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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…

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 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…

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 …

27 - 'On My Honour, I Do Not Understand It'

In The Small House at Allington

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Anthony Trollope


Fifth novel in the Barsetshire series, The Small House at Allington is largely focused on the Small House's inhabitants, Mrs. Dale and her t…

17 - Mr. Crawley Is Summoned to Barchester.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

37 - Hook Court.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

46 - The Bayswater Romance.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

47 - Dr. Tempest at the Palace.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

54 - The Clerical Commission.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

56 - The Archdeacon Goes to Framley.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

61 - It's Dogged as Does It.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

73 - There Is Comfort at Plumstead.

In The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Anthony Trollope


Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar…

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