberg

Suomentanut Severi Nyman

Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Kustannusosakeyhti"o Otava 1896.

JOHDANTO.

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

LAST DAYS IN A DUTCH HOTEL

(1897)

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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EXPERIENCE

Transcribed from the 1901 R. Brimley Johnson edition by David Price, email ccx074@pglaf.org

[Picture: Image of B...

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.

by

HENRY THOMAS HAMBLIN

CONTENTS.

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...

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