Theogony

Hesiod was an ancient Greek poet, thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC. Hesiod’s ‘Theogony’ is a poem describing the origins and genealogies of the...

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

George MacDonald (1824 –1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow...

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...

Power Through Prayer

Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913) was a Methodist minister and devotional writer. Addressed primarily to preachers and pastors, ‘Power Through Prayer’ has also been popular...

The House of the Seven Gables

‘The House of the Seven Gables’ is a Gothic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1851, which deals with a New England family and their ancestral home. The setting was...

Ethan Frome

'Ethan Frome' is a 1911 book by Edith Wharton, set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. In this haunting tale, Wharton’s characters are not of the upper class,...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), was a former slave and great American abolitionist, author, and orator. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is his best selling...

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

'Walden' is the most famous publication by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. In it, he reflects on the nature around him, while living in a cabin surrounded by...

A Journal of the Plague Year

Daniel Defoe (1659 or 1661 - 1731) was an English writer and journalist who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. In 1665, the bubonic plague swept through London,...

The Communist Manifesto

‘The Communist Manifesto’ by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels was published in London in 1848 in its original German, and two years later in English. It was commissioned by the...

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