Ebooks for Nook, Kobo, Kindle and Other E-Readers

Ebooks for Nook, Kindle, and Other E-Readers
The Kindle edition of our "Books of the Western Canon CD", Kindle edition contains 798 books, optimized for the Kindle (in .prc format).



In addition, we just opened a download store for ebooks at http://www.samizdat.com/quencheditions/ There, for one low price, we deliver books in three formats -- epub, pdf, and prc (for Kindle). Please visit and send us feedback and suggestions.

Quench Editions: best ebook editions of classic works, downloadable ebooks and collections of ebooks



Quench Editions from B&R Samizdat Express

The best ebook editions of classic works. Downloadable ebooks and ebook collections.  Quench your thirst for books.

Handpicked classics: the best books, organized like a personal library, for your browsing pleasure.

360 products today, September 18, 2012.  We add new books frequently.  Come back here often to check. And watch our blog http://www.samizdat.com/blog/ for a daily log of what's new. Suggestions welcome seltzer@samizdat.com 

This store is open for business, for pre-launch testing and fine-tuning.  The official launch will take place at the end of September.



CLASSIC BOOKS
  • Go here if you have an e-reader (Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony, etc.).
  • Single books and multi-book files in three formats with a single download -  .prc (for Kindle) and .epub and .pdf  (for other ereaders, as well as PCs and Macs).
  • Use the search in your browser to look for specific authors and titles; or browse this page, which is organized by category; or go to another page organized alphabetically by author.
PLAIN TEXT BOOK COLLECTIONS (VIRTUAL LIBRARY PACKAGES)
  • Go here if you want plain text books for reading on PCs, Macs, and devices for the blind.
  • Large collections of books in plain text [.txt] format, with book titles as file names (not codes or abbreviations), organized in folders by author and topic, editable and printable.  These "VLPs" are based on our book collection CDs and DVDs. Plain text is important for the blind who use special equipment and software to convert text to voice or to Braille).
BARGAIN BUNDLES OF BOOKS

WORKS OF CURRENT AUTHORS

GIFT COUPONS

INTRODUCING "QUENCH EDITONS"

QUALITY STANDARDS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




INTRODUCING "QUENCH EDITONS"

We offer ebooks and single-file ebook collections for e-readers.  You receive by download a zipped file with the same book(s) in three formats - .prc for Kindle, plus .epub and .pdf for Kobo, Nook, Sony and other e-readers. If you would like to see how such files look on your e-reader, please send us an email to seltzer@samizdat.com letting me know what format you would like, and we'll send you a sample book.

In addition, for reading on PCs and Macs, and for those who prefer plain text (.txt) files, we offer "Virtual Library Packages" (VLPs)* These are organized collections of books in pain text (.txt) format as downloads, with a linked index page, in a single zipped file.  Many of these are downloadable versions of book collections that we sell on CD and DVD at http://samizdat.stores.yahoo.net/   "A library for the price of a book." 



 The current collections include:

American Literature -- 3,640 books for $49.99
Australian Literature - 66 books for $9.99
British Literature Before 1800 -- 831 books for $34.99
British Literature After 1800 -- 3,321 books for $49.99
Canadian Literature - 167 books for $19.99
World Literature - 2978 books for $49.99
subsets of World Literature, available separately:
All Literature Bundle (American, Australian, British, Canadian and World Literature all as a single purchase at a bargain price) -- 10,853 books for $149.99

Children's Books -- 2254 books for $49.99

History -- 2345 books for $49.99
subsets of History, available separately:
Cook Books - 107 books for $9.99
Fine Arts (including Architecture, Music, Dance, Drama, Literary Criticism, Linguistics, and Crafts) - 344 books for $19.99
Games, Sports, and Physical Fitness - 33 books for $4.99
Philosophy - 143 books for $9.99
Reference - 21 books for $4.99
Social Science - 697 books for $29.99
Travel and Tourism - 209 books for $9.99
Vintage Natural Science - 2810 books for $49.99
Non-Fiction Bundle (Cook Books, Fine Arts, Games, Philosophy, Reference, Social Science, Travel, and Vintage Science Fiction all as a single purchase at a bargain price) -- 4555 books for $99.99

Vintage Science Fiction, Alternate History, and Utopia -- 106 books for $9.99
Books of the Western Canon: Theocratic Age -- 95 books for $9.99
Books of the Western Canon: Aristocratic Age -- 258 books for $19.99
Books of the Western Canon: Democratic Age -- 409 books for $29.99

These books can be read on Windows PCs, Macs.  You can also upload individual book files to most e-readers (Kindle, Kobo, and Sony, but not Nook), but that is a slow and awkward process. 

For PC and Mac, when you unzip, all the sub-folders and files are located in the same folder and you can use the index document to click and open the individual books, or you can browse through the files and open the books directly using any word processor or web browser. Each book is a separate file that you can edit, print, highlight, or take excerpts from; and each sub-folder has the works of a particular author or books on a common topic. In other words, you can creatively control these files on your PC or Mac.  Please check Tips for using our Virtual Library Packages (VLPs).  None of the major ebook retailers having offerings of this kind.  (* Patent Pending.)

We are not set up like the monster on-line stores that have millions of titles and are automated, depending on search engines and data bases.  If you know exactly the title you want, that's probably the best kind of store for you.  But if you'd prefer to browse through a personally selected set of great books, organized like the shelves of a library, with similar books found near one another to prompt you to check titles and authors you may not have heard of before, then you'd probably enjoy a leisurely stroll through our store.

Are there classic books you'd like us to add here? We have a library of over 23,000 classics.  If a book that you want is in our collection, we can add it here quickly. Just tell us what you want.

The normal mode of payment here is PayPal.  If you would you prefer to pay by credit card or check, and we'll accommodate your needs.

Please check "Quality Standards and Other Frequently Asked Questions" for more details about our store and how you can use it to get the books you want.

Suggestions always welcome. 

Barbara Hartley Seltzer and Richard Seltzer seltzer@samizdat.com ,  617-469-2269 (in Boston),


CLASSIC BOOKS 

Single books and multi-book files in three formats with a single download -  .prc (for Kindle) and .epub and .pdf  (for other ereaders, as well as PCs and Macs). Use the search in your browser to look for specific authors and titles; or browse this page, which is organized by category; or go to another page organized alphabetically by author.

Anthologies

Literature, History, and Philosophy by Country/Culture
Literature by Genre
Literature, History and Philosophy by Subject
Literature, History and Philosophy by Time Period
Natural Science

Social Science
Reference

Philosophy

Religion


BARGAIN BUNDLES OF BOOKS

BUNDLES OF CLASSIC BOOKS (in .epub, .pdf. and .prc):

BUNDLES OF PLAIN TEXT BOOK COLLECTIONS (VIRTUAL LIBRARY PACKAGES):




LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND PHILOSOPHY BY COUNTRY/CULTURE

ANTHOLOGIES

100 Timeless Stories for Middle School and High School, selected and edited by Richard Seltzer, $3.99   Add to Cart

Collection of 100 classic short stories, selected for use in middle school and high school. Complete table of contents

The Art of War: Five Classic Books by Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Baron Jomini, Clausewitz, and Mahan, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes five classic books on the theory of war: The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Art of War by Baon de Jomini, On War (Volume 1 of 3) by Carl von Clausewitz, and The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan.

Australian Poetry: Paterson, Lawson, and Dennis, $2.99  





































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This file includes The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, Saltbush Bill, J. P. and Other Verses, Rio rade's Last Race and other Verses all by Banjo Paterson, The Old Bush Songs edited by Banjo Paterson, In the Cays When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson, and The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Digger Smith, and The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis.

Classics of Judaism: 11 great books of Jewish wisdom, $2.99 





































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This file includes 11 books: Medieval Hebrew (featuring The Midrash and medieval collections of Jewish biblical lore and legend), Tales and Maxims from the Midrash by Samuel Rapaport, Hebraic Literature: Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim, and Kabbala, The Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (Pirke Abot), Kitab al Khazari by Judah Hallevi, the Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg, Philo-Judaeus of alexandria by Norman Bentwich, The guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides, The Ethics by Benedict de [Baruch] Spinoza, Chapters on Jewish Literature by Israel Abahams,, and The Renascence of Hebrew Literature (1743-1885) by Nahum Slouschz.

Black American Classics: 11 books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington, "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois, "The Conjure Woman" by Charles Chesnutt, "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson, "Clotel or The President's Daughter" by William Wells Brown, "The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar", "De Turkey and De Law" by Zora Hurston, "A Century of Negro Migration" by Carter Woodson, "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson, and "The Underground Rail Road" by Will Still.

Fairy Tales Galore: Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Andrew Lang, $4.99   Add to Cart

All the great fairy tale collections:  Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, and all twelve of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books.

SLAVE NARRATIVES: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, all 17 volumes, $8.99  Add to Cart

First-Hand Accounts of Slavery in America. All 17 volumes, with links to every interview. Former slaves were interviewed during the depression as part of the WPA project sponsored by the Library of Congress. This file includes all parts dealing with former slaves in Florida. hern states. In all, there are some two thousand narratives from the following seventeen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The Borgias: Three Books, $2.99  

































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This file includes: Lucretia Borgia by Ferinand Gregorovius, The Borigas by Alexandre Dumas, and The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. According to Wikipedia: "The Borgias, also known as the Borjas, "Borjia," "Borghetti" and "Bourghesse" were a European Papal family of Béarnaise origin with the name stemming from the familial fief seat of Borja belonging to their Aragonese Lords; they became prominent during the Renaissance. The Borgias were patrons of the arts; thanks to their support, artists of the Renaissance could 'spread their wings' and realize their artistic potential. The most brilliant personalities of this era regularly visited their court. The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 1400s and 1500s. Today they are remembered for their corrupt rule when one of them was Pope. They have been accused of many different crimes, including adultery, simony, theft, rape, bribery, incest, and murder (especially murder by arsenic poisoning[1]). Because of their search for power, they made enemies of other powerful families such as the Medici and the Sforza, as well as the influential Dominican friar Savonarola."

The Federalist Papers, $1.99   Add to Cart

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.

Founding Documents of American Democracy, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Mayflower Compact 1620, Fundamental Orders of 1639, Colonial Records of Virginia, Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America, Declaration of Independence 1776, Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776, Paris Peach Treaty 1783, Annapolis Convention 1786, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance 1787, The Constitution 1787, The Bill of Rights, Amendments to the Constitution, Washington's Farewell Address 1796, The Monroe Doctrine 1823, The Emancipation Proclamation 1862, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 1863.

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Obama, $2.99   Add to Cart

Collection of speeches by U.S. presidents.  According to Wikipedia: "The inauguration of the President of the United States takes place during the commencement of a new term of a President of the United States, which is every four years... "

The Gothic Novel: Seven Classic Novels. $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Castle of Otranto by Walpole, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Radcliffe, The Monk by Lewis, Wieland by Brown, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Fall of the House of Usher by Poe, and Dracula by Stoker.

Greek and Roman Philosophy: Epictetus, Longinus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and Boethius, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, On the Sublime by Longinus, On Friendship and Old Age by Cicero, Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and The Consolation of History by Boethius.

History of Woman Suffrage, all six volumes, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, $2.99  





































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This file includes all six volumes, told by the heroines who fought for the women's vote.  . According to the Preface, this book is "Woven with the threads of this (Woman's suffrage) history, we have given some personal reminiscences and brief biographical sketches." According to Wikipedia, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States. Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States, and Europe, and averaged 75 to 100 speeches per year. Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage (Cicero, New York, March 24, 1826 – March 18, 1898 in Chicago) was a suffragist, a Native American activist, an abolitionist, a freethinker, and a prolific author, who was "born with a hatred of oppression. Ida Husted Harper (February 18, 1851 – March 14, 1931) was a prominent figure in the United States women's suffrage movement. She was an American author and journalist who wrote primarily to document the movement and show support of its ideals."

The Wit and Humor of America, Complete, all 10 volumes, edited by Marshall P. Wilder, $3.99   Add to Cart

All ten volumes of the the Wit and Humor in America series. First published in 1907, this large collection includes short humorous prose and verse by such writers as Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Carolyn Wells, James Whitcomb Riley, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bill Nye, Bret Harte, and John Philip Sousa.




LITERATURE AND HISTORY BY COUNTRY/CULTURE

African

With the Armies of Menelik II by Alexander Bulatovich, translated by Richard Seltzer, $9.99  Add to Cart

This is a unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-98 - at the change of an era - by a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny. Originally published in 1900. According to a review in "Old Africa": "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago!" According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Ksaverievich Bulatovich tonsured Father Antony 26 September 1870 - 5 December 1919) was a Russian military officer, explorer of Africa, writer, hieromonk and the leader of imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity."  This book was included with "From Entotto to the River Baro" in the printed book "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes."  This edition includes all the original photographs, diagrams, and maps from the original edition.

From Entotto to the River Baro by Alexander Bulatovich, translated by Richard Seltzer, $9.99   Add to Cart

Unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-97 - at the change of an era - by a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny. According to a review in "Old Africa": "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago!"  According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Ksaverievich Bulatovich tonsured Father Antony 26 September 1870 - 5 December 1919) was a Russian military officer, explorer of Africa, writer, hieromonk and the leader of imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity." This book was included with "With the Armies of Menelik II" in the printed book "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes."

Complete review of both the above books (combined in "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes) in the magazine "Old Africa" (published in Kenya) http://www.oldafricamagazine.com/blog/russian-officer-king-meneliks-army


American

American Fiction
Westerns
Historical Novels
American History
Civil War
Natural History
American Poetry
Black Americans
Native Americans

AMERICAN FICTION

The Wit and Humor of America, Complete, all 10 volumes, edited by Marshall P. Wilder, $3.99   Add to Cart

All ten volumes of the the Wit and Humor in America series. First published in 1907, this large collection includes short humorous prose and verse by such writers as Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Carolyn Wells, James Whitcomb Riley, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bill Nye, Bret Harte, and John Philip Sousa.

Louisa May Alcott: 29 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Flower Fables, Hospital Sketches, On Picket Duty and Other Tales, The Mysterious Key and What It Opened, Little Women, Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Shawl-Straps, Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore Etc., Little Men, Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Under the Lilacs, Jo's Boys, A Garland for Girls, A Modern Cinderella and Other Stories, And Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Moods, Silver Pitchers and Independence, Spinning Wheel Stories,The Louisa Alcott Reader, Behind a Mask, and The Abbot's Ghost.

Books about Oz by Frank Baum, all 17 of them, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900; The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1904; the Woggle-Bug Book, 1905; Ozma of Oz, 1907; Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, 1908; The Road to oz, 1909; the Emerald City of Oz, 1913; the Patchwork Girl of Oz, 1913; Little Wizard Stories of Oz, 1913; Tik-Tok of Oz, 1914; The Scarecrow of Oz, 1915; Rinitink in Oz, 1916; The Lost Princess of Oz, 1917; The Tin Woodman of Oz, 1919; The Magic of Oz, 1919; Glinda of Oz, 1920; and The Royal Book of Oz.

Ambrose Bierce: 13 Books, $2.99, Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 13 books: Black Beetles in Amber (poetry); Can Such Things Be? (collection of stories); Cobwebs from an Empty Skull, written under the pen name of Don Grile (collection of short fables); A Cynic Looks at Life (essay); The Devil's Dictionary; Fantastic Fables (collection of short fables); The Fiend's Delight, written under the pen name of Don Grile, (collection of short stories); An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (short story); The Parenticide Club (collection of short stories); Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories (collection of short stories); Shadow on the Dial (collection of essays); Shapes of Clay (poetry); A Son of the Gods and a Horseman in the Sky (two short stories); Write It Right: a Little Blacklist of Literary Faults (essay); and volumes 1, 2, and 8 of his Collected Works.  According to Wikipedia: "Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic – earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce."... In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace."

Mars, Barsoom, John Carter five novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: A Princess of Mars, 1912 (the book that the movie "John Carter" was based on); The Gods of Mars, 1914; The Warlord of Mars, 1918; Thuvia, Maid of Mars, 1920; and The Chessmen of Mars, all of which are in the "Barsoom" series.  According to Wikipedia: "Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres." Also according to Wikipedia: "Barsoom is a fictional version of the planet Mars invented by author Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. In 1911, Burroughs, now better known as the creator of the character Tarzan, began his writing career with A Princess of Mars, a rousing tale of pulp adventure set on the planet. Several sequels followed, filling out his vision of Barsoom and developing it in more detail. A Princess of Mars was possibly the first fiction of the 20th century to feature a constructed language; although Barsoomian was not particularly developed, it did add verisimilitude to the narrative."

Tarzan: 8 novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Tarzan of the Apes, 1912; Return of Tarzan, 1913; Beasts of Tarzan, 1914; Son of Tarzan, 1914, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, 1916; Jungle Tales of Tarzan, 1916; Tarzan the Untamed, 1919; and Tarzan the Terrible, 1921.  With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, click on a book title to go there; and use the Back button to return to the table of contents.  According to Wikipedia: "Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres." Also according to Wikipedia: "Tarzan is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by apes, who later returns to civilization only to largely reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914)..."

Caspak: 3 novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes The Land that Time Forgot, 1918; The People that Time Forgot, 1918; and Out of Time's Abyss, 1918.  According to Wikipedia: "Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres."

O Pioneers! The Song of the Lark, and My Antonia by Willa Cather, $2.99   Add to Cart

Three classic novels by Willa Cather.  According to Wikipedia: "Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873[1] – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at age 33 she moved to New York where she lived for the rest of her life."

The Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper, all 5 Natty Bumppo novels, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Prairie. According to Wikipedia: "The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, each featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo, known by European settlers as "Leatherstocking," 'The Pathfinder", and "the trapper" and by the Native Americans as "Deerslayer," "La Longue Carabine" and "Hawkeye"."

Stephen Crane: 7 books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes seven books: Active Service, The Little Regiment and Other Episodes of the American Civil War, Maggie: a Girl of the Streets, Men, Women and Boats; The Red Badge of Courage, The Third Violet, and War Is Kind (poetry). According to Wikipedia: "Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation."

Theodore Dreiser: 5 novels, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Sister Carrie (1900), Jennie Gerhardt (1911), The Financier (1912), The Titan (1914, and Twelve Men (1919). According to Wikipedia: "Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist. He pioneered the naturalist school and is known for portraying characters whose value lies not in their moral code, but in their persistence against all obstacles, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency... His first novel, Sister Carrie (1900), tells the story of a woman who flees her country life for the city (Chicago) and falls into a wayward life. The publisher did little to promote the book, and it sold poorly[citation needed], however it was made into a 1952 film by William Wyler and starred Laurence Olivier and Jennifer Jones. He was a witness to a lynching in 1893, and wrote the short story "Nigger Jeff", which appeared in Ainslee's Magazine, in 1901. His second novel, Jennie Gerhardt, was published in 1911. Many of Dreiser's subsequent novels dealt with social inequality. His first commercial success was An American Tragedy (1925), which was made into a film in 1931 and again in 1951."

Emerson's Essays (first and second series), $2.99   Add to Cart

Series 1 and 2. According to Wikipedia: "Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. As a result of this ground breaking work he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Emerson once said "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." Considered one of the great orators of the time, Emerson's enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. His support for abolitionism late in life created controversy, and at times he was subject to abuse from crowds while speaking on the topic, however this was not always the case. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man."

Nathaniel Hawthorne: 7 Novels, 8 Books of Short Stories, and 9 Non-Fiction Books, $5.99   Add to Cart

This file includes 7 novels (Fanshawe, Scarlet Letter, House of the Seven Gables, Blithedale Romance, Marble Faun, Septimius Felton, and Doctor Grimshawe's Secret), 8 books of Short Stories (From Mosses from an Old Manse, The Great Stone Face and Other Tales, From The Snow Imag, A Book of Autographs, The Dolliver Romance (fragments), Other Tales and Sketches, Tanglewood Tales, and Twice-Told Tales), and 9 Non-Fiction books (Passages from the American Note-Books, Passages from the English Note-Books, Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books, Biographical Studies, True STories of History and Biography, Sketches and Studies, Our Old Home, Journal of an African Cruiser, and The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: 7 novels, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Fanshawe (1828), The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of the Seven Gables (1851), The Blithedale Romance (1852), The Marble Faun (1860), Septimius Felton (1872), and Doctor Grimshawe's Secret (1882). According to Wikipedia: Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College and graduated in 1825; his classmates included future president Franklin Pierce and future poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales...  The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers around New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism."

Nathaniel Hawthorne: 8 books of short stories, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: From Mosses from an Old Manse, The Great Stone Face and other Tales of the White Mountains, A Book of Autographs, The Dolliver Romance (fragments), Other Tales and Sketches, Tanglewood Tales, and Twice-Told Tales (edition of 1889).

Nathaniel Hawthorne: 9 non-fiction books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Passages from the American Note-Books, Passages from the English Note-Books, Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books, Biographical Studies, True Stories of History and Biography, Sketches and Studies, Our Old Home, Journal of an African Cruiser, and The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair.


O. Henry: 13 Books of Short Stories, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the following book-length collections of short stories: Cabbages and Kings, The Four Million, The Gentle Grafter, Heart of the West, Options, Roads of Destiny, Rolling Stones, Sixes and Sevens, Strictly Business, The Trimmed Lamp, The Voice of the City, Waifs and Strays, and Whirligigs. According to Wikipedia: "O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). O. Henry short stories are known for wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings…. Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early years of the 20th century. Many take place in New York City, and deal for the most part with ordinary people: clerks, policemen, waitresses. Fundamentally a product of his time, O. Henry's work provides one of the best English examples of catching the entire flavor of an age. Whether roaming the cattle-lands of Texas, exploring the art of the "gentle grafter," or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-of-the-century New York, O. Henry had an inimitable hand for isolating some element of society and describing it with an incredible economy and grace of language. Some of his best and least-known work resides in the collection Cabbages and Kings, a series of stories which each explore some individual aspect of life in a paralytically sleepy Central American town while each advancing some aspect of the larger plot and relating back one to another in a complex structure which slowly explicates its own background even as it painstakingly erects a town which is one of the most detailed literary creations of the period. The Four Million is another collection of stories. It opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only 'Four Hundred' people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen—the census taker—and his larger estimate of human interest has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the 'Four Million.'" To O. Henry, everyone in New York counted. He had an obvious affection for the city, which he called "Bagdad-on-the-Subway."

Washington Irving's Fiction: 7 Books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey, Old Christmas, Bracebridge Hall, The Crayon Papers, Knickerbocker's History of New York, The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, and Tales of a Traveller. According to Wikipedia: "Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York. Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe."

Washington Irving's Non-Fiction: 5 Books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, Astoria, Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, Oliver Goldsmith, and Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies.

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According to Wikipedia: "The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal."

Jack London: 43 books, $4.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: MEMOIRS - John Barleycorn, The Road; NOVELS - The Cruise of the Dazzler, A Daughter of the Snows, The Call of the Wild, Sea-Wolf, The Game, White Fang, Before Adam, The Iron Heel, Martin Eden, Burning Daylight, Adventure, Scarlet Plague, A Son of the Sun, Valley of the Moon, Mutiny of the Elsinore, The Little Lady of the Big House, Jerry of the Islands, Michael Brother of Jerry SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS - Son of the Wolf, Children of the Frost, Tales of the Fish Patrol, South Sea Tales, Smoke Bellew, The Turtles of Tasman, Dutch Courage and Other Stories, The Faith of Men, Moon Face, Lost Face, Human Drift, The House of Pride, The Night Born, On the Makaloa Mat/Island Tales, Strength of the Strong, Tales of the Klondyke, When God Laughs and Other Stories PLAYS - Theft, The Acorn Planter NON-FICTION AND ESSAYS - The People of the Abyss, War of the Classes, Revolution and Other Essays, The Cruise of the Snark.  According to Wikipedia: "Jack London (12 January, 1876 – 22 November, 1916) was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing."

Herman Melville: 10 novels, 1 short story collection, and two books of poetry , $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes the short story collection "Piazza Tales" and nine novels: Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, White Jacket, Moby Dick, Israel Potter, Confidence-Man, and Billy Budd.  According to Wikipedia: "Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously after only a few years. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public — was recognized in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature..."

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This book-collection  file contains all five volumes of The Raven edition. Life of Poe, by James Russell Lowell; Death of Poe, by N. P. Willis; The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal; The Gold-Bug; Four Beasts in One; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; The Mystery of Marie Rogêt; The Balloon-Hoax; MS. Found in a Bottle;  and The Oval Portrait; The Purloined Letter; The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherezade; A Descent into the Maelström; Von Kempelen and his Discovery; Mesmeric Revelation; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar; The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher; Silence - a Fable; The Masque of the Red Death; The Cask of Amontillado; The Imp of the Perverse; The Island of the Fay; The Assignation; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Premature Burial; The Domain of Arnheim; Landor's Cottage; William Wilson; The Tell-Tale Heart; Berenice; and Eleonora Narrative of A. Gordon Pym; Ligeia; Morella; A Tale of the Ragged Mountains; The Spectacles; King Pest; Three Sundays in a Week; The Devil in the Belfry; Lionizing; X-ing a Paragrab; Metzengerstein; The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether; How to Write a Blackwood article; A Predicament; Mystification Diddling; The Angel of the Odd; Mellonta Tauta; The Duc de l'Omelette; The Oblong Box; Loss of Breath; The Man That Was Used Up; The Business Man; The Landscape Garden; Maelzel's Chess-Player; The Power of Words; The Colloquy of Monos and Una; The Conversation of Eros and Charmion; and Shadow.-A Parable; Philosophy of Furniture; A Tale of Jerusalem; The Sphinx; Hop-Frog; The Man of the Crowd; Never Bet the Devil Your Head; Thou Art the Man; Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling; Bon-Bon; Some words with a Mummy; The Poetic Principle; Old English Poetry; and POEMS.  

Howard Pyle: 8 adventure books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Book of Pirates, Men of Iron, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Otto of the Silver Hand, The Ruby of Kishmoor, Stolen Treasure, The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, and Twilight Land.  With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, click on a book title to go to that book; and use the Back button to return to the table of contents. According to Wikipedia: "Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. "

Mary Roberts Rinehart: 22 Novels, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the following classic mysteries: The Man in Lower Ten (1906), The Circular Staircase (1908), When a Man Marries (1910), Where There's a Will (1912), The Case of Jennie Brice (1913), The Street of Seven Stars (1914), The After House (1914), K (1915), Long Live the King (1917), The Amazing Interlude (1918), Dangerous Days (1919), Love Stories (1919), A Poor Wise Man (1920), The Bat (1920), The Confession (1921), Sight Unseen (1921), The Breaking Point (1922). According to Wikipedia: "Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876-September 22, 1958) was a prolific author often called the American Agatha Christie. She is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it", although she did not actually use the phrase herself, and also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing... Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Many of her books and plays were adapted for movies..."

Frank Stockton: 10 Novels, $2.99   Add to Cart

These ten novels include Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts, The Girl At Cobhurst, The Great Stone Of Sardis, The Great War Syndicate, The House Of Martha, A Jolly Fellowship, Kate Bonnet (The Romance of a Pirate's Daughter), Rudder Grange, The Squirrel Inn, and The Vizier Of The Two-Horned Alexander. According to Wikipedia, "Frank Richard Stockton (April 5, 1834 – April 20, 1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. Stockton avoided the didactic moralizing, common to children's stories of the time, instead using clever humor to poke at greed, violence, abuse of power and other human foibles, describing his fantastic characters' adventures in a charming, matter-of-fact way in stories like "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" (1885) and "The Bee-Man of Orn" (1887), which was published in 1964 in an edition illustrated by Maurice Sendak. His most famous fable is "The Lady, or the Tiger?" (1882)."

Mark Twain: 24 Books, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 8 novels: The Gilded Are, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Huckleberry finn, a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The American Claimant, Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc;  5 book-length collections of stories: The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories, Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories, The Curious Republic of gondour and other Whimsical Sketches, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories, and A Mysterious Stranger; 11 individual stories: 1601, Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heave, The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, A Dog's Tale, A Double Barreled Detective, Extracts from Adam's Diary, Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again, A Horse's Tale, Those Extraordinary Twins, Tom Sawyer Abroad, and Tom Sawyer Detective; 6 travel books and memoirs: Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Chapters from My Autobiography; books of Mark Twain's speeches and letters, plus 3 book-length collections of essays: What is Man? Sketches New and Old, and Christian Science. It also includes the following short collections and individual essays: Editorial Wild Oats, Essays on Paul Bourget, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences, and In Defence of Harriet Shelley. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."

