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The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw The Genus Pinus
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  This discussion of the characters of Pinus is an attempt to determine their taxonomic significance and their utility for determining the limits of the species. A systematic arrangement follows, based on the evolution of the cone and seed from the comparatively primiti... Read more...

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Watchbird
Robert Sheckley Watchbird
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Robert Sheckley was an American writer. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist, and broadly comical.

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A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century
E. P. Roe A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century
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Edward Payson Roe was born in Moodna[disambiguation needed], Orange County, New York. He studied at Williams College and at Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1862 He became chaplain of the Second New York Cavalry, U.S.V., and in 1864 chaplain of Hampton Hospital, in Virginia.... Read more...

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Elsie Venner
Oliver Wendell Holmes Elsie Venner
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are th... Read more...

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Quentin Durward
Sir Walter Scott Quentin Durward
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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.

Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime,[1] with many contemporary readers in Europe,... Read more...

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St. Elmo
Augusta J. Evans St. Elmo
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Augusta Jane Wilson, or Augusta Evans Wilson, (May 8, 1835 – May 9, 1909) was an American Southern author and one of the pillars of Southern literature. She wrote nine novels: Inez (1850), Beulah (1859), Macaria (1863), St. Elmo (1866), Vashti (1869), Infelice (1875), At th... Read more...

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The Young Step-Mother; Or, A Chronicle of Mistakes
Charlotte M. Yonge The Young Step-Mother; Or, A Chronicle of Mistakes
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Charlotte Mary Yonge (11 August 1823 – 24 May 1901) was an English novelist known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.Charlotte Mary Yonge was born in Otterbourne, Hampshire, England, on 11 August 1823 to William Yonge and Fanny Yonge, née Bargus.[1] She was educat... Read more...

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The Glories Of Ireland
Joseph Dunn, P.J. Lennox The Glories Of Ireland
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We Had At First Intended That This Should Be A Book Without A Preface, And Indeed It Needs None, For It Speaks In No Uncertain Tones For Itself; But On Reconsideration We Decided That It Would Be More Seemly To Give A Short Explanation Of Our Aim, Our Motives, And Our Methods.

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Tales And Novels, Volume 06
Maria Edgeworth Tales And Novels, Volume 06
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Maria Edgeworth (1 January 1768 – 22 May 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe.[1] She held advance... Read more...

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A Terrible Temptation
Charles Reade A Terrible Temptation

A Story of To-Day

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Charles Reade (8 June 1814 – 11 April 1884) was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth.Charles Reade was born at Ipsden, Oxfordshire, to John Reade and Anne Marie Scott-Waring, and had at least one brother. He studied at Magdalen Colle... Read more...

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