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Padre Ignacio, Or The Song Of Temptation

By: Owen Wister

... years. In 1855 a stranger rides into the mission bringing news and a spiritual crisis. It's really more of a novella than a novel. (Summary by David Wales)...

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How I Found Livingstone

By: Sir Henry Morton Stanley

...Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying Dr Livingstone, i Presume?. Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, he eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find Livingstone, a scottish missio...

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Flint Heart, The

By: Eden Phillpotts

... is perfectly understandable without such explications. The droll narration makes the story as much fun for adults as for children. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543, The, Part IX

By: John Leland

...John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is made up of Leland's notebooks, which were first published in the 18th century, and later in a ten-part, five-volume edition published by Lucy Toulmin (1906-10). Part I...

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Ulysses S. Grant

By: Owen Wister

...pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards, The

By: Washington Irving

...les of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829. The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Izaak Walton's Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Herbert

By: Izaak Walton

...s his Angler, and like it are of value less as exact knowledge than as harmonious and complete pictures of character. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

By: Ambrose Bierce

... anticipate and parallel Ernest Hemingway's later arrival, whereas the civilian tales later influence horror writers. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Phillips Brooks

By: Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe

...degree by the University of Oxford, England (1885). He is known for being the lyricist of O Little Town of Bethlehem. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Faces and Places

By: Henry W. Lucy

...terest in the 1871 trial of the Tichborne Claimant; The Battle of Merthyr contains an eye-witness account of the Merthyr Riots of 1831; The Prince of Wales paints a portrait of the future King Edward VII.<P/>Lucy, who also wrote as Toby, M.P. for the satirical magazine Punch, loved to poke gentle fun, particularly at the establishment, and this is especially evident in A P...

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Pentecost of Calamity, The

By: Owen Wister

...r, and that you can pay too high a price for peace; but that you cannot pay too high for the finding and keeping of your own soul.” (Summary by David Wales)...

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