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The Farmer's Bride

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Charlotte Mew


The Farmer's Bride is a collection of 28 poems by British modernist writer Charlotte Mew. The original edition was published in 1916; this e…

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

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Edith Wharton


American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the l…

Astrophil and Stella

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Sir Philip Sidney


Astrophil and Stella is a sonnet sequence written by Philip Sidney, an Elizabethan poet and courtier. It details the frustrated love of Astr…

The Marne: a tale of the war

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Edith Wharton


American writer Edith Wharton is known for her novels of manners set in old New York; yet much of her adult life was spent in France. She li…

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

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Phillis Wheatley


Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry in 1773. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at age s…

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

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Lady Mary Wroth


Pamphilia to Amphilanthus is the first sonnet sequence written by an Englishwoman. Published in 1621, the poems invert the usual format of s…

Poems of West and East

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Vita Sackville-West


Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and poet. Her long narrative p…

Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

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Aemilia Lanyer


Aemilia Lanyer's 1611 poem is far more than a retelling of The Passion. It comprises a spirited defense of Eve (and, by extension, all wome…

Poems by the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs. Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orin…

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Katherine Philips


The poet Katherine Philips was called "The Matchless Orinda" in her day and was well known for her works, both personal and politi…

09 - Meg Goes to Vanity Fair

In Little Women

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Louisa May Alcott


Little Women is the classic story of The March family, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. March and their four girls--Practical, yet fashion con…

Dramatis Personae

In Hamlet

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William Shakespeare


Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tr…

06 - THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO.

In 12 Creepy Tales

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Edgar Allan Poe


This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The T…

Part II, Chapter One

In Madame Bovary

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Gustave Flaubert


Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her mea…

Part II, Chapter Two

In Madame Bovary

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Gustave Flaubert


Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her mea…

Part II, Chapter Six

In Madame Bovary

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Gustave Flaubert


Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her mea…

Dramatis Personae

In The Merchant of Venice

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William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Foli…

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