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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.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918.
A Treatise Of the Three Principles of Metals, Viz. The sulphur, mercury, and salt of philosophers, How they may profitably be used in medicine, alchymy, and other arts.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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?
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.
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.
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…
A complete translation of the Black Yajur Veda. The Yajur Veda is a detailed manual of the Vedic sacrificial rites. The adjective ‘Black’ distinguishes it from the other recension, the White or Pure Yajur Veda (Śukla Yajur Veda), as does its mixing of mantras or yajus with explanatory prose formulae (brāhmaṇas).
To the healthy man and woman this book is respectfully dedicated. They have done certain things (consciously or subconsciously) in order to bring themselves from infancy to healthy, normal maturity. And if you (who may not be so healthy and normal) will do just these same things, there is no reason why you, too, should not be just as are they. And this little book is our attempt to tell you just what this healthy man and woman…
This is the 16th book in the Extraordinary Voyages Series. Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine and from the outset, mysterious and unexplained happenings start to occur around the main characters.
This is the 13th book in the Extraordinary Voyages Series. The book is about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers (in the form of a diary). At the beginning of its voyage, the Chancellor carried 28 people, but by the end, only eleven people remain.