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Shropshire Lad, A : Chapter 01 - A Shropshire Lad

By: A. E. Housman

A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in 1896 at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down. At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English readers and the book became a bestseller. Later, World War I further increased its popularity.(Summary from Wikipedia)

Poetry

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Sidelights on Relativity

By: Albert Einstein

Sidelights on Relativity contains ETHER AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY, an address delivered on May 5th, 1920, in the University of Leyden; and GEOMETRY AND EXPERIENCE, an expanded form of an address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin on January 27th, 1921. (Intro from Project Gutenberg)

Nature, Science

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Epimenides Erwachen, Des : Chapter 1 - Mitwirkende - Erster Aufzug

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Doch was dem Abgrund kühn entstiegen, Kann durch ein ehernes Geschick Den halben Weltkreis übersiegen, Zum Abgrund muß es doch zurück. weitere gemeinfreie redaer Aufnahmen

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King Coal

By: Upton Sinclair

King Coal is a book by Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917, that exposes the dirty working conditions in the coal mining industry in the western United States during the 1910s. As in an earlier work, The Jungle, Sinclair expresses his socialist viewpoints from the perspective of a single protagonist, Hal Warner, caught up in the schemes and plots of the oppressive American capitalist system. The book itself is based on the 1914-1915 Colorado coal strikes. Reader's no...

Literature

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Erzählungen für Kinder : Chapter 01 - Etwas Von Den Wurzelkindern

By: Various

Neben berühmten Erzählungen wie Max und Moritz - Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen von Wilhelm Busch und zwei der weniger bekannten Texten von Heinrich Hoffmann (Autor von Struwwelpeter) enthält diese Sammlung insgesamt 20 kurze Erzählungen, Gedichte und Märchen für Kinder. (Zusammenfassung von Elli)

Children, Humor, Teen/Young adult, Fiction, Fairy tales

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Anne of Green Gables

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can’t help but love. Despite her “tragical” past, Anne’s optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne’s life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out on the farm. The Cuthberts decide Anne will have to b...

Humour, Children, Teen/Young adult

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Anne's House of Dreams : Chapter 01 - Annes House of Dreams

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne's House of Dreams is book five in the series, and chronicles Anne's early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Romance, Teen/Young adult, Children

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Anthem for Doomed Youth

By: Wilfred Owen

volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Anthem for Doomed Youth , by Wilfred Owen, in honor of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veteran%27s_Day Veteran’s Day , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day Remembrance Day , and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day Armistice Day , 2006. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of November 5th.

War stories, Tragedy, Poetry

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Lara, A Tale

By: Lord George Gordon Byron

This powerful poem narrates the fateful return of Count Lara to the British Isles after spending years abroad traveling the orient. Returning to his patrimony with a retinue consisting of one foreign-born page, Count Lara resumes the management of his landed estates. Lara's first efforts are crowned with success: only to be undermined by the jealousy and envy of his his peers. After a successful duel to defend his honour, the count becomes inexorably caught up in local b...

Poetry

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Leeuw van Vlaenderen of de Slag der Gulden Sporen, De

By: Hendrik Conscience

Een historische roman die zich afspeelt in Vlaanderen rond de Guldensporenslag in 1302. Vlaanderen is in de handen van de Fransen gevallen, en de Vlaamse vorst en zijn oudste zoon (Robrecht van Bethune, oftewel de Leeuw van Vlaenderen) zijn in gevangenschap in Frankrijk. Uit het volk staan echter twee nieuwe leiders op, om het land te helpen bevrijden van het Franse juk. De strijd mondt uit in de Guldensporenslag, 11 juli 1302, waarin een Vlaams leger van voetknechten te...

Historical Fiction

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Australian Legendary Tales Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs As Told...

By: K. Langloh Parker

A Collection of Australian Aboriginal Legendary Folk-Lore Tales, legends of the Narran tribe, known among themselves as Noongahburrahs.

Myths/Legends

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Fables de La Fontaine, livre 09 (ver 2) : Chapter 01 - Le Déposita...

By: Jean de La Fontaine

Voici le neuvième des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et sont lues par des lecteurs de divers horizons. This is the ninth book from a collection of 12. The fables were written and first published in the 17th century. They portray humans' behaviour in the society. (Summary by Ezwa)

Animals, Fiction, Children, Satire

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Fables in Slang

By: George Ade

While a columnist for The Chicago Record humorist George Ade penned numerous “fables” which were subsequently collected into books. Fables in Slang is the first of these collections. It contains 26 satirical stories that lampoon phrenologists, idealists, snobs, fanatics and other ignorant fools of the day, most of which still wander through our modern lives. Jean Shepherd considered Ade a predecessor who made writers like James Thurber, Mike Royko, and himself possible. ...

Humor, Comedy, Fiction

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Our Island Story, Part 1 : Chapter 01 - Our Island Story Part 1

By: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England. Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the...

Children, Essay/Short nonfiction, History

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Outline of Science, Vol. 1, The (Solo)

By: J. Arthur Thomson

In The Outline of Science, Thomson gives us a window into scientific thinking as it stood in 1922 on the big, the little, and the biological. With straightforward language intended for a general audience, this book covers astronomy from the Solar System to the Milky Way, the submicroscopic makeup of matter from protons and electrons, and the evolution of simple living beings into the varied fauna of the world today. Thomson cites many examples that would have been famili...

Nature, Science

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Bible (ASV) NT 02: Mark

By: American Standard Version

The Gospel of Mark is a Gospel of the New Testament. It narrates the life of Jesus from John the Baptist to the Ascension, but it concentrates particularly on the last week of his life (chapters 11-16, the trip to Jerusalem). Its swift narrative portrays Jesus as a heroic man of action, an exorcist, a healer and miracle worker. It calls him the Christ (equivalent to Messiah), the Son of Man, and a few times as the Son of God. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Religion

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Bible (ASV) NT 10: Ephesians : Chapter 01 - The Epistle of Paul The

By: American Standard Version

Described by William Barclay as the Queen of the Epistles, the Epistle to the Ephesians is one of the books of the Bible in the New Testament. Paul is traditionally said to have written the letter while he was in prison in Rome (around 63 A.D.). This would be about the same time as the Epistle to the Colossians (which in many points it resembles) and the Epistle to Philemon. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Religion

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Familie Pfäffling, Die

By: Agnes Sapper

Humorvolle Geschichte einer Musikerfamilie mit sieben Kindern zu Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts (Summary by Wolfgang)

Children, Literature

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Bible (ASV) NT 15: 1 Timothy : Chapter 01 - The First Epistle of Pau

By: American Standard Version

The First Epistle to Timothy is one of the three Pastoral Epistles, written by Saint Paul and part of the New Testament of the Bible. It consists mainly of counsels to Timothy regarding the forms of worship and organization of the Church, and the responsibilities resting on its several members, including episcopi (translated as bishops) and diaconi (deacons); and secondly of exhortation to faithfulness in maintaining the truth amid surrounding errors, presented as a prop...

Religion

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Bible (ASV) NT 22: 2 Peter : Chapter 01 - The Second Epistle Gener

By: American Standard Version

The Second Epistle of Peter is a book of the New Testament of the Bible. According to the epistle itself, it was written by the apostle Peter, an eyewitness to Jesus' ministry. He criticizes false teachers who distort the authentic, apostolic tradition, and predicts judgement for them. He explains that God has delayed the Second Coming so that more people will have the chance to reject evil and find salvation. He calls on Christians to wait patiently for the parousia and...

Religion

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