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The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

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Owen Wister

This is the fifth published book of Owen Wister, author of the archetypical Western novel, The Virginian. Published in 1900, it comprises ei…

Dog Ghosts

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Elliott O'Donnell

Stories in which ghosts of dogs figure. This is chapter 2, Apparitions Of Dogs, of the book Animal Ghosts Or, Animal Hauntings and the Here…

Cecilia de Noël

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Mary Elizabeth Hawker

Cecilia de Noël is an original and cleverly told ghost story, published in 1891. The story is told, Rashomon-like, from six different v…

Recollections of Oscar Wilde

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Franz Blei

This 1906 collection of memories of Oscar Wilde is by friends. Wilde said that his genius was his life; only his talent was in his works. (S…

Infamous Day: Marines At Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941

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Robert James Cressman

Historical overview and personal reminiscences published in 1992. Pearl Harbor attack 7 December 1941. Part of U.S. Government U.S. Marine…

A Cathedral Singer

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James Lane Allen

New York City in the early 20th century, a boy with an angelic voice, his devoted mother, the great Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John The Di…

Titan Of Chasms: The Grand Canyon Of Arizona

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Charles F. Lummis

This is a 1906 collection of three essays by men famously associated with The Grand Canyon: Charles A. Higgins, John Wesley Powell, and Cha…

Portrait Of A Man With Red Hair; A Romantic Macabre

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Hugh Walpole

Is the father insane or merely sadistic, a man entombed in a spirit of malevolence? This 1925 novel by a perceptive observer explores the te…

Silly Verses: Selections From Shores, Carroll, Lear, and Gilbert

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Lewis Carroll, W. S. Gilbert, Edward Lear and Robert J. Shores

Silly and fun verses beginning with the lesser known Robert J. Shores and going on to the more known Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and W.S. Gi…

A Christmas Miscellany 2021

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Seven chapters involving Christmas from different books. Plus part 8 which is twelve verses about Christmas and part 9 which is four Christm…

A London Mosaic

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Walter Lionel George

An idiosyncratic view of various aspects of London, England, published in 1921. Walter Lionel George (1882 – 1926) was an English writer, c…

Abaft The Funnel

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Rudyard Kipling

"Men in pajamas sitting abaft the funnel and swapping lies of the purple seas." Thirty one early short stories by the master story…

Stories From Wagner

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J. Walker McSpadden

Eleven stories of eleven operas by Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold. Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung. Parsifal. Lohengrin. Ta…

The Times' Red Cross Story Book By Famous Novelists Serving In His Majesty's Fo…

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These eighteen stories were published in 1915, in the midst of World War I. "Published For The Times' Fund For The Sick And Wounded&qu…

The Measure Of A Man; A Tale Of The Big Woods

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Norman Duncan

A tale of a singular man at work among lumber-jacks. Duncan's droll style and tongue-in-cheek viewpoint keep the reader and listener much en…

Visits To The Dead In The Catacombs Of Rome

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George Washington Greene

This essay of a cultured observer, for many years United States consul in Rome, appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol 10, issue 59,…

Tales of English Minsters: Hereford

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Elizabeth W. Grierson

This short book was originally written for children, though adults will also find it worthwhile. It tells interesting history of Hereford i…

The Best British Short Stories of 1922

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Various and Walter de la Mare

Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced on…

Oscar Wilde: A Study

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André Gide

This is a 1905 memoir of one great litterateur’s latter days written by another great litterateur. This recording omits the numerous footnot…

The Dogs Of Boytown

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Walter Alden Dyer

This collection of stories about dogs and the people they own was published in 1918. The story proceeds leisurely with much information abou…

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