Edith Wharton: 21 books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 13 novels (Touchstone, Valley of Decision, Sanctuary, House of Mirth, Fruit of the Tree, Ethan Frome, The Reef, the Custom of the Country, Bunner Sisters, Summer, Age of Innocence, Glimpses of the Moon), 6 collections of stories (Crucial Instances, The Greater Inclination, Tales of Men and Ghosts, The Hermit and the Wild Woman, The Descent of Man, and Eleven Stories by Edith Wharton), a book of verse (Artemis to Actaeon), and two non-fiction books (Fighting France and In Morocco).  According to Wikipedia: "Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. ... The Age of Innocence (1920), perhaps her best known work, won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making her the first woman to win the award."




WESTERNS

B. M. Bower: 29 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Cabin Fever, Casey Ryan, Chip of the Flying U, Cow-Country, Flying U Ranch, The Flying-U's Last Stand, Good Indian, The Gringos, The Happy Family, Her Prairie Knight, The Heritage of the Sioux, Jean of the Lazy A, Lonesome Land, The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories, The Long Shadow, The Lookout Man, The Lure of the Dim Trails, The Phantom Herd, The Quirt, The Ranch At The Wolverine, The Range Dwellers, Rim O' The World, Rowdy of the "Cross L", Sawtooth Ranch, Skyrider, Starr of the Desert, The Thunder Bird, The Trail of the White Mule, and The Uphill Climb. According to Wikipedia: "Bertha Muzzy Sinclair or Sinclair-Cowan, née Muzzy (November 15, 1871 – July 23, 1940), best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American novelist who wrote fictional stories about the American Old West."

Max Brand: 13 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Alcatraz, Black Jack, Bull Hunter, Gunman's Reckoning, Harrigan, The Night Horseman, The Rangeland Avenger, Riders of the Silences, Ronicky Doone, The Seventh Man, Trailin', The Untamed, and Way of the Lawless.  According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944) was an American fiction author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns. Faust wrote mostly under pen names, and today is primarily known by one, Max Brand. Others include George Owen Baxter, Evan Evans, David Manning, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis, and Frederick Frost. ... Faust managed a massive outpouring of fiction, rivaling Edgar Wallace and especially Isaac Asimov as one of the most prolific authors of all time. He wrote more than 500 novels for magazines and almost as many stories of shorter length. His total literary output is estimated to have been between 25,000,000 and 30,000,000 words. Most of his books and stories were turned out at breakneck rate, sometimes as quickly as 12,000 words in the course of a weekend. New books based on magazine serials or unpublished manuscripts or restored versions continue to appear so that he has averaged a new book every four months for seventy-five years. Beyond this, some work by him is newly reprinted every week of every year in one or another format somewhere in the world."

Zane Grey: 22 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Betty Zane, 1903; The Spirit of the Border, 1906; The Last of the Plainsmen, 1908; The Last Trail, 1909; The Heritage of the Desert, 1910; The Young Forester, 1910; Riders of the Purple Sage, 1912; Desert Gold, 1913; The Light of Western Stars, 1914; The Lone Star Ranger, 1915; The Rainbow Trail 1915; The Border Legion, 1916; Wildfire, 1917; The U. P. Trail, 1918;  The Desert of Wheat, 1919; Tales of Fishes, 1919; The Man of the Forest, 1920; The Redheaded OUtfiled and Other Baseball Stories; The Mysterious Rider, 1921; To the Last Man, 1921; The Day of the Beast, 1922;  and Tales of Lonely Trails, 1922.  With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, you click on a book title to go to that book; and use the Back button to return to the table of contents.  According to Wikipedia: "Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West."

Owen Wister: seven novels, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories; Lady Baltimore; Lin McLean; A Straight Deal; The Virginian; The Dragon of Wantley; and Red Men and White. According to Wikipedia: "Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer of western fiction."

William MacLeod Raine: 22 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes:  A Daughter Of Raasay A Tale Of The '45 - 1901; Wyoming, A Story Of The Outdoor West - 1908; Brand Blotters - 1909; Ridgway Of Montana - 1909; Bucky O'Connor - 1910; A Texas Ranger - 1910; Mavericks - 1911; The Vision Splendid - 1913; Crooked Trails And Straight - 1913; A Daughter Of The Dons - 1914; The Pirate Of Panama - 1914; The Highgrader - 1915; Steve Yeager 1915; The Sheriff's Son 1917; The Yukon Trail - 1917; A Man Four-Square - 1919; Oh, You Tex! - 1919; The Big-Town Round-Up - 1920; Gunsight Pass - 1921; Tangled Trails - 1921; Man-Size -1922; and The Fighting Edge - 1922. According to Wikipedia: "William MacLeod Raine (1871—1954), was a British-born American novelist who wrote fictional adventure stories about the American Old West."



HISTORICAL NOVELS

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This book-collection file includes The Guns of Europe, The Hosts of the Air and The Forest of Swords.  According to the original publisher: "Mr. Altsheler, who was in Vienna the day war was declared on Servia in Munich when war was declared against Russia, and in England when the British forces were mobilizing, has given in these three volumes the impressions he gained at the places of action during the world crisis.... The Hosts of the Air: The pretty young sister of Phillip is seized by the enemy and carried into Austria. John resolves to get her back and his adventures make awonderfully exciting story... The Forest of Swords: The hero finds himself in Paris with Phillip Lannes, his friend, and the Germans only fifteen miles away. Finally the enemy is turned back at the Marne, a battle in which John and Phillip are actively engaged." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

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This book-collection includes: The Guns of Bull Run, The Guns of Shiloh, The Scouts of Stonewall, The Sword of Antietam, The Star of Gettysburg, The Rock of Chickamauga, The Shades of the Wilderness, and The Tree of Appomattox.  According to the original publisher, in the Civil War Series "Altsheler covers the principal battles of the Civil War. In four of the volumes Dick Mason, who fights for the North, is the leading character, and in the others, his cousin, Harry Kenton, who joins the Confederate forces, takes the principal part." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

The French and Indian War Series by Joseph Altsheler, all 6 books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Lords of the Wild, The Hunters of the Hills, The Shadow of the North, The Sun of Quebec, The Rulers of the lakes, and The Masters of the Peaks. According to the original publisher, in the French and Indian War Series "Altsheler has endeavored to describe the events of the French and Indian War, the period in American History from 1754 to 1763. The central characters in the story are Robert Lennox, an American boy; Tayoga, an Onondaga Indian; and David Willet, a hunter. The books are all historically correct." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

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This book-collection file includes: The Young Trailers, The Forest Runners, The Keepers of the Faith, The Eyes of the Woods, The Free Rangers, The Riflemen of the Ohio, The Scouts of the Valley, and The Border Watch.  According to the original publisher, in The Young Trailers Series, "Two boys, Henry Ware and Paul Cotter, and three scouts are the chief characters in these books dealing with frontier life and adventures with the Indians about the time of the Revolutionary War. Each story is complete in itself, full of excitement, and historically accurate." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."




AMERICAN HISTORY

History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution by Mercy Otis Warren, $2.99   Add to Cart

Mercy Warren wrote early drafts of this 1300+ page book near the time of the events described. Mercy writes in the third person even when dealing with events involving her immediate family. James Otis (early advocate of the rights of the colonies) was her brother, and James Warren (speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives) was her husband. She was a close friend of John Adams, but differed sharply with his policies as President. In the wake of the French Revolution, Adams lost faith in democracy, while Mercy remained a staunch supporter of democracy, despite the risks. According to Wikipedia: "Warren, Mercy (1728-1814), American writer, sister of James Otis, was born at Barnstable, Mass., and in 1754 married James Warren (1726-1808) of Plymouth, Mass., a college friend of her brother. Her literary inclinations were fostered by both these men, and she began early to write poems and prose essays. As member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1766-1774) and its speaker (1776-1777 and 1787-1788), member (1774 and 1775) and president (1775) of the Provincial Congress, and paymaster-general in 1775, James Warren took a leading part in the events of the American revolutionary period, and his wife followed its progress with keen interest...In 1805 she published a History of the American Revolution, which was colored by somewhat outspoken personal criticism and was bitterly resented by John Adams..."

Democracy in America, in English and the original French, complete, $2.99  Add to Cart

The full text in both English and French and links from the tables of contents to every chapter. According to Wikipedia: "De la démocratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. A "literal" translation of its title is Of Democracy in America, but the usual translation of the title is simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the past seven-hundred years."

The Federalist Papers, $1.99   Add to Cart

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.

Founding Documents of American Democracy, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Mayflower Compact 1620, Fundamental Orders of 1639, Colonial Records of Virginia, Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America, Declaration of Independence 1776, Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776, Paris Peach Treaty 1783, Annapolis Convention 1786, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance 1787, The Constitution 1787, The Bill of Rights, Amendments to the Constitution, Washington's Farewell Address 1796, The Monroe Doctrine 1823, The Emancipation Proclamation 1862, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 1863.

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Washington to Obama, $2.99   Add to Cart

Collection of speeches by U.S. presidents.  According to Wikipedia: "The inauguration of the President of the United States takes place during the commencement of a new term of a President of the United States, which is every four years... "

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This file includes: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin by John T. Morse, Benjamin Franklin by Paul Elmer More, and From Boyhood to Manhood: the Life of Benjamin Franklin by William M. Thayer.  According to Wikipedia: "Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment."

Works of Thomas Jefferson, Including His Presidential Papers, Correspondence, and Autobiography, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes Jefferson's presidential papers from "A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" edited by James Richardson and all four volumes of "Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson" edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). An influential Founding Father, Jefferson envisioned America as a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism. Jefferson served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781), barely escaping capture by the British in 1781. Many people disliked his tenure, and he did not win office again in Virginia. From mid-1784 through late 1789 Jefferson lived outside the United States. He served in Paris initially as a commissioner to help negotiate commercial treaties. In May 1785 he succeeded Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. Minister to France. He was the first United States Secretary of State (1789–1793) under George Washington and advised him against a national bank and the Jay Treaty. He was the second Vice President (1797–1801) under John Adams. Winning on an anti-federalist platform, Jefferson took the oath of office and became President of the United States in 1801. As president he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) to explore the vast new territory and lands further west. Jefferson sponsored embargo laws that escalated tensions with Britain and France, leading to war with Britain in 1812 shortly after he left office. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues, distrusted cities and financiers, and favored states' rights and a limited federal government. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state and was the author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1779, 1786). Jefferson's revolutionary view on individual religious freedom and protection from government authority have generated much interest with modern scholars. He was the eponym of Jeffersonian democracy and the co-founder and leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, which dominated American politics for 25 years."

The Journals of Lewis and Clark, $1.99   Add to Cart

This edition retains the original idiosyncratic spelling and punctuation. " "These Journals are from May 14, 1804, the day the expedition left the Mississippi River, to September 26, 1806, a day or two after they arrived back in St. Louis. It includes all possible Journal entries of Lewis and Clark. Most of the "courses and distances" and "celestial observations" have been omitted. The notes and most of the corrections of past editors have been removed."  According to Wikipedia: "The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1806), headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back."

The Life of George Washington by John Marshall, all five volumes $2.99  Add to Cart

The classic biography by John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. According to Wikipedia: "George Washington (1732 – 1799) served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often revered by Americans as the "Father of Our Country""

Alfred Thayer Mahan: 11 books on history and naval warfare, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Admiral Farragut, From Sail to Steam, The gulf and Inland Waters, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, The Interest of America in Sea Power, Lessons of the War With Spain and Other Articles, The Life of Nelson, The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence, Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812, Story of the War in South Africa, and Types of Naval Officers. According to Wikipedia: "Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and educator. His ideas on the importance of sea power influenced navies around the world, and helped prompt naval buildups before World War I. Several ships were named USS Mahan, including the lead vessel of a class of destroyers. His research into naval history led to his most important work, The Influence of Seapower Upon History, 1660-1783, published in 1890."

Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, 2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Volume 1 The American Crisis, Volume 2 The Rights of Man, Volume 3 1791-1804, and Volume IV The Age of Reason. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas "Tom" Paine (February 9, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."

Francis Parkman: 8 History Classics, $2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes: Count Frontenac and New France Under Louis XIV, The Discovery of the Great West, Half-Century of Conflict, The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century, Montcalm and Wolfe, The Oregon Trail, Pioneers of France in the New World, and The Conspiracy of Pontiac. According to Wikipedia: "Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism."

The Winning of the West, by Theodore Roosevelt, all four volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

Volume 1 -  from the Alleghanies to the Mississippi 1769-1776; Volume 2 - from he Alleghanies to the Mississippi 1777-1783; Volume 3 - The Founding of the Trans-Alleghany Commonwealths 1784-1790; Volume 4 - Louisiana and the Northwest 1791-1807. According to Wikipedia: "Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), also known as T.R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the 26th President of the United States. A leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Party, he was a Governor of New York and a professional historian, naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier. He is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his "cowboy" image. Originating from a story from one of Roosevelt's hunting expeditions, teddy bears are named after him."

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This file includes: The Character and Infuence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin, The Frontier in American History, and The Rise of the New West.  According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Jackson Turner (November 14, 1861 – March 14, 1932) was an American historian in the early 20th century. He is best known for his essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American History", whose ideas are referred to as the Frontier Thesis. He is also known for his theories of geographical sectionalism. In recent years western history has seen pitched arguments over his Frontier Thesis, with the only point of agreement being his enormous impact on historical scholarship and the American mind."



CIVIL WAR

Andersonville: a Story of Rebel Military Prisons by John McElroy, all four volumes, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "John McElroy (1846–1929) was an American printer, soldier, journalist and author, most known for writing the novel The Red Acorn and the four-volume Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War...  In January 1864, he was among dozens of men captured in a skirmish near Jonesville, Virginia, by Confederate cavalrymen under William E. Jones. McElroy sent to a variety of camps before being assigned to Andersonville prison, where he remained for the rest of the war. After the war ended, McElroy was released from captivity and transported back to the North. He settled in Chicago and resumed the printer's trade. He became a local reporter and newspaperman before moving to Toledo, Ohio, to become an editor of the Toledo Blade. He married Elsie Pomeroy of Ottawa, Ohio, and raised a family. In 1879, he wrote Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, a non-fiction work based on his experiences during his fifteen-month incarceration. It quickly became a bestseller and remained popular for the next twenty years."

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According to Wikipedia: "Ulysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 ? July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869?1877). He achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War. Grant first reached national prominence by taking Forts Henry and Donelson in 1862 in the first Union victories of the war. The following year, his brilliant campaign ending in the surrender of Vicksburg secured Union control of the Mississippi and with the simultaneous Union victory at Gettysburg turned the tide of the war in the North's favor. Named commanding general of the Federal armies in 1864, he implemented a coordinated strategy of simultaneous attacks aimed at destroying the South's ability to carry on the war. In 1865, after conducting a costly war of attrition in the East, he accepted the surrender of his Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House."

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, all 7 volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

The complete writings - thousands of items, with links to all of them. According to Wikipedia: "Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865."

Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman, both volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

Memoirs of the Union general from the Civil War, responsible for the march through Georgia and known for having said, "War is hell". According to Wikipedia: "William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861?65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy and criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States. Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general"

Memories: a Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War by Fannie A. Beers, $1.99   Add to Cart

First-hand account of the Civil War from the perspective of a Confederate woman. According to the Preface: For several years my friends among Confederate soldiers have been urging me to "write up" and publish what I know of the war. By personal solicitation and by letter this subject has been brought before me and placed in the light of a duty which I owe to posterity. Taking this view of it, I willingly comply, glad that I am permitted to stand among the many "witnesses" who shall establish "the truth," proud to write myself as one who faithfully served the defenders of the Cause which had and has my heart's devotion."

Captains of the Civil War, A Chronicle of the Blue and the Gray by William Wood, $1.99   Add to Cart

First published in 1921. The author, a Canadian was "Late Colonel commanding 8th Royal Rifles, and Officer-in-charge, Canadian Special Mission Overseas." The Preface begins: "Sixty years ago today the guns that thundered round Fort Sumter began the third and greatest modern civil war fought by English-speaking people. This war was quite as full of politics as were the other two-the War of the American Revolution and that of Puritan and Cavalier. But, though the present Chronicle never ignores the vital correlations between statesmen and commanders, it is a book of warriors, through and through."

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by Colonel G. F. R. Henderson, both volumes, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 -  May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most revered Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.[2] His military career includes such famous exploits as the audacious Valley Campaign of 1862 and as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, which the general survived, albeit with the loss of an arm to amputation. However, he died of complications of pneumonia eight days later."

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Linda Bent, $1.99  





































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Autobiography of a slave girl, first published in 1861.  According to Wikipedia: "Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured."

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839 by Fanny Kemble, $1.99   Add to Cart

Autobiographical journal, with first-hand account of slavery in Georgia, first published in 1863. According to Wikipedia: "Frances Anne Kemble (27 November 1809 - 15 January 1893), was a famous British actress and author in the early and mid nineteenth century… In 1834, she retired from the stage to marry an American, Pierce Butler, grandson of the Founding Father Pierce Butler, and heir to a large fortune founded on cotton, tobacco and rice... Butler squandered a fortune estimated at $700,000, but was saved from bankruptcy by the March 2–3, 1859 sale of his 436 slaves at Ten Broeck racetrack, outside Savannah, Georgia—the largest single slave auction in American history. Following the American Civil War, he tried to make his plantations profitable with free labor, but was unsuccessful. Butler died in Georgia, of malaria, in 1867. Neither he nor Fanny ever remarried... In 1877, Fanny returned to England, where she lived using her maiden name till her death. During this period, Fanny Kemble was a prominent and popular figure in the social life of London. She became a great friend of and inspiration for Henry James during her later years. His novel Washington Square (1880) was based upon a story Fanny had told him concerning one of her relatives... Her various volumes of reminiscences contain much valuable material illuminating the social and dramatic history of the period. Her elder daughter Sarah married a doctor, Owen Jones Wister, and they had one child, Owen Wister (b. 1860), the popular American novelist and author of the 1902 western novel, The Virginian."

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14, 1818  – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history. In 1872, Douglass became the very first African-American nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate in the U.S., running on the Equal Rights Party ticket with Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States. He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, 'I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.'"

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis, $1.99   Add to Cart

The President of the Confederate States of America presents his side of the story.  The Preface begins: "The object of this work has been from historical data to show that the Southern States had rightfully the power to withdraw from a Union into which they had, as sovereign communities, voluntarily entered; that the denial of that right was a violation of the letter and spirit of the compact between the States; and that the war waged by the Federal Government against the seceding States was in disregard of the limitations of the Constitution, and destructive of the principles of the Declaration of Independence."

History of Woman Suffrage, all six volumes, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, $2.99  





































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This file includes all six volumes, told by the heroines who fought for the women's vote.  . According to the Preface, this book is "Woven with the threads of this (Woman's suffrage) history, we have given some personal reminiscences and brief biographical sketches." According to Wikipedia, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States. Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States, and Europe, and averaged 75 to 100 speeches per year. Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage (Cicero, New York, March 24, 1826 – March 18, 1898 in Chicago) was a suffragist, a Native American activist, an abolitionist, a freethinker, and a prolific author, who was "born with a hatred of oppression. Ida Husted Harper (February 18, 1851 – March 14, 1931) was a prominent figure in the United States women's suffrage movement. She was an American author and journalist who wrote primarily to document the movement and show support of its ideals."




AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY

Nature Classics by John Muir: 7 books and 2 articles, $2.99  





































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This book-collection file includes: The Grand Canon of the Colorado (article), The Mountains of California, Steep Trails, Stickeen (article), The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Travels in Alaska, Yosemite, My First Summer in the Sierras, and Alaska Days with John Muir (by S. Hall Young). According to Wikipedia: "John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of conservation of U.S. wilderness. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, have been read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. His writings and philosophy strongly influenced the formation of the modern environmental movement."

Henry David Thoreau: 5 books and 4 essays, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Week on the Concord and the Merrimack Rivers, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Walden, Canoeing in the Wilderness, A Plea for Captain John Brown, Walking, Wild Apples, and Excursions, and Cape Cod. According to Wikipedia: "Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, stage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism..."



AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY

William James: 8 Books of Philosophy, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Will to Believe, Talks to Teachers on Psychology, Varieties of Religious Experience, Pragmatism, Pluralistic Universe, The Meaning of Truth, Memories and Studies, and Essays in Radical Empiricism.  According to Wikipedia: "William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the U.S. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James."

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This file includes: The Theory of the Leisure Class, An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace, and The Pleace of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays.  According to Wikipedia: "Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen (July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the institutional economics movement. Besides his technical work he was a popular and witty critic of capitalism, as shown by his best known book The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899). Veblen is famous in the history of economic thought for combining a Darwinian evolutionary perspective with his new institutionalist approach to economic analysis. He combined sociology with economics in his masterpiece The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) where he argued that there was a basic distinction between the productiveness of "industry", run by engineers manufacturing goods, vis-a-vis the parasitism of "business" that exists only to make profits for a leisure class. The chief activity of the leisure class was "conspicuous consumption", and their economic contribution is "waste," activity that contributes nothing to productivity." 




AMERICAN POETRY

Emily Dickinson's Poetical Works (the original edition), $1.99  Add to Cart

All three series. This edition is based on on the first published collection, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson, which was released in three "series", the first of which appeared in 1890. According to Wikipedia, Mabel Loomis Todd "became friends with the Dickinsons, and though she never met Emily Dickinson in person, the two women exchanged letters. After Emily's death in 1886, hundreds of her unpublished poems were discovered. In 1888, Emily's sister Lavinia asked Todd to copy and organize the poems, which were to be sent to the publisher Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The first volume of Poems by Emily Dickinson was published in 1890. This version included many alterations by Todd. In 1896, Todd and the Dickinson family had a falling-out over a legal battle regarding property owned by Austin Dickinson. As a result, Emily Dickinson's manuscripts were split between the two families. In 1945, Todd's daughter Millicent published some of the poems from Todd's portion of the manuscripts."

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman with links to every poem, $1.99 





































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Whitman's masterpiece. According to Wikipedia: "Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse."




BLACK AMERICANS
Black American Classics: 11 books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington, "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois, "The Conjure Woman" by Charles Chesnutt, "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson, "Clotel or The President's Daughter" by William Wells Brown, "The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar", "De Turkey and De Law" by Zora Hurston, "A Century of Negro Migration" by Carter Woodson, "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson, and "The Underground Rail Road" by Will Still.

SLAVE NARRATIVES: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, all 17 volumes, $8.99  Add to Cart

First-Hand Accounts of Slavery in America. All 17 volumes, with links to every interview. Former slaves were interviewed during the depression as part of the WPA project sponsored by the Library of Congress. This file includes all parts dealing with former slaves in Florida. hern states. In all, there are some two thousand narratives from the following seventeen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14, 1818  – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history. In 1872, Douglass became the very first African-American nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate in the U.S., running on the Equal Rights Party ticket with Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States. He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, 'I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.'"


NATIVE AMERICANS

Native American Nonfiction and Legends: five books by Charles Eastman, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Indian Boyhood, Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains, The Indian Today, Old Indian Days, and The Sould of hte Indian.  According to Wikipedia, "Charles Alexander Eastman (February 19, 1858 - January 8, 1939) was a Native American writer, physician, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he also helped found the Boy Scouts of America....He was named Hakadah at his birth on a reservation near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. In Dakota, Hakadah means the "pitiful last", as his mother Mary died at his birth. He was later named Ohíye S’a (Dakota for "wins often") after winning a rough game of lacrosse....In 1933, Eastman was the first to receive the Indian Achievement Award."


Arabic Literature

The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, translated by Richard Burton, complete; all 16 volumes, $2.99   Add to Cart

The full text of all 16 volumes of Richard Burton's monumental translation of The Arabian Nights, with all his candid, racy footnotes, with their wealth of anthropological and cultural information. This file also includes "The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright.  According to Wikipedia: "One Thousand and One Nights  is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars across the Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era as well as the Sassanid-era Pahlavi work Hazār Afsān.  Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the 14th century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to around the 9th century." Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, making an unexpurgated translation of The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night..."


Australian

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This file includes The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, Saltbush Bill, J. P. and Other Verses, Rio rade's Last Race and other Verses all by Banjo Paterson, The Old Bush Songs edited by Banjo Paterson, In the Cays When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson, and The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Digger Smith, and The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis.



British Literature and History

Grant Allen, 19 books $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: An African Millionaire, The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories, Biographies of Working Men, The British Barbarians, Charles Darwin, Early Britain, Falling In Love, The Great Taboo, Hilda Wade, Michael's Crag, Miss Cayley's Adventures, Philistia, Post-Prandial Philosophy, Recalled to Life, Science in Arcady, Strange Stories, What's Bred in the Bone, The White Man's Foot, and The Woman Did It.  According to Wikipedia: "Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 – October 25, 1899) was a science writer, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of the theory of evolution."

Jane Austen's Novels, all eight of them, plus two books about her, $2.99   Add to Cart

This collection includes all of Jane Austen's novels: Love and Friendship, Lady Susan, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion. Active (hyperlinked) table of contents makes it easy to navigate through this huge file. This file to also includes three books about Jane Austen: A Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh (1798-1874), her nephew;  and A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs. Opie, Miss Austen by Miss Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie). According to Wikipedia: "Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English novelist whose realism, biting social commentary and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque and irony have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature."

Boswell's Life of Johnson, $1.99   Add to Cart

The edition of 1886, edited by George Brikbek Hill. This file also includes Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales. According to Wikipedia: "James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (1740 - 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland; he is best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. He was the eldest son of a judge, Alexander Boswell, 8th Laird of Auchinleck and his wife Euphemia Erskine, Lady Auchinleck; he inherited his father’s estate Auchinleck in Ayrshire. Boswell's mother was a strict Calvinist, and he felt that his father was cold to him. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer. Boswell is also known for the detailed and frank journals that he wrote for long periods of his life, which remained undiscovered until the 1920s. These included voluminous notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour of Scotland with Johnson. His journals also record meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including Lord Monboddo, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith. His written works focus chiefly on others, but he was admitted as a good companion and accomplished conversationalist in his own right."

The Bronte Family, All 7 novels, the poetry, and 2 biographies, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Cottage Poems by Patrick Bronte (father of the Bronte sisters), 1811; Poems by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, 1846; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, 1847; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, 1847; Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, 1847; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, 1848; Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, 1849; Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, 1850; Villette by Charlotte Bronte, 1853; The Professor by Charlotte Bronte, 1857; The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1857; and Charlotte
Bronte and Her Circle by Clement K. Shorter, 1896. 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic romantic novel. According to Wikipedia: "Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England, in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title Jane Eyre. An Autobiography under the pen name "Currer Bell." The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Writing for the Penguin edition, Stevie Davies describes it as an "influential feminist text" because of its in-depth exploration of a strong female character's feelings. Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism."

John Buchan: Ten Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

Classic British Works: 10 Books by John Buchan includes The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction, Greenmantle, The Half-Hearted, Huntingtower, The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies, Mr Standfast, The Path Of The King, Prester John, Salute To Adventurers, and The Thirty-Nine Steps. According to Wikipedia, "John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "last Buchan" (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "It's a great life, if you don't weaken" is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."

The Works of Edmund Burke, all 12 volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

Edition first published in 1887. According to Wikipedia: "Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American Revolution and for his strong opposition to the French Revolution... Burke also published philosophical works on aesthetics and founded the Annual Register, a political review. He is often regarded by conservatives as the Father of Anglo-American conservatism."

Byron's Complete Poetry, all seven volumes, $3.99  Add to Cart

All seven volumes of poetry.  According to Wikipedia: "George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788 – 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems When We Two Parted, She Walks in Beauty, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond. Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured extravagant living, numerous love affairs, debts, separation, and marital exploits."

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, $1.99   Add to Cart

Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer edited by Reverend Walter W. Skeat. This book includes the complete Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English with extensive notes, published by Oxford University in 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin."

G.K. Chesterton: 29 books, $4.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 29 books - 10 books of fiction (The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown) and 19 collections of essays (All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The Crimes of England, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, A Miscellany of Men, The New Jerusalem, Orthodoxy, Alarms and Discursions, A Short History of England, Twelve Types, Utopia of Usurers and Other, Essays, Varied Types, The Victorian Age in Literature, and What's Wrong with the World). Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox." He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. For example: "Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it." As a Christian apologist he is widely admired throughout many religious denominations, as well as by many non-Christians[citation needed]. As a political thinker, he cast aspersions on both Liberalism and Conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.""

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This book-collection file includes 10 books: The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown.

G.K. Chesterton's Memoirs, Essays, and Letters; 19 books, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 19 non-fiction books by G.K. Chesterton: Alarms and Discursions, All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The Crimes of England, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, A Miscellany of Men, The New Jerusalem, Orthodoxy, Robert Browning, A Short History of England, Twelve Types, Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays, Varied Types, The Victorian Age in Literature, and What's Wrong with the World.  It also includes the individual essays The Barbarism of Berlin and George Bernard Shaw.

