The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by American author Edith Wharton. The story is set in the 1870s, in upper-class, "Gilded-Age" New York City. The story centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of the bride's cousin, plagued by scandal, whose presence threatens their happiness. The novel is noted for Wharton's attention to detail and its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, as well as for the social tragedy of its plot. Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she had lived in that world and had seen it change dramatically by the end of World War I.
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by Thomas Paine
Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Paine wrote it with editorial feedback from Benjamin Rush, who came up with the title. The document denounced British rule and, through its immense popularity, contributed to fomenting the American Revolution.
An essay/argument for Sir Isaac Newton and the author’s mathematical beliefs and philosophies. The full title is "A Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics: In answer To a Pamphlet of Philalethes Cantabrigiensis, intitled, Geometry no Friend to Infidelity, or a Defence of Sir ISAAC NEWTON, and the BRITISH Mathematicians. Also an Appendix concerning Mr. WALTON’s Vindication of the Principles of Fluxions contained in the ANALYST."
The life, theories, and discoveries of mathematician Leonhard Euler.
by Kirk Munroe
When Rene De Veaux’s parents die he goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be setting out on an exploration of the new world.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a classic 19th century novella that satirizes the social hierarchy of Victorian society using mathematical figures and ideas.
A Lecture delivered at the Evening Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, 24th March, 1879.
History of Modern Mathematics is a comprehensive guide to different theories and strategies of mathematics ranging from Theory of Numbers, Theory of Equations, Complex Numbers, Calculus, Analytical Geometry, and others.
by Victor Hugo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, around which the story is centered.
by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine spends her time visiting newly made friends, like Isabella Thorpe, and going to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella’s brother John Thorpe and by Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry’s younger sister. Mr. Henry Tilney captivates her with his view on novels and knowledge of history and the world. The Tilneys invite Catherine to visit their father’s estate, Northanger Abbey, which, because she has been reading Ann Radcliffe’s gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, Catherine expects to be dark, ancient and full of fantastical mystery.
Northanger Abbey is considered a parody of a gothic novel.
Physics is one of Aristotle's major works. A collection of lessons, the book covers theoretical, methodological, and philosophical issues of the ideas of motion and change in nature.
The Prince is a simple and straight forward political guidebook for the ruling of autocratic regimes based on the first-hand experiences of Niccolo Machiavelli.
The Prince was originally published in 1513 and represented an important departure from previous thought. It is seen as part of a larger transition from medieval scholasticism to Renaissance humanism.
by George Eliot
Silas Marner, published in 1861, is a dramatic novel following the life of Silas Marner and his path from embittered outsider to proud father and respected citizen.
Eleanor Roosevelt discusses the importance human rights.
A brief picture of the explorations of de Soto, including his discovery of the Mississippi River, and his death.
Burial mounds are studied, and mention is made of the historical tales of pirates and the development of the area for tourism.
by F.H. Glover
A profile of Henry B. Plant published in 1925 in a Florida magazine. This profile was the second in a series called "The Ten Greatest Men of Florida," which the magazine described as a reader-requested series on the "men who had done the most toward the progress and development of Florida."
The author conveys his thoughts on the overuse of technical language in the discussion and explanation of the natural sciences.
Thomas Jefferson outlines the despot-like behavior of the King of Great Britain and declares that the United States of America will no longer recognize British rule.
The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. The second order, issued January 1, 1863, named ten specific states where it would apply. Lincoln issued the Executive Order by his authority as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution.
The ten original amendments of the United States Constitution, authored by James Madison, passed by Congress on September 25, 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791.
Benjamin Franklin's address to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 1787 as transcribed by James Madison.
The preface to the book.
A biography of George Peacock.
A biography of Augustus De Morgan.
A biography of Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
A biography of George Boole.
A biography of Arthur Cayley.
A biography of William Kingdon Clifford.
A biography of Henry John Stephen Smith.
A biography of James Joseph Sylvester.
A biography of Thomas Penyngton Kirkman.
A biography of Isaac Todhunter.
A poetic discription of the creative mind at work, and the creative process itself, whch serves as introduction to the language and imagery of the author. Una descripcion poetica de el proceso creativo, y la mente en que nace la creacion, que sirve como una introduccion a el lenguage y el uso de imagenes de el autor.
An epic poem which retells the story of creation as revealed to an Indian Brahmin. Un poema epico, que relata la historia de la creacion, como revelada a un Brahmin Indio.
