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The Doctor's Wife

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extr…

Whose Body? (Version 2)

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Dorothy L. Sayers


Whose Body? is the first of Dorothy Sayers’s famous Lord Peter Wimsey novels, introducing that nobleman, as well as his manservant and fello…

The Awful German Language (version 2)

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Mark Twain


This long essay is a work of mock philology, one of several appendices to Twain’s travel novel, A Tramp Abroad. In it, Twain explains, compl…

Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

The Belton Estate

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Anthony Trollope


Clara Amedroz is the virtuous, intelligent, and quick-witted heroine of this novel. Like all women of her time, she has few options other th…

The Lifted Veil (Version 2)

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George Eliot


George Eliot’s 1859 novella, The Lifted Veil, departs radically from the grounded realism of her longer and better known works, such as Midd…

Trent's Last Case (Version 2)

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Edmund Clerihew Bentley


This is one of a series of EC Bentley novels featuring the highly erudite artist qua reporter / detective, Philip Trent. In it, Trent is se…

The Green Rust (Version 2)

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Edgar Wallace


Edgar Wallace, perhaps best known for creating King Kong, wrote dozens of novels. The Green Rust, his twelfth crime novel, is one of three b…

The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

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George Gissing


George Gissing was a prolific English writer of novels and short stories. Among his best known novels is The Odd Women, which was influenced…

And Even Now

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Max Beerbohm


This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such notables as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Sh…

Yet Again

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Max Beerbohm


This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such famous men as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard …

15 - Volume I Chapter 15

In The American Senator

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Anthony Trollope


The American Senator is a novel written in 1875 by Anthony Trollope. Although not one of Trollope's better-known works, it is notable for it…

17 - Volume I Chapter 17

In The American Senator

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Anthony Trollope


The American Senator is a novel written in 1875 by Anthony Trollope. Although not one of Trollope's better-known works, it is notable for it…

10 - Chapter 10

In Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

16 - Volume I Chapter 16

In The American Senator

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Anthony Trollope


The American Senator is a novel written in 1875 by Anthony Trollope. Although not one of Trollope's better-known works, it is notable for it…

12 - Chapter 12

In Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

11 - Chapter 11

In Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

14 - Chapter 14

In Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

13 - Chapter 13

In Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

Chapter 13

In The Doctor's Wife

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extr…

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