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Herodias

by Gustave Flaubert

CHAPTER I

In the eastern side of the Dead Sea rose the citadel of Machaerus. It was built upon a conical peak of basalt, and was surrounded by four deep valleys, one on each side, another in front, and the fourth...


A Savage Life

by Michael Savage

The repackaged and reimagined autobiography of radio host and #1 New York Times-bestselling author Michael Savage—featuring all-new material—revealing his extraordinary American journey from NYC immigrant’s...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression...


A modern collection of 5 Indian short stories

by Sukanya Basu Mallik

As a short story collection, this book explores the meaning of life - success and failure, and how they interrelate. People often misplace priority over the two. This book contains tales of how people go through...


Emma McChesney and Co.

by Edna Ferber

BROADWAY TO BUENOS AIRES

The door marked "MRS. MCCHESNEY" was closed. T. A. Buck, president of the Buck Featherloom Petticoat Company, coming gaily down the hall, stopped before it, dismayed, as one who, with...


Dreams and Dust

by Don Marquis

THIS IS ANOTHER DAY

  I AM mine own priest, and I shrive myself

  Of all my wasted yesterdays. Though sin

  And sloth and foolishness, and all ill weeds

  Of error, evil, and neglect grow rank

  And ugly...


Danny's Own Story

by Don Marquis

CHAPTER I

HOW I come not to have a last name is a question that has always had more or less aggervation mixed up with it. I might of had one jest as well as not if Old Hank Walters hadn't been so all-fired, infernal...


Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

by John Dewey

Chapter One: Education as a Necessity of Life

1. Renewal of Life by Transmission. The most notable distinction between living and inanimate things is that the former maintain themselves by renewal. A stone when...


Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home

by Bayard Taylor

I.

We are about to relate a story of mingled fact and fancy. The facts are borrowed from the Russian author, Petjerski; the fancy is our own. Our task will chiefly be to soften the outlines of incidents almost...


Bygone Beliefs: being a series of excursions in the byways of thought

by H. Stanley Redgrove

I. SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF MEDAEVAL THOUGHT

IN the earliest days of his upward evolution man was satisfied with a very crude explanation of natural phenomena—that to which the name "animism" has been given....


Beasts and Super-Beasts

by Hector H. Munro

THE SHE-WOLF

Leonard Bilsiter was one of those people who have failed to find this world attractive or interesting, and who have sought compensation in an “unseen world” of their own experience or imagination—or...


Beowulf

by Sconosciuto

BEOWULF

PRELUDE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE DANISH HOUSE

LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings

of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped,

we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!

Oft Scyld the Scefing from squadroned...


Baron Trigault's Vengeance

by Emile Gaboriau

I

Vengeance! that is the first, the only thought, when a man finds himself victimized, when his honor and fortune, his present and future, are wrecked by a vile conspiracy! The torment he endures under such circumstances...


Creatures That Once Were Men

by Maksim Gorky

INTRODUCTORY.

By G. K. CHESTERTON.

It is certainly a curious fact that so many of the voices of what is called our modern religion have come from countries which are not only simple, but may even be called barbaric....


Alice Adams

by Booth Tarkington

CHAPTER I

The patient, an old-fashioned man, thought the nurse made a mistake in keeping both of the windows open, and her sprightly disregard of his protests added something to his hatred of her. Every evening...


Acres of Diamonds: our every-day opportunities

by Russell Herman Conwell

ACRES OF DIAMONDS

1

WHEN going down the Tigris and Euphrates rivers many years ago with a party of English travelers I found myself under the direction of an old Arab guide whom we hired up at Bagdad, and I have...


Areopagitica / A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England

by John Milton

They, who to states and governors of the Commonwealth direct their speech, High Court of Parliament, or, wanting such access in a private condition, write that which they foresee may advance the public good;...


At the Back of the North Wind

by George MacDonald

CHAPTER I. THE HAY-LOFT

I HAVE been asked to tell you about the back of the north wind. An old Greek writer mentions a people who lived there, and were so comfortable that they could not bear it any longer, and...


Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne

Chapter I

IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG AND PASSEPARTOUT ACCEPT EACH OTHER,

THE ONE AS MASTER, THE OTHER AS MAN

Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died...


Amy Foster

by Joseph Conrad

AMY FOSTER

By Joseph Conrad

Kennedy is a country doctor, and lives in Colebrook, on the shores of Eastbay. The high ground rising abruptly behind the red roofs of the little town crowds the quaint High Street...