By: Marie Hay (1873-1938)
|A German Pompadour Being the Extraordinary History of Wilhelmine van Grävenitz, Landhofmeisterin of Wirtemberg|
By: Marie L. McLaughlin (1842-)
|Myths and Legends of the Sioux|
By: Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan Lamballe (1749-1792)
|Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI|
By: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors
An atypical piece of writing by Mark Twain, the short bawdy skit documents a conversion between Queen Elizabeth and several notable writers of the time, including Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Beaumont, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. Despite first being published in 1880, the piece remained anonymous for a period of time, until it was later acknowledged by Twain in 1901 as his own. Comprised of humor, descriptive imagery, ribald connotations, and vulgar language, the faux conversation is simultaneously humorous and repulsing, but nonetheless a wonder for its satirical precision...
The semiautobiographical travel memoir records Twain’s, more or less, personal journey across the Wild West in search of adventure while exploring variable locations. Accompanying his brother on what becomes a trip of a lifetime, the young Samuel Clemens finds himself in many different vocational roles as he explores and observes the magnificence of the American West. Not refraining from the usual social commentary, Twain directs criticism on various social and moral issues which he approaches through his sly and witty style...
Extracts from Adam's Diary
Get the true story of Adam and Eve, straight from the source. This humorous text is a day-to-day account of Adam’s life from happiness in the “GARDEN-OF-EDEN” to their fall from grace and the events thereafter. Learn how Eve caught the infant Cain, and Adam takes some time to learn exactly what it is.
Eve's Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, and in book format in June 1906 by Harper and Brothers publishing house. It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the Judeao-Christian creation myth, Eve, and is claimed to be "translated from the original MS." The "plot" of this novel is the first-person account of Eve from her creation up to her burial by, her mate, Adam, including meeting and getting to know Adam, and exploring the world around her, Eden...
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2
Mark Twain’s work on Joan of Arc is titled in full “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte.” De Conte is identified as Joan’s page and secretary. For those who’ve always wanted to “get behind” the Joan of Arc story and to better understand just what happened, Twain’s narrative makes the story personal and very accessible. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, “Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France...
The Treaty with China
"A good candidate for 'the most under-appreciated work by Mark Twain' would be 'The Treaty With China,' which he published in the New York Tribune in 1868. This piece, which is an early statement of Twain's opposition to imperialism and which conveys his vision of how the U.S. ought to behave on the global stage, has not been reprinted since its original publication until now." (the online, open-access "Journal of Transnational American Studies" published it in the spring, 2010).
Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences
This is Mark Twain's vicious and amusing review of Fenimore Cooper's literary art. It is still read widely in academic circles. Twain's essay, Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses (often spelled "Offences") (1895), particularly criticized The Deerslayer and The Pathfinder. Twain wrote at the beginning of the essay: 'In one place in Deerslayer, and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115. It breaks the record.' Twain listed 19 rules 'governing literary art in domain of romantic fiction', 18 of which Cooper violates in The Deerslayer. (Introduction by Wikipedia and John Greenman)
Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again
This satire on the U.S.A.'s myth of being the "Home of the Oppressed, where all men are free and equal", is unrelenting in its pursuit of justice through exposure. It draws a scathingly shameful portrait of how Chinese immigrants were treated in 19th century San Francisco. (Introduction by John Greenman)
This audiobook is a collection of Mark Twain's anti-imperialist writings (newspaper articles, interviews, speeches, letters, essays and pamphlets).
Essays on Paul Bourget
Collection of short essays concerning French novelist and critic Paul Bourget. Included: "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us" and "A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget".
By: Marmaduke William Pickthall (1875-1936)
|Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria, 1894-6|
By: Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
|Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets|
By: Marshall Ora Leighton (1874-1958)
|The Passaic Flood of 1903|
By: Martha Finley (1828-1909)
Elsie, young and motherless, has never met her father and is being raised by her father’s family. As a strong Christian, she has many trials within the unbelieving family. Her greatest comforts are her faith and her mammy, Chloe. Finally, her father returns home. Will her father love her? Will her father learn to love Jesus?
