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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...S PUBLICATION Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...UBLICATION Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...nterests of eternal justice (and recent friendship), does not apply to the United States of America. There, if one may believe the long and helpless i... ...s of eternal justice (and recent friendship), does not apply to the United States of America. There, if one may believe the long and helpless indignat... ...de visible, tan- gible, in the struggles, in the contacts of the fine con- sciences, in their perplexities, in the sophism of their mistakes. For a fi... ...estricted. It is not difficult to perceive why. Maupassant is an intensely national writer. He is so intensely national in his logic, in his clearness... ...ement will only be lim- ited by the power of helping itself to the severed members of its friends and neighbours. The era of wars so eloquently denoun... ...lish. A wild and stormy abode, sometimes, was that confined, shallow-water academy of seamanship from which I launched myself on the wide oceans. My t...

.......... 32 STEPHEN CRANE?A NOTE WITHOUT DATES?1919 ......................................................................................... 46 TALES OF THE SEA?1898 ....................................................................................................................................... 49 AN OBSERVER IN MALAYA?1898...............................................

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Introduction and Notes Edited

By: Charles W. Eliot

...klin with introduction and notes edited by Charles W. Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...n with introduction and notes edited by Charles W. Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...ning himself more and more with public affairs. He set forth a scheme for an Academy, which was taken up later and finally developed into the Universi... ...vice in home politics was his reform of the postal system; but his fame as a statesman rests chiefly on his services in connec tion with the relation... ...tal Congress and in 1777 he was dispatched to France as commissioner for the United States. Here he re mained till 1785, the favorite of French socie... ...ry of the Province, Isaac Pearson, Joseph Cooper, and several of the Smiths, members of Assembly, and Isaac Decow, the surveyor general. The latter w... ... the government of neighbor ing states, and even on the conduct of our best national allies, which may be attended with the most pernicious con sequ... ...cause to repent my silence; for my friend M. le Roy, of the Royal Academy of Sciences, took up my cause and refuted him; my book was translated into t...

...ion: Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 6, 1706. His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest son. His schooling ended at ten, and at twelve he was bound apprentice to his brother James, a printer, who published the ?New England Courant.? To this journal he became a ...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SER... ...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES... ...F THE GEN- ERAL STOCK OF THE SOCIETY, OR OF THE EXPENSE OF MAINTAINING THE NATIONAL CAPITAL ............................................................. ...of men of learn- ing, but upon the public conduct of princes and sovereign states. I have endeavoured, in the fourth book, to explain as fully and dis... ...which of them, by that of some particular part only, or of some particular members of it: secondly, what are the different methods in which the whole ... ...ivided into any number of parts, as by fusion those parts can easily be re-united again; a quality which no other equally durable commodities possess,... ... to explain them. In the history of the arts, now publishing by the French Academy of Sciences, several of them are actually explained in this manner.... ... them. In the history of the arts, now publishing by the French Academy of Sciences, several of them are actually explained in this manner. The direct...

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...Contents INTRODUCTION AND PLAN OF THE WORK .......................................................................... 8 BOOK I OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOUR, AND OF THE ORDER ACCORDING TO WHICH ITS PRODUCE IS NATURALLY DIS...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

...ture by William James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William J... ...m James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James is a publ... ...gion on that account—Theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted— All states of mind are neurally conditioned— Their significance must be tested ... ... the Scottish universities, changing places with Scotsmen lecturing in the United States; I hope that our people may become in all these higher mat- t... ... [4] Max Nordau, in his bulky book entitled Degen- eration. In the natural sciences and industrial arts it never occurs to anyone to try to refute opi... ...uncon- sciousness was entirely real. He never spoke depre- catingly of any nationality or class of men, or time in the world’s history, or against any... .... But I here fear that I may begin to “jar upon the nerves” of some of the members of this academic audience. Such contemporary vagaries, you may thin... ...e answered in my behalf. “One Sabbath, I went to hear the Methodist at the Academy. He spoke of the ushering in of the day of general judgment; and he...

Excerpt: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James.

...NEUROLOGY............................................................................................................. 11 Lecture II: CIRCUMSCRIPTION OF THE TOPIC ................................................................................................ 34 Lecture III: THE REALITY OF THE UNSEEN ............................................................................

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Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

... Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...arrative and Miscellaneous Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ... direction of the public minister who presided over that department of the national administra- tion, no person could be admitted to an interview with... ... the present quitted us: and once more Agnes, Hannah, and I, the shattered members of a shattered family, were thus gathered together in a house of ou... ...or two hundred and twenty years. It is enough that she is reported to have united the stately tread of Andalusian women with the innocent voluptuousne... ...of this paper have been translated by the Jesuit missionaries. The Emperor states the whole motives of his conduct and the chief incidents at great le... ...s the ne- 215 Thomas de Quincey cessity of working) the apparatus of many sciences towards a composite result; the intellect that retires in one dire... ...arity school; and, in the year 1732, removed to the Royal (or Frederician) Academy. Here he studied the Greek and Latin classics, and formed an intima...

...Contents Volume One ..................................................................... 4 THE HOUSEHOLD WRECK.......................................................................................................... 4 THE SPANISH NUN ....................................................................................

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Autobiography Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

...ns. John Oxenford, with an introduction by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... John Oxenford, with an introduction by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ..., but full of solemnity and loveliness? How has the belief of a Saint been united in this high and true mind with the clearness of a Sceptic; the devo... ... mental development was Adam Frederick Oeser, at this time director of the academy of arts in Leipsic. Goethe, from his earliest years, was never with... ...out the Fatherland like the call of a warder’s trumpet, till it produced a national courage, founded on the recollection of an illustrious past, which... ...found but scant acceptance at Berlin or Vienna. The princes of the smaller states surrounded them- selves with literature and art. The duke of Brunswi... ...ferent shape. Besides, I had also to call to mind how I had labored in the sciences and other arts, and what, in such apparently foreign departments, ... ...nscoting, and raised one step above the floor for the accommodation of the members of the assembly. This readily suggested to us why the order of rank...

