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It’s Wednesday, and here are some of the books that have been added or updated at Project Gutenberg since last Wednesday.  Some of them will soon be added to my Electronic Reading Device.

  • The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise.  Spoiler: this does not have a happy ending.  Or maybe it does, depending on your opinions about the relative merits of cloistered monasticism and wicked, carnal lust.
  • Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte.  It’s sort of the Twilight of the nineteenth century.  But with more correctly used commas.
  • Tarzan the Untamed, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  It’s World War I, and so it’s time for Tarzan the Ape Man to kill him some Germans.
  • Marriage in Free Society, by Edward Carpenter.  Marriage works better when women are not socially, legally, and educationally oppressed.
  • Regiment of Women, by Clemence Dane.  Troubled times among the leaders of a private girls’ boarding school, complete with veiled, dysfunctional lesbianism.
  • Folly as It Flies, by Fanny Fern.  Another collection of Fern’s newspaper columns, light and amusing but still outspoken on certain aspects of women’s lives.
  • Man’s Place in Nature and Other Essays, by Thomas Henry Huxley.  A collection of short works from “Darwin’s Bulldog.”
  • Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville.  Ishmael and his new friend Queequeg join a whaling expedition, not yet aware that their new captain is insane.  One of the best books ever.
  • Frank Merriwell’s Triumph, by Burt Standish.  One of a series of dime novels about Frank Merriwell.  By day, he’s a sports hero at Yale.  He also solves crimes.
  • Post-Impressions, by Simeon Strunsky.  Short essays, wry observations.
  • The Small House at Allington, by Anthony Trollope.  Book five in the Barsetshire series, focused on the family living in a small ‘dower house’ which is about to be given to someone else.
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Written by Contented Reader

July 18, 2012 at 6:55 am

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