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Cyrano de Bergerac By Edmond Rostand
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Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1900 French short drama film directed by Clément Maurice, featuring Benoit Constant Coquelin as Cyrano. It was shown at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. The film,... More > shot in color and synchronized to a wax cylinder recording, is thought to be the first ever made with both color and sound. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrano_de_Bergerac_(1900_film) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (French: [ʁɔstɑ̃]; 1 April 1868 – 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism, and is known best for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays contrasted with the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. Another of Rostand's works, Les Romanesques, was adapted to the musical comedy, The Fantasticks. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Rostand< Less
Ethics By Benedict Spinoza
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This is a reprint of a 19th century translation of "Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata" by Benedict de Spinoza (Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677) first published in 1677. The translation by... More > William Hale White (1831-1913), first published in 1883, was prepared for publication by Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, as the first volume of Moonrise Press's Classic Wisdom Book Series. The book consists of five parts: I. Of God; II. Of The Nature and Origin of the Mind, III. Of The Origin and Nature of the Affects; IV. Of Human Bondage, or of the Strength of the Affects; And V. Of the Power of the Intellect, or Of Human Liberty. Born in a Jewish-Portuguese family in Amsterdam in 1621, at 23, Spinoza was expelled from the Jewish community and is buried in a Christian Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague (he died at 44, in 1677). He was neither Jewish nor Christian in his views, and, from today’s perspective may be called one of the early Classics of Awakened Wisdom, aware of the intrinsic unity of the Universe with God, the Source of all.< Less
Ethics: An Outline By Maja Trochimczyk & Benedict Spinoza
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This is an abridged reprint in gender-neutral language of a 19th century translation of "Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata" by Benedict de Spinoza (Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677) first... More > published in 1677. The 1883 translation by William Hale White (1831-1913), was rendered gender-neutral by Dr. Maja Trochimczyk. This second volume of Moonrise Press's Classic Wisdom Book Series, consists of five parts: I. Of God; II. Of The Nature and Origin of the Mind, III. Of The Origin and Nature of the Affects; IV. Of Human Bondage, or of the Strength of the Affects. And V. Of The Power of the Intellect, or Of Human Liberty. Born in a Jewish-Portuguese family in Amsterdam in 1621, at 23, Spinoza was expelled from the Jewish community and is buried in a Christian church in The Hague (he died at 44, in 1677). He was neither Jewish nor Christian in his views, and, from today’s perspective may be called one of the Classics of Awakened Wisdom, aware of the intrinsic unity of the Universe with God, the Source of all.< Less
Kylemore By Gerald Goddard
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Historical fiction in the 1600's about a young woman transplanted from Ireland to the New World. She's a bright person who has to adapt to Iroquois life. Mixed in is the mythology of Ireland as well... More > as the Iroquois. There's intrigue, drama, love, pirates, breath-holding moments and an unforgetable ending. Sequal started.< Less
Simon The Fox By Martin Peter Kielty
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‘An epic tale of treachery, heroism, ambition and betrayal’ Douglas Jackson, Hero Of Rome series ‘A first-class story’ Robert Low, The Oathsworn series Highland Scotland,... More > A.D. 1688: The forces of the deposed King James prepare for battle with those of the new King William – which is of little consequence to Bolla, a beggar about to be murdered for sport. Saved by one Simon Fraser of Beaufort, Bolla finds himself dragged into a world of war and intrigue. Simon, seemingly a Jacobite, will stop at nothing to become MacShimi, the Clan Fraser chief. As those above him begin to be removed from his path the endlessly ambitious character becomes known as The Fox. Bolla can only try to stay alive as Simon’s dance of death and deceit leads Clan Fraser towards ­­­a dangerous, dramatic reckoning.< Less
The Town Records of Duxbury, Bridgewater, and Dartmouth during the Time of Plymouth Colony, 1620-1692 By Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs
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The book presents integral transcriptions of the preserved records of three Plymouth Colony towns - Duxbury, Bridgewater, and Dartmouth, covering their earliest years up to 1692.
History of the Plague in London By Daniel Defoe
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Daniel Defoe (/ˌdænjəl dᵻˈfoʊ/;... More > c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.Daniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in Fore Street in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Defoe< Less
Surano de Mperzerak [Greek, Modern (1453-)] By Edmond Rostand
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ο... More > Γεώργιος Στρατήγης (1860 - 10 Νοεμβρίου 1938) ήταν Έλληνας δικηγόρος και σπουδαίος ποιητής και θεατρικός συγγραφέας.Γεννήθηκε στις Σπέτσες. Σπούδασε νομικά στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών και στη συνέχεια στο Βερολίνο και Παρίσι. Άσκησε το δικηγορικό του επάγγελμα στον Πειραιά και στην Αλεξάνδρεια. Η εμφάνισή του στο χώρο των γραμμάτων σημειώθηκε πολύ νωρίς. Σε ηλικία μόλις 18 ετών εξέδωσε μελέτη "Περί της Θείας Κωμωδίας του Δάντη", ενώ από 16 ετών άρχισε να συγγράφει ποιήματα τα οποία δημοσιεύονταν στο "Μη χάνεσαι" του Γαβριηλίδη. Τα ποιήματά του αυτά αργότερα περιελήφθησαν στη ποιητική συλλογή με τον τίτλο "Ροδοδάφναι".Το 1886 δημοσίευσε σε μετάφραση τον "Φάουστ" του Γκαίτε. Excerpt from: https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%93%CE%B5%CF%8E%CF%81%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%BF%CF%82_%CE%A3%CF%84%CF%81%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%AE%CE%B3%CE%B7%CF%82< Less
The Spanish Curate: A Comedy By John Fletcher
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Fletcher (1579–1625) was a Jacobean playwright.... More > Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivaled Shakespeare's. Though his reputation has been far eclipsed since, Fletcher remains an important transitional figure between the Elizabethan popular tradition and the popular drama of the Restoration.Fletcher was born in December 1579 (baptised 20 December) in Rye, Sussex, and died of the plague in August 1625 (buried 29 August in St. Saviour's, Southwark). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fletcher_(playwright)< Less
The Duchess of Malfi By John Webster
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The Duchess of Malfi (originally published as The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy) is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed... More > privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience at The Globe, in 1613–14.Published in 1623, the play is loosely based on events that occurred between about 1508 and 1513. The Duchess was Giovanna d'Aragona, Duchess of Amalfi (d. 1511), whose father, Enrico d'Aragona, Marquis of Gerace, was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand I of Naples. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duchess_of_Malfi Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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