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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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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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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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Agnes Grey (dramatic reading)

By: Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, spoiled children for a living, and about the abil...

Fiction, Play, Romance

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Agricola : Chapter 01 - Agricola

By: Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. It also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native Britons to the corruption and tyranny of the Empire; the book also ...

History, Biography

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Akai Rosoku to Ningyo

By: Mimei Ogawa

Red Candles and a Mermaid, the masterpiece of OGAWA Mimei (1882-1961) appeared on The Newspaper Tokyo-Asahi in 1921. A mermaid was raised by an elderly couple. She painted on candles and made their business prosper. But the couple became greedy and sold their daughter to a circus. (Summary by Uchida Masatomo)

Children, Fiction

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Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland

By: Lewis Carroll

Die Titelheldin Alice wird während eines langweiligen Picknicks mit ihrer Schwester auf ein weißes Kaninchen aufmerksam, dem sie schließlich in dessen Bau folgt. Dabei landet sie in einer traumartigen Unterwelt, die vor Paradoxa und Absurditäten nur so strotzt. Beim Versuch, dem Kaninchen zu folgen, passieren dem Mädchen zahlreiche Missgeschicke...

Children, Adventure, Fantasy, Humor

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Alienista, O

By: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

O Alienista, de Machado de Assis, é um pequeno romance sobre loucura, cientificismo e poder. O enredo se desenrola a partir dos esforços científicos de um importante médico português, o dr. Simão Bacamarte, cuja obsessão pela busca de um método universal para tratar e curar distúrbios mentais leva os habitantes da pequena cidade de Itaguaí ao terror, conspiração e a tentativas de revolução. Em pouco tempo, o hospício do dr. Bacamarte passa a tratar não só os doentes ment...

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Allan and the Holy Flower

By: H. Rider Haggard

Further adventures of Allan Quatermain (Summary by laineyben)

Adventure

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Allan's Wife

By: H. Rider Haggard

The story of Allan Quatermain's wife and further adventures of Allan Quatermain. (Summary by Elaine Tweddle)

Adventure

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Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories

By: Mark Twain

A collection of Twain short stories including: The Loves Of Alonzo Fitz Clarence And Rosannah Ethelton On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying About Magnanimous-Incident Literature The Grateful Poodle The Benevolent Author The Grateful Husband Punch, Brothers, Punch The Great Revolution In Pitcairn The Canvasser's Tale An Encounter With An Interviewer Paris Notes Legend Of Sagenfeld, In Germany Speech On The Babies Speech On The Weather Concerning The American Language Rogers (...

Fiction, Short stories

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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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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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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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