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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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"Jehan de Mandeville", translated as "Sir John Mandeville", is the name claimed by the compiler of a singular book of supposed travels, written in Anglo-Norman French, and published between 1357 and 1371. By...

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John Flamsteed (1646-1719) was an English astronomer, a contemporary of Isaac Newton, and the first Astronomer Royal in charge of the newly built observatory at Greenwich, England (1676). Although he made no...

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Great Astronomers: John Pond

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John Pond (1767–1836) was appointed as 6th Astronomer Royal in February 1811, succeeding Dr. Nevil Maskelyne. Of a mild and unassuming character, Pond neither sought nor attained a popular reputation. His...

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

von Mary Wollstonecraft

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright,...

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

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The Education of Henry Adams

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 1919

von Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also...

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The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales

von Giraldus Cambrensis

A mediaeval Norman-Welsh cleric recounts his adventures travelling through his homeland, recruiting for the Third Crusade.

La Constantin

Fire Worship

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Nisida

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African

The Travels of True Godliness

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A metaphor in which True Godliness attempts to win various characters in his way.

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