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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...d by Cupid and Terpsichore. There was more, a great deal more, in the best urban journalistic style of Miss Elnora Pearl Bates, the popular 21 Sincla... ...r it Babbitt drooped. This was the only really amusing contest he had been planning. There was nothing ahead save details of leases, appraisals, mortg... ...uging me for every cent they can get—” The effect of his scientific budget-planning was that he felt at once triumphantly wealthy and perilously poor,... ...e always reverted to up-state village boyhood, and shrank from the complex urban demands of shaving, bathing, deciding whether the current shirt was c... ...nd Frink and Howard Littlefield—men who till now had seemed successful and urbane. Babbitt and Frink sat politely, and politely did Eathorne observe, ... ...at among the yokels) he was being “rushed” by two fraternities. But of his studies Babbitt could learn nothing save a mumbled, “Oh, gosh, these old st...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods. They were neither citadels nor churches, but frankly and beautifully office-buildings....

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...harge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...The praises of the toy theatre have been a common theme for essayists, the planning of the scenes, the painting and cutting out of the caste, penny pl... ...t choice in all my walks with my mother, and its rapid swamping by the new urban growth made it indicative of all the other things that had happened j... ...was a district of very much the same character, but it was more completely urbanised and nearer to the centre of things; there were the same unfinishe... ...e broad vision of life. 48 The New Machiavelli It was in that phase of an urban youth’s development, the phase of the cheap cigarette, that this thin... ...reotyped English in depre- ciation of some fancied evil called Utilitarian Studies and ending with that noble old quotation:— And Flack crowded us out... ...power in the deeps, an undertow. It goes on in silence while men think, in studies where they write self-forgetfully, in laboratories under the urgenc...

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The Age of Innocence

By: Edith Wharton

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...harge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...vers, and the Countess have conversed with that amiable hypochondriac, Mr. Urban Dagonet of Washington Square, who, in order to have the pleasure of m... ...ust then Mr. van der Luyden came 47 Edith Wharton up, followed by old Mr. Urban Dagonet. The Countess greeted them with her grave smile, and Archer, ... ... by old Catherine Mingott) 66 The Age of Innocence should be so evidently planning to draw him into the affair. After all, there were plenty of Mingo... ...come down for three weeks because Kate Merry had had bronchitis. They were planning to lay out a lawn tennis court on the sands; but no one but Kate a... ...distress to Mrs. Welland that her son-in-law showed so little foresight in planning his days. Often already, during the fort- night that he had passed... ...brary that he and May had always discussed the future of the children: the studies of Dallas and his young brother Bill, Mary’s incurable indifference...

...there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances ?above the Forties,? of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy. Conservatives cherished it for being sma...

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The House of the Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...sylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...ten in her thoughts; and, at one time, she had begun a review of her early studies in the New England Primer, with a view to prepare herself for the o... ...now and then indulged her brisk impulses, and breathed rural air in a sub- urban walk, or ocean breezes along the shore,—had occa- sionally obeyed the... ...y do you live in it?” asked Phoebe, a little piqued. “Oh, I am pursuing my studies here; not in books, how- ever,” replied Holgrave. “The house, in my... ...and earls. Others, whose briefer span forbade their devoting themselves to studies so abstruse, beguiled the little tedium of the way with penny-paper... ... so, at least, as he lay abed this morn- ing, in an agreeable half-drowse, planning the business of the day, and speculating on the probabilities of t...

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Ann Veronica a Modern Love Story

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...r after the fashion of the West End than the City, and affected a cultured urbanity that somehow disconcerted and always annoyed Ann Veronica’s father... ...Man- ning; secondly, by some measure or other, she meant to go on with her studies, not at the Tredgold Schools but at the Imperial College; and, thir... ...r stagnant or dreaming along in the wake of fussy tugs; and above circled, urbanely voracious, the Lon- don seagulls. She had never been there before ... ...t in England they shaped as commercialism and competition, silk hats, sub- urban morals, the sweating system, and the subjection of women. So far the ... ... the sensible thing? Make yourself worth a decent freedom. Go on with your studies at the Imperial College, for example, get a degree, and make yourse... ...hers was doomed to almost immediate collapse; that in a little while these studies would cease, and perhaps she would never set eyes on him again. Aft...

