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The Pathfinder

By: James Fenimore Cooper

Excerpt: The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper.

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Chance a Tale in Two Parts

By: Joseph Conrad

Excerpt: I believe he had seen us out of the window coming off to dine in the dinghy of a fourteen-ton yawl belonging to Marlow my host and skipper. We helped the boy we had with us to haul the boat up on the landing-stage before we went up to the riverside inn, where we found our new acquaintance eating his dinner in dignified loneliness at the head of a long table, white and inhospitable like a snow bank....

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Returning Home

By: Anthony Trollope

Excerpt: Returning Home by Anthony Trollope.

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Our Mutual Friend

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: In these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames, between Southwark bridge which is of iron, and London Bridge which is of stone, as an autumn evening was closing in....

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Tom Tiddlers Ground

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: Tom Tiddler?s Ground by Charles Dickens.

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Ursula

By: Honoré de Balzac

Excerpt: Ursula by Honore de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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Short Story Collection Vol. 045

By: Various

’s Short Story Collection 045: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of members.

Short stories

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The Castle of Otranto

By: Horace Walpole

Excerpt: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole.

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Short Story Collection Vol. 024

By: Various

’s Short Story Collection 024: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of members.

Fiction, Short stories

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

Excerpt: A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells.

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The Book of Genesis

By: Various

Excerpt: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth -- 2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was uponthe face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of thewaters -- 3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light -- 4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the lightfrom the darkness -- 5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.And the evening and the morning were the first day -- 6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,and let it divide the waters from the waters -- 7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which wereunder the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so....

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The Glimpses of the Moon

By: Edith Wharton

Excerpt: PART I. It rose for them--their honey-moon--over the waters of a lake so famed as the scene of romantic raptures that they were rather proud of not having been afraid to choose it as the setting of their own. ?It required a total lack of humour, or as great a gift for it as ours, to risk the experiment,? Susy Lansing opined, as they hung over the inevitable marble balustrade and watched their tutelary orb roll its magic carpet across the waters to their feet....

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In the Fog

By: Richard Harding Davis

The story is set in London, at an elite gentleman’s club called The Grill, where an American gentleman arrests the attention of four other men by relating how one night he got lost in a thick London fog. He stumbled upon a house where a double murder was just committed. The victims of the murder were a young nobleman and a Russian princess. He escaped from the house and reported the killings to Scotland Yard. But they were unable to find the location of the dwelling. All very strange, as three of the other gentlemen all offer more information and perspectives on various details of the incident as they endeavor to solve the mystery. (Introduction by Bob Gonzalez)...

Mystery, Fiction

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The Uncommercial Traveller

By: Charles Dickens

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Bureaucracy

By: Honoré de Balzac

Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Rabourdin household in Paris, where men of thought and study bear a certain likeness to one another, living as they do in a common centre, you must have met with several resembling Monsieur Rabourdin, whose acquaintance we are about to make at a moment when he is head of a bureau in one of our most important ministries....

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A Ride Across Palestine

By: Anthony Trollope

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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass. With an Introduction. By James M'Cune Smith

By: Frederick Douglas

Excerpt: My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglas.

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The Commission in Lunacy

By: Honoré de Balzac

Excerpt: IN 1828, at about one o?clock one morning, two persons came out of a large house in the Rue du Faubourg Saint- Honore, near the Elysee-Bourbon. One was the famous doctor, Horace Bianchon; the other was one of the most elegant men in Paris, the Baron de Rastignac; they were friends of long standing. Each had sent away his carriage, and no cab was to be seen in the street; but the night was fine, and the pavement dry....

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Tales of Unrest

By: Joseph Conrad

Excerpt: Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad.

Contents AUTHOR?S NOTE ........................................................................................................................... 4 TALES OF UNREST ........................................................ 8 KARAIN: A MEMORY ...................................................................................8 THE IDIOTS ...................................................................................................51 AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS .....................................................................76 THE RETURN ..............................................................................................102 THE LAGOON .............................................................................................160...

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A Little Tour in France

By: Henry James

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