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I've Come to Stay: A Love Comedy of Bohemia

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Mary Heaton Vorse


An iconoclast in many fields herself, Mary Heaton Vorse was fascinated with Bohemia, the colorful unboundaried land of poets and artists and…

Love Among the Artists

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George Bernard Shaw


Love Among the Artists was published in the United States in 1900 and in England in 1914, but it was written in 1881. In the ambience of chi…

The Trojan Women (Coleridge Translation)

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Euripides


Described by modern playwright Ellen McLaughlin as "perhaps the greatest antiwar play ever written," "The Trojan Women,"…

My Life: The Story of a Provincial

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Anton Chekhov


A provincial youth of wealth and noble status refuses to employ himself in the typical occupations of the higher classes, thus acquiring a r…

A Journal from Japan

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Marie Stopes


Marie Stopes was a highly controversial scientist and activist in her era, campaigning for radical new views of love-based marriage, birth c…

The Duel (version 2)

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Anton Chekhov


Known for his plays and short stories, Anton Chekhov also wrote a series of novellas, astonishing for their psychological complexity and com…

Agamemnon (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


The play Agamemnon details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Argos, from the Trojan War. Waiting at home for him is his wife, Clytemnestr…

A Hero of Our Time (Version 2)

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Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov


One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the ultimate “superfluous man.” An aristocratic r…

Philoctetes (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Philoctetes is a play by Sophocles (Aeschylus and Euripides also each wrote a Philoctetes but theirs have not survived). The play was writte…

The Furies (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…

The Acharnians (Billson Translation)

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Aristophanes


Loaded with cryptic, nearly indecipherable inside jokes and double entendres, this early comedy of Aristophanes has a simple, anti-war premi…

The Flaw in the Crystal

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May Sinclair


One of May Sinclair’s “uncanny” stories, this novella explores many of Sinclair’s most treasured themes: the bounds of marriage, the conflic…

The Quintessence of Ibsenism

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George Bernard Shaw


The Libation-Bearers (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…

Jenny

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Sigrid Undset


Jenny Winge is a Norwegian expatriate studying art in Rome, part of a Bohemian group of friends who explore the ancient City in an intoxicat…

Oedipus at Colonus (Jebb Translation)

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Sophocles


"Oedipus at Colonus" (also Oedipus Coloneus, Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ, Oidipous epi Kolōnō) is one of the three Theban p…

The Suppliant Maidens (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Suppliants, also called The Suppliant Maidens, or The Suppliant Women, is a play by Aeschylus. It was probably first performed sometime …

William, An Englishman

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Cicely Hamilton


William – an Englishman is a 1919 novel by Cicely Hamilton. The novel explores the effect of the First World War on a married couple during …

The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

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Henry Murger and Henri Murger


As much as any other work of literature, Henri Murger’s 1851 collection of witty sketches Scènes de la vie de bohème shaped th…

Medea (Way Translation)

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Euripides


Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BCE. The plot cente…

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