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Cardinal Manning, Chapter 8

In Eminent Victorians

Read by Margaret Espaillat


Lytton Strachey and Giles Lytton Strachey


On Modern Library's list of 100 Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also help…

Chapter 06: Glimpses of the Past

In The Nether World

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George Robert Gissing and George Gissing


This sad social novel revolves around the problematic issue of money. Michael returns from Australia to London a rich man. However, he hides…

The Hard-Boiled Egg

In Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective

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Ellis Parker Butler


Philo Gubb, not being content with his job as wallpaper-hanger, has higher aspirations: to become a detective, just like Sherlock Holmes. To…

Chapter 1 Part 1 Theology

In Books Fatal to Their Authors

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Peter Hempson Ditchfield


This is a collection of stories of authors who have lost their fortunes and sometimes their lives after writing a book. The liberty of a per…

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