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  • The Arabian Nights

    Burton,Sir Richard Francis
    (9281871)

    The Arabian Nights is your magic carpet ride to exotic lands full of wonders and marvels. First collected nearly a thousand years ago, these folktales are presented as stories that crafty Scheherazade tells her husband, King Shahryar, over a...

  • A Treasury Of Irish Fairy And Folk Tales

    Barnes & Noble
    (9281216)

    These lrish tales all are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back to a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling that had yet to be committed to the printed page. They were passed down through the ages virtually unaltered and...

  • Fragile Things: Short Fictions And Wonders

    Gaiman,Neil; Gaiman, Neil
    (2868058)

    A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it . . . In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an...

  • Psychedelics - Vintage Minis

    Lawson,Nigella
    (9726200)

    In this inspiring, witty and eminently sensible book, Nigella Lawson sets out a manifesto for how to cook (and eat) good food every day with a minimum of fuss. From basic roast chicken and pea risotto to white truffles and Turkish Delight figs,...

  • A Memoir Of Honoré De Balzac (Classic...

    Wormeley, Katharine Prescott
    (9936432)

    Excerpt from A Memoir of Honoré De Balzac The reader is asked to remember that this memoir is meant to be a presentation of the man, ' and not of his work, except as it was a part of himself. Three fourths of that work, in translation, is, or will...

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  • Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau Fifine At The...

    Browning, Robert
    (9935418)

    Excerpt from Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau Fifine at the Fair Pacchiarotto, Etc Our insincerity on both our heads N o matter what the object of a life, Small work or large, - the making thrive a shop, Or seeing that an empire take no harm, There are...

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  • My Lost Poets - A Life In Poetry

    Levine, Philip
    (9940344)

    Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him. In prose both as...

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  • The Kiss - Intimacies From Writers

    Turner,Brian
    (9938484)

    From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Reykjavik; from the panchayat forests of India to the Giant's Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports around the...

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  • Night And Day

    Woolf, Virginia
    (9933438)

    A romantic comedy in which the central characters have a distinctly unromantic disposition, Night and Day was Virginia Woolf's second novel. Written during the First World War, the novel is set in the suffrage campaign of the pre-war years. Often...

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  • The Bibliophile, Vol. 1 - A Magazine And...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
    (9936053)

    Excerpt from The Bibliophile, Vol. 1: A Magazine and Review for the Collector, Student and General Reader Holland is the work of a man who has closely studied the people of the great Island Empire. His essay on the Legendary Genius of J apan and the...

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  • Varied Types (Classic Reprint)

    CHESTERTON,G K
    (9934923)

    Excerpt from Varied Types Thinks about himself as the inhabitant Of the third house in a row Of Brixton villas than he thinks about himself as a strange animal with two legs. What a man's name was, what his income was, whom he mar ried, where he...

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  • Some Aspects Of Bibliography (Classic...

    Ferguson, John
    (9936731)

    Excerpt from Some Aspects of Bibliography The present Address was delivered on vacating the Presidency of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, on November 2, 1899. It was after wards revised and condensed in certain parts, and, as an afterthought,...

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  • No Time To Spare - Thinking About What...

    Le Guin,Ursula K
    (9939226)

    Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: 'If I'm ninety and believe I'm forty-five, I'm headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.'On cultural perceptions of fantasy: 'The direction of escape is toward freedom. So...

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  • Idle Hours In A Library (Classic Reprint)

    HUDSON , WILLIAM HENRY
    (9936133)

    Excerpt from Idle Hours in a Library The essay on the Restoration novel is reproduced, greatly changed and somewhat amplified, from the English magazine, Time. The remainder of the volume has not before been in print. In such a book as this, it would...

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  • The Christian Remembrancer, Vol. 14 - A...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
    (9935859)

    Excerpt from The Christian Remembrancer, Vol. 14: A Quarterly Review Art. IV. - History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. By W. H. Prescott. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of...

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  • Essays And Miscellany, Vol. 38 (Classic...

    Bancroft,Hubert Howe
    (9934713)

    Excerpt from Essays and Miscellany, Vol. 38 The Morgan hypothesis adopts a distinction of its own as to what constitutes a savage or a civilized na tion, in which rise prominent the systems of kinship, conspicuous in particular among the Iroquois and...

