By: Alpheus Henry Snow (1859-1920)
|"Colony,"--or "Free State"? "Dependence,"--or "Just Connection"? "Empire,"--or "Union"?|
By: Alpheus S. Packard (1839-1905)
|Our Common Insects A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, Gardens and Houses|
|Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work|
By: Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897)
Tartarin of Tarascon
It tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures and reputation as a swashbuckler finally force him to travel to a very prosaic Algiers in search of lions. Instead of finding a romantic, mysterious Oriental fantasy land, he finds a sordid world suspended between Europe and the Middle East. And worst of all, there are no lions left.
|The Immortal Or, One Of The "Forty." (L'immortel) - 1877|
|Tartarin De Tarascon|
|Le Petit Chose (part 1) Histoire d'un Enfant|
|The Nabob, Volume 1|
|Tartarin On The Alps|
|Fromont and Risler|
|The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)|
By: Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869)
|History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution|
|Atheism Among the People|
|Raphael Pages of the Book of Life at Twenty|
By: Alta Tabor
By: Alva Agee (1858-1943)
|Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement|
|Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement|
By: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (ca. 1490/1507 - ca.1557/1579)
The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Few stories of shipwreck and survival can equal that of the 16th century Spaniard Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who, cast ashore near present day (USA) Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1528, survived eight years of hand-to-mouth existence among the Indians of the South and Southwest, and who walked on foot across the plains to the Pacific Coast, arriving in Mexico in 1536. In 1542 he published an account of his adventures, and the present reading is based on Fanny Bandelier’s English translation of that text...
By: Alvin Addison
|Ellen Walton Or, The Villain and His Victims|
|Eveline Mandeville Or, The Horse Thief Rival|
By: Alvin Davison
|Health Lessons Book 1|
By: Alvin Heiner
By: Amanda M. Douglas
|Helen Grant's Schooldays|
|In Wild Rose Time|
By: Amanda McKittrick Ros (1860-1939)
Amanda McKittrick Ros, a Northern Irish writer, did for the novel what William McGonagall did for poetry and Florence Foster Jenkins for the coloratura voice. She published a number of novels (all at her own expense) and in addition to being a novelist was a poet, her best known being 'Visiting Westminster Abbey' which beginsHoly Moses!Take a look!Flesh decayed in every nook!Some rare bits of brain lie here,Mortal loads of beef and beer.C.S. Lewis, J.R. Tolkien and The Inklings were admirers and held competitions to see who could read her work for the longest time whist keeping a straight face...
By: Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831-1916)
|Floyd Grandon's Honor|
|A Little Girl in Old Salem|
|A Little Girl in Old Detroit|
|A Modern Cinderella|
|A Little Girl in Old Boston|
|Hope Mills or, Between Friend and Sweetheart|
|A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|
|A Little Girl in Old New York|
|A Little Girl of Long Ago Or Hannah Ann A Sequel to a Little Girl in Old New York|
|A Little Girl in Old Quebec|
|The Girls at Mount Morris|
By: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
The Devil's Dictionary
RESPECTABILITY, n. The offspring of a liaison between a bald head and a bank account. BEAUTY, n. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones. If these caustic definitions catch your fancy, you'd enjoy The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. He was a columnist with the San Francisco News Letter, a weekly paper which was a business publication aimed at the corporate sector. However, it had a column entitled Town Crier which featured satirical asides and comments in a lighter vein...
Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley)The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue a killer...
The Parenticide Club
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce vanished while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army. Four grotesque short stories about murder within the family, seen through the gently innocent eyes of family members … usually the murderer himself.My favorite murder (00:23)Oil of Dog (20:13)An Imperfect Conflagration (29:32)The Hypnotist (37:14)
Write it Right
Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives – entertaining, thought-provoking, occasionally outdated but so interesting to see how style and taste have changed.
Can Such Things Be?
24 short stories in fairly typical Bierce fashion - ghostly, spooky, to be read (or listened to) in the dark, perhaps with a light crackling fire burning dimly in the background. Stories of ghosts, apparitions, and strange, inexplicable occurrences are prevalent in these tales, some of which occur on or near Civil War fields of battle, some in country cottages, and some within urban areas. Can Such Things Be? implies and relates that anything is possible, at any time.
Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War
At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment....In February 1862 he was commissioned First Lieutenant, and served on the staff of General William Babcock Hazen as a topographical engineer, making maps of likely battlefields. Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862), a terrifying experience that became a source for several later short stories and the memoir, "What I Saw of Shiloh". In June 1864, he sustained a serious head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and spent the rest of the summer on furlough, returning to active duty in September. He was discharged from the army in January 1865.
|An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge|
In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
These stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. This is the 1909 edition. The 1909 edition omits six stories from the original 1891 edition; these six stories are added to this recording (from an undated English edition). The 1891 edition is entitled In The Midst Of Life; Tales Of Soldiers And Civilians. The Wikipedia entry for the book uses the title Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist...
|The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1|
|The Damned Thing 1898, From "In the Midst of Life"|
Cynic Looks At Life
Civilization, Immortality, the Death Penalty, these are just a few of the essays enclosed in this collection, A Cynic Looks At Life. Written by Ambrose Bierce, these essays continue to be thought provoking, offering a valid outlook on life.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of An Interpretation by Ambrose Bierce. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 22, 2013.
|A Son of the Gods and A Horseman in the Sky|
Cobwebs from an Empty Skull
Ambrose Bierce's collection of short parables, published under the pen name of Dod Grile, is similar to Aesop's Fables. This compilation is comprised of "Fables of Zambri, the Parsee," "Brief Seasons of Intellectual Dissipation" and the "Divers Tales," all of which were first serialized in the magazine "FUN." A great read for any lover of short stories or poetry with faraway lands, talking animals and supernatural occurrences!
|The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909|
|The Fiend's Delight|
|Shapes of Clay|
|The Letters of Ambrose Bierce With a Memoir by George Sterling|
By: Ambrose Bierce and Adolph de Castro (1842-1913)
The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter
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: Ambrose Coleman
|The Friars in the Philippines|
By: Ambrose Newcomb
|Eagles of the Sky With Jack Ralston Along the Air Lanes|
By: Ambrose Pratt
|First Person Paramount|
By: Ambrose Shepherd
|Men in the Making|
By: Ameen Fares Rihani (1876-1940)
|The Book of Khalid|
By: Amelia Alderson Opie (1769-1853)
|A Wife's Duty A Tale|
By: Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (1831-1892)
|In the Days of My Youth|
By: Amelia B. Edwards (1831-1892)
A Thousand Miles up the Nile
Known as the Godmother of Egyptology, Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards traveled through Egypt at a time when archeology was in its infancy in that country and literally anyone with a spade or trowel could go exploring through the magnificent, untouched ruins. She was one of a group of amazing Victorian women who ignored the repressive 19th century attitudes toward female scientists and defied society to follow their passion for history. A Thousand Miles up the Nile was first published in 1877. The title refers to the approximate distance from Alexandria to the Second Cataract of the Nile river, a journey that the author undertook over the course of a year in Egypt...
Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical travelogue in in 1873. The book describes her travels through a relatively un-visited area in the South Tyrol district of Italy. The Dolomites are a part of that most famous of mountain chains, the Alps.In this book, the Writer and her friend and companion, L., travel from Southern Italy, having over-wintered there, to visit the Dolomite district. Her chatty style, dry sense of humor, accuracy of facts, and sympathy for humanity set her works apart. The slice of Victorian British life presented is quite captivating...
By: Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919)
Maid of Maiden Lane
The Maid of Maiden lane is a wonderful love story in which Mrs. Barr intertwines the hot political and social issues that were occurring in America during the last decade of the 18th century with an excellent love story plot. Some of those issues include: the moral dilemma and debate over the French Revolution, and how that event touched the lives of the immigrants in America; the prejudices between the immigrants from England, and those from France or Holland, and how those animosities affected the ordinary lives of the people; and the political debate over titles, foreign policy, and such things(for example)as where the capital of the nation was to reside, New York or Philadelphia...
By: Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (1831-1919)
|Remember the Alamo|
|All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography The Red Leaves of a Human Heart|
|The Bow of Orange Ribbon A Romance of New York|
|Winter Evening Tales|
|A Rose of a Hundred Leaves A Love Story|
|The Measure of a Man|
|A Song of a Single Note A Love Story|
|The Squire of Sandal-Side A Pastoral Romance|
|Christine A Fife Fisher Girl|
|The Man Between, an International Romance|
|Jan Vedder's Wife|
|An Orkney Maid|
|A Daughter of Fife|
|A Singer from the Sea|
|I, Thou, and the Other One A Love Story|
|A Reconstructed Marriage|
|Maids Wives and Bachelors|
|Playing With Fire|
|Was It Right to Forgive? A Domestic Romance|
|Prisoners of Conscience|
|The Hallam Succession|
|A Knight of the Nets|
By: Amelia Opie (1769-1853)
Everybody makes mistakes, and everything has a price. This novel describes, according to it's name, the life of Adeline Mowbray, full of everything: sorrow, happiness, falsehood, truth, kindness, and mistakes. This novel is an exploration of the human heart. Be prepaired for a strong and enjoyable read.
By: Amelia Ruth Gere Mason
|The Women of the French Salons|
By: Amelia Simmons (c. 1700s-1800s)
American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks printed and used in what became the United States were British cookbooks, so the importance of this book is obvious to American culinary history, and more generally, to the history of America. The full title of this book was: American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country, and all grades of life. (Description from Wikipedia)
By: Amelia Stratton Comfield
|Alida or, Miscellaneous Sketches of Incidents During the Late American War. Founded on Fact|
By: Amélie Rives (1863-1945)
|Shadows of Flames A Novel|
|A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales|
|The Summer Holidays A Story for Children|