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  • Helen Hunt Jackson

    Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans’ rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons. (Summary by Laura...read more

  • Helen Hunt Jackson

    Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans' rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons. (Summary by Laura...read more

  • Mark Twain

    A classic short story by Mark...read more

  • World English Bible

    This short narrative book of the Old Testament contains one of the most famous Bible Stories, of "Jonah and the Whale." The "great fish" however is only mentioned in three verses, and the true punch comes in the oft-neglected fourth chapter. "Is it right" for a person like Jonah to be vexed by God's mercy on others? (Summary by Laura...read more

  • Vachel Lindsay

    The Congo is one of the best-known poems by American poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). It was revolutionary in its use of sounds and rhythms - as sounds and rhythms - and includes elaborate annotations to guide its spoken performance. Lindsay categorized The Congo as "higher Vaudeville" and was famous for his exuberant performances of it. The poem's imagery is racist, but Lindsay was a product of his time - born 14 years after the end of the American Civil War in Abraham Lincoln's hometown, he revered Lincoln and viewed himself as a friend and supporter of African-American culture. (Summary by Kathy...read more

  • George MacDonald

    Plenty of princesses have been cursed by wicked witches, but the curse placed on this princess by her evil aunt is an unusual one: it removes all the princess's gravity. What can break the curse before the princess floats away? Perhaps the best thing for her would be to fall in love, but how a person with no gravity can fall in anything is just the problem. (summary by...read more