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A Raisin in the Sun Unabridged 25Th Anniversary Edition and the Si...

By: Lorraine Hansberry
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Beyond Good and Evil

By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Preface: SUPPOSING that Truth is a woman what then? Is there not ground for suspecting that all philosophers, in so far as they have been dogmatists, have failed to understand women that the terrible seriousness and clumsy importunity with which they have usually paid their addresses to Truth, have been unskilled and unseemly methods for winning a woman? Certainly she has never allowed herself to be won; and at present every kind of dogma stands with sad and discouraged ...

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Bleak House

By: Charles Dickens
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The Last of the Mohicans : a Tragedy, in Five Acts, Founded on the...

By: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Last of the Mohicans
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The Genius

By: Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
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The Sun Also Rises

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Osmania University ; Digital Library of India

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The Great Learning

Excerpt: WHAT THE GREAT LEARNING teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence. The point where to rest being known, the object of pursuit is then determined; and, that being determined, a calm unperturbedness may be attained to. To that calmness there will succeed a tranquil repose. In that repose there may be careful deliberation, and that deliberation will be followed by the attainment of the desired end. T...

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The Art of War

By: Sun Tzu

Excerpt: I. LAYING PLANS 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one?s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) ...

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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1

By: Edward Gibbon

Excerpt: ... vigorous, animated, often picturesque always commands attention, always conveys its meaning with emphatic energy, describes with singular breadth and fidelity, and generalizes with unrivalled felicity of expression; all these high qualifications have secured, and seem likely to secure, its permanent place in historic literature ...

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The Prince

By: Nicolo Machiavelli

Introduction: Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility.

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The Divine Comedy

By: Alighieri Dante ; Translated by A.S. Kline

Classic Literature

Excerpt: In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost. It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrable that wood was, so that thinking of it recreates the fear. It is scarcely less bitter than death: but, in order to tell of the good that I found there, I must tell of the other things I saw there. I cannot rightly say how I entered it. I was so full of sleep, at that point where I abandoned the...

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The Dialogues of Plato

By: Plato; Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893
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Gulliver's Travels

By: Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

While the present century was in its teens, and on one sunshiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large family coach, with two fat horses in blazing harness, driven by a fat coachman in a three-cornered hat and wig, at the rate of four miles an hour. A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pi...

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Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of N...

By: Northup, Solomon, B. 1808; Wilson, D. (David), 1818-1887

Sloan Foundation ; The Library of Congress

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The Man in the Iron Mask

By: Alexandre Dumas

THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK. For nearly one hundred years this curious problem has exercised the imagination of writers of fiction?and of drama, and the patience of the learned in history. No subject is more obscure and elusive, and none more attractive to the general mind. It is a legend to the meaning of which none can find the key and yet in which everyone believes. Involuntarily we feel pity at the thought of that long captivity surrounded by so many extraordinary preca...

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Moonfleet

By: J. Meade Falkner

Excerpt: Chapter 1. In Moonfleet Village So Deeps the pride of former days More The village of Moonfleet lies half a mile from the sea on the right or west bank of the Fleet stream. This rivulet, which is so narrow as it passes the houses that I have known a good jumper clear it without a pole, broadens out into salt marshes below the village, and loses itself at last in a lake of brackish water. The lake is good for nothing except sea?fowl, herons, and oysters, and form...

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The Decameron

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Rigg, James Macmullen, 1855-1926
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Babbitt

By: Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
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The Pilgrim's Progress

By: John Bunyan

Excerpt: The pilgrim's progress is without question of all uninspired volumes the most extraordinary book in the English language Regard being had to the condition of its author and the circumstances connected with its production to its wide-spread and its suitableness for readers of every class there is none to compare with it...

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