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The Empire of the Ants

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1905, about a plague of large intelligent ants, which pose a threat to mankind’s continued existence.

The examination and confession of certaine Wytches at Chensforde

First pamphlet describing witchcraft trials in England; it covers the testimony of witches at Chelmsford Assizes in 1566.

The Extinction of Man

Pessimistic essay by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about some of the ways humanity could become extinct.

The Faraway Tree

Series of four novels for children written by Enid Blyton. The stories are set in an enchanted wood in which a gigantic magical tree grows – the titular Faraway Tree.

The Flashman Papers

Series of novels and short stories by George MacDonald Fraser, about a cowardly British soldier who had been the school bully in the 1857 novel Tom Brown’s Schooldays.

The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1894. A collector of orchids grows an unknown species which develops aerial rootlets that attach themselves to his skin and suck his blood.

The Flying Man

Short story written by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about a British soldier who, trapped on a ledge, improvises a parachute to escape.

The Gentleman’s Magazine

Monthly compendium of the best news, essays and information from the daily and weekly newspapers, published from 1731 until 1914.

The Ghost of a Flea

One of William Blake’s strangest and most bizarre works.

The Graphic

British weekly illustrated newspaper published from 1869 to 1932.