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"Thinkers Dip"

An exhibition collection of 27 Digital Hardbacks
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Digital Hardback - Ingersoll
R.G.Ingersoll - Complete (Includes biography)

A man to whom we owe the clearest deconstruction of religion. The most compelling 'court case' you will ever read.

(over 1 million words - with 37 pages of linked contents! - Includes Ingersoll biography: 'An Intimate View')

Ingersoll will polish your sense of:
you be the judge...
Digital Hardback - Frazer
J.G.Frazer - The Golden Bough

A Collection of Myths and Religions.

The reader of this definitive work can luxuriate in a dazzling array of belief systems.

9 pages of linked contents, page and chapter titled throughout, 1022 pages.

Frazer demonstrates the varieties of human:
fiction become fact without becoming real...
Digital Hardback - Aurelius
Aurelius - To Himself

How to remain stoical in the face of carnage, Murder, rape and Torture, while wielding absolute Power with vast wealth.
How to accommodate rancour.
How to remember.
How to try.

Aurelius instructs on:
belief in suspension...
Digital Hardback - Wilde
Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

"He knew that he had tarnished himself, filled his mind with corruption and given horror to his fancy; that he had been an evil influence to others, and had experienced a terrible joy in being so."

"It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul."

Wilde provides a study in:
begins with a Truth...
Digital Hardback - Raspe
Raspe - Baron Munchausen

A fine romp of creative liberty, spiced by barbs. ( illustrated )

"the marvellous has never been carried to a more whimsical and ludicrous extent"

Rudolph Erich Raspe was 'a long-faced man, with small eyes, crooked nose, red hair under a stumpy periwig, and a jerky gait...He was also a scholar, swindler, and undoubted creator of Baron Munchausen.'

Raspe provides the taste and distaste that comes from:
What is life if you cannot remember it afterwards?
Digital Hardback - Hutchinson
Hutchinson - The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

Patriotism, moreover, glowed with ardent flame. Fanned to twofold heat by natural hatred of the foreigner and his insolent challenge of insular superiority, it blinded the people to the truth that liberty of the subject is in reality nothing more than freedom from oppression. So, with the gang at their very doors, waiting to snatch away their husbands, their fathers and their sons, they carolled "Rule Britannia" and congratulated themselves on being a free people."

Hutchinson reminds that reality is a question of perspective:
a pearl of Power...
Digital Hardback - Smith
Smith - The Wealth of Nations

The human farmer's trade manual.

The liberal reward of labour encourages marriage. The children, during the tender years of infancy, are well fed and properly taken care of; and when they are grown up, the value of their labour greatly overpays their maintenance.

Smith expounds the parasitical desires of human farmers
the trap is set...
Digital Hardback - Williams
Williams - Evolution Disproved

The modern creationist argument was born with modern science. This is an often (and unintentionally) hilarious look at the creationist position, before they had fully evolved their argument.

Williams furnishes a profound example of his:
the deepest sadness...
Digital Hardback - Poe
Poe - A Taste of Poe

"Beneath the pressure of torments such as these, the feeble remnant of the good within me succumbed. Evil thoughts became my sole intimates - the darkest and most evil of thoughts. The moodiness of my usual temper increased to hatred of all things and of all mankind."

[The Raven - illustrated]

Poe introduces you to states of:
the price of fantasy...
Digital Hardback - Stoker
Stoker - Dracula

"The Count turned his face, and the hellish look that I had heard described seemed to leap into it. His eyes flamed red with devilish passion. The great nostrils of the white aquiline nose opened wide and quivered at the edge, and the white sharp teeth, behind the full lips of the blood dripping mouth, clamped together like those of a wild beast."

Stoker will sharpen your sense of:
tempting temptation...
Digital Hardback - Descartes
Descartes - Trio

●The Principles of Philosophy
●Meditations on First Philosophy
●Discourse On The Method Of Rightly Conducting The Reason, And Seeking Truth In The Sciences

The Birth of the 'Me' generation

Descartes illuminates:
you ceased therefore you were...
Digital Hardback - Mackay
Mackay - Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." (785 pages chapter and page titled/numbered, content linked as standard. 3 unabridged volumes in one.)

Mackay displays the common threads of:
the true friend of conviction...
Digital Hardback - Machiavelli
Machiavelli - The Prince

"I speak with them, and ask for the reason of their actions, and they in their benignity answer me; and for four hours I feel no weariness, I forget every trouble, poverty does not dismay, death does not terrify me; I am possessed entirely by those great men. And because Dante says: 'Knowledge doth come of learning well retained, Unfruitful else,' I have noted down what I have gained from their conversation."

