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By: Elizabeth Davis Bancroft (1803-1886)

Letters from England, 1846-1849 by Elizabeth Davis Bancroft Letters from England, 1846-1849

Elizabeth Bancroft went to England with her husband, historian George Bancroft, for three of the most dynamicy years in European hstory. As Ambassador to England from the United States, George moved in the highest circles. In his wife’s letters to their sons, her uncle, her brother, and Mrs. Polk (the President’s wife), we see glimpses not only of early Victorian English life, but also of Queen Victoria herself! Mrs. Bancroft speaks of dinners with Benjamin Disraeli, visits to Wordsworth, weekends in the country with Louis Napolean and Sir Robert Peel with such matter of fact aplomb that one cannot help being impressed.

By: Elizabeth F. Ellet (1818-1877)

Book cover Women of the American Revolution Volume 1

Excerpt from Preface: Their patriotic sacrifices were made with an enthusiasm that showed the earnest spirit ready on every occasion to appear in generous acts. Some gave their own property, and went from house to house to solicit contributions for the army. Colors were embroidered by fair hands, and presented with the charge never to desert them; and arms and ammunition were provided by the same liberal zeal. They formed themselves into associations renouncing the use of teas, and other imported luxuries, and engaging to card, spin, and weave their own clothing.

By: Elizabeth Gaskell

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell Mary Barton

Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s and deals heavily with the difficulties faced by the Victorian lower class. The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working class families. John Barton reveals himself to be a great questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relation between the rich and the poor. He also relates how his sister-in-law Esther has disappeared after she ran away from home...

By: Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907)

Book cover Behind the Scenes

This is the autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom with the money she earned as a seamstress. She eventually worked for Mary Lincoln. It is a fascinating book, filled with many recollections of her own life and her interactions with the Lincolns and other members of the government elite.

By: Elizabeth Kimball Kendall

Book cover A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

By: Elizabeth Lynn Linton (1822-1898)

Book cover About Ireland

By: Elizabeth Miller (1878-1961)

Book cover The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

By: Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936)

Book cover Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties

By: Elizabeth W. Champney (1850-1922)

Book cover Romance of Roman Villas (The Renaissance)

By: Elizabeth W. Grierson (1869-1943)

Book cover Tales Of English Minsters: Canterbury Cathedral Kent and Saint Paul's London

These simple stories of two of England’s greatest cathedrals were originally written for youth but adults will also enjoy them. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Canterbury Cathedral in Kent County are central to the story of England, especially church history though not exclusively so. Here are stories of great spiritual leaders, saints, sinners, politicians, kings, soldiers, murders, pilgrimages, common folks, peoples’ spiritualities, spiritual life, civil life. - Summary by david wales

By: Elizabeth Ware [Editor] Pearson

Book cover Letters from Port Royal Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868)

By: Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer (1822-1904)

Book cover France in the Nineteenth Century

Author Elizabeth Latimer synthesizes notes from a variety of sources to produce this summary of the nation of France in the 19th century. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

By: Ellen Churchill Semple

Influences of Geographic Environment by Ellen Churchill Semple Influences of Geographic Environment

INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT ON THE BASIS OF RATZEL'S SYSTEM OF ANTHROPO-GEOGRAPHY BY ELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE PREFACE The present book, as originally planned over seven years ago, was to be a simplified paraphrase or restatement of the principles embodied in Friedrich Ratzel's _Anthropo-Geographie_. The German work is difficult reading even for Germans. To most English and American students of geographic environment it is a closed book, a treasure-house bolted and barred. Ratzel himself realized that any English form could not be a literal translation, but must be adapted to the Anglo-Celtic and especially to the Anglo-American mind...

By: Ellen Clacy

A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53, by Ellen Clacy A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53,

“If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852, 20 year old clergyman’s daughter Ellen and her brother boarded ship for Melbourne then set off to walk to Bendigo. Dressed in her blue serge skirt which doubled as nightwear, she camped under a tent made of blankets, had mutton, damper and tea most meals and on arrival lent her hand to gold washing. And seemed to enjoy it !And amongst other things she tells of colonial life , transportation, emigration and other gold-fields.But you will need to listen to hear more about bush-rangers and orphans as well as what she did with her parasol.”

By: Ellen Key (1849-1926)

Book cover Woman Movement

Ellen Key's 'The Woman movement' follows the development of the feminist movement striving towards a greater emancipation of women in the public sphere and overcoming the traditional perception of gendered activities. The Swedish feminist and this work combined with many more, served as a base for a lot of the 20th century feminist movements.

