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26 - The Dean Returns to Town

In Is He Popenjoy ?

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Anthony Trollope

Trollope returns in Is He Popenjoy to two of his favorite subjects: property and inheritance. As in "Doctor Thorne," the issues ar…

2 - Second Paper

In A Little Swiss Sojourn

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

William Dean Howells

A charming brief account of a two months' autumnal stay on the shores of the Lake of Geneva. Howells, who was there with his family travelin…


In La Grande Bretèche

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Honoré de Balzac

La Grande Bretèche is an addendum to Balzac's Another Study of Woman, and is the final of a set of stories told around a dinner table…

The Married Son, by Henry James

In The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Henry James(1843-1916) and Henry James

A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage…

01 - Chapter I The Descent of Man

In The Descent of Man and Other Stories

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Edith Wharton

This collection of ten stories, first published in 1904, shows Edith Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtshi…

Chapter I

In The Figure in the Carpet

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Henry James

The story ostensibly concerns a young literary critics who greatly admires the writer Hugh Vereker. A meeting with Vereker, however, shows h…

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