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Maurice Baring, Collection By Maurice Baring
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Maurice Baring (27 April 1874 – 14 December 1945) was an English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war... More > correspondent. During World War I Baring served in the Intelligence Corps and Royal Air Force. In this ebook: Overlooked Passing By Lost Diaries The Blue Rose Fairy Book An Outline of Russian Literature Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches C< Less
Aletta: A Tale of the Boer Invasion By Bertram Mitford
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Bertram Mitford (13 June 1855 - 4 October 1914) was a colonial writer, novelist, essayist and cultural critic who wrote forty-four books, most of which are set in South Africa. He was a contemporary... More > of H Rider Haggard,and became the 31st Lord of the Manor of Mitford in 1895 (following the death of his brother Colonel John Philip Osbaldeston Mitford) and died at Mitford Hall, Northumberland, in 1912.Aletta is an historic novel set in South Africa during the Boers Wars.< Less
Beats: Book Reviews 2014 By Manuel Augusto Antão
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What it means to me to be a critic/reviewer? For a lot of readers, a “reviewer” or “critic” is an embittered failed novelist or worse, a barely restrained serial rapist. Book... More > critics may take the form of a dilettante, theorist, essayist, or even historian, but almost never reviewers, who sometimes lack the distancing from the text required by the demands of academia synthesis.< Less
The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi By Giacomo Leopardi & Frederick Townsend
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Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States,... More > he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.< Less
A Nonsense Anthology By by Carolyn Wells
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On a topographical map of Literature Nonsense would be representedby a small and sparsely settled country, neglected by the averagetourist, but affording keen delight to the few enlightenedtravellers... More > who sojourn within its borders. It is a field which hasbeen neglected by anthologists and essayists; one of its few seriousrecognitions being in a certain "Treatise of Figurative Language,"which says: "Nonsense; shall we dignify that with a place on our list?< Less
Francis Bacon - The Essays By compiled by Salomon Ruysdael
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1561\2261626, English philosopher, essayist, and statesman, b. London, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and at Gray\222s Inn.\205. Bacon belongs to both philosophy and... More > literature.\015\012\015\012His Essays (1597\2261625), largely aphoristic, are his best-known writings. They are noted for their style and for their striking observations about life.< Less
Mardi: And a Voyage Thither: Volume II 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
Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers (Illustrated) By John Burroughs
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John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist. His most famous works include: Winter Sunshine (1875), Locusts and Wild Honey (1879), The Writings of John Burroughs (1895) and Far... More > and Near (1904). Contents include: Squirrels, The Chipmunk, The Woodchuck, The Rabbit & Hare, The Muskrat, The Skunk, The Fox, The Weasel, The Mink, The Raccoon, The Porcupine, The Opossum, Wild Mice, Glimpses of Wild Life, and A Life of Fear.< Less
The Children's Life of the Bee (Illustrated) By Maurice Maeterlinck
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Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard, Count Maeterlinck (1862-1949) was a Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist writing in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. The main themes in... More > his work are death and the meaning of life. He had written poems and short novels during his studies. In 1889, he became famous overnight after his first play, La Princesse Maleine< Less
Lays of Ancient Rome By Thomas Babington Macaulay
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Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist, on contemporary... More > and historical sociopolitical subjects, and as a reviewer. His The History of England was a seminal and paradigmatic example of Whig historiography, and its literary style has remained an object of praise since its publication, including subsequent to the widespread condemnation of its historical contentions which became popular in the 20th century< Less

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