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A Dog's Tale

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Mark Twain


This short novel of Twain’s, from 1903, is told from the point of view of a loyal and beloved family pet. Themes of heroics, valor and heart…

De Profundis

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Oscar Wilde


This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts …

Hospital Sketches

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Louisa May Alcott


Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and someti…

Chapter 41 - John Marches into the Night

In The Trumpet Major

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Thomas Hardy


Our heroine, Anne Garland, lives quietly in a rural community deep in the English countryside. However, the arrival of several regiments pr…

Brief Biographical Sketch

In Mozart: The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words

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Friedrich Kerst


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name is one of the most recognizable names in history and one of the most enduring of composers. At age 5, this…

Epilogue

In Adam Bede

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George Eliot


Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously,…