By: Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

Book cover Travels in the Far East

By: Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873-1961)

Book cover Peking Dust

By: Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1868-1941)

Book cover The History of Education; educational practice and progress considered as a phase of the development and spread of western civilization

By: Ellye Howell Glover (1868-)

Book cover How the Piano Came to Be

By: Elmer Ulysses Hoenshel (1864-)

Book cover My Three Days in Gilead

By: Elmore Barce (1872-1945)

Book cover The Land of the Miamis An Account of the Struggle to Secure Possession of the North-West from the End of the Revolution until 1812

By: Emerson Hough (1857-1923)

Book cover The Story of the Outlaw A Study of the Western Desperado
Book cover The Passing of the Frontier; a chronicle of the old West

By: Emile Cammaerts (1878-1953)

Book cover Through the Iron Bars Two Years of German Occupation in Belgium
Book cover Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day

By: Emile Joseph Dillon (1855-1933)

Book cover The Inside Story of the Peace Conference
Book cover England and Germany

By: Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964)

Book cover True Version of the Philippine Revolution

By: Emily Bronson Conger

Book cover An Ohio Woman in the Philippines Giving personal experiences and descriptions including incidents of Honolulu, ports in Japan and China

By: Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845-1924)

Book cover Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days

By: Emily Richings

Book cover Through the Malay Archipelago

By: Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)

Book cover Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada
Book cover In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers
Book cover The White Rose of Langley A Story of the Olden Time
Book cover The Maidens' Lodge None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne)
Book cover Mistress Margery
Book cover Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall
Book cover Robin Tremayne A Story of the Marian Persecution
Book cover Our Little Lady Six Hundred Years Ago

By: Emma Leslie

Book cover Hayslope Grange A Tale of the Civil War

By: Emma Look Scott (1858-)

Book cover How the Flag Became Old Glory

By: Emma Orczy (1865-1947)

Book cover The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney’s exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories which are listed below, are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series.

By: Emmett J. Scott (1873-1957)

Book cover Booker T. Washington Builder of a Civilization
Book cover Negro Migration during the War

By: England and Wales. Sovereign

Book cover A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders

By: Enos A. Mills (1870-1922)

Wild Life on the Rockies by Enos A. Mills Wild Life on the Rockies

“This book contains the record of a few of the many happy days and novel experiences which I have had in the wilds. For more than twenty years it has been my good fortune to live most of the time with nature, on the mountains of the West. I have made scores of long exploring rambles over the mountains in every season of the year, a nature-lover charmed with the birds and the trees. On my later excursions I have gone alone and without firearms. During three succeeding winters, in which I was a Government Experiment Officer and called the “State Snow Observer,” I scaled many of the higher peaks of the Rockies and made many studies on the upper slopes of these mountains.”

By: Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts

Book cover The Story of the "9th King's" in France

By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)

Book cover The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation
Book cover The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.

By: Eric Fisher Wood (1889-1962)

Book cover The Note-Book of an Attaché Seven Months in the War Zone

By: Eric Parker (1870-1955)

Book cover Highways and Byways in Surrey

By: Ernest Albert Savage (1877-1966)

Book cover Old English Libraries

By: Ernest Belfort Bax (1854-1926)

Book cover German Culture Past and Present

By: Ernest Daudet (1837-1921)

Book cover Which? or, Between Two Women

By: Ernest Giles (1835-1897)

Book cover Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

By: Ernest R. (Ernest Richard) Suffling (1855-1911)

Book cover Jethou or Crusoe Life in the Channel Isles

By: Ernest Scott (1867-1939)

Book cover Terre Napoleón; a History of French Explorations and Projects in Australia

By: Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946)

Book cover The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake

By: Ernest William Hawkes (1883-)

Book cover The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo

By: Erskine Childers (1870-1922)

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers The Riddle of the Sands

Containing many realistic details based on Childers’ own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story. It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom. It is often called the first modern spy novel, although others are as well, it was certainly very influential in the genre and for its time...

By: Estelle M. Hurll (1863-1924)

Child-life in Art by Estelle M. Hurll Child-life in Art

The poetry of childhood is full of attractiveness to the artist, and many and varied are the forms in which he interprets it. The Christ-child has been his highest ideal. All that human imagination could conceive of innocence and purity and divine loveliness has been shown forth in the delineation of the Babe of Bethlehem. The influence of such art has made itself felt upon all child pictures. It matters not whether the subject be a prince or a street-waif; the true artist sees in him something which is lovable and winning, and transfers it to his canvas for our lasting pleasure.

By: Esther Singleton (-1930)

Book cover Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

By: Ethel Sybil Turner

Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner Seven Little Australians

This is the story of seven incorrigible children living near Sydney in the 1880’s with their military-man father, and a stepmother who is scarcely older than the oldest child of the family. A favourite amongst generations of children for over a century, this story tells of the cheeky exploits of Meg, Pip, Judy, Bunty, Nell, Baby, and The General (who is the real baby of the family), as well as providing a fascinating insight into Australian family life in a bygone era.

By: Etienne-Léon Lamothe-Langon (1786-1864)

Book cover Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry; with intimate details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV
Book cover Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself

By: Eugène E. (Eugène Edward) Street (-1913)

Book cover Spanish Life in Town and Country

By: Eugene Lawrence and Sir William Smith

A Smaller History of Rome by Eugene Lawrence and Sir William Smith A Smaller History of Rome

A SMALLER HISTORY OF ROME, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EMPIRE. BY WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D. NOTICE. The present History has been drawn up chiefly for the lower forms in schools, at the request of several teachers, and is intended to range with the author's Smaller History of Greece. It will be followed by a similar History of England. The author is indebted in this work to several of the more important articles upon Roman history in the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography....

