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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…

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…

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 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 …

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 …

Chapter IV: Loss of the Endurance, part 1

In South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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Ernest Shackleton


Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic to the Ross …

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

In The Life of Charlemagne (Einhard)

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Einhard


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 …