Freedom's Battle

After the great war it is difficult, to point out a single nation that is happy; but this has come out of the war, that there is not a single nation outside India, that is not...

How To Sleep Restfully

It would seem that at least one might be perfectly free in sleep. But the habits of cleaving to mistaken ways of living cannot be thrown off at night and taken up again in the...

Magic And Witchcraft

This book of the worthy Church-Counsellor is rather a singular one: it is not a history of Magic, but a sort of spiritual periodical, or magazine of infernal science, supported in...

The Magic World

Fantasy stories in this collection feature talking animals and human to animal transformation. Nesbit's little girls tend to get in trouble over their efforts at gardening. Elsie...

Hard Times

A wealthy merchant devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his children, Louisa and Tom, according to this philosophy and never allows...

Naughty Pussy Tales

A selection of stories about very naughty cats and their adventures. Cats confess in their conversations what it is like to live with humans of different ranks and professions....

About Love

I understood that when you love you must either, in your reasonings about that love, start from what is highest, from what is more important than happiness or unhappiness, sin or...

God Sees The Truth, But Waits

In the town of Vladímir lived a young merchant named Iván Dmítritch Aksyónof. He had two shops and a house of his own. Aksyónof was a handsome, fair-haired, curly-headed...

Oh! The Public

Tickets please... A phrase familiar to every train passenger. And every now and then there's one without a ticket with a good excuse ready. When Podtyagin, a seasoned ticket...

The Black Monk

Doctors and kind relations will succeed in stupefying mankind, in making mediocrity pass for genius and in bringing civilisation to ruin.' Kovrin is a gifted man, well educated....

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