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Hospital Sketches

Read by Aaron Elliott


Louisa May Alcott


Alcott in 1862 served as a nurse in Georgetown, D.C during the Civil War. She wrote home what she observed there. Those harrowing and someti…

A Dog's Tale

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Mark Twain


This short novel of Twain’s, from 1903, is told from the point of view of a loyal and beloved family pet. Themes of heroics, valor and heart…

De Profundis

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Oscar Wilde


This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts …

Chapter 41 - John Marches into the Night

In The Trumpet Major

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Thomas Hardy


Our heroine, Anne Garland, lives quietly in a rural community deep in the English countryside. However, the arrival of several regiments pr…

August 1, 1714

In The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Quee…

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William Makepeace Thackeray


A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of…

Sex Diseases

In Sex

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Henry Stanton


Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although conservative and moralistic) gu…

Appendix B-The Control of Corporations and the New Freedom & C-The Blaine Campa…

In Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

Preface

In The Wings of the Dove

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Henry James


"The Wings of the Dove," published in 1902, represents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--mo…

Part III, Chapter Three

In Madame Bovary

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Gustave Flaubert, tr. Eleanor Marx-Aveling and Gustave Flaubert


Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her mea…

Jaunt Up the Hudson --- Wild Flowers

In Specimen Days

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Walt Whitman


Specimen Days is essentially the great American poet Walt Whitman's scrap book. It documents most of his life's adventures, especially his e…

Epilogue

In Adam Bede

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George Eliot


Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously,…

Book 07 - The Final Rescue - Chapter 05 - The Last Conflict

In The Mill on the Floss

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George Eliot


The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evi…

Preface- Quote & Inscription

In Work: A Story of Experience

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Louisa May Alcott


It is one of "several nineteenth-century novels [which] uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the …