Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain

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Starting with a humorous and informative history of the river, Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain continues to describe piloting that waterway. In the same home-down style established by all of his more well known works, Twain paints a brightly-colored portrait of that long river with all its twists, turns, rapids, shallows and landmarks. […]




Great Expectations [1867 Edition] by Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations is written in the first person and is virtually a fictional autobiography of “Pip” from his childhood, through often painful experiences, to adulthood. It charts his progress as he moves from the Kent marshes – his social status radically changed having gained an unknown benefactor – to busy commercial London. The book is […]




The Old Wives’ Tale By Arnold Bennett

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A simple concept of parallels and contrasts in the lives of sisters, carefully told with gentle irony. It starts in 1864 when Constance and Sophia are 16 and 15 respectively and follows them to the end of their lives. Book 1 covers their teenage years together above and in a draper’s shop in a small […]




The Curious Case of Benjamin Button By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, now a major motion picture, features Benjamin Button, who, born as an old man much to the dismay and chagrin of his father and family Doctor, ages backwards until he leaves this world as a newborn. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)




The Invisble Man by H.G. Wells

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Terrifically popular science fiction novel by renowned writer HG Wells, about a scientist discovering how to achieve invisibility. But, in his case, being out of sight evidently does NOT mean out of mind. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) Read By Cate Barratt The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells published in 1897. […]




The Parenticide Club By Ambrose Bierce

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The Parenticide Club By Ambrose is a short work that is collection of four stories, each with a narrator that kills at least one parent. This book holds you right from the beginning to the end to keep the suspense moreover. Ambrose Bierce best known as journalist, and short story writer.Bierce is always a great […]


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