Tale of a Tub, A

A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697, that was eventually published in 1704. It is arguably his most difficult...

The Finding of Haldgren

Chet Ballard answers the pinpoint of light that from the craggy desolation of the moon stabs out man's old call for help. (Summary by Charles Diffin)

Radioactive Substances

Marie Curie, born in Warsaw in 1867, was a Polish-French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first...

Waldteufel

Der Waldteufel erschien 1898 im Rahmen der 5 Hefte umfassenden Serie „Aus allen Welttheilen“, wobei jedes Heft eine abgeschlossene Geschichte ist. Robert Kraft schrieb hier in...

Diary of Samuel Pepys 1662

Samuel Pepys was the first Secretary to the Admiralty during the reign of Charles II, instrumental in developing the Royal Navy and witness to some of the most significant events...

The Haunted Bookshop

Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is "haunted by the ghosts of all great literature." Beginning...

The Prince

ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (About Principalities). It was written...

Short Science Fiction Collection 011

Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on...

Systematische Zusammenstellung aller bis jetzt bekannten und anwendbaren Düngerarten

Im 1835 erschienenen Buch Systematische Zusammenstellung aller bis jetzt bekannten und anwendbaren Düngerarten von Franz Damance (ordentlichem Mitgliede des landwithschaftlichen...

My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard

I hope that this book, based on letters shown me many years after they were written, will give a faint idea of the life of a Chinese lady. The story is told in two series of...

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