A researcher goes on an expedition to find "The Tablets of the Gods" which have plagued his dreams since his boyhood. He finds them, and the horrible truth of humanity's true purpose in the universe. This story, The Man Who Found Out" is an example to me of pure cosmic horror in that the horror comes totally from knowledge which is (in-story) so terrible that it forever blights the minds of anyone who discovers it. Two highly intelligent and well informed men, Professor Ebor and then Dr. Laidlaw, learn the contents of the Tablets of the Gods, and even though this information is short enough to...
Washington Irving, an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake missing persons advertisements in local newspapers asking for help in locating Diedrich Knickerbocker. As a continuation of the hoax, Irving also published a notice purported to be written by the...
PARIS CALMANN L'EVY, 'EDITEUR. ANCIENNE MAISON MICHEL L'EVY FR`ERES 3, RUE AUBER, 3
CORRESPONDANCE DE GEORGE SAND
A MADAME MAURICE DUPIN QUI ALLAIT QUITTER NOHANT
Que j'ai de regret de ne pouvoir te dire adieu! Tu vois combien j'ai de chagrin de te quitter. Adieu pense à moi, et sois s^ure que je ne t'oublierai point.
Tu mettras la réponse derrière le portrait du vieux Dupin.
 Mademoiselle Aurore Dupin avait a...
A story of a boy who raised by Indian wolves becomes lord of the jungle.
THE JUNGLE BOOK
[Illustration: Rudyard Kipling]
[Illustration: "LITTLE TOOMAI LAID HIMSELF DOWN CLOSE TO THE GREAT NECK LEST A SWINGING BOUGH SHOULD SWEEP HIM TO THE GROUND." (SEE PAGE 246.)]
THE JUNGLE BOOK
BY RUDYARD KIPLING
The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt. But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train ...
William Blake was an English poet, painter and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
He was considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work
Transcribed from the 1901 R. Brimley Johnson edition by David Price, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Originally published 1870, this recording is from the English translation by Frederick P. Walter, published 1991, containing the unabridged text from the original French and offered up into the public domain. It is considered to be the very first science fiction novel ever written, the first novel about the undersea world, and is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax
Within You is the Power.
HENRY THOMAS HAMBLIN
PREFACE CHAPTER I. Infinite Life and Power CHAPTER II. The Overcoming of Life's Difficulties CHAPTER III. Fate or Free Will? CHAPTER IV. Cause and Effect CHAPTER V. Success CHAPTER VI. Health CHAPTER VII. The Secret of Abundant Supply CHAPTER VIII. The Power and Limitations of the Sub conscious Mind CHAPTER IX. The Use of the Spiritual or Super conscious Mind CHAPTER X. Character Building and the Overcoming of Habit CHAPTER XI. Happiness and Joy CHAPTER XII. The Use and Mis Us...
"I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work on "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." I am sure your work will be found to be one of absorbing interest, worthy of the widest patronage, and historically valuable as pertaining to the tremendous struggle for the abolition of chattel slavery in our land. No phase of that struggle was so crowded with thrilling incidents, heroic adventures, and self-sacrificing efforts as the one you have undertaken to portray, and with which you were so closely connected, to wit: "THE ...
The Ramayan is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It is the story of Rama, who embarks on an epic journey followed by the fight with Ravana, the demon king who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The epic depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.
The R'AM'AYAN of V'ALM'IKI