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The Romance of Modern Invention by Archibald Williams

The object of this book is to set before young people in a bright and interesting way, and without the use of technical language, accounts of some of the latest phases of modern invention; and also to introduce them to recent discoveries of which the full development is yet to be witnessed. The author gratefully acknowledges the help given him as regards both literary matter and illustrations by:—Mr. Cuthbert Hall (the Marconi Wireless Telegraphy Co.); Mr. William Sugg; Mr. Hans Knudsen; Mr. F. C. B. Cole; Mr. E. J. Ryves; Mr. Anton Pollak; the Telautograph Co.; the Parsons Steam Turbine Co.; the Monotype Co.; the Biograph Co.; the Locomobile Co.; the Speedwell Motor Co.

The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley

"The interpretation of personal names has always had an attraction for the learned and others, but the first attempts to classify and explain our English surnames date, so far as my knowledge goes, from 1605. In that year Verstegan published his Restitution of Decayed Intelligence, which contains chapters on both font-names and surnames, and about the same time appeared Camden's Remains Concerning Britain, in which the same subjects are treated much more fully. Both of these learned antiquaries make excellent reading, and much curious information may be gleaned from their pages, especially those of Camden, whose position as Clarencieux King-at-Arms gave him exceptional opportunities for genealogical research. From the philological point of view they are of course untrustworthy, though less so than most modern writers on the same subject." -Preface

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier

My lords, if you would hear a high tale of love and of death, here is that of Tristan and Queen Iseult; how to their full joy, but to their sorrow also, they loved each other, and how at last they died of that love together upon one day; she by him and he by her. Long ago, when Mark was King over Cornwall, Rivalen, King of Lyonesse, heard that Mark’s enemies waged war on him; so he crossed the sea to bring him aid; and so faithfully did he serve him with counsel and sword that Mark gave him his sister Blanchefleur, whom King Rivalen loved most marvellously.' -an excerpt A romantic folktale from medieval France that dates back to 12th century.

The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

"It was half-past four o’clock (by the testimony of the land-surveyor, my authority for the particulars of this story, a gentleman with the faintest curve of humour on his lips); it was half-past four o’clock on a May morning in the eighteen forties. A dense white fog hung over the Valley of the Exe, ending against the hills on either side. "But though nothing in the vale could be seen from higher ground, notes of differing kinds gave pretty clear indications that bustling life was going on there. This audible presence and visual absence of an active scene had a peculiar effect above the fog level. Nature had laid a white hand over the creatures ensconced within the vale, as a hand might be laid over a nest of chirping birds." -an excerpt

The Room in the Dragon Volant by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

J. Sheridan LeFanu -- Irish author of such classics as the short vampire novel Carmella and A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family (said to be the tale that gave rise to Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights -- lived from 1814 until 1873.

The Root Cause by Alok Jain

ANGEL and DEVIL both reside inside us. AYURVEDA – one of the Vedic Sciences of India had explained this logic very beautifully using concepts of SATTVIC – the minds possessing positive virtues and TAMASIC – the minds with negative virtues arising out of passion and ignorance due to the force of inertia. It explained how different foods invoke the sattvic or tamasic quality in our minds and that how a tamasic mind not only leads to physical and mental diseases but it also manifests itself into a chaotic state of mind leading to crimes, with scales ranging from as small as uncontrolled/aggressive behavior to as big as ruthless killings in the name of cast/ creed/ religion/ countries. ASTROLOGY is another occult science of Vedic wisdom that is inseparable from Ayurveda which explains that how each one of us has been gifted a different body and mind by the nature and that how Ayurvedic principles can be applied on different bodies and minds to invoke the Sattvic mind for leading a blissful life. This book is first of its kind to explain the concepts of Ayurveda, Astrology and other allied sciences of Vedas in the modern scientific language that a layman understands. The occult sciences will no more be a secret. At a stage, when this civilization has reached the tipping point, it is up to us whether we just go with the flow and inertia to move into a world full of chaos and misery or learn from our mistakes and gift a beautiful world to our future generations by invoking the Angel within us. Remember that eating right is the foremost Karma if we wish to reclaim the GOLDEN AGE because “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT” Also remember that since each one of us has been gifted a different machine, its needs are also different from others. And that is why ‘ONE’S NECTAR COULD BE ANOTHER’S POISON’

The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay

The Rosary is a beautiful love story. Gareth Dalmain falls in love with the Honorable Jane Champion. She loves him back, but does not trust his love, as is known to be a great lover of beauty, and she - alas - is very plain. Just as she decides to trust him, she receives news that he has been blinded in a hunting accident. She wants to go visit him, but he will not receive her, as he wants only her love - not her pity.

