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A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature (1738–40) is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, considered by many to be Hume's most importa...

Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

This book contains a compilation of Henry David Thoreau's works about slavery and civil reform.

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story...

"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized ano...

Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

Characters of Shakespear's Plays is an 1817 book of criticism of Shakespeare's plays, written by early nineteenth century Engli...

Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in...

"Culture and Anarchy" is Arnold's most famous piece of writing on culture which established his High Victorian cultural agenda ...

Essays, Moral and Political (174...

1741 Essays, Moral and Political, the first collection, containing 15 essays. 1742 Essays, Moral and Political second edition,...

Four Dissertations

Four Dissertations is a collection of four essays by the Scottish enlightenment philosopher David Hume, first published in 1757.

History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War (Greek: Ἱστορίαι, "Histories") is a historical account of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 B...

Lectures on the English Poets

This book collects together lectures on English poetry Hazlitt delivered at London’s Surrey Institution in 1818, ranging from ‘...

Of the Proficience and Advanceme...

Advancement of Learning, The, by Francis Bacon (1605), the original title being ‘Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning...

On Heroes, Hero-worship, and the...

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, is a collection of six essays by Thomas Carlyle, published in 1841, based o...

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of F...

Sartor Resartus

Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored') is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first published as a serial in Fraser's ...

Specimen Days

Specimen Days first appeared in 1882 within a volume entitled Specimen Days & Collect, published by Rees Welsh and Company in P...

The Complete Works of Ralph Wald...

A digital edition of the Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The Conquest of Granada by the S...

The Conquest of Granada is a Restoration era stage play, a two-part tragedy written by John Dryden that was first acted in 1670...

The Essays or Counsels, Civil an...

Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed (1597) was the first published book by t...

The Fixation of Belief

Charles Sanders Peirce argues that the aim of inquiry is the fixation of belief, and that the scientific method is the most eff...