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- Russian Classics in
English Translation. Best Russian Short Stories, Pushkin, Gogol,
Chekhov, and Tolstoy
- German Classics in English
Translation. Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology by
Goethe, Schiller, Jean
Paul, Wilhelm von Humboldt, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Friedrich
Schlegel, Novalis, Holderlin, Ludwig Tieck, Kleist, Fichte, Schelling,
The Brothers Grimm, Arndt, Koerner, Schenkendorf, Uhland, Eichendorff,
Hoffman, Friedrich Baron de la Motte-Fouque, Wilhelm Hauff, Rueckert,
Platen-Hallermund,Heinrich Heine, Franz Grillparzer, Ludwig van
Beethoven, Hegel, Arnim, Immermann, Gutzkow, Gruen, Lenau, Moerike,
Droste-Huelshoff, Freilgrath, Strachwitz, Geibel, Herwegh, Berthold
Auerbach, Jeremias Gotthelf, Fritz Euter, Adabert Stifter, Wilhelm
Heinrich Riehl, Friedrich Hebbel, Otto Ludwig, Bismarck,
Lassalle, Spielhagen, Storm, Raabe, Freytag, Fontane,
Freud, Kant, Engels, Marx, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer.
- The Civil War in Fiction
and Poetry. Fiction by Joseph Altsheler, Stephen Crane, Edward
Bierce, Winston Churchill, John Fox Jr., G. A. Henty, Horatio Alger,
and Oliver Optic. Poetry by Herman Melville and Walt Whitman.
- Indian Classics -- Classics
of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Indian literature.
Collections -- Book of English Verse, Australian Poetry, Byron,
Chaucer, Carman, Coleridge, Dickinson, Keats, Milton, Shelley, Whitman,
Classic Westerns by the greats: B. M. Bower, Max
Ellis, John Fox Jr., Zane Grey, Emerson Hough, William MacLeod Raine,
Charles Alden Seltzer, Stewart Edward White and owen Wister.
- Jewish Wisdom
- War Zone Afghanistan -
Britain, then Russia, then the US,
150 years -- and also a book about Alexander the Great, who ran into
there 2300 years ago.
- The Art of Writing - Essays
the art of
literature, and style.
- Literary Portraits -
Collections of essays and memoirs about authors
- Animal Stories - Fables,
children's stories with fantasy animals as characters, and realistic
books about animals
Cook Books -- Collections of Cook Books, All-Encompassing
Cooking Compendium, Very Old Cook Books, Cook Books for Children,
Specialty Cook Books, and Ethnic/Cultural Cook Books
- Books about Operas
- Books Illustrated by Gustave Dore
-- including the Bible, Don Quixote, Rabelais, and Dante.
Travelers -- Travel books from yesteryear that could
come in handy the next time you travel backwards in time or for
historical research. These books provide first-hand
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton (1872)
gives advice on every detail you would have to take care of before
going on a expedition to Africa, the Far East, or America's Wild West. Herodotus,
Strabo, Benjamin of Tudela, Gerald of Wales,
Marco Polo, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, Richard
Burton, Time and Time-Tellers, How to Travel, and The
- Women! Women! Women -- Ebooks
- The War of the Sexes
(Victorian Style) -- Ebooks about differences and conflicts between
men and women, first published in the 19th century and early in the
- Varieties of
Christian Revelation -- St. Augustine, St. Thomas
Aquinas, Thomas a Kempis, Martin Luther, John
Calvin, John Bunyan, Emanuel Swedenborg, Jonathan
Edwards, Anne Catherine Emmerich, John Henry
Newman, Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, Ellen
White, Charles Spurgeon, Lewis Sperry Chafer, and 1096
Mary L. Day Arms, Helen Keller, Kate M. Foley,
John Milton, Homer, Rudyard Kipling, and
- U. S Presidents in
their own words. Ebooks by Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln,
Theodore Roosevelt. And collections of works by US Presidents.ions of
works by US Presidents. Detail
- King Arthur, Camelot, and
Knights of the Round Table -- Ebooks
of Arthurian Romance: Thomas Bulfinch, Howard Pyle, Nennius,
Wace, Mabinogion, Sir Gawain, Holy
Grail, Morien, Chrétien de Troyes, Thomas Malory,
Jessie Weston, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Mark Twain.
- When in Rome - Ebooks
Livy, Sallust, Julius Caesar, Suetonius,
Cassius Dio, Ammanius Marcellinus, Procopius,
Cassiodorus, Jordanes, Edward Gibbon, Theodor
- Wild Eastern Women - Stay
the East rather than the West: Margaret
Ossoli, Helen Keller, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret
Sidney, Edith Wharton, Mary Roberts
Rinehart, Eleanor Porter, Anna Katharine Green, Willa
Cather, Emily Dickinson, Grace Richmond, Kate
Douglas Wiggin, Mercy Otis Warren, and Edna St. Vincent
- Lots of Laughs - American
Humor Classics: Marshall P. Wilder, Mark Twain, O.
Henry, Joel Chandler Harris, Ambrose Bierce, and Abraham
- First Drafts: Obscure but
Fascinating Books that Inspired Well-Known Novels and Movies
- The Shape of Living - Books
about Architecture: John Ruskin, William
Morris, Vitruvius, Viollet-le-Duc, A. D.
F. Hamlin, W. Robinson, and Mrs. Arthur Bell.
- Wild Western Women
-Books about the Wild West by American and Canadian Women: Willa
Cather, Mary Hallock Foote, Gertrude Atherton, B. M. Bower (Bertha
Sinclair), E. Pauline Johnson, Catherine Parr Traill, Helen Hunt
Jackson, Mrs. M. Burk (Calamity Jane), Kathleen Norris, Charles Egbert
Craddock (Mary Noailles Murfree), Mary Hunter Austin, and Caroline
- On the Road Again -
Books about Roads and Highways: Hulbert (Historic Highways),
Hamlin Garland, Jack London, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Thomas Telford by
Samuel Smiles, William Still, and L. Frank Baum.
- Tale Spins - Interwoven
collections of stories by Apuleius, the Arabian Nights authors,
Chaucer, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Ariosto, Marguerite de Navarre, Balzac,
Hawthorne, Poe, Kipling, Joel Chandler Harris, Maupassant, O.
Henry, and Sherwood Anderson. Plus a "package" of
3,952 short stories in plain text format.
- It's a Lives! Vasari's
Plutarch's Lives, Suetonius' Live, Boswell's Life of Johnson and
Classic Biography (590 books in plain text format)
Works of Shakespeare and illustrated books of
art. Two unrelated concepts linked together for the fun of it.
- The House Wins:
Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Sidney,
all of whom lived in the same house in Concord, MA, at different Times
- Who done it?
novels and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), E. W.
Hornung (Raffles), Wilkie Collins, Anna Katharine Green, Mary Roberts
Rinehart, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Emile Gaboriau, James Buchan,
Mauice Leblanc, and Gaston Leroux.
- The James Brothers: Philosophy
- Hail to Thee, Blythe
Frankenstein: Books by the Shelley Clan - Percy Bysshe
Shelley, his wife Mary Shelley, her father William Godwin, and her
mother Mary Wollstonecraft
- Les Lincolns d'Argo:
Les Miserables, Abraham Lincoln, Argo, and Anna Karenina
- Love and Status: Jane
Austen and Her Forerunners
- Romance of the South Pacfic:
Books by Conrad, London, Melville, Stevenson, Becke, Darwin, and
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