Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

A Woman of Genius

Read by Amy Dunkleberger


Mary Hunter Austin


In this 1912 novel, Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) draws inspiration from her own life to tell the story of a gifted woman caught between he…

Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal

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Life in the Grey Nunnery was first published in Boston, in 1857 by Edward P. Hood, who was credited as the book's editor. It is likely that …

The Rise of David Levinsky

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Abraham Cahan


Coming to New York from the Russian Empire, Abraham Cahan founded the Jewish Daily Forward to help Yiddish-speaking immigrants adjust to lif…

Within a Budding Grove

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Marcel Proust


"In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower" (bowdlerized by Scottish translator Scott Moncrieff as "Within a Budding Grove"…

The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier, Part 2

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Charles E. Flandrau


A series of stories written by Judge Charles E. Flandrau "at different times during his long residence in the Northwest, which embrace …

The Secret City

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Hugh Walpole


Written in the first person, The Secret City is a novel in three parts of a journey through post World War I Russia and the Revolution, duri…

Big Sur

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Jack Kerouac


This classic of the beatnik era from famous bohemian traveller Jack Kerouac focuses on Jack Dulouz, a thinly veiled Kerouac surrogate, and h…

The History of Pendennis

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William Makepeace Thackeray


In Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray skillfully shows the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, a young gentleman trying to make his way i…

Silas Strong

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Irving Bacheller


Per the author: "The book has one high ambition. It has tried to tell the sad story of the wilderness itself—to show, from the woodsman…

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (version 2)

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James Weldon Johnson


The story of a biracial man living in the deep south after the reconstruction era. He is young and talented. Yet, in order for him to avoid …

Sentimental Tommy

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J. M. Barrie


"J. M. Barrie is most noted for being the author of Peter Pan, the beloved book about a child who does not want to grow up. The two Tom…

Shakspere: Personal Recollections

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John A. Joyce


A fictitious account of a "friend" of William Shakespeare, who accompanies him from his birth to his death and beyond, chronicling…

Im dunkeln Zimmer

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Bruno Frank


Im dunkeln Zimmer ist eine grüblerische Liebesgeschichte.Wegen eines Augenleidens wird dem Protagonisten vom Arzt ein Aufenthalt in ein…

The Autobiography of Cockney Tom

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Thomas Bastard


The Autobiography of Cockney Tom, Showing his Struggles through Life,and proving this Truth of the Old Saying"that Honesty is the best …

Susan

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Ernest Oldmeadow


Susan is a perfect gem of a maid until suddenly she begins to mess things ups and is so distracted that her mistress Gertrude is determined …

The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

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George Gissing


This novel consists of selections from the diary of an author, starting soon after his retirement and continuing until just before his death…

The Late Mattia Pascal

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Luigi Pirandello


Mattia Pascal grew up in a small Italian town not dissimilar to that of the author's upbringing. Pascal leads a somewhat feckless boyhood, a…

Lost Diaries

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Maurice Baring


Within these pages find passages from the "lost diaries" of a wide range of people: royal, regular, famous, infamous, historical…

Die Ahnen - Die Geschwister

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Gustav Freytag


Die fünfte Erzählung 'Die Geschwister' ist in sich zweigeteilt und behandelt die Geschichte zweier Militärpersonen aus der Fa…

Tommy and Grizel

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J. M. Barrie


This book continues Sentimental Tommy, also in the Librivox catalogue. Tommy grows up and marries Grizel. But life is not only roses and rai…

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