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The $30,000 Bequest -- A Dog's Tale -- Was It Heaven? Or Hell?

The $30,000 Bequest -- A Dog's Tale -- Was It Heaven? Or Hell? -- A Cure for the Blues -- The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphant -- The Californian's Tale -- A Helpless Situation -- A Telephonic Conversation -- Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale -- The Five Boons of Life -- The First Writing-machines -- Italian without a Master -- Italian with Grammar -- A Burlesque Biography -- How to Tell a Story -- General Washington's Negro Body-servant -- Wit Inspirations of the "Two-year-olds" -- An Entertaining Article -- A Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury -- Amended Obituaries -- A Monument to Adam -- A Humane Word from Satan -- Introduction to "The New Guide of the -- Conversation in Portuguese and English" -- Advice to Little Girls -- Post-mortem Poetry -- The Danger of Lying in Bed -- Portrait of King William III -- Does the Race of Man Love a Lord? -- Extracts from Adam's Diary -- Eve's Diary Book Excerpt "I didn't mean so bad as that, Aleck; I didn't really mean immoral piety, I only meant--meant--well, conventional piety, you know; er--shop piety; the--the--why, YOU know what I mean. Aleck--the--well, where you put up that plated article and play it for solid, you know, without intending anything improper, but just out of trade habit, ancient policy, petrified custom, loyalty to--to--hang it, I can't find the right words, but YOU know what I mean, Aleck, and that there isn't any harm in it. I'll try again. You see, it's this way. If a person--" "You have said quite enough," said Aleck, coldly; "let the subject be dropped." "I'M willing," fervently responded Sally, wiping the sweat from his forehead and looking the thankfulness he had no words for. Then, musingly, he apologized to himself. "I certainly held threes-- I KNOW it--but I drew and didn't fill. That's where I'm so often weak in the game. If I had stood pat--but I didn't. I never do. I don't know enough." here: http://workreap.rf.gd/the-30000-bequest/ Download: http://bit.ly/33LsmDU

published on 13-11-2019 - 20 views
Lettres de la prison

Antoine Gramsci, secrétaire du parti communiste et député au Parlement, fut arrêté à Rome le soir du 8 novembre 1926, dans la maison Passarge, au numéro 25 de la rue G.B. Morgagni : il avait loué là une chambre meublée. Après seize jours de détention à la prison de Regina Coeli, la « Santé » italienne, il fut dirigé sur l'île d'Ustica, a quelque cent kilomètres au Nord de Palerme, où il avait à subir une condamnation de cinq années de relégation. Il arrivait à destination le 7 décembre. Il quittait l'île le 20 janvier 1927 et il était transféré à la prison Saint-Victor à Milan, inculpé de conspiration contre les Pouvoirs de l'État, de provocation à la guerre civile, d'excitation à la haine de classe, d'apologie d'actes criminels et de Propagande subversive. L'instruction terminée, en mai 1928, Gramsci était conduit à nouveau à Regina Coeli. Son Procès et celui de ses camarades communistes se déroulait du 28 mai au 4 juin 1928. Le Tribunal spécial présidé par le général Saporiti retenait les conclusions du procureur Isgrô et condamnait Antoine Gramsci à vingt ans, quatre mois et cinq jours de réclusion. En juillet 1928, Antoine Gramsci prenait possession, à la Prison de Turi, dans la province de Bari, de la cellule 7047 qu'il ne quitterait plus que Pour mourir.

published on 06-11-2019 - 21 views
رحلتي مع السرطان

يخـفّ على المريض معاناة آلامه حين يُعاين بعض من أصابهم نفس مرضه، فالمشاركة في البلاء تفتت المعاناة أحياناً ، وحين يعاين مَن تم شفاءه من نفس المرض تزداد جرعة الأمل في الشفاء ، وتزداد رغبة الجسد في التخلص من ذاك الميكروب .. وكلما زادت خطورة المرض الذي يعانيه الفرد ، كلما زاد اشتياقه لمعرفة هل تم الشفاء منه قبلاً أم لا .ولأجل هذا خطت يد الكاتب سيرته مع مرض السرطان المفزع ، من بدء معرفته به حتى نجاه الله عز وجل منه ؛ لـ يهب الأمل في الشفاء لقلوب ربما قتلها الخوف منه قبل أن يوهنها المرض .

