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EDWY: A Poem, in Three Parts

Read by Grant Hurlock


Ann Radcliffe


In Edwy, Ann Radcliffe gives us a delightful piece of poetic moonshine, whose eponymous hero seeks assistance from the world of faerie in or…

The Pathway of the Pioneer

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Dolf Wyllarde


The story of seven girls who have banded themselves together for mutual help and cheer under the name of "Nous Autres." They repre…

Round the Block

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John Bell Bouton


In Round the Block (1864), John Bell Bouton, a newspaper editor who later became a travel writer, stirs together comedy and pathos to explor…

The Plastic Age

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Percy Marks


The Plastic Age (1924) is a novel by Percy Marks, which tells the story of co-eds at a fictional college called Sanford. With contents that …

Jyl of Breyntfords Testament

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Robert Copland


Introduction - This is a collection of ten comic pieces from the 16th century and earlier, as compiled and edited by Frederick Furnivall for…

Idomen, or The Vale of Yumuri

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Maria Gowen Brooks


Idomen (1843) is the creative-nonfiction memoir of the beautiful and brilliant American poetess Maria Gowen Brooks, who was compared in the …

The Coming of Hagar

In Hagar of the Pawn-Shop

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Fergus Hume


Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly Lo…

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In Kashtanka

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Anton Chekhov


"Kashtanka," a shaggy-dog story penned by Anton Chekhov in seven parts and first published in 1887, relates the experiences of its…

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