The Stately Homes of England (Classic Reprint)

Author: Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365330608

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 1844

Excerpt from The Stately Homes of England Whether stately in their proportions or in their style of archi tecture, in their internal decorations or their outward surroundings, in the halo of historical associations which encircle them, or in the families which have made their greatness, and whose high and noble characters have given them an enduring interest, these Homes are indeed a fitting and pleasant subject for pen and pencil. The task of their illustration has been a peculiarly grateful one to us, and we have accomplished it with loving hands, and with a sincere desire to make our work acceptable to a large number of readers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Storyteller

Tales out of Loneliness

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784783072

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5729

A beautiful collection of the legendary thinker’s short stories The Storyteller gathers for the first time the fiction of the legendary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin, best known for his groundbreaking studies of culture and literature, including Illuminations, One-Way Street and The Arcades Project. His stories revel in the erotic tensions of city life, cross the threshold between rational and hallucinatory realms, celebrate the importance of games, and delve into the peculiar relationship between gambling and fortune-telling, and explore the themes that defined Benjamin. The novellas, fables, histories, aphorisms, parables and riddles in this collection are brought to life by the playful imagery of the modernist artist and Bauhaus figure Paul Klee. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Legends & Romances of Brittany

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465584226

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 423

View: 950

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Hurrell Froude

memoranda and comments

Author: Louise Imogen Guiney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, English

Page: 439

View: 1959

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Famous Leaders Among Men

Author: Sarah Knowles Bolton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: 404

View: 3853

Posted in Biography

Encyclopædia americana

a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics and biography

Author: Francis Lieber,Edward Wigglesworth,Thomas Gamaliel Bradford,Henry Vethake

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 5394

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The De-Textbook

The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew


Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698161521

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 2812

You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed.
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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Based on Studies in the Archives of the Buonarroti Family at Florence

Author: John Addington Symonds

Publisher: N.A


Category: Artists

Page: N.A

View: 7217

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The Vanishing Point

Author: Stephen Cole

Publisher: Bbc Books

ISBN: 9780563538295

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1206

The planet Khnemu is a closed system, where space travel is prohibited by the white and black holes that distantly ring the galaxy. Each person carries in their genes a Godswitch which enables God to monitor their every move.
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The Queens of England and Their Times

From Matilda, Queen of William the Conqueror to Adelaide, Queen of William the Fourth

Author: Francis Lancelott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Queens

Page: N.A

View: 5604

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Verdigris Deep

Author: Frances Hardinge

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 168335267X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4541

Verdigris (n.): a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely . . . One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar burn marks appear on Ryan’s knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the kids who’ve stolen from her must serve her—and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well.
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Or Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts ; Illustrated with Cuts

Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: 782

View: 9481

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The Portuguese Columbus

Secret Agent of King John II

Author: Maxcarenhas Barreto,Reginald A Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349219940

Category: History

Page: 572

View: 4612

Posted in History