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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…


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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…

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…

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In The Ashiel Mystery - A Detective Story

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Mrs. Charles Bryce

Just as the adopted Juliet Byrne finds out the truth about her family, her father is murdered. Luckily the brilliant chocolate-munching Dete…

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 X

In Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

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Wilkie Collins

Heart and Science is one of Wilkie Collins' didactic novels. It is the story of young doctor Ovid Vere, who fights for his love against all …