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Henry VI: Part 3

By: William Shakespeare

Description: Henry the Sixth, Part 3, is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1590, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. It prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays:

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Henry VIII

By: William Shakespeare

Description: 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 title Henry VIII not a

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King John

By: William Shakespeare

Description: The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatizes the reign of King John of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to

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Richard II

By: William Shakespeare

Description: King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by scholars as the Henriad

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Richard III

By: William Shakespeare

Description: Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591. The play is an unflattering depiction of the short reign of Richard III of England. While generally classified as a history, as grouped

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Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

By: Bertrand Russell

Description: Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.

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Political Ideals

By: Bertrand Russell

Description: Five essays: Political Ideals; Capitalism and the Wage System; Pitfalls in Socialism; Individual Liberty and Public Control; National Independence and Internationalism.

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

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

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The Problems of Philosophy

By: Bertrand Russell

Description: A lively and still one of the best introductions to philosophy, this book pays off both a closer reading for students and specialists, and a casual reading for the general public.

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The Technique of the Mystery Story

By: Carolyn Wells

Description: Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries? Carolyn Wells was a prolific author of mystery novels. In this detailed book, she teaches the history, types, principles, devices, plots, and structures of mystery writings. She gives advice to would-be authors of this genre, including ghost and riddle stories as well as detective and crime mys...

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The Art of Public Speaking

By: Dale Breckenridge Carnegie

Description: Training in public speaking is not a matter of externals--primarily; it is not a matter of imitation--fundamentally; it is not a matter of conformity to standards--at all. Public speaking is public utterance, public issuance, of the man himself; therefore the first thing both in time and in importance is that the man should be and think and feel things that are worthy of being given forth. Unless there be something of value within, no tricks of training can ...

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Fantasia of the Unconscious

By: David Herbert Lawrence

Description: 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 here in all kinds of scholarly books, from the Yoga and Plato and St. John the Evangel and the early Greek philosophers like Herakleitos down to Fraser and his Golden Bough, and even Freud and Frobenius. Even then I only remember hints--and I proceed by i...

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

By: David Hume

Description: David Hume, the 18th century philosopher, economist, and historian, uses a lively Socratic discussion by three characters to explore the nature of religion and God, particularly whether and how one can know that God exists. Having been accused of heresy during his lifetime, Hume knew not to publish this book until after his death, so he bequeathed the manuscript, a few days before his death, to his printer, but if the printer didn't publish it within 2 years...

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

By: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Description: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as The best introduction one can find into ...

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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

By: Epictetus; Hastings Crossley (Translator)

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

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Beyond Good and Evil

By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Description: Beyond Good and Evil (German: Jenseits von Gut und Böse), subtitled Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft), is a book by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It takes up and expands on the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approached from a more critical, polemical direction. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of crit...

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The Antichrist

By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; H. L. Mencken (Translator)

Description: Friedrich Nietzsche's The Antichrist might be more aptly named The Antichristian, for it is an unmitigated attack on Christianity that Nietzsche makes within the text instead of an exposition on evil or Satan as the title might suggest. In The Antichrist, Nietzsche presents a highly controversial view of Christianity as a damaging influence upon western civilization that must come to an end. Regardless of ones religious or philosophical point of view, The An...

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Thus Spake Zarathustra

By: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Thomas Common (Translator)

Description: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (German: Also sprach Zarathustra, sometimes translated Thus Spake Zarathustra), subtitled A Book for All and None (Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen), is a written work by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the eternal recurrence of the same, the parable on the death of God, and the prophecy of the Overman, which were first introduced in The Gay Sci...

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Writing About Literature in the Digital Age

By: Gideon Omer Burton

Description: This is a collection of short essays by students at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) who push the boundaries of traditional literary study to explore the benefits of digital tools in academic writing. It is intended for all those who value literary studies and who sense the coming change in how books are read, discussed, and written about in the digital age. It is a collaborative project, produced by students of an advanced writing course at Brigham Yo...

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Eugenics and Other Evils

By: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Description: Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the prince of paradox. Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayi...

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