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Iphigenia in Tauris (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


The apparent sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis by her own father Agamemnon was forestalled by the godness Artemis, who by an adroit sleight of…

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…

Drum-Taps

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Walt Whitman


Drum Taps is the next collection of poems published by Walt Whitman after his famous Leaves of Grass. This collection is a direct response …

The Cellar-House of Pervyse

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Mairi Chisholm


Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker were two British nurses and ambulance drivers whose staggeringly heroic efforts during World War I saved co…

Trachiniai (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Women of Trachis (Ancient Greek: Τραχίνιαι, Trachiniai; also translated as The Trachiniae or The Trachinian Maidens) is an Athenian tragedy …

The House of Dust: A Symphony

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Conrad Aiken


The House of Dust is a poem written in the four-movement format of a classical symphony. Hauntingly beautiful despite its bleak post-World …

The Coast of Bohemia

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William Dean Howells


William Dean Howells is at his iconoclastic best in this exploration of bourgeois values, particularly in the clash between respectable soci…

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…

If All These Young Men

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Florence Roma Muir Wilson


Another remarkable World War I novel by Romer Wilson, "If All These Young Men" is a character study of a group of young 20-somethi…

The Steel Flea

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Nikolai Leskov


An 1881 comic story by Nikolai Leskov, presented in the form of a traditional skaz or folk-tale, but entirely of Leskov's invention. It tell…

Brand

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Henrik Ibsen


Inflamed by what he saw as his Norwegian homeland's shocking betrayal of Denmark after the Prussian invasion of Danish territory, Ibsen wrot…

Iphigenia in Aulis (Way translation)

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Euripides


Iphigenia in Aulis (Ancient Greek: Ἰφιγένεια ἐν Αὐλίδι) is the last extant work of the playwright Euripides. Written between 408, after the …

The Priest and His Disciples (Shaw Translation)

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Hyakuzō Kurata


At the age of twenty-six (at the height of the Great War in Europe), the religious pilgrim and maverick Kurata Hyakuzō wrote a profoundly ph…

Electra (Storr Translation)

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Sophocles


Electra or Elektra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes (409 BC) …

The Nō Plays of Japan

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Various


Noh (Nō), or Nogaku—derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent"—is a major form of classical Japanese mu…

The Combined Maze

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May Sinclair


Ranny Ransome is an idealistic young man, devoted to exuberant gymnastic exercises and to fighting “flabbiness” in his own life, body and so…

The Last Ditch

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Violet Hunt


An amusing but deeply poignant story, “The Last Ditch” describes the wartime experiences of a British aristocratic family who gradually real…

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation)

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Unknown


A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid hom…

The Outcast

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For many nineteenth-century Christians, the new biological and geological discoveries of that era brought on severe crises of faith. Winwood…

Seven Against Thebes (Way Translation)

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Aeschylus


Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to …

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