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By: Charles Reade (1814-1884)
|Put Yourself in His Place|
|A Terrible Temptation A Story of To-Day|
By: Charles Rogers (1825-1890)
Modern Scottish Minstrel
Subtitled "Songs of Scotland of the Past Half-Century, with Memoirs of the Poets, and Sketches and Specimens in English Verse of the Most Celebrated Modern Gaelic Bards."
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century|
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century|
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century|
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century|
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century|
|The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century|
By: Charles S. (Charles Stephen) Brooks (1878-1934)
|There's Pippins and Cheese to Come|
By: Charles S. Bentley
|The Fifth of November A Romance of the Stuarts|
By: Charles Sotheran (1847-1902)
|Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer|
By: Charles Sprague (1791-1875)
|An Ode Pronounced Before the Inhabitants of Boston, September the Seventeenth, 1830, at the Centennial Celebration of the Settlement of the City|
By: Charles Stuart Calverley (1831-1884)
|Verses and Translations|
By: Charles Theodore Murray (1843-1924)
|Mlle. Fouchette A Novel of French Life|
By: Charles Turley (1868-1940)
|Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate|
By: Charles V. De Vet (1911-1997)
|There is a Reaper ...|
|Monkey On His Back|
By: Charles W. Diffin (1884-1966)
Two Thousand Miles Below
A science fiction novel that was originally produced in four parts in the publication: Astounding Stories in June, September, November 1932, January 1933. The main character is Dean Rawson, who plans on discovering a way of mining power from a dead volcano, but ends up discovering more than he bargained for.
Mysterious, dark, out of the unknown deep comes a new satellite to lure three courageous Earthlings on to strange adventures.
The Finding of Haldgren
Chet Ballard answers the pinpoint of light that from the craggy desolation of the moon stabs out man's old call for help.
By: Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932)
House Behind the Cedars
In this, Chesnutt's first novel, he tells the tragic story of love set against a backdrop of racism, miscegenation and “passing” during the period spanning the antebellum and reconstruction eras in American history. And through his use of the vernacular prevalent in the South of that time, Chesnutt lent a compassionate voice to a group that America did not want to hear. More broadly, however, Chesnutt illustrated, in this character play, the vast and perhaps insurmountable debt this country continues to pay for the sins of slavery.
In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former status quo and rebuilding itself as a region of the United States where new forms of "slavery" would replace the old. This novel illustrated how race hatred and the impotence of a reluctant Federal Government trumped the rule of law, ultimately setting the stage for the rise of institutions such as Jim Crow, lynching, chain gangs and work farms--all established with the intent of disenfranchising African Americans.
By: Charles Wesley Alexander (1837-1927)
|Angel Agnes The Heroine of the Yellow Fever Plague in Shreveport|
By: Charles Wesley Emerson (1837-1908)
|Evolution of Expression — Volume 1|
By: Charles Willard Diffin (1884-1966)
Through Infinite Deeps of Space Jerry Foster Hurtles to the Moon—Only to be Trapped by a Barbaric Race and Offered as a Living Sacrifice to Oong, their Loathsome, Hypnotic God.
|The Hammer of Thor|
By: Charles William Eliot (1834-1926)
|Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American|
The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga With Introductions And Notes
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
By: Charlotte B. Herr (1875-1963)
|Their Mariposa Legend; a romance of Santa Catalina|
By: Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)
Villette was Charlotte Bronte's last published novel. It came out in 1853, just two years before her death in 1855. It is a poignant, strangely lonely and sad work, steeped in conflict between society's demands and personal desires. Set in the fictional town of Villette in France, it is the story of the young and intelligent Lucy Snowe, the narrator in the book. She is described by another character in the book as having “no beauty...no attractive accomplishments...” and strangely seems to lack a personal history or living relatives...
The book tells the story of a young man named William Crimsworth. It describes his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls’ school.
Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Brontë's pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–1812, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry.
|Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells|
By: Charlotte Endymion Porter (1859-1942)
|Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies|
By: Charlotte M. Brame (1836-1884)
By: Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901)
Heir of Redclyffe
The Heir of Redclyffe (1853) was the first of Charlotte M. Yonge's bestselling romantic novels. Its religious tone derives from the High Church background of her family and from her friendship with a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, John Keble, who closely supervised the writing of the book. The germ of its plot was suggested by her friend Marianne Dyson.
|Clever Woman of the Family|
|Two Penniless Princesses|
|Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland|
|The Caged Lion|
|The Prince and the Page; a story of the last crusade|
|The Chaplet of Pearls|
|Heartsease, Or, the Brother's Wife|
|Beechcroft at Rockstone|
|Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster|
|Love and Life An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume|
|The Long Vacation|
|A Modern Telemachus|
|The Pigeon Pie|
|Friarswood Post Office|
|Henrietta's Wish Or, Domineering|
|Lady Hester, or, Ursula's Narrative|
|The Stokesley Secret|
|Under the Storm|
|Scenes and Characters|
|Dynevor Terrace: or, the clue of life — Volume 2|
|The Two Sides of the Shield|
|My Young Alcides|
|Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe|
|The Herd Boy and His Hermit|
|Dynevor Terrace: or, the clue of life — Volume 1|
By: Charlotte Niese (1854-1935)
|The Story Of The Little Mamsell|
By: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society comprised entirely of Aryan women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination. It first appeared as a serial in Perkin’s monthly magazine Forerunner.
