World Literature Classics

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?, (1930) by Bertrand Russell. (7.3 k words)

Demonic Males

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Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence, (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.

Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions

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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

Morlock by Tatsuya Morino-s
Time Machine's Morlock taking an Eloi child, from the book “Kaibutsu Gensō Gashū” illustrated by Tatsuya Morino.

Time Machine, (1898) by H G Wells. (32.7 k words)

Thru the device of time, H G Wells adds a new chapter to agriculture and the meaning of livestock.

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal, (1729) by Jonathan Swift. (3.4 k words)

A proposal of subsistence; a barbecue of babies.

Gulliver's Travels


Gulliver's Travels, (1726) by Jonathan Swift. (105.9 k words)

Deemed the greatest satire in English.

Arabian Nights

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Arabian Nights, (≈800 – ≈1500) translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton in c1885.

The Arabian Nights, a tale of women, 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.

The Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus

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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

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Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass, (1865) by Lewis Carroll. (26.8 k words)

Fantastics nonsense in a mathematical way.

Little Red Riding Hood

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Little Red Riding Hood (original), 1697, By Charles Perrault, (1697) by Charles Perrault. (0.75 k words)

In the Little Red Riding Hood, human sexuality flows thru like engorging flush.

Cupid and Psyche

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the Story of Cupid and Psyche, (c160) by Lucius Apuleius, thru Thomas Bulfinch. (3.5 k words)

The Cupid And Psyche is one of the greatest short story on love. It is a chapter of Greek Mythology, a pillar of Western culture.

To Build A Fire

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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire, By Jack London, 1908 (7.1 k words) A struggle of human animal vs nature. Your life depends on whether you can light light a match.

the Adventure of the German Student


the Adventure of the German Student, (1824) by Washington Irving. (2 k words)

The Adventure of the German Student is a master piece by the American writer Washington Irving, best known for his The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

The Masque of the Red Death


The Masque of the Red Death, (1842) by Edgar Allan Poe (2.4 k words).

love the imagery and bizarreness

The Tell-Tale Heart



The Tell-Tale Heart, (1843) by Edgar Allan Poe. (2.1 k words)

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).

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