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Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of Ten Princes

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This book describes the adventures of ten Kumaras, i.e., young men, (all of whom are either princes or sons of royal ministers), as narrated…

01 - The Lion and the Crane

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…

James Watt

In Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous

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Sarah Knowles Bolton

These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty…


In The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

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Rabindranath Tagore

This is a collection of short stories written by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The stories contained in this volume were translate…

02 - Chapter 2

In The Double: A Petersburg Poem

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at …

00 - Translators' Preface.

In The World as Will and Idea Volume 1

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Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer used the word "will" as a human's most familiar designation for the concept that can also be signified by other words…

Introduction to Book 1

In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Yoga sutras by Patanjali is a seminal work in yoga, this book is more about control of mind and the true goal of yoga. The sutras are extre…