The New Physics and Its Evolution by Lucien POINCARÉ

The New Physics and Its Evolution by Lucien POINCARÉ
The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century marked a new era in the study of physics. It seemed as though everything that was thought to be known was being called into question. This book attempts to summarize some of the most critical discoveries and theories in the decade or so leading up to its publication in a relatively non-technical fashion, and provides insight into our understanding of the world in the midst of the modern physics revolution. – Summary by Patrick Wells

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Mad Barbara by Warwick DEEPING

Mad Barbara by Warwick DEEPING
It is the last quarter of the eighteenth century and a young woman discovers the body of her murdered father. In her grief, she tries to make sense of why this sweet man, beloved by all, was struck down and, unlike her mother, is unable to put the incident behind her and return to society. Her lack of interest in romance, the theatre and parties convinces her mother and a family friend that Barbara is sinking into madness. But Barbara is determined to uncover her father’s murderer at any cost. Could the perpetrator have been her childhood friend, a man for whom her feelings are confused? And is Barbara really mad, or does the madness belong to another? This book was also published under the title of These White Hands.( Lynne Thompson)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

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The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan POE

The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan POE
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. – Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

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The Children by Alice MEYNELL

The Children by Alice MEYNELL
Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers’ Suffrage League, She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of “Hound of Heaven.” This is a collection of her essays on children. The opening line for the first essay sets the stage. “To attend to a living child is to be baffled in your humour, disappointed of your pathos, and set freshly free from all the pre-occupations.  You cannot anticipate him.” – Summary by Larry Wilson

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The Nursery ”Alice” by Lewis CARROLL

The Nursery Alice by Lewis CARROLL
A shortened version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland . . . adapted by the author himself for children “from nought to five”. . . . It is written as though the story is being read aloud by someone who is also talking to the child listener, with many interpolations by the author, pointing out details in the pictures and asking questions, such as “Which would you have liked the best, do you think, to be a little tiny Alice, no larger than a kitten, or a great tall Alice, with your head always knocking against the ceiling?” There are also additions, such as an anecdote about a puppy called Dash, and an explanation of the word “foxglove”. – Summary by Wikipedia

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