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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Read by David Barnes


Robert Louis Stevenson


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer…

The Metamorphosis

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Franz Kafka


The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, "The Transformation") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arg…

The Imitation of Christ

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Thomas à Kempis


The Imitation of Christ is widely considered one of the greatest manuals of devotion in Christianity. The life of Christ is presented as the…

The Canterville Ghost

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Oscar Wilde


The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterv…

What I Believe

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Leo Tolstoy


"The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, o…

Answers to Prayer, from George Müller's Narratives

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George Müller


Mr. Brooks, in this compilation, has endeavored to select those incidents and practical remarks from Mr. Müller's Narratives, that show…

The Club of Queer Trades

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G. K. Chesterton


A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the 'mystic' former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner…

Bethink Yourselves!

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Leo Tolstoy


As Russia goes to war against Japan, Tolstoy urges those at all levels of society, from the Tsar down to the common soldier, to consider the…

The Cloud of Unknowing

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Anonymous


The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in th…

Revelations of Divine Love

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Julian Of Norwich


Julian of Norwich (c. November 8, 1342 – c. 1416) is considered to be one of the greatest English mystics. Little is known of her life aside…

Quiet Talks on Prayer

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S. D. Gordon


An open life, an open hand, open upward, is the pipe line of communication between the heart of God and this poor befooled old world. Our pr…

China and the Chinese

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Herbert Allen Giles


Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935) spent several years as a diplomat in China and in 1897 was appointed Cambridge University’s second professor…

On Union with God

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Blessed Albert The Great


Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over t…

Miscellaneous Pieces

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John Bunyan


John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 – August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), …

Holy Sonnets

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John Donne


John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works, nota…

Three Short Works

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Gustave Flaubert


Here is a collection of strikingly different pieces by Flaubert: a prose poem in the voices of Death, Satan and Nero; the trials and apotheo…

Union and Communion - or Thoughts on the Song of Solomon

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J. Hudson Taylor


This little book, whose design is to lead the devout Bible student into the Green Pastures of the Good Shepherd, thence to the Banqueting Ho…

The Riot Act

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Parliament Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain


The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. Thi…

Selected Poems of John Clare, Volume 1

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John Clare


John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England’s greatest nature po…

Selection from The Temple

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George Herbert


George Herbert (April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and a priest. Throughout his life he wrote religious poems character…

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