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The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles

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Herman Melville


The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles is a novella by American author Herman Melville. First published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854, it consists…

From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom

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Lucy Ann Delaney


In From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom Delaney tells the story of how she was born into slavery of her mother--a fr…

Iola Leroy

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Frances E. W. Harper


This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was …

Three Years In Europe

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William Wells Brown


William Wells Brown was born a slave, near Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth, was a slave--his father a white man who never acknowl…

The Colonel's Dream

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Charles Waddell Chesnutt


In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former st…

Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart

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Maria W. Stewart


Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery a…

The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 3: The Viaticum and Other Stories

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Guy de Maupassant


This is volume is a collection of 50 of de Maupassant's short stories. Summary by James K. White.

The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

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Stanley Lane-Poole


A history of the pirating activities along and around the "Barbary coast" between the 15th and 19th centuries, from the time of th…

South American Jungle Tales

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Horacio Quiroga


The stories in South American Jungle Tales center on the relationships between people and the different creatures Quiroga came into contact …

Six Months In Mexico

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Nellie Bly


This is an account of Nellie Bly's travels through Mexico in 1885. The book was originally a series of individual articles that she submitte…

Bertram Cope's Year

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Henry Blake Fuller


This novel was perhaps the most daring and affirmative LGBT literature of the first two decades of the 20th century in America. In this stor…

Mardi Vol. 2

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Herman Melville


Mardi is Melville's first purely fictional work. In it he contemplates man's beliefs, and questions whether or not one faith has value over …

Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.

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Washington Irving


The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1824) is a compilation of eight humorous and observational letters written by American writer, Wash…

Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun


This memoirs chronicles Madame Vigée Lebrun's childhood and the early discovery of her talent, the fortuitous break that introduced h…

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Volume 1

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Robert Paltock


This is a story about a Cornish man who becomes stranded on an island and survives much like Robinson Crusoe did. Although he finds enough t…

Violets And Other Tales

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Alice Dunbar Nelson


This is a collection of the author's short stories and poems where she writes about the collective experience of African American women, and…

Marion, the Story of an Artist's Model

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Onoto Watanna


In this Asian/Canadian perspective on "foreignness," Marion (the protagonist) eventually leaves the cruelty of racial discriminati…

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In The Old Roller Towel

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Bert Leston Taylor


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Old Roller Towel by Bert Leston Taylor. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 2…

Old Buccaneer\'s Song/Introduction

In The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk

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John Howell


This work was the true story of Alexander Selkirk (1676 to December 13, 1721), a Scottish sailor who was employed in a number of different t…

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