By: Alfred Elwes (1819-1888)
The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
This fictional work is written in 1st person by the dog himself. It's a cute story of the adventures in the life of a noble dog who is appropriately named, Job. The canine society in which he lives is an interesting parallel to human society.
|The Adventures of a Cat And a Fine Cat too!|
|The Adventures of a Bear And a Great Bear too|
By: Alfred Farthing Robbins (1856-1931)
|Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|
By: Alfred G. K. L'Estrange (1832-1915)
|History of English Humour, Vol. 2|
|History of English Humour, Vol. 1 With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour|
By: Alfred Gatty (1809-1873)
|The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales|
|A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'|
By: Alfred George Gardiner (1865-1946)
Prophets, Priests, And Kings
These biographical essays of British subjects were written in 1907-1908 for The Daily News newspaper and reflect their subjects as seen before the great cataclysm of World War I. Gardiner was a British newspaper editor, journalist, and author. His essays were and are highly regarded. - Summary by David Wales
By: Alfred Gurney (1845-1898)
|A Christmas Faggot|
By: Alfred H. (Alfred Henry) Miles (1848-1929)
|Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|
By: Alfred H. Engelbach
|The King's Warrant A Story of Old and New France|
By: Alfred H. Lloyd (1864-1927)
|The Will to Doubt An essay in philosophy for the general thinker|
By: Alfred Henry Lewis (1857-1914)
|Faro Nell and Her Friends Wolfville Stories|
|The President A novel|
|How The Raven Died 1902, From "Wolfville Nights"|
By: Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939)
|Rebuilding Britain A Survey of Problems of Reconstruction After the World War|
By: Alfred J. Church (1829-1912)
The Iliad for Boys and Girls
Echoing Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, Church offers a simplified rendering of the classic siege of Troy, as he retells the story which is regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Western literature. The Iliad for Boys and Girls is written in an easy to follow style that is certain to provide clarity to the otherwise perplexing tale presented in Homer’s original. Furthermore, the tale explores various themes including the destructive nature of pride, grueling revenge, honor, and the capricious interference of the Ancient Greek gods in temporal affairs...
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|Stories from the Greek Tragedians|
|The Story of the Odyssey|
|Stories From Livy|
|Roman life in the days of Cicero|
Odyssey for Boys and Girls
A retelling of the adventures of Ulysses, including his adventures both the Cyclops and Circe, as he journeys home to his home of Ithaca. The story then continues to include his quest to rejoin his wife and family of whom he has been separated from for twenty years. This is Homer's Odyssey for the younger set.
Stories from Virgil
Alfred J. Church created 26 stories from the original Greek version of Virgil's Aeneid. He included well-known ones, such as "The Horse of Wood" and "The Love and Death of Dido," as well as many others perhaps less well-known, such as "King Evander" and "The Funeral Games of Anchises."
Henry the Fifth
A brief history of the life Henry the Fifth. - Summary by KevinS
By: Alfred Kingston
|Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King|
By: Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950)
|Manhood of Humanity.|
By: Alfred Lawson (1869-1954)
"I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot." - oddbooks.co.ukAlfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of vegetarianism and economic reform, and the founder of a pseudo-scientific crackpot philosophy called Lawsonomy...
By: Alfred Lichtenstein (1889-1914)
|The Verse of Alfred Lichtenstein|
|The Prose of Alfred Lichtenstein|
By: Alfred M. (Alfred Marston) Tozzer (1877-1954)
|Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|
By: Alfred Marshall (1842-1924)
Principles of Economics
“The most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings.” An uncannily prophetic quote from an 1890 book, Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall presents an idea that has been accepted by major corporations and governments all over the world today. People's understanding of market behavior and how industries operate has its roots in the work done by European economists more than a century ago. Little has changed in terms of principles, though the effects of globalization and technology resulted an unmistakable impact on how business is done today...
By: Alfred Moffat (1866-1950)
Our Old Nursery Rhymes
If you love and cherish old English nursery rhymes and have fond memories of your early childhood years, Our Old Nursery Rhymes by Alfred Moffat published in 1911 is indeed the little book for you! Or as a parent, if you'd like your own children to share the magic, this book provides them all. One of the most appealing aspects of this charming book is that the rhymes are all set to music and if you're musically inclined, you can certainly keep yourself and your children entertained by playing these pretty tunes...
By: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
The Concept of Nature
In The Concept of Nature, Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception.The idea of objects as ‘occasions of experience’, arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing ‘philosophy of nature’ are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle) approaches.
By: Alfred Noyes (1880-1958)
|Watchers of the Sky|
Alfred Noyes, in the blank-verse epic "Drake", fictionalizes the historical Francis Drake, who, during the reign of Elizabeth I of England, sailed (and plundered) on the Spanish Main and beyond.
|The Lord of Misrule And Other Poems|
|Rada A Drama of War in One Act|
Rada; A Belgian Christmas Eve
This is not heart warming holiday fare. It is a short (one-act) unsubtle antiwar play by the English poet Alfred Noyes (1880-1958), published in 1915 while World War I is in progress. Part of the work is in verse. Music sung by Duane Steadman.
