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21 - Part 3, Chapter 2

In Come Rack! Come Rope!

Read by James E. Carson


Robert Hugh Benson


Come Rack! Come Rope! is a historical novel by the English priest and writer Robert Hugh Benson, a convert to Catholicism from Anglicanism. …

A Letter From a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

In The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 05

Read by James E. Carson


George Horace Lorimer


The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the fifth volume, 43 short stories and poems have been gathered from 32 authors…

1 - Section 1

In Gobseck

Read by James E. Carson


Honoré de Balzac


Part of the La Comedie Humane and something of a sequence to Balzac's Father Goriot, the short book's title is the name of the pawn broker/m…

Section 1

In The Wreck of the Golden Mary

Read by James E. Carson


Charles Dickens


A short story of a ship wreck in 1851 trying to round Cape Horn on its way to the California gold fields. Poignant and well written. ( Summa…

Section 01

In The Magic Skin

Read by James E. Carson


Honoré de Balzac


Something along the lines of Dorian Gray as part of the Comedies Humane Philosophique, this is Balzac's first successful novel. He even wrot…

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