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II.IV: Congratulatory

In A Tale of Two Cities

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Charles Dickens


A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, …

The Friar's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Chapter 17

In Persuasion

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Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

Chapter 22

In Persuasion

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Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

Chapter 4

In Persuasion

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

Chapter 7

In Persuasion

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

Chapter 20

In Persuasion

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

Chapter 24

In Persuasion

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Jane Austen


Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is gr…

16 The New Ruler

In The Warlord of Mars

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Edgar Rice Burroughs


Warlord of Mars is a Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the third of his famous Barsoom series. John Carter continues his quest to …

Chapter 03

In Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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John Cleland


Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre “Erotica.” It was written by John Cle…

Chapter 06

In Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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John Cleland


Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre “Erotica.” It was written by John Cle…

Chapter 09

In Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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John Cleland


Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre “Erotica.” It was written by John Cle…

The Red-Headed League

In The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were origina…

Chapter 01

In Beowulf

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Unknown


Beowulf. [Translated by Francis Barton Gummere].This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of …

Chapter 02

In Beowulf

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Unknown


Beowulf. [Translated by Francis Barton Gummere].This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of …

Book 21, Part 1

In Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman


American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during…

Book 21, Part 2

In Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman


American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during…

Book 4

In Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman


American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during…

Preface, Elizabeth's Mother

In Queen Elizabeth

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

THE SOUND OF A TUMULT (4100 words)

In The Sleeper Awakes

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H. G. Wells


The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, b…

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