published on 04-11-2019 - 76 views
Geological Observations on South America

Of the remarkable "trilogy" constituted by Darwin's writings which deal with the geology of the "Beagle," the member which has perhaps attracted least attention, up to the present time is that which treats of the geology of South America. The actual writing of this book appears to have occupied Darwin a shorter period than either of the other volumes of the series; his diary records that the work was accomplished within ten months, namely, between July 1844 and April 1845; but the book was not actually issued till late in the year following, the preface bearing the date "September 1846." Altogether, as Darwin informs us in his "Autobiography," the geological books "consumed four and a half years' steady work," most of the remainder of the ten years that elapsed between the return of the "Beagle," and the completion of his geological books being, it is sad to relate, "lost through illness!

published on 03-11-2019 - 44 views
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

The daring and restless mind, the integrity and simplicity of Darwin's character are revealed in this direct and personal account of his life—his family, his education, his explorations of the natural world, his religion and philosophy. Charles Darwin's Autobiography was first published in 1887, five years after his death. It was a bowdlerized edition: Darwin's family, attempting to protect his posthumous reputation, had deleted all the passages they considered too personal or controversial. Here you can enjoy the complete edition.

published on 02-11-2019 - 45 views
ذو النورين عثمان بن عفان

حفلت حياة «عثمان بن عفان» بكثير من الأحداث الجِسام، ولعل من أبرز هذه الحوادث هي التطور الاجتماعي، الذي حدث مع أول أيام البعثة النبوية، فقد أحدث الإسلامُ انقلابًا كبيرًا في المجتمعات العربية ضد عادات ونُظم ومعتقدات، ولم تَسْكُن ثورة هذا الانقلاب إلا مع بدايات عهد «عثمان». أما ثاني هذه الحوادث فهي مقتله. إذ كان مقتل خليفة المسلمين بعد بضعة سنوات من وفاة رسولهم حدثًا له توابعه ودوافعه التي غيَّرت شكل الدولة الإسلامية فيما بعد. وقد نجح العقاد في تخطي صعوبة تناول سيرة «الخليفة المقتول» عبر عرضه لأهم العوامل التي أدت لوصول الأمر إلى ما آلت عليه، من تناحر وخلاف، أصبح فيما بعد نواة لأكبر فتنة عاصرت العهود الإسلامية بعد ذلك.

published on 01-11-2019 - 74 views
THE ANTICHRIST

Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, “Ecce Homo,” “The Antichrist” is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Notes for it had been accumulating for years and it was to have constituted the first volume of his long-projected magnum opus, “The Will to Power.” His full plan for this work, as originally drawn up

published on 29-10-2019 - 47 views
Le fils des forêts.

Cette nuit-là, je me trouvais avec un de mes amis dans ma cabane située en plein bois, au nord de l’État de Michigan. Au plus fort de l’hiver, je m’étais retiré dans cette solitude pour écrire un roman et vivre près de la nature, que j’aime en toute saison : elle me paraît aussi belle couverte de neige et de glace que parée des fleurs sauvages du printemps. Par les fenêtres et la porte ouvertes de ma hutte de rondins l’air froid nous apportait le parfum des pins, des sapins et des cèdres exhalé par les vallées, les marécages et les montagnes environnantes. Dans mon humble demeure, cet encens se mêlait à la douce senteur de l’arbousier traînant, cueilli à pleines brassées. Le firmament était criblé d’étoiles si étincelantes que la voûte céleste paraissait plus proche de nous ; et à leur aimable clarté nous 5 avions vu, une heure auparavant, une daine et son faon traverser ma petite clairière. Ces millions d’astres, qui depuis plusieurs nuits m’éclairaient de leur scintillement, me faisaient songer à autant de foyers pleins de lumière et de bonheur qu’aucun rideau n’interceptait à mes yeux ravis. Une majestueuse forêt nous environnait de sa vie mystérieuse et nous invitait à pénétrer plus avant. Son énorme masse noire se dressait vers le ciel ; au-dessus de ma cabane, ses arbres se courbaient en murmurant, mais autour de nous régnait un profond silence.

