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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...f death; but though privileged enough to be impaired with such a substance and such a stance, Kenyon paid for this lengthy death afterwards with excr... ...or it made her reluctant to use the drug, or to use it sparsely at least; and sleep that was not assisted in such a way allowed her to grow new legs ... ...favored window draped with concatenated strands of diminutive sea shells, and briefly roam the countryside with eyes ravenous for space, beauty and f... ... could be so easily contrived. For her, it was going to a cemetery of urban minorities and placing wild flowers on tombstones. Since becoming hom... ...age license. Everything was planned meticulously, you know. At least the planning that was done on my side was done meticulously, but in my excitem... ...had a higher salary he wanted me to stop working just as I had to stop my studies. Sitting around, doing nothing the way he wanted it, the queen, t... ...tingly, into the whole fabric of society, into the crevices of all modern, urban pursuits to compensate for lack of the hunt, and give man something ...

...This experimental literary novel seeks to probe the mind of Kenyon, an isolated invalid in her home, as she goes through morphine induced sleep and lucid wakefulness, and in both seeking meaning for her life and to be reconciled to her estranged marriage...

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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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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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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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