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Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Lillian Marie Briggs - Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln
A few of Lincoln's most famous speeches and the Lincoln-Douglas debate make for historic reading. (summary by David O)
and 5 more
Daniel Defoe - Storm
The Storm (1704) holds a special place in the writings of Daniel Defoe. Widely considered a founding document of modern journalism, The Storm narrates the calamitous events of November 1703 that are framed by the...
Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales
Hamilton Wright Mabie - Myths That Every Child Should Know
A selection of famous and timeless myths, adapted for a junior audience. (Summary by Lynne Thompson)
and 16 more
Wit and Humor of America, Vol 01
The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the first volume, 53 short stories and poems have been gathered from 44 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)
and 20 more
Wit and Humor of America
Biography & Autobiography
Jacob Stroyer - My Life in the South
My Life in the South is the vivid and touching autobiography of African-American former slave, Jacob Stroyer. It recounts experiences from his early childhood on the planation up to his involvement in Confederacy's...
and 5 more
Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity)
Gaius Petronius Arbiter - Satyricon
Satyricon (or Satyrica) is a Latin work of fiction in a mixture of prose and poetry. It is believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as a certain Titus...
and 5 more
Jacob A. Riis - How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It...
and 9 more
H. P. Nichols - Curtezan Unmasked
«The Curtezan unmasked or, the Whoredomes of Jezebel Painted to the Life: With Antidotes against them, or Heavenly Julips to cool Men in the Fever of Lust» is a fire-and-brimstone polemic by «A Spiritual Physician» to...
Jane Addams - Twenty Years at Hull House
Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In a long, complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker and founder of Hull-House in Chicago, public philosopher (the first...
and 7 more
Horror & Supernatural Fiction
Henry Fielding - Journey from This World to the Next
The narrator dies in the first sentence. Through relating his travels in the afterlife, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, gently satirizes life here on earth. (Summary by Denny Sayers) This...
and 1 more
Charles William Eliot - Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books
Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces… authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Bacon, Calvin, Caxton, Condell, Copernicus, Dryden, Fielding, Goethe, Heminge, Hugo,...
and 10 more
E. Nesbit - Children's Shakespeare
This children's book retells twelve of Shakespeare's most popular plays as stories for children. Each of the plays are rewritten as short stories or fairy tales suitable to keep the attention of child readers or...
and 7 more
Stolen Bacillus and other stories
H. G. Wells
Eight Keys to Eden
Songs of Innocence and Experience (version 2)
Russian Realities and Problems: Lectures delivered at Cambridge in August 1916
Short Story Collection Vol. 081
Around the World with the Children
Frank G. Carpenter
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