1   36 readings 3 min
 20th Century   Realism  
In the summer of 1896 Mr. William Holt, a wealthy manufacturer of Chicago, was living temporarily in a little town of central New York, the name of which the writer's memory has not retained. Mr. ... [+]

0   47 readings 5 min
 19th Century   Local Colour  
All things change except barbers, the ways of barbers, and the surroundings of barbers. These never change. What one experiences in a barber's shop the first time he enters one is what he always ... [+]

0   45 readings 4 min
 20th Century   Local Colour  
The policeman on the beat moved up the avenue impressively. The impressiveness was habitual and not for show, for spectators were few. The time was barely 10 o'clock at night, but chilly gusts of ... [+]

1   104 readings 1 min
 Stream of Consciousness   20th Century  
The noon's greygolden meshes make
All night a veil,
The shorelamps in the sleeping lake
Laburnum ... [+]

2   23 readings 1 min
'Tis fine to see the Old World and travel up and down 

Among the famous palaces and cities of renown, 

To admire the crumblyh castles and the statues and kings 

But ... [+]

0   32 readings 3 min

Mrs. Grove called from the door that opened towards the garden. But no answer came. The sun had set half an hour before, and his parting rays were faintly tinging with gold... [+]

1   34 readings 1 min
I am tired. At the end of these years I am very tired. I have been studying in books the languages of the living and those we call dead. Early in the fresh morning I have studied in books, and ... [+]