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The Gray Mills of Farley

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Sarah Orne Jewett


As contemporary today as it was over a century ago, this relatively unsentimental tale of labor relations still packs a punch. (Summary by B…

The Life of the Fly, With Which are Interspersed Some Chapters of Autobiography

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Jean-Henri Fabre


The title tells all, along with other observations on insect life from the famed accidental entomologist of 19th Century France.. - Summary …

1903 Collection

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Various


This is what people were reading in 1903, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

Flowers and Ferns in their Haunts

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Mabel Osgood Wright


Pleasant non-fiction journey into the backwoods of the New England coastal countryside by the first president of the Connecticut Audubon Soc…

Arizona Sketches

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Joseph Munk


An introduction to Arizona from approximately a century ago. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

British & American Periodical Articles 1852-1905

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Various


A dozen assorted articles from British and American periodicals, including The Atlantic Monthly, Punch, The Chicago Record-Herald, Chambers'…

Helen in the Editor's Chair

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Ruthe S. Wheeler


After her father, Hugh Blair, falls ill from exhaustion as editor of the town newspaper, The Rolfe Herald, and leaves for a rest cure in the…

The Long Ago

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Jacob William Wright


Short memory of boyhood by a little-known American poet based in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

The Scrap Book (volume 1) Sampler

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Various


18 works -- two non-fic articles & one short fiction or poetry each -- from issues March, April, May, June, July, & August 1906 of T…

Arcadia in Avernus

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Will Lillibridge


Unhappy wife leaves marriage of convenience for another man, the couple running away to the Dakota prairie to set up housekeeping. All seems…

The Drama: A Quarterly Review

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This is a collection of theatrical essays from the American quarterly The Drama, including six non-fiction works -- 3 profiles: Schnitzler, …

21 - Sariputta and the Two Demons

In Buddhist Writings

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An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better und…

Appendix B: The Marriage Ceremony

In Tales of Old Japan

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Lord Redesdale


Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1803 - 1868). It contains…

13 - Hypnotism of animals

In Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism

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A. Alpheus


Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word 'hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, us…

Ask a Foolish Question

In Short Science Fiction Collection 046

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Various


Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and sci…

A Matter of Magnitude

In Short Science Fiction Collection 046

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Various


Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and sci…

Book 2 Chapter 13

In Anna Karenina, Book 2

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Leo Tolstoy


In Part 2, Kitty’s health deteriorates from regret and heartbreak, while Levin retreats to his country estate. Anna and Vronsky continue to …

A Cosmopolite In A Café

In Coffee Break Collection 001 - Humor

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Various


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) stories suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Emphasis f…

Vaudeville Vs The Legitimate

In Coffee Break Collection 001 - Humor

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Various


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) stories suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Emphasis f…

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