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The Odyssey

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Homer


The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly…

The Art of Public Speaking

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Joseph Berg Esenwein


The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in us…

Buddhist Writings

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Varioustranslated Byhenry Clarke Warren


An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better und…

Dream Psychology

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Sigmund Freud


Not a few serious-minded students, [...], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud's dream psychology. The book in which he or…

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (version 2 dramatic reading)

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Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel i…

The Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft

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H. P. Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incom…

How to Speak and Write Correctly

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Joseph Devlin


This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of s…

The Picture of Dorian Gray (version 2 dramatic reading)

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Oscar Wilde


The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty …

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Version 2)

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Jules Verne


Professor Pierre Aronnax is an academic whose thirst for knowledge carries him out of his ivory tower and on the trail of a mysterious sea b…

The Lost World

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Lost World is a 1912 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau (native name is Tepuyes) in South America (Venezu…

The Prince

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Niccolò Machiavelli


ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (…

Relativity: The Special and General Theory

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Albert Einstein


This is an introduction to Einstein’s space-bending, time-stretching theory of Relativity, written by the master himself. Special and Genera…

How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human Analysis: The Five …

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Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict


In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo…

Hamlet

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William Shakespeare


Hamlet is commonly regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tr…

Dracula (version 2 dramatic reading)

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Bram Stoker


Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, to…

Little Women

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Louisa May Alcott


Little Women is the classic story of The March family, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. March and their four girls--Practical, yet fashion con…

Paradise Lost

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John Milton


Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Ho…

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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E. M. Berens


This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of majo…

The Meditations

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Marcus Aurelius


Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The…

The Antichrist

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Friedrich Nietzsche


Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be acc…

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