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The People of the Abyss

Read by Peter Yearsley


Jack London


Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly …

Immortality and the Unseen World

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W. O. E. Oesterley


The full title of this book is Immortality and the Unseen World - A Study in Old Testament Religion. Oesterley describes the beliefs that pr…

Anarchism and Other Essays

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the developme…

No Animal Food and Nutrition and Diet with Vegetable Recipes

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Rupert H. Wheldon


Though little is known about its author, this is considered the first vegan cookbook ever written. At the time of its composition, the Veget…

Rights Of Man

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Thomas Paine


A book in 2 Parts, published in 1791 and 1792. Part First denounces Edmund Burke’s defense of monarchy and his attacks against the French Re…

Poor Richard's Almanack

Read by Michele Fry


Benjamin Franklin


A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - shor…

The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

Anarchism and Other Essays (Version 2)

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays.…

Walden, Version 2

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Henry David Thoreau


Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a refl…

Traité de la vie élégante suivi de la Théorie de la démarche

Read by Christiane Jehanne


Honoré de Balzac


L’homme intérieur, principe du pouvoir et de la longévité, et l’homme extérieur arpentant, avec la même &e…

Home Life in Colonial Days

Read by Susan Morin


Alice Morse Earle


CHAPTER I HOMES OF THE COLONISTS When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have…

Woman and the New Race

Read by Becky Cook


Margaret Sanger


Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and nurse who became one of the leading birth control activists of her time, having at one poin…

A Young Girl's Diary

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Anonymous


The diary of an upper middle class Austrian girl, this book describes her life between the ages of eleven and fourteen. It's a coming of age…

Lessons on Manners for Home and School Use

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Edith E. Wiggin


It is true that good manners, like good morals, are best taught by the teacher's example. It is also true that definite lessons, in which th…

The Book of the Dead

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E. A. Wallis Budge


The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is an Ancient Egyptian funerary text consisting of spells to protect the …

An Address to Free Colored Americans

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An Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women


The first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women met in New York City in May, 1837. Members at the Convention came from all walks of life…

The Indian To-day

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Charles Alexander Eastman


Based in part upon the author's own observations and personal knowledge, it was the aim of the book to set forth the status and outlook of t…

Army Life in a Black Regiment

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson


These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the …

In Defense of Women

Read by ML Cohen


H. L. Mencken


In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken's 1918 book on women and the relationship between the sexes. Some laud the book as progressive while ot…

The Problem of China

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Bertrand Russell


In 1920-21 Bertrand Russell lived and taught in Peking (Beijing), publishing this book on his return to England. In 1920 he had visited Bols…

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