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A children’s story. From the first chapter: ‘Edna did not like that word opportunity; it always seemed to her that it meant something unpleasant. She had noticed that when pleasant things came along they were rarely spoken of as “opportunities,” but were just happenings.’
A collection of short stories. Stories include: A Deal in Wheat; The Wife of Chino; A Bargain with Peg-Leg; The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock; A Memorandum of Sudden Death; Two Hearts That Beat as One; The Dual Personality of Slick Dick Nickerson; The Ship That Saw a Ghost; The Ghost in the Crosstrees; and, The Riding of Felipe.
Adam Bede was the first novel written by George Eliot. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar of her time. It tells the story of Adam Bede, an earnest and virtuous carpenter who is betrayed by his love, Hetty Sorrel. The bitter and tragic consequences of her actions shake the very foundations of their serene rural community.
A collection of essays in which Bierce talks about modern civilization and all its faults, including the death penalty, emancipated women, immortality, civilisation and more.
Actions and Reactions is a collection of short stories and poems. Chapters include: An Habitation Enforced; The Recall; Garm — A Hostage; The Power Of The Dog; The Mother Hive; The Bees And The Flies; With The Night Mail – A Story Of 2000 A. D.; The Four Angels; A Deal In Cotton; The New Knighthood; The Puzzler; The Puzzler; Little Foxes – A Tale Of The Gihon Hunt; Gallio’s Song; The House Surgeon; and, The Rabbi’s Song.
A collection of charming and insightful short stories from Eleanor H. Porter, best known for the widely acclaimed novel Pollyanna. Touching on an array of engaging subjects and timeless themes, these stories showcase Porter’s gift for crafting memorable characters that often find themselves in unusual or trying circumstances. Chapters include: When Father and Mother Rebelled; Jupiter Ann; The Axminster Path; Phineas…
In 1890, two American college graduates set out to travel around the world on a then-new invention, the bicycle. In 1893 they returned, having covered over 15,000 miles, at that time the “longest continuous land journey ever made around the world.” This is their account of the trip across Turkey, Persia, Turkestan and northern China.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking…
This 300 year old book is a huge download at over 500 MB, but a fantastic addition to a collection of old books on the occult. It covers things like Magick, demons, ghosts, as well as some accounts of the witchcraft trials.
A collection of essays on the witchcraft trials. Chapters include, A True Discourse of the Damnable Life of Doctor Fian, and Sundry other Witches, lately taken in Scotland; Extracts from King James’s Daemonologie concerning Sorcery and Witchcraft; Answer of a Letter from a Gentleman in Fife, to a Nobleman, containing an Account of the Barbarous and Illegal Treatment of the Witches in Pittenweem; Trial of Isobel Elliot and others…
A Chymicall Treatise Of The Ancient And Highly Illuminated Philosopher, Devine And Physitian, Arnoldus De Nova Villa Who Lived 400 Years Agoe, Never Seene In Print Before, But Now By A Lover Of The Spagyrick Art Made Publick For The Use Of Learners, Printed In The Year 1611.
A short collection of tales and myths of the Achomawi and Atsugewi, who lived in the north-eastern Sierra Nevada of California. Chapters include; Creation Myth (Achomawi); The Making Of Daylight (Achomawi); Hawk-Man (Achomawi); Search For Fire (Achomawi); Loon-Woman (Achomawi); The Lost Brother (Achomawi); Bluejay And Lizard And The Grizzly-Bears (Achomawi); Silver-Fox And Coyote (Achomawi); The Mole And The Sun (Achomawi)…
A Child’s History of England is a book by Charles Dickens covering the time of Ancient England and the Romans, right up to James the Second.
In this 1893 novel, a young poet, Dale Bannister, suddenly finds himself possessed of fame and fortune. He moves to the town of Denborough, where he acquires an enemy, Squire Delane, and an equally unwelcome acolyte, Dr. Roberts.
Written by an abolitionist, this book is very interesting in the sense of the account it gives us, no matter how appalling we think those times were. The author tells us of things like the proceedings during the voyages, how the slaves were procured in the first place, their subsequent treatment, and how they were sold.
A spiritual biography by Acariya Mahà Boowa Nanasampanno. Translated from the Thai by Bhikkhu Dick Sãlaratano. This is the story of Ãcariya Mun’s life. During the 50 years since his death, he has assumed an exalted status in Buddhist circles and thus remains an overshadowing presence whose life and teachings have become synonymous with the Buddha’s noble quest for self-transformation. In recent decades, he has gained recognition beyond…