The Rose and the Ring  by William Thackeray

First published in the year 1854, the present satirical work of fantasy fiction 'The Rose and the Ring' by William Thackeray criticises, to some extent, the attitudes of the monarchy and those at the top of society and challenges their ideals of beauty and marriage.

The Rover Boys at Colby Hall; or, The Struggles of the Young Cadets by Stratemeyer

As mentioned in several of the other volumes of the first series, this line was started a number of years ago with the publication of "The Rover Boys at School," in which my readers were introduced to Dick, Tom, and Sam Rover, three wide-awake American lads. In that volume and in those which followed I gave the particulars of their adventures while attending Putnam Hall Military Academy, Brill College, and while on numerous outings, both in our own country and abroad.

The Rover Boys at School; Or, The Cadets of Putnam Hall by Arthur M. Winfield

While Putnam Hall is not the real name of the particular place of learning I had in mind while penning this tale for your amusement and instruction, there is really such a school, and dear Captain Putnam is a living person, as are also the lively, wide-awake, fun-loving Rover brothers, Dick, Tom, and Sam, and their schoolfellows, Larry, Fred, and Frank. The same can be said, to a certain degree, of the bully Dan Baxter, and his toady, the sneak, commonly known as "Mumps."

The Rover Boys in Camp; or, The Rivals of Pine Island by Arthur M. Winfield

As I have mentioned before, when I started this line of stories I had in mind to make not more than three, or possibly four, volumes. But the publication of "Rover Boys at School," "Rover Boys on the Ocean," "Rover Boys in the Jungle," and "Rover Boys Out West" did not appear to satisfy my readers, and so I followed with "Rover Boys on the Great Lakes," "Rover Boys in the Mountains," and lastly with "Rover Boys on Land and Sea." But the publishers say there is still a cry for "more! more!" and so I now present to you this new Rover Boys book, which relates the adventures of Dick, Tom, and Sam, and a number of their old-time friends, at home, at dear old Putnam Hall, and in camp on Pine Island.

The Rover Boys on the Farm; or, Last Days at Putnam Hall by Arthur M. Winfield

It is a large number of volumes to write about one set of characters, isn't it? When I started the series, many years ago, I had in mind, as I have told you before, to pen three books, possibly four. But as soon as I had written "The Rover Boys at School," "The Rover Boys on the Ocean," and "The Rover Boys in the Jungle," there was a cry for more, and so I wrote "The Rover Boys Out West," "On the Great Lakes," "In the Mountains," "On Land and Sea," "In Camp," "On the River," "On the Plains," and then "In Southern Waters," where we last left our heroes.

The Rover Boys Under Canvas or The Mystery of the Wrecked Submarine by Arthur M. Winfield

My Dear Boys: This book is a complete story in itself, but forms the third volume in a line issued under the general title, “The Second Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.”

The Royal Road to Health by Chas. A. Tyrrell

This edition has been completely revised and much of it rewritten, and, while the essential principles remain unchanged, some slight departures from previously expressed opinions may be noted; for in the years that have elapsed since the first edition saw the light, some notable advances have been made in rational therapeutics and dietetics, and no one can afford to lag behind the car of Progress.

The Russian Story Book by Richard Wilson

I have gone right into the heart of “Holy Russia,” to Kiev and Novgorod and the borders of the Caspian, in an endeavour to show by means of some of the early legends the ideals and point of view of the Russian nation while it was in the process of being made. The stories of the song-cycles of Kiev and Novgorod tell of a barbaric, though not a barbarian, world, full of high colour and spirited action, of the knock-down blow followed quickly by the hand of friendship freely extended to pick up the fallen foeman—if indeed he has had the hardihood to survive.

