By: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
|The Great English Short-Story Writers, Volume 1|
|Mosses from an Old Manse and other stories|
|From Twice Told Tales|
True Stories from History and Biography
In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young reader to have vivid and familiar ideas, and whose lives and actions would best enable him to give picturesque sketches of the times...
Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store of fairy tales and folk legends is exhausted he hits on the idea of retelling Greek Myths in his own style.We visit Tanglewood...
|The Snow Image and other stories|
|John Inglefield's Thanksgiving (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|The Snow-Image A Childish Miracle|
|A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales For girls and boys|
|The Three Golden Apples (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")|
|Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 1|
|The Old Manse (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Wives of the Dead (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|The Paradise of Children (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")|
|The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Gorgon's Head (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")|
|Beneath an Umbrella (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance|
|Septimius Felton, or, the Elixir of Life|
|Sketches and Studies|
|The Haunted Mind (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Dolliver Romance|
|Main Street (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Passages from the English Notebooks|
|Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Man of Adamant (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|A Bell's Biography|
|The Miraculous Pitcher (From: "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys")|
|The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Browne's Folly (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
|Biographical Stories (From: "True Stories of History and Biography")|
|Sunday at Home (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Snow Flakes (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks|
|The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|A Virtuoso's Collection (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
|Little Annie's Ramble (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Footprints on the Sea-Shore (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Biographical Sketches (From: "Fanshawe and Other Pieces")|
|Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 2.|
|The Seven Vagabonds (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Lily's Quest (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Little Daffydowndilly (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|A Book of Autographs|
|The Vision of the Fountain (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Fancy's Show-Box (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Village Uncle (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Chippings with a Chisel (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|A Select Party|
|Old Ticonderoga, a Picture of the Past (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|A Rill from the Town Pump|
|Sights from a Steeple (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Sister Years (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Edward Fane's Rosebud (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Threefold Destiny (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|The Ancestral Footstep (fragment) Outlines of an English Romance|
|The Toll Gatherer's Day (From "Twice Told Tales")|
|Fire Worship (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|The Old Apple Dealer (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Sylph Etherege (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Old News (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")|
|Other Tales and Sketches (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
|Dr. Bullivant (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
|The Intelligence Office (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Passages from a Relinquished Work (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Sketches from Memory (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|Monsieur du Miroir (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")|
|An Old Woman's Tale (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
|Sketches from Memory (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
|Time's Portraiture (From: "The Doliver Romance and Other Pieces: Tales and Sketches")|
By: William Blake (1757-1827)
Songs of Innocence and Experience
“Tiger, tiger, burning bright/In the forests of the night/ What immortal hand or eye/ Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” These often quoted lines are part of The Tiger in William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience. In 1789, William Blake released a limited edition of the book. Being a gifted artist, poet and printmaker, he undertook to personally publish all his work himself through a very painstaking but highly artistic process of etching, thereby transferring his drawings and poems individually onto copper plates by hand...
Poems of William Blake
Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul are two books of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. Although Songs of Innocence was first published by itself in 1789, it is believed that Songs of Experience has always been published in conjunction with Innocence since its completion in 1794. Songs of Innocence mainly consists of poems describing the innocence and joy of the natural world, advocating free love and a closer relationship with God, and most famously including Blake’s poem The Lamb...
The First Book of Urizen
The Book of Urizen is one of the major prophetic books of the English poet William Blake, illustrated by Blake’s own plates. It was originally published as The First Book of Urizen in 1794. Later editions dropped the word “first”. The book takes its name from the character Urizen in Blake’s mythology, who represents alienated reason as the source of oppression. The book describes Urizen as the “primeaval priest”, and describes how he became separated from the other Eternals to create his own alienated and enslaving realm of religious dogma...
Milton: a Poem
Milton: a Poem is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from heaven and unites with Blake to explore the relationship between living writers and their predecessors. While on earth, Milton also unites with his feminine aspect, Ololon. The poem describes progress toward the apocalyptic union of living and dead, internal and external reality, and male and female. .
|Illustrations of The Book of Job|
By: Karl Marx
Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Karl Marx’s Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production is a critical analysis of the political economy or the capitalist system. In this 3 volume work, he says that a capitalist economy can only survive by exploiting the working class. The concepts discussed in this book laid the foundations of the political doctrine that would later be known as communism. This book has three volumes, the first volume is Marx’s critical analysis of the capitalist mode of production and how it’s effects on poor people...
By: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1818-1883, 1820-1895)
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto was conceived as an outline of the basic beliefs of the Communist movement. The authors believed that the European Powers were universally afraid of the nascent movement, and were condemning as "communist," people or activities that did not actually conform to what the Communists believed. This Manifesto, then, became a manual for their beliefs.In it we find Marx and Engel's rehearsal of the idea that Capital has stolen away the work of the artisan and peasant by building up factories to produce goods cheaply...
