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Three Years

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Anton Chekhov


Laptev, the rich but unattractive scion of a merchant, renounces his independent-minded, intelligent, devoted, but equally unattractive mist…

Ajax (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scho…

The Tysons

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May Sinclair


Another frank May Sinclair exploration of fin de siècle English love and sex, marriage and adultery, "The Tysons" is the st…

Eskimo Folk-Tales

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Knud Rasmussen


Quote: "No man is better qualified to tell the story of Greenland, or the stories of its people. Knud Rasmussen is himself partly of Es…

Agamemnon (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

A Woman's Experiences in the Great War

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Louise Mack


An eye-witness account of the fall of Antwerp to the Germans in the opening months of World War I, Mack’s story has passages of extraordinar…

Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion

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George Santayana


Even before the Great War turned the world upside down, Western civilization was being revolutionized at all levels: intellectually, philos…

Prometheus Bound (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

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William Henry Davies


The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp is an autobiography published in 1908 by the Welsh poet and writer W. H. Davies (1871–1940). A large part…

A Journal of Impressions in Belgium

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May Sinclair


In 1914, at the age of 51, the novelist and poet May Sinclair volunteered to leave the comforts of England to go to the Western Front, joini…

Aino Folk-Tales

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Basil Hall Chamberlain


Not for the squeamish or for children, these folk-tales are from the Ainu, the somewhat mysterious indigenous people of Japan, thousands of …

The Persians (version 2)

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Aeschylus


The earliest of Aeschylus' plays to survive is "The Persians" (Persai), performed in 472 BC and based on experiences in Aeschylus'…

A Common Story

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Ivan Goncharov


Alexander Fedoritch Adouev is the naïve, pampered son of Anna Pavlovna, a provincial landowner. He decides to go off to Saint Petersbur…

Electra (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


Electra (the Unmated One) is eaten up with hatred of her mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for their murder of her father Agamemn…

The Death of Society: A Novel of Tomorrow

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Florence Roma Muir Wilson


A weary survivor of the Great War, Major Rane Smith wanders in a great ennui amidst the mystical beauties of the fjords of Norway after the …

The Life-Story of a Russian Exile

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Marie Sukloff


Hero or assassin? Victim or criminal? Marie Sukloff fits no easy category. A young peasant woman who became a political radical and activ…

Prometheus Bound (Thoreau Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

Life and Death of Harriett Frean

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May Sinclair


Harriett Frean is a well-to-do, unmarried woman living a life of meaningless dependency, boredom, and unproductivity as she patiently cares …

Childhood (version 2)

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Leo Tolstoy


Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian l…

An Anonymous Story

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Anton Chekhov


In "An Anonymous Story," Chekhov continues to explore his favorite themes of superfluous men, ironic rakes, exploited women, and t…

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