Agatha Christie: 2 Mystery Novels, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Mysterious Affair at Style and The Secret Adversary. According to Wikipedia: "Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), was a British crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 80 detective novels—especially those featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple—and her successful West End theatre plays. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling writer of books of all time and, with William Shakespeare, the best-selling author of any kind. Only the Bible has sold more than her roughly four billion copies of novels.According to UNESCO, Christie is the most translated individual author, with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions surpassing her. Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages."

Complete Poetical Works of Coleridge, $2.99   Add to Cart

His complete poetical works. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) was an English poet, critic and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria."

Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, $1.99   Add to Cart

One of Wilkie Collins' finest novels. According to Wikipedia: "William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name."

Joseph Conrad: 17 novels. 5 story collections, and 5 non-fiction books, $4.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 17 novels: Almayer's Folly: a Story of an Eastern River, 1895; An Outcast of the Islands, 1896; The Nigger of the Narcissus: a Story of the Forecastle, 1897; Heart of Darkness, 1899; Lord Jim, 1900; The Inheritors: an Extravagant Story (with Ford Madox Ford), 1901; Typhoon, 1902; Romance (with Ford Madox Ford), 1903; Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard, 1904; The Secret Agent, 1907; The Secret Sharer, 1907; Under Western Eyes, 1911; Chance: a Tale in Two Parts, 1913; Victory: an Island Tale, 1915; The Shadow Line: a Confession, 1917; The Arrow of Gold: a Story Between Two Notes, 1919; and The Rescue: a Romance of the Shallows, 1920. It also includes Conrad's short fiction: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE) ,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, THE RETURN, THE LAGOON), Tomorrow, Twixt Land and Sea (A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles), Within the Tides (The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches, Because of the Dollars). and Youth.  In addition it includes five non-fiction volumes: The Mirror of the Sea, Notes on Life and Letters, Notes on My Books, A Personal Record, and Some Reminiscences.

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This book-collection file includes five books: The Mirror of the Sea, Notes on Life and Letters, Notes on My Books, A Personal Record, and Some Reminiscences. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-born English novelist. Many critics regard him as one of the greatest novelists in the English language—a fact that is remarkable as he did not learn to peak English fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a Polish accent). Conrad is recognized as a master prose stylist. Some of his works have a strain of romanticism, but more importantly he is recognized as an important forerunner of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many writers, including Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, V.S. Naipaul, Italo Calvino and J. M. Coetzee."

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This book-collection file includes: Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, The Nigger of the Narcissus, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, the Inheritors, Typhoon, romance, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, The Secret Sharer, Under Western Eyes, Chance, Victory, The Shadow Line, The Arrow of Gold, and The Rescue. 

Joseph Conrad: stories and novellas, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE,  AN ANARCHIST,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, This book includes: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE,  AN ANARCHIST,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, THE RETURN, THE LAGOON), Tomorrow, Twixt Land and Sea (A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles), Within the Tides (The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches, Because of the Dollars), and Youth.

Origin of Species, both the first (1859) and the sixth (1872) editions, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the two most important editions of Darwin's masterpiece. The first edition, from 1859, entitled "On the Origin of the Species", and the sixth edition, from 1872), considered the definitive edition. According to Wikipedia: "Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation."

Thomas De Quincey: 8 Books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Avenger, Biographical Essays, Confessions of an English Opium Eater, The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc, Miscellaneous Essays, Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers (both volumes), The Note-Book of an English Opium-Eater, and Revolt of the Tartars. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas de Quincey (15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). ... His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire, and Nikolai Gogol, but even major 20th century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work. Berlioz also loosely based his Symphonie Fantastique on Confessions of an English Opium Eater, drawing on the theme of the internal struggle with one's self. De Quincey is also referred to in the Sherlock Holmes short story The Man with the Twisted Lip."

Charles Dickens' Works: 44 books, $5.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes all 16 novels, 12 Christmas stories, 9 collections of stories and sketches, 13 individual stories, and 7 non-fiction books by Charles Dickens.   The novels include: Pickwick, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, a Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, No thoroughfare, and Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Christmas stories are: Battle of Life, Chimes, A Christmas Carol, Haunted man and the Ghost's Bargain, The Holly-Tree, A Christmas Tree, What Christmas Is as We Grow Older, The Poor Relation's Story. The Child's Story, The Schoolboy's Story, and Nobody's Story. The collections of stories and sketches include: Sketches by Boz, The Uncommerical Traveller, Master Humphrey's Clock, and A House to Let, among others.

Charles Dickens: all 16 novels, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Time, Little Dorrit, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, No Thoroughfare (with Wilkie Collins), and Mystery of Edwin Drood (unfinished).   According to Wikipedia: "Charles John Huffam Dickens, (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was one of the most popular English novelists of the Victorian era as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Critics George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton championed Dickens's mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities, and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia  faulted his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrences, and grotesque characterizations. The popularity of Dickens's novels and short stories has meant that they have never gone out of print. Many of Dickens's novels first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialized form—a popular format for fiction at the time—and, unlike many other authors who completed entire novels before serial production commenced, Dickens often composed his works in parts, in the order in which they were meant to appear. Such a practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by one minor "cliffhanger" after another, to keep the (original) public looking forward to the next installment."

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This book includes the long stories: The Battle of Life, The Chimes, A Christmas Carol, The Cricket and the Hearth, The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, and The Holly-Tree.  It also includes the short stories: A Christmas Tree, What Christmas Is as We Grow Older, The Poor Relation's Story, The Schoolboy's Story, and Nobody's Story. 

Ten books about Charles Dickens, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Charles Dickens and Music by James Lightwood, Charles Dickens as a Reader by Charles Kent, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G.K. Chesterton, The Inns and Taverns of Pickwick by B.W. Nats, The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick by Frank Lockwood, Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials, Pickwickian Manners and Customs by Percy Fitzgerald, The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang, Ten Boys from Dickens by Kate Dickinson Sweetser, and Ten Girls from Dickens by Kate Dickinson Sweetser.

Charles Dickens: 7 non-fiction  books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: American Notes for General Circulation, a Child's History of England, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, Miscellaneous Papers, Pictures from Italy, Reprinted Pieces, and Speeches: Literary and Social.

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This book-collection file includes 9 collections of stories and sketches: Sketches by Boz, the Uncommerical Traveller, Master Humphrey's Clock, A House to let, Contributions to All the Year Round, Three Ghost Stories, Mudgof and Other Sketches, Sketches of Young Couples, and Sketches of Young Gentlemen.  It also includes 12 individual stories and sketches:  Doctor Marigold, George Silman's Explanation, Going into society, Holiday Romance, Hunted Down, The Lamplighter, A Message from the Sea, Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy, Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings, Mugby Junction, The Seven Poor Travellers, and Somebody's Luggage. 

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This file includes Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet, novel, 1887; The Sign of the Four, novel, 1890; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1891-1892 (A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1892-1893 (Adventure 1 Silver Blaze, Adventure 2 The Yellow Face, Adventure 3 The Stock-Broker's Clerk, Adventure 4 The "Gloria Scott", Adventure 5 The Musgrave Ritual, Adventure 6 The Reigate Puzzle, Adventure 7 The Crooked Man, Adventure 9 The Greek Interpreter, Adventure 10 The Naval Treaty, Adventure 11 The Final Problem), The Hound of the Baskervilles, novel, 1901-1902; The Return of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1903-1904 (The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, The Adventure of the Dancing Men, The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, The Adventure of the Priory School, The Adventure of Black Peter, The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, The Adventure of the Three Students, The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez, The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, The Adventure of the Second Stain); The Valley of Fear, novel, 1914- 1915; His Last Bow, collection of stories originally published 1908-1913 and 1917.

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Collection of stories.  According to Wikipedia: "Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels."

George Eliot: 6 novels , $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Adam Bene (1857), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1863), Middlemarch (1871-72) and Daniel Deronda (1876).  According to Wikipedia: "Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes."

The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes:  Volume 1. The Man of Property,  Volume 2. Indian Summer of a Forsyte and In Chancery,  Volume 3. Awakening and To Let. Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.  His Forsyte Saga was the basis for the popular PBS TV series. According to Wikipedia: "John Galsworthy (14 August 1867—31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906—1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932."

The Gothic Novel: Seven Classic Novels. $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Castle of Otranto by Walpole, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Radcliffe, The Monk by Lewis, Wieland by Brown, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Fall of the House of Usher by Poe, and Dracula by Stoker.

Thomas Hardy's Fiction, all 20 books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the complete text of: Desperate Remedies, 1871; Under the Greenwood Tree, 1872; A Pair of Blue Eyes, 1873; Far From the Madding Crowd, 1874; The Hand of Ethelberta, 1876; The Return of the Native, 1878; Wessex Tales, 1879; The Trumpet-Major, 1880; A Laodicean, 1881; Two on a Tower, 1882; The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid, 1883; A Changed Man and Other Tales, 1885; The Mayor of Casterbridge, 1886; The Woodlanders, 1887; Tess of the d'Urbervilles, 1891; A Group of Noble Dames, 1891; Life's Little Ironies, 1891; Jude the Obscure, 1895; The Well-Beloved, 1897; and The Dynasts, 1903.

Leviathan, Or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil by Thomas Hobbes, $1.99   Add to Cart

First published in 1651, a classic of political science. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Hobbes (1588 –  1679) was an English philosopher, remembered today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory. Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of fields, including history, geometry, physics of gases, theology, ethics, general philosophy, and political science. His account of human nature as self-interested cooperation has proved to be an enduring theory in the field of philosophical anthropology."

James Joyce: 4 books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Chamber Music (1907), Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), and Ulysses (1922. According to Wikipedia: "James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark novel which perfected his stream of consciousness technique and combined nearly every literary device available in a modern re-telling of The Odyssey. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939), and his complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. Joyce was born to a lower-middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College, Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zürich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of Ulysses he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, “For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.”

John Keats: Poems of 1817 and 1820, plus Endymion, $2.99  





































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This collection, with poems published in 1817, Endymion, and poems published in 1820, includes his best known works, such as: Ode to a Nightingale, Ode to a Grecian Ur, Ode to Psyche, Lamia, Eve of St. Agnes, Ode on Melancholy, To Autumn, and Hyperion. According to Wikipedia: "John Keats (1795 – 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature. Keats's letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of "negative capability", are among the most celebrated by any writer."

All 12 of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, $4.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy Book, The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Violet Fairy Book. The Crimson Fairy Book, The Brown Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book.  According to Wikipedia: "Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories."

The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, $1.99  Add to Cart

Collection of classic fairy tales.  According to Wikipedia: "Andrew Lang (March 31, 1844, Selkirk July 20, 1912, Banchory, Kincardineshire) was a prolific Scots man of letters. He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales." With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, click on a story title to go to that story.

D. H. Lawrence: 11 Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The White Peacock, The Rainbow; Sons and Lovers; Women in Love; Aaron's Rod; England, My England; Fantasia of the Unconscious; The Trespasser; Twilight in Italy; Lost Girl; and Sea and Sardinia. According to Wikipedia: "David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation."

Robert Thomas Malthus: 4 Essays, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the book "An Essay on the Principle of Population", plus the essays "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws", "The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Resrticting the Importation of Foreign Corn", and "An Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of Rent".  According to Wikipedia: "The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (13 or 14 February 1766 – 23 or 29 December 1834) was an English scholar, influential in political economy and demography. Malthus popularized the economic theory of rent. Malthus has become widely known for his theories about population and its increase or decrease in response to various factors. The six editions of his An Essay on the Principle of Population, published from 1798 to 1826, observed that sooner or later population gets checked by famine and disease. He wrote in opposition to the popular view in 18th-century Europe that saw society as improving and in principle as perfectible."

John Stuart Mill: 10 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes: On Libery, Utilitariansism, Considerationson Representative Government, The Contest in America, Socialism, The Subjection of Women, Auguste Comte and Positivism, A System of Logic, Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy, and Autobiography.  According to Wikipedia: "John Stuart Mill, (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control."

John Milton's Poetic Works, $2.99   Add to Cart

Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), Samson Agonistes (1671), and Minor Poems (1645). According to Wikipedia: "John Milton (December 9, 1608 ? November 8, 1674) was an English poet, prose polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. Most famed for his epic poem Paradise Lost, Milton is celebrated as well for his treatise condemning censorship, Areopagitica. Long considered the supreme English poet, Milton experienced a dip in popularity after attacks by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis in the mid 20th century; but with multiple societies and scholarly journals devoted to his study, Milton's reputation remains as strong as ever in the 21st century."

Utopia by Sir Thomas More, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Utopia is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More published in 1516... The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs... Sir Thomas More (February 7, 1478 – July 6, 1535), also known as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, scholar, author, and statesman. He is also recognised as a saint within the Catholic Church. During his life he gained a reputation as a leading Renaissance humanist, an opponent of the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther and wrote long treatises opposing William Tyndale and others who wished to see the Bible translated into the English language.  For three years toward the end of his life he was Lord Chancellor."

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty, complete unabridged edition, $1.99   Add to Cart

This is the complete edition, originally published in 1893. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Pepys, (23 February 1633 - 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary that he kept during 1660?1669 was first published in the nineteenth century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London."

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All 26 Waverley Novels, arranged in chronological order by setting: Count Robert of Paris, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Ivanhoe, Castle Dangerous, The Fair Maid of Perth, Quentin Durward, Anne of Geierstein, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Fortunes of Nibel, A Legend of Montrose, Woodstock, Peveril of the Peak, The Tale of Old Mortality, The Pirate, The Black Dwarf, The Bride of Lammermoor, Rob Roy, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Waverley, Guy Mannering, Redgauntlet, The Antiquary, and St. Ronan's Well.  According to Wikpedia: "The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe." 

Shakespeare's Works, with line numbers: 11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, 4 romances, and poetry, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes all of Shakespeare's plays, with line numbers  (11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, and 4 romances), plus his poetry (Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, Lover's Complaint, and Passionate Pilgrim. According to Wikipedia: "William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."

Shakespeare's Works, Trilingual Edition (in English with line Numbers and in French and German translations), $4.99  Add to Cart

All of Shakespeare's poetry and plays (11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, and 4 romances) in English with line numbers and in French translation; and many of his plays in German translation as well.

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The 3-volume Oxford edition, edited by Thomas Hutchinson, and first published in 1904. According to Wikipedia: "Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He is perhaps most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and The Masque of Anarchy. However, his major works were long visionary poems including Alastor, Adonais, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound and the unfinished The Triumph of Life."

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift, $1.99   Add to Cart

The satiric voyages to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg, Japan, and the Country of the Houyhnhnms. According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo-Irish cleric, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language..."

Thackeray: 26 Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Adventures of Major Gahagan, Barry Lyndon, The Bedford-Row Conspiracy, The Book of Snobs, Burlesques, Catherine, The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh (including The Rose and The Ring), The Fatal Boots, The Fitz-Boodle Papers, Notes on a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, George Cruikshank, The History of Henry Esmond, The History of Pendennis, The History of Samuel Titmarsh and The Great Hoggarty Diamond, John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character, A Little Dinner at Timmins's, Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by Titmarsh, Memoirs of Mr Charles J. Yellowplush, Men's Wives, The Newcomes, The Paris Sketch Book, Roundbout Papers, The Second Funeral of Napoleon, Vanity Fair, The Virginians, and The Wolves and the Lamb.

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The Barsetshire Novel series includes: The Warden, Barchester Towers, Dr. Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, and The Last Chronicle of Barset. This file has an active (hyperlinked) table of contents.  Click on a book title and go to the beginning of that book.  Push Back to return to the Table of Contents. According to Wikipedia: "Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815 – December 6, 1882) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day."

Palliser Novels by Anthony Trollope, All 6 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

The books of the Palliser series are: Can You Forgive Her? Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Redux, The Prime Minister, and The Duke's Children. This addition includes an active (hyperlinked) table of contents.  Click on a book title to go to that book, and use the Back button to return to the Table of Contents. According to Wikipedia: "Anthony Trollope (April 24, 1815 – December 6, 1882) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day."

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, $1.99  Add to Cart

"Let the reader be introduced to Lady Carbury, upon whose character and doings much will depend of whatever interest these pages may have, as she sits at her writing-table in her own room in her own house in Welbeck Street. Lady Carbury spent many hours at her desk, and wrote many letters wrote also very much beside letters. She spoke of herself in these days as a woman devoted to Literature, always spelling the word with a big L. Something of the nature of her devotion may be learned by the perusal of three letters which on this morning she had written with a quickly running hand. Lady Carbury was rapid in everything, and in nothing more rapid than in the writing of letters." According to Wikipedia: "The Way We Live Now is a satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialisation. In 1872 Trollope returned to England from abroad and was appalled by the greed which was loose in the land. His scolding rebuke was his longest novel. Containing over a hundred chapters, The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes out at the pervading dishonesty of the age, commercial, political, moral, and intellectual. It is one of the last significant Victorian novels to have been published in monthly parts."

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Natural history of a town in England, first published in 1790.  According to Wikipedia: "Gilbert White FRS (18 July 1720 – 26 June 1793) was a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist… White is best known for his The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789). This was a compilation of his letters to Thomas Pennant, the leading British zoologist of the day, and the Hon. Daines Barrington, an English barrister and another Fellow of the Royal Society. These letters contained White's discoveries about local birds, animals and plants. He believed in distinguishing birds by observation rather than by collecting specimens, and was thus one of the first people to separate the similar-looking Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Wood Warbler by means of their song. White is regarded by many as England's first ecologist and one of the founders of modern respect for nature."

Oscar Wilde: 22 Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, Shorter Prose Pieces, A Critic in Pall Mall, Essays and Lectures, Intentions, The Soul of Man, Miscellanies, Reviews, Selected Prose, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, A House of Pomegrantes, The Duchess of Padua, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, Vera, A Woman of No Importance, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Charmides and Other Poems, and Selected Poems.

Virginia Woolf: four books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Jacob's Room, Monday or Tuesday, Night and Day, and The Voyage Out. According to Wikipedia: "Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, $2.99   Add to Cart

Volumes 1 to 4 of the 8 volume collection edited by William Knight, in a single file.  These volumes include his finest and best-known poems (composed 1787-1813), including The Prelude. According to Wikipedia: "William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times. The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge". Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850."



Canadian Literature and History

Grant Allen, 19 books $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: An African Millionaire, The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories, Biographies of Working Men, The British Barbarians, Charles Darwin, Early Britain, Falling In Love, The Great Taboo, Hilda Wade, Michael's Crag, Miss Cayley's Adventures, Philistia, Post-Prandial Philosophy, Recalled to Life, Science in Arcady, Strange STories, What's Bred in the Bone, The White Man's Foot, and The Woman Did It.  According to Wikipedia: "Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 – October 25, 1899) was a science writer, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of the theory of evolution."

Sara Jeannette Duncan, 8 books $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Daughter of To-Day, The Story of Sonny Sahib, A Voyage of Consolation, Hilda: a Story of Calcutta, The Path of a Star, The Pool in the Deesrt, The Imperialist, and Down Under With the Prince.
(22 December 1861 – 22 July 1922), was a Canadian author and journalist… Sara Jeannette Duncan published 22 books, including two volumes of personal sketches and a collection of short stories. One of her most famous sayings is "One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself." She was a very lively person and loved to laugh... Duncan is best known today for her 1904 novel The Imperialist."

Canadian Humor by Stephen Leacock: 12 Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, Behind the Beyond, Frenzied Fiction, Further Foolishness, The Hohenzollerns in America with the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities, Literary Lapses, Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy, My Discovery of England, Nonsense Novels, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice, and Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. According to Wikipedia: "Stephen Butler Leacock (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world."

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This file includes The Dawn of Canadian History, A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada and The Mariner of Malo, a Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacque Cartier, both from Chronicles of Canada and both first published in 1914.  According to Wikipedia: "Stephen Butler Leacock, FRSC (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world.

Anne of Green Gables (Anne Shirley) Novels: 8 books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes, in order: Anne of Green Gables, 1908, Anne's age 11-16; Anne of Avonlea, 1909, 16-18; Anne of the Island, 1915, 18-22; Anne's House of Dreams, 1917, 25-27; Rainbow Valley, 1919, 41; Rilla of Ingleside, 1921, 49-53. It also includes two related books in which Anne Shirley appears, but not as the main character: Chronicles of Avonlea, 1912, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea, 1920.  It does not include (because they are not yet available: Anne of the Windy Poplars, 1936, 22-25, and  Anne of Ingleside, 1939, 34-40. According to Wikipedia: "The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. The novels became the basis for the highly acclaimed 1985 CBC television miniseries, Anne of Green Gables and several other television movies and programs, including Road to Avonlea, which ran in Canada and the U.S. from 1990-1996."

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This file includes both The Story Girl and its sequel The Golden Road.

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This book-collection file includes, in order: Anne of Green Gables, 1908, Anne's age 11-16; Anne of Avonlea, 1909, 16-18; Anne of the Island, 1915, 18-22; Anne's House of Dreams, 1917, 25-27; Rainbow Valley, 1919, 41; Rilla of Ingleside, 1921, 49-53. It also includes two related books in which Anne Shirley appears, but not as the main character: Chronicles of Avonlea, 1912, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea, 1920. In addition, it includes The Story Girl and its sequel The Golden Road, plus six volumes of short stories. For historical context, it includes "History of Prince Edward Island" by Duncan Campbell (1875).




Chinese

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According to Wikipedia: "The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are the collection of sayings and ideas of central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius, written by his followers. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today."

The Tao The King or The Tao and Its Characteristics by Lao-Tse, translated by James Legge, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Tao Te Ching, Dao De Jing, or Daodejing, also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC. The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature."



French (in French and in English translation)

Dumas in English: 13 Historical Novels plus Celebrated Crimes, $4.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Marguerite de Valois, The Black Tulip, The Companions of Jehu, The Conspirators, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Forty-Five Guardsmen, The Prussian Terror, Celebrated Crimes (all eight volumes) and all six volumes of the Three Musketeers Series (The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelone, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Valliere, and The Man in the Iron Mask. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."

Oeuvres de Dumas: 23 Romans en Francais, $5.99   Add to Cart

23 classic novels, in the original French. Les Trois Mousquetaires, Vingt Ans Apres, Le Vicomte de Bragelone, Acte, Bric-a-Brac, Le Capitaine Arena, Le Capitaine Pamphile, Le Capitaine Paul, Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge, Le Chevalier d'Harmental, Le Collier de la Reine, Les Compagno de Jehu, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, Le Corricolo, La Dame de Monsoreau, La Femme au Collier de Velours, La Fille du Marquis, Georges, Historie d'un Casse-Noisette, Jacques Ortis, Les Quarante-Cinq, La Reine Margot, and Le Speronare.

The Three Musketeers, all 6 novels of the series, in English translation, $2.99  Add to Cart

The Three Musketeers" is the first and best known of a series of six novels - The Three Musketeers (covering 1625-1628), Twenty Years After (covering 1648-49), The Vicomte de Bragelonne (covering 1660), Ten Years Later (covering 1660-1661), Louise de la Valliere (covering 1661), The Man in the Iron Mask (covering 1661-1673). D'Artagnan, the fourth and most important musketeer is based on an historical figure, who was eventually promoted to commander of the musketeers. You can read about him at Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to 'Senior' in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802 — 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."


Tous les Romans des Trois Mousquetaires: Les Trois Mousquetaires, Vingt Ans Apres, et Le Vicomte de Bragelone, $3.99   Add to Cart

Les Trois Mousquetaires, Vingt Ans Après, et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."

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This file includes: Bramble-Bees and Other, The GlowWorm and Other Beetles, The Life of the Spider, The Mason-Bees, More Hunting Wasps, Social Life in the Insect World, The Wonders of Instinct, and Fabre Poet of Science by Legros.According to Wikipedia: "Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (December 22, 1823 - October 11, 1915) was a French entomologist and author… Over the years he wrote a series of texts on insects and arachnids that are collectively known as the Souvenirs Entomologiques. Fabre's influence is felt in the later works of fellow naturalist Charles Darwin, who called Fabre "an inimitable observer". Fabre, however, remained sceptical about Darwin's theory of evolution, as he always restrained from all theories and systems. His special force was exact and detailed observation, field research as we would call it today, always avoiding premature general conclusions from his observations. In one of Fabre's most famous experiments, he arranged processionary caterpillars to form a continuous loop around the edge of a pot. As each caterpillar instinctively followed the silken trail of the caterpillars in front of it, the group moved around in a circle for seven days."

Flaubert: 5 books Flaubert in the original French, $2.99  





































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This file includes (in the original French): Madame Bovary, 1857; La Tentation de Saint Antoine, 1848; Trois Contes, 1878 (Un Coeur Simple, La Légende de Saint-Julien l'Hospitalier, Hérodias), Bouvard et Pécuchet, 1881, and Dictionnaire des Idees Recues, 1913. According to Wikipedia: "Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style."

Flaubert: 7 books in English translation, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Madame Bovary, 1857; Salammbo, 1862; The Temptation of Saint Antony, 1874; Bouvard and Pechuchet 1881; Three Short Works (The Dance of Death, 1838; The Legend of Saint-Julian the Hospitaller, 1877; A Simple Soul, 1877); Herodias (long short story), 1877; Over Strand and Field: a Record of Travel Through Brittany; and The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters.

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According to Wikipedia: "Madame Bovary (1856) is Gustave Flaubert's first published novel and is considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste ("the right word"). The novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors when it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between 1 October 1856 and 15 December 1856, resulting in a trial in January 1857 that made the story notorious. After the acquittal on 7 February 1857, it became a bestseller when it was published as a book in April 1857, and now stands virtually unchallenged not only as a seminal work of Realism, but as one of the most influential novels ever written."

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This collection includes: Comédie de la mort (1838), Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835), Ménagerie intime (1869), and Sacountala, a ballet (1858). According to Wikipedia: "Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (August 30, 1811 – October 23, 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic. While an ardent defender of Romanticism, Gautier's work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert and Oscar Wilde."

Victor Hugo: 14 books in the original French , $3.99  Add to Cart

This file includes: Han d'Islande (1823), Le Dernier jour d'un condamné (1829), Hernani, drame (1830), Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), Le Roi s'amuse, drame (1832), Littérature et philosophie mêlées (1834), La Esmeralda, libretto (1836), Napoléon le Petit (1852), Les Contemplations, poèmes (1856), La Légende des siècles (1859-1883), Les Misérables (1862) L'Homme qui Rit (1869), Quatrevingt-treize (1874), and Actes et Paroles (1875-1876).  According to Wikipedia: "Victor-Marie Hugo  (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (known in English also as The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Though a committed conservative royalist when he was young, Hugo grew more liberal as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon."

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This file includes: Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), The Toilers of the Sea, The Man Who Laughs, Les Miserables, The History of a Crime, The Memoirs of Victor Hugo, and Poems.

Guy de Maupassant: 4 Novels and 169 Stories in English translation, $3.99  Add to Cart

With links from the tables of contents to every chapter and every story, this file includes four novels, in English translation:  Une Vie, Bel Ami, Pierre and Jean, and Strong as Death.  It also includes all 13 volumes of "Original Maupassant Short Stories", with a total of 169 stories.  According to Wikipedia: "Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is often accounted his masterpiece. His most unsettling horror story, "Le Horla" (1887), was about madness and suicide."

The Essays of Montaigne, all 10 volumes, $3.99   Add to Cart

The complete essays, translated by Charles Cotton (1630-1687) and edited by William Hazlitt. From the Preface: "This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures.  His Essays, which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of his productions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Bacon and Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, as Hallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results from the share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval and subsequent."

The first 4 volumes of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu in French, $2.99   Add to Cart

The first four volumes of Proust's masterpiece in a single file, in the original French. Du côté de chez Swann, 1913; A L'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs, 1919 ; Le Côté de Guermantes, 1920-1921; and Sodome et Gommorrhe, 1921-1922. According to Wikipedia: "Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, essayist, and critic, best known as the author of À la recherche du temps perdu (in English, In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), a monumental work of twentieth-century fiction published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927... Begun in 1909, À la recherche du temps perdu consists of seven volumes spanning some 3,200 pages and teeming with more than 2,000 literary characters. Graham Greene called Proust the "greatest novelist of the 20th century", and W. Somerset Maugham called the novel the "greatest fiction to date." Proust died before he was able to complete his revision of the drafts and proofs of the final volumes, the last three of which were published posthumously and edited by his brother, Robert."

Marcel Proust: Swann's Way, volume 1 of In Remembrance of Things Past, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic novel in English translation. According to Wikipedia: "In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is popularly known for its considerable length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine." The novel is widely referred to in English as Remembrance of Things Past but the title In Search of Lost Time, a literal rendering of the French, has gained in usage since D. J. Enright adopted it in his 1992 revision of the earlier translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin. The complete story contains nearly 1.5 million words and is one of the longest novels in world literature."

The Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais, all five books, $2.99   Add to Cart

The classic comic fantasy from the French Renaissance. All five volumes in a single file. According to Wikipedia: "The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by Francois Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel) and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. There is much crudity and scatological humor as well as a large amount of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters." "Francois Rabelais (c. 1494 - April 9, 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He is regarded as an avant-garde writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, dirty jokes and bawdy songs."


German Literature and Philosophy (in German and in German translation)

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This file includes: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific; The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844; Feuerbach: the Roots of the Socialist Philosophy; The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State; and Landmarks of Scientific Socialism: "Anti-Duehring".

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This file includes: Dream Psychology - A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Dream Psychology, Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, Leonardo da VInci, Group Psychology, Reflections on War and Death, and A Young Girl's Diary (prefaced by a letter from Freud). According to Wikipedia: "Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, as well as his therapeutic techniques, including the use of free association, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires. He was also an early neurological researcher into cerebral palsy. While many of Freud's ideas have fallen out of favor or have been modified by Neo-Freudians, and modern advances in the field of psychology have shown flaws in many of his theories, Freud's work remains important in the history of clinical psychodynamic approaches. In academia, his ideas continue to influence the humanities and some social sciences."

Goethes Dramen, auf deutsch, $2.99  Add to Cart

Eleven plays in the original German: Die Aufgeregten, Egmont, Faust, Goetz von Berlichingen, Iphigenie, Die Mitschuldigen, Die Naturliche Tochter Torquato Tasso, Satyros, Die Geschwister, and Die Laune des Verliebten.Wikipedia: "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (* 28. August 1749 in Frankfurt am Main; † 22. März 1832 in Weimar), geadelt 1782, war ein deutscher Dichter. Er forschte und publizierte außerdem auf verschiedenen naturwissenschaftlichen Gebieten. Ab 1776 bekleidete er am Hof von Weimar unterschiedliche politische und administrative Ämter. Goethes literarische Produktion umfasst Gedichte, Dramen, erzählende Werke (in Vers und Prosa), autobiografische, ästhetische, kunst- und literaturtheoretische sowie naturwissenschaftliche Schriften. Auch sein umfangreicher Briefwechsel ist von großer literarischer Bedeutung. Goethe war ein Vorreiter und der wichtigste Vertreter des Sturm und Drang. Sein Roman Die Leiden des jungen Werthers machte ihn 1774 in ganz Europa berühmt. Später wandte er sich inhaltlich und formal den Idealen der Antike zu und wurde ab den 1790er Jahren, gemeinsam mit Friedrich Schiller und im Austausch mit diesem, zum wichtigsten Vertreter der Weimarer Klassik. Im Alter galt Goethe auch im Ausland als Repräsentant des geistigen Deutschland. Während die Wertschätzung Goethes nach seinem Tode zunächst abnahm, wurde er im Deutschen Kaiserreich ab 1871 „zum Kronzeugen der nationalen Identität der Deutschen“ und als solcher für den deutschen Nationalismus vereinnahmt. Es setzte nun eine Verehrung nicht nur des Werks, sondern auch der Persönlichkeit des Dichters ein, dessen Lebensführung als vorbildlich empfunden wurde. Bis heute gilt Goethe als bedeutendster deutscher Dichter, sein Werk wird zu den Höhepunkten der Weltliteratur gezählt."

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Die Leiden Des Jungen Werther - 1774, Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre - 1795, Die Wahlverwandtschaften - 1809, Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre Oder Die Entsagenden.

Goethes Werken, auf deutsch, $5.99  Add to Cart

Romane: Die Leiden des Jungen Werther, Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, Die Wahlverwandtschaften, Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Dramen: Die Aufgeregten, Egmont, Faust (I und II), Goetz von Berlichingen, Iphigenie auf Autris, Die Mitschuldigen, Die Naurliche Tochter, Torquato Tasso, Satyros, Die Geschwister, Die Laune des Verliebten. Novellen und Erzahlungen: Novelle, Belagerung von Mainz, Unterhantlungen Deutscher Ausgewanderten. Briefe und Aufsatze: Briefe aus de Scweiz (Zweite Abteilung), Italienishce Reise, Kampagne in Frankreich. Gedichte: Hermann und Dorothea, Reineke Fuchs, Romische Elegien, Venetianische Epigramme, West-Ostlicher Divan.  Goethe's Biographie von Dr. H. Doering.

Faust, Part 1, by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, in English translation, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic drama about a deal with the devil, in English translation. According to Wikipedia: "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts... Faust is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature. Goethe completed a preliminary version of Part One in 1806. The 1808 publication was followed by the revised 1828–29 edition, which was the last to be edited by Goethe himself... Goethe finished writing Faust Part Two in 1831. In contrast to Faust Part One, the focus here is no longer on the soul of Faust, which has been sold to the devil, but rather on social phenomena such as psychology, history and politics, in addition to mystical and philosophical topics. The second part formed the principal occupation of Goethe's last years. It appeared only posthumously in 1832."

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This file includes (in the original German): Die Verwandlung; Betrachtung: Kleine Erzählungen; Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen; Ein Hungerkünstler, Erzählung; In der Strafkolonie, Erzählung; and Das Urteil, Erzählung. According to Wikipedia: Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a major fiction writer of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary. His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature. Kafka was born in one of the houses on Prague's Old Town Square, right next to the Church of St. Nicholas. A gallery with a permanent exposition on Kafka's life has been opened in this house. His stories include The Metamorphosis (1912) and In the Penal Colony (1914), while his novels are The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926) and Amerika (1927)."

Kant: 4 books in English translation, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Critique of Pure Reason; The Critique of Practical Reason, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. According to Wikipedia: "Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and of the late Enlightenment. Kant created a new widespread perspective in philosophy which is influencing enlightened philosophy until the 21st Century. He published important works of epistemology as also scripts in coherence to religion, law and history. His most important work is the Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation into the limitations and structure of reason itself. It encompasses an attack on traditional metaphysics and epistemology, and highlights Kant's own contribution to these areas. The other main works of his maturity are the Critique of Practical Reason, which concentrates on ethics, and the Critique of Judgment, which investigates aesthetics and teleology."

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This file includes: Manifesto of the Commnist Party, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Revolution and Counter-Revolution, Secret Diplomatic History of the Eighteenth Century.  According to Wikipedia: "Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a Prussian philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement. He published various books during his lifetime, with the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital (1867–1894); some of his works were co-written with his friend and fellow German revolutionary socialist, Friedrich Engels."

Nietzsche: 6 books in German, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ecce Homo: Wie man wird, was man ist; Die Geburt der Tragödie: Versuch einer Selbstkritik; Götzen-Dämmerung; Jenseits von Gut und Böse; Menschliches, Allzumenschliches: Ein Buch für freie Geister. According to Wikipedia: "Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor and aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation, mostly in the continental tradition, and some analytic philosophy. His key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence (which numerous commentators have re-interpreted), a rejection of Platonism, and a repudiation of both Christianity and Egalitarianism (especially in the form of Democracy and Socialism)."

Nietzsche: 8 books in English translation, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes seven books: The Antichrist, Beyond Good and Evil, The Case of Wagner/Nietzsche Contra Wagner/Selected Aphorisms, Thoughts Out of Season Part 1, Thus Spake Zarathustra, and Human All So Human, plus We Philologists, plus the lecture "Homer and Classical Philology".


Greek Literature and Philosophy

Aristophanes:  all 11 plays, $2.99   Add to Cart

All 11 comedies, literally translated. Two volumes in one file. Includes: Knights, Acharnians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. According to Wikipedia: "Aristophanes (ca. 446 BCE – ca. 386 BCE), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a prolific and much acclaimed, comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries - although more than one contemporary, satirical playwright caricatured the philosopher Socrates, his student Plato singled out Aristophanes' play The Clouds as slander contributing to his old mentor's trial and execution."

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This file includes four books: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories.  According to Wikipedia: "Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics."

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This file includes 10 tragedies by Euripides, literally translated by Theodore Buckley. The plays are: HECUBA, ORESTES, PHOENISSAE (The Phoenician Virgins), MEDEA, HIPPOLYTUS, ALCESTIS, BACCHAE, HERACLIDAE, IPHIGENIA IN AULIS, and IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS. According to Wikipedia: "Euripides (ca. 480 BCE–406 BCE) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles). Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias. Eighteen or nineteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. There has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds and ignoring classical evidence that the play was his. Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, because of the unique nature of the Euripidean manuscript tradition. Euripides is known primarily for having reshaped the formal structure of Athenian tragedy by portraying strong female characters and intelligent slaves and by satirizing many heroes of Greek mythology. His plays seem modern by comparison with those of his contemporaries, focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown to Greek audiences."

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Both volumes in a single file, translated by Macaulay. According to Wikipedia: "Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c. 425 BC) and is regarded as the "Father of History" in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.[1] He is almost exclusively known for writing The Histories, a record of his "inquiries" (or ἱστορίαι, a word that passed into Latin and took on its modern meaning of history) into the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars which occurred in 490 and 480-479 BC—especially since he includes a narrative account of that period, which would otherwise be poorly documented, and many long digressions concerning the various places and peoples he encountered during wide-ranging travels around the lands of the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Although some of his stories are not completely accurate, he states that he is only reporting what has been told to him."

Pope's Homer: Translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey in Heroic Couplets, $2.99  Add to Cart

Homer's classic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath, in the 18th century verse (heroic couplet) translation of Alexander Pope.

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This book-collection file includes all 26 dialogues: Apology, Charmides (and preface to the collection), Cratylus, Critias, Crito, Euthyphro, Euthydemus, Gorgias, Ion, Laches, Laws, Lesser Hippias, Lysis, Menexus, Meno, Parmenides, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Philebus, Protagoras, Republic, Sophist, Statesman, Symposium, Theaetetus, and Timaeus. The Jowett translation.  According to Wikipedia: "Plato  (428/427 BC[a] – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy.[2] Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death."

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Plato's best-known dialogue. According to Wikipedia: "The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War, "there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned".[2] It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society."

Plutarch's Lives: Lives of the Noble Grecian and Romans, Complete, $2.99   Add to Cart

The complete multi-volume Lives, in a single file.  The Clough translation. According to Wikipedia: "Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (c. AD 46 - 120 — commonly known in English as Plutarch — was a Roman historian (of Greek ethnicity), biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His known works consist of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia."

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This file includes the English verse translation by Lewis Campbell of all seven extant Sophocles plays: Antigone, Aias. King Oedipus, Electra, The Tracinian Maidens, Philoctetes, and Oedippus at Colonos. According to Wikipedia: "Sophocles( c. 496 BC-406 BC) was the second of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus and earlier than those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form... The most famous of Sophocles' tragedies are those concerning Oedipus and Antigone: these are often known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor and thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot."

The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic history of war between Athens and Sparta. According to Wikipedia: "Thucydides (c. 460 B.C. – c. 395 B.C.)  was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods. He has also been called the father of the school of political realism, which views the relations between nations as based on might rather than right. His classical text is still studied at advanced military colleges worldwide, and the Melian dialogue remains a seminal work of international relations theory. More generally, Thucydides showed an interest in developing an understanding of human nature to explain behaviour in such crises as plague and civil war."

Greek and Roman Philosophy: Epictetus, Longinus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and Boethius, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, On the Sublime by Longinus, On Friendship and Old Age by Cicero, Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and The Consolation of History by Boethius.



Indian Literature, History and Religion

The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (from the Mahabharata) translated by Sir Edwin Arnold, $1.99   Add to Cart

"Being a discourse between Arjuna, Prince of India, and the Supreme Being under the form of Krishna".  This translation first published in 1900.  According to Wikipedia: "The Bhagavad Gītā, also more simply known as Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, but is frequently treated as a freestanding text, and in particular, as an Upanishad in its own right, one of the several books that comprise the more general Vedic tradition. It is revealed scripture in the views of Hindus, the scripture for Hindus represents the words and message of god, the book is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy... Sir Edwin Arnold CSI CIE (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia."

The Bhagavadgita with the Sanatsugatiya and the Anugita, $1.99  





































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According to Wikipedia: "The Bhagavad Gita ... is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Sanskrit epic Mahabharata... The Sānatsujātiya refers to a portion of the Mahābhārata, a Hindu epic. It appears in the Udyoga Parva (book), and is composed of five chapters... The Anugita is part of the Asvamedhikaparva a book of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. It contains Krishna's conversation with Arjuna when Krishna decided to return to Dwaraka after restoring to the Pandavas, their kingdom. The main topics discussed are transmigration of souls, means of attaining liberation, description of gunas and ashramas, dharma, and the effects of tapas or austerity."

Buddhist Suttas translated by T. W. Rhys Davids, $1.99  





































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According to Wikipedia: "In Buddhism, the sūtra refers mostly to canonical scriptures, many of which are regarded as records of the oral teachings of Gautama Buddha. In Chinese, these are known as jīng. These teachings are assembled in part of the Tripitaka which is called Sutra Pitaka. There are also some Buddhist texts, such as the Platform Sutra, that are called sūtras despite being attributed to much later authors."

The Dhammapada, a Collection of Verses, Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Dhammapada  is a versified Buddhist scripture traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself. It is one of the best-known texts from the Theravada canon. The title, Dhammapada, is a compound term composed of dhamma and pada, each word having a number of denotations and connotations. Generally, dhamma can refer to the Buddha's "doctrine" or an "eternal truth" or "righteousness" or all "phenomena"; and, at its root, pada means "foot" and thus by extension, especially in this context, means either "path" or "verse" (cf. "prosodic foot") or both."

The Dharma Sutras: The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, Part I Apastamba and Gautama , $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Dharmasutras are Sanskrit texts dealing with custom, rituals and law. They include the four surviving written works of the ancient Indian tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behavior recognized by a community. Unlike the later Dharmashastra, the dharmasutras are composed in prose. The oldest Dharmasutra is generally believed to have been that of Apastamba, followed by the dharmasutras of Gautama, Baudhayana, and an early version of Vasishtha. It is difficult to determine exact dates for these texts, but the dates between 500–300 BCE have been suggested for the oldest Dharmasutras."

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According to Wikipedia: "Yoga is the Hindu practice of physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating on the Hindu concept of divinity or Brahman. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism."

The Fall of the Moghul Empire of Hindustan by H. G. Keene, $1.99  





































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First published in 1887.  Acording to the Preface: "The rise and meridian of the Moghul Empire have been related in Elphinstone's " History of India: the Hindu and Mahometan Period; " and a Special Study of the subject will Also be found in the " Sketch of the History of Hindustan" published by the present writer in 1885. Neither of those works, however, undertakes to give a detailed account of the great Anarchy that marked the conclusion of the eighteenth century, the dark time that came before the dawn of British power in the land of the Moghul. Nor is there is any other complete English book on the Subject."

A Forgotten Empire: Vijayanagar: a Contribution to the History of India by Robert Sewell, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Robert Sewell (1845–1925) was a civil servant in colonial India. He is the author of the book A Forgotten Empire Vijayanagar: A Contribution to the History of India. He did extensive work on the history of the Vijayanagara Empire, particularly the fall of Hampi, the empire's capital. Sewell also translated The Vijayanagar Empire as seen by Domingo Paes and Fernao Nuniz which is described as an eyewitness account of Portuguese travellers to India in the 16th century and report on the Vijayanagar empire."

The Light of Asia by Edwin Arnold, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Sir Edwin Arnold (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia… . The literary task which he set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia which was translated into various languages such as Hindi (tr. by Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla). It appeared in 1879 and was an immediate success, going through numerous editions in England and America, though its permanent place in literature is quite uncertain. It is an Indian epic, dealing with the life and teaching of the Buddha."

Hindu Literature, Comprising The Book of Good Counsels, Nala and Damayanti, the Ramayana and Sakoontala, translated by Edwin Arnold, $1.99   Add to Cart

Hindoo Tales, or The Adventures of Ten Princes, $1.99  





































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Translated from the Sanscrit of the Dasakumaracharitam. According to Wikipedia: "Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs."

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit, translated by S. M. Mitra, $1.99  





































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According to Wikipedia: "Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs."

Kama Sutra translated by Richard Burton, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kāma" which is one of the three goals of Hindu life, means sensual or sexual pleasure, and "sūtra" literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual. Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world; Kama sutra is not an exclusive sex manual, it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life. The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra (Sanskrit: Kāma Śāstra). Traditionally, the first transmission of Kama Shastra or "Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred utterance by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife Parvati and later recorded his utterances for the benefit of mankind. Historian John Keay says that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form in the 2nd century CE."

The Laws of Manu, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Manusmṛti (written also as Manusmriti or Manusmruti)is the most important and earliest metrical work of the Dharmaśāstra textual tradition of Hinduism. Generally known in English as the Laws of Manu, it was first translated into English in 1794 by Sir William Jones, an English Orientalist and judge of the British Supreme Court of Judicature in Calcutta.[2] The text presents itself as a discourse given by Manu, the progenitor of mankind to a group of seers, or rishis, who beseech him to tell them the "law of all the social classes

The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry by W. G. Archer, $1.99   Add to Cart

The Introduction explains: "During the twentieth century, a certain type of Indian painting began to fascinate the West. Unlike Mughal art, it was a product of Hindu courts in Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills and unlike Mughal painting, its chief concern was with the varied phases of romance. Ladies would be shown brooding in their chambers as storm clouds mounted in the sky. A girl might be portrayed desperately fondling a plantain tree, gripping a pet falcon, the symbol of her lover, or hurrying through the rainy darkness intent only on reaching a longed-for tryst. A prince would appear lying on a terrace, his outstretched arms striving vainly to detain a calm beauty or welcoming with delight a bashful girl as she slowly advanced. In all these pictures, romantic love was treated as the highest good and physical passion was interpreted with a freshness and innocence unequalled in the world's art."

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right."

Maha-Bharata: the Epic of Ancient India, Condensed into English Verse by Romesh C. Dutt, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right."

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According to Wikipedia: "According to Wikipedia: "The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti), considered to be itihāsa. The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India and Nepal, the other being the Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma and ayana ("going, advancing"), translating to "Rama's Journey". The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas), and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu preserver-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Upanishads are philosophical texts considered to be an early source of Hindu religion. More than 200 are known, of which the first dozen or so, the oldest and most important, are variously referred to as the principal, main (mukhya) or old Upanishads. ...  Swami Paramananda (1884–1940) was one of the early Indian teachers who came to the United States to spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion in America. He was a mystic, a poet and an innovator in spiritual community living."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Brahma sūtras, also known as Vedānta Sūtras, are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy. A thorough study of Vedānta requires a close examination of these three texts, known in Sanskrit as the Prasthanatrayi, or the three starting points. The Brahma sutras constitute the Nyāya prasthāna,  or "Logic-based starting point", of the above triplet. Thus they are also referred to as the Yukti prasthāna, since Yukti also means reasoning or logic. While the Upanishads (Śruti prasthāna, the starting point of revelation) and the Bhagavad-Gītā (Smriti prasthāna, the starting point of remembered tradition) are the basic source texts of Vedānta, it is in the Brahma sūtras that the teachings of Vedānta are set forth in a systematic and logical order."

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According to Wikipedia: The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti), considered to be itihāsa. The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India and Nepal, the other being the Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma and ayana ("going, advancing"), translating to "Rama's Journey". The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas), and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu preserver-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma...  "The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right."

Four Hindu Classics: Bhagavad-Gita, Laws of Manu, Upanishads, Vedanta-Sutras, $5.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the Hindu classics Bhagavad-Gita, The Laws of Manu, The Upanishads, and The Vedanta-Sutras.  According to Wikipedia: "Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs."

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This file includes: Bhagavad-Gita, The Laws of Manu, The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry, The Mahabharata, The Ramayan of Valmiki, The Upanishads, and The Vedanta-Sutras.

Works of Rabindranath Tagore: 10 Books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Chitra (a one-act play), Creative Unity, The Fugitive, Glimpses of Bengal, The Home and the World, The Hungry Stones and Other Stories, The King of the Dark Chamber, Mashi and Other Stories, Sadhana the Realisation fo Life, and Stories from Tagore.   According to Wikipedia: "Rabindranath Tagore (May 1861 – 7 August 1941)was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; his seemingly mesmeric personality, flowing hair, and other-worldly dress earned him a prophet-like reputation in the West. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Rāja Yoga. Yoga is one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy, which, according to the Yogatattva Upanishad, is divided into four forms – Mantrayoga, Layayoga, Hathayoga and Rājayoga – the last of which is the highest (or royal) practice. Although the Yoga Sutras have become the most important text of Yoga, the opinion of most scholars is that Patañjali was not the creator of Yoga, which existed well before him, but merely a great expounder."



Italian Literature and History (in Italian and in English translation)

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This file includes the original (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Inferno) in Italian, plus an English translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. According to Wikipedia: "Durante degli Alighieri ( c.1265 - 1321), commonly known as Dante Alighieri, was a Florentine poet of the Middle Ages. His central work, the Divina Commedia (originally called "Commedia" and later called "Divina" (divine) by Boccaccio hence "Divina Commedia"), is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italian he is known as "the Supreme Poet" (il Sommo Poeta). Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language"."

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This is the translation at the center of the plot of the recent bestseller "The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl.

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This file includes: Lucretia Borgia by Ferinand Gregorovius, The Borigas by Alexandre Dumas, and The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. According to Wikipedia: "The Borgias, also known as the Borjas, "Borjia," "Borghetti" and "Bourghesse" were a European Papal family of Béarnaise origin with the name stemming from the familial fief seat of Borja belonging to their Aragonese Lords; they became prominent during the Renaissance. The Borgias were patrons of the arts; thanks to their support, artists of the Renaissance could 'spread their wings' and realize their artistic potential. The most brilliant personalities of this era regularly visited their court. The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 1400s and 1500s. Today they are remembered for their corrupt rule when one of them was Pope. They have been accused of many different crimes, including adultery, simony, theft, rape, bribery, incest, and murder (especially murder by arsenic poisoning[1]). Because of their search for power, they made enemies of other powerful families such as the Medici and the Sforza, as well as the influential Dominican friar Savonarola."

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This file includes: The Prince, Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, The Art of War, and History of Florence. According to Wikipedia: "Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He is one of the main founders of modern political science.[1] He was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, poetry, and some of the most well-known personal correspondence in the Italian language. His position in the regime of Florence as Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence lasted from 1498 to 1512, the period in which the de' Medici were not in power. The period when most of his well-known writing was done was after this, when they recovered power, and Machiavelli was removed from all functions."


Polish Literature

Joseph Conrad: 17 novels. 5 story collections, and 5 non-fiction books, $4.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 17 novels: Almayer's Folly: a Story of an Eastern River, 1895; An Outcast of the Islands, 1896; The Nigger of the Narcissus: a Story of the Forecastle, 1897; Heart of Darkness, 1899; Lord Jim, 1900; The Inheritors: an Extravagant Story (with Ford Madox Ford), 1901; Typhoon, 1902; Romance (with Ford Madox Ford), 1903; Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard, 1904; The Secret Agent, 1907; The Secret Sharer, 1907; Under Western Eyes, 1911; Chance: a Tale in Two Parts, 1913; Victory: an Island Tale, 1915; The Shadow Line: a Confession, 1917; The Arrow of Gold: a Story Between Two Notes, 1919; and The Rescue: a Romance of the Shallows, 1920. It also includes Conrad's short fiction: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE) ,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, THE RETURN, THE LAGOON), Tomorrow, Twixt Land and Sea (A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles), Within the Tides (The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches, Because of the Dollars). and Youth.  In addition it includes five non-fiction volumes: The Mirror of the Sea, Notes on Life and Letters, Notes on My Books, A Personal Record, and Some Reminiscences.

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This book-collection file includes five books: The Mirror of the Sea, Notes on Life and Letters, Notes on My Books, A Personal Record, and Some Reminiscences. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-born English novelist. Many critics regard him as one of the greatest novelists in the English language—a fact that is remarkable as he did not learn to peak English fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a Polish accent). Conrad is recognized as a master prose stylist. Some of his works have a strain of romanticism, but more importantly he is recognized as an important forerunner of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many writers, including Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, V.S. Naipaul, Italo Calvino and J. M. Coetzee."

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This book-collection file includes: Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, The Nigger of the Narcissus, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, the Inheritors, Typhoon, romance, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, The Secret Sharer, Under Western Eyes, Chance, Victory, The Shadow Line, The Arrow of Gold, and The Rescue. 

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This book-collection file includes: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE,  AN ANARCHIST,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, This book includes: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE,  AN ANARCHIST,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, THE RETURN, THE LAGOON), Tomorrow, Twixt Land and Sea (A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles), Within the Tides (The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches, Because of the Dollars), and Youth.

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This file includes Quo Vadis, With Fire and Sword, In Desert and Wilderness, Pan Michael, Hania, Life and Death, On the Field of Glory, Whirlpools, Knights of the Cross, Without Dogma, So Runs the World, The Light-House Keeper or Aspinwall.  According to Wikipedia: "Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz ( May 5, 1846–November 15, 1916) was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. He was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer."



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Annos de Prosa, Romance; A Gratidão, Romance; O Arrependimento, Romance, 1858
Carlota Angela, Romance Original, 1858
O Que Fazem Mulheres, Romance Philosophico, 1858
A Neta Do Arcediago, 1860
Scenas Da Foz, 1860
Amor de Perdição (Memorias d'uma Familia). Romance, 1862
Scenas Contemporaneas, 1862
Estrellas Funestas. 1862
Estrellas Propicias, 1863






































Agulha em Palheiro, 1863




































Amor de Salvação, 1864
A Queda d'um Anjo Romance, 1866
O Olho de Vidro, Romance Historico, 1866
O Condemnado, Drama em Tres Actos, E Como Os Anjos Se Vingam, Drama em um Acto, 1870
A Morgadinha de Val d'Amores, Comedia em Três Actos, e Entre a Flauta e a Viola 1871
O Carrasco de Victor Hugo José Alves, 1872
Livro de Consolação, Romance, 1872
O Regicida, Romance Historico, 1874




































Novellas do Minho, 1877

Wikipedia: "Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo Branco (Lisboa, Encarnação, 16 de Março de 1825 — Vila Nova de Famalicão, São Miguel de Seide, 1 de Junho de 1890) foi um escritor português, romancista, cronista, crítico, dramaturgo, historiador, poeta e tradutor. Foi ainda o 1.º visconde de Correia Botelho, título concedido pelo rei D. Luís de Portugal. Camilo Castelo Branco foi um dos escritores mais prolíferos e marcantes da literatura portuguesa contemporânea. Há quem diga que, em 1846, foi iniciado na Maçonaria do Norte, o que é muito estranho ou algo contraditório, pois há indicações de que, pela mesma altura, na Revolta da Maria da Fonte, lutava a favor dos Miguelistas, que criaram a Ordem de São Miguel da Ala precisamente para combater a Maçonaria. Do mesmo modo, muita da sua literatura demonstra defender os ideais legitimistas e conservadores ou tradicionais, desaprovando os que lhe são contrários. Teve uma vida atribulada, que lhe serviu muitas vezes de inspiração para as suas novelas. Foi o primeiro escritor de língua portuguesa a viver exclusivamente dos seus escritos literários. Apesar de ter de escrever para o público, sujeitando-se assim aos ditames da moda, conseguiu manter uma escrita muito original."

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Lagrimas Abençoadas, Romance (1853) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
Annos de Prosa, Romance; A Gratidão, Romance; O Arrependimento, Romance (1858) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
Carlota Angela, Romance Original (1858) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99    Add to Cart
O Que Fazem Mulheres, Romance Philosophico (1858) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
A Neta Do Arcediago (1860) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
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O Olho de Vidro, Romance Historico (1866) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
O Condemnado, Drama em Tres Actos, E Como Os Anjos Se Vingam, Drama em um Acto (1870) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
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O Carrasco de Victor Hugo José Alves (1872) por Camillo Castello Branco, $1.99   Add to Cart
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MACHADO DE ASSIS

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A Mão e a Luva
Balas de Estalo
Bons Dias,
Casa Velha
Contos Fluminenses
Crisálidas
Críticas Teatrais
Desencantos, Fantasia Dramática
Dom Casmurro
Esaú e Jacó
Falenas
Helena
História de Quinze Dias
Histórias da Meia-Noite
Histórias sem data,
Lição de Botânica
Memorial de Aires
Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas
Não Consultes Médico
Notas Semanais
O Alienista
Ocidentais,
Páginas Recolhidas
Quincas Borba
Relíquias de Casa Velha
Tu, Só Tu, Puro Amor

Wikipedia: "Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (Rio de Janeiro, 21 de junho de 1839 — Rio de Janeiro, 29 de setembro de 1908) foi um escritor brasileiro, amplamente considerado como o maior nome da literatura nacional.Escreveu em praticamente todos os gêneros literários, sendo poeta, romancista, cronista, dramaturgo, contista, folhetinista, jornalista, e crítico literário. Testemunhou a mudança política no país quando a República substituiu o Império e foi um grande comentador e relator dos eventos político-sociais de sua época"

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Roman Literature, History, and Philosophy

Greek and Roman Philosophy: Epictetus, Longinus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and Boethius, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, On the Sublime by Longinus, On Friendship and Old Age by Cicero, Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and The Consolation of History by Boethius.

