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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

History of the Peloponnesian War

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

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 ...

The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

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

The History of the Assassins

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

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...

The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral

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

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...

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...

The Fixation of Belief

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

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...

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...

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...

Specimen Days

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

On the Origin of Species

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

Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

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

A Treatise of Human Nature

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

The French Revolution: A History

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

Sartor Resartus

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

Lectures on the English Poets

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