Walter Besant

The History of London


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Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth …

The Art of Fiction


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A lecture on the art of fiction, given by the English critic Walter Besant on April 25, 1884, and an answer to the lecture by American write…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 04


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The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

Captain Cook


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James Cook (1728-1779), British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy was the son of a farm laborer. Apprenticed …

My First Book


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This is not a children's book, as may be supposed from the title, but a collection of essays first published in The Idler magazine, in which…

Stories of Successful Marriages


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A collection of short stories by celebrated authors on the subject of successful marriages. Pieces originally appeared in other publications…

Coffee Break Collection 22 -- Days Gone By


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This is the twenty-second Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select English language public domain works of about 15 minutes…

Fifty Years Ago


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Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901) was a prolific novelist and historian. He wrote Fifty Years Ago to present a picture of life, manners, and soc…

Coffee Break Collection 27 - Sports


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This is the 27th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read poems, fiction and non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes…