Idylls of the King is a cycle of twelve narrative poems written by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson in the 19th century. The author has a goal to tell the legend of King Arthur and his knights in the form of poems. He focuses on him becoming a king, having a power and his betrayal and death from the hands of Mordred. The poems narrate about the attempts of King Arthur to establish a powerful and fair kingdom, also about the heroic deeds of different knights such as Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan. The legends about Merlin and the Lady of the Lake are also included in the cycle. But on their background Author's image seems to be much more powerful and outstanding. The poems are composed in blank verse. They also contain a lot of wonderful nature descriptions which Tennyson was really fond of. The collection is recommended to everyone who likes legends and heroic deeds.
This book describes the story of American army in France during World War I. The story was published in 1918 immediately after the end of the war. The author does a great job analyzing the main strategies of the American army and the events that led to the victory. America in France is a real find for those readers who like history and are especially interested in the period of World War I.
Andrew Lang was a prolific Scots litterateur. He wrote poems, novels, worked as a literary critic, and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales.
A Select Party is considered to be a classical romance story written by an outstanding American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. The plot of the story is very bright and vivid, the characters are well drawn and seem to be alive. The book is definitely recommended for all readers who want to dive into the life of New England in the nineteenth century.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRESENT ECONOMIC SYSTEM It is the object of the present chapter to give a descriptive survey of the fundamental institutions and forces of the existing economic order. Our Environment. Lying back of all of our economic activity is the fact that we live in an environment in which the things that we desire are not furnished spontaneously in unlimited quantities. Whether it be looked upon as due to the niggardliness of nature or to the insatiability of human wants, the fact is that, for the most part, the materkl things that we use must be economized. We must put forth effort and exercise self-denial in order to enjoy the good things of life. Those human arrangements which help to determine how much of effort, of self-denial, and of enjoyment is to fall to the lot of each of us are the characteristics to which we now turn our attention. There are, however, a number of social institutions which do not fall within the scope of the present chapter. We deal here only with the social conditions directly underlying our economic activity, which is but one aspect of our social life. We must leave to the sociologists and other students of society a discussion of such topics as the family, religion, morality, ceremonial institutions, and the nature of government, although, to be sure, these also have their effect upon the economic sphere and are in turn affected by it. In the present chapter also we omit a study of the economic significance of our physical environment, which receives independent treatment in books on economic geography. Private Enterprise and State Activity. We live in an age when private enterprise, for the most part, is relied upon to furnish uswith the necessities and enjoyments of life. The cultivation of the soil, t...
Second catalogue of the library of the Peabody Institute of the city of Baltimore, including the additions made since 1882
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Paged continuously By John Parker, Samuel Hill, and others The first catalogue appeared 1883-92 (5 v.) "An explanatory postcript, giving a concise account of the catalogue of the library published in 1905":  p. with v. 1