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By: Helen Rowland (1875-1950)

A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl by Helen Rowland A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl

A series of occasionally witty one-liners, poems and considerations on the subject of Men, Women and their Conjunction. By turns tender, bland, sexist (in both directions!) and funny.

By: Henry W. Lucy (1845-1924)

Faces and Places by Henry W. Lucy Faces and Places

Faces and Places is a collection of articles on nineteenth century travel, events and personalities by the British journalist Henry Lucy, who wrote for the Daily News, a London newspaper. His open letter To Those About to Become Journalists rings as true today as when it was written.The first article, “Fred” Burnaby, includes a lively account of a balloon trip, while Night and Day on the Cars in Canada and Easter on Les Avants relate Lucy’s experiences of rail travel at that time. Other travel tales (A Night on a Mountain, Mosquitoes and Monaco, and Oysters and Arcachon) provide an insight into the Victorian Englishman’s attitude to Europe...

By: Thomas Love Peacock

Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock Nightmare Abbey

Deep in the fens of the British coast sits the gloomy mansion that goes by the name Nightmare Abbey. It is inhabited by persons of very low opinion of the human race, and in fact they pride themselves in the depths of their detestation. Others of its denizens believe the ultimate exercise and product of the human mind ought to be chaos. Now let the young master of the house get snared by the wiles of a beautiful young lady. And for good measure, toss in another beautiful young lady. Now Scythrop...

By: Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm Zuleika Dobson

‘A wickedly funny 1911 satire on undergraduate life in Edwardian Oxford’ in which the entire student body of Oxford university including the young, handsome aristocrat the Duke of Dorset falls hopelessly in love with Zuleika who is visiting her grandfather, the warden of Judas college, and ultimately commit mass suicide at the end of ‘Eights Week’

By: Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Book cover Seven Men

In order to liven up the literary history of Great Britain in the 1890s (as if Oscar Wilde, Stevenson, Kipling, Hardy, etc., were not lively enough) Max Beerbohm wrote short biographies of six imaginary writers. Though their works of course no longer exist, he leaves the impression that the literary world is really none the poorer. It is, of course, the six men themselves (Beerbohm himself is the seventh man of the title) who are worth our attention. ( Nicholas Clifford) Note that the Gutenberg edition of Seven Men is incomplete, but the missing sections may be found separately James Pethel http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/759 E.V. Laider http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/761

Book cover Happy Hypocrite: A Fairy Tale For Tired Men

Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. The Happy Hypocrite: A Fairy Tale for Tired Men is a short story with moral implications. Beerbohm's tale is a lighter, more humorous version of Oscar Wilde's classic tale of moral degeneration, The Picture of Dorian Gray. The Happy Hypocrite tells the story of a man who deceives a woman with a mask in order to marry her.

By: W. W. Jacobs (1863-1943)

Book cover The Old Man of the Sea Ship's Company, Part 11.
Book cover Sailor's Knots (Entire Collection)
Book cover The Lady of the Barge and Others, Entire Collection
Book cover Self-Help Sailor's Knots, Part 4.
Book cover Deep Waters, the Entire Collection
Book cover Odd Craft
Book cover Short Cruises
Book cover Ship's Company, the Entire Collection
Book cover Many Cargoes
Book cover Sea Urchins
Book cover Captains All and Others
Book cover Light Freights
Book cover An Adulteration Act The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 10.
Book cover More Cargoes 1897
Book cover Fairy Gold Ship's Company, Part 4.
Book cover Keeping Up Appearances Sailor's Knots, Part 12.
Book cover The Toll-House Sailor's Knots, Part 7.
Book cover The Guardian Angel Ship's Company, Part 7.
Book cover Manners Makyth Man Ship's Company, Part 12.
Book cover Double Dealing Sailor's Knots, Part 11.
Book cover Short Cruises
Book cover Odd Man Out Sailor's Knots, Part 6.
Book cover Sam's Ghost Deep Waters, Part 4.
Book cover Dirty Work Deep Waters, Part 11.
Book cover Matrimonial Openings Sailor's Knots, Part 5.
Book cover The White Cat Captains All, Book 10.
Book cover Watch-Dogs Ship's Company, Part 5.
Book cover Skilled Assistance Ship's Company, Part 9.
Book cover Peter's Pence Sailor's Knots, Part 8.
Book cover The Nest Egg Captains All, Book 3.
Book cover The Lady of the Barge The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 1.
Book cover The Well The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 4.
Book cover For Better or Worse Ship's Company, Part 10.
Book cover Sentence Deferred Sailor's Knots, Part 4.
Book cover Prize Money Sailor's Knots, Part 10.
Book cover Paying Off Deep Waters, Part 2.
Book cover Fine Feathers Ship's Company, Part 1.
Book cover The Boatswain's Mate Captains All, Book 2.
Book cover Shareholders Deep Waters, Part 1.
Book cover Cupboard Love The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 5.
Book cover A Tiger's Skin The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 8.
Book cover A Golden Venture The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 11.
Book cover Friends in Need Ship's Company, Part 2.
Book cover The Bequest Ship's Company, Part 6.
Book cover Dual Control Ship's Company, Part 8.
Book cover Deserted Sailor's Knots, Part 1.
Book cover Husbandry Deep Waters, Part 6.
Book cover Family Cares Deep Waters, Part 7.
Book cover Bedridden and the Winter Offensive Deep Waters, Part 8.
Book cover Striking Hard Deep Waters, Part 10.
Book cover Good Intentions Ship's Company, Part 3.
Book cover Homeward Bound Sailor's Knots, Part 2.
Book cover The Temptation of Samuel Burge Captains All, Book 8.
Book cover Bill's Paper Chase Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 3.

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