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 Athenian Oracle (1820)

A sort of 17th-century version of Quora, in which readers could ask a panel of experts any question at all, from why do horses neigh, to what death is….more

The Newgate Calendar (1795)

Comprised of the tales of both famous and lesser-known criminals from the 18th and 19th centuries and named after Newgate Prison in London, the Newgate Calendar bec…more