A mysterious legend of the organ of the town church in Seville and its beautiful music during the annual Midnight Mass. Una leyenda misteriosa sobre el organo de la iglesia del pueble en Sevilla, y su bella musica durante la Misa del Gallo.
Ignoring warnings to not beyond the Fount of Los Alamos, a hunter is enchanted by the charms of a beautiful woman with green eyes. She becomes his obsession, and leads him to his death. Ignorando advertienzas de no pasar mas alla de La Fuente de Los Alamos, un cazador es encanado por la belleza de una mujer de ojos verdes. Ella se vuelve en su obsecion, y lo lleva a su muerte.
Attempting to please his lover, a young man steals a jewel from the altar of the virgin Mary in the local church; se vuelve loco. Tratando de placeder a su amante, un joven se roba una ajorca de oro, del altar de la virgen Maria de la iglesia local; he goes insane.
In hopes of conquering her fear, a young man follows his vision of a beautiful woman. Con la esperanza de conquistar su corazon, un jove sigue la vision de una bella mujer.
A legend about the powers of an iron crucifix in the middle of the woods, and how it came to be. Una leyenda sobre un crucifijo en el medio del bosque, y la forma en que llego ha ser.
An artist visits the city of Toledo, Spain and finds himself visited by a mysterious woman. Un pintor visita la ciudad de Toledo en Espa?a y se encuentra vivitado por una mujer misteriosa.
Alonso de Carillo and Lope de Sandoval are lifelong friends who compete for the love of the town’s most beautiful woman. The competition ends with a surprise ending. Alonso de Carillo y Lope de Sandoval son amigos desde ni?os y como adultos competen por el amor de la mujer mas linda del pueblo. La competencia termina en un final sorpreso.
Garces searches for the truth behind the animals he encounters who laugh at night in the woods. He heard incredible stories during an afternoon hunt. When he learns the truth, it will break his heart. Garces busca la verdad sobre los animales que se rien en el bosque por las noches. Ha oido historias increibles durante la caza. Cuando aprenda la verdad, le rompir? el coraz?n.
An evil man, and an atheist finds his way to a life of faith after experiencing visions of heaven and hell while hunting. Un hombre malo, y ateo, llega a la vida de fe, despues de tener visiones de el cielo y el infierno mientras casaba.
Lovers are separated by war, but are reunited in death, after some mysterious occurences involving an engagement ring. Un par de amantes son separados por la guerra, pero son reunidos en la muerted despues do algunas occuriensas extra?as con un a?illo de compromiso.
A young woman becomes a martyr for the “true” faith and abandons her original faith, Judaism, after learning of her father’s evil plot to crucify her Christian lover. In doing so she saves the life of her lover. In the spot of her death, an unusual species of rose blooms...the Passion Rose. Una jove se martiria por la “verdadera” fe, y abandona su fe original, el Judaismo, cuando deacubre el plan de su padre de matar as su amante Cristiano. En el lugar de su muerte, aparece un especie de rosa especial, que se llama La Rosa de la Pasion.
A young Captain housed in an old church in time of war, becomes enamored with a statue of a beautiful woman which guards her husband’s tomb. Tragedy strikes when in a drunken stupor he attempts to kiss the statue. Un joven Capitan, viviendo en una iglesia abandonada en tiempo de guerra, se sientre atraido por la estatua de una muer bella que guarda la tumba de su esposo. Una tragedia ocurre, cuando borracho, el Capitan tenta besar la estatua.
Tragedy ensues when in an attempt to please his departing cousin, a young man, enters the Forest of All Souls on All Saints Day, after dark. La tragedia tiene lugar cuando tratando de complacer a su prima, que se marcha en unos dias, un joven entra en el Monte de las Animas, despues de la oscuridad.
A Christian man falls in love with the daughter of his Muslim captor, manages to conquer her heart, and both die together in a cave which they continue to visit every night to the present. Un cristiano se enamora de la hija de el moro que lo tiene cautivo, la conquista, y los dos mueren juntos in una cueva, la cual todavia visitan todas las noches hasta el presente.
A wise old man tells the story two young women who are enticed by a mysterious gnome to listen to the wind and the water near a fresh water fount, and then leads one of them to her death. Un viejo sabidurio, relata el cuento de dos mujeres jovenes que son tentadas por un gnome a escuchar el aire y el agua cerca de una fuente de agua fresca, y lleva a una de ellas a su muerte.
