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32 Caliber : Chapter 01 Bring Jim Here

By: Donald McGibney

A suspicious accident reveals itself to be a murder! Our story is narrated by a lawyer who turns detective in order to uncover the real murderer, and leads us on a chase through Bolshevik headquarters, country clubs, and a dry creek bed, before the real clues come to light. Up-in-the-air excitement! (Summary by Brenda Price)

Mystery

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Acres of Diamonds

By: Russell Conwell

Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder (Summary by Scott Dahlem)

Biography, Religion

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Adventures of a Brownie as Told to my Child

By: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Adventures of a Brownie follows the life of a brownie who lives in a family's coal cellar and the adventures he gets into with the members of the household. Written by Ancilla

Children, Fantasy

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (version 3)

By: Mark Twain ; Samuel Clemens

The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River, and its sober and often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature. The book has been popular with young readers since its publication, and taken as a sequel to th...

Adventure, Children, Comedy

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Adventures of Jerry Muskrat, The

By: Thornton W. Burgess

Join us as we follow Jerry Muskrat and his friends on an adventure to discover what is threatening their homeland, Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

Adventure, Animals, Children, Fantasy

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Adventures of Reddy Fox, The

By: Thornton W. Burgess

The Adventures of Reddy Fox is another in the series of children’s stories by conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this story, Reddy and Granny Fox must outsmart Farmer Brown’s Boy who is out to get Reddy for stealing his pet chicken. Along the way, Reddy encounters many of the citizens of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest and with him we learn little lessons about life such as: the perils of being a show off; the importance of using all of one’s senses; that it ...

Children, Animals

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Afke's tiental

By: Nienke van Hichtum

Afke's tiental verhaalt over de dagelijkse belevenissen van een arm gezin met tien kinderen, dat rond 1900 op het Friese platteland leefde. Door de zorgzaamheid van moeder Afke werd het ondanks de armoede een gelukkig gezin, waarin men heel veel voor elkaar over had. Dit kinderboek is gebaseerd op het leven van Harmke Feenstra-Tuinstra uit het dorp Warga. Haar oudste dochter was dienstmeisje bij de auteur, Nienke van Hichtum. Classic Dutch children's book, read in Dutch,...

Children

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Afterward : Chapter 01 - Afterward

By: Edith Wharton

Mary and Ned Boyne have fled their dreary life in Wisconsin for a home in rustic Dorsetshire. But you can only run so far, and some things - some secret things - may follow you. A creepy and tragic ghost story from one of the masters. (Summary by John Silence)

Horror/Ghost stories

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Afloat on the Ohio

By: Reuben Gold Thwaites

Afloat on the Ohio, An Historical Pilgrimage, of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, From Redstone to Cairo. There were four of us pilgrims—my Wife, our Boy of ten and a half years, the Doctor, and I. My object in going—the others went for the outing—was to gather local color for work in Western history. The Ohio River was an important factor in the development of the West. I wished to know the great waterway intimately in its various phases,—to see with my own eyes what the bo...

Adventure, History, Instruction, Memoirs, Nature, Travel

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Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology : Chapter 00 - Preface an...

By: W.G. Aitchison Robertson

A 1922 source-book for British criminal pathologists, this will be of particular interest to fans of popular police forensics television shows, films, and murder mysteries.(Summary by BellonaTimes)

Science, Instruction

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Agra-Schat, De : Chapter 01: De Kennis Der Gevolgtrekking

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Het verhaal speelt zich af in 1887 of 1888, en draait deels om de Oost-Indische Compagnie en de Muiterij van Sepoy. Sherlock Holmes en Dr. Watson worden benaderd door Miss Mary Morstan, die hun vraagt mee te helpen met de zoektocht naar haar vader. Hij was officier in India, maar is 10 jaar geleden verdwenen toen hij terug zou komen naar Engeland. Een anonieme brief brengt de drie op het spoor van Thaddeus Sholto. Van hem vernemen ze dat zijn vader goed bevriend was met ...

Mystery

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Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream (version 2)

By: John Kendrick Bangs

John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangasian Fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. (Wikipedia) Plot summary: J K Bangs has taken Alice from Lewis Carroll's “Alice in Wonderland” and lets her on a boring day travel with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and the other of Carroll's familiar characters to Blunderland. The ...

Satire, Fiction, Humor

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Alice Pleasance Liddell

By: Lewis Carroll

volunteers bring you 23 different recordings of Alice Pleasance Liddell by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of June 17th, 2007.

Poetry, Children

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (dramatic reading) : Chapter 00 -...

By: Lewis Carroll

This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different characters. (Summary by Lucy Perry)

Children, Fantasy

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Aliens, The

By: Murray Leinster

The human race was expanding through the galaxy ... and so, they knew, were the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet ... war is inevitable. Or is it ...? (Summary from Gutenberg text)

Science fiction

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All the Brothers Were Valiant : Chapter 01 - Chapter 1

By: Ben Ames Williams

Joel Shore, newly appointed captain of the whaling ship Nathan Ross following his brother's apparent demise as captain of the same ship, elects to make his first cruise as captain to the very location where his brother had last been seen - the Gilbert Islands, in order to try to learn more about what happened to his brother. The focus of this tale is of that voyage halfway around the globe and the adventures which he and his crew encounter. (Summary by Roger Melin)

Fiction

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Als de natuur roept

By: Jack London

Als de Natuur Roept (The Call of the Wild) is een roman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Jack London. Het verhaal gaat over een eerder gedomesticeerde hond genaamd Buck. Zijn oer-instincten keren terug na een reeks van gebeurtenissen die ertoe leiden dat hij een sledehond wordt in de Yukon in de 19e-eeuwse Klondike Gold Rush, waar sledehonden werden gekocht tegen zeer royale prijzen.

Fiction

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American History Stories, Volume 2

By: Mara L. Pratt

History is brought to life in the second volume of American History Stories by Mara L. Pratt. It is a wonderful introduction for children to American history, this volume beginning with the causes of the American Revolution. Although each chapter is short, it is full of fascinating information, and so well-written that adults will enjoy it as much as children. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) Reader's Note : This edition contains patriotic songs of the time period. Where thes...

Children, History

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American Psychology, 1900-1922

By: Various

This is the first of what is intended to be three projects featuring journal articles which chart the development of psychology as an academic discipline in the United States during the twentieth century. This first collection begins with an appraisal of functionalism by William James and takes in: early contributions to educational psychology; works of early feminist psychologists; discussions of behaviourism and pragmatism. Also included is Watson and Rayer's famous 19...

Psychology

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Amy Foster

By: Joseph Conrad

Classic shortish story by Conrad that relates his self-thought alienation from British society, as a young foreign man survives a shipwreck off the coast of Kent, England only to be shunned by most of the townsfolk. The one exception is the loving, if dull-witted, Miss Foster. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

Fiction, Tragedy, Romance

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