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Social Rights And Duties: Addresses to Ethical Societies. Vol 2 [of 2] By Leslie Stephen
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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: Sir Leslie Stephen KCB (28 November 1832 – 22 February... More > 1904) was an English author, critic, historian, biographer, and mountaineer, and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.Stephen was born at Kensington Gore in London, and son of Sir James Stephen and Lady Jane Catherine (née Venn) Stephen. His father was Colonial Undersecretary of State and a noted abolitionist. He was the fourth of five children, his siblings including James Fitzjames Stephen (1829–1894) and Caroline Emilia Stephen (1834–1909).His family had belonged to the Clapham Sect, the early 19th century group of mainly evangelical Christian social reformers. At his father's house he saw a good deal of the Macaulays, James Spedding, Sir Henry Taylor and Nassau Senior. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Stephen< Less
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince and the Showgirl (originally called The Sleeping Prince) is a 1957 British-American romantic comedy film starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. Olivier also served as director and... More > producer. The screenplay by Terence Rattigan was based on his 1953 stage play The Sleeping Prince. It was filmed in London.The film is set in London in June 1911. George V will be crowned king on 22 June and in the preceding days many important dignitaries arrive. Among those arriving are the 16-year-old King Nicholas VIII of Carpathia, with his Prince Regent father, Charles, a secondary Prince of Hungary and widower of the Queen of Carpathia.The British government realises that keeping Balkan country Carpathia in the Triple Entente is critical during the rising tensions in Europe. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince_and_the_Showgirl Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Seven Men [Excerpts] By Max, Sir Beerbohm
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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: Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (24 August 1872... More > – 20 May 1956) was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humorist. He was the drama critic for the Saturday Review from 1898 until 1910, when he relocated to Rapallo, Italy. In his later years he was popular for his occasional radio broadcasts. Among his best-known works is his only novel, Zuleika Dobson, published in 1911. His caricatures, drawn usually in pen or pencil with muted watercolour tinting, are in many public collections.Born in 57 Palace Gardens Terrace, London which is now marked with a blue plaque, Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was the youngest of nine children of a Lithuanian-born grain merchant, Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm (1811–1892). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beerbohm< Less
A Problem in Greek Ethics Being an inquiry into the phenomenon of sexual inversion, addressed especially to medical psychologists and jurists By John Addington Symonds
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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 Addington Symonds (/ˈsɪməndz/; 5 October 1840... More > – 19 April 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality), which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.Symonds was born at Bristol, England in 1840. His father, the senior John Addington Symonds, M.D. (1807–1871), was the author of Criminal Responsibility (1869), The Principles of Beauty (1857) and Sleep and Dreams. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Addington_Symonds< Less
The Prime Minister and His Mistress By Sir Oliver Popplewell
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Herbert Henry Asquith had a heart that burned for politics – and women. At sixty-years old in 1912, he had five children by his first wife and two by his second wife. He was also the prime... More > minister of Great Britain at a critical time – just two years before the outbreak of World War One. Venetia Stanley was only twenty-two-years old and the best friend of Asquith’s daughter, Violet, who later became Lady Violet Bonham Carter. Between 1912 and 1915, Asquith wrote more than five hundred passionate love letters to Venetia. Asquith wrote to her while conducting Cabinet meetings and during debates in the House of Commons. Once war began, he told her government secrets, and he reportedly valued her advice above all others. Historians have long been haunted by whether or not the relationship ever turned into a physical affair. Like a good detective story, you’ll be led to your own conclusion in The Prime Minister and His Mistress.< Less
John Leech's Pictures Of Life And Character, Volume III (of III) From The Collection Of "Mr. Punch" By John Leech
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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 Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was... More > an English caricaturist and illustrator. He is best known for his work for Punch, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. Leech catered to contemporary prejudices, such as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and supported acceptable social reforms. Leech's critical yet humorous cartoons on the Crimean War help shape public attitudes toward heroism, warfare, and Britons role in the world.John Leech was born in London. His father, a native of Ireland, was the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, "a man", on the testimony of those who knew him, "of fine culture, a profound Shakespearian, and a thorough gentleman." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leech_(caricaturist)< Less
And Even Now By Max, Sir Beerbohm
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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: Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (24 August 1872... More > – 20 May 1956) was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humorist. He was the drama critic for the Saturday Review from 1898 until 1910, when he relocated to Rapallo, Italy. In his later years he was popular for his occasional radio broadcasts. Among his best-known works is his only novel, Zuleika Dobson, published in 1911. His caricatures, drawn usually in pen or pencil with muted watercolour tinting, are in many public collections.Born in 57 Palace Gardens Terrace, London which is now marked with a blue plaque, Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was the youngest of nine children of a Lithuanian-born grain merchant, Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm (1811–1892). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beerbohm< Less
Renaissance in Italy, Volume 3 The Fine Arts By John Addington Symonds
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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 Addington Symonds (/ˈsɪməndz/; 5 October 1840... More > – 19 April 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies of writers and artists. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality), which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships, referring to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.Symonds was born at Bristol, England in 1840. His father, the senior John Addington Symonds, M.D. (1807–1871), was the author of Criminal Responsibility (1869), The Principles of Beauty (1857) and Sleep and Dreams. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Addington_Symonds< Less
Fort Amity By Arthur Quiller-Couch
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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: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch... More > (/ˌkwɪlərˈkuːtʃ/; 21 November 1863 – 12 May 1944) was a Cornish writer who published using the pseudonym Q. Although a prolific novelist, he is remembered mainly for the monumental publication The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900 (later extended to 1918) and for his literary criticism. He influenced many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84, Charing Cross Road and its sequel, Q's Legacy. His Oxford Book of English Verse was a favourite of John Mortimer's fictional character Horace Rumpole.Quiller-Couch was born in the town of Bodmin, Cornwall, by the union of two ancient local families, the Quiller family and the Couch family, and was the third in a line of intellectuals from the Couch family. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Quiller-Couch< Less
Colin Clink, Volume I (of III) By Charles Hooton
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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 Leech (29 August 1817 – 29 October 1864 in London) was... More > an English caricaturist and illustrator. He is best known for his work for Punch, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. Leech catered to contemporary prejudices, such as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism and supported acceptable social reforms. Leech's critical yet humorous cartoons on the Crimean War help shape public attitudes toward heroism, warfare, and Britons role in the world.John Leech was born in London. His father, a native of Ireland, was the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, "a man", on the testimony of those who knew him, "of fine culture, a profound Shakespearian, and a thorough gentleman." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Leech_(caricaturist)< Less

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