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Mr. Midshipman Easy

Read by Adrian Praetzellis


Frederick Marryat


One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of J…

An Angler's Hours

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Hugh Tempest Sheringham


One of the classic British books about angling. The author’s love was fly fishing—“…while there are trout, life is worth living…” but he was…

Sons of the Covenant: A Tale of London Jewry

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Samuel Gordon


Born in London's poverty-stricken and heavily Jewish East End, the Lipcott boys create their own successes in life and love. The brothers' c…

Reuben Sachs: A Sketch

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Amy Levy


Reuben Sachs is a London lawyer whose political aspirations do not include marriage to Judith Quixano, the daughter of a respectable but une…

California Coast Trails

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Joseph Smeaton Chase


In 1911, decades before California's coast Highway 1 was built, an Englishman rode 2000 miles on horseback the length of California, from Me…

Through the Looking-Glass (version 2)

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Lewis Carroll


The sequel to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” finds Alice back in Wonderland and a piece in a surreal chess game. This weird and wonderfu…

Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder)

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שלום עליכם Sholem Aleichem


Although written from a child's perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about…

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