• Classic Books,  Editor's Picks,  Niccolo Machiavelli,  Philosophy,  Political

    Il principe by Niccolo Machiavelli (1891) PDF (Laurence Arthur Burd edition)

    Il principe by Niccolo Machiavelli (1891) PDF edited by  Laurence Arthur Burd One of the most famous political books in history. this book is not evil or good. it is just real. It contains realistic advice for good and bad people. the book is old but human nature, unfortunately, did not change. Excerpt from the introduction: The present edition of The Prince is mainly intended for the use of those who are not already familiar with Machiavelli’s life and writings.  Though it deals nominally with The Prince alone, it is hoped that it may prove useful as a foundation for more extended study, and as a general introduction to Machiavelli’s…

  • Biography,  Classic Books,  History

    Memoirs of a cavalier, PDF book or, a military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England

    Memoirs of a cavalier, or, a military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England (1908) by Daniel Defoe The “Memoirs of a Cavalier” were published in May 1720, three weeks only after the appearance of “Duncan Campbell.” The full title of the original edition, which bore no date, was, ” Memoirs of a Cavalier; or, a Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the Year 1632 to the Year 1648. Written threescore years ago, by an English Gentleman, who served first in the Army of Gustavus Adolphus, the glorious King of Sweden, till his death, and after that in the Royal…

  • Classic Books,  Fantasy,  Novels

    Satan’s Diary (1920) Novel by Leonid Andreyev

    Download Satan’s Diary (1920) Novel by Leonid Andreyev Free PDF book Translated by Herman Bernstein Satan’s Diary (1920)  What would happen if Satan took human form and fell among the worst of humanity? The author answers this question with a story. The devil killed an American millionaire and took his Body to be in human form.  I am big fan of lucifer tv show, and i liked this book, i felt Morning Star is the diary writer . It is full of sarcasm regarding human nature and ignorance of men, With interesting plot and surprises.  Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev was a Russian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, who is considered to be a…

  • Biography,  Classic Books,  Ethics,  History,  Philosophy

    The education of Cyrus. Translated from the Greek of Xenophon (1914) PDF book

    The education of Cyrus. Translated from the Greek of Xenophon (1914) PDF translated by  Henry Graham Dakyns and Florence Melian Stawell A very few words may suffice by way of introduction to this translation of the Cyropaedia. Professor Jowett, whose Plato represents the high- watermark of classical translation, has given us the following reminders: ” An English translation ought to be idiomatic and interesting, not only to the scholar but also to the unlearned reader. It should read as an original work, and should also be the most faithful transcript which can be made of the language from which the translation is taken, consistently with the first requirement of all,…

  • Cicero,  Classic Books,  Editor's Picks,  Philosophy

    Cicero’s Tusculan disputations: also treatises on the nature of the gods; and on the commonwealth by Charles Duke Young

    Cicero’s Tusculan disputations: also treatises on the nature of the gods; and on the commonwealth by Charles Duke Young (1894) This  book contains a collection of Cicero  Orations The greater portion of the Republic was previously translated by Francis Barham, Esq., and published in 1841. Although ably performed, it was not sufficiently close for the purpose of the ” Classical Library,” and was therefore placed in the hands of the present editor for revision, as well as for collation with recent texts. This has occasioned material alterations and additions. The treatise “On the Nature of the Gods” is a revision of that usually ascribed to the celebrated Benjamin Franklin. In…

  • Classic Books,  Fantasy,  Novels

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) Free PDF novel by L. Frank Baum

    The Wonderful Wizard is beautiful adventure novel with colored illustrations From Wikipedia The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children’s novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in May 1900. It has since seen several reprints, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 live-action film.The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by…

  • Children Books,  Classic Books,  Fantasy,  Novels

    The marvelous land of Oz PDF book by L. Frank Baum (with illustrations)

    being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman … a sequel to the Wizard of Oz (1904) Great Fantasy book This was the second book of the Oz serious, a sequel to The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, pub. 1904. I read many of the Oz books as a child–the first book I ever read on my own was The Scarecrow of Oz. It’s fun to revisit them Tip and his creation, Jack Pumpkin, run away to Oz where they save the city after it is captured by girls Contents of the book Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead The Marvelous Powder of Life The…

  • Classic Books,  Gothic,  Novels,  W. Somerset Maugham

    The Magician, Free PDF novel by W. Somerset Maugham (1908) (Aleister Crowley.)

    Download The Magician, Free PDF novel by W. Somerset Maugham (1908) The Magician is a novel by British author W. Somerset Maugham, originally published in 1908. In this tale, the magician Oliver Haddo, a caricature of Aleister Crowley, attempts to create life.What a surprising, interesting book. After reading all of W. Somerset Maugham’s most celebrated works several times over, and delving eagerly into his lesser-known (though not necessarily lesser in quality) material afterward, this is the first one to completely surprise me. The book is preceded, happily, by a foreword, “The Fragment of Autobiography,” in which Maugham admits that the character of Oliver Haddo is indeed based on Aleister Crowley.…

  • Adventure,  Classic Books,  Edgar Allan Poe,  Mystery,  Novels,  Short Stories

    Edgar Allan Poe’s Selected tales of mystery PDF book with colored Illustrations (1909)

    Download Edgar Allan Poe Selected tales of mystery (10 Tales) PDF book ( 1909) with Illustrations Translated by Byam Shaw. Collection of  the 10 tales: William Wilson.“William Wilson” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839, with a setting inspired by Poe’s formative years on the outskirts of London. The tale follows the theme of the doppelgänger and is written in a style based on rationality The gold bug“The Gold-Bug” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in 1843. The plot follows William Legrand, who was bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant Jupiter fears that Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand’s…

  • Classic Books,  James Fenimore Cooper,  Mohicans,  Novels

    The last of the Mohicans Free PDF book (1889) by James Fenimore Cooper,

    Download The last of the Mohicans Free PDF book (1889) by James Fenimore Cooper  The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary audiences. This is another famous book that most people only seem to know through the movie version. While the movie was quite a good-the the book is truly a wonder. First a little bit of real history-during 1755, in the middle of the French-Indian Wars, Sir William Johnson decided to build a Fort in the New York province. The Fort…