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Mountain Paths

Mountain Paths

Maurice Maeterlinck | Classic Literature
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IN that curious little masterpiece A Beleagured City, Mrs. Oliphant shows us the dead of a provincial town suddenly waxing indignant over the conduct and the morals of those inhabiting the town which they founded.

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 2

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 2

Dr. Doran | Classic Literature
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But for Pepys and Evelyn we should know but little of the social life of the seventeenth century. A host of letter writers—Walpole, Mrs. Delany, and Mrs. Montagu, at the head of them—may be said to have photographed the next century for us. Lord Malmesbury, Lord Auckland, and some others...

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 1

In and About Drury Lane, and Other Papers: Volume 1

Dr. Doran | Classic Literature
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In the afternoon of ‘Boxing-day,’ 1865, I had to pass through Drury Lane, and some of the worst of the ‘slums’ which find vent therein. There was a general movement in the place, and the effect was not savoury. There was a going to-and-fro of groups of people, and there was nothing...

The Story of Chalmers of New Guinea

The Story of Chalmers of New Guinea

Janet Harvey Kelman | Classic Literature
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The spirit of battle ran so high that on fighting days James and his sisters did not go straight home. They joined the larger number of the glen party and went round by the homes of the others, so that they had only the last little bit to go alone.

Youth and Life

Youth and Life

Randolph Silliman Bourne | Classic Literature
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How shall I describe Youth, the time of contradictions and anomalies? The fiercest radicalisms, the most dogged conservatisms, irrepressible gayety, bitter melancholy,—all these moods are equally part of that showery springtime of life.

The Sorceress (complete)

The Sorceress (complete)

Mrs. Oliphant | Classic Literature
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Colonel and Mrs Kingsward have been travelling in Germany with their three eldest children, for the health of Mrs Kingsward. Just after the Colonel returns to London, their daughter Bee becomes engaged to Aubrey Leigh, a young man of independent means. But a vindictive "lady" writes to Colonel...

The Lords of High Decision

The Lords of High Decision

Meredith Nicholson | Classic Literature
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The Lords of High Decision by Meredith Nicholson

The Sign Of 4 - A Great Story-Structure Journey

The Sign Of 4 - A Great Story-Structure Journey

Neville Hurt | Classic Literature
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volume 2 being revised - please watch this space !

World Stories _ The Sun and the Moon

World Stories _ The Sun and the Moon

Theodora Oniceanu | Classic Literature
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This book has been written in 2020 an is a result of the (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions. Not having much to do with boredom but with ways of entertaining our brains, ourselves and why not extract some wisdom and knowledge, I thought nice a try to create a collection of myths and legends...

Understanding Pope: The Rape of the Lock

Understanding Pope: The Rape of the Lock

Robert A. Albano | Classic Literature
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The meaning and significance of Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock."