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Emma By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in... More > English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics -wikipedia< Less
Persuasion By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in... More > English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics -wikipedia< Less
The Invention of Lithography By Alois Senefelder
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The Invention of Lithography By Alois Senefelder. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL GERMAN BY J. W. MULLER Published by NEW YORK: THE FUCHS & LANG MANUFACTURING COMPANY in 1911. COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY... More > THE FUCHS & LANG MANUFACTURING COMPANY NEW YORK AND LONDON. Alois Senefelder, not only the inventor, but the father and perfecter of Lithography, wrote this story of his life and his invention in 1817. The translator has followed his style closely, because he felt that the readers would prefer to have this English edition represent Senefelder's original German faithfully.< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (1775-1817) began her writing career composing stories and novels for her family as entertainment. Although she began to write Pride and Prejudice at the age of twenty-one, her first book... More > to appear in print was Sense an Sensibility. All of her novels, including Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion, were published anonymously. Austen's identity as an author was announced after her death by her brother, Henry.< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a British novelist whose realism, biting social commentary, and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque, and irony have earned her a place as one of the most... More > widely-read and best-loved writers in British literature. Austen lived her entire life as part of a large and close-knit family located on the lower fringes of English gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. Austen’s artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about thirty-five years old. During this period, she wrote three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1815, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, published after her death in 1817, and began a third (eventually titled Sanditon), but died before it could be completed.< Less
Walden, or Life in the Woods By Henry David Thoreau
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Henry David Thoreau (12 July 1817 - 6 May 1862July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) What you are about to read or are considering to read is regarded as an American Classic. However, it is not counted... More > among the Great Books of the Western World. It took five years to sell the original 2000 copies of its first edition (1854). In the 1960’s this book had a surge of popularity among non-academics and the hippies and hippie communes. Today (2007, ten years before Thoreau‘s birth bicentennial) it has a standard placement on American recommended reading lists. Should you read this book?...only if you are taking some course where the teacher requires it. Furthermore, if you want a good grade on your book report you are going to have to pretend you like it. However, if you are intelligent and honest you will not be able to bring yourself to lie in this way, so your best option, if available, is never take a course with this book on the reading list as it is a sure sign that the teacher has poor judgment.< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a British novelist whose realism, biting social commentary, and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque, and irony have earned her a place as one of the most... More > widely-read and best-loved writers in British literature. Austen lived her entire life as part of a large and close-knit family located on the lower fringes of English gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. Austen’s artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about thirty-five years old. During this period, she wrote three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1815, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, published after her death in 1817, and began a third (eventually titled Sanditon), but died before it could be completed.< Less
Maximilian, Prince of Wied's, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834, part 2 By Maximilian, Prinz von Wied
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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: Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (23 September... More > 1782 – 3 February 1867) was a German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. He led a pioneering expedition to southeast Brazil between 1815–1817, from which the album Reise nach Brasilien, which first revealed to Europe real images of Brazilian Indians, was the ultimate result. It was translated into several languages and recognized as one of the greatest contributions to the knowledge of Brazil at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Maximilian_of_Wied-Neuwied< Less
Persuasion By Jane Austen
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"Persuasion" is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August, 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; "Persuasion" was... More > published in December of that year (but dated 1818). "Persuasion" is connected with Northanger Abbey not only by the fact that the two books were originally bound up in one volume and published together two years later, but also because both stories are set partly in Bath, a fashionable health resort with which Jane Austen was well acquainted, having lived there from 1801 to 1805.< Less
Persuasion By Jane Austen
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Having been persuaded to drop her proposed marriage to a naval officer without means eight years ago, Anne Elliot at the start of the novel Persuasion is now 27 years old and still unmarried. The... More > naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, has now returned a wealthy man having made his fortune at sea. But although he intends to now find a bride, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. Set partly in the fashionable city of Bath, Persuasion is one of Jane Austen’s most biting and personal satires of Regency society. Persuasion was Jane Austen’s last completed novel, finished in August 1816. She died at the age of 41 in 1817.< Less

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