Category: Literature & Fiction

A Christmas Mystery

A Christmas Mystery

A Christmas Mystery – An Inspiring Story of Three Wise Men in Modern Setting “I cannot tell how the truth may be: I say the tale as ‘twas said to me.” “I heard it. I felt it. It was like the beating of wings.” Frontispiece “I told you the place was uncanny.” Instinctively they all […]

Wisdom And Destiny

Wisdom And Destiny

This essay on Wisdom and Destiny was to have been a thing of some twenty pages, the work of a fortnight; but the idea took root, others flocked to it, and the volume has occupied M. Maeterlinck continuously for more than two years. It has much essential kinship with the “Treasure of the Humble,” though […]

The Courage Of The Commonplace

The Courage Of The Commonplace

The girl and her chaperon had been deposited early in the desirable second-story window in Durfee, looking down on the tree. Brant was a senior and a “Bones” man, and so had a leading part to play in the afternoon’s drama. He must get the girl and the chaperon off his hands, and be at […]

Sense From Thought Divide

Sense From Thought Divide

What is a “phony”? Someone who believes he can do X, when he can’t, however sincerely he believes it? Or someone who can do X, believes he can’t, and believes he is pretending he can?

The Young Mans Guide

The Young Mans Guide

When I commenced this work, my object was a mere compilation. There were many excellent books for young men, already in circulation, but none which I thought unexceptionable; and some of them contained sentiments which I could not approve. I sat down, therefore, intending to make selections from the choicest parts of them all, and […]

bliss perry a study of poetry

A Study Of Poetry

My confidence that the genetic method is the natural way of approaching the subject has been shared by many lovers of poetry. I hope, however, that I have not allowed my insistence upon the threefold process of “impression, transforming imagination, and expression” to harden into a set formula. Formulas have a certain dangerous usefulness for […]

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, […]

First And Last Things

First And Last Things

Recently I set myself to put down what I believe. I did this with no idea of making a book, but at the suggestion of a friend and to interest a number of friends with whom I was associated. We were all, we found, extremely uncertain in our outlook upon life, about our religious feelings […]

How To Tell Stories To Children

How To Tell Stories To Children

Sara Cone Bryant is the author of How to Tell Stories To Children, Stories to tell the littlest ones. Bryant begins with suggestions on how to be a good storyteller. Bryant discusses the difference between telling a story and reading aloud. She believes telling is superior. She then covers the qualities of a good story […]

Modern Sex Techniques

Modern Sex Techniques

Whether one cares to admit it or not, sex is a funda­mental and vital force in preserving the home and family. Its destructive effect upon marriage results primarily from the fact that proper sexual procedure is taken for granted, that it is regarded as an uncomplicated phenomenon. This has tended to breed ignorance injurious to […]

Sex Life And Sane Sex Living

Sex Life And Sane Sex Living

Written for newlyweds—but also addressing the general reader—and published when accurate information about sex wasn’t widely available, this frank 1919 guide was ahead of its time. Subtitled “Some Things That All Sane People Ought to Know about Sex Nature and Sex Functioning, Its Place in the Economy of Life, Its Proper Training and Righteous Exercise,” […]

Sex

Sex

The happiness of all human beings, men and women, depends largely on their rational solution of the sexual problem. Sex and the part it plays in human life cannot be ignored. In the case of animals sex plays a simpler and less complex rôle. It is a purely natural and instinctive function whose underlying purpose […]

Big Book Of Classic Christmas Tales

Big Book Of Classic Christmas Tales

The Big Book of Classic Christmas Tales. A delightful collection of many Christmas favorites including: Christmas at Fezziwig’s Warehouse – Charles Dickens The Fir-Tree – Hans Christian Andersen The Christmas Masquerade – Mary E. Wilkins Freeman The Shepherds and the Angels – Adapted from the Bills The Telltale Tile – Olive Thorne Miller Little Girl’s […]

Free Air

When the windshield was closed it became so filmed with rain that Claire fancied she was piloting a drowned car in dim spaces under the sea. When it was open, drops jabbed into her eyes and chilled her cheeks. She was excited and thoroughly miserable. She realized that these Minnesota country roads had no respect […]

War and Peace. Part III

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. He was the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family. His first publications were three autobiographical novels, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth […]

War and Peace. Part I

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. He was the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family. His first publications were three autobiographical novels, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth […]

War and Peace. Part II

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. He was the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family. His first publications were three autobiographical novels, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth […]

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

The Sonnets compiles 154 Sonnets written by Shakespeare on all manner of themes from love and fidelity to politics and lineage. Many of the sonnets – in particular the first 17, commonly called the procreation sonnets – were commissioned, a fact which calls a simple, romantic reading into question. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English […]

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter published in 1850, is a Gothic American romance novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne; generally considered to be his masterpiece. Set in Puritan New England (specifically Boston) in the seventeenth century, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery, refuses to name the father, and struggles to create […]

Othello

The most striking difference between Othello and Shakespeare’s other tragedies is its more intimate scale. Because the play focuses on personal rather than public life, Othello’s private descent into jealous obsession is especially chilling to behold. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies contains a selection of the finest criticism through […]

Little Women

It was based on Alcott’s own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts. After much demand, Louisa May Alcott wrote a sequel, Good Wives, which was published in 1869 and is often published together with Little Women as if it were a single work. Good Wives picks up three years after the events in the […]

Emma

Jane Austens Emma (1815) explores the life of women in Regency England, combining romance with some aspects of the comedy of manners. The story centers around the eponymous character who, unlike Austens other popular heroines, is an upper middle-class young woman with no pecuniary concerns. Emma Woodhouse is rather a strong-headed, beautiful young woman who […]

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