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Bible (Wycliffe) 21: Ecclesiastes

Read by Martin Geeson

Wycliffe Bible and Wycliffe Bibletranslated Byjohn Wycliffe

“... an alemaunde tre schal floure, a locuste schal be maad fat, and capparis schal be distried; for a man schal go in to the hous of his eu…

The Soul of Man

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Oscar Wilde

“(T)he past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.”Published originally …

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Laurence Sterne

After the bizarre textual antics of "Tristram Shandy", this book would seem to require a literary health warning. Sure enough, it …

Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions

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Frank Harris

Consumers of biography are familiar with the division between memoirs of the living or recently dead written by those who "knew" t…

Hero and Leander

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Christopher Marlowe

“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?”The wonder-decade of the English drama was suddenly interrupted in 1592, when serious plague…

The Greek View of Life

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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the…

Oscar Wilde: Art and Morality

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Stuart Mason

“Who can help laughing when an ordinary journalist seriously proposes to limit the subject-matter at the disposal of the artist?”“We are dom…

Against The Grain, or Against Nature

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Joris-Karl Huysmans

“THE BOOK THAT DORIAN GRAY LOVED AND THAT INSPIRED OSCAR WILDE”. Such is the enticing epigraph of one early translation of Huysmans’ cult no…

The Dancing Mania

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Justus Hecker

Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social pheno…

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In Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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Thomas de Quincey and Thomas De Quincey

“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!”Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memori…

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