What Diantha Did
Charlotte Perkins Gilman opens a window of history through which we see a small part of the determined efforts made by women to elevate the circumstances of women in the early 20th century.Diantha Bell is a normal young woman desiring marriage and a home, but also she desires a challenging career in new territory that raises many eyebrows and sets malicious tongues wagging. Her effort to elevate housework and cooking to a regulated and even a scientific business, for the relief of homemakers, is a depiction of the late 19th century movement to promote Domestic Science, or Home Economics, as a means of providing more healthful home life, as well as career paths for women...
|The Yellow Wallpaper|
By: Charlotte Selina Bompas (1830-1917)
|Owindia : a true tale of the MacKenzie River Indians, North-West America|
By: Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1876-1963)
|The Translations of Beowulf A Critical Bibliography|
By: Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Chester K. Steele
|The Golf Course Mystery|
By: Chretien de Troyes
Erec and Enide
A medieval romance in which Erec goes through many trials until he is sure of Enide’s loyalty and true love
By: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)
|Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems|
By: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Long Ago by Christina G. Rossetti. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 9, 2012.Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is perhaps best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.
By: Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854)
Basket of Flowers, The
James is the king's gardener and he deeply enjoys caring for and cultivating flowers. He teaches his daughter Mary many principles of godliness through the flowers. One day Mary is falsely accused of stealing, and the penalty is death. Through many trials and hardships, Mary learns of the goodness of God, the blessing of praying for her enemies, how to consider her trials as a joy, and true forgiveness.
By: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, normally known simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play.
The Jew of Malta
Christopher “Kit” Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. The foremost Elizabethan tragedian before William Shakespeare, he is known for his magnificent blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his own untimely death. The Jew of Malta (1589) is an original story of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set against a backdrop of the struggle for supremacy between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean...
Hero and Leander
“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?” The wonder-decade of the English drama was suddenly interrupted in 1592, when serious plague broke out in London, forcing the closure of the theatres. Leading playwrights took to penning languorously erotic poetry to make ends meet: so we have Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece - and Marlowe’s blazing masterpiece, Hero and Leander. Marlowe’s poem became more notorious than either of Shakespeare’s, due not only to its homophile provocations but also to the scandal attaching to every aspect of Marlowe’s brief life, violently ended in a mysterious brawl, leaving the poem in an unfinished state...
Tamburlaine the Great
Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian emperor, Timur 'the lame'. Written in 1587 or 1588, the play is a milestone in Elizabethan public drama; it marks a turning away from the clumsy language and loose plotting of the earlier Tudor dramatists, and a new interest in fresh and vivid language, memorable action, and intellectual complexity. Along with Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, it may be considered the first popular success of London's public stage...
Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1616 version)
The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge. Doctor Faustus was first published in 1604, eleven years after Marlowe's death and at least twelve years after the first performance of the play. "No Elizabethan play outside the Shakespeare canon has raised more controversy than Doctor Faustus. There is no agreement concerning the nature of the text and the date of composition...
Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan tragedy focuses on the downfall of King Edward II, whose love for his favorite courtier, Piers Gaveston, leads to rebellion.
|Massacre at Paris|
|The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)|
By: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)
The Haunted Bookshop
Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.
Parnassus on Wheels
Parnassus on Wheels is about a fictional traveling book-selling business. The original owner of the business, Roger Mifflin, sells it to 39-year-old Helen McGill, who is tired of taking care of her ailing older brother, Andrew.
A delightful collection of 48 essays on various topics of the human condition that caught his fancy. Witty, insightful and funny of course and on occasion thought provoking and even disturbing. From the preface "These sketches gave me pain to write; they will give the judicious patron pain to read; therefore we are quits. I think, as I look over their slattern paragraphs, of that most tragic hour—it falls about 4 p. m. in the office of an evening newspaper—when the unhappy compiler tries to round up the broodings of the day and still get home in time for supper...
|Where the Blue Begins|
In the Sweet Dry and Dry
Written just before Prohibition to entail the possible troubles that might happen en route. Both sides of the argument, or battle as the case may be, strike out with various over-top methods like legislating most fruits and vegetables as unsafe or intoxicating large groups with breathable alcohol.