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The Priest and His Disciples (Shaw Translation)

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Hyakuzō Kurata


At the age of twenty-six (at the height of the Great War in Europe), the religious pilgrim and maverick Kurata Hyakuzō wrote a profoundly ph…

The Last Ditch

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Violet Hunt


An amusing but deeply poignant story, “The Last Ditch” describes the wartime experiences of a British aristocratic family who gradually real…

Hedda Gabler (version 2)

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Henrik Ibsen


Hedda Gabler has just returned from her honeymoon. She has married out of ennui, and is already heartily sick of her husband, who is a plodd…

The Tree of Heaven

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May Sinclair


One of the most heart-breaking of all World War I novels, this family epic was written in the midst of the War itself, and shows the intense…

The New Idealism

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May Sinclair


The genius of May Sinclair lies in her brilliant bridging of the Victorian and the modern eras, in her determination never to become ossifie…

The Creators: A Comedy

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May Sinclair


Jane Holland is a genius, the greatest of a group of extraordinary literary friends. She has an intense artistic and intellectual kinship wi…

Mr. Waddington of Wyck

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May Sinclair


May Sinclair’s 1921 novel tells the story of the ridiculous Mr. Horatio Bysshe Waddington, a pompous, self-deluded poser making his way thro…

Backwater (Pilgrimage, Vol. 2)

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Dorothy Richardson


"Backwater" is the second volume of "Pilgrimage," a series of thirteen autobiographical novels by Dorothy Richardson con…

Little Eyolf (Mencken Translation)

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Henrik Ibsen


One of the four profound plays of Ibsen’s late period (along with “The Master Builder,” “John Gabriel Borkman,” and “When We Dead Awaken”), …

Alcestis (Way Translation)

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Euripides


Alcestis, queen of Pherae, is one of the noblest heroines in all of Greek drama. Her husband Admetus is the supposedly virtuous king of Pher…

The Master Builder (Gosse & Archer Translation)

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Henrik Ibsen


Halvard Solness is a master architect who has ruthlessly forged a preëminent career without regard for the feelings of those around him…

Nocturne of Remembered Spring, and Other Poems

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Conrad Aiken


Written at the height of the Great War, the poems of this volume are suffused with a sense of melancholy and tragedy. Some of the poems (su…

A Man's World

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Rachel Crothers


The mysterious Frank Ware is a woman writer forced to write under a masculine pseudonym in order to win literary respect. Adding to her enig…

Martin Schüler

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Florence Roma Muir Wilson


Romer Wilson's first novel is a study in the life of Genius, a theme that would preoccupy her throughout her life. The eponymous Martin Sch…

Tasker Jevons: The Real Story

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May Sinclair


In this May Sinclair wartime masterpiece, dashing newsman Walter Furnival is an absurdly good catch: handsome, successful, athletic, intelli…

Out of Bohemia: A Story of Paris Student-Life

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Gertrude Christian Fosdick


Beryl Carrington is a naïve young American artist following her ideals to Paris, where she meets three young men, all also artists and …

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In William, An Englishman

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Cicely Hamilton


William – an Englishman is a 1919 novel by Cicely Hamilton. The novel explores the effect of the First World War on a married couple during …

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