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The Iliad of Homer

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"The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Iliu…

Truth of Intercourse

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 015

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Robert Louis Stevenson

A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently…

The Black Dog

In Short Ghost and Horror Collection 008

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Stephen Crane

A collection of fifteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up…

The Baron's Quarry, part 1

In Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 2

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Julian Hawthorne, ed and Egerton Castle

In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious s…

03 - General Preface

In Waverley, Volume 1

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Sir Walter Scott

Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or…

01 - Are We As Interesting As We Think We Are?

In Idle Ideas in 1905

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Jerome K. Jerome

Back in 1905 Jerome K. Jerome shared his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including "Should Women Be Beautiful?", "Should S…