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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

The Courtship Of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It's a little cheesy at times:"Truly, Priscilla," he said, "when I see you spinning and spinning,Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others,Suddenly you are transformed, are visibly changed in a moment;You are no longer Priscilla, but Bertha the Beautiful Spinner."And awesome at others:"Look! you can see from this window my brazen howitzer plantedHigh on the roof of the church, a preacher who speaks to the purpose,Steady, straightforward, and strong, with irresistible logic,Orthodox, flashing conviction right into the hearts of the heathen.