The Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697)

The Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697)

John M. Taylor

From the Foreword: ‘The true story of witchcraft in old Connecticut has never been told. It has been hidden in the ancient records and in manuscripts in private collections, and those most conversant with the facts have not made them known, for one reason or another. It is herein written from authoritative sources, and should prove of interest and value as a present-day interpretation of that…

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She

She

H. Rider Haggard

A first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful “She”, or “She-who-must-be-obeyed”.

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The Best Psychic Stories

The Best Psychic Stories

Various

A collection of fictional stories (and maybe one non-fiction spiritual account) with a paranormal slant. Includes; When the World Was Young by Jack London; The Return by Algernon Blackwood; The Second Generation by Algernon Blackwood; Joseph—A Story by Katherine Rickford; The Clavecin—Bruges by George Wharton Edwards; Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe; The Sylph and the Father by Elsa Barker; A Ghost by Lafcadio…

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Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Mary Croom Brown

Chapters include: Childhood And Betrothal To Charles Of Castile; European Complications; A Campaign And A Courtship; The Duchess Repudiates Her Suitor And The Princess Breaks Her Contract; Betrothal To Louis XII. Of France; Queen Of France; The Englishmen In Paris; The White Queen And The Duke. The Secret Marriage; Confession And Penance; The Lovers Come Home; and, Afterwards.

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Melmoth the Wanderer

Melmoth the Wanderer

Charles Robert Maturin

Composed of a series of nested stories-within-stories, Melmoth the Wanderer tells the story of a scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for 150 extra years of life, and then searches the world for someone who will take over the pact for him.

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Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances Among Animals

Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances Among Animals

Alfred Russel Wallace

Chapters include: Importance of the Principle of Utility; Popular Theories of Colour in Animals; Importance of Concealment as Influencing Colour; Special Modifications of Colour; Theory of Protective Colouring; Objection that Colour, as being dangerous, should not exist in Nature; Mimicry; Mimicry among Lepidoptera; Lepidoptera mimicking other Insects; Mimicry among Beetles; Beetles mimicking other Insects; Insects…

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Emile

Emile

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Emile, or On Education, is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man, which tackles fundamental political and philosophical questions about the relationship between the individual and society. The text is divided into five books: the first three are dedicated to the child Emile, the fourth to an exploration of the adolescent, and the fifth to outlining the education of his female…

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Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion

Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion

G. A. Henty

Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion, by G.A. Henty, tells the story of Beric, the young Briton chieftan. Beric and his fellow tribesmen bristle under Roman rule during the reign of the tyrant emperor Nero. When Boadicea, queen of a powerful tribe of Britons, is disgraced by the Roman authorities, the Britons join together in rebellion, but can the Britons overcome their powerful Roman masters?

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The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Inspired by the painting The Last Day of Pompeii by the Russian painter Karl Briullov, this book contrasts the decadent culture of 1st-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends, and culminates in the cataclysmic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

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An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill

An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)

William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West. He received the nickname “Buffalo Bill” after the American Civil War, when he had a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo (American bison) meat. Cody killed 4,282 buffalo in eighteen months…

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The Excavation of Gezer, Volume 2

The Excavation of Gezer, Volume 2

R. A. S. Macalister

Vol 2 of 3 Volumes. With numerous illustrations. From the first chapter: ‘We have, two sources of information regarding the domestic animals used, and the wild animals observed, by the Gezerites: the bones of actual specimens, and small models of animals, when the species of the latter can be identified. Such models were rare…

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The Excavation of Gezer, Volume 1

The Excavation of Gezer, Volume 1

R. A. S. Macalister

Vol 1 of 3 Volumes. With numerous illustrations. From the Preface: ‘In what form the results of the Excavation of Gezer should be finally presented is a question that has cost me much careful thought. Two alternatives offered themselves, between which it was difficult to choose. My preference at first was to follow the natural division…

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The Gadfly

The Gadfly

Ethel Voynich

Set in 1840s Italy, which at the time was under the dominance of Austria, The Gadfly centres on the life of the protagonist, Arthur Burton, a member of the Youth movement, and his antagonist Padre Montanelli. Arthur becomes a journalist, expounding radical ideas in brilliant satirical tracts published under the pseudonym “the gadfly”. The local authorities are soon dedicated to capturing him…

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