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Crime and Punishment (version 2)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


"Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "T…

Don Quixote, Vol. 1 (Ormsby Translation)

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the mo…

The House of the Dead

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The House of the Dead is a novel published in 1861 by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian p…

The Possessed

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Although titled The Possessed in the initial English translation, Dostoyevsky scholars and later translations favour the titles The Devils o…

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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Wassily Kandinsky


Published in 1911, Kandinsky's book compares the spiritual life of humanity to a pyramid -- the artist has a mission to lead others to the p…

The Power-House

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John Buchan


The Power-House is a novel by John Buchan, a thriller set in London, England. It was written in 1913, when it was serialised in Blackwood's …

Weird Tales

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E. T. A. Hoffmann


This recording includes both volumes of E. T. A. Hoffmann's Weird Tales, a collection of gothic novellas set in Germany, Italy, and some of …

The Maine Woods

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Henry David Thoreau


On August 31, 1846, twenty-nine-year-old Henry David Thoreau left his cabin on Walden Pond to undertake a railroad and steamboat journey to …

My Confession

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Leo Tolstoy


"My Confession" is a brief autobiographical story of Leo Tolstoy's struggle with a mid-life existential crisis of melancholia. It …

The Elder Edda (Bray Translation)

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Sæmund Sigfusson


The Elder or Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems dating from the thirteenth century CE. Though no two translators or editors seem…

Don Quixote, Vol. 2 (Ormsby Translation)

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the mo…

The Prose Edda (Brodeur Translation)

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Snorri Sturleson


Also known as the Younger Edda or Snorri's Edda, the Prose Edda is a three-part work composed or at least compiled by thirteenth-century Ice…

Under Western Eyes

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Joseph Conrad


Under Western Eyes (1911) is a novel by Joseph Conrad. The novel takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland, and is vie…

The World As Will and Idea, Vol. 1 of 3

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Arthur Schopenhauer


In this work, Schopenhauer explains his fundamental idea that at the root of the reality we see around us is a Will that eternally, insatiab…

Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes (Kirby translation)

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Elias Lönnrot


The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology. It…

Anarchism and Other Essays (Version 2)

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Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman, the most famous anarchist in American history, shows the whole range of her iconoclastic thought in this collection of essays.…

Ward No. 6

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Anton Chekhov


The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge…

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Original 1848 Edition)

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Anne Brontë


When Helen Graham moves into old Wildfell Hall with her little son Arthur, the rustic neighborhood comes alive with gossip and speculation, …

A Dissertation Concerning the Nature of True Virtue

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Jonathan Edwards


Disproportionately remembered as a hellfire-and-brimstone Puritan preacher on the basis of the excessively-anthologized "Sinners in the…

All Things Are Possible

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Lev Shestov


A passionate exponent of Russian Existentialism, Lev Shestov is little known in the English-speaking world but had an extensive influence on…

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