Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Childhood - Детство

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Leo Tolstoy


Childhood (Детство [Detstvo]; 1852) is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy. They are the works that launched his writi…

Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas

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Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis


Uma das mais famosas obras de um dos mais famosos autores da Literatura Brasileira, Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas &ea…

Mr. Harrison's Confessions

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


It is asserted that the inspiration for Elizabeth Gaskell's marvellous stories of Cranford was her childhood home of Knutsford, a small tow…

The Diary of a Superfluous Man

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Ivan Turgenev


Turgenev's shy hero, Tchulkaturin, is a representative example of a Russian archetype - the "superfluous man", a sort of Hamlet no…

My Lady Ludlow

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


This novella by the acclaimed Elizabeth Gaskell follows the reminiscences and life of aristocratic Lady Ludlow, told through the eyes of one…

Elizabeth and her German Garden

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Elizabeth Von Arnim


Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, first published in 1898; it was very popular and frequently reprinted dur…

Rilla of Ingleside (version 3 Dramatic reading)

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Lucy Maud Montgomery


Anne of Green Gables is all grown up and married, and this is the story of her daughter “Rilla”, named for the indomitable Marilla Cuthbert …

Swann's Way (Version 2)

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Marcel Proust


"Swann's Way" is the first of the seven parts of Marcel Proust's great autobiographical novel "In Search of Lost Time." …

Childhood

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Leo Tolstoy


Childhood, published in 1852, is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood, and Youth. Publishe…

Bindle

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Herbert George Jenkins


Herbert Jenkins' most popular fictional creation was Mr. Joseph Bindle, who first appeared in a humorous novel in 1916 and in a number of se…

Marguerite de Valois

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Alexandre Dumas


A historical fiction novel set in Paris (1572) during Charles IX's reign and the French Wars of Religion. Marguerite de Valois, daughter of …

Demian, The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth

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Hermann Hesse


Somewhat autobiographical, this "coming of age" novel unfolds an introspective boy's formative years in pre-World War 1 Germany, f…

Dom Casmurro

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Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis


Dom Casmurro é um dos mais famosos romances escritos por Machado de Assis, publicado em 1899. Ele conta a história de Bento Sa…

Eve’s Diary (version 2)

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Mark Twain


Eve's Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, and in…

Stalky & Co.

Read by Tim Bulkeley (1948-2019)


Rudyard Kipling


Rudyard Kipling published Stalky & Co. in 1899. Set at an English boarding school in a seaside town on the North Devon coast. (The town,…

Oblomov

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Ivan Goncharov


Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character of the nove…

The Bishop's Apron

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W. Somerset Maugham


"Canon Spratte saw himself as he thought others might see him: mediocre, pompous, self-assertive, verbose." Maugham could have add…

Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance

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Mark Twain


Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance, a short volume, published by Sheldon & Co., NY in 1871, is Mark Twain's third …

Der Grüne Heinrich (zweite Fassung)

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Gottfried Keller


Der grüne Heinrich von Gottfried Keller ist ein teilweise autobiographischer Roman, der neben Goethes Wilhelm Meister und Stifters Nach…

Satan's Diary

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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev


"Satan's Diary", Andreyev's last work, was completed by the great Russian a few days before he died in Finland, in September, 1919…

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