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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Author
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essays
Philosophy
Literature

History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War (Greek: Ἱστορίαι, "Histories") is a historical account of th...

Author
Thucydides
History
Ancient
History
War
History
Greece
Original Language
Greek
Translated

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street

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

Author
Herman Melville
Literature
Fiction
Literature
Short Story

The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

Having entered the British Navy at the age of twelve, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of ca...

Author
Robert Southey
History
Biography

The History of the Assassins

Translated from the German by Oswald Charles Wood, M. D.

Author
Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall
History
Middle East
Original Language
German
Translated

Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

"Culture and Anarchy" is Arnold's most famous piece of writing on culture which established his H...

Author
Matthew Arnold
Criticism
Political
Criticism
Social

The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed (1597) was...

Author
Francis Bacon
Essays

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University ps...

Author
William James
Religion
Philosophy

The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

In this book, first published in book form in 1897, James ponders such conundrums as... Is life w...

Author
William James
Philosophy
Essays

The Fixation of Belief

Charles Sanders Peirce argues that the aim of inquiry is the fixation of belief, and that the sci...

Author
Charles Sanders Peirce
Philosophy
Pragmatism

On Heroes, Hero-worship, and the Heroic in History

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, is a collection of six essays by Thomas Carly...

Author
Thomas Carlyle
Philosophy
History

The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards

The Conquest of Granada is a Restoration era stage play, a two-part tragedy written by John Dryde...

Author
John Dryden
Literature
Tragedy
Literature
Play

Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human.

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

Author
Francis Bacon
Philosophy

Specimen Days

Specimen Days first appeared in 1882 within a volume entitled Specimen Days & Collect, published ...

Author
Walt Whitman
Literature
Non-fiction
Literature
Civil War

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selec...

Author
Charles Darwin
Science
Biology

Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

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

Author
Henry David Thoreau
Essays
Criticism
Social
Criticism
Political

A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature (1738–40) is a book by Scottish philosopher David Hume, considered by ...

Author
David Hume
Philosophy
Empiricism

The French Revolution: A History

The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian...

Author
Thomas Carlyle
History
Europe

Sartor Resartus

Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored') is an 1836 novel by Thomas Carlyle, first publ...

Author
Thomas Carlyle
Literature
Novel

Lectures on the English Poets

This book collects together lectures on English poetry Hazlitt delivered at London’s Surrey Insti...

Author
William Hazlitt
Literature