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According to Wikipedia: "Titus Livius (59 BC – AD 17) — known as Livy in English — was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people. Ab Urbe Condita Libri, "Books from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time." "The Discourses on Livy (Italian: Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, literally "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livy") is a work of political history and philosophy written in the early 16th century (ca. 1517) by the Italian writer and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli, best known as the author of The Prince. Where the latter is nominally devoted to advising the ruler of a principality, in other words a type of monarchy, the Discourses purport to explain the structure and benefits of a republic, a form of government based on some level of popular consent and control."

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The complete 6-volume work, which covers from the reign of Marcus Aurelius to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. According to Wikipedia: "Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The History is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose..."

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Mommsen's history of the Roman Republic in five volumes. These volumes cover from the founding of Rome up to the disintegration of the First Triumvirate (Caesar, Pompey, Crassus). The author cites dates in the Roman style, AUC, from the founding of the city in 753 BC. A table at the end shows modern-day equivalents. According to Wikipedia, Mommsen is "generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century." This work complements Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire".

The Aeneid by Virgil, English verse translation by William Morris, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed."



Russian Literature and History

With the Armies of Menelik II by Alexander Bulatovich, translated by Richard Seltzer, $9.99  Add to Cart

This is a unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-98 - at the change of an era - by a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny. Originally published in 1900. According to a review in "Old Africa": "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago!" According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Ksaverievich Bulatovich tonsured Father Antony 26 September 1870 - 5 December 1919) was a Russian military officer, explorer of Africa, writer, hieromonk and the leader of imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity."  This book was included with "From Entotto to the River Baro" in the printed book "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes."  This edition includes all the original photographs, diagrams, and maps from the original edition.

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Unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-97 - at the change of an era - by a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny. According to a review in "Old Africa": "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago!"  According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Ksaverievich Bulatovich tonsured Father Antony 26 September 1870 - 5 December 1919) was a Russian military officer, explorer of Africa, writer, hieromonk and the leader of imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity." This book was included with "With the Armies of Menelik II" in the printed book "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes."

Complete review of both the above books (combined in "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes) in the magazine "Old Africa" (published in Kenya) http://www.oldafricamagazine.com/blog/russian-officer-king-meneliks-army

Chekhov: five 4-act plays plus seven short plays, 2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes five 4-act plays: Ivanoff, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, and Uncle Vanya) and seven short plays (On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, The Tragedian in Spite of Himself, The Anniversary and The Swan Song.  According to Wikipedia: "Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature...  Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure."

Classic Russian Literature: Gogol, 4 books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the novels Dead Souls and Taras Bulba, the play The Inspector General, and two collections of stories. The stories are: St. John's Eve, The Cloak (AKA The Mantle), How the Two Ivans Quarrelled, The Mysterious Portrait, The Calash, The Nose, Memoirs of a Madman, A May Night, and The Viy. According to Wikipedia: "Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (31 March 1809 – 4 March 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian humorist, dramatist, and novelist. He is considered the father of modern Russian Realism, but, at the same time, his work is very much in the genre of Romanticism. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were heavily influenced by Ukrainian culture and folklore. His more mature writing satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire, leading to his exile. After briefly flirting with conversion to Roman Catholicism while in Italy, on his return to Russia Gogol immersed himself in the Russian Orthodox Church. The novels Taras Bul'ba (1835; 1842 [revised edition]) and Dead Souls (1842), the play The Government Inspector (1836, 1842), and the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Nose", and "The Overcoat" (1842) are among his best-known works. With their scrupulous and scathing realism, ethical criticism, as well as philosophical depth, they remain some of the most important works ever written."

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Three-part autobiographical novel. According to Wikipedia: "Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 –  1910) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina stand, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life, at the very peak of realist fiction."

War and Peace, The Cossacks, 6 plays, plus stories and novellas by Tolstoy, translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Father Sergius, Master and Man, What Men Live by and Other Tales, The Cause of It All, The First Distiller, Fruits of Culture, The Light Shines in Darkness, The Live Corpse, The Power of Darkness, and War and Peace. According to Wikipedia: "Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 – November 20 [O.S. November 7] 1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction. Tolstoy's further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational reformer made him the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr." Also according to Wikipedia: "Aylmer Maude (28 March 1858 – 25 August 1938) and Louise Maude (1855–1939) were English translators of Tolstoy's works, and Aylmer Maude also wrote his friend Tolstoy's biography. After living many years in Russia the Maudes spent the rest of their life in England translating Tolstoy's writing and promoting public interest in his work. Aylmer Maude was also involved in a number of early 20th century progressive and idealistic causes."



Spanish and South American Literature and History (in Spanish and in English translation)

Memoirs of the Conquistador, both volumes, by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492 – 1585) was a conquistador, who wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards for Hernán Cortés, himself serving as a rodelero under Cortés… In the book, Castillo describes the Conquest of the Aztecs, in which he describes the Indoamerican cultures predominant in Mexico at that time. He also gives accounts of the human sacrifices, cannibalism and idolatry that he witnessed first hand... As a reward for his service, Díaz was appointed governor of Santiago de los Caballeros, present-day Antigua Guatemala. He finished writing his history in 1568, almost fifty years after the events described, a work he had begun (probably in the mid-1550s)..."

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, in both English and Spanish, $2.99  Add to Cart

The classic comic novel in the original Spanish and also in English translation.  According to Wikipedia: "Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a novel written by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In one such list, Don Quixote was cited as the "best literary work ever written".

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, translated to English by John Ormsby, $1.99  Add to Cart

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes in the original Spanish (El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha ), $1.99   Add to Cart

Obras de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Works of Cervantes in Spanish), $3.99   Add to Cart

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijoe de la Mancha, Viage Al Parnaso, La Numancia, El Trato de Argel, La Gitanilla, La Ilustre Fregona, Historia de Los Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, Novela y Coloquio, El Retablo de Las Maravillas, El Crco de Numancia, Pedro de Urdamalas.  Wikipedia: "Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 de septiembre de 1547 – Madrid, 22 de abril de 1616) fue un soldado, novelista, poeta y dramaturgo español. Es considerado una de las máximas figuras de la literatura española y universalmente conocido por haber escrito Don Quijote de la Mancha, que muchos críticos han descrito como la primera novela moderna y una de las mejores obras de la literatura universal. Se le ha dado el sobrenombre de «Príncipe de los Ingenios»

Classic Spanish Fiction: 10 Books by Ibanez in English, $3.99  





































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This file includes (in English): The Blood of the Arena, The Dead Command, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Luna Benamor, Mare Nostrum, The Mayflower, The Shadow of the Cathedral, Sonnica, The Torrent, and Woman Triumphant. According to Wikipedia: "Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (January 29, 1867 – January 28, 1928) was a Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, a screenwriter and occasional film director. Born in Valencia, today he is best known in the English-speaking world for his World War I novel Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis. Filmed in 1921 as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it was filmed again in 1962, reset in World War II. However, in his time he was a best-selling author inside and outside of Spain, and also known for his controversial political activities. While Sangre y arena (Blood and Sand) and Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis are his most popular novels, particularly outside of Spain, his Valencian novels such as La barraca and Cañas y barro are the ones most valued by scholars."

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This file includes (in Spanish): Los Argonautas, Arroz Y Tartana, La Barraca, La Bodega, La Catedral, La Condenada, Los Cuatro Jinetes Del Apocalipsis, La Horda, El Instruso, Los Muertos Mandan, El Paraiso de Las Mujeres, El Prestamo de la Difunta, Sangre Y Arena, and La Tierra de Todos.

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According to Wikipedia, ""The Guide for the Perplexed is one of the major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides or "the Rambam". It was written in the 12th century in the form of a three-volume letter to his student, Rabbi Joseph ben Judah of Ceuta, the son of Rabbi Judah, and is the main source of the Rambam's philosophical views, as opposed to his opinions on Jewish law... Moses Maimonides (March 30, 1135 Cordoba, Spain ? December 13, 1204 Fostat, Egypt), was a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Andalusia, Morocco and Egypt during the Middle Ages. He was one of the various medieval Jewish philosophers who also influenced the non-Jewish world. Although his copious works on Jewish law and ethics were initially met with opposition during his lifetime, he was posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history. Today, his works and his views are considered a cornerstone of Jewish thought and study."



LITERATURE BY GENRE

Biography, Journals, and Diaries

Memories: a Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War by Fannie A. Beers, $1.99   Add to Cart

First-hand account of the Civil War from the perspective of a Confederate woman. According to the Preface: For several years my friends among Confederate soldiers have been urging me to "write up" and publish what I know of the war. By personal solicitation and by letter this subject has been brought before me and placed in the light of a duty which I owe to posterity. Taking this view of it, I willingly comply, glad that I am permitted to stand among the many "witnesses" who shall establish "the truth," proud to write myself as one who faithfully served the defenders of the Cause which had and has my heart's devotion."

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Linda Bent, $1.99  





































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Autobiography of a slave girl, first published in 1861.  According to Wikipedia: "Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured."

Boswell's Life of Johnson, $1.99   Add to Cart

The edition of 1886, edited by George Brikbek Hill. This file also includes Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales. According to Wikipedia: "James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck (1740 - 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland; he is best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. He was the eldest son of a judge, Alexander Boswell, 8th Laird of Auchinleck and his wife Euphemia Erskine, Lady Auchinleck; he inherited his father’s estate Auchinleck in Ayrshire. Boswell's mother was a strict Calvinist, and he felt that his father was cold to him. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer. Boswell is also known for the detailed and frank journals that he wrote for long periods of his life, which remained undiscovered until the 1920s. These included voluminous notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour of Scotland with Johnson. His journals also record meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including Lord Monboddo, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith. His written works focus chiefly on others, but he was admitted as a good companion and accomplished conversationalist in his own right."

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This file includes: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin by John T. Morse, Benjamin Franklin by Paul Elmer More, and From Boyhood to Manhood: the Life of Benjamin Franklin by William M. Thayer.  According to Wikipedia: "Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment."

Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by Colonel G. F. R. Henderson, both volumes, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 -  May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most revered Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.[2] His military career includes such famous exploits as the audacious Valley Campaign of 1862 and as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, which the general survived, albeit with the loss of an arm to amputation. However, he died of complications of pneumonia eight days later."

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839 by Fanny Kemble, $1.99   Add to Cart

Autobiographical journal, with first-hand account of slavery in Georgia, first published in 1863. According to Wikipedia: "Frances Anne Kemble (27 November 1809 - 15 January 1893), was a famous British actress and author in the early and mid nineteenth century… In 1834, she retired from the stage to marry an American, Pierce Butler, grandson of the Founding Father Pierce Butler, and heir to a large fortune founded on cotton, tobacco and rice... Butler squandered a fortune estimated at $700,000, but was saved from bankruptcy by the March 2–3, 1859 sale of his 436 slaves at Ten Broeck racetrack, outside Savannah, Georgia—the largest single slave auction in American history. Following the American Civil War, he tried to make his plantations profitable with free labor, but was unsuccessful. Butler died in Georgia, of malaria, in 1867. Neither he nor Fanny ever remarried... In 1877, Fanny returned to England, where she lived using her maiden name till her death. During this period, Fanny Kemble was a prominent and popular figure in the social life of London. She became a great friend of and inspiration for Henry James during her later years. His novel Washington Square (1880) was based upon a story Fanny had told him concerning one of her relatives... Her various volumes of reminiscences contain much valuable material illuminating the social and dramatic history of the period. Her elder daughter Sarah married a doctor, Owen Jones Wister, and they had one child, Owen Wister (b. 1860), the popular American novelist and author of the 1902 western novel, The Virginian."

The Journals of Lewis and Clark, $1.99   Add to Cart

This edition retains the original idiosyncratic spelling and punctuation. " "These Journals are from May 14, 1804, the day the expedition left the Mississippi River, to September 26, 1806, a day or two after they arrived back in St. Louis. It includes all possible Journal entries of Lewis and Clark. Most of the "courses and distances" and "celestial observations" have been omitted. The notes and most of the corrections of past editors have been removed."  According to Wikipedia: "The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1806), headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back."

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty, complete unabridged edition, $1.99   Add to Cart

This is the complete edition, originally published in 1893. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Pepys, (23 February 1633 - 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary that he kept during 1660?1669 was first published in the nineteenth century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London."

Plutarch's Lives: Lives of the Noble Grecian and Romans, Complete, $2.99   Add to Cart

The complete multi-volume Lives, in a single file.  The Clough translation. According to Wikipedia: "Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (c. AD 46 - 120 — commonly known in English as Plutarch — was a Roman historian (of Greek ethnicity), biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His known works consist of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia."

Children's Books

Fairy Tales Galore: Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Andrew Lang, $4.99   Add to Cart

All the great fairy tale collections:  Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales by Hans Christian

Louisa May Alcott: 29 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Flower Fables, Hospital Sketches, On Picket Duty and Other Tales, The Mysterious Key and What It Opened, Little Women, Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag, Shawl-Straps, Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore Etc., Little Men, Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Under the Lilacs, Jo's Boys, A Garland for Girls, A Modern Cinderella and Other Stories, And Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Moods, Silver Pitchers and Independence, Spinning Wheel Stories,The Louisa Alcott Reader, Behind a Mask, and The Abbot's Ghost.

Works of Hans Christian Andersen,  $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes seven books: Andersen's Fairy Tales (The Emperor's New Clothes, The Swineherd, The Real Princess, The Shoes of Fortune, The Fir Tree, The Snow Queen, The Leap-Frog, The Elderbush, The Bell, The Old House, The Happy Family, The Story of a Mother, The False Collar, The Shadow, The Little Match Girl, The Dream of Little Tuk, The Naughty Boy, and The Red Shoes); Stories from Hans Andersen (THE SNOW QUEEN , THE REAL PRINCESS, THE GARDEN OF PARADISE, THE MERMAID, THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, THE WIND'S TALE); The Ice-Maiden and Other Tales (THE ICE-MAIDEN, THE BUTTERFLY, THE PSYCHE, THE SNAIL AND THE ROSE-TREE); The Sand-Hills of Jutland (THE SAND-HILLS OF JUTLAND, THE MUD-KING'S DAUGHTER, THE QUICKEST RUNNERS, SOUP MADE OF A SAUSAGE-STICK, THE NECK OF A BOTTLE, THE OLD BACHELOR'S NIGHTCAP, SOMETHING , THE OLD OAK TREE'S LAST DREAM, THE STORY OF WALDEMAR DAAE AND HIS DAUGHTERS, THE GIRL WHO TROD UPON BREAD, OLE THE WATCHMAN OF THE TOWER, ANNE LISBETH OR THE APPARITION OF THE BEACH, CHILDREN'S PRATTLE, A ROW OF PEARLS, THE PEN AND THE INKSTAND, THE CHILD IN THE GRAVE, CHARMING); O.T. a Danish Romance (novel); Pictures of Sweden (travel book); and The True Story of My Life (autobiography).

Books about Oz by Frank Baum, all 17 of them, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900; The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1904; the Woggle-Bug Book, 1905; Ozma of Oz, 1907; Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, 1908; The Road to oz, 1909; the Emerald City of Oz, 1913; the Patchwork Girl of Oz, 1913; Little Wizard Stories of Oz, 1913; Tik-Tok of Oz, 1914; The Scarecrow of Oz, 1915; Rinitink in Oz, 1916; The Lost Princess of Oz, 1917; The Tin Woodman of Oz, 1919; The Magic of Oz, 1919; Glinda of Oz, 1920; and The Royal Book of Oz.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre."  Through the Looking-Glass (1871)  is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ."

The Wind in the Willows, Dream Days, and The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Wind in the Willows, Dream Days (with The Reluctant Dragon as one of the stories), and The Golden Age (retellings of Greek and Roman myths).  According to Wikipedia: "Kenneth Grahame (July 20, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was much later adapted into a Disney film."

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200 tales and 10 legends. Margaret Hunt's translation. According to Wikipedia: "Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales... The Brothers Grimm (German: Die Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German academics who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales[1] and for their work in linguistics, relating to how the sounds in words shift over time (Grimm's Law). They are among the best known story tellers of novellas from Europe, allowing the widespread knowledge of such tales as Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel."

Joel Chandler Harris ("Uncle Remus"): 10 Books, $2.99  





































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According to Wikipedia: "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process."

All the Mowgli Stories (from The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book) by Rudyard Kipling, $2.99   Add to Cart

Stories from "The Jungle Book" and from "The Second Jungle Book" that tell the story of Mowgli and his animal friends. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, $1.99   Add to Cart

MAN KANGAROO, THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS, HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN, HOW THE ALPHABET WAS MADE, THE CRAB THAT PLAYED WITH THE SEA, THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF, and THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined."

All 12 of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, $4.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy Book, The Pink Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Violet Fairy Book. The Crimson Fairy Book, The Brown Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Olive Fairy Book, and The Lilac Fairy Book.  According to Wikipedia: "Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories."

The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, $1.99  Add to Cart

Collection of classic fairy tales. 

Anne of Green Gables (Anne Shirley) Novels: 8 books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes, in order: Anne of Green Gables, 1908, Anne's age 11-16; Anne of Avonlea, 1909, 16-18; Anne of the Island, 1915, 18-22; Anne's House of Dreams, 1917, 25-27; Rainbow Valley, 1919, 41; Rilla of Ingleside, 1921, 49-53. It also includes two related books in which Anne Shirley appears, but not as the main character: Chronicles of Avonlea, 1912, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea, 1920.  It does not include (because they are not yet available: Anne of the Windy Poplars, 1936, 22-25, and  Anne of Ingleside, 1939, 34-40. According to Wikipedia: "The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. The novels became the basis for the highly acclaimed 1985 CBC television miniseries, Anne of Green Gables and several other television movies and programs, including Road to Avonlea, which ran in Canada and the U.S. from 1990-1996."

Lucy Maud Montgomery: Story Girl and its sequel, The Golden Road, $2.99  Add to Cart
This file includes both The Story Girl and its sequel The Golden Road.

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This book-collection file includes, in order: Anne of Green Gables, 1908, Anne's age 11-16; Anne of Avonlea, 1909, 16-18; Anne of the Island, 1915, 18-22; Anne's House of Dreams, 1917, 25-27; Rainbow Valley, 1919, 41; Rilla of Ingleside, 1921, 49-53. It also includes two related books in which Anne Shirley appears, but not as the main character: Chronicles of Avonlea, 1912, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea, 1920. In addition, it includes The Story Girl and its sequel The Golden Road, plus six volumes of short stories. For historical context, it includes "History of Prince Edward Island" by Duncan Campbell (1875).


The Tales of Mother Goose, as first collected by Charles Perrault in 1696, $1.99  Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales, offered as if they were pre-existing folk tales, include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté (Puss in Boots), Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre (Cinderella), La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard), Le Petit Poucet (Hop o' My Thumb), Les Fées (Diamonds and Toads), La Marquise de Salusses ou la Patience de Griselidis (Patient Griselda), Les Souhaits ridicules (The Ridiculous Wishes), Peau d'Âne (Donkeyskin) and Riquet à la houppe (Ricky of the Tuft). Perrault's most famous stories are still in print today and have been made into operas, ballets (e.g., Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), plays, musicals, and films, both live-action and animation.

Howard Pyle: 8 adventure books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Book of Pirates, Men of Iron, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Otto of the Silver Hand, The Ruby of Kishmoor, Stolen Treasure, The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, and Twilight Land.  With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, click on a book title to go to that book; and use the Back button to return to the table of contents. According to Wikipedia: "Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. "

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This file includes: On Christmas Day in the Morning, On Christmas Day in the Evening, The Twenty-Fourth of June, The Brown Study, A Court of Inquiry, the Indifference of Juliet, Mrs. Red Pepper, Red Pepper Burns, Red Pepper's Patients, The Second Violin, Strawberry Acres, and Under the Country Sky. According to Wikipedia: "Grace S. Richmond (died 1959) was an American writer. She wrote the "Red Pepper Burns" series of popular novels."

Frank Stockton: 10 Novels, $2.99   Add to Cart

These ten novels include Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts, The Girl At Cobhurst, The Great Stone Of Sardis, The Great War Syndicate, The House Of Martha, A Jolly Fellowship, Kate Bonnet (The Romance of a Pirate's Daughter), Rudder Grange, The Squirrel Inn, and The Vizier Of The Two-Horned Alexander. According to Wikipedia, "Frank Richard Stockton (April 5, 1834 – April 20, 1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. Stockton avoided the didactic moralizing, common to children's stories of the time, instead using clever humor to poke at greed, violence, abuse of power and other human foibles, describing his fantastic characters' adventures in a charming, matter-of-fact way in stories like "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" (1885) and "The Bee-Man of Orn" (1887), which was published in 1964 in an edition illustrated by Maurice Sendak. His most famous fable is "The Lady, or the Tiger?" (1882)."

Drama

Aristophanes:  all 11 plays, $2.99   Add to Cart

All 11 comedies, literally translated. Two volumes in one file. Includes: Knights, Acharnians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. According to Wikipedia: "Aristophanes (ca. 446 BCE – ca. 386 BCE), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a prolific and much acclaimed, comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries - although more than one contemporary, satirical playwright caricatured the philosopher Socrates, his student Plato singled out Aristophanes' play The Clouds as slander contributing to his old mentor's trial and execution."

Chekhov: five 4-act plays plus seven short plays, 2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes five 4-act plays: Ivanoff, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, and Uncle Vanya) and seven short plays (On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, The Tragedian in Spite of Himself, The Anniversary and The Swan Song.  According to Wikipedia: "Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature...  Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure."

Euripides: 10 plays, $2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes 10 tragedies by Euripides, literally translated by Theodore Buckley. The plays are: HECUBA, ORESTES, PHOENISSAE (The Phoenician Virgins), MEDEA, HIPPOLYTUS, ALCESTIS, BACCHAE, HERACLIDAE, IPHIGENIA IN AULIS, and IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS. According to Wikipedia: "Euripides (ca. 480 BCE–406 BCE) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles). Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias. Eighteen or nineteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. There has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds and ignoring classical evidence that the play was his. Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, because of the unique nature of the Euripidean manuscript tradition. Euripides is known primarily for having reshaped the formal structure of Athenian tragedy by portraying strong female characters and intelligent slaves and by satirizing many heroes of Greek mythology. His plays seem modern by comparison with those of his contemporaries, focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown to Greek audiences."

Faust, Part 1, by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, in English translation, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic drama about a deal with the devil, in English translation. According to Wikipedia: "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts... Faust is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature. Goethe completed a preliminary version of Part One in 1806. The 1808 publication was followed by the revised 1828–29 edition, which was the last to be edited by Goethe himself... Goethe finished writing Faust Part Two in 1831. In contrast to Faust Part One, the focus here is no longer on the soul of Faust, which has been sold to the devil, but rather on social phenomena such as psychology, history and politics, in addition to mystical and philosophical topics. The second part formed the principal occupation of Goethe's last years. It appeared only posthumously in 1832."

Goethes Dramen, auf deutsch, $2.99  Add to Cart

Eleven plays in the original German: Die Aufgeregten, Egmont, Faust, Goetz von Berlichingen, Iphigenie, Die Mitschuldigen, Die Naturliche Tochter Torquato Tasso, Satyros, Die Geschwister, and Die Laune des Verliebten.Wikipedia: "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (* 28. August 1749 in Frankfurt am Main; † 22. März 1832 in Weimar), geadelt 1782, war ein deutscher Dichter. Er forschte und publizierte außerdem auf verschiedenen naturwissenschaftlichen Gebieten. Ab 1776 bekleidete er am Hof von Weimar unterschiedliche politische und administrative Ämter. Goethes literarische Produktion umfasst Gedichte, Dramen, erzählende Werke (in Vers und Prosa), autobiografische, ästhetische, kunst- und literaturtheoretische sowie naturwissenschaftliche Schriften. Auch sein umfangreicher Briefwechsel ist von großer literarischer Bedeutung. Goethe war ein Vorreiter und der wichtigste Vertreter des Sturm und Drang. Sein Roman Die Leiden des jungen Werthers machte ihn 1774 in ganz Europa berühmt. Später wandte er sich inhaltlich und formal den Idealen der Antike zu und wurde ab den 1790er Jahren, gemeinsam mit Friedrich Schiller und im Austausch mit diesem, zum wichtigsten Vertreter der Weimarer Klassik. Im Alter galt Goethe auch im Ausland als Repräsentant des geistigen Deutschland. Während die Wertschätzung Goethes nach seinem Tode zunächst abnahm, wurde er im Deutschen Kaiserreich ab 1871 „zum Kronzeugen der nationalen Identität der Deutschen“ und als solcher für den deutschen Nationalismus vereinnahmt. Es setzte nun eine Verehrung nicht nur des Werks, sondern auch der Persönlichkeit des Dichters ein, dessen Lebensführung als vorbildlich empfunden wurde. Bis heute gilt Goethe als bedeutendster deutscher Dichter, sein Werk wird zu den Höhepunkten der Weltliteratur gezählt."

Shakespeare's Works, with line numbers: 11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, 4 romances, and poetry, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes all of Shakespeare's plays, with line numbers  (11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, and 4 romances), plus his poetry (Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, Lover's Complaint, and Passionate Pilgrim. According to Wikipedia: "William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."

Shakespeare's Works, Trilingual Edition (in English with line Numbers and in French and German translations), $4.99  Add to Cart

All of Shakespeare's poetry and plays (11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, and 4 romances) in English with line numbers and in French translation; and many of his plays in German translation as well.

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This file includes the English verse translation by Lewis Campbell of all seven extant Sophocles plays: Antigone, Aias. King Oedipus, Electra, The Tracinian Maidens, Philoctetes, and Oedippus at Colonos. According to Wikipedia: "Sophocles( c. 496 BC-406 BC) was the second of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus and earlier than those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form... The most famous of Sophocles' tragedies are those concerning Oedipus and Antigone: these are often known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor and thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot."

Essays

G.K. Chesterton's Memoirs, Essays, and Letters; 19 books, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 19 non-fiction books by G.K. Chesterton: Alarms and Discursions, All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The Crimes of England, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, A Miscellany of Men, The New Jerusalem, Orthodoxy, Robert Browning, A Short History of England, Twelve Types, Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays, Varied Types, The Victorian Age in Literature, and What's Wrong with the World.  It also includes the individual essays The Barbarism of Berlin and George Bernard Shaw.

Joseph Conrad: 5 books of memoirs and essays, $2.99  





































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This book-collection file includes five books: The Mirror of the Sea, Notes on Life and Letters, Notes on My Books, A Personal Record, and Some Reminiscences. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-born English novelist. Many critics regard him as one of the greatest novelists in the English language—a fact that is remarkable as he did not learn to peak English fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a Polish accent). Conrad is recognized as a master prose stylist. Some of his works have a strain of romanticism, but more importantly he is recognized as an important forerunner of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many writers, including Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, V.S. Naipaul, Italo Calvino and J. M. Coetzee."

Thomas De Quincey: 8 Books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Avenger, Biographical Essays, Confessions of an English Opium Eater, The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc, Miscellaneous Essays, Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers (both volumes), The Note-Book of an English Opium-Eater, and Revolt of the Tartars. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas de Quincey (15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). ... His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire, and Nikolai Gogol, but even major 20th century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work. Berlioz also loosely based his Symphonie Fantastique on Confessions of an English Opium Eater, drawing on the theme of the internal struggle with one's self. De Quincey is also referred to in the Sherlock Holmes short story The Man with the Twisted Lip."

Charles Dickens: 7 non-fiction  books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: American Notes for General Circulation, a Child's History of England, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, Miscellaneous Papers, Pictures from Italy, Reprinted Pieces, and Speeches: Literary and Social.

Emerson's Essays (first and second series), $2.99   Add to Cart

Series 1 and 2. According to Wikipedia: "Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. As a result of this ground breaking work he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Emerson once said "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." Considered one of the great orators of the time, Emerson's enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. His support for abolitionism late in life created controversy, and at times he was subject to abuse from crowds while speaking on the topic, however this was not always the case. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man."

