Fables for the Frivolous is one of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl. These fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's original writings. The Aesop-style fables are written in verse, and are light-hearted re-tellings of fables from two centuries before, each ending with a moral and a pun. Among the more celebrated of the fables are The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare, The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull, and The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven. ( from Wikipedia)
FABLES FOR THE FRIVOLOUS
(With Apologies to ...
Werner S"oderstr"om, Porvoo, 1885.
Jouluaatto oli tullut. Ty"ot oli lopetettu, kylyt kylvetty, pahnat
lattioille levitetty, kynttil"at paloivat. K"oyhinkin oli parahan valonsa
pannut majaansa kirkastamaan. Juhlapuvuissansa istuivat ihmiset ja
veisasivat juhlavirtt"a. Ja niin oli laita meid"an pit"aj"ass"a ja
naapuripit"aj"ass"a ja kolmannessa pit"aj"ass"a ja niin kaikkia...
Many victorian women felt trapped by the role society gave them. So did Anne Bronte. This is a poem about lonleyness, and about feeling caged. A poem which would bring tears to your eyes.
An Anonymous Volunteer
by Currer, Ellis, And Acton Bell
(Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte)
POEMS BY CURRER BELL
PILATE'S WIFE'S DREAM.
I've quench'd my lamp, I struck it in that start
Which every limb convulsed, I heard it fall
The crash blent with my sleep, I saw depart
Its light, even as I woke, on yonder wall;
Librivox volunteers bring you ten recordings of Oh! Can You Leave Your Native Land? by Susanna Moodie. This was the weekly poem for the week of November 16, 2014.
This etext was produced by Andrew Sly
Notes on this Etext Edition.
Thank you to The Celebration of Women Writers (Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Editor) for providing the source text. It has since been proof read and modified by comparison with multiple editions.
There is a great deal of variation between different editions ranging from differences in names, spelling and punctuation to differences in what chapt...
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...
LAND UND VOLK IN AFRIKA
BERICHTE AUS DEN JAHREN 1865 1870.
VERLAG VON J. K"UHTMANN'S BUCHHANDLUNG.
U.L. FR. KIRCHHOF 4.
Bemerkungen über die Zukunft Algeriens
Beobachtung über die Wirkungen des Haschisch
Von Lagos nach Liverpool
Die Stadt Kuka in Bornu
Titulaturen und Würden in einigen Centralnegerl"andern
Die Art der Begrüssungen bei verschiedenen Neger St"ammen
Von Magdala nach Lalibala, Sokota und Antalo, April/Mai 1868
Der Aschangi See in Abessinien
Nach Axum über Ha...
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 ...