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The Lumley Autograph

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THE LUMLEY AUTOGRAPH

by

Susan Fenimore Cooper

BY THE AUTHOR OF "RURAL HOURS," ETC.

[Not long since an American author received an application from a German correspondent for "a few Autographs" the number of names applied for amounting to more than a hundred, and covering several sheets of foolscap. A few years since an Englishman of literary note sent his Album to a distinguished poet in Paris for his contribution, when the volume was actually stolen from a room where every other article was left untouched; showing that Autographs were more valuab...

Gulliver s Reis Naar Liliput

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[Illustratie: Een kreet van verbazing ontsnapte aan de menigte, toen ik voor het eerst overeind ging staan.]

GULLIVER'S REIS NAAR LILIPUT

DOOR

OTTO ERNST

BEWERKT DOOR

STELLA MARE

MET FRAAIE PLATEN

[Illustratie]

AMSTERDAM MEULENHOFF & Co. MCMXII

Boek Courant en Steendrukkerij G. J. Thieme, Nijmegen

INHOUD.

Hoofdstuk. Bladz.

I. Gulliver wordt scheepsdokter, lijdt schipbreuk en wordt op een vreemd eiland gevangen genomen 1

II. Gulliver...

Gulliver

Gulliver's reizen is een satirisch boek uit 1726 van de Ierse schrijver Jonathan Swift.
Het oorspronkelijke boek bevatte vier reisbeschrijvingen, waarvan alleen de eerste, over het land Lilliput, nu nog grote bekendheid geniet. In deze uitgave zijn alleen de eerste twee delen van het oorspronkelijke werk opgenomen. Het tweede deel heet 'Een reis naar Brobdingnag'. (Samenvatting door Wikipedia en Bart de Leeuw)

Tijdens de productie schreef Marcel Coenders, die de tekstcontrole van dit boek verzorgde: "Een mooi boek. Uiteraard kennen we allemaal de een-regel-samenvatting van dit...

Erewhon –by: Samuel Butler

Erewhon, or Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed in which part of the world Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional country. Butler meant the title to be read as the word Nowhere backwards, even though the letters “h” and “w” are transposed. It is likely that he did this to protect himself from accusations of being unpatriotic, although Erewhon is obviously a satire of Victorian society.

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ERE...

2 B R 0 2 B –by: Kurt Vonnegut

In this chilling short-story by a master of the craft, Kurt Vonnegut creates a fictional world of the future where life and death are no longer matters of individual choice or destiny. The title refers to the famous quote from Hamlet, “To be or not to be....” with “0” being pronounced as “naught.” It also refers to the eternal dilemma of life and death that face every human being at some point in their lives.

Written in 1962 it is set in some unspecified time in the future, when earth has become a Utopia. The population is under control, there is no poverty, suffering or even...

In the Sweet Dry and Dry –by: Christopher Morley

Written just before Prohibition to entail the possible troubles that might happen en route. Both sides of the argument, or battle as the case may be, strike out with various over-top methods like legislating most fruits and vegetables as unsafe or intoxicating large groups with breathable alcohol.

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IN THE SWEET DRY AND DRY

BY

CHRISTOPHER MORLEY AND BART HALEY

ILLUSTRATED BY GLUYAS WILLIAMS

DEDICATED TO G. K. CHESTERTON

MOST DELIGHTFUL OF MODERN DECANTERBURY PILGRIMS

FOREWORD

As far as this book is concerned, the public may Take It, or the...

Sartor Resartus: the life and opinions of Herr Teufelsdrckh

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SARTOR RESARTUS:

The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By Thomas Carlyle.

1831

BOOK I.

CHAPTER I. PRELIMINARY.

Considering our present advanced state of culture, and how the Torch of Science has now been brandished and borne about, with more or less effect, for five thousand years and upwards; how, in these times especially, not only the Torch still burns, and perhaps more fiercely than ever, but innumerable Rushlights, and Sulphur matches, kindled thereat, are also glancing in every direction, so that not the smallest cranny or dog ho...

The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great –by: Henry Fielding

This novel is sometimes thought of as [Fielding's] first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a “Great Man” (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged.

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THE WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING

VOLUME TEN

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Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream –by: John Kendrick Bangs

John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangasian Fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. (Wikipedia)
Plot summary: J K Bangs has taken Alice from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and lets her on a boring day travel with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and the other of Carroll’s familiar characters to Blunderland. The story is a well written Satire, a witty, humorous tale of adventure and city politics, a tale of Alice in ...

A Lecture On Heads –by: George Alexander Stevens

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A LECTURE ON HEADS

By Geo. Alex. Stevens

WITH ADDITIONS,

By Mr. Pilon

AS DELIVERED by Mr. Charles Lee Lewes.

TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ESSAY ON SATIRE.

WITH FORTY SEVEN HEADS By Nesbit, From Designs By Thurston.

1812.

[Transcriber's Note: Numbers in the text within curly brackets are page numbers.]

ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC.

There having been several pirated editions published of this Lecture, it is necessary to describe their nature, and to explain the manner in which they were obtained; from which the public will judge, how much they have been i...

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