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Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

by Henry David Thoreau Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

American author, naturalist, and abolitionist, Henry David Thoreau was a principal figure of the 19th century movement of Transcendentalism. Central to the philosophy is a belief that people, who are inherently...


The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne

by Michel de Montaigne Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

With the goal of describing man with complete frankness and using himself as his most frequent example, Michel de Montaigne first published his “Essays” in 1580. This collection of 107 chapters encompasses...


The Souls of Black Folk (with an Introduction by Saunders Redding)

by W. E. B. Du Bois & Saunders Redding Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

One of the most widely read and influential works in African American literature, “The Souls of Black Folk” is W. E. B. Du Bois’s classic collection of essays in which he details the state of racism and...


Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha)

by Mahatma K. Gandhi Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Satyagraha, which can be loosely translated as "insistence on truth", is a philosophy of non-violent resistance that was originated by Mahatma Gandhi and which heavily influenced many civil rights movements...


The World I Live In

by Helen Keller Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an American author, lecturer, and political activist. At nineteen months, she suffered an illness that left her deaf, blind, and eventually mute. Helen remained in a lonely state...


Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary (Volume I of II)

by David Hume Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

David Hume (1711-1776) is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures in the history of the Scottish Enlightenment and Western philosophy. A Scottish born historian, philosopher, economist, and...


Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary (Volume II of II)

by David Hume Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

David Hume (1711-1776) is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures in the history of the Scottish Enlightenment and Western philosophy. A Scottish born historian, philosopher, economist, and...


The Crown of Wild Olive

by John Ruskin Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

In his day, John Ruskin (1819-1900) held the power to make or break artists with his critical reviews. He served as benefactor to many artists, and was a huge supporter of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. His legacy...


Sesame and Lilies

by John Ruskin Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

In his day, John Ruskin (1819-1900) held the power to make or break artists with his critical reviews. He served as benefactor to many artists, and was a huge supporter of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Ruskin...


The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays

by Andrew Carnegie Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Renowned steel magnate and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, immigrated to America from Scotland as a boy in 1848, and at the age of thirteen began his first job as a bobbin boy, earning $1.20 a week. By the...


A Message to Garcia and Other Essays

by Elbert Hubbard Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer, philosopher, publisher and artist, who founded the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community in East Aurora, New York. Hubbard set up a small printing shop next to...


Suspiria de Profundis and Other Writings

by Thomas de Quincey Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Thomas De Quincey was an English author during the Romantic movement, associating with writers like Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Best known for his command of the psychological fantasy story,...


On the Pleasure of Hating

by William Hazlitt Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Appearing as part of his Table-Talk series, a conversational series written on topics concerning every day issues, William Hazlitt wrote "On the Pleasure of Hating" in 1823 during a bitter period of his life,...


Essays: First and Second Series

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

This collection of the first and second series of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson collects some of the classic thoughts of this important American and leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Contained in this...


Essays and Lectures: (Nature: Addresses and Lectures, Essays: First and Second Series, Representative Men, English Traits, and The Conduct of Life)

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson was a leading figure in the 19th century Transcendentalism movement. A champion of individualism and persistent critic of social pressures, Emerson...


Essays: Second Series

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

This collection of the second series of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson collects some of the classic thoughts of this important American and leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Contained in this volume are...


The Strenuous Life

by Theodore Roosevelt Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"The Strenuous Life" is a collection of essays and speeches by American President Theodore Roosevelt including the title speech 'The Strenuous Life' in which he argues that strenuous effort and overcoming hardship...


Civil Disobedience and Other Essays (The Collected Essays of Henry David Thoreau)

by Henry David Thoreau Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau's most important essays. Contained in this volume are the following essays: Civil Disobedience, Natural History of Massachusetts,...


Essays: First Series

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

This collection of the first series of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson collects some of the classic thoughts of this important American and leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Contained in this volume are...


The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne

by Michel de Montaigne Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

With the goal of describing man with complete frankness and using himself as his most frequent example, de Montaigne published his "Essais" (or "Attempts") in 1580. This collection of 107 chapters encompasses...


The Essays of Francis Bacon

by Francis Bacon Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Francis Bacon's classic collection of essays on various subjects. Includes the following essays: Of Truth, Of Death, Of Unity in Religion, Of Revenge, Of Adversity, Of Simulation and Dissimulation, Of Parents...