God Bless Us Everyone
James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man".

Airplane Boys in the Black Woods
“The Airplane Boys accidentally bump into a new mystery which is only solved after many pages of excitement in this seventh book of air adventures.”

Excerpt From: E. J. Craine. “Airplane Boys in the Black Woods.”

Zwierciadlana zagadka
Jadwiga Łuszczewska była dziewiętnastowieczną poetką i powieściopisarką, której pseudonim nawiązuje do greckiej poetki antycznej. W powieści "Zwierciadlana zagadka" słuchacze poznają historię Cezarego, zubożałego mężczyzny, który utrzymuje że pracuje nad odtworzeniem pewnego niezwykle istotnego wynalazku, które może zrewolucjonizować świat. W tym celu wysyła on do narratorki list z prośbą o pomoc w sfinansowaniu prac. Zdecydowana większość powieści ma formę wywiadu, podczas którego narratorka i jej towarzyszka starają się poznać historię tajemniczego nędzarza i ocenić czy jego prace rzeczywiście zasługują na wsparcie. A może "zwierciadlana zagadka" to tylko mżonka? - Piotr Nater

Gedurende het twaalfjarig bestand van de 80 jarige oorlog woedt er in de Nederlanden een godsdienstoorlog tussen de Remonstranten en de Contra-Remonstranten, een strijd waarvan de Spanjaarden proberen te profiteren. Ook binnen het huis van Nassau is er strijd gaande tussen de broers Maurits en Frederik-Hendrik over deze godsdienst kwestie. Deze politieke situatie is het decor van het liefdesverhaal van een schone jonkvrouw en haar moedige pleegbroer dat het grootste deel van deze roman vult.

Four-Fifty Miles to Freedom
Four-Fifty Miles to Freedom is the true but little known story of the escape of eight British Prisoners-of-War from a Turkish POW camp during the First World War. The story, written by two of the escapees, describes their life in the various POW camps in Turkey in which they were moved around, and then their well-planned and executed escape from the camp at Yozgad. They were then faced with a trek of over three hundred miles across arid deserts, and a mountain range, constantly searching for water, all the while attempting to avoid detection by soldiers and the local population. A further 120 miles of hostile ocean faced them when eventually reaching the coast before they eventually set f...
Libation-Bearers (Morshead Translation)
The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives from the character Orestes, who sets out to avenge his father's murder. The only extant example of an ancient Greek theater trilogy, the Oresteia won first prize at the Dionysia festival in 458 BC. When originally performed, it was accompanied by Proteus, a satyr play that would have followed the trilogy. Proteus has not survived, however. In all likelihood the term "Oresteia" originally referred to all four plays; today it generally designates only the surviving trilogy. Many consider the Oresteia to be Aeschylus' finest work. Principal themes of the ...
Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 040
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include a murder during the Yukon gold rush, a perpetual motion fraud, the dissection of a Tasmanian tiger's brain, phlogiston, Bertrand Russell on noting, the memoirs of Louis XIV, the novels of Marie Corelli, marriage, free love, and motherhood. Authors include Benjamin Franklin, Hamlin Garland, Ida Tarbel, Emma Goldman, Florence Nightingale, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, and the duc de Saint-Simon."The Introduction to the Memoirs of Louis XIV" was translated by Bayle St. John.
"My Inventions" and Other Works, The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, Electrical Experimenter February to October 1919
Between February and October 1919, Nikola Tesla submitted many articles to the magazine Electrical Experimenter. The most famous of these works is a six part series titled "My Inventions", which is an autobiographical account of Nikola Tesla's life and his most celebrated discoveries. This work has been compiled and republished as a stand-alone book several times under different names, but has been a cause of some controversy due to some versions deviating from the original text without explanation. This project returns to the original text and expands upon it through the addition of Nikola Tesla's own supplementary articles, as well as editors' introductions and other related works as th...
Warren Hastings
"Warren Hastings" is Chapter IV of Thomas Macaulay's Critical and Historical Essays, vol. III. It first appeared in the Edinburgh Review of October 1841 as a review of Memoirs of the Life of Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of Bengal. Compiled from Original Papers, by the Rev. G. R. Gleig, M. A. 3 vols. 8vo. London: 1841. This essay on is generally considered to be one of the finest by the great historian and great literary stylist, Thomas Babington Macalay. Macaulay himself served in India from 1834 to 1838, and as a Whig and a believer in progress in the nineteenth century sense, he urged that Indians be trained in useful knowledge -- western, that is, and particularly British le...
Present Crisis
James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.

"Lowell's poem "The Present Crisis," an early work that addressed the national crisis over slavery leading up to the Civil War, has had an impact in the modern civil rights movement. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People named its newsletter The Crisis after the poem, and Martin Lut...