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A Dog's Tale

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Mark Twain


This short novel of Twain’s, from 1903, is told from the point of view of a loyal and beloved family pet. Themes of heroics, valor and heart…

De Profundis

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Oscar Wilde


This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts …

Hospital Sketches

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Louisa May Alcott


Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and someti…

12 - Third Dynasty: Sea Divinities- Dionysus

In Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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E. M. Berens


This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of majo…

Sex Diseases

In Sex

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Henry Stanton


Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although consevative and moralistic) gui…

Chapter 43

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 3)

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Mark Twain


The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River, and its sober and often scathing look at en…

Jaunt Up the Hudson --- Wild Flowers

In Specimen Days

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Walt Whitman


Specimen Days is essentially the great American poet Walt Whitman's scrap book. It documents most of his life's adventures, espeically his e…

Chapter 11

In Through the Looking-Glass (version 3)

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Lewis Carroll


Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson),…

Chapter 86 & Finale

In Middlemarch

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George Eliot


The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamon…

Preface

In The Wings of the Dove

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Henry James


"The Wings of the Dove," published in 1902, represents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--mo…

Preface- Quote & Inscription

In Work: A Story of Experience

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Louisa May Alcott


It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the …

Epilogue

In Adam Bede

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George Eliot


Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously,…

Brief Biographical Sketch

In Mozart: The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words

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Friedrich Kerst


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name is one of the most recognizable names in history and one of the most enduring of composers. At age 5, this…