March 2018 archive

“Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

Published in January of 1776, Thomas Paine’s fiery defense for independence came at just the right moment to turn the tide of American opinion towards freedom and

“Grimms’ Household Fairy Tales: The Original 1812 Collection” by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

“Household Tales” was published in 1812 by the brothers Grimm and has been entertaining the masses ever since.  However, it was known not just for “Little Red Riding

“Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë’s classic tale of tumultuous love thrown up against envy, regret,

“Wonderful Stories for Children: With Original 1846 Illustrations” by Hans Christian Andersen

“Wonderful Stories for Children” by Hans Christian Andersen was originally published in Dutch but was first

“The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen: Danish Legends and Folk Tales”

It was Hans Christian Andersen who brought us the story of “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and other classic folk and fairy tales, legends

“The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of Western civilization’s greatest literary treasures.  The power of Dostoevsky is testified by the fact that so many other

“Four Little Children” by Lucinda Marks

Do you like going outside?  Come and follow four little children on their outdoor rhyming adventures. A sneaky turtle, a silly hedgehog, and three walking ants are just a few of the sights to see along the way.

“The Elements of Style: The Original 1920 Edition” by William Strunk, Jr.

Before there was Strunk and White, there was just Strunk, Jr.  Originally, Strunk produced his style guide for use in his own classes.  But in 1920, the book was published and made available

“That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen: Bastiat and the Broken Window (1853)” by Frédéric Bastiat

Frédéric Bastiat is well known for his ‘broken window’ parable.  While other economists were looking at how maintaining a standing army, launching public works projects,

“The New-England Primer : The Original 1777 Edition” by John Cotton

John Cotton penned his primer and catechesism in the 1600s, but the Puritans brought it with them when they came to America, where it it flourished.  Indeed, one of our earliest copies available is this facsimile version from 1777, which was sub-titled, “Improved for