The S. P. Mystery by Harriet Pyne Grove

"Jean Gordon rushed into the house, her face all aglow. There was some fire within which made her eyes bright and the sharp wind, which came from lakes not too far away, gave her rosy cheeks and nipped her nose as well. "Without stopping in the hall to take off her pretty red coat or the close little hat that left little but eyes, nose and mouth to be seen, she opened the door into the dining-room, from which the sound of her mother’s machine could be heard." -an excerpt

The Saffron Surge Untold Story of Rss Leadership by Arun Anand

Right since its inception, there has been a tradition in the RSS of not highlighting the work of an individual, so the lives and work done by the Sarsanghchalaks have not been discussed publicly much. The general perception is that the RSS chief (Sarsanghchalak) is one of the most powerful persons in the country as he holds sway over millions of swayamsevaks (volunteers) and dozens of organisations run by these swayamsevaks including the Bharatiya Janata Party which rules at the Centre as well as in several states. But what is the truth? What role Sarsanghchalaks have played in shaping the RSS? This well researched book takes one through the lives of the five Sarsanghchalaks who had steered RSS since its inception through one of its most tumultuous years. It tells a hitherto untold story about not only the lives of the Sarsanghchalaks but also the journey of the RSS itself.

The Saint of the Dragon’s Dale by William Stearns Davis

The glimpse of the Wartburg cheered Johann. Man was there—and what was a “robber-knight” beside a redoubtable pixie? Likewise, what likelier place for pixies than those glades just before? Johann had not forgotten the wise tales of old grandame Elsa; and there it was,—the stone cross, where forty years ago the griping burgomaster Gottfried had been found lying stiff and cold, with purse untouched, and never a scar, save a little one behind his ear. “He had gone to meet the Devil, and the Devil had stolen his soul;” so said Father Georg in church. It was heresy to doubt it.

The Salesman by Waldo T. Boyd

First published in the Science Fiction magazine in March 1953, 'The Salesman' is a famous short novella by the renowned writer Waldo T. Boyd.

The Sangh & Swaraj by Ratan Sharda

Of late, political compulsions have made Left and so-called secular parties run malicious propaganda about RSS’s role in independence struggle and malign its sterling record of public service. This book tells us that RSS was wedded to the cause of Swaraj since its inception. Dr. Hedgewar’s life and actions and the oath that swayamsevaks took clearly showed the commitment to freedom struggle. To convert this freedom into Swaraj, India required disciplined and brave spirited young men who would be dedicated to the national cause. British records clearly show that they were vary of RSS using its growing clout for independence struggle. Movement for freedom did not end with ‘Tryst with Destiny’ on 15th August, 1947. There were endless dark nights in this twilight period, when RSS workers were the biggest organised force apart from security forces who put their lives to risk to salvage whatever they could, of destroyed lives of millions. It is for people of India and history to judge whether these acts of bravery were patriotic or communal. The author highlights other factors that led to our Independence and underlines that it was not result of any one agitation or action but rose slowly over a wave that had built up on the back of cultural renaissance triggered by great spiritual leaders of Bharat.

The Satyricon — Complete by Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon' is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as a certain Titus Petronius. The Satyricon is an example of Menippean satire, which is very different from the formal verse satire of Juvenal or Horace. The work contains a mixture of prose and verse; serious and comic elements; and erotic and decadent passages.

The Sayings of Confucius by Confucius

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity.

The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn

This story, published in Germany under the title of Gelimer is the third volume in the group of romances to which "Felicitas" and "The Captive of the Roman Eagles" belong, and, like them, deals with the long continued conflict between the Germans and the Romans. But in the present novel the scene of the struggle is transferred from the forests of Germania to the arid sands of Africa, and, in wonderfully vivid pen pictures, the author displays the marvellous magnificence surrounding the descendants of the Vandal Genseric.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is an 1850 work of fiction in a historical setting, written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The book is considered to be his "masterwork".

The Scarlet Plague by Jack London

The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912.

The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle

First published in the year 1661, the present book 'The Sceptical Chymist' by scientist Robert Boyle is written in the form of a dialogue. It presents Boyle's hypothesis that matter consisted of atoms and clusters of atoms in motion and that every phenomenon was the result of collisions of particles in motion. For these reasons Robert Boyle has been called the founder of modern chemistry by J. R. Partington.

The School for Husbands by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere)

The School for Husbands is a play written by Molière and originally performed in 1661 in Paris. It was the first of his full length plays, preceding The School for Wives by a year.

The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal is a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on 8 May 1777.

The Science of Being Well by Wallace D. Wattles

The Science of Being Well gives an extraordinary effective and successful method to achieve the physical well being, have a healthy body and enjoy durable health. Wallace Delois Wattles was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Delois Wattles

First published in 1910, this book sets out the way you can become rich, using things like visualisation, belief and the law of attraction.