By: Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927)
|Bob, Son of Battle|
|The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea|
|Boy Woodburn A Story of the Sussex Downs|
By: Alfred Owen Crozier (1863-1939)
U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich plan."
In 1908, the National Monetary Commission was established by Congress to study financial boom-and-bust cycles. Senator Nelson Aldrich was chair of the commission. He, in secret enclave with a group of bankers, drafted what was called The Aldrich Plan, which provided for a central "bank" that would hold funds individual banks could borrow in the case of a bank run, print currency, and act as the fiscal agent of the US government. However, the plan gave little power to the government and seemed to give almost absolute control of the country's currency to Wall Street financiers...
By: Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931)
|A Celtic Psaltery|
By: Alfred Pink
|Gardening for the Million|
By: Alfred Pretor (1840-1908)
Ronald And I; Or Studies From Life
This is a collection of essays on English village life in the late nineteenth century. The essay “My Rector” was the focus of some controversy when published. Alfred Pretor was an English Cambridge don and classicist, author, and translator. - Summary by David Wales
By: Alfred R. Calhoun (1844-)
|How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success|
|Business Hints for Men and Women|
|Lost in the Cañon|
By: Alfred Rochefort
|Healthful Sports for Boys|
By: Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
Is Mars Habitable?
In 1907 Wallace wrote the short book Is Mars Habitable? to criticize the claims made by Percival Lowell that there were Martian canals built by intelligent beings. Wallace did months of research, consulted various experts, and produced his own scientific analysis of the Martian climate and atmospheric conditions. Among other things Wallace pointed out that spectroscopic analysis had shown no signs of water vapor in the Martian atmosphere, that Lowell’s analysis of Mars’ climate was seriously flawed and badly overestimated the surface temperature, and that low atmospheric pressure would make liquid water, let alone a planet girding irrigation system, impossible.
|The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise|
|Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays|
|Island Life Or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras|
By: Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye) Roe (1844-1917)
|John Brown: A Retrospect Read before The Worcester Society of Antiquity, Dec. 2, 1884.|
By: Alfred Sidgwick (1854-1934)
|Home Life in Germany|
By: Alfred Sutro (1863-1933)
Five Little Plays
British dramatist Alfred Sutro's collection contains five one act plays: "The Man in the Stalls," "A Marriage Has Been Arranged…", "The Man on the Kerb," "The Open Door," and "The Bracelet." The plays are performed by Amanda Friday, Libby Gohn, Elizabeth Klett, mb, Bob Neufeld, Caprisha Page, Bruce Pirie, and Algy Pug.
Mollentrave on Women
Mollentrave has written a “Love Doctor” book for men entitled “Mollentrave on Women” which purports to give any man the “Midas Touch” with the fairer sex. But as King Midas could’ve told us, these things have a way of backfiring… - Summary by Son of the Exiles Cast list: Mr. Mollentrave: azureblue Sir Joseph Balsted, K.C., M.P.: Mike Manolakes Everard Swenboys: Ethan Hurst Lord Contareen: Adrian Stephens Mr. Dexter: ToddHW Mr. Noyes: Alan Mapstone Peters, Sir Joseph’s Butler: Cavaet Martin, Mollentrave’s Butler: David Purdy Lady Claude Derenham: JennPratt Margaret Messilent: Nichole James Miss Treable: Joanna Michal Hoyt Mrs...
By: Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (1809-1892)
|Becket and other plays|
|The Last Tournament|
|Queen Mary and Harold|
By: Alfred Trumble
|In Jail with Charles Dickens|
By: Alfred W. Pollard (1869-1948)
|A Short History of the Great War|
|The History of England - a Study in Political Evolution|
By: Alfred Wellesley Rees (1872-1917)
|Creatures of the Night A Book of Wild Life in Western Britain|
By: Alfred Wesley Wishart (1865-1933)
|A Short History of Monks and Monasteries|
By: Alfred William Benn
|History of Modern Philosophy|
History of Modern Philosophy
This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, Hume, Berkeley and Kant, the German idealists and Hegel, and ending with such nineteenth century luminaries as Mill, Spencer, and Nietzsche. Enchanted with Copernicus, Bruno goes to the stake for positing an infinity of inhabited worlds. Descartes, a professed skeptic, manages to justify everything the Jesuits taught him at La Flèche, while Spinoza, in mystical awe, envisions a pantheistic cosmos in which thought and extension are one and the same thing--God...
By: Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
In Memoriam A.H.H.
In Memoriam is Tennyson’s elegiac tribute to his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died in 1833 at the age of 22. Tennyson wrote this long poem over 17 years as a chronicle of his mourning process. The poem became a favorite of Queen Victoria when she was grieving for her husband, and was one of the most popular and artistically influential poems of the Victorian period.
Idylls of the King
Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to power to his death at the hands of the traitor Mordred. Individual poems detail the deeds of various knights, including Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan, and also Merlin and the Lady of the Lake.
The Princess is a serio-comic blank verse narrative poem, written by Alfred Tennyson, published in 1847. The poem tells the story of an heroic princess who forswears the world of men and founds a women's university where men are forbidden to enter. The prince to whom she was betrothed in infancy enters the university with two friends, disguised as women students. They are discovered and flee, but eventually they fight a battle for the princess's hand.
