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

17 Numbered Lists from History

17 Numbered Lists from History (or, 17 numbered lists that will restore your faith in humanity, specifically in its ability to make numbered lists)….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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