By: Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916)
|Under the Trees and Elsewhere|
By: Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865-1937)
|The Puritan Twins|
By: Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844
This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.
By: Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1800-1859)
|Lays of Ancient Rome|
By: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
|Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America|
|Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke|
|The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)|
By: John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877)
David Crockett: His Life and Adventures
David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier.” He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. This narrative attempts faithfully to record the influences under which David Crockett was reared and the incidents of his wild and wondrous life...
|King Philip Makers of History|
|Louis XIV. Makers of History Series|
Empire of Russia from the Remotest Periods to the Present Time
A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott.
|Louis Philippe Makers of History Series|
|Benjamin Franklin A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago American Pioneers and Patriots Series|
|Madame Roland, Makers of History|
|The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago|
|Hortense Makers of History Series|
|Henry IV, Makers of History|
|Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi American Pioneers and Patriots|
By: Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologica - 06 Pars Prima Secundae, On the Last End, On Human Acts
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written between 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas, even though it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God...
Summa Theologica - 12 Pars Secunda Secundae, Treatise on Gratuitous Graces and the States of Life
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God...
By: Samuel Pepys (1633-1703)
|Diary of Samuel Pepys|
By: Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
"Unroll the world’s map, and look upon the great northern continent of America. Away to the wild west, away toward the setting sun, away beyond many a far meridian, let your eyes wander. Rest them where golden rivers rise among peaks that carry the eternal snow. Rest them there. You are looking upon a land whose features are un-furrowed by human hands, still bearing the marks of the Almighty mould, as upon the morning of creation; a region whose every object wears the impress of God’s image...
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: 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: George Morang (1866-1937)
The Copyright Question
This is a letter to the Toronto Board of Trade regarding Canadian copyrights. Morang requested an appearance before the Toronto Board of Trade but was denied. This is his letter in response. He wished to make clear his position.
By: Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944)
|Adventures in Criticism|
|On The Art of Reading|
|The Blue Pavilions|
|From a Cornish Window A New Edition|
By: Montague R. James (1862-1936)
|The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts Helps for Students of History, No. 17.|
By: George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950)
|Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders|
By: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)
|My First Battle A Sergeant's Story|
By: Cornelius Tacitus (56-120)
|Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II|
|The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of Agricola|
By: James E. Seaver (1787-1827)
A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
Mrs. Mary Jemison was taken by the Indians, in the year 1755, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside amongst them to the present time. Containing an account of the murder of her father and his family; her sufferings; her marriage to two Indians; her troubles with her children; barbarities of the Indians in the French and Revolutionary Wars; the life of her last husband, and many historical facts never before published.
By: Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913)
Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns over the issue of slavery. The author uses Lincoln's correspondence with others to show his personality traits and opinions about topics of his world.
By: Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC)
|"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries|
By: George Rawlinson (1812-1902)
|History of Phoenicia|
|The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World|
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
The Little Colonel
The scene of this story is laid in Kentucky. Its heroine is a small girl, who is known as the Little Colonel, on account of her fancied resemblance to an old-school Southern gentleman, whose fine estate and old family are famous in the region. (Introduction taken from original book.)
By: A. T. Mahan (1840-1914)
|The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence|
|Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 1|
|Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy|
|The Gulf and Inland Waters|
|Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900|
|The Life of Nelson, Volume 1 The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain|
|Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles|
By: Aristophanes (446BC - 385BC)
Lysistrata read by the Classics Drama Company at DePaul. The Classics Drama Company at DePaul is a new gathering of Thespians and Classicists dedicated to performing and understanding ancient literature. If you live in Chicago and attend DePaul University, we welcome new additions to our group. Contact Dr. Kirk Shellko (firstname.lastname@example.org), if interested.First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Aristophanes’ Lysistrata is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata, brings together the women of all Greece, exhorting them to withhold sexual contact from all men in order that they negotiate a treaty...
By: William E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
By: Watkin Tench (1758-1833)
A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay
Watkin Tench was an officer of the British Marines in the First Fleet to settle NSW. This is an interesting and entertaining account of his experiences during that time (Introduction by Tabithat)
|A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson|
By: Dudley Landon Vaill (1873-?)
The County Regiment
A sketch of the second regiment of Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery, originally the Nineteenth Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.