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Robinsonade – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinsonade Robinsonade is a literary genre that takes its name from the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The success of this novel spawned enough imitations that its name was used to define a genre, which is sometimes described simply as a “desert island story”… In the archetypical robinsonade, the protagonist is suddenly isolated […]

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George Orwell: Bookshop Memories

http://www.orwell.ru/library/articles/bookshop/english/e_shop Orwell’s on grumpy pills here, as he describes the experience – which many of us have shared – of having your dream job suck the life out of you and the dream. Strangely, he sounds exactly like Bernard Black. Perhaps his “Manny” chowed down on bluebottles instead of bees? …it is a humane trade […]

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Pepys Diary

http://www.pepysdiary.com/ One of my favourite blogs, though the blogger died over 300 years ago… This is Pepys’ Diary in blog format; The daily text of the diary is accompanied by very witty, complete and well-researched sets of footnotes, as well as myriad comments by Pepy-holic readers.

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Project Gutenberg – free ebooks online download for iPad, Kindle, Nook, Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony Reader

http://www.gutenberg.org/ One of the most important websites on the ‘Net, IMO.

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Don Marquis, Archy and Mehitabel, the Old Soak and more

http://www.donmarquis.com/ joh6nn’s on the ball – Don Marquis rocks.

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