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Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse

By: Anna Wales Abbot
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Betty Wales, Freshman

By: Margaret Warde

...First published in 1904, Betty Wales Freshman is the first book in an 8 volume series that follows Betty and her classmates throughout college and beyond. It takes place at Harding in New England (NOT to be confused with the Arkansas university) based on t...

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Best British Short Stories of 1922, The

By: Various

Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales)

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Lin McLean

By: Owen Wister

...Lean is an unaffected, attractive young cowboy in the Wyoming territory before statehood. This book is various stories in his life. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Days with the Great Composers

By: May Gillington Byron

...fe of each composer gives the anonymous author scope to describe each one's work and life, sketchily, of course, but interestingly. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Great K. & A. Train-Robbery, The

By: Paul Leicester Ford

...d somewhere in the Arizona desert. Various adventures involve this young superintendent. Romance is provided by a comely passenger. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Padre Ignacio, Or The Song Of Temptation

By: Owen Wister

... years. In 1855 a stranger rides into the mission bringing news and a spiritual crisis. It's really more of a novella than a novel. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Journey in Search of Christmas, A

By: Owen Wister

... well known for his western writings, famously the novel The Virginian. Illustrations are by the western artist Frederic Remington. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories, The

By: Owen Wister

... Owen Wister, author of the archetypical Western novel, The Virginian. Published in 1900, it comprises eight Western short stories. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Little Book of Christmas, A

By: John Kendrick Bangs

Summary: Four short Christmas stories, a bit sentimental, but still affecting and worthwhile. Plus Four Christmas verses. (Summary by David Wales)

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Members of the Family

By: Owen Wister

... the Family is a collection of eight short stories about people in the Wyoming Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Summary by David Wales)...

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New Swiss Family Robinson, The

By: Owen Wister

A parody of its famous predecessor, this short piece was written by Owen Wister for the Harvard Lampoon (Summary by David Wales)

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Philosophy 4: A Story of Harvard University

By: Owen Wister

Owen Wister's wry humor enlivens this comedic story of three sophomores during exam week at Harvard. (Summary by David Wales)

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Ulysses S. Grant

By: Owen Wister

...pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Just William

By: Richmal Crompton

... less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasing. The series of books is better known in the United Kingdom than in the U.S. ( Summary by David Wales )...

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Headlong Hall

By: Thomas Love Peacock

... and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. in Wales....

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How I Found Livingstone

By: Sir Henry Morton Stanley

...Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying Dr Livingstone, i Presume?. Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, he eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find Livingstone, a scottish missio...

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Robbery Under Arms

By: Rolf Boldrewood

...A tale of cattle duffing, horse stealing and bushranging in the New South Wales outback with Captain Starlight. To quote the author though presented in the guise of fiction, this chronicle of the Marston family must not be set down by the reader as wholly fanciful or exaggerated. Much of the narrat...

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Flint Heart, The

By: Eden Phillpotts

... is perfectly understandable without such explications. The droll narration makes the story as much fun for adults as for children. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Dragon Of Wantley, The, Version 2

By: Owen Wister

...tury. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten years. This is the 1895 edition. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543, The, Part IX

By: John Leland

...John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is made up of Leland's notebooks, which were first published in the 18th century, and later in a ten-part, five-volume edition published by Lucy Toulmin (1906-10). Part I...

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Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards, The

By: Washington Irving

...les of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829. The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Izaak Walton's Lives of John Donne, Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker and George Herbert

By: Izaak Walton

...s his Angler, and like it are of value less as exact knowledge than as harmonious and complete pictures of character. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Men of Harlech

By: Talhaiarn ; John Jones

...on Welsh Melodies with the Welsh lyrics by the Welsh poet John Jones (Talhaiarn). A version translated by John Oxenford was published in The Songs of Wales in 1873 with music edited by Brinley Richards. This is the version recorded in this week's poetry project....

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Pentecost of Calamity, The

By: Owen Wister

...r, and that you can pay too high a price for peace; but that you cannot pay too high for the finding and keeping of your own soul.” (Summary by David Wales)...

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Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches, The

By: Bret Harte

...k along with other stories and sketches, especially “The Outcasts of Poker Flats,” of which several movies were made. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

By: William Dean Howells

...apham. (Reader’s Note for story 3: A pony engine is a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another.) (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Round the Sofa

By: Elizabeth Gaskell

...say about a persecuted minority group, the Cagots in Western France. The Doom of the Griffiths. A Gothic short story about a cursed family and set in Wales. Half a Life-Time Ago. A novella set in the Wiltshire Dales. The Poor Clare. A Ghostly short story! The Half Brothers. A sad short story about brotherly love and a sheep-dog dog named Lassie! (Summary by Noel Badrian)...

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John Caldigate

By: Anthony Trollope

...n disowned by his father, John Caldigate sets sail for Australia with his friend Dick Shand hoping to make his fortune in the goldfields in New South Wales. On the voyage, he meets Euphemia Smith and they conduct an indiscreet affair aboard. After various problems, Caldigate literally strikes gold and returns to Sydney where he meets Euphemia again and they settle. living ...

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In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

By: Ambrose Bierce

... anticipate and parallel Ernest Hemingway's later arrival, whereas the civilian tales later influence horror writers. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Phillips Brooks

By: Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe

...degree by the University of Oxford, England (1885). He is known for being the lyricist of O Little Town of Bethlehem. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Faces and Places

By: Henry W. Lucy

...terest in the 1871 trial of the Tichborne Claimant; The Battle of Merthyr contains an eye-witness account of the Merthyr Riots of 1831; The Prince of Wales paints a portrait of the future King Edward VII.<P/>Lucy, who also wrote as Toby, M.P. for the satirical magazine Punch, loved to poke gentle fun, particularly at the establishment, and this is especially evident in A P...

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