The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor...
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
IN PROSE BEING A Ghost Story of Christmas
by Charles Dickens
I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, whic...
Englannin kielest"a suomentanut Waldemar Churberg
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuren Seuran Kirjapainossa,
Valitettava asia on, ett"a ne varhaiset kirjailiat, jotka puhuivat
Amerikan l"oyd"ost"a ja asuttamisesta, eiv"at ole antaneet meille tarkempia
ja oikeampia tietoja niist"a merkillisist"a luonteista, jotka
vihannoitsivat mets"a el"am"ass"a. Ne harvat tarinat, jotka ovat s"ailyneet
meille, ovat varsin omituisia ja vieh"att"avi"a; ne sallivat meid"an
GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON SOUTH AMERICA
by CHARLES DARWIN
Although in some respects more technical in their subjects and style than
Darwin's "Journal," the books here reprinted will never lose their value
and interest for the originality of the observations they contain. Many
parts of them are admirably adapted for giving an insight into problems
regarding the structure and changes of the earth's surface, and in fact
they form a charming introduction to physical geology and physiography in
their application to special domains. The ...
Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer".
Moore is often considered Ireland's National Bard and is to Ireland what Robert Burns is to Scotland. (Wikipedia )
A book in 2 Parts, published in 1791 and 1792. Part First denounces Edmund Burke’s defense of monarchy and his attacks against the French Revolution, and in plain layman’s language traces the birth and fallacy of monarchy, and the source of man's inalienable rights. Part Second examines the roots and benefits of constitutional government. Written with Paine's dry wit and hard hitting logic, in layman's language, the book was widely circulated in Europe and America. Considered the earliest complete statement of republican principles, Paine opposes the idea of hereditary kings and speaks aga...
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE
AMEN CORNER, E.C.
112 FOURTH AVENUE
Clarendon Press Series
A SHORT HISTORY
Oxford AT THE CLARENDON PRESS 1892
HORACE HART, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY
An attempt to present to students a succinct history of the course of French literature compiled from an examination of that literature itself, and not merely from previous accounts of it is, I believe, a new one in English. There will be observed in the...
The Book of Tobit (from Hebrew: Tobi "my good") is a book of scripture that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox biblical canon, pronounced canonical by the Council of Carthage of 397 and confirmed for Roman Catholics by the Council of Trent (1546).
The Books Presented Below Use These Titles
The First Book of Esdras The Second Book of Esdras Esdras [sometimes Fourth Book of Ezra] The Book of Tobit The Book of Judith The Rest of the Chapters of the Book of Esther The Wisdom of Solomon The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach, or Ecclesiasticus The ...
O. Henry wrote over 600 short stories. Naturally I have my personal top 20 stories that just seem to stand out because of their form, writing style and ability to convey real personalities in a very few words. From these 20 I've chosen five that seem outstanding examples of the short story art form. Stories like The Gift of the Magi; The Cop and the Anthem; Man about Town; A Cosmopolite in a Cafe and Mammon and the Archer. So this is a collection of just five O.Henry stories that many people, including me, have loved and remembered over the years. And this time, thanks to LibriVox, I have the ...
The Bobbsey Twins is a series of books attributed to Laura Lee Hope, a house pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The family includes a pair of older twins, Nan and Bert, and a pair of younger twins, Freddie and Flossie. This volume is the fourth in the series.
The Bobbseys are on their way home from an exciting summer vacation. But mysteries and trouble are never far behind them, and they run across a wrecked circus train and a trick dog who insists on following them! Back at home, exciting news awaits: Bert has been selected as president of a new museum that the school is opening...
Greenmantle is the second of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay’s first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately before the war started. – Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet up with his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Ger...