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Day And Night Stories

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Algernon Blackwood


Fifteen short stories by Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (1869 – 1951), an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific w…

Tales Of Lonely Trails

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Zane Grey


Western novelist Zane Grey (1872-1939) also wrote nonfiction books about the American West and its country. This 1922 tribute to country he…

A Desert Drama: Being the Tragedy Of The Korosko

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Also published under the title The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898). A group of European tourists are enjoying their trip to Egypt in the year …

Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West

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Cyrus Townsend Brady


Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest. As a priest he spent some time on the American frontier as a miss…

Days with the Great Composers

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May Gillington Byron


An imagined day in the life of each composer gives the anonymous author scope to describe each one's work and life, sketchily, of course, bu…

The Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches

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Bret Harte


Bret Harte (1836 – 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.... He moved to …

Cape Cod Stories

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Joseph Crosby Lincoln


This book (eleven short stories) was also published under the title of “The Old Home House”. Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870 – 1944) was an Amer…

The New Swiss Family Robinson

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Owen Wister


A parody of its famous predecessor, this short piece was written by Owen Wister for the Harvard Lampoon (Summary by David Wales)

Lin McLean

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Owen Wister


Lin McLean is an unaffected, attractive young cowboy in the Wyoming territory before statehood. This book is various stories in his life. (S…

A Thin Ghost And Others

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M. R. James


Five ghost stories, published in 1920, by the early twentieth century master of ghostery. - Summary by david wales

Sherman's March To The Sea, And The Burning Of Columbia, South Carolina, From H…

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William Tecumseh Sherman


This librivox recording comprises part of chapter 22 and all of chapter 23 (The March To The Sea – From Atlanta To Savannah – November And D…

The Water Ghost and Others

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John Kendrick Bangs


Eight ghost stories by a master story teller and humorist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Summary by David Wales)

Myths And Legends Of The Pacific Northwest Especially Of Washington And Oregon

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Katharine Berry Judson


The basis on which these myths were selected necessarily excluded those which showed traces of the white man's religion or of the red man's …

The Great K. & A. Train-Robbery

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Paul Leicester Ford


In this short novel the narrator is a superintendent on the K. & A. railroad, sometime in the late nineteenth century. The train is robb…

Blazed Trail Stories and Stories Of The Wild Life

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Stewart Edward White


Thirteen short stories by a popular writer of the early 20th century (not to be confused with an earlier book Blazed Trail). White's books …

Auguste Rodin

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Rainer Maria Rilke


Rodin has pronounced Rilke's essay the supreme interpretation of his work. (From the translators’ Preface)Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, was a …

Treatises On Friendship And Old Age

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


Friendship. Old Age. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, and philosopher. He is considered one …

The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel

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A. E. W. Mason


Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as w…

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

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William Dean Howells


Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" Willia…

Sevastopol

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Leo Tolstoy


Sevastopol Sketches (Russian: Севастопольские рассказы, Sevastopolskiye rasskazy) are three short stories written by Leo Tolstoy and publish…

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