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On an Irish Jaunting-Car through Donegal and Connemara

Read by Frank Lennon


Samuel Gamble Bayne


This book gives a brief glimpse into the social history of Ireland in the early part of the 20th Century. During his 1902 tour through the n…

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Quest of the Silver Fleece is a story of romance, race, economics and politics set around the 1900s. Here, a traditionally educated boy …

Maria Chapdelaine (version 2)

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Louis Hémon


The novel Maria Chapdelaine portrays life in rural Quebec at the beginning of the 20th century. Published first in French in 1913, it is a f…

Prejudices, First Series

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H. L. Mencken


Mencken sharpens his pen and in a collection of short essays delivers acerbic opinions on issues and persons of the time. Among his targets…

The Child in the Midst: A Comparative Study of Child Welfare in Christian and N…

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Mary Shauffler Labaree


Chapters follow the progression of a child from birth through working years.Thus, Chapter 1 traces the child from newborn to toddler stage i…

Christmastide

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William Sandys


Christmastide: Its History, Festivities and Carols, With Their Music is a collection of essays detailing the early traditions of Christmas i…

King Alfred of England

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Jacob Abbott


The life and accomplishments of England's sole title holder of "The Great." King Alfred defended England from Viking invasions an…

A Place Of Burial In The South Of Scotland

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William Wordsworth


This poem is part of the "Ecclesiastical Sonnets," writen by Wordsworth between 1821 - 22. - Summary by David Lawrence

Èmile

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Emile, or On Education or Émile, or Treatise on Education (French: Émile, ou De l’éducation) was published in 1762 in F…

Wives and Daughters (version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at …

The Vocation of the Scholar

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte


Johann Gottlieb Fichte (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈɡɔtliːp ˈfɪçtə]; May 19, 1762 – January 27, 1814) was a German philosopher. He was one of t…

Old Rail Fence Corners

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Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris


Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers i…

Java Head

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Joseph Hergesheimer


Java Head is a novel of the American merchant marine at the beginning of the great clipper ship era. It is laid in Salem, when that city was…

The Whys of Cooking

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Janet McKenzie Hill


An entertaining yet informative look at the history of Crisco, its place in the "modern" kitchen, basic recipes and how to set up …

Duizend en één Nacht, Eerste deel

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Anonymous


Koning Schahriar denkt door zijn vrouw bedrogen te zijn. Om herhaling te voorkomen besluit hij voortaan elke avond een nieuwe vrouw te trouw…

Hagar of the Pawn-Shop

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Fergus Hume


Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly Lo…

Stories From Wagner

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J. Walker McSpadden


Eleven stories of eleven operas by Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold. Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung. Parsifal. Lohengrin. Ta…

Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion

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George Santayana


Even before the Great War turned the world upside down, Western civilization was being revolutionized at all levels: intellectually, philos…

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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The Gawain Poet


King Arthur lies at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide and will not eat until he hears tell of a marvel of knightly feats. In among them rides th…

Iolanthe

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W. S. Gilbert


Iolanthe is a fairy banished from fairyland for the crime of marrying a mortal. Her half-fairy, half-human son Strephon is a fairy down to t…

With the Judæans in the Palestine Campaign

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John Henry Patterson


From the Preface: The formation of a Battalion of Jews for service in the British Army is an event without precedent in our annals, and the …

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