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  • The Arabian Nights

    Burton,Sir Richard Francis

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    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

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    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...

  • Cuentos de La Selva

    Horacio Quiroga
    (9357259)

    Hermoso título para un escritor maldito, perseguido por la fatalidad: muerto por accidente de caza su padre, suicidio de su padrastro tras una enfermedad incurable, suicidio de su primera esposa y finalmente, suicidio de él mismo. Tal es la biografía...

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  • Tales Of Norse Mythology

    Berger,Helen A.
    (9721751)

    Scandinavians of the Viking Age explored the mysteries of life through their sagas. Folklorist Helene Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these stories in Tales of Norse Mythology....

  • Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

    Grimm,Wilhelm; Brothers Grimm; Grimm,Jakob
    (8970495)

    Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales collects more than two hundred tales set down by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early decades of the nineteenth century, among them some of the best-loved and most famous fairy tales in all literature: “Little Red Riding...

  • Mr. Pope, His Life And Times, Vol. 1 (Classic...

    (10006776)

    Excerpt from Mr. Pope, His Life and Times, Vol. 1 Here is a certain type Of reader (more common than the cultured may suppose) who, when the name Of Pope is mentioned exclaims, Pope! That's the man who said Whatever is, is right.' A little more...

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  • Areopagitica - A Speech To The Parliament Of...

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    Excerpt from Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing Greeks. He had learnt the memorable efficacy with which Panegyries, or festal conventions of the citizens, had co-operated with their popular...

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  • Paris Days And Evenings (Classic Reprint)

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    Excerpt from Paris Days and Evenings Since you request it, I attest here the little adventure of this sack. It travelled with me fifteen hundred miles in 1861, when I left Guernsey on account of my health. I carried with me the manuscript of 'les...

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  • Speculations Literary And Philosophic...

    Quincey, Thomas de
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    Excerpt from Speculations Literary and Philosophic The two* charges, which my brief paper alleged against Pope, as grievous impeachments of all pretension to honour and veracity, were founded. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of...

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  • Apocalyptic Sketches - Lectures On The Seven...

    Cumming, John
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    Excerpt from Apocalyptic Sketches: Lectures on the Seven Churches of Asia Minor The epistles to these churches are really addressed to the Ca tholic or Universal Church - they are not prescriptions for a century, but for all succeeding ages - duties...

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  • The Vanity And Insanity Of Genius (Classic...

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    Excerpt from The Vanity and Insanity of Genius Stands as the sun, And all that rolls around him Drinks light and life and glory from his aspect.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more...

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  • Vedanta Philosophy - Lectures On Raja Yoga...

    Vivekananda, Swami
    (10004651)

    Excerpt from Vedanta Philosophy: Lectures on Raja Yoga and Other Subjects, Also Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, With Commentaries, and Glossary of Sanskrit Terms All the orthodox systems of Indian philosophy have one goal in View, the liberation of the...

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  • Notes On Novelists - With Some Other Notes...

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    Excerpt from Notes on Novelists: With Some Other Notes To this absorbing extension of the story then the two volumes of Letters1 now published by Mr. Sidney Colvin beautifully contribute. The Shelf of our li brary that contains our best...

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  • Christianity And Civilisation - Five Lectures...

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    Excerpt from Christianity and Civilisation: Five Lectures Delivered at St. Paul's Cathedral, London I include under the word Civilisation all that man does, all that he discovers, all that he becomes, to fit himself most suitably for the life in...

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  • The North British Review, Vol. 42 - March And...

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    Excerpt from The North British Review, Vol. 42: March and June, 1865 The best way to enjoy De Foe a Tour is to read it after Johnson's. The true-born En lishman was free from the lexicographer s burden of dictionary words, and his obligation to turn...

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  • Miscellanies Of Edward Fitzgerald (Classic...

    (10006397)

    Excerpt from Miscellanies of Edward Fitzgerald Thus far - without fear of trespass - from the Calcutta Review. Though the Sultan showered favours upon him, Omar's epicurean audacity of thought and speech caused him to be regarded askance in his own...

