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The FEDERALIST PAPERS

by James Madison

The Complete 85 Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent...


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

A wonderful look at the long history of Scotland, written by Scottish anthropologist, literary critic, poet, novelist and historian Andrew Lang.


Alfred Tennyson

by Andrew Lang

In writing this brief sketch of the Life of Tennyson, and this attempt to appreciate his work, I have rested almost entirely on the Biography by Lord Tennyson (with his kind permission) and on the text of the...


The Lord Dunsany Collection

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books...


In Morocco

by Edith Wharton

American novelist and designer Edith Wharton traveled to Morocco after the end of World War I. Morocco is her account of her time there as the guest of General Hubert Lyautey. Her account praises Lyautey and...


Prince Prigio

by Andrew Lang

Prince Prigio is a literary and comic, fairy tale written by Andrew Lang in 1889. It draws in Lang's folklorist background for many tropes.


He

by Andrew Lang

A parody of H. Rider Haggard's "She."


Custom and Myth

by Andrew Lang

These groundbreaking essays, assembled in 1885, explore the roots of Greek, Finnish, and other mythologies. The first of Lang's works applying anthropology to myth, this volume includes "The Method of Folklore,"...


Historical Mysteries

by Andrew Lang

"Historical Mysteries" from Andrew Lang. Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology (1844-1912). 


Helen of Troy

by Andrew Lang

Scottish writer Andrew Lang is best remember for his prolific collections of folk and fairy tales, but he was also an accomplished poet, literary critic, novelist and contributor in the field of anthropology....


The Valets Tragedy

by Andrew Lang

A fascinating look at twelve historical mysteries by famed anthropologist and historian Andrew Lang.


Homer and His Age

by Andrew Lang

A fantastic look at the life and times of the ancient Greek epic poet Homer by famed anthropologist Andrew Lang.


Alfred Tennyson

by Andrew Lang

In writing this brief sketch of the Life of Tennyson, and this attempt to appreciate his work, I have rested almost entirely on the Biography by Lord Tennyson (with his kind permission) and on the text of the...


A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

A wonderful look at the long history of Scotland, written by Scottish anthropologist, literary critic, poet, novelist and historian Andrew Lang.


Pearl-Maiden

by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard unleashes another full-throttle action-adventure tale, this one set during biblical times. Readers who appreciate a richly rendered historical setting, strong characters of integrity, and plenty...


Margaret Ogilvy

by J. M. Barrie

In Margaret Ogilvy, author J. M. Barrie (today best remembered for his enduring children's classic Peter Pan) presents a loving, detailed portrait of his mother. As a child, Margaret had been forced to become...


The People of the Abyss

by Jack London

The experiences related in this volume fell to me in the summer of 1902. I went down into the under-world of London with an attitude of mind which I may best liken to that of the explorer. I was open to be convinced...


Fifty Early Medieval Things

by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey & Paolo Squatriti

Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah...


Capitalism is not democratic and democracy not capitalistic

by Jürgen Kocka

The Lecture Capitalism is not democratic and democracy not capitalistic. Tensions and opportunities in historical perspective regards the relationship between capitalism and democracy; to discuss whether and...


The African Colony

by John Buchan

Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields—often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began...