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Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be foun…more

Texts in Mathias Enard’s Compass

Collection of the major public domain texts featuring in the novel Compass by French writer Mathias Enard — including Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Joseph-Charles Mard…more

The Confidence-Man (1857)

Published on the day it is set, April Fool’s Day 1857, Herman Melville’s last novel concerns a group of passengers travelling by steamboat along the Mississippi and…more

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (1913)

In this elaborately produced volume, beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany, Hungarian-born linguist Ignác Kúnos presents 44 folktales from Turkey, including pri…more

Walter Crane’s Painting Book (1889)

Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century painting book from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration….more