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Six Bad Husbands and Six Unhappy Wives

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This is a collection of six humorous short stories, each of them illustrating that even a marriage that looks perfect from the outside can be sabotaged quite easily by the...

How to Appreciate Music

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Originally published in 1906, this book is guide to music appreciation. Includes sections on the pianoforte, orchestral, and vocal music. Good for anyone who wishes for a greater appreciation of...

Makers of Many Things

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How are friction matches made? How do rags and trees become paper? Who makes the dishes on our tables? Published in 1916, this children's book explains the origins of everyday...

The Appetite of Tyranny

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“Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madness...

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The Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise; or, The Young Kings of the Deep

Captain Jack Benson and Hal Hastings have been sailing in torpedo submarines. There is new danger that they will have to get used to, having the actual torpedoes onboard! They...

The Story of Franz Joseph Haydn for Children

This is the story of the choirboy who became a great composer. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to...

The Romance of a Christmas Card

The holiday read for feeling festive and appreciative of all the girls in your life. A tale of a family loss may not be suitable for grade school with all...

The Blue Bird for Children

On the night of Christmas a boy and a girl, Tyltil and Mytil, are visited by Fairy Berilyuna. Fairy's granddaughter is sick and can only be saved by the Blue...

The Story of George Frederick Handel for Children

This is the story of a little boy who practiced in an attic. Handel started three commercial opera companies to supply the English nobility with Italian opera.

Historic Adventures: Tales from American History

A collection of fourteen adventure stories that helped to create America for younger readers to enjoy.

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Laddie

The story is based on the author's life, telling a story about little sister. The brother who loved her most, and whom she loved most in the world, is Laddie...

Of All Things

A collection of amusing essays satirizing serious consideration of topics including natural history, social etiquette, or indeed, civilized behavior.

The Book of Halloween

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year, such...

Poems Series Two

"The eagerness with which the first volume of Emily Dickinson's poems has been read shows very clearly that all our alleged modern artificiality does not prevent a prompt appreciation of...

A Strange Disappearance

A story by the American poet and novelist, Anna Katharine Green. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted...

Three Ghost Stories

Charles Dickens produced a string of ghost stories with enduring charm. Three of them are presented here and The Signal Man is one of the best known.

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