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The Wallet of Kai Lung

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Ernest Bramah


The Wallet of Kai Lung is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah, all but the last of which feature Kai Lung, an itinerant story-t…

Lilith

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George MacDonald


Lilith, written by the father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald, was first published in 1895. Its importance was recognized in its lat…

English Literature

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Geraldine Hodgson


This book is not meant to be a History of English Literature, but an introduction for those who do not know much about it, or who may be thi…

Victorian Literature

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Clement Shorter


Victorian Literature by Clement Shorter is a brief work that gives a good introduction to many of the important writers, historians, and cri…

Greek Literature

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Henry Julius Wetenhall Tillyard


"The Greeks were the most intellectual people of the old world. … The study of Greek literature is therefore a proper element in a libe…

The Brothers Karamazov (version 3)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Originally published in serial form in 1879-80, “The Brothers Karamazov” is recognized as one of the very greatest masterpieces of world lit…

More William

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Richmal Crompton


The second of Crompton's series of 39 books about William Brown, our cheeky 11 year-old protagonist. A hero to some, a dastardly villain to …

James Joyce A Tale Of Two Cities



It’s worth remembering that  Ulysses , the most famous literary evocation of Dublin city, was written by a man living many miles away f…

Literature and Form

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Catherine Brown


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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…

Ways of Mankind-Adult Discussion Series


sanwal


Ways of Mankind-Adult Discussion Series [pdf for info!] It was one of the first programs produced by the NAEB with a $300,000 grant from the…

Literature, Art and Oxford


Various


University of Oxford Podcasts

Feminism in Greek Literature

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Frederick Adam Wright


This study, published in 1923, examines the views regarding women's place in Ancient Greek society based especially on the writings of Homer…

International Women's Literature Collection

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Various


This is a collection of works -- short stories or poetry -- by women writers in English from around the world and first published before 192…

Curiosities of Street Literature

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Various


This is a collection of broadsides from London. Broadsides are short, popular publications, a precursor to today's tabloid journalism. The c…

Six lectures on literature

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Charles Harold Herford


C. H. Herford was Professor of English Literature at the Victoria University of Manchester in era when public lectures were published in pam…

Writing Quebec [Readings]


SANWAL CBC


A ten part series of readings of remarkable Quebec Literature, Fiction and Poetry, focusing on post-war writing. Heather Brown Between The C…

Robert Weaver The Godfather Of Can Lit



Robert Weaver The Godfather of Canadian Literature Ideas CBC Radio Monday, January 26, 2009   Alice Munro ,  Austin Clarke &n…

The Welsh And Their Literature

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George Borrow


Originally an article in the US Edition of the London Quarterly Review, George Borrow offers a sweeping history of Welsh literature, beginni…

Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1

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Isaac D'Israeli


This is a collection of short essays on literature. Various subjects are discussed, such as libraries, critics, the classics, and all sorts …

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