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Greatest Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Black Arrow, The Suicide Club, Markheim, Olalla, The Bottle Imp & Complete Novels and Stories By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. The late 20th century saw the start of a re-evaluation of Stevenson as an artist of great... More > range and insight, a literary theorist, an essayist and social critic, a witness to the colonial history of the Pacific Islands, and a humanist. According to the Index Translationum, Stevenson is ranked the 26th most translated author in the world. This collection, contains all his novels and short story collections (only signed by him), in their original editions: New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), Prince Otto (1885), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Kidnapped (1886), The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887), The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses (1888), The Master of Ballantrae (1889), Catriona (1893), Island Nights' Entertainments (1893), & Fables (1896).< Less
Truthful Illusions & Illusory Truths By John O'Loughlin
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TRUTHFUL ILLUSIONS & ILLUSORY TRUTHS is effectively a combination of the essayistic material from two prior publications, viz. 'Between Truth and Illusion' and 'The Illusory Truth' (1977), and... More > therefore signifies a kind of truncated or concise version of those books which has the merit of excluding their additional or alternative approaches to philosophy, like aphorisms and dialogues, as it concentrates, with single-minded essayistic purpose, upon the essential concerns of John O'Loughlin's early philosophy, viz. the exploration of dualism in relation to antitheses, around the mid-late '70s, at the very beginning of his long vocational adventure in the exploration of philosophical truth. The cover has something almost abstract expressionist about it, as the intense tangle and crossings of branches or twigs is suggestive of a painting by Jackson Pollock.< Less
The Works of Vicesimus Knox By Vicesimus Knox
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This collection has the following works: Personal Nobility or, Letters to a Young Noble Man The Spirit of Despotism Sermons Vicesimus Knox was an English essayist and minister. He published... More > Essays Moral and Literary (1778), and compiled the formerly well-known Elegant Extracts, often reprinted. As an essayist he wrote extensively on morals and literature, and as a minister he preached often on behalf of philanthropic causes and against war, arguing that "If the Christian religion in all its purity, and in its full force, were suffered to prevail universally, the sword of offensive war must be sheathed for ever, and the din of arms would at last be silenced in perpetual peace" and that "The total abolition of war, and the establishment of perpetual and universal peace, appear to me to be of more consequence than any thing ever achieved, or even attempted, by mere mortal man, since the creation".< Less
The Soul of John Brown By Stephen Graham
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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: Stephen Graham (1884 - 15 March 1975) was a British journalist,... More > travel-writer, essayist and novelist. His best-known books recount his travels around pre-revolutionary Russia and his journey to Jerusalem with a group of Russian Christian pilgrims. Most of his works express his sympathy for the poor, for agricultural labourers and for tramps, and his distaste for industrialisation.Graham was born in Edinburgh, the son of P. Anderson Graham, the essayist and editor of the periodical, Country Life. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Cheltenham. At the age of fourteen Graham left school and worked in London as a clerk in the law courts and the civil service. Excerpt from:< Less
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The Works of Max Beerbohm By Max, Sir Beerbohm
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The Works of Max Beerbohm was the first book published by English caricaturist, essayist and parodist Max Beerbohm. It was published in 1896 when Beerbohm was aged 24.A collection of Beerbohm's... More > essays from the 1890s written while he was still a student at Oxford and which had originally been printed in The Yellow Book, The Savoy, The Pageant, The Chap Book, and other notable periodicals, the book was published in London by John Lane at The Bodley Head in 1896, and launched Beerbohm's career as an essayist.The book contains Beerbohm's notorious essay A Defence of Cosmetics, which had appeared in the first number of The Yellow Book in April 1894, revised and renamed The Pervasion of Rouge. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
No Treason, Vol. VI.: The Constitution of No Authority By Lysander Spooner
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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: Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an... More > American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, essayist, pamphlet writer, Unitarian Christian abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, and entrepreneur of the nineteenth century. Excerpt from:< Less
Travesty By Tom Waters
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Travesty is an unrelenting and uproariously funny look at the Apocolypse, divorce, recovery, fatherhood, organic food, dentistry, driving, dating, Derry, New Hampshire, salesmanship and Elton John,... More > but not necessarily in that order. Author and essayist Tom Waters takes you on a five year roundabout from darkness into redemption, rage into silliness, from Travesty.< Less
Mardi: and a Voyage Thither: Volume I By Herman Melville
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Mardi: and a Voyage Thither: Volume I (In Two Volumes) was published in 1864 by Herman Melville. He was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel... More > Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), but after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime.< Less
The London Venture By Michael Arlen
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The London Venture was published in 1920 by Michael Arlen. Original name Dikran Kouyoumdjian, was an Armenian essayist, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and scriptwriter, who had his... More > greatest successes in the 1920s while living and writing in England. This scarce antiquarian book is a Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.< Less

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