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By: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

Book cover House of Dust: A Symphony

The House of Dust is a poem written in the four-movement format of a classical symphony. Hauntingly beautiful despite its bleak post-World War I depictions of human mortality and loss, the poem develops its movements around central images such as Japanese ukiyo-e ("floating world") woodblock prints, touching the reader's senses with endlessly evocative allusions to wind, sea, and weather. In this underlying Japanese sensibility and dependence on central perceptual images, Aiken's poem is similar to poetry of Imagists of the time such as Amy Lowell. Also deeply influenced by the concepts of modern psychology, Aiken delved deeply into individual human identity and emotion.

By: Constance D'Arcy Mackay (1887?-1966)

Book cover Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

By: Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894)

Book cover The Old Stone House

By: Cordenio A. Severance (1863?-1925)

Book cover Indian Legends of Minnesota

By: Cornelia Meigs (1884-1973)

Book cover The Windy Hill

When two children come to stay with their cousin, they immediately realize something is wrong, but no one will tell them what. Their cousin is strangely altered: nervous, preoccupied, hardly aware of their existence. They soon discover that a conflict is brewing among the hills and farms of the Medford Valley, one whose origins reach back over a century. They must piece it together from scattered clues, and from the stories told to them by a mysterious bee keeper and his daughter. This 1922 Newbery Honor Book tells of the traits that run in a family—honor, stubborn pride, and a dark lust for wealth—and how they shape the destinies of three generations. (Introduction by Peter Eastman)

By: Cornelius Weygandt (1871-1957)

Book cover Irish Plays and Playwrights

By: Corra Harris (1869-1935)

Book cover A Circuit Rider's Wife
Book cover The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance

By: Cosmo Hamilton (1879-1942)

Book cover Who Cares? a story of adolescence

By: Cotton Noe (1864-1953)

Book cover The Loom of Life

By: Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886-1940)

Book cover The Cross-Cut
Book cover The White Desert

By: Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896)

Book cover Angel in the House
Book cover Victories of Love
Book cover The Children's Garland from the Best Poets

By: Covington Clarke

Book cover Aces Up

A crack American flying troop has been sent to France, where they await further instructions. They are concerned that their extensive talents will not be put to good use in the war. Major Cowan introduces Lt. McGee as the British instructor for the crew. It turns out the Brit is actually an American, born in the U.S., even though his parents were British. McGee and Larkin are flying partners. Out on a mission, McGee spots a small enemy plane in a searchlight, probably intent on dropping flares to mark targets for bombers...

By: Credo Fitch Harris (1874-1956)

Book cover Sunlight Patch
Book cover Where the Souls of Men are Calling
Book cover Wings of the Wind

By: Cuthbert Bede (1827-1889)

Book cover Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green

By: Cy Warman (1855-1914)

Book cover The Last Spike And Other Railroad Stories
Snow on the Headlight A Story of the Great Burlington Strike by Cy Warman Snow on the Headlight A Story of the Great Burlington Strike

By: Cynthia Stockley (1883-1936)

Book cover Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

By: Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920)

Book cover The Eagle of the Empire A Story of Waterloo
Book cover Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer A Romance of the Spanish Main
Book cover A Little Traitor to the South A War Time Comedy With a Tragic Interlude
Book cover For Love of Country A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution

By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence The Rainbow

Set against the backdrop of a rapidly industrializing England, the bewildering shift in social structure, the fading away of traditions and the advent of new ways of life, The Rainbow by DH Lawrence depicts how one family's story becomes the story of a society. Originally planned as a novel titled The Sisters, Lawrence finally split the theme into two separate novels after many revisions and rewrites. The Rainbow is the first novel in the Brangwen family saga. Tom Brangwen is a small time farmer in rural Nottinghamshire...

Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence Women in Love

If you have read DH Lawrence's The Rainbow, you'd certainly want to read the sequel, Women in Love. Published in 1920, the two books were originally meant to be a single work, spanning several generations of the Brangwen family, especially the women. However, a complicated publishing history, delays and editorial revisions, followed by the hostile reception and controversies that faced The Rainbow led to a gap of five years between the two books. Yet, by 21st century standards, Women in Love seems almost tame, and modern-day readers may well be bewildered by the amount of criticism it generated among the custodians of morals in an earlier age...

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers

This intimate portrait of a coal-miner’s family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children – most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coal dust every day and roaring with drink every night...

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories by D. H. Lawrence The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

The collection of short stories – of which The Prussian Officer is one – was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly are the focus of the piece and, while socially the superior of his orderly, the officer demonstrates his is the distinctly baser character. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

Book cover Aaron's Rod

Flutist Aaron Sisson is caught up in the aftermath of WWI. A lost soul, he attempts to find himself in the comfort of bar-room talk and alcohol and a woman. Moving on, he spends time with a mining executive's relatives. But he finds the family a stuffy middle-class lot, bored with each other and themselves. He leaves his wife and children and strikes out for the open road. During a playing engagement at an opera performance, he reunites with the mining executive's family. Talk is of love and war, none of it very satisfying to anyone...

Book cover Lost Girl

"There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-valued of his novels, Lawrence once again presents us with a young woman hemmed in by her middle-class upbringing and (like Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow) longing for escape. Alvina Houghton's plight, however, is given a rather comic and even picaresque treatment. Losing first her mother, a perpetual invalid, and later her cross-dressing father, a woefully ineffectual small-scale entrepreneur, Alvina feels doomed to merge with the tribe of eternal spinsters who surround her in the dreary mining community of Woodhouse...

Book cover The Prussian Officer
Ballad of Another Ophelia by D. H. Lawrence Ballad of Another Ophelia

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of the haunting Ballad of Another Ophelia by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 24, 2013.

Book cover Look! We Have Come Through!
Book cover New Poems
Book cover Bay A Book of Poems
Book cover Wintry Peacock
Book cover Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refinement goes into the lower class, and has no satisfaction in her own life. She has had a passion for her husband, so her children are born of passion, and have heaps of vitality. But as her sons grow up she selects them as lovers — first the eldest, then the second. These sons are urged into life by their reciprocal love of their mother — urged on and on...

By: D. H. Parry

Book cover With Haig on the Somme

By: D. M. (David Macbeth) Moir (1798-1851)

Book cover The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith
Book cover The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

By: D. R. (David Russell) McAnally (1847-1909)

Book cover Irish Wonders The Ghosts, Giants, Pooka, Demons, Leprechawns, Banshees, Fairies, Witches, Widows, Old Maids, and other Marvels of the Emerald Isle

By: D. S. Mirsky (1890-1939)

Book cover Modern Russian Literature

Prince D.S. Mirsky was a prominent Russian literary historian who spent several years in emigration, teaching at the University of London. This book, published in 1925, presents a brief and incisive overview of Russian literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was written in English and meant to be accessible to the general reading public in the West. - Summary by Kazbek

By: D. Torbett

Book cover The Canadian Photoplay title of The Land of Promise

By: D. W. (David W.) Belisle

Book cover The American Family Robinson or, The Adventures of a Family lost in the Great Desert of the West

By: Daisy Ashford (1881-1972)

The Young Visiters, or Mr. Salteena's Plan by Daisy Ashford The Young Visiters, or Mr. Salteena's Plan

The Young Visiters is a comic romance novella that parodies upper class society of late Victorian England. Social climber Alfred Salteena introduces his young lady friend Ethel to a genuine gentleman named Bernard and, to his irritation, they hit it off. But Bernard helps Alfred in his plan to become a gentleman, which, Alfred hopes, will help him win back Ethel.

Book cover Daisy Ashford: Her Book

By: Dallas Lore Sharp (1870-1929)

Book cover The Hills of Hingham

By: Dallas McCord Reynolds (1917-1983)

Book cover Status Quo

Larry Woolford is a government agent, tasked with investigating subversive activity. He does everything an ambitious young man should do if he wants to succeed: wear the right clothes, listen to the right music, even drink vodka martinis. Then he stumbles across a conspiracy of Weirds plotting to overthow the entire existing social order. It's a race against time. Can he stop their fiendish plan, and keep America safe for shallow judgements based on status symbols? Status Quo was nominated for the 1962 Hugo Award for short fiction.

By: Dame Rose Macaulay (1881-1958)

Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings by Dame Rose Macaulay Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings

Henry Beechtree, a newspaper correspondent for the British Bolshevist, is covering the latest otherwise sleepy session of the League of Nations in Geneva, when the newly elected President – a member of the Norwegian delegation – disappears mysteriously, adding some badly needed ‘spice’ to Henry's assignment. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

By: Damon Francis Knight (1922-2002)

Book cover The Worshippers
Special Delivery by Damon Francis Knight Special Delivery

By: Dana Gatlin

Book cover Missy

By: Dane Coolidge (1873-1940)

Book cover Shadow Mountain
Book cover Silver and Gold A Story of Luck and Love in a Western Mining Camp
Book cover Hidden Water
Book cover Rimrock Jones
Book cover Wunpost

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