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Agnes Grey (Version 3)

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Anne Brontë


Anne Bronte's semi-autobiographic novel about Agnes Grey, a young woman who becomes a governess to support her family, but finds her new car…

Emily Dickinson on Death

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Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson is one of the most intriguing of American poets. Since she grew increasingly reclusive, very few of her poems were published…

Sappho: A New Rendering

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Sappho


Sappho lived in the Greek-speaking Aeolian islands off the coast of Turkey. She is one of the very few female poets from antiquity. Although…

Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers

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Talbot Hughes


Explanations of Western European trends in men and women's fashion from prehistoric times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Lancelot, or The Knight of the Cart

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Chrétien De Troyes


This medieval French romance is the oldest surviving work about Lancelot. When Queen Guinevere is abducted by Meleagrant, Lancelot must face…

A Group of Noble Dames

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Thomas Hardy


The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of…

Wessex Poems

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Thomas Hardy


A collection of poetry by Thomas Hardy, some of which were previously published or adapted into his prose works. - Summary by Libby Gohn

17 - A Lesson for Kings

In Indian Fairy Tales

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Joseph Jacobs


This book is a fine collection of Indian fairy tales, some are folklore, some are from the Jataka tales, and some from panchatantra. (Summar…

La Belle et la Bête, by Leprince de Beaumont, Madame

In Princesses

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Charles Perrault


As Shirley Temple once famously cried (quoting Frances H Burnett), 'Every girl is a princess!', so here are 15 public domain princess storie…