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  • A Popular Essay On Subjects Of Penal Law -...

    Lieber, Francis
    (9934591)

    Excerpt from A Popular Essay on Subjects of Penal Law: And on Uninterrupted Solitary Confinement at Labor, as Contradistinguished to Solitary Confinement at Night and Joint Labor by Day, in a Letter to John Bacon, Esquire I shall have to touch on the...

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  • A Dissertation On Miracles - Containing An...

    Campbell, George
    (9937554)

    Excerpt from A Dissertation on Miracles: Containing an Examination of the Principles Advanced by David Hume, Esq., In an Essay on Miracles I here Offer to the Public a new and improved edition of my Dissertation on Miracles, first printed in the year...

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  • Journeying

    Magris, Claudio
    (9939677)

    A writer for whom the journey has always mattered reinvents the very form itself in this inviting collection of in-the-moment impressions of his journeys A writer of enormous erudition and wide-ranging travels, Claudio Magris selects for this volume...

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  • Life Of John Milton (Classic Reprint)

    GARNETT , RICHARD
    (9936082)

    Excerpt from Life of John Milton After leaving his Essex pedagogue, Milton came under the private tuition of Thomas Young, a Scotchman from St. Andrews, who afterwards rose to be master of Jesus College, Cambridge. It would appear from the elegies...

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  • The Colonial Merchants And The American...

    Schlesinger, Arthur Meier
    (9937681)

    Excerpt from The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763-1776 A greater number of investigations of the American revolutionary epoch have been made in the last three or four decades than in all the preceding years. This dili gence has...

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  • John Greenleaf Whittier - A Sketch Of His...

    Perry, Bliss
    (9935691)

    Excerpt from John Greenleaf Whittier: A Sketch of His Life; With Selected Poems Thepoemshavcbcenchosenwithtlwintentioaillus trating, first, the circumstances qf Whittier's boyhood and the themes to which his poetic imagination naturally turned, then...

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  • The Bookworm - An Illustrated Treasury Of...

    AUTHOR,UNKNOWN
    (9936124)

    Excerpt from The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-Time Literature The smallest work I know of is a tiny child's prayer-book printed in Paris, without date, by firmin-didot. It is 27 millimetres in height, and 25 wide, including margin: Is any...

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  • The Portrait Catalogue (Classic Reprint)

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
    (9936611)

    Excerpt from The Portrait Catalogue About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses...

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  • Unclean Jobs For Women And Girls - Stories

    Nutting, Alissa
    (9938201)

    In this darkly comic and surreal collection from celebrated author Alissa Nutting, misfit women scramble for agency in a series of uncanny circumstancesThroughout these breathtakingly creative seventeen stories spread across time, space, and...

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  • Over The Teacups (Classic Reprint)

    Holmes,Oliver Wendell
    (9937418)

    Excerpt from Over the Teacups As to the course of the conversations which would take place, very little could be guessed beforehand. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at...

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  • The Bookworm - An Illustrated Treasury Of...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
    (9937459)

    Excerpt from The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-Time Literature An amusing instance of this occurred during the Manchester strike in 1842, which also helped me to understand what had hitherto puzzled me, how so unassuming and mild-mannered...

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  • The North American Review, Vol. 79 (Classic...

    AUTHOR,UNKNOWN
    (9935093)

    Excerpt from The North American Review, Vol. 79 A grate or stove, rather than a subterranean furnace, may be supposed to warm this imagined house. It was not enough that the bright creature, fire, once the happiest of the social circle, as it danced...

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  • John Keats (Classic Reprint)

    Colvin, Sidney
    (9935947)

    Excerpt from John Keats A biographer cannot ignore these letters now that they are published but their publication must be regretted by all who hold that human respect and delicacy are due to the dead no less than to the living, and to genius no less...

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  • The New Atlantis And The City Of The Sun -...

    Bacon, Francis
    (9933708)

    In this collection of landmark utopian works, two authors from the Age of Reason and Enlightenment envision their own philosophical and intellectual utopias. Calabrian monk Tomasso Campanella was a student of logic and physics while Englishman...

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  • Ireland's Story - A Short History Of Ireland...

