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In The World’s Story Volume VI: Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Balkan States and Tur…

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Eva March Tappan


This is the sixth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Ta…

Preface by Arthur Machen

In The Ghost Ship & Other Stories

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Richard Middleton


Richard Middleton is one of the many authors who, despite great merit, have been almost entirely forgotten today. This English author was an…

Sea-Hoardings

In Sea Poems

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Cale Young Rice


This is a collection of poems by Cale Young Rice. In this collection, the sea is a recurring theme. The Kentucky poet uses it to express emo…

Maud Part I, I-IV

In Maud, and Other Poems

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson


A collection of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, his first book of poetry after having become poet laureate in 1850. Among the "other po…

The Light of Stars - Read by NR

In The Light of Stars

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William Henry Giles Kingston


William Henry Giles Kingston, often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels. He was a zealous volunte…

Scots Of The Riverina - Read by NR

In Scots Of The Riverina

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Henry Lawson


This poem tells the story of a boy in Australia who leaves the farm at harvest time. "and to run from home was a crime." The story…

Shakespeare

In Among the Great Masters of the Drama

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Walter Rowlands


In "Among the great masters of the drama; scenes in the lives of famous actors; thirty-two reproductions of famous pictures with text&q…

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