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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…

Twilight in Italy

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D. H. Lawrence

This is one of the author's "travel books", recounting his walking journeys in and around the Lago di Garda in Northern Italy. Eve…

Virgin Soil Volume 1

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Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev's last and longest novel presents the story of a group of young people in late nineteenth century Russia, who because of disillusio…

The Bagpipers

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George Sand

A story of two sets of lovers and the development of their relationships, set in rural France in the mid 19th century. - Summary by PeterTuc…

A Short History of Greek Philosophy

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John Marshall

History of Ancient Greek philosophy from pre-Socratics to Aristotle and on to the Sceptics and the Stoics. - Summary by Peter Tucker

The Captives

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Hugh Walpole

A story of alienation from the society which holds one captive, told from the standpoint of a young woman whose life is suddenly disrupted, …

Prometheus Illbound

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André Gide

There is a witty and absurdist character to this contemporary setting of the plight of Prometheus, in which Zeus appears as a tremendously w…

The Major Symptoms of Hysteria

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Pierre Janet

In this series of lectures delivered in English by the author while visiting the USA, Janet summarises the (at the time) cutting edge perspe…

Virgin Soil Volume 2

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Ivan Turgenev

The second volume of Turgenev's last novel sees social change bubbling up into conflict with the established order and interacting with the …

Metamorphoses (Howard Version)

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Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso

Translated from Latin into English blank verse, this classic Roman text gives an account of a series of fabulous episodes from creation thro…

The Last Days of Pekin

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Pierre Loti

The author was an officer in the French navy. This book is a compilation of his experiences when stationed in China in 1900 during and immed…

Discourse on Metaphysics

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

This is a relatively short treatise by the highly influential and admired philosopher and polymath Leibniz. It presents his views on metaphy…

Fear and Anxiety

In A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud

These twenty-eight lectures to laymen are elementary and almost conversational. Freud sets forth with a frankness almost startling the diffi…


In Long Poems Collection 008

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John Dryden

LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 008: a collection of 14 public-domain poems longer than 10 minutes in length.

11 - Book sixth, The Vision of the Under World, part 1

In The Aeneid, prose translation

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The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas,…

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