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Here’s a short list of some of the books that have been added or updated at Project Gutenberg this week.

  • The Intoxicated Ghost, and Other Stories.  By Arlo Bates.  The title story is about Irene, who sees dead people.
  • The Art of Amusing.  By Frank Bellew.  It’s the peak of summer vacation, and teachers and children on vacation need to be amused.  This book should provide hours and hours of ideas for amusing one’s family.
  • At the Earth’s Core, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Danger and adventure in the lands inside the Earth’s crust.  I’ll let you know when I’m tired of ERB.  Hint: When you are tired of Edgar Rice Burroughs, you are tired of life.
  • Poor Folk, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.  His first novel, this tells the story of two impoverished cousins living on the same street in St. Petersburg.  Read this if you are feeling too optimistic about life.
  • The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, by Anatole France.  Sylvestre Bonnard is an aging scholar, whose quest for a specific book leads in in unexpected directions.  Anatole France won the Nobel Prize for literature.
  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, by Washington Irving.  This was the first American book to be a hit in England.  It includes fiction and essays, including Irving’s most famous stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle.”
  • The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller.  You’ve read this, haven’t you?  It’s the autobiography of a woman deaf and blind from early childhood, the story of her education.  This is her story of her early life, and leaves out her rather radical socialist politics.
  • Retrospect of Western Travel, volume I and volume IIby Harriet Martineau.  An Englishwoman describes her journey through America in 1834.
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Written by Contented Reader

July 25, 2012 at 9:12 am

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