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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Washington Irving


The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America’s colo…

American Indian Fairy Tales

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William Trowbridge Larned


With no written language, Native Americans living in the Lake Superior region passed their cultural identity down through the generations by…

Sarrasine

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Honoré de Balzac


Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor’s s…

War Is Kind (Collection)

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Stephen Crane


Published in 1899, just a year before his death, War Is Kind by Stephen Crane evokes again the dark imagery of war which made his fortune in…

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In The Devil's Dictionary

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Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often …

The War of the Worlds - Book 1 - Chapter 17

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

Dr Grantly Visits the Hospital

In The Warden

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Anthony Trollope


Amongst the great popular novelists of the nineteenth century who are still read today, Anthony Trollope stands alongside his contemporary, …

Chapter I, Part 1

In The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 01)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


This is chapter 1 of volume 1 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the h…

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In Poet To His Love

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Maxwell Bodenheim


LibriVox volunteers bring you thirteen different readings of Poet To His Love, by Maxwell Bodenheim. This weekly poetry project was selected…

Version 03

In The Song My Paddle Sings

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E. Pauline Johnson


LibriVox’s weekly poetry project for the week of February 5, 2006 offers fourteen versions of "The Song My Paddle Sings" from the …

Chapter 25

In The Youth of Washington: Told in the Form of an Autobiography

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Silas Weir Mitchell


Departing from the usual third person narratives of biographies, this account is told in the first person as the reminiscences of a now reti…