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Adventures In Friendship

Adventures In Friendship

Those who fell in love with “Adventures in Contentment” and the man who went straight into nature’s heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this “Adventures in Friendship.” The beauty of the open is in every page.

The Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana

The book of Kama Sutra is not just an exclusive sex manual however, it features a complete guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life. Kama signifies sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra literally means a thread […]

Young Folks’ History of England

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), was an English novelist, known for her huge output. She was devoted to the Church of England, and much influenced by John Keble, a near neighbour and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Her novels reflected the values and concerns of Anglo-Catholicism. She began writing in 1848, and published […]

Young Folks’ History of Rome

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), was an English novelist, known for her huge output. She was devoted to the Church of England, and much influenced by John Keble, a near neighbour and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Her novels reflected the values and concerns of Anglo-Catholicism. She began writing in 1848, and published […]

Young Hilda at the Wars

Arthur H. Gleason (1878-1923) was the author of: The Spirit of Christmas (1912), Young Hilda at the Wars (1915), Golden Lads (with Helen Hayes Gleason) (1916), and Love, Home and the Inner Life (1914).

Xerxes

Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children’s books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work (1837) and Rollo at Play (1837) are the best known of his writings, […]

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln – Volume I

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by […]

The Wreck on the Andamans

The Author, owing to circumstances, has had access to authentic documents and facts, relating to one of the most remarkable shipwrecks which have ever happened, that of the troop-ships Runnymede and Briton, on the morning of the 12th of November, 1844, upon one of the Andaman Islands. In reading these, it struck him forcibly, that […]

The Works of Lord Byron, Volume V, Part I

George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788-1824) was an English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron’s best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, and So We’ll Go no More a-Roving, and the narrative poems Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812-1818) and Don Juan (1819-1824), although the latter remained […]

The Works of Lord Byron, Volume V, Part II

George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788-1824) was an English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron’s best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, and So We’ll Go no More a-Roving, and the narrative poems Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812-1818) and Don Juan (1819-1824), although the latter remained […]

The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster

The Pendle witch trials of 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century. The 12 Pendle witches were charged with murdering 10 people in and around the Pendle Hill area of Lancashire by the use of witchcraft. One of the accused, Jennet […]

The Women of the Arabs

Study from 1873. ‘In that eloquent Sura of the Koran, called Ettekwir, (lxxxi. ) it is said, ‘When the girl buried alive shall be asked for what sin she was slain. ‘ The passage no doubt refers to the cruel practice which still in Mohammed’s time lingered among the tribe of Temîm, and which was […]

Woman’s Life in Colonial Days

This book is an attempt to portray by means of the writings of colonial days the life of the women of that period, -how they lived, what their work and their play, what and how they thought and felt, their strength and their weakness, the joys and the sorrows of their everyday existence. Through such […]

The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697)

The true story of witchcraft in old Connecticut has never been told. It has been hidden in the ancient records and in manuscripts in private collections, and those most conversant with the facts have not made them known, for one reason or another. It is herein written from authoritative sources, and should prove of interest […]

The Winning of the West – Volume 3

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

The Winning of the West – Volume 4

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

The Winning of the West – Volume 1

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

Winning the Way

Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896), who also wrote under the penname Carleton, was the author of: My Days and Nights on the Battlefield (1864), Winning His Way (1866), The Seat of Empire (1870), Caleb Krinkle (1875), The Boys of ’76 (1876), Old Times in the Colonies (1880), The Boys of ’61; or, Four Years of Fighting […]

The Winning of the West – Volume 2

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

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