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Mollie’s Prince by CAREY, Rosa Nouchette

Mr. Ward is a failing artist. His two daughters, Mollie and Waveney, are very close. However when the financial situation becomes insufferable, and Waveney has to enter service, the sisters have to part for the first time. The book tells both stories in a realistic and engaging way. It gives us, the readers, insight into every aspect of the sisters’ lives from managing a household to going out with friends to (altro…)

Common Sense, How to Exercise It by TASHI, Yoritomo

One of three seminal philosophical works by the twelfth century Japanese Shogun, Yoritomo-Tashi. (From the Preface) He knows how to clothe his teachings in fable and appealing legend, and his exotic soul, so near and yet so far, reminds one of a flower, whose familiar aspect is transmuted into rare perfume.
By him the sternest questions are stripped of their hostile aspects and present themselves in the alluring form of (altro…)

Ballad of the White Horse by CHESTERTON, G. K.

This epic poem is about Alfred the Great’s defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in sight of a white horse mark made on a hill, after which the poem is named. As the white horse mark must be continually maintained by weeding to be clearly seen, Chesterton sees it as a symbol of the continual struggle to maintain the Christian culture (altro…)

Nelly Channell by DOUDNEY , Sarah

Another fascinating book by the author of A Vanished Hand. Rhoda returns home after the death of her employer to find out that her cousin Helen, with whom she was raised, also returned home. Her husband stole 300 pounds and had to run away to Australia and leave her pregnant. Rhoda has to reconcile her shame and learn to cope with the new situation. But nothing is as it seems. More (altro…)

World’s Best Poetry, Volume 4: The Higher Life (Part 2), The by VARIOUS

The fourth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, includes many notable religious and devotional poems and hymns from across the centuries, covering subjects such as the human experience; death; immortality; and Heaven. It also includes notable excerpts from John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. – Summary by Tomas Peter
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Boy Scouts Through the Big Timber, The by RATHBORNE, St. George Henry

The Silver Fox Patrol is out in the Rocky Mountains, camping in the Big Timber. Many adventures await these boys, including a dunking in the river, an adventure involving a grizzly bear, and the appearance of some timber cruisers up to no good.

Herbert Carter is one of the many pseudonyms of St. George Rathborne. (Summary by Ann Boulais)
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Dream, The by BAILLIE, Joanna

The Dream is Joanna Baillie’s gothic, proto-Lynchian meditation on fear, guilt, and the prophetic power of dreams. In the cloistered confines of a Swiss monastery, a small group of monks share the same prophetic dream: a forlorn specter reaches out to them with a mysterious—and potentially life-threatening—ultimatum. The dream comes every night, and yet its true import remains hazy and unknown. But when these dreams lead them to a buried corpse, (altro…)

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 059 by VARIOUS

Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Volume 59 contains an eclectic mix of readings, ranging from a description of a Coney Island elephant colossus to meditations on mental telepathy and baseball. Philosophical essays by Leibniz, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Francis Bacon and William Blake touch on the topics of truth, prejudice, poetic genius, suicide, and preparation for a Christian life. An educator at a women’s college (altro…)

Stone, The by TURGENEV, Ivan

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.
This taken from his DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMS translated by Constance Garnett (1861 – 1946) She was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Garnett was one of the first English translators of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov and introduced them on a wide basis to the English-speaking (altro…)

Diaries of Adam and Eve, The by TWAIN, Mark

Mark Twain wrote these two diaries, or rather as he insists, ‘translated them from the original manuscripts’, late in his writing career. The freshness, wonder and excitement of exploring a new world permeates Eve’s thoughts as she takes great joy in her very existence and loves everything about it. To me this is obviously a posthumous love-letter to Twain’s wife Olivia Langdon Clemens, or Livy, who died in June (altro…)

Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y espejo de tacaños by QUEVEDO, Francisco de

Clásica novela picaresca española del Siglo de Oro, del gran Don Francisco de Quevedo. En ella se narran las extravagantes andanzas y aventuras de un joven pícaro: Don Pablos. Conoceremos sus inicios en casa de sus peculiares padres, su paso por la escuela, sus peripecias como criado de un gran señor, su etapa como estudiante de Bachiller, de su viaje a la Corte, sus aprendizajes como buscón para vivir sin dar (altro…)

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences by WELLS, H. G.

Select Conversations with an Uncle, published in 1895, was H.G. Wells’s first literary publication in book form. It consists of reports of twelve conversations between a fictional witty uncle who has returned to London from South Africa with “a certain affluence,” as well as two other conversations (one on aestheticism that takes place in a train, titled “A Misunderstood Artist,” and another on physiognomy, titled “The Man with a Nose”) – (altro…)

Biography of an American Bondman, By His Daughter by BROWN, Josephine

Josephine Brown’s Biography of an American Bondsman faithfully follows the trajectory of her father’s life as previously explored in his own narratives. She distills and summarizes the major revelatory moments of his autobiography while she also incorporates new anecdotal information and offers her own perspective on Brown’s life. Whereas her biography draws frequently from previously published autobiographical accounts, the narrative style and comic flourishes add interest and value to the text. (altro…)

Coppertop by GAZE, Harold

The story is about a little girl who meets all manner of strange gnomes, fairies and creatures after she goes to sleep at night. She also has two invisible brothers whom she created so as to not be alone while her parents travel for the Crown. The author here produces an alternative version of fairyland to the more traditional European form, that is bizarre, entertaining and funny at the same (altro…)

Twin-Rivals, The by FARQUHAR, George

“This comedy was produced at Drury Lane on December 14, 1702. It is the most accurate of all Farquhar’s productions. The plot, though improbable, is well constructed and sustained, the dialogue lively and entertaining, whilst the characters of the Younger Wouldbe, Mrs. Mandrake, and Teague are so naturally drawn as to appear real personages, dependent little upon the art of the actor or the imagination of the author for their creation.” (altro…)