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by John Edward Mercer
- Autor: John Edward Mercer
A wave of Mysticism is passing over the civilised nations. It is welcomed by many: by more it is mistrusted. Even the minds to which it would naturally appeal are often restrained from sympathy by fears of vague speculative driftings and of transcendental emotionalism. Nor can it be doubted that such an attitude of aloofness is at once reasonable and inevitable. For a systematic exaltation of formless ecstasies, at the expense of sense and intellect, has a tendency to become an infirmity if it does not always betoken loss of mental balance. In order, therefore, to disarm natural prejudice,...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages
by Juanita Helm Floyd
- Autor: Juanita Helm Floyd
In the biography of Balzac himself, women significant for him were from 31 years old to 45 years old. And this is surprising, because in those days women over 30 years old were simply obliged to be married (then the girls were married at 14-18 years old). Therefore, it was believed that a 30-year-old woman seems to have no right to love ... Why are all these women so attracted to Balzac? Because they were adults, experienced, well-established natures. He needed to take something from them, and he took......
Number of pages: ~ 231 pages
by Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
- Autor: Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
Vikings - Scandinavian sailors of the early Middle Ages, in the VIII - XI centuries they made sea voyages from Vinland to Biarmia and from the Caspian to North Africa. Most of them were free peasants who lived on the territory of modern Sweden, Denmark and Norway, who were pushed beyond the borders of their native countries by overpopulation and thirst for easy money. By religion - the vast majority of pagans. Used their battle axes for both melee and throwing. Also, they had not only ordinary spears, but also lighter ones - throwing ones. Swedish Vikings, as a rule, traveled east and...
Number of pages: ~ 412 pages
by Mark Twain
- Autor: Mark Twain
In the small town of Ezeldorf, in Austria, three friends meet a stranger. The stranger captivates the guys with his unusual tricks, stories and during the conversation it suddenly turns out that the stranger is ... an angel. The story “The Mysterious Stranger” was conceived by Mark Twain in three different versions, but he did not finish any of them....
Number of pages: ~ 194 pages
by Howard Pyle
- Autor: Howard Pyle
American writer and illustrator Howard Pyle (1853-1911) collected and crafted many legends and ballads about Robin Hood. None of these stories was invented by Pail, he only connected them together - a fascinating story full of medieval color and folk English humor turned out about a noble robber and his cheerful friends-yomen living under the canopy of Sherwood Forest....
Number of pages: ~ 192 pages
by L. Higgin
- Autor: L. Higgin
Embroidery is a widespread type of decorative art in which the pattern and image are hand-made on various fabrics, leather, felt and other materials with linen, cotton, woolen, silk threads, as well as hair, beads, pearls, precious stones, sequins, coins etc. Embroidery is used to decorate clothes, household items, to create independent decorative panels....
Number of pages: ~ 112 pages
by Angela Brazil
An excellent representative of the post-war genre, when the public is tired of cruelty and wants a little tenderness and lightness. The book tells the continuation of the story of two girls - the sisters Mavis and Merle, and their family, but the story is independent and can be read separately....
Number of pages: ~ 146 pages
by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
The Boer War (1899–1902) made a deep impression on contemporaries. In this war, the Boer farmers armed with the most modern weapons won several brilliant victories over the British regular army. On the battlefields of the Boer War, Mauser rifles and Maxim machine guns opposed the tactics of the Napoleonic Wars, which continued to adhere to the European army. After the last Boer army was defeated, a fierce guerrilla war continued for another two years. The British Empire ultimately won, but paid for it with a loss of twenty thousand soldiers. After the war, the British went to a completely...
Number of pages: ~ 512 pages
by Kenneth Grahame
“The Wind in the Willows” is a children's story that children and adults read with equal pleasure. Written and published at the beginning of the last century in England, it has spread around the world, translated into many languages. Readers fell in love with her heroes - the rational and kind Mole, the hospitable, reasonable Water Rat, the conceited Toad, the severe, reliable friendship Badger and other inhabitants of the River Bank and the inhospitable Wild Thicket. Their adventures, funny, and sometimes dangerous, end well only because they are all ready to come to each other's rescue....
Number of pages: ~ 272 pages
- Autor: Molière
"Amphitryon" (1668) is a comedy play by the famous French comedian Jean-Baptiste Moliere. The king of the gods, Jupiter, inflamed with passion for Alkmena, the wife of Thebes commander Amphitrion, and, while he leads his troops to Boeotia, sends Mercury to Night so that she hides Jupiter's love joy under her cover......
Number of pages: ~ 153 pages