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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Vol. 2. by MACKAY, Charles

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
“In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one (altro…)

Life in the Sick-room: Essays by an Invalid by MARTINEAU, Harriet

Thinking she would be ill for the rest of her life, Harriet Martineau wrote these partly autobiographical essays about life in the sickroom. Considered ground breaking, it asserted that the sickroom is the sick person’s place and not the doctor’s. Sick people were able and willing to decide what is best for them. In England and abroad, people declared that “a sick person cannot write a healthy book” and that Harriet (altro…)

Bunte Beute by LILIENCRON, Detlev von

Dies ist eine Sammlung von Gedichten des norddeutschen Dichters Detlev von Liliencron. Die Gedichte sind sehr unterschiedlich und geradezu bunt, wie der Titel schon sagt, aber viele der Gedichte sind witzig, und einige beinhalten etwas Satire und Gesellschaftskritik. Grade diese leise Kritik könnte den modernen Leser interessieren, da es die Gesellschaft des beginnenden 20. Jahrhundert schön veranschaulicht. – Summary by Carolin
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North Lancashire by MARR, John Edward

Cambridge County Geographies was a 75 volume series covering the counties of England, Scotland and Wales. Separate volumes were produced for Lancashire north and south of the River Ribble. J. E. Marr’s volume on North Lancashire covers a geographical diverse region, including Furness and the Lake District west of Lake Windermere that now spans Lancashire and Cumbria. As much a history, guidebook and gazetteer as it is a geography, Marr’s volume (altro…)

Human Boy, The by PHILLPOTTS, Eden

This collection of eleven short stories, both humorous and touching, about English school boys was published in 1900. The book was quite popular in its time. The author wrote two follow-up books: The Human Boy Again (1908) and The Human Boy And The War (1916). Eden Phillpotts was popular with the reading public and wrote prolifically novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Clarification of the term fag: In an English (altro…)

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by BYRON, George Gordon, Lord

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to “Ianthe”. The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation (altro…)

Poesías by UNAMUNO, Miguel de

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864 – 1936) fue un escritor y filósofo español de la generación del 98. Cultivó una gran variedad de géneros literarios como novela, ensayo, teatro y poesía. Fue, asimismo, diputado y rector de la Universidad de Salamanca.

Para Unamuno el arte era un medio de expresar las inquietudes del espíritu. “Poesías” fue su primera obra en este género literario. Unamuno trata los mismos temas que desarrollaba en (altro…)

Ὁμήρου Ὀδύσσεια (Ραψῳδία 5) – The Odyssey By Homer (Book 5) by HOMER

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) –

Ἡ ἐργασία αὐτὴ ἀφορᾷ τὴν Ραψῳδία E – Ὀδυσσέως σχεδία.

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια εἶναι ἕνα ἀπὸ τὰ δύο κορυφαία ἔργα τοῦ Ὁμήρου καὶ ταυτοχρόνως τῆς Εὐρωπαϊκῆς λογοτεχνίας καὶ θεωρῶ ὅτι αὐτὰ τὰ σπουδαῖα ἀρχαῖα ἑλληνικὰ λογοτεχνικὰ ἔργα πρέπει νὰ ἠχογραφηθοῦν ἀπὸ ἑλληνικὲς φωνὲς.

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Moods by ALCOTT, Louisa May

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue,
and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.” Emerson. This quote opens the story of Sylvia, an intelligent and “unreasonable” 19th century young woman, who has to choose between the two men who love her. But every choice (altro…)

Word Portraits of Famous Writers by WOTTON, Mabel E.

Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many close friendships, She presents for us here, not literary criticism nor biographical sketches, but “word portraits,” shore vignettes of a persons physical appearance and elements of behavior or personality. These are all drawn from many sources — biographies, newspapers, or personal friends of the authors. Some descriptions are based on paintings or drawings, (altro…)

Mysteries of Marseilles, The by ZOLA, Émile

The elopement of Philippe Cayol, an aspiring liberal, poor and untitled with Blanche De Cazalis, niece of a powerful millionaire and politician sets the stage in this novel full of twists and turns with villains a plenty. Philippe’s brother Marius strives to protect the two lovers from the De Cazalis’ uncontrolled fury. Although written in his youth Zola’s signature style, his indignation about injustice and his vivid characterization of the (altro…)

Four Winds by TEASDALE, Sara

In 1918 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs. It was “made possible by a special grant from The Poetry Society”; however, the sponsoring organization now lists it as the earliest Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (inaugurated 1922). – Summary by Wikipedia
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Silence: What It Is, How To Use It, The by BUSH, David Van

Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces sickness. Our bodies sometimes are instantly re-harmonized while in the Silence. In the Silence our minds become passive, open, free and loving, at which time the Infinite Master of harmony touches the mental chords of our being and we are well. – Summary by David Van Bush
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L’Orme, De by JAMES, George Payne Rainsford

G.P.R. James was a historian and novelist, who took well-documented historical events and characters and wove stories around minor or imaginary actors in the events. In this work, set in seventeenth century France, we follow the adventures of young Louis, heir to the Count of Bigorre, after an encounter with the vindictive Marquis de Saint Brie forces him into exile. The tale wends its way inexorably towards the Battle of Marfee (altro…)

Elements of Botany, The by GRAY, Asa

The book is intended to ground beginners in Structural Botany and the principles of vegetable life, mainly as concerns Flowering or Phanerogamous plants, with which botanical instruction should always begin; also to be a companion and interpreter to the Manuals and Floras by which the student threads his flowery way to a clear knowledge of the surrounding vegetable creation. Such a book, like a grammar, must needs abound in technical words, (altro…)

Cartas de Inglaterra by EçA DE QUEIRóS, José Maria de

Eça de Queirós (1845-1900), um dos mais importantes escritores portugueses da história, destacou-se pelos romances Os Maias e O Crime do Padre Amaro.
Cartas da Inglaterra, de 1905, resultou do período em que viveu e trabalhou em Newcastle e Bristol no serviço consular. A obra, pouco conhecida do grande público, apresenta uma faceta política do autor, expondo sua visão analítica e ensaísta. Nela, Eça tece críticas aos acontecimentos contemporâneos, tanto no que (altro…)