Ancient Jewish Proverbs

Ancient Jewish Proverbs

Abraham Cohen

A treasure trove of traditional Jewish proverbs, mostly extracted from the Talmud and Mishna. Covers subjects like: Human Existence; Family Life; Human Virtues; Human Faults; Occupations; Rules Of Conduct; Vagaries Of Fortune; Social Life; and, Colloquialisms.

The Blue Island: Experiences of a New Arrival Beyond the Veil

The Blue Island: Experiences of a New Arrival Beyond the Veil

W. T. Stead

On April 10, 1912, Stead boarded the S.S. Titanic bound from Southampton to New York, to take part in a peace congress at Carnegie Hall. On the morning of April 15 the ship struck an iceberg and Stead, along with hundreds of others, drowned. At that time his daughter, Estelle, an actress and also a spiritualist, was on tour with her own Shakespearean company. Amongst its members was a psychically gifted man named Pardoe Woodman…

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

Watkin Tench

Watkin Tench (6 October 1758 – 7 May 1833) was a British marine officer and part of the First Fleet, which established the first settlement in Australia in 1788. This book is one of two of his that provide an account of the arrival and the first four years of the colony.

A General History of Free-Masonry in Europe

A General History of Free-Masonry in Europe

Emmanuel Rebold

Based upon the Ancient documents realting to, and the Monuments erected by this Fraternity from its foundation in the year 715 B.C to the present time. From the Preface: ‘Before I make known to the reader the motives which inspired this history of Freemasonry, I beg permission to give here a succint confession of faith. Since the moment when the principles of Freemasonry were shown me, I have made this institution a particular study, with…

The History of the Caliph Vathek

The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford

Chronicles the fall from power of the Caliph Vathek, who renounces Islam and engages with his mother, Carathis, in a series of licentious and deplorable activities designed to gain him supernatural powers. Vathek was written during a time when part of European culture was influenced by Orientalism. It is an Arabian tale because of the oriental setting and characters and the depiction of oriental cultures, societies, and myth…

A History of the Huguenots

A History of the Huguenots

W. Carlos Martyn

This is an excellent and inspiring tale of the Huguenots, an ethnoreligious group of French Protestants. John Calvin was a Frenchman and his reformation in the French speaking Swiss city of Geneva had a profound impact on his homeland. The story of these heroic Christians and their struggles for the faith is an edifying exercise for those who desire to know more of their spiritual heritage. The book starts with the history of pre-Reformation France…

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

Arnold Bennett

In this book, Bennett tackles the problem of workers the world over, who spend most of their lives working jobs they hate and don’t find time to do anythign else, other than sleep and eat. He urges these “salarymen” to seize their extra time, and make the most of it to improve themselves. Extra time could be found at the beginning of the day, by waking up early, and on the ride to work, on the way home from work, in the evening…

Idylls of the King

Idylls of the King

Alfred Tennyson

Fully illustrated by Gustave Doré. Idylls of the King, published between 1859 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892; Poet Laureate from 1850) which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur’s kingdom. Chapters include: The Coming Of Arthur; Gareth And Lynette; The Marriage Of…

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by Australian writer Fergus Hume. The book takes place in Melbourne, Australia and involves an investigation into a homicide, after a corpse is discovered in the evening, in a hansom cab. Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories characterized the book as “the best-selling detective novel of the nineteenth century”.

A Tour Through The Whole Island of Great Britain

A Tour Through The Whole Island of Great Britain

Daniel Defoe

A tour thro’ the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727. It is roughly divided into several tours, or circuits, around Britain. Volume 1 contains three letters. The first two, Through Essex, Colchester, Harwich, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Cambridgeshire, and through Kent Coast, Maidstone, Canterbury, Sussex, Hampshire, and Surrey, are…