Holidays at Roselands
This is the second book of the much loved Elsie Dinsmore series and starts where the first book left off. Elsie is still recuperating from her weakness, with her kind and indulgent father by her side.The story revolves around how a strong bond of love and understanding takes root between the father and daughter, as they holiday at Roselands, and visit exciting places, with some of our favorite friends from the first book, Mr. Travilla, Adelaide, Chloe, Lora and the others.
This book continues the delightful "Elsie Dinsmore" series. Elsie's children, introduced in the previous volume, live life, grow up, and encounter various problems of their own. Additional Proof Listeners: AlaynaMay & Rachel.
|Elsie's Kith and Kin|
The seventh in the Elsie Dinsmore series, this book begins with the death of Elsie's beloved husband. As Elsie learns to live in widowhood, the story shifts to the lives of those most precious to her - her children and extended family.
By: Martha Foote Crow (1854-1924)
By: Martin B. (Martin Bronn) Ruud (1885-1941)
|An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway|
By: Martin I. (Martin Ingham) Townsend (1810-1903)
|Prehistoric Structures of Central America Who Erected Them?|
By: Martin I. J. (Martin Ignatius Joseph) Griffin (1842-1911)
|The Story of Commodore John Barry|
By: Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885)
|The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States|
|Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party|
By: Mary A. Hamilton
The Story of Abraham Lincoln
In this biography for young adults, Mary A. Hamilton gives a British person’s perspective on the 16th President of the United States. A glowing tribute to “Honest Abe”, the author traces Lincoln’s ancestral roots and recounts his birth in Kentucky, his youth in Indiana, his adult life in Illinois and his years in the White House. She also provides a good background on the causes and course of the American Civil War. Hamilton is not always historically precise. For example, she erroneously names Jefferson Davis as the Southern Democratic candidate for president running against Lincoln and Douglas in 1860 rather than John C...
By: Mary Alsop King Waddington (-1923)
|Chateau and Country Life in France|
By: Mary Antin
The Promised Land
Being a Jew in Russia at the end of the 19th century was not easy at all. Jews were persecuted because of their religion. So the Jews found comfort in their ancient traditions. When Mary Antin’s father decided that keeping to his traditions did not suit him anymore, he found no place in Russia. So he emigrated to America with his family. Life was not easy, though as a child, Mary describes life in Boston as almost perfect. A smart and dignified girl, Mary takes the good things in anything and writes her autobiography with a smile.
From Plotzk to Boston
An intensely personal account of the immigration experience as related by a young Jewish girl from Plotzk (a town in the government of Vitebsk, Russia). Mary Antin, with her mother, sisters, and brother, set out from Plotzk in 1894 to join their father, who had journeyed to the “Promised Land” of America three years before. Fourth class railroad cars packed to suffocation, corrupt crossing guards, luggage and persons crudely “disinfected” by German officials who feared the cholera, locked “quarantine” portside, and, finally, the steamer voyage and a famiily reunited...
By: Mary Caroline Crawford (1874-1932)
|The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees|
By: Mary Chesnut
A Diary from Dixie
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time. This recording is of the first published edition of the diary, compiled from Mrs. Chesnut's revisions of her original journals.
By: Mary E. (Mary Evarts) Anderson (1838-1905)
|Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California|
By: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
|The Heart's Highway|
By: Mary H. Eastman (1818-1887)
|Dahcotah Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling|
By: Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1847-1902)
|Heroes of the Middle West The French|
By: Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade (1860-1936)
|Bertha Our Little German Cousin|
By: Mary Huestis Pengilly
Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum
Mary Pengilly was taken to a Lunatic Asylum by her sons where she kept a diary, which this book is taken from. Mary records the harsh conditions and treatments received at the hands of the nurses during her stay. Once Mary is released she takes it upon herself to make the authorities aware of the situation at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum.
By: Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934)
The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain is a book of sketches which portray the high desert country of southern California, where the Sierras descend into the Mojave Desert. Mary Austin finds beauty in the harsh landscape: "This is the sense of the desert hills--that there is room enough and time enough. . . The treeless spaces uncramp the soul." Her story begins with the water trails that lead toward the few life giving springs--the way marked for men by ancient Indian pictographs. Life and death play out at these springs...
