By: Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845-1924)
|Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days|
By: Emily Richings
|Through the Malay Archipelago|
By: Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
|Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada|
|In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers|
|The White Rose of Langley A Story of the Olden Time|
|The Maidens' Lodge None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne)|
|Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall|
|Robin Tremayne A Story of the Marian Persecution|
|Our Little Lady Six Hundred Years Ago|
By: Emma Leslie
|Hayslope Grange A Tale of the Civil War|
By: Emma Look Scott (1858-)
|How the Flag Became Old Glory|
By: Emma Orczy (1865-1947)
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel narrates the story of a rich English baronet who rescues French aristocrats facing the guillotine. He also taunted his enemies after each rescue by leaving behind a card that has a small flower on it – the scarlet pimpernel. It is a brilliant adventure story set at the time of the French Revolution. The plot is fantastic and rarely lets the readers pause for breath as it oscillates between London society and the dark night in Coastal France. The story follows a beautiful Countess who escapes from Paris as a committee there was making arrangements to send her to the guillotine...
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)
|Booker T. Washington Builder of a Civilization|
|Negro Migration during the War|
By: England and Wales. Sovereign
|A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders|
By: Enos A. Mills (1870-1922)
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
|The Story of the "9th King's" in France|
By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
|The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation|
|The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.|
By: Eric Fisher Wood (1889-1962)
|The Note-Book of an Attaché Seven Months in the War Zone|
By: Eric Parker (1870-1955)
|Highways and Byways in Surrey|
By: Ernest Albert Savage (1877-1966)
|Old English Libraries|
By: Ernest Belfort Bax (1854-1926)
|German Culture Past and Present|
By: Ernest Daudet (1837-1921)
|Which? or, Between Two Women|
By: Ernest Giles (1835-1897)
|Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,|
By: Ernest R. (Ernest Richard) Suffling (1855-1911)
|Jethou or Crusoe Life in the Channel Isles|
By: Ernest Scott (1867-1939)
|Terre Napoleón; a History of French Explorations and Projects in Australia|
By: Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946)
|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-)
|The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo|
By: Erskine Childers (1870-1922)
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
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)
|Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers|
By: Ethel J. Rosenberg (1858-1930)
A Brief Account of the Bahai Movement
“Many believe that we, in this century,” writes Ethel Rosenberg, “ are witnessing the dawn of a new spiritual epoch or era. A renewal of the Spirit is making itself felt in the Churches and in the religious and social life of all lands. This is in harmony with the teachings of the Bahais, and of their Great Leaders, now represented by Abdul Baha the ‘Servant of God,’ known to the outside world as Abbas Effendi. Once again, the Light is shining forth from that land which may indeed be called...
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)
|Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry; with intimate details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV|
|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)
|Spanish Life in Town and Country|
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)
By: Eugène Sue (1804-1857)
|The Brass Bell or, The Chariot of Death|
By: Eugene Winslow Watson (1843-1914)
|The Monitor and the Merrimac Both sides of the story|
By: Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339 AD)
Eusebius' History of the Christian Church
Eusebius presents the history of the Church from the apostles to his own time, with special regard to the following points:1. the successions of bishops in the principal sees2. the history of Christian teachers3. the history of heresies4. the history of the Jews5. the relations to the heathen6. the martyrdoms.
By: Eva K. Betz (1897-1968)
The Man Who Fought the Devil
Jean Marie Vianney always found it hard to learn. In fact, he made history by receiving a zero as his examination mark after his first year of study in the seminary. But with determination, and with God’s help, he won through. He became a hard-working parish priest and then a pastor – the beloved Cure of Ars.Week by week, year by year, his fame as an advisor and a confessor grew. People flocked from great distances to his little church, and privately, among themselves, they called him “saint”...
Knight of Molokai
Hurricane! Volcano eruptions and fire! Leprosy! Nothing deterred Father Damien from doing the work to which he had been called. Outstandingly big and strong as a boy, he was notably kind as a young man. He needed all his strength and kindness when he went to live at the leper colony of Molokai.This children’s biography of Father Damien of Molokai was written by Eva K. Betz, a prolific Catholic writer of history and biography books for children. (Introduction from an original dust jacket and Maria Therese)
Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786
A historical novel for children, which tells the story of several months in the life of the then famous Father Farmer, as he traveled a Mass circuit in Pre-Revolutionary, Colonial America. He faced much danger and and adventure, in order to provide the Mass and the Sacraments to Catholics who had not seen a priest in years.Father Farmer was a real life missionary priest during the 1700’s in what is now New England. In 1779 he was appointed as one of the first trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. He also had a reputation as a philosopher and astronomer in his time, and was a member of the American Philosophical Society. (Introduction by Maria Therese)No on-line text available.
By: Eva March Tappan (1854-1930)
When Knights Were Bold
This book is in no degree an attempt to relate the involved and intricate history of the Middle Ages. Its plan is, rather, to present pictures of the manner of life and habits of thought of the people who lived between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. Our writings and our everyday conversation are full of their phrases and of allusions to their ideas. Many of our thoughts and feelings and instincts, of our very follies and superstitions, have descended to us from them. To become better acquainted with them is to explain ourselves.