By: Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle (1873-1961)

Book cover The Missourian

By: Eugène Sue (1804-1857)

Book cover The Brass Bell or, The Chariot of Death

By: Evans, A. J. (1889-1960)

The Escaping Club by Evans, A. J. The Escaping Club

Described by some as one of the greatest escape books published. The Escaping Club recounts Evans' escape to Switzerland from a supposedly "escape-proof" German prison camp during World War I. After repatriation and rejoining the war, Evans again finds himself captured, this time first by Arabs and then by Turks. He again manages to escape. A detailed look at the trials faced by Allied POWs during World War I.

By: Evelyn Baring Cromer (1841-1917)

Book cover Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913

By: Evelyn Charles Vivian (1882-1947)

Book cover A History of Aeronautics

By: Evelyn March Phillipps (-1915)

Book cover The Venetian School of Painting

By: Ezra Meeker (1830-1928)

Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail by Ezra Meeker Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail

Ezra Meeker…was an early pioneer who traveled the Oregon Trail by ox cart as a young man. Beginning in his 70s, he worked tirelessly to memorialize the trail, repeatedly retracing the trip of his youth. This book is a memoir of those days.

By: F. (Frank) Brinkley (1841-1912)

Book cover A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

By: F. (Frederick) Beavan (1818-1897)

Book cover Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick Gleaned from Actual Observation and Experience During a Residence Of Seven Years in That Interesting Colony

By: F. A. (Frederick Augustus) Voigt (1892-1957)

Book cover Combed Out

By: F. Colburn (Francis Colburn) Adams

Book cover Siege of Washington, D.C., written expressly for little people

By: F. F. Arbuthnot (1833-1901)

Book cover Arabic Authors A Manual of Arabian History and Literature

By: F. J. (Frederick John) Snell (1862-)

Book cover The Customs of Old England

By: F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)

Book cover Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome
Book cover Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

By: F. Max Müller (1823-1900)

Book cover India: What can it teach us? A Course of Lectures Delivered before the University Of Cambridge
Book cover Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I Essays on the Science of Religion
Book cover The Silesian Horseherd - Questions of the Hour

By: F. Somner (Frederick Somner) Merryweather (1827-1900)

Book cover Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

By: F. W. Reitz

Book cover A Century of Wrong

By: Fa'iz El-Ghusein (1883-1968)

Martyred Armenia by Fa'iz El-Ghusein Martyred Armenia

This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance.

By: Fabian Franklin

What Prohibition Has Done to America by Fabian Franklin What Prohibition Has Done to America

In What Prohibition Has Done to America, Fabian Franklin presents a concise but forceful argument against the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Beginning in 1920, this Amendment prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in the United States, until it was repealed in 1933. Franklin contends that the Amendment “is not only a crime against the Constitution of the United States, and not only a crime against the whole spirit of our Federal system, but a crime against the first principles of rational government...

By: Fanny Burney (1752-1840)

Book cover The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 1
Book cover Brief Reflections relative to the Emigrant French Clergy

By: Fay-Cooper Cole

The Tinguian by Fay-Cooper Cole The Tinguian

The Tinguian. Social, Religious, and Economic Life of a Philippine TribeBy Fay-Cooper Cole INTRODUCTION It seems desirable, at the outset, to set forth certain general conclusions regarding the Tinguian and their neighbors. Probably no pagan tribe of the Philippines has received more frequent notice in literature, or has been the subject of more theories regarding its origin, despite the fact that information concerning it has been exceedingly scanty, and careful observations on the language and physical types have been totally lacking...

By: Fedor Jagor (1816-1900)

The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Fedor Jagor The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes

By: Felix Speiser (1880-1949)

Book cover Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific

By: Ferdinand Ossendowski (1876-1945)

Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski Beasts, Men and Gods

“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.”The difference is: it’s all true.Ferdinand Ossendowski was a Pole who found himself in Siberia and on the losing side during the Bolshevik Revolution. To escape being rounded up and shot, he set out with a friend to reach the Pacific, there to take ship back to Europe. During his journey he fell in with dozens of other military men who shared the same objective… but nearly every one of them perished on the way...

By: Ferdinand Schmidt (1816-1890)

Book cover Gudrun

The charming story of “Gudrun” is a romance of the old heroic period, written by some unknown poet of Austria or Bavaria in the thirteenth century. Next to the "Nibelungen Lied," it is the most important of the German epic poems...The same elemental passions are depicted. The men are brave, vigorous heroes, rejoicing in battle and feats of prowess; the women are beautiful, constant, and courageous. There are many fine delineations of character in the original, as well as vigorous sketches of northern scenery...

By: Fernão Nunes (16th cent.)

Book cover A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar): a contribution to the history of India

By: Filson Young (1876-1938)

Book cover Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery
Book cover The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900
Book cover Quotes and Images from Christopher Columbus

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