Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton License: In the public domain. February 1992 Project Gutenberg release. Original Publication Date: 1667 Excerpt from Book V His wonder was to find unwakened Eve With tresses discomposed, and glowing cheek, As through unquiet rest: He, on his side Leaning half raised, with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamoured, and […]

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair License: In the public domain Original Publication Date: 1906 *Warning: May Contain Graphic Material* Excerpt from Chapter 2 One could not stand and watch very long without becoming philosophical, without beginning to deal in symbols and similes, and to hear the hog squeal of the universe. Was it permitted to believe that […]

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville (public domain copyright) Publication Date: October 18, 1851 Excerpt from Chapter 70, The Sphynx It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded. Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale is a scientific anatomical feat, upon which experienced whale surgeons very much […]