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Henry James At Work

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Theodora Bosanquet


Bosanquet (1880-1961) was secretary or amanuensis to James from 1907 to his death in 1916. She wrote this essay (1924) eight years after hi…

Understanding English Cathedrals: Terminology, Architecture, Organization, And …

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Esther Singleton


This recording comprises chapters from two different works: How To Visit The English Cathedrals (1912) by Esther Singleton, and The Cathedr…

Ulysses S. Grant

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Owen Wister


Ulysses S. Grant was the great hero (for the North) in the Civil War and the 18th President of the United States. This short biography is on…

Days with the Great Composers

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May Gillington Byron


An imagined day in the life of each composer gives the anonymous author scope to describe each one's work and life, sketchily, of course, bu…

Five Tales

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John Galsworthy


This 1918 book consists of five short stories or novelettes by Galsworthy. They are The First and Last (1914), A Stoic, The Apple Tree (1916…

Starlight Ranch And Other Stories Of Army Life On The Frontier

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Charles King


Five stories of Army life in the mid to late 19th century. Charles King (1844 – 1933) was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer…

William Again

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Richmal Crompton


Fourteen more stories about William Brown. William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzz…

The Third Circle

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Frank Norris


Sixteen short stories by the American novelist Benjamin Frank Norris Jr (1870-1902) who wrote predominantly in the naturalist genre. He liv…

Travel Stories Retold From St. Nicholas

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Various


St. Nicholas was a popular magazine aimed at young folks in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. Its articles were usually well-w…

Treatises On Friendship And Old Age

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


Friendship. Old Age. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, and philosopher. He is considered one …

A Mirror Of Shalott

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Robert Hugh Benson


Fourteen stories of the strange by the Anglican then Roman Catholic priest, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914). The form of the book is of stori…

The Light Invisible

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Robert Hugh Benson


Fifteen short ghost stories by the Anglican then Roman Catholic priest, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914). The form of the book is of an old En…

The Compleat Bachelor

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Oliver Onions


George Oliver Onions (1873 – 1961) was a British writer of story collections and over 40 novels…. Onions wrote detective fiction, social com…

A Child's Book of the Garden: The Things in Our Garden

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Arthur Ransome


This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books For Children" series (three books), which is probably the best indication of its t…

The Human Boy Again

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Eden Phillpotts


Published in 1908, this is a further collection of twelve humorous short stories about English school boys. The author wrote two other book…

The Romance Of The Commonplace

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Frank Gelett Burgess


Thirty four whimsical, tongue-in-cheek, and entertaining essays about not much in particular, published in 1902, by one of the most popular …

Recollections And Letters Of General Robert E. Lee By His Son

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Robert E. Lee, Jr.


The life of the Confederate States of America general, Robert E. Lee, through the eyes of his youngest son, who was also a Confederate Army …

Jim The Story Of A Backwoods Police Dog (And Other Stories)

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts


Deputy Sheriff Tug Blackstock wanted a dog to help with his work. As for Jim, at first glance he might almost have been taken for a slim, y…

A Shepherd's Life; Impressions Of The South Wiltshire Downs

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William Henry Hudson


Hudson wrote this classic work in 1910; it is admiringly mentioned by many other writers. It focuses on the memories of a head shepherd, Ca…

Fort Concho; Its Why And Wherefore

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J. N. Gregory


Fort Concho was a U.S. Army post in central Texas from 1867 to 1889. It figured considerably in the Indian Wars, notably against the Comanch…

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