Eirik the Red's Saga
In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red’s banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson’s discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally), after his longboat was blown off-course. By geographical details, this place is surmised to be present-day Newfoundland, and is likely the first European discovery of the American mainland, some five centuries before Christopher Columbus’s journey.
The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland is an epic poem, originally sung in Old French. It tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. This is an English translation. Translated by Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff.
Tiny Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
English as She is Wrote
"...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. Sections of the work: How she is wrote by the Inaccurate, By Advertisers and on Sign-boards, For Epitaphs, By Correspondents, By the Effusive, How she can be oddly wrote, and By the Untutored.
|The Romance of Lust A classic Victorian erotic novel|
That Mother-in-Law of Mine
Here we were, only a month married, and spending our honeymoon at a most charming summer resort, where there was no excuse for getting out of patience. Everything was beautiful and attractive: Little hotel, strange to say, quite delightful; no fault to find with surroundings and accommodations; my darling Bessie, as sweet as an angel and determined to be happy and to make me happy; everything, in short, calculated to give us a long summer of delight. That is, if Bessie had only been an orphan. But there was her mother, who had joined us on our summer trip, after the first two weeks of unalloyed happiness, and threatened to accompany us through life. (excerpt from chapter 1)
|My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III. 1888 Edition|
Irish Wit and Humor
Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. (
|Forbidden Fruit Luscious and exciting story and More forbidden fruit or Master Percy's progress in and beyond the domestic circle|
True Stories of Wonderful Deeds
37 short pieces perfect for newer recorders. These one page Stories of (mostly) Wonderful Deeds were written for Little Folk to teach them about famous incidents in their history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nelson and Hardy, Bruce and the Spider, David Livingston, Canute, Sir Philip Sydney, and Elizabeth and Raleigh are just some of the well known people and incidents covered in short stories.
|The Power of Mesmerism A Highly Erotic Narrative of Voluptuous Facts and Fancies|
|Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover|
|The Ladies Delight|
|Mother Stories from the Old Testament A Book of the Best Stories from the Old Testament that Mothers can tell their Children|
|Highroads of Geography Introductory Book: Round the World with Father|
|The Story Of Frithiof The Bold 1875|
|The High History of the Holy Graal|
|The Martyr of the Catacombs A Tale of Ancient Rome|
|Amusing Trial in which a Yankee Lawyer Renders a Just Verdict|
|Books and Authors Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches|
|Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls|
|Stories About Indians|
|Child's Book of Water Birds|
|The Assemble of Goddes|
|The Interlude of Wealth and Health|
|A Letter From a Clergyman to his Friend, with an Account of the Travels of Captain Lemuel Gulliver|
|Dog of St. Bernard and Other Stories|
|Adventures of a Sixpence in Guernsey by A Native|
|Bird Stories and Dog Stories|
|The Young Carpenters of Freiberg A Tale of the Thirty Years' War|
|Susan and Edward or, A Visit to Fulton Market|