Essays & Short Works

Anti-Dictator: The Discours sur la servitude voluntaire

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Étienne De La Boétie


Étienne de La Boétie was the closest friend of Michel de Montaigne and the subject of the latter's famous essay "On Frien…

Anglo-American Memories

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George Washburn Smalley


“These Memories [1911] were written in the first instance for Americans and have appeared week by week each Sunday in the New York Tribune….…

Fabian Essays in Socialism

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George Bernard Shaw


The Fabian Society is a British institution, which, though radical, advocated social reform through legislative rather than revolutionary me…

A Reel of Rainbow

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Frank W. Boreham


Frank Boreham was a well known preacher who served in England, Australia, and New Zealand. He published dozens of books and thousands of edi…

The Evolutionist at Large

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Grant Allen


These Essays originally appeared in the columns of the 'St. James's Gazette,' and I have to thank the courtesy of the Editor for kind permis…

Letters to Catherine E. Beecher in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism

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Angelina Emily Grimké


This is a collection of thirteen letters from Angelina Grimké on the subjects of abolitionism and human rights in the United States.

Religio Journalistici

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Christopher Morley


The great Canadian journalist and humorist ruminates and reflects upon his life and calling in this 1924 little gem. - Summary by david wale…

LibriVox 11th Anniversary Collection

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Various


"LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to li…

History of a Literary Radical, and Other Essays

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Randolph Silliman Bourne


A posthumous collection of Bourne's writing from publications such as The Atlantic Monthly and early issues of The New Republic, with a long…

LibriVox 15th Anniversary Collection

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Various


This year is the 15th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox. The readings in this collection celebrate that "bunch of volunteers" wh…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 058

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Various


Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. - Summary by schrm

Editorials from The Dial magazine, Volume 66

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Martyn Johnson


Editorials published in Volume 66 of The Dial magazine, a fortnightly political and literary review. The source available to us features iss…

Selected Lead Articles from "THE DAWN"

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Louisa Lawson


Louisa Lawson, the mother of Australian writer Henry Lawson, was the founder, publisher and editor of an early feminist journal in Sydney na…

The Fringe of an Art: Appreciations in Music

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Vernon Blackburn


A collection of essays on things musical by Vernon Blackburn, including composers, music in different time periods, and modern music. (Summ…

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