...Excerpt: Part 1. One Wednesday afternoon in late September, Ann Veronica Stanley came down from London in a state of solemn excitement and quite resolved to have things out with her father that very evening. She had trembled on the verge of such a resolution before, but this time quite definitely she made it. A crisis had been reached, and she was almost gla...

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The History Of

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...harge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...d still dingier pretensions, where there were no ob- ject lessons, and the studies of book-keeping and French were pursued (but never effectually over... ...t the tangle of struggling building enterprise that constituted the rising urban district of Easewood. Johnson was off duty that morning, and devoted ... ...e world for melancholia as walking, and the exercise of the imagination in planning 127 H G Wells something presently to be done, and soon the wrathf...

...Excerpt: ?HOLE!? said Mr. Polly, and then for a change, and with greatly increased emphasis: ??Ole!? He paused, and then broke out with one of his private and peculiar idioms. ?Oh! Beastly Silly Wheeze of a Hole!?...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

...nsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...tion project to bring classical works of literature, in En- glish, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...pchin, my son is six years old, and there is no doubt, I fear, that in his studies he is behind many children of his age—or his youth,’ said Mr Dombey... ...nd the different form of life he would lead at Doc- tor Blimber’s, and the studies he would have to master, would very soon prove sufficient alienatio... ...in office as general su- perintendent and overseer of his son, pending his studies at Brighton; and having kissed Paul, and shaken hands with Flo- ren... ...oints of interest about her. For this reason he smiled on her with so much urbanity, and asked her how she did, so often, in the course of her visits ... ...n his eye, emboldened 244 Dombey & Son and incited by Mr Carker’s smiling urbanity , that he felt him- self in as fair a condition to put the questio... ...hat Mrs Skewton, in spite of her ecstasies, and Mr Carker, in spite of his urban- ity, were both intent on watching Mr Dombey and Edith. With all thei...

...Excerpt: Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great arm-chair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, and it was essential to t...

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Mankind in the Making

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...harge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...tion project to bring classical works of litera- ture, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...nly more temperate and less explosive in the grosser indulgences, but more urbane altogether. The drunken people are also the “uncivil” peoples and th... ...for it; it is best to take it often into the open air, and for this, under urban or suburban conditions at any rate, a perambulator is almost necessar... ...ppled and vitality and cour- age lowered. Moreover, defective as are these urban artisans, they are, after all, much more “picked” than the youth of t... ... 2. Writing. 133 H G Wells 3. Pronouncing English correctly. Which studies will expand into— 4. A thorough study of English as a culture... ...ruction and it must be the backbone of school draw- ing, and, in addition, studies may be made from flowers that would not be made without direction: ... ... scholastic energy and capacity due to the withdrawal of interest in these studies, the unattainable educational ideal. These classical pedagogues, ho...

...Preface: It may save misunderstanding if a word or so be said here of the aim and scope of this book. It is written in relation to a previous work, Anticipations,* and together with that and a small pamphlet, ?The Discovery of the Future,?** presents a general theory of social development and of social...

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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...nsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...ome, and never say do. Everybody knows the brass knocker is common to sub- urban villas, and extensive boarding-schools; and hav- ing noticed this gen... ...ll his black-letter lore, or his skill in book-collecting, not all the dry studies of a long life, or the dusty volumes that have cost him a fortune, ... ..., and the horse, and the orches- tra, all stop together to take breath, he urbanely takes part in some such dialogue as the following (commenced by th... ...ow do you do, sir?’ Mr. Smith stops: turns round with an air of enchanting urbanity (for the rumour of an intended dissolution has been very extensive... ...s were rather calculated to interfere with Mr. Percy Noakes’s professional studies. Mr. Percy Noakes was per- fectly aware of the fact, and had, there... ...the strangest confu- sion. He was always making something for somebody, or planning some party of pleasure, which was his great forte. He invariably s...

...Excerpt: How much is conveyed in those two short words--?The Parish!? And with how many tales of distress and misery, of broken fortune and ruined hopes, too often of unrelieved wretchedness and successful knavery, are they associated! A poor man, with small earnings, and a large family, just m...

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Dead Souls

By: D. J. Hogarth

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...) a very pleasant time. Finally he decided to extend his visits beyond the urban boundaries by going and calling upon landowners Manilov and Sobakevit... ...Postmaster overlooked; until the company had run through the whole list of urban officials. And in every case those officials appeared to be persons o... ...ny increased yet further, and more than once the President (a man of great urbanity when thoroughly in his cups) embraced the chief guest of the day w... ...ows, even if God shall have denied you brains, and you should fail in your studies. Also, do not consort overmuch with your comrades, for they will do... ...that even the youngest present absorbed its essential el- ements. Also, of studies he selected none but those which 244 Dead Souls may help a boy to ... ...lace chambering and wantonness. Also, certain changes in the curriculum of studies came about, for there were engaged new teachers who held new views ...

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The Longest Journey

By: E. M. Forster

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...harge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...every convenience, was stuck on to its right flank. Dormitories, cubicles, studies, a preparation-room, a dining-room, parquet floors, hot-air pipes—n... ...ut Mr. Pembroke soon came to think that it was, and be- lieved that he was planning for Rickie, just as he had believed he was pining for Mrs. Orr. Ag... ...ront door. They were joined by Mr. Elliot, who held out his hand with much urban- ity. It was not taken. He looked quickly at his wife, and said, “Am ... ...nt to drag all that in.” “It is only her wish if we live together. She was planning it when she died.” “I can’t follow—because—to share your life? Did...

...Excerpt: ?THE COW IS THERE,? said Ansell, lighting a match and holding it out over the carpet. No one spoke. He waited till the end of the match fell off. Then he said again, ?She is there, the cow. There, now.? ?You have not proved it,? said a voice. ?I have proved it to myself.? ?I...

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...ience, successes due always to the sub- stitution of analysis and reasoned planning for trial and the rule of thumb. But it has never yet been so beli... ...mfort and ugliness have brought home to us at last even the possibility of planning the extension of our towns and cities. It is only another step upw... ...ially dangerous power, and, on the other, labour hordes, for the most part urban, without any property or outlook except con- tinuous toil and anxiety... ...f farm work is seasonal, and that a migration to and fro between rural and urban conditions would be entirely practicable in a largely planned communi... ... vast amount of hand operations, invigorat- ing and even attractive to the urban population Given short hours, good pay, and all the jolly amusement i... ...duty of initiative should chiefly reside, who have minds atrophied by dull studies and deadening sugges- tions, and he thinks that this is a matter of...

...Excerpt: The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices in Folkestone and Dover and London call to one another and are submerged by buzzi...

...................110 THE PHILOSOPHER?S PUBLIC LIBRARY............................................................................ 126 ABOUT CHESTERTON AND BELLOC.................................................................................... 129 ABOUT SIR THOMAS MORE ................................................................................................... 135 ...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...SSION REPORT Final FM.1pp 7/17/04 5:25 PM Page i List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii–xiv Preface xv 1. “WE... ...2.2 Bin Ladin’s Appeal in the Islamic World 48 2.3 The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988–1992) 55 2.4 Building an Organization, Declaring War o... ...orism to the New: The First World Trade Center Bombing 71 3.2 Adaptation—and Nonadaptation— ...in the Law Enforcement Community 73 3.3 . . . and i... ... generate satisfying jobs. Millions, pursuing secular as well as religious studies, were products of edu- cational systems that generally devoted litt... ... Saudi Arabia. By some accounts, he had been interested there in religious studies, inspired by tape recordings of fiery sermons by Abdullah Azzam, a ... ...es or universities offered programs in Middle Eastern languages or Islamic studies.The total number of undergraduate degrees granted in Arabic in all ... ...l as of Bin Ladin’s smaller, adjacent camp. 152 Because this was not in an urban area, mis- siles launched against it would have less risk of causing ... ...sity with a degree in architectural engineering in 1990, Atta worked as an urban planner in Cairo for a couple of years. In the fall of 1991, he asked... ...- agement Agency (FEMA) was called and asked to send at least five federal Urban Search and Rescue Teams (such teams are located throughout the United...

...Excerpt: We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners--five Republicans and five Democrats chosen by el...

...CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii?xiv Preface xv 1. ?WE HAVE SOME PLANES? 1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 1 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORI...

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