1906

From a Cornish Window

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  • Full Title : From a Cornish Window
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465594035
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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As for the house, it is a plain one; indeed, very like the house a child draws on a slate, and therefore pleasing even externally to me, who prefer the classical to any Gothic style of architecture. Why so many strangers mistake it with its modest dimensions for a hotel, I cannot tell you. I found one in the pantry the other day searching for a brandy-and-soda; another rang the dining-room bell and dumbfoundered the maid by asking what we had for lunch; and a third (a lady) cried when I broke to her that I had no sitting-room to let. We make it a rule to send out a chair whenever some unknown invader walks into the garden and prepares to make a water-colour sketch of the view. There are some, too, whose behaviour cannot be reconciled with the hallucination of a hotel, and they must take the house for a public institution of some kind, though of what kind I cannot guess. There was an extremely bashful youth, for instance, who roamed the garden for a while on the day after the late Duke of Cambridge's funeral, and, suddenly dashing in by the back door, wanted to know why our flag was not at half-mast. There was also a lady who called on the excuse that she had made a life-study of the Bront‘s, and after opining (in a guarded manner) that they came, originally, from somewhere in Yorkshire, desired to be informed how many servants we kept. I have sometimes thought of rechristening our house The Hotel of the Four Seasons, and thereby releasing its true name (The Haven) to a friend who covets it for his own. On the whole, however, these visitors disturb the house and the view from my window very little. The upper halves of them, as they pass up and down the road, appear above my garden wall much as the shadows that passed in Plato's cave. They come, enjoy their holiday, and go, leaving the window intent upon the harbour, its own folk and its own business.


2015-06-28

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (Vol. I: Abridged, Annotated)

By Harriet Martineau
  • Full Title : Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (Vol. I: Abridged, Annotated)
  • Author : Harriet Martineau
  • Publisher : BIG BYTE BOOKS
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 608
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Queen Victoria was an avid reader of her works and Charles Darwin said of her, "...one ought not to look at her as a woman." The novelist Margaret Oliphant said "as a born lecturer and politician she [Martineau] was less distinctively affected by her sex than perhaps any other, male or female, of her generation. Famed for her writing, sharp intellect, and wonderful wit, Harriet Martineau was a friend or acquaintance of nearly every English luminary of the mid-nineteenth century. Her writing included fiction but was primarily essays on all the great issues of her day. In this witty autobiography, she expounds on travel, America, slavery, friends, being a writer, fame, her failing health, and mesmerism. She never fails to entertain! For the first time ever, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.


2019-12-12

My Life as an Author

By Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Full Title : My Life as an Author
  • Author : Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 402
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  • Language : English
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"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2009-06-30

A History of the American People

By Paul Johnson
  • Full Title : A History of the American People
  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061952135
  • Pages : 1104
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  • Language : English
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"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.


2019-11-25

Partial Portraits

By Henry James
  • Full Title : Partial Portraits
  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 345
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  • Language : English
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"Partial Portraits" by Henry James. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2021-03-16

Names: and Their Meaning

By Leopold Wagner
  • Full Title : Names: and Their Meaning
  • Author : Leopold Wagner
  • Publisher : Litres
  • ISBN Code : 5041205221
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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"Names: and Their Meaning; A Book for the Curious" by Leopold Wagner. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2020-12-31

Pioneer to the Past

By Charles Breasted
  • Full Title : Pioneer to the Past
  • Author : Charles Breasted
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1614910626
  • Pages : 436
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  • Language : English
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Pioneer to the Past tells the intensely human, often poignantly moving story of the brilliant career of James Henry Breasted, one of the greatest Egyptologists and archaeologists America has yet produced. Breasted's greatest achievement was the founding of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago in 1919, through the generous support of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The Oriental Institute embodies Breasted's vision of an inter-disciplinary research center that unites archaeology, textual studies, and art history as three complementary methodologies to provide a holistic understanding of ancient Near Eastern civilizations, and the ways that they laid the foundations for what we think of today as "Western civilization." Breasted's legacy continues to flourish today. Reprint of the Scribner's Sons 1943 Edition, with New Foreword and Photographs.


2020-08-04

The Big Trivia Quiz Book

By DK
  • Full Title : The Big Trivia Quiz Book
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744036887
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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Put your general knowledge to the test, and impress your family and friends with your astonishing brainpower and trivia genius. An addictive quiz ebook for all the family featuring 10,000 questions, The Big Trivia Quiz Book has something for everyone. With 10 different general knowledge categories - from Science & Technology, Art & Literature, and Natural History, to Food & Drink, Film & TV, and Sport & Leisure - and three increasing levels of difficulty, it offers a fresh and up-to-the-minute quizzing experience that will educate and entertain all the family. Bursting with fascinating facts to boost your trivia knowledge, whatever your specialist subject or your nemesis topic, The Big Trivia Quiz Book is perfect for home entertainment and virtual pub quizzes. You won't be able to put it down!


2020-10-29

How Spies Think

By David Omand
  • Full Title : How Spies Think
  • Author : David Omand
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241385202
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2021 'One of the best books ever written about intelligence analysis and its long-term lessons' Christopher Andrew, author of The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 'An invaluable guide to avoiding self-deception and fake news' Melanie Phillips, The Times From the former director of GCHQ, Professor Sir David Omand, learn the methodology used by British intelligence agencies to reach judgements, establish the right level of confidence and act decisively. Full of revealing examples from a storied career, including key briefings with Prime Ministers and strategies used in conflicts from the Cold War to the present, in How Spies Think Professor Omand arms us with the tools to sort fact from fiction, and shows us how to use real intelligence every day.


2012-02-06

The Bed-Book of Happiness

By Harold Begbie
  • Full Title : The Bed-Book of Happiness
  • Author : Harold Begbie
  • Publisher : tredition
  • ISBN Code : 3842498012
  • Pages : 357
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.