University of Virginia Library Digital Collections

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Hannah Arendt: Prophet for our Time by James M. Campbell

(ENTIRE BOOK) The author summarizes the thoughts of Hannah Arendt, then uses them as a framework to ask whether America is slipping into a new kind of totalitarianism.


     Johann Gutenberg: His Life

     The Period before Printed Books

     Gutenberg's Epoch-Making Achievement

     The Impact of Printing






Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) – Virtual Library

    The purpose of the “Codices Electronici Sangallenses” (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) is to provide access to the medieval codices in the Abbey Library of St. Gallen by creating a virtual library. At the moment, the virtual library contains 251 manuscripts.



The Aesthetics of Decay, by Dylan Trigg



In The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all become allies in Trigg's attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin.






Fire and Ice

   Puritan and Reformed Writings

"This page is intended to make available to a wider audience thewritings of the Puritans, Scottish Divines and other Reformed authors.Many of the sermons are in modern language. Featured authors includeRichard Baxter, Samuel Rutherford, John Flavel, and many others."


"Reader, remember this: if thy knowledge do not now affect thy heart, it will at last, with a witness, afflict thy heart; if it do not now endear Christ to thee, it will at last provoke Christ the more against thee; if it do not make all the things of Christ to be very precious in thy eyes, it will at last make thee the more vile in Christ's eyes." Thomas Brooks




Project Gutenberg

   Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks).

   The Project Gutenberg collection was produced by tens of thousands of volunteers

   There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.


Schopenhauer and the sublime  Pleasure of Tragedy, by Dylan Trigg

   Volume 28, Number 1, April 2004, E-ISSN: 1086-329X Print ISSN: 0190-0013

   DOI: 10.1353/phl.2004.0018


Religion in Europe

    The discovery of tolerance 

        It took time for Europeans to grasp the concept of religious toleranceDec 13th 2007


Christian history

    Stories and storytellers 

        Examining the Bible, and its followersDec 13th 2007


Books of the year 2007

    Pick of the bunch 

        History, politics, music, business, biography, memoir, letters and fiction. There is something for everyone in this round-up of the year's best booksDec 6th 2007


        Thouthands of FULL-TEXT free Books!


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An Enemy of the People by Henrick Ibsen


   "Dr. Stockmann exposes the hidden shames of the town's health resort when he discovers that the water supply is contaminated.His brother the mayor uses forces of democratic politics hypocritically against the doctor in his appeal to honesty and intergrity. The town's independent news paper, The. Herald together with it's runners cowardly and hypocritically connieve with the mayor to block yhe truth from leaking out to the public. The doctor's own townsfolk cruely turn aginst him, his job and his stay in the town is at stake including any one that supports his move, but he is more than determined to do the right thing for his society."
Kazinda.Naafi, Resident Scholar


   Emma Goldman, The Social Significance of the Modern Drama (Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1914; The Gorham Press, Boston, U.S.A.)


       AN ENEMY OF SOCIETY ( )      

    Henrick Ibsen Books  



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John T. Morse

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Jules Verne

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

John Payne


          Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp by John Payne


G. K. Chesterton


          Alarms and Discursions by G. K. Chesterton




          Agesilaus by Xenophon

          Anabasis by Xenophon

          The Apology by Xenophon




          Alcibiades I by Plato (see Appendix I)

          Apology Also known as The Death of Socrates by Plato



          Apocolocyntosis by Lucius Seneca


Henry James


          The Aspern Papers, by Henry James

          The Altar of the Dead by Henry James

          The Ambassadors by Henry James



John Milton


           Areopagitica by John Milton


Joseph Conrad


           The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad


William Shakespeare


           All's Well, that Ends Well by William Shakespeare

           Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare [Collins edition]