Sea-Fairies and Other Poems
This amazing collection of some of Tennyson's best and most capricious poems takes us on a whimsical voyage, an allegorical voyage like no other - and we will be in good hands for at the tiller is Lord Tennyson himself. We will be guided by this master poet through a fantastic imaginary world of things that may exist, things that are, and those that may lie ahead. Our explorations will be wide-ranging as we consider with the poet, other life forms and existences and go on to explore diverse reactions to the events and pathos of lives extended to their fullest and the passion involved when the weight of lives lived as victims are realized to be wanting, melancholy and dismal...
Brook - Break, Break, Break - Sweet and Low - and The Eagle
This is Tennyson at his best. This is Tennyson, the master poet at his most descriptive, his most insightful, his most enlightening. This set of four poems has been carefully selected to depict life and life journeys - journeys that encompass timelessness and tragedy, fragility and hope - in ways that illuminate the constant cloud of wonder surrounding the ephemeral quality of existence. These are four magnificent poems that speak of life, its tragedies, its loneliness, its dangers and its brevity in a superb juxtaposition with the enduring and unchanging character of the natural world...
volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 18, 2022. ------ "A single line, nay, a single word, and a scene is by magic before us, as here where the sea is looked down upon from an immense height:— The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls.
Maud, and Other Poems
A collection of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, his first book of poetry after having become poet laureate in 1850. Among the "other poems" is The Charge of the Light Brigade, the most well-known poem in this collection. However, the bulk of the text is the poem Maud, which explores love, courtship, loss, grief, and purpose through the eyes of the emotionally unstable poet narrator.
Charge of the Light Brigade
This poem was published just six weeks after the event, its lines emphasize the valour of the cavalry in bravely carrying out their orders, regardless of the obvious outcome. The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War. Lord Raglan, overall commander of the British forces, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and harry a retreating Russian artillery battery, a task well-suited to light cavalry...
Maud, and Other Poems (Version 2)
Surely everyone knows “Maud”? Isn’t that the Victorian love song, where the man waits by the garden gate for his lover to appear for a secret rendezvous? Well, that may be the song, but Tennyson’s poem is longer and very much darker. It deals not with love but with the obsession of an unstable young man with the seventeen-year-old Maud, and his gradual descent into madness. The poem’s narrator has been excluded from an evening ball being held at Maud’s home, The Hall, and has climbed into her garden uninvited, convincing himself by a misreading the Language of Flowers that she has sent him a love-token in the form of a rose blossom...
In the poem "Enoch Arden," Tennyson's epic narrative of the enduring power of love in the face of insurmountable odds, is found a classic example of the determination of the human spirit to triumph in circumstances that address the true meaning of the power of love itself. Wanting only the very best for his impoverished wife and family, seaman Enoch Arden undertakes precarious work which leaves him marooned and presumed lost at sea. On his return home Enoch finds his family well and prospering but his wife remarried...
By: Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay (1843-1899)
Innocencia: a story of the prairie regions of Brazil
The story of Innocencia, an 18-year-old girl who lives in the prairies of Brazil, is a twist on the traditional love triangle. The plot has been compared to the more famous "Paul and Virginie" and "Romeo and Juliet", but it takes place on the dropback of the loneliness of the sparsely populated backregions in 19th century Brazil, visited by a German naturalist in search of new species of insects, Dr. Meyer, who unsuspectedly finds himself caught in a complicated maze of jealousy, love and distrust. Inocencia was the first book by a Brazilian writer to be translated into English, as the translator states in his preface. - Summary by Leni
By: Algernon Bastard
|The Gourmet's Guide to Europe|
By: Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951)
A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, “The Willows”, arguably Algernon Blackwood’s seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft describing it as “…the greatest weird tale ever written.” A reading will reveal a clear influence to one familiar with Lovecraft’s work...
The Camp of the Dog
A party of campers on a deserted Baltic island is terrorized by a huge wolf… or is it?
A supernatural fantasy about the mystical adventures of a lonely English boy named Jimbo–who can fly! It’s really quite beautiful and can be enjoyed by adults and teenagers alike. Be warned, however: The death of a beloved character and a creepy old house haunted by the wraith-like spirits of children makes some of this story far too scary for younger kids or indeed anyone of a sensitive disposition. Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was born in south London and wrote many tales of the supernatural.
Another camper tale, this time set in the Canadian wilderness. A hunting party separates to track moose, and one member is abducted by the Wendigo of legend. Robert Aickman regarded this as "one of the (possibly) six great masterpieces in the field".
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
The story of a man’s deep connection with nature and his wife’s fear of it.
Four Weird Tales
Four stories: The Insanity of Jones, The Man Who Found Out, The Glamour of the Snow, and Sand. Tales by one the greatest practitioners of supernatural literature. Reincarnation, the Occult, and mystery.
Six stories about Dr. John Silence if you want the shivers to run up your back, this is the right place to be
|The Garden of Survival|
|A Prisoner in Fairyland|
|The Wave An Egyptian Aftermath|