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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Washington Irving


The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America’s colo…

American Indian Fairy Tales

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William Trowbridge Larned


With no written language, Native Americans living in the Lake Superior region passed their cultural identity down through the generations by…

Sarrasine

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Honoré de Balzac


Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor’s s…

War Is Kind (Collection)

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Stephen Crane


Published in 1899, just a year before his death, War Is Kind by Stephen Crane evokes again the dark imagery of war which made his fortune in…

The Corsican Ogre

In The Count of Monte Cristo

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Alexandre Dumas


The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, …

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In The Rhodora

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


To celebrate Earth Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six different recordings of The Rhodora, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the weekly p…

Moses by Henry George

In Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 3

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Charles F. Horne


A collection of writings about a variety of men and women from history who were some of the most prominent people around at the time. Alfred…

Dr Grantly Visits the Hospital

In The Warden

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Anthony Trollope


Amongst the great popular novelists of the nineteenth century who are still read today, Anthony Trollope stands alongside his contemporary, …

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In The Moon and Sixpence (version 2)

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William Somerset Maugham and W. Somerset Maugham


The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in …

The War of the Worlds - Book 1 - Chapter 16

In The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…