...Excerpt: It would appear that for inquirers into Foreign Literature, for all men anxious to see and understand the European world as it lies around them, a great problem is presented in this Goethe; a singular, highly significant phenomenon, and now also means more or less complete for ascertaining its significance. A man of wonderful...

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Master Francis Rabelais Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel

By: Thomas Urquhart

...MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL ... ...MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL T r... ...nante, the object of which seems to be to find fault with and laugh at the members and the authorities of the Catholic Church, I protest that he did n... ...ense that, in order to lose as little as possible, they have collected and united what originally were variations—the revisions, in short, of the orig... ... fittest and most proper hour wherein to write these high matters and deep sciences: as Homer knew very well, the paragon of all philologues, and Enni... ...raw them to peace but by sharp and fierce wars. Chapter 1.XXXIII. How some statesmen of Picrochole, by hairbrained counsel, put him in extreme danger.... ... thou now? The scholar answered him, From the alme, inclyte, and celebrate academy, which is vocitated Lutetia. What is the meaning of this? said Pant... ...gentler en- emies than they were before; but since the denunciation of the national Council of Chesil, whereby they were roughly 602 Gargantua & Pant...

...Excerpt: Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel by Master Francis Rabelais, translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Antony Motteux....

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...ion Publication Publication War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ... Publication Publication War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...answer you all at once?” said Prince Andrew. “Besides, in the actions of a states- man one has to distinguish between his acts as a private person, as... ... up in you, and that in spite of the distance separating us our hearts are united by indissoluble bonds, my heart rebels against fate and in spite of ... ...ing room, which like all the rooms in the house was exceedingly lofty, the members of the household and the footmen—one behind each chair—stood wait- ... ...premium for the man who writes a history of Suvorov’s wars. Send it to the Academy. Here are some jottings for you to read when I am gone. Y ou will f... .... “The highest wisdom is not founded on reason alone, not on those worldly sciences of physics, history, chem- istry, and the like, into which intelle... ...ans. Besides being advocates of bold action, this section also represented nationalism, which made them still more one-sided in the dispute. They were...

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Little Dorrit

By: Charles Dickens

...sics Series Publication Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...s Series Publication Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...and his keys is where I put this thumb; and here at my wrist they keep the national razor in its case— the guillotine locked up.’ The other man spat s... ...with no knowledge even of the com- mon daily tone and habits of the common members of the free community who are not shut up in prisons; born and bred... ...hat in the parlour window was a blind with the inscription, Mr . Cripples’ Academy; also in another line, Evening Tuition; and behind the blind was a ... ...the difficult art of governing a country, was first distinctly revealed to statesmen. It had been foremost to study that bright revelation and to carr... ...overty; and so dragged at by poverty and the children together, that their united forces had already dragged her face into wrinkles. ‘All such things ... ... peaceful public benefactors, and upon all the leaders of all the Arts and Sciences, with all their works to testify for them, during two centuries at...

...Excerpt: Preface to the 1857 edition. I have been occupied with this story, during many working hours of two years. I must have been very ill employed, if I could not leave its merits and demerits as a whole, to express themselves on its being r...

...CONTENTS Preface to the 1857 Edition BOOK THE FIRST: POVERTY 1. Sun and Shadow 2. Fellow Travellers 3. Home 4. Mrs Flintwinch has a Dream 5. Family Affairs 6. The Father of the Marshalsea 7. The Child of the Marshalsea 8. The Lock 9. little Moth...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

...nett Complete Edition A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, trans. Constance ... ... Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, trans. Constance Garnett is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...s are shrewd and intelligent enough—but just senselessness, and a peculiar national form of it. He was married twice, and had three sons, the eldest, ... ...en planning to bring an action against him. The family , I repeat, was now united for the first time, and some of its members met for the first time i... ... The family , I repeat, was now united for the first time, and some of its members met for the first time in their lives. The younger brother, Alexey,... ...v . Y ou have perhaps heard of him? A man of vast intellect, the mind of a statesman… he knows you, too… spoke of you in the highest terms…” Mitya bro... ...nly just come to us from Petersburg after taking a brilliant degree at the Academy of Medicine, were playing whist at the police captain’s. Ippolit Ki... ...olya began going to school, the mother devoted herself to studying all the sciences with him so as to help him, and go through his lessons with him. S...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov. Alexy Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall des...

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The Last Chronicle of Barset

By: Anthony Trollope

... by Anthony T rollope A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pe... ...pe A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...e had learned to think that her father was more better bred than the other members of her family, and more fitted by nature to move in that sacred cir... ...had an idea that the Gospel was preached with genuine zeal in the Northern States. And at each such outbreak the poor bishop would laugh uneasily, and... ...ank you, I am not tired yet,’ said Clara, not changing the fixed glance of national wrath with which she regarded her wooden Sisera as she held her ha... ... have come, and the crowd and the glare and the fashion and the art of the Academy’s great exhibition must therefore re- main unknown to her; but she ... ...t he would go deep into Greek and do a transla- tion, or take up the exact sciences and make a name for him- self in that way. But as he had enough fo... ...;, of the firm Burton and Bangles, wine merchants, of Hook Court, had been united to Madalina, daughter of the late Sir Confucius Demolines, at the ch...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. How did he get it? ?I can never bring myself to believe it, John,? said Mary Walker the pretty daughter of Mr. George Walker, attorney of Silverbridge. Walker and Winthrop was the name of the firm, and they were respectable people, who did all the solicitors? business that had to be done in that part of Bars...

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