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The Jungle Book

By: Rudyard Kipling

Excerpt: It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in the tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. Augrh! said Father Wolf, it is time to hunt again; and he was going to spring dow...

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The Origin of Species

By: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
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Nicomachean Ethics

By: Aristotle

Excerpt: BOOK I. EVERY art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is found among ends; some are activities, others are products apart from the activities that produce them. Where there are ends apart from the actions, it is the nature of the products to be better than the activities. Now, as there are many...

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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

By: Leonardo, Da Vinci, 1452-1519

Preface: A singular fatality has ruled the destiny of nearly all the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci?s works. Two of the three most important were never completed, obstacles having arisen during his life-time, which obliged him to leave them unfinished; namely the Sforza Monument and the Wall-painting of the Battle of Anghiari, while the third?the picture of the Last Supper at Milan?has suffered irremediable injury from decay and the repeated restorations to which it wa...

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1984

By: George Orwell

Chapter One : It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.

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Symphony No. 5, Movement 1

By: Ludwig Van Beethoven

Classical Sheet Music

Excerpt: A pdf facsimile of sheet music scores.

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The Prince

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

Nicolo Machiavelli, born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. From 1494 to 1512 held an official post at Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, 1512; later exiled and returned to San Casciano. Died at Florence on 22nd June 1527.

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Great Expectations

By: Charles Dickens
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The Diagnostics of Internal Medicine : A Clinical Treatise Upon th...

By: Glentworth Reeve Butler
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By: Washington Irving

In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.

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Bhagavad Gita

By: Various

Religious Publication

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Frankenstein : Or, The Modern Prometheus. By the Author of the Las...

By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Introduction: The Publishers of the Standard Novels, in selecting ?Frankenstein? for one of their series, expressed a wish that I should furnish them with some account of the origin of the story. I am the more willing to comply because I shall thus give a general answer to the question, so very frequently asked me ?How I, then a young, girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?? It is true that I am very averse to bringing myself forward in prin...

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The Declaration of Independence, 1776

By: United States

no table of contents page.

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Jungle Tales of Tarzan

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
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The Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

B. R. Ambedkar Open University ; Digital Library of India

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Champe's Adventure

By: Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
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The Scrolls from the Judean Desert

By: Habermann, Abraham Meir, 1901
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Treasure Island

By: Norby, Lisa; Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Treasure Island; Fernandez, Fernando, 1940 Ill; Wenzel, Paul (Paul Edward), Ill
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The Interpretation of Dreams

By: Sigmund Freud

Preface: Whereas there was a space of nine years between the first and second editions of this book, the need of a third edition was apparent when little more than a year had elapsed. I ought to be gratified by this change; but if I was unwilling previously to attribute the neglect of my work to its small value, I cannot take the interest which is now making its appearance as proof of its quality. The advance of scientific knowledge has not left The Interpretation of Dre...

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Hamlet

By: William Shakespeare
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