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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…

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…

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…

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In History of the Conquest of Mexico

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William H. Prescott


Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;Round many western islands have I beenWhich bards in fe…

The Two Prisoners

In The Count of Monte Cristo

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Alexandre Dumas


The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, …

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 …