Arabian Nights, (~800 to ~1500) translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton in c1885.
The Arabian Nights, a tale of unfaithful wifes, Islamic mores, with monsters and gods. It's not what you've seen via Disney. To read the entire work thoroughly is tantamount to years of study of Arabian ethnology.
Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions
A mock-history of class struggle and dark politics, and you start to understand the 4th dimension.
Time Machine, (1898) by H G Wells. (32.7 k words)
Adding a new chapter to human agriculture.
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal, (1729) by Jonathan Swift. (3.4 k words)
A proposal of subsistence.
Little Red Riding Hood
1697, By Charles Perrault (0.75 k words)
Sexuality flows thru like engorging flush.
Cupid and Psyche
The Story of Cupid and Psyche, (c160) by Lucius Apuleius, thru Thomas Bulfinch. (3.5 k words)
One of the greatest short story of love. It is a chapter of Greek Mythology, a pillar of Western thought.
To Build A Fire
By Jack London, 1908. (7.1 k words) A struggle of human animal vs nature.
the Adventure of the German Student
the Adventure of the German Student, (1824) by Washington Irving. (2 k words)
Ravishing girl with raven hair, waiting for the lost wanderer.
The Masque of the Red Death
1842 by Edgar Allan Poe (2.4 k words).
brazen and bizarre, lavishness and grotesqueness, horror dotting pleasure.
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart, 1843 by Edgar Allan Poe. (2.1 k words)
1726 by Jonathan Swift. (105.9 k words)
Deemed the greatest satire in English.
The Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus
1594 by William Shakespeare. (21.8 k words)
Titus is Shakespeare's first play. It is one of the greatest depiction of human's vengeance and anguish.
Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass
1865 by Lewis Carroll. (26.8 k words)
Fantastic nonsense in a Logical Positivism way.
Jeeves and the Ph.D.
Jeeves and the Ph.D., (~1999) by unknown. A hilarious comedy. (3.4 k words)
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
1845 by Edgar Allan Poe (5.6 k words).
What Desires Are Politically Important?
What Desires Are Politically Important?, (1950) by Bertrand Russell. (5.7 k words)
Why I am not a Christian
Why I am not a Christian, (1927) by Bertrand Russell. (6.7 k words)
Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?, (1930) by Bertrand Russell. (7.3 k words)
1996 by Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson. (8.7 k words)
the Barbarism of Specialization
the Barbarism of Specialization, (1930) by Jose Ortega Y Gasset.
Politics and the English Language
Politics and the English Language, (1946) by George Orwell. (5.29 k words) A tongue-in-cheek criticism of English writing.
- “The Autumn Of The Patriarch” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- the Littlest Harlot (by Tracy Quan)
- Why Women Shouldn't Vote for Hillary Clinton (By Camille Paglia)
- National Geographic Bias, Painting a Pretty Picture for Upperclass Americans
- Third World Blind