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Alexander the Great

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Jacob Abbott

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, h…

Gulliver's Travels

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Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is b…

The Princess and the Goblin

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George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a hous…

The Princess and Curdie

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George MacDonald

The Princess and Curdie is the sequel to The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. It's been a year since the Princess Irene and Curd…

The Talisman

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Sir Walter Scott

The Talisman is a gripping tale set near the end of the Third Crusade. King Richard the Lionheart is grievously ill, and all around him the …

The Iliad for Boys and Girls

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Alfred John Church

Alfred J. Church wrote many books looking at classical literature, but is especially well known for his re-telling of classic books in a sty…

Discourse X: Of Armies and Conquest

In The Works of Tacitus, Vol. I

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Tacitus, ed. Thomas Gordon and Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only…

Enchanted Deer, Scotland

In The Lilac Fairy Book

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Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although And…

Beowulf and Grendel

In Myths and Legends of All Nations

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Logan Marshall

This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages.

Vol I Ch 6: Depot Journeys, pt 2

In The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1…

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Roald Amundsen

In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally…

22-Personal Appearance, 23-Dress, 24-Habits, 25-Studies, 26-Piety, 27-Generosit…

In The Life of Charlemagne (Einhard)

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Einhard was employed by Charlemagne as a court historian. At the request of Charlemagne's son and successor Louis the Pious, he wrote a biog…

The Arabian Nights Entertainments

In The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Volume 01

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Anonymous, translated by Dr. Jonathan Scott and Anonymoustranslated Byjonathan Scott

The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife's infidelity executes her and then …

Ch. 18 The Passenger of the Atlanta

In From the Earth to the Moon

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Jules Verne

From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la Terre à la Lune) is a humorous science fantasy story written in 1865 by Jules Verne and is …

Chapter 25

In Jane Eyre

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Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn't quite fit. Once finished wit…

Vol 03, Ch. 07

In The Mysteries of Udolpho

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Ann Radcliffe

Considered a change agent in early Gothic romance; oft-referenced in later literary works or paid homage to by such authors as Jane Austen (…

How We Got the Name "Spider Tales"

In West African Folk Tales

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William H. Barker

A collection of folk tales mostly centered around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as …

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