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A Room with a View (version 2)

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E. M. Forster


The 1908 novel A Room With a View is the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young English girl traveling to Italy for the first time. While stayi…

Poems by the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs. Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orin…

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Katherine Philips


The poet Katherine Philips was called "The Matchless Orinda" in her day and was well known for her works, both personal and politi…

Wives and Daughters (version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at …

The Odd Women

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George Gissing


George Gissing's 1893 novel takes on the 19th century "Woman Question" by looking at themes of feminism, marriage, and love. The …

Quicksand

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Nella Larsen


Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a school…

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

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Phillis Wheatley


Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry in 1773. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at age s…

Emma (version 3)

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Jane Austen


Jane Austen famously described Emma Woodhouse, the title character of her 1815 novel, as "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much li…

Moving the Mountain

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Moving the Mountain is a feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It was published serially in Perkins Gilman's periodica…

Poems of West and East

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Vita Sackville-West


Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and poet. Her long narrative p…

The Letters of Jane Austen

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Jane Austen


This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-neph…

Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave

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Aphra Behn


Aphra Behn was the first woman writer in England to make a living by her pen, and her novel Oroonoko was the first work published in English…

The Children of Odin

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Pádraic Colum


Master storyteller Padraic Colum's rich, musical voice captures all the magic and majesty of the Norse sagas in his retellings of the advent…

Lady Audley's Secret

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


Mary Elizabeth Braddon's first novel, Lady Audley's Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 186…

Northanger Abbey (version 2)

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Jane Austen


Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine s…

Persuasion (version 2)

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Jane Austen


Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots were dissatisfied …

Howards End

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E. M. Forster


The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. The three families represent different gradations of …

The House of Mirth

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Edith Wharton


The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in ric…

Cousin Phillis

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Cousin Phillis (1864) is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell about Paul Manning, a youth of seventeen who moves to the country and befriends his mo…

Carmilla

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to th…

The Portrait of a Lady (version 2)

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Henry James


The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 an…

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