By: Mary Johnston (1870-1936)
To Have And To Hold
When I first started reading this book, I thought it to be a historical romance novel. As I read further, I pondered whether it might be a sea-faring story. Reading still further, I determined it to be an adventure story. Alas, it is all three. To Have And To Hold, written by Mary Johnston was the bestselling novel of 1900. The story takes place in colonial Jamestown during the 1600’s. Captain Ralph Percy, an English soldier turned Virginian explorer buys a wife - little knowing that she is the escaping ward of King James I...
|The Long Roll|
|Pioneers of the Old South: a chronicle of English colonial beginnings|
|Prisoners of Hope A Tale of Colonial Virginia|
By: Mary Lois Kissell
|Aboriginal American Weaving|
By: Mary Platt Parmele (1843-1911)
|A Short History of France|
|A Short History of Russia|
|A Short History of Spain|
|A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland|
|A Short History of Germany|
|The Evolution of an Empire: A Brief Historical Sketch of England|
|The Evolution of an Empire A Brief Historical Sketch of France|
By: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860-1936)
|The Perfect Tribute|
By: Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958)
Tenting To-Night; A Chronicle Of Sport And Adventure In Glacier Park And The Cascade Mountains
This is the second of two travelogues published by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Both deal with Glacier National Park, and this book also deals with the Cascade Mountains (The other is entitled Through Glacier Park). Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and articles, though she is most famous for her mystery stories. The region that became Glacier National Park was first inhabited by Native Americans and upon the arrival of European explorers, was dominated by the Blackfeet in the east and the Flathead in the western regions.
Kings, Queens and Pawns: An American Woman at the Front
A personal account of the American author's visit to Europe in January 1915 while a war correspondent in Belgium for The Saturday Evening Post. She writes: "War is not two great armies meeting in a clash and frenzy of battle. It is much more than that. War is a boy carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been wounded by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, torn, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in icy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorosa for the son she has given...
By: Mary Rowlandson (c.1637-1711)
A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
This is the story of Mary Rowlandson’s capture by American Indians in 1675. It is a blunt, frightening, and detailed work with several moments of off-color humor. Mary, the wife of a minister, was captured by Natives during King Philips War while living in a Lancaster town, most of which was decimated, and the people murdered. See through her eyes, which depict Indians as the instruments of Satan. Her accounts were a best-seller of the era, and a seminal work, being one of the first captivity narratives ever published by a woman...
By: Mary Schell Hoke Bacon (1870-1934)
|Operas Every Child Should Know Descriptions of the Text and Music of Some of the Most Famous Masterpieces|
By: Mary Seacole (1805-1881)
Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
I should have thought that no preface would have been required to introduce Mrs. Seacole to the British public, or to recommend a book which must, from the circumstances in which the subject of it was placed, be unique in literature. If singleness of heart, true charity, and Christian works; if trials and sufferings, dangers and perils, encountered boldly by a helpless woman on her errand of mercy in the camp and in the battle-field, can excite sympathy or move curiosity, Mary Seacole will have many friends and many readers...
By: Mary Stoyell Stimpson
The Child's Book of American Biography
In every country there have been certain men and women whose busy lives have made the world better or wiser. The names of such are heard so often that every child should know a few facts about them. It is hoped the very short stories told here may make boys and girls eager to learn more about these famous people. (from the Forward of the text)
By: Mary Wilson Alloway (1848-1919)
|Famous Firesides of French Canada|
By: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Regarded as the one of the earliest examples of feminist philosophy, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is written as a direct response to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, a French politician who delivered a report to the French National Assembly suggesting that women should only receive domestic education and additionally encourages women to stay clear of political affairs. In her treatise, Wollstonecraft avidly criticizes this inadequate perception of women as an inferior sex and attacks social inequality, while also arguing for women’s rights in the hope of redefining their position both in society and in marriage...
