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Essays - Second Series Essays - Second Series v1.0

American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement.

The Brewer's Boy The Brewer's Boy v1.0

It is 1750 and Daniel, the 10-year-old foundling living with Dick Bates is worried. Dick is the owner of the Peacock Alehouse in White Cross Street, Islington.

All These Things Added All These Things Added v1.0

James Allen's All These Things Added was first published in 1903 and contains both Entering the Kingdom and The Heavenly Life, which were both later published as separate books.

How to Live a Holy Life How to Live a Holy Life v1.0

If the reading of this little book encourages any on their pilgrim way; if it arouses them to greater diligence.

The Joyful Heart The Joyful Heart v1.0

This is a guide-book to joy. It is for the use of the sad, the bored, the tired, anxious, disheartened and disappointed.

Chapters on Socialism Chapters on Socialism v1.0

It was in the year 1869 that impressed with the degree in which, even during the last twenty years, when the world seemed wholly occupied with other matters.

The Old Stone House The Old Stone House v1.0

The niece of James Fenimore Cooper and a good friend and correspondent of Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson was a well known short story writer in the later part of the 19th century.

Washington Square Washington Square v1.0

Washington Square by Henry James is the story of the gentle, dull Catherine Sloper who falls for the ambivalent Morris Townsend, who her father believes is a fortune hunter.

The Bostonians The Bostonians v1.0

First published in 1886, The Bostonians is one of James' wittiest social satires.

The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga v1.0

Student! Your life is your own. You have only yourself to thank for what you are, have been and will be.

Creative Unity Creative Unity v1.0

Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize.

Death - and After? Death - and After? v1.0

Death consists in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing.

Dead Souls Dead Souls v1.0

Dead Souls is a socially critical black comedy.

The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid v1.0

Thomas Hardy (1840 1928) was a naturalist and writer, whose fiction sits on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution and is filled with an imminent sense of nostalgia for the coming transformation of the British countryside.

A Princess of Mars A Princess of Mars v1.0

A Princess of Mars is the first in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. This science fiction planetary romance, packed full of dangerous feats and swordplay, is set on a dying Mars.

My Brilliant Career My Brilliant Career v1.0

Miles Franklin wrote My Brilliant Career as a romance to entertain her friends.

Liza of Lambeth Liza of Lambeth v1.0

Liza of Lambeth (1897) narrates Liza's last four months alive.

In a Glass Darkly In a Glass Darkly v1.0

In a Glass Darkly collects together five short stories from gothic horror and mystery writer Sheridan Le Fanu.

The Ghost Pirates The Ghost Pirates v1.0

According to the great horror writer H.P. Lovecraft The Ghost Pirates . . . is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils.

The Purple Cloud The Purple Cloud v1.0

Published in 1901, M. P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud is an early last man science fiction novel.