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Our Inland Sea: The Story of a Homestead By Alfred Lambourne
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Our inland sea; the story of a homestead (1909). Author: Lambourne, Alfred
The Essence of Christianity By Ludwig Feuerback
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The Essence of Christianity (German: Das Wesen des Christentums) is a book by Ludwig Feuerbach. The first edition was published in German in 1841. This edition is a translation of the second German... More > edition. It was translated by Marion Evans, a.k.a., George Eliot. It explains Feuerbach's philosophy and critique of religion. The book is often considered a classic of humanism and the author's magnum opus. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were strongly influenced by the book, although they criticised Feuerbach for his inconsistent espousal of materialism. Feuerbach's theory of alienation would later be used by Marx in his theory of alienation.< Less
The Long Dim Trail By Forrestine Cooper Hooker
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Life of the Bee By Maurice Maeterlinck
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The Nobel Prize winner offers brilliant proof that "no living creature, not even man, has achieved in the center of his sphere, what the bee has achieved." From their amazingly intricate... More > feats of architecture to their intrinsic sense of self-sacrifice, Maeterlinck takes a "bee's-eye view" of the most orderly society on Earth.< Less
Aids to Reflection By S. T. Coleridge
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Aids to reflection in the formation of a manly character : on the several grounds of prudence, morality, and religion : illustrated by select passages from our elder divines, especially from... More > Archbishop Leighton. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Reproduction of 1825 first edition.< Less
The Blithedale Romance By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Blithedale Romance is a work of fiction based on Hawthorne's recollections of Brook Farm, a short-lived agricultural and educational commune where... More > Hawthorne lived from April to November 1841. The commune, an attempt at an intellectual utopian society, brought together many famous Transcendentalists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. He had feelings of affectionate skepticism toward the commune. The character of Zenobia is said to have been modelled upon Margaret Fuller. Suggested prototypes for Hollingsworth include Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Horace Mann, while the narrator is often supposed to be none other than Hawthorne himself. Reproduction of 1852 First Edition.< Less
The Book of War By Suntzu, Wutzu
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The Book of War. The military classic of the far east. Translated from the Chinese by Captain E. F. Calthrop, R.F.A. Reproduction of 1908 Edition.
Aids to Reflection By S. T. Coleridge
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Aids to reflection in the formation of a manly character : on the several grounds of prudence, morality, and religion : illustrated by select passages from our elder divines, especially from... More > Archbishop Leighton. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Reproduction of 1825 first edition.< Less
Aids to Reflection By S. T. Coleridge
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Aids to reflection in the formation of a manly character : on the several grounds of prudence, morality, and religion : illustrated by select passages from our elder divines, especially from... More > Archbishop Leighton. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Reproduction of 1825 first edition.< Less
Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy in Nubibus, & A Song By Samuel T. Coleridge
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Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy in nubibus, and Song from Zapolya by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The frontispiece has been designed & engraved on the wood by L. Pissaro; the border and initial letters... More > were designed by L. Pissarro & engraved by E. Pissarro. Reproduction of 1904 Edition.< Less