Short Stories

Short Stories

Stanley G. Weinbaum

A collection of 21 short science fiction stories including: A Martian Odyssey; Valley Of Dreams; Flight On Titan; The Point Of View; Parasite Planet; The Lotus Eaters; Pygmalion’s Spectacles; The Worlds Of If; The Ideal; The Planet Of Doubt; The Adaptive Ultimate; The Mad Moon; Smothered Sea; Redemption Cairn; Proteus Island; The Circle Of Zero; Graph; The Brink Of Infinity; Shifting Seas; Tidal Moon; and, The Red Peri.

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The Book of Wonder

The Book of Wonder

Lord Dunsany

With 10 illustrations. A collection of 14 fantasy short stories, being unique in the fact that Sydney Sime drew the illustrations first, and Lord Dunsany wrote the stories afterwards. Stories include: The Book of Wonder; The Bride of the Man-Horse; Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller; The House of the Sphinx; Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men; The Injudicious Prayers of Pombo the Idolater; The Loot…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas de Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. It was criticized for presenting a too positive and too enticing picture of the opium experience to readers. And apparently, several English writers: Francis Thompson, James Thomson, William Blair, and perhaps Branwell Brontë — were led to opium use and addiction…

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North of Boston

North of Boston

Robert Frost

North of Boston is a collection of seventeen poems by Robert Frost. It includes two of his most famous poems, “Mending Wall” and “After Apple-Picking”. Most of the poems resemble short dramas or dialogues. Despite it being called North of Boston, none of the poems have that name.

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Occult Tales

Occult Tales

William Q. Judge

A collection of 11 short spiritual or occult tales including: A Weird Tale; A Curious Tale; The Serpent’s Blood; The Magic Screen Of Time; The Wandering Eye; The Tell-Tale Picture Gallery; The Skin Of The Earth; True Progress; Where The Rishis Were; The Coming Of The Serpent; and, An Allegory.

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The Witches’ Pharmacopoeia

The Witches' Pharmacopoeia

Robert Fletcher

Read before the Historical Club of the John Hopkins Hospital, April 13th, 1896. Excerpt: ‘The subject of this evening’s paper is extraordinarily copious, and long-descended in its history. A belief in witchcraft characterized the earliest periods of which we have any record; it prevails among all savages or semi-civilized peoples at the present time, and is by no means extinct in otherwise intelligent communities. The cowardly…

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Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

William Godwin

This is William Godwin’s biography of his wife Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Unusually frank for its time, Godwin does not shrink from presenting the parts of Wollstonecraft’s life that late 18th century British society would have judged either immoral or in bad taste; such as her close friendship with a woman, her love affairs, her illegitimate child, her suicide attempts and her painful death.

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Life is a Dream

Life is a Dream

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

A play regarding the human situation and the mystery of life with the central theme being the conflict between free will and fate. The story focuses on the fictional Segismundo, Prince of Poland, who has been imprisoned in a tower by his father, King Basilio, following a dire prophecy that the prince would bring disaster to the country and death to the King. Basilio briefly frees Segismundo, but when the prince goes…

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The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War

Arthur Conan Doyle

A non-fiction work on the Boer War. From the Preface: ‘During the course of the war some sixteen Editions of this work have appeared, each of which was, I hope, a little more full and accurate than that which preceded it. I may fairly claim, however, that the absolute mistakes made have been few in number, and that I have never had occasion to reverse, and seldom to modify, the judgments which I have formed. In this final edition the early…

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The Mysterious Key and What it Opened

The Mysterious Key and What it Opened

Louisa May Alcott

A fatal legacy and buried secret haunt the widow and daughter of a rich man who died after a visit from a mysterious stranger. What horrid news did the stranger impart to cause the man’s sudden death? And does the young boy who miraculously appears and befriends the family know anything about it? Is his obvious devotion to the widow and young mistress as pure as it seems?

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The Persians

The Persians

Aeschylus

The Persians is the second and only surviving part of a now otherwise lost trilogy that won the first prize at the dramatic competitions in Athens’ City Dionysia festival in 472 BCE. It takes place in Susa, which at the time was one of the capitals of the Persian Empire, and opens with a chorus of old men, who are soon joined by the Queen Mother, Atossa, as they await news of her son King Xerxes’ expedition against the Greeks.

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Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism

Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

The twelve lessons forming this volume were originally issued in the shape of monthly lessons, known as “The Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism,” during a period of twelve months beginning with October 1904, and ending September 1905. These lessons were intended as a continuation of, or sequel to “The Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism” issued during the previous year.

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Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Jules Verne

This is the 21st book in the Extraordinary Voyages Series. Joam Garral grants his daughter’s wish to travel to Belém where she wants to marry Manuel Valdez. They travel down the Amazon River using a giant timber raft. At Belém, Joam plans to restore his good name, as he is still wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not perpetrate. A man named Torres, offers Joam absolute proof of Joam’s innocence but the price that Torres wants for this…

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