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By: Edgar Saltus (1855-1921)

Book cover Imperial Purple

By: Edgcumbe Staley (1845-1903)

Book cover dogaressas of Venice: The wives of the doges

A series of biographies of the wives of the doges of the Venetian Republic. - Summary by Timothy

By: Edith Gilman Brewster

Book cover Some Three Hundred Years Ago

By: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The six Bastable children are plunged into grief when their mother dies and their father's business partner cheats him of all his money. As a result, he loses not only his fortune but also his good name. However, the children decide to lend a hand. Determined to restore both, the children set out to find some way of making money. A variety of amusing and exciting events follow as they plunge into a series of scrapes in search of a legendary lost treasure. Published in 1899, The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E Nesbit was her first children's novel...

Royal Children of English History by Edith Nesbit Royal Children of English History

From the first chapter: “History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the things that are happening here and now, and that are put in the newspapers, will be history for little children one of these days. And the people you read about in history were real live people, who were good and bad, and glad and sorry, just as people are now-a-days.” E. Nesbit writes about some of the people behind the names, dates and battles of English History in this lovely book for older children. The original book contains some beautiful illustrations and you can see those by clicking the ‘Gutenberg’ link below.

By: Edith Thomas (1882-)

Book cover Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"

By: Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort by Edith Wharton Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the lines, including hospitals, ravaged villages, and trenches. Fighting France records her travels along the front in 1914 and 1915, and celebrates the indomitable spirit of the French people.

By: editor: Frank Munsey

Book cover The Scrap Book Sampler

18 works -- two non-fic articles & one short fiction or poetry each -- from issues March, April, May, June, July, & August 1906 of The Scrap Book, Volume 1, edited by Frank Munsey. As he states in the editorial of the April 1906 issue (Vol 1, Iss 2) this was a sort of supplement to the editor's popular monthly, Munsey's Magazine. The Scrap Book is very like an American version of Punch with many short, often humorous articles interspersed with at least one short story, some poetry, and several longer non-fic pieces. The Scrap Book ran up to 1922.

By: Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896)

Book cover Germinie Lacerteux

By: Edmond Malone (1741-1812)

Book cover Cursory Observations on the Poems Attributed to Thomas Rowley (1782)

By: Edmondo De Amicis (1846-1908)

Book cover Holland, v. 1 (of 2)

By: Edmund B. (Edmund Bostwick) Tuttle (1815-1881)

Book cover Three Years on the Plains Observations of Indians, 1867-1870

By: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Book cover Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America
Book cover Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke
Book cover The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)

By: Edmund Christopherson (1903-1974)

Book cover Night The Mountain Fell; The Story Of The Montana-Yellowstone Earthquake

A severe earthquake, centered in the vacation area of West Yellowstone, Montana, shook the ground and its inhabitants and visitors on August 17, 1959, at 11.37 pm. A mountainside fell, a lake formed, roads and houses disappeared, people were trapped, people died. The author of this narrative went to the area the day after the quake, took first-hand stories of the catastrophe, researched in the following months, and wrote this account within a year of the shaking. The printed source has many informative photographs. - Summary by David Wales

By: Edmund Dene Morel (1873-1924)

Book cover Red Rubber: The Story of the Rubber Slave Trade on the Congo

Morel explains the history and formation of the Congo Free State, owned by King Leopold II. However, Morel, a humanitarian, focuses on the atrocities commited in the Congo through the enslavement of the native population, leading to the deaths of as much as 50 percent of the population. Writing in the early 20th century, he argues Britain can and should stop these horrific human rights violations. - Summary by Elsie Selwyn

By: Edmund Gosse

Book cover Gossip in a Library

A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and their subjects.

