by Emily Holder
At the Dry Tortugas During the War is an account written by Emily Holder describing her memories of Fort Jefferson.
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At the Dry Tortugas During the War is an account written by Emily Holder describing her memories of Fort Jefferson.
James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a fictional, tragic tale about a young mulatto's coming-of-age in the early 20th century. The unnamed narrator, who has a black mother and white father, is light-skinned enough to pass for a white man but his emotional connections to his mother's heritage make him unable to fully embrace that world.
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court is a satirical novel that depicts a contemporary American, Hank Morgan, who is transported to medieval England. In the court of the legendary King Arthur, Morgan uses his modern knowledge to face the trials and tribulations of the middle ages.
Dracula is a horror novel by Bram Stoker, narrated in first person diary entries and letters, telling the story of an encounter with Count Dracula.
How Sammy Went to Coral-Land is a children’s short story about a salmon named Sammy who has grand adventures when he swims to Coral-Land alone. The story deals with bravery, danger, and finding out what you want is right in front of you.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a suspense novel by Oscar Wilde, narrating the tale of Dorian Gray, and his mysterious life.
Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797-98 and published in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads in 1798. Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads, it was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature.
A Victorious Union, part of Oliver Optic's Blue and the Gray series, is an adventure story set in the time of the Civil War.
Mark and Ruth’s parents sell their plantation and move to Florida. The children have many adventures in their new home state.
The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. It is one of the best-known depictions of an alien invasion of Earth.
History is within everyone, so living life is the best way to know history/people/life. History books should be written from this more open, organic perspective. Someone experiencing life is closer to true knowledge than someone who reads about it.
Agnes Grey is Anne Bronte's story about a governess, similar to her sister's work Jane Eyre in that both novels explore the social issues that a Victorian governess not only observes but becomes involved with. Agnes Grey was Anne's first novel.
Canoemates: A Story of the Florida Reef and Everglades is a story about young boys who cruise through the Florida Everglades in search of adventure in the late 1800s.
A travel guide of Florida in 1910 from Jacksonville to Key West during the months of November to April.
Narrated by John Fothergill West, a Scottish man, who moves from Edinburgh to Wigtownshire to care for the family estate when his father's half brother dies. Near the estate is The Cloomber Hall, for years uninhabited, but now the residence of John Berthier Heatherstone, a general of the Indian Army. General Heatherstone is an anxious man, apprehensive about someone he offended in India. The Mystery of Cloomber unfolds, revealing Heathstone's war crime against a Buddhist priest.
Sense and Sensibility is a novel of manners and societal expectations. The story concerns two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood (Elinor representing “sense” and Marianne “sensibility”). Along with their mother and younger sister Margaret, they are left impoverished after the death of their father. The family is forced to move to a country cottage, offered to them by a generous relative. Before the move, Elinor forms an attachment to Edward Ferrars, and after the move, Marianne forms one for John Willoughby. These attachments lead to problems both personally and socially, and they must learn important lessons about themselves before resolutions can occur.
The novel was published in 1811 and was the first of Austen's works to be published, although it was originally printed under the pseudonym "A Lady."
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a suspense novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating the tale of Dr. Jekyll, and his menacing alter ego Mr. Hyde.
A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel by Charles Dickens. The plot centers on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look similar but are very different in personality. Darnay is a romantic French aristocrat, while Carton is a cynical English barrister. However, the two are in love with the same woman, Lucie Manette.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published in London, England in 1818. It contains elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the “over-reaching” of modern man and the Industrial Revolution. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is often considered the first science fiction novel.
The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne is a Gothic story about the feud between the medieval Scottish Highland clans of Athlin and Dunbayne. It was Ann Radcliffe’s first novel.
Also known as The Whale, this is the story of Ishmael, a sailor aboard the Pequod with Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon realizes that vengeful Ahab's only mission is to find the sperm whale, Moby Dick.
Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools (most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama), to helping black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans.
The parts of the body feel they are working very hard and the belly is not. They decide to stop working until the belly works harder. The consequences of this decision gave the body parts an important lesson on teamwork.
The king of beasts, the Lion, makes an effort to bring peace between all of the birds and beasts over which he has reign. Having completed his ruling, one of the animals has a comment. This fable has a surprise ending.
A fairy tale about the gnome Rubezahl who tried to understand the trickery of man by capturing a princess and marrying her.
The author describes the charm and allure of the Florida Everglades, including the Indian inhabitants.
A poem about the bond of friendship.
A poem about violence and war.
A poem centered around Autumn and nature.
A poem about the ringing of the bells in a Flemish belfry
The poem decribes the author’s dream centered around the town belfry
A poem about hope (using water as a metaphor)
Longfellow’s poem describing someone troubled confessing to a clergyman
A poem about escaping from the sorrows and loneliness of the night by reading great works of literature
A poem about love using images of acient mythological figures
A poem describing a star as if it were a beautiful woman
The poem describes a young man passing through a town bearing the banner “Excelsior” (translated from Latin as “ever higher”), ignoring all warnings, climbing higher until inevitably, “lifeless, but beautiful” he lies half-buried in the snow.
A poem describing the beauty and the wonders of nature bathed in sunlight.
