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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 Story of Doctor Dolittle

In the first of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, we are introduced to the good doctor who gives up treating people after Polynesia, his parrot, teaches him animal languages. His...

The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation

Lloyd Sherman and her friends, Betty, Kitty and Allison, are starting the school year at a new school, Warwick Hall, a boarding school for girls in Washington. They find it...

The Outdoor Girls of Deepdale

The first book in a long running series centering around four girls: Betty Nelson, Mollie Billette, Amy Stonington, and Grace Ford. The girls go on many exciting adventures and solve...

Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin

Children's Life in Other Countries Published 1903 - "Long before Columbus discovered America, there were brave men in the north of Europe who dared to sail farther out upon the...

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a mischievous boy who can fly and never grows up. He spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his...

The Goody-Naughty Book

The Goody-Naughty Book originally published as two books back to back. Opening the book from one end, the reader experiences "The Goody Side" where the children are polite and thoughtful...

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A Daughter of the Land

Kate Bates is expected to stay at home and help her parents while her brothers and sisters are free to pursue their desires. When she defies her family and leaves...

The Thirty-nine Steps

This novel is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.

The Christmas Angel

Miss Terry spends Christmas Eve getting rid of toys from her childhood toy box. One by one she tosses them onto the sidewalk in front of her house, then secretly...

A Romance of Two Worlds

The book starts with a young heroine telling her story of coping with a debilitating illness that includes depression and thoughts of suicide. Her doctor is unable to help her...

The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature and it has been translated...

Around the Yule Log

Eleven yule-tide stories of the late 19th – early 20th centuries by Wiilis Boyd. He was an American author who focused mainly on stories for young people.

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