The Federalist Papers, $1.99   Add to Cart

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.

Canadian Humor by Stephen Leacock: 12 Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, Behind the Beyond, Frenzied Fiction, Further Foolishness, The Hohenzollerns in America with the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities, Literary Lapses, Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy, My Discovery of England, Nonsense Novels, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice, and Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. According to Wikipedia: "Stephen Butler Leacock (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world."

The Essays of Montaigne, all 10 volumes, $3.99   Add to Cart

The complete essays, translated by Charles Cotton (1630-1687) and edited by William Hazlitt. From the Preface: "This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures.  His Essays, which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of his productions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Bacon and Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, as Hallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results from the share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval and subsequent."

Henry David Thoreau: 5 books and 4 essays, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Week on the Concord and the Merrimack Rivers, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Walden, Canoeing in the Wilderness, A Plea for Captain John Brown, Walking, Wild Apples, and Excursions, and Cape Cod. According to Wikipedia: "Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, stage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism..."

Historical Novels


The World War Series by Joseph Altsheler, all 3 books, $2.99 





































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This book-collection file includes The Guns of Europe, The Hosts of the Air and The Forest of Swords.  According to the original publisher: "Mr. Altsheler, who was in Vienna the day war was declared on Servia in Munich when war was declared against Russia, and in England when the British forces were mobilizing, has given in these three volumes the impressions he gained at the places of action during the world crisis.... The Hosts of the Air: The pretty young sister of Phillip is seized by the enemy and carried into Austria. John resolves to get her back and his adventures make awonderfully exciting story... The Forest of Swords: The hero finds himself in Paris with Phillip Lannes, his friend, and the Germans only fifteen miles away. Finally the enemy is turned back at the Marne, a battle in which John and Phillip are actively engaged." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

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This book-collection includes: The Guns of Bull Run, The Guns of Shiloh, The Scouts of Stonewall, The Sword of Antietam, The Star of Gettysburg, The Rock of Chickamauga, The Shades of the Wilderness, and The Tree of Appomattox.  According to the original publisher, in the Civil War Series "Altsheler covers the principal battles of the Civil War. In four of the volumes Dick Mason, who fights for the North, is the leading character, and in the others, his cousin, Harry Kenton, who joins the Confederate forces, takes the principal part." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

The French and Indian War Series by Joseph Altsheler, all 6 books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: The Lords of the Wild, The Hunters of the Hills, The Shadow of the North, The Sun of Quebec, The Rulers of the lakes, and The Masters of the Peaks. According to the original publisher, in the French and Indian War Series "Altsheler has endeavored to describe the events of the French and Indian War, the period in American History from 1754 to 1763. The central characters in the story are Robert Lennox, an American boy; Tayoga, an Onondaga Indian; and David Willet, a hunter. The books are all historically correct." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

The Young Trailers Series by Joseph Altsheler, all 8 novels, $2.99 





































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This book-collection file includes: The Young Trailers, The Forest Runners, The Keepers of the Faith, The Eyes of the Woods, The Free Rangers, The Riflemen of the Ohio, The Scouts of the Valley, and The Border Watch.  According to the original publisher, in The Young Trailers Series, "Two boys, Henry Ware and Paul Cotter, and three scouts are the chief characters in these books dealing with frontier life and adventures with the Indians about the time of the Revolutionary War. Each story is complete in itself, full of excitement, and historically accurate." According to Wikipedia, "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 - June 5, 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction."

Dumas in English: 13 Historical Novels plus Celebrated Crimes, $4.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Marguerite de Valois, The Black Tulip, The Companions of Jehu, The Conspirators, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Forty-Five Guardsmen, The Prussian Terror, Celebrated Crimes (all eight volumes) and all six volumes of the Three Musketeers Series (The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, The Vicomte de Bragelone, Ten Years Later, Louise de la Valliere, and The Man in the Iron Mask. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."

Oeuvres de Dumas: 23 Romans en Francais, $5.99   Add to Cart

23 classic novels, in the original French. Les Trois Mousquetaires, Vingt Ans Apres, Le Vicomte de Bragelone, Acte, Bric-a-Brac, Le Capitaine Arena, Le Capitaine Pamphile, Le Capitaine Paul, Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge, Le Chevalier d'Harmental, Le Collier de la Reine, Les Compagno de Jehu, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, Le Corricolo, La Dame de Monsoreau, La Femme au Collier de Velours, La Fille du Marquis, Georges, Historie d'un Casse-Noisette, Jacques Ortis, Les Quarante-Cinq, La Reine Margot, and Le Speronare.

The Three Musketeers, all 6 novels of the series, in English translation, $2.99  Add to Cart

The Three Musketeers" is the first and best known of a series of six novels - The Three Musketeers (covering 1625-1628), Twenty Years After (covering 1648-49), The Vicomte de Bragelonne (covering 1660), Ten Years Later (covering 1660-1661), Louise de la Valliere (covering 1661), The Man in the Iron Mask (covering 1661-1673). D'Artagnan, the fourth and most important musketeer is based on an historical figure, who was eventually promoted to commander of the musketeers. You can read about him at Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to 'Senior' in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802 — 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."

Tous les Romans des Trois Mousquetaires: Les Trois Mousquetaires, Vingt Ans Apres, et Le Vicomte de Bragelone, $3.99   Add to Cart

Les Trois Mousquetaires, Vingt Ans Après, et Le Vicomte de Bragelonne. According to Wikipedia: "Alexandre Dumas, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent."

The Waverley Novels by Sir Walter Scott: All 26 Books, $3.99 





































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All 26 Waverley Novels, arranged in chronological order by setting: Count Robert of Paris, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Ivanhoe, Castle Dangerous, The Fair Maid of Perth, Quentin Durward, Anne of Geierstein, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Fortunes of Nibel, A Legend of Montrose, Woodstock, Peveril of the Peak, The Tale of Old Mortality, The Pirate, The Black Dwarf, The Bride of Lammermoor, Rob Roy, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Waverley, Guy Mannering, Redgauntlet, The Antiquary, and St. Ronan's Well.  According to Wikpedia: "The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe." 

Humor

Canadian Humor by Stephen Leacock: 12 Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, Behind the Beyond, Frenzied Fiction, Further Foolishness, The Hohenzollerns in America with the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities, Literary Lapses, Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy, My Discovery of England, Nonsense Novels, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice, and Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. According to Wikipedia: "Stephen Butler Leacock (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world."

The Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais, all five books, $2.99   Add to Cart

The classic comic fantasy from the French Renaissance. All five volumes in a single file. According to Wikipedia: "The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by Francois Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel) and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. There is much crudity and scatological humor as well as a large amount of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters." "Francois Rabelais (c. 1494 - April 9, 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He is regarded as an avant-garde writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, dirty jokes and bawdy songs."

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift, $1.99   Add to Cart

The satiric voyages to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg, Japan, and the Country of the Houyhnhnms. According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo-Irish cleric, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language..."

Mark Twain: 24 books, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 8 novels: The Gilded Are, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Huckleberry finn, a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The American Claimant, Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc;  5 book-length collections of stories: The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories, Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories, The Curious Republic of gondour and other Whimsical Sketches, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories, and A Mysterious Stranger; 11 individual stories: 1601, Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heave, The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, A Dog's Tale, A Double Barreled Detective, Extracts from Adam's Diary, Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again, A Horse's Tale, Those Extraordinary Twins, Tom Sawyer Abroad, and Tom Sawyer Detective; 6 travel books and memoirs: Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Chapters from My Autobiography; books of Mark Twain's speeches and letters, plus 3 book-length collections of essays: What is Man? Sketches New and Old, and Christian Science. It also includes the following short collections and individual essays: Editorial Wild Oats, Essays on Paul Bourget, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences, and In Defence of Harriet Shelley. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."

The Wit and Humor of America, Complete, all 10 volumes, edited by Marshall P. Wilder, $3.99   Add to Cart

All ten volumes of the the Wit and Humor in America series. First published in 1907, this large collection includes short humorous prose and verse by such writers as Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Carolyn Wells, James Whitcomb Riley, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bill Nye, Bret Harte, and John Philip Sousa.

Mysteries

John Buchan: Ten Books, $3.99   Add to Cart

Classic British Works: 10 Books by John Buchan includes The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction, Greenmantle, The Half-Hearted, Huntingtower, The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies, Mr Standfast, The Path Of The King, Prester John, Salute To Adventurers, and The Thirty-Nine Steps. According to Wikipedia, "John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada. Buchan's 100 works include nearly thirty novels, seven collections of short stories and biographies of Sir Walter Scott, Caesar Augustus, and Oliver Cromwell. Buchan's most famous of his books were the spy thrillers (including) The 39 Steps (which was converted to a play as well as an Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat as Richard Hannay, though with Buchan's story much altered.) The "last Buchan" (as Graham Greene entitled his appreciative review) was the 1941 novel Sick Heart River (American title: Mountain Meadow), in which a dying protagonist confronts in the Canadian wilderness the questions of the meaning of life. The insightful quotation "It's a great life, if you don't weaken" is famously attributed to Buchan, as is "No great cause is ever lost or won, The battle must always be renewed, And the creed must always be restated."

Agatha Christie: 2 Mystery Novels, $2.99   Add to Cart
This file includes: The Mysterious Affair at Style and The Secret Adversary. According to Wikipedia: "Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), was a British crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 80 detective novels—especially those featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple—and her successful West End theatre plays. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling writer of books of all time and, with William Shakespeare, the best-selling author of any kind. Only the Bible has sold more than her roughly four billion copies of novels.According to UNESCO, Christie is the most translated individual author, with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions surpassing her. Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages."

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Collection of stories.  According to Wikipedia: "Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels."

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This file includes Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet, novel, 1887; The Sign of the Four, novel, 1890; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1891-1892 (A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1892-1893 (Adventure 1 Silver Blaze, Adventure 2 The Yellow Face, Adventure 3 The Stock-Broker's Clerk, Adventure 4 The "Gloria Scott", Adventure 5 The Musgrave Ritual, Adventure 6 The Reigate Puzzle, Adventure 7 The Crooked Man, Adventure 9 The Greek Interpreter, Adventure 10 The Naval Treaty, Adventure 11 The Final Problem), The Hound of the Baskervilles, novel, 1901-1902; The Return of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1903-1904 (The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, The Adventure of the Dancing Men, The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, The Adventure of the Priory School, The Adventure of Black Peter, The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, The Adventure of the Three Students, The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez, The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, The Adventure of the Second Stain); The Valley of Fear, novel, 1914- 1915; His Last Bow, collection of stories originally published 1908-1913 and 1917.
Mary Roberts Rinehart: 22 Novels, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the following classic mysteries: The Man in Lower Ten (1906), The Circular Staircase (1908), When a Man Marries (1910), Where There's a Will (1912), The Case of Jennie Brice (1913), The Street of Seven Stars (1914), The After House (1914), K (1915), Long Live the King (1917), The Amazing Interlude (1918), Dangerous Days (1919), Love Stories (1919), A Poor Wise Man (1920), The Bat (1920), The Confession (1921), Sight Unseen (1921), The Breaking Point (1922). According to Wikipedia: "Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876-September 22, 1958) was a prolific author often called the American Agatha Christie. She is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it", although she did not actually use the phrase herself, and also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing... Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special articles. Many of her books and plays were adapted for movies..."

Poetry

English Romantic Poets - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron, $9.99   Add to Cart
These files would cost $15.95 if you bought them individually.  Details on a separate web page.

Australian Poetry: Paterson, Lawson, and Dennis, $2.99  





































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This file includes The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, Saltbush Bill, J. P. and Other Verses, Rio rade's Last Race and other Verses all by Banjo Paterson, The Old Bush Songs edited by Banjo Paterson, In the Cays When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson, and The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Digger Smith, and The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis.

Byron's Complete Poetry, all seven volumes, $3.99  Add to Cart

All seven volumes of poetry.  According to Wikipedia: "George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788 – 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems When We Two Parted, She Walks in Beauty, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond. Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured extravagant living, numerous love affairs, debts, separation, and marital exploits."

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, $1.99   Add to Cart

Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer edited by Reverend Walter W. Skeat. This book includes the complete Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English with extensive notes, published by Oxford University in 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin."

Complete Poetical Works of Coleridge, $2.99   Add to Cart

His complete poetical works. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) was an English poet, critic and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria."

Dante's Divine Comedy in the original Italian (La Divina Commedia) and translated to English by Longfellow, $1.99  Add to Cart

This file includes the original (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Inferno) in Italian, plus an English translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. According to Wikipedia: "Durante degli Alighieri ( c.1265 - 1321), commonly known as Dante Alighieri, was a Florentine poet of the Middle Ages. His central work, the Divina Commedia (originally called "Commedia" and later called "Divina" (divine) by Boccaccio hence "Divina Commedia"), is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italian he is known as "the Supreme Poet" (il Sommo Poeta). Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language"."

Dante's Divine Comedy: the Longfellow translation, $1.99  Add to Cart

This is the translation at the center of the plot of the recent bestseller "The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl.

La Divina Commedia, Dante's Divine Comedy in the original Italian, $1.99  Add to Cart

Emily Dickinson's Poetical Works (the original edition), $1.99  Add to Cart

All three series. This edition is based on on the first published collection, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson, which was released in three "series", the first of which appeared in 1890. According to Wikipedia, Mabel Loomis Todd "became friends with the Dickinsons, and though she never met Emily Dickinson in person, the two women exchanged letters. After Emily's death in 1886, hundreds of her unpublished poems were discovered. In 1888, Emily's sister Lavinia asked Todd to copy and organize the poems, which were to be sent to the publisher Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The first volume of Poems by Emily Dickinson was published in 1890. This version included many alterations by Todd. In 1896, Todd and the Dickinson family had a falling-out over a legal battle regarding property owned by Austin Dickinson. As a result, Emily Dickinson's manuscripts were split between the two families. In 1945, Todd's daughter Millicent published some of the poems from Todd's portion of the manuscripts."

Pope's Homer: Translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey in Heroic Couplets, $2.99  Add to Cart

Homer's classic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath, in the 18th century verse (heroic couplet) translation of Alexander Pope.

John Keats: Poems of 1817 and 1820, plus Endymion, $2.99  





































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This collection, with poems published in 1817, Endymion, and poems published in 1820, includes his best known works, such as: Ode to a Nightingale, Ode to a Grecian Ur, Ode to Psyche, Lamia, Eve of St. Agnes, Ode on Melancholy, To Autumn, and Hyperion. According to Wikipedia: "John Keats (1795 – 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature. Keats's letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of "negative capability"[1], are among the most celebrated by any writer."

John Milton's Poetic Works, $2.99   Add to Cart

Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), Samson Agonistes (1671), and Minor Poems (1645). According to Wikipedia: "John Milton (December 9, 1608 ? November 8, 1674) was an English poet, prose polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. Most famed for his epic poem Paradise Lost, Milton is celebrated as well for his treatise condemning censorship, Areopagitica. Long considered the supreme English poet, Milton experienced a dip in popularity after attacks by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis in the mid 20th century; but with multiple societies and scholarly journals devoted to his study, Milton's reputation remains as strong as ever in the 21st century."

The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, $2.99  





































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The 3-volume Oxford edition, edited by Thomas Hutchinson, and first published in 1904. According to Wikipedia: "Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He is perhaps most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and The Masque of Anarchy. However, his major works were long visionary poems including Alastor, Adonais, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound and the unfinished The Triumph of Life."

The Aeneid by Virgil, English verse translation by William Morris, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed."

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman with links to every poem, $1.99 





































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Whitman's masterpiece. According to Wikipedia: "Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse."

Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, $2.99   Add to Cart

Volumes 1 to 4 of the 8 volume collection edited by William Knight, in a single file.  These volumes include his finest and best-known poems (composed 1787-1813), including The Prelude. According to Wikipedia: "William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times. The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge". Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850."

Science Fiction

Mars, Barsoom, John Carter five novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: A Princess of Mars, 1912 (the book that the movie "John Carter" was based on); The Gods of Mars, 1914; The Warlord of Mars, 1918; Thuvia, Maid of Mars, 1920; and The Chessmen of Mars, all of which are in the "Barsoom" series.  According to Wikipedia: "Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres." Also according to Wikipedia: "Barsoom is a fictional version of the planet Mars invented by author Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. In 1911, Burroughs, now better known as the creator of the character Tarzan, began his writing career with A Princess of Mars, a rousing tale of pulp adventure set on the planet. Several sequels followed, filling out his vision of Barsoom and developing it in more detail. A Princess of Mars was possibly the first fiction of the 20th century to feature a constructed language; although Barsoomian was not particularly developed, it did add verisimilitude to the narrative."

Caspak: 3 novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes The Land that Time Forgot, 1918; The People that Time Forgot, 1918; and Out of Time's Abyss, 1918.  According to Wikipedia: "Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres."

Vintage Science Fiction, Alternate History, and Utopia (a VLP)

Short Stories

Works of Hans Christian Andersen,  $2.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes seven books: Andersen's Fairy Tales (The Emperor's New Clothes, The Swineherd, The Real Princess, The Shoes of Fortune, The Fir Tree, The Snow Queen, The Leap-Frog, The Elderbush, The Bell, The Old House, The Happy Family, The Story of a Mother, The False Collar, The Shadow, The Little Match Girl, The Dream of Little Tuk, The Naughty Boy, and The Red Shoes); Stories from Hans Andersen (THE SNOW QUEEN , THE REAL PRINCESS, THE GARDEN OF PARADISE, THE MERMAID, THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES, THE WIND'S TALE); The Ice-Maiden and Other Tales (THE ICE-MAIDEN, THE BUTTERFLY, THE PSYCHE, THE SNAIL AND THE ROSE-TREE); The Sand-Hills of Jutland (THE SAND-HILLS OF JUTLAND, THE MUD-KING'S DAUGHTER, THE QUICKEST RUNNERS, SOUP MADE OF A SAUSAGE-STICK, THE NECK OF A BOTTLE, THE OLD BACHELOR'S NIGHTCAP, SOMETHING , THE OLD OAK TREE'S LAST DREAM, THE STORY OF WALDEMAR DAAE AND HIS DAUGHTERS, THE GIRL WHO TROD UPON BREAD, OLE THE WATCHMAN OF THE TOWER, ANNE LISBETH OR THE APPARITION OF THE BEACH, CHILDREN'S PRATTLE, A ROW OF PEARLS, THE PEN AND THE INKSTAND, THE CHILD IN THE GRAVE, CHARMING); O.T. a Danish Romance (novel); Pictures of Sweden (travel book); and The True Story of My Life (autobiography).

The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, translated by Richard Burton, complete; all 16 volumes, $2.99   Add to Cart

The full text of all 16 volumes of Richard Burton's monumental translation of The Arabian Nights, with all his candid, racy footnotes, with their wealth of anthropological and cultural information. According to Wikipedia: "One Thousand and One Nights  is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars across the Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era as well as the Sassanid-era Pahlavi work Hazār Afsān.  Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the 14th century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to around the 9th century." Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, making an unexpurgated translation of The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night..."
Ambrose Bierce: 13 Books, $2.99, Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes 13 books: Black Beetles in Amber (poetry); Can Such Things Be? (collection of stories); Cobwebs from an Empty Skull, written under the pen name of Don Grile (collection of short fables); A Cynic Looks at Life (essay); The Devil's Dictionary; Fantastic Fables (collection of short fables); The Fiend's Delight, written under the pen name of Don Grile, (collection of short stories); An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (short story); The Parenticide Club (collection of short stories); Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories (collection of short stories); Shadow on the Dial (collection of essays); Shapes of Clay (poetry); A Son of the Gods and a Horseman in the Sky (two short stories); Write It Right: a Little Blacklist of Literary Faults (essay); and volumes 1, 2, and 8 of his Collected Works.  According to Wikipedia: "Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic – earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce."... In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace."

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, $1.99   Add to Cart

Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer edited by Reverend Walter W. Skeat. This book includes the complete Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English with extensive notes, published by Oxford University in 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin."

Joseph Conrad: stories and novellas, $2.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE,  AN ANARCHIST,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, This book includes: Amy Foster, End of the Tether, Falk, A Point of Honor, A Set of Six ( GASPAR RUIZ,  THE INFORMER,  THE BRUTE,  AN ANARCHIST,  THE DUEL,  IL CONDE), Tales of Hearsay (The Warrior's Soul,  Prince Roman,  The Tale,  The Black Mate), Tales of Unrest (KARAIN: A MEMORY, THE IDIOTS, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, THE RETURN, THE LAGOON), Tomorrow, Twixt Land and Sea (A Smile of Fortune, The Secret Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles), Within the Tides (The Planter of Malata, The Partner, The Inn of the Two Witches, Because of the Dollars), and Youth.

Charles Dickens: 9 collections of short stories and sketches, $2.99 





































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This book-collection file includes 9 collections of stories and sketches: Sketches by Boz, the Uncommerical Traveller, Master Humphrey's Clock, A House to let, Contributions to All the Year Round, Three Ghost Stories, Mudgof and Other Sketches, Sketches of Young Couples, and Sketches of Young Gentlemen.  It also includes 12 individual stories and sketches:  Doctor Marigold, George Silman's Explanation, Going into society, Holiday Romance, Hunted Down, The Lamplighter, A Message from the Sea, Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy, Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings, Mugby Junction, The Seven Poor Travellers, and Somebody's Luggage.

Charles Dickens: 12 Christmas books and stories, $2.99  





































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This book includes the long stories: The Battle of Life, The Chimes, A Christmas Carol, The Cricket and the Hearth, The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, and The Holly-Tree.  It also includes the short stories: A Christmas Tree, What Christmas Is as We Grow Older, The Poor Relation's Story, The Schoolboy's Story, and Nobody's Story.

Sherlock Holmes: 8 books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, $2.99 





































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This file includes Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet, novel, 1887; The Sign of the Four, novel, 1890; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1891-1892 (A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1892-1893 (Adventure 1 Silver Blaze, Adventure 2 The Yellow Face, Adventure 3 The Stock-Broker's Clerk, Adventure 4 The "Gloria Scott", Adventure 5 The Musgrave Ritual, Adventure 6 The Reigate Puzzle, Adventure 7 The Crooked Man, Adventure 9 The Greek Interpreter, Adventure 10 The Naval Treaty, Adventure 11 The Final Problem), The Hound of the Baskervilles, novel, 1901-1902; The Return of Sherlock Holmes, collection of stories originally published 1903-1904 (The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, The Adventure of the Dancing Men, The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, The Adventure of the Priory School, The Adventure of Black Peter, The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, The Adventure of the Three Students, The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez, The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, The Adventure of the Second Stain); The Valley of Fear, novel, 1914- 1915; His Last Bow, collection of stories originally published 1908-1913 and 1917.

Grimm's Fairy Tales: all 200 tales and 10 legends, $2.99  





































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200 tales and 10 legends. Margaret Hunt's translation. According to Wikipedia: "Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales... The Brothers Grimm (German: Die Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German academics who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales[1] and for their work in linguistics, relating to how the sounds in words shift over time (Grimm's Law). They are among the best known story tellers of novellas from Europe, allowing the widespread knowledge of such tales as Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel."

Joel Chandler Harris ("Uncle Remus"): 10 Books, $2.99  





































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According to Wikipedia: "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process."

Nathaniel Hawthorne: 8 books of short stories, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: From Mosses from an Old Manse, The Great Stone Face and other Tales of the White Mountains, A Book of Autographs, The Dolliver Romance (fragments), Other Tales and Sketches, Tanglewood Tales, and Twice-Told Tales (edition of 1889).

O. Henry: 13 Books of Short Stories, $3.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the following book-length collections of short stories: Cabbages and Kings, The Four Million, The Gentle Grafter, Heart of the West, Options, Roads of Destiny, Rolling Stones, Sixes and Sevens, Strictly Business, The Trimmed Lamp, The Voice of the City, Waifs and Strays, and Whirligigs. According to Wikipedia: "O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). O. Henry short stories are known for wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings…. Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early years of the 20th century. Many take place in New York City, and deal for the most part with ordinary people: clerks, policemen, waitresses. Fundamentally a product of his time, O. Henry's work provides one of the best English examples of catching the entire flavor of an age. Whether roaming the cattle-lands of Texas, exploring the art of the "gentle grafter," or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-of-the-century New York, O. Henry had an inimitable hand for isolating some element of society and describing it with an incredible economy and grace of language. Some of his best and least-known work resides in the collection Cabbages and Kings, a series of stories which each explore some individual aspect of life in a paralytically sleepy Central American town while each advancing some aspect of the larger plot and relating back one to another in a complex structure which slowly explicates its own background even as it painstakingly erects a town which is one of the most detailed literary creations of the period. The Four Million is another collection of stories. It opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only 'Four Hundred' people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen—the census taker—and his larger estimate of human interest has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the 'Four Million.'" To O. Henry, everyone in New York counted. He had an obvious affection for the city, which he called "Bagdad-on-the-Subway."

All the Mowgli Stories (from The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book) by Rudyard Kipling, $2.99   Add to Cart

Stories from "The Jungle Book" and from "The Second Jungle Book" that tell the story of Mowgli and his animal friends. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, $1.99   Add to Cart

MAN KANGAROO, THE BEGINNING OF THE ARMADILLOS, HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN, HOW THE ALPHABET WAS MADE, THE CRAB THAT PLAYED WITH THE SEA, THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF, and THE BUTTERFLY THAT STAMPED. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined."

The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, $1.99  Add to Cart

Collection of classic fairy tales.  According to Wikipedia: "Andrew Lang (March 31, 1844, Selkirk July 20, 1912, Banchory, Kincardineshire) was a prolific Scots man of letters. He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales." With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, click on a story title to go to that story.

Guy de Maupassant: 4 Novels and 169 Stories in English translation, $3.99  Add to Cart

With links from the tables of contents to every chapter and every story, this file includes four novels, in English translation:  Une Vie, Bel Ami, Pierre and Jean, and Strong as Death.  It also includes all 13 volumes of "Original Maupassant Short Stories", with a total of 169 stories.  According to Wikipedia: "Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is often accounted his masterpiece. His most unsettling horror story, "Le Horla" (1887), was about madness and suicide."

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This file includes (in the original German): Die Verwandlung; Betrachtung: Kleine Erzählungen; Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen; Ein Hungerkünstler, Erzählung; In der Strafkolonie, Erzählung; and Das Urteil, Erzählung. According to Wikipedia: Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a major fiction writer of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary. His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature. Kafka was born in one of the houses on Prague's Old Town Square, right next to the Church of St. Nicholas. A gallery with a permanent exposition on Kafka's life has been opened in this house. His stories include The Metamorphosis (1912) and In the Penal Colony (1914), while his novels are The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926) and Amerika (1927)."

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This book-collection  file contains all five volumes of The Raven edition. Life of Poe, by James Russell Lowell; Death of Poe, by N. P. Willis; The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal; The Gold-Bug; Four Beasts in One; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; The Mystery of Marie Rogêt; The Balloon-Hoax; MS. Found in a Bottle;  and The Oval Portrait; The Purloined Letter; The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherezade; A Descent into the Maelström; Von Kempelen and his Discovery; Mesmeric Revelation; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar; The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher; Silence - a Fable; The Masque of the Red Death; The Cask of Amontillado; The Imp of the Perverse; The Island of the Fay; The Assignation; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Premature Burial; The Domain of Arnheim; Landor's Cottage; William Wilson; The Tell-Tale Heart; Berenice; and Eleonora Narrative of A. Gordon Pym; Ligeia; Morella; A Tale of the Ragged Mountains; The Spectacles; King Pest; Three Sundays in a Week; The Devil in the Belfry; Lionizing; X-ing a Paragrab; Metzengerstein; The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether; How to Write a Blackwood article; A Predicament; Mystification Diddling; The Angel of the Odd; Mellonta Tauta; The Duc de l'Omelette; The Oblong Box; Loss of Breath; The Man That Was Used Up; The Business Man; The Landscape Garden; Maelzel's Chess-Player; The Power of Words; The Colloquy of Monos and Una; The Conversation of Eros and Charmion; and Shadow.-A Parable; Philosophy of Furniture; A Tale of Jerusalem; The Sphinx; Hop-Frog; The Man of the Crowd; Never Bet the Devil Your Head; Thou Art the Man; Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling; Bon-Bon; Some words with a Mummy; The Poetic Principle; Old English Poetry; and POEMS.  

Speeches

The Works of Edmund Burke, all 12 volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

Edition first published in 1887. According to Wikipedia: "Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American Revolution and for his strong opposition to the French Revolution... Burke also published philosophical works on aesthetics and founded the Annual Register, a political review. He is often regarded by conservatives as the Father of Anglo-American conservatism."