The author uses the goblet as a metaphor for life itself. It’s bitter to those who “haven’t lived”.
A poem describing a burial mound as “God’s Acre” (taken from an ancient Saxon phrase)
A poem of liberation
A poem describing the story of a wine pitcher as used in ancient days
This poem descibes youth and beauty using nature as a metaphor.
The poet ruminates on voices in the night.
A poem describing the wonders of womanhood
This poem relays the feelings of what might have been and mistakes made in the past (in rhyme scheme).
This poem describes the artistic town of Nuremburg through the eyes of merchants and laborers
This poem describes a battle fought by the constellation Orion
A poem explaining that despite death, time goes on.
This poem describes the sale of a beautiful young concubine
This poem uses the rain to describe time as eternal.
The author gives an account of a runaway slave who escapes his master’s beatings.
The author describes coming upon a slave singing in a prison cell, when a tragedy occurred
A poet describes a slave’s mental escape from reality during a fatal beating
Longfellow talks to a child about the good and the bad of the real world.
The travels of a tattered and worn songbook
A poem describing the discontented feelings of the Native American population of the time, while describing the beautiful imagery of their surrounding nature.
Longfellow uses the river as a metaphor for life and friendship.
The author writes to Mr. Channing that the end of the world is near, but urges him to continue writing.
A man dies and requests that the monks feed the birds every day at noontime.
The author sends the reader a warning about the abuse of power and uses religious figures as examples.
The poet describes slave death ships.
A poem to the vistas and vision from the heights of the Washington Monument and the vision of the man himself.
"The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift,"
There are things that can never be the same.
He sees days slipping from him that were the best for what they were.
"Lo! I must tell a tale of chivalry;"
A discussion of dreams and how they can affect the dreamer.
The author presents a sermon on the subject of Christmas and self-examination.
The author describes his experiences and observations in the Cockermouth and Keswick areas of Great Britain.
Description of mountain valley in winter.
The author describes the beauty and benefits of the mountains.
The author describe what would be the ideal house in terms of location.
The author discusses the benefits and drawbacks of choosing art as a vocation.
The author describes his time in a relatively barren landscape.
The author gives a description of his travels across the English countryside.
The author describes his experiences in the Alps.
A daughter is given in marriage to the king who demands she spin five skeins a day for one month out of the year. She is helped in her task by an creature who demands she guess his name or become his.
A wronged pet proves to be a man's undoing.
An old friend is summoned to his childhood friend’s home to comfort him during his final days of an illness only to witness strange and horrifying happenings in the House of Usher.
The story of Fairer-Than-A-Fairy and the Rainbow Prince.
A few abandoned items, which include a pair of broken binoculars and a notebook, are found by a farmhand. The notebook has some macabre commentary, but is incomplete because it is missing the first few pages. It has been studied and it appears to have remnants of blood.
A letter from the author to Mr. B.
The author presents his opinion on poetry and the ultimate goal of art.
The adventures of King Peridor.
The narrator tells of how he came to live in the house. Servants believe in the haunting, and this leads to troubles, so the narrator and his sister decide to change their plans.
The narrator tells of his growing fascination with Master B, as well as the series of events following the appearance of the ghost.
Three people disappear from their various compartments on a train. Also, in one of these compartments a man is found dead because of a bullet to the chest.
A king must overcome a witch and restore his real queen.
Ida B. Wells' speech concerning the prevalence of lynching throughout the United States, as well as the racial bias of the judicial system.
A short biographical sketch of the Seminole chief known as Billy Bowlegs.
The Rough Riders’ time in Tampa is filled with misunderstandings which they deal with as best they can.
The narrator discovers a shocking painting while seeking refuge in an abandoned mansion.
“Rodman the Keeper” is a powerful tale that highlights the irreconcilable differences between Northern and Southern cultures, with dignity and sympathy allotted to representative characters of both worlds.
A short story about the growth of a tree and its blooms of spring.
The short story of Easter and three young lillies.
The narrators vanity puts him in an embarrassing situation.
A donkey learns a lesson.
William Lloyd Garrison discusses the far reaching implications of the institution slavery in the United States.
The author describes the first inhabitants of Florida and the gruesome battles.
A Viking ghost wants his story retold.
A man underlying a death sentence shines a light on what is called the most inexplixable crimes of the century. The case involves an abundant request of specials for any given day and the case of the disappearance of one.
The narrator's strange condition causes him to develop an acute fear.
A cursed woman's husband attempts to free her soul.
A fairy tale about a magic kettle that could transform into a dancing tanuki.
The author discusses the historical significance of rocks. Tips for the proper collection, identification, classification, and housing of rocks are presented to the reader.
A rainy day brings thoughts of the past and of current troubles.
How Princess Hase was conceived and lived her good life.
A story about a doctor, referred to as the Black Doctor, who was a respectable physician. He was a bachelor for a considerably long time and then became engaged to a woman thirteen years his junior. In June before the wedding, the woman is interviewed and the engagement is suddenly called off. The Black Doctor avoids her and therefore avoids the rest of the town.
An unnamed narrator retells Augustus Bedloe's account of his strange experiences in the Ragged Mountains.
Alphege gains a throne, a queen, and a brother.