0   24 readings 1 min
 Naturalism   19th Century  
Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate,
Didst weep when Spain cast forth with flaming ... [+]

1   26 readings 4 min
 19th Century   Victorian Literature  
There was once a child, and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. ... [+]

0   66 readings 8 min
 Naturalism   19th Century  
A child was standing on a street-corner. He leaned with one shoulder against a high board fence and swayed the other to and fro, the while kicking carelessly at the gravel.
Sunshine beat upon the ... [+]

1   91 readings 14 min
 Realism   19th Century  
Chapter I
My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself. To me they are only fine large ... [+]

3   70 readings 8 min
 Realism   19th Century  
One sunny afternoon in the autumn of the year 1861, a soldier lay in a clump of laurel by the side of a road in Western Virginia. He lay at full length, upon his stomach, his feet resting upon the ... [+]

3   72 readings 26 min
 Victorian Literature   19th Century  
It was late in November 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and flake... [+]