Book cover Some Diversions of a Man of Letters
Book cover Raleigh
Book cover Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France

By: Edmund John Kennedy (-1915)

Book cover With The Immortal Seventh Division

By: Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937)

Book cover Theodore Roosevelt

By: Edmund [Editor] Goldsmid

The Maner of the Tryumphe of Caleys and Bulleyn and The Noble Tryumphant Coronacyon of Quene Anne, Wyfe unto the Most Noble Kynge Henry VIII by Edmund [Editor] Goldsmid The Maner of the Tryumphe of Caleys and Bulleyn and The Noble Tryumphant Coronacyon of Quene Anne, Wyfe unto the Most Noble Kynge Henry VIII

By: Edson L. Whitney (1861-)

Book cover Four American Indians: King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

Four American Indians by Edson L. Whitney and Frances M. Perry, gives a short history of King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags; Pontiac, an Ottawan chief; Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief; and Osceola, a Seminole chief. Along with the history of each leader, insights on daily living among these different tribes is given.

By: Edward A. (Edward Austin) Johnson (1860-1944)

Book cover History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and Other Items of Interest

By: Edward Alexander Moore (1842-)

Book cover The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson In Which is Told the Part Taken by the Rockbridge Artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia

By: Edward Alexander Powell (1879-1957)

Book cover Where the Strange Trails Go Down Sulu, Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Cambodia, Annam, Cochin-China
Book cover Fighting in Flanders
Book cover The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean
Book cover Italy at War and the Allies in the West

By: Edward Allen Bell

Book cover A History of Giggleswick School From its Foundation, 1499 to 1912

By: Edward Alva Trueblood

Book cover In the Flash Ranging Service Observations of an American Soldier During His Service With the A.E.F. in France

By: Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892)

Book cover Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine

By: Edward Carpenter (1844-1929)

Book cover Never Again!
Book cover The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife
Book cover Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

Written in 1908 by socialist critic and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex is a thoughtful, humanizing, and frequently utopian treatise on homosexuality that defies some of the period's more stultifying notions about human sexuality. In it, Carpenter argues for the legitimization of “uranianism,” recounts the history of homosexuality from antiquity to present day, highlights the great social and aesthetic work done by Uranians, and outlines some of the transformative social effects that might occur from a greater acceptance of homosexuality.

Book cover Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure, and Other Essays

This publication, by English utopian socialist Edward Carpenter, describes civilisation as a sort of disease with which humanity is afflicted. Alongside this influential publication , are compiled other essays: Modern Science: A Criticism; The Science of the Future: A Forecast; Defence of Criminals: A Criticism of Morality; Exfoliation: Lamarck versus Darwin; Custom; A Rational and Humane Science; and The New Morality, plus Appendices . - Summary by Jake Malizia

By: Edward Channing (1856-1931)

A Short History of the United States by Edward Channing A Short History of the United States

First published in 1908, A Short History of The United States by Edward Channing aims to provide a compact and concise account of the events that went into the making of the United States of America. Divided into 45 short chapters which are laid out point-wise, the book is designed as a school text book. Each chapter has a section at the end with a set of questions regarding the facts given in it. Beginning with theories about the first European who may have “discovered” the North American...

By: Edward Crompton Butler

Book cover Our Little Mexican Cousin

This book tells about life in Mexico in the early 20th century, through the eyes of a little girl, Juanita. As the story follows her, the reader learns about cultural practices, historical events, and famous landmarks.

By: Edward Delafield (1794-1875)

Book cover Inaugural Dissertation on Pulmonary Consumption

At a time when diseases termed "consumption" were among the leading cause of death in the county, physicians such as Edward Delafield began to publish observations, research, and studies on the topic. The hope of such works was to share gained knowledge with all physicians with faith that causes and treatments would be found to stop these devastating maladies. This is one such work. - Summary by afutterer

By: Edward Dicey (1832-1911)

Book cover Rome in 1860

By: Edward Dowden (1843-1913)

Book cover A History of French Literature Short Histories of the Literatures of the World: II.

By: Edward Duffy (1830?-)

Book cover History of the 159th Regiment, N.Y.S.V.

