Subject for September, 2020

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Subject: Horror

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a gothic story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch ...

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Japanese Girls and Women

Subject: Nonfiction

Bacon evocatively depicts Japanese women unsettled by their modern education, yet saddled with traditional cultural expectations. With its insight into Japan’s class syste...

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The Time Machine

Subject: Science Fiction

The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. The work is generally credited with the popularization of the c...

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Subject: Plays

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His plays are constantly studied, performed an...

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The Devil’s Dictionary

Subject: Nonfiction

The Devil’s Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, journalist, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humoro...

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Three Men in a Boat

Subject: Fiction

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kin...

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The Memoirs, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, From the Papers of Thomas

Subject: Nonfiction

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, as Henry Steele Commager has said, “will illuminate, as does no comparable body of private papers, the whole course of our history from the 1760’...

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Two Treatises of Government

Subject: Philosophy

Two Treatises of Government (or Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overth...

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The Problems of Philosophy

Subject: Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by the philosopher Bertrand Russell, in which the author attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy....

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself

Subject: Historical

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in 1789 in London, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. The narrati...

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