By: Evans, A. J. (1889-1960)
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)
|Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|
By: Evelyn Charles Vivian (1882-1947)
|A History of Aeronautics|
By: Evelyn March Phillipps (-1915)
|The Venetian School of Painting|
By: Ezra Meeker (1830-1928)
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)
|A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era|
By: F. (Frederick) Beavan (1818-1897)
|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)
By: F. Colburn (Francis Colburn) Adams
|Siege of Washington, D.C., written expressly for little people|
By: F. F. Arbuthnot (1833-1901)
|Arabic Authors A Manual of Arabian History and Literature|
By: F. J. (Frederick John) Snell (1862-)
|The Customs of Old England|
By: F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)
|Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome|
|Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome|
By: F. Max Müller (1823-1900)
|India: What can it teach us? A Course of Lectures Delivered before the University Of Cambridge|
|Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I Essays on the Science of Religion|
|The Silesian Horseherd - Questions of the Hour|
By: F. Somner (Frederick Somner) Merryweather (1827-1900)
|Bibliomania in the Middle Ages|
By: F. W. Reitz
|A Century of Wrong|
By: Fa'iz El-Ghusein (1883-1968)
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
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)
|The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 1|
|Brief Reflections relative to the Emigrant French Clergy|
By: Fay-Cooper Cole
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: Felix Speiser (1880-1949)
|Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific|
By: Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821-1891)
|Lucretia Borgia According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day|
By: Ferdinand Ossendowski (1876-1945)
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: Fernão Nunes (16th cent.)
|A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar): a contribution to the history of India|
By: Filson Young (1876-1938)
|Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery|
|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|
|Quotes and Images from Christopher Columbus|
By: Flavius Josephus (37 - c.100)
The Antiquities of the Jews
Antiquities of the Jews was a work published by the important Jewish historian Flavius Josephus about the year 93 or 94. It is a history of the Jewish people, written in Greek for Josephus' gentile patrons. Beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve, it follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible, but sometimes omits or adds information.Volume 1 contains Books 1-5 and ends with the dedication of Samuel and death of Eli the priest.
Minor Works of Josephus
There are 3 parts to this collection.(1) Against Apion is a two-volume defense of Judaism as classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity, as opposed to what Josephus claimed was the relatively more recent tradition of the Greeks. Some anti-Judean allegations ascribed by Josephus to the Greek writer Apion, and myths accredited to Manetho are also addressed.(2) Discourse To The Greeks Concerning Hades describes the author's views on the afterlife against the prevailing view of the "Greeks" (i...
|The Life of Flavius Josephus|
|Josephus' Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades|
By: Flora J. (Flora Juliette) Cooke (1864-1953)
|Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children|
By: Florence Eveleen Eleanore Olliffe Bell (1851-1930)
|The Arbiter A Novel|
By: Florence Kimball Russel
|A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route|
By: Founding Fathers of the United States
The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. It announced that the thirteen American colonies, who were at war with Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, no longer considered themselves part of the British Empire. They now called themselves a new nation, The United States of America. This famous document went on to become a well-known keystone of the human rights movement. However, the newly formed state had no real identity or philosophy and were merely a loose collection of states that had freed themselves from colonial rule...
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. It was ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution
The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately.
By: Frances Calderón de la Barca (1804-1882)
Life in Mexico
FRANCES CALDERON DE LA BARCA, born in Edinburgh, 1804, the daughter of William Inglis. After her father’s death she settled in America, where she married the Spanish diplomat, Don Angel Calderon de la Barca. She accompanied him on his various appointments to Mexico, Washington, and finally to Madrid, where she was created Marquesa de Calderon de la Barca by Alfonso XII and died in 1882. The present work is the result of observations made during a two years’ residence in Mexico, by a lady, whose position there made her intimately acquainted with its society, and opened to her the best sources of information in regard to whatever could interest an enlightened foreigner...
By: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
Little Lord Fauntleroy
In mid-1880s Brooklyn, New York, Cedric Errol lives with his Mother (never named, known only as Mrs Errol or “dearest”) in genteel poverty after his Father Captain Errol dies. They receive a visit from Havisham, an English lawyer with a message from Cedric’s grandfather, Lord Dorincourt. Cedric is now Lord Fauntleroy and heir to the Earldom and a vast estate. The Earl wants Cedric to live with him and learn to be an English aristocrat. He offers Mrs Errol a house and income but refuses to meet or have anything to do with her...
By: Frances Little (1863-1941)
|The Lady of the Decoration|
Little Sister Snow (version 2)
American author Fannie Caldwell, under pen name of Frances Little, tells the story of young Yuki San growing up in Japan circa early 1900s, and of her dreams of an American. (Introduction by Cheri Gardner)
|The Lady and Sada San A Sequel to the Lady of the Decoration|
By: Frances M. A. Roe
Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888
"There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instantly, giving deep sighs, preparing to snort, I knew . . . To give myself courage, I talked to the horse, slowly turning him around . . . when out of the bushes in front of us, there came a third wolf! The situation was not pleasant and without stopping to think, I said ‘Rollo, we must run him down - now do your best’ and taking a firm hold of the bridle, and bracing myself in the saddle, I struck the horse with my whip and gave an awful scream...
By: Frances Trollope (1779-1863)
Domestic Manners of the Americans
Next to de Alexis de Tocquville's almost contemporary Democracy in America, Frances Trollope's work may be the most famous (or at least notorious) dissection of manners and morals of the United States. The work was a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, and particularly in America, where Trollope was reviled as representing the worst of old world prejudices the new republic (though the criticism did nothing to hurt sales).Accompanied by a son and two daughters, Trollope lived in the United States...
By: Frances Wilson Huard (1885-)
|With Those Who Wait|
By: Francesco Saverio Nitti (1868-1953)
By: Francis Amasa Walker (1840-1897)
|The Indian Question|
By: Francis Andrew March (1863-1926)
History of the World War
This is a popular narrative history of the world's greatest war. Written frankly from the viewpoint of the United States and the Allies, it visualizes the bloodiest and most destructive conflict of all the ages from its remote causes to its glorious conclusion and beneficent results.Two ideals have been before us in the preparation of this necessary work. These are simplicity and thoroughness. It is of no avail to describe the greatest of human events if the description is so confused that the reader loses interest...