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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

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Ernest Bramah


Kai Lung’s Golden Hours is a frame story or frame novel, that is, the narrative provides a frame for different stories. Think One Thousand A…

Philosophy 4: A Story of Harvard University

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Owen Wister


Owen Wister's wry humor enlivens this comedic story of three sophomores during exam week at Harvard. (Summary by David Wales)

A Touch of the Sun and Other Stories

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Mary Hallock Foote


Four short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short storie…

The Pirates Of Penzance; Or The Slave Of Duty (Version 2)

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W. S. Gilbert


In this recording, one person reads the entire play, all parts, including the stage directions. Even without the support of Arthur Sullivan’…

The American Far West: Seven Mid-Nineteenth Century Views From Abroad

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Various


Charles Dickens started and edited a magazine called All The Year Round, a weekly collection of articles on a wide variety of topics. An an…

Izaak Walton's Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Her…

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Izaak Walton


The full title of Walton's book of short biographies is, Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Rich'd Hooker, George Herbert, &C.; Sir Henr…

The Night The Mountain Fell; The Story Of The Montana-Yellowstone Earthquake

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Edmund Christopherson


A severe earthquake, centered in the vacation area of West Yellowstone, Montana, shook the ground and its inhabitants and visitors on August…

Saunterings In And About London

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Max Schlesinger


A witty 1853 travelogue by a cultured German for his countrymen. “…for I did not write for an English public, nor did I ever pretend to popu…

Gossip In The First Decade Of Victoria's Reign

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John Ashton


"I have written this Gossip not only for the edification of those to whom a portion, more or less, may be news, but for those who, like…

The House Of The Arrow

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A. E. W. Mason


A young English girl is accused in Dijon of murdering her French aunt. Hanaud to the rescue! Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French S&uc…

Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Pitts Sanborn


The late Pitts Sanborn wrote this booklet under the title Beethoven and his Nine Symphonies... I have left Mr. Sanborn’s pages on the symph…

And Thus He Came

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Cyrus Townsend Brady


These short stories, perhaps we might call them modern parables, are not the usual fare of warm and fuzzy Christmas stories (pleasing as tho…

The Pentecost of Calamity

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Owen Wister


Nonfiction. Appalled by the savagery of World War I, Owen Wister in 1915 published an attempt to move the United States out of neutrality in…

Mademoiselle Ixe

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Mary Elizabeth Hawker


This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscr…

Schubert And His Works

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Herbert Francis Peyser


This is a short introduction to Franz Schubert’s life and works. “…to give the casual radio listener a slight idea of Schubert’s inundating…

William Again

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Richmal Crompton


Fourteen more stories about William Brown. William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzz…

A Surgeon In Arms

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Robert James Manion


Robert James Manion (1881-1943) was a Canadian doctor who volunteered in the Canadian medical corps during World War I. This book is his me…

George Frideric Handel

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Herbert Francis Peyser


Handel’s long career resembles a gigantic tapestry, so bewilderingly crowded with detail, so filled with turmoil and vicissitude, with vast …

Myths and Legends of Alaska (version 2)

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Katharine Berry Judson


The myths in this 1911 volume are authentic. The original collections were made by government ethnologists. Only the quaintest and purest o…

Campaigning With Grant

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Horace Porter


In the last year of the American Civil War, Horace Porter served as aide-de-camp to General Ulysses S. Grant, then commander of all the armi…

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