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The Young Diana

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Marie Corelli


Poor Diana May. Her fiancé has jilted her, her parents think she is an encumbrance and no one recognises her intelligence. She seems …

Light on the Path

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Mabel Collins


When Light on the Path was first published in 1885, it became an important work for Theosophists and has remained so ever since. It offers a…

Entrapped

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Alice Mangold Diehl


The story begins with a storm outside an old house and stormy scenes inside between the house’s occupants. It details the eventful life of Z…

The History of Mary Prince

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Mary Prince


Mary Prince was born into slavery in the West Indies. As a free woman in England she wrote her memoirs, which sold well and supported and pu…

Dr Paull's Theory

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Alice Mangold Diehl


Hugh Paull's training in a London hospital is nearly complete, and he will soon be qualified as a doctor. But what fate is in store for him?…

Mother and Daughter

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Augusta Webster


Uncompleted at her death, Augusta Webster's posthumously published sonnet sequence Mother and Daughter celebrates the relationship between a…

Infelicia

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Adah Isaacs Menken


Adah Isaacs Menken's short life was full and eventful. Probably born in the American South, she travelled, wrote journalism, became famous a…

Orchids

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Theodore Wratislaw


Theodore Wratislaw was a fin de siècle poet and a less famous Decadent author than some of his contemporaries. This short collection…

Sonnets

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Constance Naden


Naden's sonnets have topics as diverse as astronomy, classical mythology and Shakespeare's birthplace. This collection is taken from Naden's…

Some Verses

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Theodore Wratislaw


Theodore Wratislaw was a fin de siècle poet and a less famous Decadent author than some of his contemporaries. This short collection…

English Stornelli

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Augusta Webster


In this sequence Augusta Webster experimented with eight-line verses grouped thematically by the seasons of the year. These poems also explo…

Selected Poems

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Arthur Hugh Clough


During his short but eventful life, Arthur Hugh Clough wrote poems on subjects as varied as religious doubt, European politics and social in…

Sonnets from the Portuguese (version 3)

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Sonnets from the Portuguese chronicles the deeply personal stages of courtship. (Summary by Newgatenovelist)

Verse

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Adelaide Crapsey


Adelaide Crapsey's experimental poetry included her creation of the cinquain. This recording was taken from the posthumously published and e…

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