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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 Anatomy of Melancholy (Volume III of III)

by Robert Burton Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

A labor of love taking much of Burton's life to write and revise, "The Anatomy of Melancholy" is an expansive, informative, and eccentric work of genius first published in 1621. Burton was an English churchman...


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...


Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (with an Introduction by Stuart P. Sherman)

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

During the 1800s in America, the rise of industrialization reduced the cost of goods allowing people to have more possessions than ever before. However, a group known as the Transcendentalists believed that...


The Major Works of Alexander Pope

by Alexander Pope Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was a gifted poet, literary critic and translator of the Augustan Age, whose powerful poetic satire and perfection of the English heroic couplet makes him one of the most famous and...


The Anatomy of Melancholy (Volume I of III)

by Robert Burton Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

A labor of love taking much of Burton's life to write and revise, "The Anatomy of Melancholy" is an expansive, informative, and eccentric work of genius first published in 1621. Burton was an English churchman...


The Collected Works of Aphra Behn (Volume 1 of 6)

by Aphra Behn Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) is historically recognized as the first woman to make a living through writing; her plays, novels, poems and pamphlets have met with fresh notoriety since the 20th Century. Her work was...


Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

by Karl Marx Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Karl Marx was the founder of Marxism, the economic and sociopolitical idea that was one answer to the perceived problems caused by Capitalism. "The Economic and Philosophic Manuscript of 1844" is a combined...


Shelley's Poetry and Prose

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2015)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) quickly rose to the high ranks of the Romantic Movement with his pure and moving lyric verse. Born in Sussex, England, he became a visionary and highly influential Romantic in...


Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia (Urn Burial), and A Letter to a Friend

by Sir Thomas Browne Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Sir Thomas Browne was a 17th century author who wrote on a wide variety of subjects including medicine, religion, science and the esoteric. He is best known for his work entitled "Religio Medici", or "The Religion...


The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

by Vincent Van Gogh Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Though completely unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the most recognizable names in the art world today. Though it would make sense that Van Gogh's life would be greatly...


Letters and Other Minor Works

by Blaise Pascal Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

An important historical figure to this day, Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France in 1623. A very bright child, Pascal was homeschooled by his father and later moved to Paris. Though his family...


De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish writer and poet who distinguished himself as a leader of London's school of Aesthetics in the late nineteenth century. He became famous for his long hair, flamboyant dress,...


Letters on England

by Voltaire Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Voltaire (1694-1778) was a noted French playwright, poet, short story writer and most importantly, political satirist, who is remembered as one of the foremost philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. Voltaire...


Letters from a Stoic (The Epistles of Seneca)

by Seneca Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2013)

In ancient Rome, Seneca the Younger rose to power as a politician and statesman during the middle of his life. After being exiled by Emperor Caligula, he was finally welcomed back to Rome as Nero's minister....


The Works of Lucian of Samosata

by Lucian Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Lucian of Samosata (2nd century A.D.) was a famed Syrian philosopher, satirist, and novelist. His broad range of style and prolific output have made him immensely popular throughout the ages. Very little is...


The Collected Works of Aphra Behn (Volume 5 of 6)

by Aphra Behn Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) is historically recognized as the first woman to make a living through writing; her plays, novels, poems and pamphlets have met with fresh notoriety since the 20th Century. Her work was...


On the Nature of the Universe

by Lucretius Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2015)

Very little is known about the Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus. His birth and death dates are based off of cross-referencing works that mention him, and pieces of evidence derived from his writing,...


The Collected Works of Aphra Behn (Volume 3 of 6)

by Aphra Behn Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) is historically recognized as the first woman to make a living through writing; her plays, novels, poems and pamphlets have met with fresh notoriety since the 20th Century. Her work was...


The Collected Works of Aphra Behn (Volume 2 of 6)

by Aphra Behn Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) is historically recognized as the first woman to make a living through writing; her plays, novels, poems and pamphlets have met with fresh notoriety since the 20th century. Her work was...


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...


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,...


Dispatches for the New York Tribune: Selected Journalism of Karl Marx

by Karl Marx Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

In 1849 Karl Marx moved to London, where he would remain based for much of his life attempting to organize the revolution of the working class there. In the early 1850s Marx and his family lived in extreme poverty,...


The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise

by Peter Abelard Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

The story of Abelard and Heloise is renowned as one of the most legendary and romantic love stories of all time. Peter Abelard was a French philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician of the 12th Century;...


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...


My Inventions and Other Writings

by Nikola Tesla Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

“My Inventions” is a candid and illuminating autobiography of Nikola Tesla, one of the most important technological innovators of the modern industrial age. Famous for the radio, robotics, and wireless energy,...


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...


Treatises on Friendship and Old Age and Selected Letters

by Marcus Tullius Cicero Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

In this collection we find two of Cicero’s philosophical treatises, "On Friendship" and "On Old Age". In Cicero’s treatise on friendship we learn of his belief that true friendship with someone is derived...


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 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...


The Love Books of Ovid (The Loves, The Art of Love,  Love's Cure, and The Art of Beauty)

by Ovid Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

‘The Love Books of Ovid’ is a combination of four books of the Roman poet's verse translated into prose. This volume includes ‘Amores’ or ‘The Loves', ‘Ars Amatoria’ or 'The Art of Love', ‘Remedia...


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...


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...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

by Thomas de Quincey Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Thomas De Quincey, an English essayist during the turn of the nineteenth century, began life as a fairly sickly child, and would spend much of his life in the grips of one illness or another. Through a series...


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 Colloquies of Erasmus

by Desiderius Erasmus Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus was a hugely influential author of the Renaissance. His prolific and diverse writings made him a contentious figure, often inciting controversy for his criticism of religious...


The Collected Works of Aphra Behn (Volume 6 of 6)

by Aphra Behn Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) is historically recognized as the first woman to make a living through writing; her plays, novels, poems and pamphlets have met with fresh notoriety since the 20th century. Her work was...


A Message to Garcia and Other Works

by Elbert Hubbard Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

American writer, philosopher, publisher, and artist, Elbert Hubbard, founded the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community in East Aurora, New York. Hubbard set up a small printing shop next to his family home, where...


Letters from a Stoic (Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Richard M. Gummere)

by Seneca Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

In ancient Rome, Seneca the Younger rose to power as a politician and statesman during the middle of his life. After being exiled by Emperor Caligula, he was finally welcomed back to Rome as Nero’s minister....


Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

Henry David Thoreau was a master of all subjects, though he is best known for his work and belief in transcendentalism. His writings are all extremely personal and are examples of natural observations in the...


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: 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: 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 Anatomy of Melancholy (Volume II of III)

by Robert Burton Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

A labor of love taking much of Burton's life to write and revise, "The Anatomy of Melancholy" is an expansive, informative, and eccentric work of genius first published in 1621. Burton was an English churchman...


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,...


Essays & Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2013)

During the 1800s in America, the rise of technology allowed people to have more possessions than ever before, and at a cheaper cost. However, a group known as the Transcendentalists believed that possessions...