published on 27-10-2019 - 84 views
The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

published on 26-10-2019 - 71 views
Enfance Nathalie Sarraute

Comme déjà mentionné, l’ouvrage est un dialogue avec un double imaginaire. l’histoire racontée est liée à plusieurs endroits; Paris, Ivanovo et Pétersbourg (La Russie) et finalement la Suisse. L’avantage littéraire du livre et de son auteur est de ne rien donner d’avance; Raconter des souvenirs, d’enfance, c’est restituer et puis construire les événements. La tâche est de ne rien laisser à l’imagination. Ce qui touche les lecteurs, c’est la fidélité et la clarté de l’auteur. En adoptant un certain style, très remarquable. L’utilisation des procédés techniques destinés et surtout présents dans les ouvrages de fiction. L’auteur a fait le choix de centrer son récit autobiographique sur une autre dimension. Cette dimension est limitée surtout à ses relations avec les proches et la famille. Un contact qu’a conditionné sa vie en général.

published on 25-10-2019 - 68 views
Les incertitudes de l'heure présente

Gustave Le Bon, né le 7 mai 1841 à Nogent-le-Rotrou et mort le 13 décembre 1931 à Marnes-laCoquette, est un anthropologue, psychologue social, sociologue et médecin français. Polygraphe, il est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages dans lesquels il aborde le désordre comportemental et la psychologie des foules. Il soutient la théorie d'une hiérarchisation des sociétés humaines et de la supériorité (provisoire) de la civilisation occidentale. Il avait également des tendances anticléricales et compte au nombre des anti-colonisateurs. —Wikipedia

published on 24-10-2019 - 43 views
Edward Gibbon, Autobiography

If Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire now justly takes rank in the domain of history among those select masterpieces of genius to which the common consent of succeeding epochs has assigned a place not to be disturbed by later criticism, his Autobiography, in its own department, may claim as a work of art, a station little less distinguished. The remark made by Dr. Birkbeck Hill in his edition of the work, if it held true then, does so with increased cogency now, that “for one reader who has read his Decline and Fall, there are at least a score who have read his Autobiography, and know him, not as the great historian, but as a man of the most original and interesting nature.” In other words, many know of Edward Gibbon the historian through his Autobiography who are innocent of knowledge of his History. That being so, there must be qualities of more than average excellence to keep the memory of such a work green for over a century.

published on 24-10-2019 - 68 views
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

published on 24-10-2019 - 76 views
Thoughts are Things

Mulford was born in Sag Harbor, New York and, in 1856, sailed to California where he would spend the next 16 years. During this time, Mulford spent several years in mining towns, trying to find his fortune in gold, copper, or silver. After leaving the mining life, Mulford ran for a position on the California State Assembly in Sacramento. Although he was nominated, he ultimately lost the election. He returned to San Francisco and began writing for a weekly newspaper, The Golden Era. Mulford spent five years as a writer and editor for various papers and was named by many San Franciscans a "Bohemian," for his disregard for money. Mulford states in his autobiography, "poverty argued for us possession of more brains" (Prentice Mulford's Story 130). He became known for his humorous style of writing and vivid descriptions of both mining life as well as life at sea. In 1872, Mulford returned to New York City, where he became known as a comic lecturer, author of poems and essays, and a columnist for [The New York Daily Graphic] from 1875-1881. Mulford was also instrumental in the founding of the popular philosophy, New Thought, along with other notable writers including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Mulford's book, Thoughts are Things served as a guide to this new belief system and is still popular today.

published on 23-10-2019 - 70 views
Great Astronomers: Isaac Newton

Sir Robert Stawell Ball, Fellow of The Royal Society, (1 July 1840, Dublin – 25 November 1913, Cambridge) was an Irish astronomer. He worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 to 1867. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory.[1] In 1892 he was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at Cambridge University at the same time becoming director of the Cambridge Observatory. His lectures, articles, and books (e.g. Starland and The Story of the Heavens) were mostly popular and simple in style. However, he also published books on mathematical astronomy such as A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy. His main interest was mathematics and he devoted much of his spare time to his "Screw theory". He served for a time as President of the Quaternion Society. His work The Story of the Heavens is mentioned in the "Lestrygonians" chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses. He was the son of naturalist Robert Ball and Amelia Gresley Hellicar. (Biography from Wikpedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Stawell_Ball)

published on 23-10-2019 - 63 views
The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." For example, Chesterton wrote the following: Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as political thinker, cast aspersions on both Liberalism and Conservatism, saying: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position with Catholicism more and more, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius".

published on 22-10-2019 - 72 views
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Clemens became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists, and European royalty. Clemens enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature." Source: Wikipedia

published on 22-10-2019 - 72 views
MARIE-CLAIRE

Roman autobiographique, prix Fémina 1910. À la mort de sa mère, la petite Marie-Claire, âgée de cinq ans, est placée à l'Assistance publique, séparée brutalement de sa soeur et d'un père alcoolique. Monde clos, cet orphelinat est dirigé par d'austères religieuses. Marie-Claire se réfugie souvent dans le giron de soeur Marie-Aimée, l'institutrice à la voix chaleureuse. Pour sa protégée, cette dernière rêve d'un beau destin et dès que Marie-Claire a fait sa première communion, elle lui propose d'entrer comme demoiselle de magasin chez Mlle Maximilienne, la soeur du curé. La mère supérieure, par jalousie, en décide autrement: «Vous serez bergère, mademoiselle.» Elle se retrouve donc à la ferme de Villevieille en Sologne, et fait l'apprentissage de son nouveau métier, aidée par la vieille Bibiche et le vacher. Grâce à la compassion des fermiers Sylvain et Pauline, aux beautés de la nature et à la découverte de Télémaque au fin fond du grenier, Marie-Claire retrouve une forme de sérénité jusqu'à une nouvelle rupture: la mort de Sylvain amène à la ferme de nouveaux propriétaires. Devenue servante de Mme Alphonse, femme maniaque et froide, Marie-Claire retombe dans un désarroi absolu...

published on 22-10-2019 - 67 views
The Age of Erasmus

The importance of biography for the study of history can hardly be overrated. In a sense it is true that history should be like the law and 'care not about very small things'; concerning itself not so much with individual personality as with fundamental causes affecting the rise and fall of nations or the development of mental outlook from one age to another. But even if this be conceded, we still must not forget that the course of history is worked out by individuals, who, in spite of the accidental condensation that the needs of human life thrust upon them, are isolated at the last and alone—for no man may deliver his brother.

published on 20-10-2019 - 71 views
The Road

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing. Source: Wikipedia

published on 18-10-2019 - 80 views
The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James, son of theologian Henry James Sr. and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for novels, novellas and short stories based on themes of consciousness and morality. James significantly contributed to the criticism of fiction, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and possibly unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to narrative fiction. An extraordinarily productive writer, he published substantive books of travel writing, biography, autobiography and visual arts criticism. Source: Wikiped

published on 18-10-2019 - 66 views
Heretics

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." For example, Chesterton wrote the following: Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Chesterton is well known for his reasoned apologetics and even those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as political thinker, cast aspersions on both Liberalism and Conservatism, saying: The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify such a position with Catholicism more and more, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius".

published on 18-10-2019 - 82 views
Autobiography By G. K. Chesterton

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published on 17-10-2019 - 93 views
Kaiser karl

Un jour, quand je serai vieux, j’aurai donc rétréci, je vivrai avec le cana?é, les bergères, la table sur laquelle j’écrivais et dessinais… Et je dormirai dans mon lit d’enfant. Karl Lagerfeld

published on 15-10-2019 - 99 views
Book of American Biography

Book of American Biography

published on 14-10-2019 - 60 views
Curious, If True: Strange Tales

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.

published on 13-10-2019 - 75 views
READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN

In the fall of 1995, after resigning from my last academic post, I decided to indulge myself and fulfill a dream. I chose seven of my best and most committed students and invited them to come to my home every Thursday morning to discuss literature. They were all women-to teach a mixed class in the privacy of my home was too risky, even if we were discussing harmless works of fiction. One persistent male student, although barred from our class, insisted on his rights. So he, Nima, read the assigned material, and on special days he would come to my house to talk about the books we were reading.

published on 12-10-2019 - 94 views
les agrégats de la comptabilité nationale

Les agrégats sont des indicateurs synthétiques qui mesurent le résultat de l'activité de l'ensemble de l'économie. Ce sont des grandeurs de référence essentielles pour l'analyse macro-économique et pour les comparaisons dans le temps et dans l'espace.

published on 04-10-2019 - 114 views