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A Treatise On Good Works

By: Various

Various influential religious texts in audio eBook format. Audio files received from Brother Scott. Added February 6, 2009.

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Wuthering Heights

By: Emily Brontë

A tale of passion set in the bleak Yorkshire moors in mid 19thC, far from the Victorian uprightness, Wuthering Heights depicts the mutual love of Catherine and Heathcliff till destruction rends the narration; yet cruelty is only to be met with forgiveness in the following generations. Romantic, impassioned and wild, it is also a dark journey in the human soul. (Summary by Lady Maria).

Romance

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1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time ...

By: Mark Twain

Also known simply as 1601, this is a humorously risque work by Mark Twain, first published anonymously in 1880, and finally acknowledged by the author in 1906. (Summary by John Greenman & Wikipedia)

Comedy, Erotica, Historical Fiction, Literature, Humor, Politics, Satire

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À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs : Chapter 01 - A Lombre Des ...

By: Marcel Proust

Première partie Autour de Mme Swann Dans cette première partie du roman, le narrateur parle de ses relations à Combray, entre autres celles eues avec M. de Norpois ou encore avec son idole littéraire Bergotte. Il va également pour la première fois au théâtre où il voit enfin l'actrice qu'il aime tant, la Berma, interprétant Phèdre de Racine. On y lit ses déceptions incomprises par les autres vis-à-vis de sa première vision théâtrale. Puis, il arrive à se faire introduire...

Literature

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Abandoned : Chapter 01 - Chapter I, The Wedding

By: W. Clark Russell

We meet Miss Lucretia Lane as she is dressing for her marriage to Captain Francis Reynolds of the British Merchant Service. Though he loves her truly, she has severe misgivings. She goes through with the wedding in spite of this, but refuses to live with her new husband, and cannot be enticed or cajoled to do so. Then on the day the Captain is scheduled to ship out, she receives word that he has been gravely injured and his dying request is to see his wife. She flies to ...

Adventure, Sea stories, Fiction

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Address to Certain Goldfishes

By: Hartley Coleridge

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Address to Certain Goldfishes by Hartley Coleridge. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 19, 2012. David Hartley Coleridge was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Hartley Coleridge's literary reputation chiefly rests on his works of criticism, on his Prometheus, an unfinished lyric drama, and on his sonnets (a form which suited his particular skills).

Fantasy, Humor, Nature, Philosophy, Sea stories, Poetry

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Adlestrop

By: Edward Thomas

volunteers bring you 7 recordings of Adlestrop by Edward Thomas. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 20th, 2009.

Poetry, Literature, Nature, Travel

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Admirable Crichton, The : Chapter 1 - Act I - At Loam House, Mayfair

By: J. M. Barrie

From the author of Peter Pan: Lord Loam, a British peer, considers class divisions to be artificial. He promotes his views during tea-parties where servants mingle with his aristocratic guests, to the embarrassment of all. Crichton, his butler, particularly disapproves of this. Loam, his family, a maid, and Crichton are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The resourceful Crichton is the only one of the party with any practical knowledge. Eventually, social roles a...

Play, Comedy, Satire

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Alarms and Discursions : Chapter 01 - Alarms and Discursions B

By: G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the prince of paradox. He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. Chesterton wrote about 4000 essays on various subjects, and Ararms and Discursions is one of his collections. (Summary ada...

Essay/Short nonfiction

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Alexander's Bridge (version 2)

By: Willa Sibert Cather

Bartley Alexander is a construction engineer and world-renowned builder of bridges going through what's known today (but not in 1912) as a mid-life crisis. Although married to his wife Winifred, Bartley resumes his acquaintance with a former lover, Hilda Burgoyne, in London. The affair proves to gnaw at Bartley's sense of propriety and honor.

Fiction

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Alexander's Bridge (version 3)

By: Willa Sibert Cather

Alexander's Bridge is the first novel by Willa Cather, published under the name Willa Sibert Cather. Heavily influenced by the works of Henry James, the book tells the story of bridge builder Bartley Alexander. Through his relationship with Actress Hilda Burgoyne while he is married his wife, Winnifred, he meets his moral downfall, and through another set of circumstances he meets his physical. (Summary by Miranda Stinson)

Fiction, Romance

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Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Mic...

By: Charles Godfrey Leland

This work, then, contains a collection of the myths, legends, and folk-lore of the principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians; that is to say, of the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots of Maine, and of the Micmacs of New Brunswick. All of this material was gathered directly from Indian narrators, the greater part by myself, the rest by a few friends; in fact, I can give the name of the aboriginal authority for every tale except one. (Summary by Charles Godfrey Leland)

Myths/Legends, Nature

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Alice Adams

By: Booth Tarkington

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Alice Adams chronicles the attempts of a lower middle class American midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century to climb the social ladder. The eponymous heroine is at the heart of the story, a young woman who wants a better place in society and a better life. As Gerard Previn Meyer has stated, Apart from being the contribution to social history its author conceived it to be, [Alice Adams] is something more, that something being wha...

Fiction

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (abridged) : Chapter 01 - Alices ...

By: Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a work of children's literature by the English mathematician and author, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm populated by grotesque figures like talking playing cards and anthropomorphic creatures. The Wonderland described in the tale plays with logic in ways that have made the story of lasting popula...

Fantasy, Children

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (version 2) : Chapter 01 Down The...

By: Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fan...

Adventure, Children, Fantasy, Humor, Teen/Young adult

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Amazing Interlude, The

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

It is the early days of The Great War. As the curtain rises, Sara Lee is sitting by the fire in her aunt and uncle’s home, knitting a baby afghan. Her beau’s name is Harvey. He has his eye on a little house that is just perfect for two and he will soon propose to Sara Lee. But in this play, the mise en scène is about to change. A fairyland transformation will take place and Sara Lee will step into a new and different story, where she is the princess in a forest of advent...

Romance, War stories, Historical Fiction, Literature

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Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

By: Henry Morgenthau

Ambassador Morgenthau’s memoirs of his years in the service of the United States in Constantinople, (today Istanbul), are an important primary historical resource for the study of the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide. During this genocide, approximately 1,500,000 Armenians living in Anatolia were murdered in an attempt to rid Turkey of its non-Turkish populations. Mr. Morgenthau left Turkey a frustrated man, having done all that he was able thr...

Memoirs, Biography, History, Politics

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Amateur Emigrant, The : Chapter 01 - The Amateur Emigrant

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

In July 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland to meet his future wife in her native California. Leaving by ship from Glasgow, Scotland, he determined to travel in steerage class to see how the working classes fared. At the last minute he was convinced by friends to purchase a ticket one grade above the lowest price, for which he was later thankful after seeing the conditions in steerage, but he still lived among the 'lower' classes. His comments on the experience ma...

Memoirs, Travel

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America

By: Samuel Francis Smith

volunteers bring you 5 recordings of America by Samuel Francis Smith. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 4th, 2010.

Poetry

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American Fairy Tales

By: L. Frank Baum

This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. ...

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Short stories

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