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  • The South Pole; An account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in “The Fram,” by Roald Amundsen.  Because you can never have too many first-person stories of Antarctic adventure, now, can you?
  • A General History of the Pyrates, by Daniel Defoe.  Speaking of things you can never have too much of: Pirates!
  • Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romansby Plutarch.  Volume 2.  Stories to inspire and model yourself upon: or to serve as examples of how not to live.
  • The Works of Edgar Allan Poe.  Also volume 2.  This collection includes all your high-school favorites – ‘The Pit and the Pendulum,’ ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ ‘The Purloined Letter’ – plus some fantastic stories you probably didn’t read in high school.  If you haven’t read ‘The Premature Burial,’ you really should.  Ideally, at night, in an enclosed space.
  • Psmith in the City, by P. G. Wodehouse.  There’s lots of good Wodehouse updated at Project Gutenberg this week.  I picked this one because I like Psmith.  Leave it to Psmith was the first Wodehouse book I read, and it changed my life, as they say.  Though not by making me better or kinder or wiser.  Just by making me laugh.
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Written by Contented Reader

August 29, 2012 at 6:35 am

Posted in Project Gutenberg

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