E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia series, consists of six novels and three short stories. The novels are: Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp (including the short story The Male Impersonator), Mapp and Lucia, Lucia’s Progress (published as The Worshipful Lucia in the U.S.) and Trouble for Lucia. Most of these works are set in the fictional village of “Tilling”, which is based on the village of Rye, Sussex, England. “Mallards”, the house with the garden room inhabited by Miss Mapp, and later by Lucia, is based on Lamb House, Benson’s own home in Rye. Earlier, the house was th...
As children, our first experience of the magic of talking animals, the conflict between good and evil, the battle of wits between the cunning and the innocent most probably came from Aesop's Fables. These delightful, pithy and brief narratives are simple, easy to understand and convey their message in a memorable and charming fashion.
Aesop's Fables by Aesop consists of about 600 tales, some well-loved and familiar, others less known but just as entertaining and educative and help us map the perimeters of our moral universe.
Fables have existed almost sin...
First Page:'THAT VERY MAB'
By May Kendall and Andrew Lang
'Ah! now I see Queen Mab has been with you'
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
I. UNDER TWO FLAGS II. DISILLUSIONS III. THE ORIGIN OF RELIGION IV. THE POET AND THE PALAEONTOTHEOLOGIST V. ST. GEORGE FOR MERRY ENGLAND VI. JUSTICE AND THE NEW DEMOCRACY VII. MACHINERY AND THE SUCCESSFUL MERCHANT VIII. THE BEAUTIFUL IX. IN WHICH THE NIHILIST, THE DEMOCRAT, AND THE PROFESSOR OFFER A SUGGESTION TO THE BISHOP ...
First Page:THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS AND OTHER SHORT PIECES.
BY JONATHAN SWIFT.
CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITED: LONDON , PARIS , NEW YORK & MELBOURNE . 1886.
Jonathan Swift was born in 1667, on the 30th of November. His father was a Jonathan Swift, sixth of the ten sons of the Rev. Thomas Swift, vicar of Goodrich, near Ross, in Herefordshire, who had married Elizabeth Dryden, niece to the poet Dryden's grandfather. Jonathan Swift married, at Leicester, Abigail Erick, or Herrick, who was of the family that had given to England Robert Herrick, the poet. As t...
First Page:WHAT IS MAN? AND OTHER ESSAYS
By Mark Twain
Deutschland. Ein Winterm"archen ist ein satirisches Versepos des deutschen Dichters Heinrich Heine (1797–1856). Unzufrieden mit den politischen Verh"altnissen im Deutschland der Restaurationszeit und um der Zensur zu entgehen, emigrierte Heine 1831 nach Frankreich. 1835 verbot ein Beschluss des deutschen Bundestags seine Schriften. Ende 1843 kehrt er noch einmal für wenige Wochen nach Deutschland zurück. Heine verknüpft in "Deutschland. Ein Winterm"archen“ die Reisebeschreibung mit politischen und philosophischen Betrachtungen. Schon am 4. Oktober 1844 wurde das Buch in Preussen verb...
First Page:THE BICKERSTAFF PARTRIDGE PAPERS
by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift, et al. The Bickerstaff Partridge Papers, etc. Annus Mirabilis
Predictions For The Year 1708
Wherein the month, and day of the month are set down, the persons named, and the great actions and events of next year particularly related, as will come to pass.
Written to prevent the people of England from being farther imposed on by vulgar almanack makers.
By Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.
I have long consider'd the gross abuse of astrology in this kingdom, and upon debating the matte...
First Page:GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
Into Several Remote Regions of the World
JONATHAN SWIFT, D.D.
Edited with Introduction and Notes by Thomas M. Balliet Superintendent of Schools, Springfield, Mass.
With Thirty Eight Illustrations and a Map
A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT
A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG
[Illustration: "HE COMMANDED HIS GENERALS TO DRAW UP THE TROOPS." P. 42.]
D.C. Heath & Co., Publishers Boston New York Chicago
And lo! the book, from all its end beguiled, A harmless wonder to some happy child...
The endeavour of small Greek historians to add interest to their work by magnifying the exploits of their countrymen, and piling wonder upon wonder, Lucian first condemned in his Instructions for Writing History, and then caricatured in his True History, wherein is contained the account of a trip to the moon, a piece which must have been enjoyed by Rabelais, which suggested to Cyrano de Bergerac his Voyages to the Moon and to the Sun, and insensibly contributed, perhaps, directly or through Bergerac, to the conception of Gulliver’s Travels. The Icaro-Menippu...