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Clergymen Of The Church Of England

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Anthony Trollope

This 1866 book was published in a time of great change in the Church of England. Trollope began as a High Church adherent and then worked h…

Robert Schumann, Tone Poet Prophet And Critic

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Herbert Francis Peyser

[This is] the sketchiest outline of Robert Schumann’s short life but amazingly rich achievement. Together with Haydn and Schubert he was, pe…

Mendelssohn And Certain Masterworks

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Herbert Francis Peyser

In the compass of the present pamphlet it is impossible to give more than a cursory survey of Mendelssohn’s happy but extraordinarily crowde…

The Characters Of Theophrastus

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Theophrastus ( c. 371 – c. 287 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic School. He wrote on many to…

Richard Strauss

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Herbert Francis Peyser

There was not much truly spectacular about the course of [Strauss's] life, which was most happily free from the material troubles which bede…

The White Cowl

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James Lane Allen

A Trappist monastery in nineteenth century Kentucky. A young monk. A young woman in distress. Whither? One might want to compare this story …

The Egregious English

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T. W. H. Crosland

This 1903 book is a tongue-in-cheek send-up of English people and subjects. Within the humor (or humour), the listener may be surprised by s…

Audubon's Western Journal: 1849-1850

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John Woodhouse Audubon

John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862), son of the famous painter John James Audubon and an artist in his own right, joined Col. Henry Webb's Ca…

A Christmas Miscellany 2019

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Nine stories about Christmas or around Christmastime. - Summary by david wales

Rada; A Belgian Christmas Eve

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Alfred Noyes

This is not heart warming holiday fare. It is a short (one-act) unsubtle antiwar play by the English poet Alfred Noyes (1880-1958), publishe…

Christmas Outside Of Eden

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Coningsby Dawson

A delightful Christmas fantasy told with inimitable charm and delicate humor. It is "the story the robins tell as they huddle beneath t…

The Race Of The Swift

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Edwin Carlile Litsey

This 1905 collection is of the author’s short animal stories, some previously published in magazines. - Summary by David Wales

The Dogs Of Boytown

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Walter Alden Dyer

This collection of stories about dogs and the people they own was published in 1918. The story proceeds leisurely with much information abou…

Full Speed Ahead: Tales From The Log Of A Correspondent

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Henry Beston

“These tales are memories of several months spent as a special correspondent attached to the forces of the American Navy on foreign service……

Letters From America

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Rupert Brooke

"[Rupert Brooke] started in May 1913 on a journey to the United States, Canada, and the South Seas, from which he returned next year at…

Pope Adrian IV; An Historical Sketch

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Richard Raby

Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100-1159, pope 1154-1159) was the only English pope. Written by a Catholic in 1849, this biography of the pope appeare…

The Crimson Gardenia And Other Tales Of Adventure

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Rex Beach

Published in 1916, this book collects eleven stories originally published in several different magazines. Beach’s adventure stories were im…

Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

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William C. Everhart

In the American Civil War, the Vicksburg campaign (December 1862-July 1863) was a pivotal victory for the Union under the generalship of Uly…

Two Diaries From Middle St. John's, Berkeley, South Carolina, February - May, 1…

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Susan R. Jervey

Two diaries from Middle St. John’s, Berkeley, South Carolina, February – May, 1865. Journals kept by Miss Susan R. Jervey and Miss Charlott…

Tales Of English Minsters: Canterbury Cathedral Kent and Saint Paul's London

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Elizabeth W. Grierson

These simple stories of two of England’s greatest cathedrals were originally written for youth (1910) but adults will also enjoy them. St. …

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