By: Edward Ellis Morris (1843-1902)

Book cover Early Hanoverians

In this short book Edward Ellis Morris writes a vivid account of the reigns of the first two Georges. Scarcely had the fifty-four-year-old king assumed the throne when James Stuart roused the Highlanders in the "Fifteen." Five years later the collapse of the South Sea Company convulsed Britain and her first prime minister, Robert Walpole, emerged to stabilize the country's finances. George II succeeded his father in 1727 and Morris writes that "the new King was in person short, and like many short men, proud and touchy...

Book cover Age of Anne

This short survey of the age of Queen Anne begins with the War of the Spanish Succession and the career of the Duke of Marlborough, leader of the allied armies against Louis XIV. Scotland joins England to form the United Kingdom. Peter the Great wrests control of the Gulf of Finland from Charles XII of Sweden and builds St. Petersburg. Despite the Jacobite threat, the Whigs secure the Protestant Succession and George I ascends the throne. Pope writes a mock epic in couplets, Addison's "Spectator" enlivens coffee houses and tea tables, and Defoe creates the immortal "Robinson Crusoe."

By: Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

Book cover The Life of Columbus From His Own Letters and Journals and Other Documents of His Time

By: Edward Farr

Book cover A History Of England From Early Times

By: Edward Feild (1801-1876)

Book cover Extracts from a Journal of a Voyage of Visitation in the "Hawk," 1859

By: Edward Fenton Elwin

Book cover India and the Indians

By: Edward Foord

Book cover Byzantine Empire

A concise and comprehensive guide to the Byzantine empire from Constantine to its dissolution. Foord explores in an accessible manner why it was important to history, the significance of noteworthy events, and how it eventually fell. While sometimes describing the experience of the everyday people, he mainly focuses on the wars and policies of Byzantine emperors.

By: Edward Francis Wilson (1844-1915)

Book cover Missionary Work Among the Ojebway Indians

By: Edward Frederick Knight (1852-1925)

Book cover Cruise of the Alerte - In Search of Treasure

The book describes a voyage undertaken in 1889 by an English barrister Edward Frederick Knight to the South Seas. This delightful story takes the reader on a voyage to the forbidding desert island of Trindade, where it is rumored that immense treasure lies buried. Though the heroes of this treasure-hunt do not have to contend with malicious people, they have their share of adventures. Almost inaccessible desert island, changing weather, hideous land crabs and heavy digging in the mud are enough challenges for the brave adventurers.

By: Edward G. D. (Edward George Downing) Liveing (1895-1963)

Book cover Attack An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, 1916

By: Edward Gaylord Bourne (1860-1908)

Book cover The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503

By: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Book cover Leila or, the Siege of Granada
Book cover Devereux

By: Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian hordes, tumultuous events like the Crusades and invaders like Genghis Khan and many more...

Book cover Memoirs of My Life and Writings

By: Edward Gleichen (1863-1937)

Book cover The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade August 1914 to March 1915

By: Edward Harper Parker (1849-1926)

Book cover Ancient China Simplified

By: Edward Hayes (fl. 1580.)

Book cover Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland

By: Edward Howard Griggs (1868-1951)

Book cover The Soul of Democracy The Philosophy of the World War in Relation to Human Liberty

By: Edward Hutton (1875-1969)

Book cover Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa With Sixteen Illustrations In Colour By William Parkinson And Sixteen Other Illustrations, Second Edition
Book cover England of My Heart : Spring

By: Edward Ingle (1861-1924)

Book cover Captain Richard Ingle The Maryland "Pirate and Rebel," 1642-1653

By: Edward J. (Edward Jackson) Lowell (1845-1894)

Book cover The Eve of the French Revolution

By: Edward John Eyre (1815-1901)

Book cover Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia

By: Edward John Thompson (1886-1946)

Book cover The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad

By: Edward Keble Chatterton (1878-1944)

Book cover Daring Deeds of Famous Pirates

Edward Chatterton, a prolific British author of maritime adventures, presents fascinating stories of pirates and their exploits from earliest times through the 19th century. Chapters include the history of piracy in Tudor and Elizabethan times and stories of legendary pirates such as Black Beard, Henry Morgan, and Captain Kidd. - Summary by Larry Wilson

