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Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Enjoy these tales from Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch. Cupid and Psyche Pygmalion and Galatea Daedalus and Icarus Related Content:Pygmalion and Galatea Legend told by Thomas Bulfinch Legend of Pygmalion and Galatea as told by Thomas … Continue reading

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A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out in the country there was an old Negro woman with her head tied red rag, coming along a path through the pinewoods. … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources Edgar Allan Poe is another writer of the Romantic era. Although he is best known for his horror tales, he also wrote interesting poetry. You’ll find the following Edgar Allan Poe resources available on our site. … Continue reading

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“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

O. Henry is the pseudonym of American author William Sydney Porter, who is best known for his funny, warm, short stories with surprise endings. In this 1952 dramatization, you will see O. Henry at his best. The video features “The Ransom of Red … Continue reading

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The Purloined Letter Dramatized

Although suspenseful music accompanies this 1952 dramatization, “The Purloined Letter” by American author Edgar Allan Poe lacks the element of horror found in most of Poe’s other short stories. Instead, this is one of Poe’s tales of ratiocination or reasoning, … Continue reading

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“The Diamond Necklace” Audio

“The Diamond Necklace” (La Parure) is a short story by French author Guy De Maupassant. It was first published in 1884 in the French newspaper, Le Gaulois, and has become one of De Maupassant’s most popular tales. If you would … Continue reading

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Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy

Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy (scroll down to listen to the audio version). It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to … Continue reading

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Sir Agravaine by P G Wodehouse

Sir Agravaine by P G Wodehouse A Tale of King Arthur’s Round Table Some time ago, when spending a delightful week-end at the ancestral castle of my dear old friend, the Duke of Weatherstonhope (pronounced Wop), I came across an … Continue reading

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In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne

In the Year 2889 By Jules Verne Edited by Blake Linton Editor’s Notes by Blake Linton In 1885, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., owner of the New York Herald (the same man who sent Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone) asked … Continue reading

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The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe NOTE: If you would like to view a dramatized version of the story, a 1952 video version of “The Purloined Letter” can be found at e1-resources/the-purloined-letter-dramatized. Poe has a prodigious vocabulary, so be sure … Continue reading

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