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  • "Investigations of a Dog" (1922) by Franz Kafka

    by Franz Kafka

    A solitary dog recalls the investigations he had undertaken in his youth to understand the whys and the wherefores of such questions as food, hunger, language and communication with other members of his community. In the course of his investigations he had encountered strange and quasi-mystical (...)

  • "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie (1911)

    by J. M. Barrie

    One of the most charming stories ever written with young people in mind, the account of how Wendy and her brothers meet up with a little boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan, who teaches them how to fly so that they can escape with him and his fairy companion Tinker Bell to Neverland, the land (...)

  • "Literary Lapses" by Stephen Leacock (1910)

    by Steven Leacock

    A collection of stories by the Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), a distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science at Montreal’s McGill University and author of the best-selling masterworks Sunshine Stories of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich. (...)

  • "The Ice Palace" by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922)

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Sally Carrol leaves her sleepy southern town where she had declared: “I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale…” to visit her fiancé up north shortly before their planned marriage. It’s January and it’s very cold up there where a (...)

  • "Casanova’s Homecoming" (1918) by Arthur Schnitzler

    by Arthur Schnitzler

    The celebrated seducer, adventurer, diplomat and author Casanove is in his fifties, is practically penniless and has only one dream – to be allowed to return to his beloved Venice from which he had escaped over the rooftops of its central prison some twenty years previously.
    We follow his (...)