By: Edward Lucas White (1866-1934)

Book cover The Unwilling Vestal

By: Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)

Book cover Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University

By: Edward Money

Book cover The Truth About America

By: Edward Osler (1798-1863)

Book cover The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth

By: Edward P. Lowry

Book cover With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back

By: Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947)

Book cover American Nation: a history — Volume 1: European Background of American History, 1300-1600

By: Edward R. Shaw (1855-1903)

Discoverers and Explorers by Edward R. Shaw Discoverers and Explorers

Tales of the brave and daring explorers that ventured into the unknown “Sea of Darkness” where it was thought monsters and angry gods lived. They dared to sail near the equator which was thought to have such intense heat that it would boil the ocean water. It was also commonly thought at the time that the world was flat, and the ships would fall off the face of the earth. These men overcame these fears to explore and discover new lands.

By: Edward Robins (1862-1943)

Book cover Chasing an Iron Horse Or, A Boy's Adventures in the Civil War

By: Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

Book cover The North American Indian

By: Edward S. Ellis (1840-1916)

The Life of Kit Carson by Edward S. Ellis The Life of Kit Carson

Christopher Carson, or as he was familiarly called, Kit Carson, was a man whose real worth was understood only by those with whom he was associated or who closely studied his character. He was more than hunter, trapper, guide, Indian agent and Colonel in the United States Army....His lot was cast on the extreme western frontier, where, when but a youth, he earned the respect of the tough and frequently lawless men with whom he came in contact. Integrity, bravery, loyalty to friends, marvelous quickness...

By: Edward Samuel Corwin (1878-1963)

Book cover John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court

By: Edward Singleton Holden (1846-1914)

Book cover Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works

By: Edward Smyth Jones (1881-)

Book cover The Sylvan Cabin A Centenary Ode on the Birth of Lincoln and Other Verse

By: Edward Stanley (1779-1849)

Before and after Waterloo Letters from Edward Stanley, sometime Bishop of Norwich (1802; 1814; 1816) by Edward Stanley Before and after Waterloo Letters from Edward Stanley, sometime Bishop of Norwich (1802; 1814; 1816)

By: Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)

Book cover American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Book cover For the Liberty of Texas
Book cover The Boy Land Boomer Or, Dick Arbuckle's Adventures in Oklahoma

By: Edward Streeter (1891-1976)

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter Dere Mable

Bill is in training camp, preparing to go off to World War I. This book is a collection of love letters written to his sweetheart, Mable. The letters are humorous, mis-spelled, and have many stories of life in an army camp – all from Bill’s unique perspective.

Book cover "Same old Bill, eh Mable!"

By: Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916)

Book cover Dewey and Other Naval Commanders
Book cover Thomas Jefferson, a Character Sketch
Book cover The Hunters of the Ozark
Book cover The Jungle Fugitives A Tale of Life and Adventure in India Including also Many Stories of American Adventure, Enterprise and Daring
Book cover The Boy Patriot

By: Edward V. Lucas (1868-1938)

Highways and Byways in Sussex by Edward V. Lucas Highways and Byways in Sussex

A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, gravestone epitaphs and a gentle sense of humour. The author colours the countryside with his nostalgia for times past and regret for the encroaching future, his resentment of churches with locked doors, and his love of deer parks, ruined castles and the silent hills.(I must add my apologies for my attempts at the Sussex dialect in the chapter on that subject.)[This book is of Reading Grade of 9...

Book cover A Wanderer in Venice
Book cover A Wanderer in Holland
Book cover A Wanderer in Florence

By: Edward W. (Edward Woodall) Naylor (1867-1934)

Book cover Shakespeare and Music With Illustrations from the Music of the 16th and 17th centuries

By: Edwin Emerson (1869-1959)

Book cover A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Volume Two (of Three)

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