By: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Wage-Labour and Capital
Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and the disenfranchisement of the middle and working classes...
Eleven Theses on Feuerbach
The “Theses on Feuerbach” are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx in 1845. They outline a critique of the ideas of Marx’s fellow Young Hegelian philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach. The theses form a basis for the activism emphasised by Marx’s work, and this short text is perhaps best know for its ending – a Eureka for revolutionary socialism. The theses were written in 1845, but not published until 1888 (five years after Marx’s death), with slight modifications by Friedrich Engels. The original text was published in 1924. This translation is based on the 1888 version.
|Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte|
Revolution and Counter-Revolution, or: Germany in 1848
Revolution and Counter-Revolution is an account of what happened in Prussia, Austria and other German states during 1848, describing the impact on both middle-class and working-class aspirations and on the idea of German unification. Events in Austria and Prussia are discussed, along with the role of the Poles and Czechs and Panslavism, which Engels was against.
|Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century|
|Manifesto of the Communist Party|
By: Andre Norton (1912-2005)
A Free Trader rocket ship heads for the remote planet, Sargol, which is blessed with immense natural wealth and precious gemstones. The ship is manned by the heroic Dane Thorson and his crew of intrepid space traders. On Sargol, they enter into complicated negotiations with the inhabitants of this strange planet. These feline people, the Salariki, are reluctant to enter into a business partnership with the free traders till they discover that the ship carries a small amount of catnip on board which they'd obtained from another trading post...
If you've read and enjoyed The Stars Are Ours, you will certainly enjoy this exciting sequel! Star Born by Andre Norton was first published in 1957, two years after the previous book and is in itself a complete and riveting read. The theme depicts an early inter-stellar flight undertaken by people who call themselves the Free Scientists escaping from an oppressive regime on Earth. When Pax, a global authoritarian regime takes over the planet, it deems all space travel illegal. However this small group flees before the rules come into force...
The Time Traders
If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past. That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in intelligence but a belligerently independent nonconformist, found himself on a “hush-hush” government project at a secret base in the Arctic...
A science fiction novella depicting a thrilling cat-and-mouse game which plays out between a credulous young man and an interstellar safari leader, as the two take up an unanticipated adventure on the mysterious planet Jumala. Norton combines mind control, cunning schemes, interstellar travel, and alien intelligence in an action-packed adventure. The story unfolds with the introduction of Ras Hume, a pilot and Out-Hunter, who with the help of a criminal mastermind from the planet Nahuatl plans a conspiracy to secure a fortune by manipulating its supposed beneficiary...
Key Out of Time
This is Book 4 in the Time Traders Series, In this book Ross Murdock and Arthur Ashe continue their adventures in Time and Space on the World of Hawaika. Hawaiian and Polynesian settlers help Ross and Ashe discover the way the world has changed from the data tape to present time. Helped by a girl (Karara) and her two trained dolphins (Tino-rau and Taua)
The Defiant Agents
Travis Fox and a band of fellow Apache AmerIndians have their racial memories and survival abilities enhanced by the Redax machine and are sent to the planet Topaz, one of the few worlds of the ancient star empire that the US has voyage tapes to. But the Reds have “snooped” the tapes and get there first, and have a nasty surprise waiting for any ship that does not have the proper identification. Travis and some of his fellow Apaches survive the ensuing crash landing…but can they defeat the Reds and win Topaz for themselves? This work is a sequel to both The Time Traders and Galactic Derelict...
Storm Over Warlock
The Throg task force struck the Terran survey camp a few minutes after dawn, without warning, and with a deadly precision which argued that the aliens had fully reconnoitered and prepared that attack. Eye-searing lances of energy lashed back and forth across the base with methodical accuracy. And a single cowering witness, flattened on a ledge in the heights above, knew that when the last of those yellow-red bolts fell, nothing human would be left alive down there. And so Shann Lantee, most menial of the Terrans attached to the camp on the planet Warlock, was left alone and weaponless in the strange, hostile world, the human prey of the aliens from space and the aliens on the ground alike...
The People of the Crater
An air force pilot adrift in peacetime is recruited to join an Antarctic expedition. When a strange mist downs his plane he discovers an ancient alien civilization which has prophesized his arrival. Now he and his faithful pet Ana must descend to the depths of the crater and face the Black Ones in order to rescue the fair Thrala, daughter of the Ancient Ones. – Andre Norton (Alice Mary Norton) was a popular author of science fiction and fantasy who began publishing stories in the early 1930s. “The People of the Crater” was first published in volume 1 number 1 of Fantasy Book in 1947.
|All Cats Are Gray|