Monatsarchive: August 2018

The History of Contra Costa County, California

The History of Contra Costa County, California – F. J. Hulaniski

This history of Contra Costa County should prove to be the most complete compilation of local chronicles that has up to this time been offered to the citizens of one of the loveliest counties in the United States. The authenticity of the facts contained in the various articles is as absolute as the utmost care could make it. The data have been procured from the best-known authorities, and the biographical sketches, when completed, were subjected to the most searching examination for verification and correction.

The History of Contra Costa County, California

The History of Contra Costa County, California

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The History of Contra Costa County, California.

ISBN: 9783849671747.

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The Story of the City of New York

The Story of the City of New York – Charles Burr Todd

Since Washington Irving with delicious humor satirized the Dutchmen who founded New York, many writers have handled the history of America’s chief city. Notable among them has been Mrs. Lamb, and it was thought her work left nothing undone. Mr. Todd, how ever, thought the picturesque story would be well re-told in language and form more likely to be attractive to young people, and this book is the result. The style is lucid, and there is little of the pedantic minuteness that makes so many histories hard reading. On the other hand it has not been thought necessary to make the book puerile in order to get young … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The True Story Book

The True Story Book – Andrew Lang

The conception of “The True Story Book” by Mr. Andrew Lang, was an admirable one, for no more fascinating stories of adventure could possibly be devised than some which have been enacted in this work-a-day world. This volume takes the place of Mr. Lang’s annual fairy book, and relates strange episodes from the lives of Prince Charlie, Grace Darling, Benvenuto Cellini, Cervantes, Baron Trenck, Cesare Borgia, Cortes, and many another scapegrace and hero.

The True Story Book

The True Story Book

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The True Story Book.

ISBN: 9783849671723.

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Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books (from Wikipedia):

Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books are a series of twenty-five collections of true and fictional stories … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Orange Fairy Book

The Orange Fairy Book – Andrew Lang

First and foremost, always and forever, among tales for children come the fairy tales. What were childhood without the fairy tale? That child who has never wandered through the magic gardens of Fairyland is unfortunate indeed. But that child does not exist, for the mind and heart of every child, even all unaided, will make for itself a fairyland out of anything and nothing. But the art of writing fairy tales seems to be another thing that has vanished with the vanished childhood of the race. The best fairy tales are always the old ones, stories that were never really written, but just grew in the telling as they passed down through generations … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Homer And His Age

Homer And His Age – Andrew Lang

The aim of this book is to prove that the Homeric Epics, as wholes, and apart from passages gravely suspected in antiquity, present a perfectly harmonious picture of the entire life and civilisation of one single age. The faint variations in the design are not greater than such as mark every moment of culture, for in all there is some movement; in all, cases are modified by circumstances. If our contention be true, it will follow that the poems themselves, as wholes, are the product of a single age, not a mosaic of the work of several changeful centuries.

Homer And His Age

Homer And His Age

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Homer And His Age.

ISBN: 9783849671709.

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The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales – Herman Melville

‘The Piazza Tales’ is a collection of short stories by Herman Melville. The volume contains the following stories:

The Piazza
Bartleby
Benito Cereno
The Lightning-Rod Man
The Encantadas
The Bell-Tower

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales

The Piazza Tales.

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ISBN: 9783849671693.

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Some background on The Piazza Tales (from Wikipedia):

In addition to the five stories, Melville wrote an introductory story for which the volume was titled. Scholar Douglas Robillard believes that this served the purpose of making the stories to appear “more closely joined than they actually are.”

The contract for the book was signed on 17 March 1856, it was advertised on 5 April as “in press” … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Story Of Jesus

The Story Of Jesus – Ellen Gould White

‘The Story Of Jesus’ is Ellen Gould White’s adaptation of her own work ‘Christ Our Saviour’ for a children’s audience. This beautiful narrative of Jesus’ life on earth was prepared by the author’s son while he was working with mostly illiterate slaves in the South of the United States. It is wonderful to read and tell, even for persons with a limited vocabulary.

The Story Of Jesus

The Story Of Jesus

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The Story Of Jesus.

ISBN: 9783849671686.

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Biography of Ellen Gould White (from wikipedia.com)

Ellen Gould White (née Harmon; November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915) was a prolific author and an American Christian pioneer. Along with

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An Antarctic Mystery

An Antarctic Mystery – Jules Verne

Hardly ever in literature has any author adopted the plot of another and carried it forward beyond the lines of its creator. Yet this is precisely what Jules Verne has done with Poe’s story called Narrative of A. Gordon Pym, and the two great inventive minds thus unite in forming Verne’s tale entitled An Antarctic Mystery. The author has brought to the telling of his story all the old creative skill, the dashing love of adventure, and a surprising show of knowledge of the flora and fauna and the geography of the Antarctic seas. The hero of the book takes passage from the far-off Kerguelen Islands on the ship Halbrane, whose captain, Len Guy, … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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A Home Course in Mental Science

A Home Course in Mental Science – Helen Wilmans

You were meant to achieve a great success. You can learn how to be well, strong, prosperous and happy. You can overcome disease, poverty, fear, worry, weakness of all kinds. You can do, have, and be far more than you ever dared to attempt, or even thought possible. You have wonderful powers of mind and body, that you need only recognize and use in order to reach the very height of your noblest ambitions and aspirations. The mission of these lessons is to help you believe all this, and prove it. The author of the lessons did prove it, before writing the lessons. They are not rainbow dreams of speculation, but … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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