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The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, King of the Beggars

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Bampfylde Moore Carew


The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew recounts the wide-ranging exploits of a real-life rogue – a wily professional mendicant w…

Tea: Its Mystery and History

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Samuel Phillips Day


Samuel Phillips Day traces the history of tea from Asia to England, exploring some of the romance of this treasured drink and its place in B…

Old Rail Fence Corners

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Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris


Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers i…

Dred, A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

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Harriet Beecher Stowe


This is Stowe's second book, another one depicting the horrors of southern slavery, published 4 years after Uncle Tom's Cabin and 5 years be…

By What Authority?

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Robert Hugh Benson


Two wealthy families are neighbors in Elizabethan England; one is staunchly Catholic and the other is devoutly Protestant. The attractive yo…

The Convivio

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Dante Alighieri


Convivio (The Banquet) is a work written by Dante Alighieri roughly between 1304 and 1307. This unfinished work of Dante consists of four tr…

Tales of Daring and Danger

Read by Keith Salis


G. A. Henty


G A Henty takes us on a variety of adventures in this collection:A daring rescue on rough seas, a military action against Chinese pirates, h…

La Symphonie pastorale

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André Gide


Un pasteur recueille dans sa famille une jeune fille aveugle et non éduquée. Un attachement, un sentiment naît. Cé…

Strange Stories From a Chinese Studio, volume 1

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Songling Pu


"Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio" (or "Strange Tales of Liaozhai") is a collection of nearly five hundred mostly sup…

Gleanings in Buddha Fields

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Lafcadio Hearn


Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first Westerners to live in Japan during the early Meiji era, and a prolific writer. Although chiefly known fo…

Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins


Hagar's Daughter was first published serially in "The Colored American Magazine" in 1901-1902 by Pauline E. Hopkins, a prominent A…

Sir Thomas More

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Anthony Munday


Sir Thomas More is a collaborative Elizabethan play by Anthony Munday and others depicting the life and death of Thomas More. It survives on…

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

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David Kalakaua


A collection of legends and myths of the Hawaiian islands and their 'strange people' as told by His Majesty King Kalakaua, the last king of …

The House of Mirth (Version 2)

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Edith Wharton


Wharton's classic story of an aging (by Victorian-era standards) spinster socialite who would rather marry for money than for true love. (Su…

Clog Shop Chronicles

Read by Phil Benson


John Ackworth


John Ackworth was the pen name of the Rev. Frederick R. Smith, a Methodist minister who was born in Snaith, Yorkshire, but spent much of his…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

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Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

The Norwegian Fairy Book

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Klara Stroebe


These Norwegian tales of elemental mountain, forest and sea spirits, have been handed down by hinds and huntsmen, wood choppers and fisher f…

Oldtown Folks

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Harriet Beecher Stowe


1870's rural Massachusetts communities became famous as “Oldtown” in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 7th novel and national bestseller. Based partia…

The Mentor: Benjamin Franklin

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Albert Bushnell Hart


This is Vol. 6, No. 7, Serial No. 155 of The Mentor, published May 15, 1918.Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading figures of the 18th cen…

Life's Enthusiasms

Read by Bill Boerst


David Starr Jordan


The words in this essay on positive thought sing like those in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The author praises joyous living and r…

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