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The Mysterious Rider

Read by Mary Bard


Zane Grey


This book has all the elements of a classic Western, including rustling and gunfights, but at its heart is the battle between good and evil,…

Lost Man's Lane

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Anna Katharine Green


After several people apparently vanish into thin air while walking along the same country road, New York detective Mr Gryce calls on the ski…

The Wonderful Visit

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H. G. Wells


An other-worldly creature visits a small English village, and H. G. Wells uses humour and satire to convey some of the imperfections of Vict…

The Sword of Damocles

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Anna Katharine Green


Anna Katharine Green is best known as one of the first women detective writers, and The Sword of Damocles, first published in 1881, does ind…

Manon Lescaut

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Abbé Prévost


Published in 1731, Manon Lescaut (on which the Puccini opera is based) takes as its themes passionate, tragic love, and redemption through s…

Games

In Short Science Fiction Collection 052

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Henry Josephs and Katherine MacLean


Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…