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by Henry David Thoreau
- Autor: Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau writing belongs to the Civil Disobedience pamphlet (Civil Disobedience, 1849), where he expressed convictions for which in July 1846 he had to spend a night in prison, because he refused to pay taxes to the government, whose actions did not approve. Many years later, this essay had a great influence on Gandhi in his speech against British rule in India....
Number of pages: ~ 202 pages
by Silvanus P. Thompson
- Autor: Silvanus P. Thompson
Calculus Made Easy has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been thoroughly updated for the modern reader....
Number of pages: ~ 336 pages
- Autor: Vatsyayana
Kamasutra (Sk., Kāmasūtra IAST) is an ancient Indian text dedicated to the topic of kama - the sphere of sensual, emotional life, lust and love. “Kama Sutra” is based on numerous previous works in the field of Kamashastra - the science of Kama and, due to its completeness and systematic nature, is considered by many as a fundamental work in this area in Sanskrit literature. The author of the text is Vatsyayana. The full title of this work is “Vatsyayana Kama Sutra” (“The Instruction on Kams belonging to Vatsyayane”). It is believed that the author lived in the 3rd — 4th centuries AD e.,...
Number of pages: ~ 146 pages
by Marcus Aurelius
- Autor: Marcus Aurelius
REFLECTIONS are personal records of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonin made by him in the 70s. II c. AD They reflect the stubborn desire of Marcus Aurelius to be guided in his worldview by the Stoic teaching. Due to the exceptional position of Marcus Aurelius and his developing literary document, this document allows The book has its own destiny....
Number of pages: ~ 216 pages
by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
- Autor: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
he Brothers Grimm (Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm (1786–1859)) are German linguists and storytellers. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were the greatest experts on German folklore. They studied the grammar of Germanic languages, the history of law, and mythology. The tales of the Brothers Grimm are world famous. The most famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm: Successful Trade, Brave Tailor, Clever Hans, Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, Straw, ember and bob, Mrs. , Snow White and Alotsvetik and of course the Bremen street musicians....
Number of pages: ~ 384 pages
by Franz Kafka
- Autor: Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka, a Prague Jew who wrote in German, barely published his works during his lifetime, only excerpts from the novels The Process (1925) and The Castle (1926) and a few short stories. The most remarkable of his short stories, The Transformation, was written in the fall of 1912 and published in 1915. The hero of the "Transformation" Gregor Zamza - the son of not rich Prague inhabitants, people with purely materialistic needs. Five years ago, his father went bankrupt, and Gregor entered the service of one of his father’s creditors, became a traveling salesman, a cloth merchant. Since...
Number of pages: ~ 160 pages
by Mark Twain
- Autor: Mark Twain
A book about mischievous boys Hecke and Tome. Huckleberry is a homeless boy, with a sense of internal duty and conscience, who can be content with little and be happy with what is. Heku's life in the house of the widow Douglas, where everything is on call, is strictly according to the established order, so he lives in a barrel, because he is free! He prefers hell with Sawyer, than paradise in the company of the widow and her sister, Miss Watson, who constantly harasses Huck with his remarks: do not put your feet on a chair, do not yawn, do not stretch. Brave, resourceful, with incredible...
Number of pages: ~ 224 pages
- Autor: Leo Tolstoy
Is it possible to consider yourself a truly educated person without reading "War and Peace"? - I think the answer to this question is obvious. Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace is considered to be the pearl of world literature. Critics of the whole world recognize “War and Peace” as a model of a new European novel, although it is not so full. From a technical point of view, it is possible to call this work absolutely perfect - descriptions of the epic events of the war with Napoleon of 1812, and at the same time the delicate characters of all strata of Russian society of that time. It...
Number of pages: ~ 1440 pages
by King James
- Autor: King James
Translation of the Bible into English, performed under the patronage of the King of England Jacob I and released in 1611. Up until now, the Bible of King Jacob has the status of an approved, “authorized” by the king translation (English Authorized Version), although, unlike previous “authorized” translations, starting with the Great Bible, published under Henry VIII, there is actually no royal approval "never received [source not specified 1132 days]. In 2015, a priest of the parish church in Wrexham found one of the first copies of the King James Version of the Bible in 1611, the...
Number of pages: ~ 1824 pages
- Autor: Douglass
The story of the life of Frederick Douglas was written, as the title page reports, by Frederick Douglas himself and published in 1845. More than 250 years later, the narrative is still a powerful work, both for the bright window it provides for the practice of slavery in the American South and for its eloquent protection of human rights. The story tells the story of the life of Douglas from the moment of his birth to his escape from slavery at the age of 20 years. He reads both a personal testimony and an elaborate argument against slavery. Thus, Douglas's autobiography makes a strong...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages