Updated May 6, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

United States History

Common Sense
Thomas Paine's Pro-Revolution Pamphlet
Give Me Liberty...
Patrick Henry's Famous Speech
The Federalist Papers
A critical study of the U.S. Constitution from before it was adopted by the states
First Across the Continent
The story of Lewis and Clark's travels across the country
Chauncey Judd
The story of a teenage boy kidnapped by tories in revolutionary Connecticut
Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
In his first address, Licoln tries to sustain the Union

Classic Literature

The Iliad by Homer
Alexander Pope’s verse translation of the Greek classic
The Iliad by Homer
Andrew Lang’s prose translation of the Greek classic
The Iliad by Homer
Earl of Derby’s free verse translation of the Greek classic
The Odyssey by Homer
Samuel Butler’s translation of the Greek classic
Aesop's Fables
Fantastic Fables
An reprise of Aesop's genre from the 19th century wit Ambrose Bierce
Fairy Tales by H. C. Andersen
Fairy tales collected by Hans Christian Andersen – by today's sensibilities, these sotories can be rather macabre, but they remain classics.
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
This classic children's tale has been performed on Broadway, and the subject of animated and acted movies
Candide by Voltaire
Poems by Emily Dickenson
Poems by T. S. Eliot
The Divine Comedy by Dante
Longfellow's translation
The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carrol
Hungry Stones and Other Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow
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