By: Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear
This is a collection of some of the delightful nonsense verses and stories by Edward Lear. A lot of them are also my favorites. The Jumblies, The Owl and the Pussy-cat; the Broom, the Shovel, The Poker and the Tongs; The Duck and the Kangaroo; The Cummerbund; The Dong with the Luminous Nose; The New Vestments; Calico Pie; The courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo and Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly. Also included at no extra cost are two sections with my favorite Lear limericks. Only about 30 of them but they are all funny and full of delectable silliness. I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I enjoyed recording them.
By: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)
It's sad, but true to say that today Edward Morgan Forster's works are known more from their film and television adaptations rather than from their original novels. Yet, these adaptations have spurred many a fascinated viewer into going back to the library and finding the book that the film or miniseries was based on and this is ultimately the power of Forster's literary appeal. Howard's End was published in 1910 and it marked Forster's first taste of critical and commercial success. He had published three other novels earlier, Where Angels Fear To Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907) and A Room With a View (1908) but none of them had been received with so much acclaim...
Where Angels Fear to Tread
On a journey to Tuscany with her young friend and traveling companion Caroline Abbott, widowed Lilia Herriton falls in love with both Italy and a handsome Italian much younger than herself, and decides to stay. Furious, her dead husband’s family send Lilia’s brother-in-law to Italy to prevent a misalliance, but he arrives too late. Lilia marries the Italian and in due course becomes pregnant again. When she dies giving birth to her child, the Herritons consider it both their right and their duty to travel to Monteriano to obtain custody of the infant so that he can be raised as an Englishman.
The Longest Journey
Frederick Elliot is a student at early 20th century Cambridge, a university that seems like paradise to him, amongst bright if cynical companions, when he receives a visit from two friends, an engaged young woman, Agnes Pembroke, and her older brother, Herbert. The Pembrokes are Rickie’s only friends from home. An orphan who grew up living with cousins, he was sent to a public (boarding) school where he was shunned and bullied because of his lame foot, an inherited weakness, and frail body. Agnes, as it happens, is engaged to Gerald, now in the army, who was one of the sturdy youths who bullied Rickie at school...
By: Edward M. House (1858-1938)
Philip Dru: Administrator
Philip Dru: Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 is a futuristic political novel published anonymously in 1912 by Edward Mandell House, an American diplomat, politician and presidential foreign policy advisor. His book's hero leads the democratic western U.S. in a civil war against the plutocratic East, and becomes the dictator of America. Dru as dictator imposes a series of reforms that resemble the Bull Moose platform of 1912 and then vanishes.
By: Edward Marshall (1870-1933)
|The Old Flute-Player A Romance of To-day|
By: Edward N. Hoare (1842-)
|A Child of the Glens or, Elsie's Fortunes|
By: Edward Noyes Westcott (1847-1898)
|David Harum A Story of American Life|
By: Edward Ormondroyd
David and the Phoenix
David knew that one should be prepared for anything when one climbs a mountain, but he never dreamed what he would find that June morning on the mountain ledge. There stood an enormous bird, with a head like an eagle, a neck like a swan, and a scarlet crest. The most astonishing thing was that the bird had an open book on the ground and was reading from it! This was David’s first sight of the fabulous Phoenix and the beginning of a pleasant and profitable partnership. The Phoenix found a great...
By: Edward P. Cogger
|Funny Alphabet Uncle Franks' Series|
By: Edward P. Roe (1838-1888)
He Fell in Love with His Wife
James desperately needs someone to help him keep his farm going, but has failure after colossal failure finding a good housekeeper. Alida marries a man only to find out he's already married. She's so undone when she finds out that she just wants to go somewhere where no one will judge her for her misfortune, where she can work and keep herself fed and clothed. James and Alida meet and arrange for a strictly business marriage, leaving loving and honoring out of the vows. The title of the book tells the rest of the story, but the way it gets there is worth the journey. (Introduction by TriciaG)
By: Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888)
|A Face Illumined|
By: Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
The Cinema Murder
Phillip Romilly is a poor art teacher in London. He finds out that his wealthy cousin Douglas has been seeing his girl friend Beatrice behind his back. He strangles Douglas, throws him in the canal, and assumes his identity. Douglas had booked passage to America for the next day, so after a pleasant sea voyage Phillip arrives at the Waldorf Hotel in New York as Douglas Romilly. An hour after checking in he disappears again, and assumes yet another identity, one that his cousin had set up for himself. Douglas was facing massive financial problems, and he, too, had planned to avoid his problems by getting lost in the crowd in New York. Now, in chapter two….
The Zeppelin's Passenger
The Zeppelin’s Passenger is a tale of German espionage in England during World War I. Dreymarsh is a fictional “backwater” area in England with no apparent military value. The story begins with Dreymarsh residents discovering an observation car from a German zeppelin along with a Homburg hat near Dreymarsh. The mystery is further complicated when an Englishman, Mr. Hamar Lessingham, presents himself at Mainsail Haul which is the residence of Sir Henry Cranston. Lessingham bears with him, hand-carried letters from Major Richard Halstead, and a British prisoner of war in Germany...
