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With the promise of a viewing of a lost Leonardo masterpiece, a man visits the home of the obsessive Dr. Lombard and his daughter.
- Length: 30 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting which may or may not be a fake.
- Length: 30 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A family with an unusual method of transporting large quantities of money cause problems for a young man holidaying in Italy.
- Length: 31 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Morality tale based on an elderly uncle's promise of his fortune to a thrifty couple.
- Length: 32 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A lawyer takes on a new employee but fails to check the references. The original role model for slackers everywhere.
- Length: 37 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A day in the life of the inhabitants of Crescent Bay.
- Length: 39 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Maupassant's short masterpiece following the journey of a group of civilians during the Franco-Prussian war.
- Length: 42 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An unusually young ship's captain lets a stranger aboard his ship - a stranger who appears from the sea in the night. But an unusual bond forms between the two men.
- Length: 43 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A suicidal playwright, finding himself unable to do the deed on his own, attempts an unconventional method involving the confession of a dark secret from his past.
- Length: 44 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A wronged stranger determines to revenge himself on the most honest town in America.
- Length: 51 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Dr Ragin is honest and intelligent but lacks the strength of character to see to it that life around him is honest and intelligent - which has serious consequences for the psyciatric ward he runs.
- Length: 56 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A frank extract from the notebook of an eminent - but aging - Russian professor.
- Length: 63 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars