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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.

Written by Contented Reader

August 29, 2012 at 6:35 am

Posted in Project Gutenberg


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