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  • The North American Review, Vol. 91 (Classic...

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    Excerpt from The North American Review, Vol. 91 These are the principal exceptions which need be made to Mr. Kemp's book. Taken altogether, it merits the highest commendation. Its leading principles are correct, and its practical directions are for...

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  • The Academy And Literature, Vol. 62 - January...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
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    Excerpt from The Academy and Literature, Vol. 62: January to June 21, 1902 Poetry. Australian Poet, The 388 Buchanan, There came Company to the Grave of 666 Muffin Man, The 656 Poets, latter-day, To some 238 Rhodes, Cecil 378 correspondence. About...

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  • The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 12 Of 18 -...

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    Excerpt from The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 12 of 18: Illustrated With Notes, Historical, Critical, and Explanatory, and a Life of the Author The Ninth Ode of the First Book (first Miscellany), The Twenty-ninth Ode of the First Book (second...

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  • Essays (Classic Reprint)

    Todhunter, John
    (10004730)

    Excerpt from Essays English friends that for an Irishman to make a bad Speech was a brilliant and meritorious thing, and reflected the greatest credit on the bad Speaker. Nor must it be imagined that he was all good nature and humorous tolerance. He...

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  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

    Vowell, Sarah
    (9998381)

    'A gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.' --USA Today Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles 'gilded with...

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  • The Gentleman's Apology; Or A Short, But...

    (10005715)

    Excerpt from The Gentleman's Apology; Or a Short, but Compleat Treatise Against Religion: Necessary for All Families, to Which Are Prefixed, Some Original Papers (h) His Son is your Humble Servant, the Author. C) The worthy Family are the Arts and...

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  • Imaginary Portraits And Gaston De LaTour - An...

    (10007282)

    Excerpt from Imaginary Portraits and Gaston De Latour: An Unfinished Romance Antony Watteau comes here Often now. It is the instinct Of a natural fineness in him, to escape when he can from that blank stone house, with so little to interest, and that...

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  • The Lounger, Vol. 2 Of 3 - A Periodical Paper...

    MacKenzie, Henry
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    Excerpt from The Lounger, Vol. 2 of 3: A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1785 and 1786 My brother, you mull know, has a mind to be a parliament-man, and fo he invites all the coun try, high and low, to eat and drink with him and...

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  • Democracy, And Other Papers (Classic Reprint)

    Lowell, James Russell
    (10004558)

    Excerpt from Democracy, and Other Papers October 6, 1884. It was felt at once, on both sides of the water, to be a noble confession of political faith. In a let ter to his friend, Charles Eliot Norton, Mr. Lowell says: I send you a copy of my address...

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  • The Rambler, Vol. 9 - A Catholic Journal And...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
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    Excerpt from The Rambler, Vol. 9: A Catholic Journal and Review With respect to the ordinations of the Oriental Churches in general, there is no more doubt than there is of the Latin ordinations; that is, there is none at all. The doubts that have...

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  • The North American Review, Vol. 8 (Classic...

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    Excerpt from The North American Review, Vol. 8 The curiosity of the reader may perhaps be gratified by a few of the more general remarks contained in this grammar upon the structure of the Chinese language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books...

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  • The Letters Of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vol. 2...

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    Excerpt from The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vol. 2 of 4 Sharer Of all his thoughts and staunch companion Of all his adventures; the most open-hearted Of friends to all who loved him; the most shrewd and stimulating critic Of his work; and in...

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  • Specimens, Vol. 2 Of 2 - Of The Table Talk Of...

    (10005818)

    Excerpt from Specimens, Vol. 2 of 2: Of the Table Talk of the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge MY system, if I may venture to give it so fine a name, is the only attempt I know, ever made, to reduce all knowledges into harmony. It Opposes no other system...

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  • Representative American Orations To...

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    Excerpt from Representative American Orations to Illustrate American Political History ON the proposed repeal OF the sedition law - house OF representatives, february 25, 1799. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of...

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  • The Dublin Review, Vol. 48 - May And August,...

