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The Raven –by: Edgar Allan Poe

When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classical volume, a mysterious tapping against his window disturbs him. When he opens it to investi...

The Hawthorns A Story about Children

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The Hawthorns; a Story about Children

by Amy Walton

This is a nice little book, which would certainly appeal to its intended audience of eleven or twelve year old little girls. Its background is distinctly late Victorian, but nevertheless a modern child would find nothing it could not relate to other than the more pleasant general atmosphere of those days.

Amy Walton has written a sequel to this book, "Penelope and the Others," also published on the Athelstane website. NH ...

A Book of Cheerful Cats and Other Animated Animals –by: J. G. (Joseph Greene) Francis

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Transcriber's Note: Characters following ^ are superscript.

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A BOOK OF CHEERFUL CATS AND OTHER ANIMATED ANIMALS

BY J. G. FRANCIS

A BOOK OF CHEERFUL CATS AND OTHER ANIMATED ANIMALS

BY J. G. FRANCIS

THE CENTURY CO. NEW YORK

Copyright, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1890, 1892, 1903, by ELSIE W. FRANCIS

Printed in U.S.A.

[Illustration]

Some Cat land fancies, drawn and dressed To cheer your mind when it's depressed.

[...

Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals –by: R. Lee

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[Illustration: THE MONKEY PAINTER Page 7.]

ANECDOTES OF THE HABITS AND INSTINCT OF ANIMALS.

BY MRS. R. LEE,

FORMERLY MRS. T. E. BOWDICH, AUTHOR OF "THE AFRICAN WANDERERS," "ADVENTURES IN AUSTRALIA," "MEMOIRS OF CUVIER," ETC.

WITH

ILLUSTRATIONS BY HARRISON WEIR.

LONDON: GRANT AND GRIFFITH, SUCCESSORS TO J. HARRIS, CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

M.DCCC.LII.

LONDON: PRINTED BY J. WERTHEIMER AND CO., CIRCUS PLACE, FINSBURY.

PREFACE.

In making a selection of anecdotes, those have been assembled which were supplied by me to other works, and in most i...

Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match

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STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS.

WITH

PICTURES TO MATCH

by

FRANCIS C. WOODWORTH,

Editor of "The Youth's Cabinet," Author of "Stories About Birds," &C.

Boston. Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1851. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, By D. A. Woodworth, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Preface.

In the following pages are grouped together anecdotes illustrative of the peculiarities of different animals mostly quadrupeds their habits, dispositions, intelligence, and affection. Nothing like a ...

Anecdotes of Dogs

"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."

The character, sensibilities, and intellectual faculties of animals have always been a favourite study, and they are, perhaps, more strongly developed in the dog than in any other quadruped, from the circumstance of his being the constant companion of man. I am aware how much has been written on this subject, but having accumulated many original and interesting anecdotes of this faithful animal, I have attempted to enlarge the general stock of information respecting it.

It is a pleasing task, arising f...

The Tale of Major Monkey –by: Arthur Scott Bailey

Arthur Scott Bailey was the author of more than forty children’s books.
Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator’s approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers.

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The Tale Of Major Monkey

BY ARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

Author of THE CUFFY BEAR BOOKS SLEEPY TIME TALES, ETC.

Illustrations by Lawrence Brehm

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Copyright, 1919, by GROSSET & DUNLAP PRINTED IN U.S.A.

[Illustration: "There's a Tiger inside th...

The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk –by: Thornton W. Burgess

The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk is another in the long list children’s books by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, Jimmy Skunk has encounters with Reddy Fox, Peter Rabbit, Unc’ Billy Possum and other acquaintances of his in the Green Meadows and Green Forest. Along the way, we learn some of the habits of Jimmy and his friends and we learn little lessons about life such as the importance of always keeping one’s temper, keeping promises and not playing practical jokes. We are also treated to a philosophical discussion by Jimmy Skunk on the advantages of defensive weap...

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