Micromégas by Voltaire (1752)

Early sci-fi short story by Voltaire recounting a visit to Earth by Micromégas, an inhabitant of a distant planet which circles the star Sirius, and his companion …more

George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 – 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write Engl…more

The Blossoms of Morality (1806)

As the subtitle proclaims, this book originally published in the late 18th century is “intended for the amusement and instruction of young ladies and gentlemen”. Th…more

The Accidents of Youth (1819)

Through a series of short stories and wonderful engravings, this book is aimed at keeping young people out of trouble and “calculated to improve [their] moral condu…more

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