By: Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
|Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M—y W—y M—e Written during Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in Different Parts of Europe|
By: Matilda Chaplin Ayrton (1846-1883)
|Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories|
By: Matilda Coxe Evans Stevenson (1849-1915)
|The Religious Life of the Zuñi Child|
By: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
Culture and Anarchy
Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book in 1869. The preface was added in 1875. Arnold's famous piece of writing on culture established his High Victorian cultural agenda which remained dominant in debate from the 1860s until the 1950s. According to his view advanced in the book, "Culture [...] is a study of perfection". He further wrote that: "[Culture] seeks to do away with classes; to make the best that has been thought and known in the world current everywhere; to make all men live in an atmosphere of sweetness and light [...
By: Matthew Luckiesh (1883-1967)
|Artificial Light Its Influence upon Civilization|
By: Maturin Murray Ballou (1820-1895)
|Due South or Cuba Past and Present|
By: Maud Diver (1867-1945)
|The Great Amulet|
|Captain Desmond, V.C.|
By: Maude Ward Lafferty (1869-1962)
|A Pioneer Railway of the West|
By: Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
|The Wrack of the Storm|
By: Maurice Nicoll (1884-1953)
By: Maurice Thompson (1844-1901)
|Alice of Old Vincennes|
By: Max Farrand (1869-1945)
|The Fathers of the Constitution; a chronicle of the establishment of the Union|
By: Max Pearson Cushing (1886-1951)
|Baron D'Holbach : a Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France|
By: May Agnes Fleming (1840-1880)
The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming is renowned as Canada's first best-selling novelist. She wrote 42 novels, many of which have only been published posthumely.The Midnight Queen is set in London, in the year of the plague 1665. Sir Norman Kingsley visits the soothsayer "La Masque" who shows him the vision of a beautiful young lady. Falling madly in love with her, he is astonished to find her only a short time later and saves her from being buried alive. He takes her home to care for her, but while he fetches a doctor, she disappears. Sir Kingsley and his friend Ormistan embark on an adventure to solve the mystery of the young lady - will they ever find her again?
By: May Kellogg Sullivan
A Woman Who Went to Alaska
Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Alaska via a luxurious cruise ship, where we enjoyed gourmet meals, amazing entertainment, and a climate-controlled environment. It's easy to also book a land package that enables you to see more of the country by train.Imagine what it was like to visit the same wild, untamed countryside in 1899. Instead of boarding a sleek, stylish cruise ship, you travel for weeks on a steamer...
By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico|
|The Boy Hunters|
|The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North|
|The Tiger Hunter|
|The Desert Home The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness|
|The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley|
By: Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814)
|The Group A Farce|
By: Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809)
The Journal of Lewis and Clarke (1840)
"The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean, has had all the success which could be expected. They have traced the Missouri nearly to its source; descended the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, ascertained with accuracy the Geography, of that interesting communication across the continent; learned the character of the country, its commerce and inhabitants; and it is but justice to say that Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their brave companions, have, by this arduous service, deserved well of their country...
|History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6.|
By: Michael Moukhanoff
|Nelka Mrs. Helen de Smirnoff Moukhanoff, 1878-1963, a Biographical Sketch|
By: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
|Shadow and Light An Autobiography with Reminiscences of the Last and Present Century|
By: Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov (1814-1841)
Hero of Our Time
A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will again tell me that a human being cannot be so wicked, and I will reply that if you can believe in the existence of all the villains of tragedy and romance, why wouldn't believe that there was a Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive types, why aren't you more merciful to this character, even if it is fictitious? Isn't it because there's more truth in it than you might wish?
By: Milburg F. Mansfield (1871-)
|Royal Palaces and Parks of France|
|The Automobilist Abroad|
|The Cathedrals of Northern France|
By: Mildred Aldrich (1853-1928)
|A Hilltop on the Marne Being Letters Written June 3-September 8, 1914|
|On the Edge of the War Zone From the Battle of the Marne to the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes|
By: Mildred Stapley Byne (1875-1941)
By: Militia of Mercy (U.S.). Gift Book Committee
|Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy|
By: Milo S. Hascall (1829-1904)
|Personal recollections and experiences concerning the Battle of Stone River|