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Works: 1,281 works in 1,583 publications in 3 languages and 27,176 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction, English  Local history 
Classifications: PR4611, 823.8
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The Epistles of Paul the Apostle by Inc NetLibrary( file )
in English and held by 3,505 libraries worldwide
Little dorrit by Charles Dickens( file )
in English and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
When Arthur Clennam returns to London after many years in China working for the family business, he wants to learn whether or not his father's dying words and a watch with a stange inscription have anything to do with his mother's new seamstress, young Amy Dorrit. His search brings him to the Marshalsea Debtors Prison, where he learns the truth about struggle and hardship in 1820s England
The first Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Hebrews by Inc NetLibrary( file )
in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
The first Epistle of the Apostle Paul to Philemon by Inc NetLibrary( file )
in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
The second Epistle of the Apostle Paul to Timothy by Inc NetLibrary( file )
in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
She stands accused being a series of accounts of the lives and deeds of notorious women ... by Victor MacClure( file )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Common sense 1776 by Thomas Paine( file )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir, wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into print the word every man was thinking but no man dared say: Independence! It captured the imagination of the colonists as no other document had
What is man? by Mark Twain( file )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"A Socratic dialogue between a romantic young idealist and an elderly cynic, who debate such issues as whether man is a machine or a free actor, whether personal merit is meaningless given how our environment shapes who we are, and whether man has any impulse other than pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain."
Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay( file )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Title poem plus 22 other works, including: "Interim," "Sorrow," "Ashes of Life," "Three Songs of Shattering," other poems revealing lyric beauty, romanticism. Lists of titles and first lines
Manifesto of the communist party by Karl Marx( file )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
The Communist Manifesto was first published on February 21, and it is one of the world's most influential political tracts. Commissioned by the Communist League and written by communist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, it laid out the League's purposes and program. The Manifesto suggested a course of action for a proletarian (working class) revolution to overthrow the ruling class of bourgeoisie and to eventually bring about a classless society
A land of little rain by Mary Austin( file )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) moved with her family from Illinois to the desert on the edge of the San Joaquin Valley in 1888. In the next fifteen years she moved from one desert community to another, working on her sketches of desert and Indian life. Spending the last years of her life in Santa Fe, Austin remained a lifelong defender of Native Americans and was recoginzed as an expert in Native American poetry. The land of little rain (1903), Austin's first book, focuses on the arid and semi-arid regions of California between the High Sierras south of Yosemite: the Ceriso, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert; and towns such as Jimville, Kearsarge, and Las Uvas. She writes of the region's climate, plants, and animals and of its people: the Ute, Paiute, Mojave, and Shoshone tribes; European-American gold prospectors and borax miners; and descendants of Hispanic settlers
Literary and social speeches by Charles Dickens( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
American notes for general circulation by Charles Dickens( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Volume 1 of a 2 volume set. For individual volumes in the set see CIHM nos. 34943-34944
My bondage and my freedom by Frederick Douglass( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Autobiography of the nineteenth-century abolitionist who advocated the full freedom of the blacks
Project Gutenberg ( file )
4 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Offers a searchable collection of public domain books. Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works and to encourage the creation and distribution of free eBooks and other materials available to the public
The story of the Mormons: from the date of their origin to the year 1901 by William Alexander Linn( file )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
The religion of the ancient Celts by J. A MacCulloch( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The Celtic religion was by no means a simple affair, and cannot be summed up as what we call "Druidism." Beside the official religion there was a body of popular superstitions and observances which came from a deeper and older source than Druidism, and was destined long to outlive it-indeed, it is far from dead even yet
Amusements in mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
430 PUZZLES, PROBLEMS, PARADOXES, AND BRAIN TEASERS
The annotated Alice: Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll( file )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
In 1862, during a boating party on the Thames River, a young Englishman named Lewis Carroll entertained three little girls by spinning a wondrous story of a disappearing cat, a mad tea party, and a croquet-playing Queen of Hearts. The story so enchanted one of the girls that she begged him to put it in writing. The result was overwhelming fame and fortune for the author and a beloved fantasy classic for children's literature. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has captivated generations of children and adults with its unforgettable blend of laughter, magic and mischief. It is a hot summer afternoon when Alice spies a white rabbit hurrying across the riverbanks. Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late! He cries, glancing at a watch drawn from his waist-coat pocket. Of course, Alice has never seen a rabbit wear a waist-coat or a watch before. Curious, she follows the creature; and plunges down a rabbit hole into a strange and unforgettable world
Notes from the underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( file )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the absurdities and weakness of humans seem so fresh and incisive today that if published now (a century and a half later) Notes would be considered an avant-garde post-modernist triumph. In some ways this is a heavy text, laden with conversational philosophizing; but the vividness of the narrator make it a wonderful read, and funny
 
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