Machiavelli inspires:
the sacred art of cowardice...
Digital Hardback - Rymer
Rymer - The String of Pearls

"Oh, that's what I like! Lor' bless you, I'd eat my mother, if she was a pork chop, done brown and crisp, and the kidney in it; just fancy it, grilling hot, you know, and just popped on a slice of bread, when you are cold and hungry."

Rymer guides you to:
a fruit of faith...
Digital Hardback - Marx & Engels
Marx & Engels - Communist Manifesto

"It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a Manifesto of the party itself."

Marx & Engels provide the seeds of:
two parasites, one host...
Digital Hardback - Hecker
Hecker - The Black Death and The Dancing Mania

"At Eslingen the whole Jewish community burned themselves in their synagogue, and mothers were often seen throwing their children on the pile, to prevent their being baptised, and then precipitating themselves into the flames. In short, whatever deeds fanaticism, revenge, avarice and desperation, in fearful combination, could instigate mankind to perform - and where in such a case is the limit? "

Hecker gives a grasp of:
a belief away from perfection...
Digital Hardback - Nietzsche
Nietzsche - Trinity (Beyond Good and Evil, The Antichrist, Thus Spake Zarathustra)

"And what doeth the saint in the forest?"
asked Zarathustra.
The saint answered: "I make hymns and sing them; and in making hymns I laugh and weep and mumble: thus do I praise God. With singing, weeping, laughing, and mumbling do I praise the God who is my God. But what dost thou bring us as a gift?"

Nietzsche compounds the negative lives of:
it becomes a miracle, when you can do it too...
Digital Hardback - Swift
Swift - Gulliver's Travels

"how diminutive, contemptible, and helpless an animal was man in his own nature; how unable to defend himself from inclemencies of the air, or the fury of wild beasts; how much he was excelled by one creature in strength, by another in speed, by a third in foresight, by a fourth in industry. "

Swift unfolds the way to:
sticks to stain...
Digital Hardback - Broadbent
R. J. Broadbent - A History of Pantomime

"The free admission tickets were small ivory death's heads, and specimens of these are to be seen in the Museum of Naples. From this custom, it is stated, that we derive our word "Deadhead," as denoting one who has a free entrance to places of amusement."

Broadbent set the scene for:
Bombus, Imbrius, Testae...
Digital Hardback - London
London - The People of The Abyss

On the bench beside me sat two ragged creatures, a man and a woman, nodding and dozing.......at sight of the startled woe upon their faces the crowd would roar with laughter as it flooded past.
General heartlessness exhibited on every hand.
Fifty thousand people must have passed the bench and not one, on such a jubilee occasion as the crowning of the King, came up and said to
the woman: `Here's sixpence; go and get a bed.'
Young women, made witty remarks upon the woman nodding, and invariably set their companions laughing.

London documents the various results of:
the crushing of heart...
Digital Hardback - Milton
Milton - Paradise Lost

But ever to do ill our sole delight, ...
If then his Providence Out of our evil seek to bring forth good,
Our labour must be to pervert that end,
And out of good still to find means of evil;
Which oft times may succeed,
so as perhaps Shall grieve him,
if I fail not,
and disturb His inmost counsels from their destind aim.

Milton displays how far can travel:
porch of the Palace Odium...
Digital Hardback - Gibbon
Gibbon - The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire

The gradual decline of the most extraordinary dominion which has ever invaded and oppressed the world; the fall of that immense empire, erected on the ruins of so many kingdoms, republics, and states both barbarous and civilized; and forming in its turn, by its dismemberment, a multitude of states, republics, and kingdoms; the annihilation of the religion of Greece and Rome."

Gibbon shows how its done:
the penultimate gift...
Digital Hardback - Conrad
Conrad - Heart of Darkness

"....with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbors ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman, in the holy terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums - how can you imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammeled feet may take him into by the way of solitude...."

Conrad exposes:
the fanciest wound...
Digital Hardback - Sade
de Sade - The 120 Days of Sodom

"They are first exhibited to him in this adjoining chamber, all fifteen are naked. He touches, feels, fondles,experiments with them, he scrutinizes them, sucks their mouths, and one after the other has them all shit into his mouth.
But he does not swallow."

de Sade provides a framework for:
the appropriation of aghast...
Digital Hardback - The Bibles
The Bibles

This compilation is intended as a quick reference to several primary religious texts. Many gods and deities are available for comparison. After-life terms and conditions can be easily weighed, as can comparative linguistics and conceptual depths.

An ideal companion for the reader searching for a comment free, quick find, overview of the major human belief combines.

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