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And So They Were Married

By: Florence Morse Kingsley

This is the story of Elizabeth North, a young woman who becomes engaged and with the aid of a social climbing friend begins to plan her wedding beyond what she can afford. Her friend Evelyn Tripp convinces Elizabeth that she “simply can’t afford” not to live a fashionable and expensive lifestyle. However, her husband and her grandma help her to see sense and pull herself out of the debt she has got herself into. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

Fiction, Romance

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Angels of Mons, The

By: Arthur Machen

The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British army in the Battle of Mons at the outset of World War I. The story is fictitious, developed through a combination of a patriotic short story by Arthur Machen, rumours, mass hysteria and urban legend, claimed visions after the battle and also possibly deliberately seeded propaganda.

Myths/Legends, War stories, Religion

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Angler, The

By: T. Buchanan Read

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Angler by Thomas Buchanan Read. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 29th, 2010.

Nature, Poetry

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Anna Karenina, Book 2

By: Leo Tolstoy

In Part 2, Kitty’s health deteriorates from regret and heartbreak, while Levin retreats to his country estate. Anna and Vronsky continue to pursue each other and become the talk of polite society, to the chagrin of Karenin. (Summary by Mary Ann )

Historical Fiction, Romance, Tragedy

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Annals Vol 1, The : Chapter 01 - Annals Vol 1

By: Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7-12 presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and Claudius. The remaining books cover the reign of Nero, perhaps until his death in June 68 or until the end of that year, to connect with the Histories. The second half of book 16...

History

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