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Read by Arielle Lipshaw

Susan Glaspell

The small Midwestern town of Freeport was scandalized years ago when Ruth Holland, then a young girl, ran away to the West with a married ma…

The Vertical City

Read by Lisa Reichert

Fannie Hurst

As the city above soars gloriously skyward, the denizens of the city writhe in its dirty underbelly.The Vertical City is a collection of six…


Read by Lee Smalley

Joseph Patterson

Cinematic in style and rich in characterization, this novel is set in early 20th century Chicago – in a barroom, at home, and in the workpla…

The Position of Peggy Harper

Read by Anna Simon

Leonard Merrick

Novel set in the shabby world of British (third-rate) theaters circa 1900. Christopher Tatham tries to survive by going from bit part to bit…

Jim The Story Of A Backwoods Police Dog (And Other Stories)

Read by David Wales

Sir Charles G. D. Roberts

Deputy Sheriff Tug Blackstock wanted a dog to help with his work. As for Jim, at first glance he might almost have been taken for a slim, y…

A Thin Ghost And Others

Read by David Wales

M. R. James

Five ghost stories, published in 1920, by the early twentieth century master of ghostery. - Summary by david wales

The Transfiguration of Miss Philura

Read by annie70

Florence Morse Kingsley

What would happen if someone really believed that "Ask and you shall receive"? Amusing observations on the impact on the life of m…

The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance

Read by Lisa Statler

Marie Corelli

Marie Corelli's book The Life Everlasting examines the world of past lives, mysticism, secret societies and twin souls against a backdrop of…

The Conquest of Canaan

Read by Bob R

Booth Tarkington

Small town middle America in early 1900's---Ne'er-do-well Joe Louden loves daughter of wealthy judge, from afar---leaves town, goes to law s…

A Far Country

Read by Kate Follis

Winston Churchill

The book follows the career of Hugh Paret from youth to manhood, and how his profession as a corporation lawyer gradually changes his values…

1916: First Chapters Collection

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These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the yea…

Die Stadt ohne Juden

Read by Availle

Hugo Bettauer

In Wien hat man das Problem des Antisemitismus gelöst: Die Juden haben bis zum Ende des Jahres Zeit, Österreich zu verlassen. Die …

The Mirror Of Kong Ho

Read by David Wales

Ernest Bramah

This 1905 tongue-in-cheek book is ostensibly the letters of a dutiful son to his Chinese father describing his encounter with and experience…

Maria Chapdelaine (version 2)

Read by Bruce Pirie

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…

A Cathedral Singer

Read by David Wales

James Lane Allen

New York City in the early 20th century, a boy with an angelic voice, his devoted mother, the great Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John The Di…

The Trail of the Hawk: a Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

Read by John W. Michaels

Sinclair Lewis

Trail of the Hawk, narrated by Mike Vendetti aka Miketheauctioneer, is Sinclair Lewis’ second novel published under his own name. It was not…

The Moving Picture Girls

Read by Cori Samuel

Laura Lee Hope

Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like M…

מכאן ומשם From Here and There

Read by Omri Lernau

יוסף חיים ברנר Yosef Haim Brenner

Yosef Haim Brenner (murdered by Arab terrorists in 1921 at the age of 40) presented in his book "From Here and There" a piercing, …

Miss Philura's Wedding Gown

Read by annie70

Florence Morse Kingsley

Follow-up to "The Transfiguration of Miss Philura"....will the conviction of mild-mannered Miss Philura that "Ask and you hav…

In der Strafkolonie

Read by Markus Wachenheim

Franz Kafka

In der Strafkolonie ist eine Erzählung von Franz Kafka, die im Oktober 1914 entstand und 1919 veröffentlicht wurde. Einem Forschun…

Murder Takes the Veil

Read by Maria Therese

Margaret Ann Hubbard

Set in the Louisiana bayou country, here is a drama rich with suspense...the story of lovely Trillium Pierce powerless at the mercy of a mur…

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