A musician seeking to make ammends for his life of sin, attempts to write a “miserere” or Lord Have Mercy, he hears upon visiting an abandoned monastery, where a tragedy is relived every Holy Thursday. Un musico, arrepentido de su vida de pecado y mal, atenta escribir un “miserere” que ha oido cuando visita un monasterio abandonado, donde una tragedia de revive todos los Jueves Santos.
The introduction and brief biography of Edward Jenner.
The author describes the causes for the vaccine and symptoms of smallpox.
The author describes the symptoms that have appeared in and on the cows and how he treated them.
The author describes the aftermath and effects of the vaccine inoculations.
George Washington's first Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's second Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's third Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's fourth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's fifth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's sixth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's seventh Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington's eighth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
by John Adams
John Adams' first Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
by John Adams
John Adams' second Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
by John Adams
John Adams' third Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
by John Adams
John Adams' fourth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's first Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's second Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's third Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's fourth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's fifth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's sixth Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
Thomas Jefferson's seventh Annual Address to Congress (now known as the State of the Union Address).
George Washington addresses the officers at Newburgh in an attempt to prevent a possible uprising.
George Washington's Farewell Address was written to "The People of the United States" near the end of his second term as President of the United States and before his retirement to Mount Vernon.
George Washington's first inaugural address delivered at Federal Hall in New York City, April 30, 1789.
Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural address, presented in Washington, D.C. in March of 1801.
Thomas Jefferson's second inaugural address, presented in Washington, D.C. in March of 1805.
A biography of Rene Descartes.
A biography of Isaac Barrow.
A biography of John Wallis.
A biography of William, Viscount Brouncker.
A biography of James Gregory.
A biography of Bonaventura Cavalieri.
A biography of Christian Huygens.
A biography of Blaise Pascal.
A biography of Brook Taylor.
A biography of John Baptiste Joseph Fourier.
A biography of Gaspard Monge.
A biography of Johann Heinrich Lambert.
A biography of Joseph Louis Lagrange.
A biography of Johann Friedrich Pfaff.
A biography of Thomas Simpson.
A biography of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz.
A biography of James, John, Daniel, and other members of the Bernoulli family.
A biography of physicists Cavendish, Rumford, Young, and Dalton.
A description of the analytical methods brought to England.
A biography of Sir Isaac Newton.
A biography of Sadi Carnot, Andre Marie Ampere, Augustin Jean Fresnel, and Francois Jean Arago.
A biography of Etienne Bezout, Francois Antoine Arbogast, Jean Trembley, Lazare Nicholas Carnot, and Jean Victor Poncelet.
A biography of David Gregory, Edmund Halley, Humphrey Ditton, Roger Cotes, Abraham de Moivre, and Matthew Stewart.
The Jelly-Bean, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story following Jim Powell, an excessive gambler and outcast who has given up on polite society, as he tries to impress his new love interst, Nancy Lamar.
The Camel's Back, a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is the tale of a man in love, Perry Parkhurst, who presents his girlfriend with an ultimatum: get married or end the relationship forever. After ending the relationship, a heartbroken Parkhurst attends the Citrus Ball in a camel costume, determined to win her back.
May Day, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a tale that interweaves the stories of the underprivileged and of the wealthy during the May Day riots of 1919.
Porcelain and Pink is a short story, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about the mistaken identity of a woman in the bath-tub.
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, a novella by F. Scott Fitzgerald, follows John T. Unger as he visits the home of dorm-mate Percy Washington. When Unger learns of the wealth of his friend and the measures the Washington family will take to protect their fortune, he is faced with an important decision.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about a child born with the outward appearance of a 70-year-old man who ages in reverse. As he grows older, he appears to be getting younger with each passing year.
The Lees of Happiness, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story about the growing love of husband and wife, Jeffrey and Roxanne. When Jeffrey has a stroke, a close family friend frequently visits and helps the couple through the difficult time.
Mr. Icky, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story describing a strange conversation between Mr. Icky, an older man dressed in a costume, and a young boy named Peter.
Jemina, the Mountain Girl, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story describing the relationship between Jemina Tantrum, an uneducated girl from the mountains, and an unknown man from the settlements.
Hans Pfaal goes to great lengths to escape his creditors.
Two drunken sailors happen upon a strange scene at the undertaker's shop.
The author presents his theory on the subject of compositiion.