Western Novels

B. M. Bower: 29 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Cabin Fever, Casey Ryan, Chip of the Flying U, Cow-Country, Flying U Ranch, The Flying-U's Last Stand, Good Indian, The Gringos, The Happy Family, Her Prairie Knight, The Heritage of the Sioux, Jean of the Lazy A, Lonesome Land, The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories, The Long Shadow, The Lookout Man, The Lure of the Dim Trails, The Phantom Herd, The Quirt, The Ranch At The Wolverine, The Range Dwellers, Rim O' The World, Rowdy of the "Cross L", Sawtooth Ranch, Skyrider, Starr of the Desert, The Thunder Bird, The Trail of the White Mule, and The Uphill Climb. According to Wikipedia: "Bertha Muzzy Sinclair or Sinclair-Cowan, née Muzzy (November 15, 1871 – July 23, 1940), best known by her pseudonym B. M. Bower, was an American novelist who wrote fictional stories about the American Old West."

Max Brand: 13 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Alcatraz, Black Jack, Bull Hunter, Gunman's Reckoning, Harrigan, The Night Horseman, The Rangeland Avenger, Riders of the Silences, Ronicky Doone, The Seventh Man, Trailin', The Untamed, and Way of the Lawless.  According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944) was an American fiction author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns. Faust wrote mostly under pen names, and today is primarily known by one, Max Brand. Others include George Owen Baxter, Evan Evans, David Manning, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis, and Frederick Frost. ... Faust managed a massive outpouring of fiction, rivaling Edgar Wallace and especially Isaac Asimov as one of the most prolific authors of all time. He wrote more than 500 novels for magazines and almost as many stories of shorter length. His total literary output is estimated to have been between 25,000,000 and 30,000,000 words. Most of his books and stories were turned out at breakneck rate, sometimes as quickly as 12,000 words in the course of a weekend. New books based on magazine serials or unpublished manuscripts or restored versions continue to appear so that he has averaged a new book every four months for seventy-five years. Beyond this, some work by him is newly reprinted every week of every year in one or another format somewhere in the world."

Zane Grey: 22 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes: Betty Zane, 1903; The Spirit of the Border, 1906; The Last of the Plainsmen, 1908; The Last Trail, 1909; The Heritage of the Desert, 1910; The Young Forester, 1910; Riders of the Purple Sage, 1912; Desert Gold, 1913; The Light of Western Stars, 1914; The Lone Star Ranger, 1915; The Rainbow Trail 1915; The Border Legion, 1916; Wildfire, 1917; The U. P. Trail, 1918;  The Desert of Wheat, 1919; Tales of Fishes, 1919; The Man of the Forest, 1920; The Redheaded OUtfiled and Other Baseball Stories; The Mysterious Rider, 1921; To the Last Man, 1921; The Day of the Beast, 1922;  and Tales of Lonely Trails, 1922.  With the active (hyperlinked) table of contents, you click on a book title to go to that book; and use the Back button to return to the table of contents.  According to Wikipedia: "Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West."

William MacLeod Raine: 22 Classic Westerns, $3.99   Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes:  A Daughter Of Raasay A Tale Of The '45 - 1901; Wyoming, A Story Of The Outdoor West - 1908; Brand Blotters - 1909; Ridgway Of Montana - 1909; Bucky O'Connor - 1910; A Texas Ranger - 1910; Mavericks - 1911; The Vision Splendid - 1913; Crooked Trails And Straight - 1913; A Daughter Of The Dons - 1914; The Pirate Of Panama - 1914; The Highgrader - 1915; Steve Yeager 1915; The Sheriff's Son 1917; The Yukon Trail - 1917; A Man Four-Square - 1919; Oh, You Tex! - 1919; The Big-Town Round-Up - 1920; Gunsight Pass - 1921; Tangled Trails - 1921; Man-Size -1922; and The Fighting Edge - 1922. According to Wikipedia: "William MacLeod Raine (1871—1954), was a British-born American novelist who wrote fictional adventure stories about the American Old West."

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This book-collection file includes: Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories; Lady Baltimore; Lin McLean; A Straight Deal; The Virginian; The Dragon of Wantley; and Red Men and White. According to Wikipedia: "Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer of western fiction."



LITERATURE AND HISTORY BY SUBJECT

Black Americans

Black American Classics: 11 books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington, "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. DuBois, "The Conjure Woman" by Charles Chesnutt, "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" by James Weldon Johnson, "Clotel or The President's Daughter" by William Wells Brown, "The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar", "De Turkey and De Law" by Zora Hurston, "A Century of Negro Migration" by Carter Woodson, "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Henson, and "The Underground Rail Road" by Will Still.

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Autobiography of a slave girl, first published in 1861.  According to Wikipedia: "Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured."

SLAVE NARRATIVES: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, all 17 volumes, $8.99  Add to Cart

First-Hand Accounts of Slavery in America. All 17 volumes, with links to every interview. Former slaves were interviewed during the depression as part of the WPA project sponsored by the Library of Congress. This file includes all parts dealing with former slaves in Florida. hern states. In all, there are some two thousand narratives from the following seventeen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14, 1818  – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history. In 1872, Douglass became the very first African-American nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate in the U.S., running on the Equal Rights Party ticket with Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States. He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, 'I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.'"

Natural History and Environment

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This book-collection file includes: The Grand Canon of the Colorado (article), The Mountains of California, Steep Trails, Stickeen (article), The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Travels in Alaska, Yosemite, My First Summer in the Sierras, and Alaska Days with John Muir (by S. Hall Young). According to Wikipedia: "John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of conservation of U.S. wilderness. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, have been read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. His writings and philosophy strongly influenced the formation of the modern environmental movement."

Henry David Thoreau: 5 books and 4 essays, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Week on the Concord and the Merrimack Rivers, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Walden, Canoeing in the Wilderness, A Plea for Captain John Brown, Walking, Wild Apples, and Excursions, and Cape Cod. According to Wikipedia: "Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, stage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism..."

Women

History of Woman Suffrage, all six volumes, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, $2.99  





































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This file includes all six volumes, told by the heroines who fought for the women's vote.  . According to the Preface, this book is "Woven with the threads of this (Woman's suffrage) history, we have given some personal reminiscences and brief biographical sketches." According to Wikipedia, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States. Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States, and Europe, and averaged 75 to 100 speeches per year. Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage (Cicero, New York, March 24, 1826 – March 18, 1898 in Chicago) was a suffragist, a Native American activist, an abolitionist, a freethinker, and a prolific author, who was "born with a hatred of oppression. Ida Husted Harper (February 18, 1851 – March 14, 1931) was a prominent figure in the United States women's suffrage movement. She was an American author and journalist who wrote primarily to document the movement and show support of its ideals."




LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND PHILOSOPHY BY TIME PERIOD

Ancient Literature, Philosophy, History, and Religion

The Tanach, the Jewish Bible in English translation, $1.99 





































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This is the text of the public domain 1917 Jewish Publication Societies' English translation. The main table of contents links to every book. And there is a table of contents for each book linking to each chapter. And the books all appear in their traditional order, so you can advance from one to the next simply by moving forward page by page.

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Translated from the Bible The Old Testament First Published by the English College at Douay A.D. 1609 & 1610 and The New Testament First Published by the English College at Rheims A.D. 1582, With Annotations, The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner A.D. 1749-1752.

King James Bible, including Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha, $1.99  Add to Cart

The tables of contents link to every chapter of every book. According to Wikipedia: "The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. The Great Bible was the first "authorized version" issued by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII. In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England. The king gave the translators instructions designed to guarantee that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology and reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England and its beliefs about an ordained clergy. The translation was by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha were translated from the Greek Septuagint (LXX), except for 2 Esdras, which was translated from the Latin Vulgate."

Greek and Roman Philosophy: Epictetus, Longinus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and Boethius, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, On the Sublime by Longinus, On Friendship and Old Age by Cicero, Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and The Consolation of History by Boethius.

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According to Wikipedia: "Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1000 years of the Middle Ages."

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According to Wikipedia: "De Civitate Dei, (full title: De Civitate Dei contra Paganos), known in English as: [Concerning the] The City of God [against the Pagans] is a book written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD, dealing with issues concerning God, martyrdom, Jews, and other aspects of Christian philosophy. The City of God is one of Augustine's major works, a designation that includes The Confessions, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. Augustine is the most influential Father of the Church in the West and through Western Christianity The City of God profoundly shaped Western civilization."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are the collection of sayings and ideas of central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius, written by his followers. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today."

The Tao The King or The Tao and Its Characteristics by Lao-Tse, translated by James Legge, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Tao Te Ching, Dao De Jing, or Daodejing, also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC. The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature."

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This file includes 10 tragedies by Euripides, literally translated by Theodore Buckley. The plays are: HECUBA, ORESTES, PHOENISSAE (The Phoenician Virgins), MEDEA, HIPPOLYTUS, ALCESTIS, BACCHAE, HERACLIDAE, IPHIGENIA IN AULIS, and IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS. According to Wikipedia: "Euripides (ca. 480 BCE–406 BCE) was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles). Ancient scholars thought that Euripides had written ninety-five plays, although four of those were probably written by Critias. Eighteen or nineteen of Euripides' plays have survived complete. There has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds and ignoring classical evidence that the play was his. Fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays also survive. More of his plays have survived than those of Aeschylus and Sophocles together, because of the unique nature of the Euripidean manuscript tradition. Euripides is known primarily for having reshaped the formal structure of Athenian tragedy by portraying strong female characters and intelligent slaves and by satirizing many heroes of Greek mythology. His plays seem modern by comparison with those of his contemporaries, focusing on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown to Greek audiences."

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, all 6 volumes, $2.99   Add to Cart

The complete 6-volume work, which covers from the reign of Marcus Aurelius to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. According to Wikipedia: "Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The History is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose..."

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Mommsen's history of the Roman Republic in five volumes. These volumes cover from the founding of Rome up to the disintegration of the First Triumvirate (Caesar, Pompey, Crassus). The author cites dates in the Roman style, AUC, from the founding of the city in 753 BC. A table at the end shows modern-day equivalents. According to Wikipedia, Mommsen is "generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century." This work complements Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire".

The History of Herodotus, $1.99   Add to Cart

Both volumes in a single file, translated by Macaulay. According to Wikipedia: "Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c. 425 BC) and is regarded as the "Father of History" in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.[1] He is almost exclusively known for writing The Histories, a record of his "inquiries" (or ἱστορίαι, a word that passed into Latin and took on its modern meaning of history) into the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars which occurred in 490 and 480-479 BC—especially since he includes a narrative account of that period, which would otherwise be poorly documented, and many long digressions concerning the various places and peoples he encountered during wide-ranging travels around the lands of the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Although some of his stories are not completely accurate, he states that he is only reporting what has been told to him."

Pope's Homer: Translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey in Heroic Couplets, $2.99  Add to Cart

Homer's classic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath, in the 18th century verse (heroic couplet) translation of Alexander Pope.

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According to Wikipedia: "Titus Livius (59 BC – AD 17) — known as Livy in English — was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people. Ab Urbe Condita Libri, "Books from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time." "The Discourses on Livy (Italian: Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, literally "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livy") is a work of political history and philosophy written in the early 16th century (ca. 1517) by the Italian writer and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli, best known as the author of The Prince. Where the latter is nominally devoted to advising the ruler of a principality, in other words a type of monarchy, the Discourses purport to explain the structure and benefits of a republic, a form of government based on some level of popular consent and control."

Aristophanes:  all 11 plays, $2.99   Add to Cart

All 11 comedies, literally translated. Two volumes in one file. Includes: Knights, Acharnians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. According to Wikipedia: "Aristophanes (ca. 446 BCE – ca. 386 BCE), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a prolific and much acclaimed, comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries - although more than one contemporary, satirical playwright caricatured the philosopher Socrates, his student Plato singled out Aristophanes' play The Clouds as slander contributing to his old mentor's trial and execution."

Aristotle: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes four books: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories.  According to Wikipedia: "Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics."

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This book-collection file includes all 26 dialogues: Apology, Charmides (and preface to the collection), Cratylus, Critias, Crito, Euthyphro, Euthydemus, Gorgias, Ion, Laches, Laws, Lesser Hippias, Lysis, Menexus, Meno, Parmenides, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Philebus, Protagoras, Republic, Sophist, Statesman, Symposium, Theaetetus, and Timaeus. The Jowett translation.  According to Wikipedia: "Plato  (428/427 BC[a] – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy.[2] Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death."

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Plato's best-known dialogue. According to Wikipedia: "The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War, "there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned".[2] It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society."

Plutarch's Lives: Lives of the Noble Grecian and Romans, Complete, $2.99   Add to Cart

The complete multi-volume Lives, in a single file.  The Clough translation. According to Wikipedia: "Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (c. AD 46 - 120 — commonly known in English as Plutarch — was a Roman historian (of Greek ethnicity), biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His known works consist of the Parallel Lives and the Moralia."

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This file includes the English verse translation by Lewis Campbell of all seven extant Sophocles plays: Antigone, Aias. King Oedipus, Electra, The Tracinian Maidens, Philoctetes, and Oedippus at Colonos. According to Wikipedia: "Sophocles( c. 496 BC-406 BC) was the second of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose work has survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus and earlier than those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form... The most famous of Sophocles' tragedies are those concerning Oedipus and Antigone: these are often known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor and thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot."

The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic history of war between Athens and Sparta. According to Wikipedia: "Thucydides (c. 460 B.C. – c. 395 B.C.)  was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods. He has also been called the father of the school of political realism, which views the relations between nations as based on might rather than right. His classical text is still studied at advanced military colleges worldwide, and the Melian dialogue remains a seminal work of international relations theory. More generally, Thucydides showed an interest in developing an understanding of human nature to explain behaviour in such crises as plague and civil war."

The Aeneid by Virgil, English verse translation by William Morris, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed."

Medieval

The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, translated by Richard Burton, complete; all 16 volumes, $2.99   Add to Cart

The full text of all 16 volumes of Richard Burton's monumental translation of The Arabian Nights, with all his candid, racy footnotes, with their wealth of anthropological and cultural information. According to Wikipedia: "One Thousand and One Nights  is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars across the Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era as well as the Sassanid-era Pahlavi work Hazār Afsān.  Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the 14th century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to around the 9th century." Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, making an unexpurgated translation of The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night..."

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This file includes 11 books: Medieval Hebrew (featuring The Midrash and medieval collections of Jewish biblical lore and legend), Tales and Maxims from the Midrash by Samuel Rapaport, Hebraic Literature: Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim, and Kabbala, The Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (Pirke Abot), Kitab al Khazari by Judah Hallevi, the Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg, Philo-Judaeus of alexandria by Norman Bentwich, The guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides, The Ethics by Benedict de [Baruch] Spinoza, Chapters on Jewish Literature by Israel Abahams,, and The Renascence of Hebrew Literature (1743-1885) by Nahum Slouschz.

The Babylonian Talmud, all 20 volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

The Talmud, from the 1903 and 1918 editions of the translation by Michael Rodkinson, all 20 volumes. This edition is intended for modern readers. Rodkinson omitted sections where the debate becomes extremely obscure. He points out wherever he did so. The introduction, by Gustav Karpeles, is from the book "Jewish Literature and Other Essays".

Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Summa Theologiæ (Latin: Compendium of Theology or Theological Compendium; also subsequently called the Summa Theologica or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas (c.1225–1274), and although unfinished, "one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature." It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man's purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God."

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible,and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ."

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, $1.99   Add to Cart

Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer edited by Reverend Walter W. Skeat. This book includes the complete Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English with extensive notes, published by Oxford University in 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin."

Dante's Divine Comedy in the original Italian (La Divina Commedia) and translated to English by Longfellow, $1.99  Add to Cart

This file includes the original (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Inferno) in Italian, plus an English translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. According to Wikipedia: "Durante degli Alighieri ( c.1265 - 1321), commonly known as Dante Alighieri, was a Florentine poet of the Middle Ages. His central work, the Divina Commedia (originally called "Commedia" and later called "Divina" (divine) by Boccaccio hence "Divina Commedia"), is often considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italian he is known as "the Supreme Poet" (il Sommo Poeta). Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language"."

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This is the translation at the center of the plot of the recent bestseller "The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl.

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The History of the Knights Templars, The Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles Addison, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars, were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders.The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages... The Templars' existence was tied closely to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumors about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created mistrust, and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. In 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends, which have kept the "Templar" name alive into the modern day."

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According to Wikipedia, ""The Guide for the Perplexed is one of the major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides or "the Rambam". It was written in the 12th century in the form of a three-volume letter to his student, Rabbi Joseph ben Judah of Ceuta, the son of Rabbi Judah, and is the main source of the Rambam's philosophical views, as opposed to his opinions on Jewish law... Moses Maimonides (March 30, 1135 Cordoba, Spain ? December 13, 1204 Fostat, Egypt), was a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Andalusia, Morocco and Egypt during the Middle Ages. He was one of the various medieval Jewish philosophers who also influenced the non-Jewish world. Although his copious works on Jewish law and ethics were initially met with opposition during his lifetime, he was posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history. Today, his works and his views are considered a cornerstone of Jewish thought and study."

Renaissance

The Borgias: Three Books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Lucretia Borgia by Ferinand Gregorovius, The Borigas by Alexandre Dumas, and The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. According to Wikipedia: "The Borgias, also known as the Borjas, "Borjia," "Borghetti" and "Bourghesse" were a European Papal family of Béarnaise origin with the name stemming from the familial fief seat of Borja belonging to their Aragonese Lords; they became prominent during the Renaissance. The Borgias were patrons of the arts; thanks to their support, artists of the Renaissance could 'spread their wings' and realize their artistic potential. The most brilliant personalities of this era regularly visited their court. The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 1400s and 1500s. Today they are remembered for their corrupt rule when one of them was Pope. They have been accused of many different crimes, including adultery, simony, theft, rape, bribery, incest, and murder (especially murder by arsenic poisoning[1]). Because of their search for power, they made enemies of other powerful families such as the Medici and the Sforza, as well as the influential Dominican friar Savonarola."

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This file includes: The Prince, Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, The Art of War, and History of Florence. According to Wikipedia: "Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He is one of the main founders of modern political science.[1] He was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, poetry, and some of the most well-known personal correspondence in the Italian language. His position in the regime of Florence as Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence lasted from 1498 to 1512, the period in which the de' Medici were not in power. The period when most of his well-known writing was done was after this, when they recovered power, and Machiavelli was removed from all functions."

16th Century

The Essays of Montaigne, all 10 volumes, $3.99   Add to Cart

The complete essays, translated by Charles Cotton (1630-1687) and edited by William Hazlitt. From the Preface: "This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures.  His Essays, which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of his productions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Bacon and Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, as Hallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results from the share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval and subsequent."

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According to Wikipedia: "Utopia is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More published in 1516... The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs... Sir Thomas More (February 7, 1478 – July 6, 1535), also known as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, scholar, author, and statesman. He is also recognised as a saint within the Catholic Church. During his life he gained a reputation as a leading Renaissance humanist, an opponent of the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther and wrote long treatises opposing William Tyndale and others who wished to see the Bible translated into the English language.  For three years toward the end of his life he was Lord Chancellor."

The Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel, all five books, $2.99   Add to Cart

The classic comic fantasy from the French Renaissance. All five volumes in a single file. According to Wikipedia: "The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel (in French, La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel) is a connected series of five novels written in the 16th century by Francois Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father (Gargantua) and his son (Pantagruel) and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. There is much crudity and scatological humor as well as a large amount of violence. Long lists of vulgar insults fill several chapters." "Francois Rabelais (c. 1494 - April 9, 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He is regarded as an avant-garde writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, dirty jokes and bawdy songs."

The Palace of Pleasure, all three volumes, $2.99   Add to Cart

 Elizabethan Versions of Italian and French Novels from Boccaccio, Bandello, Cintio, Straparola, Queen Margaret of Navarre and Others.  According to Wikipedia: "William Painter (or Paynter; 1540? – February, 1594, London) was an English author and translator. The first volume of his The Palace of Pleasure appeared in 1566...  It included sixty tales, and was followed in the next year by a second volume containing thirty-four new ones. A second improved edition in 1575 contained seven new stories. Painter borrows from Herodotus, Boccaccio, Plutarch, Aulus Gellius, Aelian, Livy, Tacitus, Quintus Curtius; from Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Matteo Bandello,[3] Ser Giovanni Fiorentino, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Queen Marguerite de Navarre and others... among better-known plays derived from the book are the Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Edward III, All's Well That Ends Well (from Giletta of Narbonne), Beaumont and Fletcher's Triumph of Death, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and James Shirley's Love's Cruelty."

Shakespeare's Works, with line numbers: 11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, 4 romances, and poetry, $3.99  Add to Cart

This book-collection file includes all of Shakespeare's plays, with line numbers  (11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, and 4 romances), plus his poetry (Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, Lover's Complaint, and Passionate Pilgrim. According to Wikipedia: "William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."

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All of Shakespeare's poetry and plays (11 tragedies, 12 comedies, 10 histories, and 4 romances) in English with line numbers and in French translation; and many of his plays in German translation as well.

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin, $1.99  Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "John Calvin (né Jean Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he suddenly converted and broke from the Roman Catholic Church in the 1520s. After a violent uprising against Protestants in France, he was forced to flee to Basel, Switzerland, where in 1536 he published the first edition of his seminal work, Institutes of the Christian Religion. Calvin was invited by William Farel to help reform the church in Geneva. However, the city council resisted the implementation of Calvin and Farel's ideas and both were expelled. At the invitation of Martin Bucer, Calvin proceeded to Strasbourg where he became the minister of a church of French refugees. He continued to support the reform movement in Geneva, and was eventually invited back to lead its church. Following his return he introduced new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the opposition of several powerful families in the city who tried to curb his authority. During this period, Michael Servetus, a Spaniard known for his heretical views, arrived in Geneva. He was denounced by Calvin and executed by the city council. Following an influx of supportive refugees and new elections to the council, Calvin's opponents were forced out. He spent his final years promoting the Reformation both within Geneva and throughout Europe."

17th Century

John Bunyan, complete works, including 57 books by him and 3 books about him, $3.99  Add to Cart

This file includes a memoir of Bunyan by George Offor and 57 books by Bunyan.  According to Wikipedia, "John Bunyan (1628 ? 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden ... in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory."

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes in both English and Spanish, $2.99  Add to Cart

The classic comic novel in the original Spanish and also in English translation.  According to Wikipedia: "Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a novel written by Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In one such list, Don Quixote was cited as the "best literary work ever written".

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, in the original Spanish (El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha ), $1.99   Add to Cart

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible, one-volume abridgement of the massive six-volume Commentary, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714), was an English non-conformist clergyman. He was born at Broad Oak, a farmhouse on the borders of Flintshire and Shropshire. His father, Philip Henry, had just been ejected by the Act of Uniformity 1662. Unlike most of his fellow-sufferers, Philip possessed some private means, and was thus able to give his son a good education. Matthew went first to a school at Islington, and then to Gray's Inn.  He soon gave up his legal studies for theology, and in 1687 became minister of a Presbyterian congregation at Chester. He moved again in 1712 to Mare Street, Hackney. Two years later (22 June 1714), he died suddenly of apoplexy at the Queen's Aid House (41 High Street) in Nantwich while on a journey from Chester to London. Henry's well-known Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710) is a commentary of a practical and devotional rather than of a critical kind, covering the whole of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament. After the author's death, the work was finished by a number of ministers, and edited by G. Burder and John Hughes in 1811. Not a work of textual criticism, its attempt at good sense, discrimination, its high moral tone and simple piety with practical application, combined with the well-sustained flow of its English style, made it one of the most popular works of its type. Matthew Henry's six volume Complete Commentary, originally published in 1706, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible. His commentaries are still in use to this day. Henry's commentaries are primarily exegetical, dealing with the scripture text as presented. Henry's prime intention was explanation, not translation or textual research.

Leviathan, Or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil by Thomas Hobbes, $1.99   Add to Cart

First published in 1651, a classic of political science. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Hobbes (1588 –  1679) was an English philosopher, remembered today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory. Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of fields, including history, geometry, physics of gases, theology, ethics, general philosophy, and political science. His account of human nature as self-interested cooperation has proved to be an enduring theory in the field of philosophical anthropology."

John Milton's Poetic Works, $2.99   Add to Cart

Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), Samson Agonistes (1671), and Minor Poems (1645). According to Wikipedia: "John Milton (December 9, 1608 ? November 8, 1674) was an English poet, prose polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. Most famed for his epic poem Paradise Lost, Milton is celebrated as well for his treatise condemning censorship, Areopagitica. Long considered the supreme English poet, Milton experienced a dip in popularity after attacks by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis in the mid 20th century; but with multiple societies and scholarly journals devoted to his study, Milton's reputation remains as strong as ever in the 21st century."

The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty, complete unabridged edition, $1.99   Add to Cart

This is the complete edition, originally published in 1893. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Pepys, (23 February 1633 - 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary that he kept during 1660?1669 was first published in the nineteenth century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London."

18th Century

Works of Jonathan Edwards, volume 1 of 2,  $1.99  Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian". His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over "bodily effects" of the Holy Spirit's presence."

Works of Jonathan Edwards, volume 2 of 2, $1.99  Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian". His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over "bodily effects" of the Holy Spirit's presence."

Kant: 4 books in English translation, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Critique of Pure Reason; The Critique of Practical Reason, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. According to Wikipedia: "Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and of the late Enlightenment. Kant created a new widespread perspective in philosophy which is influencing enlightened philosophy until the 21st Century. He published important works of epistemology as also scripts in coherence to religion, law and history. His most important work is the Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation into the limitations and structure of reason itself. It encompasses an attack on traditional metaphysics and epistemology, and highlights Kant's own contribution to these areas. The other main works of his maturity are the Critique of Practical Reason, which concentrates on ethics, and the Critique of Judgment, which investigates aesthetics and teleology."

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift, $1.99   Add to Cart

The satiric voyages to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg, Japan, and the Country of the Houyhnhnms. According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo-Irish cleric, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language..."


NATURAL SCIENCE

Origin of Species, both the first (1859) and the sixth (1872) editions, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the two most important editions of Darwin's masterpiece. The first edition, from 1859, entitled "On the Origin of the Species", and the sixth edition, from 1872), considered the definitive edition. According to Wikipedia: "Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation."

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This file includes: Bramble-Bees and Other, The GlowWorm and Other Beetles, The Life of the Spider, The Mason-Bees, More Hunting Wasps, Social Life in the Insect World, The Wonders of Instinct, and Fabre Poet of Science by Legros.According to Wikipedia: "Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (December 22, 1823 - October 11, 1915) was a French entomologist and author… Over the years he wrote a series of texts on insects and arachnids that are collectively known as the Souvenirs Entomologiques. Fabre's influence is felt in the later works of fellow naturalist Charles Darwin, who called Fabre "an inimitable observer". Fabre, however, remained sceptical about Darwin's theory of evolution, as he always restrained from all theories and systems. His special force was exact and detailed observation, field research as we would call it today, always avoiding premature general conclusions from his observations. In one of Fabre's most famous experiments, he arranged processionary caterpillars to form a continuous loop around the edge of a pot. As each caterpillar instinctively followed the silken trail of the caterpillars in front of it, the group moved around in a circle for seven days."



SOCIAL SCIENCE

Anthropology

Native American Nonfiction and Legends: five books by Charles Eastman, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Indian Boyhood, Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains, The Indian Today, Old Indian Days, and The Sould of hte Indian.  According to Wikipedia, "Charles Alexander Eastman (February 19, 1858 - January 8, 1939) was a Native American writer, physician, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he also helped found the Boy Scouts of America....He was named Hakadah at his birth on a reservation near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. In Dakota, Hakadah means the "pitiful last", as his mother Mary died at his birth. He was later named Ohíye S’a (Dakota for "wins often") after winning a rough game of lacrosse....In 1933, Eastman was the first to receive the Indian Achievement Award."

Economics and Sociology

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations  by Adam Smith, $1.99   Add to Cart

The classic of economics, first published in 1776.  According to Wikipedia: "Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – died 17 July 1790 [OS: 5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790]) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. It earned him an enormous reputation and would become one of the most influential works on economics ever published. Smith is widely cited as the father of modern economics and capitalism."

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This file includes: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific; The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844; Feuerbach: the Roots of the Socialist Philosophy; The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State; and Landmarks of Scientific Socialism: "Anti-Duehring".

