Stories from the Faerie Queen
More than three hundred years ago there lived in England a poet named Edmund Spenser. He was brave and true and gentle, and he loved all that was beautiful and good.
Edmund Spenser wrote many poems,... More > and the most beautiful of all is the one called ‘The Faerie Queen.’ He loved so dearly all things that are beautiful and all things that are good, that his eyes could see Fairyland more clearly than the eyes of other men ever could.
There are many, many stories in ‘The Faerie Queen,’ and out of them all I have told you only eight. Some day you will read the others for yourself.
In this little book Miss Rose Le Quesne has made one pretty picture for each story. But when you are old enough to read for yourself ‘The Faerie Queen’ that Edmund Spenser wrote, you will find that there is a picture on every page.< Less
The Incredible Honeymoon
The Incredible Honeymoon written by E. Nesbit. AUTHOR OF "THE RED HOUSE" ETC. Copyright, 1916, by Harper & Brothers. Printed in the United States of America and published October,... More > 1916. Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party.< Less
Cornish Characters and Strange Events
Cornish Characters and Strange Events written by S. Baring-Gould. UNIFORM WITH THIS VOLUME DEVONSHIRE HARACTERS AND STRANGE EVENTS. With 55 Illustrations Reproduced from Old Prints, etc. Cornwall,... More > peopled mainly by Celts, but with an infusion of English blood, stands and always has stood apart from the rest of England, much, but in a less degree, as has Wales. That which brought it into more intimate association with English thought, interests, and progress was the loss of the old Cornish tongue.< Less
My Airships. The Story of My Life by Alberto Santos-Dumont. Published in 1904. Alberto Santos-Dumont was a Brazilian aviation pioneer. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, Santos Dumont... More > dedicated himself to aeronautical study and experimentation in Paris, France, where he spent most of his adult life.< Less