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The Silent Barrier

Read by Mary Herndon Bell


Louis Tracy


Charles K. Spencer is a well-to-do young American mining engineer. Drinking his water in a hotel in London one day, he overhears a conversat…

The Rose Garden Husband

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Margaret Widdemer


This novel was written by Margaret Widdemer, who won the Pulitzer prize for her collection of poetry in 1919. Phyllis is a 25-years-old chi…

Indiana

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George Sand


This is George Sand's first novel. Her real name was Amantine (or Amandine) Lucile Dupin, and she later became baroness Dudevant. As an aris…

The Illustrious Scullery-Maid, Part 1

In The Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Walter K. Kelly, Translator) and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Originally compiled by Cervantes himself in 1613 as a collection of "exemplary" stories, this translated version from 1881 brings …

chapter II: Alice

In Concerning Isabel Carnaby

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Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler and Edith Henrietta Fowler


Isabel Carnaby returns from India. She starts looking for a place in upper class British society. At the begining, people are sceptical of h…

09 - Part 1, Chapter 9

In Jezebel's Daughter

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Wilkie Collins


A brilliant chemist and a shrewd businessman — die on the same day. The widow of the chemist, Mrs. Fontaine, is left with the poisons he was…

Volume 4, Chapter 6, pages 400-409

In Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle

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Charlotte Turner Smith


This book was written about 150 years ahead of its time. It tells the story of Emmeline Mobwray who grows up in a dysfunctional family and h…