Homer's Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem. This edition has been translated into prose by Samuel Butler to tell the story of the Trojan War. The Iliad mentions many Greek legends and is a prequel to the Odyssey.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of fairy tales gathered by the great Oscar Wilde. At the end of each story, there is always a lesson to be learned on how to be compassionate and forgiving with your peers
The Fall of the House of Usher is a Gothic novel by Edgar Allan Poe. The story tells of a mysterious house and an unnamed narrator's horrific experience with it.
Mark Twain’s short stories aren’t about his religious beliefs. In fact, the Diaries of Adam and Eve should be taken with a grain of salt as they are humorous and witty and describe in a unique way the relationship between two human beings, man and woman who eventually end up falling in love with each other.
The First Man in the Moon by H. G. Wells is a sci-fi novel that ignited the imagination of the 19th century society over what lies on the surface of the Moon and beneath it well before Neil Armstrong. Upon discovering a substance that could negate gravity, businessman Bedford and scientist Cavor set out on a journey to the natural satellite of our planet. There, they make an astounding discovery.
The book contains 423 verses in 26 categories, all verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions. Most of the verses deal with ethics and spiritual thoughts.
The first section of Dante's Divine Comedy. In the first part of Divine Comedy, Dante, guided by the poet Virgil, plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. By fusing humor and satire with intellect, an immortal Christian allegory of humankind’s search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment was created.
Originally titled as The Saddest Story, The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford tells the story of two couples seen by one of the four ‘halves’. The story is tragic criticizing the early 20th-century American and English hypocritical aristocracy. All four are incapable of loving one another and end up prisoners to their unbound lust and greed.
The book is about the life-threatening adventures of Captain Hatteras and his crew as they discover the truth about the polar terrain.
First published in 1910, The Happy Family (a sequel to "Chip of the Flying U”), continues the various funny and catchy happenings of the well-known interesting characters – Andy Green, Weary, Irish, Pink, Happy Jack, Big Medicine, and the rest - as the action takes place in the badlands, on the edge of the Rockies.
Daren Lane and his two friends, Maynard and Payson, return home to the United States after fighting for three long years in World War One. It’s a dream come true to see familiar ground again, but as they see the changes around them, the dream slowly turns into a never-ending nightmare. How can Lane call home a place he hardly recognize?
One newly-wed couple arrives at an inn to stay for the night. The next day, they check out and are never seen again, or are they? Several years later, the owner of the inn discovers a secret room with the body of the bride in it. How can this be when she saw the couple leave her inn with her own eyes?
The Golden Slipper is a collection of nine mysteries solved by Violet Strange, a young sleuth. Perfect for Nancy Drew fans, Violet Strange is a strong girl who can always figure out the truth.
The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness is the classic guide to gentlemanly behavior. The book is a mine of information and indispensable advice for aspiring gentlemen. Whether you've already bought your first can of mustache wax, or you're simply looking for an old-fashioned guide on how to treat a lady, this book offers insights you won't find in modern men's magazines.
The second section of Dante's Divine Comedy. It opens with Dante the poet picturing Dante the pilgrim coming out of the pit of hell and follows his journey through Purgatory where he observes famous historical figures working through their sins.
Alexei Ivanovich is in love with cruel and cold Polina and swears to her eternal love and obedience. Polina asks him to go to a casino and place a wager for her; Alexei obliges. He comes back with a big win in his pockets but also with a new destructive vice.
The third and final section of Dante's Divine Comedy. In this volume, Dante presents a vision of Paradise relying on suggestion rather than concrete description. A journey through the realms of Paradise culminating in a vision of God. This poem also portrays the individual's struggle to attain spiritual illumination.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. It tells the story Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and Enkidu, a wild man created by the gods to stop him oppressing the people of Uruk.
Know how to live without using your emotions, guided only by the mind. Learn how to see the mundane, how to approach situations that may or may not be in your direct control. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and most importantly, don’t be afraid to change. This is what stoicism is all about.
When Elizabeth's family dies, she makes the long journey back to Philadelphia to find her grandmother she has never met. She meets a handsome stranger in the wilderness but when she reaches the city they part without ever sharing their names. As her world changes, will she find her way back to the man she loves?
The Essence of Buddhism is a collection of quotes about life and how to live it at its fullest. While the quotes contain the teachings of the Buddha, they also can provide the non-Buddhist reader a blueprint of how to approach the mundane and how to avoid suffering.
Part of “The Brothers Karamazov”, this is an important short section because of its ideas about freedom and human nature. The central character in this work is a Grand Inquisitor who arrests Jesus.
Using his keen spirit of observation, Anton Chekhov depicts in his short stories the world as it is, focusing on the range of emotions one might feel throughout his life. From love to hatred, from exaltation to misery, from epiphany to utter confusion, every character has to experience all human emotions in order to understand life.
The book contains an accurate picture of Arctic life and of the Arctic geography known to the world of 1864 and describes the adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole.
John Peerybingle and Dot are a happy couple despite their age difference. Their harmony however is disrupted when they meet toymaker Mr. Tackleton and his soon-to-be wife, young May. Tackleton tells Peerybingle his wife Dot is actually cheating on him. But what does all of this have to do with the cricket on the hearth and his chirps?