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Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark –by: Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in 1796, Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is a personal travel narrative by the eighteenth-century British feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft. The twenty-five letters cover a wide range of topics, from sociological reflections on Scandinavia and its peoples to philosophical questions regarding identity. Published by Wollstonecraft's career-long publisher, Joseph Johnson, it was the last work issued during her lifetime.

Wollstonecraft undertook her tour of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark in order to retrieve a stolen treasure ship for her love...

From Plotzk to Boston –by: Mary Antin

An intensely personal account of the immigration experience as related by a young Jewish girl from Plotzk (a town in the government of Vitebsk, Russia). Mary Antin, with her mother, sisters, and brother, set out from Plotzk in 1894 to join their father, who had journeyed to the “Promised Land” of America three years before. Fourth class railroad cars packed to suffocation, corrupt crossing guards, luggage and persons crudely “disinfected” by German officials who feared the cholera, locked “quarantine” portside, and, finally, the steamer voyage and a famiily reunited. For anyone ...

The Life and Amours of the Beautiful, Gay and Dashing Kate Percival, the Belle of the Delaware

This surprisingly explicit sample of Victorian erotica follows the sexual awakening and subsequent adventures of its author, Kate Percival, the "belle of the Delaware." Content warning: this one is definitely NC-17 rated.

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The Life and Amours

OF THE

Beautiful, Gay and Dashing

Kate Percival

The Belle of the Delaware

Written by herself

Voluptuous, Exciting, Amorous and Delighting

LONDON PARIS

1903

VOLUME ONE

Chapter I

CHILDHOOD

I am about to do a bold thing. I am about to give to the world the particulars o...

Seven Wives and Seven Prisons

This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah–disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison. The summarist finds the work a very tongue-in-cheek diatribe/lament/account of his obsessive zeal in ‘marrying the right one’, but is also the mirthful chronicle of said author’s very unconventional adventures.

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Three Years in the Federal Cavalry

Captain Glazier narrates his experiences as a cavalryman in the Federal Army during the Civil War, from his enlistment in New York State to his capture at the battle of Brandy Station.

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THREE YEARS IN THE FEDERAL CAVALRY.

[Illustration: Willard Glazier]

THREE YEARS

in the

FEDERAL CAVALRY.

BY WILLARD GLAZIER,

AUTHOR OF "THE CAPTURE, THE PRISON PEN AND THE ESCAPE," "VIRGINIA'S BATTLE FIELDS," ETC., ETC., ETC.

Illustrated.

NEW YORK: R. H. FERGUSON & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, 138 BLEECKER STREET 1870.

Entered, according to Act of...

Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving –by: Washington Irving

Washington Irving's Old Christmas tells of an American's travels through England during the Christmas season. Through a chance meeting with an old friend he is able to experience Christmas in a stately manor house. Through his eyes as a houseguest he glimpses the uniquely British customs and celebrations of Christmas as it would have been experienced during the Middle Ages, rather than in the early 19th century.

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OLD CHRISTMAS

WASHINGTON IRVING

[Illustration: CHRISTMAS]

[Illustration: publisher's logo]

FIFTH EDITION

[Illustration: "The old fami...

The Long Ago

Short memory of boyhood by a little-known American poet based in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.

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The Long Ago

by Jacob William Wright

1 The Garden 2 The River 3 Christmas 4 Butter, Eggs, Ducks, Geese 5 The Sugar Barrels 6 Jimmy, the Lamplighter 7 Flies 8 The Autumn Leaves 9 Getting in the Wood 10 The Rain 11 Grandmother 12 When Day is Done

Then said he unto me, Go thy way, Weigh me the weight of the fire, Or measure me the blast of the wind, Or call me again the day that is past. II Esdras IV:5

The day is do...

Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century Paris, by a sometime Grenadier Guards officer, unsuccessful parliamentarian, and dandy. Gronow displays social attitudes of the day which would now be regarded as unacceptable, but is a clever raconteur who brings to life both the horrors of war and the gaiety of high society.

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Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

by

Captain Rees Howell Gronow

EDITOR'S NOTE

The spelling in this book is rather creative (including ...

Army Letters from an Officer s Wife, 1871-1888

"There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instantly, giving deep sighs, preparing to snort, I knew . . . To give myself courage, I talked to the horse, slowly turning him around . . . when out of the bushes in front of us, there came a third wolf! The situation was not pleasant and without stopping to think, I said ‘Rollo, we must run him down - now do your best’ and taking a firm hold of the bridle, and bracing myself in the saddle, I struck the horse with my whip and gave an awful scream. . .<...

Journal des Goncourt (Premier Volume) M

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JOURNAL DES GONCOURT M'EMOIRES DE LA VIE LITT'ERAIRE

PREMIER VOLUME 1851 1861

PARIS, G. CHARPENTIER ET Cie, 'EDITEURS, 11, RUE DE GRENELLE. 1887.

PR'EFACE

Ce journal est notre confession de chaque soir: la confession de deux vies inséparées dans le plaisir, le labeur, la peine, de deux pensées jumelles, de deux esprits recevant du contact des hommes et des choses des impressions si semblables, si identiques, si homogènes, que cette confession peut être considérée comme l'expansion d'un seul moi et d'un seul je .

Dans cette ...

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