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The Soul of Man

The Soul of Man is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde in which he expounds a libertarian socialist worldview and a critique of charity. The writing of The Soul of Man followed Wilde's co ...

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De Profundis

De Profundis is a letter written from prison in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, in which he recounts how he came to be in prison and charts his spiritual development.  ...

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Frederick Douglass - A Biography

Frederick Douglass - A Biography by Charles Waddell Chesnutt.Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became one of America's great icons. He escaped slavery to become one of our grea ...

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Onkel Toms stuga

Onkel Toms stuga (originaltitel Uncle Tom's cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly) är en roman skriven av Harriet Beecher Stowe, publicerad den 20 mars 1852. Den handlar om slaveriet i U ...

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Onkel Toms Hütte

Onkel Toms Hütte (engl. Uncle Tom’s Cabin) ist ein 1852 veröffentlichter Roman von Harriet Beecher Stowe, der das Schicksal einer Reihe afroamerikanischer Sklaven und ihrer Eigentü ...

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Gullivers Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag - Told to the Children

Gullivers Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag, Told to the Children, is a children's version of Jonathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels, from the Told to the Children Series (pub ...

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Gullivers Travels

Gullivers Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as G ...

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Gullivers Reisen

Gullivers Reisen (englisch Gulliver’s Travels) ist ein satirischer Roman des irischen Schriftstellers, anglikanischen Priesters und Politikers Jonathan Swift. In der Originalfassun ...

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Gullivers Resor

Gullivers resor (engelska: Gulliver's Travels), är en roman skriven av Jonathan Swift år 1726. Gullivers resor, handlar om Lemuel Gulliver, en läkarstuderande i Cambridge, som i si ...

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A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf was first published in 1929.  This feminist essay argues for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition d ...

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Ten Days in a Mad-house

Ten Days in a Mad-house is an extended investigative essay by Nellie Bly that was published in 1887. In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young repo ...

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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience or Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1 ...

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two day ...

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The Prince

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, translated by William K. Marriott, is a five hundred year old manual for how to run a kingdom or principality. Written in 1513 but not published ...

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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near t ...