Works of Thomas Jefferson, Including His Presidential Papers, Correspondence, and Autobiography, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes Jefferson's presidential papers from "A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" edited by James Richardson and all four volumes of "Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson" edited by Thomas Jefferson Randolph. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). An influential Founding Father, Jefferson envisioned America as a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism. Jefferson served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781), barely escaping capture by the British in 1781. Many people disliked his tenure, and he did not win office again in Virginia. From mid-1784 through late 1789 Jefferson lived outside the United States. He served in Paris initially as a commissioner to help negotiate commercial treaties. In May 1785 he succeeded Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. Minister to France. He was the first United States Secretary of State (1789–1793) under George Washington and advised him against a national bank and the Jay Treaty. He was the second Vice President (1797–1801) under John Adams. Winning on an anti-federalist platform, Jefferson took the oath of office and became President of the United States in 1801. As president he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) to explore the vast new territory and lands further west. Jefferson sponsored embargo laws that escalated tensions with Britain and France, leading to war with Britain in 1812 shortly after he left office. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues, distrusted cities and financiers, and favored states' rights and a limited federal government. Jefferson supported the separation of church and state and was the author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1779, 1786). Jefferson's revolutionary view on individual religious freedom and protection from government authority have generated much interest with modern scholars. He was the eponym of Jeffersonian democracy and the co-founder and leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, which dominated American politics for 25 years."

Robert Thomas Malthus: 4 Essays, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the book "An Essay on the Principle of Population", plus the essays "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws", "The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Resrticting the Importation of Foreign Corn", and "An Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of Rent".  According to Wikipedia: "The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (13 or 14 February 1766 – 23 or 29 December 1834) was an English scholar, influential in political economy and demography. Malthus popularized the economic theory of rent. Malthus has become widely known for his theories about population and its increase or decrease in response to various factors. The six editions of his An Essay on the Principle of Population, published from 1798 to 1826, observed that sooner or later population gets checked by famine and disease. He wrote in opposition to the popular view in 18th-century Europe that saw society as improving and in principle as perfectible."

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This file includes: Manifesto of the Commnist Party, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Revolution and Counter-Revolution, Secret Diplomatic History of the Eighteenth Century.  According to Wikipedia: "Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a Prussian philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement. He published various books during his lifetime, with the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital (1867–1894); some of his works were co-written with his friend and fellow German revolutionary socialist, Friedrich Engels."

John Stuart Mill: 10 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes: On Libery, Utilitariansism, Considerationson Representative Government, The Contest in America, Socialism, The Subjection of Women, Auguste Comte and Positivism, A System of Logic, Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy, and Autobiography.  According to Wikipedia: "John Stuart Mill, (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control."

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This file includes: The Theory of the Leisure Class, An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace, and The Pleace of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays.  According to Wikipedia: "Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen (July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the institutional economics movement. Besides his technical work he was a popular and witty critic of capitalism, as shown by his best known book The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899). Veblen is famous in the history of economic thought for combining a Darwinian evolutionary perspective with his new institutionalist approach to economic analysis. He combined sociology with economics in his masterpiece The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) where he argued that there was a basic distinction between the productiveness of "industry", run by engineers manufacturing goods, vis-a-vis the parasitism of "business" that exists only to make profits for a leisure class. The chief activity of the leisure class was "conspicuous consumption", and their economic contribution is "waste," activity that contributes nothing to productivity."

Political Science

The Art of War: Five Classic Books by Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Baron Jomini, Clausewitz, and Mahan, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes five classic books on the theory of war: The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Art of War by Baon de Jomini, On War (Volume 1 of 3) by Carl von Clausewitz, and The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan.

Aristotle: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes four books: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories.  According to Wikipedia: "Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics."

Democracy in America, in English and the original French, complete, $2.99  Add to Cart

The full text in both English and French and links from the tables of contents to every chapter. According to Wikipedia: "De la démocratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. A "literal" translation of its title is Of Democracy in America, but the usual translation of the title is simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the past seven-hundred years."

The Federalist Papers, $1.99   Add to Cart

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles or essays promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.

Founding Documents of American Democracy, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Mayflower Compact 1620, Fundamental Orders of 1639, Colonial Records of Virginia, Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America, Declaration of Independence 1776, Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776, Paris Peach Treaty 1783, Annapolis Convention 1786, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance 1787, The Constitution 1787, The Bill of Rights, Amendments to the Constitution, Washington's Farewell Address 1796, The Monroe Doctrine 1823, The Emancipation Proclamation 1862, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 1863.

Leviathan, Or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil by Thomas Hobbes, $1.99   Add to Cart

First published in 1651, a classic of political science. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas Hobbes (1588 –  1679) was an English philosopher, remembered today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory. Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of fields, including history, geometry, physics of gases, theology, ethics, general philosophy, and political science. His account of human nature as self-interested cooperation has proved to be an enduring theory in the field of philosophical anthropology."

Utopia by Sir Thomas More, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Utopia is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More published in 1516... The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs... Sir Thomas More (February 7, 1478 – July 6, 1535), also known as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, scholar, author, and statesman. He is also recognised as a saint within the Catholic Church. During his life he gained a reputation as a leading Renaissance humanist, an opponent of the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther and wrote long treatises opposing William Tyndale and others who wished to see the Bible translated into the English language.  For three years toward the end of his life he was Lord Chancellor."


The Republic by Plato, $1.99   Add to Cart

Plato's best-known dialogue. According to Wikipedia: "The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War, "there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned".[2] It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.

Machiavelli: four books, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Prince, Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, The Art of War, and History of Florence. According to Wikipedia: "Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He is one of the main founders of modern political science.[1] He was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, poetry, and some of the most well-known personal correspondence in the Italian language. His position in the regime of Florence as Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence lasted from 1498 to 1512, the period in which the de' Medici were not in power. The period when most of his well-known writing was done was after this, when they recovered power, and Machiavelli was removed from all functions."

John Stuart Mill: 10 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes: On Libery, Utilitariansism, Considerationson Representative Government, The Contest in America, Socialism, The Subjection of Women, Auguste Comte and Positivism, A System of Logic, Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy, and Autobiography.  According to Wikipedia: "John Stuart Mill, (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control."

Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, 2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Volume 1 The American Crisis, Volume 2 The Rights of Man, Volume 3 1791-1804, and Volume IV The Age of Reason. According to Wikipedia: "Thomas "Tom" Paine (February 9, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."

History of Woman Suffrage, all six volumes, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, $2.99  





































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This file includes all six volumes, told by the heroines who fought for the women's vote.  . According to the Preface, this book is "Woven with the threads of this (Woman's suffrage) history, we have given some personal reminiscences and brief biographical sketches." According to Wikipedia, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States. Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She traveled the United States, and Europe, and averaged 75 to 100 speeches per year. Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage (Cicero, New York, March 24, 1826 – March 18, 1898 in Chicago) was a suffragist, a Native American activist, an abolitionist, a freethinker, and a prolific author, who was "born with a hatred of oppression. Ida Husted Harper (February 18, 1851 – March 14, 1931) was a prominent figure in the United States women's suffrage movement. She was an American author and journalist who wrote primarily to document the movement and show support of its ideals."

Psychology

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This file includes: Dream Psychology - A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Dream Psychology, Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, Leonardo da VInci, Group Psychology, Reflections on War and Death, and A Young Girl's Diary (prefaced by a letter from Freud). According to Wikipedia: "Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, as well as his therapeutic techniques, including the use of free association, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires. He was also an early neurological researcher into cerebral palsy. While many of Freud's ideas have fallen out of favor or have been modified by Neo-Freudians, and modern advances in the field of psychology have shown flaws in many of his theories, Freud's work remains important in the history of clinical psychodynamic approaches. In academia, his ideas continue to influence the humanities and some social sciences."



Philosophy

Aristotle: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes four books: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories.  According to Wikipedia: "Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are the collection of sayings and ideas of central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius, written by his followers. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today."

William James: 8 Books of Philosophy, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Will to Believe, Talks to Teachers on Psychology, Varieties of Religious Experience, Pragmatism, Pluralistic Universe, The Meaning of Truth, Memories and Studies, and Essays in Radical Empiricism.  According to Wikipedia: "William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the U.S. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James."

Kant: 4 books in English translation, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: The Critique of Pure Reason; The Critique of Practical Reason, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. According to Wikipedia: "Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and of the late Enlightenment. Kant created a new widespread perspective in philosophy which is influencing enlightened philosophy until the 21st Century. He published important works of epistemology as also scripts in coherence to religion, law and history. His most important work is the Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation into the limitations and structure of reason itself. It encompasses an attack on traditional metaphysics and epistemology, and highlights Kant's own contribution to these areas. The other main works of his maturity are the Critique of Practical Reason, which concentrates on ethics, and the Critique of Judgment, which investigates aesthetics and teleology."

The Tao The King or The Tao and Its Characteristics by Lao-Tse, translated by James Legge, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Tao Te Ching, Dao De Jing, or Daodejing, also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC. The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature."

John Stuart Mill: 10 Books, $2.99  Add to Cart

This file includes: On Libery, Utilitariansism, Considerationson Representative Government, The Contest in America, Socialism, The Subjection of Women, Auguste Comte and Positivism, A System of Logic, Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy, and Autobiography.  According to Wikipedia: "John Stuart Mill, (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control."

Nietzsche: 6 books in German, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Also sprach Zarathustra; Ecce Homo: Wie man wird, was man ist; Die Geburt der Tragödie: Versuch einer Selbstkritik; Götzen-Dämmerung; Jenseits von Gut und Böse; Menschliches, Allzumenschliches: Ein Buch für freie Geister. According to Wikipedia: "Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor and aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary and interpretation, mostly in the continental tradition, and some analytic philosophy. His key ideas include interpreting tragedy as an affirmation of life, an eternal recurrence (which numerous commentators have re-interpreted), a rejection of Platonism, and a repudiation of both Christianity and Egalitarianism (especially in the form of Democracy and Socialism)."

Nietzsche: 8 books in English translation, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes seven books: The Antichrist, Beyond Good and Evil, The Case of Wagner/Nietzsche Contra Wagner/Selected Aphorisms, Thoughts Out of Season Part 1, Thus Spake Zarathustra, and Human All So Human, plus We Philologists, plus the lecture "Homer and Classical Philology".

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This book-collection file includes all 26 dialogues: Apology, Charmides (and preface to the collection), Cratylus, Critias, Crito, Euthyphro, Euthydemus, Gorgias, Ion, Laches, Laws, Lesser Hippias, Lysis, Menexus, Meno, Parmenides, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Philebus, Protagoras, Republic, Sophist, Statesman, Symposium, Theaetetus, and Timaeus. The Jowett translation.  According to Wikipedia: "Plato  (428/427 BC[a] – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy.[2] Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death."

The Republic by Plato, $1.99   Add to Cart

Plato's best-known dialogue. According to Wikipedia: "The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it must take place some time during the Peloponnesian War, "there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned".[2] It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city (Kallipolis) ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society."

Greek and Roman Philosophy: Epictetus, Longinus, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, and Boethius, $2.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus, On the Sublime by Longinus, On Friendship and Old Age by Cicero, Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and The Consolation of History by Boethius.


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CATHOLIC

The Confessions of St. Augustine, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1000 years of the Middle Ages."

The City of God by St. Augustine, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "De Civitate Dei, (full title: De Civitate Dei contra Paganos), known in English as: [Concerning the] The City of God [against the Pagans] is a book written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD, dealing with issues concerning God, martyrdom, Jews, and other aspects of Christian philosophy. The City of God is one of Augustine's major works, a designation that includes The Confessions, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. Augustine is the most influential Father of the Church in the West and through Western Christianity The City of God profoundly shaped Western civilization."

Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Summa Theologiæ (Latin: Compendium of Theology or Theological Compendium; also subsequently called the Summa Theologica or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas (c.1225–1274), and although unfinished, "one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature." It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man's purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God."

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Imitation of Christ (Latin: De Imitatione Christi) by Thomas à Kempis is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, where Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible,and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ."

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Translated from the Bible The Old Testament First Published by the English College at Douay A.D. 1609 & 1610 and The New Testament First Published by the English College at Rheims A.D. 1582, With Annotations, The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner A.D. 1749-1752.

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, from the Meditations of Anne Catherine Emmerich, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (German: Anna Katharina Emmerick) (8 September 1774 – 9 February 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian nun, stigmatic, mystic, visionary and ecstatic. She was born in Flamschen, a farming community at Coesfeld, in the Diocese of Münster, Westphalia, Germany and died at age 49 in Dülmen, where she had been a nun, and later became bedridden. During her bedridden years, a number of well known figures were inspired to visit her. The poet Clemens Brentano interviewed her at length and wrote two books based on his notes of her visions. The authenticity of Brentano's writings has been questioned and critics have characterized the books as "conscious elaborations by a poet" and a "well-intentioned fraud" by Brentano. Emmerich was beatified on October 3, 2004 by Pope John Paul II. However, the Vatican focused on her own personal piety and set the books written by Brentano aside while analysing the cause for her beatification, given that "It is absolutely not certain that she ever wrote this".

PROTESTANT

King James Bible, including Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha, $1.99  Add to Cart

The tables of contents link to every chapter of every book. According to Wikipedia: "The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. The Great Bible was the first "authorized version" issued by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII. In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England. The king gave the translators instructions designed to guarantee that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology and reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England and its beliefs about an ordained clergy. The translation was by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha were translated from the Greek Septuagint (LXX), except for 2 Esdras, which was translated from the Latin Vulgate."

John Bunyan, complete works, including 57 books by him and 3 books about him, $3.99  Add to Cart

This file includes a memoir of Bunyan by George Offor and 57 books by Bunyan.  According to Wikipedia, "John Bunyan (1628 ? 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden ... in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory."

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin, $1.99  Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "John Calvin (né Jean Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he suddenly converted and broke from the Roman Catholic Church in the 1520s. After a violent uprising against Protestants in France, he was forced to flee to Basel, Switzerland, where in 1536 he published the first edition of his seminal work, Institutes of the Christian Religion. Calvin was invited by William Farel to help reform the church in Geneva. However, the city council resisted the implementation of Calvin and Farel's ideas and both were expelled. At the invitation of Martin Bucer, Calvin proceeded to Strasbourg where he became the minister of a church of French refugees. He continued to support the reform movement in Geneva, and was eventually invited back to lead its church. Following his return he introduced new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the opposition of several powerful families in the city who tried to curb his authority. During this period, Michael Servetus, a Spaniard known for his heretical views, arrived in Geneva. He was denounced by Calvin and executed by the city council. Following an influx of supportive refugees and new elections to the council, Calvin's opponents were forced out. He spent his final years promoting the Reformation both within Geneva and throughout Europe."

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Bible readings with commentary, two for each day of the year. According to Wikipedia: "Charles Haddon Spurgeon, commonly C.H. Spurgeon, (June 19, 1834 – January 31, 1892) was a British Reformed Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers." He also founded the charity organization now known as Spurgeon's, that works worldwide with families and children, as well as a famous theological college which after his death was called after him: Spurgeon's College. Spurgeon was a prolific author of many types of works including sermons, an autobiography, a commentary, books on prayer, a devotional, a magazine, and more. Many sermons were transcribed as he spoke and were translated into many languages during his lifetime. Arguably, no other author, Christian or otherwise, has more material in print than C.H. Spurgeon."

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This file includes 5 books: All of Grace, Commenting and Commentaries, Eccentric Preachers, Morning and Evening, and Till He Come. According to Wikipedia: "Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 – January 31, 1892) was a British Baptist preacher, still known as the "Prince of Preachers". In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times a week at different places. His sermons have been translated into many languages. Spurgeon was the pastor of the New Park Street Chapel in London for 38 years. He was part of several controversies with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and later had to leave that denomination. Throughout his life, Spurgeon suffered from depression and other mental illnesses. In 1857, he started a charity organisation called Spurgeon's which now works globally. He also founded Spurgeon's College, which was named after him after his death."

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According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian". His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over "bodily effects" of the Holy Spirit's presence."

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According to Wikipedia: "Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian". His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions. The swooning and other behaviors in his audience caught him up in a controversy over "bodily effects" of the Holy Spirit's presence."

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible, one-volume abridgement of the massive six-volume Commentary, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714), was an English non-conformist clergyman. He was born at Broad Oak, a farmhouse on the borders of Flintshire and Shropshire. His father, Philip Henry, had just been ejected by the Act of Uniformity 1662. Unlike most of his fellow-sufferers, Philip possessed some private means, and was thus able to give his son a good education. Matthew went first to a school at Islington, and then to Gray's Inn.  He soon gave up his legal studies for theology, and in 1687 became minister of a Presbyterian congregation at Chester. He moved again in 1712 to Mare Street, Hackney. Two years later (22 June 1714), he died suddenly of apoplexy at the Queen's Aid House (41 High Street) in Nantwich while on a journey from Chester to London. Henry's well-known Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710) is a commentary of a practical and devotional rather than of a critical kind, covering the whole of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament. After the author's death, the work was finished by a number of ministers, and edited by G. Burder and John Hughes in 1811. Not a work of textual criticism, its attempt at good sense, discrimination, its high moral tone and simple piety with practical application, combined with the well-sustained flow of its English style, made it one of the most popular works of its type. Matthew Henry's six volume Complete Commentary, originally published in 1706, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible. His commentaries are still in use to this day. Henry's commentaries are primarily exegetical, dealing with the scripture text as presented. Henry's prime intention was explanation, not translation or textual research."

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This file includes: The Acts of the Apostles, The Desire of Ages, The Great Controversy, Patriarchs and Prophets, and Steps to Christ. According to Wikipedia: "Ellen Gould White (born Harmon) (November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915), born to Robert and Eunice Harmon, was an American Christian leader whose ministry was instrumental in founding the Sabbatarian Adventist movement that led to the rise of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Supporters of Ellen G. White regard her as a contemporary prophet, even though she never claimed this title for herself. Support for her role is usually expressed in the language that she exhibited the spiritual gift of prophecy as outlined in the New Testament. Her restorationist writings showcase the hand of God in Christian history. This cosmic conflict, referred to as the "great controversy theme", is foundational to the development of Seventh-day Adventist theology. Her involvement with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders, such as Joseph Bates and her husband James White, would form what is now known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. White was a controversial figure even within her own lifetime. She claimed to have received a vision soon after the Millerite Great Disappointment. In the context of many other visionaries, she was known for her conviction and fervent faith. Randall Balmer has described her as "One of the more important and colorful figures in the history of American religion".

JEWISH

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This file includes 11 books: Medieval Hebrew (featuring The Midrash and medieval collections of Jewish biblical lore and legend), Tales and Maxims from the Midrash by Samuel Rapaport, Hebraic Literature: Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim, and Kabbala, The Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (Pirke Abot), Kitab al Khazari by Judah Hallevi, the Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg, Philo-Judaeus of alexandria by Norman Bentwich, The guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides, The Ethics by Benedict de [Baruch] Spinoza, Chapters on Jewish Literature by Israel Abahams,, and The Renascence of Hebrew Literature (1743-1885) by Nahum Slouschz.

The Babylonian Talmud, all 20 volumes, $2.99  Add to Cart

The Talmud, from the 1903 and 1918 editions of the translation by Michael Rodkinson, all 20 volumes. This edition is intended for modern readers. Rodkinson omitted sections where the debate becomes extremely obscure. He points out wherever he did so. The introduction, by Gustav Karpeles, is from the book "Jewish Literature and Other Essays".

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This is the text of the public domain 1917 Jewish Publication Societies' English translation. The main table of contents links to every book. And there is a table of contents for each book linking to each chapter. And the books all appear in their traditional order, so you can advance from one to the next simply by moving forward page by page.

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According to Wikipedia, ""The Guide for the Perplexed is one of the major works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides or "the Rambam". It was written in the 12th century in the form of a three-volume letter to his student, Rabbi Joseph ben Judah of Ceuta, the son of Rabbi Judah, and is the main source of the Rambam's philosophical views, as opposed to his opinions on Jewish law... Moses Maimonides (March 30, 1135 Cordoba, Spain ? December 13, 1204 Fostat, Egypt), was a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Andalusia, Morocco and Egypt during the Middle Ages. He was one of the various medieval Jewish philosophers who also influenced the non-Jewish world. Although his copious works on Jewish law and ethics were initially met with opposition during his lifetime, he was posthumously acknowledged to be one of the foremost rabbinical arbiters and philosophers in Jewish history. Today, his works and his views are considered a cornerstone of Jewish thought and study."

Confucian

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According to Wikipedia: "The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are the collection of sayings and ideas of central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius, written by his followers. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BC - 221 BC), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today."

Taoist

The Tao The King or The Tao and Its Characteristics by Lao-Tse, translated by James Legge, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Tao Te Ching, Dao De Jing, or Daodejing, also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC. The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature."

Hindu

The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (from the Mahabharata) translated by Sir Edwin Arnold, $1.99   Add to Cart

"Being a discourse between Arjuna, Prince of India, and the Supreme Being under the form of Krishna".  This translation first published in 1900.  According to Wikipedia: "The Bhagavad Gītā, also more simply known as Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, but is frequently treated as a freestanding text, and in particular, as an Upanishad in its own right, one of the several books that comprise the more general Vedic tradition. It is revealed scripture in the views of Hindus, the scripture for Hindus represents the words and message of god, the book is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy... Sir Edwin Arnold CSI CIE (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Bhagavad Gita ... is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Sanskrit epic Mahabharata... The Sānatsujātiya refers to a portion of the Mahābhārata, a Hindu epic. It appears in the Udyoga Parva (book), and is composed of five chapters... The Anugita is part of the Asvamedhikaparva a book of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. It contains Krishna's conversation with Arjuna when Krishna decided to return to Dwaraka after restoring to the Pandavas, their kingdom. The main topics discussed are transmigration of souls, means of attaining liberation, description of gunas and ashramas, dharma, and the effects of tapas or austerity."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Dharmasutras are Sanskrit texts dealing with custom, rituals and law. They include the four surviving written works of the ancient Indian tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behavior recognized by a community. Unlike the later Dharmashastra, the dharmasutras are composed in prose. The oldest Dharmasutra is generally believed to have been that of Apastamba, followed by the dharmasutras of Gautama, Baudhayana, and an early version of Vasishtha. It is difficult to determine exact dates for these texts, but the dates between 500–300 BCE have been suggested for the oldest Dharmasutras."

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According to Wikipedia: "Yoga is the Hindu practice of physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating on the Hindu concept of divinity or Brahman. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism."

The Light of Asia by Edwin Arnold, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "Sir Edwin Arnold (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia… . The literary task which he set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia which was translated into various languages such as Hindi (tr. by Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla). It appeared in 1879 and was an immediate success, going through numerous editions in England and America, though its permanent place in literature is quite uncertain. It is an Indian epic, dealing with the life and teaching of the Buddha."

Hindu Literature, Comprising The Book of Good Counsels, Nala and Damayanti, the Ramayana and Sakoontala, translated by Edwin Arnold, $1.99   Add to Cart

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Translated from the Sanscrit of the Dasakumaracharitam. According to Wikipedia: "Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs."

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According to Wikipedia: "Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kāma" which is one of the three goals of Hindu life, means sensual or sexual pleasure, and "sūtra" literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual. Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world; Kama sutra is not an exclusive sex manual, it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life. The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra (Sanskrit: Kāma Śāstra). Traditionally, the first transmission of Kama Shastra or "Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred utterance by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife Parvati and later recorded his utterances for the benefit of mankind. Historian John Keay says that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form in the 2nd century CE."

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According to Wikipedia: "Manusmṛti (written also as Manusmriti or Manusmruti)is the most important and earliest metrical work of the Dharmaśāstra textual tradition of Hinduism. Generally known in English as the Laws of Manu, it was first translated into English in 1794 by Sir William Jones, an English Orientalist and judge of the British Supreme Court of Judicature in Calcutta.[2] The text presents itself as a discourse given by Manu, the progenitor of mankind to a group of seers, or rishis, who beseech him to tell them the "law of all the social classes

The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry by W. G. Archer, $1.99   Add to Cart

The Introduction explains: "During the twentieth century, a certain type of Indian painting began to fascinate the West. Unlike Mughal art, it was a product of Hindu courts in Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills and unlike Mughal painting, its chief concern was with the varied phases of romance. Ladies would be shown brooding in their chambers as storm clouds mounted in the sky. A girl might be portrayed desperately fondling a plantain tree, gripping a pet falcon, the symbol of her lover, or hurrying through the rainy darkness intent only on reaching a longed-for tryst. A prince would appear lying on a terrace, his outstretched arms striving vainly to detain a calm beauty or welcoming with delight a bashful girl as she slowly advanced. In all these pictures, romantic love was treated as the highest good and physical passion was interpreted with a freshness and innocence unequalled in the world's art."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right."

Maha-Bharata: the Epic of Ancient India, Condensed into English Verse by Romesh C. Dutt, $2.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right."

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According to Wikipedia: "According to Wikipedia: "The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti), considered to be itihāsa. The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India and Nepal, the other being the Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma and ayana ("going, advancing"), translating to "Rama's Journey". The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas), and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu preserver-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Upanishads are philosophical texts considered to be an early source of Hindu religion. More than 200 are known, of which the first dozen or so, the oldest and most important, are variously referred to as the principal, main (mukhya) or old Upanishads. ...  Swami Paramananda (1884–1940) was one of the early Indian teachers who came to the United States to spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion in America. He was a mystic, a poet and an innovator in spiritual community living."

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According to Wikipedia: "The Brahma sūtras, also known as Vedānta Sūtras, are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy. A thorough study of Vedānta requires a close examination of these three texts, known in Sanskrit as the Prasthanatrayi, or the three starting points. The Brahma sutras constitute the Nyāya prasthāna,  or "Logic-based starting point", of the above triplet. Thus they are also referred to as the Yukti prasthāna, since Yukti also means reasoning or logic. While the Upanishads (Śruti prasthāna, the starting point of revelation) and the Bhagavad-Gītā (Smriti prasthāna, the starting point of remembered tradition) are the basic source texts of Vedānta, it is in the Brahma sūtras that the teachings of Vedānta are set forth in a systematic and logical order."

Sanskrit Epics: The Mahabharata and The Ramayan, $4.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti), considered to be itihāsa. The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India and Nepal, the other being the Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma and ayana ("going, advancing"), translating to "Rama's Journey". The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books (kāṇḍas) and 500 cantos (sargas), and tells the story of Rama (an avatar of the Hindu preserver-God Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma...  "The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of itihasa. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). Among the principal works and stories that are a part of the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right."

Four Hindu Classics: Bhagavad-Gita, Laws of Manu, Upanishads, Vedanta-Sutras, $5.99   Add to Cart

This file includes the Hindu classics Bhagavad-Gita, The Laws of Manu, The Upanishads, and The Vedanta-Sutras.  According to Wikipedia: "Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent, and one of its indigenous religions. Hinduism includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Śrauta among numerous other traditions. It also includes historical groups, for example the Kapalikas. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a conglomeration of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid common set of beliefs."

Hindu Religion: 7 Classics, $8.99   Add to Cart

This file includes: Bhagavad-Gita, The Laws of Manu, The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry, The Mahabharata, The Ramayan of Valmiki, The Upanishads, and The Vedanta-Sutras.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Book of the Spiritual Man, an Interpretation by Charles Johnston, $1.99   Add to Cart

According to Wikipedia: "The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Rāja Yoga. Yoga is one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy, which, according to the Yogatattva Upanishad, is divided into four forms – Mantrayoga, Layayoga, Hathayoga and Rājayoga – the last of which is the highest (or royal) practice. Although the Yoga Sutras have become the most important text of Yoga, the opinion of most scholars is that Patañjali was not the creator of Yoga, which existed well before him, but merely a great expounder."

Buddhist

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According to Wikipedia: "The Dhammapada  is a versified Buddhist scripture traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself. It is one of the best-known texts from the Theravada canon. The title, Dhammapada, is a compound term composed of dhamma and pada, each word having a number of denotations and connotations. Generally, dhamma can refer to the Buddha's "doctrine" or an "eternal truth" or "righteousness" or all "phenomena"; and, at its root, pada means "foot" and thus by extension, especially in this context, means either "path" or "verse" (cf. "prosodic foot") or both."

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According to Wikipedia: "In Buddhism, the sūtra refers mostly to canonical scriptures, many of which are regarded as records of the oral teachings of Gautama Buddha. In Chinese, these are known as jīng. These teachings are assembled in part of the Tripitaka which is called Sutra Pitaka. There are also some Buddhist texts, such as the Platform Sutra, that are called sūtras despite being attributed to much later authors."



Reference

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The classic reference work, in an edition first published before 1923.  As a Word document, the file is over 14,000 pages long.  We have added over 6,000 links to help you navigate to the word you want.  (Searching for a word would take you to any instance of that word in definitions, not the word you want defined).    With this version, you click on the first letter, then the first two letters, then on the word that's closest to to the one you want (like the guide words at the heads of pages in a printed dictionary). 


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