    Johnston, Charles
    (9935095)

    Excerpt from Ireland's Story: A Short History of Ireland for Schools, Reading Circles, and General Readers Ireland's story has been written not as a record of the dead past, but as a beacon for the living future. It is inspired by a belief in the...

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  • Rosamund - A Dramatic Poem (Classic Reprint)

    Sterling, George
    (9935968)

    Excerpt from Rosamund: A Dramatic Poem Welcome him Who slew thy son, my brother? Rather look To see this sword come steaming from his heart! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at...

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  • Twenty-One Letters Of Ambrose Bierce - Edited...

    Bierce, Ambrose
    (9935604)

    Excerpt from Twenty-One Letters of Ambrose Bierce: Edited, With a Note Nine years mark the disappearance of Ambrose Bierce and yet a biography or critical essay in appreciation of the poet, satirist, adventurer, journalist and supreme story-teller,...

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  • What Are We Doing Here? - Essays

    Robinson, Marilynne
    (9933197)

    New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winnerMarilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of...

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  • Leaves From A Journal In The East - December,...

    Smith, Julia
    (9936630)

    Excerpt from Leaves From a Journal in the East: December, 1899 November, 1901 The hotel is a weird place, and my bedroom has no ceiling, while its whitewashed walls con trast with the gloomy rafters. I shall keep a lamp burning! From my windows,...

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  • The Works Of The Right Honourable Joseph...

    Addison, Joseph
    (9937623)

    Excerpt from The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Vol. 3: The Spectator Was Chemist, Fiddler, Statesman, and Bufi'oon: Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died m thinking. Blest madman, who...

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  • Spinoza Selections (Classic Reprint)

    SPINOZA , BENEDICT DE
    (9935128)

    Excerpt from Spinoza Selections IT Is perhaps impossible to understand any philosophy without a knowledge of the life and personality of which it is the expression. Of Spinozism this is especially the case, for, whether we View it from the standpoint...

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  • Some Occasional Papers - Read At The Richmond...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
    (9935977)

    Excerpt from Some Occasional Papers: Read at the Richmond Athenaeum; Founded 1881 With ancient corporations, who love cobwebs and antiquity - whose hearts are centred in the good old times who have a veneration for monopolies - who like silence and...

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  • Democratic Vistas, And Other Papers (Classic...

    Whitman, Walt
    (9937517)

    Excerpt from Democratic Vistas, and Other Papers Several of the pieces are ostensibly in explanation of my own writings but in that very process they best include and set forth their side of principles and general ities pressing vehemently for...

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  • Curious Creatures In Zoology - Illustrated...

    Ashton, John
    (9933753)

    Rather than a work of science, this richly illustrated volume offers fare for the imagination with its fascinatingly odd menagerie of creatures both real and imaginary. Victorian author John Ashton assembled historical accounts of everything from...

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  • Pan-Worship - And Other Poems (Classic...

    Farjeon, Eleanor
    (9935354)

    Excerpt from Pan-Worship: And Other Poems Come again, thou sparkling spring-tide, come again, Rush in and flood this autumn from my soul These waters welling at a dead God's shrine. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands...

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  • Letters, Vol. 1 Of 2 - Written By Eminent...

    Aubrey, John
    (9936028)

    Excerpt from Letters, Vol. 1 of 2: Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, to Which Are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall, the Seat of Browne Willis, Esq., And Lives of Eminent Men Matthew tate,...

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  • Later Letters Of Edward Lear, Author Of The...

    Lear, Edward
    (9935496)

    Excerpt from Later Letters of Edward Lear, Author of the 'Book of Nonsense' To Chichester Fortescue (Lord Carlingford), Lady Waldegrave and Others Mary lear, wife OF richard boswell. (f rom mmmlure, by kmd permisston of Mrs. Allen) About the...

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  • Life's Minstrel - A Book Of Verse (Classic...

    Henderson, Daniel
    (9936303)

    Excerpt from Life's Minstrel: A Book of Verse Will-0' the-wisp, if ill luck is to harry you, And if your end-of-rainbow quest into the mire will carry you; If ruin you are facing With your wild - goose chasing, You'll need a heart to hear you up. Let...

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