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Walden

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s lif…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thorea…

Scaramouche

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Rafael Sabatini


Scaramouche is a romantic adventure and tells the story of a young aristocrat during the French Revolution. His successive endeavors as a la…

Tam O'Shanter

In Short Poetry Collection 074

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Robert Burns


This is a collection of poems for the month of December 2008.

The Miller's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Being Wanted

In Five Children and It

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nesbit_e and E. Nesbit


This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon…

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In Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

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Mary Shelley


Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in …

James Fenimore Cooper

In The Spy

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cooper_jf and James Fenimore Cooper


James Fenimore Cooper's second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott's Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the A…