Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari – public domain text here

Emile, or On Education by Jean Jacques Rousseau – public domain text here

The Laws of Fesole by John Ruskin – public domain text here

Middlemarch by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Poems “The Elixir” and “The Pulley” by George Herbert

Essay “Of Truth” by Francis Bacon

Hereward the Wake by Charles Kingsley

Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings by Edward Lytton

Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education by H.G. Wells

Childhood by Maxim Gorky

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells