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Girl in the Golden Atom, The : Chapter 38 - Lost in Size

By: Ray Cummings

While examining a golden ring under a microscope, a chemist discovers a sub-atomic world. During his examination of this world he sees a beautiful young girl. After developing chemicals that will allow him to either shrink or grow larger in size, he and three friends journey to this small world. (Summary by Richard Kilmer)

Science fiction

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Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter, A

By: Alice Turner Curtis

Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the mess...

Children, Historical Fiction, Teen/Young adult, War stories

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Pickwick Papers, The : Chapter 31 - The Pickwick Papers

By: Charles Dickens

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, better known as The Pickwick Papers, is the first novel by Charles Dickens. Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers consists of a sequence of loosely-related adventures. Its main literary value and appeal is formed by its numerous unforgettable heroes. Each personage in The Pickwick Papers (just as in many other Dickens' novels) is drawn comically, often with exaggerated features of character. (Wikipedia)

Satire

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Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf

By: Immanuel Kant

In der Abhandlung „Zum ewigen Frieden wendet Kant die Grundsätze seiner Moralphilosophie auf die Beziehungen zwischen Staaten an. Er stellt klar, dass Frieden kein natürlicher Zustand sei und deshalb gestiftet werden müsse. Um das Ziel „Weltfrieden“ zu verwirklichen, müssten sich die Staaten einem allgemein verbindlichen Völkerrecht unterordnen. In seinen Bestimmungen und Erläuterungen nimmt Kant zahlreiche Entwicklungen hin zum modernen Völkerrecht vorweg. In his essay ...

Philosophy

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Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter, A : Chapter 00 - Introduction

By: Alice Turner Curtis

Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the mess...

Children, Historical Fiction, Teen/Young adult, War stories

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On the Duties of the Clergy : Chapter 01 - on The Duties of The Cle

By: Saint Ambrose

Composed about A.D. 391., this treatise of St. Ambrose may as well be called Concerning Christian Virtues as it practically offers to the reader a whole bouquet of Christian virtues. St. Ambrose, esteeming very highly the dignity of the ministerial office, was most desirous that the clergy of his diocese should live worthily of their high vocation, and be good and profitable examples to the people. The language of the book is eloquent, the style noble, the thought abunda...

Religion

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Noveller fra det moderne gennembrud : Chapter 01 Da Flaget Faldt

By: Various ; Forskellige forfattere

En række noveller fra perioden omkring det moderne gennembrud. De tidligste fra slutningen af 1800-tallet og de seneste fra begyndelsen af 1900-tallet. Der er tale om forskellige genrer strækkende sig fra det dramatiske, over det historiske og til det humoristiske. (summary by Kristoffer Hunsdahl, http://www.lydbog.com)

Short stories

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Orthodoxy : Chapter 01 - Orthodoxy

By: G. K. Chesterton

With his typical wit and erudition Chesterton presents Christianity as the best answer to a series of interlocking riddles that live in every human heart. - Summary by Pleonic

Religion

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Our Mutual Friend

By: Charles Dickens

Dickens' last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve. He is returning from the exile enforced by his father and confides in a ship's mate who attempts to murder him. The mate gets killed instead, leaving one inconvenient corpse. Because John is considered dead...

Fiction

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Sailing Alone Around The World

By: Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km). In 1899 he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic ...

Biography, Sea stories, Adventure

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Spoon River Anthology

By: Edgar Lee Masters

This is a collection of poems, in the form of an entire community speaking from beyond the grave about their lives, and, in some cases, gossiping about their neighbors' lives. It's interesting to hear how other people perceive a particular character, and how that character responds.

Tragedy, Poetry

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

By: Stephen Leacock

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: “Mariposa is not a real town. On the contrary, it is about seventy or eighty o...

Comedy

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Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X : Chapter 01 - Tom Swift a...

By: Victor Appleton

Tom Swift Jr. and his associates at Swift Enterprises wait breathlessly for what may well be the most important scientific event in history—the arrival of the visitor from Planet X—a visitor in the form of energy. But there are factions at work determined to snatch the energy, which Tom has named Exman, from the young scientist-inventor's grasp. First, a series of unexplainable, devastating earthquakes threaten to destroy a good portion of the earth, and Tom suspects the...

Children, Adventure, Teen/Young adult, Science fiction

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Twelfth Night : Chapter 01 - Twelfth Night

By: William Shakespeare

Tragedy, Romance

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Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution

By: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

In the heat of the failed 1905 revolution in Russia, Lenin here contrasts the precision of the Bolshevik political program and tactics with various inconsistent and servile factions within the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party. (Summary by Christian Pecaut)

History, Philosophy

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What Katy Did

By: Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did is a children's book written by Susan Coolidge, the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey. It follows the adventures of Katy Carr and her family, growing up in America in the 1860s. Katy is a tall untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved. When a terrible accident makes her an invalid, her illness and recovery gradually teach her to be as good and kind as she has always wanted. (Summary by Wikiipedia)

Children, Adventure

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White Fang : Chapter 01 - White Fang

By: Jack London

White Fang (1906) was written as a companion to Jack London’s successful /call-of-the-wild-by-jack-london/ Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a wild dog born in the wild and eventually brought to civilization. The story is viewed primarily through the eyes of its canine protagonist and deals with themes of morality and redemption. (Summary by Gord Mackenzie.)

Animals

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The King James Bible : Gospel of Acts

By: Church of England

The Authorized Version, commonly known as the King James Version, the King James Bible or simply the KJV, is an English translation by the Church of England of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer, Robert Barker, this was the third such official translation into English; the first having been the Great Bible commissioned by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second having been the Bishop'...

A problem in evolution.--Apocalyptic.--Infelicities of possession.--Germany and Japan.--The still small voice.--Life's complex ways.--The psychology of lying.--China and the United States.--The autocracy of labor.--Municipal rule and misrule.--The declination of law.--Fallacies and fantasies.--The economics of education.--The mysterious history of the spirit creation.--Spiritual and rational development.--Ab ovo.--As others see us.--Spirit worship of to-day.--The new rel...

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$30,000 Bequest and Other Stories, The : Chapter 01 - The $  - 30,...

By: Mark Twain

The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories is a 1906 collection of 30 comic short stories by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Published just 4 years before his death, this was the last time he chose works from throughout his career, in an effort to show the diversity of his style and the breadth and depth of his interests. (Introduction by John Greenman & Wikipedia )

Comedy, Short stories

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12 Creepy Tales

By: Edgar Allan Poe

This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Horror/Ghost stories

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