The Awakening

‘The Awakening’ is an 1899 novel by Kate Chopin set in New Orleans and the Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century. It is widely seen as a seminal work of early feminism...

The Call Of The Wild

The published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s. Strong sled dogs were in demand, and that’s how Buck the St Bernard cross Scotch...

Common Sense

Common Sense, a pamphlet by Thomas Paine, was published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence. It is an impassioned call for America to free...

Discourse on the Method

Discourse on the Method, originally published in 1637, still stands as one of the greatest philosophical works. Perhaps most famous for the phrase "I think, therefore I am",...

Religio Medici: The Religion Of A Doctor

‘Religio Medici: The Religion of a Doctor’ (1643) by Sir Thomas Browne is an explanation and analysis of the author’s religious belief in relation to his profession as a...

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1881) is set in the days of sailing ships, pirates and treasure maps marked with an X. It recounts the adventures of Jim Hawkins and...

The Black Cat

A story by Edgar Allan Poe, about a black cat, or rather two black cats. The narrator relates his own story, about how he deteriorated from a man who loved animals, to a cruel...

The Moors In Spain

Stanley Edward Lane-Poole (1854 - 1931) was a British orientalist and archaeologist. ‘The Moors in Spain’ is a comprehensive history about the Moorish conquest and rule of the...

The Tell-tale Heart

‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ is told by an unnamed narrator who tries to convince the reader of the narrator’s sanity while simultaneously describing a murder they committed. The...

Heart of Darkness

‘Heart of Darkness’, the famous novella by Joseph Conrad, first published in 1902, reveals the disgust at the cruelty that the author observed when he worked briefly in the...

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