Originally released December 22, 2017
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898)
better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky”, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world (including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand) dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
Read by: Lucy Perry (1:17)
David Hartley Coleridge (19 September 1796 – 6 January 1849)
was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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Stella C Shetter (c. 1879 – 1937)
was a short story writer who in 1933 won a national contest sponsored by the American Legion.
Read by: BookAngel7 (6:37) A little insight into customs from other times
Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832)
1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Read by: Lucy Perry (2:35)
John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864)
was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption.
Read by: Ruth Golding (6:03) Morris Dance, Harlequin + hunchback
Mary Howitt (12 March 1799 – 30 January 1888)
was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly. She was educated at home, and read widely; she commenced writing verses at a very early age. Together with her husband, William Howitt, she wrote over 180 books.
Read by: Lucy Perry (1:45)
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928)
was an American writer and historian. She devoted herself chiefly to the study of the social history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods of the United States, wrote a number of entertaining books and magazine articles in this field, and was chosen historian of the The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
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A Christmas Carol
*in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens
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