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Old Hampshire Vignettes

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Mary Elizabeth Hawker


Lanoe Falconer is the pseudonym of the English writer, Marie Elizabeth Hawker (1848 - 1908). Her works, though few, were well received. She …

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…

From Slave Cabin To Pulpit and Sketches Of Slave Life

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Peter Randolph


Peter Randolph was born a slave in 1825 (?), was freed before the American Civil War, and became a clergyman in the Baptist tradition, dying…

The Mikado, Or The Town Of Titipu

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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…

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 …

The Fringes Of The Fleet

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Rudyard Kipling


During the war (WWI), [Kipling] wrote a booklet The Fringes of the Fleet containing essays and poems on various nautical subjects of the war…

That House I Bought; A Little Leaf From Life

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Henry Edward Warner


This is a whimsical, entertaining, tongue in cheek narrative of the author’s purchase of a house, circa 1911. - Summary by david wales

A Mirror Of Shalott

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Robert Hugh Benson


Fourteen stories of the strange by the Anglican then Roman Catholic priest, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914). The form of the book is of stori…

Modern Essays

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Christopher Morley


Thirty three essays by more or less well-known authors of Britain, the United States, and Canada, each fronted by an introductory paragraph.…

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…

Abraham Lincoln: A Commemoration – 15 April 2015

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Various


April 14-15th, 2015, is the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This is a collection of pieces to mark that…

The Romance Of Modern Sieges; Describing The Personal Adventures, Resource And …

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Edward Gilliat


Lively narratives of some of the great siege battles of war. The book was written before World War I, in 1908. Some of the narratives contai…

A Child's Book Of The Seasons

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Arthur Ransome


This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books For Children" series (three books), which is probably the best indication of its t…

With The American Ambulance Field Service In France; Personal Letters Of A Driv…

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Leslie Buswell


This 1915 publication collects letters written by a driver for the American ambulance service. The incidents they relate occurred before the…

A Child's Book of the Garden: The Things in Our Garden

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Arthur Ransome


This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books For Children" series (three books), which is probably the best indication of its t…

Tschaikovsky And His Orchestral Music

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Louis Biancolli


Included in this little book are analyses and backgrounds of most of Tschaikowsky’s standard concert music. A short sketch of Tschaikowsky’s…

Tales Of The Trail; Short Stories Of Western Life

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Henry Inman


This 1898 collection of thirteen previously published articles exhibits the acute perception of one of the most popular writers of the late …

The Pilgrimage Of Etheria

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Etheria


This (probably) late fourth century common era (A.D.) narrative of a Christian pilgrimage is the earliest such text which survives to us. It…

The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

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William John Locke


This 1912 collection of short stories is of lighthearted adventures of an irresponsible -- and irrepressible -- Frenchman in England and Par…

The Third Circle

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Frank Norris


Sixteen short stories by the American novelist Benjamin Frank Norris Jr (1870-1902) who wrote predominantly in the naturalist genre. He liv…

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