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The Confessions

von Jean-Jacques Rousseau

In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher...

Saint Joan

von George Bernard Shaw

Saint Joan is a 1923 play by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw depicting the life of Joan of Arc.

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A Japanese magic-lantern show is essentially dramatic. It is a play of which the dialogue is uttered by invisible personages, the actors and the scenery being only luminous shadows. Wherefore it is peculiarly...

Great Astronomers: Nicolaus Copernicus

von Robert Stawell Ball

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a mathematician and astronomer who formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe, contrary to the...

Proposed Roads to Freedom

von Bertrand Russell

In this book Russell weighs the respective advantages and disadvantages of Socialism, Marxism and Syndicalism.

The United States Constitution

von James Madison

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the...

Fantasia of the Unconscious

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I am not a proper archaeologist nor an anthropologist nor an ethnologist. I am no "scholar" of any sort. But I am very grateful to scholars for their sound work. I have found hints, suggestions for what I say...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

von William James

These lectures concerning the nature of religion were delivered at the University of Edinburgh between 1901 and 1902. Soon after its publication, the book found its way into the canon of psychology and philosophy,...

Orthodoxy

von Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Orthodoxy (1908) is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, Heretics. In the book's preface Chesterton states...

Free As In Freedom

von Sam Williams

"Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software" is a free book licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It is a biography of Richard Stallman, an American software freedom activist...

The Religion of The Chinese

von J. J. M. de Groot

J. J. M. (Jan Jakob Maria) de Groot, Ph.D., (1854-1921) was a Dutch Sinologist and historian of religion. In this scholarly book published in 1910, he details the history, rituals, and beliefs of the major traditional...

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

von Epictetus

Selections from the writings of the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus, compiled and translated by Hastings Crossley.

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Henry VIII

von William Shakespeare

The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth is a history play by William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is recorded in contemporary documents,...

The Capture of a Slaver

von John Taylor Wood

A true personal account of the capture of a slave-running ship by a United States gunship in the fleet assigned for the suppression of the slave trade. It is told in 1900 by John Taylor Wood, who, 50 years earlier,...

The Necessity of Atheism

von Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The Necessity of Atheism" is a treatise on atheism by the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, printed in 1811 by C. and W. Phillips in Worthing while Shelley was a student at University College, Oxford. A copy...

The Law

von Frédéric Bastiat

The Law, original French title La Loi, is a 1849 book by Frédéric Bastiat. It was published one year after the third French Revolution of 1848 and one year before his death of tuberculosis at age 49. The essay...

Sailing Alone Around the World

von Joshua Slocum

Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone....

Henry IV, Part 2

von William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V.