    (10008727)

    Excerpt from The Dublin Review, Vol. 48: May and August, 1860 Art. Page 2. Correspondence with Her Majesty's Envoy Extra ordinary, and Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by com mand of Her Majesty. 1860. About...

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  • The Critical Review, Vol. 3 - Or Annals Of...

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    Excerpt from The Critical Review, Vol. 3: Or Annals of Literature; Extended and Improved The specimens which we gave in our last number, may suffice to convey an idea of the enetal style of the translation before us. Every competent an impartial...

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  • The North American Review, Vol. 121 (Classic...

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    Excerpt from The North American Review, Vol. 121 III. The accumulation of cases in the Supreme Courts of the larger States has been sought, in Ohio, to be remedied by providing for the existence of a Circuit Court, under the Supreme Court, which...

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  • The North American Review, Vol. 106 (Classic...

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    Excerpt from The North American Review, Vol. 106 Fraser's report ON the common-school system' Report to the Commissioners appointed by her Majesty to inquire into the Education given in Schools in England, on the common-school System of the United...

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  • Three Phi Beta Kappa Addresses - A College...

    Adams, Charles Francis
    (10006837)

    Excerpt from Three Phi Beta Kappa Addresses: A College Fetich, 1883; 'Shall Cromwell Have a Statue?,' 1902; Some Modern College Tendencies, 1906 In reproducing these papers, parts of paragraphs here and there, notably on pages twenty-one and...

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  • The Real Jesus - A Review Of His Life,...

    (10008436)

    Excerpt from The Real Jesus: A Review of His Life, Character, and Death, From a Jewish Standpoint, Addressed to Members of the Theistic Church Moreover, it has always seemed to me that a person unfettered by sectarian prejudice has a right to...

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  • Oration On The Life And Character Of Gilbert...

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    Excerpt from Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette: Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, Before Them, in the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 31st of December, 1834...

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  • The Works Of The REV. Jonathan Swift, D. D.,...

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    Excerpt from The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D., Dean of St. Patrick's Dublin, Vol. 15 of 19: Arranged by Thomas Sheridan, A. M. With Notes, Historical and Critical This was a most delicious day and my shin being past danger, I walked like...

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  • The North American Review, Vol. 128 (Classic...

    (10006107)

    Excerpt from The North American Review, Vol. 128 The fishing rights exercised by American citizens in the neigh borhood of the eastern coast of British North America have been for nearly a century the subject of irritation and controversy be tween...

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  • Essays Of Joseph Addison, Vol. 1 Of 2 -...

    (10005844)

    Excerpt from Essays of Joseph Addison, Vol. 1 of 2: Chosen and Edited With a Preface and a Few Notes Having undertaken to edit these essays, in which Sir Roger de Coverley plays a leading part, I naturally formed a wish to visit the old knight's...

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  • The Life, Letters And Journals Of Lord Byron,...

    Moore, Thomas
    (10005490)

    Excerpt from The Life, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, 1866 In these two sets of correspondence (given as they are here, with as little suppression as a regard to private feelings and to certain other considerations warrants) will he found a...

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  • Mary Magdalene - A Play In Three Acts...

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    Excerpt from Mary Magdalene: A Play in Three Acts From that moment, I was bound to con sider that the words from the Gospel, quoted above, are common property; and that the dilemma of which I speak is one of those which occur pretty frequently in...

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  • A Link With The River - Stories

    Hogan, Desmond
    (10000762)

    One of Ireland's most important writers at his finest. Written over a period of twelve years, these stories seem to move nowehere with relentless, slow precision, yet each is as fulfilling and rich with suggestion as a full-scale novel.

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  • Foreign Quarterly Review, Vol. 29 (Classic...

    AUTHOR, UNKNOWN
    (10005159)

    Excerpt from Foreign Quarterly Review, Vol. 29 VI. The Druzes' Catechism and Worship VII. Magyar Literature, Rise and Progress VIII. Monumental History of Spain IX. Critical Miscellaneous Literary Notices, Statistics, 8m. About the Publisher...

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