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

The Death and Burial of Cock Robin

The Death of Cock Robin, also known as The Death and Burial of Cock Robin is a somewhat macabre English nursery rhyme describing the murder and the funeral of a rob…more

Books and Bookmen (1886)

Best known for his work collecting of folk and fairy tales, this is the Scottish writer Andrew Lang’s treatise on all things bookish….more

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