The Great Impersonation
E. Phillips Oppenheim, an English novelist created well in excess of 100 novels and 30 plus collections of short stories. Most of his tales are thrillers and espionage. The Great Impersonation was written following World War I and is considered by many to be perhaps his best novel. The story focuses on German espionage in England prior to the start of World War I. The tale centers on two characters that are almost identical in appearance. Indeed, while both attend the same school in England, they are often mistaken for one another...
The Pawns Count
"I am for England and England only," John Lutchester, the Englishman, asserted."I am for Japan and Japan only," Nikasti, the Jap, insisted."I am for Germany first and America afterwards," Oscar Fischer, the German-American pronounced."I am for America first, America only, America always," Pamela Van Tale, the American girl, declared.They were all right except the German-American.It is during World War I. A chemist, Sandy Graham, has discovered a new powerful explosive, but he let's it slip in a London restaurant that he has made the discovery...
An Amiable Charlatan
An Englishman is enjoying his dinner at Stephano's, at which he is a regular diner. A man enters quickly, sits at his table, starts eating his food, and hands him a packet underneath the table! So begins Paul Walmsley's acquaintance - and adventures - with American adventurer Joseph H. Parker and his lovely daughter, Eve. (Intro by TriciaG)Note that there is an alternate reading of section 8. Both are excellent renditions, so enjoy either or both of them.
|A Millionaire of Yesterday|
Havoc occurs when European countries are discussing covert alliances. The story revolves around the creation of a secret alliance between Germany, Russia, and Austria. The English hope to split Russia away by holding the Czar to his previous public commitments, but they need proof of what was done to create the pressure. All the pressures that lead to WWI are there, but the intrigues and secret treaties create an interesting background to the twists and turns of the plot.
|Anna the Adventuress|
|The Yellow Crayon|
|Peter Ruff and the Double Four|
|The Illustrious Prince|
A conference of European nations is being held in the Hague. England has not been invited to attend. Some think war is about to break out. Mr. John P. Dunster, an American, is traveling to the Hague with an important document that may prevent the outbreak of war when he mysteriously disappears after a train wreck in England. Richard Hamel is asked by the British government to attempt to solve the mystery of Dunster’s disappearance and prevent the outbreak of war in Europe.
|Kingdom of the Blind|
|Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|
|Jeanne of the Marshes|
|A Prince of Sinners|
|The Double Four|
|The Great Prince Shan|
By: Edward Robins (1862-1943)
|Chasing an Iron Horse Or, A Boy's Adventures in the Civil War|
By: Edward S. Ellis (1840-1916)
Steam Man of the Prairies
Ethan Hopkins and Mickey McSquizzle-a "Yankee" and an "Irishman"-encounter a colossal, steam-powered man in the American prairies. This steam-man was constructed by Johnny Brainerd, a teenaged boy, who uses the steam-man to carry him in a carriage on various adventures.
By: Edward Salisbury Field (1878-1936)
By: Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
The Rover Boys on the Ocean
The hearty, all-American Rover Boys sail by yacht to Africa in search of their kidnapped father.
|The Mystery at Putnam Hall The School Chums' Strange Discovery|
|The Rover Boys at Colby Hall or The Struggles of the Young Cadets|
|The Rover Boys on the Farm or Last Days at Putnam Hall|
|The Rover Boys on the River The Search for the Missing Houseboat|
|The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes Or, the secret of the island cave|
|The Rover Boys on a Hunt or The Mysterious House in the Woods|
|The Rover Boys Under Canvas or The Mystery of the Wrecked Submarine|
|The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island or, The Old Lumberman's Treasure Box|
|The Rover Boys in Business Or, The search for the missing bonds|
|The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch The Cowboys' Double Round-Up|
|The Rover Boys in the Air From College Campus to the Clouds|
|The Rover Boys in Alaska or Lost in the Fields of Ice|
|The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle or The Strange Cruise of the Steam Yacht.|
|The Rover Boys in Southern Waters or The Deserted Steam Yacht|
|Dave Porter in the Gold Fields or, The Search for the Landslide Mine|
|For the Liberty of Texas|
|The Young Bridge-Tender or, Ralph Nelson's Upward Struggle|
|The Rover Boys in New York Or, Saving their father's honor|
|The Rover Boys on the Plains The Mystery of Red Rock Ranch|
|Dave Porter at Star Ranch Or, The Cowboy's Secret|
|The Boy Land Boomer Or, Dick Arbuckle's Adventures in Oklahoma|
|The Rover Boys at College Or, The Right Road and the Wrong|
|Dave Porter and His Rivals or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall|